Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
About Cathie Dias
Your hosts, Ron and Cathie, will welcome you with open arms, but there will be no need for awkward conversations and interactions. Your hosts will be available to offer recommendations on dining, attractions, shopping, and more, but you will have the suite and garden all to yourself.
Cathie Dias purchased this Studio in 2006
Why Cathie Dias chose Saanich East
Nestled amongst a stand of notorious Gary Oaks, Waterloo Garden Suite immerses you in the heart of a private, quiet garden sanctuary.
What makes this Studio unique
Luxuriate over gourmet coffee, fresh scones and home made preserves while lingering on your private patio. Enjoy scrumptious, healthy muffins while you sip herbal tea and curl up on the loveseat in the privacy of your own suite.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
So happy we booked here!
We stayed at the Garden Suite for 5 nights and we couldn’t have found a more perfect spot. It is one of the few online rentals I’ve made that looks exactly like the pictures on the listing. It is “IKEA”-style furnished, with clean, modern, simple decor and cabinetry. The kitchen is the best stocked kitchen with almost every gadget you might want for cooking or baking (including a salad spinner!) Even the knives are sharp and the silverware is good quality. There is ample room in refrigerator and freezer for food and drinks. We were taking a 3 day class in a neighboring area, and loved being able to enjoy breakfast en-suite before heading out. Cathie even accommodated our gluten-free request and provided some items for breakfast for the first morning. There is a nice table and chairs (no cheap plastic ones here!) outside on the patio and it was warm enough one morning to have breakfast outside and enjoy the beautiful garden and trees. The bed was comfortable and we slept very well, thanks also to the quietness of the neighborhood and the hosts who live upstairs. We appreciated having laundry facilities to do a load before we headed up to the Comox Valley for a few days. The city was also easy to navigate (with Google maps) and we headed downtown most every evening to enjoy the delicious food that Victoria has to offer. The studio apartment was very clean, thanks to Cathie who takes care of that herself because she has such high standards. One can tell that she has made the Garden Suite a place where she would choose to stay on vacation! Being environmentally conscious (they provide recycling and composting info), they have motion detector lights that come on when approaching their garage and then side stairs and entry to the studio apartment below. My only suggestion, since we arrived in the dark and most evenings came back in the dark, is to have a garage light that stays on, so one can see to walk in the driveway. I highly recommend this property and we will definitely rebook should we find ourselves in Victoria in the future!
WOW!!! What a review!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. You have pointed out all of the features we hope help folks make a decision to come to stay! We try our best to make sure our guests feel like they are getting great value and that "what you see is what you get" when looking at the photos. I do pride myself in keeping the place spotless! I like to provide some "welcome food" since sometimes travelling can be exhausting and this way, you have got a few days worth of breakfast items already,
AND...I have Ron working at getting the driveway lit for night time arrivals. Thanks for the suggestion. I had thought the garage sensor would work, but as you say, you need to see to walk onto driveway first . Please tell your friends to come and stay as well...please come back another time!!!
The hosts were overly accomodating as we were welcomed by homemade scones and jam and numerous other items in the refigerator left for us. The suite was immaculate and ever so cozy. A beauiful view out our window of their well kept garden. We couldn't of had a better experience anywhere else. Next time we return to Victoria I'm hoping we are fortunate that Ron & Cathie will have an availability. I gjve our stsy a 10 out of 10
Thank you so much for the "5 STAR" rating and saying your stay was 10 out of 10! We really do strive to make your experience memorable! You are welcome back anytime!
Charming, fabulously quiet garden retreat
We were welcomed as soon as we stepped on the property and treated to a lovely garden view from our charming apartment. It is an open concept unit with a sleeping nook, a comfortable living room area and a very well-equipped kitchen area with eating counter and stools. There are also washing facilities.
The hosts had anticipated our wishes, supplied breakfast food and were willing to assist with information. I wholeheartedly recommend this unit.
Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the suite and the garden views. We try our best to make your experience 5 stars!
Please come back anytime and we appreciate the care you took inside as well.
More than what you expect
Cathie and Ron welcomed us with open arms and the fresh baked goods and home made preserves were such a nice surprise. On our first night Ron surprised us with fresh corn on the cob for dinner! They are such a lovely couple and we thoroughly enjoyed our chats with them. The suite was the perfect size and offered all the amenities we needed to make our stay comfortable and homey. The garden is beautiful and offers quite solitude after a busy day visiting relatives or sightseeing. Highly recommend this rental for anyone who is visiting Victoria and wants a centrally located, clean, quite, comfortable rental with friendly helpful owners.
We will rent this unit again; Trish and Marshall
You two!! Just great guests! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the suite provided everything you could possibly need. The garden certainly is a great place to relax and just enjoy this great city we live in. You are welcome back here anytime!! Thanks for such a great review!
Everything was perfect, incredibly clean, beautiful garden setting, quiet neighborhood, and even a few food essentials to get us started. Just a wonderful experience.
So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the compliments on the cleanliness! We do our best to make it fabulous for our guests. We have traveled enough
to appreciate a few essentials being added such as coffee, tea, bread, jam, fruit etc, so I am glad you liked that special touch! THANK YOU for taking such great care in our garden suite and please come back anytime!!
A quiet garden cottage just north of the city, this modern residence is a clean, comfortable oasis, with easy access up and down the Saanich Peninsula. Owner put a lot of thought into this property, making our visit both carefree and cozy. Highly recommended!