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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

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.


Victoria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Country Cottage - 1BR Modern & Cozy Located Mins from Victoria
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful location and cottage with very caring owners

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cottage this April while staying in town for a competition. Owners were very friendly and made us feel very at home. I would recommend this property to anyone looking.

Clean, cozy, beautiful property and 15 minutes from anything you want to get to.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful tranquil place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights at the cottage to visit family in Victoria. What beautiful country surroundings making us feel very at home! We loved the wood stove fire to keep the chill off the air, providing wonderful ambiance and we were feeling warm and cozy at nights. We had thermostat heating but nothing beats the warmth of a cozy fire and we slept well. The kitchen was fully equipped with even a blender. There was no cable so we listened to U Tube music videos and watched Netflix. The hosts were very welcoming and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area. Thank you Deb and Dave!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and quiet!

  • 4 of 5

The hostesses were so kind and Welcoming :) had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Cottage ever

  • 5 of 5

I have already submitted one review but got the dates wrong hopefully they will print this one. Our stay at the Country Cottage was one of excellence. We couldn't have asked for a better place or location for our time in Victoria. We were there two weeks and enjoyed every day and truly our hosts went beyond hospitable expectations.

The grounds were exceptional and lots of birds to watch which we really enjoyed since we are birders and main reason for our trip. We would recommend this cottage to our friends and family it's a great stay and would certainly stay there again in a heartbeat.

Wendy &John

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Cottage Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage for two weeks and was by far the best accommodations we have encountered . We couldn't ask for better hosts they went beyond making our stay relaxing and enjoyable . The grounds and the cottage were wonderful, beautiful scenery all around. We especially enjoyed all the birds that we saw as we relaxed on the cottage deck. Very well located not far from anything and a lovely cafe at the end of the street.We would defiantly come back for another stay it was like staying at a retreat just lovely and would certainly recommend this place to all our friends and relatives .

Wendy & John

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very much exceeds expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

We are seasoned VRBO renters and we found this cottage goes way beyond providing a comfortable, clean, cozy and very well appointed accommodation (they even provided bath robes). It is quite magical, in that the grounds are incredibly beautiful, meditative and restoring. It is incredibly well located as it is close to all the attractions & amenities that the Victoria area has to offer, while at the same time feeling sheltered and retreat like. I would highly recommend this property & we will definitely stay here again if needing a place in the area. The owners are also very accommodating and helpful people. Thumbs up all around.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • 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

Victoria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $29.27

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.

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