Elk Lake Home

Victoria, BC, Canada
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We moved to Victoria in April 2017 joining two households. Doug is a scholar and retired professor of Ancient Philosophy at University of Toronto and Martha has been a psychiatric nurse in California for over 2 decades. We have family who

Home & location

The property is a 2.25 acre hideaway on a cul-de-sac behind Highway 17 near Sayward Road. Conveniently located close to Elk Lake and hiking trails, which are are only 5-10 minutes from the house. Very close to bus stops with frequent

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  • High-speed WiFi
  • Family friendly
  • Beach
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  • Countryside


The cat is independent, has a cat door for ins and outs. He needs to be fed & watered, likes company, and sitting by the fire in the evenings. The five chickens have a coop and fenced area in the orchard, and we also let them range freely

Meet the pets

  • oscar wilde cat

    15 years

  • poultry

Sitter feedback (3)


We had a great time at Martha's place with the chickens and Oscar Wilde the cat. It was our first time taking care of poultry but they were really easy to

Stayed · 12 Jun - 14 Jun 2019

We really enjoyed house sitting for Martha and Doug. Their comfortable home is on a large property surrounded by woodland with the beautiful Elk Lake within

Stayed · 29 May - 05 Jun 2019

Martha has a lovely home set in a beautiful wooded area with magnificent flower and vegetable gardens! Oscar and the hens were very easy to care for. Oscar

Stayed · 13 May - 16 May 2019

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