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Gracious Sensous and Charming 3 Bedroom Garden Suite in Paradise

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Property Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

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 Cadboro Bay

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.

Amenities

Cadboro Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • No shoes in the house please and children must wear shoes outside and remove them when coming in, even if that's 100 times a day ;) That's it!
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 piece bath with large glass and tile shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1) 1 Queen size bed and full/double sofa bed Bedroom 2) 1 full/double bed Bedroom 3) 1 twin bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large Flat Screen Cable TV, WIFI, Full Gourmet Kitchen, Patio and Lounge Furniture, Parking, Better than Butchart Gardens surround the home.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

The ad doesn't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

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 : )

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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5

Fantastic vacation accommodation and area

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Come baaaaack!!!
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5

Oh Em Gee! I'd like to take this house home with me.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday house, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in a great location for visiting Victoria. Irene was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The house is well equipped, really cosy and modern with very tasteful decoration and furnishings. We loved our "home from home" , it was a wonderful stay and we highly recommend this holiday house!

***Thank you so much, Irene!! The girls are still talking about you and the dogs every day! We would like to come back!! Hugs from France!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Beautiful home with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Swartz Bay BC Ferry
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 17
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Cadboro Bay Beach

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $312.16
Exit cleaning fee. $117.06

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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