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Linda Billings

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Linda Billings

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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GONZALES GARDEN SUITE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Victoria Studio Rental Photos and Description

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Linda Billings (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2014

About Linda Billings

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.

Why Linda Billings chose Victoria

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Jun 2009
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Gonzales Garden Suite
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
business
Gonzales Garden Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p247456
+1 -250 220-4686
Victoria Vancouver Island
Mildura
5

It Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Gonzales Garden Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p247456
+1 -250 220-4686
Victoria Vancouver Island
Devon, Alberta, Canada
5

Another Great Visit!

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Gonzales Garden Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p247456
+1 -250 220-4686
Victoria Vancouver Island
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Fiona,
Thank you for your comments. Glad to see that the bike experience was wonderful (even though you did get a little wet!) Biking in Victoria is fabulous and you can do it year round. Hope your trip across the Island was great and your trip 'across the pond' uneventful. Love to see you here again.
Linda & Bruce
business
Gonzales Garden Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p247456
+1 -250 220-4686
Victoria Vancouver Island
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
5

I couldn't have picked a better vacation rental!

I couldn't have picked a better vacation rental!
  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julia,
It was a pleasure hosting you. Thank you for your complimentary review. We do hope that you find your way back to the West Coast and look forward to meeting up with you again. You are always welcome at Gonzales Garden Suite.
Bruce & Linda
business
Gonzales Garden Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p247456
+1 -250 220-4686
Victoria Vancouver Island
5

Home Suite Home

  • 5 of 5
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!
Pat P
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat,
It was such a pleasure having you and your dear pooch as our guests. We are very pleased that you were happy and comfortable in our neighbourhood away from the downtown core but still close to the action. Thank you for your business and I hope to see you back again.
Linda & Bruce
business
Gonzales Garden Suite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p247456
+1 -250 220-4686
Victoria Vancouver Island
5

Quiet garden retreat

  • 5 of 5
I recently spent a week at the Gonzales Garden Suite and thoroughly enjoyed it. Linda and Bruce have a beautiful secluded property which gives one the feeling of being in their own private garden retreat. It is set off the street in a peaceful residential neighbourhood, so if you want quiet surroundings you have chosen the perfect spot. It is a great location, just a block from Gonzales Beach, a short walk to the Abkhazia Gardens, and easily accessible to restaurants and shopping. The suite is spotless, bright and modern, with every convenience you need for short or longer term stays. The private outdoor patio and sitting area is unique from most home stays. This is definitely a wonderful find and I look forward to a return visit. Thanks for your warm hospitality Linda and Bruce.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are always so grateful that our guests enjoy what we have to offer and write reviews that are so obviously appreciative. Thank YOU. Linda & Bruce

Map

Nearest Beach
350 Metres
Gonzales Beach
Car: not necessary

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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Rates & Availability

From C$720 Per week

Victoria Studio Rental Rates

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Amenities

Victoria Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is spacious with a walk-in, 42' shower with a stationary/hand held nozzle. A shower chair is also available upon request.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The queen sized Murphy bed is situated in the 'living' area. Guests can choose to leave the bed 'out' for convenience or easily lift it into the wall for a more spacious, living room atmosphere. The bedding is luxurious bamboo cotton with a down duvet, pillows and mattress pad.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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