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Driftwood Village

8.6 | Very Good
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Fully equipped private cottages, 4-min. drive from ferry terminal, on-site hot tub

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free shuttle service from the ferry terminal (for guests staying more than two nights), and free firewood
  • Many guests described their cottages as comfortable and well equipped
  • Many reviewers praised the views and surrounding landscape
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by several guests
  • Several reviewers found the property well located for accessing the ferry
  • Several guests found the cottages quiet
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
  • A couple of guests described the interior decor as dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 4, 2014
Overview
This property is situated in a somewhat secluded area of Galiano Island, south of Sturdies Bay. Offering private cottages, this property is well suited for guests who prefer self-catering accommodations in a nature setting. The nearest beach access is about 8 minutes away on foot.

This property offers nine fully furnished cottages. All cottages are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, a TV, an en suite bathroom, a kitchen (a microwave, a cooktop, a coffeemaker, a sink and a fridge) and a fireplace. Some cottages have two bedrooms, while select cottages also include a jetted tub. Wheelchair-accessible cottages are not available, while pets are permitted in the cottages for an additional fee of $20 per night.

These are self-catering cottages and cottages are not supplied with kitchen staples (like coffee, sugar, salt and pepper) or linens. Free parking is available on site. For guests staying two or more nights, a free on-demand shuttle service from the ferry terminal is available. 

Other on-site amenities include a hot tub, meeting/event space, free firewood and guest BBQs. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

Bellhouse Provincial Park is 3 minutes away by car, while Sturdies Bay, which includes the ferry terminal and the Galiano Art Gallery, is a 4-minute drive away. The ferry terminal provides service to Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay and Mayne Island. The Galiano Golf & Country Club and the Insight Art Gallery are both 8 minutes away by car, while Montague Harbour Maine Provincial Park and Harbour Marina are both about a 15-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Many guests described enjoyable experiences at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. One guest said, "I would definitely reccomend it to anyone looking for a peaceful weekend with the family or a romantic retreat", while another reviewer stated, "Driftwood continues to be an accessible and relaxing antidote to big-city living."

The cottages were often described as generally comfortable and well equipped with amenities, while several guests found the cottages quiet. One reviewer said that his cottage was rustic and cozy.

Many reviewers described pleasant views from their cottages and mentioned that the surrounding landscape was scenic. A couple of guests appreciated the on-site access to hiking trails.

Several guests complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service.

Several reviewers thought that this property was conveniently located for accessing the ferry by car, while a couple of guests said that they were able to walk to the ferry terminal.
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the limited reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests mentioned that the furnishings and decor were dated.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked these cottages #2 out of 3 specialty properties in Galiano Island, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 29 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.6 out of 10, based on 8 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
8.6
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Map Marker Driftwood Village
205 Bluff Road, Galiano Island, BC