|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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Victoria the capital city of British Columbia in Canada celebrates a 150th birthday in style on July 1st 2017. Our lakefront home called Waterlily has the three key ingredients to a worthwhile vacation: location, price and a beautiful view.
Charming old 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.
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Base price: $400/night is for main house only each additional person is $50 to a max of 9.
The Lakeview suite is an extra $150/night (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, I don't book different guests into the suite to insure privacy for main house guests, although I may be in residence in my own semi detached suite during your stay. During summer, the minimum stay booking is 4 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
* 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.' http://virtualwebergasgrill.com/2014/08/vieluxe-the-weber-luxury-grill-youve-probably-never-heard-of/
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,
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.
|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
|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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.