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Outdoor pool, a heated pool

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5.0/5 Exceptional
5 reviews
Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space


Explore the area

Popular LocationMayFair Shopping Centre9 min drive
Popular LocationHatley Castle12 min drive
Popular LocationRoyal Roads University15 min drive
AirportVictoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.)26 min drive

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    About this area


    This cottage is located in Victoria's Esquimalt neighbourhood. Travellers looking for local activities can try Victoria Harbour and Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal, while those looking to experience a bit of culture can stop by Royal BC Museum. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre or Royal Athletic Park.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • MayFair Shopping Centre - 9 min drive
    • Camosun College - Interurban Campus - 12 min drive
    • Hatley Castle - 12 min drive
    • Royal Roads University - 15 min drive
    • Victoria Fisherman's Wharf - 15 min drive

    Getting around

    • Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.) - 26 min drive


    • That Lil Pasta Place - 4 min walk
    • Dairy Queen - 4 min walk
    • Lucky Village - 6 min walk
    • Moka House - 8 min walk
    • Subway - 8 min walk

    About this property

    Portage West - Paddler Cottage

    Victoria Cottage in Esquimalt with patio
    This smoke-free cottage features an outdoor pool. The cottage provides a washing machine and a fridge, plus a patio and a TV. Added amenities include a hob, a coffee/tea maker and a dishwasher.
    Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property amenities


    • Beach sunloungers
    • Beach towels


    • Outdoor pool
    • Heated pool
    • Shared/communal pool


    • Internet access

    Parking and transport

    • On-site parking

    Food and drink

    • Fridge
    • Hob
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Paper towels


    • 1 bedroom
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Soap
    • Towels provided
    • Toilet paper
    • Hairdryer
    • Shampoo


    • TV

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Things to do

    • Fitness facilities nearby
    • Kayaking on site


    • Sleeps 4



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 25


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Frequently asked questions

    Does this property have a pool?
    Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool types include heated pools.
    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Located in Esquimalt, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Craigflower Schoolhouse and Gorge Vale Golf Course. Saxe Point Park and Westside Village Shopping Centre are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Portage West - Paddler Cottage

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

      Perfect for us!

      We really enjoyed our stay. Very clean and comfortable. Great view with the water steps away.

      5/5 Excellent

        The property was clean and equipped with most things required.

        The overall experience was good. The staff were helpful and pleasant. The only things lacking would be dish washing detergent ( 2 for a 5 day stay). There was tea and coffee much appreciated but some sugar and Whitney would have been welcomed the first morning. I would also suggest salt and pepper. I brought most thins from home but had to buy the afore mentioned items before we could prepare breakfast.

        5/5 Excellent

        • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

        Beautiful, very clean, comfortable modern cottages. Loved the porches overlooking the peaceful Gorge Waterway, great for a scenic walk too. Restaurants, shopping & downtown all a short drive away. Pet friendly, reasonable fee. Truly a home away from home. Microwave & recycling bins would’ve been nice & would have liked to try the canoes & SUPs.

        Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

        5/5 Excellent

        • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

        Beautiful view on the gorge, great area for walking. Dog friendly property. Nice pool and fitness room.

        Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

        5/5 Excellent

          Excellent property and location

          We loved this property. New, clean and wonderful location.