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LUXURY WATERFRONT DOWNTOWN:EASTER APRIL 1-8 $1140;SPRING/SUMMER WK. $900-1185

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights
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Calendar last updated:
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LUXURY WATERFRONT DOWNTOWN:EASTER APRIL 1-8 $1140;SPRING/SUMMER WK. $900-1185

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights

Overview

Victoria Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo,1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Be sure to see our VIDEO of the condo at the top left link on this page which brings to life this harbour oasis with its SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS, and downtown walking access.

This luxurious condo FRONTS directly on Victoria's harbour with NO ROAD OR TRAFFIC running by out front, in a seven story residential building, offering both scenic peacefulness and convenient access. (Beware of SIDE condos here which are easily disturbed by late night restaurants or early morning garbage pick up, new construction and rush hour traffic.) A short walk will bring you to all major downtown attractions, including the Empress Hotel and Convention Center, the Parliament Buildings, the Museum, and some of Victoria’s finest restaurants. Nearby are many boutiques, theatres and shopping opportunities.

Why not have breakfast on the balcony while watching up close seals frolic and kayakers paddle past? On a cool evening, perhaps you would enjoy curling up by the living room fireplace with one of the books or DVDs provided, as the harbour lights twinkle on.

Wake refreshed from the comfort of the sumptuous KING SIZE pillow-top bed surrounded by carefully selected furnishings. Enjoy a romantic second fireplace, in the bedroom, and view rowers and harbour traffic right from the bed. A comfortable Queen-size pull-out sofa bed is available in the living room.

Always verify that the condo you are renting is a real 1 bedroom: many small studio condos are advertised as 1 bedrooms when the bedroom and living space are in one room with no wall and door separation very much limiting living space and flexibility. Ours is a full King bedroom with ample square footage, and privacy to live comfortably, allowing someone to watch TV while another sleeps or reads undisturbed.

Savour meals prepared in the fully equipped kitchen, and elegantly served at the mahogany inlaid dining table. All types of cooking essentials are provided including 2 ovens, one a convection oven.

This condo also offers AIR CONDITIONING to ensure no summer days are uncomfortable, and reduced glare window tinting to maximize your comfort in the increased temperatures a few days of these last few summers. The four piece bath includes a deep soaker tub, shower, hair dryer, and two robes for your relaxation.

Charming water taxis zip into the wharf below and will transport you, inexpensively, to Victoria's many attractions. Should you wish, whale watching and kayaking excursions are just a few steps away. Perhaps you would choose instead one of the many golf courses, or miles of waterside bike paths. Bike rentals are next door.

Sunset is a lovely time to enjoy a glass of wine on the rooftop patio, overlooking the boats and seaplanes, while dinner sizzles on the gas BBQ, or on your private, west, sunset facing balcony contemplating the water activity below.

The Mermaid Suite, perched over the harbour, is a haven of scenic luxury, with waterFRONT views and delightful walking access to downtown amenities, yet removed from the downtown bustle .

The condo is 5 minutes walking distance from the Seaplane Terminal to Vancouver, 15 minutes from the Seattle Ferry port, 35 minutes driving from the Victoria Airport, and 40 minutes from the British Columbia Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay. We provide dedicated underground parking, and are happy to assist you with airport pick up, grocery delivery, reduced rental car rates, and information on restaurants and attractions.

Pets only by prior written arrangement, and for longer terms than 1 week please.DO VISIT OUR HOME WEBSITE to explore the links we have provided to enable you to enjoy Victoria fully by starting your vacation planning in advance.

Contact us now, and let us help you plan a memorable Victoria vacation. We want you to enjoy Victoria as much as we do.

BE SURE TO READ OUR GUEST REVIEWS (TOP LINK) TO SEE THE QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE WE PROVIDE OUR GUESTS. More reviews appear from our Guest Book if you scroll down after the LOCATION tab above.

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Keywords: Residential self catering condominium

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2015

Why The Owner chose Victoria

The abundance of variety in scenery, and activities, both recreational, and cultural, really impressed us in Victoria. Biking, whale watching, garden touring, museums, wineries, theates, the symphony- all in a Pacific island community with Canada's most moderate climate. The ease of manoeuvring around a small town without freeways, and the friendliness of a seaside community that has the charm of the little harbour ferries, all conjures up a peaceful haven separate from the frenzied real world.

What makes this condo unique

Here you really can have the beauty of Victoria nestled at the water's edge without any of the usual downtown intrusions such as noise, congestion, smog, but still have immediate walking access to shops, and restaurants once you leave the condo. How nice to move about on foot, or on a bike to take in the fresh sea air rather than have to fight for a parking spot every time you venture out. Plus the changing panorama on the waterway just off the balcony will encourage you to slow down, and enjoy the captivating scenery and sunsets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello, Colleen!



We LOVED LOVED LOVED Victoria and our amazing accommodations! It has been 17 years since we have been there and it was like seeing it all new

again....hmmm, must be our age..



Francis was wonderful - picked us up at the airport, gave us the option of

the scenic road into Victoria which was beautiful, and showed us around the

suite, the parking and the building. We were able to come in to the condo so

early because they had just finished cleaning from the previous renters.



You have a beautiful property there, and so very convenient to everything.

We love walking and in fact did not even rent a car until our last evening so

we could go to the gardens, etc. on the way to the airport the next day. We

walked to Craigdarragh, walked to Fishermans Wharf, Westbay Marina, the

beach, and everything was breathtaking. The weather was quite cool but that did not matter at all. We spent one cooler windy day at the museum and took in 3 Imax shows, and one Saturday was quite rainy so we spent most of the day relaxing in our -home-. I read an entire book from your selection there and Dennis enjoyed channel surfing.....just like at home! And yes, even though it was chilly, we still sat on the balcony with our wine and snacksand took in the amazing view and constant activity on the water!



We did find a favorite place where we felt so at home.....Swans Hotel.

Always entertaining there, and through extensive testing at various

locations Dennis proclaimed their Seafood Chowder as the best in Victoria!

We truly loved all the little brewhouses we checked out as well.



I have already referred you and Francis as well to some people we met there

from Indiana. They go to Victoria about once a year and were this year

staying at Executive House. When we told them how great your place was,

they took down the info so hopefully they will end up there one day.



I have attached a few photos just in case you need some for testimonials!

Thank you again, Colleen - it was an amazing experience and was so very true to your website description - much appreciated!



Sherry
Jun 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights
Book with confidence
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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LUXURY WATERFRONT DOWNTOWN:EASTER APRIL 1-8 $1140;SPRING/SUMMER WK. $900-1185
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 31 reviews
KAMLOOPS
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FREEDOM

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at the Mermaid Suite in Victoria for six weeks for a long deserved rest. The condo is very well located in Victoria. One could manage if you did not have a car, however it is always a bonus to have one. The trendy Victoria restaurants and shopping are very near by not to mention the inner harbour with the stunning backdrop of the well known Empress Hotel and Parliament Buildings. We enjoyed watching the activity on the water every day, very relaxing and soothing by itself with the benefit of bird life, and kayakers. If you enjoy walking, as we do there are many great options right from the building that are nice to do. It was nice to be in Victoria over the Holiday Season, it is amazing to see the amount of bloom still happening.

Colleen and Don are very organized and attentive hosts from start to finish. They are genuinely concerned to make your stay the very best possible. They have thought of everything in the condo, as well they have a very informative guest information booklet that is a great way to aquaint yourself with the condo and Victoria. Especially good for people unfamiliar with the area. Their Victoria representative, Francis is very kind, punctual and accommodating to all of your needs.

It was truly a great experience, and feel that is good value and great location!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, After much planning to come to Victoria for some R+R, it is now suddenly over. And I'm really happy that it was the quality of experience you were each wanting. The combination of being downtown on the waterfront and having fast, easy access on foot to all that recreation, dining and shopping is pretty easy to become accustomed to. Even the terrific access to excellent take out is good so with wine, scenery and the fireplace and music on, an inexpensive evening can be enjoyed at the condo. I hope when you are seeking your next break, we will see you back. Until then, Colleen
5

Waterfront Mermaid Condo

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week in a lovely, well appointed condo! We really enjoyed our stay in this very cozy "home away from home". We arrived quite late in the evening but that did not deter Francis, the concierge, from greeting us with a welcoming smile and a very welcoming "home". He had us settled in no time and just as he left, he presented us with a complimentary bottle of champagne. What a great way to begin a holiday! Everything we needed was in the condo, even flashlights on each bedside table! How thoughtful! The bed was very comfortable and beckoned us after each busy day and evening exploring the many wonderful spots in and around Victoria. We appreciated the "neat as a pin" underground parking space for our rented vehicle. The location of this Mermaid condo could not be any better for easy, walkable access to downtown. Shopping, sights to see, amazing restaurants...all within minutes! We would definitely recommend this very lovely condo to our friends and anyone interested in enjoying a waterfront unit in downtown Victoria.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ute, That your Victoria escape was such a pleasure to you at our condo makes me happy. Just as you found our position on the harbour in the downtown handy to so much, we did also which caused us to buy this particular condo. We also love that we can escape the downtown quickly and enjoy the beauty and quiet of the setting. Since you come frequently to see family makes me hope you will be back to the Mermaid Suite. Best regards, Colleen
ottawa canada
5

gloria & bill

  • 5 of 5

We loved this vrbo.It is centrally located and we enjoyed the waterfront luxury. The unit was extremely well presented and exactly as the pictures shown.The underground parking space was wonderful.Francis was gracious and very helpful.The condo is a 5 min. walk to downtown.We would highly recommend the Mermaid Suite

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gloria and Bill, I was glad to offer you relaxation and scenery after your cross country adventure driving from Ottawa. That you felt our condo offered you exactly what had been promised pleases me. And that Francis is always there to welcome and assist our guests offers reliability that you will know where to go and what to enjoy. Thank you for your praise! Colleen
Lafayette, Indiana, USA
5

Perfect home base in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with vrbo and now we're spoiled! While the pictures on the website are accurate, they just can't convey the beauty of this condo. Comfy seating including recliners by the fireplace, the luxurious bedding, everything you could possibly want in the kitchen - all at a reasonable price for this area. When we arrived, Francis, the concierge, had everything beautifully staged with soft music in the background, twinkly lights on the patio railing and a complimentary bottle of champagne. The condo is within easy walking distance to downtown and the secured parking space was much appreciated as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely unit.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joe and Rochelle, That you enjoyed your time in our condo so much is important to us. You had a lot of different places to choose from for your holiday accommodation, and once you chose ours, we wanted to provide an experience that was worth coming all this way! Victoria's beauty never fails to charm its thousands of visitors, and we also try not to fail either in providing our guests comfort and relaxation. Thank you for noting also the welcome champagne and Francis who enjoys warmly welcoming our guests. I hope you can return, Sincerely, Colleen
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee USA
5

October @ the Mermaid Suite

  • 5 of 5

This condo is fantastic! The photos and identification as "waterfront luxury" are exactly what you will find upon arrival. The underground garage parking space is an added bonus! Francis, the concierge, met us upon arrival and acquainted us with the property and the condo building and area. This is the nicest condo I've rented from VRBO. It has all the amenities you need, which was especially important for us as our bags took a 3-day trip to a different destination. Having the basics available in the condo and Francis checking on us the next day helped us survive the ordeal with a little less trauma. We highly recommend this property to future renters. It is a wonderful home-away-from home!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda and Roy, Having your luggage vacationing elsewhere w/o you is never fun. I'm so glad that our condo supplied you with the basics to manage your way through until your bags came and that Francis helped make your circumstances better. In the end you did enjoy Victoria and the condo so your vacation was saved in spite of the airlines. I'm really pleased you found the condo so comfortable and scenic. We have tried to maintain it comfortably so vacationers can really relax with lovely up close harbor views and experience a special time away from their every day lives while they are busy here touring around. I hope your trip left you with pleasant memories of Canada's West coast. Colleen
Alberta
5

Mom and Sister Trip by the Water

  • 5 of 5

I am so happy to have found Don and Colleen's gorgeous condo on the water for our girls trip to the coast. My mother couldn't have been happier - her own chair right by the window to enjoy the view. We loved the kitchen, and didn't feel the need to go out for dinner every night. We lazed around each morning and cooked breakfast, lingering with coffee because the setting was so comfortable and relaxing. Thanks Colleen for all the help, for the emails and very personal attention. And Frances, greeting me at the door, was a delight. He was extremely friendly, helpful and professional. All in all, we can hardly wait to book it again. One of the best places we've ever stayed in, anywhere.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barbara, How terrific that your visit here with your Mom and sister was so enjoyed by the three of you. Because you are already downtown in our condo where the majority of visitor sites are, no travel time is needed just to walk out of the condo to begin your tour or join the whale watching departures leaving from the wharf just outside our building since we front on the harbour. Many of our guests find themselves torn between relaxing inside the condo with its comforts and lovely view and leaving to experience the many choices this Pacific Paradise offers. I hope you can return together to explore further. Colleen

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IMAX, Butchart Gardens, Wineries, Theatre, Museum

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Rates & Availability

From C$83 Per night

Victoria Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2
Feb 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
31 night minimum stay
C$2,485
 
 
Early Spring, Easter
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 8 2015
4 night minimum stay
C$175
C$1,150
C$2,800
 
 
Early Spring 2
Apr 9 2015 - May 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$145
C$995
C$2,800
 
 
Late Spring
May 9 2015 - Jun 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$160
C$1,100
C$3,795
 
 
Summer
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$185
C$1,185
C$4,575
 
 
Fall
Sep 14 2015 - Oct 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$165
C$1,120
C$2,995
 
 
Fall 2
Oct 15 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$145
C$950
C$2,995
 
 
Fall 3
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$140
C$900
C$2,400
 
 
Winter 1
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
C$185
C$1,185
C$2,975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$45
Refundable damage deposit C$300
Notes A cleaning fee of $75 -105 is added to stays of less than a week.

A credit card 3% fee is added to reimburse me the card companies' charges.



Holidays are charged at prime summer pricing.

When we do consider an animal, we instead ask you to agree on sensible behaviours that protect our property and our neighbours.

Cancellation policy of 60-90 days varies seasonally. Do please ask for details.

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Amenities

Victoria Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Luxurious King-size pillow-top bed, High quality Queen-size pullout sofa bed in living room, Complimentary high-speed internet, 2 Fireplaces, a balcony with furniture, Ensuite Washer and Dryer, Ironing board, Dedicated parking spot in underground garage, Rooftop patio with gas Barbeque

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