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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 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.


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Country Cottage - 1BR Modern & Cozy Located Mins from Victoria
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 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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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Deborah and Dave were so welcoming and were wonderful hosts. The cottage is so cozy and just like home with everything you could possibly need to make meals. The location is serene with a view of the pond in a garden setting. We would not hesitate to re-book at Woodruff Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thoroughly enjoyed the area and hospitality

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is perfectly equipped right down to the knives! It is an oasis in the woods and a must do! We will come back for sure. Fabulous owners too'

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous beautiful peaceful cottage in garden oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is so peaceful in such a beautiful surroundings that we did not want to leave.

Will definitely return for a longer visit! Hosts were amazing, very helpful, friendly and generous with their time. Gorgeous gardens and natural environment to relax. Cottage was perfectly apppointed....lacked for nothing.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Super Cozy Cottage. Comfy bed. Well appointed. Lovely hosts.

Beautiful property. Great location.

Really hope we can go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $31.83
Additional Guest Fee $7.96 per person per night

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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