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Private Estate, Captivating views Well appointed Luxury close to Butchart Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Watching the fireworks on Saturday night from our patio is amazing

At Heathwood , we offer two immaculate suites for your vacation enjoyment. The Courtyard Suite VRBO#418478...... and the Sunrise Suite VRBO # 460481. Our photos and video capture the picturesque setting but nothing captures the sublime experience of a stay at Heathwood. To watch our VIDEO, click the

link on the left.

It is summer at Heathwood. The gardens are full of colour and texture, alive with butterflies and bees. Watching the fireworks on Saturday night from our patio was amazing as the night sky was lit up with cascading lights that rivalled the Milky Way. The night sky at Heathwood brings the magnitude of our Universe into clear perspective.

The Courtyard Suite

From the moment you open the gate onto your secluded patio and enter the Courtyard Suite, you are welcomed into the cozy charms of this two bedroom, two bath suite. Attached to a tranquil country home, and suitable for two couples or a family of four, this self-contained 1400 sq.ft. suite delights with its attention to detail and peaceful ambiance.

With panoramic views across the pastoral reaches of Mt. Newton Valley to the snow-capped mountains of the Olympic Range in Washington, enjoy morning tea or a candlelit dinner on your private patio amidst the English Country gardens with the waters of the Pacific Ocean close by.

Comfort and relaxation have been the key words for the design and execution of this unique property. Each master suite offers a Queen-sided bed with fine linens and sufficient drawers and closets for you to put your bags away and be at home during your stay. The attached bathrooms provide comfy bathrobes and extra towels, luxuriously appointed with local hand-crafted soaps and shampoos.

Your kitchen is fully equipped with every convenience and the pantry is stocked with spices, oils and condiments for your cooking pleasure. Your patio has a BBQ and comfy patio set for your outdoor dining enjoyment. If you are a late arrival, there will be fresh scones waiting in the fridge to savor in the morning.

During the summer months, take a glass of wine out to your patio and watch the skies light up with explosive colors every Saturday evening, compliments of the Butchart Gardens Summer firework show.

All year, away from the lights of the city, the night sky is filled with the stars and constellations of our Universe. In the stillness of Heathwood, enjoy star-gazing or watch the Perseids Meteor Shower from mid-July to mid-August.

We encourage you to explore the stunning beauty of Supernatural BC. Centrally located on the Saanich Peninsula, local activities are just moments away. Whether you like to commune with nature, hike trails, walk along beaches, whale watch, kayak, tour gardens and wineries or shop local artist’s galleries and boutiques, Heathwood is close to them all.

Take a short drive into Victoria to see the Parliament Building, the Provincial Museum or enjoy high tea at the historic Empress Hotel.

Come share the sweeping views and cozy ambiance of Heathwood Estates with us.

Your hosts, Jacqueline & Ollie

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About The Owner

My Husband and I have travelled extensively. When, one day we sailed to Vancouver Island, we were captivated by the beauty of this entire area and knew that we had found a gem. We felt incredibly fortunate that we really stumbled on this stunning Island and knew that this is where we would love to make our permanent home.

The Owner purchased this estate in 2006

Why The Owner chose British Columbia

The beauty and uniqueness of the valley captivated us. The home, surrounded with beautiful English Country gardens and spectacular views. We face South overlooking this beautiful valley, the Bay and through to the Olympic Mountains of Washington. We enjoy watching the Ferries crossing from Brentwood Bay to Mill Bay. The proximity to Victoria and the Inner Harbour to the South of us and the picturesque town of Sidney-by-the-sea to the North of us all within minutes away. We are always so happy to return to the Beauty, peace and tranquility of our home, Heathwood. Our property provides an idyllic setting for our Equestrian activities, we can enjoy watching our horses grazing peacefully in their pastures..

What makes this estate unique

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:

The beauty and uniqueness of the valley allows us to live in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by farms producing fresh local produce where the honor system is still often used.We are in the perfect location; with easy access to Victoria the capital city of British Columbia, a short 15

minute drive. Or if we wish to explore this magnificent Island the Pacific Marine Circle Route is the perfect one-day drive. Including visiting West Coast beaches and parks, world famous ancient forests and mammoth trees… with interesting and quaint places to see along the way such as “Point No Point” for tea with a stunning view, French Beach, China Beach, Port Renfrew and the fascinating Botanical Gardens the trailhead of Pacific Rim Park, Cowichan Lake , the list is immense. After a day of sight seeing and discovering new places to return to the peace, beauty and tranquility of Heathwood is a treasure we never take for granted. Victoria and the South Island region is home to many exceptionally talented chefs who turn local products into memorable dining experiences. Taste the amazing foods from the region, fresh produce, Pacific seafood, fine wines and ales at the restaurants in the area or bring the delights you find home to enjoy in your “home away from home” – Heathwood.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We really did enjoy the relaxing atmosphere that was there at Heathwood. Along with you being more than accommodating to us in allowing us the use of the downstairs to store our bikes while we were there. My brother and his wife along with Jennifer and I truly enjoyed our stay there. When we come through again, maybe even to do this race again, we will be looking to stay at Heathwood. Thanks again, we look forward to another meeting.

Jun 2016
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Central Saanich Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Courtyard Bathroom - Roomy and bright with luxuriously thick towels
    Downstairs Courtyard Bathroom - toilet , shower , Thick Towels, French Milled soaps, Robes recently renovated
  • Luxuriously thick towels, robes, and french milled soaps to enjoy during your stay
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Courtyard Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Courtyard Bedroom - 1 queen
  • High thread count linens grace the beds with down duvets and pillows to ensure a wonderful nights sleep
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We do accept pay pal


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An idyllic setting in every way possible!

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelously relaxing week at Heathwood's Courtyard Suite. The setting is idyllic - lovely English gardens, peaceful, charming, and immaculate. Jacqueline and Ollie are wonderful hosts - personable, friendly, and always thinking of special touches. We truly enjoyed our welcome bottle of wine, as well as the hand picked raspberries waiting for us one evening upon our return. The suite is fully equipped, wonderfully decorated, and comfortably roomy for 4 - even though there was just the two of us! Our morning coffee on the deck was a great way to start the day. We've never stayed outside of the city previously, but this location was ideal. Only 20-25 minutes into Victoria, a short 4-minute drive into the local town, and close to Sidney, Ferries, restaurants, wineries, and excellent day hikes! We couldn't have asked for better! We'll be back for sure. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay in an Unique and Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival at Heathwood and walking through the gates we all knew that we were going to enjoy our stay, the gardens and grounds were beautiful and welcoming. Our host was there to greet us and took us for a tour of the Courtyard suite, which was very well equipped, clean and comfortable for four adults. Jacqueline and Ollie are perfect hosts and Jacqueline,s personal touches and attention to detail was appreciated.

We did take time to enjoy the views from our deck while having early morning coffee, breakfasts afternoon teas,evening cocktails and the occasional late evening dinner.

The property location was central for everything we wanted to do .Visit Victoria ,Sidney some day trips, Tour some of the local wineries,a little retail therapy and enjoy some meals in unique restaurants in the area. We could not have asked for a nicer place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation plus

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit - this is a first class property, immaculately clean with peaceful and quiet surroundings. Jacqui and Ollie are excellent hosts who go above and beyond. Won't be our last stay we look forward to returning

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A stay at Heathwood raises the bar on vacation rentals. This beautiful property is not only so conveniently situated allowing for easy travel to enjoy other areas of this magnificent Island.

Heathwood is cereal.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful country setting.

  • 5 of 5

We drove to the property from the Shwarz Bay ferry terminal and were immediately impressed with the peaceful country setting. Jacqueline, our hostess and property owner greeted us warmly and took the time to make us feel at home. The rental suite was charming and clean with one bedroom and bath upstairs, and the second bedroom and bath downstairs. The kitchen was small but functional enough for us to cook a full turkey dinner for eight. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Month at Heathwood

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just left Heathwood after a wonderful month. The place is quite surreal! The suite is very private and extremely-well appointed - specifically, there is high quality cookware, dishware, linens, towels etc. They even had several Global kitchen knives for your cooking pleasure. Internet/WiFi was very fast, which was surprising given the somewhat rural location of the property. The location is very private and spectacularly situated with amazing views - a car however is a must. The owners Jacqui and Ollie were very accommodating, often dropping off fresh lemons and pears from their gardens and grounds. They were wonderful hosts and left us our privacy while at the same time answering any of our questions/concerns, though there were few of those. Definitely a highlight rental for us - strongly recommended. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Cal and Sylvie. Thank you for taking your time to write such a thoughtful review of your stay with us in the Courtyard Suite. Knowing that you were so comfortable and felt at home in our suite delights us. Finding our property surreal is a great compliment not only to our property but to this very special and beautiful valley that we have chosen to call “home” You have made many pertinent points that no doubt will be extremely helpful to travellers trying to make that often difficult decision of choosing their holiday home while visiting this exquisite Island. Ollie and I “thank you” for taking such good care of the Courtyard Suite. You were delightful guests and we hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you here again. Best wishes to both of you. Jacqui & Ollie
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Nearest Airport
9.8 Kilometres
Via West Saanich
Nearest Barpub
3.8 Kilometres
Brentwood Bay Resort
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Swartz Bay Ferry to the mainland
Nearest Golf
4.1 Kilometres
Ardmour Drv. North Saanich
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Kilometres
Patricia Bay Hwy/17A
Nearest Ski
244 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Brentwood Bay
Car: recommended

Heathwood is unique in its location in the beautiful Mt. Newton Valley. So close to the Brentwood bay ferry, which will take you over to Mill Bay, you can drive to the North end of the Island and enjoy the many spectacular views along the way.

Or simply take in all there is to offer right here, wine tasting

tours, the wonderful local beaches, local artists galore and so much more.

The famous Butchart Gardens is a 5 minute drive.

The Brentwood Inn, and Spa is a 3 minute drive, Well worth

pampering yourself. They also offer an excellent Sushi bar

overlooking the ocean

The town of Sidney-by-the-sea, is10 minutes away, enjoy the many unique stores, and delightful restaurants by the ocean.

The city of Victoria, with its many attractions, is a very easy 15 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $119.19
Damage Deposit $397.3

During our High Season we have a 5 night minimum stay. If we have 4 nights available between bookings please contact us we will do our best to accommodate your request.

PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER FOR RATES APPLYING TO LONGER TERM STAYS. For Long term stays we require a deposit of 30% or your rent and the remainder 60 days ahead of your reservation date. The Monthly fee for the low season is for 2 people please contact the owner if your party is larger than 2 There will be an additional fee for any agreed upon overnight guests of $80.00 a night. If our calendar is not full we will accept a minimum of a 4 day stay during our low season for a cost of CAN $230.00 a night or CAN 1.450.00 a week (7 days)

For a stay of less than one month We require a Deposit of 25% of cost of rent for your stay, at time of reservation
Remaining 75% plus $500.00 refundable damage deposit and cleaning fee of $150.00 to be paid 45 days prior to check in date this refers to shorter stays of 4 days or longer up to a month.
Cancellation Policy a cancellation fee of $150 will be charged to the Guest if the booking is cancelled. If the reservation is cancelled less than 30 days prior to the Check-In Date, the Guest will be charged the full amount of the rent. Should another Guest book for some or all of the rental period, the Guest will be refunded the amount of money recovered less a cancellation fee of $150.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.