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Jocelyn Harder

Member since: 2013
Speaks english

Swallow's Nest Studio; quiet, relaxing, convenient

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of the Saanich East vacation studio rental

Studio apartment with complete kitchen, 4 piece bath, in-suite laundry and queen

For reference, the closest intersection is Shelbourne & Cedar Hill Cross Rd.

" We've stayed at several VRBO places, and we have to say that Swallow's Nest was the nicest. We'd stay there again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended!"

Separate, private, quiet, cozy and very comfortable 400 sq. ft. studio suite to welcome you after a busy day. Conveniently located to all that Victoria and the surrounding area has to offer, we are 10 minutes by car to the heart of downtown or the fields of the Saanich Peninsula and 5 minutes to the University of Victoria. Swallow's Nest has a separate and private entrance so that you can come and go completely independently.

The suite has a fully equipped kitchen, complete laundry set up, (detergent supplied) very comfortable queen sized bed with top quality linens (and comfy cushions for lounging wth a book or movie), bathroom towels, T.V. with DVD player, wireless internet, clock radio, plenty of closet space, in fact everything you could need to make your stay in Victoria comfortable as well as memorable! The walls of this gracious suite are adorned with original art by local artists.

If meal preparations are not part of your holiday plans there is a breakfast/lunch cafe just around the corner and numerous options for dinner nearby as well. (I've counted 6 fast food places, 4 pizza places, 4 deli's, 7 restaurants, all within a 5 minute walk!) There is a grocery store, pharmacy (with a fabulous selection of really good chocolate!), B.C. Government liquor store, Starbuck's and other fast food outlets within a couple of blocks. I've tried to post the local restaurants, grocery store etc. on the google map but for some peculiar reason a few of the markers ended up downtown! You will find a more complete list in the suite.

From Ron, a guest in early July;

Whenever I come to Victoria I visit all the sites,

Beautiful and historic; this results in weary nights.

At the end of the day I really need a place of quiet


The perfect place for me I've found, is lovely

Swallow's Nest.

Thank you Ron!

And from a visitor from Texas in September 2013, ...your unit is the most organized, cleanest, well thought out property I have ever stayed in. I hope that I am this way again. Thank you Allen

More Details
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • children not allowed
  • pets not allowed
Jocelyn Harder (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
BC Ferries Swartz Bay Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Cedar Hill Golf Course
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Cadboro Beach
Car: not necessary

A central location to provide a comfortable base from which to enjoy the many adventures possible in Victoria. In the immediate vicinity you will find a grocery store, liquor store, drug store, birding store, several eatery options. Swallow's Nest is two short blocks from a direct route to downtown, located just 7 km to the south.

We are 3 km from the outstanding rhododendron gardens, Finnerty Gardens, of the University of Victoria. The campus also offers wonderful walks in the woods as well as the ecological reserve, Mystic Vale.

Mount Tolmie, a short walk or shorter drive, offers a panoramic view of the city as well as many kms of walking trails. For hikes in a forest park there is Mount Douglas Park, 5 km to the north, which has beach access to a rocky shore overlooking Haro Straight as well as a lookout which gives fabulous 360 degree views of Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula. For a sandy beach experience Gyro Park is 4 kms to the east and offers a lovely expanse of beach on Cadboro Bay for beach combing and sail boat watching. The Royal Victoria Yacht Club sails out of Cadboro Bay and has an active racing contingent of members.

A short drive or bus-ride will take you right into the heart of downtown Victoria and all of the tourist opportunities offered there.


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Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Saanich East, British Columbia

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2 night minimum stay

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Saanich East, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 4 piece bathroom
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • children not allowed
  • pets not allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing