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

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Note: Prices at top in U.S. dollars... Rate page below shows exchange rates. Or go to 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!

Jo-Ann Hopkins
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

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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Cordova Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1) posturpedic brass bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double futon. Can sleep up to 3 persons
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
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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Mulberry Cottage - Self Contained - Hot-Tub - Sleeps 2-3
average rating of 4.878788 based on 34 reviews

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'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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Quaint and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Mulberry Cottage.

Location was perfect for us as we had a wedding at the nearby Beach House restaurant, accommodations were perfect and clean. The cookies were a nice touch. Jo & Peter were lovely hosts, they even offered us a ride in their car to get a few groceries which was so kind after a long day of travel. We greatly appreciated that. Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute little cottage, beautiful gardens, very private

  • 5 of 5

Super cute, fully equipped cottage in a residential area outside of Victoria. I stayed here with my 6 year old and it was perfect. Jo-Ann has thought of everything... comfortable bed and everything that you might need in a sweet little cottage. Hummingbirds in the feeder outside the window were lovely - as were the freshly baked cookies that greeted us on arrival. Thank you both.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so good to have you and your dear daughter stay with us - you are both very sweet.! Thank you for leaving the Cottage so clean and tidy when you left. And thank you for your special comments.... they are very appreciated and heartfelt!:) Take care.
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The Quiet, Beauty, Healing, and comfort make this place 5 stars!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this fantastic immaculate place complete with flowers, delicious cookies and chocolates. The birds are so happy that they will almost eat out of your hands as they circle the lushness surrounding the cottage. The private porch, the hot tub, the beautiful landscaping, creates an atmosphere of exquisite peace. The location is superb between Victoria and Sidney, and there are walking trails close by the lake. This self contained unit has everything, including the most luxurious comfortable bed, with dreamy ironed sheets. There are two robes hanging, plus picnic basket back packs in case you feel like taking a little hike. The hosts are fantastic people, both very familiar with the area...and are each extremely engaging. If you're looking for a fantastic stay, where you are secure and comfortable, with elegance and peace, this is the spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria Weekend Retreat Extraordinaire!

  • 4 of 5

We came as family to celebrate a birthday after an extremely traumatic year. Mother, daughter and sister visited the Butchart Gardens, enjoyed Afternoon Tea and toured the Royal Museum - all on the agenda for 2 days away. But the time spent back at Mulberry Cottage was the most restoring and held he greatest impact. JoAnn and Pete were most welcoming - it was like coming 'home'. Fresh cookies, lots of advice on beach walks and good restaurants and Tea Rooms. Their property was quiet and enveloped us in a space that welcomed us to relax and take up where we left off a year ago when life was upside down. The hummers at the window, the Dutch door in the bedroom which, when opened early morning let the sunshine pour into the room, the fresh flowers on our table and the carrots pulled from the garden were all so appreciated. Everything was there that we needed. The hot tub each night was a special treat where we yakked the night away getting warm to the core. Perfect for two and A-OK for three. Stay there - you'll be glad you did!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Girls - Thank you for your very meaningful words! We really appreciate them - very much. We were happy to have you stay with us - and so glad you got to do everything on your agenda - and enjoyed it so. Plus feeling that Mulberry Cottage was a retreat and a place of reprieve and renewal. We have tried to create a place and sense of Healing within our property. Sounds like a 5 star review:) - but I assume the 'quaintness' was a little small for your situation. I have tried to qualify the number of guests that would be happy in there.... sometimes 4 - 5 people have come - and loved it! So we advertise 2 - 3, because of the queen bed and double futon - & note the sq. ft. on the website. Thank for coming to stay with us. Good to meet you all! Kindest regards, -Jo & Pete
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Warm and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Peter and Jo, for providing us with a wonderful place to put up our feet and relax!! We enjoyed coming back to the cottage after a long day of sightseeing, kicking back and watching one of the many movies available. Being greeted by the hummingbird in the window everyday was so nice. We had everything we needed to feel right at home, plus wonderful cookies in a tin! Very good! Peter recommended the near by Beach House restaraunt as a place to eat dinner our first night. We liked it so much we went back the next day for brunch then took a nice stroll along the shore line. We felt that it was conveniently located to all the attractions we wanted to see: Butchard Gardens and the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. We really enjoyed our visit with both Peter and Jo and look forward to going back again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys - for that awesome review!:) Appreciate your sincere words. We felt we really made some new friends - around the table over tea. That was a great chat - Pete and I enjoyed it immensely. So glad it all worked out for your time in Victoria. It was fun having you stay with us. Wishing you all the best.... I'm sure we'll be in touch! You are both very kind. Cheers - Jo & Pete
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The Parliament Building
Mount Douglas Park
The Penny Farthing Olde English Pub
Uptown Centre
Beacon Hill Park
Afternoon Tea
The Rootcellar Village Green Grocer
Mattick's Farm
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
University of Victoria
5th Street Bar and Woodfired Grill
Haultain Fish & Chips
Tim Hortons
Goldstream Provincial Park
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
British Columbia Parliament Buildings
Victoria Clipper
Smuggler's Cove Pub
Munro's Books
St. Andrew's Cathedral
Victoria Bug Zoo
Fisherman's Wharf
Centennial Square
Thunderbird Park
Roger's Chocolates
Blue Fox Cafe
Miniature World
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.59
Additional Guest Fee $15.89 per person per night

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.