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

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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 4.95 based on 21 reviews

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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Cozy Lakeside Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this relaxing, enjoyable home. So well equipped with good appliances, dishes etc.

Wonderful view, quiet area. Would love to go back again. The owners are close by and extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Our family really liked our stay at this very well-kept house on Langford Lake. The house is very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped. Our vacation in Victoria was a big success and this house contributed a lot to our enjoyment. Thank you Wendy.

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, we really enjoyed meeting all three of you. Thanks for leaving everything so clean and tidy. We hope that you are able to come back to Victoria and Vancouver Island again in the future. cheers, Wendy and Ed
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Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, well maintained property! My family thoroughly enjoyed the house and the lake. Our weather was spectacular and we spent a lot of time on the dock and in the water!

Wendy and Ed were readily available to answer questions and provide assistance, but otherwise gave us our privacy:). They live right next door.

There are a large number of stairs leading from the house to the dock. Which was not an issue at all for my able bodied family members, but would be an issue if one had mobility problems. We just used them as extra exercise to counter balance all the good food and drink we enjoyed! The only small negative is the size of the bbq. It would be much nicer to have a full size unit, as during summer months this is how I prefer to do the bulk of my cooking. It was a bit tricky to cook for 6 on the little one provided. Just a thought:)

We are from Victoria, so this was a perfect 'staycation'' for us, but those from out of town would certainly appreciate its central location for visiting areas in and around Victoria.

Thanks Wendy and Ed, for letting us rent from you! Hope to return again!

Sue and family

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Wendy was very welcoming to their lovely waterfront house on a small swimming and fishing lake 15-20 minutes from downtown Victoria. It was like moving into your own 3 bedroom house - cozy, comfy beds and everything you need for cooking, etc. We very much appreciated Wendy letting us stay for the shorter time and then stay the day while we waited for our flight. We'd all like to go back for a week in the summer when we could swim or maybe take out the canoe!

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. I was really happy to help our. We would love it if you and your family came back for a visit in the summer. We will take you for a dock ride! Cheers ~w
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An outstanding property fit for families of all ages.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property for a week over the holidays. The pictures on the site only show a little of this magnificent property. Situated right on a lake, but close to town it is an outstanding place to stay. The owners take personal pride and interest in this well-maintained home and they work diligently to ensure that everything is satisfactory throughout your stay. This home is highly recommended for families of all ages or anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of town, without having to leave the city.

  • Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2018 Winter Off
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
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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