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Deep Cove vacation accommodation quiet rural area, beaches a short stroll away.


Last updated: 05/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

4 Bedrooms (3 with king beds), a large kitchen with island eating bar, open floor plan with entertainment size dining table & sink-in comfortable living room furnishings, entertainment center, private outdoor hot tub and outdoor propane fireplace with comfortable patio seating, all make this a home that consistently gets great reviews from guests.

Room for several cars on the driveway & additional parking in a garage. Convenient for loading & unloading suitcases, sporting gear or groceries, rain or shine.

Large kitchen with richly finished cabinets, well equipped with enough dishes for entertaining. Island eating bar with granite counter & bar height stools keeps the conversation lively. Large propane barbecue stored in the garage, ready to be rolled out, hear the kitchen for friendly, easy barbecue meals.

Just beyond the kitchen is a large dining table & chairs, extra chairs in the closet if necessary. This flows to the living area which includes an oversize sofa & 2 comfy upholstered chairs. Coffee table for casual snacks while watching HD TV. French doors from this room open to the tiered patio/yard with a propane fireplace and private hot tub. We get so many comments telling us that guests really enjoy the way the propane fireplace extends the evening & that it contributed to much shared laughter.

Spacious main floor master bedroom has a king canopy bed, desk, ensuite bathroom & walk-in closet. For those of you planning a longer stay, you'll be happy to note that the closet has an amazing set of built in organizers for plenty of storage.

Completing the main floor is a 1/2 bathroom & separate laundry room with high-end front load Bosch washer/dryer.

Upstairs, opening off of a landing are 3 other bedrooms, 2 of them with king size beds and the last with bunk beds (twin over double). These bedrooms share a large bathroom with shower/tub combo.

So who is this home most suitable for?

During High Season

With 4 bedrooms and a very open plan, this is an ideal home for a family vacation, for extended family coming from various locations to meet and reconnect or for a small group of friends who would like to travel to Vancouver Island together.

During Low Season

Well suited to 'snowbirds' who would like longer term, low season accommodation, either to escape the snow and cold or to 'try out' island life before moving here. This home has been a temporary home to families moving from Bragg Creek, Hong Kong, Las Vegas & Calgary. It has also accommodated a local family while they built their new home. So whether building, renovating, or just searching for that right piece of real estate to purchase, consider this home your 'first step' to a successful island relocation.

The location has very easy access from all the major travel routes being only 5 minutes from the Victoria International Airport and 5 minutes from the Swartz Bay BC Ferry Terminal. Also, just 20 scant minutes from Victoria.

Once here, the home is a great home away from home for exploring further up Vancouver Island, Victoria and the Inner Harbour, the Gulf Islands, and of course the many delights right here on the Saanich Peninsula and in quaint little Sidney by the Sea.

Please email today. We'd love to greet you as guests in Deep Cove Retreat.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Out of respect for our neighbours please do not choose this home if you want to host an event that will create extra noise or traffic. This home is in a neighbourhood that makes it a nice, quiet place to kick back and relax....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Toys, books and games available for a range of ages. This home is very suitable for a family stay and Sidney has so much of interest to anyone of any age....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Master Bedroom on Main Floor. Entry from outside has 2 steps....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non smoking strictly enforced in both home and yard....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Note: the yard is not fenced. Floors are cherry hardwood, ceramic tile and carpet. Pets not allowed on carpeted areas, upholstered furniture or bedding. Additional pet contract and damage deposit required....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    CD Collection with a range of music....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    No golf view, but again 5 minute drive to either Ardmore Golf Course & Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Peekaboo view only. 5 min. walk to closest beach. The Peninsula has four main waterfront parks as well as numerous developed beach accesses. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Quiet rural residential neighbourhood. Friendly neighbours out walking their dogs. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    High speed internet....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In the home....moreless

  • Garage:

    Safely store golf clubs, bikes and kayaks during your stay....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Outdoor Propane Fireplace for extended enjoyment of your evenings....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    High end linens and fluffy housecoats!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 2 Vehicles...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Local Calls only. Please use calling cards or collect for long distance....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In the home....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Secure wireless internet....moreless


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    This home is not a venue to host events. Let us know if you'd like a referral to an event planner, suggestions for venues or the name of a great caterer, florist, photographer, etc....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Ever important espresso machine, make your own lattes, Americano's etc. Regular 12 cup also in kitchen. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Entertainment size table & coordinated tableware. All kitchen prep and serving items purchased new for this home....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with richly finished cabinets, Island counter, barstools and the ever important espresso machine....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    Access to patio from livingroom & master bedroom. Comfortable seating with propane fireplace. Additional veranda with bench seating to front of home....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor on landscaped patio with terraced gardens....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Low Season
Mar 27 - Jun 30, 2015
7 night min stay

C$2,500 C$3,500
Summer High Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

C$2,500 C$10,000
Fall Winter Low Season
Sep 1 - Jun 30, 2016
7 night min stay

C$2,500 C$3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee Short Term C$300 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%


Cleaning fee on short term rentals $300. / Cleaning fee on long term rentals (1 month or longer) $500.

Pet security deposit in the amount of $500. is authorized by Visa or Mastercard. Fully refundable after inspection for any cleaning or maintenance required, over the amount paid.

Monthly rate available in July and August only with full 1 year Bookings.

Minimum 7 stay except to fill gaps.

Deposit 50% rental, cleaning fee & tax by Visa or Mastercard to confirm dates.

Balance 50% rental, cleaning fee and tax transacted on same Visa or Mastercard, morning of arrival.

Security deposit in the amount of 500. is authorized on Visa or Mastercard and held. Fully refundable after inspection for damage or loss.

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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  • Victoria International Airport

    "Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a great airport to fly in and out of. Small with no ..."

  • Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal

    "Our vacation rental home is only 8 min. (3.72 miles) from the BC Ferries Swartz Bay (Victori..."

  • Cordova Bay Golf Course

    "18 Hole Bay Course with stunning views of Mount Baker and a Certified Audobon Sanctuary. Als..."

  • Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club

    "18 Hole semi-private golf and tennis club, open to the public. Tranquil country setting and ..."

  • Deep Cove Market

    "This little corner grocery, coffee and sandwich shop is such a friendly asset to our neighbo..."

  • Muse Winery

    "Within easy walking distance, Muse Winery tasting room and wine shop opens Fri to Sun, 12 - ..."

  • Church & State Wines

    "A short drive from our vacation rental home, this winery has an amazing building with a stu..."

  • Chalet Beach

    "Walk to this beach from our vacation rental home, Deep Cove Retreat. Right out of our drivew..."

  • Butchart Gardens

    "World famous Butchart Gardens are a MUST see and do, even it you THINK you don't care for ga..."

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport.
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lots to Choose From in Sidney and Area
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
BC Ferry, Washington Ferry.
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Glen Meadows and Ardmore 5 Minutes Drive
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown Victoria.
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pat Bay Highway.
Nearest Restaurant
Chalet Restaurant, Muse Winery, Deep Cove Market
Nearest Beach
A three minute walk.

Car: Necessary

This home is located on the Saanich Peninsula surrounded by 20 kilometers of ocean shoreline. Walk quiet country roads and explore varied beaches. Nearby you may visit world class Butchart Gardens, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, take a Wine Tour or scout a good read in Canada's only Booktown. Dine at fabulous restaurants, poke about in unique stores, participate in eco or adventure tours. Whether you are looking for quiet or excitement this wonderful home will be welcome back each night of your stay. Did I mention the hot tub and expresso machine? We want you to feel pampered!

Other Activities: Butchart Gardens, Ocean Discovery Centre, Whale Watching, Mineral World, Eco Tours, Artist Studios, Canada's Only Booktown!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We’re Susan and Don Wakal. We relocated to Victoria from Edmonton, Alberta in February of 2005, after having lived in Edmonton for our whole lives. The timing seemed right. Our son was completing his last year university in Edmonton and our daughter was just leaving to attend university in South Dakota. Don left his job and I closed my business. We called it our great adventure and all of our friends and family thought we were having a midlife crisis! The first year in Victoria we lost count after 55 people had visited us. It seemed everyone wanted a little bit of island time. It became apparent that we couldn’t continue to host as many out of town guests as we had been and still find time to carve out a life for ourselves here. Thus we decided to invest in a second property, to accommodate our visitors. Deep Cove Retreat is that property. We'd be happy if you decided to take advantage of Deep Cove Retreat to visit Vancouver Island. Everyone deserves some island time! Look forward to greeting you. Susan & Don

Why the Owner Chose Sidney:
Once in a blue moon, we actually get to spend a night or two here ourselves. We find the quiet, heavenly. Between stays we crave the gab sessions in the hot tub and wish for movie nights curled up amongst all the sofa pillows. We always have a really good sleep and love to walk to the beach in the morning. Ahhhhh! Isn’t life good? We love the island life and have not looked back for a second. We still often feel almost intoxicated by the lush and fragrant surroundings we live in. So whether you want to visit world famous Butchart Gardens or the Ocean Discovery Centre or explore a different beach everyday or just kick back and read a good book ... you'll love your stay. We truly hope you experience some of the same joy we’ve found living in Canada’s paradise. Susan and Don

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We've tried to put ourselves in your place and think of everything. Fresh flowers, award winning wine and a basket with local goodies welcome you. Cozy housecoats embrace you. Toys for the kids. A variety of reading material and music, maps and brochures to plan your adventures. We're just a phone call away should you need help with anything. Looking forward to helping with your plans. Susan and Don

Contact us

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  • Deep Cove vacation accommodation quiet rural area, beaches a short stroll away.

    Deep Cove vacation accommodation quiet rural area, beaches a short stroll away.

  • Open concept dining / living room. Entertainment centre with HD TV & stereo.

    Open concept dining / living room. Entertainment centre with HD TV & stereo.

  • Ensuite bathroom off of mainfloor master bedroom.

    Ensuite bathroom off of mainfloor master bedroom.

  • Another upstairs bedroom with king size bed. Crisp linens, fluffy towels.

    Another upstairs bedroom with king size bed. Crisp linens, fluffy towels.

  • Large upstairs bathroom with shower/tub combination.

    Large upstairs bathroom with shower/tub combination.

  • Large, well equipped kitchen, island eating bar with granite counter & stools.

    Large, well equipped kitchen, island eating bar with granite counter & stools.

  • Main Floor Master Bedroom, King Bed, Walk-in Closet, Ensuite, Doors to Hottub

    Main Floor Master Bedroom, King Bed, Walk-in Closet, Ensuite, Doors to Hottub

  • Patio with Furniture, Propane Fireplace & Hottub for Extended Evenings!

    Patio with Furniture, Propane Fireplace & Hottub for Extended Evenings!

  • Bunkbed with twin over double. Kids toys & books. Ocean glimpses from window.

    Bunkbed with twin over double. Kids toys & books. Ocean glimpses from window.

  • One of the many furry friends who have come to stay. Part of your family!

    One of the many furry friends who have come to stay. Part of your family!

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