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Private Suite with Ocean Views in a Lovely Garden Setting

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 bedroom studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 - possible extra person on floor)

Enjoy this quiet rural setting with the advantage of easy access to all of the amenities. As we are minutes from both the BC and Washington ferry terminals and the Victoria International Airport, this suite offers a quiet rest for the weary traveller. Plenty of shopping and fun activities await, only a short 10 minute drive away in the quaint town of Sidney. Follow highway 17 to the beautiful City of Victoria or drop in to the Panorama Recreation Centre for a morning swim. We are one mile from fine dining at the Deep Cove Chalet, or wine tasting at the Muse Winery, and only a 15 minutes drive from the world famous Butchart Gardens.

Breakfast foods are provided for the first two days of stay to ensure that our guests enjoy an independent holiday timetable. Alternate foods are available for those with dietary requests or intolerances. The self-contained kitchen offers multiple cooking options, or enjoy the many diverse restaurants the town of Sidney has to offer.

This upstairs suite has a private entrance and plenty of safe off road vehicle parking. Located across the street from Deep Cove harbour, guests can stroll over to the public pier to enjoy colourful evening sunsets.There are also many waterfront and hiking trails moments away. Guests Diane Darrington and Roger Elsey from Texas wrote: 'We had such a great time at your place and tell our friends how lovely it was and what exceptional hosts you two are.'

Keywords: suite, detached, self contained, independent, flat, private, ocean view, garden,Victoria, Vancouver Island,

More Details

Owner
Ken and Fern Davey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Some French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Ken and Fern Davey

As long time residents of the Victoria area, Ken and Fern are very familiar with the many activities and amenities available in Victoria or anywhere on Vancouver Island. Ken is an avid sports fisherman and is very familiar with sports fishing opportunities. Fern has kayaked most of the Vancouver Island and adjoining Gulf Island waters. Evidence of our enjoyment of gardening is immediately visible especially from spring through fall. As your hosts, we take our cues from you. We are happy to provide Island information and respect that some guests prefer their privacy.

Ken and Fern Davey purchased this house in 1993

Why Ken and Fern Davey chose Vancouver Island

The suite is located in a quiet neighbourhood across the street from a public pier that overlooks lovely Deep Cove harbour and the Saanich inlet.

What makes this house unique

The property is located in a quiet area suited to many outdoor activities as well as having easy access to restaurants, shopping, transportation (ferries/ airport) and the Institute of Ocean Sciences. Many people enjoy kayaking in the calm waters of the Saanich Inlet and we were drawn to the rural charm of the area.

Amenities

North Saanich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Inflatable mattress for a child, (1) Inflatable air bed available for $15/ night additional charge
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Second story private entrance via stairs, access to garden patios, first 2 morning breakfast foods available in the suite. Longer term guests prepare your own meals

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Private Suite with Ocean Views in a Lovely Garden Setting
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
St George
5

A quiet cottage suite in a lovely garden setting

  • 5 of 5

Fern and Ken's suite was ideal for my 16 day stay. Their place was immaculate and they provided a wide selection of breakfast items which were most appreciated. The neighborhood was quiet and only a block from the sea. Unfortunately the weather kept me from enjoying the outdoor patio and fireplace. If you are in the area definitely check out the lovely town of Sidney, which has all the amenities anyone would need including some good restaurants without all the hubbub of Victoria.

I highly recommend their cottage suite for a single traveler or a couple staying for a couple days or longer.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kent, Thanks so much for your kind review. It was much appreciated as was the tidy state you left the suite. Hope that your friend enjoys the opals. Lucky girl! Regards, Ken and Fern
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5

Gorgeous, fantastic place to stay !

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Davey residence for 4 days and nights in early April while visiting family in Victoria. The Davey property is stunning, front and back yards are gorgeously landscaped, but still natural enough to feel like you were living with Mother Nature. The suite was meticulously clean and super cute. So many extras like coffee beans and grinder, a variety of teas, eggs, yogurt, milk, cream and butter in the fridge, fruit and chocolate on the table, bread and bagels in the freezer, bbq just outside the suite, robe and slippers, and I could go on and on. The best was the jar of homemade raspberry jam, which I proceeded to eat with a spoon like dessert 😃�. Ken and Fern are gracious hosts and very quiet and respectful.

We often travel to Victoria with our camper but this time decided to take a flight, so it was our first stay with the Davey's. We will definately stay there again and would HIGHLY recommend this residence. Thanks, Ken and Fern for a fantastic experience.

Mariann and Joe from Lethbridge, AB

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review! I was such a pleasure meeting you both. If you can return we would love to host you again. Ken and Fern
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely rural setting with an amazing yard for camp fires in the evening. The suite was perfectly comfortable and included many special touches like a fruit basket and muffins. Ken was available to provide information about the area. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

It was what I needed; a tranquil, friendly, peaceful stay. Me and all my family enjoyed both the house, the garden and privileged to meet with Ken.

My little daughter cannot stop talking about the 'little" people in the garden. we'll definitely go back.

Thanks Fern and Ken, opening your lovely house to us.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Hills, CA
4

SunShadows B&B

  • 4 of 5

My night staying at SunShadows B&B was very peaceful and a welcome change from my time in Vancouver. This B&B is located in North Saanich (near the BC Ferries station), and it was very convenient for spending time at Butchart Gardens and traveling down to Victoria for exploring the Inner Harbour and the Parliamentary Building. I was able to meet with Fern, and she was very accommodating and flexible with my arrival time. Thanks again! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Somerset, UK
5

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We booked this suite for 5 nights in order to use it as a base to explore the southern part of the island, including Victoria. We originally looked at hotels in the city but decided that we'd prefer to stay in a VRBO property because of the more personal experience. We chose this suite based on the previous reviews and are so glad we did.

As the other reviewers have mentioned, the suite is immaculate and extremely comfortable. The surrounding area is very peaceful and the harbour is only a short stroll down the road (great for sunset photos). Sidney is a short drive away and we enjoyed exploring the shoreline as well as its shops and restaurants. We also went into Victoria several times and it was great to leave the city in the evening and retreat to the cosy suite.

Ken & Fern gave us such a warm welcome and gave us plenty of tips on what to see locally. We really enjoyed our time here and would definitely look to return the next time we're visiting the Island. Many thanks to them for such a great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
B.C. Ferry teminal
Nearest Point of Interest
Muse Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Deep Cove Chalet
Nearest Point of Interest
Sidney By The Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Butchart Gardens

It is a short walk to a public pier, calm ocean kayaking waters, 10 minutes drive to the Victoria airport or ferries to Vancouver and Washington State, 15 minutes from Butchart Gardens or excellent shopping in Sidney-by- the-Sea and for enthusiasts tennis courts one mile away. Walk to the corner store for coffee and a muffin and watch the sheep being herded across the street.

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Rates & Availability

North Saanich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$73
$329
$878
 
 
Low season
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$73
$256
$732
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$329
$878
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Make cheques to Ken Davey ( not sunshadows); PayPal is kcdavey@shaw.ca/ check default currency listed as it may be in US $. A cleaning fee of $50.00 will be charged for stays of 1 month or more. An additional $15.00 /night for a third person. U.K..S. Currency rebate when higher than Canadian dollar. No additional taxes are applied by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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