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Oceanfront Spacious Family Home W Private Beach Near Victoria

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

'The Cottage' A waterfront retreat with private beach on Saanich inlet. This 3000 sq ft custom built family home features a bright, open design and spectacular views on every floor. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 with queen beds and one with 2 twin beds, plus a loft which has an office desk and an extra double bed, 2.5 bathrooms including a full ensuite off the master bedroom with separate bath and shower, gas fireplace, 3 decks including a covered one off the loft, a piano, full laundry, all major appliances, a BBQ, wireless HS internet, DVD/VCR, and cable TV. It is also fully furnished and comfortably outfitted for six adults. There are stunning hiking trails close by, public tennis courts and more beaches and water access just down the road. A peaceful, scenic drive of 30 minutes will get you to downtown Victoria or UVic.

Keywords: Waterfront, home, Saanich Inlet, Brentwood Bay, Private Beach, 3 bedroom plus loft, oceanfront, west facing, open, airy, bright, family home, gas fireplace, kids OK, kayaking, sunsets, westcoast, forest, parks, sea life, hiking trails, close to Victoria, Butchart Gardens, retreat, patio, sundeck

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About The Owner

We are both music educators that live close by on the mainland and love to spend as much time as we can at our place on the island.

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Victoria

This property has been in our family since 1967. In 2001 we decided to replace the original 400 square foot cottage and build a new family home. Since then we have been renting it as a vacation home that we also enjoy ourselves. One of the things we've found while renting our home is that people who visit our property want to return and repeat the experience. We are excited to be able to offer our place once again to families wanting a unique vacation home close to nature, but also close to Victoria, Sidney, and Brentwood Bay.

What makes this house unique

Our place is located in a small, quiet community that lets you feel like you are away from it all, yet you are a short 30 minutes away from Downtown Victoria. You are also 15 minutes away from the villages of Brentwood Bay and Saanichton. There are wonderful wineries,restaurants and gardens nearby, plus the added bonus of being on Saanich Peninsula where there are fresh and organic food stands and stalls throughout the area during the growing season. This place that our family has always called 'the Cottage' has been a wonderful summer and winter location to share family gatherings. While the adults are visiting on the main level or outside patio, the kids can be up in the loft playing video games , air hockey etc. Visitors also enjoy the water (some wetsuits provided) swimming, snorkelling and beachcombing. Every evening we have 'Sunset Ceremony' where we toast the sun as it sets behind the Malahat hills across the inlet. The cottage is a great place to retreat and reconnect with nature where you will likely see eagles, herons, seals, otters, and deer. A walk down the road will lead you to a regional park with more hiking trails, waterfalls and beaches to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The driveway Wow! The house Wow! The scenery Wow! We enjoyed ourselves here, we wish we had more time just to stay and relax more. The fireworks at Butchart Gardens Wow! Lots of wild life walking around was great for the girls - a deer came right down to see us while sitting outside. Our last day a family of seals came close and were putting on a show. We will be back and will be bringing more family and friends with us... Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful home.
Sep 2011
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Amenities

Central Saanich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master bedroom and 2nd bedroom (Lilac room), Double Beds (1) Loft, Twin or Single Beds (2) Kid's room
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Oceanfront Spacious Family Home W Private Beach Near Victoria
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 21 reviews
5

Beautiful setting. Amazing view.

  • 5 of 5

Right on the water. Very quiet and private.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house. The location was perfect, with beautiful views,water, and a beautiful provincial park close by. The house is very well stocked ,clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Treehouse by the water

  • 5 of 5

A super comfortable house, well-equipped, light and spacious. Beautiful drive through the woods to reach the house, deer often seen on the way, quiet and serene. Great for a family gathering. Close to Butchart Gardens and provincial parks. Catherine was easy to work with and answered all our questions quickly. Would recommend highly.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the scenery, the ocean and the rooftop patio! Perfect for entertaining, our family will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

A beautiful home in a lovely peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

This property was just as described on the website. It was very clean and everything we needed was provided for us. The owners were very easy to communicate with and promptly replied to any questions we had. It is a beautiful home in a peaceful setting right on the water. We really enjoyed our stay at this home and would love to return for another visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suzanne S.

  • 5 of 5

If there ever were a perfect house in a perfect location, it is this one. We had the privilege of staying in this beautiful retreat for three nights (wish it were much much longer)! Our family of four traveled to this magical place with my parents. It slept six of us very comfortably with a whole bedroom to spare.

After making your way down the steep driveway (take it very slow), the house is entered into on the floor of the three bedrooms. From there you can decide to walk upstairs to the upper room with a tv, a couch, a desk and chair, two beds (a single bed and a double bed) and a door to the lovely upper deck. This area of the house is very high up with beautiful panoramic views of the sea below. It is positively stunning. My children slept up there because this hideaway room had a tree house like feel, and they enjoyed it very much.

On the entry level are three bedrooms- a light green master with a comfy queen bed, walk in closet, amazing views and attached bathroom with an old fashioned soaker tub, a lilac room with a queen and stunning views, and a smaller yellow room with two oversized single beds (perfect for kids). The lilac and yellow bedrooms share a nice full hallway bathroom.

The downstairs (and the most amazing part of the house) is absolutely stunning. There is a bathroom, dining area and living room area to the left of the stairs, and to the right is the fabulous kitchen and the most amazing family room sitting area with huge windows and absolutely beautiful views of the surrounding trees and sea below. This area is by far the best part of the house, and our jaws dropped when we first saw it. Absolutely magical!

From the amazing indoor sitting area, you can go outside to a very nice deck under the trees with several chairs and a table. And from there you can walk down a lovely pathway of stairs to the sea below. There are a lot of stairs but a few places along the way you can stop and sit. If you keep walking, you eventually make your way down to the calm ocean below. My children LOVED the outside and were down by the ocean most of the time scoping out small and large crabs, fish and purple, orange and brown sea stars.

This is a very tall Victorian style home literally built into a cliff. One could easily spend a week/two just relaxing at this fantastic place. I pride myself on finding it as it was an absolute gold mine as far as what the house offers for the price. If you go to Victoria, do NOT miss staying at this fabulous house!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Central Saanich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 19 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$301
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$301
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$221
$2,169
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$261
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $160.63
cleaning fee $200.79

Rates listed are based on a maximum of 6 guests. There will be a $50 per person per night charge for additional guests.

All rates and deposits are subject to change depending on the number of guests and length of stay. There is also an additional cleaning fee of $200 - $300 once again depending of the number of guests and length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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