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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

35 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Central Saanich Estate Rental Photos and Description

The Month of May is particularly beautiful so many flowers, blossoms 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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 make our permanent home.

The Owner purchased this estate in 2006

Why The Owner chose British Columbia

The absolute beauty and uniqueness of the valley captivated us. The home with its beautiful gardens and spectacular views. We face South overlooking this beautiful valley, through to the Olympic Mountains of Washington. We can see the Ferries crossing from Brentwood Bay to Mill Bay. We enjoy 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. Our property provides an ideal 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 absolute 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

Jacqui,



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.



Tom
Jun 2016
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Reviews

4.9
based on 35 traveler reviews

Private Estate, Captivating views Well appointed Luxury close to Butchart Garden
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 36 reviews
Sheridan, IN
5

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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5

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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5

Beautiful, tranquil estate

  • 5 of 5

We, my 3 girlfriends and I, spent 5 days, 4 nights at Heathwood in the Courtyard Suite and it was wonderful. Jacqueline and Ollie are the perfect hosts. The suite is equipped with everything you could possibly need. The kitchen is stocked with gadgets galore, pots/pans, glasses/mugs a coffee pot and a french press coffee pot. Each bathroom comes with toiletries and luxurious towels. The one thing we didn’t realize, so I’m putting it in my review, is that one of the bedrooms and bathrooms are downstairs. The bathroom downstairs is rather small but functional. The shower stall in this bathroom however is very small. We spent almost all of our time on the deck enjoying the view and the quiet. Jacqueline greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour of the grounds and the suite so we knew where everything was. We were also treated to a wonderful bottle of wine upon arrival, chilled and ready to drink. Heathwood is close to everything; stores, restaurants and the water but you would think you were miles away. I highly recommend this rental for anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. Ollie and I so enjoyed hearing the laughter coming from your patio, it was unquestionable that you and your friends were truly enjoying spending time with each other. I am sorry that you found going down to the second bedroom and bathroom less desirable. The second level which is also at grade level allows for complete privacy . Although the bathroom is not as large as the bathroom on the main floor it is in fact, 11.5 feet in length just under 6 feet in width and the shower is a standard size of 38 x 38. Most of our guests appreciate the newly renovated and spotlessly clean bathroom. It is my intention to have floor plans of our suites included on our web site. Our goal is always to provide an immaculate, comfortable and relaxing home, and to help our guests to enjoy a memorable holiday on this beautiful Island. We appreciate your comments, you have reminded me to post floor plans. Thank you. Jacqueline
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5

Comfortable and a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying 5 nights and found that the accommodations were perfect for our needs. The owners went above and beyond what was expected to make every need met, even allowing us to use an "extra" room for storage while we were there. The property is stocked with everything needed to be self sufficient and the rooms were comfortable and clean. The property has amazing,views, is quiet and close to anything you need to get to. We look forward to coming again and enjoying more of what the area has to offer. Thank you for a perfect setting among the gardens of Heathwood.

Tom

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tom, Thank you so much for taking the time from your busy life to write a review of your stay with us in the Courtyard Suite. You gave us an opportunity to learn a little about the tryathlon that you competed in here. You travelled such a long way with all of your equipment we were only too happy to help with the storage of your valuable bicycles. We are so pleased that you found the race a success and we look forward to seeing you again next year. You were stella guests. Enjoy a year ahead with many successes. Our very Best Wishes to you and your family, Jacqueline and Ollie
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Cassville MO, USA
5

Garden Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a beautiful location for your vacation, this is the one. Jacqui and Ollie are wonderful hosts and the accommodations are luxurious and well designed. The front deck, which faces east and overlooks the valley and the snowcapped mountains of Washington state, is a perfect spot for your morning coffee. The gardens at Heathwood Cottage rival Butchart Gardens for its beauty and variety. The cottage is centrally located for touring the southern coast beaches, the wineries, and the town of Victoria. Fly into Vancouver International and take the ferry across to the island, since that is an experience in itself. If you have a chance to stay here, don't pass up the opportunity.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, Thank you for writing such a lovely review of your stay with us It is so nice to hear that you were able to take pleasure in our gardens although it was early in the year. We are so fortunate to enjoy such a mild climate that allows many of our annuals to survive the winter months. Which gives us a wide range of flowers as well as flowering shrubs and trees very early in the Spring. Ollie and I enjoyed meeting you and your friends. We "Thank you" for choosing to stay with us here at Heathwood. Enjoy your garden, we look forward to seeing you again one day. Kind Regards, Jacqueline
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Rosenberg, TX
5

This suite sets the VRBO bar high!!

  • 5 of 5

Heathwood is what you dream of when renting a VRBO. All pictures are current and accurate. The beds are very plush and comfortable. Everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING you need to feel at home is here. From Q-Tips to plush robes in the bath and a truly well stocked kitchen you won't be disappointed here. Jacque and Ollie were always helpful with suggestions but never intrusive. If you are concerned about staying with the owners on site, don't be. The suite entrance and patio are very private. We felt like we were out in the country, yet only 4 minutes to town. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cathy, Thank you for such a complimentary and helpful review of your stay with us here at Heathwood. Your review covers and answers the basic questions that many travellers would have in mind when trying to make the difficult decision..... where to stay while on vacation.? Ollie and I thoroughly enjoyed all of you. Ollie in particular enjoyed hearing all about Sonny and Johns great successful fishing trip. What a coincidence to meet a chef that lives close to us that offered to cook the Salmon (Your catch of the day) for you......All such fun. You were all so busy seeing and doing so much while you were here and as you said.....There is so much more to see of the Island. Ollie and I look forward to your next visit to the Island , Best Wishes, Jacqueline and Ollie
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Central Saanich Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$193
$1,275
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
$178
$1,121
$2,164
 
 
Canadian Thanksgiving
Oct 8 2016 - Oct 12 2016
4 night minimum stay
$193
$1,275
$2,164
 
 
Low Season
Oct 13 2016 - Dec 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
$178
$1,121
$2,164
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$193
$1,275
 
 
Low Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$178
$1,121
$2,164
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$193
$1,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $193
cleaning fee $116 + Tax
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.

I have posted our rates for longer term stays for the Low Season dates shown.For Long term stays we require a deposit of 25% 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

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 your stay, at time of reservation
Remaining 75% plus $250 refundable damage deposit and cleaning fee of $150.00 to be paid 30 days prior to check in date this refers to shorter stays of 4 days or longer up to a month.

In order to receive a full refund of your deposit,30 days cancellation is required.
If requested dates are reserved please contact owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Central Saanich Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Courtyard Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Courtyard Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Quality linens grace the beds with down duvets and pillows to ensure a wonderful nights sleep
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
We do accept pay pal

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