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Shelby Lake Front House. . Langford Lake Near The Ocean - Victoria's West Shore

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Charming lakefront rancher is close to the ocean on a quiet cul-de-sac in a great neighbourhood in Victoria's Westshore. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fully-furnished rancher sleeps up to 6 located right on beautiful Langford Lake, 20 mins from downtown Victoria in Langford away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Shelby Beach house has 3 separate bedrooms and 2 full baths. A fully-furnished rancher that sleeps up to 6. It has one queen size bed in each of two bedroom and a third bedroom with two twin beds. The home is 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, 20 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from the ferry to the mainland.

This immaculate bright home sits on the lake with a tranquil view. Location, character and price are the ingredients to a worthwhile vacation and Shelby Beach house has all three.

More Details

Wendy McDonald
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Wendy McDonald

We bought this property 4 years ago. Our home is next door and we have lived here for 13 years. We love the lake!

Wendy McDonald purchased this house in 2010

Why Wendy McDonald chose Vancouver Island

Our favorite pastime on a hot afternoon is a cool swim in the lake (Langford Lake is a very clean and safe lake) and relaxing on the dock afterwards. One of our favorite activities is walking around the lake, within a few minutes you are walking over a long wooden bridge thru wetland birders paradise, and then you follow a winding trail along the lake. This trail is an easy walk for most anyone or you can ride your bike if you like. From here you can connect to the galloping goose trail, and ride your bike into downtown Victoria or out to the village of Sooke if your feeling really motivated. There are 4 top golf courses within 5-10minutes, world famous Butchard Gardens is only about 25 minutes, away, a City Center Park with mini golf, a kid’s play zone and bowling are at the other side of the lake. Also locally there is shopping, restaurants, pubs, movie multi-plex, ocean beaches, Goldstream provincial park, whale watching and don’t forget some of the best salmon fishing in the world. Or maybe just head 5 minutes into downtown Langford and grab yourself a delicious latte..... its all here waiting for you to enjoy!

What makes this house unique

The biggest benefit of this Lakefront house is it is 20 minutes from Down town Victoria, and 10 minutes from the ocean. It is a one level rancher in a great neighbourhood on a quite cul-del-sac.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Wendy,

We loved our stay at Shelby Place. It is a beautiful lakefront setting, close to all amenities and centrally located for tourist activities. The house itself is beautifully furnished with everything you could want and a spacious layout that felt roomy for a family of five. We had a very relaxing stay and enjoyed swimming in the lake. Wendy and Ed went above and beyond, offering the use of their dock, showing us around and even providing a heating pad when one of us wasn't feeling well.
Aug 2014
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Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Main - toilet , shower , This is the Main Bathroom
    Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen , This Bedroom faces the lake
    Bedroom Master - Back of the house - 1 queen , This Bedroom has a bathroom attached to it
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has two singles - two adults or two children
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Shelby Lake Front House. . Langford Lake Near The Ocean - Victoria's West Shore
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

Lovely Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Wendy was very welcoming to their lovely waterfront house on a small swimming and fishing lake 15-20 minutes from downtown Victoria. It was like moving into your own 3 bedroom house - cozy, comfy beds and everything you need for cooking, etc. We very much appreciated Wendy letting us stay for the shorter time and then stay the day while we waited for our flight. We'd all like to go back for a week in the summer when we could swim or maybe take out the canoe!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. I was really happy to help our. We would love it if you and your family came back for a visit in the summer. We will take you for a dock ride! Cheers ~w
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An outstanding property fit for families of all ages.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property for a week over the holidays. The pictures on the site only show a little of this magnificent property. Situated right on a lake, but close to town it is an outstanding place to stay. The owners take personal pride and interest in this well-maintained home and they work diligently to ensure that everything is satisfactory throughout your stay. This home is highly recommended for families of all ages or anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of town, without having to leave the city.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton Alberta

Awesome Location, wonderful property, great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a beautiful, very well appointed home in an amazing location, look no further. You will definitely not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edmonton, AB

Gorgeous and spacious beach house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and myself stayed at this lovely beach house for one week and only regret that we couldn't stay longer! It was very spacious, clean and comfortable and is only steps down from the house to Langford lake! Absolutely perfect location! Wendy(the owner) was gracious and helpful! She gave us some great recommendations of places to eat and things to see while on the island and she was only a text or call away if needed! I highly recommend staying at Shelby Beach House in Langford! It is close to scenic beaches, vineyards and a short drive to downtown Victoria! The wonderful accomodations really made our vacation memorable!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Home for the Clan

  • 5 of 5

The lake house was everything we could have asked for. We stayed for 12 days before and after the very hectic (but incredibly delightful) wedding of our youngest daughter. My husband, my daughter, her three boys and I were a perfect fit for this home. At the end of shopping and decorating and rehearsals and dress fittings the lake was there to calm our nerves and set us right with the world. The boys had a blast in the water. The pier was a perfect jumping off point for much fun and more laughter. The aunts and uncles, cousins and friends who dropped by enjoyed the house and the water as much as we did. Being able to entertain out of town guests and spend time with folks we don't often see was a real bonus. Wendy and Ed provided us all our household needs. They were gracious and friendly and kind. It really was perfect for us. Perfect. We made some wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. We will return and we will definitely recommend this property to anyone who wants to holiday in a home instead of a hotel room.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I truly enjoyed our stay on Langford Lake. The house is comfortable, well stocked and welcoming. We had a great time enjoying the Lake and surrounding area. Wendy and Ed are very welcoming and helpful. Who could ask for more. We will certainly keep Langford Lake Beach House at the top of our list if and when we come back to the Victoria area. Thanks Wendy & Ed for making our stay truly a home away from home.


  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
39 Kilometres
Swartz Bay Ferry (BC Ferries)
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Trans-canada Highway
Nearest Beach
We are on Langford Lake
Car: recommended

On Vancouver Island we have been known to Snow Ski in the Morning and Golf in the afternoon on occasion!


Rates & Availability

Victoria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 High Season Rate
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Fall off season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Christmas Season
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Winter Off
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $401.57
Cleaning $120.47
Tax Rate 5.0%

For Monthly Rentals, renters will pay for the Hydro they use. We will charged an approximate rate based on the year before and once bill arrives, we will refund the difference.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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