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Beautiful 2 BR Suite Between Victoria and Sidney

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


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

Kirk and Gloria Robinson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 7, 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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Central Saanich Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Beautiful 2 BR Suite Between Victoria and Sidney
average rating of 4.904762 based on 26 reviews

Spacious, clean, comfortable. Gloria and Kirk were so friendly and helpful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience. Gloria and Kirk are gracious hosts--friendly, accommodating, and helpful! There was plenty of space for the three of us that stayed, and we found the accommodations to be comfortable, clean, and homey. The location was perfect for us, as it is close to the cidery, and about 20 mins drive to downtown Victoria. Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely hosts!

  • 4 of 5

Spacious, Clean, Caring kind hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, friendly, helpful hosts. Beautiful property off the beaten path but within easy driving distance of Victoria, Sidney, etc. Kirk and Gloria had outfitted the suite with everything we could have hoped for and more (like Gloria's delicious muffins). We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Errol, Scotland

Ideal for us

  • 5 of 5

This very spacious suite was ideal for our needs as a young family of four. Our hosts were lovely and accommodating whilst leaving us completely to our privacy. Very approachable when we needed something though.

The Suite has everything you need for a week or more away from home, is very clean and comfortable and we were very at home here. Saanichton is right there (15 min walk / 2 mins in the car) which has everything else you could need in a village including an award winning Scottish Butcher Shop (Fraser Orr)!

All in we were very satisfied and found our rental to be excellent value for money. ..and yes the muffins on day 1 were excellent! Thanks again to Kirk and Gloria!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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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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
Nearest Point of Interest
Island View Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Sidney Spit National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Centennial Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Central Saanich Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 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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