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Victoria British Columbia V8N 1L1 Canada

Listing # 130066

Rates From CAD 3500 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, March 22, 2021

Cozy gem with garden and ocean views, close to UVic

Located in a rural-feeling neighbourhood on a treed corner lot, our home is a well built classic 1950’s bungalow with lots to love about it. The property is across the road from the ocean with a beautiful garden featuring mature rhododendron and garry oak trees, perennial flowering shrubs and plants, a vegetable garden, and nesting hummingbirds! The house faces south-east, giving a view of the Straight of Juan de Fuca (Salish Sea) and the Olympic Mountains through the large living-room windows.
The house itself has a retro feel with recent modern updates: skylights everywhere for plenty of light, refinished hardwood floors with under floor heating for a comfortable ambient warmth, and a new deck off the dining room.

The house is small but feels spacious because of the large windows and comfortable but simple furnishings. The main floor has a living-room, dining room, kitchen with new appliances, full bath, two bedrooms and an office. The downstairs has one queen bedroom, living space with a pull out sofa bed, bathroom with a deluxe shower, a kitchenette and laundry.

Location details:

The house is located in Ten Mile Point, a wooded peninsula in south East Saanich. The neighbourhood has a rural feel with large lots and no sidewalks or street lights, many small beach accesses, a large central natural area with many walking trails and a public tennis court. From the house it’s a scenic 20 minute walk along residential roads and a beach to Cadboro Bay Village; another ten minute walk from there will bring you to UVic. It is a 20 minute drive to downtown Victoria, or a fifteen minute walk to a bus stop which will bring you downtown or to UVic (a major transit hub). Victoria is a bikeabke city, and Ten Mile Point is a favourite loop for cyclists who enjoy its quiet roads and scenic location. This neighbourhood is also a favourite spot for kayakers and scuba divers who make use of the public beach accesses. Most every day needs can be met in Cadboro Bay Village. This little hub has an independent grocery store, bulk food & local farm produce store, liquor store, pharmacy with post office, juice bar, pub, two restaurants, two coffee shops, Spa, SUP rental/ yoga. Nearby are tennis courts, a sailing club and elaborate playground and beach at Gyro Park with programming in the summer for families.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1500 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Saturday, April 1, 2023 until Thursday, November 30, 2023
Minimum Stay
6 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
6 months but might consider longer
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Victoria
Postal Code - State or Province V8N 1L1 BC
Country Canada
Neighborhood Keywords Ten Mile Point; Cadboro Bay; Quiet; Scenic; treed; walkable neighbourhood
Closest University University of Victoria
University nearby Camosun College

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Halifax

State or Province

Rental Price:

CAD 3500 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term


  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Large fenced garden


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

Housesitting Comments
Some garden maintenance

About Member

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Member Since Feb 12 2019
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About Me
After retiring from a career as a research scientist with the Federal government, I have enjoyed the last several years close to home here in Victoria exploring the many benefits that living on the west coast provide. We live within easy reach of excellent kayaking, sailing, hiking, and (with a bit of driving) skiing. Favourite activities include hiking and back country skiing here on the island and over on the mainland, kayaking around Victoria, in the gulf islands and in Barkley Sound). With family on the East coast and in Europe and friends even more widely dispersed, we hope to spend extended periods over the next couple of years traveling further afield.

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I had a fantastic sabbatical year at UVic, due in no small part to the wonderful home I rented and its owners. Located in the Ten Mile Point neighborhood, it is a short (though hilly!) bike ride to campus. In between there is a village-like shopping area and a nice long beach that was heaven-on-earth for my dog. In the other direction from the house, less than 100 meters away, is a small rocky cove with awesome views of small islands just offshore and the Olympic Range in the distance. A short walk further takes you into a heavily wooded park with trails crisscrossing through it - you won't believe you're in a residential neighborhood! With two bedrooms and an office on te main floor, plus another bedroom in a finished half-basement, the house itself was perfect sized, whether by myself, as I was for much of the time , with three of us for several months during Covid, or even with five of us for a couple weeks at Christmas. The owners made us feel welcome and trusted in their home and went out of their way to make sure we were familiar with the house, the neighborhood, and the city. The mechanics of the lease agreement, the handovers before and after, the rental payments, etc, all went perfectly smoothly. We never had a problem with the house, but if we had I am certain the owners would have been very responsive. In short, this is a truly great option for those on sabbatical at Uvic. Excellent Neil 1/4/2021 7:00:00 PM