Located in a gorgeous country setting, with water views of the Glendale Gardens and Viaduct Flats bird sanctuary, this charming French Country Escape is 20 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes to world famous Butchart Gardens and 15 minutes to downtown Victoria.
The beauty of this ideal vacation home, greets you from the moment you walk through the custom alder doors. A stunning space with vaulted ceilings, timber frame craftsmanship and a gorgeous stone fireplace, this home is a feast for the eyes and full of warmth for the soul. Soak in the West Coast beauty of the gorgeous water views of the Viaduct Flats and Glendale gardens and feel the peace and tranquility of this amazing Canadian getaway.
The home has phenomenal cooking facilities, a gas stove and is equipped with all the amenities you will need for your stay.
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:
The spacious Master bedroom, has a lovely king-sized bed, HD TV, a private deck overlooking the backyard and a hot tub and outdoor shower on the deck!
The Master en-suite has a lovely deep soaker tub, a spacious open shower with rain head, 2 separate sinks and fresh linens.
The second bedroom / TV room has a pull out Leather Couch - (Queen) with memory foam topper (super comfy!), gorgeous leather chairs and a window seat great for enjoying a good movie or your favourite sports game.
The 3rd bedroom is located upstairs in a gorgeous private suite, with a King sized bed, big screen Smart TV, a bathroom with double sinks, and tub/shower.
This space also enjoys it's own private living room / kitchenette / dining table and a separate entrance with a huge deck overlooking the acreage. (Perfect for a family getaway with the grandparents, or 2+ families travelling together!!!)
The fourth and fifth beds are both located in living room part of the upper suite - (A queen bed and a double pull out couch).
There is an additional single bed in the loft overlooking the great room below.
TOTAL - sleeps 10 guests.
THE PATIO & OUTDOOR SPACES
Enjoy a glass on wine around the fire pit on the brick patio or master deck or catch the last rays of the sun on the upper deck overlooking the lower property and lovely views.
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 Quayle". Enjoy our favourite Eggs Benedict and fabulous organic local fare on their gorgeous garden patio.
The Custom French Country Home has ample parking for 3 vehicles on the left side of the driveway by the sign for the Treetop Suite.
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 access instructions with the key location once you have confirmed your reservation.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
The 2 acre property hosts 3 unique vacation rentals. The main 6,200 sq ft building in the picture hosts two 2,600-3,100 sq ft custom homes (side by side - duplex style), each designed to reflect West coast comfort and gorgeous woodworking throughout. Each home is very private and has their own backyard area, patio with a barrier in between. There is also a small cottage on the lower property. My parents, Rolf and Sharon also live on the property, and are the care-takers and managers for all 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 has the potential to host up to 20 guests. Call us for rates and availability.
3 - Smart TVs with Netflix.
Laundry (Washer and Dryer).
Lots of Parking available.
Brick patio with fire pit.
2 outdoor decks.
No smoking or drug use permitted on property
No parties permitted (all guests or visitors over the booking amount must be approved by management)
No dogs permitted in the home
Quiet hours are 11-7pm
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, 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!
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.Get the full listing »