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3BR+VICTORIA CLASSIC LAKE HOUSE Close to the City on Private Lake Front

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2000 sqft 3bdrm+ house Lakefront with Dock/Boats close to Downtown Victoria

Rent our Classic lakefront vacation rental home at Victoria, British Columbia.

This house is the longest listed VRBO listing in Victoria, and has been enjoyed by hundreds of guests.

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, B.C. Victoria - 'the Garden City' has the mildest climate in Canada, is the sunniest place in B.C., and is the premiere year round tourist destination spot of the Pacific Nortwest.

LOOKING FOR A FALL/WINTER/SPRING GETAWAY. This house is already booked (2017/18) but checkout our other listing at VRBO # 394180 . We have 2 gorgeous lakefront homes located only minutes from Downtown Victoria on beautiful Langford Lake. They are located next-door to each other but are separated by a custom wood fence, for maximum privacy. Book Early as these houses book up Fast all Year round... !! (look at our Calendar link)

This charming house is a great place to spend some time enjoying the fishing , swimming , or just relaxing watching all the wildlife and boaters (no gas engines) pass by your lawn chair.

It is the oldest VRBO listed rental in Victoria, and has been enjoyed by hundreds of people over the last 16 years.

Only 5-10 minutes from Royal Roads University, It is situated at the end of a quiet dead-end road,that leads into a wooded walking trail. The house is only steps from lakeside, sunny exposure, very private , great swimming and fishing from the yard. The kitchen is equipt with full size stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, lots of small appliances, dishes, pot/pans etc. There are 3 comfortable bedrooms with queen size beds, all beds have good quality linens, there is 1 full bathroom with a tub/shower, and 1 full bathroom with a shower. The house also has a full size laundry room.

** New in 2014 we have added Twin Bunk Beds. These Bunks are in a private corner of the house and are perfect for kids or adults (max 6'2').

Also we have a gas fireplace Lakeside for fun evenings by the lake.

Downstairs is a large games room overlooking the lake, there is a Hideaway Couch ,its a great place to relax or play a game of ping pong,. The room leads out onto a private covered sitting area overlooking the lake....'a great BBQ spot'.. The lake front is a private yard with great sitting and lounging areas, plus you have your own dock, a boat for your use, and Gas fire pit. We also have a swimming float anchored out front.



The one constant comment weve had on our lakefront houses is that they are in a perfect locations, only minutes from all the city has to offer, but in a quiet location where you can come and relax. Its'the best of both worlds'. Only minutes from your door are local shops, restuarants, pubs,casino,theatre, and malls.

The other side of the lake is a linear park and you can hike it by a boardwalk at the end of the road. Langford Lake has excellent swimming, trout and bass fishing, with fish caught up to 9 lbs. ,or just relax and watching the sunsets across the lake. There are no gas motors allowed on the lake, so its a great place for rowing around (boat provided). Goldstream River Provincial Park is only five minutes away by car, the park has excellent hiking and walking, waterfall viewing, and salmon spawning in the fall.

The great thing about these houses is you can enjoy the country, but can be in the heart of the city within 15 minutes. There is cosmopolitan dining, superb shopping, world class museum, salmon fishing, whale watching, Butchard Gardens and the wild and beautiful pacific coast beaches surrounding the house. Also there are 3 top golf courses, Casino, movies, water park, kids park etc. within five to ten minutes of the house.

Our lake houses are a great family vacation spot, but they are also very popular with couples or friends traveling together. We try too have everything that you need here for a special holiday.

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Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

About Roy

My wife and I come from families that have resided in Victoria for over 100 years. We have lived on langford lake since 2001, and in this area for over 40 years. We also own a local family business.

Roy purchased this house in 2001

Why Roy chose Victoria

We purchased this house ,and the one next door in 2001. At the time we owned a vacation home on the gulf islands, and we wanted to live full time on a lake. When these homes came up for sale we knew that we had found our dream location to live. We renovated both homes and have lived here ever since. Langford lake is a perfect place to live, as its only minutes from the city, but when your here it seems like your way out in the country. The fact that we can fish, swim and boat from our yard doesnt hurt either!

This House is the Oldest Victoria Listing on VRBO.

What makes this house unique

When you stay here you are close to everything , but in a great getaway that lets you relax and enjoy the lake and nature.The walking trail just down the street, is a great feature that alows you to walk around the lake. We constantly have bald eagles, otters , mink , ducks , geese , swans and more around our yard. Langford lake has some of the best bass and trout fishing on the south island. One thing we have always loved here is the fact that there are no gas motors allowed on the lake, this makes it much more enjoyable as your not being buzzed by jet skis and big boats. From this house you have everything from fine dining, a casino, ocean beaches, shopping, a provincial park and several major golf courses all within 5-15 minutes away. No matter what your interests you'll find its not far from here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to Victoria seeking relaxation and certainly found it. We enjoyed so many things but especially our daily row on the lake. How beautiful our stay here has been. We feel blessed to have stolen this time here. Love T...'s

PS your gardens are espesially fine - thankyou for its beauty.
Sep 2007
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Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms on main floor . 1 with tub/ shower and 1 with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Futon Couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower Games room has a double futon couch
    Twin Bunk Beds - 1 bunk bed , ***NEW 2014 Bunk Bed main floor nook, these are twin beds
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 comfortable queen size beds with quality sheets and pillow cases, fold out Baby Crib (1) available on request, We have added (summer 2014) Twin Bunk beds, these are in a private corner of the house and are great for kids, but are also usuable by adults (6'2'max). We also have a double futon couch /bed in the lower games room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor patio area, Gas BBQ., Lake side table and chairs, Gas fire pit, Boat and dock, also Swimming float anchored in the lake.


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3BR+VICTORIA CLASSIC LAKE HOUSE Close to the City on Private Lake Front
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 54 reviews
St. Charles, MO

A Nature Lover's Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Lake House was even better than I had anticipated. The interior décor is light and fresh and the windows throughout the home admit copious amounts of sunlight. Each room was so very clean, and Roy & Valerie had fresh flowers awaiting our arrival. From the resident quail and feisty hummingbirds we viewed out the kitchen window to the tranquil evenings on the dock, the Lake House has it all. It is conveniently located near Highway 1 which took us into Victoria, and it is also near Highway 17 which took us north to Swartz Bay for a morning of Kayaking. Each room has its own temperature control which my sister and I appreciated very much. Our 81-year-old mother was traveling with us and she could get as toasty as she wanted in her room while we kept our rooms very cool.

We enjoyed our stay so much that we hope to return again in 2018.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments, the wildlife around the house and lake are always a pleasure to see. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to your return visit. thanks again ....Roy n Val
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Unique house on beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

An interesting older home that is sort of cobbled together but comfortable and clean. The view of the lake, especially from the lower yard is beautiful. Unfortunately for us older folks there are many stairs and for one of us, who had a leg problem, she wasn't able to get down to the yard to see the beautiful lake view. This would be a good house for a family who is agile as there are several different levels and the outside steps and yard are very uneven. Also whomever sleeps in the top level bedroom has to go down quite a few stairs to get to the bathroom. If we had had the time we would have loved to try out the paddle boat! Hosts are great and very helpful! We all found the second stair to the lower bath to be somewhat of a hazard as it is shaped strangely. The basement level is sort of like being in a cave with it's stone walls! The living room is a bit small with seating for 5 people, there is one smaller bedroom but the other 2 are good sized and the bunks for the kids are great! The baths are all shared. The house is in excellent shape and well taken care of and nicely secluded for peace and quiet! Great place for families and kids!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We were glad you enjoyed your stay at the lake . Roy n Val
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Fernie, BC

Visiting our first granddaughter

  • 5 of 5

Was a great spot to have everyone over. The weather was great so we were in the water ever day. Close to everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are glad everything worked out good for you ..... look forward to seeing you another day. Roy n Val
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Great place for a family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed being able to fit in 4sets of family members and being able to cook and BBQ in the lovely area down below next to the lake.

The house contained everything we needed and we were well taken care of.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation destination

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks here for a family vacation in August. The cottage is lovely - comfortable, nicely furnished and well out-fitted. We were a group of 4 adults, an infant and two dogs and there was lot's of space to gather together or find a quiet corner. Waking up to that view of the lake each morning was such a pleasure!

The weather was warm and sunny during our stay, so we spent a lot of time outside sitting on the dock or finding shade on the lawn. This is a very private location on a quiet lake, with occasional paddleboarders, kayakers or fishermen going by, but mostly it felt like we were there alone. Road construction noise from beyond the lake was annoying during the day, but will stop when the road is complete.

The location is excellent, with easy access to downtown Victoria, the coastal highway to Sooke and Port Renfrew and virtually at the start of the Malahat highway north to Port Cowichan. The beauty of this cottage is that the lakeside location feels so completely removed from the city with abundant wildlife, yet all the amenities you could need are only a short drive away. Enjoyed the local produce at the farmers market in Langford on Saturdays.

The owners, Roy and Val, live next door and were excellent hosts. They were quick to respond to any questions, offered helpful advice regarding restaurants and things to do, and were very respectful of our privacy.

We loved this place and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for your visit and for your great review. It was nice having you as our guests and we also look forward to your return visit. Many guests have commented on the excellent location of the house, for easy access to most of Victoria and southern Vancouver Island.
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Great family spot on the lake

  • 4 of 5

We had a week at the cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it. The shade was much appreciated, and it was easy to find sunny spots on the lawn or dock. I particularly liked the cool basement on hot afternoons. It was very quiet, even on a long weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and we enjoyed having you as our guests ....hope to see you another day ....roy n val
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Golf ( 3 top courses within 5 -10 minutes), Casino within 5 minutes, kids park with mini golf 5 min away,around lake hiking trail 100mtrs/yards from house.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $277.18
Pet Fee $59.4 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

RATES include rent, and final cleaning.
JULY AND AUG ARE ONLY RENTED SUNDAY TO SUNDAY high Summer ... rentals are 7days or 14 days or 21 days only

Monthly Plus extra $175 for Utilities Nov - April

NO TAX on monthly

***CANCELLATION POLICY: If more than 90 days from booking full refund. If less than 90 days until booking arrival Guest is responsible for full rental amount. If the owner can re book property monies will be refunded on a dollar for dollar basis minus cancellation fee of $200.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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