BRIGHT AND CHEERY WATERFRONT DOWNTOWN—PARKING, WALK TO EVERYTHING!

Chidakash

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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BRIGHT AND CHEERY WATERFRONT DOWNTOWN—PARKING, WALK TO EVERYTHING!

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Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

SERENITY BY THE HARBOUR IS AN ELEGANT WATERFRONT CONDO ideally situated in the heart of downtown Victoria. Whether you are in town on vacation, on business, or escaping the extremes of winter or summer, we offer you a comfortable home base from which to plan your activities. Ideal for 2, this will also accommodate 4 or a small family.

A WARM WELCOME The nurturing tones of bamboo flooring, a gas fireplace and the vibrant original works of art (by Shera Street) throughout will give you a warm “Welcome home!” when you return at the end of a day’s adventuring.

CENTRAL LOCATION—FREE PARKING You can leave your car in secure underground parking, and be minutes away by foot from Historical Victoria and all the visitors' attractions downtown as well as the sports arena, live theatre, boutique shops, blues bars and restaurants and a shoreline walkway. The classy Canoe Club Brewpub garden restaurant is across the street. Right on our doorstep you can arrange a whale watching tour, rent a kayak, canoe or powerboat; or board the unique harbour taxis for a tour from the Upper Harbour to Fisherman's Wharf.

SLEEPS 4. This is an open one bedroom suite with queen-size bed, large wardrobe. The living room has a queen-size sofa bed. There is also a large desk with a computer on high-speed cable. A sliding door opens to a Juliette balcony.

ROOFTOP PATIO GARDEN Relax in this common barbecue and picnic area as you watch the activity of boats, kayaks and seaplanes in the harbour. Enjoy a picnic lunch or prepare a barbecue dinner.

ALL AMENITIES It has a flat-screen cable TV and a DVD Player. The kitchen includes a microwave, dishwasher and garburator. There is an en suite laundry with washer and dryer. A blow dryer, ironing board and iron are provided.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Guestbook comments from the owner
I so enjoyed our stay in your 217 at Mermaid. The weather was very cooperative for our stay, and we only had one day of wind, and we spent that afternon at the BC Museum.

We had so much fun being able to walk to just about everything, with exception of Buchart, and then it was nice to have our car.

I have already recommended your condo to others, and hope those that know will call to book with you.

Susan was very helpful in getting us in and arranged.

Thank you again for providing to others this fantastic space to use when in Victoria.
Apr 2011
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Chidakash

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Shera and Chidakash are in love with people and with travelling. They live in the Gulf Islands near Victoria and have dedicated their lives to helping people make the changes they want in their lives and this work has culminated in a seaside retreat called Serenity by the Sea Retreat, on Galiano Island. To support guests seeking to make creative choices, Shera joins her skills as an artist, therapist and healer with the extraordinary energies of Serenity by the Sea, its waterfront and gardens. Chidakash has innate counseling skills and has created a unique style of bodywork called Expansive Body Integration. Together they offer transformational journeys in which personal transformation is an objective of the travel. This is why they are delighted that Victoria Serenity Vacation Rental and Mermaid Wharf are so close to many ways in which people can make discoveries and explore their interests and creativity.

Chidakash purchased this condo in 2008

Beyond a doubt it is the location that made buying Victoria Serenity Vacation Rental at Mermaid Wharf irresistible to us. We are at retirement age and here we will have all the pleasures of being in the centre with non of the hassles of traffic and parking!

We had been unsure about what living in the city would be like, but finding Mermaid Wharf changed all that!! It offers everything we want. As active outdoor people we loved its immediate access to the water for our kayaks, and it is only across the bridge from the Galloping Goose Bicycle Trail. Shera, an artist, is delighted that she will be a few minutes’ walk from all kinds of galleries, and as lover of theatre and live music we are only a couple of blocks from the Macpherson playhouse. We love walking along the Inner Harbor side because it is so alive with, boats, buskers and people having a good time. And exploring the heritage lanes and buildings around Chinatown and Bastion Square is a treat for both of us. And when we want to hang out at home, we hear no traffic noise, or noise from neighboring condos. We enjoy the fresh openness of the rooftop patio and watching the harbor activities.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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3.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Bright and Cheery Waterfront Downtown—Parking, Walk to everything!
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 6 reviews
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Bright and Cheery Waterfront Downtown—Parking, Walk to everything!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251925vb
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Victoria Vancouver Island
St. Albert, AB, Canada
3

2 Week Rental

  • 3 of 5
We purchased a house in Victoria which requires a full renovation. We are from out of town and to get the renovations started we needed to be in Victoria for a full two weeks. Since we have used VRBO on several other trips we decided to do so for this trip.

The apartment matched the description advertised and is in a great location for people wanting to walk downtown.

There are two major concerns people should be aware of if they plan on renting this unit. The noise from the bar directly across the street is quite loud, and is at its peak on the weekends. Garbage trucks are also a daily wake up call every morning. Secondly, the apartment does not have air conditioning and we found it quite stuffy, even with lower temperatures. Of course the only solution is leaving the windows open which then highlights the noise issue.

We did have a minor issue with the shower head where it could not be moved to a different position without just falling straight down. We reported it to the appointed manager the second day of our visit who said she would pass it on. After a few days we just installed a new one on our own as we wanted to enjoy our showers for the balance of our stay.

A little more attention to cleaning and maintenance would also be of benefit. In addition to the shower head the door hinges on the bathroom need oiling, two bulbs on wall towards the bedroom were burnt out, the bed sheets and duvet cover had a stale smell so we washed them, the dishwashers was full of dishes from the previous renters, and the hood fan over the stove has no screen so it is quite dirty.

Overall it is good value for the money paid and if you can sleep with earplugs it should be fine.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bright and Cheery Waterfront Downtown—Parking, Walk to everything!
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Victoria Vancouver Island
calgary
4

sweet suite

  • 4 of 5
great location. compact but comfortable for our short stay. May get pretty warm in summer but the cool night air kept us just right.
The best thing was the friendly and helpful owners and manager.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Bright and Cheery Waterfront Downtown—Parking, Walk to everything!
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Victoria Vancouver Island
Southaven, MS
3

Family of 3

  • 3 of 5
The location was great and very convenient to most everything one would want to do in downtown Victoria. Everything was as promised in the description of the room, but I think the noise level should be mentioned, as it is not a quiet retreat by any means. The room sits across from a restaurant/bar that is open late and we could hear the band and drunken customers leaving until midnight. The issue was compounded by the fact that the garbage trucks and delivery trucks for the restaurant arrive early am(6am to 8am) and there is no way to avoid the noise. Granted the noise factor was compounded by the fact that it was warm for Victoria and we had to leave the windows open for air during the night, as there is no air conditioner.

The check-in process and pre-arrival communication was very good. Once again everything was as promised with the room, but prospective guests should be warned that there is no escape from the noise, if a quiet and restful place is being sought.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Hi Jay!

I wanted to thank you for bringing the issue of the noise from the Canoe Club to my attention. We went to work on it immediately, and there is much good news to report!

I brought your comments pointedly to the attention of the management across the street, and just this week, they have sent out a notice announcing that they will be reducing sound levels by 15% effective immediately!, Music will be shut down by midnight or earlier, and bands are being asked to sign agreements to comply with these new 'house rules'.

In addition they have hired an additional sound man to monitor the sound levels away from the band.

I also have assurances from the CEO of the franchise owner that he is contacting all the service trucks with a view to having them arrive no earlier than 8am.

I thank you for playing your part in making these remedies possible, and only I wish your own visit could have benefitted from the improvements!

All the best

Chidakash
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Bright and Cheery Waterfront Downtown—Parking, Walk to everything!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251925vb
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Victoria Vancouver Island
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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A Family Affair

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in this location for four nights. It was quite nice, had everything we needed including computer and tv, cable, phone etc. It was in a good location and had a restaurant across the street, if you were inclined to check it out! It was clean when we arrived and well maintained.

I met with the owner the day he arrived; he was quite helpful. I'd recommend this as a place to stay for a small group - four people max.

Thank you for a great visit, the only thing that could have been better is the weather, it was cool and rainy while we were there. :(
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Bright and Cheery Waterfront Downtown—Parking, Walk to everything!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251925vb
Toll Free (800) 944-2655
Victoria Vancouver Island
Berkeley, California
4

Serenity Harbor

  • 4 of 5
The condo was lovely; well-appointed and tastefully decorated. The location is excellent - we could walk everywhere and found everything we wanted (bike rentals, kayaks, good restaurants, good wine store) within blocks. Try Il Terrazzo for a great meal! The only drawback was the loud music and noisy patrons from the restaurant across the street in the evenings.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Hi Greta

I wanted to thank you again for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed the space. It was unfortunate that your booking happened to fall on one of the nights when there is live music at the restaurant across the street.

You may be interested to learn that the manager of the club has responded positively to concerns about the noise and is now encouraging departing patrons to leave the restaurant by exiting the side that is one street over from us.

Thanks again!

Chidakash
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Bright and Cheery Waterfront Downtown—Parking, Walk to everything!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251925vb
Toll Free (800) 944-2655
Victoria Vancouver Island
Mountain View
5

Perfect stay in Victoria

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was perfect for our family of four! It was close to everything, we had private parking, all the home comforts and it was beautiful inside. The owner paints and they have her very own gorgeous paintings on the walls. Very stylish and comfy stay with enough room for all of us.
Thank you for an amazing stay!
Christine and Ziv
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Christine! We are so glad that you enjoyed the apartment. I especially wanted you and your family to find what you wanted and am delighted it work out so well for you. We narrowly missed seeing you when we called by and hope we will have a chance to meet the next time you are in town.
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Victoria Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer-Top Value
Jun 7 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$155
$975
$2,995
 
 
Post-Season
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$145
$895
$2,495
 
 
Snowbird-Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
$840
$1,995
 
 
Pre-Season
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
$895
$2,495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes NOTE: There are **NO CLEANING FEES**NO ADDED TAXES**NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES
RESERVED PARKING IS INCLUDED
Payment is by Visa, Mastercard, or Bank Transfer (within Canada)
$200 non-refundable deposit is paid at time of booking
Balance is paid one month before check-in
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Amenities

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Victoria Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A queen-size sofa-bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • museums
  • live theater
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
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