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Gracious Sensous and Charming 3 Bedroom Garden Suite in Paradise

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6) Minutes from Down Town

Enjoy the serene garden views from this tastefully decorated, three bedroom, first floor suite in mature and prestigious neighborhood. Your suite is an exquisite, jaw dropping gallery of art and collectables. Relax on 1/3 acre of lovely gardens and 300 square foot patio with barbecue and comfy patio furniture. The gardens have interest, charm and garden art in every corner. Guests compare it to Butchart Gardens only not quite so big! The home in its entirety is very private and quiet, just waiting for the joyous bubbling of your party of friends, loved ones and extended family. Your host is an interesting, mature artist who LOVES children.

Your home is located in charming Cadboro Bay, just minutes from downtown Victoria but far removed from the hustle and bustle. Stroll to parks, walking trails, beach, forest streams, golf, tennis, yoga, paddle boarding, university, and quaint village with all the amenities. Enjoy a 5 minute walk to the shallow, warm waters of the sandy, driftwood strewn Cadboro Bay Beach great for a romantic sunset dinner picnic or a perfect family picnic and chilaxing, it's great for the little ones too. Our newly renovated beach park boasts three 30 foot climbing animals, a pirate’s ship, zip line and many other entertaining amenities for the kids, just two blocks from your vacation suite. The five kilometer scenic beach route to downtown Victoria’s many attractions offers stunning ocean and snow capped mountain vistas.

Your suite has a large, comfortable living and dining room complete with large screen TV, and excellent sound system. Extra big, fully-equipped kitchen with bar seating for 6, views and walk-out to the unbelievable 1/3 acre perfectly manicured flower gardens and patio that is complete with barbecue and comfy conversation set for 6. The huge master bedroom has queen sized bed and office area. Second bedroom with full/double bed and convenient desk. Sweet third bedroom with twin bed and desk. The suite is completed with full sized washer and dryer.

This beautiful suite is perfect for the extended family and is enjoyed by romantic couples as well.

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Property Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2017

About Property Owner

I am a native of Santa Cruz California, fell in love with Victoria at first site so made it my home in which to start my family 34 years ago. I am still here and am so grateful to be a Canadian citizen now. Canada is very good to its people.

As a life long artist and career graphic designer I have brought my creativity to this whole property from the uniquely decorated interior to every inch of the third acre yard.

Why Property Owner chose Victoria

It was all about the view! I had a view growing up in California and one of my goals as an adult was to have a wonderful water view. I realized that goal when I purchased this piece of heaven 25 years ago. I walk the beach here most days and think I would perish if I did not have this fresh and clean Canadian ocean air to breath.

What makes this apartment unique

The home is a perfect example of vintage California Ranch style home. Altho it has been updated beautifully it retains all the charm and appointments of this wonderful style. It has always reminded me of a perfectly preserved vintage Chris Craft boat.


Cadboro Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 piece bath with large glass and tile shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1) 1 Queen size bed and full/double sofa bed Bedroom 2) 1 full/double bed Bedroom 3) 1 twin bed
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large Flat Screen Cable TV, WIFI, Full Gourmet Kitchen, Patio and Lounge Furniture, Parking, Better than Butchart Gardens surround the home.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Gracious Sensous and Charming 3 Bedroom Garden Suite in Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

A wonderful holiday house, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in a great location for visiting Victoria. Irene was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The house is well equipped, really cosy and modern with very tasteful decoration and furnishings. We loved our "home from home" , it was a wonderful stay and we highly recommend this holiday house!

***Thank you so much, Irene!! The girls are still talking about you and the dogs every day! We would like to come back!! Hugs from France!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a terrific vacation in Victoria, BC. From the minute we arrived at Irene's beautiful home, we felt very comfortable, relaxed and very welcome. The home was very well appointed with gorgeous views. It was very clean and had lots of space to put all of our stuff (travelling with kids you always have tonnes of stuff!) The beautiful kitchen was very well stocked and we enjoyed cooking there on our vacation. The back garden is the most beautiful home garden we have ever seen. It was tranquil and a lovely place to read or enjoy a morning coffee. You will love staying here!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, wonderful hostess!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a girls getaway here and this house could not be more perfect! Classy, very clean, everything you need, and an incredibly gorgeous backyard with comfy patio furniture for sitting. Kitchen is well stocked. Living room and dining room lovely as well. We loved the backyard so much that we were only inside when it got chilly or wet. We loved it. Thanks Irene!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lynn! I really support the idea of staying friends with your college roommates for a lifetime. Getting together every year or so in some wonderful part of the world to catch up on each others lives. It was a pleasure for me to get to share in this process. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your lives for this snapshot in time.
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Look No Further!

  • 5 of 5

This home is wonderful in every way...immaculate (you could eat on the floors!), beautifully furnished by the owner who is an artist, updated bath and kitchen, jaw-dropping grounds also designed by the owner. The house is even more beautiful than the's hard to capture the extent and lushness of the grounds as well as the view of Cadboro Bay. Also, it's now filled with art that Irene, the owner, has painted. She's getting ready for an exhibit in October, and we bought 3 of her paintings! As others have commented on, the location couldn't be better for convience of getting around to all parts of the city as well as day trips out of town and all the activities right there in the Cadboro Bay neighborhood. Irene and her two little dogs, Lupe and Dulche, are absolute delights. She's knowledgeable, helpful, fun to share a glass of wine with, but will give you total privacy if you don't want any interaction. We loved being there so much that we only had dinner out one night...and we're foodies. The rest of the time we picked up food, came home, relaxed and enjoyed the absolute beauty and calm of Havensview.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love my job! As a host I am graced by such beautiful people from all over the world. Like John and Beth, who after only one week now feel like old friends. And I missed them the moment they left. Thank you so much Jon and Beth for blessing my home with your presence, thank you for the precious moments we shared on the deck and thank you for being a patron of the arts. XOXO Havens View
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Fantastic house in Victoria!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this marvelous house. We were a family of 5 adults looking for a place to relax and have some quiet time and this home was perfect. Everything is clean and beautifully designed with taste and soul. We enjoyed the view on the bay that we had from the vast family room. The kitchen is modern and well equipped. The garden is an oasis with a lot of flowers and a private deck that we used often to read or to play with the two little and cute dogs of the owner who lives downstairs. The house is at walking distance from a grocery, a liquor store, a drugstore, the beach, and the University of Victoria. Downtown Victoria is 15 minutes away by car (otherwise, there’s a straight bus line with a stop close to the house). Irene, the owner, is kind and always ready to help if you have any question about Victoria or if you are looking for activities. She is respectful of your privacy, but will be up for a discussion would you like to. We really had a great family time there and would recommend it to friends without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect In Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last week at this beautiful home, and we couldn't be happier. We looked through dozens of different homes to rent for our family vacation, and this one spoke to us immediately. When we arrived, the home was even better than we expected. It was immaculate, with a newly renovated kitchen and bathroom with top of the line appliances. The front and especially back garden was breathtaking! It's easy to see that the homeowner really takes pride in this property. The ocean view was the cherry on top, and could be easily seen through all of the large picture windows throughout the front of the house. It's a quick and easy walk to the beach, which has a huge playground for children, lots of boats to watch, and clean, soft sand. We were thrilled at the location of this home because it's far away enough from the heart of Victoria to still feel like a retreat, yet the beach and groceries are within walking distance. And if you do want to check out the hustle and bustle of downtown, it's only a 15 minute drive. We stayed here with 4 adults and 2 young children, and never once did we feel like were were cramped for space in the home. If we vacation in the area again, we will be returning to this home, hands down, no questions asked. We loved our get away, and staying at this home made it absolutely magical.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Swartz Bay BC Ferry
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 17
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Cadboro Bay Beach

Your home is located in charming Cadboro Bay, just minutes from downtown Victoria but far removed from the hustle and bustle. Stroll to parks, walking trails, beach, golf, tennis, university, and quaint village with all the amenities. Enjoy the shallow, warm waters of the sandy, driftwood strewn Cadboro Bay Beach great for a romantic dinner picnic or perfect for the little ones, complete with 30 foot climbing animals and a pirate’s ship just two blocks from your vacation home. The five kilometer scenic beach route to downtown Victoria’s many attractions offers stunning ocean and snow capped mountain vistas.

Golf: Many, many golf options near by. Great golf town.


Rates & Availability

Cadboro Bay Apartment Rental Rates

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May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning fee. $111.09
Refundable damage deposit $296.24

Summer Season: Price quoted is for 2 people. For 3-6 people please add $36.00 per night.

Bookings made less than 1 week in advance of arrival may be made through VRBO. Bookings made more than 1 week in advance must be made directly with the owner. Monthly rate based on 28 nights. Rates subject to change until reservation completed.

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