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Affordable Lakefront Charm in Heart of Bird Sanctuary

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 Full bathroom, sleeps 4; with optional bedding for 2 more

Experience all of the advantages of big city activities with a lakefront country setting, this rancher style house is situated at the end of a cul de sac, in the heart of a bird sanctuary on Glen Lake.

Living area is tastefully decorated and furnished with leather lazyboy (reclining) furniture. Luxury appointments include 8 ft. ceilings with the main room framed by crown molding, hardwood floors, dimmer lights, ceiling fan and pellet stove.

NEW Kitchen/appliances including Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher. Other amenities include Washer and Dryer. Fully Stocked kitchen with all small appliances, dishes and cutlery. Wireless Internet and Digital High Def TV with PVR included.

Western sun exposure makes the house sunny and bright. Outdoor patio area drips with Wisteria in the spring, and provides shade in summer. Yard overlooks Douglas Fir, Gary Oak and Arbutus trees, and of course, the lake. Abundance of blackberries and apples for the picking in the fall

Large private lakefront field for volleyball, badminton or football (or wildlife viewing!)

Perfect for families with children, some pets ok (pet deposit may be required).

Outdoor wood burning firepit, wood and kindling provided

Use the Floating Dock with electric motor and life jackets (use at own risk; boating licence may be required - ask for details) and cruise the lake with your fishing rod and cooler!

Available for a few days, a Week-long Getaway or Extended-Stay

ONLY STEPS away from the NEW Exciting 'City Centre Park' see eagleridgecentre dot com for all of the family activities available including waterpark, bowling, mini golf, outdoor fitness equipment, bike rentals and more! New state of the art YMCA with library, fitness centre and pool/aquatic facilities including watersides and lazy river.

PLEASE READ IF PARTY IS OVER 4 PEOPLE: 3rd 'BEDROOM' listed is a Portable Queen bed which can be set up in the Office area (shared with Master Bedroom). Exyra linens all on site but ask that set up and take down be the responsibility of the guests.

Looking forward to having you!

More Details

Owner
Janette Roch
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Janette Roch

I am a Mortgage Broker in Victoria and own two Student rental houses and (now) one vacation rental. My hobbies include travel planning for friends who come to the island, and event planning for charity fundraisers. I love downhill skiing and travelling abroad in the winter and boating and hiking in the summer. I am a Proud Victorian and am excited to show off my beautiful city/island.

Janette Roch purchased this house in 2010

Why Janette Roch chose Vancouver Island

It's a hidden gem - paradise, with a ton of convenience! Langford is a growing community VERY close to Victoria and lakefront property doesn't come up very often. I love that Glen Lake is an electric motor lake, as it adds to the peace and tranquility. It is only 5km to Bear Mountain Golf and Spa as well as 3 other Golf courses. Family activites are abundant now that City Centre Park has opened, right around the corner (2 min walk)

What makes this house unique

My favorite thing to do is to sit on the patio and listen to the birds sing, watch the rabbits and deer jump across the field, the Canada Geese fly over and land in the lake at dawn and fly away at dusk. Blackbirds, bluebirds, chikadees, quail and robins are everywhere. Squirrels will come and stare at me through the patio door until they recieve thier daily dose of peanuts. This place makes me feel like Snow White!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I felt I should let you know that one of the things that stood out to me about your rental was your attention to simple but valuable details that added an exceptional quality to our experience.



I have rented several vacation properties but these things were unique to yours:



1. The supplies for smores and the maple syrup. My kids loved that. As you can tell since they cleaned out the chocolates.

2. The shampoo and body wash in the bathroom. My girls are spoiled with salon products from their grandmother who owns a beauty salon. They totally appreciated good hair products in the shower.

3. The large selection of brochures in the laundry area. I used them to plan my activities for the day. The Victoria road map book was awsome and we kept it in the van the entire week. You can tell by how used it was and some of the markings on pages. This was so handy.

4. An abundance of cleaning supplies. I have been frustrated at times having to go and buy dish soap or toilet paper just days after arriving at a rental. These are things you don't expect to do when on vacation so having the shelves stocked was a relief.

5. Having great communications with you during our stay. It was great to know we didn't have to hunt you down for days to get something even though there really wasn't much we needed.



We did attend the gardens on Saturday and saw the fireworks. I am so glad you let us know about that event. I was far greater than I expected. As well Richard and the girls fell in love with the gardens. After the fireworks we toured our favorite garden spots again with far less people around and much less noise. We were the last vehicle other than a few buses to leave the parking lot.

I enjoyed the Galloping Goose trail which was directly connected to the Glenn Lake pathway. I went for runs and biked into Victoria several times. It was so convenient and beautiful. We also rented kayaks in Victoria one afternoon.



Thanks for being a great hostess to our stay in Victoria. I have a feeling you will be very successful at renting your home to many more visitors. It is a super location, feels modern, is roomy yet quiet and private.
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Heated Floors, Towels, Shampoo and Conditioner Provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , QUEEN Portable Bed
  • House sleeps 4, Portable Queen Bed is available at no charge and can be set up in Office which is shared with the Master Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Fenced yard keeps small pets in and small children away from the lake until supervised. Vehicle options: BMW X5 (7 pass) or BMW X3 (5 pass) available at $75/day incl taxes. Subject to availability.

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average rating of 4.7727275 based on 46 reviews
5

A place that has everything

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time on our recent trip to this lake house near Victoria. The house is lovely; everything we needed was easily available, and all of us were very comfortable. This is an unusual place because it combined the comforts of living near the city--where we could easily get to a variety of places in and around Victoria--with the relaxing pleasures of being outdoors. In addition to the lake at the foot of the large back yard, a larger beach and playground were down a lovely wooded path, right next door. Our young grandchildren were elated by that. Janette was very easy to communicate with, pleasant, and thoughtful. Thanks for a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

All the descriptions and superlatives contained in so many other reviews are true. Janette has made this a hidden gem a most welcoming place. I suppose the best compliment we can make is that we keep coming back; and fully expect to do so in the future. We love it!

Ray & Jeanine Snohomish, WA, USA

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The home was very comfortable and well stocked with ample supplies. We were very disappointed with the view and the dock. The foliage in the yard and the wetlands that are next to the property block about 70% of the view. It should also be noted, taking the dock onto the lake is a huge chore. You must paddle through huge lily pads, not an easy task. We noticed all the other properties have the lily pads cleared away from their dock area.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. As the field is not owned by me (parkland) and I have only been granted an easement to the waterfront, I am at the mercy of the city to clear the shrubs and lily pads. For some reason this year they haven't got to me yet? Summer is always the thickest foliage with some views and winter gets the best views, as leaves have fallen. (FYI The picture you see on this site was taken in the month of July.). I am so sorry you were disappointed and would love for you to come back another time (at a discount) for a better experience.
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A really quiet getaway -if you want to feel at home and have time to enjoy the property, this is it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our Shoreview Getaway! The house is perfect for 2-4 people and so clean and well outfitted. We used the BBQ, and had nightly fires in the outdoor fireplace (tins of sry firewood). We took the raft out for a spin and were able hike the nearby pathways around Glen Lake and Langford Lake.... which is beautiful and well kept. We watched deer, bunnies and quail on the property......if you love the sound of birds and not many other noises, you will love it here!

For this location you need a car to get around. We went to Victoria for a dinner out (about 30 mins away), and visited Hatley Castle (10 mins) to tour the gardens. I highly recommend it. (I have been to Victoria many times in the past and actually prefer Harley Castle grounds to the Butchart Gardens, which are fabulous and need to be expeienced at least once per season.)

Janette was a wonderful hostess and was there if we needed her (we didn't). We hope to be back again and this time not cut our time short as there is so much to see and do in the Victoria area. Thank you Janette for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Adorable, comfortable, little place - has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this lovely space. Really cute yard and wonderful little trail to the lake.

Quite the bonus!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay here. It was clean and comfortable, nicely decorated, with all utensils/bedding/etc we needed. The boys loved taking the motorized dock out and jumping in the lake, fishing (caught & returned 2 fish). The ladies enjoyed lounging in the sun and watching the birds. The field was great for Frisbee throwing, soccer, etc . we all loved toasting marshmallows on the fire. I loved the little chocolates in the bedrooms (nice touch). This was good value for the location and i would happily stay here again next time we come to Victoria.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Goldstream Provincial Park
Costco
Westshore Town Centre
Tim Hortons
City Centre Park
Wildplay Element Parks West Shore Victoria
Royal BC Museum
Red Fish Blue Fish
Bin 4 Burger Lounge
Fisherman's Wharf
The Fairmont Empress Hotel
Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club
Highland Pacific Golf
Olympic View Golf Club
Cobs Bread
Original Joe's
Car: recommended

This convenient location offers plenty of shopping, dining and outside activities as there is easy access for naturalists, bikers, hikers & joggers.

Vehicle options: BMW X5 (7 pass) or BMW X3 (5 pass) available at $75/day incl taxes. Subject to availability.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:

16 km to Downtown Victoria (Parliament Buildings/Empress)

14 km to Uptown Victoria

4 km to Royal Roads University

6 km to Victoria General Hospital

5.5 km to Bear Mountain Resort

Property Situated On GLEN Lake

3 min walk to City Centre Park

5 min walk to LANGFORD Lake

CLOSE TO SPORTING EVENTS and ACTIVITIES:

-3 minute walk to the NEW Westshore City Centre Park, home of the Canadian Rugby National Headquarters. Sporting Events here include: Victoria Highlanders, Victoria Rebels, Eagle Ridge Roller Hockey teams, Victoria Ball Hockey League, Junior Shamrocks, Juan de Fuca Soccer, City Centre Park Slo-Pitch League. Family Activities here include: Ice Skating, 10 Pin Bowling, Mini Golf, Play-Zone, Roller Skating, and Water Park.

-3 min walk to the public fishing dock, dog park and beach area

-5.5 km to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre (pool, weight room, library and curling rink)

-5.5 km to Bear Mountain Arena (Grizzlies hockey)

-6 km to Western Speedway and All Fun Recreation Park (go carts, mini-golf, batting cages)

-2 km to the Luxton Pro Rodeo grounds (May)

CLOSE TO DINING and ENTERTAINMENT:

-Within 5km of various restaurants, pubs and entertainment venues including:

Sabhai Thai, Original Joes, Stationhouse Pub, Tap House Pub, Columbos Taverna (Greek), Glen Lake Pub, Cineplex Odeon Westshore Cinemas, View Royal Casino, Bear Mountain Resort and Spa

CLOSE TO SHOPPING:

-2 km to Westshore Town Centre, Fairway Market, Canadian Superstore, Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart, Slegg Lumber, Rona, Best Buy, Shoppers Drug Mart

-5 km to Costco, Millstream Village (Outlet Stores), Home Depot

-14 km to Uptown Victoria and Mayfair Shopping Centre

CLOSE TO GOLFING:

-4.1 km to Royal Colwood Golf Club

-5.5km to Bear Mountain Golf Resort

-5.9 km to Olympic View Golf Club

-6.8km to Juan de Fuca Golf Course

CLOSE TO OCEAN

-6.3 km to Fort Rod Hill and Esquimalt Lagoon, Beach and Migratory Bird Sanctuary

-25 km to East Sooke Park

CLOSE TO FISHING

-Access to a private dock on Glen Lake with little boat for fishing (electric motor)

- 3 min walk to the public fishing dock

- 5 min walk to the larger, more developed Langford Lake

CLOSE TO OTHER OUTDOOR RECREATION:

-Glen Lake and Langford Lake and Thetis Lake all minutes away where you can fish, float, hike or swim

-5 min walk to numerous trails, including the The Galloping Goose

-7 km to Westshore Parks and Recreation including WildPlay Westshore

-8 km to see the Salmon Run and Eagle Extravaganza at Goldstream Park (mid-October to November)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $39.95
Cleaning Fee $59.93

Arrival instructions will be sent from shoreviewgetaway@gmail.com on receipt of deposit. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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