Greetings from Gallagher Cove

Traveling Group
  • Barbara Sales
  • Bob Firefighter


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Thailand

    September 2 — September 29, 2015

    We are looking for an exchange on the islands.

  • Italy

    Any time These dates are flexible

    Italy spring or fall any time


  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • River Rafting/Boating
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Especially Passionate About
Water and warm weather

Water and warm weather

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2011

First let me say this was our 22nd exchange, every ...

Donna from Syracuse said

First let me say this was our 22nd exchange, every time I say...they can't possibly get better! Well, yes it did. Barb's and Bob's house is fabulous. Half the vacation we just sat in their backyard looking out at the Olympic Mts. over the water saying this can't be real. Their decorating throughout the house gets an A+, gardens are phenomenal...A+ again, and you cannot beat Washington's scenery, from the mountains, to the ocean, to the Cities. We toured Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier spent a night on the coast at a Seaport town called Ilwaco (awesome beaches), and had fun hiking around Olympia. We had the pleasure of meeting Barb and Bob last year on a previous exchange we did in Washington, and had a blast hosting them at our house one night prior to this trip. They are truly a wonderful couple, genuine and fun to be around. A plus was digging for clams in their backyard, best steamers we have ever had. We even enjoyed rowing around their cove. Every window of the house looks out on the water, it truly is breathtaking. There isn't anything you lack here. Oh.... and the privacy is what we loved the best. All you hear are the birds, no cars, just nature. Incredible. If you are thinking of going to Washington State for a vacation, and you really should, work on an exchange with this place. It'll be one of your most memorable trips!

Barbara and Bob
What we said about Donna's house:

What can I say, the private swimming pool took us back to our childhoods. The decks are extensive with nice gardens. The master is quite comfortable. We walked nearby beautiful Green Lake and Round Lake. Green and peaceful. Niagra Falls was a 2 1/2 hour drive from Syracuse where we stayed the night. MIss the Wind of the Caves and do Maid of the Mist twice. Thousand Islands with it's Boldt Castle on Heart Island and the wooden boat museum in Cape Vincent were highlights. We flew to NYC one hour from Hancock Airport in Syracuse to see an off Broadway show and sights. The commute to and from airport was easy. Mark and Donna are good hosts. They provided an extensive array of brochures for local points of interest as well as a wealth of knowledge associated with New York sites. Thank you. Barb and Bob from Washington State.

November -1

Oh how wonderful our stay was at "Gallagher Cove" in ...

Kathy from Green Valley said

Oh how wonderful our stay was at "Gallagher Cove" in Olympia, Washington! The views were breathtaking, and it was so quiet and secluded - yet we could zip into town fairly quickly. The home is decorated with shells and starfish, and we felt spoiled as everything was provided down to the chocolates upon our arrival. We enjoyed digging little clams, hiking, exploring the waterfront neighborhood, and taking a zillion photos! We would definately return again. Oh and we can't forget our friends Nelson and Frank. :) The cat "caretakers" of the property! They were so fun.

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