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Arbutus Digs - A quiet country suite close to ferries and airport.

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private apartment attached to our home situated on a forested half acre

Enjoy your stay in a comfortable one bedroom suite on a quiet country road in Deep Cove. We are conveniently located 10 minutes from the B.C. Ferry Terminal, Victoria International Airport, Sidney and the Washington State Ferry Terminal. A 30 minute drive to Victoria will allow access to many tourist attractions, shopping and fine dining.

Nearby you will find the Butcharts Gardens, Butterfly World, Panorama Recreation Centre, wineries, and in Sidney, live theatre at Mary Winspear Centre, shopping, many book stores and dining establishments. The neighbourhood has amazing beaches, tennis courts, parks and playgrounds just a short walk away.

We are a non smoking home.

There is a small dog living at this property, so we have a no pet policy for guests.

All the essentials for your first breakfast will be supplied so that you may cook and eat on your own leisurely schedule. A BBQ for cooking is available on the large south facing sundeck accessible from the suite's back door. The sundeck overlooks a large garden that is frequently visited by deer, owls and eagles and is partially shaded by a grape arbour.

More Details

Janet Loveridge
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Janet Loveridge

We are a retired couple and we enjoy spending time with our family, especially the grandkids. We both grew up here on Vancouver Island and love the outdoor lifestyle and camping. Danny has an interst in woodworking and restoring antique cars. Janet spends her time sewing and gardening.

Janet Loveridge purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Janet Loveridge chose North Saanich

We chose to live in this area because of the quiet rural atmosphere, yet we find we are close enough to any necessary amenities.

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet country atmosphere.


North Saanich Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 19
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Newly updated bathroom with a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed with enough space in the room to accomodate a playpen or cradle (supplied) for an infant or child under 2 years.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Arbutus Digs - A quiet country suite close to ferries and airport.
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Great little retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Arbutus Digs for three nights and loved it. Quiet, clean, everything worked. I especially liked the separate bedroom. My wife could get up early, close the door and let me sleep. I would highly recommend that for two people, it is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, you were lovely, considerate guests to host - very respectful of our property. We are happy you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful island and would gladly have you stay again.
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after several weeks touring and just needed to rest and relax. This apartment was perfect. Janet and Danny provided bread, muffins, fruit, coffee and tea, juice, and local jam - perfect for our breakfasts. The location is a great spot for exploring Sidney by the Sea, Victoria, Butchart Gardens, Sooke, and the rest of the island.

The accommodations were top notch and comfy. We especially liked the new shower with the heat sensor head to let us know the water was 'just right!"

A few minutes from the Vancouver ferry, Arbutus Digs is just delightful, and Janet and Danny are knowledgeable about the area. They provided us with maps, hiking trails, and books on the history of the island.

It was all good! Cheers!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Penny, you and David were a pleasure to host. We certainly appreciated how very tidy you left everything and especially your gifts! Thank you. Hopefully the rest of your trip went well and you have recovered. We would be more than pleased to have you stay again.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, peaceful, quiet, and worth the drive away from all the activity. We were surprised at how far we drove to get here, but it is absolutely wonderful, private, and lovely on the inside. Breakfast fixings are such a fabulous idea instead of the forced march of breakfast with strangers at a specific time. Nice touch! Only things that would improve it for us would be an added lower shelf in the bathroom for our toiletries (I had trouble utilizing the existing shelf with my short stature), and a pat or two of butter or margarine for cooking the delicious brown eggs. I had to boil them. Lovely accommodations, thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving everything so neat and tidy and we also appreciate your thoughtful suggestions.
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Perfect for 2!

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet spot, close to town. We enjoyed our stay. Janet took great care of us.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to have met you both. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You were certainly easy guests to host and we would welcome you to visit again anytime.
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for your hospitality for my Superintendent. Its so hard to find a comfortable place for our out of town workers to stay, and still feel like home. Jordan was very happy with the accommodations and looks forward to more work out that way.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure to have Jordan stay. He would be welcome again anytime.
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  • 5 of 5

The location was ideal for us working on our boat at a nearby marina. A peaceful and quiet location. Thank you very much for all the extra goodies. Enjoyed and appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our breakfast basket. We would be pleased to host you again!
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
B.C. Ferries
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Ardmore Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
many to choose from in Sidney
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Mt. Washington
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $31.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.