About the property
- Apartment768 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Peaceful, Stunning View Suite-1 Bedroom + Den for 2; off-street prkg, prvt entry
A NOTE ABOUT RATES: Please be aware VRBO rates are in USD by default. Our rate is CAD $150/nite off-season; $200/nite peak-season. Click on the 'Rates' tab above to find the currency converter.
NEWS FLASH! Brand New Hot Springs - JetSetter Hot Tub now available!!
It's been one year and what a year it's been!! Here's a small sampling of what people are saying about UltimateBnB:
" even saw deer in the backyard while we were in the hot-tub!"
5 Stars - Richard & Chelsea F, Orlando FL - 10/08/2016
"Great walking and running trails nearby and you can walk down to the beach."
5 Stars - Sarah M, Portland OR - 09/10/2016
"ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE STAY - The hosts were absolutely wonderful, the property was gorgeous, and the accommodations were out of this world."
5 Stars - Caitlin S, Austin TX - 09/11/2016
"I've never felt more comfortable, impressed, and at home ever, while vacationing anywhere."
5 Stars - Jonadan A, Seattle WA - 07/08/2016
"This BnB lives up to it's name in every sense, every detail. It is the Ultimate BnB. Perfection!"
5 Stars - Kasey C, Vancouver BC - 05/02/2016
"I'd give it 10 stars if I could!"
5 Stars - Lois M, Bellevue WA - 02/20/2016
• Brand new 1 Bedroom + Den suite with ocean, forest, mountain and city views
• Self-catered breakfast included in the price (local, fresh, and organic where possible)
• 768 sq. ft.
• Private entrance, self-contained with high-end (Miele/Bosch) appliances
• Italian Granite countertops with tile and premium Canadian Maple hardwood floors
• In-suite laundry, dishwasher and very well outfitted kitchen
• Ultimate BnB has only one rental unit. It’s the best and only one we have: thus the name – Ultimate!
Laurie Ingalls, Faye Wardrop
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Laurie Ingalls, Faye Wardrop
About Us: Your hosts at Ultimate BnB are Faye Wardrop and Laurie Ingalls. It took nearly 40 years for us to find each other; another 3 years to ‘test the waters’ before taking the plunge. We married on July 15th, 1995 at Sooke Harbour House, a lovely seaside resort just down the road from our current home. Putting together our Ultimate BnB has been a labour of love. For us, it has been one of those ‘someday’ projects…one we were never quite certain we would actually get to do. Faye: “I come from a business background but my interests include music, food, gardening and travel. In the mid to late 80’s I was the GM at an import/export wholesaler in Winnipeg MB. It was an exciting time for me because we were among the first companies in Canada to develop trade with China and other countries in the Asian Pacific region. In the late 90's Laurie and I operated 2 gift shops that anchored either end of the Victoria Conference Centre in a perfect location right next to the famous Empress Hotel. We loved meeting people from around the world and many came back to visit us year after year. I must have made an impression because I was nominated for the City of Victoria’s hospitality award and won it 2 years running. After the successful sale of that business in the spring of 2002 we took some time for travel before launching our current consulting practice where we fill the CFO(Chief Financial Officer) role for a small group of business clients.” Laurie: “I share many interests with Faye, but with a twist. I am a former professional musician. I graduated Grant McEwan University in Jazz performance in the 80’s while Faye was learning international trade! Several years back I was fortunate to be part of Victoria’s Jazz-Fest as a member of the George Essihos quartet when we opened for Downbeat magazine’s male vocalist of the year, Kurt Elling at Alix Gooldin Hall. In 2000, we were featured on CBC Radio’s jazz show ‘Hot Air’. Search: djingo379 on YouTube to hear some of my work.
Laurie Ingalls, Faye Wardrop purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Laurie Ingalls, Faye Wardrop chose Colwood
In 2008 it seemed like the world was coming to an end. We watched this vacant lot for months while planning our dream home. Finally, we took the leap! We designed the layout with our architect on a scratch-pad over coffee! Watching our home become a reality was almost surreal. So many decisions; so much to think about! Someday I hope to blog about the experience with pictures and stories: check out 'ultimatebnbdotcom'. The suite was designed to be separate from our space; we wanted our guest to have privacy! Over the past few years we've worked away at outfitting the suite with the idea of having just one unit for a Bed & Breakfast. During our time working in tourism we enjoyed all the different people we would meet and but we got a real thrill from helping them discover the 'hidden gems' in our area; the places only the locals would know about. Our hospitality award from the City of Victoria humbled us. That people would take the time to write a letter to the people at City Hall in appreciation was just amazing to us. We always knew we wanted to get back to get back to helping people discover this incredible part of the world. The views from our property on Hatley Drive are world class; some of the finest you will find anywhere on this planet. Our objective from the 'get-go' was to find a way to share it. Our proximity to the ocean is great, but the 565 acres of old growth forest is awesome! The resident deer can be seen grazing outside our door almost on a daily basis. We hate the way the little devils keep chewing our flower beds but we wouldn't have it any other way really. Ultimate BnB on Hatley is more than just a special place, it's an experience. When we travel we so much enjoy the self-catered option for breakfast. We eat what and when we want. We set our own agenda, come and go as we like. If you haven't experienced that as a traveler we highly recommend it. It truly is 'the Ultimate' in vacation freedom and flexibility.
What makes this Apartment unique
There are many! • Value – a comparable hotel suite could run $400 to $600 per night, and in most cases you've still got to buy your own breakfast. • Views! • Privacy • Proximity to Ocean, Forest, Beach, Bird Sanctuary and spectacular natural wonders • Quiet serenity • Everything is clean and new • It’s a fabulous place to stay while visiting family nearby • Close proximity to shopping (Big Box & Outlet stores), restaurants, golf, hiking, wine tours, and all that Southern Vancouver Island has to offer!
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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.
Great views; very private!
This is a beautiful B&B. Roomy, comfortable , tastefully furnished with all top of the line items and equipment. The weather was not cooperating during our stay, but it was no hardship to spend time inside this unit at all.
Faye and Laurie are great hosts and very responsive, easy to communicate with them.
Hi you two. Thank-you for this wonderful review. We do appreciate your taking time for it.
Yes, Faye and I often hoped for better weather for you during your stay but, alas, the 'weather Gods' had a different plan.
We're wishing you the very best with all that is upcoming on both the family front and with your travel plans.
We hope to see you again!
Laurie & Faye
Victoria West Shore Getaway
We're so glad that we chose Ultimate BnB as our "launching pad" for all the fun adventures on Vancouver Island. Laurie and Faye made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment is the ideal retreat and the views are amazing. We also appreciated being in a quieter neighborhood not far from the lagoon, Hatley Castle, bakeries and other shopping centers. If we ever return to Victoria, BC we'll definitely try to stay here again!
This is wonderful property with spectacular views from every room! Laurie took the time to show us the property and how everything works. The self-serve breakfast is a great add to this property and we were greeted to a beautiful display of fruit, coffee, teas (beyond delicious), etc. The food selections were top of the line and perfect. The property is extremely well kept and clean. This includes the hot tub which, being hot tub owners ourselves, we are very particular. Highly recommend this property!
We are absolutely delighted that we were able to meet your expectations. We very much appreciate the care you took to look after the place too. Hope to see you again and have a great 2018!
Indeed, the Ultimate B&B was the perfect place to enjoy the chilly conditions of winter. The warm radiant heat of the floor plus the gas fireplace were perfect. We really enjoyed the hot tub and the soaking tub. The dimmable lights added a nice ambient touch that made the space feel like a mini-spa. The breakfast goodies were very tasty and we enjoyed many of the music CD's that were provided. The access to the beach and old growth forest was easy. Great beach walks with lots of critters! Thank you again for opening and sharing your home. We truly had a great time meeting you and exploring your "gem" of a location.
Happy New Year!
David & Cheryl
Thank-you for this wonderful review! It means so much. We’re wishing you the very best for 2018 and hope to see you again soon!
Laurie and Faye
We have stayed in many VRBOs around the world and the Ultimate BnB was hands down the best one ever. The owners' attention to detail is incredible - from the coffees and teas to the furniture and finishings - everything was top notch and very well done. The suite was very clean, quiet and a great place to relax. We especially enjoyed the hot tub in the evening. Future trips to the Island will be planned around availablilty at the Ultimate BnB. Thanks for being such great hosts and for sharing your home!
Faye and I just wanted to let you know how thrilled we were to get your glowing review. It really means a lot to us, so THANK-YOU!! We do hope you can make it back some time soon...always a pleasure!
Laurie & Faye
Not Enough Stars...
We've traveled more than a little & have clear favorites that we remember in the course of our ventures.
This wonderful sanctuary is without a doubt one of them.
We were left wanting for nothing.
The owners - Laurie & Faye have thought of everything.
And the quality of everything was exceptional - right down to the teas & jam.
We felt spoiled - views every day & all day.
From incredible sunrises over Victoria to constellations @ night.
Cruise ships entering the harbor during the week & colorful sailboats on the weekend.
And as many have mentioned before - even from the private hot tub.
Then there's the calming serenity of being @ the higher elevation & away from the crowds - yet when ready to venture out - a short drive to Sooke Harbour or Victoria proper (and many more points of interest nearby).
Or a short walk to hiking trails, the lagoon or the sea.
So - aside from the night time skies - there are not enough stars offered to rate this Ultimate B & B.
So we'll settle for 5+++.
Re: Not Enough Stars:
Hi Peter & Susan,
There is not enough gratitude in a simple "Thank-You" for this lovely review. The fact that you took time, without any prompting, to write about your experience is so thoughtful of you. Not that we're surprised: your thoughtfulness showed up in many ways. So glad you had a safe trip home and we very much hope things work out so that you can return.
Laurie & Faye
Located near a Nationally protected bird-sanctuary as well as a 565 acre old-growth forest (guests rarely leave without numerous sightings of resident deer, their fawns leisurely foraging on the neighbourhood flora), over 2 miles of oceanfront sandy beach, historic Fort Rodd Hill Park, 3 world class golf courses and 2 par 3 courses, shopping/Big Box stores are a 7 minute drive, hiking (East Sooke & Goldstream Parks, Witty’s Lagoon, Galloping Goose trail) and all that the world famous City of Victoria has to offer is about a 20 minute drive away so long as you’re not travelling during peak periods. About Victoria: Victoria has a well-earned reputation as “The City of Gardens”; in April, the cherry blossoms are legendary! It is a safe, friendly city with an abundance of parks and gardens. Victoria is the Capital of British Columbia and the iconic Legislative Building is the crown jewel of the Inner Harbour while the famous Empress Hotel occupies a similar place of prominence a stones-throw away. You’ll find plenty of historic homes, museums, and galleries as well. As a destination city, locals and visitors alike enjoy numerous farmers markets, festivals, and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities. The water-taxis move people quickly and efficiently around the inner harbour and newcomers enjoy the ‘water-taxi ballet’ on Sundays from mid-May through September. Truly everyone will find something memorable about their stay in Victoria, BC. Of course, one of the best ways to enjoy it is to ‘stay with the locals’; people who have the inside scoop on not just ‘touristy’ attractions but know where the real gems lie, off the beaten track and on the roads less travelled. Here is a brief synopsis of the more ‘touristy’ things to see and do in our fair city. If interested in the ‘roads less travelled’ please talk to us; if we don’t know we’ll do our best to find someone who does. Our city is made up of several unique and eclectic neighbourhoods. Ultimate BnB is located on the Westshore, 20 minutes from downtown and the Inner Harbour in off-peak traffic; just far enough removed to allow for serenity yet close enough for easy access to all we have on offer. You will find a delightful array of artisan cafes and bakeries along with world-class casual and fine dining restaurants. The Bard & Banker Pub on Government St. features nightly live music, and the licensed and juried buskers are talented and help to liven up a leisurely stroll through Victoria’s eminently walkable downtown core. There’s something for every taste in Victoria: For gardeners, a short drive to Abkhazi Garden and Teahouse is sure to delight. Famous for its rhododendrons, tea and light lunches are served overlooking the gardens which are delightful throughout the spring, summer and fall. Close by at Government House, the grounds at the residence of British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor are open to the public and feature woodlands, a nursery, cut flower, perennial, vegetable, iris and rose gardens. There is an historic costume museum in the restored Carey Mews and lunch and snacks are served in the Tea Room. Just a couple of blocks from Government House, Craigdarroch Castle, with self-guided tours, offers four floors of exquisite stained glass windows, intricate woodwork and fabulous Victorian-era furnishings and a venerable peek into our city’s most interesting history. Near the Castle (about 2 blocks away), the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Japanese art in Canada, historical collections featuring Canadian and international works, and exceptional contemporary art. New shows are continuously curated and keep visitors and locals alike returning over and over again. As well, you will find a small, but intriguing gift-shop with a chance to pick up something uniquely different from usual tourist fare. Not far off, Oak Bay Avenue is lined with specialty shops, galleries and restaurants. It famously offers a wee taste of ‘jolly old England’. Enjoy a pint at ‘The Snug’, a meal, or spa treatment at the elegant Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Waterfront dining is a favourite pastime in our city and there are many opportunities to indulge. The famous Marina Restaurant is sure to please. While still in Oak Bay, why not stroll over to nearby Willows Beach with its sand, sun, playground and snack bar for mid-afternoon ice-cream or just a ‘spot of tea’. Back closer to our city-centre enjoy a leisurely stroll through famous Beacon Hill Park, with a petting zoo, water park and putting green amidst meticulously kept flowers, shrubs, duck ponds, and fountains. A short climb up the hill will offer a stunning vista of the Olympic Mountains providing the back-drop for views of Trial Island, Ogden Point, an array of marine traffic and a distant look at your home away from home, Ultimate BnB on the Westshore.
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