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Lakefront Home in a Quiet Suburb of Victoria Near Royal Roads U

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The view from The Princess barge on the water looking back at Waterlily.

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Victoria house description

Location, character and price are the three key ingredients to a worthwhile vacation home. All three describe Waterlily Lane on uncrowded Glen Lake. Charming Victoria, the 'garden city' is nearby and Waterlily is on it's edge. 20 mins away from both Butcharts and Victoria's inner harbour area.

'Waterlily' is the perfect gathering place for a island vacation, family reunion, group holiday or wedding party. Need more beds? Rent the attached 500 sq ft carriage house for $150 night. NB Once the main house is booked I don't separately book the attached carriage house to insure privacy for main house guests. During summer minimum booking is 4 nights. (Off season Oct-April min stay is 2 nights.)

We provide free of charge:
* a 10 x 12 ft electric motor barge to cruise the lake
* canoes, kayaks, sup boards, sailing dinghy
* 6 bikes to cycle the famous Galloping Goose cycle trail
* lakeside firepit and Taki Tiki Bar/change room
* fishing rods, tackle boxes - easy to use Minnkota electric trolling motors. (2)

Walk up the garden path through fruit trees and grape vines across the large sundeck and through french doors into a rambling split level 3 bedroom main house. Waterlily is a renovated 1960's original lake cottage. The 500 sq ft deck with hot tub has a 'wow' factor with a 180 degree view over Glen Lake. See more photos of interior on my website: www.waterlilylane.com hit property tab to view slide shows of 3 areas.

The private sloping lakefront lawn boasts a Jimmy Buffet Taki Tiki Bar, firepit with a drift wood couch, dock with a cruising barge called 'The Princess', rope swing, 2 canoes, sailing dinghy, kayak, fishing gear, 2 stand up paddle boards for guest use. Lifejackets to fit 3-90 in dock box.
For toddlers/children there is a large park next door with new playground apparatus. Running and hiking trails disappear in the hills behind Waterlily. Grab 1 of six bikes and go for a cycle inn the safe Galloping Goose old rail trail for 40kms worth of car free cycling trails. Maps provided.

Centrally located on the Saanich peninsula Waterlily is 30 mins from the international airport, ferry terminals and 20 minutes from downtown on Victoria's west shore. Nestled amongst the evergreen paradise called Westhills, 7 mins down the road is the the historic Royal Roads University and the oceanfront of Esquimalt Lagoon.

Stay connected with wireless internet throughout, guest computer with printer attached so no need to bring your laptop. Iphone docking stations available.

The BEST meat store on the island (Glenwood Meats) within 200 meter walk. Westshore Mall with 5 plex movie theatre 5 mins away.

Lots of wildlife visit the property, you even may see our resident fisherman 'Hemmingway,' a blue heron, catching fish off the dock. Or native turtles sunning themselves on a log next door or the family of otters crunching on crayfish up in the rope swing tree fort. More bald eagles live here than across the border.


Waterlily has everything you need to make yourself comfortable and with easy access to the main attractions our beautiful British Columbia Island has to offer - without the hassles of heat, traffic jams and biting insects. Goldstream provincial park is only 3 kms away.

If extra space for your group is needed the carriage suite can be booked for $150 and has its own full kitchen and bathroom (sleeps two). A sofa bed in the main allows 2 more in the main. (bed total both places = 11)

Bear Mtn Gym and Yoga center is 10 min drive up the hill. 5-8km running trails easily accessible are nearby.
Westhills Stadium home to the Canadian National Rugby team is located on Glen Lake Road just around the corner and across the lake from us.

How to book? Email or call and leave a message, number: 778 403 1909

Security NOTE: Always call the owner and establish voice to voice contact to protect yourself against scammers/phishers which prey on internet vacation rental sites including VRBO.
I will NEVER ask you to send money via Western Union - we don't do stupid. All quotes are in USD$. CAD, AUD and NZD are accepted at par. Lucky Kiwis get more bang for their buck!

Disclaimer #2 You must be over 25 yrs old to book Waterlily. If you proceed to book you risk being declined and losing one night's rebooking fee = $350.


Keywords: Victoria, Vancouver Island, Butcharts, 3 Brm lake front main house, separate carriage suite, garden with fruit trees, huge deck with view and dock, fishing & boating, nearby golf, mall and seashore. Lakefront. Wedding, family reunion,

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            ramps available however bathroom not wheel chair friendly (narrow opening to manouver wheel chair...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            As long as the owners clean up after their pets - they are ok. Not allowed on inside furniture....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            only outside. Never inside....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 and up only...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon, 1 baby crib

            large 500 sq ft rec room with sofa and single...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Bdrm 4 in separate coach house: 1 queen

            attached to main house but costs extra....moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa bed pull out...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

            serves 3 upper floor bedrooms...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            serves living area and media room...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: shower

            serves attached coach house only...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            part of living room - circular table extra chairs and table available on request...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            a good one, coffee is important here, grinder too....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            spices/condiments replace as you use up...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            7...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 7 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            oil fill mobile heaters, electric baseboards in bedrooms...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            free weights bench, yoga mats, bolster...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            fans available usually not needed....moreless

          • Living Room:

            2 living areas TV only in one...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            downstairs in media room...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • We have a motorized party barge with couches and chairs to putter yourself to the diving platform or just use a a swimming dock out on the lake. Uses rechargeable marine batteries to power the electric motor....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Toys
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                magic jack available upon request...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    large grassy areas - lots of flowers and fruit trees...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2 canoes - 1 kayak 2 SUP boards...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    rope swing floating cruise barge...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    sailing dinghy...moreless

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    dock, canoes, swing, furniture, life jackets, fishing tackle, bar and change room, waterlilies and lake weed for first 20 feet, clean clear spring fed lake after that....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    grass and small sandy beach 60ft. Cedar tree with rope swing. Dock 25 ft long with boats....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Arboretum
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Pier Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  from 28 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  summer
                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  C$350
                  C$2,100 C$6,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  C$300
                  C$1,800 C$5,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning >7 C$125
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$300
                  • Pet Fee C$50
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  All prices quoted are in $USD. CAD, AUD and NZD are accepted at par. Call me before paying anything. Long distances are a lot cheaper than losing your entire deposit. Leave a message if I am away from my phone. Scammers don't post phone numbers or call you back.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  Location

                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Victoria International Airport
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Washington State & BC Ferries
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  E&N
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Trans Canada
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Esquimalt Lagoon
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Station Hotel
                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mt Washington,Whistler, Grouse Mtn
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Bear Mtn, Royal Colwood, Olympic View
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Romeo's

                  Car: Recommended

                  4 Golf courses within 7minutes drive. We are 30 mins (real time) away from one of the best salmon & halibut sport fishing grounds in the world. Dungeoness crab is caught 7 minutes away in front of Royal Roads University beach. Trout and bass are in our lake. Jordan River surfing spot is 1 hour away and Long Beach-Pacific Rim National Park is a 4 hour drive north through the scenic Malahat Drive.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: Born in Australia but raised here in BC - I work as an counsellor in our local school district. The property reflects my time spent sailing, travelling and living in New Zealand, Australia and the Caribbean. I enjoy hosting people and sharing the adventures to be had here on Vancouver Island be it great food, world class Salmon fishing spots or surf kayaking locations.

                  Why the Owner Chose Victoria:
                  My parents raised me to appreciate a good view and Waterlily has that and more. Bald eagles nest in our giant fir trees, heron fish from the same docks we do, otters crunch the crayfish while large turtles bask in the sun on the cedar logs that form a water garden next door. It is not unusual to see a deer stop on the path and look at us playing crib down at the firepit in the early evening during summer. So much to do within easy reach from our home with good weather - not too hot and not too much rain. Very few biting insects. The only things that bite are the bass, trout and catfish in the lake.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  During summer I like to walk down to the Taki Tiki and make a fresh cup of coffee in the early morning, sit silently on a couch by the glassy lake and just be. Or grab a yoga mat do some stretches before diving into the lake for a warm water swim. The lake can get to 80f (24c) degrees (matching air temperature) on the surface during summer. When it gets too hot on the lake then you can retreat with a book or a beer to a hammock under shade by the numerous fruit trees.. There are 6 bikes to take out on the historic rail trail called the Galloping Goose at the end of Glen Lake road and you can ride for 40 kms in either direction travelling on a protected bike path shaded by forest for most of it. Hiking/running trails are easy walk away from your front door. Ask me about where to go mountain biking. I am not a golfer however Bear Mtn, Royal Colwood and Olympic View are all within a real time 10 minute drive. World class Salmon and Halbut fishing is an hours drive up the west coast. I charter fish every year with success (limit out on Halibut and Salmon) Rugby Canada makes it's West Coast home field and training centre at one end of our lake.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • The view from The Princess barge on the water looking back at Waterlily.

                    The view from The Princess barge on the water looking back at Waterlily.

                  • View of the lakefront and 'The Princess 'barge' looking down from the sundeck

                    View of the lakefront and 'The Princess 'barge' looking down from the sundeck

                  • the old school hot tub has had a new heart transplant and is now reliable.

                    the old school hot tub has had a new heart transplant and is now reliable.

                  • Main bathroom, with bidet, bath and separate shower.

                    Main bathroom, with bidet, bath and separate shower.

                  • Path to lakefront beach via flagpole gazebo. ( NZ flag in background)

                    Path to lakefront beach via flagpole gazebo. ( NZ flag in background)

                  • The new Princess raft II travels quietly around the lake using an electric motor

                    The new Princess raft II travels quietly around the lake using an electric motor

                  • Firepit is a gathering place for family late night chats and 'SMORES' cooking.

                    Firepit is a gathering place for family late night chats and 'SMORES' cooking.

                  • A guests dog enjoying the summer sun while cruising on the Princess.

                    A guests dog enjoying the summer sun while cruising on the Princess.

                  • The Taki Tiki Lakeside Bar inspired by Jimmy Buffet - change room attached.

                    The Taki Tiki Lakeside Bar inspired by Jimmy Buffet - change room attached.

                  • The private lakefront has room for a large gathering, wedding or family reunion

                    The private lakefront has room for a large gathering, wedding or family reunion

                  • The Galloping Goose cycle trails are at the end of our street/lake.

                    The Galloping Goose cycle trails are at the end of our street/lake.

                  • Guest children enjoying the safe waterfront.  Waterlilys in background.

                    Guest children enjoying the safe waterfront. Waterlilys in background.

                  • Off street parking and view of suite, main house stretches sideways towards lake

                    Off street parking and view of suite, main house stretches sideways towards lake

                  • French doors onto 500 sq ft deck with barbeque and hot tub.

                    French doors onto 500 sq ft deck with barbeque and hot tub.

                  • Master bedroom - all mattresses new in the last 3 years.

                    Master bedroom - all mattresses new in the last 3 years.

                  • upstairs in carriage suite
more photos on www.waterlilylane.com hit 'property'

                    upstairs in carriage suite more photos on www.waterlilylane.com hit 'property'

                  • Canoe, SUP board, raft, sailing dinghy, kayak are available for guests to use.

                    Canoe, SUP board, raft, sailing dinghy, kayak are available for guests to use.

                  • Kids enjoying the dock and the old barge.  Life jackets in dock box.

                    Kids enjoying the dock and the old barge. Life jackets in dock box.

                  • Hemmingway our Blue heron, is the best fisherman, catching a 6 inch catfish.

                    Hemmingway our Blue heron, is the best fisherman, catching a 6 inch catfish.

                  • Rope swing into the lake, Julia age 13.  Glen Lake Park beyond cedar hedge.

                    Rope swing into the lake, Julia age 13. Glen Lake Park beyond cedar hedge.

                  • Stage or covered dining area has a barbecue, fridge and lights.  Private too.

                    Stage or covered dining area has a barbecue, fridge and lights. Private too.

                  • Guest holding a good sized rainbow trout, bass and catfish are also in the lake

                    Guest holding a good sized rainbow trout, bass and catfish are also in the lake

                  • deer are frequent visitors to our home

                    deer are frequent visitors to our home

                  • The chair, water and sun are here, just add YOU!

                    The chair, water and sun are here, just add YOU!

                  VRBO #342047

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                  Date last modified - Friday, July 18, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

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