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Deborah Bate

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Country Cottage - 1BR Modern & Cozy Located Mins from Victoria

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Victoria Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Peaceful and private, this modern country cottage is centrally located minutes north of downtown Victoria. Woodruff Cottage is close to Butchart Gardens, Sidney by The Sea, local food markets within walking distance, local wineries, and local regional parks with numerous hiking, biking and walking trails. It's central location allows quiet and privacy in the country, yet easy access to Victoria as well as many activities and local attractions. Sparton Cottage is a 15 minute drive from the airport and ferries.

The cottage is located on the owner's one acre property amongst mature trees and overlooks a large pond and garden. It has been designed to maximize separation and privacy for the both the visitor and owner. Enjoy sitting on your private deck listening to the sound of birds, owls and frogs. The cottage has one bedroom with a queen sized bed, one bathroom (with tub), brand new kitchen and livingroom.It is perfect for a couple or individuals seeking comfort and privacy.The futon folds down for an additional sleeping space. It has a fully equipped kitchen and full sized refrigerator. The cottage is electrically heated and has a woodstove for ambiance. Enjoy your own private entry off a large deck over looking the pond and trees.

Keywords: Private and peaceful, furnished modern country cottage, private deck, artists/writers retreat.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Deborah Bate (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Deborah Bate chose Vancouver Island

My husband and I fell in love with this property in 2009. We were very drawn to it's beauty and peace. Over the past 2 years we have worked on our home and the cottage making many improvements.

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, and only 20 minutes to downtown Victoria.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Country Cottage - 1BR Modern & Cozy Located Mins from Victoria
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Great Place, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

First, thanks to our hosts Deborah and Dave for making us feel welcome at Woodruff Cottage, which we had the pleasure of visiting for three days in early summer. They generously shared raspberries, cherries, and greens from their extensive gardens. The cottage is clean, quiet, private, and very comfortable, with a fully-equipped kitchen. We walked to the nearby Mosi Bakery Cafe in 5 minutes or along the interurban trail to the Red Barn Market grocery in 15-20 minutes. (Or ride bikes, if you have some, as we did.) We also rode our bikes to the gardens of the HCP (Horticultural Centre of the Pacific). It's only a 5 to 10 minute drive to Brentwood Bay, and Butchart Gardens, and several bay-view restaurants, such as Blue's Bayou Cafe and the Brentwood Bay Resort Pub.

Bottom Line: We had a wonderful time at Woodruff Cottage and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of calling Woodruff Cottage home for our recent 18 day stay in Victoria. It was a clean, cozy, well-equipped cottage that offered us an ideal self-contained space to use as a base for getting our son established in Victoria. It is in an excellent location in a quieter more rural environment while only being a short drive to shopping malls, Cook Street Village and downtown Victoria. It was also well situated for accessing the airport, The Butchart Gardens and the Brentwood Bay ferry for other day trips.

We found it easy to unwind after our busy days in the beautiful surroundings that are part of the property that Deborah and Dave have created. And falling asleep to the sound of spring peepers from the pond was an added treat. Deborah and Dave are warm and welcoming hosts with great local knowledge. We knew they were there if we needed anything but the design of the cottage and property offers lots of privacy too.

It was an easy place to look after and making meals was convenient including the gas bbq but we also enjoyed having Mosi's Bakery and Cafe within walking distance for morning coffee or pizza nights. Plus the Red Barn is only a short drive away for great deli sandwiches, excellent meat and other supplies. And should you find yourself in need of a garage we can highly recommend Prospect Lake Auto just at the corner.

The only thing we didn't like was the fact that we had to leave but we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage space is absolutely wonderful! It's cozy, yet bright and open. It has everything one or two needs to have a relaxed space. It has a fully functional kitchen, laundry, and the softest water you could wish for. It's tucked away just far enough that it's quiet, but not so far that you're driving for ages to get anywhere. The property owners are so friendly and helpful. It feels like home nearly as soon as you step foot inside!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel so lucky to meet such lovely folks who visit our cottage and these guests are high on that list! Hopefully we helped make their honeymoon special!
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a pleasant surprise. It was perfect for our needs and had such pretty views of the garden. Loved the art, and all the little extras that made it feel so special. Very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful alternative to a motel/hotel in congested city. Peaceful environment to come back to after a day of sightseeing in Victoria. Only 15 mintues to all of the action and beautiful property with a pond and well maintained gardens. The Butchart Gardens were so close also. Owners Debora & Dave were wonderful hosts and helpful and informative. Every convenience of home. I would highly recommend staying!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage Close to Victoria

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this cute and cozy cottage last week and absolutely loved it! The bed was very cozy and we enjoyed watching netflix movies in the evening.

We were very surprised at how close it was to Victoria. I was running a race early on Sunday morning and we had no trouble getting there and it was only about 15 - maybe 20 minutes away. It was also very easy to get around; it would be difficult to get lost.

The owners were wonderful and we had a great time visiting with them. Even though the owners house is close by the little cottage is still very private. The gardens and the pond were lovely and we enjoyed sitting on the deck and having coffee and wine. It was very nice to be away from the busy-ness of Victoria but still very close by car. The Butchart Gardens were also just a few minutes away and were spectacular! Highly recommended.

This cottage, as well as Deborah and Dave, were absolutely wonderful and we really enjoyed our stay. We would definitely stay here again on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Swartz Bay ferry terminal
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Island View
Nearest Point of Interest
Tia's Heritage Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Roadhouse Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Barn Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Butchart Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Coles Regional Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Sidney By the Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Church and State Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Victoria Spirits
Nearest Point of Interest
Gowlland Tod Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Elk/Beaver Regional Park

Rural setting with markets ,wineries,picturesque scenery,many outdoor activities. Close to town yet in the country!


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

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Victoria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon sofa folds down to queen size.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
View of the garden,woods and large pond. Cafe and restaurant / pub located within 5 minutes walking distance from cottage.

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