Waterlily Lane has the four key ingredients to a worthwhile vacation: location, price, incredible view over a private lakefront and a comfortable home with easy access to the warm lake and surrounding activities.
For a sense of the "wow" factor watch The Skyguys produced aerial video:
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'Waterlily' is the perfect gathering place for a island family reunion or small group getaway - lots of gathering places and a private deck overlooking the lake.
"Waterlily " is close to Victoria the capital city of British Columbia with it's unique history and charm. WE ARE 10 mins from 3 different golf courses. Or 20 mins away from 2 world class tourist attractions. The Butcharts Gardens and Victoria's inner harbour area. 3 ferry terminals are close by and Victoria international airport is 25 mins away.
Walk up the garden path through fruit trees and grape vines across the large sundeck and through french doors into a rambling split level 3 bedroom main house. Waterlily is a renovated 1950's original lake cottage with large editions added 1970's and 2009.
The Pacific west coast beaches is only a short drive away through the manicured lawns of the famous Royal Roads University.
We are SAFE from bed bugs, biting insects, and break ins.
Pets (LIMIT 2) are only allowed from Oct - May...why? To avoid excessive poo clean up and the attracting of flies during the busy summer season.
Our minimum night stay is 2 nights during off season and 4 during summer season - occasionally less if you are filling a gap in the calendar. We try to accommodate folks to fit their travel plans...to a point.
Here is a list of what extras we provide free of charge:
* a 10 x 12 ft electric motor barge to cruise the lake with - easy to use Minn Kota electric trolling motors.
* 2 canoes, 2 kayaks, 2 sup boards, and a sailing dinghy
* 6 bikes to cycle the famous Galloping Goose cycle trail (1 child's)
* lakeside fire pit and the Taki Tiki Bar/change room
* fishing rods, tackle boxes
Once the main house is booked, we don't book different guests into the Lakeview suite to insure privacy for main house guests, although either Peter or I may be in residence in a semi detached suite during your stay.
During summer, the minimum stay booking is 4 nights. (Off season price is $350 Oct-April min stay is 2 nights. longer stays having negotiable pricing)
Stay connected with wireless internet throughout. Iphone docking stations available. There is a printer available too for our Royal Roads University guests.
The BEST meat store on the island (Glenwood Meats) within 200 meter walk. Westshore Mall with 5 plex movie theatre 5 mins away with 2 large grocery stores, Walmart, BC Gov super liquor, restaurants.
The 500 sq ft deck has a 'wow' factor with a 180 degree view over Glen Lake plus a old school hot tub and the best Weber BBQ ever made called 'The Vieluxe.'
The private sloping lakefront boasts a Jimmy Buffet inspired Taki Tiki Bar it rocks, a firepit with a drift wood couch (limited firewood supplied), dock with a cruising barge called 'The Queen', rope swing, 2 canoes, sailing dinghy, 2 kayaks, fishing rods, 2 stand up paddle boards for guest use. Lifejackets to fit ages 3-90 in dock box.
For toddlers/children there is a large park next door with new playground apparatus and a water play feature. Running and hiking trails disappear in the hills behind Waterlily. Grab 1 of 7 bikes and go for a cycle inn the safe Galloping Goose old rail trail for 55kms worth of car free cycling trails. Or the NEW Sooke Wilderness Trail which climbs into the hills behind us and over an old railway trestle to Shawnigan Lake and beyond. It is now a part of the Trans Canada Trail system which connects the Pacific to the Atlantic via recreational (no cars) trail system. Maps provided.
Centrally located Waterlily is on the Saanich peninsula Waterlily is 25 mins from the international airport, ferry terminals and 20 minutes from downtown on Victoria's west shore. Nestled amongst the evergreen paradise called Westhills, 7 mins by road is the the historic Royal Roads University and the oceanfront of Esquimalt Lagoon.
Lots of wildlife visit the property, you even may see our resident fisherman 'Hemingway,' a GREAT blue heron, catching fish off the dock. Or native turtles sunning themselves on a log next door. There are the families of otters crunching on crayfish up in the rope swing tree fort. And often raccoons stop by to gather the ripe fruit during season. More bald eagles live here than across the US border.
Bear Mtn Gym and Yoga center is 10 min drive up the hill. The new Y is walking distance - pool, terrific tube slide, yoga and large weight gym. 5-8km running trails easily accessible on foot or bike go around nearby Lake Langford.
Westhills Stadium home to the Canadian National Rugby team is located on Glen Lake Road just around the corner and across the lake from us. We discount for rugby players and fans on special events ( I am a rugby coach).
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Disclaimer #2 You must be over 25 yrs old to book Waterlily.
Or accompanied by an adult who knows how to take care and respect a nice home.
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