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Paradise Found! - Ocean Front Haven

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront 1 bedroom suite. Romantic retreat

Beautiful new 1 bedroom waterfront carriage house with gorgeous views of the ocean waters of Portage Inlet. The suite has a romantic, beachy feel & comfortably fits 2.

This is a magical place - . everyone who comes here, says so. The suite is located above the garage, providing tranquil inlet water views. It is a gorgeous 1/3 acre waterfront retreat, located on the Portage Inlet which is part of the Gorge Waterway and connects to the Inner & Upper Harbors of downtown Victoria, located on beautiful Vancouver Island. It is quiet, private and peaceful. Enjoy the stunning gardens which have been featured in major BC newspapers, waterfront patios, dock and even launch a kayak if you choose.(Kayak rental available for reasonable rates on site). Feed the Swans, watch the Blue Heron, Eagles, Otters, Seals, Canada Geese, Ducks and more. Wildlife is abundant as this area is a bird sanctuary.

There are many golf courses in the area, with the closest public one, just minutes away, is gorgeous Highland Pacific Golf Course, and the internationally famous Bear Mountain golf resort with two Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole courses is nearby also.

For cycling enthusiasts there are many wonderful bike trails -. the premier Galloping Goose Trail offers many miles of beautiful cycling and it is easily and safely accessed at the bottom of our street. There is a new shopping center, Eagle Creek, that is a short walk from the suite.

More Details

Owner
Barbara Scott
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Barbara Scott

Bruce & Barbara Scott are long time Victoria residents. Bruce is a real estate agent and Barbara is a professional artist. The suite is adorned with her original works on canvas.

Barbara Scott purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Barbara Scott chose Victoria

We are only the 2nd owners of this 50's house that we completely renovated and added to. The property is private and feels like an acreage, yet is only minutes to downtown Victoria. We have created lush beautiful gardens, and beautiful seaside sanctuary. We love the peace & quiet here. This is a magical place and has its own spirit about it. Everyone who comes here is captivated by it.

What makes this apartment unique

This is usable waterfront. At the bottom of the garden, there is a private dock to launch a boat or kayak or to float on an inflatable mattress. This property while so private and feels like you are in a different world is only minutes to downtown Victoria and all it has to offer. Many bike trails, golf courses, shopping & restaurants are very nearby

Guestbook comments from the owner

Barb & Bruce,

What a great suite you have here! This was our first trip to Victoria and we have enjoyed our relaxing vacation. All the comforts of home while away.

Renting Scooters and traveling around town was one of our favorite activities.

Thanks for the great stay!
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Victoria Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full 4 piece bathroom with large tub & shower. Hair dryer and magnifying make up/shaving mirror included for your convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen sized good quality bed with luxurious linens and pillows. We offer a choice of down filled or down alternative for those with allergies to feathers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • 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
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Paradise Found! - Ocean Front Haven
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 64 reviews
5

Charming, warm facility located in a scenic space

  • 5 of 5

As the facility had been originally prepared for a loved one, it reflected a considerable amount of care, love and charm in the spacious, well-kept facility. The immaculate gardens situated by the local lake, certainly added to a pleasant experience when needed a moment of outdoor relaxation on the grounds.

The comfortable beds, updated kitchen, baseboard heaters and bathroom and original artwork gave the daily living space provided a quality way-of-life while we toured the area for a week. The tech aspect of the TV and video equipment had a couple of issues, however, the overall performance was adequate.

The host and hostess added their personal touch and made us feel very welcome! We would certainly consider this wonderful space for a future trip...

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice definite stay again

  • 5 of 5

Barbara is a great host property is gorgeous. Looking for future stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise Indeed

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time ...the suite was perfect and very well appointed with everything we needed. The gardens are beautiful; Barbara an Bruce invited us to enjoy the gardens and the water front...and we did ! The location is great... 2 minutes to the highway and on your way to explore..Victoria and area...

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights in Sept. 2017. This location is perfect for accessing Victoria and the lower Island communities. The setting on the Inlet is beautiful and peaceful, just as the pictures indicate. The accommodation is ideal for 2 people, quiet, roomy and fully self-contained complete with kitchen and laundry facilities. It was great to chat with the hosts Bruce & Barbara. We really appreciated Bruce's tips on restaurants and local sights. Thanks again and we'll surely recommend your place to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Canada
5

Very Clean Spacious Place And Extremely Nice Owners

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean with all what we may need for a very comfortable stay.

The owners are very nice and friendly and gave us a lot of valuable information about the most attractive places where we can visit in the nearby locations.

Barbara is an artist and her artistic touches are all around the place, in the apartment and more in the garden which is directly on the water.

I highly recommend this place to spend few days.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Macero, CA
5

Gorgeous place great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Relax full w great location

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Victoria
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum
Galloping Goose Trail
"This is an amazing bike trail or walking trail that goes from the Village of Sooke BC (West ..."
The Parliament Building
Craigdarroch Castle
Fisherman's Wharf
"Must get Fish & Chips at Barb's outdoor restaurant! (no relation to me :))"
Victoria Harbour Ferry
"This is a must for visitors. You can hop on and off the ferries at their various stops aroun..."
Car: recommended

Easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants, pubs, hospital, cycling & hiking trails. Drive 10 minutes to downtown Victoria.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $39.35

We live on site so we will be there to greet you and make sure you have everything you need. Once you have booked we will send you an information package with details and directions to find your holiday sanctuary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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