Ocean view, comfort and privacy, and much more!
First of all, let me say that this was A GREAT PLACE TO STAY for our vacation. The rental unit is a newly-completed walk-out basement converted to a self-contained 2 bedroom suite with it's own entrance. The east-facing entrance features a nearly full-length wall of windows that flood the suite in bright, natural daylight. The owners are Melinda and Daniel, a delightful young couple (and fascinating to talk to) who live right upstairs, and are very helpful and approachable. The suite has two roomy bedrooms, comfortable beds, a large well-appointed living/dining area, and a very nice bathroom with combination tub/shower. The kitchen offers good workspace and ample cupboards, with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. The stacked laundry pair is conveniently located off the kitchen. There is a large wall-mounted flat-screen TV in the sitting area, Roku-enabled with NetFlix and many other on-demand movie streaming services, but no cable TV (Daniel told us they would be adding a cable TV package soon). There are wall-mounted electric heaters in each room that let you find the right temperature to suit your comfort level. The property is located on the east-slope of the Saanich Ridge, and is in a hilly area. The driveway is quite steep, and there is a stepped walkway to access the unit. My wife and I are 60ish and had no problem navigating our way in and out of the property, but people with mobility issues may find the terrain challenging. The mountain-side location is very popular and affords great views of the Gulf Islands and the San Juan Islands. The location is very good; about a 15 minute drive to either downtown Victoria to the south, or to Victoria International Airport/BC Ferries dock to the north. There are lots of walking paths and cycling trails in the area, and numerous parks and small lakes, beaches, etc. We saw deer wandering the neighbourhood every day. The area and the suite are very quiet; it is as if you are alone in the country but you're still actually in a small city with all the conveniences. Shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops are all close by. The suite is brand new - we were the very first guests! What a surprise to us! Would we stay here again? YES! Absolutely we would. If you are looking for a roomy and quiet place to spend some precious vacation time, without all the noise and hustle and bustle of the downtown, then this may well be the place you are looking for. Ray &Suzan, from Alberta
The Ocean Muse - 2 Bedroom Elegant Ocean View Suite