This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent The Islands reviews

  • Loved this property!

    "The deck and those stunning views were hard to leave. Lovely home, comfy beds, cozy blankets and reading nooks. Lots of space and the kitchen is well appointed. Amanda was so accommodating as we had a few special requests. We highly recommend this private piece of heaven. G and L Brophy"
    Guest: Leanne B. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 19, 2016
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  • Terrific Location! Wonderful House!

    "Our extended three families of eight adults and seven children spent a fun and memorable week at Victoria Garden Estates, a beautiful home base from which to explore the Saanich Peninsula. From its terrific and convenient location we were able to board the ferry to Salt Spring Island, visit Victoria, Buchart Gardens, Cowichen Lake area, attend the Sidney Street Fair, bike the Galloping Goose Trail, etc. The home had lots of space inside and outside so we had plenty of room to spread out. The kids enjoyed the pool and hot tub most days and grassy area for ultimate frisbee as well as general exploring and walks to a nearby beach. We had lots of options to buy groceries--local supermarkets, farms and Costco. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and we loved the dining areas in the house which accommodated our large group, esp. the patio dining area. The kitchen was well supplied with plenty of utensils, plates, cups, and pots/pans/serving dishes. The great game room in the garage was an added bonus for family bonding time as well as the piano for those who could play in our group. Louise and Bob were fabulous hosts, available to help us get situated and even provided walkie talkies so that we could keep in touch with each other on our daily excursions. We plan to return again!"
    Guest: Joanne W. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 29, 2016
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  • Literaly a Home Away

    "Many vacation rentals are so sterile, like hotel rooms. This home is like visiting your sister's place, you know, the 'rich' sister, the art dealer. It is hard for the on-line pictures to do it justice. The home is like living in an at galley with Inuit, local indigenous and oriental carvings and silkscreens intermingled with family photos. How to explain the feeling of Luxury? Our home has two doors; we have friends with three doors. This home has seven! Within a half hour of arriving we heard the telltale "pffff" and rushed to see a humpback whale swimming past the pier at the bottom of the property. A fledgling bald eagle was practicing flying while parents watch approvingly from trees on the adjacent property. So, rent the deck and get a luxury home thrown in. When in town, find Arthur at the Culture Shock coffee house and get a new perspective on native culture and spirituality. The whole experience of renting this home was magical for us and we wish the same for you. Truly better than you have the right to hope for."
    Guest: John R. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: October 16, 2016
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  • Great Condo, Great Location, Better Service

    "We currently spend about six months a year traveling away from home, this after decades in senior management in the resort industry. To say we have a lot of experience with vacation lodging is an understatement. We would be hard pressed to think of a better choice for Victoria than this Reef condo. The location is unbeatable: right on the harbor, easy walk to the center of activities, excellent shoreline walk toward cruise ship harbor and beach. We really felt like we were living in the best neighborhood in Victoria enjoying every aspect of the city. Outstanding unit with floor to ceiling windows on two sides and a large terrace. Unlike most rentals, which seem to be furnished as cheaply as possible, in this one every detail down to the glassware and dishes has been thought out and is first class. As good as the unit and location were, Nancy Martin's service was better. She was a total professional from before we arrived working through some hiccups in payment, to a very complete orientation on arrival, to immediately resolving the one or two very minor issues with the condo while there. If you are lucky enough to find a vacancy, take it as quick as you can"
    Guest: Amy K. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: October 15, 2016
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