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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.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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


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Garden suite near Swan Lake in Victoria
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Great spot, super clean and efficient.

  • 5 of 5

The suite suited my son and I perfectly for a 5 day stay in Victoria. It's easy to get anywhere from here. The suite was immaculate and very comfortable. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel that our suite is situated perfectly for access to downtown or up the Saanich peninsula. We also take pride in having the suite clean & ready for each new guest.
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Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Property was is a basement suite clean and comfortable with basic services, two bedrooms and separate entry. We stayed 4 nights and had all that we needed. Easy access to Patrica Hwy which takes you to Ferry one way and downtown Victoria the other way.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The suite was quiet ,roomy and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our suite offers 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed & one with a queen size murphy bed which can be folded away so then the room becomes a living room for viewing netflix. The kitchen is spacious & fully supplied. Outside guests can enjoy their own private patio to barbeque or relax after a busy day exploring Victoria.
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Cozy suite with great owners

  • 5 of 5

This 2 bedroom garden suite is clean, comfortable, and pleasant. Location is excellent for Galloping Goose trail and Swan Lake Nature area. Laurel and Del have created a sweet apartment under their main home in a quiet and beautifully landscaped area of Victoria. The beds are excellent. Towels are big, fluffy, and plentiful. The kitchen is well provisioned. Laurel and Del give you as much privacy as you want, and are also warm and engaging when connecting. Great people. Great place to stay. Even has quality bicycles with helmets and locks for those who want to explore via bike. We'll hope to stay here again upon return to Victoria.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are proud that our guests have enjoyed their stay at our garden suite. Our suite is close to downtown yet located on a very quiet dead end street providing the needed atmosphere after a busy day exploring Victoria.
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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: September 2016
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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