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Victoria Garden Estate 5 Star with Pool and Hot Tub Family/Executive Retreats

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

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 Vancouver Island

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.
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 19
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Victoria Garden Estate 5 Star with Pool and Hot Tub Family/Executive Retreats
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews
Vancouver, BC


  • 5 of 5

Louise and Bob warmly welcomed 14 of us friends to their beautiful property. Let's just say, they didn't hesitate at any attempt to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Location is conveniently close to the ferry terminal and the airport. House is very well maintained with a lot of space for everyone to be comfortable with with large groups. Kitchen was very well stocked with everything down to the spices. The well equipped game room will keep everyone entertained. We arranged the booking last minute and Louise was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience while staying at our vacation house. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. We welcome you back anytime and thank you for taking care of our home. Louise and Bob
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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: Jun 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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Terrific Location! Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended three families of eight adults and seven children spent a fun and memorable week at Victoria Garden Estates, a beautiful home base from which to explore the Saanich Peninsula. From its terrific and convenient location we were able to board the ferry to Salt Spring Island, visit Victoria, Buchart Gardens, Cowichen Lake area, attend the Sidney Street Fair, bike the Galloping Goose Trail, etc. The home had lots of space inside and outside so we had plenty of room to spread out. The kids enjoyed the pool and hot tub most days and grassy area for ultimate frisbee as well as general exploring and walks to a nearby beach. We had lots of options to buy groceries--local supermarkets, farms and Costco. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and we loved the dining areas in the house which accommodated our large group, esp. the patio dining area. The kitchen was well supplied with plenty of utensils, plates, cups, and pots/pans/serving dishes. The great game room in the garage was an added bonus for family bonding time as well as the piano for those who could play in our group.

Louise and Bob were fabulous hosts, available to help us get situated and even provided walkie talkies so that we could keep in touch with each other on our daily excursions. We plan to return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joanne for sending us a review and telling us of your stay at our vacation house. I hope your family and friends get a chance to return as we always love to have our customers return. Enjoy a fabulous summer! Louise
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Amazing Family Reunion Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Victoria Garden Estate. It worked out perfectly for our family reunion of 15 people, and the location was fantastic for everyone of all ages to enjoy themselves. We had an incredible time and the house felt like home where everyone could return from the day's adventures and enjoy each other's company. The swimming pool, hot tub, and ping pong table were great for after adventure activities. Highly recommend this house for any vacation of any kind.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mark, It was a pleasure to have met you and your family and we are happy the vacation house worked out well for your family reunion. We hope you can return in the future and look forward to that day. Thank you for submitting your review! Louise
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Fabulous Family Reunion Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family recently celebrated my mom`s 100th Birthday and celebrated together at the Victoria Garden Estates. Wow! What a perfect setting and location for all mom`s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to spend a weekend together. Because of the size of the house the children were able to amuse themselves all weekend without difficulty (ping-pong, hide-n-seek, crafts, etc.), and without disruption to the adults who were also able to find lots of comfortable places and spaces to visit and relax. The kitchen was well stocked and easy to prepare meals in for our large numbers. Each evening we all gathered in the grand living room with it`s wood fire to warm us, to tell stories, share `talents`, and watch family pictures, etc. The children especially loved the child-sized sofas and chairs so everyone was able to be comfortably seated and together. And while we weren`t able to use the outdoor pool (we were there in January) that didn`t stop some of us from relaxing in the hot tub before heading to bed. What a treat the whole weekend was, and what wonderful memories we now have of our mom`s 100th - made perfect thanks to the Victoria Garden Estates as our `home away from home`. Thank-you so much Louise and Bob. We hope to come again!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review for our vacation house. We have been honored to have your Mother's 100th birthday at Victoria Garden Estate and to meet your family and friends. Truly a special occasion for all of you with memories long lasting. We would be happy to have your family return for another vacation sometime in the future. Thanks, Louise and Bob
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Management Team Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our team had the pleasure of staying at the Victoria Garden Estate this week for our annual Management Team Retreat. This property perfectly accommodates a large group and is wonderfully supplied with everything you would need. From technology(internet, hdmi TV's, wifi) needed to get our work done, to everyone having a comfortable bed(no bunks or blow ups needed!) we wanted for nothing. Our Chef enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen; there was even a quality Waffle Iron and 3 blenders! All furnishings were quality, clean and thoughtful. The property is peaceful and well cared for. Thank you Louise and Bob!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review on our vacation house and I am very happy it worked out for your Management Team Retreat. We appreciate your comments as it helps other guests understand more about our rental property when trying to make a decision. I hope your group will return in the future and I look forward to that day! Thanks, 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


Rates & Availability

North Saanich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
CDN Thanksgiving
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
USA Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $915
cleaning fee $229 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Shorter stays in June and September available at $900 per night.
Damage deposits are not charged but funds are held for up to 7 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.

Deposit of 25% to confirm the booking remainder is due 60 days prior to arrival. We accept Visa, Mc, direct deposit or checks. Damage deposit is not collected ahead of time but held for 5-7 days during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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