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Peaceful studio close to ferry & airport, a short hop to Gulf Islands & Butchart

Bedrooms Studio
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

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.

Dina Anderson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 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,


North Saanich Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower. Also has wash basin.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Open plan studio with bed in sleeping area - great view of flat-screen TV from bed. Couch folds flat for second bed with a little privacy (is around corner from main bed)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Peaceful studio close to ferry & airport, a short hop to Gulf Islands & Butchart
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Came to visit family. Close to ferry, great host, cozy place. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aug 2017 four night stay

  • 4 of 5

Good location, good value, dog friendly, serviceable accommodations, friendly and helpful proprietor.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Sechelt, British Columbia

Great location for Sidney, airport and Swartz Bay ferry !

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property-Wonderful Host!!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great studio property, perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay prior to a flight

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stonehouse Restaurant & Bar- short walk
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Glen Meadows & Ardmore courses
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stonehouse - Canoe Cove
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Numerous close by - ocean view
Car: not necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15.61

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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