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Diamond Cottage, close to Sooke, Shirley and Port Renfrew. 40 mins to Victoria

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom secluded cottage, close to beaches & hikes, play with our goats!

Nestled in the trees this secluded cottage offers a slice of tranquility and relaxation. Just a few minutes’ walk from the nearest beach, or take in one of the many local attractions and beauty spots along this amazing coastline. Local picturesque seaside town of Sooke is just 12km away with fabulous restaurants, galleries and shops, offering many local facilities and possibilities including fishing excursions, kayaking, and whale watching. Port Renfrew is just an hour away with amazing beaches and parks; Botanical Bay has rich tides pools and stunning geological features. Just an hour in the opposite direction takes you to Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city, where charm and adventure await.

If you have children or simply young at heart yourself, then join in and play with our Goats or pet a sheep on our small hobby farm and get back to nature!

More Details

Mark & Marie
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Mark & Marie

We moved from England to Kelowna in beautiful British Columbia lived there with 3 boys for eight years. Then in April of 2016 we moved to Vancouver Island in the beautiful town called Shirley.

Mark & Marie purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Mark & Marie chose Shirley

We love the peace and quite, and we have room for a few animals.


Shirley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Diamond Cottage, close to Sooke, Shirley and Port Renfrew. 40 mins to Victoria
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful experience at Diamond Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We immensely enjoyed our time at the Diamond Cottage. My son had a great time with the goats (specifically with Alex) and sheep. Marie and Mark were great, friendly but respected our privacy. The house had everything we needed and the location is perfect if you desire to be in a more isolated location, but still driving distance to various things, beach, restaurants, parks.

We loved it and we will be back.

The Browns

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Diamond cottage. The cottage had everything we needed for our family of four a comfortable four day stay. The crew of goats and sheep were sweet and five year old Eren did not want to leave! We also liked visiting close by beaches hiking trails and farms. It was lovely meeting Mark&Marie who are warm friendly and helpful. Enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable! Super quaint! Would absolutely come back!

  • 5 of 5

This yummy lemon meringue cottage was the perfect place for couple friends coming together to catch up over the weekend! Mark and Marie are always nearby too to assist (like showing us the tricks to get the fireplace going!) which was great knowing that. The goats of course, was so much fun... and I can’t wait to see cool stuff like goat yoga come into fruition! Thank you so much for having us!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottage for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at Diamond Cottage with our dogs and 1 year old son. The cottage had everything we needed: fully stocked kitchen, VERY comfortable bed, cozy living room to relax in, and NO TV (yay!). Although it rained the entire weekend we visited (end of November), we didn't let that stop us from exploring the local beaches and parks. The views across the sound to the Olympics were beautiful. I would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and quiet down for a few days with family.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay if you want to hike in the region from Port Renfrew to Victoria

  • 4 of 5

A warm welkom with flowers and fruit. Enough food in store to prepare a first meal and coffee/tea. Pots and pans, cytlery and glasses all first class and since I do the coocking during the hollidays I find this important. Perfect BBQ to use during the fire ban.

Only remark: because of all the trees around the cottage you can never enjoy the sun. If it's allowed I would suggest Mark to cut the pinetrees in the westside of the garden and save the deciduous trees. to enjoy the sunset. Was great to be there. Joop, the Netherlands.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage itself is in a great location, very cute and provides everything you might need, I especially liked the washer and dryer and the coffee machine! Mark and Marie are very friendly and helpful and provided some groceries in the cottage for our arrival which was a very nice touch, as we're the board games which were well played! A very enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
74 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
14 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
76 Kilometres
Swartz Bay
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Bear Mountain
Nearest Restaurant
14 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Muir Creek Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $57.91
Refundable Damage Deposit $270.25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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