My Husband Ollie and I are the proud owners of two vacation rentals on Vancouver Island British Columbia.
Committed To Your Experience:
We have tried to anticipate your every need, to help make your trip to Canada one you'll want to relive.
Our unique properties are:
Nestled in the heart of the bucolic Mt. Newton Valley, you'll find our private and peaceful BC vacation rentals.
Why Is Heathwood Better?
Why are our vacation rentals better than your standard house or condo for rent in Victoria?
Views Like No Other!
Take in the heavenly sights, with panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains of Washington. (See our photos)
Its Monumental: In 1990 The Olympic Park was declared a national monument, that's how amazing it is. And now you can visually experience it right from your own private patio.
While you're out on the patio, watch the skies light up with explosive colors every Saturday evening, compliments of the Butchart Gardens Summer firework show.
Your Patio Seems Like The Center Of The Universe.
When the fireworks end, a spectacular light show continues. Indulge in an evening outdoors with a glass of wine to enjoy, while gazing at the glowing stars that seem to dance in the sky for you.
Imagine waking up from a rejuvenating night's rest, enjoying your morning tea, while beholding the beauty of the valley and the awe-inspiring views of the Bay.
Enveloped In Charm:
From the moment you open the gate into your private Courtyard and enter the courtyard suite we know you will feel welcomed.
The luscious landscapes and calming colors of the gardens resemble something like a Garden of Eden, it's that special.
A Luxury Vacation Rental In B.C?
2 Bedroom Vacation Rental:
Our private Victoria vacation rental has 2 spacious bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms so everyone is comfortable.
Totally private from each other, the bedrooms allow two couples to each have their own private space.
You'll feel at home! The cozy living room area offers plenty of room and comfort for everyone traveling.
Enjoy The Kitchen:
This vacation home offers a fully equipped kitchen, you can make a quick breakfast, a full course meal or prepare a candlelight dinner.
Prefer not To Cook?
Chef Laura Moore will come into your home at Heathwood.
“Good for you Gourmet” will surprise you with a delicious menu. Chef Laura has a commitment to quality.
Her recipes are made with organic or unsprayed produce with a focus on seasonal and local. She uses organic or free range meats, dairy and eggs.
To complete a delicious meal add a wonderful wine purchased from one of our local vineyards…..Bon Appetite!
There are many superb restaurants and dining options available nearby.
What Can I Expect?
Nothing but the Best for Heathwood Guests!
Sleep On A Cloud:
No expense was spared when furnishing this one of a kind B.C. rental property. We understand the quality of sleep adds to the overall quality of your vacation, this is why we chose to invest in top of the line bedding.
A Difference In Luxury You Can Feel:
Our vacation rental in Victoria is fully loaded with luxuries like premium Persian rugs, so even your feet are pampered.
Enjoy A Blissful Sleep?
Fine linens add to the tranquility of your stay. You'll love to retreat back to your super comfy bed, topped with high thread count sheets for that extra added comfort. You may want to simply stay in and relax, as many of our guests do.
What Are Some Of The Things To Do?
Our Victoria vacation rental is conveniently located in the Mt. Newton valley. There are many local activities just moments away.
Hiking - Find Your Peace with Nature
Take A Relaxing Walk On The Beach
Witness The Wonder Of Whale Watching
Escape On A Pleasant Journey In A Kayak
Taste The Ultimate Cheese & Wine Pairing
Explore Boutiques For The Best Souvenirs
Savor The Islands Fresh Seafood Flavor
Love Art? Stop By The Local Galleries
Take a trip to the city of Victoria, then when it's time for some rest, escape the noise of the city and return home to your Heathwood sanctuary.
Its the best of both worlds!
A World Different Than The One You Know:
Our guests always tell us how peaceful and relaxing our unique surroundings are here at Heathwood. Its majestic!
They so enjoy the delightful cuisine that our local restaurants provide.
We encourage you to consider and enjoy all the benefits Heathwood has to offer. We look forward to having you stay with us.
Availability is limited so plan early. Contact us to secure your travel dates.
We're Happy To Help You Plan Your Perfect Vancouver Island Vacation.
Beautiful Private Estate, Spectacular Views Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Additional Location Information
Heathwood is unique in its location in the beautiful Mt. Newton Valley. We are minutes to the Brentwood Bay Ferry which will take you to Mill Bay where you can drive thru many beautiful valleys and towns, each with their own character and attractions to explore as you head to the north end of the island. Or simply take in all there is to offer right here on the Saanich Penninsula. Wine tasting tours, local beaches, local artists galore, and so much more. The famous Butchart Gardens are a short 5 minute drive, Brentwood Inn and Spa, 3 minutes away. The town of Sidney -by-the -sea is 10 minutes away and has many unique stores and delightful restaurants. The City of Victoria and capital of British Columbia is a very easy 20 minute drive.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest airport: A 10 minute drive Nearest ferry port: 10 minute drive Car is recommended
Left on 09/06/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | emilytwoReviewed Sep 6, 2014Stayed Aug 2014
I cannot think of a thing that would have made our stay at Heathwood better. Jacqui and Ollie have put so much love into their place, the land, and the animals, that we also felt included in the embrace.
Then, let's talk about location. It is a beautiful and restful rural area that is close to Victoria, Butchart Gardens, old growth forest, ferries going to many different places (both Vancouver and the north and west part of the island included), and a fun seaside town.
Foodie? This is the land of wineries, fresh caught fish, roadside stands and a farmer's market. Heathwood itself has a wonderful grill, and a selection of oils, vinegars, spices, and more.
A special mention about the dogs: You can close the gate and shut them out if you want, but you would miss out on some very sweet dogs. Being dog lovers, we really enjoyed their company.
The gardens, as you can see from the pictures, are absolutely beautiful.
We were two couples, and had plenty of space. As I said, perfect for us in every way. Vancouver Island and Heathwood have moved to the top of our list of places we would like to return to.
Left on 08/24/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | Steffen SReviewed Aug 24, 2014Stayed Jul 2014
This was the best house we ever had rented!!. The garden is amazing. The house is very well equipted and very quited. Ollie an Jaqueline are very friendly and they gave us a lot of recommandations for our visit on Vancouver Island.
Left on 04/05/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | Sean, Bonnie, Alex & SarahReviewed Apr 5, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
This home was a wonderful retreat for our family. After a busy day site seeing, we were able to come "home" to a comfortable place. The setting was tranquil and so beautiful! Our hosts Jacqui and Ollie were gracious and welcoming. It is not often that you can find a place like this one...it is truly a place that will rejuvenate and provide you with rest and all the comforts of home. We can't wait to return! Thanks for a wonderful experience! :)
“Charming, private and beautifully furnished, spotless and tranqu”
Left on 12/31/2013 for a stay in December 2013 | Bob and CarolReviewed Dec 31, 2013Stayed Dec 2013
If you are looking for an elegant spot on the quite civilized Saanich Peninsula midway between Sidney and Victoria, the Courtyard Suite at Heathwood may just be the ticket. Private and beautifully furnished, spotless and tranquil, this lovely offering's charm is exceeded only by that of the delightful owners. Nearby Butchart Gardens is only an easy few minutes drive and definitely not to be missed. Both Victoria and Sidney are a pleasant 15 minutes or so from this stunning country estate. Treat yourself to an exceptional stay at the Courtyard Suite at Heathwood.
Left on 08/11/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | KAY & ROBERT SMITHWICKReviewed Aug 11, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
How wonderful to actually find something that is as wonderful, if not more so, than advertised. Our hosts were delightful, their home inviting and our stay memorable. The suite was spotlessly clean all the furniture comfortable, kitchen full of supplies easy to find and use, an ample amount of towels in each bathroom and the washer and dryer easy to use. The view was beautiful and having a patio front and back was nice. The privacy of the suite was great and two couples fit quite nicely. The drive to Victoria was short and easy. If you are looking for the perfect place to spend your vacation then courtyard suite at Heathwood estate is the place for you. This was an experience we will never forget!!
“Very peaceful retreat, we would absolutely return”
Left on 06/12/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 12, 2013Stayed May 2013
We had a wonderful stay at the Courtyard Suite at Heathwood. The suite is almost like a two bedroom condo attached to their house. But don't worry, they give you plenty of privacy, and you even have your own temperature control in several places. One bedroom, one full and roomy bath, a full kitchen, a living/dining room, and a little mudroom are on the first floor. The second floor (basement) is a single room with a small bathroom with a small shower, and a stacked washer/dryer. All in all, very spacious and very comfortable. There are also two private outdoor areas, a small patio and a small porch, but the weather prevented us from being able to take advantage of those.
The setting is extremely peaceful and comfortable, surrounded by horse fields, and the gardens at the Heathwood rival anything we saw at Butchart, albeit on a smaller scale.
The location was perfect for us. It's 5-10 minutes drive from Butchart Gardens, about the same (maybe 15?) from Sidney, and was closer to 20 or 30 to get to the heart of Victoria. Since our purpose this trip was to see gardens, especially take our time around Butchart, it was ideally situated. While there is a glimpse of Brentwood Bay and the mountains in the distance, it's not something you can really just sit and watch easily. It's an "over that way, through the trees, we see the water" view. But the view of the hills of the Mount Newton area was lovely, and I'm told at the right time of year, you can see the fireworks at Butchart.
Things to be aware of if you're looking to stay with them:
First, the dogs. They have a furry welcoming committee, who while well behaved, want to be with you if you're outside no matter where you are. (we loved them!)
Second, they do ask you to remove your shoes. (ok with us)
Third, if you want to wander the property, you need to be escorted. If you take them up on that escort, you'll learn why, and it's for a very good reason.
Hello Tammi and Janie, We had such a delightful time with both of you and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in the Courtyard Suite at Heathwood. It was such a shame it was cloudy and overcast the entire time you were with us as that hindered your opportunity to see the Olympic Mountain Range. We do want to clarify that although we are happy that our guests enjoy our gardens and their private areas, our stables are off limits due to Insurance requirements. We know you will enjoy our Equine family while they are grazing in the fields. Our furry welcoming committee can be overly friendly. We do have them secured in the stable for your scheduled arrival, we introduce them to you when you are settled. Your private areas are gated and you are fully in control of when they visit. We look forward to your return visit.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 03/08/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 8, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
From the moment you drive into Heathwood you feel at home. Every comfort has been thought of and provided with exquisite detail everywhere. So well located, we had easy access to everywhere. We will definitely be back! Having owned and operated a B&B; we can unequivocally say this is an amazing establishment. Our hosts were amazing. Thank you for providing such a lovely home away from home.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on our vacation rental.
Our goal always is to make our guests feel welcome, and at home by providing the comforts that we would wish for ourselves .
We so enjoyed getting to know you, and look forward to your return visit.
Jacqueline & Olli
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Luxury at its best.”
Left on 12/15/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 15, 2012Stayed May 2012
My friend and I were fortunate enough to learn about this property thru a friend. Lucky us, we were the first to stay at Heathwood.
Upon our arrival we found all the ingredients to whip up a light meal in the fridge, how very thoughtful of the Knopp's. This kitchen has everything in it you could hope for. The property here is absolutely beautiful. There are 2 bedrooms that are separated for privacy and each has a bathroom. What luxury. We were very fortunate with the weather so we took full advantage of the BBQ and were able to eat on the front patio, a very picturesque spot.
I loved this property so much I came back with my partner a couple of months later. We had candle light dinners on the front patio, in the dinning room and had coffee every morning on the little patio listening to the horses snicker. What a magical time.
Brentwood Bay just down the road has several delightful restaurants along the water and a spa in the hotel there. Sydney is a delightful place with lots of little shops to peruse and several delightful restaurants as well. You will not be disappointed if you choose this property. We will definitely be back.
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