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Rare Find - Cozy, Bright and Very Quiet Forest Retreat

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Last updated: 04/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come spend time at the Downey's Nest. With nature just outside your window, you may see hummingbirds, and many other forest birds, including, of course, the Downey Woodpecker. Enjoy the smell of our local western red cedars and douglas firs, just steps outside your door. The owners of the Downey's Nest enjoy gardening and raise their own chickens, so you may benefit from seasonal fresh eggs and organic vegetable, as well as a myriad of lovely flowers from spring to fall. The Downey's Nest is a short 10 minute walk to the Prospect Lake public park.

With charming warm decor and spotlessly clean, the main floor has a powder room with toilet and sink, washing and dryer, large fully stocked kitchen (enough dishes and pots to cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner), sitting area and kitchen table, all with radiant floor heating. The second floor has an open concept sitting area, with a queen-size bed and a large desk (superb for studying). There is another sleeping area in a smaller separate bedroom, with another queen-size bed. The master bathroom has a large soaker tub, separate shower, and a heated towel bar. All the carpet has been recently replaced (January 2015).

The Downey's Nest is warm and comfortable in the winter, and cool in the summer, due to excellent insulation.

Also included is free wireless, free cable tv with DVD player, as well as a land line for local calls. A BBQ with patio furniture is available for use.

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    Must be over 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Heated towel bar...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Bathroom with sink, and washer and dryer in closet...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is an excellent retreat for a one or two couples, or a family of four who would like a home base, while exploring the wonders and beauty of southern Vancouver Island....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The Downey's Nest is a rare find - perfect for nature lovers who want comfort and quiet. Spend some time at the Downey's Nest, watching the life of a pacific northwest forest outside your window. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Room along extended kitchen counter as well as a table that seats four....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling fan above bed on second floor...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heating on ground floor (very warm and comfortable)...moreless

  • Internet:

    Dedicated service for chalet tenants...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Separate driveway with room for three vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen with dishes, pots, cutlery and small appliances. Vegetables and eggs will be provided when in available (in season)....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, condiments, and teas...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kitchen Aid fridge ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
BC Day
Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2015
3 night min stay
C$200
Labour Day
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
C$200
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
C$175

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$100
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Longer term rentals are welcome. Pets are negotiable but a refundable pet damage fee will be charged ($200.00).

The cleaning fee is a $40.00 charge, if you do not want to clean the house yourself upon departure.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 04/19/2015
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Location

21 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport
4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Royal Oak Shopping Centre
22 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Swartz Bay
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Prospect Lake Golf Course
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Victoria
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Pat Bay Hwy (17)
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Royal Oak Shopping Centre
264 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt. Washington
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Prospect Lake

Car: Necessary

Cozy, bright and very quiet, this two level 1500 square foot carriage house, with its own driveway, is a separate building from the main house. It sleeps 2-4 very comfortably. Situated in the Prospect Lake region of Victoria, the Downey's Nest is approximately a five minute drive from the Broadmead and Royal Oak Shopping areas.

 

Owner info

About the owner: The Downey's Nest is owned by James and Jane. As avid gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts, we are pleased to provide a quiet and comfortable retreat close to many ammenities.

Why the Owner Chose Saanich:
Very private and quiet with a restful and natural setting. Ideal for a couple or small family.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
This retreat is a completely separate building from the main house. The forest views, nature outside your door, gentle clucking of chickens, and the large vegetable and flower gardens provide a hobby farm atmosphere.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Main floor bathroom off of kitchen area.

    Main floor bathroom off of kitchen area.

  • Living room view.

    Living room view.

  • Stairs going down to main floor.

    Stairs going down to main floor.

  • Second floor sitting area at top of stairs.

    Second floor sitting area at top of stairs.

  • Study area on second floor

    Study area on second floor

  • Second floor master bathroom

    Second floor master bathroom

  • Second floor second bedroom area, with queen-size bed

    Second floor second bedroom area, with queen-size bed

  • View of outside patio in early spring

    View of outside patio in early spring

  • Carriage house view with large private driveway

    Carriage house view with large private driveway

  • Springtime at the Downey's Nest. Looking up the driveway from the road.

    Springtime at the Downey's Nest. Looking up the driveway from the road.

  • View of main floor from kitchen. Very large kitchen area and cozy living room.

    View of main floor from kitchen. Very large kitchen area and cozy living room.

  • Forest view outside of kitchen window.

    Forest view outside of kitchen window.

  • Another view of living room, kitchen and main floor bathroom.

    Another view of living room, kitchen and main floor bathroom.

  • Second floor view out to forest. Not many leaves in the spring (taken March 2014

    Second floor view out to forest. Not many leaves in the spring (taken March 2014

  • Queen-size bed with light-proof curtains and overhead ceiling fan

    Queen-size bed with light-proof curtains and overhead ceiling fan

  • View from second bedroom into master bathroom and first bedroom area

    View from second bedroom into master bathroom and first bedroom area

  • Second floor master bathroom with soaker tub and heated towel bar

    Second floor master bathroom with soaker tub and heated towel bar

  • Outside view of carriage house. Patio furniture not out yet (early spring)

    Outside view of carriage house. Patio furniture not out yet (early spring)

  • Carriage house view (early spring)

    Carriage house view (early spring)

  • Springtime view from the back patio, into the forest.

    Springtime view from the back patio, into the forest.

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Chalet
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/19/2015
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