AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT LUXURY DOWNTOWN: AVAIL.OCT;NOV;JAN21-31;MARCH2015

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Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights
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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 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 necessities 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 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 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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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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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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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Affordable WATERFRONT Luxury Downtown: Avail.Oct;Nov;Jan21-31;March2015
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Victoria Vancouver Island
Chesterfield, MO
5

Howard.S

  • 5 of 5
Great accommodations and location!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Howard and Jessica,
I am happy that you enjoyed Victoria to the extent of already writing to tell me you will be booking our condo again when you return and that you are considering a trip to Hilton Head SC to stay at our house close to the beach there.
I look forward to your return,
Colleen
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Victoria Vancouver Island
5

Great Location, great view, very comfortable appartment

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay very much and recommend it as a good location to explore everything around Victoria within easy walking distance.
The appartment is also very well equiped, clean and comfortable. The owners were very helpful in preparing our trip to Victoria with a lot of helpful tips.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Gesa,
So you must be back home in Germany now after your whirlwind tour through British Columbia.
Did your boys catch fish up island after you left Victoria?
I will not tell our other guests how amazingly lucky you were to see orca pods AND breaching humpbacks on the same whale watching excursion. Even I am envious!
There's much more to see here so think about returning, and then go to our Rockies. Bye!
Colleen
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Victoria Vancouver Island
Yankee Hill, Ca, USA
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at this beautiful condo. We enjoyed every minute spent in Victoria, such a beautiful city. We ate our simple breakfast on the little deck such a beautiful view, quiet and relaxing. We had amazing meals and were thrilled we were able to walk to everything. The little water taxi's were on the dock below to take you everywhere if you weren't up for walking. The other plus was the parking garage if you bring your vehicle, perfect for our trip to the Butchart gardens. I liked having the separate bedroom with a view of the harbor. The lovely Canoe restaurant right across the street for a meal or just a drink with out door seating. This truly is the perfect location! The condo has lots of information on the area and Francis who checked us in was so helpful and knowledgeable. Hope to be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: How happy I was to know that our condo and special 50th anniversary greetings with champagne and a card started your visit off so well.
Many of our guests say they spend so much time on our balcony over the harbour watching the changing activity below that they run out of time to do all they came to Victoria to see and do. Hopefully they and you will be back.
Colleen
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Victoria Vancouver Island
Fayetteville, Ar, USA
5

Five days in Victoria and then back to reality and heat. By Old Grump!

  • 5 of 5
Nice one bedroom condo, tastefully furnished with everything needed for easy living. The condo is on the very edge of the upper harbor, less than a block from Chinatown, a block from Government street( the main downtown go everywhere street). The Swift Street water taxi stop is located less than 50 yards from the condo and B.C. transit bus stops two blocks away on Douglas St.
We arrived from Seattle on the Clipper ferry and was met by the ever efficient Francis (who looks after the property for the owners), given a brief tour of Victoria which included stops to pick up essential supplies. We then went to the condo for a brief but thorough orientation of the condo. We were in Victoria for five days and did all the major attractions. We walked every where except the Buchart Gardens and the Castle which we used the B.C. bus service for. The buses are clean, safe and the drivers were helpful and courteous. There are many good restaurants within easy walking distance and the Canoe Brew Pub is across the street and the Swan Brew Pub is a block away(never did decide which was best).
The Johnson street bridge is being rebuilt, so it can be a little loud during the day, but work stops at 5:00 pm, then the area gets dead quite.
We enjoyed sitting on the balcony with a beverage and looking at the harbor traffic.
When it was time to go home(too soon), Francis was there to get us back to the Clipper terminal for a smooth trip back to Seattle.
I would recommend booking without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Gurvis and Martha -
Too hot at home? Come on back here!
I am happy you found what most everyone does - that from our waterfront downtown location it is easy to quickly get to most attractions whether on foot, bus or water taxi.
The new Johnson Street suspension bridge has its own website where the stunning final outcome is pictured plus what steps are presently underway. We have had so much interest from our guests in the various stages of this project that we have supplied high powered binoculars for them to see more closely the process in the distance.
It's good that you were able to relax and enjoy the activity of the harbor below from our balcony between your sightseeing activities.
Thank you for your appreciative comments about Francis' reliability and helpfulness to our guests.
We would love to have you return,
Colleen
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Victoria Vancouver Island
Roseville, CA, USA
5

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5
I have been coming to Victoria every year for several years and I finally found a place that feels like a home away from home. Last year, I had rented another unit in the same building. This unit is much bigger, actually has a bedroom (rather than just a studio) and faces the Upper Harbour. It also has a secured parking spot.
The place has everything that I needed and shopping was nearby. It is a short walk to everything, including the Inner Harbour. There is also a Water Taxi stop just outside the building, which came in handy.
Colleen is extremely friendly and helpful, as is Francis, the condo manager. They made everything perfect for my vacation.
I am so happy that I no longer have to keep looking for a different place. This is where I will be staying on all of my future trips.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Greg - You were a pleasure to advise as a guest once I knew your interests. Everything I suggested you found pleasurable in spite of you already knowing so much about Victoria's recreational sites.
For kayaking, you certainly have selected a prime area where the scenery and wildlife are renowned.
I hope you will continue to be our guest at the Mermaid Suite to continue your explorations here.
Best Regards,
Colleen
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

GREAT LOCATION! GREAT VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5
We've visited Victoria many times and found this the best place to stay! A very comfortable apartment, close to downtown (no car needed), plus water views. It's bigger than the photos would suggest and very nice. We especially enjoyed watching the small boats come and go, with stunning views from the LR and bedroom. Fully equipped kitchen made it easy to eat some meals in. A real find!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Rob -
The details about our waterfront views and easy access to downtown amenities that you enjoyed are also exactly why we bought this condo.

You were an enthusiastic guest and explorer of all that Victoria offers and I do hope we can have you back with us again.

Appreciatively,
Colleen
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Victoria Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$160
C$1,100
C$2,995
 
 
Fall 2
Oct 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$140
C$950
C$2,995
 
 
Fall 3
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$130
C$900
C$2,400
 
 
Winter 1
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
C$1,150
 
 
Winter 2
Jan 2 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 - Oct 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$185
C$1,185
C$4,795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$300
Pet Fee C$45
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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Victoria Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Elevator
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Garage
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • marina
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • cycling
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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