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Private Suite with Ocean Views in a Lovely Garden Setting

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 bedroom studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 - possible extra person on floor)

Enjoy this quiet rural setting with the advantage of easy access to all of the amenities. As we are minutes from both the BC and Washington ferry terminals and the Victoria International Airport, this suite offers a quiet rest for the weary traveller. Plenty of shopping and fun activities await, only a short 10 minute drive away in the quaint town of Sidney. Follow highway 17 to the beautiful City of Victoria or drop in to the Panorama Recreation Centre for a morning swim. We are one mile from fine dining at the Deep Cove Chalet, or wine tasting at the Muse Winery, and only a 15 minutes drive from the world famous Butchart Gardens.

Breakfast foods are provided for the first two days of stay to ensure that our guests enjoy an independent holiday timetable. Alternate foods are available for those with dietary requests or intolerances. The self-contained kitchen offers multiple cooking options, or enjoy the many diverse restaurants the town of Sidney has to offer.

This upstairs suite has a private entrance and plenty of safe off road vehicle parking. Located across the street from Deep Cove harbour, guests can stroll over to the public pier to enjoy colourful evening sunsets.There are also many waterfront and hiking trails moments away. Guests Diane Darrington and Roger Elsey from Texas wrote: 'We had such a great time at your place and tell our friends how lovely it was and what exceptional hosts you two are.'

Keywords: suite, detached, self contained, independent, flat, private, ocean view, garden,Victoria, Vancouver Island,

More Details

Ken and Fern Davey
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, Some French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Ken and Fern Davey

As long time residents of the Victoria area, Ken and Fern are very familiar with the many activities and amenities available in Victoria or anywhere on Vancouver Island. Ken is an avid sports fisherman and is very familiar with sports fishing opportunities. Fern has kayaked most of the Vancouver Island and adjoining Gulf Island waters. Evidence of our enjoyment of gardening is immediately visible especially from spring through fall. As your hosts, we take our cues from you. We are happy to provide Island information and respect that some guests prefer their privacy.

Ken and Fern Davey purchased this house in 1993

Why Ken and Fern Davey chose North Saanich

The suite is located in a quiet neighbourhood across the street from a public pier that overlooks lovely Deep Cove harbour and the Saanich inlet.

What makes this house unique

The property is located in a quiet area suited to many outdoor activities as well as having easy access to restaurants, shopping, transportation (ferries/ airport) and the Institute of Ocean Sciences. Many people enjoy kayaking in the calm waters of the Saanich Inlet and we were drawn to the rural charm of the area.


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

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Inflatable mattress for a child, (1) Inflatable air bed available for $15/ night additional charge
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Second story private entrance via stairs, access to garden patios, first 2 morning breakfast foods available in the suite. Longer term guests prepare your own meals


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Private Suite with Ocean Views in a Lovely Garden Setting
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Nice Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We found everything we needed in this loft studio room. Clean, bright and comfortable with good furniture. The grounds are amazing and we'd like to come back in the warmer weather to spend more time in the yard. Ken and Fern are really nice and made sure we had everything we needed. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terry, thanks for the review. You two are such great guests that we hope to see you again. Good luck in Chilliwack and Mexico. Regards, Fern
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Cambridge, MN

Beautiful and peaceful Studio!

  • 5 of 5

Superb place to stay! Owners were very helpful and willing to accommodate any needs or concerns. I would stay here again if I’m ever in this area!

  • Submitted: 4-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Nice to have our own space and privacy after a busy day of touring around! Beautiful quiet location, with easy access to roads, highways, bicycle lanes and ferries. Nice area to walk in too! It is hilly compared to the Prairies where we come from, so walking was great exercise for us! Hosts are great too! Very informative, friendly and pleasant. Would gladly stay there again!

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Hidden Garden Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I can't express just how magical Fern and Ken's property is, or how exceptional they are at hosting guests.

Fern and Ken are like the sweetest grandparents you've ever imagined having. I'm almost certain that Fern would bring hot chocolate chip cookies up to your room if she wasn't so busy creating a garden that easily rivals the Butchart Gardens themselves. They were incredibly helpful in pointing us towards activities going on around the island, but also gave us plenty of space to decompress and disconnect on our vacation. They are really just the sweetest hosts we've ever stayed with. One of us has a gluten allergy and Fern supplied the room with gluten free bread for toast, fresh jam and butter, cream for coffee, and also gluten free cereals and milk. This extra act of kindness is what sets them apart from most other Air Bnb's.

The property will take your breath away. Make sure to take the time to walk the whole property and take in the beautiful dahlias cut straight from the garden, the artistic efforts that have taken years to cultivate, and the little wonders tucked into all the hidden corners. Breathe in the fresh air in the morning while you drink coffee with hummingbirds that will come right up to you!

The unit itself is new, impeccably clean (no dust bunnies at all!) and has everything you'd need to cook a meal, eat your leftovers, or even make a small feast. The sheets and pillows were of excellent quality. The shower never ran out of hot water. The bed is very, very firm for those who prefer it. We couldn't believe how clean everything was!

Overall we loved our stay here and will return year after year for all of the seasons!

  • Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind acknowledgement. We are so pleased when guests feel welcome and enjoy their stay. Hope to see you both again!
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Calgary Alberta Canada

A beautiful and comfortable spot on the island

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a few days to cycle on the island. It was a great location from which to do some wonderful rides. Fern and Ken were excellent hosts. The place was clean, quiet and the grounds are very park like .... just beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will stay again.


  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Mike! Fern and I enjoyed meeting you and watching you make full use of the cycling environment around Victoria and the Peninsula. Congratulations on completing your extremely arduous ride! Knowing that part of the country so well, we were amazed at how quickly you completed the course. We would love to keep in touch and hear about any future cycling accomplishments. Stay well and thanks again for the kind words. Regards, Ken
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St George

A quiet cottage suite in a lovely garden setting

  • 5 of 5

Fern and Ken's suite was ideal for my 16 day stay. Their place was immaculate and they provided a wide selection of breakfast items which were most appreciated. The neighborhood was quiet and only a block from the sea. Unfortunately the weather kept me from enjoying the outdoor patio and fireplace. If you are in the area definitely check out the lovely town of Sidney, which has all the amenities anyone would need including some good restaurants without all the hubbub of Victoria.

I highly recommend their cottage suite for a single traveler or a couple staying for a couple days or longer.

  • Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kent, Thanks so much for your kind review. It was much appreciated as was the tidy state you left the suite. Hope that your friend enjoys the opals. Lucky girl! Regards, Ken and Fern
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Nearest Point of Interest
B.C. Ferry teminal
Nearest Point of Interest
Muse Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Deep Cove Chalet
Nearest Point of Interest
Sidney By The Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Butchart Gardens

It is a short walk to a public pier, calm ocean kayaking waters, 10 minutes drive to the Victoria airport or ferries to Vancouver and Washington State, 15 minutes from Butchart Gardens or excellent shopping in Sidney-by- the-Sea and for enthusiasts tennis courts one mile away. Walk to the corner store for coffee and a muffin and watch the sheep being herded across the street.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in North Saanich, British Columbia

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Note that rates quoted by VRBO are in US funds. Rates decrease the longer you stay. A cleaning fee of $50.00 Cdn will be added by us for stays of 1 month or more. An additional $15.00 Cdn /night charged for a third person. U.S. Currency rebate when higher than Canadian dollar. No additional taxes are applied by owner. We no longer accept Paypal. VRBO will email requesting your final balance. We prefer that you bring this as cash as they charge us a user fee, however, as we do not accept credit cards, if you wish to use a credit card, please pay the balance through VRBO.

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