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Overview of Serendipity by the Sea

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby

Serendipity by the Sea

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSturdies Bay Ferry Terminal9 min walk
    Popular LocationGaliano Island Community Library4 min drive
    Popular LocationBluffs Park7 min drive
    AirportVancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.)110 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
600 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Serendipity by the Sea

Waterfront Cabin with kitchen and balcony
Serendipity is located on beautiful Galiano Island...It is situated on Whaler Bay, and is nestled amongst the forest and wildlife...It is a well kept 50's pan-abode log cabin, on the water with a beautiful view...Deer, racoons, otters and eagles regularily frolick through-out the property.

Quiet, serene, and comfortable, this little beauty sleeps two in the main cabin, but also has a guest cabin which sleeps two as well.....( this is an additional 50 pr. night, but can be negotiated for long term rentals).

It is walking distance from the main ferry terminal as well as the local shops and the Madrona which is a world class spa.

Because the water is collected from rain water and has been treated, there is bottled water provided for drinking. The tap water is used for dishes and showers.
Please limit your showers to a min. in the summer as Galiano is one of the driest gulf islands and water must be brought in by truck to the its not a problem in the winter, because of the rain.

There is no garbage pickup on the island so please take your garbage back with you. There is a compost to use for food scraps to help condense the waste.

Serendipity is a wonderful quaint and peaceful cabin that I know, you will enjoy and feel relaxed by the time you check out.

Thankyou so much for considering Serendipity

Pictures of birds and wildlife have been taken by Susan Robertshaw. Sue is an established nature photographer who has stayed at the cabin taking pictures and given me permission to use her photo's.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cabin offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
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Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • On the waterfront
  • Next to a golf course
  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Cycling on site
  • Kayaking on site

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 600 sq ft (56 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock

Property is also known as

Serendipity Sea Cabin Galiano Island
Serendipity Sea Galiano Island
Serendipity by the Sea Cabin
Serendipity by the Sea Galiano
Serendipity by the Sea Cabin Galiano
Serendipity by the Sea Galiano
Serendipity By The Sea Galiano
Serendipity by the Sea Cabin Galiano
Serendipity by the Sea Cabin

About this area


This cabin is located on the waterfront and in an area with great shopping. Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and Sturdies Bay Ferry Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Driftwood Centre and Salt Spring Saturday Market. Dinner Bay Japanese Garden and Winter Cove are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sturdies Bay Ferry Terminal - 9 min walk
  • Bellhouse Provincial Park - 4 min drive
  • Galiano Island Community Library - 4 min drive
  • Matthews Point Regional Park - 5 min drive
  • Bluffs Park - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR) - 110 min drive


  • Sturdies Bay Cafe and Bakery - 8 min walk
  • Babes in the Woods - 8 min walk
  • Scoops - 9 min walk
  • Atrevida Restaurant - 10 min walk
  • Hummingbird Pub - 6 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 90%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

A perfect time
Our host here will do all she can to make your stay just right. Location is lovely and convenient, amenities thoughtful, beds very comfortable, kitchen stocked. A perfect, much needed and all we needed stay.

5/5 Excellent

Great cabin
Cabin had everything you’d need. Deborah was great throughout whole process. Amazing place on Galiano.

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The host and the property were both fabulous! Clean, cozy and right on the water We will be back :) A wonderful getaway!
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Great Place to stay
Very quaint, relaxing cottage on beautiful Galiano Island

5/5 Excellent

Social distancing
We had a lovely time at the beginning of social distancing 2020. Getting food was a bit of a challenge and we should have packed more groceries, but how was one to know. We hope that the community stays safe.

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