Note: Prices at top in U.S. dollars... Rate page below shows exchange rates. Or go to www.homeaway.ca/429998 for complete listing in Canadian. Thank you.:) Mulberry Cottage, recently renovated, is a quaint, romantic, self-contained private cottage with a queen posturepedic brass bed, and double futon (couch in living room makes into futon). It sleeps 2 comfortably - and bedding for extra. Full kitchenette with sink, microwave, toaster oven, fridge, double burner stove-top, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, dishes and cutlery, tea, coffee - all you would need to cook. And BBQ. Hot and cold cereals are supplied, along with some goodies during your stay. High Speed Wi-Fi, Satellite T.V., DVDs, Stereo, & Cds included. Full bath with soaker tub. A beautiful Bay window overlooks a lush 1/2 acre of gardens. Full use of Gazebo, Patio, Patio table, Yard, and 4 person private Hot-Tub for your use. (2 housecoats provided) Guest parking. Brochures, and knowledge and help regarding attractions and restaurants, etc. - we are more than happy to help. Fruit from the Property - when in season! Along with a variety of birds, dragonflies, & Monarch butterflies. We have planted specific flora to attract these!
- Cottage27 m²
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, English
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov. 12, 2018
About Jo-Ann Hopkins
Peter & Jo-Ann Hopkins purchased this property, shortly after they were married - and have done substantial renovations since inception. It has been a Labor of Love! Peter was a Clearance Diver with the Navy for 20 years - and has done Bomb Disposal work throughout the World, and as close as Calgary - both in the River and on Military Land, during 1998 - 2005. He is also trained as a Millwright - what he works at now - with Victoria Shipyards - repairing and a Consultant on ferries and submarines. Jo-Ann started her career in Accounting, then moved to being the only Bonded and Licensed female Car Broker in Alberta, then 21 years as a successful Realtor - both in Calgary and here in Victoria. A little note - she used to Barrel Race too. Jo just happened on this house during her career!! The Main home was built in 1931 - so both home and property have much Heritage character. The Cottage - in the back yard - overlooks the huge Mulberry Tree - hence the name 'Mulberry Cottage'. We have completely renovated the Main home and added an Addition (for Jo-Ann's Reiki treatment studio), also added an Addition to the Cottage (which used to be a bird aviary at one point....!) new circular driveway and brick walkways, new outbuildings, - and Pete finally got his Shop! We love visiting with our guests - from around the World.... and hope when you come - you will experience R & R. Jo-Ann is also a Reiki Master - and offers treatments in her home studio.
Jo-Ann Hopkins purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Jo-Ann Hopkins chose Cordova Bay
We are located in an exceptional area - close to shopping and grocery stores, Lakes, and the Ocean. Also the ferries and the Airport. We have been told by several guests - the property is 'magical'. It has that English Country Cottage feel. A very safe and quiet area, with much flora and fauna.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have a 1/2 acre secluded property - but close to all amenties. The best of both worlds! We love the peace of the gardens, the country road out front - that people walk constantly. And the proximity to the lake and Ocean - is so close - you can walk to either. The trees on the property are very stately and beautiful. They attract many birds (and squirrels!). If you like Nature - you will love this.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Rejuvenate, Recharge, Dream Well in Bliss
Imagine your own cottage complete with a living room, bay window, looking onto amazing landscaping, a bed room with a most comfortable bed surrounded by a mural of butterflies, and plants. Awaken to birds flying and feeding right in front of the window, while the delicious coffee is brewing. This place is a 6 star. It is much more than a place to stay....it's an experience that heals the soul. If you are looking for a party house, this is not it. If you are looking for a functional and well appointed quiet space, on a park like land, this is the spot. And the owners are stellar humans.
Exceeded all expectations! Wonderful experience at Mulberry Cottage!
Mulberry Cottage and the garden that surrounds it is a true treasure. The cottage is spotless clean, comfortable, cheerful and especially peaceful. Could not have hoped for a better place to get away from it all, while still in close proximity to shopping, hiking, site seeing. Walking out into the garden, sipping tea in the gazebo while hummingbirds entertained, and soaking in the hot tub beneath the mulberry tree, all added to the magical quality of the place. Jo-Ann was most gracious and helpful with suggestions for how to get to places and what to see. Both she and her husband Peter made me feel very welcome and safe (good for traveling alone!). They've clearly put in a lot of work in making Mulberry Cottage a unique and special place to stay. I hope to return and experience it during other times of year, but I imagine any time would still be wonderful.
Thank you both so very much! -- Pamela
A super little spot that's close to everything
Hosts Jo and Peter were welcoming and gracious. The cottage was lovely and comfy. It provided not only a base for our exploration of Victoria but a nice respite from our travels to sit in the gazebo and read amongst the flowers and hummingbirds. Will definitely visit again!
Cozy, quiet location close to many tourist must-see locations.
Cottage close to Patricia Bay Highway (no.17), yet far enough up a hill and hidden in well forested area to allow for a peaceful stay and sleep. Lovely bushes and trees on property providing shade (we stayed during a heat wave), so property cooled down enough at night we could sleep w/o A/C. A big ceiling fan kept the bedroom cooled down. Many thoughtful extras provided by owner (picnic backpack, coffee, tea, and other edible supplies, cookies, chocolates, DVDs, books, an outside table and chairs for dining.) World famous Butchart Gardens are close and easily accessible; there are wineries to visit, a drive into downtown Victoria is easy by following no.17 south into town. There one can visit BC parliament buildings, Royal BC Museum (currently Egyptian exhibit there among other offerings); Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park with its multiple swimming beaches and its 10 KM circuit trail (which we walked) is extremely close; a drive to ocean beach access points is also nearby; and of course, many stores, shops, cafes, galleries, and eateries catering to all tastes can be found both close to the cottage and in downtown Victoria.
Absolutely beautiful and peaceful!
Joanne and Peter were wonderful hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed for a very special visit. The cottage is a sanctuary, so lovely and comfortable, equipped with everything you need to enjoy your visit. It is centrally located with easy access to hiking, biking, both Sidney and Victoria, Elk Lake and the Ocean. I highly recommend staying at the Mulberry Cottage.
Fantastic cottage and location
We will definitely be back.
Happy to have you come back!:) Enjoy having you. All the best.
Cheers - Jo & Pete
Mulberry Cottage is located between Elk/Beaver Lake & the Pacific Ocean/Cordova Bay Beach. It is a short walk to either. And a 10 km. walk around scenic Elk Lake. A 5-minute drive to the Commonwealth Place Rec. Centre for swimming, gym, and classes. Shopping is also a 5 minute drive. 18 hole, 9 hole, and mini-golf courses - 5 minutes away. Only 20 minutes to downtown. 10 Minutes to the Airport - 15-20 to the Ferries for crossings to Vancouver, the Islands, & U.S.A. You will see much wildlife close by - and many birds and butterflies on our property. World famous Butchart Gardens is 15 minutes away. Easy access to shopping, sight-seeing, downtown, and places to walk in Nature.
Additional information about rental rates
Discount rates for longer stays. Reiki sessions - Approx. 1 - 1 1/2 hrs. - $65.00 Total. Including Essential Oils $70.00. Also Including Infrared Sauna $80.