Romantic private apartment/suite. Walk to Hatley Castle via forested trail. Walk to the nearby 2km long sandy beach/oceanfront with mountain vistas in 15 mins or drive in 2. Relax in a 6 person jetted guest hot tub among the gardens. EVERYTHING for a home away from style stay. Right down to robes for the bath or hot tub! Private garden/courtyard...
Of course WIFI, movies, and more...20 mins to downtown Victoria inner harbour by car.
Walk to the nearby beautiful beach, visit Hatley castle and themed gardens. Walk to it in 15 minutes! Via a 565 acre urban forest with trails. Bring your camera for the roaming peacocks and ocean views. Visit a historic light house and more...
Our suite is 20 mins from downtown Victoria Inner harbour by car...
Come back to ocean breezes and forest views- soak your day away in the complimentary use guest hot tub among the gardens...
Private 700 square foot apartment/suite within a private home in Colwood on the Westshore of Victoria. Just 20 mins from the inner harbour by car. EVERYthing you need for a home away from home style stay- right down to spices in the kitchen and robes for the bath- or hot tub! Just stop for groceries.
Your private space vacation suite has..
Romantic four poster queen bed with plush duvet in your bedroom.
Leather sofa and ottoman in your living room.
Ikea double sofa bed with 4 inch foam mattress in living room for extra guests- No springs!
47" LCD TV, digital cable, movies, secured broadband WIFI and even long distance calling to Canada and US.
Dine overlooking rear garden and trees. Private.
Regular kitchen- even the wine opener!
4pce bath including tub- plenty of linens- even body wash, shampoo, conditioner and more- just pack a suitcase!
In suite private laundry- even the laundry soap!
Private garden gate into your own garden courtyard with coffee deck. One step entry.
Additional gardens and seating areas.
Guest BBQ with propane and tools.
Guest Hot tub- under open an air gazebo. Complete with soft night lighting for a any time dip. Hear the creek just beyond the garden fence- sometimes the local deer peek in from the trees. Short stroll from your private suite and private courtyard via the lovely garden to the raised flagstone patio area on the other side of the garden with guest hot tub. Complimentary hot tub 24/7 use available year round.
EVERYTHING for a home away from home style stay. Don't stay in some cold hotel- stay where it feels like home...
Many extras- like beach towels, cooler and chairs..even a soft throw to cuddle up with!
Speaking of cuddly...
Feel free to pet the resident kitties in the garden, but please no pets in the suite!
Arrive on your schedule anytime after check in time of 4 pm and we will catch up later to say 'Hello'. No formal check in or check out. Short stays- we may miss you due to our schedules- feel free to call/email/text. Your suite is self catering.
No early check ins/ late check outs please.
Check in- after 4pm. Check out- 11am.
We are always available by phone/text/or email for helpful area information or questions. Or you can just knock on our door! We live here too- just the two of us- no kids-but your suite is your own space- a full 700 sq ft apartment within our home. You will see us in the yard occasionally tending the garden.Of course, our kitties may visit with you too when enjoying the yard. Please do not invite the kitties in the suite, but they do enjoy attention in the garden.
The suite is self catering and self contained within a private residence. No sharing of your suite space with anyone. Private.
No smoking of ANY KIND in the suite or near any door or window. One outside designated covered location only allowed- or go for a walk :)
Short stays may not result in our schedules meeting up for a Hello- so feel free to text/call/email with any questions you may have!
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Reading the full listing can result in FAQ's being answered. Please READ ALL house rules BEFORE inquiry and provide information requested. Do NOT send an enquiry/payment offer without reading the full listing and house rules FIRST- Thanks!
If you are new to Air BnB- please have your profile completed BEFORE enquiry. Air BnB works like a community- feel free to share something small about your trip/yourself in your request for staying in the suite/room. If your request to book does not include your basic information as requested- we will ask that you read the house rules and provide such information. Even a hotel asks for your basics- if your not comfortable with offering basic information- try listings with instant booking. We aren't one of them.
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All persons must be listed in the request for booking. Please read the House Rules before booking and provide the information needed as it is required by our insurance.
The Garden suite is non smoking and self catering. For those with mobility issues, the Garden Suite entrance has patio stones and grass areas to navigate, plus a one step entry. Access to the hot tub is via a short walk in the garden and it has steps for access.
If travelling with more than two persons as the Garden suite has one queen bed, sleeping for a third/fourth guest is full sized ( double) Ikea sofa bed with 4inch foam mattress. Located in the living room across from the leather sofa. See photos. A fourth person if not wanting to share the sofa bed, may sleep on the leather sofa also in the living room. It is not a sofa bed and may be unsuitable for those of larger proportions. Or a twin sized sleeping mat to placed on the carpet. Great for small families. Extra guest fees apply beyond 2 persons.This suite is romantic for two, good for three and super cozy for four. The suite is 700 sq ft.
For additional people - especially 4 adults- please consider...
Also available- if needing two beds and two baths- is our Elemental Guest suite/room. Uniquely different- and located on complete opposite ends and levels within our home- we only have the two. Stay close- yet private- visit each other via a short walk in the garden. No sharing inside space with hosts. Each suite is self catering and 'locked' off from the rest of our home.
If attending Royal Roads University- yes you can walk to class from our location in 15 mins via RRU trails. We have had many students of RRU stay with us. Ask about our short stay student rates while attending RRU. Bring your bike- or rent one! Share the suite with a class mate!
Rates are for double occupancy. When you message us, please list the full names of all members of the party in your request for booking, including children. Yes! they are people too!
Address information must be provided of the main party booking the suite here at Elements and Insights.
This is a requirement of the BC hotel and innkeepers act. ( Thus why when staying at a hotel you must provide such information)
Verification of information may be required upon arrival and as a condition of your stay.
Main booking guest must be 21 years or older.
As you aren't sharing your space- no 'out there' kinda rules here. No curfew, no weird quirks- just common sense written out in long form .... see below... Please read all if booking and include that you have in your message. Thanks~
These are our "Standard Terms & Conditions" that all guests are required to abide by, though exceptions are possible on a case by case basis.
1.Check-in and Check-out. Check-in time is 4 p.m. Check-out time is 11 a.m. Your ACCESS CODE for entrance to your accommodation will be emailed prior to your arrival date. No early check in please. No late check out please, unless arranged and agreed to in advance.
2.Smoking. Smoking on the premises is ONLY permitted within the confines of the designated area where a receptacle is provided. Smoking IS NOT permitted in any suite, within ten-feet of any suite doorway or window, nor in any hot tub/pool or on any hot tub/pool patio or roof top area.
3.Pets. Pets ARE NOT permitted within any suite. Breach of this provision will result in the immediate termination of tenancy. You furthermore agree to accept responsibility for any damages caused by pets permitted in the suite or on the premises by you, any member of the party, and/or any guest(s).
4.Occupancy. The posted rates presume DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. Additional overnight guests (i.e. anyone occupying the premises between midnight and 6 a.m.) MUST BE APPROVED by the owners, registered on Attachment A, and may be subject to an “additional guest charge" at time of booking. At no time shall more than six (6) people occupy any individual premise.
5.Minimum Stay. Units require a TWO (2) NIGHT MINIMUM stay or pecuniary equivalent unless otherwise arranged.
6.Housekeeping. Unless otherwise specifically indicated, Elements and Insights Suites are SELF-CATERING. While towels, linens, cookware, and dishes are provided for the party's use and enjoyment, daily/weekly/monthly housekeeping is the party's responsibility. Equipment such as a broom, vacuum and/or sweeper and light cleaning supplies are provided for such tasks.
7.Parking. Unless otherwise specifically indicated, each unit includes parking for one (1) non-commercial passenger vehicle without trailer. Some restrictions (e.g. height) may apply where underground parking is provided.
8.Rate Changes. Until the reservation is confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
9.Obligations. Elements & Insights commits to providing the party with a well maintained, safe, clean and tidy living space upon its arrival. The party, in return, agrees to comply with all obligations imposed upon it during its occupancy with respect to maintenance of the suite and premises, including but not limited to:
a.keeping the suite and premises as clean and safe as conditions permit, and causing no unsafe or unsanitary condition in the common areas and remainder of the premises that the party uses;
b.disposing of all ashes, garbage, other waste, and recycling in a clean, safe, prescribed manner;
c.keeping all fixtures in the premises or used by the party as clean as their condition permits;
d.not deliberately or negligently destroying, defacing, damaging, or removing any part of the premises or rendering inoperable the smoke detector or any other safety device provided by the owners, or knowingly permiting any person to do so;
e.restricting in-suite cooking to the appliances provided for that purpose;
f.being responsible for all damage, defacement, or removal of any property within the premises that is in the party's control unless the damage, defacement, or removal was due to ordinary wear and tear, acts of the owners or owner's agent, defective products supplied or repairs authorized by the owners, acts of third parties not invitees of the tenant, or natural forces, and
g.refraining from conduct that would impair the safety or the right to quiet enjoyment of other individuals either on the premises, adjoining suites, or in the neighbourhood.
10.Damages. Damage or security issues are not anticipated to arise during your stay. Please note, however, that your Reservation Deposit when booking direct with us will not be applied towards the amount owed for rental of the suite, but rather WILL AUTOMATICALLY CONVERT TO a Security (aka “Damage") Deposit upon arrival when booking directly with Elements and Insights. Air BNB policies are as per the Air BnB site.This deposit will be fully refunded within fourteen (14) days of your departure, providing the obligations cited herein are met, and that the premises, furniture and effects are left safe, clean, tidy and undamaged beyond normal wear and tear. In the event that this is not the case, Elements & Insights will provide an itemized statement that lists the amounts of any deductions from your security deposit and the reasons for the deductions, together with a refund of any amounts not deducted. Matters under consideration would include, but not be limited to:
a.Charges incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered;
b.Charges accrued during your stay remaining unpaid at time of departure;
c.Debris, rubbish or recycling not disposed of in the prescribed manner;
d.Dishes, utensils or cookware left unclean or improperly stored;
e.Linens, cookware, effects or other itemized amenities having been lost, misplaced or damaged;
f.Facilities such as the hot tub interior or exterior areas, including cover and patio area, not left in a clean and useable condition for others either during or after your stay;
g.DOORS OR WINDOWS OF THE SUITE LEFT UNSECURED when not present;
h.Upon final departure, any keys issued not being left in designated drop area; or
i.The party being evicted by Elements & Insights, representatives of Elements & Insights, the owners, representative of the owners, or local law enforcement.
11.Hot Tub/Exercise Pool. Where hot tub or exercise pool access is provided, several cautions must be observed to ensure the comfort and safety of both your party and that of other and future guests. A more exhaustive list is provided on site, but the following should be noted in advance of your reservation:
a.Only registered guests permitted access to hot tub, exercise pool and deck/roof top area;
b.Children under the age of 12 are prohibited from using the hot tub; aged 12 – 18 may use the hot tub, but only while under direct adult supervision;
c.Bathing suites or equivalent are required at all times while in the hot tub or pool;
d..Persons with open sores or any type of infection are prohibited from using the hot tub or pool; and
e.USE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Please remember that there is a certain health risk associated with this type of facility. Pregnant women, for example, may be at a higher risk of over heating when they are in a hot tub. If you are elderly, or suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or other cardiovascular conditions, please ensure that you have prior medical approval from your doctor before using the hot tub or exercise pool.
12.Waste System. The waste systems in place, be they septic or sewer, are very effective but may clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No paper towels, condoms, or feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that such items have been flushed and clog or hinder the system, you will be charged for any associated damages. No baby wipes!
13.Right of Entry. You agree that the owners or agent may enter the suite during reasonable hours with reasonable notice to inspect the premises, and/or to access or make such adjustments, repairs, alterations or improvements thereto as may be deemed appropriate or required.
Travel insurance. While Elements & Insights do not endorse any particular insurance broker or agency, it is highly recommend that all guests investigate the option of purchasing travel insurance for their peace of mind.
15.Indemnifications. Units are privately owned. Elements & Insights will not be responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that befall a member of the party while on the premises or its facilities. Elements & Insights are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of any member of the party. Furthermore, the party expressly assumes the full risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or to others whom they invite onto the premises.
16.Force Majeure. Elements & Insights will not be liable for events beyond their control which may interfere with the party's occupancy, including but not limited to Acts of God, acts of governmental agencies, fire, strikes, terrorism, war, inclement weather, including flooding and neighbourhood construction. No rebate or refund will be offered in these circumstances.
17.TRANSFERABILITY: No member or guest of the party shall either assign this agreement or sublet in whole or part the unit/premises/amenities without express written permission of the owners.
If you have read this, and wish to book one of our suites( we have two uniquely different types) you MUST PLACE THE WORD " Luckybudda" in the message with your request please and provide your names of all guests.
Otherwise, we will just direct you to please read the house rules and provide the word when wishing to book a suite with us here at Elements and Insights. Thanks
We love where we live! With the forest trails just steps away we often take walks in what we call ' coming back to nature'. Every time we head out we always love the drive by the ocean with it's ever changing vistas. The fact that we can walk to the beach is one of the reasons we live here- the area just touches your inner soul. So beautiful. Yet still just 5 to 10 mins by car or so from amenities. One big circle really! Plus the heart of downtown Victoria- the inner harbour- is just 20 mins away by car- simple!
We are a down to earth couple who interests are varied and wide. We enjoy a chat about almost any subject- from politics and business to the esoteric ...
We enjoy sharing many of the 'only locals know' tips on the area and things to do should a guest wish to know. We say Hello and leave you to enjoy the area.
We also have a strong desire to offer a space that has the comforts of home- not some cold hotel. It's about the experience of the place- right down to robes for the bath( or hot tub!) to a cooler and beach towels for a day at the beach! Your stay should be comfortable- just like home. Right down to our cat Lucky who tends to drink out of the fountains in the gardens...
As each of our two unique onsite suites are self catering- as in you look after yourself, you are not sharing the suite space with us- it really does feel like a home for your stay. Guests often remark " we wish we could live here" when we meet them in the garden. In fact, we have met prior guests on our daily travels who have now moved here!
This is our first time on Air B and B- but we have been another well known site since 2012( most of our bookings are done via the other site- sometimes up to half a year in advance) and have numerous reviews between our two unique suites there.... Feel free to visit Elements and Insights website!
We are LGBT friendly.