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

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 location allows quiet and privacy in the country, yet easy access to Victoria as well as many activities and local attractions. Woodruff 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.. 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

Deborah Bate
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

Why Deborah Bate chose Victoria

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.


Victoria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • 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 -
  • Full bathroom with bathtub and 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 ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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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Country Cottage - 1BR Modern & Cozy Located Mins from Victoria
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 52 reviews
Tempe, AZ

Perfect location, lovely property, wonderful hosts, and exceptionally restful stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about Deb and Dave's cottage. Their property itself is like a mini-Butchart gardens and it was so enjoyable to watch them care for their vegetable gardens, fruit trees and bushes, and lovely flowers. They treated us like old friends--giving us advice for travels when we needed it and inviting us in for tea when we came looking for an extra blanket, but never intruding on our privacy or need for quiet space. It was as peaceful as we had hoped for. When we arrived, there were fresh lilacs on the table and the cottage was spotless. The location is perfect: 10 minutes from Butchart, 15-20 minutes from downtown Victoria, 15 minutes from a bike shop to rent bikes for the Galloping Goose, and 25 minutes from the airport/Sidney...not to mention within walking distance of the BEST bakery and cafe on the island--Mosi. Watch out--it's addicting! Their pastries, eggs benedict, and gelato are to die for. And if you want to prepare your own food, the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking. We highly recommend Deb and Dave's cottage and hope we can return!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel very lucky to meet lovely folks as these and it is very satisfying to know they had a great experience staying at the cottage.
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Big Bear Lake, CA

A very special place!

  • 5 of 5

We have been using VRBO for a long time, but this was very special because of Deb and Dave. They were very busy with their own lives, but they both stopped by several times, even sharing a baked freshly caught salmon and their beautiful vegetable garden, supplying the best meal of our trip. We give them six stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage surrounded by stunning grounds

  • 5 of 5

Cottage has everything you can think of. Host will make sure you have eve you need. Having your morning coffee on the deck looking at all the trees and flowers is worth it all!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Oasis in the country

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Woodruff Cottage. The cottage itself was very comfortable & cozy with all of the amenities that we needed for a pleasant stay. The big windows let in lots of light & gave us a great view of the beautiful grounds & gardens that Deborah & Dave tend with great care. Our hosts were very welcoming & went above & beyond to make sure that we were comfortable & had everything that we needed. Thank you again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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our favorite so far :)

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many vacation rentals and I have to say Deb and Dave's cottage was our favorite, in every way. The cottage was spotless and had everything one could possibly need. We like to cook, so we appreciated the well equipped kitchen. The garden surroundings were absolutely beautiful in a rural setting. Though we are seniors, we had no difficulties getting about. The near- by Red Barn was perfect for all grocery shopping (locally grown, organics, and everything else one needs) The cafe was within walking distance. Getting into the city was easy. Perfect for us. We will definitely recommend Country Cottage to our friends....thanks, Deb and Dave!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Connie and Ray for this review we loved having you visit the cottage and are very happy you enjoyed yourselves. We feel thrilled to know our guests have fun and are comfortable.
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Seattle, WA

Beautiful, calm. relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This property is just lovely as are the hosts. They were so kind and welcoming. We really enjoyed our time there. It is very close to Butchart Gardens and about 15 minutes to the Victoria Inner Harbor. We couldn't ha ve asked for a better experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Brentwood Bay Spa and Lodge
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Swartz Bay ferry terminal
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Mosi Cafe
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $35.83

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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