Who knew this kind of relaxation was possible, your own private French country cottage that feels like you are a million miles away from it all yet civilization is only minutes away. This self contained 950 square foot home is suitable for 1- 2 people looking for privacy and luxury. From marble counter tops to custom art , flooring and furniture you will feel you are surrounded by the finest of everything. The fully equipped kitchen includes everything you will need for whipping up a gourmet meal while taking in the gorgeous west coast panorama out your large kitchen windows . The bathroom boasts floor to ceiling natural stone tiles from Peru, heated flooring and a large walk in shower. The charming bedroom with queen bed is done up with soft comfortable linens looks out its own double French doors onto a wooded wonderland. Watch deer wander by as you sip your morning coffee in front of the custom cement fireplace with gas insert. There is parking for 2 vehicles. The cottage sits on a lovely natural 5 acre parcel of land with the owners house approximately 100 meters further along the private lane. The owners will respect your full privacy yet are more than happy and available for answering questions The charming village of Brentwood Bay is 5 mins away by car, here you will find all the conveniences you need, grocery stores, liquor stores, coffee shops, drug stores, medical clinic as well as the Brentwood Bay lodge that boasts a world class restaurant, pub, spa and marine shop where you can rent paddle boards, kayaks, eco cruises and scuba diving equipment.. Butchart gardens as well as numerous hiking trails, lakes and beaches are only minutes away. Victoria city is 15 mins, and the sea side town of Sidney is 15 mins. (Sorry-NO WEDDING WEEKENDS)
Spectacular park like luxurious privacy yet minutes to everything!
About Kathleen McPhail
Bruce and kathleen have travelled extensively around the world therefore they know how important it is to have a comfortable, safe and welcoming place to call your home when you are miles away from it! They are both business owners and grew up on Vancouver Island. Kathleen is a painter and you will notice many of her art works decorating the cottage. They both are avid hikers so can tell you all the best trails for hiking.
Why Kathleen McPhail chose Victoria
We love living in rural Saanich. We used to live in Victoria city for 20 years but then bought and built our house out here in 2002. Saanich is so beautiful, full of so much to do, hiking, wineries, beaches, lakes yet many interesting shops, pubs and resteraunts. We are still discovering new little eateries or exciting hiking trails! We feel our property is very special and hope others will enjoy its natural beauty as much as we do.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A Piece of Heaven
I can't thank Kathleen enough for the amazing eleven-day stay (!!) in her forest cottage over the Christmas/New Year holiday. It was impeccably clean and filled with special touches and gifts (including her beautiful artwork that adorns the rooms, fun holiday movies, and lovely baked goods that I enjoyed waaay too much ;). Kathleen was always available for anything we needed but never intrusive. The cottage is even more special than the photos convey (and yes, the photos are stunning!), and the forest setting was wonderfully peaceful. We actually lengthened our stay because we didn't want the experience to end and we will most definitely return!
Charming, Cozy, Delightful
We spent a week in November here and had an absolutely fabulous time! The cottage is so beautifully done and well-appointed. You feel right at home and have everything you need - and more. We loved the location - not only that it was tucked in the woods and 'away from it all', but that it is sort of central to all the places we went: hiking trails, Victoria, Butchart Gardens, the ferry to the gulf islands, the airport. A very peaceful and comfortable place. We spent many evenings in - cooking dinner in the fabulous (enormous!) kitchen and watching movies by the fire, listening to music (stacks of DVDs and CDs for your pleasure). The colorful and vivacious art of our host, Kathleen, decorates the cottage. She was delightful to meet and happy to provide us with any local knowledge we requested. (There is a great notebook there and plenty of local tourist information at the cottage, as well.) Our stay in this cottage couldn't have been better, honestly...
Beautiful cottage nestled into the woods with convenient access to both Victoria and Sidney
So peaceful... Wonderful craftsmanship and artistic design. Beautiful cottage in the woods. Morning coffee while watching the sun come up has never been more peaceful
Lovely, private French cottage in the woods
Kat’s cottage is a little piece of heaven. When you are there it is as if you are in Provence, France! It is a perfectly appointed home with a lovely marble bathroom, gourmet kitchen with a chef’s oven. A beautiful dining room and a living room with a gas fireplace that heats the entire cottage. A wonderful place to decompress and enjoy nature and quietude in a lovely, wooded setting.
Oasis in the middle of Vancouver Island
Absolutely beautiful, a french style chateaux situated in a magical forest.
A King Size Bed would make it perfect.
Quality constructed space with attention to detail in all areas. Lovely in all aspects
This is a purpose built space where no corners have been cut. Quality craftsmanship and materials are matched by the interior design and decoration. Lovely high ceilings and plenty of windows, yet privacy among the trees. This was the perfect space for us to prepare for our wedding day, find respite afterwards, and reflect on our big day.
Highly recommend this space for a staycation or anyone coming to town and tired of the hotel scene.
Additional information about rental rates
No pets. No smoking, candles or fires. Wifi is for emails and searches- no downloading movies , videos or youtube please due to high cost- there are plenty of DVDS in our movie library. No refunds will be given due to storms or power outages.