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

(33 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Other Amenities

  • View of the garden,woods and large pond. Cafe and restaurant / pub located within 5 minutes walking distance from cottage....moreless


  • Books


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Victoria ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Our own private lake complete with ducks,birds of several species, water lilies and grasses....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Observatory Hill seen in distant from property....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Ocean on both sides of the peninsula within 10 kilometres....moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Broadmead village and Brentwood Bay village both within 5 kilometres....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Complete set of linens and towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Overlooking pond...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking location within property...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New upright washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    The cottage is eletrically heated and woodstove is optional....moreless



  • Deck / Patio:

    Private deck overlooking pond with BBQ....moreless



Write a review 5
from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$589 $2,207

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$85 $85
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$552 $1,839

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $29.43

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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  • A

    Tia's Heritage Cafe View on map

    Five minute walk to local cafe which is open for breakfast and lunch.

  • B

    Roadhouse Grill View on map

    Five minute walk to local pub and restaurant with live entertainment.

  • C

    Red Barn Market View on map

    A country market with assortment of local produce and specialty meats

  • D

    Butchart Gardens View on map

    Benvenuto, Italian for 'welcome', is the name the Butcharts used for their original estate, now a National Historic Site of Canada, and still privately owned by family descendants. The Butchart Gardens offers 22ha (55 acres) of wonderful floral display located in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island

  • E

    Coles Regional Park View on map

    Located at 9324 Inverness Rd North Saanich.It is a public beach 15 minutes from Sparton Road. Coles Bay offers a gentle swimming beach, and forest trails suitable for the whole family. Follow either the Beach Trail or the Nature Trail on a 10 minute stroll from the main parking lot to the beach.

  • F

    Sidney By the Sea View on map

    Sidney is a year round tourist destination with 3.6 kilometres of waterfront and many wonderful activities to explore including: a Historical Museum; the Ocean Discovery Centre; whale watching; street statues and murals; a Mineral World; and our 420 ft. Fishing Pier with a thriving marine life Artificial Reef. The waterfront location allows for many other water related activities such as boating, sailing, kayaking, diving and fishing

  • G

    Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse View on map

    Local cidery located at 2487 Mt. St Michael Road Ph. 250 544-4824.Raise a glass, relax and enjoy the view. Sip some cider and savour a tasting platter. Take a tour and browse our pantry for unique gifts.

  • H

    Church and State Winery View on map

    Church and State Winery, Located within a 5 minute drive from Butchart Gardens at 1445 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay Ph. 250 652-2671

  • I

    Victoria Spirits View on map

    Victoria Gin is Canada's first premium gin which is hand made in small batches from a wood-fired still. They welcome visitors for a tour of the still and gin production.Located at 6170 Old West Saanich Road Victoria BC Ph. 250 544 8217.

  • J

    Gowlland Tod Park View on map

    Gowlland Tod Provincial Park provides excellent day-use recreation opportunities for hiking, nature appreciation and picnicking. Located off Ross Durrance Rd.

  • K

    Elk/Beaver Regional Park View on map

    The lake is used cooperatively by swimmers, wind surfers, sailors, water-skiers, fishers and rowers. Some park trails are designated multi-use, for hikers, cyclists and horse riders, while others are for hiking only. Located off Brookleigh Rd.

15 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria International
7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Brentwood Bay Spa and Lodge
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Swartz Bay ferry terminal
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 17
250 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Mosi Cafe
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Island View

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

Why the Owner Chose Victoria, BC, Canada:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Privacy, and only 20 minutes to downtown Victoria.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • View of cottage from owners garden

    View of cottage from owners garden

  • Private deck

    Private deck

  • Deck and view of pond

    Deck and view of pond

  • Duck visiting our pond

    Duck visiting our pond

  • Livingroom


  • Kichen


  • Looking toward bedroom and kitchen

    Looking toward bedroom and kitchen

  • Bedroom


  • Bathroom


  • View of owners garden and home

    View of owners garden and home

  • Owners new raised beds for vegetables

    Owners new raised beds for vegetables

  • Woodruff Cottage

    Woodruff Cottage

  • Private Entry to Cottage

    Private Entry to Cottage

  • View from deck of woodland and pond

    View from deck of woodland and pond

  • Livingroom showing woodstove

    Livingroom showing woodstove

  • Dining table and chairs

    Dining table and chairs

  • Full sized stove and refridgerator

    Full sized stove and refridgerator

  • Bedroom with queen sized bed

    Bedroom with queen sized bed

  • Bedroom


  • Bathroom


  • New stacking washer and dryer

    New stacking washer and dryer

  • Owners Garden

    Owners Garden

VRBO #390217

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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