Earth Garden StudioEarth Garden studio
Earth Garden Studio

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Earth Garden Studio is located on a small farm on Gabriola Island (20 minute ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo) specializing in breeding quality heritage poultry and purebred Nigerian dwarf goats. The 5 acre property has a lovely southwest exposure making it sunny and bright. The studio is in a very private rural setting with lots of trees, the air smells fresh and clean. Guest parking is close with easy access to the studio. Relax in a peaceful setting. Fresh bedding and towels provided.

The space

Earth Garden studio is a lovely handcrafted log design with wide plank fir flooring and a vaulted cedar ceiling making the space warm and inviting. High ceilings with windows providing lots of light. Beautiful photographic artwork adorn the walls.
Earth Garden studio is spacious and private. Wood stove with glass front provides a cozy atmosphere. Guests are invited to enjoy drinks or dinner on the large cedar deck ajoining the main house.

Guest access

Guests have their own access to the studio that is separate from the main house. Facilities with toilet, shower, bathtub are available for guests in the main house that is steps away from the studio.
Guests can use fridge in main house and kitchen upon arrangement.
Guests are encouraged to walk around the 5 acre farm and view and meet all the farm animals. All animals are raised ethically with daily access to fresh water, food and pasture.

Interaction with guests

I can assist guests with any questions they may have about places of interest on Gabriola.
I would be happy to take guests on a Tour of the farm.

Other things to note

Internet and cell phone reception can be challenging on parts of the island. Visitors can get cell and internet connection but may need to plan to check phones/email when visiting Silva Bay area or Village. There is a library on the island that has internet access.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $210 AUD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

Guests must take off shoes before entering the main house.
Guests should respect neighbours and not make noise after 10pm

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - friendly dog, 3 cats and a variety of farm animals, including roosters
Some spaces are shared - bathroom, kitchen.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Christopher User Profile
September 2017
Diana's studio was perfect for my one night on Gabriola. I arrived quite late, but Diana was very easygoing about it and even had the fire going to warm up the studio as it was a very rainy, cold night. The bed was very comfortable, so I slept like a baby, waking up completely refreshed. Highly recommended!

Liana User Profile
September 2017
The Earth Garden Studio is more than we expected. It's a very cozy and beautiful place right on a small farm. The animals are lovely and we had a chance to meet Mickey who was a very lovely host. Thanks to the both of you!

Chris User Profile
September 2017
We basically loved everything about the place. Very private, homely, but beautifully finished studio-cabin, free-spirited intelligent and friendly animals, plenty of space, all that on a beautiful island with lots going on. Could have easily stayed 3 more days.

Danielle User Profile
August 2017
Diana's property was magical! The animals were fun and friendly and Diana was a great host. She made us feel very comfortable during our stay. There is limited kitchen access so I would be prepared to eat out for many meals if planning to stay here. It is worth it though to be on the farm. :) I haven't experienced anything like it before. Thank you Diana!

Emma User Profile
August 2017
Diana's studio is the perfect place for a peaceful escape. The space is exactly as pictured and the farm itself is beautiful, with lots of friendly animals roaming around. Diana was very welcoming and easy to communicate with. I would highly recommend staying at Diana's studio.

Sara User Profile
August 2017
The place is really beautiful and peaceful. The animals celebrate at your arrival. The bathroom is in the main house, so don't drink too much before you go to be ;) The studio space is quaint and romantic. Diana had light a lantern outside the door for us because she knew we were getting back to the farm late at night. Nice touch! Diana is friendly and kind. The location is far from town centre unless you have a car, or like biking up and down hills. There aren't street laps lining the road so keep that in mind if you plan on biking around.

Phoebe User Profile
August 2017
We loved our stay on Diana's farm. The animals were very friendly and the goats are really cool - with such unique coloured eyes! The studio was very comfortable and Diana was a great host. Thanks Diana!

Gabriola, CanadaJoined in October 2016
Diana User Profile

I live in a beautiful rural setting with goats, chickens, donkeys. I have an organic garden and grow vegetables that can be found at the local farmers markets.
I would like people to enjoy their stay in a pastoral setting and be entertained by my colourful flock of Nigerian dwarf goats capering around the property.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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