Location, character and price are the key ingredients to a worthwhile vacation home. Waterlily Lane has all three .
Charming Victoria, the 'garden city' is nearby and Waterlily is on it's edge away from the noise. 20 mins away from both Butcharts Gardens and Victoria's inner harbour area, ferries and international airport. Located midway on the scenic flat riding Galloping Goose cycle path which stretches through farmland and city scape 55km- 34 miles. The pacific west coast is 7 minutes away through the manicured lawns of the famous Royal Roads university overlooking the ocean beaches. The base quote rental is for 7 guests, extra people are $50/person per night. (max 9)
Still need more beds? Separately rent my personal space for $150 night extra. The 500 sqf Troll Suite is a 1 bedroom suite below the sun deck and also overlooks the lake . Note: once the main house is booked - I don't book a different guest in to insure privacy for main house guests, besides I may be in residence during your stay. During summer, the minimum stay booking is 5 nights. (Off season Oct-April min stay is 2 nights.) Click on YouTube video link for inside video tour.
Private Setting And Close To Everyt
Our lake is stocked with trout and small mouth bass up to albs are regularly caught. Excellent salmon fishing grounds and crabbing for dungeoness is nearby. Supported by guides and a recreational charter boat industry. Several golf courses are also a short drive away.
For the kids there is a large park next door with new playground apparatus and a water play feature. Running and hiking trails disappear in the hills behind Waterlily in the Goldstream Provincial Park. Grab 1 of 7 bikes and go for a cycle inn the safe Galloping Goose old rail trail for 55kms worth of car free cycling trails. Winery trails are north and west of us. Maps provided.
Stay connected with wireless internet throughout, a guest computer with a printer attached if you forget your laptop. Iphone docking stations available.
The BEST meat store on the island (www.glenwoodmeats.ca) within 200 yard walk. We have 3 weber barbecues available. Why 3? One for the main deck, one for the "troll suite" and one for the Taki Tiki bar lakeside. Westshore Mall with 5 plex movie theatre 5 mins away with 2 large grocery stores, Walmart, BC Gov super liquor, restaurants. Costco is also nearby.
Bear Mtn Gym and Yoga center is 10 min drive up the hill. 5-8km running trails easily accessible on foot are nearby.
Westhills Stadium home to the Canadian National Rugby team is located on Glen Lake Road just around the corner and across the lake from us. Ask about our Rugby Canada discount when attending an event. (ask about rugby discount)
How to book? Email or call Richard or leave a message, number: 250-208-9487
Master = queen
Kiri's room = queen
Travel room = double
Media room = single captain's bed plus good quality 7 inch sofa double
Troll suite also has a queen bed ( included only in addition to main rental) $150/per night extra
'Waterlily' is the perfect gathering place for a island vacation to bring the whole family together including the family pet. Host a reunion, a group getaway or even a wedding party - lots of gathering places and a private deck overlooking the lake. Our first white wedding was in June 2015 on the lakefront lawn.
We provide free of charge:
a 10 x 12 ft electric motor Princess barge to cruise the lake with - easy to use Minnkota electric trolling motors. (2) Comes with adirondackchairs, cooler and palm tree.
2 canoes, 2 kayaks, 2 sup boards, and a sailing dinghy
Lifejackets to fit ages 3-90 in dock box.
7 bikes to cycle the famous Galloping Goose cycle trail - selection of bike helmets to use
lakeside firepit and Taki Tiki Bar/change room
fishing rods, tackle boxes
Walk up the garden path through fruit trees and grape vines across the large sundeck and through french doors into a rambling split level 3 bedroom main house. Waterlily is a renovated 1950's original lake cottage with large editions added 1970's and 2009.
The 500 sq ft deck has a 'wow' factor with a 180 degree view over Glen Lake plus a old school hot tub and the best Weber BBQ ever made called 'The Vieluxe.'
The private sloping lakefront boasts a Jimmy Buffet Taki Tiki Bar, a firepit with a drift wood couch (firewood supplied).+ More