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Jo-Ann Hopkins

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, English

Mulberry Cottage - Self Contained - Hot-Tub - Sleeps 2-3

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Cordova Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Note: Prices at top in U.S. dollars... Rate page below shows exchange rates. Or go to www.homeaway.ca/429998 for complete listing in Canadian. Thank you.:) Mulberry Cottage, recently renovated, is a quaint, romantic, self-contained private cottage with a queen posturepedic brass bed, and double futon (couch in living room makes into futon). It sleeps 2 comfortably - and bedding for extra. Full kitchenette with sink, microwave, toaster oven, fridge, double burner stove-top, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, dishes and cutlery, tea, coffee - all you would need to cook. And BBQ. Hot and cold cereals are supplied, along with some goodies during your stay. High Speed Wi-Fi, Satellite T.V., DVDs, Stereo, & Cds included. Full bath with soaker tub. A beautiful Bay window overlooks a lush 1/2 acre of gardens. Full use of Gazebo, Patio, Patio table, Yard, and 4 person private Hot-Tub for your use. (2 housecoats provided) Guest parking. Brochures, and knowledge and help regarding attractions and restaurants, etc. - we are more than happy to help. Fruit from the Property - when in season! Along with a variety of birds, dragonflies, & Monarch butterflies. We have planted specific flora to attract these!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Jo-Ann Hopkins (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, English

About Jo-Ann Hopkins

Peter & Jo-Ann Hopkins purchased this property, shortly after they were married - and have done substantial renovations since inception. It has been a Labor of Love! Peter was a Clearance Diver with the Navy for 20 years - and has done Bomb Disposal work throughout the World, and as close as Calgary - both in the River and on Military Land, during 1998 - 2005. He is also trained as a Millwright - what he works at now - with Victoria Shipyards - repairing and a Consultant on ferries and submarines. Jo-Ann started her career in Accounting, then moved to being the only Bonded and Licensed female Car Broker in Alberta, then 21 years as a successful Realtor - both in Calgary and here in Victoria. A little note - she used to Barrel Race too. Jo just happened on this house during her career!! The Main home was built in 1931 - so both home and property have much Heritage character. The Cottage - in the back yard - overlooks the huge Mulberry Tree - hence the name 'Mulberry Cottage'. We have completely renovated the Main home and added an Addition (for Jo-Ann's Reiki treatment studio), also added an Addition to the Cottage (which used to be a bird aviary at one point....!) new circular driveway and brick walkways, new outbuildings, - and Pete finally got his Shop! We love visiting with our guests - from around the World.... and hope when you come - you will experience R & R. Jo-Ann is also a Reiki Master - and offers treatments in her home studio.

Jo-Ann Hopkins purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Jo-Ann Hopkins chose Victoria

We are located in an exceptional area - close to shopping and grocery stores, Lakes, and the Ocean. Also the ferries and the Airport. We have been told by several guests - the property is 'magical'. It has that English Country Cottage feel. A very safe and quiet area, with much flora and fauna.

What makes this cottage unique

We have a 1/2 acre secluded property - but close to all amenties. The best of both worlds! We love the peace of the gardens, the country road out front - that people walk constantly. And the proximity to the lake and Ocean - is so close - you can walk to either. The trees on the property are very stately and beautiful. They attract many birds (and squirrels!). If you like Nature - you will love this.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am writing this story to tell you about the good times I have had at Mulberry Cottage. My girlfriend and I wanted to come to Victoria to buy a set of boots for myself. I phoned around to many accommodations, and they all suggested staying at Mulberry because they were full. So I contacted Jo-Ann and made arrangements to come and stay. Maggie and I arrived and were greeted by Jo-Ann and her husband Peter. They were very warm to us, and we found a peace at the Cottage. Maggie and I stayed two days and left knowing that we would return in the future. We also had a good time with Peter and Jo-Ann. Maggie and I had a very good relationship with ourselves and with Peter and Jo-Ann. Maggie lost her life to a cancerous tumor in the brain recently, and is now at ease from all the pain she went through. I had a call from Jo-Ann – she suggested I come back to the Cottage and have some time to grieve, so I went. Peter and Jo-Ann have a good repoire with me and showed love and caring for me. I respect them greatly and stay in touch with them regularly and believe Mulberry Cottage has been a blessing to me and to all the people that go there. I hope your experience is as good or better than the times I have been there. Michael - July/2013

(Michael wanted me to post this.... as he could not. -Jo)
Jul 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)
Mulberry Cottage - Self Contained - Hot-Tub - Sleeps 2-3
average rating of 4.892857 based on 29 reviews
5

Rejuvenate, Recharge, Dream Well in Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Imagine your own cottage complete with a living room, bay window, looking onto amazing landscaping, a bed room with a most comfortable bed surrounded by a mural of butterflies, and plants. Awaken to birds flying and feeding right in front of the window, while the delicious coffee is brewing. This place is a 6 star. It is much more than a place to stay....it's an experience that heals the soul. If you are looking for a party house, this is not it. If you are looking for a functional and well appointed quiet space, on a park like land, this is the spot. And the owners are stellar humans.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Swim meet

  • 5 of 5

Mulberry cottage was an excellent choice for our recent trip to Victoria. The property is immaculately maintained. Jo and Pete have gone out of their way to provide all of the comforts and amenities you require during your stay. The location was perfect for us as we were attending a swim meet at Saanich Commonwealth pool which is only a five minute drive from the cottage. Jo and Pete are friendly, engaging hosts who will make you feel instantly welcome!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! It is much appreciated. Peter and I really enjoyed having you and your awesome son stay with us! And we so enjoyed our conversations. All the best! Cheers - Pete & Jo
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The Mulberry Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most romantic 3 night trip to the island for our 2nd anniversary and we could not have asked for a better experience! This darling, fairytale cottage was so warm, cozy and beautifully decorated. We throughly enjoyed the hot tub, even in the rain and the surrounding yard was beautiful! Hummingbirds flew up to the windows all day long! We liked staying a little farther out from downtown, but everything was super close (5-20 minutes away) depending on where we were headed. Jo and Pete are such lovely, sweet hosts, they showed us around and left a little tray of goodies upon arrival as recommendations for restaurants/activites. We had such a great time and won't hesitate to return! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Anniversary trip

  • 5 of 5

The Mulberry Cottage was the perfect choice for our stop in Victoria for our 25th anniversary. Peaceful, quiet, relaxing, yet perfectly situated to Victoria and Sidney. We biked to Butchart Gardens and downtown Victoria on the fantastic Lockside trail. I couldn't wait to relax in the hot tub after that adventure! Jo and Peter were the perfect hosts, friendly and informative but not intrusive. Jo was very helpful answering my many questions before arrival and great when I needed help figuring out payment through pay pal. Thank you Jo. The flowers, cookies and chocolates that greeted us on arrival made us feel special and welcome. I highly recommend staying in the Mulberry Cottage for a perfect vacation getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Surpassed our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our month long stay in Mulberry Cottage is coming to a close. We will be leaving with some regret. That length of time in the cottage proved it to be much more than an accommodation. Delightfully situated near water and woods, we had the time to explore both nearby landscapes fully. The quaint cottage, the beautiful garden views surrounding it, the daily visits from hummingbirds at the window, and its keepers, Jo Ann and Peter, embraced us with the feelings of safety, well being and support. And the bonus is nearby access to a main artery so getting around to shop, shows, locally grown food farms, etc., was done with ease. Many thanks to the owners. We are off to take at least one more peaceful evening walk to encounter yet another flower we had never seen before in our Canadian travels.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cosy idyllic cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our month long stay in this wonderful oasis on the ridge of Cordova Bay replete with stunning gardens and outdoor patio, dining table, bbq and even a hot tub. The quaint cottage is clean & comfortable with all the amenities. The cosy octagonal bedroom in a former aviary, under a rare white mulberry tree, is most enchanting. The country road setting so close to the area's lakes and nature trails is delightful inspiring many a daytime hike and evening walk. You can tell that has been a labor of love for the owners, Jo-Ann & Peter, who enthusiastically answer to your every need and generously share their knowledge of Victoria. This is a very special place and we definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Mulberry Cottage is located between Elk/Beaver Lake & the Pacific Ocean/Cordova Bay Beach. It is a short walk to either. And a 10 km. walk around scenic Elk Lake. A 5-minute drive to the Commonwealth Place Rec. Centre for swimming, gym, and classes. Shopping is also a 5 minute drive. 18 hole, 9 hole, and mini-golf courses - 5 minutes away. Only 20 minutes to downtown. 10 Minutes to the Airport - 15-20 to the Ferries for crossings to Vancouver, the Islands, & U.S.A. You will see much wildlife close by - and many birds and butterflies on our property. World famous Butchart Gardens is 15 minutes away. Easy access to shopping, sight-seeing, downtown, and places to walk in Nature.

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Rates & Availability

Cordova Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$104
$657
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$97
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $58

Discount rates for longer stays.

Reiki sessions - Approx. 1 - 1 1/2 hrs. - $65.00 Total. Including Essential Oils $70.00. Also Including Infrared Sauna $80.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Cordova Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1) posturpedic brass bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double futon. Can sleep up to 3 persons
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Reiki treatments are offered on premise by Jo-Ann, a Reiki Master - in our home studio. Esthetic services, including massages - are also offered - if prearranged.... as estitician is not on site. Why not treat yourself?

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