OAKLANDS 8: STYLISH AMBIENCE & EASY ACCESS TO AMENITIES

John or Rob

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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OAKLANDS 8: STYLISH AMBIENCE & EASY ACCESS TO AMENITIES

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New construction! Non-smoking, fully equipped, WiFi, 1dbl bedroom (plus single)

Garden Oaks Fine Accommodation designer John O’Brien has created a remarkable light-filled ambiance with the cozy feel of radiant underfloor heated tiles in this completely self-contained, non-smoking suite. We are proud to be selected as a host property by Victoria's Belfry Theatre for visiting actors and artists.

Oaklands 8 is a no-step entrance, fully equipped, self-catered short stay home. There is a double bed for two, plus a pull out single in the living room that may suit one or perhaps two (very well acquainted) guests!

Spacious yet cosy, this non-smoking one bedroom suite is ideal for short stays, locum and term assignments or that quiet seclusion so important for writing, respite, or as a base for your adventures. We are also convenient to the Royal Jubilee Hospital and universities. Weekly housekeeping is available for a nominal fee. Your friendly hosts are easily available for local insights. A loaner mobile cell phone may be available on request for a nominal fee. Please note: there is no landline. Free wifi may be used for net-enabled devices. Otherwise, we are happy to assist with messages.

Enter the foyer and turn right into the living room, dining area and stone-countered kitchen. The glass & tile shower is a high-end complement to the Bosch washer/dryer cabinet. Your bedroom is a double, across the foyer next to a walk-in closet area providing ample storage. Mid-century eclectic, Kai Kristiansen chairs & more!

Relax on the patio and enjoy access to free wifi during your stay.

Conde Nast Traveler Magazine readers know what they like, and that’s Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as the #2 destination in the Americas!

Your suite enjoys an east facing patio for garden and street views. Quiet, yet full of life with passersby open to a cheery hello, the Oaklands Rise is a neighborhood of character homes under Gary Oak trees set high on a ridge overlooking the city. Stroll along upper Kings Road for Olympic Mountains views. There’s a reason why we’re a city of walkers! The Fernwood Village and Quadra Street Village areas are within 10 minutes of Oaklands Rise.

Conveniently located for easy access to the full range of Victoria’s amenities, your suite is within 5 minutes to public transportation and is an easy drive to internationally famous Butchart’s Gardens, the unique Abkhazi Gardens, and special (free!) finds such as the Japanese Gardens at Hatley Castle and the grounds at Government House, residence of the Queen’s representative in British Columbia. Ask your hosts about their own private garden oasis!

Natural settings to visit include Swan Lake Eco Conservation Site and Uplands Park, two spots that are not often discovered by visitors to Victoria. Closer to home, our own hidden gardens are behind a rustic gate...ask your hosts about a tour.

Is golf your game? Our Oaklands suite is the perfect entry point to the Vancouver Island “Golf Trail”. With 7 courses in the city to explore, and even a putting green in beautiful Beacon Hill Park in the city center, it’s hard to pull away for the many courses “up island”.

Enjoy theatre? One of Victoria most interesting venues is in walking distance in nearby Fernwood Village. Every seat in the acclaimed Belfry Theatre, offering stage and studio productions, feels close to the action in this great space. Other options include the Blue Bridge Theatre, the McPherson and Royal Theatres, and the Alix Goulden Hall where the Victoria Conservatory of Music, Early Music Society and independent artists bring local and international artists to the Stage.

Dining out? You’ll need return visits to try all of Victoria’s extraordinary range of restaurants. As Canada’s warmest city with temperate weather year round, people flock here from around the world. That makes for a vibrant restaurant scene with an impressive array of foods.

Like to feel a part of things? Our complimentary guide to special events in the region includes Luminaria, the Moss Street Paint-In, the Fringe Festival and more. Your hosts are happy to share insights and tips on things to do.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
John or Rob (Property Manager)
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About John or Rob

Partners John & Rob provide quality accommodation, long and short term, through Garden Oaks Fine Accommodation in beautiful Victoria, BC. As world travelers who have lived overseas for many years, Victoria is now home once again. 'We've enjoyed setting up Oaklands 8 to show off some of our collectibles found in Asia and Europe.'

After a career in clinical care and health system management, Rob remains active in health care. John is diversifying his interests to encompass more design work. They both enjoy gardening, experimenting with cuisines of the world and getting lost on foot in interesting locales.

Feel free to ask for insights into the local area!

John or Rob purchased this apartment in 2012

Why John or Rob chose Victoria

With experience of 5+ star hotels in Asia, Europe and North America, we appreciate nice touches and a gracious but unobtrusive welcome. You are assured of your privacy, with congenial hosts close at hand should you need ideas on things to do and places to see, or perhaps to set up chairs for you in the hidden garden.

What makes this apartment unique

Heated tile flooring, high quality appliances including a dishwasher, Bosch washer and dryer and free Wifi for use during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I had such an amazingly wonderful time staying on Mt. Stephen! John & Rob were so welcoming and generous and made me feel at home from our first email exchanges.



The apartment is gorgeous, clean and fully equipped with everything I could need. As an actor on the road, it can be difficult to find a place that is quiet, confortable and feels like home. This place was home.



I hope to be back soon!



{Our guest is a international traveller, a playwright, actor and director. It was a pleasure to welcome you, Ravi, thanks for your positive comments!}
Mar 2013
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Oaklands 8: stylish ambience & easy access to amenities
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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  • 5 of 5
This is a fantastic place to stay. It is spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and in a lovely neighbourhood. The owners are kind and helpful and have thought of everything.I was totally comfortable in the apartment. Looking forward to a return trip.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Kerri-Rose, it was a pleasure to host you--we look forward to your return!

Rob and I have been so inspired by the experience of meeting great people such as yourself that we're now working on a second property--a mid-century retreat soon to be listed on HomeAway (lots of fun in the process).

Best,
John & Rob
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Lovely, Peaceful Suite

  • 5 of 5
This lovely, peaceful suite was ideal for our visit to Victoria. It is beautifully appointed with everything necessary for a visit. John and Rob were friendly and informative about the area. John pointed us toward some great restaurants within walking distance. Ask to see the beautiful garden. We would be very happy to visit again.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family, K! Glad you enjoyed the area--and the gardens. We enjoyed sharing some interesting conversations and hope we might entice you back to Victoria soon--perhaps off season when Mt. Washington (up island) serves up Canada's best snow!

Meanwhile, have a great summer.

All the best to you, S and Q.

John & Rob
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Victoria Vancouver Island
5

Victoria's gem accomodation

Victoria's gem accomodation
  • 5 of 5
The owners were most helpful, kind and obliging going out of their way to ensure a perfect stay, and thinking of every detail. This flat was new and we were only the second guests to stay, we made a few suggestions that would improve the experience and the owners took these on board and these ideas have now been addressed.
Everywhere was spotless and very comfortable and the details in the listing were very accurate. We would definitely recommend it to family and friends and would stay there again ourselves, without hesitation if in the Victoria area.
Downtown Victoria is walkable or there are public buses if preferred, as with all capital cities car parking can be expensive, and we preferred to walk.
We thoroughly enjoyed a free tour round the Parliament building, and Beacon Hill Park is worth exploring along with the downtown waterfront. We ran out of time but the Royal British Columbia Museum would be next on our list for visiting.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests P & S from the UK were great guests, exploring the city and sharing experiences that made us proud to be in one of the most livable cities anywhere. Welcome back anytime!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Victoria International Airport, YVR
Nearest Ferry
2.4 Miles
Port Angeles Ferry (or BC Ferries, 28 miles)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Canada One; Island Highway
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Willows Beach Esplanade; Cadboro Bay Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Fernwood Inn (S) Fifth Street Bar & Grill (N)
Nearest Ski
152 Miles
Mount Washington, Comox BC
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Cedar Hill Golf Course or Uplands Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Haultain Fish & Chips ; Stage; Fernwood Inn
Car: not necessary

'Oaklands 8' is located in the heart of the city, but off the beaten path in an intimate neighbourhood in the otherwise sprawling residential area called Oaklands. Great walks with views over the Fernwood and Quadra Village districts with the majestic Olympic Mountains in the distance.

We are conveniently located for walkers with amenities of the city within 15-35 minutes on foot. 3 public transportation routes are within 5 minutes walk from your suite.

Those traveling by car will find easy access from all the major arteries in a very special neighborhood that is close to everything, but feels a world away.

Just 5 minutes from the Royal Jubilee Hospital and a short 17 minutes to Victoria General Hospital, the Oaklands Suite offers a quiet respite for family and friends visiting patients nearby.

The Fernwood Village and Quadra Street Village areas are a 10 minute walk downhill.

Oaklands 8 short-stay suite is the perfect entry point to the Vancouver Island “Golf Trail”. Stay a few nights in the Capital City and head north to explore beautiful Vancouver Island.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Victoria Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Garden Season
May 15 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
C$145
C$895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$100
Notes Prefer a stocked kitchen on arrival? We'll do our best! A light housekeeping service is also available at an hourly cleaning rate.
Ask for details on pricing for these services or for event booking of the & neighboring grounds.

Book Mid-Century Oaks & Oaklands 8 together for your event. Up to 7 guests in beds, up to 10 with air mattresses (advance notice required).
Canadian visitors may prefer the convenient Interac® e-transfer, or, a PayPal email invoice can be issued for those who wish to use a credit card or PayPal account. Payment is required in advance to secure the reservation (or as arranged for monthly bookings).
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Amenities

Amenities

Victoria Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 454 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bosch washer/dryer in cabinet
  • Modern and bright, the efficient bathroom offers a glass and tiled shower, heated tile floors, and a laundry cabinet encloses a Bosch high efficiency European style washer and dryer for complimentary use.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Heated floors for happy toes!
  • In addition to a high quality double bed in the private bedroom, we have added a new American Leather pull-out twin bed in the living room to extend sleeping space to 3, or perhaps 4 very well acquainted guests. North American visitors will recognize the brand as a 'top of the line' sofa bed. For our European and Asian visitors, be assured that the settee in the living room offers superior comfort as both seating and sleeping furniture. Silk sofa pillows from Vila Cini in Northern Thailand add an elegant touch.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Let us know your special preferences. Please note, a message service is available free of charge through reception. Schedule permitting, we can stock your fridge at a nominal cost. Just ask!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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