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

Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Cottage600 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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.


Deborah Bate

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
Why Deborah Bate chose Saanich

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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
        • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon sofa folds down to queen size.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Full bathroom with bathtub and shower.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
            • Lake View
              Our own private lake complete with ducks,birds of several species, water lilies and grasses.
            • Mountain View
              Observatory Hill seen in distant from property.
            • Near The Ocean
              Ocean on both sides of the peninsula within 10 kilometres.
            • Rural
            • Village
              Broadmead village and Brentwood Bay village both within 5 kilometres.


                • Away From It All
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                          Overlooking pond
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Complete set of linens and towels.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Parking location within property
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          New upright washer and dryer
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Stove
                          The cottage is eletrically heated and woodstove is optional.


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Complete set Everything required to cook at home
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Complete set
                            • Kitchen
                              Modern and complete kitchen with all utencils.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              Full size.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Table and chairs with seating for four
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 3 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Music Library
                                      Speaker doc for Ipod
                                    • Television
                                      Has wifi connection to netflicks


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Private deck overlooking pond with BBQ.
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • not suitable for children


                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  56 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Perfect for our Green-cation

                                                                  Brad P.

                                                                  My wife and I spent a whole week visiting this wonderful cozy little cabin escaping the cold claws of winter. The bed is comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. My wife has some mobility restrictions and was graciously accommodated by Deborah and Dave who helped us make the bathroom work for her. The property is gorgeous even in the winter which was a welcome site to just sit and enjoy from the kitchen table. The location is close to many hiking trails, The Bouchart Gardens and beautiful Brentwood Bay. The only down side to our little vacation was that we could not stay longer. Thank you Deborah and Dave for making our stay one that we want to repeat next year!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It was a pleasure having Brad and Katie visit our cottage. We feel very lucky to meet such lovely people and hear about their lives. Come on back you two, the cottage will be warmed up and ready for you!

                                                                  Hidden Gem

                                                                  Jane D.

                                                                  It was everything we needed! Reasonably priced, quiet area, very clean, comfortable bed, full kitchen, washer/dryer and lots of hot water. An added bonus was the Mosi Italian bakery just step away. Thanks for sharing Deborah🌷�

                                                                  Canadian Haven

                                                                  Leticia A.

                                                                  Loved it!

                                                                  Charming and cozy

                                                                  Michael W.

                                                                  The perfectly quaint, comfortable cottage for two, nestled in a small and quiet district, literally less than 20 mins to anything and everywhere in Victoria. Comfortable bed, well stocked kitchen, and a nice sitting area with a wood stove. What else do you need?

                                                                  A very special place!

                                                                  FritzBig Bear Lake, CA

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Beautiful cottage surrounded by stunning grounds

                                                                  johanne c.

                                                                  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!


                                                                  Victoria, BC, Canada

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

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