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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

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 Victoria

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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Central Saanich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

From Butchart To Beaches, Make Our Suite Your Home Away From Home Year Round.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Returning soon

  • 5 of 5

The suite was in a perfect location close to parks and walking trails. The owner was very pleasant friendly and helpful. The property was immaculate with edible fruits and vegetables that we could indulge in. The added treats provided were well received and enjoyed. It had everything we needed for a great stay. Would highly recommend as we ourselves are planning to return again

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our daughter picked this out for us and we are sure happy she did!! It was a very well equipped if you choose to make your own meals, super, super clean, quiet, comfy bed and surprisingly spacious. Frankie, our hostess, was extremely kind-hearted and welcomed us with open arms and made us feel more like family than strangers, but at the same time, always respecting our privacy. We felt right at home when we opened the door and to our amazement we received an arrival gift of freshly homemade heavenly bread! Thank you, we will always cherish our brief encounter.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay in June. Frankie was an incredible host. The suite was clean, quiet & comfortable. It had everything we needed for our stay. Beautiful garden, great location.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent suite

  • 5 of 5

I rented this suite for my Grandma and Aunt and they were very pleased with it. The owner (who lives above) is very personable and accommodating. My Grandma is 93 and has mobility issues, and she was offered a "no step" path into the suite. We would definitely rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Central Saanich House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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