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“Clean cottage ,lovely gardens”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Sooke, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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raeann01
North Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Clean cottage ,lovely gardens”
Reviewed May 12, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
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The beach was beautiful and the owner was there if you needed her but she also gave you privacy. The hot tub was awesome and the gardens lovely.However I feel it was overpriced for the comparable rentals we have had before in Sooke in the last 6 months.

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Liked best: hot tub
Liked least: no shelving in bathroom ,lack of storage space for cloths and non perishable food
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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13 May 2016
Rates have not been increased since 2007
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Shansey
Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Anniversary Weekend”
Reviewed January 6, 2016 for a stay in September 2015
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I am not even sure how I stumbled upon this gem but it was such a wonderful discovery. Being so close to our home town of Victoria it was just a quick drive and it was like we landed in another romantic part of the world. We were welcome into our beautiful cabin by a fresh bouquet of flowers and a beautiful basked with some delicious wine. It was a rustic cabin but had all of the pleasures of home plus a private hottub which made for a magical weekend. There was a walking trail which took you down to your own private seating area and view of the beach. It was simply amazing and I would return in a heartbeat.

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Liked best: Our own private hot tub
Liked least: There was nothing about this cabin that I didn't like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Markvan60...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place good price”
Reviewed June 11, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Nice little cottage, very friendly caretaker, bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival was nice touch. Close to Sooke potholes which are a must to visit. Good price. Would stay there again.

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CLI409
Wasilla, Alaska
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Willow Cottage - PERFECT first stop on our honeymoon”
Reviewed June 2, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
4
people found this review helpful

Sum total: This place was perfect for my husband and I on our honeymoon, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

By way of background, my primary concerns when booking a vacation rental are:

1. Is it accurately represented with recent photos and current descriptions of property and ammenties?
2. Is it clean and well-maintained?
3. Is it reasonably priced given location, ammenties, atmosphere?
4. Is it somewhat conveniently located given the things I want to do in the area?
5. Is the owner/manager reasonably available, while not being overly bothersome?

Willow Cottage of the Westburn Seaside Cottages and the owner/manager Kathie get a resounding A+++ for all of the above.

1. Exactly as pictured and advertised on TripAdvisor. My personal photos match the ones on this website almost exactly. The gardens surrounding the cottage are even prettier than represented. I didn't notice anything remiss in terms of kitchen utensils, and supplies like t.p., paper towels, garbage bags, towels for the hot tub, etc. were plentiful. Complimentary coffee, tea and spices were kindly provided as well.

2. Very clean, and very well maintained and organized.

3. Very reasonably priced, especially if you're from the US where we have a 20-some percent advantage on the exchange rate. Very cute cottage in a quiet residential area, with very clean and beautiful rocky beach within steps.

4. Sooke is a very easy place to traverse and I found most interesting things within a half hour drive from the cottage at most. Except Port Renfrew, which was a beautiful drive and still easily doable within one day. (PS LOVED the V.I. roads and signage. Superb!)

5. Absolutely available by text and phone without being overbearing. It's obvious you're dealing with a professional, and not a novice to the vacation rental industry. She knows what works and doesn't skimp on the small details.

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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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104bettin...
Mission, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Westburn Seaside Cottages”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Our stay at Westburn Seaside Cottages was absolutely wonderful. All the little extras we found each day made the cottage very romantic. The hot tub and the patio were very private. The patio on the beach was very private and the ocean view was just breathtaking. I would highly recommend this cottage and plan on coming back.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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slr_canad...
Calgary, AB
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
Reviewed July 2, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
3
people found this review helpful

The Willow Cottage in which we stayed had everything we needed to make our nearly week-long visit, perfect. The location is ideal: a short stroll to the beach, near to town but not too close, and set in one of the most stunning gardens I have seen. Kathie is a charming and welcoming host, and is particularly good at the little details that make a place memorable. The kitchen was surprisingly well-stocked for a holiday cottage, and we had little trouble making some great meals, including fresh Dungeness crab right from the dock. Sooke is a magical place, and this the ideal base to start exploring from.

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Liked best: The gardens and being pet-friendly
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers People with pets
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TheEditor...
Victoria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A perfect spot to relax in a cottage full of thoughtful touches”
Reviewed June 13, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
2
people found this review helpful

I stayed 4 nights in Willow Cottage and was extremely happy with my choice. All possible conveniences are available (wifi, cable TV, music, DVDs) but you could choose to ignore them all and take advantage of the location and surrounding gardens to relax and feel as if you were in the middle of a secluded forest. Kathy, the landlady, was friendly and helpful and you can see her personal touches throughout the property. So many of the features were ones you would only expect to find in a high-priced resort -- loved the wine and chocolates that greeted me for example. I very much appreciated the ability to bring along my dog, who loved watching the resident birds in the bird bath on the patio and exploring the beach. All this and a hot tub to luxuriate in! A perfect spot and perfect hostess.

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Liked best: All the little touches designed to make my stay special
Liked least: That I had to leave :)
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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