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

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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    We can always make a comfy place for young children to sleep, whether it is on sofas, comfy pallets on the floor, or blowup mattresses. We have 13 grandchildren so are accustomed to making room....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Full Bathroom, with brand new tub and shower.


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Cable TV plus WIFI for your computer....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The suite is on the ground floor and is always cool in summer....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    On the main floor but can be used if needed....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Free standing electric fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have an oil furnace which heats the entire house but have a wall heater in the hallway of the suite as well as the electric fireplace in the TV room....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Includes bookcase for plenty of reading materials, games or cards. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private double driveway for suite use....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    On the main floor but can be used if needed....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    I have single kayak for loan. Kayak rentals are available at reasonable rates at Brentwood Lodge on Saanich Inlet 5 minutes away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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7 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Prairie Inn
14 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
B C Ferries
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Ardmore Golf Club
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 17
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Prairie Inn
230 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt. Washington
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Island View Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Central Saanich (Central Saanich, BC, Canada):
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is comfortable and homey and we love to keep it filled with fresh flowers and great food.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Rural Charm - Our home

    Rural Charm - Our home

  • Grapes in September

    Grapes in September

  • Private suite entrance.

    Private suite entrance.

  • Suite Kitchen.

    Suite Kitchen.

  • Newly remodeled Bathroom.

    Newly remodeled Bathroom.

  • Living/TV room

    Living/TV room

  • Butchart Gardens just five minutes away

    Butchart Gardens just five minutes away

  • View on a clear day.

    View on a clear day.

  • Front Entrance.

    Front Entrance.

  • Walkway entrance to suite (not up the stairs)

    Walkway entrance to suite (not up the stairs)

  • Back deck of home.

    Back deck of home.

  • Suite kitchen showing a big of eating area.

    Suite kitchen showing a big of eating area.

  • The last bouquet of the year from my garden.

    The last bouquet of the year from my garden.

  • Local waters

    Local waters

  • Local colorful starfish

    Local colorful starfish

VRBO #652603

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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