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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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, outdoor propane fireplace (unless fire ban in effect) 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. 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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- 1700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- 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:
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only:
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 For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Golf Course View:
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 13%
$500. damage deposit authorized by credit card and held, pending inspection after departure for any unexplained loss, damage or excess cleaning/maintenance (excess is over $300. short term, over $500. long term stay).
Pet security deposit in the amount of $500. is authorized by Visa or Mastercard. Fully refundable after inspection for any damage or cleaning/maintenance beyond typical (typical is $300. short term, $500. long term stay).
Monthly rate available July & August on full year bookings only (year fully paid in advance).
Minimum 3 night stay during high season.
5% GST & 8% PST on stays of less than 2 months.
No tax applicable on stays of over 1 month.
Deposit 50% rental & tax by Visa or Mastercard to confirm dates.
Balance 50% rental and tax transacted on same Visa or Mastercard, (Morning of arrival on short term bookings, 60 days prior to arrival on long term bookings.)
Security deposit in the amount of 500. is authorized on Visa or Mastercard and held. Fully refundable after inspection for damage or loss. Pet Security additional.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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!
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 North Saanich, BC, Canada:
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 late into the evening in front of the propane firepit 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
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Deep Cove vacation accommodation quiet rural area, beaches a short stroll away.
Open concept dining / living room. Entertainment centre with HD TV & stereo.
Ensuite bathroom off of mainfloor master bedroom.
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!
Large, well equipped kitchen, island eating bar with granite counter & stools.
Main Floor Master Bedroom, King Bed, Walk-in Closet, Ensuite, Doors to Hottub
Another upstairs bedroom with king size bed. Crisp linens, fluffy towels.
Large upstairs bathroom with shower/tub combination.
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016
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