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Holly Farm Vacation Suite, Victoria BC, peaceful

13 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Surrounded by forests and trees awaits your home away from home! Private, peaceful and tastefully decorated suite overlooks gardens and a private patio. Tiled bathroom and queen bed with down duvet. Free wifi. Centrally located to access all the amenities of Victoria. Located in Saanich West between Victoria and the BC Ferries and the Victoria International Airport. And, 7 minutes to Butchart Gardens and the Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, Durrance Lake and Elk Lake for great hiking and swimming. We are a working holly farm during the Christmas season, on five acres of trees and forests. But, we are not remote. Nearby are restaurants, hiking trails, lakes, golf courses, the ocean, kayaking, wineries, organic farms and shopping centers that offer all amenities including a walk-in clinic.Many...Surrounded by forests and trees awaits your home away from home! Private, peaceful and tastefully decorated suite overlooks gardens and a private patio. Tiled bathroom and queen bed with down duvet. Free wifi. Centrally located to access all the amenities of Victoria. Located in Saanich West between Victoria and the BC Ferries and the Victoria International Airport. And, 7 minutes to Butchart Gardens and the Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, Durrance Lake and Elk Lake for great hiking and swimming. We are a working holly farm during the Christmas season, on five acres of trees and forests. But, we are not remote. Nearby are restaurants, hiking trails, lakes, golf courses, the ocean, kayaking, wineries, organic farms and shopping centers that offer all amenities including a walk-in clinic.Many local grocery stores, farmers markets and restaurants in neighborhood. Scent free home, natural cleaning products. Deep well water is delicious to drink. No pets or children on the premises. We look forward to making your stay here memorable, pleasant, and private. Inquire about a discount for longer stays and winter rates from October to April.More
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John M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed with my wife for two nights on May 11 and 12,2018. John, the host, was very accommodating, and very friendly. Location was perfect for us, and the property is absolutely beautiful.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank John B
Management response:Responded 18 May 2018

Thank you John , it was a pleasure meeting you ! cheers, John

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This suite has all the basics, except for a sofa bed. I had wrongly assumed there would be one. Host John quickly came to our aid with an extra mattress and bedding. He also realized we had no breakfast items, and brought us some coffee...More

Date of stay: September 2017
3  Thank FlyingDutchman_12
Management response:Responded 5 October 2017

Hello Dirk, thanks for the kind words , I'm glad you and Paul had a pleasant stay with us. all the best, John

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

What a great find. This little place is located in beautiful surroundings. Though it is off the beaten path, it is extremely close to everything. It was only about a 10 minute or less drive to Butchart Gardens (a must see....should be one of the...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank prescottcandi
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

A great pleasure meeting you both , we hope to see you again in the future !

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Holly Farm is in an acreage-type area about 20 minutes north of downtown Victoria on the Saanich Peninsula. The farm was located close to Butchart Gardens and many parks where we were able to go for short walks. There was a very good grocery store...More

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank Passenger661363
Management response:Responded 21 February 2017

Dear Elinor and Irvin, it was a pleasure having you as guests ! You are always welcome here , John

Reviewed 9 July 2016

John is a very good host. The place is kinda remote, so a car with GPS is necessary, IMHO. Overall, I found Canada to be too expensive for me - gal. of gas is $3.42, wine is 200+% more there too!

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank fwbaker
Management response:Responded 9 July 2016

Hello Frank , I'm glad you enjoyed the nearby Horticulture Centre of the Pacific , Butchart gardens and Butterfly World , your pictures are very good. I hope the rest of your trip is successful ! John

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Stereo System
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Microwave
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
VCR
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
We live in rural Saanich, 20 minutes from downtown Victoria. If coming from the BC Ferries, or Anacortes Ferry or the Victoria Airport we are halfway to Victoria. We are surrounded by forests and farms. In Saanich West and Central Saanich there are beautiful 'rain-forest' hiking trails that follow the lakes, and up small mountains, and down to the ocean. There are hiking trails suited for all fitness levels. The ocean can be reached on both sides of the Saanich Peninsula. On one side there are many small bays and inlets separating Vancouver Island from the mainland; and the ocean on the other side of the peninsula is the 'Salish Sea'...that leads to the Pacific ocean. Nearby is Island View Beach a beautiful spot for beachcombers to walk and picnic. Kayak rentals are available in Brentwoo...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 5.0 km
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