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“Truly peaceful, quiet and clean”
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Very good
13 reviews
Path to suite Iris in May
main house
Path from suite Poppies in June
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Bathroom sink and toilet
Bathroom window and shower
dining area
pond
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blooms
deer in field
rear area
surrounding forest
desk (free wifi)
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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Yvonne B
Birch Hills, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Truly peaceful, quiet and clean”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

For those wanting to get away from it all, this is the ideal spot. John, the host, was very helpful in pointing us in the right direction of many local attractions; great restaurants, where to get the best gelato, hiking trails. Even loaned us his GPS. Only downside was the second of the 2 suites he has, had no TV. Wasn't a problem until the Saskatchwan Roughriders played on Sunday. Suite was very clean, and quiet. Close to many organic farms, ferries, Butchart Gardens, great coffee shops etc. While there, make sure to order a sandwich from the Red Barn and enjoy a picnic lunch nearby. It is also has a large selection of fresh farm produce.

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Liked best: The peacefulness
Liked least: Loved it all and would stay again. Would have been nice to have televion but not a deal breaker
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
10 Sep 2015
Thank you ,it was great meeting you , I hope you will come back again. And next time we'll put you in the suite with TV for those RoughRider games!! Go riders !
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Mysticmys...
Surrey, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Peaceful and relaxing”
Reviewed 25 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The property is atop a hill, surrounded by woods. John, (the very informative and friendly owner) met us upon entering the grounds. He gave us a remote for the interesting car gate to secured parking, My wife and I were going to a wedding etc, and stayed 2 nights,
John and his wife Denise were very unobtrusive. We had our own private entrance, and well supplied kitchen. WIFI worked well, and the flat screen TV had a good selection of channels. The wedding and after celebrations were tiring, so the little time we did stay in the suite were very comfortable, (i.e. bed), very quiet, peaceful, and very welcome.
The sliding front doors face a private yard with fine perimeter mesh fencing just out of view, to keep the deer out.
I classed it as a secluded suite, not a true B & B, however they did supply us on day 1 with a nice plate of homemade muffins, fresh ground coffee (that we used with the French press that was in the kitchen), and cream, but also handpicked grapes from his own garden.
Your GPS will send you a 150 meters off the entrance, so we suggested a small sign at the entrance, to which he agreed due to a recurring GPS fine error.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Aug 2015
Thanks so much for your nice review ,it was a pleasure meeting you and I'm glad you had a chance to relax and chill out a bit . come again !
cheers, John
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Kehaulani...
1 review
“Best vacation suite ever!”
Reviewed 22 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My son and I wanted a wildlife kind of adventure, staying in the woods open to all sorts of wild animals rather than staying in the city. John the owner, was extremely kind and very hospitable. He Greeted us as we arrived and thoughly went through all the things we could do and see in Victoria. We had a few very nice conversations in his back yard, which was so peaceful. Grapevines, apple trees and wild blackberries were just a few highlights on the property as well as deer, raccoons, rabbits, and squirrels! It was wonderful! He grounded fresh coffee for us and offered us some very yummy muffins. We really enjoyed the suite as well. Our beds were extremely comfortable and the place was decorated perfectly and it was very clean We
Will definitely stay here on our next visit!

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Management Response
28 Aug 2015
Kathleen it was a delight to have you and your son visit us, thanks again for the goodies!
aloha,John
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peacefula...
Airdrie, Canada
1 review
“Convenient location”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This cute little place was very peaceful, quiet and clean.
The location is excellent to do touring around i.e. Buchart Gardens, nice lakes and Victoria.
Found the coffee house on the corner rather expensive.
The owners are very pleasant and helpful, if you needed anything or had any questions, but also respected our privacy.
I would recommend this to anyone who wishes for a quiet getaway.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Aug 2015
Thank you ! it was a pleasure meeting you and we glad you enjoyed your stay with us !
John
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Janelle M
Placentia, California
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best vaction suite!”
Reviewed 29 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We went out to Victoria to get married and wanted a place that would be private and close to the venue. It's a log cabin along a scenic route in the beautiful countryside. John lives in the upper part of the house but you would never know that he was there. He was so nice and informative. It's a studio apartment with a large bedroom, large walk in closet, bathroom, full kitchen, a small sitting area, Wi-Fi, and a very large yard and garden.

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Liked best: Outside is beautiful and bed is very comfortable
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
17 Jul 2015
Thank you so much ! It was such a pleasure having you here . I hope we get to see you again in the future , all the best,
John
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