PJ’s Island & Subsea Retreat

A beautiful Pan Abode cedar log house with a fire place, three dining areas (2 inside and deck) and non-exclusive use of our heated pool and gardens. Let Pam and Jack introduce you to the best the west coast can offer… on land and under water.

Secluded getaway

Close to the BC Ferries

Close to the Victoria International Airport

Great jumping off point for your scuba adventure

Accommodations via Airbnb

707 Downey Road, Deep Cove, North Saanich, British Columbia

Details

The space
Enjoy 2.5 acres of gardens, poolside lounge areas, and our charming main house with full amenities. Plenty of room to use our Tug of War rope. Frisbee, pool volleyball anyone?

Find some adventure with our full-service Discover Scuba program all the way up to instructor certifications. We also offer snorkelling excursions and private wildlife tours aboard our custom-built 25 ft Bombardier Zodiac with 40 plus years experienced captain. See our website for details.

North Saanich is a vibrant coastal community with plenty of restaurants, vineyards, cafes, hikes, and beaches for you to explore. Just 20 minutes to Butchart Gardens. Ask about local activities during your stay – we are happy to share some local secrets with you!

Guest access
Guests have access to the entire three-bedroom home, plus heated pool and garden areas. Shared use of laundry and parking is included. We are happy provide private Boat Charters and Scuba for an additional fee.

Other things to note
The worst thing about a stay with us is… that you will never want to leave and miss it every moment that you are away.

Serenity…
You can’t bottle it.

The Neighbourhood

Soak in the culture of our neighborhood here in Deep Cove. Drop in to the ‘honour store’ at Smyth’s Farm for fresh grown produce and homemade jams – just up the road from PJ’s. Then visit the Deep Cove Market for delicious fare from local growers and makers, perfect for grabbing snacks on the go or preparing a meal at the house. Make sure to stop along the roadside and pick some fresh blackberries! Hike John Dean Provincial Park to Pickles’ Bluff. Explore a pristine old growth forest and panoramic views just minutes from town.

Wander the shops and waterfront of Beacon Avenue, and grab the best coffee in town at Quince Café. Experience The Roost farm café and bakery for lunch. All ingredients used are from the farm/orchards and vineyard. Sit out on the patio and enjoy the sunshine or heaters on a cool day. Taste some locally made, award-winning ciders at Sea Cider Orchard.

On Thursday nights Beacon Avenue comes alive with the Sidney Street Market from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Browse local vendors and sample tastes of the island, with musicians and artist tucked in alongside.

If you’re too tired to cook back at our place… Head back down Beacon Avenue for spectacular waterfront dining at Haro’s Restaurant, or enjoy a warm seaside pub atmosphere at The Surly Mermaid.

Catch the sunset from a paddle-board at Madrona Beach, just 1 km down the road from our place. A neighbourhood favourite for swimming, relaxing with friends, and exploring the tidal shallows.
Don’t forget to leave some time for relaxing in our gardens and pool.

Some guests decide not to leave our grounds at all! We are happy to suggest more activities at any time.

Some of the "Fine Print"

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Parties and events are allowed

You must also acknowledge:

  • Must climb stairs – There are stairs to house landing and patio to pool deck.
  • Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $500. The deposit amount may change before you book the home.
  • Some spaces are shared – Laundry and occasionally pool. Enquire if this is a concern.
  • Surveillance or recording devices on property – We have video surveillance at entrance and in parking area for your protection.

Additional Rules

Quiet Hours: 11:00 pm – 7:00 am

Parties and events must be of no more than 15 people and follow the quiet hours policy. With the rule being: guest pays the maximum capacity of stayover guests and no more than the 7 persons staying overnight.

Cancellations
Free cancellation for 48 hours.
After that, cancel up to 5 days before check-in and get a full refund, minus the service fee.

Reviews

We had a wonderful time. The location worked great for our day trip to Saltspring. The pool was warm and the sitting areas outside were perfect for enjoying the sun together. The home was comfortable and clean. Samantha

August 2019

Jack’s place is full of opportunity. Learn to spend time in the water scuba diving or snorkeling. Then head out for some fine food and sight seeing. Take a day to relax at the pool. Head out for some crab or prawn catching then enjoy the catch of the day in their lovely home. We are a family of 5, our children are 18, 21 and 23 years old and we all had a fantastic time.

Pete

July 2019

 

Staying at Jack and Pamela’s place was such a highlight for our two families and kids. What a great spot. We spent our days enjoying lawn games on the huge property, picking fresh blackberries and lounging poolside. Everything was kept very clean with everything we needed. The heated pool was amazing… We spent many hours in it. The recommendations of places to go from our hosts were thoughtful and always accurate. Overall we loved it and are excited to back. Ryan

August 2019

Wonderful experience with Pam & Jack – the property was beautiful! They were super easy to deal with – would return without question!!

Kim

October 2018