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BRIGHT, COMFORTABLE, PERFECTLY LOCATED, AND QUIET SUITE IN THE HEART OF VICTORIA

Doug

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Doug

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2014
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BRIGHT, COMFORTABLE, PERFECTLY LOCATED, AND QUIET SUITE IN THE HEART OF VICTORIA

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Victoria House Rental Photos and Description

Are you interested in staying in a great suite that offers you easy access to everything that Victoria has to offer? Then Suite Myrtle, located on the first floor of a 1913 heritage home in the lovely Oaklands area, is for you!

It is conveniently and ideally located close to downtown Victoria (only 6 minutes driving), which includes famous tourist sites, such as the Inner Harbour, Beacon Hill Park, Royal British Columbia Museum, the Parliament Buildings, Canada’s Oldest Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Only a 10 minute bike ride away or a 4 minute drive is Willows Beach, Craigdarroch Castle, Fernwood Village, University of Victoria, Camosun College, Mount Tolmie, and Mount Doug. Just around the corner is the Cedar Hill Public Golf Course, shopping, and walking trails. The beautiful Swan Lake is only a 7 minute drive and has a nature information area and stunning walk around the lake. Butchart Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Thetis Lake, and the many wineries close to Victoria are easily accessible. Tennis courts, grocery store (Thrifty's right around the corner), drug store, parks, and restaurants are within one block of the suite. Furthermore, cycling trails, kayaking, entertainment, excellent restaurants, and more can be accessed in every corner of the city. Oaklands is a lovely neighbourhood to take an evening stroll or take the children to several nearby parks to work off some energy. The location of the suite offers easy access to the highway for airport and ferries.

The clean, bright, non-smoking suite is suitable for families or adults and includes ample on-street parking. The suite provides a private entrance, two lovely bedrooms, living room, dining area, open plan kitchen, bathroom, and wireless Internet. Both bedrooms are beautifully decorated with comfortable double beds, comforters, many pillows, and large closets. The living room is equipped with cable television and a futon sofa that can accommodate two more guests to sleep, if required. Additionally, there are plenty of games, movies, and interesting books to keep busy minds occupied. The kitchen is fully stocked with all of the necessary amenities. Keep in mind, since this is the first floor of the house, the ceiling is a bit lower but fine if you are not too much over 6'.

Upon arrival, you will find fresh bottled water, fruit, and chocolate waiting to greet you. Our family loves living in Victoria! To share our passion for our wonderful city, we have compiled a guide to help you determine how to spend your time while here. Whether interested in attending one of the Victoria Harbourcats Baseball games, take in a hockey game, skating, or concert at the Save-on Food Memorial Centre, ride the horse and carriage downtown, or go out for breakfast or dinner (Victoria has many excellent choices), Suite Myrtle’s guide will assist you with the many options Victoria has to offer.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Doug (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2014

About Doug

I am an artist living with my wife, daughter, and our two playful cats. We have traveled to several places in the world, staying in apartments or homes and understand what travelers need in a place when they are abroad. We look forward to you sharing our wonderful city!

Doug purchased this house in 2006

Why Doug chose Victoria

We fell in love with this 1913 Heritage home and its unique features. Also, it is conveniently located in the city. It is close to downtown (where I work at a local art gallery), to the university (where my wife works), to public transportation (which is convenient for our daughter), and we can be anywhere in the city within a few minutes.

What makes this house unique

The house is perfectly located within Victoria. It is close to beaches, the university and Camosun College, bike trails, downtown with all of the sites, plus to highways that easily connect to Butchart Gardens and other attractions. This is another reason why we fell in love with this house. Additionally, it is one block away from Hillside Mall that carries all of the conveniences you will require for your stay, such as an excellent grocery store, drug store, camera shop, and of course many clothing and personal item stores. Because the house is situated close to these amenities, if you are relying on public transportation, there are several options, from buses to taxis, to make getting around very easy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Doug and Cynthia were very welcoming and attentive. The unit was as described, very clean and had everything we needed. It was a comfy place and in a good location for exploring Victoria.
Sep 2014
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
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Reviews

4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Bright, Comfortable, Perfectly Located, and Quiet Suite in the Heart of Victoria
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
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Bright, Comfortable, Perfectly Located, and Quiet Suite in the Heart of Victoria
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3662632
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Victoria Vancouver Island
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Great spot close to Hillside shopping and UVIC

  • 4 of 5
This was a great place to stay. It's spacious and nice to have your own quiet space. There is everything you need for the kitchen and was happy to see a magic bullet for making shakes. I was also happy to see umbrella's!!! It's nice to have things there if you're traveling away from home and can't take everything you need with you. The grocery store, plus many other stores are very close. Its a quiet street and it's close to the University which was a plus for me. The price was very reasonable. The hosts were great and very considerate. Thanks Cynthia and Doug.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Bright, Comfortable, Perfectly Located, and Quiet Suite in the Heart of Victoria
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Victoria Vancouver Island
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

  • 5 of 5
If you are planning on a week long visit to beautiful Victoria, then this is definitely the place you should stay. Cynthia and Doug are exceptional hosts that give you a warm, friendly welcome and make sure your stay is special. This suite is at a convenient location with shopping and restaurants one block away as well as the bus stop to downtown or to the University. This cozy two bedroom suite is ideal for a family or a couple with all the comforts of home. Make sure you book your next stay in Victoria with this rental, you will be happy you did!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bright, Comfortable, Perfectly Located, and Quiet Suite in the Heart of Victoria
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Victoria Vancouver Island
5

Gem in Hillside

  • 5 of 5
This rental was all it was described to be. It was a perfect size (even for 6 people). The layout was comfortable and relaxing at the end of a long day of sightseeing. We quickly felt it was our "home" away from home. The owner was very helpful and friendly to us, providing directions and recommendations of things to do and see. The only thing missing was an outside place to sit out in the evening. The house is located in a beautiful quiet neighbourhood with easy access to bus routes, restaurants and downtown. Most of our activities were either downtown around the harbour or accessed through downtown. The bus ride is an easy 10 minutes - so if you are not renting a car this location is perfect. Even heading out to the Butchart Gardens for the day was a quick trip using BC Transit, the bus routes are all close to the Hillside route. I would certainly recommend this rental and if I'm back in Victoria would stay here again. Thanks Cynthia and Doug!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara and Sisters!

It was such a pleasure having all of you stay in the suite. You were excellent guests and left the place impeccable! Thank you for being so respectful and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the suite. And, just for future reference, we will be adding an outdoor seating area at the front of the suite because we realized that it would be a great addition. We would love to host you and/or any of your sisters at any time. We look forward to it! All the best!
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Bright, Comfortable, Perfectly Located, and Quiet Suite in the Heart of Victoria
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Victoria Vancouver Island
5

Lovely and Spacious

  • 5 of 5
Very nice apartment close to bus stop and shopping area. Good restaurants within walking distance. We were very pleased with how quiet and comfortable our 9 day stay was. Nice to be able to make coffee and have breakfast in the kitchen. Good collection of DVDs and books for end of day relaxing. Loved Victoria and the great bus system. Great place to stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hans,

It was a pleasure to have you both stay in the suite! It was lovely to meet both of you and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return to Victoria!

All the best,
Doug and Cynthia
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Bright, Comfortable, Perfectly Located, and Quiet Suite in the Heart of Victoria
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Victoria Vancouver Island
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Relaxing Basement Suite

  • 4 of 5
The hosts for this property were excellent in terms of communication and being available for questions and help while we were there. The apartment is homey and comfortable. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy, it was wonderful to meet you and your adorable son! Happy to have you back anytime.
Take care,
Doug and Cynthia
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Bright, Comfortable, Perfectly Located, and Quiet Suite in the Heart of Victoria
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3662632
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Victoria Vancouver Island
5

Excellent and personable hosts who go above and beyond

  • 5 of 5
Cynthia was such a delightful host. Upon our arrival, she gave us a tour of the property, answered some questions about the area, told us how to get onto the bus, and let us know she was just a phone call away if we needed anything. I ended up needing to borrow a few things as we were in the area on interviews, and she brought them right down for us. We were also traveling with our very loud 2 and 5 year olds and after apologizing, she told me "she didn't hear a thing." The property is just as described. I loved that it felt home-like with books and games, a music collection that brought us back to our youth, etc. The location is great; a 2-minute walk to the bus stop and across the street from that is all the amenities in terms of groceries, shopping, etc. It was a great central location to explore Victoria from. But most importantly, the hosts were beyond gracious and very welcoming. We are now moving to Victoria and will definitely stay here again if it is available when we come look for houses. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Abbi, it was such a pleasure having you and your family stay in the suite! And, congratulations! That is fantastic news on your success. We are so happy for you! We would love to have you stay again and help you in anyway we can so that your move to Victoria is as stress free as possible. I highly recommend Abbi and her family! All the best, Doug and Cynthia

Map

Nearest Airport
26.3 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Kilometres
Fernwood Inn
Nearest Ferry
4.9 Kilometres
Clipper Navigation (to Seattle)
Nearest Golf
2.1 Kilometres
Cedar Hill Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Pat Bay Highway (to airport and ferries)
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Romeo's Place (Italian)
Nearest Beach
4.1 Kilometres
Willows Beach
Car: not necessary

It is conveniently and ideally located close to downtown Victoria (only 6 minutes driving), which includes famous tourist sites, such as the Inner Harbour, Beacon Hill Park, Royal British Columbia Museum, the Parliament Buildings, Canada’s Oldest Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Only a 10 minute bike ride away or a 4 minute drive is Willows Beach, Craigdarroch Castle, Fernwood Village, University of Victoria, Camosun College, Mount Tolmie, and Mount Doug. Just around the corner is the Cedar Hill Public Golf Course, shopping, and walking trails. The beautiful Swan Lake is only a 7 minute drive and has a nature information area and stunning walk around the lake. Butchart Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Thetis Lake, and the many wineries close to Victoria are easily accessible. Tennis courts, grocery store (Thrifty's right around the corner), drug store, parks, and restaurants are within one block of the suite. Furthermore, cycling trails, kayaking, entertainment, excellent restaurants, and more can be accessed in every corner of the city. Oaklands is a lovely neighbourhood to take an evening stroll or take the children to several nearby parks to work off some energy. The location of the suite offers easy access to the highway for airport and ferries.

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Rates & Availability

From C$95 Per night

Victoria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall/Winter
Sep 15 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$95
C$550
C$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$125
C$825
 
 
Spring
Jan 5 2015 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$95
C$550
C$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$125
C$825
C$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$50

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a full size bathtub, shower head in the tub, toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Each bedroom has a comfortable bed, chest of drawers, ample closet space, light fixtures, and mirror. One bedroom has a soft blue theme and the other a fun polka dot theme.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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