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My family table from when I grew up! Seats 8.

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

$149 per night in the off season, $100 cleaning fee, $400 security deposit. 4 night minimum despite what cover page says (trying to change that!)

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Welcome to Derby Gardens! My pet name for my home that I have owned since 2006; I love this place! It's not really a "Garden" in the traditional sense (because I'm more of a tree guy and thus its minimalist setting) but it is a beautiful spot and the privacy afforded by the back yard is special. You'll see that as you begin to relax here.
All three queen size beds are new and clean. As are the bathrooms.

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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Sorry but I love this house and am respectful of my neighbors and unless you're married with kids, it's 30 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Fantastic for kids, next to the park out back is a huge school field with baseball and soccer fields as well as a very well equipped playground and basketball hoops/courts. A park about 250M away is designed for really young kids....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    you can smoke outside but I'll insist on you being responsible to be respectful and clean up butts and of course not to burn down the yard/house!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    sorry, don't have a lift. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • One four piece (toilet, sink, shower, bath) and one three piece (shower, sink, toilet)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • I want you to enjoy yourselves here, I always have. However, it's not for partying; yahoos and weekend warriors won't be tolerated. On the other hand, you'll find it to be a great place to cook, drink some wine, and dance around. A great place for being in the city, but not right downtown. I can't say enough about the zen factor associated with the chip trail, with its duck pond and awesome mountain views. Mt Tolmie is a 15 minute walk away and affords the most beautiful world class views of our lovely city with intense sunrises and sunsets. I'm nearby to help and answer questions. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Got some great reads, please leave for the next person as well. Novels, historical fiction, personal growth as well as a few biographies. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Cards and cribbage ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Not really but Tivoli radio for you to plug in your device....moreless

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    My beautiful antique 5 ft. X 5ft. family heirloom. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Inside presto logs (provided) only. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Yes, feel free to hang 4 bikes as well as parking your golf clubs; makes a great mud room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    fantastic forced air electric, let 'er rip when ever you feel chilly, one thermostat for the whole house, then baseboards in downstairs bed room as well as wall mounted heat in downstairs shower. ...moreless

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

    Fireplace...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Plus grinder and tea pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Smaller but very functional....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Tennis:

    less than 800M away indoor then several within 2-3 Km outdoors...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$127

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $71.44
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300.80

Notes:

PayPal is the preferred method of payment, no credit cards accepted.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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Location

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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
YYJ
800 Metres
Nearest Barpub
McRaes West Coast Bistro
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
BC Ferries
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
Cedar Hill Golf Course
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Trans Canada
240 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mt. Washington Ski Area, Courtney, BC
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Willows

Car: Not Necessary

Google Shelbourne Valley for more info on local pubs, sushi, services, post office, liquor stores, shopping malls, etc.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: I am a father of three, at one time I was a high school French and P.E. teacher but since '98 I've made my living helping people pursue their real estate dreams; it's been really good to me and highly satisfying. I have travelled and worked in Europe, Eastern Canada, the Prairies, Hawaii, Mexico, California, Hawaii and Panama.

Why the Owner Chose Saanich East (Saanich, BC, Canada):
This property was one I had listed and the owners at that time afforded me the opportunity to buy it. The timing was great as my kids were younger; now 19,18, and 15. We used to play in the yard as well as have our own games of baseball and soccer right behind the property in the secret park! I made a fire pit area and we love to eat al fresco day or night on the large deck off the dining room. You can see Mt. Tolmie through the Oak Trees and this .25 acre lot has just a beautiful and peaceful serenity, even and sometimes more so especially at night. You'll see. What I especially like about the deck is that there are trees on both sides of the property that allow you to be out there and not have to been seen by the neighbors who are really nice and quiet anyways, but still it's a real benefit. The home itself is ideal for couples, kids with families or anyone who seeks a simple and peaceful home in a quiet area of town. I have it set up for Netflix/DVD viewing with the most comfortable TV couch imaginable! Light a fire inside if you want to as well. I have been able to acquire some art over the years and that adds to the ambiance of the main floor. Plug in your music on the Tivoli radio I've provided as you lounge or cook dinner inside or out with the infrared BBQ I purchased in 2014. Downstairs you'll find a third bedroom, an office with WiFi, a really nice shower in the bathroom, a large laundry room, an area where I keep my tools and a place for you to hang your bikes or leave your clubs. There is also a large rec room where I like to escape in the summer time from the heat for an afternoon nap, some reading or playing cards while I turn on the electric fire place.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You can walk out the back yard gate through the fields, past one of the last remaining TRUE urban barns to shopping, pubs, (1550's, Maude Hunters) and services. Out the front turn right and in 500M your at the Cedar Hill GC, a fantastic up and down 3.4 km chip trail, 800M to McRae's Bistro as well as 800M to the Rec Centre at Cedar Hill which features a gym, indoor tennis, squash, arts programs and a café. Enjoy a fire at night if you like in the pit, roast marshmallows with the kids, both big and small.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • My family table from when I grew up! Seats 8.

    My family table from when I grew up! Seats 8.

  • Pots and Pans from Lagostina.

    Pots and Pans from Lagostina.

  • all bedrooms have new windows.

    all bedrooms have new windows.

  • Many a book devoured here.

    Many a book devoured here.

  • The bushes flower nicely at various time, lavender for picking as well.

    The bushes flower nicely at various time, lavender for picking as well.

  • All the beds are newer Queens.

    All the beds are newer Queens.

  • Reclaimed cedar wood floors.

    Reclaimed cedar wood floors.

  • Fire pit area and balcony.

    Fire pit area and balcony.

  • Great shower, all  new construction in the last 4 years.

    Great shower, all new construction in the last 4 years.

  • Al Fresco, day or night.

    Al Fresco, day or night.

  • Secret park behind the back yard.

    Secret park behind the back yard.

  • Working holiday? Got you covered...

    Working holiday? Got you covered...

  • New appliances, tile floors.

    New appliances, tile floors.

  • LOVE this window, didn't replace it because it opens 180 degrees.

    LOVE this window, didn't replace it because it opens 180 degrees.

  • Binge watch on Netflix all night and day if you choose!

    Binge watch on Netflix all night and day if you choose!

  • Art by Taryn Brown of Victoria.

    Art by Taryn Brown of Victoria.

  • Cool in summer, cozy in winter, great for peaceful reading and naps.

    Cool in summer, cozy in winter, great for peaceful reading and naps.

  • Great lounging here.

    Great lounging here.

  • Recently installed new toilet and hot water tank

    Recently installed new toilet and hot water tank

  • Just one of the outdoor areas to enjoy.

    Just one of the outdoor areas to enjoy.

  • Taken April 29th, it's early and the gardeners are hard at work as we speak!

    Taken April 29th, it's early and the gardeners are hard at work as we speak!

  • Runners along the Chip Trail 500M away.

    Runners along the Chip Trail 500M away.

  • 500M away.

    500M away.

  • I'll provide presto logs but feel free to add  sticks from the yard as well!

    I'll provide presto logs but feel free to add sticks from the yard as well!

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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