This listing is for a private room with a cableTV and a comfortable queen-sized bed. There is a wardrobe to hang your clothes and stash your bags, plus a chest of drawers. The house is brightly lit and spacious, especially the kitchen. We have a fan in the room for cooling the summer nights. Temperature control is in the room for heat. You have your own bathroom which is adjacent to the kitchen and outside door. There is plenty of free parking on site. [please check 'extra details' for overflow accommodation]Guest Access
Even though breakfast is not officially included, coffee and tea will always be offered. If we have fresh fruit, farm eggs from our neighbour or a healthy porridge, we do like to share. We'll provide fridge space and our laundry facilities are available to you. Our aim is to provide a welcome and comfortable place to rest yourselves and have a place to feel at home. There are several garden areas to hang out with your refreshment.Interaction with Guests
We will do our best to help with directions, driving or bus routes. We are on half an acre and gardening is a big part of my life, at home and professionally. My husband and I work full time but one of us will be able to welcome you upon your arrival so we can show you the amenities. We normally like to take advantage of the fresh and locally produced vegetables and meats as our regular fare but are not fanatical, and I enjoy a glass of wine or beer at the end of the day. I think anyone would feel relaxed in our friendly home and never pressured to be more social than you feel. I encourage open communication regarding any questions or concerns during your stay here.The Neighborhood
We are in a semi-rural area yet very accessible to downtown Victoria. We are close to walking trails, Camosun Interurban College, PISCES, Elk Lake, Butchart Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, Horticulture Center of the Pacific, eateries, shopping centers, Observatory, and of course, downtown Victoria.Getting Around
*5 minute walk to the bus.
*10 minute walk to the Camosun College, Interurban Campus
Pacific Institute of Sports Excellence (PISE).
VI Tech Park
*5 minute drive to Victoria General *Hospital
*20 minute drive to Victoria International Airport and Sidney
*10 minute drive to downtown Victoria
*20 minute bus ride to downtown Victoria
*10 minute drive to Butchart Gardens
*One kilometer away at the 5 way corner:
Crooked Goose-pub style restaurant,
Cherry's breakfast cafe,
Co-op gas station
5 minute drive.
New major shopping Plaza with the spectrum of your needs with Quality Foods as the anchor store. Directly across from Victoria General Hospital close to highway #1
We also have brochures and maps to help with your planning.Other Things to Note
We have a shy but lovely sheltie who is very quiet and sweet. Our property shares a driveway with a small farm with sheep, alpacas and chickens. It all makes for a very lovely setting. The other side borders an industrial operation which is on the OPPOSITE side of the house that the guest room is on. I don't see this as an issue, but feel it should be said. No surprises