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Lakefront Home in Victoria, Vancouver Island on BC's beautiful west coast.

Bedrooms 4
Space 232 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Our lakefront home called Waterlily has the four key ingredients to a worthwhile vacation: location, price, activities within a beautiful and safe surroundings.

For a sense of the "wow" factor watch the "skyguys" aerial drone video: click on photos and the video link embedded.

For a home made tour of the inside click and paste this youtube link:

'Waterlily' is the perfect gathering place for a island family reunion or small group getaway - lots of gathering places and a private deck overlooking the lake. The atmosphere of the deck and garden lake view is one of peace and serenity inviting the guest to de-stress and just be.

"Waterlily " is 10 mins from 3 different golf courses. Or 20 mins away from 2 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 beaches is only a short drive away through the manicured lawns of the famous Royal Roads University.

Better yet get active and hop on one of 6 bikes for easy access to the scenic flat riding Galloping Goose cycle path which stretches through farmland and city scape 55km- 34 miles.

Or your trail runners/hiking boots for the trails and hill hikes which begin nearby Goldstream Provincial Park.

We are SAFE from bed bugs, biting insects, and break ins.

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

Base price: $400/night is for main house only based on 7 people. Each additional person is $50 to a max of 9.

The Lakeview suite is an extra $250/night (max 3)

Total occupancy is 12 people - $600 per night.

Pets are only allowed from Oct - May...why? To avoid excessive clean up and the attracting of flies during the busy summer season.

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Once the main house is booked, we don't book different guests into the Lakeview suite to insure privacy for main house guests, although either Peter or I may be in residence in a semi detached suite during your stay.

During summer, the minimum stay booking is 5 nights. (Off season price is $350 Oct-April min stay is 2 nights. longer stays having negotiable pricing)

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

* 6 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 (limited 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.

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 and respect 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. family reunion,

More Details

richard cook
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017


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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 232 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) 2 cots if needed. - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , large 500 'rec room with single captain's bed,
    Bdrm 4 in separate coach house - 1 queen , attached to main house but costs extra. Has single cot.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Captain's bed (1), Baby Crib , 2 cots available or 1 double mattress on rec room floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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.


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 20 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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