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Cadboro Bay's Most Unique Beachside Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, Studio + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

A truly unique west coast experience. Caddy's Carriage House is a self-contained cedar studio with a loft bedroom steps from the beach and minutes to nearby restaurants and shopping in a quiet neighborhood, close to downtown Victoria and all its amenities.

The beach is a delight in all seasons, while the city with its many attractions is a twelve minute drive or bus ride away.

Please note that the site quotes in US dollars, and their exchange rate is not always accurate. Please contact me directly for a firm price for your stay.

Keywords: self contained, near beach, rustic, newly renovated, west coast studio

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Cadboro Bay, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cadboro Bay's Most Unique Beachside Studio
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Minneapolis, MN USA

Our stay was too short!!!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we stepped into this beach cottage, we knew we would want to stay longer than the three days we had booked. Everything about this cozy little home was perfect! It is beautifully decorated and has all the amenities we needed, including special features like a whirlpool bath, a washer/drier and a big supply of movies and books. The Cadboro Bay location is peaceful and beautiful, away from the city scene, but we only needed to step outside to catch a bus to downtown Victoria. We purchased inexpensive BC transit tickets at the nearby pharmacy, a short walk from the Bay. The buses run very frequently and can take you anywhere on the West side of the Island, including to the ferry in Sidney. We did not need to rent a car while staying on Vancouver Island.

One of the most delightful things about our stay in the Cadboro Bay cottage was getting to know Kathleen and John! They were so very welcoming and helpful!

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy and Van, Thank you so much. You two were the most delightful guests, and a special out to to Van for sharing his talent with his guitar. We are delighted you love the space and the location as much as we do. Please come back again for a longer stay. Kathleen and John
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Norwalk, CT

Adorable place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here in August. We were visiting from Connecticut, USA and stayed here. Kathy was very accommodating. We had a friend of ours from Washington State meet us there - he slept on the sofa downstairs. It was perfect! Kitchen had everything we needed and the laundry was an added bonus.

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tanya, So glad the space was perfect for your group, and that you had a wonderful stay. Hope to see you again one day. Kathleen and John
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Woke up to twin fawns napping in the flowerbed... Short walk down the street to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice stay! The little cottage is close and handy to the primary residence, but you would have thought you had the whole property to yourself. A great spot to come back to, very quiet, after a busy day of being a tourist. We had all the privacy we were hoping for, yet Kathleen was handy to give us advice and directions. We enjoyed the 10-15 minute drive on Beach drive to downtown. So much to see. Bed was very comfortable! Nice to have the cooktop and BBQ also. Thanks so much. I've already had a friend ask about it and planning on using you for her visit to Victoria.

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Anne. So please you had an enjoyable stay. I look forward to meeting your friends and welcoming you back here again one day. Kathleen
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Wonderfully quiet cottage close to the sea

  • 5 of 5

What a WONDERFUL week long vacation in Caddy's Carriage house. We stayed here with our 7 year old son, and he loved the loft and the "cozy cabin" as he put it. It is within walking distance to a local grocery and drug store, a coffee shop, a few restaurants, trinket/clothing shops, and a board rental shop. We were able to rent a few boards and do some paddle boarding in Cadboro Bay. What a delightful experience! The cottage was cute and quaint and we felt right at home. The amenities including laundry on site, toaster oven, and a small stove were also very helpful. There is also a BBQ grill out back that we used to grill some salmon we caught on one of our days out fishing. What a great experience to be able to go "home" after a busy day sight seeing and relax either in the cottage or a be a few minutes away from the sandy beaches of Cadboro Bay. Thanks to Kathleen and John for a little piece of heaven and such great hospitality.

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tammy, We are delighted you and the family found the property ideal for your island visit. We hope to see you again. Kathleen and John
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great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 2 week stay at Caddy's Carriage House just recently. We had a very relaxing time. The location is great as it is walking distance to a local beach and small retail centre with all sorts of handy shops and restaurants. The carriage house is lovely. It has everything you would need. We enjoyed our sleeps in the cozy loft and overall apartment is well appointed. Definitely a wonderful place to stay! Thanks!

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat and Jenny, So glad you had a great stay and that the November sunshine smiled on many days of your visit. Hope to see you again! Kathleen and John
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  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this comfortable rental. I took my two teenagers on vacation and this was the perfect location for our stay in Victoria. It was walking distance to the small retail center where we bought morning coffee. The center also has a locally owned grocery market and a couple of dining options. The neighborhood was delightfully quiet and everyone was friendly. The bay was a two minute walk. Fun to walk along the sand and end up at the coffee shop. The accommodations were perfect as well and very COMFORTABLE! Beds were great and the place was so cozy. Perfect for cooking an easy meal, too! We loved coming back and relaxing after a long day of sightseeing. So much better than a hotel. Can't imagine staying anywhere else and the hosts were very helpful and gracious. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2010
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About The Owner

I love the beach and the ocean, so was excited to purchase a property so close to my favorite beach, one where I played as a young child. I enjoy traveling and meeting people from other places so having a vacation rental property enhances this experience. I am a published author and freelance writer. I own a kayak which I use at the nearby beach, but only in fair weather.

I was born and raised in Victoria, so know the city and surrounding areas well and can help guide my visitors to places outside the guidebooks, if that is part of your vacation plan.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2006

What makes this studio unique

The property is very quiet with few neighbors, yet only a short distance by car or bus from the heart of downtown Victoria and all that beautiful city has to offer. The nearby beach is lovely in all seasons, and it is possible to easily walk along the beach to nearby shops in the Cadboro Bay Village.



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Cadboro Bay, British Columbia

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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