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Don Ohlgren

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Executive Home In Broadmead Area Minutes From Downtown House is baby friendly.

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Cordova Bay House Rental Photos and Description

Over 3000 Feet Of Luxury Living With All Entertainment Options Available

Nestled high on top of an exclusive cul de sac surrounded by other beautifully crafted homes, this custom built residence is a family perfect 2-level home. Highlights are 4 beds & 4 baths, large custom windows, entertainment sized living room, family room off the kitchen. Downstairs is a fully equipped Gym to keep you fit and healthy and a private office complete with printer, ideal for the businessman on assignment in Victoria.

Private fully fenced lot with custom designed landscaping. The whole family will love the beautifully manicured & private spacious back yard oasis with patio and hot tub ideal for BBQ parties. An outstanding family home in wonderful Sunnymead.

Also great for entertaining friends or business associates.

This house is also baby friendly and comes with the availability of over 20 useful baby items for free. A full list of all baby equipment and supplies will be sent to you and you just reserve anything on the list you wish to use. It will be waiting in the unit for you when you arrive. Saves a lot of hauling of cribs, high chairs, playpens, sterilizers, diaper genie and much more.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Don Ohlgren (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish

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 house in 2000

Why Don Ohlgren chose Victoria

We bought this property 15 years ago and have extensively upgraded the yard to make it a shangri la for enjoyment with the hot tub, BBQ pit complete with overhead heaters, fountains, ponds and lower conversation deck. Also has a new upper deck right off of the main dining area, ideal for relaxing, reading or just enjoying the ambivalence of the property.

What makes this house unique

Complete office downstairs with desk, chair, filing and printer. Just bring your computer and settle right in to do business.

Large room downstairs converted to a gym to keep you fit while away from home.

This house is ideal for entertaining, relaxing and doing business while in Victoria.

The perfect place to enjoy a winter without snow, cold weather and discomfort.

It barely snows in Victoria (about once per year), and there is a rumor that there is a bylaw that it must be gone by the next day.

Victoria has more palm trees and banana trees than anywhere else in Canada. Our temperature rarely goes below 0 degrees.

Mild winters, friendly people, the most restaurants per person in Canada and great seafood make Victoria a huge tourist destination.

Attached to the house is a two bedroom apartment, also available for rent. Ideal setup for a corporate retreat incorporating 6 bedrooms capable of sleeping 12 people.

This house is also baby friendly and comes with the availability of over 20 useful baby items for free. A full list of all baby equipment and supplies will be sent to you and you just reserve anything on the list you wish to use. It will be waiting in the unit for you when you arrive. Saves a lot of hauling of cribs, high chairs, playpens, sterilizers, diaper genie and much more.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Executive Home In Broadmead Area Minutes From Downtown House is baby friendly.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely wonderful, but what made it even better was the outstanding customer service! The house itself was clean and comfortable, very spacious with a beautiful large backyard. The owner picked us up at the airport and brought us to the house with our rented vehicle, and came in to give a tour and explain a few things. He left a binder with all the pertinent information. The owner goes above and beyond to provide amenities such as the many dishes and glassware (enough to host), kitchen appliances (blender, Keurig stocked with pods, toaster, filtered water cooler, waffle iron, and more). We also really appreciated the laundry facilites with soap, all the baby items we were able to borrow (pack and play, high chair, etc.) and even a frozen package of his homemade delicious spaghetti sauce. It was perfect for a family starving from a long day of traveling. The owner was prompt in answering all our questions via phone or email and everything went very smoothly. My daughter forgot her suitcase at the house and the owner was kind enough to have it shipped to our next rental in Vancouver. This house was the perfect place for us to stay and even host a brunch during our family reunion weekend in Victoria. We had such a wonderful experience with the rental and the host and we wouldn't hesitate to rent here again if we're ever back in Victoria.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Super happy that you were happy with us. Glad to be of service to make sure your vacation here in our Mysty Woods home was exceptional. Look to see you again next year. Don - Super Suites
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  • 5 of 5

The property was superb. We only wish we had more time to enjoy its features. Customer service was excellent with prompt attention to fix the little problems which often occur.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys enjoyed our place. Look forward to seeing you again next year. Don
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Very peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home when we were on the island for a tennis tournament. It was phenomenal and I would highly recommend this home. All bedrooms were nicely furnished with comfortable beds and each were made with high quality linens. Don and Anna really have thought of everything to make their visitors feel comfortable and welcome. Kitchen is well stocked. We found the TV room with the fireplace and lazy boy chairs extremely comfortable for relaxing after a long day, or having coffee in the morning. The hot tub is an added bonus.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ladies, thanks for the kind words, we look forward to hosting you again next year during your tennis tournament. Don & Anne Ohlgren
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Sasaktoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Relaxing stay for our family

  • 5 of 5

we really enjoyed staying at the Mysty Woods Mansion. The house was setup great with lots of room and all the comforts of home. The location work well for us since we made three trips to the airport. Don and Anne are excellent hosts making our stay very comfortable. Thanks, John and Shirley

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John & Shirley we are super glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to hosting you again in the future. Don & Anne
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Frederick, MD USA

Beautiful,private oasis in a bustling area.

  • 5 of 5

Recently spent a week in this lovely and gracious home fr our grand daughter's graduation gift. While in the house and gorgeous back yard you feel you are in remote countryside,yet right in the heart of shopping,restaurants and other conveniences. Within easy driving distance of so many attractions. We loved the house and our host Sal. The owners have thought of everything from a Keurig to pamphlets on things to see and do. Buchart Gardens and the harbor in downtown Victoria are musts and nights in the hot tub are relaxing and brings the family together. From 17-70 we all agreed we loved our Mysty Woods vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: it makes us happy when we can make our guests happy. Don & Anne, Sal & Jessica
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Medicine Hat

Beautiful Spacious Home

  • 5 of 5

This house is exactly what you see in the photographs. It was spotless and very well-maintained. It was a little difficult to find, but it was our first time in Victoria.

Don answered our e-mail inquiries immediately and was always available by phone.

Sal and Jessica were there to warmly greet us when we arrived. Sal was also available by phone at all times. He was very helpful and always so friendly!

My husband and I rented a VRBO in Calgary last summer with our children and grandchildren. It was perfect for us.

We decided to try it again and were not disappointed! This home is beautiful and very large. My parents were travelling with us this time and had never stayed in a VRBO before. They loved it (especially the yard).

We would recommend this home to everyone.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna - glad we were able to accommodate you in our little part of paradise in Victoria. You are welcome back anytime. Regards - Don & Anne - Sal & Jessica
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Victoria Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
McMorrans Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Swartz Bay
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
10 golf courses nearby all year round
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Canada Hwy #1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
3 restaurants in Broadmead Village mall
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Cordoba Bay
Car: recommended

We are literally 15 minutes from anything you wish to do on Vancouver Island.

Butchard Gardens, a world renowned botanical wonder is 25 minutes away. Has 1,500,000 visitors per year. A must see.

One of Canada's top tourist attractions, Victoria has more festivals, boat shows, art displays, jazz festivals and theater groups than anywhere else.

There is something going on every weekend all year long - come and enjoy the good life in Victoria.


Rates & Availability

Cordova Bay House Rental Rates

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Summer 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

A damage deposit of $250 is required and will be returned within one week of departure if no damage.
Deposit of 50% to reserve any bookings and full payment required 30 days prior to booking dates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cordova Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Business Center
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Main bathroom in master bedroom, has full sized Jacuzzi tub, ideal to just take a great hot tubby and relax.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Pull out queen size couch, brand new, quite comfortable
  • #1 Large bedroom with walk in closet and en suite bathroom complete with shower, huge Jacuzzi and double sink setup. #2 & 3 have a bathroom interconnecting for nighttime use. #4 has own bathroom in hallway. #5 downstairs hide a bed in gym room, queen size, brand new.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Keurig Coffee system provides you with multiple choices of Coffees, Teas and cold drinks. Provided free. Full range of spices and accessory foods already on hand. Just purchase your main staples and settle right in.

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