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Cozy Country Home! Whole House - Hot Tub! Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Big Kitchen, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly!

This charming East Sooke house is the ideal home base for a larger group traveling to the west coast of Vancouver Island. The house sits on one acre of land and has a large sunny deck with a hot tub. There are limited but uplifting ocean views from the deck and from the bedrooms. Inside you find comfortable furnishings, a washer and dryer, a cozy wood stove for those rainy days and a big, fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy exploring the many nearby beaches and breathtakingly beautiful parks. There are 2 marinas within a 10 minute drive. Both have public boat launches and one offers boat rentals. Some of the best salmon and halibut fishing on the west coast of north america is found just off the beaches here. A country store stocked with all necessities is just a 5 minute drive down the road. The house is located 15 minutes from the town of Sooke, 20 minutes from greater Victoria and 40 minutes from downtown Victoria, the capital city of the province of B.C. The house sleeps 6 comfortably in four bedrooms.

Rob Seemann
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Rob Seemann

Greetings from beautiful Sooke, British Columbia!

My name is Rob.

I have built this house and owned it for almost 20 years now. I grew up in Munich, Germany and have lived in Canada since the age of 19. I travel a lot and usually stay in vacation rental properties myself. I am happy to give my guests a wonderful opportunity to call this fantastic area home for a few days or weeks and explore the many natural attractions Sooke and Vancouver island offer!

Rob Seemann purchased this chateau / country house in 1996

Why Rob Seemann chose Sooke

Staying at Llanilar House gives you the best of both worlds when you visit the area!

A peaceful country setting where no light or sound pollution spoils your evenings as you stargaze from the deck at night. Yet only a short trip by car opens up incredible nature adventures and even shopping opportunities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay Llanilar House; it had everything we needed and was really cozy.

We would certainly stay again!

Happy New Year!

Dec 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Sooke in Juan de Fuca

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • tennis


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Cozy Country Home! Whole House - Hot Tub! Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 30 reviews
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1000% Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Very cool spot! Rob was quick to respond and very helpful. The place was clean. Check in/out was simple. The kitchen is totally functional and equipped to cook REAL meals in and even though it's a little outside of Victoria, access to everything was easy. Plus, with the drive being so beautiful, we hardly noticed. And though we were traveling with 4 adults, I think this space would be fantastic for a family or maybe two? Our favorite parts were the hot tub, the flowers, the wild bunnies, being visited by a family of Quail with babies every morning, and a beautiful 3pt. buck Deer in velvet!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Very quiet, very clean. Overall great place to rent, only downfall there was no outdoor fire place.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that you enjoyed your stay at the house! Regarding outdoor fires: East Sooke rarely receives any rain from late May to September. As a result the area gets extremely dry and the wild fire hazard becomes enormous. During those months we can't allow outdoor fires and we were informally requested by the fire department not to provide outdoor fire facilities. However - the fire place inside the house can be used year round. A note to our future guests: While smoking is permitted outside the house please be very careful especially during the months of May to September! A carelessly discarded cigarette can have catastrophic consequences in no time... Cheers, Rob
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Relaxing and private

  • 4 of 5

House was clean and cozy upon arrival. Was stocked with all the little things you may need, they even had a fire ready to be lit. Great open floor plan made for a comfortable stay with 2 kids and 2 dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a nice quiet vacation, and this was perfect. Great hiking at East Sooke Regional Park, check out the copper mine site. Nice hot tub to relax in at the end of the day, and stargaze. Nice, and clean house with plenty of room. We saw rabbits, deer, and eagles in the yard during our stay. Rob was helpful and quick to reply.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and well presented

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in Sooke. We loved the property ideal for a large party very comfortable beds and sofas. The hot tub was a bonus Sooke is beautiful Rob returned our deposit very quickly and was easily connectable. Overall we all had a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here on our vacation, we were very impressed on how clean and well kept this place was !!! It is also very private and quite. I would highly recommend this place to anyone staying in the Sooke area , you will not be disappointed!!!

Thanks Rob

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Sooke, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
20 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £91.89
Pet Fee £8.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £287.16

A damage deposit is required. This is a temporary hold of $500 on your credit card during the time you are in the house. The hold expires a few days after you leave if there is no damage or excessive cleaning. Stays longer than 7 nights may require a higher cleaning fee. The normal range for a week or part of a week is $150 - $175.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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