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Xanadu Estate - Your Private Suite On 11 Acres for Families, Singles and Romance

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Enjoy your luxurious, two bedroom, private suite for less than the cost of a B&

"For he on honey-dew hath fed and drunk the milk of Paradise" (Xanadu - a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Enjoy your luxurious, two bedroom or one bedroom private suite for less than the cost of a B&B. Our beautiful self contained suites are on a private 11 acre estate in the heart of the Cowichan Valley. You will overlook the dawn on SaltSpring Island, hear the eagles calling, and relax in your own piece of paradise.

Sit with a glass of local wine, ease into a recliner, watch unlimited Video on Demand movies.

Wander outside to meet the friendly bunnies, birds and deer. Enjoy the warmth of the outdoor fireplace. For fitness folks, there is a trampoline; for the rest of us, comfy lounge chairs.

Stroll down the tree lined driveway, and come to Arbutus Ridge Golf Course, whose entrance is truly just across the road. See how many golf balls you can find en route.

Enjoy world class gourmet dining at the many close by wineries, pubs and seaside eateries.

For your convenience, there is a front load washer and dryer, coffee and tea provided, and outdoor barbeque. All guests receive a complementary bottle of Xanadu Estate wine.

The Xanadu 1 Luxury Suite sleeps 5. It is a two bedroom suite with a queen bed, and three twin beds. Xanadu 1 comes fully equipped with a wall mounted flat screen TV, stereo, Apple TV, and Netflix. You have a beautiful kitchen, refrigerator, white cooktop, microwave, pantry, all white crockery and quality linens. Your spacious tiled bathroom has double sinks, a bathtub and a shower. This suite has a private entrance that opens out onto the garden area.

The Xanadu 2 Executive Suite has the same amenities as Xanadu 1. This lovely 2 bedroom suite comes with a real wood fireplace, has a King sized bed, a queen bed, and single bed. It has a private entrance with a private patio and walkout onto the garden area.

The Xanadu Escape is our newest LUXURY private large one bedroom house that sleeps 2 to 4. It is on its own private area of the property, set in the trees and has a large deck and private patio to relax and sunbathe on.

The Escape is fully equipped, has a lovely queen bedroom, fully equipped kitchen with Bosch appliances, dishwasher, and underfloor heating. You have a Luxury spa bathroom that looks out to your private woods, spacious living room and dining room, fireplace, and even a round picture window. The Escape comes with free wireless internet, cable TV, Netflix, and private parking. Your Escape house is bright, modern and beautiful!

The Xanadu Treehouse is about a three minute drive away and sleeps 2. It is a 'tiny' house, set in the trees. It has a compact fully equipped kitchen, and 4 piece tiled bathroom. There is free high speed wireless internet. There is a lovely deck to sit outside on that overlooks the Cowichan Valley. The Xanadu Treehouse has full access to all the amenities of Xanadu Estate. Xanadu Treehouse rents for $100.00 per night.

For those seeking to escape Winter; Xanadu Estate is in the Cowichan Valley, which means the WARMLANDS, the warmest part of Canada.

Long term rentals are welcome. Suitable for students and their families. Please contact Jane on 250 532 2100, and check out our xanaduestate website for more information.

More Details

Jane Barton-Greig
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About Jane Barton-Greig

I am a semi retired executive computer geek. I lived in Australia for many years, and now call Xanadu my home. I love travelling (49 countries so far), meeting new people, and sharing the beauty of the Cowichan Valley with guests. Come and enjoy paradise!

Jane Barton-Greig purchased this estate in 2006

Why Jane Barton-Greig chose Cobble Hill

Please view the website. There you will see more of the unique beauty of this property and of the Cowichan Valley. "Cowichan" means the Warmlands. We have the highest overall average temperatures in Canada. Come and escape winter and enjoy.

What makes this estate unique

You can step outside your suite and see deer and eagles. Friendly bunnies will come up to you looking for a carrot. Relax in an outdoor swing, cook marshmallows on an outdoor fire. Enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine in your own private luxurious suite.

2 Wineries are within walking distance, and several more an easy drive away. There are many hiking trails and parks close by. There is a close by doggie park and pets are always welcome at Xanadu. There are many gourmet restaurants close by that feature fresh local produce and local specialties.

Close by there is trendy shopping, outdoor markets and whale watching. The beautiful, clean Shawnigan Lake is close by for swimming, and the ocean is within walking distance. Fishing is available in Cowichan Bay off the pier, or you can rent a boat. Come and play at Arbutus Ridge Golf course which is just across the road. Arbutus Ridge Indoor tennis dome, dining room, and driving range is also just across the road.

The Cowichan Valley is a unique and beautiful part of Canada. Come and enjoy Paradise!

The average winter temperature is 6 to 8 degrees, the days are mild and you can be outside every day. Come and escape the winter at Xanadu.


Cobble Hill Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Baby Sitting can be arranged.


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Xanadu Estate - Your Private Suite On 11 Acres for Families, Singles and Romance
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Great place

  • 4 of 5

Great hostess, fabulous place, spotless and comfortable furniture and its well stocked. Quiet. The only down for me was that it was a bit far from Victoria, but I enjoyed staying there regardless.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed staying here. Our property is outside Victoria. Come and experience the magic of Vancouver Island. You can easily drive into the city in 40 minutes.
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Fort Worth

Beautiful property. Quiet and peaceful. Bunnies, deer and birds galore.

  • 5 of 5

The four of us enjoyed relaxing in the a suite. We were able to cook, eat out side on the private patio and enjoy our Victiria wine.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Xanadu Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay in one of the Xanadu suites. It was a very spacious, nice suite. The kitchen was well appointed--really the whole suite is! On top of having a very nice little apartment, the grounds are so beautiful and relaxing. Jane is very nice and helpful. The location is so nice we would have been happy to sit outside and enjoy the grounds, sounds of ducks overhead and views, but we were busy visiting relatives. I would highly recommend Xanadu if you are looking for a place that will provide additional amenities beyond a standard hotel along with a nice get-away location.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Or

Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Overall I would rate this a good place to stay. Rooms were nice and beds were comfortable. Kitchen is functional, but note there is only a hot plate and toaster oven for making simple meals. Host was very nice. Much much better than a hotel room. I can easily recommend the Xanadu Estate for someone looking to stay near Victoria.

We toured Butchart Gardens (definite yes) and the Royal British Museum (pretty good also) in Victoria. Also bring swim suits as there are beaches to the north on the east side of Vancouver Island that can make for good swimming and wading.

Rooms were clean and the property was well maintained. Owner provided good customer service.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet place to stay but still near to Victoria and other sites on the Island

  • 5 of 5

Xanadu Estate was perfect for our (2 adults and 12 year-old son) accommodation on Vancouver Island. The place was very clean and well maintained. It was a really nice touch for the owner to provide a bottle of wine upon our arrival. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with necessary utensils and cooking pots. There was a two-burner hot plate, toaster oven, and a full-size refrigerator.

We used this location as our headquarters for exploring Vancouver Island. It is about 30 - 40 minutes from Victoria, 10 minutes from Duncan and 4 hours from Tofino. It is an hour drive from the Swartz Bay ferry dock. We visited Victoria (twice), Chemainus (check out the murals and the Twisted Sisters Tea Room), Tofino (great Whale Watching, check out Tacofino for good eats), Butchart Gardens (amazing!).

There is a well stocked grocery store about 10 minutes away in Mill Bay - Deloume Road (there is a Timmy's, McDonalds, two gas stations and banking at this location as well).

After a busy day sightseeing it was so nice to come back to a quiet relaxing place to put up our feet.

We would definitely recommend this place to our friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to welcome guests and families. Come and enjoy paradise.
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Durham uk

felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

we were lucky enough to stay with jane for 2 months at xanadu and loved it,jane is a really kind and welcoming host.The location is just right and really peaceful.

great facilities and wonderful surroundings,loved watching the eagles and hummingbirds

[not forgetting bun buns]

Just the place to unwind and relax

highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cobble Stone in Cobble Hill
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Swartz Bay to Vancouver
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
Arbutus Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Arbutus Ridge Dining Room
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Mount Washington Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Cherry Point Beach
Car: necessary

Xanadu Estate is in the Cowichan Valley, which means 'the warmlands'. The highest annual temperatures in Canada ensures year round outdoor pleasures. Come and sample our local wineries, abundant local produce and excellent restaurants. Enjoy the quaintness of seaside villages, see eagles soar and enjoy the magnificent beauty of the surrounding countryside, mountains and ocean.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $39.48
Cleaning $35.53
Pet Fee $35.53

Rates include ALL fees and taxes.

The rate is $145.00 per night for Double Occupancy and NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR UP TO 3 children.
Additional Adults over the age of 18 are $25.00 per night each.
Pets are welcome, and are only $45.00 per stay.

The suite is non smoking.

Please contact us for rates on stays longer than one month.

The owner can not accept Credit Cards

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.