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Private Suite with Ocean Views in a Lovely Garden Setting

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


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

Ken and Fern Davey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 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.


North Saanich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Private Suite with Ocean Views in a Lovely Garden Setting
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

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 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

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

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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Oak Park, IL

Pleasantly Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

One of the best rentals we've ever experienced! The studio itself was just lovely. It was the perfect amount of space for the two of us plus it was nicely decorated and SPOTLESS! It had a very peaceful and zen feel to it. The unit overlooks a gorgeous garden and is surrounded by tall trees. With the front door opened, you really feel like you're in a tree-house. Ken and Fern were wonderful hosts -- so kind, friendly and informative, and really made you feel at home. They very generously stocked the fridge with a variety of breakfast items, including eggs, yogurt, cheese, cream/milk and juice, as well as gluten-free bread items (since we are both gluten intolerant)!! They even set out chocolates here and there ;) This was way more than we had expected, all around. On top of it, we had the best nights sleep we've had in ages (we were there 4 nights). The bed and blankets were so comfortable and even the towels were plushy soft!

Although the town itself is small, there is quite a bit to do in the general area. We went to Buchart Gardens (and timed it just right -- the symphony was playing -- every tuesday eve, the Victoria symphony plays); kayaked in Sidney (about a 10 minutes drive); went to a wonderful street festival (held every Thurs night) in Sidney; walked to the nearby winery for lunch and tastings (1 mile away); took long walks in Deep Cove (pier is a block away); and visited Victoria two times (25 minute drive).

Btw, we were so pleased with our decision to stay in Deep Cove over Victoria. We were visiting from Chicago, so Deep Cove was a perfectly peaceful spot for us. It was such an easy drive to Victoria which is a wonderful city but pretty busy/congested.

Overall, we definitely would very highly recommend Sunshadows and hope to visit again one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London England UK

Beautiful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Ken and Fern were delightful hosts and very responsive to our needs. It almost felt like we were visiting friends or family. The suite was impeccably clean and clearly attention was paid to detail. Bikes were available for our use and the night we enjoyed the outdoor fireplace was romantic and private. Close to the marina and easy access to the pat bay highway gave us both a vacation hideaway and means to do business in Victoria. The landscaping was beautiful and it was a treat to explore the backyard of our b and b as much as any tourist attraction. I hope we have the opportunity to stay at Ken and Fern's again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

North Saanich House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
High season
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
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 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.

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