House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (6 beds)
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 3(People: 8)
Bedroom 1 Master Bedroom
Bedroom 2 (Lilac Room)
Bedroom 3 Yellow Room
double · single
Bathrooms: 2, Separate WCs: 1
ensuite off master bedroom
Toilet · Bath · Shower
Powder Room on living room/dining level
Toilet · Bath with shower
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - We're willing to make exceptions, please reach outWe're willing to make exceptions, please reach out
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Minimum two-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
Hosted by Catherine MacIntyre/Bob CaldwellAsk a question
About Catherine MacIntyre/Bob Caldwell
We are both music educators that now live close by on the mainland and love to spend as much time as we can at our place on the island. Bob grew up in Victoria and met Catherine while they were both studying music at the University of Victoria.
Catherine MacIntyre/Bob Caldwell purchased this House in 2002
Why Catherine MacIntyre/Bob Caldwell chose Victoria
This property has been in our family since 1967. In 2001 we decided to replace the original 400 square foot cottage and build a new home which we have shared with extended family and created many wonderful memories. Since then we have also been renting it as a vacation home that hopefully enables others to have their own memorable vacation. One of the things we've found while renting our home is that people who visit our property want to return and repeat the experience. We are excited to be able to offer our place to guests wanting a unique vacation home close to nature, but also close to Victoria, Sidney, and Brentwood Bay.
What makes this House unique
Saanich Inlet, which is also called Finlayson Arm, is a body of protected water similar to a Fjord. You won't often hear the crashing of waves, but rather the lapping of water as you fall off to sleep. However it is the ocean and storms do come up occasionally which gives you another unique experience of ocean front living. Our place is located in a small, quiet community known as Willis Point. You feel like you are away from it all yet you are a short 30 minutes away from Downtown Victoria. You are also 15 minutes away from Butchart Gardens and the village of Brentwood Bay which has kayak and boat rentals. There are wonderful wineries, restaurants and gardens nearby, plus the added bonus of being on Saanich Peninsula where there are fresh and organic food stands and stalls throughout the area during the growing season. You are also 10 minutes away from the Red Barn Market which has local produce, meats and a deli. This place, that our family has always called 'the Cottage' , has been a wonderful summer and winter location to share family gatherings. While the adults are visiting on the main level or outside patio, the kids can be up in the loft playing video games , air hockey etc. Visitors also enjoy the water - swimming, snorkelling and beachcombing. Every evening we have 'Sunset Ceremony' where we toast the sun as it sets behind the Malahat hills across the inlet. The cottage is a great place to retreat and reconnect with nature where you will likely see eagles, herons, seals, otters, and deer. A walk down the road will lead you to Gowlland Tod Provincial Park with hiking trails, waterfalls and beaches to enjoy.
Private hosts do not rent properties as a trade, business or profession.