This 2-brm apt., Sealcroft, overlooks lovely gardens with breathtaking views of sea, sky, and snow-capped mountains. 5 minutes' walk from beautiful parks, beaches, and lovely trails; a scant 30 minutes' drive from the amenities of downtown Victoria.
Our 2-bdrm upstairs apartment looks over beautiful gardens and has world-class views of sea and snow-capped mountains. Relax in this magical getaway where you can watch the hummingbirds feeding on the flowers, seals and otters playing in the cove, cormorants stretching their wings on the islets, and eagles soaring overhead. During the winter months, spend relaxed afternoons storm watching, and evenings before the cozy fire. Wide private deck with barbecue; full kitchen and 4-piece bath; flat-screen cable TV with Netflix; DVD, blue-ray player, game console,and wireless internet connection. We are 7 minutes’ walk from the beaches and trails of Witty’s Lagoon, 10 minutes' drive from Westshore shopping malls, and Royal Roads, 25 minutes’ drive from the theatres, galleries, museums, and restaurants of downtown Victoria.
Servicios y zonas comunes
Guests have their own private entrance, and a beautiful wide deck overlooking Juan de Fuca strait. Guests are encouraged to bring their own kayaks or canoes to launch from our sweet little beach or from other lovely kayaking sites in the area. Note: laundry facilities are not available here; there are laundromats in Colwood/Langford. There is a clothes line to hang-dry your clothes - you will find it rolled up in the kitchen cupboard. Ask us about it if you don't find it.
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Hosts live on the main floor of the house. We will be pleased to welcome you, show you around, answer questions, and make recommendations about what to see and do in the area; otherwise, we will respect your privacy.
Otros aspectos destacables
Apartment accommodates 1-4 persons. Hosts will provide ingredients for the first morning's "continental" breakfast (tea/coffee, fruit and granola or muffins, butter and jam); otherwise, the apartment is self-catered. Feel free to use the food you find in the fridge/cupboard; we have stocked it with staples; you may leave food behind for the next guest. Ask us about recycling/compost.
Note that we do not provide laundry facilities; there are several laundromats in Langford/Colwood.
Note: local trails can be MUDDY during rainy season - you might consider bringing both hiking boots or rubber boots for your walks, and slippers or "indoor shoes" for inside. We usually take off our shoes at the door; we have left a couple of pairs of slippers for your use, if they fit.
Note: we have left a day pack hanging in the hall closet for guest use.
Note: you will find Queen-sized beds in both the Master Bedroom and in the "Sunset Bedroom". We have provided a down comforter (for cooler weather) AND a lighter cotton comforter for each bed. Please feel free to remove one of them if it is warm out; you will find there is room to store it in your closet. Also, we use scent-free detergents.
NOTE: IF you are booking during the winter months, please be aware that SOMETIMES there can be snow and/or winter storms! So please dress appropriately for the weather, and be prepared with winter tires etc.
NOTE: we have left a good DAYPACK upstairs for you to use for day hikes.
NOTE: If by chance you leave some personal belongings behind, and they are valuable to you, please let us know through the AirBnB message system, and we can mail them to you, and you can reimburse us for the mailing costs. If we find something, and we do not hear from you, we will assume you don't need us to mail them to you.
One more NOTE: very occasionally, if too many appliances are used at once, the circuit breaker may trip. The circuit board is located to the left behind your entry door; if suddenly the toaster doesn't work, please check the circuit board and flip the switch - and, please do let us know this has happened, so we can track how frequently it comes up. So far, once since we started AirBnB.
Think "quiet, serene, magical, beachside retreat," not "PARTY TIME!!!"
No smoking on the premises. No pets.
Please leave your street shoes by the front door (within reason: if it's dry and you are unloading from the car, no worries!)
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