Chateau La Vie is on the right of the main building - with the entrance under the stone archway.With custom alder doors to greet you, you will immediately feel at home away from home.
Custom West Coast Warmth with Water Views, Hot tub
Custom West Coast Warmth with Water Views, Hot tub

Entire home/flat

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

This custom home offers the privacy of a beautiful rural setting and the central location 15 minutes from all of Victoria's main attractions. The quality craftsmanship of this 3,100 sq ft escape and the gorgeous views are a little taste of paradise!

The space


Located in a gorgeous country setting, with water views of the Glendale Gardens and woodlands, this charming French Country is 20 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes to world famous Butchart Gardens and 15 minutes to downtown Victoria.

This idyllic vacation getaway invites you to relax out on your private backyard patio, and enjoy the peace of a home away from home. The stunning home is spacious and tastefully decorated. The craftsmanship and beautiful timber beams and accents, create the ambience of West Coast warmth and wonder and everywhere you look, is windows. You will feel the peace and tranquility of the beautiful view and the forest around from every room.

The Lodge had phenomenal cooking facilities and is equipped with all the amenities you will need for your stay, with plenty of room for dancing in the kitchen.

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).


Pamper yourself in the extra deep hydro massage tub in the master suite, and dive into your king bed, satisfied after a great day of adventuring on the West Coast.

The spacious Master bedroom, has a lovely king-sized bed, a love-seat and cozy arm chair in your own reading nook, with a private balcony overlooking the backyard and views. With a custom walk in closet, and stunning master en-suite - we can guarantee this will be the favourite room in the house.

The Master bathroom has a lovely deep soaker tub, a spacious open shower with rain head, 2 separate sinks and fresh linens.


Master Bedroom - 1 King
Bedroom 1 - 1 Queen bed
Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen bed
Bedroom 3 - 1 Queen bed

*For groups over 8 guests - we open up a large recreation room with extra sleeping arrangements for another 6 guests. 1 double bed, 1 pullout queen couch, 1 double foam mattress on the floor. There is also a large screen Smart TV with Netflix in the rec room for movie night!


Enjoy a glass on wine in the hot tub, or soak up the sun on the double lounge chairs in the backyard. The gardens and brick patio are a beautiful spot to eat outside. Have kids? They will have a hoot jumping on the the trampoline, playing in the adorable playhouse, or finding the fort while they explore the woods.

A 10 minute walk from the Solid Rock Lodge is the Glendale Gardens and Woodlands, with a beautiful spot for breakfast, called the Nourish Bistro. Enjoy our favourite Eggs Benedict and fabulous organic local fare on their gorgeous garden patio.


Smart TV with Netflix.
Wireless internet.
Laundry (Washer and Dryer).
Private entry.
Lots of Parking available.
Trampoline in the backyard.
Hot tub in the backyard.

Guest access

The Solid Rock Lodge has ample parking for up to 4 vehicles on the right side of the gravel driveway and a private stone entry on the right side of the home.

Interaction with guests

We will be available for recommendations or assistance during your stay, but will give you the utmost privacy and respect.

Other things to note

Solid Rock Acres hosts 4 unique vacation rentals on the same 2 acre property.

This listing is for Chateau La Vie (on the right) and it offers a gorgeous 3,100 sq foot home with a private patio, hot tub and beautiful views.

The main 6,200 sq ft home that you see in the picture (has 3 different suites) and can be rented as one space for large gatherings and corporate events. There is also a small cottage on the lower property that can be rented as well if need be. The entire property with all 4 suites can sleep 24 in beds (2 per bed). * We can also add cots / couches for additional guests.

****If you would like to make arrangements to rent the entire property for family gatherings or corporate events, we are open to connect with you to find out more.

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: £153
Security Deposit: £366
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

-No smoking or drug use on the property
-Quiet hours are 10pm to 7am
-Noise levels must be reasonable and respectful of other guests on the property and our neighbours
-No parties or groups over 8 people allowed
-Check in time is 4pm / Check out is 10am

Should you have an emergency or urgent questions you can contact Rolf de Geest at . Also, if you would like a recommendation or have a question we can help you with, please free to contact Vangel at for her local favourites!



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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13 Reviews

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Lindsay User Profile
May 2017
Everything in the home was exactly as pictured and the 'honeymoon suite' was even more perfect than pictured! The house is only a 15-20 min drive from the downtown area and so quiet you don't even feel like you're in Victoria. We cannot thank Vangel enough for the amazing accommodation for our elopement weekend! - Lindsay & Kyle

Claire User Profile
May 2017
What a fabulous home! We spent the week with my husband, 3 year old daughter and my Mom and Step-Dad. Vangel's home was warm, inviting, and comfortable. Rolf greeted us upon our arrival to ensure we had what we needed. This home is in close proximity to Butchart Gardens and several local trails. My daughter enjoyed the trampoline and the hammock, and we enjoyed the comfortable reading spots. Definitely a great place for families!

Kriti User Profile
February 2017
Vangel's place was great. Both of our families loved it and had lots of fun. It's also centrally located. We were able get to many places within minutes.
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Response from Vangel:
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and had lots of adventures on the West Coast with your family and friends. All the best to you and yours! It was wonderful connecting, and we hope to see you again.
February 2017

Nikki User Profile
September 2016
This house was BEAUTIFUL! The pictures just don't do it justice . We went here for a girls weekend and it was in the perfect location. A close drive from the ferry and also a short drive to downtown, yet still the feeling of being secluded. Rolf was so nice and a life saviour when bringing us fresh coffee in the morning! I will definitely be staying here again in the future. Thank you for the amazing ammodmations! 5 stars all around!
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Response from Vangel:
We are so happy to hear you had a lovely stay. It was truly our pleasure to host you and your friends. We look forward to seeing you again next time! Thank you for your great review. We do appreciate you sharing your experience for the benefit of other travellers! Cheers!
September 2016

Judith User Profile
July 2016
The Vangel home was exactly as it looked in the online Web Site, and was nicely furnished. There was plenty or room in the home for our family of 11 people. The 3 young boys could play video games in one room without bothering the rest of us. The home was centrally located to all of the locations that we wished to visit, and only about 15 minutes from downtown Victoria. Vandel's father Rolf was very friendly and quickly resolved the minor problems that occurred. He also mentioned some nice places to visit during the week that we were in Victoria. There were running and walking tails across the road from where the home was located. All in all, we were very satisfied with the Vangel home.
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Response from Vangel:
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Judith. We really appreciate your communication in regards to the minor problems you encountered, as it is our number one priority to make our guests feel comfortable and their vacation one to remember. I am so glad we were able to resolve the problem quickly so you could enjoy your stay to the fullest! Thank you for letting us know about a door stopper for the Master bedroom deck! We will get that in place right away! It was a joy hosting you and your family and we hope to see you again.
July 2016

Kayla User Profile
July 2016
The house is absolutely immaculate! the pictures of the house shown here, as beautiful as it is already, still doesnt do justice. You have to see it for yourself! I want to thank Vangel for letting me and my family stay there during my wedding week. Staying there was perfect for us and we enjoyed the experience.
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Response from Vangel:
Ah, thanks Kayla! It truly is hard to capture all the warmth and beauty of the space in a simple photograph! We are glad you enjoyed yourself during your wedding week! We look forward to your next visit, and wish you all the best!
July 2016

Karyn User Profile
June 2016
WE LOVED STAYING AT THIS HOME! My husband and I were looking for a comfortable home in a beautiful setting to vacation with my parents near Victoria, BC. We rented this lovely French Country Home for 2 weeks in May/June 2016. The photographs do not do the place justice. It is truly stunning and more impressive in person. The care and attention to detail coupled with the master craftsmanship make this a very special place. We enjoyed our time here and felt very comfortable and well cared for in this home. The house is spacious and comfortable...they have very comfortable beds, comfy sitting areas inside and outside, large bathrooms and a huge kitchen which all made for a very relaxing stay. The hot tub and fireplace were a nice bonus and we enjoyed many evenings and mornings around a roaring fire. The landscaped yard was very pretty and made for a relaxing outdoor place to enjoy the outdoor scenery and wonderful pine aroma. The visits by deer, robins and bald eagles soaring above also enhanced our stay. The amazing family that designed and built this home were fabulous hosts. We simply cannot say enough about them. They made us feel very welcome and cared for. They are a very friendly family and we appreciated their genuine hospitality. Vangel was amazing! She was a great communicator which was very comforting. When I wrote her before our stay to query if the house had a few items prior to our arrival she actually went out of her way and bought them for our stay. She truly went above and beyond to ensure we had what we needed before and during our stay. Vangel's parents, Rolf and Sharon, were very kind, helpful and accommodating. They were very respectful of our privacy, but were always there when we needed something, had a question or needed a recommendation. Rolf was always good for a laugh and we enjoyed learning about their family history and the many talents all their children brought to the table to build this lovely, one of a kind home. The house is conveniently located with an easy drive to downtown Victoria or Sidney. There are also many convenient shopping and dining options nearby as well as gardens and parks to enjoy. We would highly recommend this exceptional rental and we hope to return ourselves in the near future to enjoy this peaceful, picturesque home and warm hospitality.
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Response from Vangel:
WOW!!! Thank you, Karyn! What a beautiful review! We so enjoyed hosting you and your family and would love to see you again! You are such a fun group of people and it truly was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for leaving such a detailed review of the home for future travellers! We so appreciate you taking the time, and are happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again! All the best!
June 2016

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Hey, I'm Vangel!

Homeschooling, stay-at-home mom of three by day and entrepreneur, life coach and vacation property manager by night!

My husband, Wade is a world traveler who spent over a year in Thailand, Nepal, India, NZ and Australia soaking up the culture, learning the language of the people and enjoying the food, glorious food! A journeyman plumber by trade, and business owner, Wade has worked in Victoria for 15 years and knows this city like the back of his hand. Any recommendations for great food are his forte for sure!

As a family, we have enjoyed making memories in Cuba, building an orphanage in Belize, and surfing in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico. We love being stretched by new experiences, meeting new people, learning and growing from every connection, and discovering the beauty in every BEing.

This property has been my residence since I was twelve years old, and I gotta say, it's a pretty special place! We built the custom home 8 years ago with my parents and siblings, and have enjoyed living in community for 8 years! The property boasts 3 unique spaces - 2, 3000 square foot homes in the main building and a private country cottage as well. The entire space can host up to 22 guests at a time! A fabulous place for family gatherings, weddings and special events.

Life has since moved us out and onto other adventures, but we didn't want to sell the property, so we decided to share it with the world instead! We opened our doors in the summer of 2015, and have thoroughly enjoyed meeting amazing guests from all over the globe!

My parents, Rolf & Sharon still manage the property and live on site, and they love connecting with guests and ensuring your vacation is one to remember!

We look forward to meeting you, and hearing your story.

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