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Victoria Lakefront House. very Private /HOT TUB Pet Friendly close to city.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, Sleeps 6

This popular home has just been re-listed in Oct/2016 after 2 years off the rental market. Located on beautiful Langford Lake minutes from downtown Victoria, this spacious 2200 sqft architecturally designed executive home, has vaulted beamed ceilings, Hot Tub, Skylights,Bumper pool table,Gourmet Kitchen, and Media room.

We still have availability for monthly+ this fall/winter/spring . This is a popular Snowbird home.

For our summer Guests we have a Lake side Water slide....the kids love it!

This open concept home provides spectacular lake views from virtually all the main rooms, including all 3 bedrooms. It features Indian slate and hardwood floors, with wall to ceiling glass overlooking the large sunny deck and lake. When you are sitting in the living room, feel like your floating above the lake.

We are the senior VRBO rental with our other home next door, which is the longest listed Victoria rental on VRBO / 12233 . These houses can be rented together for large family gatherings etc. The property is not shared with any other rental units.Each house has its own private yard and dock.

While sipping your morning coffee or evening drink from the deck, or the dock , you can watch the life on the lake from boaters, to the many species of wild life, otters, mink, turtles, bald eagles , herons and more kinds of birds than you can imagine. Or perhaps go for a swim or take out the row boat and enjoy exploring the lake.

This exclusive property is located at the end of a quiet road, and is totally enclosed with 6ft high craftsman built gated cedar fences for total privacy. You only have to walk out the door 5 minutes and connect on a great walking trail that takes you around the otherside of the lake.

The property has several variety of trees, and is surrounded with lush gardens, a lake front lawn and a large dock for swimming, sitting, or fishing. There is also a swim float anchored just offshore for your use. Dont forget to have a soak in the large lake side hot tub .

If you are looking for a extra special place to spend some time, then this is the property for you! Close to the city, but a location that feels like your miles away from the hussle and bussle.

The Main floor is ground level from the entranceway. On this level is a cooks dream kitchen, which includes granite countertops, fir cabinets, quality stainless appliances including a 6 burner restaurant style stove, hood fan with plate warmers, side/side fridge/freezer with water and ice dispenser, dishwasher, microwave and many small appliances, pots pans and everything you need to cook and serve gourmet meal. The dining area has seating for 8, the livingroom has modern leather furniture, plus there is a wood burning fireplace, these 3 rooms all have lake views. Off the livingroom is a large lake side deck. There is a large media room with a built in new 50” plasma TV, satelite, surround sound system , blue ray dvd, leather furniture and an extra futon couch( that provides an extra double bed). There is a main bathroom with a large soaker tub, a full laundry room with front loading appliances, built in vacum system. The master bedroom faces the lake, and has a king bed , the ensuite bathroom has a large walkin shower stall.

The lower level has 2 lake side bedrooms with queen sized beds. There is also another full bathroom with a shower. From this level you step out to the hot tub where you can soak and relax while enjoying the lake view.

The house has a sunny exposure and lake side is a great place to watch the setting sun, either from the livingroom, deck or dock . The property has several areas in or out of the summer sun to sit and relax, with a cold drink or a good book, or jump in the lake for a refreshing dip. This is a great place to come home to after a busy day of sightseeing and shopping.

**Please Note outside wooden furniture is not out during winter months, we do have some other furniture out.

**Cancellation/Refund Policy is Detailed on Rates page

Keywords: Victoria, Vancouver Island, The Islands, British Columbia, Canada , Lakefront, House, short term rental (15 min from Victoria, apprx 30 min from the ferry/airport)

More Details

Owner
Roy
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Roy

My wife and I come from families that have resided in Victoria for over 100 years. We have lived on langford lake since 2001, and in this area for over 30 years. We also own a local family business.

Roy purchased this house in 2001

Why Roy chose Victoria

We purchased this house as our home, and the one next door as a vacation rental in 2001. Our other home is the longest listed vacation rental on VRBO's victoria site (first one on the site #12233). We choose this location because it is at the end of a quiet deadend rd. and is probably one of the best lake front locations in the whole city of victoria. It is close to the city , but private and out of the way. We now have decided to share our home with others looking for an extra special vacation home.

What makes this house unique

Take out the row boat and explore the lake , possibly row down to the little island and try your hand at fishing for trout or bass. My favorite on a hot afternoon is a cool swim in the lake (langford is a very clean and safe lake) and relaxing on the dock afterwards. One of our favorite activities is walking from the house around to the other side of the lake, within a few minutes you walk over a long wooden bridge thru wet land birders paridise, and then follow a winding trail along the lake. This trail is and easy walk for most anyone or you can ride your bike. From here you can connect to the galloping goose trail, and ride your bike into downtown or out to sooke if your feeling really motivated. There are 4 top golf courses within 5-10minutes, world famous Butchard Gardens is only about 25 minutes, away, City Center Park with mini golf , kids play zone and bowling are at the other end of the lake. Also locally there is shopping, restuarants, pubs, movie multi plex, ocean beaches, Goldstream provincial park, whale watching and dont forget some of the best salmon fishing in the world. Or maybe just head 5 minutes into downtown Langford and grab yourself a delicious latte..... its all here waiting for you to enjoy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Greetings Roy...

We are heading back and had a most enjoyable ferry ride....sunny and clear!   Beautiful.   

We sure had a delightful time.  Did and saw a lot.   We enjoyed meeting you and chatting .    Wish the fish had wanted out bait....didn't do too well out on the lake fishing.  But the boats and swimming was great!

Again, thanks a bunch!!   Love love loved every minute!!
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Dogs are accepted on pre approval, sorry no Cats Cancellation Policy is 100% refund up to 90 days before arrival. Contact for details.
  • There are no Rentals to LOCALS looking for a birthday /Stag Party house. Please inquire with details before booking.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 lower level - toilet , shower , This bathroom is close to the lower beds and lake/hot tub
    Main Bathroom - toilet , tub , Large soaker tub only, no shower
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lakeside lower level bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lakeside 2nd lower level bedroom
    Master bedroom - 1 king , Master suite is Lake side, 2 closets and ensuite bathroom.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A great location 'away from it all' , but still 'close to it all' !! Please read Cancellation Policy

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Victoria Lakefront House. very Private /HOT TUB Pet Friendly close to city.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 18 reviews
5

Charming Langford Lake House

  • 5 of 5

The Langford Lake house was the perfect rental for our family while we spent a week in Victoria. It had a great floor plan and plenty of space for our family. The house was clean, had a well equipped kitchen and a nice deck for relaxing in the sun and eating meals outside. Would highly recommend it😃�

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit and comments ... hopefully see you another day .
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5

Victoria Lakefront Executive Cottage is Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for myself and 4 other officers of our Company for a Corporate retreat to gather and relax, work on big picture projects for our Company and see a little bit of Victoria in the process. The house is amazing! Little hard to find that first night but once you do it's very easy to find again. Quiet location with amazing views of Langford lake that contains boaters, boarders, swimmers, etc. So many wonderful places throughout the property to sit and relax; including a dock, deck, loungers or a few other outdoor sitting areas. Lake is wonderful for boating around on the various boats provided or swimming. You cannot beat the stars at night! Gorgeous kitchen with plenty of tools to make any kind of meal you wish. Wifi works well upstairs but not so much downstairs; could use a signal booster. Hot tub was great. Plenty of room for all 5 of us. Easily could have accommodated another 2 people for beds and a couple more on the nice comfy couches. I would highly recommend this house. It's clean and the owners have done a lot of work to ensure the gardens are spectacular. The art around the house is fascinating and I found new "faces" every single day while there. Plenty of extra blankets and pillows. Light switches are a tad confusing; possible directions. The breathtaking views every morning where not to be missed. Lots of windows to take in the views. Well done Roy and Valerie! We will come back. Victoria is an amazing city to visit and I found it clean, friendly and full of beautiful landscaping.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice comments .Val and I are glad you enjoyed it and everything worked out. Look forward to your next visit.
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5

Spectacular modern home with great view

  • 5 of 5

This spectacular modern home, though close to Victoria, is very private with a lovely view over a lake with forest on the far side. It features a chef's kitchen, eclectic art, wood slate floors and leather furniture; the main room is all glass on one side viewing the lake. There is a big deck there which we didn't use much due to poor { cold, rainy, snowy atypical weather}. The master, with huge closets, is also on the main level. The lower level has two nice bedrooms, also with lake views and a games room plus mudroom with access to the hot tub and waterfront with boats. On the main level there is a great TV media room with surround sound, Netflicks, Movie channel etc.. There is a nice walking trail very close by around the lake and we used it to access the brand new "Y" at the end of the trail { 20 minute walk }. Roy was very quick to respond to any issues we had but, unfortunately, was not able to change the unusually cold weather we had during our month long winter stay. Top marks for this spot. Only downside { aside from the weather } was the noise from a new housing development across the lake - it's shielded by the trees so not a visual distraction but there was a lot of heavy construction noise during workdays. Thanks Roy & Val

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments . I wish we could have provided you with our typical mild winter weather. Glad you got to use the new "Y", we are lucky having it so close. We use it ourselves. The road construction across the lake should be quieter soon, and they are scheduled to complete this fall. Hope to have you visit again another day . Thanks again. Roy & Val
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5

Beautiful home. Clean and comfortable!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 1 toddler stayed at the lake front home for 6 days. It was absolutely the best!!! Very clean, well stocked kitchen, comfortable and beautiful scenery. We enjoyed the hot tub and canoe as well!!! Roy was very accommodating and answered all our questions promptly- we will look to book this home again on our next family trip to Victoria !! THANK YOU ROY!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments, and we are glad the house worked out for you and your family . Look forward to your next visit to the lake.
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4

Three weeks of peace in first class setting

  • 4 of 5

Private, peaceful residence with bucolic view of the lake and wildlife ... abundance of water birds swimming by. Close proximity of walking trails around lake. Very convenient to shopping and Victoria. Lovely spacious living room.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments ...we also like watching the lake birds and other wildlife.
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5

Perfect for our family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal place for our family Christmas: on the water, trails nearby, close to Victoria, a well equipped kitchen, and a comfortable house. Roy was helpful and accomodating. There was lots to do while at the same time it felt like a retreat from the busyness of the city.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments and we are glad everything worked out for you. We have always loved the feeling of being away from it all at the house, even though it is still close to everything.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $58.79 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $391.91
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rate includes rental and final cleaning
THIS HOUSE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR BIRTHDAY/STAG PARTIES
Rate is based on maximum 6 adults
Monthly Rentals Plus $170 November to March for Utilities.
NOTE ..... No Tax on Monthly or longer Rentals
**CONTACT OWNER FOR MONTHLY TOTAL QUOTE The VRBO site quote is usually incorrect!

Calendar is updated as soon as deposits are paid.

***CANCELLATION POLICY .... 90 days or more before arrival full refund.
90 days or less from confirmed booking guest is liable for full amount of rental. If owner can re book dates refund will be on a dollar for dollar basis less $175 cancellation fee.
This is the actual cancellation policy. The VRBO site states no refund which is incorrect, but not changeable!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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