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Affordable Lakefront Charm in Heart of Bird Sanctuary

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Janette Roch
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

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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Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Heated Floors, Towels, Shampoo and Conditioner Provided
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Affordable Lakefront Charm in Heart of Bird Sanctuary
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 40 reviews

A very comfortable and well equipped cottage.

  • 4 of 5

My husband, daughter and I enjoyed this quiet gateway. It was so nice to walk down the trail, next to the cottage, that takes you to the lake.

All of the furniture was comfortable, including the beds. We liked our large master bedroom but would recommend that the very dusty green plant be removed. We were surprised to see that because the rest of the place is very clean!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Our six week stay in Feb Mar 2017 was enjoyable. The home is very cosy with excellent Wi-Fi and Cable. The location is great. Close to shopping, dinning and site seeing. Everything is very close with lots of ocean parks and trails.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, we loved having you guys - thanks again for your stay and would love to have you back anytime! If there is anything we could have done to get that fifth star, we would love to know - please email me your feedback! All the best, Janette and Clint
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Lovely relaxing family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin, house and grounds are very well maintained and provide a sense of home from the moment when you drive in. The beds are super comfy, the kitchen has everything you need and more and although the weather did not really allow for much outside activity, we did have a small cozy fire and checked out the lake and dock area. We really enjoyed our three day getaway to Victoria and the surrounding area, beautiful country. We had a wonderful time exploring and building family memories. Thank you Janette.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you Sharon, looking forward to a return visit!!
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Friendly Host, Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We were so very happy with the host and the property and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Victoria, you were a trooper to put up with all of that snow in what is supposed to be the Garden City! Definitely come back soon!
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Laguna Beach, CA

Great house - well equipped and stocked

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely home. It was probably the best equipped and stocked home we have rented. All kitchen tools and supplies were readily available. Thanks for a great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a Great Place to relax and unwind!

  • 5 of 5

While this was a little ways out of Victoria (20-25 minutes with traffic) It was ABSOLUTELY Perfect !!! We can't say enough about Janette and how kind she was to work with. When we arrived we found soft music playing and patio lights lite. The pictures on the VRBO website depict the home very well.

We really enjoyed the motorized boat dock. Very quiet motor so we went all the way around the lake enjoying the sunset and beautiful lake front homes and wild Geese. (Would maybe recommend a few more adult life jackets and in larger sizes to have on hand) Mosquitos are rather thick by the dock at certain times of the day (evening around 4-5), but we were not bothered at all while on the lake. We really enjoyed sitting out in the lawn chairs in early morning reading a book or just listening to the birds. The yard is very secluded and you can enjoy privacy without neighbors. The home is located at the end of a cul de sac which makes it even more quite. Again, Mosquitos can be a slight bother DEPENDING time of day; We did not notice them in the morning or hot afternoon. Just around mid morning and dusk. This is to be expected with the proximity to the water. There is bug spray at the house or a citronella candle may work just great.

The cottage was very homey and comfortable. If we forgot something, we could find it. It's the little extra things like that, which make a trip so enjoyable because you don't have to run to the store for those little items you forget. I forgot my razor and there in the draw was a package of them to use. Simple little amenity, which saved me 30 minutes to and from the store.

The nearest grocery story is about 5-10 minutes away. We bought steaks and grilled. the grill worked great!

There is a back road into Buchart Gardens from the location, which is very woodsey, windy, and nice to drive; however it can get narrow at times where you have to pull off to let the other car pass, but for the most part a good paved road with no Traffic !

This is a great place to stay if you like visiting the city , but want to stay out of the city ! We would definately go back and would highly recommend this to our friends and family.

Reed and Teresa Rhodes

Greg and Debbie Argyle


  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Goldstream Provincial Park
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.


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


-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)


-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


-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


-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


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

-25 km to East Sooke Park


-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


-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)


Rates & Availability

Victoria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Apr 26 2017 - Apr 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Apr 27 2017 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Apr 28 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $36.58
Cleaning Fee $54.88

Arrival instructions will be sent from on receipt of deposit. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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