Private Room/Suite, ensuite 5 piece bath,private entrance and more!
Enjoy a feel 'like home' stay. Walk local forest trails- or to the nearby 2km long beautiful beach- or even to visit a Castle!( Yes- I said Castle) Come back to relax- guest HOT TUB/BBQ. Forest views. No kitchen but...see more below. We are located in Colwood- just 20- 25 mins to the inner harbour / BC museum area of Victoria by car. Suite/room is self catering.
Private room/suite, bath and entrance. Mini Suite style- 370 sq feet room/bath/suite with many extras- within a private home in Colwood. Jetted Hot tub among the garden. Soaker tub in bathroom.
25 minutes from downtown inner harbour of Victoria by car.
Walk in a forest- or walk to the nearby 2km long beautiful beach. How about visiting a historic lighthouse- Fisgard Lighthouse - part of Fort Rodd Hill, a national park.
Discover the nearby castle- Hatley Castle- with themed gardens and peacocks- just a 15 min forested walk away via Royal Roads University trails. ( Castle was used as the school in the movies 'X-Men' and the series Smallville)
Sleeps 2- romantic four poster queen bed.( Romance packages available) May sleep 3rd guest with privacy- please enquire. Also see photos.
Secured Wifi/internet, Digital Cable, 32" Smart TV, movies, your own local designated phone including long distance calling to Canada and US is all there!
Does have microwave, small fridge,tea kettle, coffee maker full sized( no two cup wimpy one!), toaster, guest BBQ plus other feel like home stuff including light dish/cutlery for snacks. Extras such as coffee, tea, light condiments, tin foil, BBQ tools are there should you like to have a light meal or snack. Wash basin, soap, towels, scrubbie etc are there for you to clean up any dishes you may use- or head out to local restaurants 5 to 10 mins away by car. Or just order in!
Executive style desk with chair with window overlooking forest/garden beyond- Designated and secured Wifi( internet) of course.
Adorable bistro table and chairs for snacks inside- another bistro set outside your private entrance. Enjoy the trees, birdsong and wind chimes- hear the creek just beyond the gardens. Sometimes the deer peek in.
Upper deck entrance - so has stairs to climb- one flight. Not a good fit for those with mobility issues.
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.
Formerly master bedroom/bath of home and original in the home's design- not a shared access space with rest of home/ your two adult hosts- no sharing your private 370 sq feet of inside space with hosts. But do share wall as it was the master bedroom/bath of the home. Upper/main level- no one above you. See layout in photos. Private rear garden/treed views. Come and go as you please!
Original with the home,spacious 5 pce bath including garden soaker tub and skylight. Light the candle and have a relaxing soak and unwind. Or head down to the complimentary guest hottub under an open air gazebo -for registered guests only( private time is easy!) and have a relaxing time- the hot tub area even has soft night lighting for a anytime dip! We only have two suites located at opposite ends( you won't even know we have another)- so it is like your own private tub. Private time is easy- hot tub is available year round and has quiet hours, but is available anytime- 24/7. Grab the insulated coffee mug or wine glass in your suite/room and head out to the garden.
Cats live on site as listed here in the listing- and are not to be let into your suite. Feel free to pet/love them in the garden or on the deck. Sorry we can't host other pets as our cats get spooked by them and run away :(
Enjoy a feel like home style stay! Robes for bath- or hot tub! All linens and more to use for your stay with us and add to that home away from home feel, right down to the plush duvet on the bed and a soft throw to snuggle up with. Many little extras we have become known for- right down to a set of umbrellas and even a cooler, beach towels and more for your use while staying with us! Walk to the nearby beautiful 2km long beach in 15 minutes- or drive in 2 to 3mins. The sandy beach and spit is over 2km long with mountain vistas and views towards downtown. See cruise ships in the distance - maybe even spot our Naval fleet submarine practicing in the water. Or walk the lagoon side- feed the swans and ducks.
Your suite/room is self catering- and has everything you need should you need to tidy up while staying. If wishing for extra housekeeping while staying with us- that can be arranged via a local company prior - please enquire. Your suite/room is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Plenty of extra linens/towels etc are already there for you for up to a three night stay- and longer stays of four nights or more are welcome to have a linen/towel exchange when needed and even a personal laundry option.
Friendly weekly rates for Low season, Shoulder season and Summer season available.
Rates are for double occupancy plus what ever Air BnB tacks on to any listing when booking. Extra guest fees beyond two guests.
Reading the full listing can result in FAQ's being answered. Please READ ALL house rules BEFORE inquiry and provide information requested. If you are new to Air BnB- please have your profile completed before enquiry. If you have read the house rules and agree to abide by them and send the information required - and have your profile filled out- booking is easy!
We say hello if we catch your arrival or when our schedules meet up( short stays we may miss you)- and answer any questions you may have. You can also text/call or knock on our door as we live in the main part of the home- we enjoy sharing local information should a guest wish to know. Sometimes we use the deck stairs but it is rare- and you may see us tending the garden below. We leave you to enjoy your stay. Your suite/room is self catering.
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 required- Short stays we may miss you- feel free to call us if you have any questions!
No early check ins. ( our cleaner needs time to work her magic!)
No late check outs.
Suite is non smoking and self catering- as in you look after yourself.
Smoking is allowed in one designated covered outside location only- or go for a walk :) No smoking of ANY KIND near suite door/window or in suite.
All persons must be listed in the request for booking. Please read the ALL House Rules BEFORE REQUESTING a booking and provide the information needed when requesting and that you have read and agree to abide by the house rules. Please have a completed profile, including photo.
For those with mobility issues, the Guest Suite has about 14 steps to access the deck entrance. One full flight of stairs.
We also offer a full sized ( one step entry) One bedroom suite/apartment - Elemental Garden Suite- please enquire. ( Also on Air BnB under the title Colwood Suite.)
The other suite is a full sized private 700 sq ft apartment/suite also within our home including kitchen,living room, bedroom and bath and more- see our other listings. We only have the two vacation rentals onsite- located at complete opposite ends and levels of our private home. Both are self catering and not a shared inside space with hosts and are contained within our home. Both can be booked if available. Visit each other via a short walk in the garden when booking both! ( No connecting doors/walls for the two suites.)
If attending Royal Roads University- Yes- you can walk to class from our location in 15 mins via RRU trails. Ask about our short stay student rates while attending RRU. Or the two students or more sharing options.
Please read and agree to house rules and provide information needed BEFORE requesting to book. All persons must be listed in the request to book. Yes! Children are people too. Children 6 yrs of age and up are welcome. The guest suite is not a 'child proof' enviros thus no children under the age of 6yrs old. Booking person must be 21 years of age or older.
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. The same care and attention to detail, transfers into the suites for a home away from home style stay.
Enjoy your own private entrance on the deck, your room/suite, a walk in closet/ dressing area and original in design for our home of 1993- a lovely five piece bath including soaker tub. See layout in photos.
Complimentary use of the Registered Guests only hot tub among the gardens . Feel free to enjoy a bite outdoors too with a guest BBQ -including a searing burner if you like a nice steak-and patios. Lounge on the patio/gardens- pet the kitties- a true home away from home.
A entrance from the deck-means that you do have to use the stairs to get to the suite- so may not be suitable for those with mobility limitations.
Interaction with guests
You get a key code prior to your arrival- and can arrive anytime after the 4pm check in time. No need for a formal check -in or check- out by 11am on the day of departure.
As your suite is self catering- as in you look after yourself- some helpful instructions are left on the desk and should you have any questions- feel free to call/email/text us/meet us. Some stays we may miss saying Hello as our schedules may not meet up. We leave you to enjoy your stay.
Other things to note
We have cats that also visit the deck area and gardens- please be kind.
You must use stairs to access the deck/entrance- if you have mobility issues- may not be a good fit.
No kitchen. Does have extras like a small fridge, microwave, bbq. etc.
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/names may be required upon arrival and as a condition of your stay.
Booking guest must be 21 years or older.
If you would like a modification of the terms, please enquire .
As you aren't sharing your inside 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 six (6) people occupy any individual premise.
5.Minimum Stay. Units require a TWO (2) NIGHT MINIMUM stay or pecuniary equivalent. One night stays may be offered during weeknights and are subject to availability and offered under the discretion of Elements and Insights.
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 via Elements and Insights site 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. 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. Air BnB security deposit is handled via the Air B nB policies when booking. 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 flushed and no 'BABY' WIPES or wipes of any kind. 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" in the message with your request please.
Otherwise, we will just direct you to please read the house rules and provide the word and the information requested BEFORE booking when wishing to book a suite with us here at Elements and Insights. Thanks! Please list ALL persons in your request for booking including full names as requested.
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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.