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New waterfront. Eco home

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

this very modern westcoast style houes has 2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 6

Amazing southern exposure for maximum view of the water and Olympic Mountains. Hot tub to relax in plus all the luxuries of an open living space with infloor heating,fully equipped kitchen, airjet tub and shower in penthouse style master bedroom. Offstreet parking. located close to galloping Goose walking/biking trail. Superb kayaking on Portage inlet which connects with the Gorge waterway and leads to the Inner Harbour and open ocean. Enjoy the sunset while sipping wine in your zerogravity chair. We are just minutes away from downtown Victoria. Pets welcome. Owner lives in private basement suite.

Caroline Haywood
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

Why Caroline Haywood chose Saanich West

We bought this property for the view and waterfront. It was an old renovated cottage with minimal garden. We have transformed it into a delightful garden with an amazing new home designed and built by my son Trevor. You will find the setting peaceful and relaxing with access to all amenities within minutes. We welcome pets with sleeping kennels and responsible owners.


Saanich West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in shower wheelchair accessible
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(39 traveler reviews)

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New waterfront. Eco home
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 39 reviews

Great location for our vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home on the water worked out great for our vacation in Victoria with our daughter, son in law and grandson.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim and family were great guests. Very interesting to talk to. They left everything very tidy. Thank you for staying with us.
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A beautiful home with spectacular views.

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing week’s stay in this spectacular home. The views across the water are breathtaking. The house is spacious and very well equipped. There is some building work being undertaken close to the property at this time but it in no way detracted from a wonderful stay. Caroline was the perfect host.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is an exceptional stay.

  • 5 of 5

This home was a special treat to be able to experience. So beautiful and relaxing. Clean, well equipped. Our only complaint was that we did not stay longer. We will definitely go back to stay again. So grateful for our time at this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Seehaven. Excellent guests. Left everything so tidy. Hope to see you again.
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Beautiful With a Few Deal Breakers

  • 4 of 5

This home is gorgeous. The views spectacular. No doubt about it. However, there are a few details that need mentioning.


According to the local people for the next few years construction will be widespread on Victoria Island. This includes expansion of highways, new homes/condos, and remodeling of older homes. All of which affect this particular rental.


Albeit inside the house is little interruption, you are definitely impacted if you go outside. The small back yard garden overlooking the inlet, while lovely, you literally share with the owner whose main patio entrance is directly off the garden. The lovely deck upstairs you share with the noise and visibility of the neighbors as this is a zero lot-line property. From the jacuzzi off the other side of the backyard, you could literally share in conversation with the next door neighbors enjoying a smoke on their patio or endure the foul language of the construction workers. Or, after the work day, both. Previously imagined romantic interludes with my husband on this special anniversary getaway at anyone of these three areas when viewing this rental online, promptly vanished.

Warm and Very Sunny Upstairs:

Inside this house, the windows are expertly built to enjoy the inlet. Gorgeous. It is necessary to note, however, that in the summer these windows allow it to get terribly hot upstairs, 82 degrees F when we arrived at 5pm. In this case, “eco friendly” meant no Air Conditioning or ceiling fans. While there are room darkening curtains, if drawn, they would block the door and 2 window vents for air. The upper windows are not covered. Perhaps, top/down bottom/up window shades on this west side could help. The sun sets at 9pm and rises at 5am! If you are up for that, great, as nothing can compare to waking up to the view afforded here. But there is no “sleeping in” or napping in this room. If you have older family members or babies, they could nap downstairs, but we enjoyed the sound system as we watched the Word Cup and Wimbledon.

Unleashed Dog:

Please note, someone’s unleashed dog and I had more than one encounter while on a walk! I panicked and hollered while shaking a stick I grabbed from the construction pile. He continued to bark loudly and advance toward me. This was met with total nonchalance and no apology from the owner or neighbor, not sure which, who eventually called his dog to come and eat. Most likely this dog is harmless, but who would know?

4 stars

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place and great host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this beautiful home and our host was very welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with a great view.

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful spacious home with a well stocked kitchen for those that like to cook in or barbecue. Both levels have great windows that provide an awesome view of the area.

Something recently added but not displayed in the photos provided is a spacious deck with seating right off the upper bedroom. I understand from the owner that more features are going to be added to the deck. I hope that they add photos soon because it is a really nice addition to the property.

The only reason that I'm not rating this property a 5 is that the backyard, grill and hot tube are an area shared with the owner, a very nice lady, that lives in the basement underneath the upper two levels. We would have enjoyed a little more privacy ourselves. The other drawback right now is parking. It is a gravel lot with quite a few vehicles, though you'll have a reserved spot. That may be remedied in the future because there was quite a bit of construction going on while we were there. Once the construction is finished, parking should improve.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed having this couple and appreciate their feedback. I just wanted to clarify that the construction was 2 lots away but it is a cul de sac and parking is limited for all the trades people. Some things are out of my control. Hopefully to be completed soon.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Victoria internationalal
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Four mile Pub
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Swartz Bay 25 k,Anacortes 20 k, Coho Port Angeles
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Highland Pacific
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Transcanada #1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
175 Kilometres
Mt Washington
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Thetis lake or esquimalt lagoon
Car: recommended

Waterfront property on safe protected waterway for kayaking. 5 minutes to Galloping Goose walking/biking trail that will take you to downtown Victoria or out into the country to Sooke. Close to hospital and mall. 10 minute walk to bus stop. View eagles and herons from the penthouse style bedroom. Enjoy the sunset from my english style garden, relaxing in the hot tub or on your lounge with a glass of wine.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $76.56
Refundable damage deposit $191.41

Central location with amazing amenities. Enjoy the early spring in the garden city. Our micro climate is the banana belt of CANADA. Blossoms are out as well as daffodils and tulips. You will be thrilled with the serenity of this home and so close to everything.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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