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Private cottage on waterfront estate, Available weekly all summer.

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 529 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

Unique heritage barn (circa 1908), renovated with charm set in a lovely garden

Sunrise Cottage (circa 1908) is a romantic cottage for two two. It features a large living space filled with English and Canadian antiques, original artwork, gas fireplace, (plus electric heat) television, games, books, playing cards wireless internet and seasonal flower arrangements. There is an expanding dining table and chairs for 6. In the sitting area the sofa and easy chairs are upholstered in bright and cheerful holly berry red. On the main floor is a 3-piece bathroom with Victorian tub, intub shower with fresh white towels, hair dryer, lotions, potions and little luxuries to pamper the most discriminating of guests. A second 2 piece WC and sink is at the top of the stairs on the second floor which opens into a large and relaxing blue and white bedroom with a comfortable King sized bed , duvet, six pillows, good reading lights and a small sunny window behind the bed that opens for fresh air. (The bed can be separated into two twins)

Facing north, you can catch a glimpse of Smuggler's Cove used during Prohibition for rum-running and on a clear day, Mount Baker in Washington State. Outside guest enjoy their own English-style garden with a terrace, table and outdoor chairs, barbeque, and humming bird feeders. There is guest parking at the bright red front door. Close by a vine-covered garden shed can be used for bicycles and paddle boards. This is the ideal spot for artists, writers, lovers all who seek soothing tranquility and peace in a beautifully kept garden by the sea. There are two resident dogs, a Jack Russel terrier and a lab so we cannot accept pets. The non-smoking cottage lets for one week minimum all summer and the changeover day is Friday. During the winter, by the month.

More Details

Property Manager
owner of Sunrise Garden Cottage
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About owner of Sunrise Garden Cottage

The owners have lived in the main house on this incredibly beautiful property for over 40 years. The historic cottage nestles in its own secluded garden behind an English laurel hedge but, guests are welcome to enjoy the entire flower filled garden and stunning views of Discovery Island and south across the Strait of Juan da Fuca (Salish Sea) to Port Angeles in the U.S.A.

owner of Sunrise Garden Cottage purchased this cottage in 1970

Why owner of Sunrise Garden Cottage chose Cadboro Bay

Our estate is south facing with one of the finest views in Victoria.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy your own private cottage on a large estate in a exclusive residential area. Stay within a few steps to a small cove and watch the sun rise over Mount Baker or launch a kayak to paddle around this unique marine park.


Cadboro Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 529 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , ball and claw footed tub with shower head.
    Bathroom Ensuite - toilet , half bath is ensuite in bedroom loft.
  • Bathroom (downstairs) is a ball and claw Victorian tub with a shower attachment, washbasin, W.C. Loads of towels, face cloths , lotions and amenities found in 5 star accommodations such as shampoo, conditioner, hand cream, make up remover, tissues, body lotion, liquid and bar soaps mostly made on Vancouver Island.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • One large bedroom on second floor - 1 king
  • A large Bedroom is upstairs with a comfortable king-sized bed ( or two separate extra-long twins) . Beautiful linens, duvet and 6 pillows. Two bedside reading lamps, chest of drawers antique table, bedside t.v. Window above bed opens for fresh air. Ensuite half bath, WC and wash basin.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
During the winter months, the cottage lets by the month and at other times is weekly only. Changeover day is a FRIDAY


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Private cottage on waterfront estate, Available weekly all summer.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Charming, Peaceful, and All the Comforts

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay at the beautiful 'Sunrise Cottage'. It was welcoming and comfortable, private and very charming. I especially enjoyed the beautiful little garden that's connected to the cottage patio. The hosts were incredibly thoughtful and I appreciated their willingness to accommodate the requests we made about the beds.

I would highly recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a quieter place in Victoria - that's still pretty close to town.

Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to welcome you and your son to Sunrise Garden Cottage. And yes, we were able to separate the large King to two twins for your stay. Please do come again.
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The property is as dreamy as it looks and way more!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the atmosphere! The decor is lovely, just wished the couch was comfortable. Was hard to cuddle up to a book for the day. The bed was very comfortable! All of our hopes for this dream vacation were met. I would have to say that the most impressive joy was meeting the homeowners and getting to know them a bit. We thouroughly enjoyed our time of refreshing! Victoria is stunning! The climate is like that if CA in the states. The views, flowers, and town were everything we hoped for! Highly highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's the kind of review we love to see. You, were a breath of fresh air seeing Victoria for the first time. We enjoyed having you. Yes, the antique chesterfield is not the most comfortable but it is such an old dear (1890's) that I cannot bear to modernize. Fortunately the wing chairs are very comfortable for reading and watching television. Come again soon.
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San Diego, CA and Prescott, AZ

Cozy, clean and perfectly located!

  • 5 of 5

Had a really marvelous week enjoying the cottage, storybook garden and the clean fresh ocean air! Fabulous spot surrounded by nature with all the amenities of our favorite hotels, including a claw foot kitchen!

Since WIFI gives me headaches, it's great that we could turn it off at night, unlike hotels... We're already planning for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy, private, beautiful cottage...

  • 5 of 5

This cottage and the surrounding property is perfect for a week of relaxing and enjoying Victoria. Mary and Michael are wonderful hosts, and their cottage and the gardens reflect their nurturing attention they give to their guests. From the moment we stepped inside, we felt welcome. The cottage is cozy and comfortable, and the patio is peaceful and private. You are just steps from the sea and beautiful views of the mountains that surround it. I hope we can return someday!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so lucky to have met over the years so many gracious and enthusiastic guests in our cottage. The Krueger's were charming and we enjoyed them immensely. Mr. K. even washed my car along with his in the driveway. That was very impressive.
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It's is as cozy as it looks.

  • 5 of 5

The Sunrise Garden Cottage was perfect for us Californians looking to escape the heat and fires. The setting is fantastic as well as the gardens surrounding the cottage. We had dinner on the patio several evenings and a bald eagle joined us in the tall fir tree near the cottage. Driving into Victoria and other sites was easy and we loved coming back to the cottage every day. We highly recommend staying.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark and Anya for your generous commentary. We love sharing our garden.
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Charming and private cottage in upscale neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The Garden Cottage is as it name suggests part of a wonderful garden, and the design with a wall of windows facing that garden give both a sense of openness and privacy. The decor is as vintage as the building itself, yet it is comfortable for a couple staying a week or more. Access to the attractions of Victoria is easy (though a car is a must) but you are staying in a quiet waterfront neighborhood in the village of Cadboro Bay.

The hosts are gracious and accommodating without being intrusive. Mary gave us a tour and showed us how things worked rather than just handing us keys, and even came by with some homemade wine to celebrate both of our anniversaries.

Although we loved the cottage prospective renters should consider: the comfortable bed is up steep stairs (there is a new half bath upstairs also), kitchen facilities are small and basic, making a complex meal would be difficult, and getting the washing machine to work was like playing Vegas slots, if you kept spinning dials and pushing buttons eventually something would happen. For us these limitations did not detract from sitting in the garden drinking and afternoon glass of wine with hummingbirds visiting the abundant flowers or walking next door to Smuggler's Cove to gaze at Mt Baker in the distance.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We almost called the cottage Hummingbird Haven and are so glad that you enjoyed them. We now have a new mini washing machine (Maytag) and I will print out some clear and concise directions for guests to follow. Thank you for giving us 5 stars.
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Car: necessary

Although only 15-20 minutes to downtown Victoria, the heritage cottage is near a secluded cove that is a haven for wild ducks, geese, eagles, oyster catchers and herons. A lovely garden of perennials, annuals and shrubs is surrounded by an ancient English Laurel hedge for absolute privacy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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