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**Garden Suite**Modern 1 Bedroom & 1 Bath

Bedrooms 1
Space 320 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious & Bright, 1 Bed-1 Bath With Garden Views. Fully Furnished.

Nestled amongst a stand of notorious Gary Oaks, Waterloo2 immerses you in the heart of a private, quiet garden sanctuary. Gaze into the trees and observe the acrobatic gray squirrels, traveling from branch to branch. Hear the melodic bird songs of local sparrows, robins, and swallows. Smell the lingering fragrance of the mature, well-kept garden and surroundings just outside your door. Waterloo2 is a very modern yet comfortable 1 Bedroom, 1 bath, plus TV lounge and kitchenette self contained suite. Outdoor patio space with dining table, allows you to soak up sun in the southern exposure.

This 315 square foot, well designed vacation rental suite features sleeping and sitting areas with modern furnishings, a well equipped kitchen, and a 3 piece bathroom. Waterloo2 is a self-catered accommodation, where you are free to set your own pace and make the most of your stay. Shared laundry facilities are available upon request.

On your arrival there will be a “starter kit” of healthy breakfast food items that you prepare yourself. Always included for your Waterloo2 stay are: selection of coffee and teas, all paper and soap products (excluding hair products), home made jams, sugar, oil and vinegar, and some spices. Fresh herbs are right outside your door during summer stays.

Whether you stay for a night, a weekend, a week, or a month, this beautiful, private garden suite contains everything you will need to ensure a fabulous and memorable stay.

Your hosts, Ron and Cathie, will welcome you with open arms, but there will be no need for awkward conversations and interactions. Your hosts will be available to offer recommendations on dining, attractions, shopping, and more!

More Details

Cathie Dias
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Cathie Dias

We have enjoyed welcoming guests into our home for many years. 'Natural Hosts' we have been called by many friends and visitors from around the world. We are both long time residents of Victoria and feel confident in telling our visitors all about our 'Garden City'

Why Cathie Dias chose Saanich East

Sharing our 'oasis' with you makes us feel good. We strive to make your vacation experience one to remember.

What makes this apartment unique

Our property is located on a unique little residential street with local traffic only. Everything you could want for is close by. A lovely area for walking, biking or running too.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Open vanity to bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Light and Bright with views over the garden. Firm Queen Bed with quality linens.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
This well designed space allows you to feel like you are really living in Victoria. Immersed in a garden and surrounded by trees. A true oasis where you can really relax and get away from it all.


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**Garden Suite**Modern 1 Bedroom & 1 Bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful garden hideaway in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week in this lovely apartment while attending a workshop and meetings at UVic. What a wonderful space with thoughtful hosts! The garden is truly beautiful, and the apartment is clean and comfortable. The owners had supplied me with coffee and some breakfast goodies, like fruit, bread, eggs, and yogurt, and were kind enough to replace the super-comfy down duvet and pillows with a non-allergic option for my husband when he joined me mid-week. Location is convenient to UVic, either a 10 minute bus ride from a stop just up the road, or a scenic 30 minute walk up and over Mt Tolmie park. Downtown is about 20 minutes by bus, which arrives about every 15 minutes during the week, so it was easy enough to get downtown for dinner and drinks every night. Victoria dining is fantastic for seafood lovers!

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely quiet comfy suite ,great location , beautiful garden ,exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Cathie and Ron lovely hosts enjoyed getting to know them , appreciated the bread,eggs,homemade jam ,fruit etc, loved sitting in their lovely garden , enjoyed having our own entrance use of laundry facilities . A home away from home !hope to be back and would highly recommend 😀

  • Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking such great care of our suite! We try to add some extra touches to make people feel welcome and at home, so thanks also for noting the food and use of laundry. You are welcome back anytime and thanks again for sharing some fantastic local wine!
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Blaine, WA USA

A charming garden suite close to Victoria BC and many sights

  • 5 of 5

I booked this Garden Suite property for a get-away for my husband's 69th birthday and it did not disappoint. In fact, it exceeded my expectations and I was so pleased that my husband really enjoyed our stay here as well. The private entrance, lovely garden, gracious hosts and clean and comfortable suite were very enjoyable throughout our entire stay. In addition to being so nice, the bonus is that we were only minutes from downtown Victoria BC and only a 20 minute drive to Butchart Gardens and about 25 minutes from Sidney where we enjoyed lunch at Haro's Restaurant and Bar at Beacon Park with views of the water and shopping in the interesting downtown, especially the darling Kimberely Dawn's Baby Boutique (a great place for Grandparents) and Tanner's bookstore. During our stay at Garden Suite we enjoyed visits and walks to nearby Mount Tolmie Park with its old Oak trees and fabulous views, the small but pretty gardens at the University of Victoria, the beautiful and unique Abkhazi Garden and a full day at Butchart Gardens. During the one rainy morning we had we were very comfortable relaxing and reading in the Garden suite, looking out the large picture window at their private garden while drinking the fresh brewed coffee from coffee beans they had provided. Nearby pubs and eating places we enjoyed included Smugglers Cove Pub, Christie's Carriage House Pub, Blue's Bayou Café near Butchart Gardens/Brentwood Bay, lunch at Belleville's Watering Hole & Diner in Vcitoria BC and two evenings of delicious Chinese takeout from Golden City Restaurant on Fisgard St. on Victoria BC. The morning we checked out we had a delicious breakfast at McRae's pub which is within walking distance of Garden Suite. McRae's is a neighborhood gathering place and the breakfast was delicious. Other nearby sights and activities that we didn't have time for during this visit include Craigdarroch Castle, Beacon Hill Park, Tally-Ho Carriage Tours and tea at the renovated Empress Hotel. After all of our daily excursions we looked forward to returning to the Garden Suite and all of its amenities. We are so appreciative of proprietors Ron and Cathie who were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. We look forward to staying at Garden Suite again during our next visit to Victoria BC.

Marian and Jerry

  • Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my!! I can't thank you enough for this amazing review! The fact that you pin pointed just how close all these amenities are to our suite is so wonderful. We try to make our guests feel like this is "home away from home"! Thank you also for taking such good care in our space. Please come back another time!!!
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Great stay in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

I have absolutly enjoyed my 3 months in Victoria. I have great memories from my sojourn who will remain for a long time in my mind. This is in grand part due to my great conditions of living. This is a very nice 2 room independent suite.

I highly thank Ron and Cathie who are tremendous hosts and really great people. I would recomand this place for anyone.

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay during your international business masters program at UVIC. We are pleased you found our location suitable and that the suite space really worked well for you. Your "home away from home!" We enjoyed meeting you and wish you all the success in the world on all of your adventures ahead in life. Thanks for a great review! Come and see us again sometime!
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Cloverdale, California

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the Garden Suite. Ron and Cathie have done a great job of making it a home away from home. Highly recommend staying there if traveling to Victoria B.C.

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for booking your stay here with us at Waterloo Garden. We pride ourselves in making you feel at home! Thank you too for a surprise gift of some lovely wine and for taking such good care of our suite. You are welcome back anytime!
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Rejuvenating Time Away

  • 5 of 5

We immensely enjoyed our stay and WILL be back. I can't say enough good things about this place! I almost don't want to tell everyone about this one for fear it becomes all booked up next time we want to visit! Hospitable hosts who allow you privacy in your own space overlooking a beautiful garden, complete with hummingbirds!. It's in a quiet area with ample parking. The first thing I noticed was how clean everything was... Not just cuz it's fairly new but cuz you can tell the hostess takes pride in it. There is a super comfortable queen bed, 2 reclining chairs with footstools, shower with new bar of soap, laundry hamper, kitchen area (she even had a few items there for our use like spices, coffee, tea, fruit, half dozen eggs, homemade jam and bread so we didn't have to rush to store), kitchen table and 2 chairs, covered deck with outdoor table and 2 chairs. Suite next door also has 2 chairs and table at other end of deck area which u could use if needed more seats. Oh and umbrellas cuz it's Victoria after all! We only needed to use them once though in our week long stay. By the way, we never heard our neighbor's. Heard a little bit of upstairs from hosts but hardly worth mentioning as wasn't very often. I would highly recommend this Waterloo Haven as your home away from home. Thanks to our generous host and hostess! Hope to see you again soon.

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Waterloo Garden for your stay here in Victoria. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. Thank you for your compliments on the cleanliness and our pride in ownership. We really do want our guests to have an "as good as home" or better experience. You were here at a marvelous time to enjoy the garden. There are winter and spring garden interests too, so anytime of year you choose to stay here allows you to be immersed in our little oasis. Thank you for taking such good care of our suite too. You are welcome back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Victoria Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
BC Ferry Terminal-Swartz Bay Terminal
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Pat Bay Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Head to Downtown for a variety of Restaurants
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Gonzales Bay
Car: not necessary

A quiet residential neighbourhood, yet only minutes to amenities. Walk to shopping or take public transit to downtown.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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