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Shelby LakeFront House. . Langford Lake Near The Ocean - Victoria's West Shore

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Charming lakefront rancher is close to the ocean on a quiet cul-de-sac in a great neighbourhood in Victoria's Westshore. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fully-furnished rancher sleeps up to 6 located right on beautiful Langford Lake, 20 mins from downtown Victoria in Langford away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Shelby Beach house has 3 separate bedrooms and 2 full baths. A fully-furnished rancher that sleeps up to 6. It has one queen size bed in each of two bedroom and a third bedroom with two twin beds. The home is 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, 20 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from the ferry to the mainland.

This immaculate bright home sits on the lake with a tranquil view. Location, character and price are the ingredients to a worthwhile vacation and Shelby Beach house has all three.

More Details

Wendy McDonald
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Wendy McDonald

We bought this property 4 years ago. Our home is next door and we have lived here for 13 years. We love the lake!

Wendy McDonald purchased this house in 2010

Why Wendy McDonald chose Victoria

Our favorite pastime on a hot afternoon is a cool swim in the lake (Langford Lake is a very clean and safe lake) and relaxing on the dock afterwards. One of our favorite activities is walking around the lake, within a few minutes you are walking over a long wooden bridge thru wetland birders paradise, and then you follow a winding trail along the lake. This trail is an easy walk for most anyone or you can ride your bike if you like. From here you can connect to the galloping goose trail, and ride your bike into downtown Victoria or out to the village of Sooke if your feeling really motivated. There are 4 top golf courses within 5-10minutes, world famous Butchard Gardens is only about 25 minutes, away, a City Center Park with mini golf, a kid’s play zone and bowling are at the other side of the lake. Also locally there is shopping, restaurants, pubs, movie multi-plex, ocean beaches, Goldstream provincial park, whale watching and don’t forget some of the best salmon fishing in the world. Or maybe just head 5 minutes into downtown Langford and grab yourself a delicious latte..... its all here waiting for you to enjoy!

What makes this house unique

The biggest benefit of this Lakefront house is it is 20 minutes from Down town Victoria, and 10 minutes from the ocean. It is a one level rancher in a great neighbourhood on a quite cul-del-sac.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Wendy,

We loved our stay at Shelby Place. It is a beautiful lakefront setting, close to all amenities and centrally located for tourist activities. The house itself is beautifully furnished with everything you could want and a spacious layout that felt roomy for a family of five. We had a very relaxing stay and enjoyed swimming in the lake. Wendy and Ed went above and beyond, offering the use of their dock, showing us around and even providing a heating pad when one of us wasn't feeling well.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Victoria, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Main - toilet , shower , This is the Main Bathroom
    Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen , This Bedroom faces the lake
    Bedroom Master - Back of the house - 1 queen , This Bedroom has a bathroom attached to it
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom has two singles - two adults or two children
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking


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Shelby LakeFront House. . Langford Lake Near The Ocean - Victoria's West Shore
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews
Vancouver WA

Beautiful setting for our Victoria, BC vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We feel very fortunate to have found such a lovely setting for our family get together. We felt at-home immediately! The home is the perfect size for us (three adult couples), nicely decorated, immaculate, and well-stocked with nice towels, linens, dishes, silverware and cooking utensils. The bedrooms are ample in size and beds are very comfortable.

The river view and dock were a huge plus, and would be a special added bonus if you are planning a summer visit. It was a brisk 50 degrees F. on our visit, but we were able to take in canoe ride and wonderful walk around the lake. Just having coffee while looking at the view was a special treat!

The home is about 11 miles from downtown. There is construction on the main road to town (through 09/2019), but we were able to make the trip in about 15 to 20 minutes. The drive is longer during rush hour, but there is so much to do both at the property and in Victoria, that we were able plan our trips around the traffic.

The home is conveniently located near Costco and other name brand stores.

The owners are very helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. They know the area quite well and gave us some great tips on restaurants and sights around the city.

We had a great time, and we are confident you will too!

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying. The six of you were wonderful guests. Ed and I look forward to hosting you again at the lake house. Warmly from Victoria.
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An absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I with 2 other couples rent this 3 bedroom house for 5 nights. We were greeted warmly by Ed the owner who was extremely friendly & helpful with orientating us to the house. We were absolutely impressed by the nice lay out of the house which was clean & very well equipped. We all enjoyed the peaceful environment with the house backing on to the lake. You don't really have to go anywhere but to relax in the house is enjoyable. We were later met by the other owner Wendy who was also very friendly & helpful.The house was only about 20 mins drive from downtown Victoria. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: 7-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake house was fanatic. Roomy for 4 people. Room for 6. Evening sun on the dock can’t be beat.

  • 5 of 5

Very central location. Accommodation for 6 for the price of a hotel room. Great house and lake. Will be back.

  • Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Everything is great. Thanks Wendy!

  • Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. I hope you return again soon!
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Great place, very quite and kids friendly place!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the great and quiet place for family with or without kids. Owners are really friendly and helpful. One of the weekday, it was late we wanted BBQ, Ed after work came and setup the BBQ for us. They have all the gears for the boating in the lake.

Overall this is one of the best place to have a VACATION!

  • Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Shelby Place for your Vacation. We are glad that you, your family and friends had fun. It was wonderful hosting you. We hope you will come again soon. I want to assure you that the charger you inadvertently left behind, will be in the mail by the end of the week. Cheers, Wendy and Ed
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Perfect Spot for Vacation in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

The Shelby LakeFront House in Langford was a perfect setting for our family vacation in Victoria. The photos on the listing do not do justice to just how nice the accommodations are! The house is very spacious and the views over the lake are great. Everything in the house is modern and in perfect working order. The property is very well cared for and clean. Wendy is very friendly and responsive to any needs or questions that might arise. I highly recommend this vacation house!

  • Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. We really enjoyed having your family stay over Christmas in the Shelby Beach house. We hope you will come again soon. Cheers, Wendy and Ed
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Nearest Airport
33 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
39 Kilometres
Swartz Bay Ferry (BC Ferries)
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Trans-canada Highway
Nearest Beach
We are on Langford Lake
Car: recommended

On Vancouver Island we have been known to Snow Ski in the Morning and Golf in the afternoon on occasion!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Victoria, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$150
Damage Deposit C$500

For Monthly Rentals, renters will pay for the Hydro they use. We will charged an approximate rate based on the year before and once bill arrives, we will refund the difference.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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