Located on Active Pass, the spectacular marine passage separating Galiano and Mayne islands, InTheBluff - Galiano’s Oceanside Log House offers one of the most stunning outlooks in the Southern Gulf Islands. With 2 bedrooms, it accommodates up to 4.
InTheBluff is situated cliff-top overlooking the spectacular Active Pass. The log house not only has its own private 15 forested acres, it is adjacent to Mathews Point Regional Park (with trail access to Beach below) and Bluff Park, both of which offer miles of hiking trails and numerous spectacular view points.
Very comfortable 2-storey artisan log home with the master bedroom (queen bed), 4-piece bathroom and a TV/sitting room upstairs. The master bedroom and TV/sitting room each feature walk-outs to view balconies. The ground level features the front living/dining room flowing to the main deck via a set of French doors. The living room has a wonderful Tulikivi soapstone fireplace that radiates warmth. Firewood is provided. The country kitchen is well equipped and the adjacent 2-piece powder room also contains laundry facilities. The smaller second bedroom (queen bed) is also on the ground floor.
The owners reside a short distance away and are also available much of the time via telephone and email to answer questions and make recommendations.
It's paradise - a completely private cliff-top log home accessed via a 1/2 kilometer long driveway through the forest while being at the south end of Galiano in very close proximity to island amenities.
Car, cycling and hiking are the best ways to get around Galiano Island. The closest store for provisions is 3 kilometres (Sturdies Bay garage).
InTheBluff is rural - we are on a private well and septic system and respectively request that guests be very comfortable but preserve water and minimize on any chemicals/items put down the drain.
This is an entire log home rental.
Interaction with guests
We live a few km away and are typically available via email or phone. We or our cleaner may be at the log house for check-in but generally offer the door code a few days prior to arrival so that guests can settle in and explore the log house on their own.
Other things to note
InTheBluff is rural - we are on a private well and septic system and respectively request that guests be comfortable but preserve water and minimize on any chemicals/items put down the drain.
As much as we love pets, we are not able to accommodate them at InTheBluff. We are a non smoking home and ask that anyone smoking outside take extreme care as we are on a very dry bluff in a more often than not very dry forest.
We do not request an additional cleaning fee but we do ask that guests (with cars) take their recycling and garbage off island with them particularly if they can easily dispose of it in the city.
My partner and I live and work downtown Vancouver during the week and travel to home on Galiano Island every weekend. We may work in the yard all weekend but we love every minute of island life.