Snowbird discount available - Waterfront oasis by the beach. Looking for a short or long term sanctuary - a warm, quiet place to rest? Let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep in this well appointed garden studio. The ocean view is from the garden, or across the street for a beach walk. This private studio is ready to be your home away from home. We are in a quiet neighbourhood, a 7 minute drive to downtown, close to a village, 2 blocks from a, and minutes from many great walks.
People call this is a ‘tranquil’ space. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean. You have private access to a large studio across the street from a wonderful 0.5 km beach walk ,particularly spectacular at low tide. The studio is furnished with a comfortable queen bed, desk, dining table, large screen TV, wifi, private bath (shower only). The heat pump gives you energy efficient warmth within minutes for a cozy feel in the comfortable space.
Outside your private space (in the adjoining room) is your fully equipped kitchenette and full size laundry. This space is shared (I only come down for laundry, and avoid it if you are here for a short stay). You can choose to dry your clothes outside on the clothesline on the deck or in the garden with the ocean air.
Note: The photos show the view from the front of the house and top of the garden. Your studio windows face the neighbour's home. So you can HEAR the ocean while you sleep, and it is steps from your door, but there is no direct ocean or garden view from your window.
We live in the garden capital of Canada. The enchanting garden steps lead to a Willow Bench that commands a priceless view of the Salish Sea, our Bay, Kitty Islets, lighthouse, and the Olympic Mountains in Washington, USA. Have breakfast garden-side while the hummingbirds ‘buzz’, and the lush garden soothes and restores. The anti-gravity lawn chairs make for a great afternoon respite.
Perfect for a single traveller, or couple. Not suitable for children.
The private studio is the lower level of my home, and includes a large room with private entry and bath (shower only). Through the door you will find your kitchenette with laundry which is in the 'shared space'. If you are here for a week or more, you might see me in the kitchenette laundry. Enjoy the the garden deck to rest and recharge. There's a magical bench at the top of the garden to enjoy your morning coffee while enjoying one of the best views in Victoria - the Salish Sea and Olympic Mountains.
Interaction with guests
Once you are acquainted with the space and oriented to the neighbourhood and city, this is your vacation to enjoy. Of course, if you need anything, I am a knock away. I am happy to offer recommendations for some of the best places in the city, and particularly in the 'hood'.
Other things to note
Coffee, Tea, local artisan granola provided. No steps - easily accessible. Bicycle rentals on site, and we can assist with kayak rental arrangements.
We are in a quiet and safe neighbourhood. No smoking on the property. Sorry - no pets.
When you are leaving the studio, please check:
Heat Pump: Spring/Summer - off or low, Winter - down to 65F
TV - power off
Bathroom - fan on if required & door open for ventilation
- washer door slightly open
- garbage and compost out (if I will not be home within a day of you leaving)
- no food/crumbs on counter
- hot plate OFF switch at back
- washer/dryer appliances OFF