Gulf Islands Vacation Rentals by Owner

Find a Vacation Rental Home on Vancouver's Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada.

Find vacation rentals on this chain of islands that lies between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia in the Strait of Georgia. The islands can be divided into two groups, the Northern Gulf Islands and the Southern Gulf Islands. There are over 200 islands included in the Gulf Islands with an active ferry service to the largest ones to make island hopping more accessible. Smaller islands can only be accessed by private boat or seaplane. There is accommodation available throughout the Gulf Islands.

The Northern Islands include Denman, Cortes, Hornby, Texada, Quadra, Comorant and Malcolm. Regular ferry service runs to Denman, Cortes, Hornby and Quadra. Half of Denman Island is covered with dense forest. The other half has lakes, parks, orchards and 1100 full time residents. The small town has a thriving artistic community and is also famous for its summer dances and beautiful scenery. Find a vacation rental on Denman Island for a real tranquil holiday.

Hornby is one of the Gulf Island’s most popular tourist destinations. Be sure to check out the famous Tribune Beach, dubbed “Little Hawaii.” Tourists also enjoy wineries, art galleries, hiking the great outdoors, mountain biking, and water sports like kayaking and scuba diving. Horby Island swells in size during the summer months making accommodations hard to come by. Book a holiday home or condo rental early to ensure you don’t miss out on this treasure.

The Southern Gulf Islands include Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Thetis, Gabriola, Mudge, Saturna, and Salt Spring. Salt Spring Island is the largest and most populated of all the Gulf Islands. It is known for its unspoiled natural scenery, forested hiking trails and tranquil beaches. Salt Spring Island accommodations include resorts, bed and breakfasts, condo rentals, cottage lodging, campgrounds and vacation home rentals. The dining options are endless and there is a very active arts and music scene. The population of Salt Spring Island is over 10,000 with three main villages.

Pender Island was split in two in 1903 when a canal was dug down the middle, creating North Pender and South Pender. The North is where the majority of the Island’s 2400 residents live. Here you will find the town center, several residential subdivisions and the ferry terminal. South Pender is sparsely populated with visitors coming here for the outdoor activities and wildlife. Much of the south island is designated as a national park. It has several hiking trails, beaches and one resort.

For your next vacation, plan on exploring the Gulf Islands. Owner Direct has a great selection of vacation rentals for your choosing.

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  • Bowen Island Vacation

    Bowen Island: Home
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    • #200237
    avg $250 CAD/night Star Rating
  • Cottage

    Hornby Island: Island style cottage
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    • #120482
    avg $110 CAD/night Pet Friendly Star Rating
    This cottage is a cozy Hornby Island cottage set in a sunny glade on the “sunset side “ of the island, just a few minutes from Galleon Beach. With its open atmosphere, created by the large skylights in the great room with French doors leading to 2 large decks, the Cottage evokes the sense of indoor-outdoor living that is the heart of a true holiday cottage. The cottage has been carefully decorated and furnished with attention to detail. Tranquility is combined with modern conveniences to provide an ideal escape; a home away from home, without any of the responsibilities.
  • Fridas Mexican Style

    Salt Spring Island: Cottage
    • 1 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    • #208779
    avg $145 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal Pet Friendly
    Our Casita celebrates the life and work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. It suits 2 people best. However, it has a queen bedroom (loft bedroom with short ladder) and a luxury pull out couch with memory foam mattress in the living room, so with permission 3 people could stay here. The 4 piece bathroom has a lovely soaker tub and mexican sink,. There is a brand new fully equipped kitchen with microwave, toaster, stove, large fridge, a lovely sunlit eating area and open concept living room with wood stove and skylights. The well stocked kitchen will have breakfast foods such as farm fresh eggs, fruit, yogurt, bread, jams/jellies, muffins, croissants, cereals, milk, coffee, tea, pancake mix and maple syrup. For your convenience there is a washer and dryer. There is a large deck with BBQ and herb/mint garden. It is in a very private treed area with it’s own driveway entrance. It has a wonderful ocean view to capture the sunrises and passing boats. A short stroll away is the best shell beach on the island – Beddis Beach, a rainforest walk - Creekside Rainforest Reserve and an orchard. It has wireless internet and cell phone coverage.
  • Paradise - Saturna Island

    Saturna Island: Home
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #67163
    avg $164 CAD/night  
    This piece of Paradise is situated on Saturna Island in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia with decks overlooking the scenic Strait of Georgia. This modern, spacious, fully furnished 3 bedroom vacation rental sleeps up to 8. Set on an acre of grounds, the home is a secluded natural paradise just a few minutes walk from beaches and whale watching at East Point Regional Park and a short drive to shopping, the winery, galleries, and the B. C. Ferry Dock. A great base for kayaking, walking, hiking, cycling, fishing, whale watching, or for just relaxing on the deck watching the deer. In addition to the wood burning fireplace, each room has individually controlled electric heat.
  • Gulf Island Get Away: Two

    Pender Island: Cottage
    • 2 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #212700
    avg $225 CAD/night  
    A secure vacation spot for families, the cottage is just 5 minutes from the ferry terminal with amenities within walking distance. Kayaking, golfing, whale watching, hiking, boating and scuba diving are just some of the activities you can enjoy. You can also choose to relax on the oversized, shaded deck while enjoying the view. The cottage has a full kitchen and dining area. You can spend the day shopping at the island's many local markets and farms, and spend the evening sharing meals with friends in the ambiance of a west coast evening. Located in a quiet hillside complex nestled around a marina, the cottage offers a fully furnished 2 level layout, with spectacular ocean and marina views. Along with 2 pools, a games room, and a bistro, this fully furnished cottage is available year round for your weekend getaway or longer stay.
  • This Spectacular Luxury

    Quadra Island: House
    • 3 BDR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #201681
    avg $552 CAD/night  
    Elegant, yet comfortable this exceptional home is designed to meet your every vacation need! The wrap around deck extends over the massive rock wall of the beach. The 60 foot dock makes access easy for arrival by private boat or float plane, or just to be picked up by boat by your own fishing guide. 180 degree view of ocean, islands and mountains on Vancouver Island. Two story stone fireplace, library, great room, sun-room, family room and game room. The upper level contains the home office, a private sitting area, en-suite, and spacious master bedroom. The lover level is fully outfitted with top quality gym equipment. Enjoy cooking in the fully equipped kitchen, complete with extras like an espresso machine, juicer and granite counter-tops. Alternatively, enjoy gourmet meals at nearby resorts. April Point is only a short walk away for fine dining or escape to their Spa for an assortment of health and beauty treatments. You can even see the cruise ships sailing by while relaxing on the deck or fishing off the dock!
  • A Vacation Retreat on 2.2

    Thetis Island: Cottage
    • 3 BDR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #204091
    avg $300 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal
    Welcome to this West Coast waterfront home with sweeping views over Trincomali Channel. Skylights, three patio doors that open to a wrap around deck, and an open floor plan make this 3 bedroom home beautiful, rain or shine. The spacious kitchen with tech nook opens out to the bright living area which is complemented by a wood fireplace and open ceilings. Watch the boats go by from the deck, the skylight in the master bedroom, and even while you prepare meals in the well equipped kitchen. This cottage is situated on 2.2 private acres with many trails to explore.
  • Hornby Island View

    Denman Island: Vacation Rental
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #214385
    Credit Card
    The house is situated on low bank oceanfront with a 270 degree view of the east side of Denman Island, across to Hornby Island and the Coast Mountain Range.. The house is situated on low bank oceanfront with a 270 degree view of the east side of Denman Island, across to Hornby Island and the Coast Mountain Range. Kitchen, dining, and living areas as well as the master bedroom take advantage of these incredible vistas. Summertime picnics on the deck or the beach give way to roasting chestnuts in the fire on chilly evenings during fall and winter. Enjoy a private cove with 600 feet of oceanfront. Explore the tide pools along sandstone and conglomerate shoreline stretching for miles both north and south. This cozy three bedroom rancher is an ideal retreat and base for island adventures any time of the year. Surrounded by Arbutus, Cedar, and Fir, you will experience true West Coast habitat, complete with calls from resident bald eagles. Deer abound on Denman Island and you are likely to see otters, sea lions, and seals in the cove. As well, shore birds such as grebes, herons, mergansers, loons, and Canada geese frequent the area. Day trips to Hornby Island a ten minute ferry ride, the terminal is an 8 minute walk away open up more opportunities to enjoy nature, adventure and culture in our unique Gulf Islands. The sandy beaches at Tribune and Whaling Station Bay are world famous and Helliwell Provincial Park is home to the northernmost species of protected Garry Oak trees. Walking, hiking, and mountain biking are great ways to explore both islands. Canoeing and kayaking are also peaceful ways to check out Tree Island Marine Park and Boyle Point Lighthouse on Denman or Heron Rocks on Hornby. Motorboats and fishing charters are available for those who want to travel further afield by water. Explore the Comox Valley while staying on Denman Island as the ferry service is only a 10 minute ride to Vancouver Island. You can experience a day skiing on Mt. Washington in the morning and golfing on the same day in the afternoon in the Comox Valley. Plenty of shopping, summer markets, festivals, and attractions abound in the region. Cities of Comox and Courtenay have all your day to day needs. The Islands natural beauty inspires many artists who live and work in this amazing environment. Opportunities to visit, view, and purchase their work are plentiful. Many workshops are also available. Whatever your interests, there is something here for you. Ski Mt Washington Stay on an Island. You can have the best of both worlds. Spend a few days skiing and a few days exploring Denman and Hornby Islands. Is a cozy waterfront house on Denman Island with commanding views of Hornby Island and the Coast Mountain Range. One hour from the Guest House to Mt Washington. 15 min from house to ferry, 10 min ferry crossing, 30 min drive to the parking lot at Mt Washington. Ferries run from 6.40 am to 11 pm almost every hour. Getting there 30 minutes from Comox Airport, 45 minutes from Nanaimo to Buckley Bay Ferry Terminal. Please note that term rates apply for the summer peak season period only unless booking within 21 nights of arrival. Nightly rates will vary dependent on the term rate value and the length of stay required. Term periods run from Saturday to Saturday.. There is a private caretaker's residence / Location: Denman Island BC / Setting: Oceanfront with beach access.

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