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Get away to Victoria at The Rooftop Terrace vacation rental at the Monaco, an executive heritage restoration with luxury finishing. Soaring 12 foot windows facing south and west flood this corner suite with light. Cook in your elegant kitchen or head out and find quality restaurants, shops and attractions at your doorstep. Stroll out onto your private 800 sf rooftop terrace overlooking one of Victoria’s oldest and most beautiful heritage locations and enjoy the sunset atop the Lower Johnson Design District.
A well furnished living room, a luxurious master bedroom and den with foldout double bed will allow you to relax in comfort and style while enjoying the Victoria's skyline from every window. Read a book, surf the net, or watch cable TV while you recharge in comfort and style.
Newly available, this premier Victoria vacation rental condo provides the ideal base to explore the beautiful Capital City.
Keywords: Downtown Condo
My husband and I love living in this historic yet modern Canadian city. We travel frequently but always relish returning to just right-sized Victoria allowing easy access to world class sites and experiences. We look forward to sharing with you what we know about Victoria and its many attractions.
The Owner purchased this condo in 2010
This location is second to none. In the historic portion of Victoria, it retains all the charm of yesteryear with its refurbished heritage buildings. Yet it is five minutes walk through cobblestone streets to the Inner Harbour and 2 blocks from the oldest Canadian Chinatown. Outside the doorstep are numerous award winning restaurants and the LoJo (Lower Johnson) design area filled with one of a kind shops.
The building is in the heart of all the downtown action, yet is quiet and serene when you step indoors. Quality finishing and thick brick walls envelop you while the 12 foot ceilings flood the space with south and west light. The terrace is a show stopper, adding over 800 very enjoyable square feet to the living space.
This condo on Johnston is a truly great place to stay. The location must be the best in Victoria, as everything you could possibly want to do or see is in walking distance.
The layout of the condo is very flexible, the kitchen is brand new with excellent stainless steel appliances and plenty of cutlery and crockery etc. There is also hook up to wi fi available.
The piece de resistance is the huge corner patio which has a gas fired BBQ, is a glorious sun trap, and means all the doors and windows can be open in the summer for fresh air, with absolute security.
We stayed in the Rooftop Terrace from 10- 27 July, 2014. The check-in was efficeint and punctual. The 2- bedroom condo was very clean with modern facilities. The open terrace on the heritage building with the new BBQ grill and patio sitting was icing on the cake. Just as great as they have shown in the photos. The owner was very helpful whenever we needed any information and advice. The location was ideal. It was in the centre of all the key tourist attractions-- all within the walking distance along the Inner harbour-- which was our favourite place to spend the evening. We did not have to rent a car to see and enjoy Victoria. All the good restaurants are located near by -- from Fan Tan in China town to Milestone in the Inner Harbour and many others in between. The Red Fish & Blue Fish. sells probably the best sea food at the Inner Harbour-- but be prepared for a long line up. We have already recommended to some of our expat friends in Indonesia re the excellent location and facilities provided by the Rooftop Terrace. We plan to book it again for the next summer. Many thanks to the owner for such an enjoyable stay at the Rooftop Terrace with the perfect summer weather.
My stay at the Rooftop was absolutely wonderful. The comfortable and spacious suite was incredibly clean and tidy upon my arrival. The balcony provided an excellent view of beautiful downtown Victoria and I could not have hoped for a better location. Close to many local attractions and some of Victoria's finest dining offerings, I would highly recommend this beautiful property to anyone who wants to experience the best of downtown Victoria in comfort and style.
We were fortunate enough to have stayed for a five month period in the most beautiful suite located right in the heart of downtown Victoria. It was sparkling clean; comfortable furniture, private bedroom and den; floor to ceiling windows, with a wrap around rooftop patio overlooking this beautiful city. We had all the comforts of home away from home in this luxurious suite. Eileen and Peter were absolutely fantastic to deal with, which made our stay so much more enjoyable. This little piece of paradise (which included private gated parking) had everything to make our stay perfect. With its downtown location you could walk in any direction to the ocean/inner harbour/shopping/ restaurants/boating/ absolutely anything your heart desired. I have highly recommended the rooftop suite to all my friends in Ontario. We won't hesitate to book here again....what a beautiful gem. Thank you two so much again for providing us with a little piece of heaven.
Moe and Gary
First, I want to say this apartment is amazing, and the owner, Eileen, is amazingly gracious as well. It's in an absolutely amazing location. It's a beautiful apartment, with tons of light and the best balcony I've ever seen. The area felt very safe, and it was walking distance to almost everything you'd want to see downtown.
So, why the three stars? The reason for the three stars is the following:
- the apartment was very dirty upon our arrival. In Eileen's defense, she was working hard to improve the poor cleaning job by a new cleaning person. However, when we spent some time there, we realized the floors were very dirty, as well as dirt and dust throughout. We have a baby, so it was really hard for us to let our baby play on the floor for fear of her picking something dirty up and putting it in her mouth. We also tried to use the vacuum that was available, but it didn't work much at all.
- bed in master bedroom was literally the most uncomfortable bed I've ever slept in. My wife and I actually ended up spending the rest of the trip in the "office" sleeping on the futon because it was much more comfortable.
- The apartment was missing key items that any traveler would expect, including body soap, shampoo and conditioner. Maybe these items shouldn't be included, and maybe our expectations were misaligned, but in reality, I always expect at least the same level of amenities as a hotel. However, when we've rented places through VRBO in the past, everything one would need had been provided. Another issue was lack of kitchen storage items like tin foil. Again, not major, but an issue for us. There were a few other items missing as well, but hopefully you get the point.
Parking - the parking is a short walk to the front of the apartment. It's not your typical apartment underground/attached parking lot. Also, we had an SUV, and it was set up as such so it was very difficult for us to get in and out. One night we actually had to pay for parking elsewhere because we couldn't fit in any of the available spots.
I'd like to finally say we'd stay there again if the issues above were addressed. Our expectations just didn't match the reality. With a new bed, a clean apartment, and $20 worth of amenities, we would have given it 5 stars.
This downtown condo exceeded my expectations. Clean, comfortable, well equipped and in a great location for visiting Victoria. The host was very helpful and accommodating. If you are looking to visit Victoria and want to be downtown this condo would be an excellent choice.
We enjoyed our stay in Victoria and at this apartment. It is quite modern, simply but beautifully decorated, and in a great downtown location - convenient to the entire town and easy to find. Appreciated the free and gated parking, the security, washer/dryer, and high cleanliness. View and outdoor patio were lovely. Though the den is small, I was comfortable sleeping there, so this apartment is good for couples but also for two friends.
Victoria is a beautiful town, the people were remarkably friendly and helpful, and it was a nice relaxing place to visit. If you plan on whale watching, I'd highly recommend the environmentally friendly Eagle Tours at Fisherman's Wharf.
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Jun 1 - Oct 1
All rates based on 2 guests. Additional charges for more guests.
One half is due upon registration and the other half one month before your arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (CAD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.