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Victoria Garden Estate 5 star with Pool and Hot tub. Family/Executive/Retreat

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, sleeps 19 persons, Gazebo/Pool

This magnificent Country Estate is located on 13 acres near Victoria Airport and Ferry Services both Washington State and Vancouver, British Columbia. 20 minute drive to Butchart Gardens or the City of Victoria.

The property is best known for its well maintained flower gardens, comfortable blend of cultivated & natural landscaping spread over acres of rural setting.

Seven bedrooms and three bathrooms can accommodate 19 guests at this upscale country get-away. This home has spacious kitchen, dining and family rooms that make it ideal for large gatherings such as weddings, family reunions and corporate retreats.

Elegantly decorated with antique furnishings, beautiful hardwood floors and three wood burning fireplaces. Large Pool and Hot Tub facilities among extensive gardens and grounds with ample room for children.

Our vacation home welcomes Family Vacations and Reunions, Executive Groups, Workshops, Retreats, Movie Filming, Girls and Guys Getaways, Intimate weddings up to 25 persons during September to June only. Special events do have an extra fee above the accommodation fee, please email owner for pricing. Primary guest must be 30 years or older. Youthful parties not permitted.

Keywords: House, Victoria vacation rental, vacation rentals, victoria bc vacation rentals, group accommodations, family reunions, families, North Saanich, Deep Cove, Butchart Gardens, country estate, heated swimming pool, hot tub, gardens, Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

More Details

Louise Hansson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, some sign language
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Louise Hansson

I was born in Burnaby, B.C., of Icelandic and Scottish descent. Settled in rural North Saanich to raise a family, grew a pressed flower business and ran our garden centre in downtown Sidney. I continue to design our product line selling to fine gift galleries, garden centres, museums, art galleries and gift shops in North America.

Louise Hansson purchased this house in 1981

Why Louise Hansson chose North Saanich

Our family has grown and gardern centre sold wishing to continue the laughter, love and life that make this home such a wonderful place to be. Victoria Garden Estate became a vacation house in 2004, our spring and summer months booked solid with family reunions and vacation rentals.

What makes this house unique

Victoria Garden Estate was built around a passion for antiques and the love of gardening. Built in 1981 the architectural design gives this stately home an air of antiquity. With features such as the grand staircase replica of the one found in the Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, B.C

The house was designed to facilitate 2 beautiful floor to ceiling antique fireplaces which are the reason for the high ceilings and large rooms.


North Saanich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation Please refer to cancellation policy on rental agreement.
  • Please read, sign and return rental agreement to ----@--------.---
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , upstairs
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , upstairs
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , downstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , upstairs master with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , downstairs
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Victoria Garden Estate 5 star with Pool and Hot tub. Family/Executive/Retreat
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews

Beautiful, charming property with plenty of amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful property, charming and interesting house with tons of amenities. We loved all the antique furniture and it added a unique and personal touch to our stay. There was plenty of room for everyone and it made staying the weekend with a group of ladies very comfortable as everyone could go off and find their own space to relax or be alone.

Thank you so much. It made our weekend away so comfortable and relaxing!


  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah, Thank you for submitting a review for our vacation house and I am really happy it worked out for your girls weekend. Sorry I never got a chance to meet you but I hope you get a chance to return in the future. Looking forward to a great spring season! Louise
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Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I had a wonderful getaway at Victoria Garden Estate. We are from Edmonton and needed a week away from the city. This place was just what we needed. It's very secluded and private but only a short drive from all the amenities. Five min from the airport was a very nice surprise. The house itself is outstanding...nicest house I have ever been in. We felt like movie stars! The property is very large with lots of gardens and the pool was fun. The owners are very nice and helpful. They told us about the many wineries in the area and we had a blast visiting all of them! We will definitly return next summer, thanks again Louise

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica, Chelsea and Keely for sharing your comments with our other guests and I am very pleased you enjoyed yourselves at Victoria Garden Estate. Our large home was perfect for your Women's Getaway with the private pool, hot tub and extensive gardens where you can sit back and relax with your good friends. This home has spacious kitchen, dining and family rooms that make it ideal for large gatherings. With 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms we can accommodate 15-18 guests. We are close to the beach, hiking trails and shopping is just 5 minutes away. If you are planning on returning I can provide a private wreath making class for your group. It is easy and alot of fun! With thanks, Louise
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  • 4 of 5

Great place! Very spacious. Only 4-6 minutes away from Swartz Bay Terminal.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay at Victoria Garden Estate and I am happy you enjoyed your stay and there was enough room for your group. I also appreciate you taking time to leave us a review. Louise
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canadian wilderness

  • 4 of 5

the kids enjoyed the wooded surrounding most especially the daily visit of the deers, squirrels and rabbit..

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very nice to meet your family and I am happy the children enjoyed all of the wildlife on the property. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and thank you for the calendar it will be well used. Thanks, Louise
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Perfect Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented Victoria Garden Estate for our small, family only wedding. Twelve of us stayed at the estate for three nights, and other family members came out to the estate during the days/evenings. The location and setting was absolutely perfect for our needs - gardens, pool, hot tub, kitchen, games room - we had a marvellous weekend with our family. Thanks Louise and was everything we had hoped for and more!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sending us your review and we are so happy that your wedding weekend went so well. I hope we get the opportunity to have you return someday in the future. Enjoy your summer! Louise
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Fantastic house, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Victroia Garden Estate. We stayed here for 4 nights with a team of high school soccer girls while we played games in Victoria. the house is very comfortable with a lot of bedrooms, a large kitchen/dining area, a pool and a hot tub. Lousie was a great hostess and made everything easy for us. The house is set up with anything you may need, sans food. It is about a 10 minute drive to Sidney, a 10 minute drive to the airport, and about 30 minutes from Victoria.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Neil, It was great to meet yourself and other coaches and the girls soccer team. The girls did a terrific job with the recycling, thank them for me! I appreciate your writing a review about your experience while staying at our vacation house this helps other guests wanting to book our home. Please come again we would love to have you all stay in the future. Louise
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Victoria Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Several in Sidney
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
BC Ferry Service
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ardmore and Glen Meadows Golf Courses
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pat Bay Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Several in Sidney
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Pat Bay
Car: recommended

20 Min Victoria & Butchart Gardens, Close to Ferry & Airport. Close to ocean and beaches, hiking, bike riding, sailing, fishing, whale watching.

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, boating, shelling, wildlife viewing

Golf: 5 minutes to Ardmore Golf Course

5 minutes to Glenn Meadow Golf Course

30 Minutes to most of the Victoria Golf Courses




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $940.37
cleaning fee $274.27 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Shorter stays in June and September available at $950 per night.
Damage deposits are not charged but funds are held for up to 14 days after guests check out, the damage deposit can be more in some circumstances.
Deposit is 25% off booking remainder is due 60 days prior to arrival.
Monthly rates are available on Mid and Low Season
We accept MC and Visa and checks for payment
Peak Season includes the week of Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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