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Dancing Bees Cottage - A "rustic-chic" Cabin Near the Secluded Ella Beach

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1 bedroom, free WiFi, bed sheets
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Fireplace, books

Overview of Dancing Bees Cottage - A "rustic-chic" Cabin Near the Secluded Ella Beach

Private host

Dancing Bees Cottage - A "rustic-chic" Cabin Near the Secluded Ella Beach

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cottage

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 3

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Sooke, BC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDistrict of Sooke Municipal Hall4 min drive
  • Popular LocationButchart Gardens54 min drive
  • AirportVictoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.)58 min drive
  • Popular LocationSwartz Bay Ferry Terminal63 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3
400 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

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

Dancing Bees Cottage - A "rustic-chic" Cabin Near the Secluded Ella Beach

Family-friendly cottage in Sooke
Welcome to the Dancing Bees Cottage, our quaint seaside cabin in the picturesque village of Sooke, just 35 minutes outside of Victoria, B.C.

This beautifully designed cottage welcomes you with the most amazing aroma of cedarwood and cozy decor to give you an immediate sense of relaxation. A 3-minute walk to the secluded "Ella Beach" will show you the unspoiled, natural beauties of Vancouver Island firsthand. The beach is formed of large cobblestones and pebbles that have been rounded by the ocean waves.

The "Ella Road Park" is also right outside your door if you feel like going for a rejuvenating morning walk in the forest. It's nature on your doorsteps, literally!

After a day of exploring the spectacular Canadian West Coast, relax on your private deck in a quiet garden setting with views of the meadows, majestic pine trees, and the Olympic Mountains. If you are an artist, be ready to get inspired!

Your well-behaved fur-baby is welcomed to run freely in the meadow right in front of your deck fetching balls or rabbits! Please check in your pet at the time of reservation to ensure we are ready to welcome him/her.

This is the ultimate social distancing getaway for a couple or a small family. Our brand new cottage offers a Japanese-style cotton mattress in the loft and a sofa-bed on the main floor, a full bath, wood-burning stove, and a rustic kitchenette allowing comfortable accommodation for 2-3 guests. Well-behaved dogs are welcome (PLEASE CHECK-IN YOUR PET AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION)

Dancing Bees Cottage is:
{} A 3-minute drive from the Award Winning Sheringham Distillery
{} A 3-minute drive from the famous Wild Mountain Restaurant
{} A 10-min drive from Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery
{} A 2-minute drive from Mystic Beach Adventures Center
{} A 10-minute drive from Kemp Lake
{} A 3-5 minute drive from Sooke Region Museum, Ella Road Park, Sooke Harbour & Marina, Ed Macgregor Prak, Local Shopping, Antiques, Coffee Shops, and Restaurants

FUN FACT: Designed by an award-winning studio, Dancing Bees Cottage has been featured in top Canadian design magazines including Western Living and Home in Canada!
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchenettes offer fridges and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Negar Reihani
Speaks Polish

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage

Family friendly

  • Playground


  • Fridge
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee grinder


  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


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

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Chef
  • Local meal delivery service

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In the city centre
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Cycling on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 3
  • Unit size: 400 sq ft (37 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 30


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Welcome to the Dancing Bees Cottage

About this area


Located in Sooke, this cottage is in the city centre and near the beach. Saltwest Naturals and Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Sooke Harbour and Sooke Potholes Provincial Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Witty's Lagoon Regional Park and Langford Lanes. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Sooke Harbour - 3 min drive
  • District of Sooke Municipal Hall - 4 min drive
  • Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery - 9 min drive
  • Butchart Gardens - 54 min drive
  • Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal - 63 min drive

Getting around

  • Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.) - 58 min drive


  • Little Vienna Bakery - 4 min drive
  • Happy Village Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Cathy's Corner Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Mom's Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Pizzability - 4 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 8 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Dog friendly accommodation for 2
We were so happy to find this cute little dog-friendly place - close to Sooke, and close to many beaches along this side of the island. Great light and flower meadow views at the cottage.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing hosts
We have rented a lot of properties when we travel, And I can honestly say I’ve never met a couple as lovely as these two! If we lived close by I would imagine we be good friends they’re just great people, Impeccable taste and have created a really welcoming environment in a cute little cottage! The only thing I would suggest which is completely minor is to get a microwave.. but honestly we did fine without it🙂 incredibly clean cute and quiet.

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely wonderful escape!
This place was absolutely stunning and our welcoming hosts exceeded our expectations with their kindness and hospitality. The cabin is beautiful, with a cozy interior and beautiful design. We brought our dog, who loved running in the field behind the cabin. It’s near some beautiful spots including the sooke potholes and the east sooke trail. Negar and Janusz were lovely hosts, and were always willing to answer any questions. This trip exceeded our expectations and we can’t wait to come back!

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is fantastic and Negar is a great host!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful cabin getaway
We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin! The deck faced the beautiful meadow and mountains and was a lovely place to relax outside. It was a short walk down to Ella beach where we saw the sunset. Inside was so nicely decorated with a lot of attention to detail. We loved the loft bed as well as the wood stove. Overall a lovely atmosphere. We were only 45 minutes from home but felt like we were in another world! Thanks so much Negar!