If you are looking for the real West Coast / Gulf Island experience, Wheatleys is the place to rent. The property is just beautiful with lots of trees and really close to the sea. Especially kids will love it as there is tons of space to play and explore. The main house with it’s picturesque look has a very cosy feel to it. The way it is furnished just makes you feel at home right away. There is enough space and everything you will need is at hand. And the island is great. It is impossible not to relax and forget about work. But we also enjoyed hiking and exploring the island. We had such a great time at Wheatleys and cannot wait to come back. Next time we need to try kayaking. Especially if your visiting Canada for the first time this is the right place to go. You will experience Canda’s Weast Coast at it’s best. Maybe you are even lucky enough to see whales.
Lisanne & Thomas from Germany
Our group enjoys weekend getaways from Vancouver and The Wheatley’s was a perfect spot. Easily accessible by ferry and a 5 minute drive to the property once on Galiano makes for instant relaxation. Our visit was in the fall when the leaves were turning. We went for walks, played at the nearby beach with the kids and bought Heritage tomatoes from the local market. The main house with its wrap-around deck (and hammock!) and a great yard in addition to a large enough kitchen and dining area for our tasty pot lucks made this a great choice for our group. We’ll be back!
We had a fantastic stay at the Wheatley’s in late September. The cottage was cozy, beautifully decorated, and perfect for 2 families. Our young kids had a blast in the amazing play areas, and there was lots of space for them to explore the wooded property. We would definitely recommend this home to anyone planning a visit to Galiano.
We love coming here for family reunions. The main house accomodates two families and the cottage welcomes another, affording both privacy and ample space to gather. Parents can kick back on the porch and watch their kids have a ball in the amazing adventure play grounds!
This place is just paradise! Have been there a few times during different seasons and will keep coming back. It’s great for both R&R and recreation. A total escape!
–Noelle Sullivan. Florida
Staying at the Galiano Getaway is just what the doctor ordered, whether that being peace and tranquility, family time, back to nature or all of the above.
This place has a way of making time stand still and everyday “stuff” just melts away the second you set foot on the property.
We didn’t want to leave at the end of our stay and will absolutely go back.
A big thank you to Maggie and Noah for such a lovely place to unwind and explore, for both kids and adults.
The Graham Family
We have enjoyed our stay in both the main house and the cottage. The property is perfect for the kids to run around and play while the parents can enjoy a glass of wine on the deck! Anytime of year is great at the Wheatley house – we have stayed in both the spring and summer months. We had a fabulous time – we strolled down to the dock, grilled on the deck, went to the spa down the road and had cozy fires at night!
The Brinds. Richmond, BC
Wheatley’s. It’s one of our favorite spots on earth! Fabulous!
Once you go, you’ll know. We always look forward to our next trip to paradise!!
The Henson’s and friends
My family and I had one of our most relaxing and enjoyable getaways yet while staying at the ‘Wheatleys’ last summer. The cottage was so cozy and just the perfect size for us, and it had all of the amenities we could ever ask for, including a loft style master bedroom, the cutest room for the kids furnished with bunkbeds, as well as two separate sitting areas. The best part was all of the fun for the kids which included a huge grass area, a swing set, a playhouse and even a treehouse! The ocean sits across the road for one of the most beautiful views on a sunny afternoon, and the yard became a playland for our two little ones! It was a much needed break from the business of the city and we created memories at the Wheatleys to last a lifetime. A definite ‘must’ for some relaxation and fun for the whole family!’ -The Lepps
We have had the pleasure of visiting the Wheatleys property on beautiful Galliano Island. The main cabin was well equipped and very comfortable and clean. We also utilized
the secondary cottage which was perfect for a secondary family. Our kids loved the property, especially the special kids house in the garden. We can’t wait to go back!
-Jen, Rich & Kate Gannon
We have had the pleasure of staying at the cottage on two occasions. We found our experience relaxing and peaceful, the exact getaway we were looking for. We were surrounded by beautiful trails, great biking and water access. The property boasts of a fabulous childrens play area, providing endless hours of exploration, and imaginative fun, plus occasional sightings of wildlife! The cottage was comfortable and fully furnished with a cozy and warm feeling; a home away from home. Once you’ve been here, you’ll get it.
Brad, Adrienne, Arielle & Chase (the dog)
We have had the lucky experience of Maggie & Noah’s guest house on more than one occasion. Dry wood is abundant, the furnishings are terrific and there is even a VCR included! All a few minutes from the Ferry…
– Doris & Stu Colquhoun, Vancouver
My family (myself, my husband and two young children) have stayed at theWheatley’s Country home and cottage property several times and cannot sayenough good things about it. From the incredible yard with tree house, swingset, open grassy area, and patio space perfect for enjoying beverages whilethe kids play, to the delightfully charming accommodations inside, it is a place to make memories. There is enough space to bring the whole family,even a lovely private cottage for the in-laws! There is a great, easy walking trail right beside the property which leads to an elementary schoolwith a great playground, or further for those who want a longer walk. The property is also walking distance to the ferry and shops, as well as the spa at the Galiano Inn. The deer come and go frequently around the property, as do the eagles. The island itself has so much to offer, including great bike rides and amazing beaches. We look forward to our annual stay at the Wheatley’s cottage with great anticipation every year.
– Jodie & Jason, North Vancouver