|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Enjoy the sweeping ocean views from this very tastefully decorated, three bedroom, ranch-style home. The home is an exquisite, jaw dropping gallery of art and collectables. Feed your soul on the garden or ocean vistas from every window. Relax on 1/3 acre of lovely gardens and 400 square foot deck 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! Watch the weekend sailing regattas and marine traffic from the front rooms. Please see more of the home and extensive gardens at www.havensview.com.
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 a 5 minute walk to the shallow, warm waters of the sandy, driftwood strewn Cadboro Bay Beach great for a romantic dinner picnic or perfect for the little ones. The 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 home. The five kilometer scenic beach route to downtown Victoria’s many attractions offers stunning ocean and snow capped mountain vistas.
180 degree ocean views form the sun-soaked, large, comfortable living and dining rooms complete with wood burning fireplace, large screen TV, and excellent sound system. Convenient ocean view office area. Large, fully-equipped gourmet kitchen and breakfast area with views and walk-out to the unbelievable 1/3 acre perfectly manicured flower gardens and deck complete with barbecue, dining and lounging furniture.
Master bedroom enjoys panoramic views of gardens, queen bed, and small sitting area. Second bedroom enjoys panoramic ocean views and lovely art deco bedroom suite. Enjoy garden vistas from the third bedroom. This beautiful home is perfect for the extended family and is enjoyed by romantic couples as well.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!!
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!
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 pictures...it'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.
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.
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.
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.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$305|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.