About the property
- Apartment1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6) Minutes from Down Town
Enjoy the serene garden views from this tastefully decorated, three bedroom, first floor suite in mature and prestigious neighborhood. Your suite is an exquisite, jaw dropping gallery of art and collectables. Relax on 1/3 acre of lovely gardens and 300 square foot patio with barbecue and comfy patio furniture. The gardens have interest, charm and garden art in every corner. Guests compare it to Butchart Gardens only not quite so big! The home in its entirety is very private and quiet, just waiting for the joyous bubbling of your party of friends, loved ones and extended family. Your host is an interesting, mature artist who LOVES children.
Your home is located in charming Cadboro Bay, just minutes from downtown Victoria but far removed from the hustle and bustle. Stroll to parks, walking trails, beach, forest streams, golf, tennis, yoga, paddle boarding, university, and quaint village with all the amenities. Enjoy a 5 minute walk to the shallow, warm waters of the sandy, driftwood strewn Cadboro Bay Beach great for a romantic sunset dinner picnic or a perfect family picnic and chilaxing, it's great for the little ones too. Our newly renovated beach park boasts three 30 foot climbing animals, a pirate’s ship, zip line and many other entertaining amenities for the kids, just two blocks from your vacation suite. The five kilometer scenic beach route to downtown Victoria’s many attractions offers stunning ocean and snow capped mountain vistas.
Your suite has a large, comfortable living and dining room complete with large screen TV, and excellent sound system. Extra big, fully-equipped kitchen with bar seating for 6, views and walk-out to the unbelievable 1/3 acre perfectly manicured flower gardens and patio that is complete with barbecue and comfy conversation set for 6. The huge master bedroom has queen sized bed and office area. Second bedroom with full/double bed and convenient desk. Sweet third bedroom with twin bed and desk. The suite is completed with full sized washer and dryer.
This beautiful suite is perfect for the extended family and is enjoyed by romantic couples as well.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Property Owner
I am a native of Santa Cruz California, fell in love with Victoria at first site so made it my home in which to start my family 34 years ago. I am still here and am so grateful to be a Canadian citizen now. Canada is very good to its people. As a life long artist and career graphic designer I have brought my creativity to this whole property from the uniquely decorated interior to every inch of the third acre yard.
Why Property Owner chose Saanich
It was all about the view! I had a view growing up in California and one of my goals as an adult was to have a wonderful water view. I realized that goal when I purchased this piece of heaven 25 years ago. I walk the beach here most days and think I would perish if I did not have this fresh and clean Canadian ocean air to breath.
What makes this Apartment unique
The home is a perfect example of vintage California Ranch style home. Altho it has been updated beautifully it retains all the charm and appointments of this wonderful style. It has always reminded me of a perfectly preserved vintage Chris Craft boat.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Everything we had hoped for.
This place suited my extended family so well! From my two-year-old to my mom and my grandma. Beautiful part of Victoria, lovely beach, a garden that rivals Butcharts. And a hostess with the mostest!
The ad doesn't do it justice!
We were surprised when we got to this lovely home that not much had been mentioned about the lively little village that is a five minute walk away. We enjoyed coffee there every morning, then a walk along the beach back home. And we had lunch most days at the most excellent Thai restaurant. And they have a fantastic small grocery with lots of cottage industry local foods. There is a great place to rent paddle boards and the bay is a wonderful place to learn to paddle as it is very calm.
Our hostess was very kind and could not do enough for us. She loaned us the use of her printer and gave us a great list of restaurants to try as we are foodies as I believe you say it in Canada.
We visited from France and hope we can come back again in the next few years. We just love Victoria!
Irene's place is wonderful. It's super cozy, clean and comfortable. The garden is AMAZING - a mini Butchart Garden. Irene is very nice and helpful. I have never met a better host. I would love to come back again : )
Oh my goodness, these international travellers were so wonderful! They loved sitting outside during the day on the very comfy conversation sets looking out at the garden, planning their day, doing their correspondence, drinking their tea, listening to their classical music on the outdoor speakers. And we found out that I am connected to one of them even though she lives a world away from me and we have never met before. About 2° of Connection away! A beautiful story. I hope they will come back! They are very cultured and intelligent and took perfect care of my home.
Fantastic vacation accommodation and area
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cadboro Bay. The beds were comfortable, as well as the living area and kitchen facilities. We lounged outside on the patio every day and also utilized the BBQ available.
Irene was very helpful with information of things to do and see in Victoria and area. Such a fantastic host and very accommodating!!
The location is within walking distance of the beach and village. The village has a quality grocery store, a liquor store, coffee shops and dining which is so convenient if you do not want to drive anywhere for dinner or lunch. Beautiful trails for hiking as the University of Victoria campus is just minutes away.
We hope to come back sometime soon!
I loved this couple of couples. Brother and sister and respective spouses. It is so wonderful to watch people on vacation. So happy, so full of love. So full of appreciation. I did not want them to leave.
I could happily have them stay forever.
Oh Em Gee! I'd like to take this house home with me.
This home is full of art, like a gallery, so tasteful! Lots of ideas to take home with me. It has absolutely everything you would need. Outfitted just like a home. And the garden, it's better than Butchart's! Just as beautiful and you get it all to yourself. The host is amazing, really lovely to our children. She has made lasting memories for them. And for us, and My parents. The location couldn't be better. Easy to get to town and to all the other magic that the island offers. My only dissatisfaction is that we only booked a week, I wished we had booked two. There is just so much to say.
We have already booked for next year!
Beautiful home with stunning views!
We just returned home from a terrific vacation in Victoria, BC. From the minute we arrived at Irene's beautiful home, we felt very comfortable, relaxed and very welcome. The home was very well appointed with gorgeous views. It was very clean and had lots of space to put all of our stuff (travelling with kids you always have tonnes of stuff!) The beautiful kitchen was very well stocked and we enjoyed cooking there on our vacation. The back garden is the most beautiful home garden we have ever seen. It was tranquil and a lovely place to read or enjoy a morning coffee. You will love staying here!!
Your home is located in charming Cadboro Bay, just minutes from downtown Victoria but far removed from the hustle and bustle. Stroll to parks, walking trails, beach, golf, tennis, university, and quaint village with all the amenities. Enjoy the shallow, warm waters of the sandy, driftwood strewn Cadboro Bay Beach great for a romantic dinner picnic or perfect for the little ones, complete with 30 foot climbing animals and a pirate’s ship just two blocks from your vacation home. The five kilometer scenic beach route to downtown Victoria’s many attractions offers stunning ocean and snow capped mountain vistas. Golf: Many, many golf options near by. Great golf town.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Summer Season: Price quoted is for 2 people. For 3-6 people please add $36.00 per night. Bookings made less than 1 week in advance of arrival may be made through VRBO. Bookings made more than 1 week in advance must be made directly with the owner. Monthly rate based on 28 nights. Rates subject to change until reservation completed.