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Lakeshore Country Retreat - Victoria BC Vacation Rental

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Lakeshore Country Retreat

Lakefront Saanich BC View Home

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Park like setting with terrific views

The stunning Lakeshore Country Retreat is a real pleasure to visit. The location is spectacular, the house is truly beautiful and the lake is one of a kind. Lakeshore Country Retreat is owned and maintained by an old world European couple who meticulously care for both the house and the gardens. You will be amazed at both the appeal of the styling of the house and the spectacular acres of gardens rich with plants, flowers, fruit trees, berry bushes, vegetables, and a wondrous mix of grassy area and quiet forest all leading down to the quiet edge of Elk Lake.

The home at Lakeshore Country Retreat is a wonderful mix of European flair and North American practicality. As you enter the home, you are greeted with floor to ceiling windows showcasing the view of the gardens with Elk Lake as a backdrop. To your left is the living area with the large sitting room and brick fireplace, beyond that is the dining room with seating for 8. At the far left of the house is the kitchen and TV area, both with excellent views.

The sleeping area of the house to the right of the entrance contains 4 good sized bedrooms all with a European flair. Each has a bathroom and the three main rooms all have views of the grounds of the estate. A wonderful feeling of peace and tranquility will come over you while enjoying this part of the house as all you can hear is the slight trickle of water in the gardens and the faint sounds of the farm animals in the estate below.

Proceed out of the floor to ceiling windows through one of the sliding glass doors onto the full sized covered patio ideal for entertaining with an outdoor fireplace and barbecue. Enjoy a short stroll to access the path that encircles Elk Lake for walking cycling or running. You can travel a short distance along this trail to get to the public beach or stop at a small swimming platform and dive right in.

This country retreat is absolutely perfect and offers an experience like no other.

Bedroom Information

LocationNumber of Beds and Bed Type
1Main Floor1 Queen Size
2Main Floor1 Queen Size
3Main Floor1 Queen Size
4Main Floor1 Double Bed

Bathroom Information

  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Baths
  • 3 Showers
  • 5 Toilets
LocationBathroom Details
Main Floor1 toilet and 1 sink
Main Floor1 toilet, 1 bathtub, 1 shower and 1 sink
Main Floor1 shower and 1 sink
Ground1 shower and 1 sink
Ground1 toilet, 1 jacuzzi tub and 1 sink

Heat Type

Baseboard Electric
  • Park like setting with terrific views
  • Large living spaces throughout the home
  • Main living room
  • Large dining room space.
  • Living and dining rooms
  • Relaxing family room
  • Spacious kitchen space
  • Large covered outdoor patio space.
  • Large patio spaces for outdoor living
  • Outdoor fireplace.
  • Incredible views of park like gardens and Elk Lake
  • Main entrance to house
  • Main entrance to house
  • Second bathroom
  • Master bedroom
  • Master bedroom
  • Master bedroom ensite
  • Second bedroom
  • Second bedroom
  • Second bathroom
  • Third bedroom
  • Third bedroom
  • Main bathroom
  • Fourth bedroom
  • Fourth bedroom
  • Fourth bathroom
  • Fourth bathroom
  • Front of the house
  • Garden and lake views
  • Beautiful gardens surround the property.
  • Beautiful gardens surround the property.
  • Back of house looking up.
  • Orchards on the property
  • Vineyards
  • Orchards on the property
  • Park like setting with terrific views
  • Vineyards
  • Park like setting with terrific views
  • Easy entrance drive way
  • Front of house from quiet street

Property Rates

Rates are in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

NightlyDatesRate Per DayMin
Stay
Daily Rate Period Feb 13 17
to
Apr 12 17
$325.003 nights
Daily Rate Period Apr 13 17
to
Apr 15 17
$369.003 nights
Daily Rate Period Apr 16 17
to
Apr 30 17
$325.003 nights
Daily Rate Period May 01 17
to
Jun 23 17
$369.003 nights
Daily Rate Period Jun 24 17
to
Sep 08 17
$873.004 nights
Daily Rate Period Sep 09 17
to
Oct 08 17
$369.003 nights
Daily Rate Period Oct 09 17
to
Dec 14 17
$325.003 nights
WeeklyDatesRate Per WeekMin
Stay
Weekly Rate Period Dec 16 16
to
Jan 01 17
$2,583.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Jan 02 17
to
Feb 09 17
$2,275.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Feb 13 17
to
Apr 12 17
$2,275.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Apr 16 17
to
Apr 30 17
$2,275.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period May 01 17
to
Jun 23 17
$2,583.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Jun 24 17
to
Sep 08 17
$3,493.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Sep 09 17
to
Oct 08 17
$2,583.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Oct 09 17
to
Dec 14 17
$2,275.007 nights
MonthlyDatesRate Per MonthMin
Stay
Monthly Rate Period Jan 02 17
to
Feb 09 17
$4,500.0030 nights
Monthly Rate Period Feb 13 17
to
Apr 12 17
$4,500.0030 nights
Monthly Rate Period May 01 17
to
Jun 23 17
$5,250.0030 nights
Monthly Rate Period Sep 09 17
to
Oct 08 17
$5,250.0030 nights
Monthly Rate Period Oct 09 17
to
Dec 14 17
$4,500.0030 nights

NOTE: Occupancy must not exceed the posted number of people the location sleeps. The information provided, though deemed accurate, is not guaranteed, it is subject to errors, omissions, change of price, or withdrawal without notice. Posted rates do not include sales taxes or cleaning fees where applicable. We are not required to collect sales taxes or cleaning fees on some of the properties. Some properties are subject to the Hotel Room Tax (HRT) at 2% depending on location as well as the Harmonized Sales Tax (GST) at 5%. Please ask your sales agent for more information and a complete property rental rate confirmation.

PAYMENTS REQUIRED

The first payment is a deposit of 50% of the accommodation total plus applicable taxes due at time of booking. The balance is due 45 days prior to occupancy. Damage deposits are a pre-authorized hold on your credit card and are collected only if deemed necessary.

PAYMENTS METHODS

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and a Bank Wire Transfer are all accepted methods of payment. All payments are in Canadian dollars. All reservations must be secured by a credit card.

Lakeshore Country Retreat

These are actual testimonials from our guests. They have been edited for privacy and to correct spelling errors if needed and nothing else. If you have a question about a guest's testimonial or about the property, please do not hesitate to call one of our agents immediately and we would be happy to assist you.

Thank you.

Carol B.

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent

How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent

How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent

Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent

How would you rate the greeting service? N/A

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Yes

Would you recommend EMR Vacation Rentals to your family and friends? Yes

Don't let the plain exterior fool you. This house has gardens like the Butchart, lake views and views of Mt Baker in the distance, and the best owners on earth. They brought us fresh goodies from their farm daily! We picked backyard raspberries and enjoyed them on the glass fronted deck as the breezes off the lake cooled us. Two of the 4 bedrooms face the views and have large sliding doors so you can enjoy the breezes all night long. It was immaculately clean and the mix of original 1980's oak cabinets, tile and hardwood floors with newer upgrades was charming. It was so nice we regretted having to leave for touring each day, and our kids teared up saying goodbye to the owners, who had become like our own grandparents from the old country. An experience we will never forget.

EMR Response

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Deb and Al L

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent

How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent

How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent

Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent

How would you rate the greeting service? Excellent

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Yes

Would you recommend EMR Vacation Rentals to your family and friends? Yes

We had booked this property for family to stay together during the days surrounding my daughter's wedding. It was a wonderful experience. The house and property were lovely and quiet and spacious enough to accommodate the gathering of family and friends for some of the meals--we felt very at home away from home. The kitchen was well supplied with dishes, cookware and utensils, and appliances, all we needed to supply was the food. There are 5 bathrooms, three of them ensuites, and we found this to be a great setup for us. We found Vera and Pieter, the owners who stay on the property, to be very helpful but not intrusive in any way, even letting us borrow the highchair for the wedding reception and bringing us apples from their trees. The view is gorgeous, and we were able to explore the property which has many fruit trees and even some ducks. The home is bright and open with great view during the daytime yet still manages to have a very cozy feel at night. We very much enjoyed our stay.
Although it seemed like it might be a bit out of the way in terms of location, once we had done the drive once or twice, we realized it was quite quick to get out to the main roads. And the Red Barn Market on West Saanich is close by and has almost everything you need so we didn't have to go into Victoria to shop for groceries.
We would highly recommend this vacation rental to others and would love to return ourselves.
Al & Deb

Beki M

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent

How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent

How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent

Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent

How would you rate the greeting service? Excellent

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Yes

Would you recommend EMR Vacation Rentals to your family and friends? Yes

The service we received from everyone at EMR Vacation Rentals was exceptional. With our travel plans being disrupted on the day of arrival I anticipated all sorts of problems but nothing phased your team and to be personally met at the airport by your greeter at 11pm after traveling for 23 hours was such a huge relief.

Lakeshore Country Retreat was an instant home from home for all of us and the owners were perfect hosts. The location was excellent, within easy reach of everything on offer in this corner of BC. None of us wanted to leave when our two weeks were up and we're already checking the calendar for the next opportunity to return and take advantage of your company again.

Thank you to everyone who helped make our trip to Canada the perfect holiday.

Susan L

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Excellent

How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Excellent

How would you rank the cleanliness and condition of your accommodation? Excellent

Overall, how would you rate the value for the price paid? Excellent

How would you rate the greeting service? Excellent

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Yes

Would you recommend EMR Vacation Rentals to your family and friends? Yes

The place was beautiful and even more impressive in person. Petar and Vera were wonderful hosts and made our daughter's special day and our week even more special!
We would love to return! Brenda, thank you for your assistance, too in making this all come together!

Elizabeth & Trevor B

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent and efficient service we received from your company. The location and accommodation lived up to and beyond our expectations. The owners were extremely welcoming and we had a restful, wonderful holiday.

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