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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

A sunny day in March our garden is so colourful flowers and shrubs in bloom

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.

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

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 13, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Private Estate, Captivating views Well appointed Luxury close to Butchart Garden
average rating of 4.923077 based on 40 reviews


  • 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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Wonderful place to celebrate our 40th anniversary

  • 5 of 5

After a pleasant ride in the countryside, we turned up the driveway for our stay in the Courtyard Suite.

Beautiful property. Very nice and comfortable accommodations. Quiet. Lots of room for the 4 of us. The view through the living room window and the balcony is restorative with the gently rolling hills in the distance. Seeing the horses out in the pasture, with their guardian donkeys adds to the ambiance. What a picturesque English garden, complete with a pond and and fish. Jacqui and Ollie have done a fantastic job on landscaping this garden retreat. Friendly greetings from well behaved tail-wagging dogs. We enjoyed the short walk up the road on Sunday morning for the church service at ST. STEPHEN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, a quaint little historic white wood-sided church with a warm welcome. A short drive to John Dean Provincial Park, where we enjoyed a late afternoon hike on the trails. Would definitely consider staying at Courtyard Suite again. Will be recommending it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol, The Church Bells were ringing just a few moments ago, I came into my office and received the lovely review you wrote and posted with VRBO. You write beautifully, I started to read the review and was immediately drawn into the exceptional ambience of this extraordinary valley and the beauty of the wonderful old St. Stevens Church with its picturesque surroundings. Thank you again. Ollie and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Best of Wishes, Jacqueline
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Absolute perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the perfect place to stay, this is it! We flew directly into Victoria which was minutes from Heathwood and so easy to find. Jacqui and Ollie are absolutely delightful, knowledgeable and so funny! We totally enjoyed ourselves and loved to come home after our busy days of exploring the beaches, wineries and the town of Victoria and Sidney by the Sea. Our cottage was super clean, had everything we could ask for and more. Their attention to detail is awesome! The bed was so comfy and linen was just like home! We were greeted with a great bottle of wine to sit and over look the valley and the snow capped mountains of Washington. Their dogs made us feel right at home and I must admit they were much more behaved than ours - ha We went to the local farmers market and mingled with some lovely people as we sampled the bakery goods and crafts. We purchased fresh salmon, home grown corn on the cob and brought it back and put it on the grill one evening. We can't say enough about the food at every restaurant we visited. So delicious. We felt completely at home, relaxed and private. The gardens, plants and flowers was like an oasis in the country but close to everything. Do not miss spending time at Butchart Garden, an absolute must see. You will be so glad that you stayed at Heathwood. We always rely upon reading reviews before we choose where to stay! Read all the reviews and know that they are accurate and the pictures are exactly what you will experience. The best part is getting to know your hosts, Jacqueline & Ollie. Thank you so much for letting us share 5 days of memories and laughter that will not be forgotten! Henry and Kathy King, Sheridan, IN USA

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy and Henry, Thank you so much for your very complimentary review which is so helpful to other travellers that may be trying to decide where to stay on Vancouver Island or perhaps travellers that are making the change for the first time from staying in Hotels to staying in a Vacation Rental. Kathy and Henry you were both delightful guests, Ollie and I thoroughly enjoyed your company it is always a pleasure to share fun and laughter with others. We hope you will decide to return to Vancouver Island, where we hopefully will meet again. Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Heathwood. Our Very Best Wishes to both of you. Jacqueline, Ollie and all of those wagging tails.
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Beautiful estate close to Victoria

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with her brother and his wife spent a week at this beautiful location. It was our 40th wedding anniversary. All of us would recommend this property to anyone visiting the Victoria area. It was great to get away to a quite beautiful spot away from the city. We had a very relaxing week that began with a nice bottle of wine that was provided to us when we arrived. Jacqueline gave us the tour upon our arrival explaining everything about the property.

The space was very clean and well stocked with anything one might need. The gardens at the Estate were very beautiful. We were very close to Butchart Gardens which is one of the most beautiful places we have visited. Also, we were close to Victoria and Sidney. Both places were great for eating and shopping.

The one thing we were not aware of before arriving was that one bedroom and bath was downstairs. Having the bedrooms on different floors provided more privacy making it very nice for two couples. While the bedroom was nice, the bath was quite small. In particular, the shower was small. While the shower was functional, it might have been better if it had been equipped with a shower head that could have been used as stationary or hand held. Also, the lighting around the sink and mirror could have been brighter. Even though the downstairs bath was not perfect, this is still a wonderful place to stay.

Staying here was a great choice to celebrate our anniversary. It was a wonderful week that we will remember always. Jacqueline and Ollie did everything to make our stay so nice. If you are looking for a quite place outside Victoria with wonderful hosts, we would recommend Heathwood.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue's Bayou Cafe
"A picturesque setting on the water in Brentwood Bay, where one can eat out on the deck overl..."
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 Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
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

Central Saanich Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Shoulder Season
Apr 19 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Canadian Thanksgiving
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 13 2017 - Nov 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Aug 31 2018 - Oct 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $110.36 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $367.85
Tax Rate 5.0%

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.

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