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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Sooke, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Buck_Swas...
Woodland Park, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent porperty and a friendly owner”
Reviewed 13 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We were extremely pleased with the whole rental. Ease of reserving and paying started everything off right.
We arrived early and because it had just been vacated we went into town and had a tea. Upon returning everything was ready (before the stated time BTW) and looked great. The hot tub was great and everything worked well including the free WIFI.

We really liked the hedges and garden that is on the property. While there is another cottage and a house also on the property we felt totally secluded with the side hedges and all the other plants.

Easy access to the beach. Don't expect a sand beach as that is not natural here. The beach has a nice view of the bay.

Great place and we'd definitely stay here again if we come back to the area. It is also convenient Victoria which is about a thirty minute drive.

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Liked best: Felt like a private cottage.
Liked least: Cereal bowls were large? ;-)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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raeann01
North Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Clean cottage ,lovely gardens”
Reviewed 13 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

The beach was beautiful and the owner was there if you needed her but she also gave you privacy. The hot tub was awesome and the gardens lovely.However I feel it was overpriced for the comparable rentals we have had before in Sooke in the last 6 months.

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Liked best: hot tub
Liked least: no shelving in bathroom ,lack of storage space for cloths and non perishable food
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
13 May 2016
Rates have not been increased since 2007
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Shansey
Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Anniversary Weekend”
Reviewed 7 January 2016 for a stay in September 2015
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person found this review helpful

I am not even sure how I stumbled upon this gem but it was such a wonderful discovery. Being so close to our home town of Victoria it was just a quick drive and it was like we landed in another romantic part of the world. We were welcome into our beautiful cabin by a fresh bouquet of flowers and a beautiful basked with some delicious wine. It was a rustic cabin but had all of the pleasures of home plus a private hottub which made for a magical weekend. There was a walking trail which took you down to your own private seating area and view of the beach. It was simply amazing and I would return in a heartbeat.

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Liked best: Our own private hot tub
Liked least: There was nothing about this cabin that I didn't like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Markvan60...
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place good price”
Reviewed 12 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Nice little cottage, very friendly caretaker, bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival was nice touch. Close to Sooke potholes which are a must to visit. Good price. Would stay there again.

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CLI409
Wasilla, Alaska
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Willow Cottage - PERFECT first stop on our honeymoon”
Reviewed 3 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Sum total: This place was perfect for my husband and I on our honeymoon, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

By way of background, my primary concerns when booking a vacation rental are:

1. Is it accurately represented with recent photos and current descriptions of property and ammenties?
2. Is it clean and well-maintained?
3. Is it reasonably priced given location, ammenties, atmosphere?
4. Is it somewhat conveniently located given the things I want to do in the area?
5. Is the owner/manager reasonably available, while not being overly bothersome?

Willow Cottage of the Westburn Seaside Cottages and the owner/manager Kathie get a resounding A+++ for all of the above.

1. Exactly as pictured and advertised on TripAdvisor. My personal photos match the ones on this website almost exactly. The gardens surrounding the cottage are even prettier than represented. I didn't notice anything remiss in terms of kitchen utensils, and supplies like t.p., paper towels, garbage bags, towels for the hot tub, etc. were plentiful. Complimentary coffee, tea and spices were kindly provided as well.

2. Very clean, and very well maintained and organized.

3. Very reasonably priced, especially if you're from the US where we have a 20-some percent advantage on the exchange rate. Very cute cottage in a quiet residential area, with very clean and beautiful rocky beach within steps.

4. Sooke is a very easy place to traverse and I found most interesting things within a half hour drive from the cottage at most. Except Port Renfrew, which was a beautiful drive and still easily doable within one day. (PS LOVED the V.I. roads and signage. Superb!)

5. Absolutely available by text and phone without being overbearing. It's obvious you're dealing with a professional, and not a novice to the vacation rental industry. She knows what works and doesn't skimp on the small details.

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Your age range 35-49
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