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Executive 4 Bedroom Home with Spectacular Ocean

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5088 William Head Road

Victoria, British Columbia V9C 3Z1

Ocean View: Yes

Nightly Rates: $349 - 869

 4.0   Sleeps 8

Minimum Stay: 2 nights

Pool: No  Sq Ft: 4000

 Pet Friendly: No

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Located on a picturesque 5 acre lot with incredible ocean views, Arbutus Hill is the perfect tranquil destination for your next vacation to Victoria British Columbia. Situated among a beautiful forest of Arbutus trees, this wonderfully equipped home boasts panoramic views of the Juan de Fuca Strait and Port Angeles and only steps to one of Victoria's best sandy beaches.

The open concept main level of the home is the perfect layout for a large family. The bright and open kitchen has seating for six at the kitchen bar. There is also a large formal dining area with seating for eight, and the option of a table leaf to add two extra seats. Granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and every amenity required for your stay is provided for you. The formal living room, with large sectional couch, is the perfect place to enjoy the large television and the view. There is also an additional family room complete with comfortable furniture and television. Off the formal living room, you will find a separate area equipped with a large pool table. Each of these rooms have amazing views of the ocean, beautiful forest surroundings, and access to the large wrap around deck. Outside on the deck from the pool table, there is a brand new hot tub ready for you to have a warm soak while you enjoy the amazing views!!

Upstairs is where the four large bedrooms are located, all with amazing views. The incredibly impressive master suite has panoramic views of the ocean, a king size bed, an ensuite bathroom with soaker tub (looking over the ocean) and a large walk in shower with jets. The master suite also has a very large walk in closet. The large second bedroom could also be classified as a master bedroom, with a king size bed and also has it's own three piece ensuite. In the next two wonderfully decorated bedrooms, you will find two queen size beds in each room. There is a four piece bathroom shared by these two bedrooms. Each bedroom has it's own flat screen TV with separate PVR systems included.

Arbutus Hill is located on a large acreage in the quaint community of Metchosin. The property has trails throughout which are perfect for a nice walk or a bike ride. The trail systems lead to the very popular Galloping Goose Trail. The Galloping Goose is a mostly flat trial 55kms long that extends from Downtown Victoria, through the Westshore, Metchosin and past Sooke. The trail is perfect for long bike rides or long walks through the majestic Metchosin forest. Weirs Beach, which is only a 5 minute walk from the house, is a beautiful sandy beach perfect for both swimming in the summer or beach combing all year round. There is a general store located in Metchosin complete with fresh produce and groceries. The My Chosen Café is a local favorite which also offers a sweet shop, and separate pizza parlour which is the best in Victoria.

With both an amazing home, property and the many things to do right at your fingertips, you won't want to leave Arbutus Hill!

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  • Victoria - Metchosin
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven-Stove
  • Convection Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Water Filter
  • Cookware
  • Roasting Pan
  • Cooking and Eating Utencils
  • Blender
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Blow Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Internet Access
  • High Speed Internet
  • WiFi Internet
  • Electric Fireplace
  • Parking - On Property
  • Garage
  • Walk in Shower Stall
  • Wireless printer
  • Deck
  • Covered Deck
  • Sundeck
  • Patio
  • Patio Furniture
  • BBQ Grill
  • BBQ Utensils
  • Hot Tub
  • Television
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Wide Screen TV
  • LCD TV
  • HD Cable TV
  • 3D Blu-ray Player
  • DVD Movies
  • Stereo System
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Ocean Views
  • Minutes to Ocean by Foot
  • Minutes to Ocean by Car
  • Minutes to Beach Access by Foot
  • Minutes to Beach Access by Car
  • Mountain Views
  • Mountain and Ocean Views
  • Countryside
  • Forest View
  • Waterview
  • Mountain Views
  • Nearby Fitness Center
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Grocery Stores
  • Nearby Mall
  • Nearby Outlet Shopping
  • Nearby Movie Theatres
  • Nearby Concert Halls
  • Nearby Golf Course
  • Nearby Boating Marina
  • Nearby Night Clubs
  • Nearby Airport
  • Nearby Public Transport
  • Nearby Ferry Services
  • Nearby Restaurants
  • Nearby Shopping
  • Nearby Farmer's Markets
  • Nearby Casinos
  • Nearby Sports Arena
  • Professional Hockey
  • Professional Baseball
  • Professional Golf
  • Professional Car Racing
  • Fishing Derbies
  • Sporting Events
  • Concerts
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Festivals
  • Art Shows
  • Theatrical Plays
  • Opera
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
  • Nearby FedEx
  • Nearby Bank
  • Nearby Copy Centre


If the Guest cancels a reservation more than 45 days prior to the Check-in Date, there will be no refund of the reservation deposit.
If the Guest cancels a reservation less than 45 days prior to the Check-in Date and has made partial or full payment, there will be no refund of funds received.
If the property is able to find a substitute Guest for the same term and value as the original reservation, the Owner will refund any amounts received, less a cancellation fee of 25% of the total value of the booking.
There will be no refund in respect of unused days or early departure by the Guest.

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"Beautiful, large home in a great location
The picture doesn't do this house justice! It is large (4 bedrooms, 4 baths), spotless, and nicely furnished and decorated. The kitchen is big (as are all the rooms) and very well equipped. The master suite, living room, kitchen, poolroom, deck and hot tub have sweeping views of the busy Straits of Juan de Fuca. Unfortunately, the beach within walking distance is no longer accessible except by boat. When we arrived, the air conditioning for the second floor was not working, but management had it repaired by the next day. In addition to all the amenities of the house itself, we enjoyed trips to the Butchart Gardens, hiking in Goldstream Park, exploring the tide pools at Botanical Beach by Port Renfrew, and of course Victoria. We are an extended family ranging in age from 13 to 81, and all of us highly recommend this lovely property!"
Jul 19, 2022 - , BREMERTON, WA

"Spectacular Hilltop Home
This house was amazing. Beautiful secluded setting with water views. The house was spacious and perfectly stocked formal our needs. So much nicer than the pictures. "
Jun 16, 2022 - David P., Boulder, CO

Arbutus Hill did not disappoint. The home was extremely clean, beautifully maintained, well stocked, beautiful decor, and located in a beautiful spot in this corner of the world. We had an amazing time and wonderfully situated to get out and explore. I would have like to see hot tub towels or beach towels available to use but otherwise well set up. My only concern was the over-the-top rental agreement, which is managed by a management company. The payment process was a bit extreme and no leniency on checkout time at all. We had to communicate with a number of different representatives through the rental process and all a bit unnecessary. Otherwise a great spot for gathering."
Jun 14, 2022 - , Calgary, AB

"Breathtaking view!
We loved the space! Large house with incredible view and stocked with everything you need! "
Jun 13, 2022 - Kseniya G., Lethbridge, AB

"Great house - terrible service
Our designated coordinator, Dwayne, refused to meet at the property despite agreeing by phone and informing the cleaning staff that he would arrive at 445PM.
Our question regarding the coffee maker was not answered. "
May 22, 2022 - , Arlington, VA

"Victoria Getaway
Our fun group of ladies had a wonderful time together at this beautiful and spacious house. It was a relaxing sanctuary to come back to after a long day of sightseeing. The hot tub was bonus, the large fully stocked kitchen made meal prep easy and the comfortable beds provided a good nights sleep."
May 03, 2022 - , Redmond, WA

"Luxury home
Wonderful, the only issue was the hot water did not work properly the last night. Also, the shower in the master bedroom was too short."
Apr 05, 2022 - Darlene G., Burnaby, BC

"Beautiful home with a beautiful view
Very nice, clean home with a fabulous view. Very well stocked kitchen. The hot tub’s water needed to be balanced better ( lots of foam) so we did not get to use it. Had fun playing pool. Overall very enjoyable 3 days."
Nov 06, 2021 - , Port Moody, BC

"Enjoyable stay
This is a clean and cosy vacation home which we enjoyed for 3 nights. Many rooms and lots of spaces to accommodate 8 of us. Close to Victoria, Sooke and surrounding tourist attractions. Jacuzzi was a highlight to relax while enjoying the sunrise. Thank you for maintaining such a nice place."
Oct 14, 2021 - , Burnaby, BC

"BC Vacation - Sept. 2021
We had a very nice time in beautiful BC. The weather was outstanding and the accommodations were 1st rate!!"
Sep 20, 2021 - , Amherstburg, ON

"Great House, great location, great view
The location of the house was perfect. We had a beautiful ocean view in a rural setting. Black tail deer visited daily. The house itself was beyond our expectations. It had everything we needed and more. "
Apr 02, 2021 - , Craven, SK

"Amazing getaway location with good view
Amazing and clean place . Good views and very clean."
Feb 10, 2021 - Eddie L., Vancouver, BC

The team at EMR are very friendly and so willing to help. We were a bit nervous to reserve this way but it was such a good experience that we have already confirmed reservations for the next winter. They take good care of their guests.
We chose this location primarily for the access to the Galloping Goose Trail. The beautiful forest behind the house made it a joy to walk that short distance pushing our bikes for access to the trail. Cycling the trail was an emotionally uplifting experience as all along the way we were surrounded by forest and babbling brooks. We stayed on the section of the trail that was a former rail bed which gave us plenty of distance for a workout.
Arbutus House itself was all that we could have asked for: very, very clean, good air, comfortable heating, comfortable seating, memory foam mattresses, a view of the ocean over the tree tops and it was extraordinarily well stocked. There was nothing lacking in this entire vacation. "
Jan 29, 2021 - , Spruce Grove, AB

"A Great Stay!
The property was exactly a shown & described. The lights were turned on for our arrival late in the day to welcome us. The location, the privacy, the quietness, cleanliness, the view, everything was outstanding. Kitchen is well stocked, house is very spacious, bedrooms large, the master bedroom has a spectacular view of the ocean. Having morning coffee on the front balcony looking onto the ocean was a great way to start the day. With the nearby walking trails, location between Sooke & Victoria, just made this a perfect property to stay at. As well, Candice from EMR(our contact) was exceptional & responsive in providing us information on any of our questions. "
Jan 22, 2021 - , Edomnton, AB

"Awesome !!!!!!
Rented a number of properties all over North America. This property rates # 1. It has everything anyone would want. Quite, beautiful, and comfortable. Very scenic and easy drive from Airport as well. If I can, I will book again next year"
Oct 14, 2020 - Dean C., Calmar, AB

"Beautiful Home
We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful home. The beds and views were amazing and we loved being able to congregate in the living/dining/kitchen area. Appreciated that it was far enough from the city to not pull us away, but not too bad of a drive from the ferry. We will definitely stay here again!"
Mar 24, 2020 - Iram K., Coquitlam, BC

"Fantastic home
Fantastic home, great views, well stocked. Family memories were made."
Mar 22, 2020 - Carla R., Maple Ridge, BC

"A Wonderful Destination
Well, with it being difficult to know where your clients come from and what their experiences are, you have set up the vacation home listing in such a way that for those of us who live life simply, we were delightfully surprised at the size, spaciousness and set up of the home so that we could all be close and yet "be involved in our own activities". Some needed to relax while others wanted to be engaged in games, puzzles or visiting. The sites from the balcony, living room and master bedroom were simply stunning, with many a time where wild deer were walking and grazing thru the yard. The venue and ambiance was amazing. Thank-you so much for caring about the smallest details to the overall needs of family living! "
Dec 30, 2019 - , Winkler, MB

"Georgia & Oregon Friends visit Victoria
Arbutus Hill was described appropriately and did not disappoint us in any way. We searched for a home that could accommodate 4 couples with 4 baths. One couple had to cancel so each of us had their own bathroom. Master suite lottery was won by the Georgia couple and they loved the luxury. We were all comfortable in our private spaces. The common areas were anything but common. We've never seen a wrap around couch so big and the dining room table is fit for a large gathering. Comfortable patio furniture allowed us to view the water and relax. Loved our time there. Candice greeted us like we were old friends and we were invited to contact her on her cell phone if we had any problems! "
Sep 16, 2019 - Marianne K., Oregon City, OR

"Quiet retreat
I am very picky about cleanliness and I was pleasantly surprised. We really enjoyed the space, the comfortable beds, and the perfect views. We found a lot of fun activities nearby, lots of great hikes, zip-lining, etc, and the drive to Victoria was easier than I thought it would be. All in all, this rental was a great choice. "
Sep 02, 2019 - , Iowa City, IA

"Unique home
A beautiful well equipped spacious property spotlessly clean with spectacular views from most rooms deck and spa.Very peaceful location. Our children and grandchildren enjoyed biking and hiking kayaking and beach combing all within a short distance from the property. We would love to return next year.

Aug 24, 2019 - , Medicine Hat, AB

"Excellent Vacation Home
Our party of 7 stayed here for a weekend and we found the home stocked with all the comforts and supplies needed during our stay. The house was large, comfortable, clean, great kitchen to cook in, and the neighbouring area quiet, scenic and peaceful. I would highly recommend anyone stay here during a visit to the island."
Jan 16, 2019 - Craig F., Vancouver, BC

"Christmas retreat
We shared Christmas with all the family and have a great time walking on the forest, on the beach and visiting interesting places in the surrounding. Incredible views, deers coming to our door and nicely mantained house. An experience to repeat."
Jan 12, 2019 - , Berlín

"Lovely Island Getaway!
Our stay at the Arbutus Hill Home was perfect! There was more than enough space for 4 couples, with great amenities and a well-equipped modern kitchen. The Jacuzzi and Pool Table were also big hits while waiting for the weather to improve a little bit to allow for some outdoor activities! "
Jan 02, 2019 - , Vancouver, BC

"Perfect getaway
The house is a great set-up for couples or families and has every amenity you can think of. We wished we could have stayed longer! Thank you Kari and team! "
Sep 10, 2018 - , Calgary, AB

"Perfect for Family Reunion
This is a beautiful home with every possible convenience. Very comfortable beds, lovely linens, and an extremely well equipped kitchen. We were disappointed with the quality of the towels but other than that it's all first class. It was difficult to enjoy the view due to the smoke from the forest fires but that was the case everywhere in BC and Alberta this summer. "
Aug 29, 2018 - , SHERWOOD PARK, AB

"Great House and 10-Minute Drive to the Beach
PROS: We are a family of seven, so there was plenty of room for all of us and then some. It was wonderful to be able to stake out our own areas for some "down" time. Awesome kitchen with everything you could possibly need. The openness and amazing views of the San Juan de Fuca Strait is lovely. The billiards table was fun to play with. And we did take a dip in the hot tub one night. We love all the arbutus trees and seeing the deer relaxing by the house. A few from the family walked the trail behind the house and said it was nice and quiet and could go on for quite a while. A/C was a huge plus and it worked amazingly well. It was surprisingly warmer than we thought it would be in Metchosin.
It gets very windy at night here. So, expect trees blowing and the wind howling at night. But by morning, it was down to a nice breeze. The town of Metchosin was quiet and mellow. We went to its Farmers Market. It took us about 30 minutes to get to downtown Victoria and close to an hour to get to the Victoria Airport.

CONS:The one thing, though, that bothered us was trying to find the trail to the beach. The person who met with us on our arrival date, said that it was just "across the street" and five minutes down. He didn't provide a map, because as far as we could walk - we didn't see any trails that would lead us to the beach without actually going through someone's property. We tried for 2 days to look for this trail and could not figure out where it was. That was a huge disappointment because the "5-minute walk to the beach" was one of the biggest reasons we rented this house. The grand kids love water and would have loved an opportunity to just cross the road and head down there to play. The beach that we did find was about a ten-minute drive - by car. So no big deal but a walking map to the beach would be super helpful!
Aug 08, 2018 - , Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

"Our family had a great time in this beautiful home
We had a great vacation on Vancouver Island staying at Arbutus Hill. We enjoyed going hiking, swimming, going to the beach and exploring Victoria. Our 5 kids loved the hot tub and pool table and all the space we had in this beautiful house. The kitchen is supplied with everything to make meals for a large family. The deck is wonderful with the ocean view. The beach at Witty's Lagoon is recommended to visit with kids at low tide, as well as the Sooke River potholes and go fishing or boating at Pedder Bay Marina."
Aug 01, 2018 - , Lacombe, Alberta

"Perfect Week in Canada
This is a very nice house in Metchosin. It takes a little time to get there because of the slow speed limits on the rural roads in Canada. The house was completely stocked with everything needed for a great vacation including golf clubs and tennis racquets. Kitchen had coffee and spices and enough settings for 12 guests. Our family of 7 enjoyed the stay."
Jul 23, 2018 - , Lubbock, Texas

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Jan 02, 2018 - Gerardo P., Queretaro, XX

"Beautiful house. Beautiful location.
An absolutely beautiful house, fully equipped with everything we needed. A perfect layout for a big group like us as it's open planned living area provided us with the perfect balance of being able to chill together, but to also get a few hours solitide when needed! The Hot tub, terrace and BBQ combo truly made our holiday. Thank you very much EMR - we will definitely be back! "
Aug 08, 2017 - David and Elizabeth W., Bishops Stortford, XX

"Beautiful View & Beautiful Home
This house was perfect for our annual ladies get together (we all graduated high school together). The house provided us with a very comfortable living room to hang in and chat when we were not sitting outside on the deck. The kitchen was well stocked and the house was clean. EMR was very helpful and provided great customer service. The house was exactly as described in the property description and definitely met our expectations. The view exceeded our expectations! I would highly recommend Eagle Wing Tours in Victoria for whale watching and visiting Butchart Gardens. The location of the house is about 15 minutes to major shopping areas for food (go to Langford) and about 40 minutes (depending on traffic) from Victoria. I would also suggest visiting downtown Victoria - it's a beautiful city. This house/location was a great place for the six of us to stay for our annual vacation. I would highly recommend renting this home! "
Jul 31, 2017 - Maureen C O., Newtown, CT

"Up, up and away!
Just delightful! The house was roomy and exquisite! Great view! All our cooking laundry needs were met! Most importantly, the house was clean and neat as a pin when we arrived! "
Jun 28, 2017 - , Ramona, CA

"Lynch June Vaca
Arbutus house was a lovely 4 bedroom house with a view of the bay and the Washington mountains. It was a fantastic place with everything we needed to make it a memorable vacation."
Jun 15, 2017 - James L., Baton Rouge, LA

"Great rental
We attend with 8 guys for a golf getaway. The house was perfect for our needs. I would recommend it to anyone."
Jun 09, 2017 - , Edmonton, AB

"Beautiful Home, Lovely Property
This is a beautiful house that has been very well maintained. It's also on a large, private lot with a gorgeous view of the ocean. There is the odd truck that drives by, but otherwise, it is exceptionally quiet. This is a perfect spot for those that want access to Victoria, but don't want to be in a busy, noisy area."
Jun 01, 2017 - , Hamilton Parish

"Simply amazing
This is the cleanest nicest property I've ever stayed with my family. This property has it all. Simply amazing and will definite visit again. The wildlife in the yard is amazing the furniture is clean and amazing. Truly perfect. "
Jun 01, 2017 - Dylan F., Winnipeg, MB

"Happy Family Christmas
Beautiful setting and home; roomy; many options - pool, hot tub, tvs, decks, beautiful views. Everything we needed was at our fingertips. Well equipped, well appointed. very clean.
Jun 01, 2017 - Judy N., Regina, Saskatchewan

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