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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2000 sqft 3bdrm+ house with Private Lakefront Yard, close to Downtown Victoria

Rent our Classic lakefront vacation rental home at Victoria, British Columbia.

This house is the longest listed VRBO listing in Victoria, and has been enjoyed by hundreds of guests.

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, B.C. Victoria - 'the Garden City' has the mildest climate in Canada, is the sunniest place in B.C., and is the premiere year round tourist destination spot of the Pacific Nortwest.

We have 2 gorgeous lakefront homes located only minutes from Downtown Victoria on beautiful Langford Lake. They are located next-door to each other but are separated by a custom wood fence, for maximum privacy. Book Early as these houses book up Fast all Year round... !! (look at our Calendar link)

This charming house is a great place to spend some time enjoying the fishing , swimming , or just relaxing watching all the wildlife and boaters (no gas engines) pass by your lawn chair.

It is the oldest VRBO listed rental in Victoria, and has been enjoyed by hundreds of people over the last 16 years.

Only 5-10 minutes from Royal Roads University, It is situated at the end of a quiet dead-end road,that leads into a wooded walking trail. The house is only steps from lakeside, sunny exposure, very private , great swimming and fishing from the yard. The kitchen is equipt with full size stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, lots of small appliances, dishes, pot/pans etc. There are 3 comfortable bedrooms with queen size beds, all beds have good quality linens, there is 1 full bathroom with a tub/shower, and 1 full bathroom with a shower. The house also has a full size laundry room.

** New in 2014 we have added Twin Bunk Beds. These Bunks are in a private corner of the house and are perfect for kids or adults (max 6'2').

Also we have a gas fireplace Lakeside for fun evenings by the lake.

Downstairs is a large games room overlooking the lake, there is a double futon couch ,its a great place to relax or play a game of ping pong,. The room leads out onto a private covered sitting area overlooking the lake....'a great BBQ spot'.. The lake front is a private yard with great sitting and lounging areas, plus you have your own dock, a boat for your use, and Gas fire pit. We also have a swimming float anchored out front.


The one constant comment weve had on our lakefront houses is that they are in a perfect locations, only minutes from all the city has to offer, but in a quiet location where you can come and relax. Its'the best of both worlds'. Only minutes from your door are local shops, restuarants, pubs,casino,theatre, and malls.

The other side of the lake is a linear park and you can hike it by a boardwalk at the end of the road. Langford Lake has excellent swimming, trout and bass fishing, with fish caught up to 9 lbs. ,or just relax and watching the sunsets across the lake. There are no gas motors allowed on the lake, so its a great place for rowing around (boat provided). Goldstream River Provincial Park is only five minutes away by car, the park has excellent hiking and walking, waterfall viewing, and salmon spawning in the fall.

The great thing about these houses is you can enjoy the country, but can be in the heart of the city within 15 minutes. There is cosmopolitan dining, superb shopping, world class museum, salmon fishing, whale watching, Butchard Gardens and the wild and beautiful pacific coast beaches surrounding the house. Also there are 3 top golf courses, Casino, movies, water park, kids park etc. within five to ten minutes of the house.

Our lake houses are a great family vacation spot, but they are also very popular with couples or friends traveling together. We try too have everything that you need here for a special holiday.

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Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Roy

My wife and I come from families that have resided in Victoria for over 100 years. We have lived on langford lake since 2001, and in this area for over 40 years. We also own a local family business.

Roy purchased this house in 2001

Why Roy chose Vancouver Island

We purchased this house ,and the one next door in 2001. At the time we owned a vacation home on the gulf islands, and we wanted to live full time on a lake. When these homes came up for sale we knew that we had found our dream location to live. We renovated both homes and have lived here ever since. Langford lake is a perfect place to live, as its only minutes from the city, but when your here it seems like your way out in the country. The fact that we can fish, swim and boat from our yard doesnt hurt either!

This House is the Oldest Victoria Listing on VRBO.

What makes this house unique

When you stay here you are close to everything , but in a great getaway that lets you relax and enjoy the lake and nature.The walking trail just down the street, is a great feature that alows you to walk around the lake. We constantly have bald eagles, otters , mink , ducks , geese , swans and more around our yard. Langford lake has some of the best bass and trout fishing on the south island. One thing we have always loved here is the fact that there are no gas motors allowed on the lake, this makes it much more enjoyable as your not being buzzed by jet skis and big boats. From this house you have everything from fine dining, a casino, ocean beaches, shopping, a provincial park and several major golf courses all within 5-15 minutes away. No matter what your interests you'll find its not far from here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to Victoria seeking relaxation and certainly found it. We enjoyed so many things but especially our daily row on the lake. How beautiful our stay here has been. We feel blessed to have stolen this time here. Love T...'s

PS your gardens are espesially fine - thankyou for its beauty.
Sep 2007
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Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms on main floor . 1 with tub/ shower and 1 with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Futon Couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower Games room has a double futon couch
    Twin Bunk Beds - 1 bunk bed , ***NEW 2014 Bunk Bed main floor nook, these are twin beds
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 comfortable queen size beds with quality sheets and pillow cases, fold out Baby Crib (1) available on request, We have added (summer 2014) Twin Bunk beds, these are in a private corner of the house and are great for kids, but are also usuable by adults (6'2'max). We also have a double futon couch /bed in the lower games room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor patio area, Gas BBQ., Lake side table and chairs, Gas fire pit, Boat and dock, also Swimming float anchored in the lake.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 50 reviews
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A Nature Lover's Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Lake House was even better than I had anticipated. The interior décor is light and fresh and the windows throughout the home admit copious amounts of sunlight. Each room was so very clean, and Roy & Valerie had fresh flowers awaiting our arrival. From the resident quail and feisty hummingbirds we viewed out the kitchen window to the tranquil evenings on the dock, the Lake House has it all. It is conveniently located near Highway 1 which took us into Victoria, and it is also near Highway 17 which took us north to Swartz Bay for a morning of Kayaking. Each room has its own temperature control which my sister and I appreciated very much. Our 81-year-old mother was traveling with us and she could get as toasty as she wanted in her room while we kept our rooms very cool.

We enjoyed our stay so much that we hope to return again in 2018.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments, the wildlife around the house and lake are always a pleasure to see. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to your return visit. thanks again ....Roy n Val
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Great family spot on the lake

  • 4 of 5

We had a week at the cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it. The shade was much appreciated, and it was easy to find sunny spots on the lawn or dock. I particularly liked the cool basement on hot afternoons. It was very quiet, even on a long weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and we enjoyed having you as our guests ....hope to see you another day ....roy n val
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Seclusion in the centre of everything

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the lakefront property. The kids spent a lot of time on the paddleboat and swimming. The house easily accommodated six of us so we could spend time together yet also have our private areas of retreat. Langford is a quiet community yet close to everything. Roy was very quick to answer all questions, even when he was out of the country.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments. I'm glad it all worked out for you. We Look forward to possibly having you visit again. Roy n Val
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Great Place. Highly Recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

Wow - Pictures don't (and can't) do this place justice. Roy and Val was an awesome hosts and went over and beyond to make us feel welcome in their amazing place. He gave detailed instruction for every part of the home, as well as tips for navigating the surrounding area and key points of interest. I'm so happy we chose to stay here, and we'll be coming back for sure. What a great spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit and comments. One of the great things about owning a VRBO rental, is the opportunity to meet nice people from around the world. We look forward to meeting you another day.
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Charming location, house, clean and a hidden gem minutes from major urban areas of Victoria.

  • 5 of 5

Roy and Val were fabulous, and the house was nicely furnished, amazing views of the lake and had charming room after charming room. Multiple decks and patios and docks to sit on, my adult kids loved the swim platform, row boat and fishing on the lake.

We were greeted to a clean home with fresh flowers in a couple of the rooms - nice touch! And they allowed us to get in a few hours early.

Overall an amazing property and good people to rent from. No hesitation for us to go back if we ever have the chance.

B and P

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for your visit and nice comment ...we are glad your family enjoyed the house and lake and would love to have you come again! ....take care ...roy n val
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Wonderful location, beautiful house. Furnished and equipped with everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5

Waking up to that lake view is priceless. The location was perfect for our family gathering of 8, easy to find with Roy's directions, close to amenities and activities yet quiet and isolated. Spaces to get together as a group as well as private areas. The collection of boats, books and games kept us all entertained, even a good tv package and great wifi when the kids wanted (needed!) it. Roy and Val were great hosts, nearby if needed but never intrusive. Definitely on our list if we come back this way.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes .. the first thing I do when I get out of bed, is look out the window and see "what up" with the Lake today!! It's alway different. It was a pleasure having you as guest and Im glad you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you another day Safe Travels Roy n Val
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Golf ( 3 top courses within 5 -10 minutes), Casino within 5 minutes, kids park with mini golf 5 min away,around lake hiking trail 100mtrs/yards from house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $59.59
Damage Deposit $278.11

RATES include rent, and cleaning.

Monthly Plus extra $175 for Utilities Nov - April

NO TAX on monthly

***CANCELLATION POLICY: If more than 90 days from booking full refund. If less than 90 days until booking arrival Guest is responsible for full rental amount. If the owner can re book property monies will be refunded on a dollar for dollar basis minus cancellation fee of $200.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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