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Affordable Lakefront Charm in Heart of Bird Sanctuary

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


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

Janette Roch
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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 Victoria

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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Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Heated Floors, Towels, Shampoo and Conditioner Provided
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • 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
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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Affordable Lakefront Charm in Heart of Bird Sanctuary
average rating of 4.7708335 based on 50 reviews

Warm, relaxing, hide away

  • 4 of 5

Imagine waking up to bird calls or gently falling rain. This property felt private with the tall trees and small dock set into the tall cattails at the end of the property. The yard is well landscaped, the home is well cared for and has everything one could want. It is charmingly decorated but not fussy. One of our group stated often that she could easily live full time in the house and the yard.

This property is a great home base for farther exploration or just a place to put up ones feet and relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind, descriptive words! Would love to have you back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

This lakefront house is a perfect base for exploring the Westshore of Victoria. It is centrally located in Langford with easy access to shopping and all amenities and its an easy drive to downtown Victoria and all its charm.

The house is perfectly appointed. Lovely, comfortable furnishings and everything you need for cooking. I stayed for 2 months this past winter and while it did rain occasionally, I was able to get out and explore the many amazing trails and parks of Langford and the surrounding Westshore communities on a daily basis.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mary Ann! We loved having you and hope you can come back again!
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Excellent Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my small family to stay while we visited family nearby. The house was clean and quiet and had all the amenities that made it feel like an extension of home. When we come back to visit Victoria, we will definitely be looking to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay and wonderful review, we look forward to having you back anytime!
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Lacey, WA

Lovely home with everything supplied that you might need.

  • 5 of 5

The trail to the right of the house leads to a dog exercise spot which was a wonderful blessing to us. We would definitely recommend this house to our friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goldstream Provincial Park
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.


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


-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)


-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


-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


-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


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

-25 km to East Sooke Park


-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


-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)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $39.18
Cleaning Fee $58.77

Arrival instructions will be sent from 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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