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3BR+VICTORIA CLASSIC LAKE HOUSE Close to the City on Private Lake Front

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2000 sqft 3bdrm+ house Lakefront with Dock/Boats close to Downtown Victoria

Rent our Classic lakefront vacation rental home at Victoria, British Columbia.

This house is the longest listed VRBO listing in Victoria, and has been enjoyed by hundreds of guests.

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, B.C. Victoria - 'the Garden City' has the mildest climate in Canada, is the sunniest place in B.C., and is the premiere year round tourist destination spot of the Pacific Nortwest.

LOOKING FOR A FALL/WINTER/SPRING GETAWAY. This house is already booked (2017/18) but checkout our other listing at VRBO # 394180 . We have 2 gorgeous lakefront homes located only minutes from Downtown Victoria on beautiful Langford Lake. They are located next-door to each other but are separated by a custom wood fence, for maximum privacy. Book Early as these houses book up Fast all Year round... !! (look at our Calendar link)

This charming house is a great place to spend some time enjoying the fishing , swimming , or just relaxing watching all the wildlife and boaters (no gas engines) pass by your lawn chair.

It is the oldest VRBO listed rental in Victoria, and has been enjoyed by hundreds of people over the last 16 years.

Only 5-10 minutes from Royal Roads University, It is situated at the end of a quiet dead-end road,that leads into a wooded walking trail. The house is only steps from lakeside, sunny exposure, very private , great swimming and fishing from the yard. The kitchen is equipt with full size stove, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, lots of small appliances, dishes, pot/pans etc. There are 3 comfortable bedrooms with queen size beds, all beds have good quality linens, there is 1 full bathroom with a tub/shower, and 1 full bathroom with a shower. The house also has a full size laundry room.

** New in 2014 we have added Twin Bunk Beds. These Bunks are in a private corner of the house and are perfect for kids or adults (max 6'2').

Also we have a gas fireplace Lakeside for fun evenings by the lake.

Downstairs is a large games room overlooking the lake, there is a Hideaway Couch ,its a great place to relax or play a game of ping pong,. The room leads out onto a private covered sitting area overlooking the lake....'a great BBQ spot'.. The lake front is a private yard with great sitting and lounging areas, plus you have your own dock, a boat for your use, and Gas fire pit. We also have a swimming float anchored out front.

CHECK OUT OUR OTHER EXECUTIVE LAKE HOUSE with HOT TUB, NEXT DOOR. VRBO.com/394180

PLEASE NOTE HIGH SUMMER IS ONLY RENTED WEEKLY SUNDAY-SUNDAY (july/aug)

The one constant comment weve had on our lakefront houses is that they are in a perfect locations, only minutes from all the city has to offer, but in a quiet location where you can come and relax. Its'the best of both worlds'. Only minutes from your door are local shops, restuarants, pubs,casino,theatre, and malls.

The other side of the lake is a linear park and you can hike it by a boardwalk at the end of the road. Langford Lake has excellent swimming, trout and bass fishing, with fish caught up to 9 lbs. ,or just relax and watching the sunsets across the lake. There are no gas motors allowed on the lake, so its a great place for rowing around (boat provided). Goldstream River Provincial Park is only five minutes away by car, the park has excellent hiking and walking, waterfall viewing, and salmon spawning in the fall.

The great thing about these houses is you can enjoy the country, but can be in the heart of the city within 15 minutes. There is cosmopolitan dining, superb shopping, world class museum, salmon fishing, whale watching, Butchard Gardens and the wild and beautiful pacific coast beaches surrounding the house. Also there are 3 top golf courses, Casino, movies, water park, kids park etc. within five to ten minutes of the house.

Our lake houses are a great family vacation spot, but they are also very popular with couples or friends traveling together. We try too have everything that you need here for a special holiday.

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Owner
Roy
Member since: 2000
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018

About Roy

My wife and I come from families that have resided in Victoria for over 100 years. We have lived on langford lake since 2001, and in this area for over 40 years. We also own a local family business.

Roy purchased this house in 2001

Why Roy chose Victoria

We purchased this house ,and the one next door in 2001. At the time we owned a vacation home on the gulf islands, and we wanted to live full time on a lake. When these homes came up for sale we knew that we had found our dream location to live. We renovated both homes and have lived here ever since. Langford lake is a perfect place to live, as its only minutes from the city, but when your here it seems like your way out in the country. The fact that we can fish, swim and boat from our yard doesnt hurt either!

This House is the Oldest Victoria Listing on VRBO.

What makes this house unique

When you stay here you are close to everything , but in a great getaway that lets you relax and enjoy the lake and nature.The walking trail just down the street, is a great feature that alows you to walk around the lake. We constantly have bald eagles, otters , mink , ducks , geese , swans and more around our yard. Langford lake has some of the best bass and trout fishing on the south island. One thing we have always loved here is the fact that there are no gas motors allowed on the lake, this makes it much more enjoyable as your not being buzzed by jet skis and big boats. From this house you have everything from fine dining, a casino, ocean beaches, shopping, a provincial park and several major golf courses all within 5-15 minutes away. No matter what your interests you'll find its not far from here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to Victoria seeking relaxation and certainly found it. We enjoyed so many things but especially our daily row on the lake. How beautiful our stay here has been. We feel blessed to have stolen this time here. Love T...'s

PS your gardens are espesially fine - thankyou for its beauty.
Sep 2007
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Victoria, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms on main floor . 1 with tub/ shower and 1 with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Futon Couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower Games room has a double futon couch
    Twin Bunk Beds - 1 bunk bed , ***NEW 2014 Bunk Bed main floor nook, these are twin beds
  • Queen size Beds (3) 3 comfortable queen size beds with quality sheets and pillow cases, fold out Baby Crib (1) available on request, We have added (summer 2014) Twin Bunk beds, these are in a private corner of the house and are great for kids, but are also usuable by adults (6'2'max). We also have a double futon couch /bed in the lower games room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outdoor patio area, Gas BBQ., Lake side table and chairs, Gas fire pit, Boat and dock, also Swimming float anchored in the lake.

Reviews

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3BR+VICTORIA CLASSIC LAKE HOUSE Close to the City on Private Lake Front
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St. Charles, MO
5

A Nature Lover's Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Lake House was even better than I had anticipated. The interior décor is light and fresh and the windows throughout the home admit copious amounts of sunlight. Each room was so very clean, and Roy & Valerie had fresh flowers awaiting our arrival. From the resident quail and feisty hummingbirds we viewed out the kitchen window to the tranquil evenings on the dock, the Lake House has it all. It is conveniently located near Highway 1 which took us into Victoria, and it is also near Highway 17 which took us north to Swartz Bay for a morning of Kayaking. Each room has its own temperature control which my sister and I appreciated very much. Our 81-year-old mother was traveling with us and she could get as toasty as she wanted in her room while we kept our rooms very cool.

We enjoyed our stay so much that we hope to return again in 2018.

  • Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments, the wildlife around the house and lake are always a pleasure to see. It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to your return visit. thanks again ....Roy n Val
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Burnaby, Canada
4

It’s been a very pleasant stay. Nice and beautiful place with everything you would need.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful outsede deck by the lake with cozy picnic area.

  • Submitted: 6-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit and your comments. Hopefully we will see your family again another day.
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A wonderful place to rest, recreate and live!

  • 4 of 5

I did like almost everything here. The beautiful quiet lake is perfect for fishing, boating, roving and sunbathing! Or just may want to relax in the sunshine and read a book. The rental is big enough for a big family and has a pleasant atmosphere although I found the furniture rather old.

Val and Roy are cool and friendly landlords. They, re ready to help, so don,t hesitate to ask for. You, re gonna, enjoy your stay no matter short or long.

  • Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unique house on beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

An interesting older home that is sort of cobbled together but comfortable and clean. The view of the lake, especially from the lower yard is beautiful. Unfortunately for us older folks there are many stairs and for one of us, who had a leg problem, she wasn't able to get down to the yard to see the beautiful lake view. This would be a good house for a family who is agile as there are several different levels and the outside steps and yard are very uneven. Also whomever sleeps in the top level bedroom has to go down quite a few stairs to get to the bathroom. If we had had the time we would have loved to try out the paddle boat! Hosts are great and very helpful! We all found the second stair to the lower bath to be somewhat of a hazard as it is shaped strangely. The basement level is sort of like being in a cave with it's stone walls! The living room is a bit small with seating for 5 people, there is one smaller bedroom but the other 2 are good sized and the bunks for the kids are great! The baths are all shared. The house is in excellent shape and well taken care of and nicely secluded for peace and quiet! Great place for families and kids!

  • Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We were glad you enjoyed your stay at the lake . Roy n Val
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Fernie, BC
5

Visiting our first granddaughter

  • 5 of 5

Was a great spot to have everyone over. The weather was great so we were in the water ever day. Close to everything we needed.

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are glad everything worked out good for you ..... look forward to seeing you another day. Roy n Val
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5

Great place for a family

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed being able to fit in 4sets of family members and being able to cook and BBQ in the lovely area down below next to the lake.

The house contained everything we needed and we were well taken care of.

  • Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Golf ( 3 top courses within 5 -10 minutes), Casino within 5 minutes, kids park with mini golf 5 min away,around lake hiking trail 100mtrs/yards from house.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Victoria, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$400
C$2,200
C$4,500
 
 
Fall/Winter 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$375
C$1,575
C$3,200
 
 
Xmas/NewYear 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
5 night minimum stay
C$400
C$2,450
 
 
Winter 2019
Jan 2 2019 - Apr 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$375
C$1,575
C$3,200
 
 
Spring 2019
May 1 2019 - May 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$375
C$1,650
C$3,700
 
 
Early summer 2019
May 31 2019 - Jun 27 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$400
C$2,100
C$4,800
 
 
High Summer 2019
Jun 28 2019 - Sep 1 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
C$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$375
C$1,575
C$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$75 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$350

RATES include rent, and final cleaning.
JULY AND AUG ARE ONLY RENTED SUNDAY TO SUNDAY high Summer ... rentals are 7days or 14 days or 21 days only

Monthly Plus extra $175 for Utilities Nov - April

CONTACT OWNER FOR MONTHLY QUOTE .
NO TAX on monthly

***CANCELLATION POLICY: If more than 90 days from booking full refund. If less than 90 days until booking arrival Guest is responsible for full rental amount. If the owner can re book property monies will be refunded on a dollar for dollar basis minus cancellation fee of $200.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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