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**Garden Suite**Modern 1 Bedroom & 1 Bath

Bedrooms 1
Space 320 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious & Bright, 1 Bed-1 Bath With Garden Views. Fully Furnished.

Nestled amongst a stand of notorious Gary Oaks, Waterloo2 immerses you in the heart of a private, quiet garden sanctuary. Gaze into the trees and observe the acrobatic gray squirrels, traveling from branch to branch. Hear the melodic bird songs of local sparrows, robins, and swallows. Smell the lingering fragrance of the mature, well-kept garden and surroundings just outside your door. Waterloo2 is a very modern yet comfortable 1 Bedroom, 1 bath, plus TV lounge and kitchenette self contained suite. Outdoor patio space with dining table, allows you to soak up sun in the southern exposure.

This 315 square foot, well designed vacation rental suite features sleeping and sitting areas with modern furnishings, a well equipped kitchen, and a 3 piece bathroom. Waterloo2 is a self-catered accommodation, where you are free to set your own pace and make the most of your stay. Shared laundry facilities are available upon request.

On your arrival there will be a “starter kit” of healthy breakfast food items that you prepare yourself. Always included for your Waterloo2 stay are: selection of coffee and teas, all paper and soap products (excluding hair products), home made jams, sugar, oil and vinegar, and some spices. Fresh herbs are right outside your door during summer stays.

Whether you stay for a night, a weekend, a week, or a month, this beautiful, private garden suite contains everything you will need to ensure a fabulous and memorable stay.

Your hosts, Ron and Cathie, will welcome you with open arms, but there will be no need for awkward conversations and interactions. Your hosts will be available to offer recommendations on dining, attractions, shopping, and more!

More Details

Cathie Dias
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2018

About Cathie Dias

We have enjoyed welcoming guests into our home for many years. 'Natural Hosts' we have been called by many friends and visitors from around the world. We are both long time residents of Victoria and feel confident in telling our visitors all about our 'Garden City'

Why Cathie Dias chose Saanich East

Sharing our 'oasis' with you makes us feel good. We strive to make your vacation experience one to remember.

What makes this apartment unique

Our property is located on a unique little residential street with local traffic only. Everything you could want for is close by. A lovely area for walking, biking or running too.


Saanich East Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Open vanity to bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Light and Bright with views over the garden. Firm Queen Bed with quality linens.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
This well designed space allows you to feel like you are really living in Victoria. Immersed in a garden and surrounded by trees. A true oasis where you can really relax and get away from it all.


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**Garden Suite**Modern 1 Bedroom & 1 Bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Has all you need for a comfortable stay and much more

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful quiet place with lovely gardens. The rooms are clean and very comfortable with all the amenities you will need. With a few personal touches I loved and appreciated. Thank you so much for the care and attention to the details.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to have you back once again. Thanks for taking the time to send us such a great review and for pointing out the extra touches we add to make your stay a great experience. You are welcome back anytime!
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Wonderful!! Not only was it clean and organized the garden was gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

Overall my husband and I really enjoyed our stay! The owners were friendly, welcoming, and good at communicating. They even offered suggestions for local places to eat which was fabulous!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and super cute place! The gardens were gorgeous and the host was so sweet and accommodating! Prefect place and very close to downtown. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review! You are welcome back anytime!!
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay! The hosts were friendly and gracious, the unit was well stocked and immaculate, and the proximity to U Vic was 5 minutes in the car. Comfortable and quite, private and welcoming. I bragged to all my colleagues at the Institute about how great my place was!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful garden hideaway in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week in this lovely apartment while attending a workshop and meetings at UVic. What a wonderful space with thoughtful hosts! The garden is truly beautiful, and the apartment is clean and comfortable. The owners had supplied me with coffee and some breakfast goodies, like fruit, bread, eggs, and yogurt, and were kind enough to replace the super-comfy down duvet and pillows with a non-allergic option for my husband when he joined me mid-week. Location is convenient to UVic, either a 10 minute bus ride from a stop just up the road, or a scenic 30 minute walk up and over Mt Tolmie park. Downtown is about 20 minutes by bus, which arrives about every 15 minutes during the week, so it was easy enough to get downtown for dinner and drinks every night. Victoria dining is fantastic for seafood lovers!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review and for pointing out some of the extra things we do to make our guests feel like this is "home away from home". We like adding a little food for arrival as it makes settling into the suite easy without having to rush out to buy breakfast foods. From time to time we do encounter guests with feather/down sensitivities, so now we can offer a hypo allergenic pillows and comforter option. Thanks also for pointing out how convenient our location is for UVIC and to get downtown! Thanks for taking such good care in our space and for admiring our pride and joy:THE GARDEN! You are welcome back anytime!
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lovely quiet comfy suite ,great location , beautiful garden ,exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Cathie and Ron lovely hosts enjoyed getting to know them , appreciated the bread,eggs,homemade jam ,fruit etc, loved sitting in their lovely garden , enjoyed having our own entrance use of laundry facilities . A home away from home !hope to be back and would highly recommend 😀

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking such great care of our suite! We try to add some extra touches to make people feel welcome and at home, so thanks also for noting the food and use of laundry. You are welcome back anytime and thanks again for sharing some fantastic local wine!
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Victoria Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
BC Ferry Terminal-Swartz Bay Terminal
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Pat Bay Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Head to Downtown for a variety of Restaurants
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Gonzales Bay
Car: not necessary

A quiet residential neighbourhood, yet only minutes to amenities. Walk to shopping or take public transit to downtown.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $38.29

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.