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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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


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).


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

****Bonus room (available at an extra charge for groups over 8 only) - 2 additional queen beds side by side.


Enjoy a glass on wine in the hot tub, or soak up the sun on the lounge chair 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.


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.


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 instructions for the key once you have confirmed your reservation.


The 2 acre property hosts 4 unique spaces, 3 which are open to vacation rental. The main 6,200 sq ft building hosts two 3,100 sq ft custom homes, side by side (duplex style). My parents, Rolf and Sharon, live on the left side of the main building and are the property managers for the other 3 suites.

The Chateau has 4 bedrooms, 1 King and 3 queens, and has a recreation room (with 2 extra queens) that we open for more than 8 guests at an additional fee. The home is very private and has its own backyard area, patio. There is also another 1 bedroom suite above my parents home (The Treetop Suite) that can sleep 3 and a small cottage on the lower property that can sleep up to four, ideally 2.

****If you would like to make arrangements to rent the three suites 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 19 guests. Call us for rates and availability.


Smart TV with Netflix.

Cable television.

Wireless internet.

Laundry (Washer and Dryer).

Private entry.

Lots of Parking available.

Trampoline in the backyard.

Hot tub in the backyard.


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 minute drive to Butchart Gardens, Goldstream Park and many beautiful beaches, 20 minutes from the ferry and a 12 minute drive to downtown 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!

Here on a Thursday in the summer? Take a stroll through the quaint town of Sidney (a 15 minute drive away) and take in the largest street market in Victoria!!! A fantastic place to see all the local artisans, hear great music and eat dinner at the food trucks! A favourite night out for sure!

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. Plus, with a roaring wood fire to come home to after a day of exploring, and a hot tub out back, you have picked the coziest winter escape!

Whatever time of year you choose, the Chateau La Vie in Victoria, BC will be a vacation you remember forever!

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Vangel Roberts
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 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 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 of the pond across the street are lovely, and the windows all around bring the beauty of the outside - IN!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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


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West Coast Warmth and Luxury with water views and hot tub!
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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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Clean, cosy home ideal for family gatherings!!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have picked a better place to host our family and friends for the weekend of our wedding. The house offered a spectacular lay out for hosting, a cozy style so guests felt comfortable and hosts that were welcoming, friendly and attentive.

The night before our wedding we hosted a pre-wedding BBQ and the house with about 55 people in attendance and the space was perfect for it. There was plenty of parking, lots of space for kids to run around, a large kitchen to cook all the food and Rolf was kind enough to bring a second bbq over for the event. .

I could go on and on about how pleased we were....we will definitely be back if we ever have another family gathering to plan:)

The memories that were created in this house over the course of our special weekend will be cherished forever!

  • Submitted: 5-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cozy house

  • 5 of 5

It was everything and more the house was absolutely perfect!!!! We will be back

  • Submitted: 8-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your warm review of our home away from home! We are happy to hear we exceeded your expectations and look forward to seeing you again next time!
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Clean and well equipped..Loved the decor and furnishings

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the necessities. Our family enjoyed our vacation and were so pleased to spend time together in such a beautiful place. 5 stars! Loved the hot tub and jet bathtub.

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here!

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional and great value!

  • 5 of 5

The listing was very accurate. The owner was very warm and welcoming while the property was nicely appointed and well equipped . We had a group of 8 (two family's). Everyone enjoyed relaxing in the house or hot tub as much as heading out to enjoying Victoria. I would have no reservations recommending this property.

  • Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


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
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 14 2018 - Jan 6 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$250
Additional Guest Fee C$25 per person per night
Damage Deposit C$600

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 19 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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