|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
For those who want a quiet, residential experience while visiting Victoria, a spacious studio garden suite 1/2 block from Gonzales Beach awaits you in our home. Short term monthly rental includes all utilities, cable, phone & WiFi. Private entrance, off street parking, full kitchen with stainless appliances, dishwasher, electric fireplace in queen Murphy bed-sit room with HD flat screen TV with PVR, covered, private patio, sun patio, BBQ. Interior and entrance are senior and handicap friendly. Free use of laundry facilities. Public transit to University and Downtown are seconds away. Pets considered. Please check availability calendar for last minute specials.
Bruce and Linda Billings retired to Victoria in 2000 after both having a career with the Edmonton Police Service. They enjoy meeting new people and are dedicated to providing their guests with unparalleled service. Their home is very private and off the street on a 'panhandle' lot so a quiet, residential feel is what they hope their guests will enjoy. With the beach only steps away, they think it's a great place to enjoy all the benefits Victoria has to offer.
Our property in the Gonzales Bay area is very central to Oak Bay, the Cook Street Village & downtown and located on a panhandle lot off the main road.
Bruce and Linda Billings encourage all guests to provide comments of value to potential clients coming to visit our vacation suite and Victoria. Our one goal is customer satisfaction. Please let us know if we are succeeding.Thank you.
I rented the Gonzales Garden Suite from Bruce and Linda for 2 months. Everything was exactly as I had hoped it would be and more! From the moment I arrived, I knew I was going to love being here. The garden is so welcoming and the suite has it's own private deck with a BBQ and a heater if you like to sit outside when the nights are a bit chilly. The suite itself is up to date, is very well maintained and is stocked with everything you may need... even a pair of scissors and scotch tape!!! It was also lovely to have some basic provisions in the cupboard like tea and a few spices... Linda and Bruce have thought of everything!! They are the perfect hosts.. helpful and attentive when you need them, but they respect your privacy and to be honest, you'd never know they lived in the same house the majority of the time. Their dog Jazz is the sweetest natured dog you'll ever meet.. even for people that might not care that much for dogs.. you don't have to worry about this dog.. he is more like a lamb... he never barks... except one WOOF.. when he wants inside!!! I would HIGHLY recommend the Gonzales Garden Suite to anyone wanting the experience of being a local, and living in one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Victoria. You simply can not go wrong renting this suite.. it's clean, quiet and safe, and above all else has wonderful Karma!
I stayed with Bruce and Linda for a month. I have had the most amazing stay with everything I need at my finger tips. Shops, Supermarket, Good Food, Pharmacy and Bank is only a casual 15 minute walk away. The place was spotless! The beach is less than 2 minutes. You can easily catch a taxi for 11 bucks downtown. Bus stop is an easy short walk away. The Suite was as described and absolutely spotless. Bruce and Linda welcomed me and made me feel at home from the second I walked in. This is a very safe neighbourhood and I would recommend this to anyone travelling by themselves. You wont feel alone. The bed was super comfy. All amenities were perfect and the kitchen was very well stocked with appliances. You can make anything from a roast to cupcakes. I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and If I was to move to Victoria I would ask to live with Linda and Bruce on an ongoing basis. Everything in the Gonzalez Suite Profile is completely accurate. You will be very pleased. Thanks Bruce and Linda! I will miss you both! And Jazz too. xxxx
Dear Bruce and Linda, Just to let you know that for the second time we both had a wonderful stay at your beautiful Gonzales Garden Suite. We chose to return because of the very positive experience that we both had enjoyed previously. The convenient amenities, local attractions, suite location and valued privacy speak volumes individually, not to mention the well appointed and immaculate interior of your lovely suite. Anyone interested in staying at your vacation facility should be prepared to meet two wonderful friendly people who excel in providing the best service possible and an accommodation that will definitely meet and exceed all expectations. We are really looking forward to our third visit in 2015. Thank you again, Barb & Stewart
Stayed here for a week. Great start with Bruce collecting us at the airport saving any hassle with cabs. Lovely suite and location. Easy walk to local shops and restaurants. We hired bikes and would thoroughly recommend this as there is lots to explore on bike trails, much better than being in a car. Would thoroughly recommend for any stay in beautiful Victoria.
This walkout ground-floor suite, expertly overseen by Linda and Bruce, was all I expected from the pictures, and more..... On cool June evenings the electric fireplace gave out a cozy heat and the many windows brought the outside 'in' during the day. I loved reading in the cozy yard that is directy out the front door of the suite. This enclosed area is free of wind plus one can enjoy the many hanging flower baskets.
The kitchen was outfitted for any cooking I wanted to do and the dining area, although I didn't need it, was full-sized. The Murphy Bed was very comfortable with drawers and cuboards at the side for my belongs, along with a big closet. The desk was great for my computer work and their WiFI worked without a hitch. The TV was conveniently located with the ability to watch it in bed or from the very comfortable European lounge chairs. The big bathroom and shower were also appreciated.
The location is excellent: one block south and you're on Beach Drive, the main road along the coast of Victoria; just a few blocks North (then left on Fairfield Rd) and you are at a mall with an excellent grocery store and an adjacent gas station; and also, just minutes North is Oak Bay and its quaint village with coffee houses, cafes, restaurants and shopping. All in all a convenient place to stay for a week or month. I stayed a month!
Thank you Linda and Bruce for a most first class stay!
Your Gonzales Garden Suite , my dream home for the month of May, was perfect in EVERY respect --decor, design of suite, cleanliness, privacy and location. And To think my own private land line, a morning news paper and a welcoming bouquet of flowers on the dining table when we arrived.
.As hosts you were most gracious,helpful and considerate. . delightfully sampled several of the eateries you suggested --loved De'lish
I could live in this suite year round and then be able to everyday continue my half block walk to Gonzales Beach and onto Clover Point then back to do Tai Chi in my own private courtyard or sit in patio chairs dreaming.
Away from the tourist traps and hotels downtown but only minutes from that hive of activity gave me exciting daily options Delightlfully, I didn't feel like a tourist
Even my 12 year old dog felt at home inside the suite or dozing on the patio .She dotted on the attention you gave her.
Telling friends about this gem but with mixed feelings, for fear you will become so booked up I won't be able to return
With much appreciation!
Just steps away from beautiful Gonzales Bay, this accommodation is within walking distance to all amenities and centrally located to downtown, Beacon Hill Park, Cook Street Village Abkhazi Gardens and Oak Bay Village. Local transit is also steps away from your door.
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7 night minimum stay
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