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richard cook

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

Lakefront Home in Victoria by Royal Roads U on the Galloping Goose cycle path

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of the Victoria vacation house rental

Lakefront House sleeps 7+, 3.5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. extra suite sleeps 2+

Location, character and price are the three key ingredients to a worthwhile vacation home. All three describe Waterlily Lane on the lake.

Charming Victoria, the 'garden city' is nearby and Waterlily is on it's edge away from the noise and traffic. "Waterlily " is 20 mins away from both world class tourist attractions the Butcharts Gardens and Victoria's inner harbour area. 3 ferry terminals are close by and Victoria international airport is 25 mins away. The Pacific west coast is only a short drive7 minutes away through the manicured lawns of the famous Royal Roads university overlooking the ocean beaches. Or take one of 7 bicycles and hop on the scenic flat riding Galloping Goose cycle path which stretches through farmland and city scape 55km- 34 miles.

'Waterlily' is the perfect gathering place for a island vacation appealing to the whole family including the family pet. Or host a reunion, a group getaway or even a wedding party - lots of gathering places and a private deck overlooking the lake. Our first white wedding was in June 2015 on the lakefront lawn. The most common comment I hear from guests is the photos don't do the "wow factor" of the property justice. The atmosphere of the deck and garden lake view is one of peace and invites the guest to de-stress - just be.

**** NO FALSE REVIEWS HERE *** the reviews are genuine on my VRBO/Home and Away site.

Base price: $350/night is for main house only each additional person is $50 to a max of 9.

The Lakeview suite is an extra $150 (max 3)

Total occupancy is 12 people - $600 per night.

We now offer credit card payments through Square Up, small fee applies.

Once the main house is booked though I don't book a different guest to insure privacy for main house guests, although I may be in residence during your stay. During summer, the minimum stay booking is 5 nights. (Off season Oct-April min stay is 2 nights.) Click on video link in gray box in the above photo for inside video tour.

Here is a list of what extras we provide free of charge:

* a 10 x 12 ft electric motor barge to cruise the lake with - easy to use Minn Kota electric trolling motors.

* 2 canoes, 2 kayaks, 2 sup boards, and a sailing dinghy

* 7 bikes to cycle the famous Galloping Goose cycle trail

* lakeside fire pit and the Taki Tiki Bar/change room

* fishing rods, tackle boxes

Walk up the garden path through fruit trees and grape vines across the large sundeck and through french doors into a rambling split level 3 bedroom main house. Waterlily is a renovated 1950's original lake cottage with large editions added 1970's and 2009.

The 500 sq ft deck has a 'wow' factor with a 180 degree view over Glen Lake plus a old school hot tub and the best Weber BBQ ever made called 'The Vieluxe.'

The private sloping lakefront boasts a Jimmy Buffet Taki Tiki Bar, a firepit with a drift wood couch (firewood supplied), dock with a cruising barge called 'The Queen', rope swing, 2 canoes, sailing dinghy, 1 kayak, fishing gear, 2 stand up paddle boards for guest use. Lifejackets to fit ages 3-90 in dock box.

For toddlers/children there is a large park next door with new playground apparatus and a water play feature. Running and hiking trails disappear in the hills behind Waterlily. Grab 1 of 7 bikes and go for a cycle inn the safe Galloping Goose old rail trail for 55kms worth of car free cycling trails. Maps provided.

Centrally located on the Saanich peninsula Waterlily is 25 mins from the international airport, ferry terminals and 20 minutes from downtown on Victoria's west shore. Nestled amongst the evergreen paradise called Westhills, 7 mins down the road is the the historic Royal Roads University and the oceanfront of Esquimalt Lagoon.

Stay connected with wireless internet throughout, guest computer with printer attached so no need to bring your laptop. Iphone docking stations available.

The BEST meat store on the island (Glenwood Meats) within 200 meter walk. Westshore Mall with 5 plex movie theatre 5 mins away with 2 large grocery stores, Walmart, BC Gov super liquor, restaurants.

Lots of wildlife visit the property, you even may see our resident fisherman 'Hemingway,' a GREAT blue heron, catching fish off the dock. Or native turtles sunning themselves on a log next door or the family of otters crunching on crayfish up in the rope swing tree fort. More bald eagles live here than across the border.

Waterlily has everything you need to make yourself comfortable and with easy access to the main attractions our beautiful British Columbia Island has to offer - without the hassles of heat, traffic jams and biting insects. The hiking trails of Goldstream Provincial park is only 3 kms away.

Bear Mtn Gym and Yoga center is 10 min drive up the hill. 5-8km running trails easily accessible on foot are nearby.

Westhills Stadium home to the Canadian National Rugby team is located on Glen Lake Road just around the corner and across the lake from us.

How to book? Email or call and leave a message, number: 250-208-9487

Security NOTE: Always call the owner and establish voice to voice contact to protect yourself against scammers/phishers which prey on internet vacation rental sites including VRBO/Homeaway.

I will NEVER ask you to send money via Western Union - we don't do stupid.

Disclaimer #2 You must be over 25 yrs old to book Waterlily.

Or accompanied by an adult who knows how to take care of a nice home.

Keywords: Victoria, Vancouver Island, Butcharts, 3 Brm lake front main house, separate carriage suite, garden with fruit trees, huge deck with view and dock, fishing & boating, nearby golf, mall and seashore. Lakefront. Wedding, family reunion,

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
richard cook (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Station Hotel
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Washington State & BC Ferries
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bear Mtn, Royal Colwood, Olympic View
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Mt Washington,Whistler, Grouse Mtn
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Esquimalt Lagoon
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal Roads University
Nearest Point of Interest
Westshore Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Mt Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Goldstream Provincial Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Inner Harbour
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal Colwood Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Olympic View Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Crabbing Ground
Nearest Point of Interest
Thetis Lake Park, 5 km lakeside hiking trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Salmon Fishing ground
Nearest Point of Interest
Surf City
Nearest Point of Interest
Gallooping Goose Rail Trail
Car: recommended

4 Golf courses within 7minutes drive. We are 30 mins (real time) away from one of the best salmon & halibut sport fishing grounds in the world. Dungeoness crab is caught 7 minutes away in front of Royal Roads University beach. Trout and bass are in our lake. Jordan River surfing spot is 1 hour away and Long Beach-Pacific Rim National Park is a 4 hour drive north through the scenic Malahat Drive.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning >7 C$125
Pet Fee C$50
Refundable Damage Deposit C$300

All prices quoted are in $USD. CAD, AUD and NZD are accepted at par. Call me before paying anything. Long distances are a lot cheaper than losing your entire deposit to scammers/phishers. Leave a message if I am away from my phone. Scammers don't post phone numbers or call you back.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Victoria, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , serves 3 upper floor bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , serves living area and media room
    Bathroom 3 - shower , serves attached coach house only
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , large 500 sq ft rec room with sofa and single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bdrm 4 in separate coach house - 1 queen , attached to main house but costs extra.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa bed pull out
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have a motorized party barge with couches and chairs to putter yourself to the diving platform or just use a a swimming dock out on the lake. Uses rechargeable marine batteries to power the electric motor.