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A Laughing Otter. Beautiful New Self Contained Suite On Cordova Bay

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Whether it's bald eagles soaring overhead, seals basking in the sun or otters playing on the rocks, you'll find it all at 'The Laughing Otter' Retreat. Beautiful new self contained suite on Cordova Bay. Walk out from your kitchen to your private patio overlooking the water. Enjoy stunning water and Mt. Baker views or wander down the stairs and enjoy a stroll on the beach. Gas fireplace, heated floors, in suite laundry, fully functioning kitchen with stainless steel appliances. One bedroom with queen size bed. Double pullout couch in living room. A private, relaxing retreat 15 mins from downtown and 30 mins to airport/ferries. Close to parks, trails and bus routes. Private parking


Owner
Valerie Nieuwenhout
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

Amenities

Cordova Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Heated floors, 1 basin
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Living Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed - Sleeps 2, Cot - sleeps 1
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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A Laughing Otter. Beautiful New Self Contained Suite On Cordova Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

A "Very Relaxing" Laughing Otter

  • 5 of 5

Firstly Jane and John were excellent hosts and happy to offer info on interesting places to visit. The Laughing Otter was very well equipped along with food essentials to get started. The views from the garden across the Cordova Bay changed each day and never failed to supply wildlife including Otters, Seals, Golden Eagles, Herons, Humming Birds, Cormorants, Canada Geese, and on our final evening a Raccoon.

Cordova Bay is close to Victoria, which must be visited. The property also has many leaflets on other places to go all over the island. You will not be lost for things to do. It is also great travelling by car ferry to Vancouver Island passing by many smaller islands and wildlife.

Thanks Jane & John for your hospitality.

Paul &Jean

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning view

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at A Laughing Otter. It was very relaxing and the view is stunning! Our dog settled in right away and we appreciated that he was welcome. The yard and generous inside space made it feel like a home away from home, and all the amenities we needed were right nearby. Access to downtown Victoria was good but being away from the hustle and bustle suited us perfectly! Thanks for a great stay, J & J.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathryn, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and would love the opportunity to host you again in the future! All the best! Elite Vacation Homes
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5

Very nice, secluded house

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barrett, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future! All the best Elite Vacation Homes
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5

Book Reading Paradise

  • 5 of 5

A Laughing Otter gave us a waterfront home away from home! The location turned out to be the basement suite under the owner's property, but they were extremely pleasant neighbours and we had lots of privacy. The view out our main entrance was just across a backyard and right into the ocean, accessible down a flight of stairs. Walks on the beach during low tide were so much fun, especially for our dog who loved getting to vacation with us. I also loved that the neighbouring cat would come sit with me while I watched the waves.

The space was quiet, enjoyable, and with an overstocked kitchen and BBQ gave us the perfect option for meals. There were lots of restaurants and grocers nearby, but the kitchen had every utensil and dish we could need, a stocked Keurig, even spices and condiments that made cooking a breeze. The heated floors and modern fixtures made the place feel like a hotel, with a cozy fireplace to heat the living room. Even the TV was bigger than expected, with cable and Netflix access.

I highly recommend this charming getaway, and hope to visit again soon. A book and glass of wine is a must!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jen, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at A Laughing Otter. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Victoria, BC. Brenda Dominy
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
5

Great place to get settled into Victoria!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Laughing Otter lodge from April until July of 2016 as we searched for a home to buy in Victoria. It is located in the Cadboro Bay Area right on the ocean so has great views as well as a long beach to take walks on. The owners were friendly and helpful, and were available whenever we needed to ask a question. The suite has everything that we needed, and was quiet and private. There are grocery stores and restaurants nearby (some within walking distance), and it is about a fifteen minute drive to U-Vic and about five minutes drive to the Pat Bay Highway at Royal Oak Drive. I would highly recommend the Laughing Otter lodge for anyone who wants to get settled into Victoria but who does'nt want to be in the downtown area.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello David, Thank you for your comments regarding A Laughing Otter; we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to Victoria!
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5

please contact me

  • 5 of 5

I would like to inquire about the possibility of renting this throughout February to April 2016 but I don't know how to contact you. Thank you,

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Anne, You can submit an inquiry for the property or provide your telephone number and email address so we can reach you to discuss further. Thank you Best Regards, Brenda Dominy
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Waiver $27.42 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $58.76 + Tax
Pet Fee $78.35 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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