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A truly unique west coast experience. Caddy's Carriage House is a self-contained cedar studio with a loft bedroom steps from the beach and minutes to nearby restaurants and shopping in a quiet neighborhood, close to downtown Victoria and all its amenities.
The beach is a delight in all seasons, while the city with its many attractions is a twelve minute drive or bus ride away.
Keywords: self contained, near beach, rustic, newly renovated, west coast studio
I love the beach and the ocean, so was excited to purchase a property so close to my favorite beach, one where I played as a young child. I enjoy traveling and meeting people from other places so having a vacation rental property enhances this experience. I am a published author and freelance writer. I own a kayak which I use at the nearby beach, but only in fair weather.
I was born and raised in Victoria, so know the city and surrounding areas well and can help guide my visitors to places outside the guidebooks, if that is part of your vacation plan.
The Owner purchased this studio in 2006
The property is very quiet with few neighbors, yet only a short distance by car or bus from the heart of downtown Victoria and all that beautiful city has to offer. The nearby beach is lovely in all seasons, and it is possible to easily walk along the beach to nearby shops in the Cadboro Bay Village.
We LOVED this comfortable rental. I took my two teenagers on vacation and this was the perfect location for our stay in Victoria. It was walking distance to the small retail center where we bought morning coffee. The center also has a locally owned grocery market and a couple of dining options. The neighborhood was delightfully quiet and everyone was friendly. The bay was a two minute walk. Fun to walk along the sand and end up at the coffee shop. The accommodations were perfect as well and very COMFORTABLE! Beds were great and the place was so cozy. Perfect for cooking an easy meal, too! We loved coming back and relaxing after a long day of sightseeing. So much better than a hotel. Can't imagine staying anywhere else and the hosts were very helpful and gracious. We will definitely be back!
I'm so thankful that I was able to find this dream of mine for our trip to Victoria. My boyfriend and I came out to BC for the weekend, so we needed something quick and affordable. I can honestly say without a doubt that we got to stay in our dream home at our dream location. A beach 2 minute walk from the door, a local WONDERFUL grocer and PUB 10-15 minute walk up the beach, AMAZING views and central to almost everything. It's about 30 minutes from the airport, but we took the longer way through the Mount Douglas parkway. This location was a surprise for my boyfriend and it was absolutely breath taking. We are simple people, who don't need a lot and we had EVERYTHING we needed to enjoy the weekend. There is a TV with channels and DVD's but we didn't even use it. There is so much to do! Downtown Victoria isn't far, the beach is right there, golf up the road, and hiking all over. The views are spectacular! If it wasn't a mountain, ocean, deer or bikers you had the smell of the ocean and cooling winds to entertain you. We also had about 5 family members over for breakfast, we had everything we needed to cook the food, and a place for everyone to sit. For a small little cottage it packs enourmous charm and whizmical features. If you are wanting to do A LOT of sightseeing I do recommend a rental car, if you want to find a place to just sit in quiet and have all the necessities right by you can do without one ( just keep in mind distance from airport ). The owners were fantastic, and care more about providing a wonderful, easygoing visit to their guests then they care about overcharging. They take PRIDE in what they do, and they do it very well. I am and will forever be grateful for this trip, and to meet this wonderful couple who are grateful for all the have and the ppl they get to meet. I smile as I write this because I know I will be back, and I know EXACTLY where I will be staying! Wake up to the ocean, and go to bed with the ocean -- who could ask for more?
The listing here did not do justice to the gem that is Caddy's Carriage House!
We arrived in Victoria travel-worn and needing rest, and were delighted to find our own little secluded retreat in Cadboro Bay (one of the cutest areas in Victoria). Our wonderful host, Kathleen, met us on arrival and was quick to answer our questions. She also pointed out the quickest way to the beach - literally a two minute walk - and left us to discover the area.
The Carriage House is well-stocked for those looking to eat-in or eat-out! The kitchen is equipped with an induction cooker, toaster oven, microwave, bar fridge and a dishwasher. Outside in our private courtyard were two barbecues (the courtyard also has a bubbling fountain which our son loved!). You also find yourself within a short walk of Cadboro Bay proper, with a great, largely-organic grocer (Pepper's), a lovely coffee shop (Olive Olio's) and a nice pub (Smuggler's), along with other amenities.
Regarding the rest of the Carriage House, the loft bedroom has two beds (a double and a twin), but also left enough room for the play yard we brought for our son (a toddler). The main floor has a futon, and is stocked for entertainment - books, board games and lots of movies. There is also laundry available in the rental - such a help!
In terms of the location, it couldn't be more well-situated. A short walk to the beach and great park, which were both well used by our son (a toddler), a quick drive to campus, and close to downtown.
I really cannot recommend Caddy's Carriage House more highly. We will definitely stay there on subsequent trips and I've already recommended it to family and friends. You will not be disappointed!
OMG! Caddy's Carriage House is incredible. Nestled amongst amazing flora with the beach just a stone's away, the peacefulness is unmatched. I've tried a few similar locations in the Victoria area, and found Caddy's Carriage House to be centrally located to all things that Victoria has to offer. The adorable cottage is clean, comfortable, cozy, and private. It is clear the owner takes great pride in the property and your well-being for the duration of your stay. I highly recommend this as your number one choice for singles, couples or a young family visiting the greater Victoira area. It is definitely ten out of ten!
My husband and I had a great time at this studio. We had everything that we needed to make dinner at home and to relax in the garden. We felt like we were locals in cadborro bay, people were friendly and nice. Our host was excellent, she made us feel so welcome on our honeymoon. We recommend this place to anyone. What great place to spend together with your special someone.
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3 night minimum stay
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