Two unique spaces for up to 6 or 7 people. Walk to a nearby 2km long beach/ocean front, explore a forest with castle( 15 min walk). Visit a historic fort/ lighthouse. Come back to a guest 6 person hot tub under gazebo and treed views. 20 mins to downtown inner harbour Victoria by car -10 mins to local shops and restaurants.
Great for couples/friends/family/student of Royal Roads travelling together and people who are on the go.
Two unique spaces for one lovely stay.( Suites may be booked individually- Vacancy Calendar here reflects when one or both may be unavailable as this is for booking both suites.) 2 night min stay for all stays when booking both.
Enjoy the nearby local long rustic beach, quiet forest trails, visit the historic Hatley castle and themed gardens, or the historic national Fort Rodd Hill and lighthouse on the other side of the freshwater/ocean lagoon..
Everything for a home away from home feel- right down to spices in the kitchen the Garden suite to robes for the bath- or hot tub in both spaces! Of course, things like Wifi and movies..even free long distance calling to Canada and US for your stay...
When staying in the garden level (the lower first floor suite- one step entry) known as the Elemental Garden Suite, you'll be charmed as you pass through the garden gate and enter your own quaint courtyard. Within, you will notice the sheltered coffee decor two which catches the morning sun, and discover the private one step entrance to your suite in your private garden courtyard. Upon entering, you'll find a warm decor with everything you need to complete your stay. The kitchen offers full size stainless steel fridge and stove and a 2 person eating bar overlooking the side garden. From there you move into a comfortably furnished living room with leather sofa and ottoman, wide-screen tv and dining table for 3 or 4 persons - all, of course, with another garden and treed view. This 700 sq ft suite/apartment comes with a kitchen and has a two person eating bar in addition to the table in the living area.( the other suite/room has no kitchen but has many extras).
Your bedroom comes with a recliner and reading lamp, a generous closet that will fit more than you could pack, and in-suite laundry in case you didn't pack enough. At the end of the day you'll slip into your romantic four-poster queen size bed, outfitted with Sealy Posturepedic mattress- snuggle under the plush duvet. Enjoy a stroll thru the garden to other side of the fenced yard. WIFI works here too. Enjoy a dip in the registered guests only hot tub, under an open air gazebo. A great way to greet the morning as the sun comes up, or in the evening as the soft night lighting provides a romantic glow. A perfectly natural sleep aid..
If required, additional sleeping in the 700 sq foot Elemental Garden Suite is available on a( no metal bars in the middle or springs) full sized ( double) Ikea sofa bed with 4 inch foam mattress, which fits conveniently in the living room alcove across from the leather sofa and ottoman. The leather sofa is also available should additional guests not wish to share the double sofa bed- the leather sofa is not a sofa bed. Great for when you are booking both suites and have more than 4 persons. See photos for layouts of both unique suites. (The Garden suite sleeps max 4 persons. The Guest suite sleeps max 3 persons. Max 7 guests in total for the two suites).
In addition you also are booking our 370 sq foot Elemental Guest suite/room. A unique private guest room and bath with your own private entrance, you can lounge on the deck overlooking the forest.( Staircase to access this suite/room please note- not good for those with mobility issues).
Formerly the master bedroom/bath of the home and original in it's design of the home- find the garden soaker tub in the large private skylight lit 5 pce bath ensuite. No sharing of your inside space. Light the candles and relax! Snuggle in for the night in your romantic four poster queen bed with plush duvet- even a soft throw for a mid afternoon cuddle. Prepare for the day in the large walk in closet/ dressing area- complete with many extras for your stay- right down to games and a small reading library. So much more than a hotel room.
If needed- a executive style desk overlooking the garden. Of course both suites have WIFI- it even works in the garden and hot tub areas... Feeling a bit hungry- use the guest BBQ or the snack area within your 370 sq ft mini suite complete with small fridge, microwave,light dishware and some extras. No kitchen in the Guest suite. Or join the others in your party in the kitchen of the lower ( main level) Elemental Garden suite via a short walk among the gardens. This listing is to book both for family/couples travelling together! (Please enquire if wishing to only book one of the suites. Vacancy calendar here shows when only one or both have been booked- other suite may be available.) Located at opposite ends and levels- remain close yet private. Visit each other via a short walk in the garden. They do not connect to each other - as suites are on opposite ends and levels of our private residence. Great for privacy for both groups and for groups on the go.
The smaller 370 sq ft Guest suite/room also can sleep a third guest if needed- a comfy twin sized cot with foam mattress( no feeling bars or springs kind) located in the walk in/dressing/closet area is just enough space to create a extra 'room' for one. It even has it's own door for privacy-see photos for details. Please check with your party if this works as a space for them.
Your self catering home away from home suite/guest room come complete with many extra touches. You will find items such as spices in the kitchen/snack areas, robes in the bathroom/closet for guest use for all guests and even the laundry soap to start- as the Garden suite has it's own in suite laundry.
Laundry for the Guest suite is done with a laundry/linen exchange for stays- as well as a personal laundry option for longer stays. Or guests of the Guest Suite can share the laundry in the Garden Suite- as you are booking both suites! Even the laundry soap is there already for you!
So much more than cold hotel rooms. Everything you need is there, from plenty of linens/towels to extras such as robes for the bath or hot tub! Lounge on the patios, have a BBQ, admire the gardens and pet the kitties in the yard. Please do not invite the kitties into the suites- no matter how cute they appear! (Sorry we are unable to host your pets, as our kitties get spooked by them and run away from home)
Staying in our home away from home style suites, you'll feel comfortable from the moment you open the gates.
Enjoy the registered guests only 6 person jetted Hot tub nestled among the gardens under an open air gazebo. As we only have two suites on site- it is like your own private tub! It even has soft night lighting for an anytime dip! The hot tub is available anytime- 24/7 -but does have quiet hours-please be considerate of quiet hours when using the built in stereo on the hot tub or talking loudly over the jets when on after 9pm.
Use the guest BBQ and have meal on the patio together. Grab the coolers, beach towels and chairs from your suites and spend the day at the beach you can walk to in 15 min or drive in 3 min.
Each space has your own key coded entrance( no sharing a key!)- come and go as you please. No sharing of personal space- unless you visit each other via a short walk among the garden. No connecting doors for the 2 suites. See layouts in photos of each suite/room.
As both suites are self contained within a private home and have a private entrance- you aren't sharing your space with us. They are locked off from our space- giving you your own self catering suite/room.
Arrive anytime after 4pm check in time on your schedule. No early check ins/ late check outs please. No need to share a key- we have a key code for each stay. We usually do stop by to say 'Hello' within a day or so and are always available by phone, email or text to offer tips on the many great places to visit. Or just knock on our main door. We know many ' only locals know' type things to see and do, should a guest wish to know. Other than that- Enjoy the serenity that the area offers!
Suites are self catering and non smoking. Because we have kitties that share the yard, and they don't enjoy other pets- we are unable to offer pet stays.
Located on a small cul-de-sac in the Municipality of Colwood, and backs onto some of the most spectacular urban forest in North America. Our unique location offers endless opportunities for relaxation, discovery and enjoyment. A 15-minute walk, for example, can take you to nearby Coburg Peninsula with views of the majestic Olympic Mountains and even Mount Baker. Spend the day lounging on the beach or exploring the over two kilometre sandy shoreline. While there, you can cross over to the lagoon side and feed the ducks and swans, or continue on with a leisurely stroll along the many local walking and hiking trails that wind their way among some of the most beautiful old growth forest in the region. Visit the next door public access Pacific landing property and walk by the water's edge. Part of the protected Bird Sanctuary that covers the whole lagoon area- just a 3 min walk away. For the history buff, you may be interested in visiting nearby Fort Rodd Hill / Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and museums. These structures date from the 1860s, and were built by the British as part of the coastal defence system back before Vancouver Island was even a part of Canada. If that's a bit too adventurous for you, historic Hatley Castle and themed gardens might well be worth a visit. Nestled on the adjoining grounds of Royal Roads University, it was designed by renowned architect Samuel Maclure and built for James Dunsmuir in 1908 -- and was considered as a possible residence for the Royal Family during the outbreak of World War II!
All this, and you still haven't even left the lagoon area!
We are located on the West Shore in the area known as Colwood, on a small residential cul de sac off the end of a road. Approximately a 20 minute drive from downtown Victoria's Inner Harbour. We are centrally located and are also just 20 mins from Sooke and just an easy 10 mins from handy Langford or quaint farmlike Metchosin. Several attractions such as the Coburg Peninsula and beach, the Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Hatley Castle, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse, Royal Roads forest and University, and local buses – are within walking distance, while most amenities are located within a 5 to 10 minute drive. Bear Mountain Golf course( 6 golf courses within 10 mins drive), Royal Roads University( walk to it) and the Victoria General Hospital( 10 mins drive time) are also nearby.
Our easy 15 min walk or 3 min drive to our beach is called locally- the Esquimalt Lagoon Beach- but we are actually located in Colwood- the Esquimalt municipality is about 15 mins away from our location.
Free long distance calling in Canada and the US is also included in your stay- keep in touch with loved ones. Each suite has it's own designated phone.
Visit us at Elements and Insights in Victoria BC today for handy links to local attractions!
Established in November, 2011, Elements and Insights aims to develop a range of services in aid of your spiritual journey. Our venture is new, but its goal is timeless — to help discover and know your true self.
We invite you to grow with us by partaking in a Reiki session, Yoga, or Intuitive Psychic Medium Reading. For more information about readings see withangelacom. Guests of the Elemental suites may book a session on site or in advance, should they feel so inclined. Come and visit us for a reading today- as all are welcome. If you would like a reading long distance- we offer those too!
The apartment and the guest room/suite of course- plus complimentary hot tub, gardens, patios, deck and BBQ.
That means the main( one step entry) Garden level full sized one bedroom 700 sq ft apartment/suite plus the( stairs to climb) upper level 370 sq ft guest room/suite with private bath and entrance. Please see suite layouts in photos.
Lounge on the patios, have a BBQ, admire the gardens and pet the kitties in the yard. Please do not invite the kitties into the suites- no matter how cute they appear! (Sorry we are unable to host your pets, as our kitties get spooked by them and run away from home)
Rates are for double occupancy in each suite.
This listing is to book both suites. 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 .... 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 the hot tub or on any hot tub patio/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 seven (7) people occupy any individual premise.
5.Minimum Stay. Units require a TWO (2) NIGHT MINIMUM stay or pecuniary equivalent.
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 may apply.
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. (Air Bnb has it's own policies regarding deposit different than booking direct.) 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. Where hot tub 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;
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
f.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.
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 (EMAIL HIDDEN) 'BABY' WIPES. I repeat NO' BABY' WIPES. If it is found that such items have been flushed and clog or hinder the system, you will be charged for any associated damages.
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 far as requested, and wish to book one of our suites( we have two uniquely different types) you must place the word " Luckybudda" when you message us with your request please.
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!
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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.