UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - SPACIOUS & MODERN FAMILY HOME

Jayne Embree

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - SPACIOUS & MODERN FAMILY HOME

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3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home - Convenient & Comfortable

University Heights Vacation Home is conveniently located near the University of Victoria, with quick, easy, access to downtown. For the outdoorsy types, great golf courses, fabulous beaches and hiking opportunities are close by.

This family oriented property is private (a full home-not a suite), at the end of a cul-de-sac, with a fully fenced back yard. It is close to several shopping areas, where you can grab a coffee, shop, see a movie, and pick up anything you need-- at the grocery store, liquor store, bank, or pharmacy. Several restaurants and take out venues make dinner selection easy.

Walk over to Gordon Head Recreation Center for free outdoor tennis, or use the swimming pool and fitness facility for a modest fee.

A wonderful Children's Playground and basketball court is less than 5 minutes' walk. University Heights Cinema, also within walking distance, plays the latest movies.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open-concept living room, full kitchen with all the modern conveniences (including dishwasher and washer/dryer). Plenty of free parking, and storage available for golf clubs and sporting equipment.

Two TVs, DVD player, free cable and Wireless Internet, are available for in-house entertainment, along with a selection of games and toys for families.

Everything you need for a comfortable stay is included: not only the basics like heat, electricity, cable, and WIFI, but also all your linens, towels, beach towels, kitchen equipment, and basic staples (tea, sugar, flour, spices, washing up liquid, laundry detergent etc.).

We aim to make our vacation home your home away from home. We live close by, and take care to check you in and help you get settled. Should you need anything, we would be happy to assist you.

We also believe in straightforward pricing-- the quoted price is inclusive of all fees. Please read our great reviews for peace of mind~

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We enjoyed our stay in Victoria, the scenery was amazing, the weather was good, and your vacation home was lovely, would absolutely recommend your home to anyone we know coming out to Victoria. Time went way too fast.
Jul 2014
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Jayne Embree

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I decided to list my vacation home after having many wonderful experiences using VRBO services abroad. My family lives 5 minutes away from the Vacation Home, and I am personally available to help our guests check in and make their stay an enjoyable one.

Jayne Embree purchased this house in 2012

This home is perfectly situated near the University of Victoria, with quick access downtown and all the major tourist sights. It is conveniently located within walking distance to all level of amenities (shopping, coffee, gyms, Cinema etc.)--and has everything a vacationing family would need.

Our home is in a quiet family neighbourhood, while being close to all the best Victoria tourist sites.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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University Heights - Spacious & Modern Family Home
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
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University Heights - Spacious & Modern Family Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449911vb
250-216-5682
Saanich Vancouver Island
Kansas City
5

Good Central Location

  • 5 of 5
Jayne and Michael were very friendly and helpful. The duplex was clean, well-appointed and nicely updated. It has a wide variety of cooking utensils, spices and condiments available for use. I It’s in a quiet neighborhood that is a little ways from main attractions and things to do, but not so much that you feel remote.
Convenient for local supermarkets, liquor stores, gas stations, and restaurants. The central location, makes it very easy to get anywhere on the island in just a few minutes.
No cleaning fee is a real bonus. Just clean up after yourself.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
University Heights - Spacious & Modern Family Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449911vb
250-216-5682
Saanich Vancouver Island
Grande Prairie
5

Thumbs up on this University Heights home

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time at this University Heights home.
We were greated by Jayne, the homeowner, and discussed the agreement, location and she gave us a tour to view every room in the home. The welcome basket of goodies left on the table for our family was greatly appreciated! Such a sweet touch!
Home is in a great quite location, is roomy, very comfortable and clean. It was perfect for our family of 5. Restaurants, grocery store and Tim Hotons are all at your finger tips. We would definitely stay here again!

Thank you Jayne for a wonderful stay in your home!

Joanne & Jason and girls
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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University Heights - Spacious & Modern Family Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449911vb
250-216-5682
Saanich Vancouver Island
Sonoma, Ca
4

Victoria stay

  • 4 of 5
The owner is friendly and helpful. The duplex was clean, well appointed and nicely updated. It has a wide variety of cooking utensils, spices and condiments available for use which is nice. It had a nice selection of brochures and information on things to do in the area. It is is a quiet neighborhood that is a little ways from main attractions and things to do, but not so much that you feel remote.

We happened to stay during a warm spell and there were no fans to cool the house or circulate the air which made it a little uncomfortable. Timing the check in can be a little tricky. If you are after 7:00pm you may incur an additional fee that continues to increase until 10:00pm at which point you may not be able to check in until the following day. I don't remember being disclosed in the rental info. There is a bit of a cleaning list upon check out, nothing too extraordinary by any means. I was happy to accommodate this since this house has no cleaning fee attached on top of the daily rental amount which is a rare treat on a vacation rental.

Finally, my major complaint was the bedding. One of the queen beds was very hard and uncomfortable. The beds only had sheets and comforters, and in one room there wasn't even a top sheet on the bed it only had comforter. Because it was warm, having a light blanket would have been nice for when it finally cooled down. It was a little chilly for just a sheet and too hot with a big heavy comforter.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent 4 star review. We try very hard to meet our guests needs and have equipped the property with with what we expect when we travel with VRBO. We are always looking for ways to improve our property.

The late check in fee is only applied when guests miss their arranged check-in time and do not call ahead to let us know.

Check in is important to us because we are personally there to answer your questions and make sure you have everything you need. We are flexible, but due to staffing requirements we do need our guests to arrange this in advance whenever possible. I understand it would be so much easier to have hotel type staffing (24/7), and wish our small business had that capability!
business
University Heights - Spacious & Modern Family Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449911vb
250-216-5682
Saanich Vancouver Island
5

Comfortable and Gorgeous Home

  • 5 of 5
This house has been our home for 10 months and we have had a wonderful stay. It is located in a nice neighbourhood that is just minutes away from important places such as the University of Victoria, schools, Gordon Head recreation centre, commercial facilities, and groceries stores. Being close by has made of our stay so pleasant since everything is on hand. Our children loved walking to school.
The house is charmingly furnished, so beautiful and very comfortable; it creates a welcoming ambience. This home has everything we needed. Michael and Jane have been very responsive to our needs. We really appreciated their kindness.

We could not be in a better place!!
Thanks Jayne and Michael for such a nice place.

William and Johanna.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you William and Johanna! We are so glad you enjoyed University Heights Vacation Home and the convenient neighbourhood! I also appreciate your kind words about the good service you received while staying in the home. This summer we are adding a new grill, a new patio dining table, and have upgraded to a stainless steel dishwasher. We are always looking for a way to make the home comfortable, and really appreciate the positive feedback!
business
University Heights - Spacious & Modern Family Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449911vb
250-216-5682
Saanich Vancouver Island
5

Great place to visit Victoria

  • 5 of 5
Really terrific place and great location for Victoria and places beyond!

Clean and comfortable. I highly recommend this VRBO property.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
University Heights - Spacious & Modern Family Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449911vb
250-216-5682
Saanich Vancouver Island
Phoenix, AZ
5

Wonderful house in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
We were so fortunate to spend a week at this house; it was clean, well furnished and in a lovely, quiet neighborhood. It's in a great location - walking distance to grocery stores, a movie theatre and the bus line. I feel it was even prettier than the photos communicate and the check in/check out process was very smooth. I would definitely recommend this house and it would be my first choice for renting if we visit Victoria again.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

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Butchart Gardens
"Fabulous Gardens, a favourite tourist spot for all ages, and especially magical in Spring an..."
Uptown Centre
"Great Shopping nearby - H&M, BCBG, and Jacobs are favourite womens' shops. Men love the Fut..."
Royal BC Museum
"One of the best museums in Canada, with great First Nations Exhibit, and lots of hands on ac..."
Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel
"Traditional English Tea - a favourite among tourists to Victoria."
The Parliament Building
"Scenic, and historic, in the inner harbour centerpiece of Victoria."
Smugglers' Cove Pub & Liquor Store
"Great Local Pub, English Style and near Cadboro Bay Beach."
Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar
"Great Restaurant -- good ambiance, great quality food, large portions, and good variety."
Shieling Pl
"Cute Gift shop, stocked with cards, kitchen, housewares, baby gifts, and jewlery."
Starbucks
"Best and fastest special coffees!"
University of Victoria
"Finnerty Gardens, Inter-faith chapel, University Club, Library, Student Union, Cinema."
Tim Hortons
"Great coffee, donuts, sandwiches at an affordable price."
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
"Free outdoor tennis, swimming and fitness facilities for a modest fee."
Mount Douglas Park
"Great views, nature/hiking trails, and wild west coast beach."
Mattick's Farm
"Mini golf course, unique shops, and lovely cafe."
The Rootcellar Village Green Grocer
"Best place in town to get your fruit and vegtables."
Mount Douglas Golf Course
"Great Local Golf Course and Mini-Golf."
Hot House Pizza
"Best Take-Out Pizza in Victoria, and super quick."
Boston Pizza
"Eat in family restaurant-pizza and pasta."
Starbucks
"Best and fastest special coffees!"
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
"Free outdoor tennis, swimming and fitness facilities for a modest fee."
Beach House The
Cadboro Bay
Camosun College (CC) - Lansdowne Campus
"Many unique programs for college students and continuing education."
HILLSIDE CENTRE ST0849
British Columbia Parliament Buildings
"Iconic architecture and history."
Fisherman's Wharf
"Great Fish and Chips, outside dining, people watching, kayak rentals."
Oak Bay, Victoria - Willows Beach Within 5 Minutes Walk!
Nearest Airport
15.5 Miles
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Ferry
5.4 Miles
Coho Ferry - to and from Port Angeles WA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
#17
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Mt. Douglas Park
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Maude Hunters Pub
Nearest Ski
153 Miles
Mt. Washington, Comox
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Mt. Douglas Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Boston Pizza
Car: not necessary

Our vacation home is uniquely situated in the safe and vibrant University District, while having quick and easy access to downtown Victoria.

Walk over to our neighbourhood recreation center for a swim, fitness class, or use of their tennis and gym facilities. A children's play park and basketball court are less than a 5 minutes' walk away.

Several grocery stores, coffee shops (Starbucks & Tim Horton's), restaurants (Original Joe's & Boston Pizza), and a movie theater are within a 5-10 minute walk, via Tuscany Village and University Heights Shopping Centers.

For the outdoorsy types, a brief, but vigorous hike, up Mount Douglas Provincial Park will provide you with stunning views of the city and mountains. The lower side of the park offers a wild west coast beach on which to beachcomb and watch wildlife.

A few minutes drive will take you to world famous Cadboro Bay Beach and Village, where you can windsurf, kayak, paddleboard, beachcomb and shop at some local specialty stores. Cordova Bay Village, also a short drive, offers golfing, mini-golfing, and some unique shopping opportunities.

University Heights Vacation Home is within 4.5 miles of 6 Golf Courses (Victoria, Cordova Bay, Uplands, Henderson Park, Mt. Douglas, and Cedar Hill Golf Courses).

A quick and easy drive will put you in the heart of the Downtown Victoria--The Royal BC Museum, Victoria Art Gallery, China Town, Whale Watching Excursions, and Royal McPherson Theater offer cultural diversity. World-class shops, bars and restaurants round off the experience.

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Availability & Rates

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Saanich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2014/15
Sep 1 2014 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
C$200
C$1,200
C$3,450
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
C$250
C$1,575
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
C$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Will consider 2 night minimum at a flat rate of $700 for remaining summer available dates.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and processed.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Saanich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master King - 1 king , Fully equipped, and with second television.
    Queen Bedroom (#2) - 1 queen , Fully equipped.
    Queen Bedroom (#3) - 1 queen , Fully equipped.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
Notes:
There is a secure storage area for your sports equipment. There is also a pool, fitness facility, and free outdoor tennis courts within walking distance.
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