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Country Cottage - 1BR Modern & Cozy Located Mins from Victoria

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Peaceful and private, this modern country cottage is centrally located minutes north of downtown Victoria. Woodruff Cottage is close to Butchart Gardens, Sidney by The Sea, local food markets within walking distance, local wineries, and local regional parks with numerous hiking, biking and walking trails. It's location allows quiet and privacy in the country, yet easy access to Victoria as well as many activities and local attractions. Woodruff Cottage is a 15 minute drive from the airport and ferries.

The cottage is located on the owner's one acre property amongst mature trees and overlooks a large pond and garden. It has been designed to maximize separation and privacy for the both the visitor and owner. Enjoy sitting on your private deck listening to the sound of birds, owls and frogs. The cottage has one bedroom with a queen sized bed, one bathroom (with tub), brand new kitchen and livingroom.It is perfect for a couple or individuals seeking comfort and privacy.The futon folds down for an additional sleeping space. It has a fully equipped kitchen and full sized refrigerator. The cottage is electrically heated.. Enjoy your own private entry off a large deck over looking the pond and trees.

Keywords: Private and peaceful, furnished modern country cottage, private deck, artists/writers retreat.

More Details

Deborah Bate
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

Why Deborah Bate chose Vancouver Island

My husband and I fell in love with this property in 2009. We were very drawn to it's beauty and peace. Over the past 2 years we have worked on our home and the cottage making many improvements.

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, and only 20 minutes to downtown Victoria.


Victoria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with bathtub and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon sofa folds down to queen size.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
View of the garden,woods and large pond. Cafe and restaurant / pub located within 5 minutes walking distance from cottage.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Country Cottage - 1BR Modern & Cozy Located Mins from Victoria
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews
Tempe, AZ

Perfect location, lovely property, wonderful hosts, and exceptionally restful stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about Deb and Dave's cottage. Their property itself is like a mini-Butchart gardens and it was so enjoyable to watch them care for their vegetable gardens, fruit trees and bushes, and lovely flowers. They treated us like old friends--giving us advice for travels when we needed it and inviting us in for tea when we came looking for an extra blanket, but never intruding on our privacy or need for quiet space. It was as peaceful as we had hoped for. When we arrived, there were fresh lilacs on the table and the cottage was spotless. The location is perfect: 10 minutes from Butchart, 15-20 minutes from downtown Victoria, 15 minutes from a bike shop to rent bikes for the Galloping Goose, and 25 minutes from the airport/Sidney...not to mention within walking distance of the BEST bakery and cafe on the island--Mosi. Watch out--it's addicting! Their pastries, eggs benedict, and gelato are to die for. And if you want to prepare your own food, the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking. We highly recommend Deb and Dave's cottage and hope we can return!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel very lucky to meet lovely folks as these and it is very satisfying to know they had a great experience staying at the cottage.
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A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The country cottage was perfect for us. Plenty of space for 2 people and located in a beautiful setting. Most everything that we wanted to see and do was within a 20-30 minute drive and the cottage was a lovely, peaceful place to come back to.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Hosts and Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Dave and Deb have a beautiful and peaceful property and is centrally located between downtown Victoria and the Victoria airport. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The Cottage was clean, cozy and had everything we needed. Dave and Deb were great hosts; thanks for the welcome coffee, wine and fresh salmon. We would defiantly recommend their place.

Glenn and Eleisa Anderson

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation - good location - great hosts - highly recommended! !

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and cozy cottage. Perfect location and fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Woodruff cottage. It was the perfect location and such a beautiful setting. Deb and Dave were lovely hosts, recommending some wonderful restaurants and making sure we had everything we needed (cooking needs, laundry, bedding -- all were perfect!) We enjoyed dinner on the porch watching the birds and enjoying the property's landscaping. The property was within walking distance to bike trails, an incredible bakery/cafe, and just a short drive to downtown Victoria. It was the perfect home base for a girls weekend/race-cation. We would highly recommend to everyone and hope we can return again for another visit. Thanks Deb and Dave for making our trip fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodruff cottage is a beautiful and relaxing setting.

  • 5 of 5

Woodruff cottage was all we hoped. The beautiful grounds, the furnishings and the well furnished cottage made our stay just like home. We recieved a warm welcome from our host and very much enjoyed visiting with them. We highly recommend and will stay here again on our next visit to Victoria.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Brentwood Bay Spa and Lodge
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Swartz Bay ferry terminal
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Mosi Cafe
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Island View
Nearest Point of Interest
Tia's Heritage Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Roadhouse Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Barn Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Butchart Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Coles Regional Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Sidney By the Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Church and State Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Victoria Spirits
Nearest Point of Interest
Gowlland Tod Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Elk/Beaver Regional Park

Rural setting with markets ,wineries picturesque scenery, many outdoor activities. Close to town yet in the country!


Rates & Availability

Victoria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $31.9

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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