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OCEANVIEW Property on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath oceanview, local tennis, hike, golf, beaches, winery,


ALWAYS request for your personalized quote, especially for long-term stays. 30 day bookings are tax exempt. If booking for full month of DECEMBER OR JANUARY, Nightly rate does not apply, winter weekly / monthly as shown in rates.

Custom built home features open concept living, large rooms with plenty of windows for natural light, bedrooms are large and have night blinds, main floor bathroom features soaker tub; lower floor bathroom features shower with his & her sinks both bathrooms are close to separate bedrooms, large laundry room with iron and ironing board and clothes rack to line dry delicate clothes. Your kitchen has modern appliances (jennaire cooktop; wall-oven with convection feature; fridge with filtered water and ice machine; quiet mode dishwasher; large micro-wave, walk-in pantry and plenty of storage space and kitchen is well equipped down to the details. Dedicated desk space with WIFI/Internet; dedicated phone line for local calls, home security with smoke detectors and fire alarms, kickback in the living room with gas fireplace; cable vision with PVR to watch on a 42" HD television; large comfy sectional with recessed lighting to read, visit or watch television. Single car garage to enter directly into home with on-site parking for 2-vehicles and additional on-street parking. You have your choice of 2 private decks southeast to enjoy your morning coffee or a large southwest to drench in the sun, eat your meals outdoors or prepare your barbecued meals with ocean views overlooking private gardens.


Your vacation home is on the southern tip of Vancouver Island on the Saanich Peninsula on the westside of the Peninsula in the prestigious area of Deep Cove in North Saanich. This area is a mix of waterfront properties with plenty of public access trails to local beaches; farms and organic growers with many farm stands to get locally grown veggies, flowers or farm fresh lamb, chicken/duck, farm fresh eggs, beef, local wild seafood. Stroll down the road to a local winery, 5-star restaurant, country corner grocery store, a farmers market (seasonal - June to September), local yoga studio, church, playground at local elementary school, gas station with auto repair shop, out door tennis court, 2 golf courses (5 minute drive); many local hiking trails, the start of the Galloping Goose Trail system, begins on the Peninsula to Sooke Leechtown 34 miles away, or the airport 10KM paved dedicated bike trail or just bike on local roads with dedicated bike lanes.

If you are looking for a quiet setting to kick back and enjoy your break from day-to-day life while being close to the restaurants, shopping, transportation (air; road; water), or city life these are within 5 - 30 minutes away.


Sidney by the Sea is a 5-minute drive where you can browse Sidney's boutiques and bookshops. Nights are for dining Pacific Northwest, Asian, Greek, or European at the ocean's edge. But save the days for adventure touring, diving, hiking, biking, kayaking, shopping, whale watching, wine tasting and exploring the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.

Take a 30 minute drive to Victoria the capital city of British Columbia. Victoria boasts many historic buildings and some of the best museums in Western Canada. The area is also home to some of the country's most exhilarating scenery: there's an ocean or mountain (or both) vista around every corner, and the city's flower gardens are famous the world over. Whether your taste runs to golfing, hiking, biking and fishing, or you're more the shopping, dining and theatre type, Victoria has you covered. The city was included in the Top 10 Family Vacations in Canada Trip Advisor's Travelers' Choice awards.

Victoria's British ancestry is apparent in the double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages, formal gardens and tearooms. The city is now a cosmopolitan centre with a lively entertainment scene and a wonderful array of attractions. Add to your list the world famous Buchart Gardens.

You are a 5 minute drive from BC Ferry's Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal where you can explore our Southern Gulf Islands for a full day of exploring Salt Spring Island, Pender Island, Mayne Island, Galiano. Something to take advantage of during your visit.


Your stay and comfort is our priority. We promise what you see in the photos are true to life. We promise you will arrive to a pristine clean home (verified by our guests in the Reviews). We promise new or lightly used linens, bedding, beach towels, with extras for easy access. Great care has been taken to equip the kitchen like my home (I love to cook) and want you to prepare your meals with ease having access to plenty of cookware, small appliances, table setting for 8, glassware for all types of alcohol beverages, tumblers, for 8. We stock the home with current local maps, tourist attractions, take-out menus, local newspaper, hiking maps, Galloping Goose Trail System, Golf Course information, Sports Equipment rentals w/ pricing where available. We want you to spend your time enjoying your holiday, not figuring it out.

We want your arrival to be a positive experience so we meet you at the home to check-in, tour the home, ensure everything is in working order, as well as go over the operation, answer questions and accommodate any special needs if we can. We respect your privacy and limit our visits to care-take the gardens, take away refuse, and if needed will arrange for daily or weekly cleaning service. We want you to feel at home while at the same time we are available at a moments notice to remedy any unforeseen issues that may arise. We want your experience to be rewarding, comfortable and positive in every way. We work hard to create a relationship so you make this home your first and last choice.


You have the option of renting a one bedroom or 2 bedroom with the appropriate price adjustment. Whether you rent 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom all the other features remain the same, 2 bathrooms; and full use of ALL the property features.


Whether you are on vacation, looking for a place to escape winter, or thinking of moving to the Island, or working short term, this home can accommodate short to long term with everything you need.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Jo-Anne

Originally from the interior of British Columbia, I moved to Victoria where I raised my daughter and am now retired.

Jo-Anne purchased this house in 2009

Why Jo-Anne chose North Saanich

I have lived in Deep Cove for over 30 years where I built the home you will stay in and know the area extensively. I can assure guests that they will enjoy the many hiking trails; public beaches and bike paths to unwind and relax. The pace of life is what makes Island living the draw to our millions of visitors. If you prefer the night life of the city you are a 30 minute drive from downtown Victoria.

What makes this house unique

Our vacation rental is spacious yet has a cozy feel where you will love to kick back and relax. The home sets itself apart from others with a bridge to house rather than the standard driveway. You have two decks; the south west deck is free of traffic and people with ocean view and changing landscape of trees; hills and westcoast homes. At night the lights twinkle across the water from the gated community named Arbutus Ridge.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in North Saanich, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Max guests 4. No events allowed No smoking of any type allowed on the property Guests outdoor space is restricted outdoor decks
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 2 - toilet , shower , his and her sinks - lower level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Soaker tub; off master bedroom
  • On separate floors adjacent to bedrooms providing privacy for couples travelling together
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bank of windows overlooking garden; quiet - dark out drapes
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Separate floor; walk-in closet; bathroom off bedroom
  • Bright large rooms with plenty of storage for your personal belongings
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
For those who enjoy farm to table we have farm raised beef; lamb; chickens as well as many local growers of organic vegetables. Every Saturday during the "peak" season we have a local farmers market on the grounds of the Church - a 10 minute walk or 3 minute drive. Sidney during the summer months hosts a street market every Thursday evening featuring locally grown food; artisan foods; local crafts/art; and merchants participate with street tables/booths; along with many food vendors serving wild caught salmon burgers and ethnic meals. Sidney by the Sea has all the amenities of the city, for book lovers you have several book stores to mooch around. 20 Minutes by vehicle and you are at the world famous Buchart Gardens. Victoria is a 30 minute drive to take in the sights and activities of the city. For your convenience many "brochures" are in your guest guide to plan your outings around famous sights and current events.


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OCEANVIEW Property on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

A beautiful home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this lovely, spacious vacation home with the wonderful view of the ocean. The open concept floor plan on the main level with so many windows allowed for lots of natural light and great views. Everything was so immaculate and beautifully decorated with lovely towels and linens. We also really appreciate preparing meals in the exceptionally well-stocked kitchen with such a great working space. Jo-anne is very warm and friendly and provided some extra special touches of wine and fruit when we checked in. We were so impressed with everything and have decided to book next year to be sure we are able to return.

  • Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being excellent guests, I would not hesitate to provide a reference for other vacation properties. We strive to provide a positive experience in our home, we respect your privacy but are a call away to deal with any issues if they arise. Deep Cove is a wonderful area to enjoy a quiet rural setting with a view across the water, yet minutes to all the amenities needed in Sidney. We look forward to hosting you in 2018. Jo-Anne
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Nova Scotia


  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly as the pictures show, in fact, even better. Comfortable beds, top notch linens, a fully equipped kitchen and then some. This is my sixth rental using VRBO and would rate this house #1. Not just for the house, but the extra touches - bottle of chilled wine in the fridge, bowl of fruit on the counter top and strawberries and grapes in the fridge. The final touch was the beautiful bouquets of flowers. What a welcome! The view from the deck is lovely and the location was perfect. 12 minutes to the airport, 10 minutes into Sidney, 35 minutes to downtown Victoria. There is more than enough to explore on the Saanich penninsula. In fact I have booked it for 2 weeks again next year, to continue exploring Vancouver Island. This is a house that you feel at home in as soon as you walk through the door. Nancy A, Nova Scotia

  • Submitted: 7-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ USA


  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect, beautiful and quiet. The owner Jo-Anne was very friendly and helpful. We went to the near-by beach daily and saw bald eagles and otters! Deer were frequent dinner guests. The kitchen was large and well equipped. The king bed in the master was very comfortable. The home was very clean. We highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were perfect guests, it is always a "huge" relief for owners when you enjoy your stay, the home meets your expectations and more importantly respect the home you are staying. I enjoyed meeting you both, being neighbours to your country it is always nice to learn about your home state. I would highly recommend you both to other owners. I hope you return to Vancouver Island and select our home again. Jo-Anne
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The Very Best There Is.

  • 5 of 5

Our two month stay in Jo-Anne's beautiful house was sublime. Everything is perfect; from the wonderful bed (which cured my back problem) to the amazing kitchen which is so wonderfully stocked with every kitchen aid you can imagine.

I arrived with the flu and usually the only place you want to be when you are sick is in your own home and bed. Well, I felt at home and was very grateful for the beautiful sheets and lovingly decorated home.

The house is immaculate and I really don't know how Jo-Anne keeps it thus. Everything from the freshness of the paintwork down to the kitchen equipment; it was as though we were the first people in the house. Fresh plants were through the house and some wine and nibbles to greet us.

November and December were the coldest and snowiest months for decades, yet we were as warm as could be as there is an efficient forced air system and a beautiful gas fireplace. Jo-Anne even offered to decorate the home with Christmas decorations if we had so wished. Before the snow arrived, Jo-Anne arrived with salt to sprinkle on the drive way - what service.

The view is beautiful and it must be heavenly in the summer.

I wish I could give it a six star rating as it is perfection. Thank you Jo-Anne.

We contacted Jo-Anne personally for this booking and it made is much simpler.

  • Submitted: 9-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue & Kerry for such a wonderful review. We strive to ensure our guests have a positive, safe and wonderful experience where our home feels like your own. What is important as an operator, is to host guests that appreciate the hard work that goes into creating an environment that is valued and respected. You exceeded our expectations on the care and respect you treated our home during your 2-month stay. I would highly recommend you as guests in anyone's home you put all worry out of the risk owners take. We really enjoyed meeting you both and hopefully our paths will cross in the future when you return to Canada.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Jo-Anne's home from July 25th to September 3rd, 2016. As we arrived a few minutes early, we had the pleasure of meeting Jo- Anne as she was making sure everything would be just right for us. We went out for a quick lunch and returned to an absolutely immaculate home, fresh flower arrangements and a bottle of wine from the winery just down the street. We found the home to be completely stocked from the cleaning supplies, to great pots, pans and ample dishes, silverware and glasses. The furniture in the living and dining area was very comfortable and arranged nicely for TV viewing. The bedrooms were beautifully done with very comfy mattresses and linens. The layout was perfect for two couples, each bedroom with a bathroom and great privacy.

As we like to grill, we used the gas grill on the deck numerous times with great results. Like the house, the grill was immaculate and very easy to use. From the deck there is a beautiful bay view which resulted in numerous colorful sunsets. In a word, the house was wonderful and it was only exceeded by the extent to which Jo-Anne and Fred worked to accommodate our requests and needs. We have stayed in many VRBO's over the years but, to date, this was the best by far and the most like home.

Favorite restaurants:

Sabhai Thai - make reservations

Haro's - wonderful happy hour with Salt Spring Mussels - yum!!

The Village Restaurant, breakfast and lunch, both Oak Bay and Royal Oak locations

Thrifty Foods - best fresh cooked Dungeness crab!!

Deep Cove Chalet

Deep Cove Market - great coffee, sandwiches to go, local veggies and anything else you can think of

Il Terrazzo - Victoria

900 Degrees Wood Fired Pizza - Langford

  • Submitted: 6-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thorough review and for making our experience as operator's worry free. Words cannot describe the relief with guests who respect your home like their own. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and your review will be very helpful to other guests looking for a home-away-from-home. Hopefully Vancouver Island is on your list of vacation destinations and our paths cross again if you choose our home.
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Woodland Hills

The gold standard of VBRO stays

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I spent nine wonderful days in Jo-Anne's house. It was magical. Jo-Anne is the ideal property owner. She takes care of the home in a way I wish all VBRO homeowners did. It was immaculate when we arrived. And there were luxury and personal touches throughout, from the welcome basket to the type of soap she chooses for the bathrooms. You can tell she puts a lot of thought into the experience her guests receive. And she cared about making sure our experience was perfect.

We loved the location of the house. It was close to the island Ferries and Sidney, and though driving into Victoria for dinner took 30 min, it was a nice relaxing drive on the highway.

Best of all, the home is in a quiet and relaxing area with sheep nearby, and deer and raccoons closer. The view was beautiful with amazing sunsets most nights.

We had a great time and give our sincere thanks and respect to Jo-Anne for ensuring that our lodging in Canada was perfect. It was a load off of our minds.

Thanks, Jo-Anne, for everything.

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your amazing review, you were the ideal guests. I would highly recommend your family to any vacation rental property owner. It is such a relief to have guests who respect the home and appreciate the work put in to making your stay comfortable and enjoyable. I hope if you return to Vancouver Island you make our home your choice.
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Victoria Airport is a 10 minute drive
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
BC Ferries, Swartz Bay & Anacortes Ferry Terminals
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Your choice Ardmore or Glen Meadows Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
10 minutes walk down a country road
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
10 minute walk down a country road
Car: necessary

Located in the prestigious area of Deep Cove, on quiet country road. A mix of waterfront homes, farms with many road side farm stands. Close to Deep Cove Marina, 5-star fine dining Deep Cove Chalet Restaurant on the water, the Muse Winery with Seasonal Bistro, Deep Cove country store featuring farm to table produce, lamb, beef, chicken, duck and artisan foods. Neighbourhood service and gas station, several local Parks with walking trails, outdoor tennis court, a short distance To Ferries, Airport, Golf Courses, Schools, Churches, Galloping Goose Trail system; full serviced Panorama Recreation Centre, Buchart Gardens, Sidney boardwalk along the waterfront.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in North Saanich, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (weekly) C$100
Refundable Damage Deposit C$500

Contact owner for your personalized quote based on number of bedrooms and ways to save as much as 10%.
Owners rates are charged in Canadian currency.
Tax exemption on 30 days or longer.

Monthly rate available in July and August with full 6 month Bookings.

Cleaning fee of $200.00 is required for weekly bookings may be adjusted accordingly for number of guests.
Monthly cleaning fee of $350.00 is required for 30 days or longer. Weekly cleaning can be arranged at an additional charge.

Minimum 14 day stay during low season to get weekly rate, 7 day stays are charged at the daily rate of 169.00 to book in 2nd and 3rd week during the low season, note tax applies to any booking under 30 days.

Deposit 50% rental, by cheque, money order or e-transfer. Remainder due at check=-in time. Refundable Security deposit in the amount of 500.00 after inspection for damage or loss.

Rates are subject to change without notice to accommodate tax increases, contact owner for accurate quote.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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