PRIVATE SUITE WITH OCEAN VIEWS IN A LOVELY GARDEN SETTING

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PRIVATE SUITE WITH OCEAN VIEWS IN A LOVELY GARDEN SETTING

North Saanich House Rental Photos and Description

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 - possible extra person on floor)

Enjoy this quiet rural setting with the advantage of easy access to all of the amenities. As we are minutes from both the BC and Washington ferry terminals and the Victoria International Airport, this suite offers a quiet rest for the weary traveller.

Shopping and fun activities await, only a short 10 minute drive away in the quaint town of Sidney. Follow highway 17 to the beautiful City of Victoria or drop in to the Panorama Recreation Centre for a morning swim. We are one mile from fine dining at the Deep Cove Chalet, or wine tasting at the Muse Winery, and only a 15 minutes drive from the world famous Butchart Gardens.

Breakfast foods are provided for the first two days of stay to ensure that our guests enjoy an independent holiday timetable. Alternate foods are available for those with dietary requests or intolerances. The self-contained kitchen offers multiple cooking options, or enjoy the many diverse restaurants the town of Sidney has to offer.

This upstairs suite has a private entrance and plenty of safe off road vehicle parking. Located across the street from Deep Cove harbour, guests can stroll over to the public pier to enjoy colourful evening sunsets.There are also many waterfront and hiking trails moments away. Guests Diane Darrington and Roger Elsey from Texas wrote: 'We had such a great time at your place and tell our friends how lovely it was and what exceptional hosts you two are.'

Keywords: suite, detached, self contained, independent, flat, private, ocean view, garden,Victoria, Vancouver Island,

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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As long time residents of the Victoria area, Ken and Fern are very familiar with the many activities and amenities available in Victoria or anywhere on Vancouver Island. Ken is an avid sports fisherman and is very familiar with sports fishing opportunities. Fern has kayaked most of the Vancouver Island and adjoining Gulf Island waters. Evidence of our enjoyment of gardening is immediately visible especially from spring through fall. As your hosts, we take our cues from you. We are happy to provide Island information and respect that some guests prefer their privacy.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

The suite is located in a quiet neighbourhood across the street from a public pier that overlooks lovely Deep Cove harbour and the Saanich inlet.

The property is located in a quiet area suited to many outdoor activities as well as having easy access to restaurants, shopping, transportation (ferries/ airport) and the Institute of Ocean Sciences. Many people enjoy kayaking in the calm waters of the Saanich Inlet and we were drawn to the rural charm of the area.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Private Suite with Ocean Views in a Lovely Garden Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Private Suite with Ocean Views in a Lovely Garden Setting
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2506567806
North Saanich Vancouver Island
Somerset, UK
5

FANTASTIC STAY

  • 5 of 5
We booked this suite for 5 nights in order to use it as a base to explore the southern part of the island, including Victoria. We originally looked at hotels in the city but decided that we'd prefer to stay in a VRBO property because of the more personal experience. We chose this suite based on the previous reviews and are so glad we did.

As the other reviewers have mentioned, the suite is immaculate and extremely comfortable. The surrounding area is very peaceful and the harbour is only a short stroll down the road (great for sunset photos). Sidney is a short drive away and we enjoyed exploring the shoreline as well as its shops and restaurants. We also went into Victoria several times and it was great to leave the city in the evening and retreat to the cosy suite.

Ken & Fern gave us such a warm welcome and gave us plenty of tips on what to see locally. We really enjoyed our time here and would definitely look to return the next time we're visiting the Island. Many thanks to them for such a great stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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North Saanich Vancouver Island
Oak Park, IL
5

PLEASANTLY PEACEFUL

  • 5 of 5
One of the best rentals we've ever experienced! The studio itself was just lovely. It was the perfect amount of space for the two of us plus it was nicely decorated and SPOTLESS! It had a very peaceful and zen feel to it. The unit overlooks a gorgeous garden and is surrounded by tall trees. With the front door opened, you really feel like you're in a tree-house. Ken and Fern were wonderful hosts -- so kind, friendly and informative, and really made you feel at home. They very generously stocked the fridge with a variety of breakfast items, including eggs, yogurt, cheese, cream/milk and juice, as well as gluten-free bread items (since we are both gluten intolerant)!! They even set out chocolates here and there ;) This was way more than we had expected, all around. On top of it, we had the best nights sleep we've had in ages (we were there 4 nights). The bed and blankets were so comfortable and even the towels were plushy soft!

Although the town itself is small, there is quite a bit to do in the general area. We went to Buchart Gardens (and timed it just right -- the symphony was playing -- every tuesday eve, the Victoria symphony plays); kayaked in Sidney (about a 10 minutes drive); went to a wonderful street festival (held every Thurs night) in Sidney; walked to the nearby winery for lunch and tastings (1 mile away); took long walks in Deep Cove (pier is a block away); and visited Victoria two times (25 minute drive).

Btw, we were so pleased with our decision to stay in Deep Cove over Victoria. We were visiting from Chicago, so Deep Cove was a perfectly peaceful spot for us. It was such an easy drive to Victoria which is a wonderful city but pretty busy/congested.

Overall, we definitely would very highly recommend Sunshadows and hope to visit again one day!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Private Suite with Ocean Views in a Lovely Garden Setting
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North Saanich Vancouver Island
London England UK
5

BEAUTIFUL AND QUIET

  • 5 of 5
Ken and Fern were delightful hosts and very responsive to our needs. It almost felt like we were visiting friends or family. The suite was impeccably clean and clearly attention was paid to detail. Bikes were available for our use and the night we enjoyed the outdoor fireplace was romantic and private. Close to the marina and easy access to the pat bay highway gave us both a vacation hideaway and means to do business in Victoria. The landscaping was beautiful and it was a treat to explore the backyard of our b and b as much as any tourist attraction. I hope we have the opportunity to stay at Ken and Fern's again.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Saanich Vancouver Island
Nacogdoches, TX
5

DANNY & LEANN FROM TEXAS

Danny & LeAnn from Texas
  • 5 of 5
We were pleasantly surprised upon our arrival at our VRBO. Ken and Fern greeted us upon our arrival. The pictures on their web page do not do it justice. This is the most beautiful garden and surrounding we have ever stayed. Not to mention the hospitality of Ken and Fern. They gave us lists of places to see, places to eat, and all types of information about Victoria and surrounding towns. We split our vacation between Vancouver and Victoria. The only mistake we made was we should have spent more time here than in Vancouver. If anyone is looking for a beautiful and relaxing place to stay, we recommend very highly. If we make it back to BC, no doubt this will definitely be our destination. We would give this VRBO the highest rating possible. Thanks Ken and Fern.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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2506567806
North Saanich Vancouver Island
Grande Prairie, AB
5

EXCEPTIONAL!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
When I inquired about the suite, I knew I was going to have a fantastic experience from the response I received from Ken. Both Ken and Fern were so helpful in assisting me with finding a place to rent a bicycle and maps to help me on my travels.They are excellent at Customer Service.
I loved the cozy suite . .it was so personable! I felt very much at home! It was so nice to have a restful sleep after touring on the bicycle all day in this quiet little haven. The yard and suite are just like the pictures they show on the VRBO site.
My purpose was to cycle everywhere. This location was PERFECT for this.This area is so bicycle friendly . . .and the Lochside trail is nearby. If I needed the bus . . it was just around the corner. The shopping in Sidney was excellent. And there are lots of places to go for a hike.
I had a wonderful time and will definitely be back. Guaranteed!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Private Suite with Ocean Views in a Lovely Garden Setting
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2506567806
North Saanich Vancouver Island
Denman Island, British Columbia
5

A TRULY MEMORABLE VISIT!

  • 5 of 5
First, a little background describing our collective experience(s) traveling; My Spouse and I consider ourselves as being Well-Traveled. Both of us have visited and explored many countries over the years.
During this time, we collected many memorable and a few not-so-memorable experiences thus making us Veterans and somewhat 'Gun-Shy' too when making travel plans, especially when deciding where we shall stay during the time of our visit.
It was/is the decision we made,"Of where We are going to Stay" on our latest 'Weekend-Escape' that is the Sole and Compelling Motivator for us to write this Review!
We begin with the declaration that absolutely EVERYTHING is as the Owners Fern and Ken Davey describe the Suite as providing and/or offering the Guests! This discovery was made almost immediately upon our arrival. Our Hosts, Fern and Ken were both present to greet us, introducing themselves and the Suite we were going to spend the weekend at.
The Suite was exceptionally clean and each of the amenities we used, seemed new and easy to work. The Suite's lay out is open and very sunny providing a cheery atmosphere even though it was raining whilst there.
The location was ideal for us because we were wanting seclusion yet for within a 20 minute drive radius, we could be in Victoria's China Town or attending a Concert, or enjoying a meal at a First Class Restaurant, of which there are many to choose from. Attractions such as the World Famous Butchart Gardens and the Butterfly Gardens are both just a short drive away as well.
Our Hosts, Fern and Ken made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived until our departure. They both are encyclopedic in knowledge and willingly provided helpful tips about what to see and do during our visit.
Summarizing this review, We certainly recommend this Property to our Family and Friends. As I wrote earlier, we are Seasoned Veterans of Travel and the greatest surprise arriving at a destination is,"No Surprise!" That our expectations made during the planning phase, were indeed met upon our arrival.

This is one of those few Gems that actually exceeded our expectations and we are sincerely looking forward to our next Stay with Hosts Fern and Ken Davey! BRAVO, for it is clearly evident that from all of their careful planning and a lot of hard work too, They have successfully created a little Slice of Heaven and are willing to share it with those fortunate enough to experience it!
Thank You,
Pierre and Margot
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
B.C. Ferry teminal
Nearest Point of Interest
Muse Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Deep Cove Chalet
Nearest Point of Interest
Sidney By The Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Butchart Gardens

It is a short walk to a public pier, calm ocean kayaking waters, 10 minutes drive to the Victoria airport or ferries to Vancouver and Washington State, minutes from Butchart Gardens or excellent shopping in Sidney-by- the-Sea and for enthusiasts, bicycles are available on request and tennis courts one mile away.

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Availability & Rates

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North Saanich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jun 24 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$ 99
C$ 450
C$ 950
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$ 89
C$ 350
C$ 850
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$ 99
 

Additional information about rental rates

A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due on check-in.
Payable by PayPal, cheque or direct deposit (Canada only). Please contact the owners for details.
Notes A refundable damage deposit of $100.00 is required for stays of one month or more. A cleaning fee of $50.00 will be charged for stays of 1 month or more. An additional $10.00 fee will be charged if guests stay only 1 (one night).
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Amenities

North Saanich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Inflatable mattress for a child, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Inflatable air bed available for $15/ night additional charge
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Second story private entrance via stairs, access to garden patios, first 2 morning breakfast foods available in the suite. Longer term guests prepare your own meals
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