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Private Enchanting Estate. Stunning views, minutes from Butchart gardens

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 4) Complete privacy, , lovely views


We also offer a larger suite with equal privacy. The Courtyard Suite has 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms Please view VRBO #418478.

The Sunrise Suite

Beautiful and spacious, this private suite enjoys southern exposures overlooking the gardens and meadows of Heathwood. Enjoy your morning coffee while you watch horses grazing in the fields against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains on the Olympic peninsula. The Sunrise Suite has been designed and appointed with attention to details that will make your stay unforgettable. There is a comfortable living room, bright and open with a cozy fireplace and a relaxed dining space leading to your private patio with a BBQ for your culinary adventures

Your kitchen is fully equipped with every convenience and the pantry is stocked with spices, oils and condiments for your cooking pleasure.

The spacious bedroom has a luxuriously comfortable king sized bed with fine linens, a cozy chesterfield offering a quiet nook to read and relax as well as a unique hand carved desk for those who wish to work.

The generous bathroom provides extra towels along with local soaps and shampoos for you to try.

During your stay, we encourage you to enjoy all that Heathwood has to offer: wander through the gardens, enjoy the fruit trees and raspberry patch, sample the many herbs for your drinks and meals. The amazing views and ambiance of Heathwood lay just at your door.

Local activities are moments away. Whether you like to commune with nature, follow hiking trails, walk along the many beaches of our coastline, whale watch, kayak, tour amazing gardens or enjoy the tasting rooms of our wineries.

A short 15-minute drive to the Parliament Buildings, the famous Provincial Museum or tea at the famed Empress Hotel, history abounds. Find the delights of Rogers chocolates or shop local artists galleries and boutiques, your days can be filled with the delights of Supernatural BC.

We welcome you to our home and look forward to your stay with us.

Jacqueline & Ollie

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 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

Ollie and I walked through the gates leading onto the property and we were immediately aware of the charm that this property offers. IT TRULY IS SPECIAL

The home, surrounded by the beautifully landscaped English country gardens with pond and waterfall.

This secluded country estate with a southern exposure has beautiful expansive rural valley, distant hills, Olympic Mountains and some Saanich Inlet ocean views. Sunny and seclude, its own private oasis.

Our property is now filled with animal’s life from our cherished old dogs, the horses in the stable and the birds in the trees and over-wintering ducks in the pond.

They are well-behaved (well, maybe not the ducks) and bring a down-home ambiance to life at Heathwood.

What makes this estate unique

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 to 20 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

"Gorgeous in every way!"

I was in the area for a workshop and this property was such a dream at the end of the day. Highest quality linens, gorgeous views, fully stocked kitchen along with quiet made my ten day stay easy and enjoyable.

The hosts, Jacqui and Ollie left no detail unaccounted for. I was warmly greeted and provided every amenity I desired. the WiFi worked perfectly, good grocery stores in the area, along with beautiful furnishings. I highly recommend this property to singles or couples.
Mar 2014
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Central Saanich Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sunrise Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fluffy towels, robes, and french milled soaps await you in the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Sunrise Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , A large dressing room/bedroom facing south
  • Our luxuriously appointed bedroom with its king sized bed, fine linens, down comforters and pillows, cozy couch and hand carved desk provide you with a lovely retreat each evening.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • 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
If you choose to take a night off from cooking: Prefer not To Cook? Chef Laura Moore will come into your home at Heathwood. “Good for you Gourmet” will surprise you with a delicious menu. Chef Laura has a commitment to quality. Her recipes are made with organic or unsprayed produce with a focus on seasonal and local. She uses organic or free range meats, dairy and eggs. To complete a delicious meal add a wonderful wine purchased from one of our local vineyards…..Bon Appetite! Heathwood is unique in its location in the beautiful Mt. Newton Valley. We are minutes to the Brentwood Bay Ferry which will take you to Mill Bay where you can drive thru many beautiful valleys and towns, each with their own character and attractions to explore as you head to the north end of the island. Or simply take in all there is to offer right here on the Saanich Peninsula. Wine tasting tours, local beaches, local artists galore, and so much more. The famous Butchart Gardens are a short 5 minute drive.


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Private Enchanting Estate. Stunning views, minutes from Butchart gardens
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 25 reviews

Peaceful and classic country setting!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jacqueline and Ollie for sharing your home, we enjoyed the opportunity to have a taste of an "English country side". The open green pastures and vista with horses provided a quiet and relaxing environment. The suite was well provided with attention to detail (e.g. Magic heat pad) and has a cozy comfortable living space (the bedlinens and bathrobes were superb). We appreciated all your suggestions for areas to walk and hike when we couldn't golf; we did some despite all the rain and even some snow. The location was ideal with close access to all points of interest and the ferry to Mill Bay. We enjoyed the visits from Pippen and Little Lucy. Thank you for the wine - one of our favorite wineries from home. We look forward to a return visit in 2018. G and J

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joann and Gord for taking the time to post your review. Despite the abnormal inclement weather ( recorded worst winter in 25 years) You never complained and made a point of getting out and about. A couple of days following your departure at the end of March, Spring arrived in all its glory. Blooms and blossoms are abundant with the blissful scent of Spring. We look forward to meeting you again next year. Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead. Jacqueline & Ollie
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Very nicely done!

  • 5 of 5

Heathwood is a 2 bedroom suite in a lovely walkout basement with the helpful, charming owners living upstairs. We found it to be perfect for a family of 4. The suite is beautifully appointed and well stocked making it welcoming and convenient. It is set on a hillside with rural views which offer wonderful tranquility but does make it necessary to have your own transportation. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Heathwood to those looking for a peaceful location that is easy driving distance to Victoria and surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lesley, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We are so pleased that the Sunrise suite was a relaxing and comfortable home for your family to spend time enjoying each other before going on to different parts of the continent. Thank you for your appreciation of our well stocked suite I am so pleased that this allowed you to enjoy a more leisurely time while caring for your family. We are very surprised to read your description of a "walk out basement". The Sunrise suite is completely at grade level, we in fact live on the second floor! Please check the photographs. Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Heathwood. Best Wishes, Jacqueline and ollie
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (including 2 teenage boys) enjoyed our stay at Heathwood! Jacqueline was there to greet us and made us feel right at home. The house was very clean, comfortable and cozy. As a busy and tired mom, I enjoyed the plush towels, decadent bath products and the soft king size bed. I also enjoyed my morning cup of coffee on the patio with the hummingbirds, butterflies, and beautiful flowers. The cottage is perfect for exploring the island and is close to several wineries, fruit farms and adventure sites (fishing, whale watching, zip lining, and hiking). We were sad to leave and plan to return soon. Thank you for your hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful & Serene

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we walked in our suite we were enchanted. Everything was so lovely and impeccably clean! Beautiful antiques, comfy king bed with beautiful sheets and bedding and a well stocked kitchen. What more could we have asked for? Oh, and I should mention the abundance and luxuriousness of the towels! Loved the rural setting, the horses and of course the graciousness of our hostess and host. Can't wait to go back. In fact, we've already made our plans to do just that!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ruth, We know that you returned home to a very busy work schedule, so we send you a very special "Thanks" for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us in the Sunrise Suite here at Heathwood. Thank you for acknowledging that we are succeeding in accomplishing our goals. We not only wish to provide our guests with as many of the practical comforts as possible , but above all we strive to provide a welcoming , warm and friendly atmosphere which we hope will add to the relaxation and enjoyment of our guests holiday. We look forward to welcoming you for your 3 month stay with us in January 2017. Enjoy the summer months ahead. Jacqueline and Ollie
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (including 2 young children) had a wonderful stay at Heathwood. Jacqueline and Ollie are impeccable hosts and the property is gorgeous - the pictures don't do it justice. Heathwood is also a great base to explore this beautiful area of Vancouver Island. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heather, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay here with us at Heathwood. Ollie and I particularly appreciate this as we know how busy you are looking after a baby and a two year old. Although we do not normally accept such young children to stay with us, you made it an easy decision to say yes. You were so willing to rent the equipment to enable us to all be comfortable. Your little ones are delightful and so well behaved. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. Very Best Wishes Jacqueline and Ollie.
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Relaxing and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 7 nights at Jacqueline's place. If you want a lovely place to stay away from the rat race this is perfect. Close enough to everything but feels like you are miles away from anywhere. Jacqueline is also the perfect host. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paula, Darren and Chloe, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us here in the Sunrise Suite at Heathwood. It proved to be a needed rest following your ski accident. Ollie and I wish you a continued speedy recovery. As you are travelling for a year, and found that you needed a break from the City,s We are so pleased that you found the peace and tranquility here with us at Heathwood. Ollie and I enjoyed meeting you, we wish you a wonderful and exciting time ahead in your travels. Best Wishes, Jacqueline and Ollie
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Nearest Airport
9.3 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
3.2 Kilometres
Praire Inn Neighborhood Pub
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Anacortes, Washington and BC Ferry to Vancouver
Nearest Golf
5.3 Kilometres
Ardmore Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
260 Kilometres
Mt.Washington Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
4.6 Kilometres
Brentwood Bay
Car: necessary

We are a year round tourist destination with many activities to explore. Heathwood is unique in its location in the beautiful Mt. Newton Valley. We are minutes to the Brentwood Bay Ferry which will take you to Mill Bay where you can drive thru many beautiful valleys and towns, each with their own character and attractions to explore as you head to the north end of the island. Or simply take in all there is to offer right here on the Saanich Peninsula. Wine tasting tours, local beaches, local artists galore, and so much more. The world famous Butchart Gardens and the spectacular Butterfly Gardens are a short 5 minute drive, The Brentwood Inn and Spa offers a very nice Restaurant and Pub both with a lovely view of the pretty inlet of Brentwood Bay. Only a 3 minute drive from us.

Brentwood Bay also offers good restaurants and local shopping. Due to our mild climate Scuba Diving and Kayaking is a year round sport. A great place to access some excellent kayaking and scuba diving . As you paddle along the calm, protected waters and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery. Keep an eye out for wildlife, as bald eagles, ospreys, seals, otters and sea lions as they are commonly spotted!

within minutes from us.

Hiking is very popular. John Dean Part overlooks the pastoral Saanich Peninsula, the Gulf Islands and the Cascade Mountains and offers many year round hiking trails

Enjoy our local Golf Courses year round many within minutes from us.

The town of Sidney -by-the -sea is 10 minutes away and has many unique stores and delightful restaurants. Sidney is alive with culture and entertainment. The City of Victoria and capital of British Columbia is a very easy 20 minute drive.


Victoria has a superb shopping scene, with anything that would be found in a larger city, plus a few things that wouldn't.

So many artists and artisans call this place home that unusual and one-of-a-kind items are everywhere.

The BC Museum is a must, The Maritime Museum is fascinating for a look at the past, visit Helmcken House, Emily Carr House and Craigdarroch Castle, which all preserve daily life in the 1800s.

Victoria is lots of fun with amazing shopping, a great variety of fabulous restaurants, theatre, live theatre and the performing arts.

Have fun visiting our beautiful City knowing that within minutes you can return to the peace and tranquility of Heathwood.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $121.57
Additional Guest Fee $16.21 per person per night
Damage Deposit $405.22

Our rate is set for a couple . We have an additional fee for each guest (using an additional bed) this will be a cost of $20.00 a night per person. During our High Season we have a 5 night minimum stay. If we only have 3 nights between bookings please contact us we will do our best to accommodate your request.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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