Reviews

We are so grateful to have such loyal and appreciative guests at Driftwood Village.  People leave reluctantly, already planning a return. Driftwood has become a regular retreat for many, and some guests who came here as kids now bring their own.

BadmintonPeople have been generous with their kind words over the years, and you’ll find a few of our favorites below.testimonyKim

You can read more reviews on Trip Advisor.

We are also listed in Frommers

Margaret, Staff and Pets,

We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your resort!  We had such a magical and relaxing experience.  It was exactly what we needed.
Your “Village” is an amazing place – the gardens, the kitties & doggies and the air of privacy and coziness, allowed us to just “Be”.  Thank you for creating this space – we are planning to return before Fall.

Chris and Allen Newell, Vancouver, May 2006
 

Eds. Note:  Chris and Allan have indeed returned .. about 2 dozen times since this letter in 2006.  We love it when this happens for guests, and they come often enough to become friends.

Shelley, thank you so much for a lovely stay.  The cottage was just right, and so sweet to see Hoppy’s picture.  I will return.   Susan

(Editor Note: Hoppy is one of many local artists whose works grace our cottages ..)

Dear Fred and Margaret,

We are grateful and blessed to have stayed at your place and will forever remember its beauty and tranquility.

We hope you will remember us when we call again to book #8 (Georgia) – our spot!

Sally and Joe and poodles Lola and Henry Sr.

THANK YOU for the wonderful weekend.  We had a lovely time in this cozy cabin and look forward to visiting again in the New Year.

Blessings,

Dave and Sandra

Thank you SO much for a fabulous week! It was my first time visiting Galiano and I’ve fallen in love with the place. My cottage was so cosy and comfortable, and I slept like a log.

It was a much needed rest, and I will certainly be recommending you to my friends.

See you again soon!

 

J.L. Victoria

2 thoughts on “Reviews

  1. We have been coming to Driftwood Village for over 7 years now! We LOVE it!! The cottages each have their own personality and design, and they are just so cozy. We’ve stayed in four, but our favourite is the Arbutus. The overall space and energy of the place provides us with such serenity and peace. Main features for us are: the woodburning stove; the fruit trees (especially at night when they twinkle with little lights); the grass (we live in the city in a condo, no lawn to sit on); seeing deer; seeing kitties (there are a lot of black kitties on Galiano); the accessibility to the shoreline and the hot tub!!!
    In the day you can see bits of Active Pass from the property, or walk down the road to a beach access, and get front row seating for seeing the ferries, and perhaps a seal. If you’re really lucky, you just might see a whale too! At night you can see millions (and I mean millions) of stars!
    And last but certainly not least, are the wonderful people who take care of this place. Margaret, Shelley, Fred and Paul have been so gracious and accommodating to our needs. You guys and gals are AWESOME!!!!!
    Thank you so much for providing such an magical space!

  2. My fiancé and I have been needing to take a little break and we decided to go to Galiano one weekend. We’ve always loved Galiano as it is so close to Vancouver but feels like it’s a million miles away. Shelley was so kind as to let us stay at Driftwood Village for one night, unlike some places we’ve asked. We stayed at the Woodpecker Cottage and it was just the right size for us. Upon hearing that we have an extra bedroom, one of our couple friends decided to come too and Driftwood was able to accommodate them as well. The cottage was big enough for the four of us with more room to spare. We loved how close it is to the ocean and to several hiking trails. If you don’t want to bring a car, this place is perfect as it is only 3 km from the ferry terminal, super walkable on a nice day. We wish we could’ve stayed longer and enjoyed the hot tub, but the boys got to play an early morning game of badminton which was fun.

    Upon arriving home, I realized that I lost a memory card from my camera bag. I immediately asked Shelley and she e-mailed me that they did not find it in the cottage. Lo and behold, they found it at the parking lot a few days later! Shelley mailed it to me right away. I really appreciate that and will definitely recommend this place to friends and family. Thank you for the great experience!!!

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