Quiet, character renovated character cottage on the quiet, north end of Galiano Island. Surrounded by a small grassy orchard, the interior features a large, stone inglenook fireplace and a well equipped kitchen for people who like to cook.
The Pink Geranium is an older character cottage that has been renovated, while keeping the original cosy atmosphere. The bedroom has a queen size bed and there is a comfortable queen size hide a bed in the living room. The living room features a large , stone inglenook fireplace. The modern, full kitchen is fully equipped with top of the line appliances and most things guests need to cook for themselves. There is a large en suite bathroom with a separate shower and tub. There is a half bathroom in the living room. The utility room has a washer and dryer and iron etc. Linens provided include feather duvets and nice quality sheets and towels.
There is a stereo, a small TV with DVDs, and a land line phone. There is an electric barbecue on the deck and a built in stone barbecue in the orchard.
The Pink Geranium is the ideal place for guests looking for a quiet retreat to use as a base for exploring Galiano Island. It suits people who like to cook their own meals as it is some distance to the commercial area of the island.
Zugang für Gäste
Galiano Island is accessible by BC Ferries from Tswassen on the mainland ( Vancouver ) or from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island ( Victoria ). The ferry from Tswassen requires a reservation and takes 50 minutes. The ferry from Swartz Bay to Sturdies Bay on Galiano is more frequent and does not accept reservations. This trip is longer and varies depending on stops at other islands.
When you arrive at Sturdies Bay travel north up the island 2 km. to a Y intersection where the stores and pub are located. From there continue north approx. 17 km. You will pass a small firehall on your right , the Pink Geranium is about 1 km past that, also on your right. There is a small cast iron hanging sign. The cottage will be ready for you and the kitchen door left unlocked.
The cottage is private and self contained and you have access to the entire cottage and use of the surrounding grassy orchard. The owners live on the property, but across the road and up a trail. There is trail access to the cliff top waterfront which is a great place for a picnic or sunset.
Interaktion mit Gästen
There is a nearby caretaker/cleaner available to deal with any problems that may arise. The elderly owners live across the road and are pleased to provide information on how to find your way around the island or help in any other way. Otherwise you will be left in privacy.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Currently there is only limited cell coverage at the cottage. Cell coverage is available across the road and there is a land line phone in the cottage that allows in coming calls, local calls and long distance calls using a phone card.
The cottage is on a well and in a dry summer we ask that guests are careful with their water use.
Galiano Island has no garbage pick up and recycling is challenging for the elderly owners so guests are requested to take their garbage and recycling with them IF convenient. Composting is available.
The Pink Geranium is intended for guests wanting a quiet get away and is not suitable for people looking for a dynamic, party spot. The decor includes many personal items and we ask that people respect these. There are check in/out times but these are flexible when there are no guests coming immediately before or after.
This is a non smoking property and we do not allow pets .
I work as a special ed teaching assistant and manage the bookings for my parent's cottage on Galiano Island. My parents are elderly but their life long interests include travel to out of the way places, the wilderness, cooking ,art and living a simple life. Their place on Galiano reflects this.