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From Butchart To Beaches, Make Our Home Your Home Away From Home Year Round

Saanichton vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

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9.8.Exceptional.
  • Indeed, home away from home. Very cozy and comfortable. The owner is very accomodating.

    Oct 6, 2018

  • We were in the area for a wedding and it was wonderful to have the large deck in back to…

    Jul 20, 2018

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Dining area
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • Victoria Butterfly Gardens - 43 min walk
  • Brentwood Bay Ferry Terminal - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Panorama Recreation Centre - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Butchart Gardens - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal - 9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Gowlland Tod Provincial Park - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

About this home

Our home is just outside Victoria, conveniently located between Victoria and Sidney, and close to the Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries at Swartz Bay and Washington State Ferries to Anacortes, Washington. We are on a peninsula which is semi-rural, in the midst of farmland, small villages, beaches and mountains. We are surrounded by lush flower gardens and hummingbirds almost year round. Fresh fruit and produce are plentiful from many gardens. One full level of our home plus a bedroom downstairs is included and includes a king bedroom, and 2 queen bedrooms, new bathroom with all toiletries provided, kitchen/dining room equipped with all cooking supplies to meet your cooking needs plus coffee pot and coffee, a large living/TV room with cable TV and WIFI. A barbecue grill is available on a large deck as well.


New tennis courts with lights for evening play are two doors down, plus playground and forest hiking trails are just down the street. Bus stops are just across the street which connect us to all Victoria and area destinations in minutes, so a car is not a true necessity. If driving, Butchart Gardens is 5 minutes away, the airport and Sidney (with Washington State Ferries to Anacortes Washington) 10 minutes, BC Ferries at Swartz Bay 15 minutes and Victoria 20 minutes to downtown. Mountain trails and beaches on both sides of the peninsula are 5 to 10 minutes. Bike paths are accessible which connect us easily to both Sidney and Victoria.



The best kayaking is available just 5 minutes away in Brentwood Bay on Saanich Inlet and Todd Inlet, where you'll likely find starfish just under the surface, also a destination scuba spot nearby.

Panorama Recreation Center is 5 minutes away for everything from hockey, gym and racquet sports to pools and waterslides.



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Location

  • Victoria Butterfly Gardens - 43 min walk
  • Brentwood Bay Ferry Terminal - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Panorama Recreation Centre - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Victoria Butterfly Gardens - 43 min walk
  • Brentwood Bay Ferry Terminal - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Panorama Recreation Centre - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Butchart Gardens - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal - 9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Gowlland Tod Provincial Park - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Elk Lake - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • British Columbia Aviation Museum - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Cordova Bay Golf Course - 5.1 mi / 8.1 km
  • Mary Winspear Centre - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km
  • Sidney Skatepark - 5.6 mi / 8.9 km

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 9 min drive
  • Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour Seaplane Base) - 21 min drive
  • Bedwell Harbour, BC (YBW-Bedwell Harbour Seaplane Base) - 107 min drive
  • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) - 72 min drive
  • Saturna Island, BC (YAJ-Lyall Harbour Seaplane Base) - 157 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FRD) - 168 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base) - 164 min drive

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1400 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom three -1 king bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower, 1 jetted bathtub, and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices

Dining

  • Separate dining area

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Books
  • Children's toys
  • Kayak on site
  • Bicycle on site
  • Water sports equipment
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Tennis courts

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Telephone

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Arriving/leaving

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.
  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between guest stays.

Also known as

  • Butchart Beaches Make Our Home Your Home Away Home Year Round
  • Butchart Beaches Make Our Home Your Home Away Home Year Round

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sassy's Family Restaurant (2.6 mi), Blue's Bayou Café (2.6 mi), and Seahorses Café (2.7 mi).
  • Have fun with onsite activities such as cycling, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching. From Butchart To Beaches, Make Our Home Your Home Away From Home Year Round also has a garden.
9.8.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Garden Oasis

    Lovely property, nicely furnished and decorated, and the bathroom looks newly renovated. Frankie is very sweet, leaving us little surprises like fairy lights on the porch and sidewalk chalk for the kids. She has done an amazing job with her garden - like to botanic levels :) 3 swings for everyone to enjoy. The house is well-located, near multiple beaches, canoeing, tennis courts and a few grocery stores.

    Christine C., Other trip, Aug 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great property, very well situated for Butchart Gardens and Victoria. Very friendly and helpful owne

    Great property, very well situated for Butchart Gardens and Victoria. Very friendly and helpful owne

    Paul K., Other trip, Sep 3, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Holiday Destination

    Enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. Quiet but close to lots of attractions. We would definately come back again.

    Ann G., Other trip, Aug 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    5 stars!

    Frankie has a wonderful home. If you enjoy gardens, cottage decor, a beautiful patio, and a warm host, you will love this property.

    Lisa T., Other trip, Aug 21, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful!

    Frankie is a superb host. The home was immaculate. Exquisite taste with both interior and exterior made us feel at home and gave us joy. Art work, gardens, library... all combined to give us the best little vacation. Thank you, Frankie!

    Kathleen C., Other trip, Jun 23, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unforgettable stay in Canada

    Our host was fabulous, we were sad to leave. The property was impeccable and even better in person than photographs would suggest. We are already planning our next trip back.

    Patrick D., Other trip, Jul 7, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The house was great lots room clean great yard would stay again only down fall is only one washroom

    The yard was well kept the house was great the stay was good

    Lorne H., Other trip, Aug 7, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Three generations together at Saanichton

    Frankie’s home was well suited to our family group. Sleeping arrangements were just right and the living areas very comfortable. The interior decor and gardens surrounding the house created a very relaxing environment. The location was very suitable for our tourist travels. Overall the property was very suitable, clean and comfortable. Our host, Frankie, welcomed us and made herself available if we needed her. Thank you Frankie.

    Helen R., Other trip, Jul 18, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Sisters Getaway

    My sisters and I had a great time. The location was quiet, close to walking trails and Victoria was an easy drive away. The house offered us all that we needed for us to relax and reconnect as we live so far away from each other. I wish we had stayed at a warmer time of the year to enjoy all of the porch swings and the beautiful gardens!

    Dawn M., Other trip, Dec 11, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing.

    Frankie was extremely friendly and the property was very clean and homely.

    Jocelyn M., Other trip, Aug 6, 2018

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