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Elegant & Spacious 2 bedroom Private Guest House, close to Beach with Ocean View

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type guest house


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1500 sq ft, sleeps 8, across from beach


Welcome to Red Door Guest House. Our home is set on acreage and located in a beautiful country setting with water views of the Saanich Inlet. This hidden country gem is perfectly situated between Victoria and the natural beauty that Vancouver Island has to offer.

This idyllic vacation getaway invites you to relax on your private backyard patio after touring the local wineries, or perhaps after a more active day exploring the area by kayak. This home offers the peace of a home away from home. Red Door Home is a spacious and beautifully decorated 1500 sq. ft (150 sq. m) space with a large living/dining room, 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. A full kitchen is equipped with all the amenities you will need for your stay, including dishwasher, washer and dryer.

This property is ideal for Brentwood College School parents (2km/0.6M) or Shawinigan Lake School parents (9km/6M))

BEDROOMS - Sleeps 8

Master Suite - 1 Queen Bed/ 1 Queen Futon

Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen Bed and 1 single bed (on request)


The comfortable Master bedroom has a queen-size bed and a double futon. It has its own spacious modern ensuite bathroom with shower and a deep soaker tub.


This tastefully decorated bedroom has a queen size bed, a single bed can be added upon request. This bedroom has its own ensuite 1/2 bathroom, and has a beautiful view of the garden and ocean.


Enjoy a glass of local wine with your dinner on your private patio or soak up the sun on the lounge chairs in the manicured gardens.

Just across the street is Mill Bay Beach which is a perfect spot for bringing a picnic basket to watch the seals, sea lions and otters play. The occasional whale may also make an appearance. Kayaks are available just down the road, kayaking around Mill Bay is a fun way to explore the stunning area.


Red Door Guest House has guest parking for 2 vehicles on the left side of the gravel driveway and has a private entry on the front of the home, look for the Red Door! You will be given a code for the lock box as soon as you have confirmed your reservation.


We will be available for recommendations or assistance during your stay, but will give you the utmost privacy and respect.


Smart TV with Netflix

Wireless internet

Laundry (Washer and Dryer)


Private entry

Parking available

Private Patio


Red Door Guest House is located in the waterfront community of Mill Bay, and is ideally situated between our stunning Capital City Victoria and unique communities like waterfront Cowichan Bay, Duncan the City of Totems, the picturesque artsy village of Chemainus. The Cowichan Valley area also boasts many award-winning wineries. Enjoy a day trip to the sandy beaches of Parksville, or adventure out to Ucluelet,Tofino and Long Beach, or possibly take a road trip to the amazing ancient Old Growth Forests of Vancouver Island..


Our capital Victoria has so much to offer: From fine dining to theatre and the Victoria Symphony, to the many beaches and the parks. Enjoy strolling through Centennial Square and Market Square, visit the many trendy shops of the Lojo District, or visit one of the summer-season events downtown Victoria has to offer like the Jazz Festival and the Victoria Symphony Splash. Take in the street performers, the many talented local artists and incredible musicians on the world famous Inner Harbour and Government Street, or for those of you that are more adventurous, enjoy the many hiking and biking trails, go scuba diving, zip lining, or whale watching. Take a stroll along Dallas Road and enjoy the ocean and the stunning views of the Olympic Mountains. Don't forget to visit the breakwater and the picture perfect lighthouse, finish your day with a culinary visit to one of the world-class restaurants Victoria is famous for.

Victoria and South Vancouver Island are known as the "Hawaii" of Canada, so for those looking to escape colder winters come and enjoy the mild temperatures!


Whether you come to relax and take in some sunshine, stroll the docks and vineyards, watch artists at work, or go on a once in a lifetime outdoor adventure, the journey is up to you. Cowichan Bay is a quaint and charming community where you can enjoy extensive hiking and biking trails, watersports like kayaking and scuba diving, whale watching, unique attractions, arts & culture, and award winning restaurants and wineries.


Duncan is also known as the City of Totems and has over 40 beautifully carved totems scattered all around the City. With rich history behind each totem, it is a “Must See” on your visit to Duncan.


The Little Town That Did. Chemainus is a picturesque artsy village nestled between the mountains and ocean directly on the coast. Enjoy the 40 giant murals, the famous Chemainus Theatre, shop trendy shops and galleries, and browse farmer’s markets.

Other suggestions: Parksville and Qualicum Beach, Coombs, Salt Spring Island, Tofino & Ucluelet.

More Details

Helene & Kevin Wolters
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Helene & Kevin Wolters

Hello and Welcome to Red Door House.

We are Kevin and Helene Wolters, and we have been living in our beautiful home for 18 years. We love to travel with our grown children, and through VRBO we have been privileged to stay in beautiful homes all over the world, and have met many wonderful hosts. We are now excited to pay this service forward with the opening of Red Door Guest House.

Helene & Kevin Wolters purchased this guest house in 2000

Why Helene & Kevin Wolters chose Mill Bay

We love Mill Bay and the Cowichan Valley, also known as the "Warm Land" because of its mild temperature. The main house (Red Door Guest House) was built by Helene's father, we doubled the house in size in 2000 when we purchased the one acre property. A lot of love and care has gone into this house and it shows, from the millwork, to the gardens, everything has had plenty of attention to detail.

What makes this guest house unique

Mill Bay is centrally located on Vancouver Island, 35 minutes from the hustle and bustle of beautiful Victoria, and just steps away from the amazing nature the island has to offer. Right across the street you will find Mill Bay beach, a wonderful place to bring a chair and a picnic basket, or to rent a Kayak just down the street.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Mill Bay in Juan de Fuca

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large Masterbedroom with soaker tub and shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bathroom 2 has a toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Bedroom 2 has a European Queen-sized bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Master bedroom has a queen bed and a queen futon
  • Both Bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Elegant & Spacious 2 bedroom Private Guest House, close to Beach with Ocean View
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
Shelter Cove, CA

Couldn't be better

  • 5 of 5

We arrived by the ferry from Brentwood Bay which is just a few miles from the airport in Sidney. It is a very short 30 minute ferry ride then a short drive from the ferry to the rental. The house is better than expected. Nicely furnished with comfortable furniture and beds, and lovely artwork. It also provides a well equipped and stocked kitchen, laundry facilities , Netflix, a nice water view and manicured lawn. It is the entire original house with a newer home attached. I am very sound sensitive and never heard any noise while we were there. We really enjoyed our stay. Be sure to visit the town of Duncan for the self guided tour of the totems and Chemainus for the self guided tour of the murals. Both towns are a short drive to the northt and are well worth a visit. Thanks to the owners for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful, warm, cozy, comfortable, relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

House is well cared for property inside and out. All the amenities are provided and very welcoming immediate provisions. The hosts are very attentive and very nice people. Well recommended to rent. Our stay of 5 weeks was well worth the rent.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Nonie and Chris. You have been the most wonderful guests, we are so pleased to hear you loved your stay at the Red Door Guest House. Hope to see you again sometime. Kevin & Helene
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So much room and beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The Red Door Guest House is lovely and has so much space. We loved sitting in the comfortable living room and enjoying the beautiful garden and ocean views. On a clear day we could even see the snow capped Coastal Mountains of Washington State. There was room to spare for our party of 5 in this super comfortable house, we will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Red Door Guest House is everything you could want and more. The guest house is both tastefully and comfortably decorated, and the thoughtful owners go above and beyond to ensure your stay is as pleasant as possible. The property is lovely, the owners are fantastic and the experience was incredibly positive. We highly recommend the Red Door Guest House and hope to return in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We so loved having you and your wonderful family as guests. You are more than welcome any time!
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Great location, quiet and close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

House was perfect for our family stay while we attended a wedding at the cidery. Only one thing I would say is the kitchen could be a little better equipped, for example a cookie sheet, tongs, regular coffee pot or at least mention what type is provided. Other than that, beautiful.....

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We enjoyed having you as guests! Cookie sheet and tongs were in the oven drawer. It seemed you enjoyed our coffeemaker by the coffee pods used :) Hope to see you again. Helene
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Very lovely and comfortable home.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The home was comfortable, clean and welcoming. The location was very private and quiet. The location of Mill Bay was convenient as we had several different locations we wished to explore. The shopping centre had everything we needed for picking up supplies.

For parking, you do have to turn around at the top of the driveway which could be challenging for trucks (we had an SUV and I am glad my husband had to do the turning around) or inexperienced drivers. The only other thing to add is if you are looking for an ocean view, this is not the location for you.

Overall, we were happy with staying at the Red Door House!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feed back! The trees in the front are all coming down in the Fall and will turn our ocean glimpses into a beautiful ocean view again!
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Brentwood College School
Bridgemans Bistro
Thrifty Foods
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Victoria Airport
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday guest house in Mill Bay, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
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1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £47.58
Refundable Damage Deposit £111.95
Pet Fee £41.98

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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