AFFORDABLE LAKEFRONT CHARM IN HEART OF BIRD SANCTUARY

Janette Roch

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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AFFORDABLE LAKEFRONT CHARM IN HEART OF BIRD SANCTUARY

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2 bedroom, 1 Full bathroom, sleeps 4; with optional bedding for 2 more

Experience all of the advantages of big city activities with a lakefront country setting, this rancher style house is situated at the end of a cul de sac, in the heart of a bird sanctuary on Glen Lake.

Living area is tastefully decorated and furnished with leather lazyboy (reclining) furniture. Luxury appointments include 8 ft. ceilings with the main room framed by crown molding, hardwood floors, dimmer lights, ceiling fan and pellet stove.

NEW Kitchen/appliances including Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher. Other amenities include Washer and Dryer. Fully Stocked kitchen with all small appliances, dishes and cutlery. Wireless Internet and Digital High Def TV with PVR included.

Western sun exposure makes the house sunny and bright. Outdoor patio area drips with Wisteria in the spring, and provides shade in summer. Yard overlooks Douglas Fir, Gary Oak and Arbutus trees, and of course, the lake. Abundance of blackberries and apples for the picking in the fall

Large private lakefront field for volleyball, badminton or football (or wildlife viewing!)

Perfect for families with children, some pets ok (pet deposit may be required).

Outdoor wood burning firepit, wood and kindling provided

Use the Floating Dock with electric motor and life jackets (use at own risk; boating licence may be required - ask for details) and cruise the lake with your fishing rod and cooler!

Available for a few days, a Week-long Getaway or Extended-Stay

ONLY STEPS away from the NEW Exciting 'City Centre Park' see eagleridgecentre dot com for all of the family activities available including waterpark, bowling, mini golf, outdoor fitness equipment, bike rentals and MORE!

Vehicle options: BMW X5 (7 pass) or BMW X3 (5 pass) available at $75/day incl taxes. Subject to availability.

PLEASE READ IF PARTY IS OVER 4 PEOPLE: 3rd 'BEDROOM' listed is a Portable Queen bed set up in the Office (which is shared with Master Bedroom)

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Suitability:
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Janette Roch (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Janette Roch

I am a Mortgage Broker in Victoria and own two Student rental houses and (now) one vacation rental. My hobbies include travel planning for friends who come to the island, and event planning for charity fundraisers. I love downhill skiing and travelling abroad in the winter and boating and hiking in the summer. I am a Proud Victorian and am excited to show off my beautiful city/island.

Janette Roch purchased this house in 2010

Why Janette Roch chose Victoria

It's a hidden gem - paradise, with a ton of convenience! Langford is a growing community VERY close to Victoria and lakefront property doesn't come up very often. I love that Glen Lake is an electric motor lake, as it adds to the peace and tranquility. It is only 5km to Bear Mountain Golf and Spa as well as 3 other Golf courses. Family activites are abundant now that City Centre Park has opened, right around the corner (2 min walk)

What makes this house unique

My favorite thing to do is to sit on the patio and listen to the birds sing, watch the rabbits and deer jump across the field, the Canada Geese fly over and land in the lake at dawn and fly away at dusk. Blackbirds, bluebirds, chikadees, quail and robins are everywhere. Squirrels will come and stare at me through the patio door until they recieve thier daily dose of peanuts. This place makes me feel like Snow White!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I felt I should let you know that one of the things that stood out to me about your rental was your attention to simple but valuable details that added an exceptional quality to our experience.



I have rented several vacation properties but these things were unique to yours:



1. The supplies for smores and the maple syrup. My kids loved that. As you can tell since they cleaned out the chocolates.

2. The shampoo and body wash in the bathroom. My girls are spoiled with salon products from their grandmother who owns a beauty salon. They totally appreciated good hair products in the shower.

3. The large selection of brochures in the laundry area. I used them to plan my activities for the day. The Victoria road map book was awsome and we kept it in the van the entire week. You can tell by how used it was and some of the markings on pages. This was so handy.

4. An abundance of cleaning supplies. I have been frustrated at times having to go and buy dish soap or toilet paper just days after arriving at a rental. These are things you don't expect to do when on vacation so having the shelves stocked was a relief.

5. Having great communications with you during our stay. It was great to know we didn't have to hunt you down for days to get something even though there really wasn't much we needed.



We did attend the gardens on Saturday and saw the fireworks. I am so glad you let us know about that event. I was far greater than I expected. As well Richard and the girls fell in love with the gardens. After the fireworks we toured our favorite garden spots again with far less people around and much less noise. We were the last vehicle other than a few buses to leave the parking lot.

I enjoyed the Galloping Goose trail which was directly connected to the Glenn Lake pathway. I went for runs and biked into Victoria several times. It was so convenient and beautiful. We also rented kayaks in Victoria one afternoon.



Thanks for being a great hostess to our stay in Victoria. I have a feeling you will be very successful at renting your home to many more visitors. It is a super location, feels modern, is roomy yet quiet and private.
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Affordable Lakefront Charm in Heart of Bird Sanctuary
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
5

Excellent Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5
Our "winter" stay was a great time to come to Victoria. We had two days of snow so we can call it
winter even though the rest of our stay was mild, sunny with the occasional rainy day. A great location, set back from the road in a natural setting gives a nice feeling of privacy as the neighbors' didn't come around once when we got our bagpipes out to practice. Listening and watching the birds, squirrels and the two bunnies that did come around was a enjoyable additional perk.
Thanks, Janette, for a warm, welcoming stay in your very comfortable home.
Bob & Bonnie
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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A beautiful house in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5
Our weekend was wonderful. The house was very comfortable and the yard was wonderful for our two puppies. The lake is beautiful and we found some trails nearby to walk the dogs. There is also a dog exercise area within a couple minutes' walk.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
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Lovely and serene.

  • 5 of 5
Traveling considerable distant with our dogs we were looking for a home away from home with Canadian charm and found this property in a serene location just outside of Victoria, located on a small lake. The home was plenty big enough for us, including a back yard with some delicious apples, and a floating motorized dock that we didn't get to enjoy.

The home is smartly decorated, very comfortable, and fully stocked with everything you'll need. The owner has spared no detail in making it "home away from home". It's in a very quiet location, yet close enough to town and other sight seeing adventures.

On our first night we barbecued some tasty steaks from the local butcher...which was just a few blocks away...great suggestion provided by the owner. The last day we made it up to Port Renfrew...lucked out with a wonderfully sunny day to enjoy the sights.

Sad to leave...indeed a sanctuary for us and our dogs.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Better than home away from home

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home that felt like home, very clean and beautfully decorated with lots of parking. We had a very relaxing time just before a wedding. The house is close to everything you could need. We hosted a barbeque and hung out on the patio which has room for plenty of people and the garden and surroundings were wonderful with a perfect atmosphere. There wasn't anything that we needed that wasn't supplied and there were lots of nice extras such as a heat lamp on the patio, bug spray and many more. My small dogs loved the house and outside area, they were so happy there. We have great memories of our vacation at this home and look forward to another one some time.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Peace and Serenity at it's Best

Peace and Serenity at it's Best
  • 5 of 5
As soon as we walked in this home, it felt comfortable and charming and warm. The owner went above and beyond in decorating, providing everything we could possibly need and was quick to help us out if we needed anything. The floating dock was the icing on the cake. Drinking our coffee while slowly floating around the lake, watching Canadian Geese and a bald eagle fly over us while watching the sun rise..can it get any better? Yes it can. In the evenings, we would cook up steaks on the outdoor bbq sitting by the outdoor fireplace watching for deer in the meadow. This spot is one of a kind and we look forward to coming back and staying here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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San Luis Obispo
5

This was possibly the best place we've stayed in.

This was possibly the best place we've stayed in.
  • 5 of 5
From the moment we walked into this home, we knew we stumbled onto something very special. Everything was beautiful, warm and comforting. No detail was overlooked by the owner, even leaving us little chocolates by our bed (which I appreciated a lot by the way :) ) While the pictures are beautiful, it doesn't do the house justice. Drinking coffee while putting around on the floating dock, watching Canadian Geese and a bald eagle fly over our heads, having BBQ at night and sitting around the outdoor fireplace, everything was perfect about this house. I not only want to stay here again, but I've told so many people about this gem, telling them they HAVE to stay here if they ever come to Victoria Island.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Map

Goldstream Provincial Park
Costco
Westshore Town Centre
Tim Hortons
City Centre Park
Wildplay Element Parks West Shore Victoria
Royal BC Museum
Red Fish Blue Fish
Bin 4 Burger Lounge
Fisherman's Wharf
The Fairmont Empress Hotel
Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club
Highland Pacific Golf
Olympic View Golf Club
Cobs Bread
Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar
Car: recommended

This convenient location offers plenty of shopping, dining and outside activities as there is easy access for naturalists, bikers, hikers & joggers.

Vehicle options: BMW X5 (7 pass) or BMW X3 (5 pass) available at $75/day incl taxes. Subject to availability.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:

16 km to Downtown Victoria (Parliament Buildings/Empress)

14 km to Uptown Victoria

4 km to Royal Roads University

6 km to Victoria General Hospital

5.5 km to Bear Mountain Resort

Property Situated On GLEN Lake

3 min walk to City Centre Park

5 min walk to LANGFORD Lake

CLOSE TO SPORTING EVENTS and ACTIVITIES:

-3 minute walk to the NEW Westshore City Centre Park, home of the Canadian Rugby National Headquarters. Sporting Events here include: Victoria Highlanders, Victoria Rebels, Eagle Ridge Roller Hockey teams, Victoria Ball Hockey League, Junior Shamrocks, Juan de Fuca Soccer, City Centre Park Slo-Pitch League. Family Activities here include: Ice Skating, 10 Pin Bowling, Mini Golf, Play-Zone, Roller Skating, and Water Park.

-3 min walk to the public fishing dock, dog park and beach area

-5.5 km to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre (pool, weight room, library and curling rink)

-5.5 km to Bear Mountain Arena (Grizzlies hockey)

-6 km to Western Speedway and All Fun Recreation Park (go carts, mini-golf, batting cages)

-2 km to the Luxton Pro Rodeo grounds (May)

CLOSE TO DINING and ENTERTAINMENT:

-Within 5km of various restaurants, pubs and entertainment venues including:

Sabhai Thai, Original Joes, Stationhouse Pub, Tap House Pub, Columbos Taverna (Greek), Glen Lake Pub, Cineplex Odeon Westshore Cinemas, View Royal Casino, Bear Mountain Resort and Spa

CLOSE TO SHOPPING:

-2 km to Westshore Town Centre, Fairway Market, Canadian Superstore, Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart, Slegg Lumber, Rona, Best Buy, Shoppers Drug Mart

-5 km to Costco, Millstream Village (Outlet Stores), Home Depot

-14 km to Uptown Victoria and Mayfair Shopping Centre

CLOSE TO GOLFING:

-4.1 km to Royal Colwood Golf Club

-5.5km to Bear Mountain Golf Resort

-5.9 km to Olympic View Golf Club

-6.8km to Juan de Fuca Golf Course

CLOSE TO OCEAN

-6.3 km to Fort Rod Hill and Esquimalt Lagoon, Beach and Migratory Bird Sanctuary

-25 km to East Sooke Park

CLOSE TO FISHING

-Access to a private dock on Glen Lake with little boat for fishing (electric motor)

- 3 min walk to the public fishing dock

- 5 min walk to the larger, more developed Langford Lake

CLOSE TO OTHER OUTDOOR RECREATION:

-Glen Lake and Langford Lake and Thetis Lake all minutes away where you can fish, float, hike or swim

-5 min walk to numerous trails, including the The Galloping Goose

-7 km to Westshore Parks and Recreation including WildPlay Westshore

-8 km to see the Salmon Run and Eagle Extravaganza at Goldstream Park (mid-October to November)

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Availability & Rates

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Victoria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Rates
Sep 15 - Dec 14
2 night minimum stay
C$175
C$1,050
C$3,000
 
 
Christmas Rates
Dec 15 - Jan 5
3 night minimum stay
C$225
C$1,400
 
 
Winter Rates
Jan 6 - Apr 14
2 night minimum stay
C$175
C$1,050
C$3,000
 
 
Spring
Apr 15 - Jun 15
2 night minimum stay
C$200
C$1,225
C$3,750
 
 
Summer Rates
Jun 16 - Sep 14
3 night minimum stay
C$225
C$1,400
C$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$50
Notes Vehicle options: BMW X5 (7 pass) or BMW X3 (5 pass) available at $75/day incl taxes. Subject to availability.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Laundry Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Free Local Calls
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Heated Floors, Towels, Shampoo and Conditioner Provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , QUEEN Portable Bed
  • House sleeps 4, Portable Queen Bed is available at no charge and can be set up in Office which is shared with the Master Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • DVR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf Clubs
  • Raft
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • library
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Fenced yard keeps small pets in and small children away from the lake until supervised. Vehicle options: BMW X5 (7 pass) or BMW X3 (5 pass) available at $75/day incl taxes. Subject to availability.
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