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Garden suite near Swan Lake in Victoria

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Located just above Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary in a quiet neighbourhood on a no exit street, this ground level apartment is nestled between native Garry Oak trees which provide dappled sunlight to a serene garden patio area. Guests may enjoy the private outdoor patio for a barbeque or to just relax in the sunny garden.

The apartment has one bedroom with a double bed. The living area converts into a 2nd bedroom with a Queen size Murphy bed. The entire apartment sleeps 3-4 people comfortably. The kitchen is fully equipped to create economical meals rather than dining out or to just have the convenience of brewing fresh coffee in the morning. Located a few minutes’ walk away are a selection of stores at Saanich Centre for fresh groceries, liquor, or a Starbucks latte.

If guests do not have a car or prefer to cycle, we provide two bicycles, helmets, and panniers. The Lochside and Galloping Goose Trails provide excellent safe cycling 20 minutes to downtown Victoria or further afield to Sooke or Sidney. If bicycling is not on your agenda then catch the bus from Quadra, Mackenzie or Saanich roads a few minutes’ walk away.

Other amenities include wifi, television with included Netflix, in-suite washer and dryer, as well as knowledgeable and friendly hosts living upstairs.

While the suite is available during the summer for short or longer stays, it is also available during the winter months (September to April) for minimum 3 month rentals. This location would be ideal for students attending the University of Victoria or Camosun College wanting a fully furnished suite, fully equipped kitchen & with linens provided, while attending to their studies.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017


Victoria Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tiled walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 1 bedroom with double bed 1 living room/2nd bedroom with Queen size Murphy bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Garden suite near Swan Lake in Victoria
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Whidbey Island, WA

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for exploring Victoria (straight shot into the city), Butchart Gardens, and the west side of the Island...also great for early morning walks.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our garden suite is very close to downtown Victoria but also in a quiet location. Located just above Swan Lake that hosts a walking/running trail great for early morning walks or a quiet retreat anytime of day.
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Great quiet place to come home to after biking all day.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted a place that was near the bike trails and close to downtown. We did not want to get a car and just wanted to enjoy as much of our time riding around the city. We had biked Lopez Island and then took the ferry to Sydney and road to the house that was in a quiet neighborhood right off the bike trail. We came into the house with beautiful flowers on the table and in the bathroom. Our host Laurel was wonderful. We used their bikes that they provided. It would be a bit of a walk to downtown but not with bikes. We rode to Butchart Gardens one day. There is also a bus stop at the bottom of the hill. We used the bus one night when I wanted to get dressed up. I cooked most meal at home. There was a grocery store and a wine store at the bottom of the hill. The little backyard would have been great if the weather was better. The place looks like it was newly remodeled. Very clean!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So much better than a hotel!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Victoria for five nights while our daughter competed in provincial championships. This place was perfect for that as it offered space to unwind, a well-equipped kitchen for healthy meals, a washer/dryer, and QUIET for a restful sleep. We loved having a private outdoor garden area. This place is clean, quite large, and really made our trip much easier. Thanks, Laurel and Del!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Mexico, USA

So much more space than a hotel room!

  • 5 of 5

Spotless, with fresh flowers, and a welcoming container of milk in fridge for coffee or tea. The 3 different rooms gave my Mom and I our own space, when she got up in the early morning, much larger than what I would consider a suite. separate kitche, bedroom, and living room (which was my bedroom with murphy bed -- very comfortable) Lovely private patio, everything we needed to fix breakfast -- toaster, electric kettle coffeemaker -- We also made dinner, and had everything we needed. Kitchen is large enough for a table. Grocery stores, both organic grocery and regular grocery very close by. The towels were so thick and soft, great shower.. TV has netflix. The owners are friendly and helpful, but also give guests their privacy. Very convenient location to downtown Victoria, and to routes 17 and 1. Off street parking. And the place is so clean. The bike option would have been great if I had been on my own. So much better than a hotel room at twice the price. And try the White Heather for high tea -- a bit more casual than the Empress, but the food was fantastic and the staff so friendly. And if you are here on Canada day, go to Fort Rodd Hill to have some of the biggest birthday cake in Canada. I will be recommending this apt for friends headed to Victoria, and hope to return myself.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As owners of this garden suite in Victoria, BC, we try to provide the type of accommodation that we would like to stay in when we travel. We have given considerable thought into the suite design, sound proofing, and those little extras that make a stay most enjoyable for our guests.
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Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This basement suite was just what I needed for a two week stay in Victoria. The suite is lacking a comfortable sitting room (no couch) feels very much like just a two bedroom suite with nice kitchen. There is a nice patio. Insuite Laundry is a nice plus. The owners live upstairs and are very helpful, they were able to bring us salt/pepper so we didn't have to buy and leave behind some. There is also plenty of shampoo/conditioner/body wash provided in the bathroom (enough for a month or more)

Shopping for food plus other need is about a 7 min walk.

Location is great for walks around swan lake or biking.

Other fun things to do around Victoria are take a sightseeing city bus tour, sometimes you can get cheaper tickets on groupon. Whale watching is a fun way to spend your time.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our suite area is a spacious 600 sq. feet with an additional private outside patio for barbequeing or just sitting. The living room/sitting room doubles as a bedroom with flip up queen size Murphy bed. When functioning as a living room, comfortable easy chairs enable guests to sit back and enjoy watching a movie, their favorite sitcom or sports on Netflix.
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Great suite

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, well appointed, clean suite in good location. Great to have bikes and be on the galloping goose trail in minutes. Small private patio with BBQ and beautiful victoria landscaping to enjoy. Birdwatching at nearby Swan Lake enjoyable as well.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Phoenix Pub
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Vancouver - Victoria (Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay)
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Cedar Hill Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 17 Pat Bay Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Keg
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Cadboro-Gyro Park
Car: not necessary

We are moments from Victoria's famous biking and walking trail network. The Lochside and Galloping Goose trails provide picturesque and safe bicycle access to downtown Victoria to Sooke and Sidney!


Rates & Availability

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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Sorry, no pets are allowed.
This apartment is for non-smoking guests only.
Children under 2 years stay free.
For stays greater than a month, we can arrange monthly rent payments rather than lump sums.

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.

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