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West Coast Warmth and Luxury with water views and hot tub!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 287 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3100 sq ft Escape - 4 Bedroom, 2.5 bathroom with Water Views and Hot Tub

THE HOME:

Located in a gorgeous country setting, with water views of the Glendale Gardens and woodlands, this charming French Country Escape is 20 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes to world famous Butchart Gardens and 15 minutes to downtown Victoria.

This idyllic vacation getaway invites you to relax out on your backyard patio, and enjoy the peace of a home away from home. The stunning home is spacious and tastefully decorated. The craftsmanship and beautiful timber beams and accents, create the ambience of West Coast warmth and wonder and everywhere you look, is windows. You will feel the peace and tranquility of the beautiful view and the forest around from every room.

The home has phenomenal cooking facilities and is equipped with all the amenities you will need for your stay, with plenty of room for dancing in the kitchen.

Curl up with your coffee and good book beside the fireplace after a day of hiking at Goldstream park or zip lining at Wild Play parks (a 10 minute drive away).

THE MASTER SUITE:

Pamper yourself in the extra deep hydro massage tub in the master suite, and dive into your king bed, satisfied after a great day of adventuring on the West Coast.

The spacious Master bedroom, has a lovely king-sized bed, a love-seat and cozy arm chair in your own reading nook, with a private balcony overlooking the backyard and views. With a custom walk in closet, and stunning master en-suite - we can guarantee this will be the favourite room in the house.

The Master bathroom has a lovely deep soaker tub, a spacious open shower with rain head, 2 separate sinks and fresh linens.

BEDROOMS - Sleeps 8

Master Suite - 1 King Bed

Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3 - 1 Queen bed

Bedroom 4 - 1 Queen bed

THE PATIO & OUTDOOR SPACES

Enjoy a glass on wine in the hot tub, or soak up the sun on the double lounge chairs in the backyard. The gardens and brick patio are a beautiful spot to eat outside. Have kids? They will have a hoot jumping on the the trampoline, playing in the adorable playhouse, or finding the fort while they explore the woods.

A 10 minute walk from the French Country Home is the Glendale Gardens and Woodlands, with a beautiful spot for breakfast, called Charlotte and the Quail. Enjoy fabulous organic local fare on their gorgeous garden patio.

GUEST ACCESS:

The Charming French Country Home has ample parking for 4 vehicles on the right side of the gravel driveway and a private stone entry on the right side of the home under the stone archway.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS:

We will be available for recommendations or assistance during your stay, but will give you the utmost privacy and respect. We will give you the code to the lock box once you have confirmed your reservation.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

The 2 acre property hosts 4 unique vacation rentals. The main 6,200 sq ft building hosts two 3,100 sq ft custom homes, each designed to reflect West coast comfort and gorgeous woodworking throughout.

Each home is very private and has their own backyard area, patio. There is also another suite and a small cottage on the lower property. My parents live on the one side of the main house, and are the care-takers and property managers for the other 3 suites.

****If you would like to make arrangements to rent the entire home for family gatherings or corporate events, we are open to connect with you to find out if we are the best fit for your event.

The Entire Property, when rented as a whole, has the potential to host up to 20 guests. Call us for rates and availability.

AMENITIES:

Smart TV with Netflix.

Wireless internet.

Laundry (Washer and Dryer).

Private entry.

Lots of Parking available.

Trampoline in the backyard.

Hot tub in the backyard.

LOCATION:

The French Country Home is tucked away in a rural area (Saanich West) outside the hustle and bustle of the city, yet extremely central to all the main attractions. We are a 2 minute drive from Interurban Camosun College, 5 minute drive from Beaver Lake, 10 minutes to Butchart Gardens and many beautiful beaches, 20 minutes from the ferry and a 12 minute drive to downtown Victoria.

VICTORIA:

Spend your days touring Centennial Square, Jazz Fest and the fabulous events of the summer season downtown Victoria. Take in all the street performers, talented local artists and incredible musicians on the world famous Inner Harbour and Government Street. Spend your evenings walking along the ocean at Dallas Road and stroll the breakwater to the picture perfect lighthouse, topping off the night with a beer and tappa at one of the amazing restaurants Victoria is famous for.

Saturdays, in the late afternoon and evening is a great day to plan to take in the stunning sights at the World Famous Butchart Gardens. Enjoy a dinner in the gardens and a fabulous fireworks display when the sun goes down, all summer long! Bring a blanket to lay on under the stars!

Most of the beautiful beaches in the Greater Victoria area are a short 15-20 min drive away. You can also enjoy a beautiful 10km walk around Elk and Beaver Lake, a 5 minute drive away. There are also beautiful walking trails right across the streets and the lovely Horticultural Center of the Pacific.

Planning a winter getaway? Victoria is known as the "Hawaii" of Canada, with mild temperatures and a very rare dusting of snow. Victoria is the adventurer's paradise with amazing hiking, scuba diving, and exploring year round, with incredible dining experiences and ocean views that will take your breath away.

More Details

Owner
Vangel Roberts
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Vangel Roberts

Hey, I'm Vangel!

Homeschooling stay-at-home mom, life coach and avid reader who loves being stretched by new experiences, meeting new people, learning and growing from every connection, and discovering the beauty in every BEing.

My husband, Wade is a world traveler who spent over a year in Thailand, Nepal, India, NZ and Australia soaking up the culture, learning the language of the people and enjoying the food, glorious food! (BTW - this the guy who KNOWS all the best places to eat in the city, so you can be sure the service will be amazing and the experience pure delight!) A journeyman plumber by trade, and business owner, Wade has worked in Victoria for 15 years and knows this city like the back of his hand.

As a family, we have enjoyed making memories in Cuba, building an orphanage in Belize, and surfing in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico.

We look forward to meeting you, and hearing your story.

Vangel Roberts purchased this house in 1989

Why Vangel Roberts chose Victoria

This property has been my residence since I was twelve years old, and I gotta say...it is something special!

The French Country Home was a dream 27 years in the making, and 8 years ago we teamed up with with my parents, my sister and her husband and many other great artists and craftsmen in our family to make that dream come true! Every detail was a family affair and custom designed to reflect an old world charm with a west coast warmth. There are much love in these walls, and you will feel at ease in this home away from home.

Rolf & Sharon, my parents who still live there, manage the property and love to host people from around the world.

What makes this house unique

The water views are gorgeous, and the windows all around bring the beauty of the outside - IN!

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 287 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking or drug use on the property.
  • Quiet hours are 10pm to 7am - noise levels must be reasonable and respectful of other guests on the property and our neighbours.
  • No parties or groups over 12 people allowed without consent of owner.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Open Shower / Hydro massage deep soaker tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Additional Cots Available upon request - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • * There is a couch in the living room, and we can arrange for more foamies / pack and plays for children upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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West Coast Warmth and Luxury with water views and hot tub!
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5

The house was spectacular! A perfect size to spend the week for our wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the indoor and outdoor spaces. The kitchen was stocked with essentials making it easy to move in and enjoy the house as our own. Everything was super clean, beds and furniture were very comfortable and laundry detergent was natural which was important for us.

The master suite was gorgeous and perfect for our getting ready shots on our wedding day. The ensuite was beautiful and we really loved having such a spacious suite for just the two of us leading up to the wedding day and for the weekend after. We were able to enjoy some quiet time up there when the rest of the house was busy and we loved curling up in the lounge area.

Our extended family rented the adjoining property and we loved having so many of our family members all together! Our wedding was at Starling Lane Winery, which is a 6 minute drive from the house, so it was perfect for us. Vangel and her family were very friendly, welcoming and helpful leading up to, during and after our stay. They promptly answered any questions that we had, which was great.

We would stay there again in a heartbeat and would stay at or recommend any property linked to Vangel's name. She was that amazing!

As a professional photographer myself, I can't say enough about this house. It's beautiful... the quality of natural light is really lovely and there were so many great spots for our photographers to capture people and details on the morning of the wedding. The dining area is surrounded by windows making it any photographer, makeup artist or hair stylists dream. (It's also really nice to sit and enjoy the view on all of the days in between!) The hardwood flooring is beautiful, the staircase and entryway are picturesque and the master ensuite tub is huge and definitely worth a late night soak.

My new husband and I enjoying standing out on the balcony of the master suite the night before our wedding looking up at the stars and listening to the wind in the trees. It was magical.

We had some pretty high expectations for the house that would be forever recorded in our memories and our photos from our wedding week and Vangel's property blew them all away. We couldn't be happier. It was the perfect place for us and we recommend it highly!

Thanks Vangel!!! We hope to see you again sometime soon!

Chris & Kyla :

  • Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Chris and Kyla! Thank you so much for your amazing and detailed review! It was truly a pleasure connecting with you, and we are thrilled that your wedding week in our home was a memory to be treasured forever! We so appreciate you making the time to share your experience with us, as we love hearing about precious moments that have been made in our special space. THANK YOU for your recommendation, and for your kind and thoughtful words. (Made my day!) We would love to host you again in the future, and wish you all the best in your marriage and life! Cheers to both of you!
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Langford Station, British Columbia
5

Exactly what we've been looking for.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this location to host our staff for a Christmas Dinner and Celebration. We hosted 23 guests and celebrated throughout the evening as well as my husband and I spending two nights.

The home itself is beautiful and the owners decorated it with a gorgeous tree and garland which was absolutely stunning. The accommodations were beautiful, we found our bed to be very comfortable and the master bathroom was a dream. The kitchen, dining and living area were exactly what we'd been looking for for the perfect setting to host our beloved staff.

We cannot say enough about the people who own and operate this place. Wow. Vangel and Rolf were just lovely to work with. Vangel really catered the stay to our needs and was very encouraging about how to best accommodate our guests. Rolf was on-site when we were arriving as well as when we were packing up and is just an incredibly kind and inviting man who we had quite surprisingly enriching conversation with. We will definitely choose this location for our next Christmas celebration and hopefully many other personal and professional events.

Thank you Vangel, Rolf and family!

Dustin and Amanda

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

fabulous

  • 4 of 5

the property is well presented well equipped and a great location

  • Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible stay, wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

It's even more beautiful than photos depict. Rolf, Vangel, and family were wonderful to deal with and prompt with responses. The place was meticulously cleaned, beautiful grounds, spacious rooms.

Could not have asked for better!

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Amazing beautifully classic interior design! Easily the best VRBO I have ever stayed at.

  • 5 of 5

All in our group were suitably impressed by the classic interior design of this home, pictures of the inside and outside view of house just cannot do it justice or show how good the interior is - truly you have to see it in person to experience the awe of it completely.

Huge space everywhere (kitchen, dining area, decks, patio, yard, pantry, bathrooms, living room, entrance foyer, utility room, etc.).

Extremely well equipped compared to other VRBO's (inside and patio furniture, appliances, utensils, pots and pans, glasses, tableware etc etc).

Great communication with owner and great onsite service if required. Made sure we were very satisfied.

Hot tub is a little old but still very usable and clean.

As mentioned in other reviews the stove takes a while longer to heat up then what most people are used to but as long as you allow yourself time for that it works perfectly and we had no issues.

Easily the best VRBO I have ever stayed at.

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully appointed home with all you need.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home,very spacious and tastefully furnished in a very central location for Victoria,Sidney and other parts of the island.

The hosts are very helpful.

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
21.3 Kilometres
YYJ - Victoria Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Crooked Goose Bistro
Nearest Ferry
27.3 Kilometres
Swartz Bay Terminal BC Ferries
Nearest Golf
9.3 Kilometres
Cordova Bay Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
950 Metres
Charlotte and the Quayle
Nearest Ski
242 Kilometres
Mount Washington Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
8.2 Kilometres
Cordova Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Our Charming French Country Home is Located in Beautiful Rural Victoria On a 2 Acre Property Overlooking the Glendale Gardens and Woodlands Across the Street.

The Horticultural Gardens of the Pacific and Bird Sanctuary is a 7 Minute Walk from Our Property. Start Your Day With a Leisurely Stroll to Our Favorite Organic Bistro," Charlotte and the Quayle" and Enjoy a Delicious Eggs Benedict in a Beautiful Garden Setting On the Patio. Shopping and Restaurants Are Within 5 Minutes, As is the Best Chai Latte in Town (at Cherries Bistro).

Located Just 15 Minutes from Downtown Victoria by Car, Our Home is Easily Accessible to Butchart Gardens, Wine Country, Beautiful Beaches, Fresh Water Lakes, the Island Highway, Interurban Camosun College, the Bc Ferries and the Airport.

Just 7 Min Away is Tillicum Mall With Save On Foods, Restaurants, Silver City Movie Theatre, Pearkes Recreation Center and the Greater Victoria Library. The Commonwealth Pool is a 5 minute drive away as well.

The Bus to Downtown is Located at the Bottom of Our Property, So You Can Leave Your Car at Home and Not Worry About Parking.

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$400
C$2,400
C$8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$500
C$2,800
C$10,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$600
C$3,500
C$12,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$500
C$2,800
C$10,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 14 2018 - Jan 6 2019
7 night minimum stay
C$3,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$500
C$3,200
C$10,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$250 + Tax
Cleaning Fee C$250 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$600
Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

We are open to hosting family gatherings / corporate events for 1 night, during winter and spring months for up to 25 guest maximum. Event pricing to be determined by the host, as per each event. Please call for availability and pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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