About the property
- Cottage300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Note: Prices at top in U.S. dollars... Rate page below shows exchange rates. Or go to www.homeaway.ca/429998 for complete listing in Canadian. Thank you.:) Mulberry Cottage, recently renovated, is a quaint, romantic, self-contained private cottage with a queen posturepedic brass bed, and double futon (couch in living room makes into futon). It sleeps 2 comfortably - and bedding for extra. Full kitchenette with sink, microwave, toaster oven, fridge, double burner stove-top, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, dishes and cutlery, tea, coffee - all you would need to cook. And BBQ. Hot and cold cereals are supplied, along with some goodies during your stay. High Speed Wi-Fi, Satellite T.V., DVDs, Stereo, & Cds included. Full bath with soaker tub. A beautiful Bay window overlooks a lush 1/2 acre of gardens. Full use of Gazebo, Patio, Patio table, Yard, and 4 person private Hot-Tub for your use. (2 housecoats provided) Guest parking. Brochures, and knowledge and help regarding attractions and restaurants, etc. - we are more than happy to help. Fruit from the Property - when in season! Along with a variety of birds, dragonflies, & Monarch butterflies. We have planted specific flora to attract these!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 07, 2018
About Jo-Ann Hopkins
Peter & Jo-Ann Hopkins purchased this property, shortly after they were married - and have done substantial renovations since inception. It has been a Labor of Love! Peter was a Clearance Diver with the Navy for 20 years - and has done Bomb Disposal work throughout the World, and as close as Calgary - both in the River and on Military Land, during 1998 - 2005. He is also trained as a Millwright - what he works at now - with Victoria Shipyards - repairing and a Consultant on ferries and submarines. Jo-Ann started her career in Accounting, then moved to being the only Bonded and Licensed female Car Broker in Alberta, then 21 years as a successful Realtor - both in Calgary and here in Victoria. A little note - she used to Barrel Race too. Jo just happened on this house during her career!! The Main home was built in 1931 - so both home and property have much Heritage character. The Cottage - in the back yard - overlooks the huge Mulberry Tree - hence the name 'Mulberry Cottage'. We have completely renovated the Main home and added an Addition (for Jo-Ann's Reiki treatment studio), also added an Addition to the Cottage (which used to be a bird aviary at one point....!) new circular driveway and brick walkways, new outbuildings, - and Pete finally got his Shop! We love visiting with our guests - from around the World.... and hope when you come - you will experience R & R. Jo-Ann is also a Reiki Master - and offers treatments in her home studio.
Jo-Ann Hopkins purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Jo-Ann Hopkins chose Saanich
We are located in an exceptional area - close to shopping and grocery stores, Lakes, and the Ocean. Also the ferries and the Airport. We have been told by several guests - the property is 'magical'. It has that English Country Cottage feel. A very safe and quiet area, with much flora and fauna.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have a 1/2 acre secluded property - but close to all amenties. The best of both worlds! We love the peace of the gardens, the country road out front - that people walk constantly. And the proximity to the lake and Ocean - is so close - you can walk to either. The trees on the property are very stately and beautiful. They attract many birds (and squirrels!). If you like Nature - you will love this.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy sunny cottage
We loved our 9 day stay at Mulberry Cottage. Great location, very near to Cordova Beach. The quaint cottage has everything you need for your stay. Peter and Jo-Ann are lovely, accommodating hosts! Thanks for the cookies and figs!
Lovely cottage! Warm hospitality!
We had a wonderful time during our weekend in Victoria! Mulberry Cottage lived up to all the reviews and it met our needs perfectly! While it is a lovely cottage, the hospitality is what made our stay so special. Communication prior to our stay was great, and quite helpful in preparing. With a late arrival due to flight delays, Jo-Anne went the extra mile (or kilometer) to help us settle in. We wished we could have stayed longer!
Thank you Jan for your lovely review. Very kind words. It was wonderful to have you and 'Gracie' stay with us - I enjoyed our brief chats and getting to know you a little!:) Thank you for being such a 'shining light' to the world - with who you are!:) I hope our paths cross again - somewhere. Wishing you both good health and a happy year ahead. Cheers - Jo (& Pete)
Quaint and perfect!
We had a lovely stay at the Mulberry Cottage.
Location was perfect for us as we had a wedding at the nearby Beach House restaurant, accommodations were perfect and clean. The cookies were a nice touch. Jo & Peter were lovely hosts, they even offered us a ride in their car to get a few groceries which was so kind after a long day of travel. We greatly appreciated that. Thanks again for everything!
Cute little cottage, beautiful gardens, very private
Super cute, fully equipped cottage in a residential area outside of Victoria. I stayed here with my 6 year old and it was perfect. Jo-Ann has thought of everything... comfortable bed and everything that you might need in a sweet little cottage. Hummingbirds in the feeder outside the window were lovely - as were the freshly baked cookies that greeted us on arrival. Thank you both.
It was so good to have you and your dear daughter stay with us - you are both very sweet.! Thank you for leaving the Cottage so clean and tidy when you left. And thank you for your special comments.... they are very appreciated and heartfelt!:) Take care.
The Quiet, Beauty, Healing, and comfort make this place 5 stars!
I stayed in this fantastic immaculate place complete with flowers, delicious cookies and chocolates. The birds are so happy that they will almost eat out of your hands as they circle the lushness surrounding the cottage. The private porch, the hot tub, the beautiful landscaping, creates an atmosphere of exquisite peace. The location is superb between Victoria and Sidney, and there are walking trails close by the lake. This self contained unit has everything, including the most luxurious comfortable bed, with dreamy ironed sheets. There are two robes hanging, plus picnic basket back packs in case you feel like taking a little hike. The hosts are fantastic people, both very familiar with the area...and are each extremely engaging. If you're looking for a fantastic stay, where you are secure and comfortable, with elegance and peace, this is the spot.
Victoria Weekend Retreat Extraordinaire!
We came as family to celebrate a birthday after an extremely traumatic year. Mother, daughter and sister visited the Butchart Gardens, enjoyed Afternoon Tea and toured the Royal Museum - all on the agenda for 2 days away. But the time spent back at Mulberry Cottage was the most restoring and held he greatest impact. JoAnn and Pete were most welcoming - it was like coming 'home'. Fresh cookies, lots of advice on beach walks and good restaurants and Tea Rooms. Their property was quiet and enveloped us in a space that welcomed us to relax and take up where we left off a year ago when life was upside down. The hummers at the window, the Dutch door in the bedroom which, when opened early morning let the sunshine pour into the room, the fresh flowers on our table and the carrots pulled from the garden were all so appreciated. Everything was there that we needed. The hot tub each night was a special treat where we yakked the night away getting warm to the core. Perfect for two and A-OK for three. Stay there - you'll be glad you did!
Hi Girls - Thank you for your very meaningful words! We really appreciate them - very much. We were happy to have you stay with us - and so glad you got to do everything on your agenda - and enjoyed it so. Plus feeling that Mulberry Cottage was a retreat and a place of reprieve and renewal. We have tried to create a place and sense of Healing within our property. Sounds like a 5 star review:) - but I assume the 'quaintness' was a little small for your situation. I have tried to qualify the number of guests that would be happy in there.... sometimes 4 - 5 people have come - and loved it! So we advertise 2 - 3, because of the queen bed and double futon - & note the sq. ft. on the website. Thank for coming to stay with us. Good to meet you all! Kindest regards, -Jo & Pete
Mulberry Cottage is located between Elk/Beaver Lake & the Pacific Ocean/Cordova Bay Beach. It is a short walk to either. And a 10 km. walk around scenic Elk Lake. A 5-minute drive to the Commonwealth Place Rec. Centre for swimming, gym, and classes. Shopping is also a 5 minute drive. 18 hole, 9 hole, and mini-golf courses - 5 minutes away. Only 20 minutes to downtown. 10 Minutes to the Airport - 15-20 to the Ferries for crossings to Vancouver, the Islands, & U.S.A. You will see much wildlife close by - and many birds and butterflies on our property. World famous Butchart Gardens is 15 minutes away. Easy access to shopping, sight-seeing, downtown, and places to walk in Nature.
Additional information about rental rates
Discount rates for longer stays. Reiki sessions - Approx. 1 - 1 1/2 hrs. - $65.00 Total. Including Essential Oils $70.00. Also Including Infrared Sauna $80.