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Mill Bay - Luxury Coastal Escape: Peaceful And Spectacular Location.

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bay Bluff Place - Mill Bay; Self Contained, With All Rooms Facing The Ocean. Spe

A warm welcome to Bay Bluff Place, Mill Bay. A recently completed makeover our apartment is self contained, fully furnished and well appointed. It has an open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen with two separate bedrooms and a bathroom with both bath and shower. Apart from the bathroom all other rooms have spectacular views over Mill Bay, a tranquil location.

There are large, covered cedar decks outside to which you have full access to enjoy the views and wildlife.

Our apartment gives you:

• Mill Bay views with a wow!

• Privacy and a place to chill and relax

• An eclectic interior

• A fully equipped kitchen with starter basket. (Oven, cook top, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer)

• Complete set of crockery, cutlery, glasses and utensils

• Sitting room with large sofa and armchairs

• Main bedroom - double bed

• Bedroom 2 - pair of single beds

• Dining area with table and four chairs

• Fully tiled bathroom with bath and shower

• Spa slippers

• Washer/dryer in separate closet

• TV with satellite, wifi

• Regulated heating in the bedrooms and bathroom. Gas fire, wood burning stove replica, in open plan area

• Fire and carbon monoxide alarms; fire extinguisher and fire blanket

• Full alarm system

• Large open and covered decks with furniture


• Apartment reference guide and local activity and amenity publications

• Own entrance

• Off-street parking

More Details

Tony Jackson
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Tony Jackson

Sarah (my wife) and I are in our late 50s. We have recently retired from the corporate world and moved to Vancouver Island in 2015. We have recently passed the the CELTA programme in Chiang Mai to teach English as a second language. Our goal is to travel through working on volunteer/charity projects using the teaching qualification wherever we can.

What couldn't I live without; music, the opportunity to travel, the opportunity to try new experiences and friends and family.

I have two mottos and I thank the dance band Faithless for both:

1. You don't need eyes to see, you need vision. (Salva Mea)

2. How can I change the world if I can't even change myself? (Reverence)

Tony Jackson purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Tony Jackson chose Mill Bay

Location, location, location and the potential to convert a large workshop into the 2 bedroom apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

The location and views are spectacular. Vancouver Island is also mid point (almost) for our travels to Europe and Asia.


Mill Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Mill Bay - Luxury Coastal Escape: Peaceful And Spectacular Location.
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic experience staying at Tony and Sarah's vacation rental. Everything we needed was available, Tony and Sarah were welcoming, friendly and ready to go above and beyond if need be.

The location was beautiful, quiet and perfectly located. We would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ashley, Christian and Oliver, It was great to have you all here and to see you enjoy the suite and Oliver's fascination with the water feature. Thanks for your positive feedback, we're glad you enjoyed the suite and the location. It's difficult not to chill out here. Also a big thanks for leaving the suite so clean and tidy; wouldn't have known you had stayed here for 9 days. Good luck with all your business ventures - it's amazing what you've created. Love to have you back here anytime. Best wishes, Tony & Sarah.
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Comfy Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Yet again we enjoyed a lovely quiet stay with such a lovely view!

We also really appreciated all the extra thoughtful touches.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the positive feedback. It was great to have you here for a second visit. We look to make our guests stay a unique experience and the location and views certainly give us ahead start. Thanks for leaving the suite so clean and tidy - it is much appreciated. Happy New year to you all. Tony & Sarah
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One of the best places we've rented.

  • 5 of 5

This apt is beautifully perched on a hill with nice private outdoor amenities. You can even watch the sunrise from the comfortable bed.

All was very clean and so very well equipped! There is plenty of living space and although we were only 2, I'm sure 4 would be very comfortable.

The owners were easily accessible and provided great advice about this wonderful area on the island.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeds expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable. Incredible views. Gracious hosts.

The birdlife is a bonus.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You won't better this!

  • 5 of 5

We flew into Vancouver from London, picked up our pre-booked car hire and drove to Tsawwassen harbour to board a ferry to Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island. Due to the busy holiday season, meant we had to wait longer for a ferry crossing, resulting in missing the last ferry from Brentwood Bay to Mill Bay. We thought the drive round instead would take much longer, but it was an easy hour long drive, and we actually thought well worth it. The view as you climbed up through the Malahat, looking down across Saanich Inlet was only the stunning beginning to a massive warm welcome bestowed upon us by both Tony and Sarah. An easy to find location with parking and easy access, and you just wish you could stay here for the whole of your holiday duration. You simply gasp as you are led past the view out across the bay, before you even set foot inside the ground floor apartment. Perched at the top of a hill overlooking a simply breath taking east facing aspect, you will stay underneath Tony and Sarah's house. It is completely private, beautifully appointed and luxuriously equipped with nothing omitted. A double and twin bedroom await you, with fully fitted kitchen and all utensils far better than left behind at home, along with laundry and bathroom necessities, as well as dining table and sofa, chairs, TV, etc. The patio offers outside seating with BBQ and bird feeders offer the avid bird fan close up views of humming birds, Californian Quail, local and even bird of prey. You are provided with a generous welcome basket of edible goodies, plus coffee, tea, butter, milk and even wine! A visit to the local shopping centre two minutes drive away offers everything you could possibly want, and more, with the most fabulous supermarket. There is plenty to see and do here if you only have time to explore the southern tip of Vancouver Island, or it is quite simply the perfect introduction to the island if this is your first visit. Just don't miss this out if you start or finish your Vancouver Island adventure in Victoria. We witnessed spectacular sunrises, unwound from the long haul flight and all the work stresses left behind and sadly left Mill Bay, planning our return. Take our advice and stay here. You cannot possibly regret it. Quite simply the most stunning location, overlooking Salt Spring Island's Mount Sullivan, Satellite Channel and North Saanich. You have to see it to believe it.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the exceptional feedback. We are so pleased you, Tom and Ellie enjoyed your stay. It is great that we kicked off your vacation in such a positive way and hope you enjoyed your tour of the Island that followed. Also thanks for the way you left the apartment - not sure if you had stayed at all it was so tidy and clean. Love to have you back. Now you know what you are missing. Safe travels. Tony & Sarah.
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Lovely Mill Bay accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was very comfortable and clean, and had a wonderful view. The owners are very pleasant and have created an amazingly well stocked retreat for their guests. The special touches like the basket of goodies and the thoughtful welcome note made our stay most enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kim. Really appreciate the positive feedback and good to hear that your daughter and you had a great weekend. Thanks also for leaving the suite in such a clean and tidy manner. Much appreciated and look forward to seeing you both back here. All the best, Tony & Sarah
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Victoria 60k, Nanaimo 59k
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bridgeman's Bistro, Mill Bay Marina
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Swartz Bay-Victoria 66k, Departure Bay-Nanaimo 77k
Nearest Golf
7.5 Kilometres
Arbutus Ridge
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Bridgeman's Bistro, Mill Bay Marina
Nearest Ski
206 Kilometres
Mountain Washington
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Mill Bay Road
Car: necessary

Mill Bay is conveniently situated 45-60 minutes from the ferries and airports in Victoria/Swartz Bay and Nanaimo. We are also a five minute drive to the Brentwood Ferry which gives easy access to the Saanich Peninsular and the famous Butchart Gardens. We have close proximity to the international, independent boarding schools, Brentwood College and Shawinigan Lake School.

Mill Bay Centre is a few minutes drive away which services most daily needs.

Within a 30 minute drive there are some 20 wineries to visit. Water activities are available at Mill Bay and Cowichan Bay Marinas. Plus hiking and cycling routes, golf courses, farmer's markets, ferries to the Gulf Islands.....the list is endless.

Some recommendations:

• Cycle Therapy in Duncan (it's where I bought my mountain bike)

• Ocean Ecoventures Whale Watching, Cowichan Bay

• Blue Dog Kayaking (and paddle boarding), Mill Bay

• Cowichan bay Kayaking

• Malahat Chalet; great food and spectacular views

• Bridgemans Bistro at Mill Bay Marina

• Bad Habits at Maple Bay, run by a great Vietnamese family

• Genoa Bay Cafe

• Cobblestone Inn

• Matisse in Victoria; classic French with a twist

• Masthead at Cowichan Bay Marina; excellent food and location

• Whistler/Blackcomb resort; 4 hours including ferry

• Mount Washington resort; 2.5 hours

• Goldstream Regional park; 30 minutes

• Salt Spring Island: 1 hour by car and ferry


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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