SWALLOW'S NEST STUDIO; QUIET, RELAXING, CONVENIENT

Jocelyn Harder

Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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SWALLOW'S NEST STUDIO; QUIET, RELAXING, CONVENIENT

Victoria Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio apartment with complete kitchen, 4 piece bath, in-suite laundry and queen

The closest intersection is Shelbourne & Cedar Hill Cross Road.

Separate, private, quiet and very comfortable 400 sq. ft. studio suite to welcome you after a busy day. Conveniently located to all that Victoria and the surrounding area has to offer, we are 10 minutes by car to the heart of downtown or the fields of the Saanich Peninsula. Swallow's Nest has a separate and private number-coded entrance so that you can come and go completely independently.

The suite has a fully equiped kitchen, complete laundry set up, very comfortable queen sized bed with top quality linens (and comfy cushions for lounging wth a book or movie), T.V. with DVD player, wireless internet, clock radio, plenty of closet space, in fact everything you could need to make your stay in Victoria comfortable as well as memorable! The walls of this gracious suite are adorned with original art by local artists.

If meal preparations are not part of your holiday plans there is a breakfast/lunch cafe just around the corner and several options for dinner near by as well. There is a grocery store, pharmacy (with a fabulous selection of really good chocolate!), Government liquor store, and Starbuck's within a couple of blocks.

From Ron, a guest in early July;

Whenever I come to Victoria I visit all the sites,

Beautiful and historic; this results in weary nights.

At the end of the day I really need a place of quiet

rest,

The perfect place for me I've found, is lovely

Swallow's Nest.

Thank you Ron!

And from a visitor from Texas in September 2013, ...your unit is the most organized, cleanest, well thought out property I have ever stayed in. I hope that I am this way again. Thank you Allen

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Jocelyn Harder (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english

About Jocelyn Harder

Although I have lived in this house for just a short while I feel more at home here than I did after 8 years in my previous house! And, I think, the suite has the same comfortable ambiance now that it has been freshly painted and decorated.

I have lived on Vancouver Island most of my life, growing up in the Cowichan Valley, and have lived in Victoria since I was a student, way back in 1970. My children were raised here and we spent many happy summers as a family sailing the waters around the Gulf Islands.

My son & son-in-law have done the landscaping in the front yard and in the warmer months guests will be able to enjoy the garden from their own sitting area. I enjoy gardening and spend many happy hours planning and puttering amongst my perennials and rhododendrons. In the cooler months I enjoy reading, sewing teddy bears, creating art and spending time with my grandchildren.

I have a large-ish dog, Molly, who is 3/4 Boxer and 1/4 Dalmation, so am unable to accommodate pets. She will be happy to meet and greet, with much wiggling and tail-wagging, should a guest so desire!

Jocelyn Harder purchased this studio in 2011

Why Jocelyn Harder chose Victoria

I feel very comfortable in this quiet part of Victoria. In less than 15 minutes I can be anywhere downtown or out into the farmland of the Saanich Peninsula. The trails of Uvic are just up the hill and are welcoming to dog owners - I love walking the park-like setting of these trails. I have seen owls, ravens, hawks and eagles many times on these walks, not to mention the wide variety of plant life.

What makes this studio unique

Convenient to all that Victoria and the surrounding area have to offer, yet a quiet and private retreat for the end of your day. To give you a better idea of location, the closest intersection is Shelbourne & Cedar Hill Cross Road.

I look forward to meeting visitors but will not encroach on your time nor space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comfy and just plain awesome. A great spot for our honeymoon. Good size for 1-2 people, location was awesome. Everything was so well organized and well-stocked - even homemade treats! Thank you so much.
Jun 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Swallow's Nest Studio; quiet, relaxing, convenient
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews
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Swallow's Nest Studio; quiet, relaxing, convenient
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Victoria Vancouver Island
Christchurch
5

Great location and everything we needed in room

  • 5 of 5
Property was exactly as described and had everything we needed. It was a cosy setup and this was one of the best places we stayed in our six weeks away. Thank you Jocelyn for the effort and the extra things you did for us. The room wasn't far from buses as that was how we got around.

Bed was comfortable and home was extremely clean and well presented.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Swallow's Nest Studio; quiet, relaxing, convenient
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Victoria Vancouver Island
Whitehorse, Yukon
5

Wonderful interlude.

  • 5 of 5
We were delighted with every detail. Well outfitted studio suite - new and spotlessly clean - attention to every little detail, lovely decor. We arrived very late and were delighted that there were delicious scones and beverages as a welcome snack. We especially enjoyed our morning coffee in the sun on our own little patio overlooking a beautiful garden that hummingbirds, butterflies and bees enjoyed as well. Quiet, dead end street belies the fact that you are actually near bustling shopping, eateries, bus stops, etc. Thank you Jocelyn for your hospitality.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Loretta and Glen. I was so pleased to see you enjoying the patio, just the response I had envisioned when my brother-in-law and I built it!
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Swallow's Nest Studio; quiet, relaxing, convenient
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Victoria Vancouver Island
5

great property

  • 5 of 5
Excellent everything was as advertised. Nice clean quiet location. Highly recommended this property.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Thank you Don & Jeannet, it was a pleasure having you as my guests.
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Swallow's Nest Studio; quiet, relaxing, convenient
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Victoria Vancouver Island
Vernon, British Columbia
5

great location

  • 5 of 5
very private, quiet and spotless. what more is there to say, you can't go wrong with this rental. very pleased with everything, would recommend to anyone staying in or around victoria.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Del for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your stay and perhaps I'll see you again next year!
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Swallow's Nest Studio; quiet, relaxing, convenient
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Victoria Vancouver Island
Saskatchewan
5

Everything we wanted!

  • 5 of 5
This cosy studio was situated very close to family we we're visiting - & close to grocery store and other amenities (coffee shops). We also appreciated the welcome snacks and the other supplies. Liked the quiet street and privacy.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ruth - so glad you enjoyed your visit to Victoria and were able to enjoy the sun on the patio.
business
Swallow's Nest Studio; quiet, relaxing, convenient
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Victoria Vancouver Island
Ottawa, ON
4

Clean, neat, and has everyhing you need

  • 4 of 5
Great location. Very clean and neat and has all basic amenities. Owner in attached house is very friendly and helpful. Kitchen with fully functional fridge, stove, dishwasher and small appliances are great for doing your own food prep. Walking distances to buses that take you straight downtown adn very close to uVic campus. Definitely recommend!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Map

Map

Maude Hunter's Pub
Fujiya Japanese Foods
Urban Cup Cafe The
Fairway Market
Starbucks
Royal BC Museum
Finnerty Gardens
Mt Tolmie
University of Victoria
Cadboro Bay
Mt Douglas
Abkhazi Garden
Dock
Craigdarroch Castle
Chinatown Trading Company
Fisherman's Wharf Park
Red Fish Blue Fish
Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
Henderson Park Golf Course
Gordon Head Recreation Centre
Beacon Drive In Ltd
Beacon Hill Park
Lin Heung Restaurant
Tropical Island Restaurant The
Brannigans Restaurant
Caffe Fantastico
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Dallas Rd
Ogden Point Cafe
Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
BC Ferries Swartz Bay Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Cedar Hill Golf Course
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Cadboro Beach
Car: not necessary

A central location to provide a comfortable base from which to enjoy the many adventures possible in Victoria. In the immediate vicinity you will find a grocery store, liquor store, drug store, birding store, several eatery options. Swallow's Nest is two short blocks from a direct route to downtown, located just 7 km to the south.

We are 3 km from the outstanding rhododendron gardens, Finnerty Gardens, of the University of Victoria. The campus also offers wonderful walks in the woods as well as the ecological reserve, Mystic Vale.

Mount Tolmie, a short walk or shorter drive, offers a panoramic view of the city as well as many kms of walking trails. For hikes in a forest park there is Mount Douglas Park, 5 km to the north, which has beach access to a rocky shore overlooking Haro Straight as well as a lookout which gives fabulous 360 degree views of Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula. For a sandy beach experience Gyro Park is 4 kms to the east and offers a lovely expanse of beach on Cadboro Bay for beach combing and sail boat watching. The Royal Victoria Yacht Club sails out of Cadboro Bay and has an active racing contingent of members.

A short drive or bus-ride will take you right into the heart of downtown Victoria and all of the tourist opportunities offered there.

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Availability & Rates

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Victoria Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$80
C$525
C$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$70
C$455
C$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

No cleaning fees C$0
Notes Until rental is confirmed rates are subject to change without notice. Maximum stay is 1 month unless by prior arrangement.
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Amenities

Amenities

Victoria Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 4 piece bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen size bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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