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Coles Bay Vacation Suite

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Our 1 or 2 bedroom suite with one ensuite bathroom in main bedroom (see pictures), living room and enclosed deck area is a relaxing getaway to the country. We accommodate up to 4 guests. We book one or two people for $105.00 and up to 2 more additional guests at $25.00 each for a maximum total of $155.00 per day. We also charge a $25.00 cleaning fee. MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE EXTRA GUESTS BEYOND TWO BY CLICKING 'ADDITIONAL FEES' IN THE ADDITIONAL FEE SECTION UNDER RATES. CLICK HOW MANY EXTRA GUESTS THERE ARE TO GENERATE $25.00 FEE FOR EXTRA GUESTS. We are across the street from the Ardmore golf course, close to beaches, tourists spots, fine dining, airport, ferry terminals & Victoria. GUESTS ACCESS: Guests will have access to one or both bedrooms and ensuite bathroom , the lower living ro...Our 1 or 2 bedroom suite with one ensuite bathroom in main bedroom (see pictures), living room and enclosed deck area is a relaxing getaway to the country. We accommodate up to 4 guests. We book one or two people for $105.00 and up to 2 more additional guests at $25.00 each for a maximum total of $155.00 per day. We also charge a $25.00 cleaning fee. MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE EXTRA GUESTS BEYOND TWO BY CLICKING 'ADDITIONAL FEES' IN THE ADDITIONAL FEE SECTION UNDER RATES. CLICK HOW MANY EXTRA GUESTS THERE ARE TO GENERATE $25.00 FEE FOR EXTRA GUESTS. We are across the street from the Ardmore golf course, close to beaches, tourists spots, fine dining, airport, ferry terminals & Victoria. GUESTS ACCESS: Guests will have access to one or both bedrooms and ensuite bathroom , the lower living room, upper living room ( when requested), and outdoors on the property. We can allow access to our laundry facilities when needed. INTERACTION WITH GUESTS: We are available at check-in, breakfast and by cell-phone. We live here so most of the time we are around on the property for special requests or questions about the area. Your suite area is private and will only be around when you need us or for delivery of your continental breakfast. You also have a private entrance. NOTE: no pets and non-smoking WE OFFER: -A 380 square foot main bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom. - And an additional 140 square foot bedroom for one or two extra people. Cost is an extra $25.00 CAD per person per night. Will have to share bathroom in main suite. -The suite has a flat screen TV, Netflix, WIFI, internet, local phone in room, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and hot water kettle - Daily towel service - A 210 square foot living room area downstairs with TV suitable for stretching out and relaxing or chatting with friends and travel mates. Includes a desk and wireless printer for those working or attending a class. This is yours to use privately. - Upon request we have a large living room upstairs with games and a piano available (no TV) - A large selection of in-house books on a range of topics. My mother had been a voracious reader. - LED candles available for sale for a romantic evening. - TV available in main suite and extra bedroom. - Continental breakfast - Wifi available - Ardmore Golf course across street - can book tee time. - 10 minute walk to Coles Bay beach. - Butchart Garden and Butterfly World 15 minute drive. - Victoria 30 minute drive. - Whale watching and fishing charters in Victoria. - Numerous restaurants within 5 minute to 30 minute drive. We provide a list. - Victoria airport 5 minute drive. - Swartz Bay Ferry terminal 10 minute drive. - Other ferry systems close by: Coho Black Ball to Port Angeles, Washington State, Clipper to Seattle, Washington, Sidney to Anacortes, Washington and several up island ferries to other designations. - Car rentals available at the airport and other destinations on the island. -Brochures for local attractions available - WE ARE OPEN TO CONSIDERING SPECIAL REQUESTS. NOTE: no pets and non-smoking dwelling -We provide parking. - We will be available when you check in and check out. We are also available by cell phone. - We are generally around during the day. Most evenings we are home. For questions about anything or the local area please try to let us know at breakfast so we can get you the information. -We keep brochures available of different sights to see and restaurants during your visit. -If there is somewhere special you need info on, please email us your request. - We provide a continental breakfast that can be prepared as early as 6:00 am and ends at 10:00 am. You need to let us know upon arrival what time you would like your breakfast. Consideration for different times can be given upon request. - There will be a card to fill out the night before to choose from our options for breakfast. Gluten and milk free can be accommodated. - General items for breakfast: water juice - let us know what you like in advance coffee/tea milk options (cow's, soy and almond) sugar and sugar substitutes yogurt cereal choices toast/jams margarine butter some kind of baked goody (wheat or gluten free) boiled eggs LOCATION: We are very fortunate to be living in one of the most beautiful areas in the whole world. Our home is a countryside location with a quiet, treed and flowered neighborhood across from the Ardmore golf course. We have always loved living here for almost 40 years and look forward to sharing our home for your perfect vacation experience. Beaches, local islands, lovely temperate weather, fishing, whale watching, 'Old Victorian' style city, lots of shopping, world class restaurants, wineries and breweries, bike and walking trails all over the island, skin diving and one of my favorites - spas for whatever relaxes and soothes you. All within 30 to 40 minutes of our location. Our neighborhood is close to Coles Bay beach. Quiet, secluded with many areas to go for a bike ride, stroll, power walk or run. The golf course is across the street from us so we are surrounded mostly by trees, lawns and rural vistas. We have many wild birds, bunnies and deer that visit the property completing the country feeling. - Pickup and drop-off available upon request at Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and local Ferry Terminals. $10.00 to $20.00 each way depending on distance from our property. - There are local buses that go into Victoria - 15 minute walk to the bus stop - Taxis - Limos Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: Bus Lic N. Saanich 1397More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Housekeeping Optional
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
Fireplace
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1 - 5 of 21 reviews

Reviewed November 4, 2018

From the stunning surroundings, the spotlessly clean and modern accomodation to the welcoming and friendly hosts I cannot fault this place. It has everything you could need to make it relaxing and comfortable. Our host was amazingly friendly and helpful and this really enhanced our...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Rosemary O
Karen H, VR Owner at Coles Bay Vacation Suite, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Wow, Rosemary, thank you for the kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. It really inspires us to keep improving and finding new ways to make people comfortable. We hope to see you again! All the best and happy upcoming holidays! Karey and...More

Reviewed September 18, 2018

There is a comfortable family feeling here. Karey's warm welcome and walk around the property is only the beginning of a wonderful stay. Lovely gardens and the ocean a short walk away. Great local restaurants nearby. Accommodation were clean and upscale, everything you would need....More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Karen S
Karen H, VR Owner at Coles Bay Vacation Suite, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thank you Karen for your kind comments! Howie and I are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. It inspires us to keep improving. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again. Cheers! Karey and Howie deGraaf

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We stayed as a family of 4 and enjoyed this quaint and serene retreat away from the city. Hosts Karey and Howie provided 5-star services and we were delighted every morning with freshly baked treats! We found the place to be clean with functional facilities...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Jean K
Karen H, VR Owner at Coles Bay Vacation Suite, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thanks again Jean! We really appreciate your kindness. All the best; Karey

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We only stayed one night. Karey was great, pleasant, helpful, gracious. The room, and bed were very comfortable. Coffee, tea, creamers, and biscotti were supplied as well as luxurious robes. The bathroom had everything we needed, and more. We left too early to partake in...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Jababe_2012
Karen H, VR Owner at Coles Bay Vacation Suite, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you for your very kind comments! I'm glad you enjoyed your short stay. I appreciate your suggestion for charging. We've been thinking about it so I will check into it. We're also looking into a two head directional light above the bed for reading....More

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

This is the best vacation house we have ever stayed, excellent location, beautiful surroundings, and every kind hosts. The rooms are very well set up with everything you would need. Karey was very welcoming and she made absolute the best croissants and cookies! We had...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Chunyu W
Karen H, VR Owner at Coles Bay Vacation Suite, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Wow Chunyu! Thank you for the second review. We really appreciate it and your effort. Cheers! Karey and Howie deGraaf

About the Owner
Karen H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
Interaction with guests
My husband, Howie and I live on the property. We are available to greet people arriving, show them their accommodation and give them their keys or digital code. We are usually on site so if our guests need something or information we are available personally or by phone (texting and calling) and more than happy to help!
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About the neighbourhood
There is a huge variety of local attractions: *Internationally known Butchart Gardens is a 15 minute drive from our property *Sidney by the Sea is a quaint coastal town 8 minute drive with shopping, wonderful restaurants, local art, the Mary Winspear Centre (music, plays, events), *All kinds of sport activities including kayaking, trails for walking, running or biking, snorkeling, diving, and national events such as Iron Man races and national bike races. *Close by Victoria has so much to offer depending on your interests. *Whale watching *Fishing *Panorama Centre is a 5 minute drive with pool, weight room, exercise classes, yoga, etc.
Getting around
People can get around our area with: -Renting a car -Renting a bicycle -Bus (there is a bus stop an 8 minute walk from the property -Taxi
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