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Janette Roch

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Affordable Lakefront Charm in Heart of Bird Sanctuary

31 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Vancouver Island House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 Full bathroom, sleeps 4; with optional bedding for 2 more

Experience all of the advantages of big city activities with a lakefront country setting, this rancher style house is situated at the end of a cul de sac, in the heart of a bird sanctuary on Glen Lake.

Living area is tastefully decorated and furnished with leather lazyboy (reclining) furniture. Luxury appointments include 8 ft. ceilings with the main room framed by crown molding, hardwood floors, dimmer lights, ceiling fan and pellet stove.

NEW Kitchen/appliances including Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher. Other amenities include Washer and Dryer. Fully Stocked kitchen with all small appliances, dishes and cutlery. Wireless Internet and Digital High Def TV with PVR included.

Western sun exposure makes the house sunny and bright. Outdoor patio area drips with Wisteria in the spring, and provides shade in summer. Yard overlooks Douglas Fir, Gary Oak and Arbutus trees, and of course, the lake. Abundance of blackberries and apples for the picking in the fall

Large private lakefront field for volleyball, badminton or football (or wildlife viewing!)

Perfect for families with children, some pets ok (pet deposit may be required).

Outdoor wood burning firepit, wood and kindling provided

Use the Floating Dock with electric motor and life jackets (use at own risk; boating licence may be required - ask for details) and cruise the lake with your fishing rod and cooler!

Available for a few days, a Week-long Getaway or Extended-Stay

ONLY STEPS away from the NEW Exciting 'City Centre Park' see eagleridgecentre dot com for all of the family activities available including waterpark, bowling, mini golf, outdoor fitness equipment, bike rentals and more! New state of the art YMCA with library, fitness centre and pool/aquatic facilities including watersides and lazy river.

PLEASE READ IF PARTY IS OVER 4 PEOPLE: 3rd 'BEDROOM' listed is a Portable Queen bed set up in the Office (which is shared with Master Bedroom)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Janette Roch (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Janette Roch

I am a Mortgage Broker in Victoria and own two Student rental houses and (now) one vacation rental. My hobbies include travel planning for friends who come to the island, and event planning for charity fundraisers. I love downhill skiing and travelling abroad in the winter and boating and hiking in the summer. I am a Proud Victorian and am excited to show off my beautiful city/island.

Janette Roch purchased this house in 2010

Why Janette Roch chose Vancouver Island

It's a hidden gem - paradise, with a ton of convenience! Langford is a growing community VERY close to Victoria and lakefront property doesn't come up very often. I love that Glen Lake is an electric motor lake, as it adds to the peace and tranquility. It is only 5km to Bear Mountain Golf and Spa as well as 3 other Golf courses. Family activites are abundant now that City Centre Park has opened, right around the corner (2 min walk)

What makes this house unique

My favorite thing to do is to sit on the patio and listen to the birds sing, watch the rabbits and deer jump across the field, the Canada Geese fly over and land in the lake at dawn and fly away at dusk. Blackbirds, bluebirds, chikadees, quail and robins are everywhere. Squirrels will come and stare at me through the patio door until they recieve thier daily dose of peanuts. This place makes me feel like Snow White!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I felt I should let you know that one of the things that stood out to me about your rental was your attention to simple but valuable details that added an exceptional quality to our experience.



I have rented several vacation properties but these things were unique to yours:



1. The supplies for smores and the maple syrup. My kids loved that. As you can tell since they cleaned out the chocolates.

2. The shampoo and body wash in the bathroom. My girls are spoiled with salon products from their grandmother who owns a beauty salon. They totally appreciated good hair products in the shower.

3. The large selection of brochures in the laundry area. I used them to plan my activities for the day. The Victoria road map book was awsome and we kept it in the van the entire week. You can tell by how used it was and some of the markings on pages. This was so handy.

4. An abundance of cleaning supplies. I have been frustrated at times having to go and buy dish soap or toilet paper just days after arriving at a rental. These are things you don't expect to do when on vacation so having the shelves stocked was a relief.

5. Having great communications with you during our stay. It was great to know we didn't have to hunt you down for days to get something even though there really wasn't much we needed.



We did attend the gardens on Saturday and saw the fireworks. I am so glad you let us know about that event. I was far greater than I expected. As well Richard and the girls fell in love with the gardens. After the fireworks we toured our favorite garden spots again with far less people around and much less noise. We were the last vehicle other than a few buses to leave the parking lot.

I enjoyed the Galloping Goose trail which was directly connected to the Glenn Lake pathway. I went for runs and biked into Victoria several times. It was so convenient and beautiful. We also rented kayaks in Victoria one afternoon.



Thanks for being a great hostess to our stay in Victoria. I have a feeling you will be very successful at renting your home to many more visitors. It is a super location, feels modern, is roomy yet quiet and private.
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 31 traveler reviews

Affordable Lakefront Charm in Heart of Bird Sanctuary
average rating of 4.83871 based on 33 reviews
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lakeside holiday house in great location. Everything you need to feel at home. Clean and comfortable with fantastic facilities. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Janette for letting us stay at your property.

We found this place which was 10 minutes away from a wedding we went to at the Olympic golf course. It is such a beautiful place. We enjoyed our stay and found it was very peaceful and relaxing.

Lots of wildlife as we saw many deer walk past the property. To get to Glen Lake was just a few steps away. There is a fully fenced yard that there was no worry about the dogs leaving. It is also well equipped with everything you need in the kitchen so we weren't short of condiments or coffee! We would like to stay there in the future with our family.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I traveled with my mother and son. My mother was recovering from a bout of shingles, and it was so wonderful to have the quiet and beauty of this property. I can not begin to mention how accommodating Janette was. We were allowed to check in early and get settled, and she also checked up on us several times. We made use of many of her suggestions for food and activities, and were able to recharge as we so desperately needed. We were blessed to see the otters and the quail, as well as neighborhood deer. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, communication, and superb accommodation. I am so looking forward to coming back. Everyone associated with this property is top notch from the cleaner through the handyman. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and lovely home! The house has everything you need, and the owner is very responsvie. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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fantastic

  • 4 of 5

It's a wonderful location, well equipped and comfortable home. Would love to be able to come back for a longer visit. The connection between the DVD and TV was faulty and made a "humm" noice...but assume that is an easy fix and a lot of other more relaxing things to do than watch TV anyway! The outside sitting areas were cozy and inviting!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much ... loved having you - thank you for leaving the property SO CLEAN! Sorry about the DVD ...I did not realize there was an issue and will be taking care of this ( as well aa a new BBQ ) ASAP! Appreciate the heads up :) Definitly love to have you back!! Janette
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Great Place to Stay in Victoria - Shoreview Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Situated on shore of Glen Lake guaranteed sightings of numerous bird and even a Blue Heron. Very relaxing and tranquil area.

Was pleasantly surprised by the 2 bedroom cottage and all the "extras" that made staying here a delight. Our dog also had plenty of room to run in the back yard so made travelling with her easy. Our time here was short but would jump at the chance to book for a longer period next time we visit our daughter in Victoria.... 1000% better than booking a "pet friendly" hotel room ... First time using VRBO and couldn't be happier with this booking. Highly recommended!

Thank you very much Janette.

Only minor issue would be the BBQ as was In not the best condition but everything else was way more than what we expected so only mention so you may want to have repairs or possible replacement in future.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Shoreview Getaway! Just to let you know, brand new BBQ has now been delivered. Thank you for letting me know!
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Map

Goldstream Provincial Park
Costco
Westshore Town Centre
Tim Hortons
City Centre Park
Wildplay Element Parks West Shore Victoria
Royal BC Museum
Red Fish Blue Fish
Bin 4 Burger Lounge
Fisherman's Wharf
The Fairmont Empress Hotel
Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club
Highland Pacific Golf
Olympic View Golf Club
Cobs Bread
Original Joe's
Car: recommended

This convenient location offers plenty of shopping, dining and outside activities as there is easy access for naturalists, bikers, hikers & joggers.

Vehicle options: BMW X5 (7 pass) or BMW X3 (5 pass) available at $75/day incl taxes. Subject to availability.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:

16 km to Downtown Victoria (Parliament Buildings/Empress)

14 km to Uptown Victoria

4 km to Royal Roads University

6 km to Victoria General Hospital

5.5 km to Bear Mountain Resort

Property Situated On GLEN Lake

3 min walk to City Centre Park

5 min walk to LANGFORD Lake

CLOSE TO SPORTING EVENTS and ACTIVITIES:

-3 minute walk to the NEW Westshore City Centre Park, home of the Canadian Rugby National Headquarters. Sporting Events here include: Victoria Highlanders, Victoria Rebels, Eagle Ridge Roller Hockey teams, Victoria Ball Hockey League, Junior Shamrocks, Juan de Fuca Soccer, City Centre Park Slo-Pitch League. Family Activities here include: Ice Skating, 10 Pin Bowling, Mini Golf, Play-Zone, Roller Skating, and Water Park.

-3 min walk to the public fishing dock, dog park and beach area

-5.5 km to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre (pool, weight room, library and curling rink)

-5.5 km to Bear Mountain Arena (Grizzlies hockey)

-6 km to Western Speedway and All Fun Recreation Park (go carts, mini-golf, batting cages)

-2 km to the Luxton Pro Rodeo grounds (May)

CLOSE TO DINING and ENTERTAINMENT:

-Within 5km of various restaurants, pubs and entertainment venues including:

Sabhai Thai, Original Joes, Stationhouse Pub, Tap House Pub, Columbos Taverna (Greek), Glen Lake Pub, Cineplex Odeon Westshore Cinemas, View Royal Casino, Bear Mountain Resort and Spa

CLOSE TO SHOPPING:

-2 km to Westshore Town Centre, Fairway Market, Canadian Superstore, Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart, Slegg Lumber, Rona, Best Buy, Shoppers Drug Mart

-5 km to Costco, Millstream Village (Outlet Stores), Home Depot

-14 km to Uptown Victoria and Mayfair Shopping Centre

CLOSE TO GOLFING:

-4.1 km to Royal Colwood Golf Club

-5.5km to Bear Mountain Golf Resort

-5.9 km to Olympic View Golf Club

-6.8km to Juan de Fuca Golf Course

CLOSE TO OCEAN

-6.3 km to Fort Rod Hill and Esquimalt Lagoon, Beach and Migratory Bird Sanctuary

-25 km to East Sooke Park

CLOSE TO FISHING

-Access to a private dock on Glen Lake with little boat for fishing (electric motor)

- 3 min walk to the public fishing dock

- 5 min walk to the larger, more developed Langford Lake

CLOSE TO OTHER OUTDOOR RECREATION:

-Glen Lake and Langford Lake and Thetis Lake all minutes away where you can fish, float, hike or swim

-5 min walk to numerous trails, including the The Galloping Goose

-7 km to Westshore Parks and Recreation including WildPlay Westshore

-8 km to see the Salmon Run and Eagle Extravaganza at Goldstream Park (mid-October to November)

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Rates & Availability

Victoria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rates
Jun 16 2016 - Sep 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,059
$3,402
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Rates
Sep 15 2016 - Dec 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$132
$794
$2,268
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Rates
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,059
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Rates
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$132
$794
$2,268
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$132
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $57
Pet Fee $38

Arrival email will be sent from shoreviewgetaway@gmail.com on receipt of deposit. Thank you!

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Amenities

Vancouver Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Heated Floors, Towels, Shampoo and Conditioner Provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , QUEEN Portable Bed
  • House sleeps 4, Portable Queen Bed is available at no charge and can be set up in Office which is shared with the Master Bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Fenced yard keeps small pets in and small children away from the lake until supervised. Vehicle options: BMW X5 (7 pass) or BMW X3 (5 pass) available at $75/day incl taxes. Subject to availability.

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