This apartment was absolutely beautify (I imagine due, in part, to the artist owner)l, with a hip urban vibe (exposed brick and wood beams). In addition, it was absolutely modern and functional, comfortable, and very clean. It felt larger to me than the photos suggested. The location was wonderful: we could walk everywhere (no need for a car - the tour buses are so easy and frequent to Butchart Gardens, for example). Very convenient to have the property managers, Heather and Tim, living down the hall. If I had to suggest anything for improvements, it might be that the t.v. remote be easier to use (we barely watched t.v. - too much to do) and that the futon in upper small room be stabilized - my son didn't want to sleep there because it wobbled around - but one could definitely sleep there). Seagulls very noisy in morning, but this is just a charm of harbor living, and these minor nitpicks that wouldn't keep me from recommending this place 100%. If we return to Victoria, I will definitely book here again - it was truly one of my favorite things about our three nights in Victoria.