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Ten minutes to everything Victoria has to offer.

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms, one bathroom, sleeps four comfortably.

Nestled atop an exclusive cul de sac in a beautifully crafted home, this garden suite attached to the main house has two bedrooms and a comfy feel of home. Lots of driveway parking. Private fully fenced lot with custom designed landscaping in a spacious back yard oasis with patio and hot tub.

Private entry, laundry facilities provided, designated parking, lots of privacy.

Long term tenants welcomed. Great for your winter getaway in Canada's subtropical garden city.

Property Manager
Don Ohlgren
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Don Ohlgren

Don loves to have his homes, either his own or personally managed ones, utilized by other people who can enjoy the amenities of these places.

Wife is best selling author, Anna Markland, who has travelled extensively with Don and they both know what guests truly want and enjoy when in another's place.

Don Ohlgren purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Don Ohlgren chose Cordova Bay

Private two bedroom suite in exclusive neighbourhood. Have had long term renters quite a few times as the Victoria winter weather is known to be the mildest in Canada.

What makes this apartment unique

Private yard - great to enjoy Victoria weather.


Cordova Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms look onto gorgeous private yard. Room darkening curtains for nighttime. All windows have shatterproof, reflective privacy film, keeps heat out during day.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Ten minutes to everything Victoria has to offer.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice with a beautifully landscaped back yard that included a hot tub. The furniture was nice, a little dated but it gave it a charming, homey feel; the beds being very comfortable. The house itself is divided into what looked like three units but we had the property all to ourselves the first 3 days. It's located close to Mt. Douglas park so there's a nice hike close by. It's also pretty close to the east coast and Córdoba Bay which has a marina, fine restaurant and a golf course. Misty Woods was exactly as advertised as it was a short 10 minute drive to Victoria and a 10 minute drive to Butchart Gardens. If you go to the gardens take the time to go into Brentwood Bay just a little further North. The Seahorse Cafe had great chowder and they also had Kayak rentals if you didn't bring your own. The only down side to the property was a fairly busy road behind it. There's a big fence so you can't see it and with the windows closed you can't hear it much but we're the windows-open-fresh-air kind. Still, our hosts were great people to deal with and we'd definitely stay there again! You'll enjoy it as much as we did!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and good location.

  • 5 of 5

In short, this is a great property, gorgeous back yard, and well maintained. Don takes good care of his customers. One can book with confidence. We will be back, probably to his other properties closer to downtown.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, British Columbia

Loved it and highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation exceeded my expectations as I was initially very hesitant to rent based on photographs and without a personal visit.

Did not have the pleasure of meeting Don and Anne as other reviewers have described but their substitutes Sal and Jessica were very helpful and went out or their way to be helpful.

The spaghetti, sauce and bottle of wine were there as another reviewer has described but little did they know that we are vegetarians and teetotalers so couldn't avail ourselves of this treat. In my opinion it is the thought that counts and would have no hesitation in booking a future visit :)

My wife who is very particular about these things thought the place was clean and tidy. Was surprised by the weekly housekeeping service and my son who stayed for the entire month thought that it was a particular god send, as he could concentrate on his studies.

Lucked out with the weather and took advantage of the backyard, which is well maintained by Sal. Victoria is a beautiful city and we took the hour and a half bus tour which gave us a sense of history and how the city planners have blended the old with the new.

Would have no hesitation in recommending a stay in this family friendly neighborhood and we were even graced by a visit from the deer that seems to be at home in the surrounding yards. This seemed to sum up the idyllic and peaceful nature of the area. As Don has said to "just bring the food" as everything else is provided. Did not get a chance to enjoy the hot tub in the back yard and hope to do that in a future visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your whole family liked our property. We do strive to make it as inviting as possible for everyone. Next time you come for a visit I will ensure a vegetarian welcoming meal will be waiting for you. Thanks for you kind words - Don & Anne - Sal & Jessica
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Bellingham, Wa

Outstanding Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

The property description and pictures were accurate in all regards.

The location of the rental is very nice. Quiet, Peaceful and Beautifully kept yard. The condo is very neat and clean, as well as well equipped.

The hospitality provided by the owners is great, though unfortunately we missed out on our opportunity to have an evening with them. All of the makings of a spaghetti dinner were left in the freezer or on the counter, including a bottle of wine upon our arrival.

I would recommend this rental to friends and relatives without any hesitation. A great spot for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jay: thanks for the great comments. Next time you are in town for another tournament we will be sure to have a sit down around a fire in the back yard and while away a great evening. Thanks - Don & Anne
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Super Stay at SuperSuites

  • 5 of 5

Don and Anna made the stay incredibly homey and easy.

My children had a great time in the beautiful back yard. We also enjoyed great conversation and warm barn fire which Don and Anna invited all of us to.

Anna even prepared us our dinner when we first arrive. Don brought my children all the toys he can find in the house, and those kind gestures really touched our hearts.

Thank you, Don and Anna!

Hope to see you again this summer.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott it was so enjoyable watching your two little kids sitting in front of the fire sipping on some hot chocolate. To us, that's what the yard is all about and we are just happy they could enjoy it.
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Really good time on the island

  • 5 of 5

First I rented the place for one week than ended up staying for 4,5 months. The apartment itself is nice, bright and clean. Equipped with everything you need for a long term stay. It´s a shame that it was too cold to use the outdoor space. The neighborhood is very quiet. Anne and Don are helping you with whatever you would like to know and are never short of interesting conversation topics. Keep an eye on Topas the cat if she´s around. Thank you for a great time at your place.

Anja the German girl

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anja - you were a great guest. Come again in the summer and really enjoy our great outdoors. Anne & Don
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
McMorrans on the beach
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cordoba Bay Golf Club plus 10 others
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway #1 Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Atlantic Ocean - Cordoba Bay Beach
Car: recommended

We are within reach of 12 golf courses that are open year round. A Golfers heaven. Great winter course is just 5 minutes away.

Victoria is a haven for Canadians and Europeans who want to escape a harsh winter. We have foliage and green grass year round.

It will normally snow only once per year in Victoria. Some say we have a bylaw that it must b e gone by noon the next day.

Very seldom does the winter temperature go below freezing. We have the most palm trees in all of Canada.

World famous Butchard Gardens nearby, attracts 1,500,000 visitors yearly.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100.38 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

All rates include housekeeping. There are no hidden charges at our house.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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