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From Butchart To Beaches, Make Our Suite Your Home Away From Home Year Round.

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

Our home is just outside Victoria, conveniently located between Victoria and Sidney, and close to the Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries at Swartz Bay and Washington State Ferries to Anacortes, Washington. We are on a peninsula which is semi-rural, in the midst of farmland, small villages, beaches and mountains. We are surrounded by lush flower gardens and hummingbirds almost year round. Fresh fruit and produce are plentiful from many gardens.

The suite is self-contained on one full level of our home and includes a comfortable queen bedroom, new bathroom with all toiletries provided, kitchen/dining room equipped with all cooking supplies to meet your cooking needs plus coffee pot and coffee a large living/TV room with cable TV and WIFI. A barbecue grill is available as well.

New tennis courts with lights for evening play are two doors down, plus playground and forest hiking trails are just down the street. Bus stops are just across the street which connect us to all Victoria and area destinations in minutes, so a car is not a true necessity. If driving, Butchart Gardens is 5 minutes away, the airport and Sidney (with Washington State Ferries to Anacortes Washington) 10 minutes, BC Ferries at Swartz Bay 15 minutes and Victoria 20 minutes to downtown. Mountain trails and beaches on both sides of the peninsula are 5 to 10 minutes. Bike paths are accessible which connect us easily to both Sidney and Victoria.

The best kayaking is available just 5 minutes away in Brentwood Bay on Saanich Inlet and Todd Inlet, where you'll likely find starfish just under the surface, also a destination scuba spot nearby.

Panorama Recreation Center is 5 minutes away for everything from hockey, gym and racquet sports to pools and waterslides.

The suite has a private entrance with only two steps to access it. However it is wheelchair accessible through a garage with no steps.

We welcome you to our home and know that you will be comfortable here.

More Details

Frankie Boswell (Mrs)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Frankie Boswell (Mrs)

Originally from Georgia in the southern U.S., we relocated to Canada 35 years ago and settled in Victoria to raise our children

and are now retired.

Frankie Boswell (Mrs) purchased this house in 2001

Why Frankie Boswell (Mrs) chose Saanichton

We lived in the city of Victoria but with a dream to move to the more rural area which is the Saanich Peninsula where farms, horses, and gardens are a big focus. Life is nice and easy here and our children were free to run. We love the pace of life here and the small town feel.

What makes this house unique

Our home is comfortable and homey and we love to keep it filled with fresh flowers and great food.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent guests who took great care of my space. I'd love to have them anytime.
Jun 2016
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Saanichton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full Bathroom, with brand new tub and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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From Butchart To Beaches, Make Our Suite Your Home Away From Home Year Round.
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful garden area

  • 5 of 5

Great place and host, had everything we needed. Close to activities and restaurants. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seatac, WA

Nice, Clean and Comfy place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This place was quite, private, safe and on a great bus route to get to downtown and the famous Butchart Gardens. Frankie was more than willing to provide info or answer our questions. If ever in Victoria again, I would definitely return to this location. Thanks Frankie for your hospitality.

Bus #72 took us straight to her location from downtown

Bus #72 will also take you to downtown (Make sure you're on the right side of the street

Bus#75 to Buchart Gardens

Grocery store is only a 15 minute walk

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Myrtle Beach, SC

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The suite was so much more than average. It was very clean and inviting. We loved the location-- not in the city, but close to everything. Frankie did everything possible to make sure we were comfortable. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very accomadating,lovely lady

  • 4 of 5

Thankyou Frankie, you went above & beyond to make us comfortable. Thanks . I arrived in Victoria with a leg problem, spent hours in Emerg Monday & Tuesday. Everything was great, would book again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Rental That Left Us Spell Bound

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin in describing our first VRBO experience...

We were greeted by the sweet fragrance of lilac and a myriad of colourful flowers lining the path to our apartment . A bunny was happily munching on clover on "our" front lawn, robins chirped away and hummingbirds happily buzzed above us. Once we got into our rental, we immediately felt at home. It was very tastefully appointed in a blend of vintage country coastal charm with modern amenities and comforts . The place was beautiful, comfortable, large and had everything we could have hoped for and much more. The owner Frankie went above & beyond to make sure we were charmed by leaving us fresh baked bread & jam as well as fresh flowers in the bedroom. One of my favorite activities while there was drinking local peach beer on the outside bench while gazing at the flowers, birds and resident rabbit. My husband's favorite activity was watching the wide variety of TV stations in the comfortable living room with fireplace heater. This experience left us in love with the area and convinced we would live in Saanichton if we lived in Victoria.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it at first arrival

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, warm and lovely garden view out the living room. After a busy day on the go this is a nice place to come home to. Would stay again. There is a must smell in the entry area that needs to be dealt with is my only complaint. Bed was good.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Prairie Inn
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
B C Ferries
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Ardmore Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Prairie Inn
Nearest Ski
230 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Island View Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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