About the property
- Studio300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 30 nights
Open- plan studio with private parking and entrance with ocean glimpses.
Brookhaven B&B is self-contained with private parking & entrance. The open-plan layout constitutes small kitchen with dining area, living room with cosy log-effect gas fire & sleeping section (queen-size bed) leading to en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.
Convertible couch sleeps 1 adult. Outdoor seating & grassed area outside studio. Close to Loch-side Trail . Great ocean views from property.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Dina Anderson
Darren & Dina met in 2001 when Dina worked as a Flight Attendant for British Midland International (based at London Heathrow) and Darren for Air Canada Jazz Cargo (based in Calgary AB). Having travelled extensively, they knew that Victoria BC was a beautiful place to settle and raise a family. They were blessed with their daughter Brooke in 2004 and converted an used area in their home into a B&B studio so that Dina could be a stay-at-home Mom and others could enjoy this tranquil area of natural beauty with their own temporary home away from home. Their guest book bears testament to the comfort of the studio and the diversity of local attractions. Brookhaven offers the best of British and Canadian hospitality and the privacy to come and go as you please. Brooke is now 11 and loves to show off her 'French immersion' skills with our multi-national guests. The beautiful sea-life nearby has inspired her to be a marine biologist and conservationist in adult life. Darren is employed at Victoria International Airport and Dina works part-time as a Cosmetician at a local Pharmacy.
Dina Anderson purchased this Studio in 2004
Why Dina Anderson chose North Saanich
This modern home is set in it's own acre of woodland. It has tidal ocean views and is set back in a high location to afford privacy. We still love to travel so close proximity to the ferry and airport is important. Sidney is a great place to raise a family and the population is mature and friendly. Every season has something special to offer and we feel comfortable and safe here.
What makes this Studio unique
Being surrounded by ocean is wonderful. Little remote beaches and walking trails are tucked away to explore. The July 1st Canada & Christmas Parades are spectacular for such a small community. The Thursday Street summer market is also a treat all summer long. Our home is great in that each part of it has great privacy,
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Came to visit family. Close to ferry, great host, cozy place. Would recommend.
Aug 2017 four night stay
Good location, good value, dog friendly, serviceable accommodations, friendly and helpful proprietor.
Great Property-Wonderful Host!!!
Dina presents a very clean property and has thought of everything. She has provided all of the amenities, especially in her selection of breakfast items. The whole wheat bread/toast and fruit were fresh & tasty. We quite liked the freedom to make our own breakfasts when we wanted as this fit our schedule quite well.
The bathroom was spotless and towels were soft & fluffy. There was always plenty of hot water and the shower was spacious.
All of the pre-arrival information was clear and Dina was politely considerate to check-in with us during our stay. We would definitely return for another stay in the future. Joe U.
Great location for Sidney, airport and Swartz Bay ferry !
The hosts were there to warmly welcome us (Dina, Darren and daughter Brooke) and gave us great suggestions for things we were interested in doing in the area. Great little hikes right out the door, walking distance to Sidney harbour, right by the ferry and about 30 minutes from downtown Victoria. Dina provided us with everything we loved for breakfast along with her homemade delicious bread! Morning sun outside the door to sit and sip coffee. The hosts were available and attentive to our needs. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!
Great studio property, perfect location.
The studio was exactly what we needed for our two night stay, with an early morning ferry. The bed was very comfortable, and the kitchen was well equiped. The outdoor space would have been special for us, if it was not raining, or that we were home. I would hightly recommend Dinas place.
Great place to stay prior to a flight
The owner met us upon our arrival and was very helpful and friendly. She even provided snacks for us to take on our flight the next day. The unit was quite clean and well equipped with a kitchen, comfy bed, tv, and gas fireplace. Great place to stay the night before an early morning flight.
We are situated on an acre of private woodland on the scenic Saanich Peninsula. We are walking distance from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal gateway to the Gulf Islands. Canoe Cove with it's coffee shop and The Stonehouse Restaurant and Pub is also walking distance. The charming seaside town of Sidney with its Ocean Discovery Centre, Bowling Alley, Cinema, wide range of restaurants and shopping is just minutes away. Take an evening stroll down the pier or visit the street market on summer Thursday evenings. Whale watching trips depart twice a day in the summer months. Sidney Spit is easily accessible by water-taxi - take a picnic and enjoy the unspoilt beaches. Victoria is just a short drive away (or catch the express bus from the ferry terminal). Hop around the scenic inner harbour using the tug-boat ferries and sample Barbs Fish & Chips in James Bay. The Imax and BC Museum are close by. You can take tea at The Empress or breakfast at The Legislature. Explore Market Square for great shopping and be sure to walk down Fan-Tan Alley to Chinatown. Butchart Gardens (with Saturday night fireworks throughout the summer) and the Butterfly Gardens are a 20 minute drive away and both offer year-round beauty. Closer to home, The Muse Winery and Sea-Cider Farm offer wonderful views and relaxed tastings. For those who like to keep fit - Panorama Recreation Centre offers swimming, gym, seasonal skating, tennis and squash - plus a great childrens playground outside. Brentwood Bay offers more dining opportunities, access to the Mill Bay Ferry and kayak and paddleboard rental facilities. Being located on the Peninsula we are surrounded by ocean and dozens of uncrowded beaches. You can be as busy or relaxed as you choose.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Check in after 3pm. Check out by 11am. Children under 12 stay free with adults. Additional adults $20 per night extra. Well disciplined pets only. $20 fee for pet stay Studio all on one level but small flight of steps from parking area and grassed area outside slightly uneven - not wheel chair accessible. No Laundry facilities. Kitchen has: Microwave, toaster, egg-cooker, electric fry-pan, coffee-maker, fridge, toaster, slow cooker, hot plate. Local municipality regulations do not allow a stove. We are walking distance from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. Save money by travelling on the ferry as a foot passenger and rent a car once you arrive. Public transit from Vancouver airport is simple and economical. There is a restaurant/pub and coffee shop in walking distance at nearby Canoe Cove Marina.