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Serenity Seaside Cabin - Victoria BC Vacation Rental

Serenity Seaside Cabin - Victoria BC Vacation Rental

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Serenity Seaside Cabin

Relaxing Victoria Log Vacation Home

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Views from Serenity Seaside Cabin.
Views from Serenity Seaside Cabin.

The natural setting of this hideaway is best described by its name, Serenity. This wonderful log cabin is nestled in a mature forest along a 700 foot shoreline of the Saanich Inlet but only 30 minutes from downtown Victoria. It is so close to all amenities but offers isolation to explore the ocean and surrounding forest alone with your family and friends. Bring your bird book and binoculars, bald eagles nest nearby and hunt for salmon while perched on the property's edge. Seals and sea otters play in the ocean below. Your stay in this quiet forest hideaway provides a front-row seat of the ocean below while sitting on the large deck sipping local refreshments and cooking dinner on the BBQ. Light a fire in the fireplace at night, watch year round resident Hummingbirds speed by, dig for clams on the beach, look at the many purple star fish on the water's edge or take a hike through the woods. This cabin offers a west coast, seaside tranquility that is hard to compare.

The high ceiling, open concept cabin was built with logs harvested on the property and will sleep many or few. In the large loft, a queen bed awaits your company with extra sleeping area for accompanying children. A library desk over-looking the kitchen provides a quiet isolation for writing that letter to a friend. The main floor has a queen bed in the bedroom area plus a double and single futon in the front room. The eating area kitchen by the fireplace seats 6 in front of the fireplace beside a window view of the ocean. Your cabin has beach access to a 60 foot cement dock to launch your kayak or canoe. The 20 foot locked shed on the dock is available to secure your kayaks, fishing gear or water sport needs. This delightful cabin is a very special place that offers so much for your next west coast holiday.

The Serenity Seaside Cabin is located ideally between Victoria and the Cowichan Valley on nine acres of wooded waterfront property. It is 5 minutes off the Trans Canada Highway - only 40 minutes from the Victoria airport and 50 minutes from the Schwartz Bay or Duke Point ferries. Climb up nearby Finlayson Mountain, 5km south, in the summer or stroll through Goldstream Park, 4km south, in the fall to watch the wonder of spawning salmon. You can shop in the seaside community of Mill Bay, 25 minutes away, or nearby Langford, 15 minutes away, for all your family needs. Fly fishing for salmon on the world famous Cowichan River is only 30 minutes away. Visit the theatre, murals and charm of historic Chemainus, a short 40 minute drive. The surrounding area offers many excellent year round golf courses such as the Jack Nicklaus designed Bear Mountain golf course 20 minutes away, local wineries, Butchart Gardens, spas, whale watching tours and a long list of other activities in Victoria, the most beautiful harbour capitol city in Canada. Take time and make Serenity your next memorable and restful retreat.

Note The dock area is considered common area for the property as it is shared with the Serenity By The Sea vacation home.

Additional cleaning fees for dogs are required. $50 for per dog under 20 lbs. $100 per dog over 20 lbs. Maximum 1 dog per booking.

Bedroom Information

LocationNumber of Beds and Bed Type
1Main Floor1 Queen Size
22nd Floor1 Queen Size
Additional Sleeping Spaces
Double and a single futon in the living room.

Bathroom Information

  • 1 Bathroom
  • 0 Baths
  • 1 Shower
  • 1 Toilet
LocationBathroom Details
Main Floor1 toilet, 1 shower and 1 sink

Heat Type

Baseboard Electric
  • Views from Serenity Seaside Cabin.
  • Serenity Seaside Cabin.
  • Living room and views from the cabin
  • Cabin kitchen
  • Cabin bed on main level
  • Loft area bed
  • Cabin full bathroom
  • Common area private dock
  • Common area private dock
  • Common area private dock
  • Ocean access
  • Ocean access

Rates are in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

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.

Serenity Seaside Cabin

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.

Hilary and Jason V

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Excellent

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Very Good

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

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

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

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 an exceptional time at the Serenity by the Sea Cabin. The setting is magical and the perfect respite from a hectic world. We loved the isolation, but also loved being able to eat dinner in Victoria after only a short drive. As you know, we did have the problem of the cabin having mice and mice poop throughout the kitchen and dresser drawers, but it was handled to our satisfaction and we enjoyed the treat of staying in the main house. Jim was very kind to us and we were grateful for his fresh produce and eggs.

Abbi E

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 cabin was a beautiful, peacful place to relax and explore British Columbia. My friends and I enjoyed the perfect ladies retreat and were able to prepare well based on Blake's EMR agent detailed information. We conquered the steep dirt road to the cabin and were able to find our way to some nice spots based on our greeter, Jim's, excellent recommendations. We had sunny mornings to enjoy eating breakfast together on the porch and watch the harbor seals and bald eagles. At low tide, we were able to explore near the dock to see the little tide pools and some interesting jellyfish. We were short drives from groceries, Victoria, and Butchart Gardens making this a perfect spot to either rest on site or go into town. We had a wonderful time and if we get a chance, we would love to return.

Ryan W

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

Thanks for a great weeekend.

Ralph W

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Very Good

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Very Good

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? Very Good

How would you rate the greeting service? Very Good

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Yes

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

Heather,
Say hi to Jim. Hope the floater on the boathouse key is useful. We loved the fire we had first thing in the mornings and in the evenings after dark.
Heather, your service was outstanding. Very strong on being organized, on the details, and using email to confirm everything. Much appreciated. Made it all so easy and problem-free.

Jim, it is important to update the webpage to clarify that the cabin itself does not have WI-fi or a washer-dryer. The Serenity Estate has these items, but the WI-fi only reaches half-way down the driveway to the cabin and not to cabin itself. Wi-fi was one of our search criteria and would have made our stay perfect as we did need to stay in contact during our vacation. My wife suggests getting a real iron frying pan, as the current one is thin metal and somewhat rusted and scratched out - the kind that loves to adhere to whatever you are cooking. Also, having an iron to accompany the ironing board would have been helpful. With these additions we would have changed our rating to Excellent across the board.

Best, Ralph and Mary Jo.

Richard R

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Very Good

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Average

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

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

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

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


Our stay at Serenity Cabin was great - if you want a more remote and rustic place to stay. The cabin was clean and the view is unbelievable. We saw bald eagles and harbor seals everyday. We hoped to see some whales as they are very common also.
The only minor drawbacks are that it says their is wireless internet access which is not entirely correct. You can get WI-FI access if you are close to the primary residence on the property, which wasn't a problem because no one was staying there at the time. Obviously, this wouldn't have worked if people were staying in the home since you would have to be sitting in their driveway or on their patio. Also, the TV has a cable connection but we were not able to get any reception. There are some old DVDs to watch which we found to be enjoyable. Also, there were only 4 towels to use for 3 people for the entire week. You should also be aware the road to the cabin is down a very winding, narrow road, probably about 3/4 of a mile. Our rental car did fine but some people may find it a little nerve racking.

Again, the view was great as was the overall peace and quiet. We wanted a more remote wildlife type location so it was great for us. The drive into Victoria takes about 20-25 minutes so it was fairly close. If you can put up with a few minor inconveniences, I would rate it as a great place to stay. We will have a lot of good memories.

EMR Response


Thank you very much for providing us a great testimony on your experience at the Serenity Seaside Cabin. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and was able to witness the abundant marine wildlife that calls the water home in front of the cabin.
We will advise the owner of the shortage of towels and issues with getting a WI-FI signal in the cabin. The property is advertised without cable for the reason to provide a disconnection from the modern world to ensure a closer experience with the natural surroundings for our guests.
Thank you making the Serenity Seaside Cabin your vacation home and we hope to see you again in the future.

Samantha A

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

Hi There,

We had a great time! Everything was awesome and we want to make this a annual thing if Jim will have us back. Jim was wonderful, very nice and made our stay comfortable. His house is beautiful and it was nice to feel right at home.

The Fishing was great caught some we have never seen before. There were tons of starfish and seals too.

The weather was not the best but we did not really mind cause we just had such a great time. Also you really can't depend on the weather in Victoria

Hot tub over looking the ocean... Need I say more...

Thanks a Million.

Michael B

Overall, how would you rate your stay? Very Good

Overall, how would you rank your accommodation? Very Good

How would you rate your reservation agent's service? Very Good

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

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

How would you rate the greeting service? Very Good

Would you use EMR Vacation Rentals in the future? Yes

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

We had a great time.
The caretaker/owner was so nice and we feasted on fresh mussels from his dock and were even awoken on a Sunday morning to let us know that a pod of Killer Whales were out front. That made the whole trip worth it!! Very nice place and very quiet.
A very enjoyable stay.

Christina 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? Very Good

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 cabin was the picture of beauty, nature and solitude. We absolutely loved it and will be returning. The owner of the property, who was our greeter, couldn't have been more pleasant or accommodating. Excellent experience all around.

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