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