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Beautiful 2 BR Suite Between Victoria and Sidney

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) country living, but close to shops

“Welcome home” to Wallace House, a vacation rental suite located between Victoria and Sidney in beautiful Saanichton. Perfectly located, we are only 10 minutes away from the famous Butchart Gardens, Victoria International airport, the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, and the Anacortes Ferry Terminal. Victoria is an easy 20 minute drive away. Sidney is even closer, a 10 minute drive. Wallace House is situated on over half an acre. Although we are in the country, we are an easy walk to a major grocery store, banks, restaurants, coffee shops and all other amenities. We are adjacent to walking and bicycling routes and trails. We have views across the farm land to the ocean, Gulf Islands and Mount Baker. Our guests can walk to a local beach in about 20 minutes.

Our vacation suite has over 1,100 square feet of comfortable living, suitable for couples or families, up to four people. We supply kitchen appliances and utensils for all your cooking needs, including coffee and tea. Initial breakfast makings are provided. Laundry facilities are also available. There is no smoking on the premises.

Keywords: Suite, cycling, hot tub, free wifi, hiking, laundry, full kitchen, TV, DVDs, rural,

self-contained, beach, private, off-road parking, ocean views, Sidney by the Sea, ferries, wineries, airport, boating, golf, shops, restaurants, pubs, Saanichton village, Butcharts Gardens, Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, patio, bbq

More Details

Owner
Kirk and Gloria Robinson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Kirk and Gloria Robinson

Your hosts, Kirk and Gloria, moved here from the Vancouver area in 2006 to retire. We are really enjoying the laid-back Island life. We have been married for 37 years and our children and grandchild live in Victoria. We enjoy walking on the local trails and Kirk has bicycled all over the Peninsula.

Kirk and Gloria Robinson purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Kirk and Gloria Robinson chose Victoria

We love the country location and ocean views on our half-acre rural property. We enjoy all the walking trails and bike routes in the area and can walk to a beach in about 30 minutes. We have arbutus and Douglas Fir trees, with rabbits, eagles, quail and deer spotted regularly. We have feeders for the hummingbirds, and see lots of other species as well.

What makes this apartment unique

Our guests can easily walk to Saanichton Village for groceries, restaurants and other amenities. Our suite is very large with 2 bedrooms, a private entrance and off-road parking. There is a private lawn with patio set to enjoy the view and gardens.

Guestbook comments from the owner

An amazing and homely suite - it has all the lovely touches that make it feel like home. Everything is thought of that makes you feel you're staying with friends rather than an impersonal hotel chain. Gloria & Kirk, thanks for making our family feel so welcome. It has been so lovely to relax for a few days and the suite is so large and the breakfast is also a lovely bonus - the jam & muffins were a treat! I will tell everyone in Australia about your lovely suite - and we will be back in a few years!
Jan 2012
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Amenities

Central Saanich Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Beautiful 2 BR Suite Between Victoria and Sidney
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 22 reviews
4

A sweet and soulful stay in Saanichton

  • 4 of 5

My son, husband, and I recently stayed in Kirk and Gloria's beautiful suite in Saanichton for a weekend, to catch up with family who were staying not too far away. We had an absolutely fantastic time during our stay, with all the comforts of home. The kitchen was a joy to cook in, the beds were a dream to sleep in, and the suite was clean and cozy.

Kirk and Gloria were available for any requests or advice we needed, and provided the most delicious muffins, fresh fruit, milk, and OJ for our first morning. They were kind and thoughtful in all our interactions, and made our stay as idyllic as possible. Gloria even called me to tell me that I'd lost an earring, and offered to mail it back to me. Not every host would go to the trouble of providing such excellent service.

The only complaint I have is regarding the shower. It is quite small, and those of a medium to large build (or tall guys) may find it troublesome to maneuver in. There was a wonderful jacuzzi tub however, so those requiring a soak after going on one of the many beautiful hikes in the area will have a chance to have a good soak.

Overall, this was a solid 4 star getaway. The suite's accessibility to many attractions and quaint sightseeing spots lend itself to well to family stays. We would certainly book again, and are happy to recommend this island gem.

Thanks Kirk and Gloria!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting you and your family. Sorry you thought the shower was a little on the small size. It's a standard 32 inch shower which we plan to replace with a 36 inch one when we do the bathroom renovation. We appreciate your review, and hope you will return again sometime soon. Thanks for staying with us! Kirk and Gloria
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Cochrane, AB Canada
5

An absolute gem - everything you could want !!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was outstanding in every way. The suite was very spacious, very clean and very well appointed. Gloria & Kirk were extremely nice, welcoming & accomodating. They take "welcome" to a new level with their personal touches: milk, juice, coffee, bread, fruit, homemade jam & muffins & even a bouquet of fresh flowers.....thanks for thinking of everything that a traveller is looking for. The property is also in a wonderful location.... quietly away from city with lovely walking possibilities, yet very close to everything that a visitor may want to see. I highly recommend this property & would love to return

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little bit of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Wallace House. The suite is beautifully appointed. Kirk and Gloria are a lovely couple who do everything to make sure your stay is perfect. Gloria's muffins are so yummy! The extra touches like fresh flowers on the table, breakfast fixings for your first morning truly make this a home away from home. The location is perfect. I loved sitting on the lawn looking across fields to the ocean. It's close enough to walk to the grocery store but far enough to give you the peace and serenity of the countryside. Lovely walks.

Beautiful Sidney by the sea is a short drive. The ocean with its beautiful natural shoreline and Sandy beach is a short drive. Victoria is only 20 minutes away. For those who prefer not driving, there is a bus at the end of the road that will take you to Sidney or Victoria.

What's not to love about Wallace House.....Nothing!

We love it here and can hardly wait to return. This is by far our favourite vacation home. Kirk and Gloria are very special people that we can't wait to see again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
5

What an excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our 3 nights at Wallace House. The "Awesome VRBO" review by Lori G. who apparently stayed just before us says just about everything I could say. We made great use of the information booklet Kirk and Gloria have put together for guests. The house is extremely comfortable, well equipped and clean. We were close to hassle-free shopping and good restaurants in Sidney, but the tourist sights of Victoria were only a short drive south. Kirk and Gloria were very friendly and helpful. This is an excellent value for any Vancouver Island vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome VRBO

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful experience, I will stay here again on my next trip. I cannot say nice enough things about Gloria and Kirk. Our visit to Victoria was all the better for having the pleasure of meeting them and getting to know them. They were very attentive to our needs and were quick to give suggestions on dining and sightseeing. My son was competing in a race in Victoria and they promptly offered to keep his bike in the garage for safe keeping as well as to use the hot tub to soak his tired muscles. The unit was spacious, spotless, well stocked and extremely quiet. I don’t think the pictures do the place justice. It was very nicely furnished and decorated, I appreciated the vase of flowers on the dining room table. Nice sized kitchen, dining room and living room with comfortable furniture and nice television. I am very particular about my bed and I found the bed to be very comfortable. It was both soft and supportive, I slept spectacularly. Gloria baked some delicious blueberry muffins that my son and I both loved. She also left us milk, orange juice, fruit, cereal, coffee, tea, and general cooking supplies. The Wallace house is a VRBO gem, superb hosts and an excellent place at an affordable price.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WOW - such a nice surprise

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Kirk and Gloria's lovely suite for 3 nights to be close to Saanich Peninsula hospital - the perfect location. When I arrived Kirk and Gloria greeted me and showed me around the suite. All I can say is WOW! It is better than the pictures show. Very spacious with a large kitchen and living area. The bedrooms are large and the beds are very comfortable. I was left bread, butter, milk, cereal, fresh muffins and fruit - the perfect start to my days.

I would highly recommend this suite. It is both convient to Victoria and the ferries as well as being quiet and relaxing. Thank you Kirk and Gloria!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5.2 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Prairie Inn
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Sidney - Anacortes Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Ardmore Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Patricia Bay Highway (Highway 17)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Prairie Inn
Nearest Ski
260 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Island View Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Butchart Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Saanichton Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Sidney-by-the-Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Island View Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Sidney Spit National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Centennial Park
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Central Saanich Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$73
$441
$1,383
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$85
$512
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$85
$512
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

These rates are for 2 people, each additional person is $20.00 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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