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“perfect, peaceful and incredibly beautiful”
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House overlooking Finlayson Arm Living room area with access to balcony and views
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13 reviews
House main entry
House overlooking Finlayson Arm
Living room area with access to balcony and views
Living room at dusk
Kitchen and breakfast areas
Beautiful view of boat dock and Finlayson Arm for the breakfast area
Dining area views
Dining area
Master bedroom
Master bedroom balcony view
Master en-suite with large shower
Guest bedroom
Guest bathroom with bath tub
Media room
Study room
Balcony view from BBQ area
Seating area on balcony with retractable awning
Covered outdoor cocktail area on lower balcony
Covered outdoor dining area seating 8 people on lower balcony
Balcony view of Finlayson Arm and Gowlandd Tod Provincial Park on the opposite side
Balcony view of Finlayson Arm and Gowlandd Tod Provincial Park on the opposite side
Balcony view of Finlayson Arm and Gowlandd Tod Provincial Park on the opposite side
Boat dock for launching your toys or docking up to 45'
Prefer to fly in......no problem
Resident eagle right at the front of the house
Always calm on Finlayson Arm
You just never know what you'll find when you explore
Birds eye view of property
Water view of property & dock
Beautiful in winter
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Excellent - based on 13 reviews
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Bonny P
1 review
“perfect, peaceful and incredibly beautiful”
Reviewed 8 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

The house was incredible with amazing water views. Had fun exploring just around the cabin and also to Sooke where we zip-lined and had fantastic lunch at Shirley Delicious. Be sure to check out Red Fish Blue Fish in Victoria as well. We traveled with another couple and intend to return. Kurt was extremely helpful and provided a lot of extra info for make our trip memorable. The house was exquisite and very clean!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Apr 2017
Thanks for taking great care of the house and look forward to having you back to continue your exploring.
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William H
Alvin, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Mr”
Reviewed 13 November 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This house was far more beautiful and comfortable than the photos and descriptions showed. The house is well-appointed, airy and perfectly situated on a bluff overlooking Finlayson Arm. Tha Arm itself is clear, deep and thrillingly cool for snorkeling in August. The owner helped me navigate a tricky situation with the reservation and was gracious throughout, making it a wonderful trip.

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Management Response
18 Nov 2016
Look forward to having you back soon !
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Brian O
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
“I would've stayed another week at least”
Reviewed 28 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I had been watching this specific rental for a month before I booked—waiting to see if I would find any better deals. Without a doubt, I couldn't have found a better place to stay than this for my honeymoon. This gave us the quiet, serene and remote feel that we were looking for. The drive is nice (but be careful of this late afternoon highway 1 traffic) and then the drive down to the location is steep, but exciting. When you enter into the house, it is clear that even the pictures don't do the absolute sprawl of the lookout justice. The place is roomy, especially the kitchen and living room. The bed was incredibly comfortable. And then there's the walks around the back: we saw jellyfish, seals and starfish off the dock, and two does and a deer off the deck. Kurt was polite, urgent and welcoming—thanks for the stay! We won't forget it, and we hope to bring some friends next time.

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Liked best: The scenery, the fireplace and the kitchen
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway
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Management Response
18 Nov 2016
Glad you had a chance to explore the shoreline and property, hope to see you and your friends back soon.
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Dacalaka
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Aptly named, tranquil it is!”
Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Enjoyed a fabulous stay in this property, gorgeous setting, early morning cup of tea on deck watching otters and seals rather special. High end furnishings, spectacular location and accommodating owner. We had a surprise wedding proposal whilst we were there, my daughter said yes, stunning photos of the event at the waters edge. We will most certainly return

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Sep 2016
Wonderful to have you and your family stay at our property and wow what a surprise that proposal must have been, such a nice experience. Do hope to see you and the new family come again.
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William H
Alvin, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Words Fall Short”
Reviewed 13 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The description and photos of this place promise an enjoyable spot with quick access to Victoria and southern Vancouver Island. Understatement.
This is a stunning location above clear, cold Finlayson Arm. The house and property are perched on the side of a mountain several yards above the arm with a semi-rugged path to the water. The house is beautiful, well-appointed and has all the desireable amenities. Starfish, mussels, crabs, and a resident harbor seal are among the sea creatures. For the hardy, snorkeling along the shore is a treat. Deer, rabbits and birds (including a bald eagle) are among the permanent land dwellers. We're so glad we found this place and we'll be back when we can.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Aug 2016
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay so much and were able to take in all the wildlife. The eagles are amazing to watch ,something you never get tired doing. I look forward to having you back anytime, thanks for taking sure good care of the place.
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John F
Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Perfect in every way!”
Reviewed 19 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

As an experienced couple of vacation home renters, for over 20 years around the world, we know when we stumble across 'the perfect place'...this is it! The setting is magical, the house is fantastic and the owner is amazing to deal with. What more can be said...we plan to return to this one!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Oct 2015
Making improvements to this property is somewhat of a passion that I have so I’m very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. I look forward to your next visit and surprising you with more refinements to the house and amenities.
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Victoria
Reviewed 14 December 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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Management Response
14 Dec 2013
I look forward to having you back one day, perhaps at the cottage which now has a jacuzzi, picnic table, wifi, and VHF radio to keep in touch with the fishing expeditions. This spring we start brush wacking of our foreshore trail which leads from the beach at the cottage towards Misery Bay! Hope to see you soon!
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