About the property
- House1650 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
My house is on a very private half acre with a fully fenced backyard. Mature trees surround the property and provide shade in the summer and attract many kinds of birds in every season. This rental is for the entire house which is bright and very clean, sleeping 5 comfortably.
The main floor has lovely hardwood floors throughout except in the master bedroom where there is new carpet. The kitchen has been completely renovated; new floor, pot lights, a light tunnel in ceiling, new cabinets, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. It is well stocked with all the cooking utensils and basic cooking supplies you might need. The original coved ceilings and heavy plaster walls add to the character. The newly painted living room and dining room are open and L shaped with a very warm and efficient natural gas fireplace in the living room and a beautiful Shaker style table that seats up to 8 comfortably in the dining room.
Access to the large secluded deck is through sliding glass doors off the dining room. The deck has just been remodelled including new stairs and powder coated aluminum railings all around. In the summer you'll find comfortable deck furniture including 6 chairs, a table that seats 6, an umbrella and 3 large sunshades, as well as a natural gas barbecue that can be used all year in Victoria!
There is a queen bed in the master bedroom with an en suite bathroom (sink and toilet) off. The office/ third bedroom has a new, comfortable queen sofa bed and the second upstairs bedroom has a very comfortable double bed. The main bath with combo bath and shower has a lovely heated tile floor.
A bright sun room faces the fenced backyard off the kitchen. I have wireless internet, 2 DVD players, 2 tvs, 2 PVRs, a Logitech docking station and a piano for anyone who plays. There is one covered parking spot and lots of room in the recently paved driveway for a second vehicle. A front load washing machine and dryer, a playroom for children and lots of room for storage are downstairs.
I hope you'll enjoy staying in my quiet, comfortable, clean home as you enjoy all Victoria has to offer!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 9, 2018
Why Carol Biehl chose Saanich
I bought this home because I love the semi rural aspect of Cordova Bay. It is also a quick drive to shops, restaurants, etc. and to beautiful downtown Victoria. Properties in my neighbourhood are large providing lots of privacy between homes. The lake is on one side and the ocean on the other, great for walking and biking.
What makes this House unique
My home is clean, private, cosy and affordable in a safe neighbourhood. The lovely oak floors, wood framed windows and coved ceilings provide character. I love my new kitchen and I'm sure you will too! I like gardening and keep my property looking attractive throughout the seasons.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It was our great pleasure to meet Carol and stay in her beautiful home!
A beautiful new kitchen with everything you could possibly need!
This home is warm, cosy and inviting!
Loved the skylight and heated floors in the bathroom!
A great location! Highly recommended! We would definitely stay again!
homeaway in Cordova Bay
The home was very comfortable and very well equipped especially the kitchen. The area was well treed and lush , almost like Stanley Park.
There were many walks and trails leading down to ravines with challenging climbs but a stop for coffee at Maddicks Farm was worth the effort. The 'farm' also had groceries , a liquor store and ladies apparel shops. Also, the Cordova Bay golf course was on an adjacent property with a lovely restaurant .
Cordova Bay certainly does have a lot to offer- a short drive to downtown but with a country feel. I'm glad you enjoyed my house and my brand new kitchen!
Enjoyed our stay. The house suited us very well and we felt very much at home. Great location.
Enjoyed the area. House was well equipped and suited our needs. The unusual winter weather caused a few problems with the roads and city services.Would recommend this home to others interested in visiting Victoria.
I'm very glad you enjoyed my home but so sorry you had such miserable weather. As you know, it's very unusual for Victoria to get snow! Thank you for leaving my home in such great shape. I would be very happy to host you again.
Perfect place to stay, had everything we needed.
Could not have asked for a better place.We were in town for my daughter's wedding and it was the perfect home away from home for this. Upon our arrival Carol had left us a bottle of wine and chilled glasses in the fridge to toast the bride and groom, this was above and beyond anything we could ever expect. The house itself was beautiful and spotless.. The large deck and spacious backyard were awesome for when the family came over for bbq get togethers. I could go on and on ... I would definitely recommend this home to anyone traveling to Victoria and hope to stay there again myself. Thank you so much Carol, I appreciate you allowing us to use your home. We had a wonderful time!
It's great to know you enjoyed staying at my home while attending your daughter's wedding. It was my pleasure to leave you some Prosecco to help celebrate!
Beautiful, private backyard. Clean & comfortable modern home. Lovely shaded deck. Plenty of room.
I am so happy we rented this home! Carol was a pleasure to deal with and the property was beautiful and clean. We had home made granola and a welcome package waiting for us when we arrived! Carol has done a very nice job of putting together some info of the best and some unknown tourist spots to visit while you stay at the property. She even asked how old my kids were and put together some suggestions for activities we could do as a family.
As for the property itself it was wonderful! As a family of four we had plenty of room. Each boy had his own room and my wife and I had a very spacious bedroom with our own bathroom.
The kitchen is modern with all the fixings of home. I personally loved the bar stools and breakfast counter where I ate Bhagat every
I love my home too! When I get wonderful feedback like this it encourages me to continue to do my best to keep my place organized and clean and to provide for the unique needs of my guests.
This home is awesome! We stayed here for 4 nights to attend Victoria Ironman 70.3 at Beaver Lake. Carol was very responsive to my messages and quick to follow up. The home was immaculately clean and very comfortable. The location was ideal for our purposes and comfortably fit 4 adults and 2 children. Everything was easy to find and Carol had towels set out for us along with a fantastic book full of information on the area. There were toys and books for the kids as well as a large selection of books for grownups.
The yard is well maintained and we enjoyed seeing the bunnies and hoards of hummingbirds every day. Grocery stores and other shopping was close and it is a quick trip to downtown Victoria or the Sidney ferry terminal. Carol even made homemade granola that I enjoyed every day of our stay. We spent many hours on the patio and used the grill to make dinner. I would recommend this property to anyone traveling in the area. We will be back again and I am hopeful Carol's home is available for our next trip because I would not want to stay anywhere else.
It's wonderful to know that you and your family enjoyed my home. The wildlife is always entertaining- especially for children. Please let me know if you're heading back next year and I will be very happy to host you again!
This home is in a fabulous location; Cordova Bay which is about a 15 minute drive to downtown Victoria and the same to Sidney and the ferries. Butcharts Gardens is a short drive away. Broadmead shopping center, with a Thriftys grocery store, liquor store, Canadian Tire, Pharmasave, Starbucks, a Romeo's Pizza and an excellent Thai restaurant, is less than 10 minutes away. Many fabulous, and mostly organic, farms as well as wineries are both a short drive away. We are a 3 minute walk to Elk Lake which has a fabulous forested and shaded 10 km walking/ running trail, playgrounds and beaches for swimming. This is also where Canada's mens rowing teams trains. The ocean, a world class 18 hole golf course, a Par 3 golf course with a view across to Mount Baker and a small market grocery store, VQA wine store and many small shops featuring local products and services are about a 15 minute walk down the ridge to the east. One of our favourite things to do is to walk down to the newly renovated restaurant, The Beach House, right on the ocean for a glass of wine at sundown. The Saanich Commonwealth Place with a fully equipped weight room, a huge swimming pool with a wave pool, shallow tot pool and dive tank, lots of drop in classes and a public library is 5 minutes away
Biking enthusiasts will love riding on the Galloping Goose Trail, a dedicated biking and walking path, which is about an 8 minute ride from our house. It was established from a reclaimed railroad bed that goes downtown, out the peninsula or heads up the west coast of the island at a gentle elevation children can manage as well.
Our city, Victoria, British Columbia is a top tourist destination on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island. Victoria and the surrounding areas have many diverse activities and sights; golfing, whale watching, garden tours, salmon fishing, hiking, shopping, visiting our beaches and parks, biking, boating, etc. Downtown there are many wonderful restaurants, heritage buildings, shops, the Royal B.C. Museum, street performers, the legislative buildings and more. You can drive up island for a day of beachcombing, wine tasting, swimming or hiking. If you'd like to explore a bit further you can take a ferries to the Gulf Islands, to Vancouver and then on to Whistler or to Washington State, USA.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on 2 adults. Additional guests $15 a night. Maximum number of renters is 5. Please leave your pets at home. This is a non smoking house. Minimum rental is 7 days. Maximum is 2 weeks.