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Charming cottage for two available by the week. Changeover day Friday.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 529 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large living area with kitchen and bath plus bedroom loft with 2 piece ensuite

Sunrise Cottage 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 a dining table 6 chairs, table linens, silver, crystal glasses, and comfortable chairs upholstered in 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.. The upstairs loft is a super large 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. A new two piece ensuite has just been built. From another large window facing north there is 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 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 and the changeover day is Friday. During the winter, by the month only.

Property Manager
owner of Sunrise Garden Cottage
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

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 Victoria

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 ...
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Antique ball and claw-footed tub with shower. WC and sink.
  • Bathroom (downstairs) is a ball and claw Victorian tub with a shower attachment, washbasin, W.C.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 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. Please note the bathroom is downstairs.
  • 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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(3 traveler reviews)

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Charming cottage for two available by the week. Changeover day Friday.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

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: Jun 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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Peaceful, bucolic setting with Oceanside seating

  • 5 of 5

Sunrise Garden Cottage charms you the moment you drive up! The grounds include beautiful cottage gardens with two Adirondack chairs beckoning to you to observe the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Olympic Mountains in the distance! There are many more points of ocean scenery awaiting your discovery as you meander around the naturally beautifull neighborhood. The owners are charming and gracious tending to any need for the cottage.

I loved cooking family dinners for our daughter, a resident of Victoria and her her husband. Cozy gas fireplace really adds to the ambiance in the cool mornings and evenings amongst the antique furniture. I felt we were in a cozy English cottage! Flowers from Mary's garden were a special touch along with welcoming goodies in a basket!

Note: must be able to climb stairs, as the gorgeous king size bedroom is in the loft and the bath (claw foot tub) is on the main floor. Must also be completely independent with your own car as no bus is near. Only suitable for two people as there is only one bed.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your charming comments. During your stay the weather was just stunning and the gardens were at their best. We hope to welcome you again.
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A true find...quiet, private, great setting.

  • 5 of 5

The red door and promise of a perennial garden right outside the windows were the factors that compelled us to rent this property. We were not disappointed. Our 'red door cottage' was a true find. Everything is exactly as outlined in the listing. However, the cozy ambience and warm feeling we had when returning home to our hideaway, from a day of discovery in Victoria or from visits with our grandson cannot be so easily related, except to say, we always felt like we were coming home. We took our morning coffee down to a bench looking out on a lovely cove (about 30 paces from our door) and enjoyed the birds flitting about in the garden on a sunny afternoon. The owner was attentive, helpful, friendly while at the same time, gave us our privacy. Initial inquiries were promptly answered. We consider ourselves lucky to have found this property to rent. There is a wonderful grocery, wine store and restaurants nearby and downtown Victoria is easily accessible by a short car ride.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Cadboro Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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May 5 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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