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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.
Bathroom with sink, and washer and dryer in closet...moreless
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
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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
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Room along extended kitchen counter as well as a table that seats four....moreless
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.