Peaceful, Private, Family Friendly Simplicity(7 Reviews)
The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more
- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Three Beds, Two Baths, approx. 1750 s.f. on a lovely quarter acre lot
$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!)
Contact me for details.
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.
When you're ready to book, here are some things to keep in mind
We recommend you complete your booking on VRBO or ask the owner to send you a payment request through VRBO.Verify your payment method
Member since: 2015
- 1750 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
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:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- All beds are newer Queens with lots of clean linens provided.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
- DVD Player
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
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
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning $72.49
- Refundable Damage Deposit $305.24
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.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
Car: Not Necessary
Google Shelbourne Valley for more info on local pubs, sushi, services, post office, liquor stores, shopping malls, etc.
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.
- Primary: +1 2502161217 Only for those that have booked
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
My family table from when I grew up! Seats 8.
Pots and Pans from Lagostina.
all bedrooms have new windows.
Many a book devoured here.
The bushes flower nicely at various time, lavender for picking as well.
All the beds are newer Queens.
Reclaimed cedar wood floors.
Fire pit area and balcony.
Great shower, all new construction in the last 4 years.
Al Fresco, day or night.
Secret park behind the back yard.
Working holiday? Got you covered...
New appliances, tile floors.
LOVE this window, didn't replace it because it opens 180 degrees.
Binge watch on Netflix all night and day if you choose!
Art by Taryn Brown of Victoria.
Cool in summer, cozy in winter, great for peaceful reading and naps.
Great lounging here.
Recently installed new toilet and hot water tank
Just one of the outdoor areas to enjoy.
Taken April 29th, it's early and the gardeners are hard at work as we speak!
Runners along the Chip Trail 500M away.
I'll provide presto logs but feel free to add sticks from the yard as well!
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017
Enter dates to see accurate pricing
Booking confirmation within 24 hours
Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO
- We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
- You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
- We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7
Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM
Send a message to owner
Anonymously report this listing
We appreciate your participation and assistance with our efforts to operate the most secure and trusted vacation rental marketplace in the industry
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center.