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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Vancouver Island reviews

  • Heaven!

    "We spent a heavenly 2 nights here as a home base while we biked in Cumberland. We were looking for a cozy, luxury getaway hidden in the forest, and we certainly found it here. The carriage house is immaculate, clean, cozy, comfortable, with so much attention to detail and providing all the necessities. The hot tub and out door shower were great, especially in the rain! They provided beach towels and robes. The huge soaker tub looked luxurious (although we didn't actually try it). There was a great selection of movies, Apple TV and Netflix, and a very comfy couch which we snuggled into in front of the electric fireplace after a long rainy day of biking. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need to prepare meals, and has a great open concept floor plan. There was a great deal of privacy, beautiful gardens and forest surrounding the property so it truly felt like a relaxing escape. The hosts were lovely and very helpful, but left us to enjoy the property. We will definitely return again and highly recommend this place for a great getaway."
    Guest: Becc Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
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  • Wonderful Retreat

    "Thank you so much for offering me and my dog such a fabulous place to hang out during my new home construction. The cottage and location were perfect and allowed me to explore the area. You were always responsive and made sure I had a contact even if you were away. Chocolate Cottage was cozy and provided me with a home away from home. Thanks again and let's make sure to keep in touch."
    Guest: Lorraine L. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 2014
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  • Ideal Setting

    "This home is a gem. It's about 30 minutes from Victoria but you feel like you're much further away. Our first day we saw six boats but about double that many kayakers. For the power boats, we have usually seen that many in about ten minutes at other waterfront locations we've rented. In the week we were there, we only saw one other car on the road in front of the house while we were driving. The house is very well maintained and the kitchen is stocked with many dry food items beyond what you normally find. We brought two kayaks and launched them from the bottom steps. About ten minutes south is a provincial park which made for some great sightseeing from the water. Lots of wildlife in the area, especially deer. There were lots of things to do nearby. We toured Butchart Gardens on a Saturday in August and stayed to enjoy their fireworks show. We also toured a winery and cider maker, went to the Sidney street fair and spent a day in Victoria. This was a hard place to leave. I hope we can return soon."
    Guest: Ron Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 13, 2014
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  • Beautiful property

    "My family (with kids and grandkids) stayed here over the 4th of July week and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about this beautiful villa. The beach was better than I expected, the home is gorgeous, the yard is beautiful, and we had everything we needed to enjoy our time there. The owner and management were so easy to work with and bent over backwards to make sure that our stay was enjoyable. They even checked us in at 8:30 pm and out at 8:00 am to accommodate our ferry schedules. The kids loved the games and the yard, we loved the space, and everything was clean and in great condition. There were plenty of stores nearby and Victoria was just a short drive away. We loved the harbor, the gardens, the nature hikes ... everything! My only regret is that we had only a week to stay ... it would have been nice to be there longer. Vancouver Island is a gorgeous place and I'd highly recommend staying at this villa to enjoy it all. Thanks for the memories!"
    Guest: Judy Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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