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On the water in Downtown Victoria, Vancouver Island

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, Sleeps 2-4 - ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE


This trendy downtown condo at Mermaid Wharf has an up-market feel which is contemporary yet warm and cozy. It is an open-plan studio style with bedroom alcove containing a queen size bed. The sofa is a custom-made, convertible double bed of commercial grade ensuring comfort. There is a full, well-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, wall-mounted flat screen 40” TV, a computer with high-speed internet plus free WiFi. Taking care of laundry while you're travelling is easy here with the in-suite washer/dryer.

This place is kept in immaculate condition, attested to in the many reviews. The bedding is luxe, top quality 100% cotton in keeping with a high standard. The artwork is local, original and interesting.

The location is great - on the harbour, close to the downtown area and an easy walk to many of our attractions and excellent restaurants. The downtown location encompasses not only the excitement and convenience of being close in, but also the inevitable noise and bustle of an urban environment.

The living room views are of paddlers, rowers and the life that generally makes up the harbour, plus glorious sunsets over the water. Catch stunning views of the harbour and waterways from the rooftop patio which also has BBQ facilities.

There is convenient kayak hire at our own wharf, also kayak/canoe hire is available a block away at Ocean River Sports. Bike rentals available two blocks away.

The dock is also a stop for the little harbour ferries – pick them up at many spots along the seawalks around the harbour. The condo is a short walk from the inner harbour, Empress Hotel, museums and Legislative Buildings. Chinatown with its restaurants and markets is two minutes away. Golf? Lots...from spectacular Bear Mountain designed by Jack and Steve Nicklaus, to smaller, inexpensive courses and many in-between. Victoria is extremely cyclist-friendly with many dedicated lanes - for venturing out-of-town or for more of a workout, check out the Galloping Goose trails which are accessed near the condo.

Everything is here for a wonderful and affordable vacation.

PLEASE NOTE that VRBO now charges a service fee payable by guests on each booking. I have always endeavoured to keep my rates affordable and in answer to this new fee, I am removing the cleaning fee which more than offsets the service fee. The rate is ALL-INCLUSIVE so checking add-ons is an important step when comparing rates. Included is secure underground parking, internet (there is also a computer), WiFi, all taxes and the cleaning fee.


Keywords: Condominium, condo, vacation rental, apartment, Victoria, Vancouver Island, downtown location, waterfront, harbour, ferry wharf and kayak launch

More Details

Maureen Taylor
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanksgiving! and we're thankful that M introduced us. What a charming pied-a-terre you have created. You have thought of everything to make us feel at home. Great location, great bed! every time we looked for something it was there in its place...we will return.

W. & S.

Oct 2011
  • 1 of 4


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa, double (1) The sofa bed is quality, custom-made comfort.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

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On the water in Downtown Victoria, Vancouver Island
average rating of 4.8356166 based on 77 reviews

We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Maureen's condo for 6 days in mid-January 2018. Transportation from the airport to the Swans Hotel was easy; the condo is a short and safe walk from the hotel. Maureen met us on arrival and orientated us to her lovely condo. We appreciated that she provided many extras (toiletries, spices and condiments, and even a container of cream for our morning coffee!). The condo was very comfortable -- there was nothing additional that we needed. Others have mentioned excessive/disturbing noise from the brew pub across the street -- this was NOT our experience; our nights were very restful. There are 3 grocery stories within walking distance and a corner store just down the block. We enjoyed our many "on foot" outings -- after covering 85Km, we can truly say that Victoria is a "walker's paradise". Thanks Maureen -- we will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Maureen is a great host and was ready to make our stay a pleasurable one.

  • 5 of 5

Really good location and very clean. The layout of the apt is perfect and spacious.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a couple!

  • 5 of 5

The unit was in an ideal location. It was immaculate, the kitchen had everything necessary, the sheets were soft and cozy and the tv/cable were easy to use. We loved having underground, secure parking and the walkability factor to downtown. Our only little problem involved the coffee maker, which was not efficient and overflowed all over the counter twice. Fortunately Maureen had also provided a French press to use. Maureen made herself accessible, which is very important to us. I would unequivocally recommend this unit and its owner Maureen.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than expected

  • 5 of 5

A delightful apartment in a fantastic location! Maureen made checking in and checking out painless and simple. And she provided a great set of restaurant recommendations. Victoria is truly a beautiful place and the apartment was even better than described.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcoming and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Maureen was warm, welcoming and very helpful from the first email to our meeting at the condo. Our condo had all the provisions and comforts of home. It was very clean and the decor, bedding and even kitchenware was of high quality making the price very reasonable. Although it was located facing a working harbor and across the street from a nightclub, it was quiet through the nights for a busy downtown location. Absolutely everything was easily accessible; short walking distance to the inner harbor and the downtown tourist areas, restaurants, shopping and kayak rentals were right down the short hill to the harbor. Driving to Victoria's tourist attractions and vicinity is easily accessible for the able bodied or with a disability. I would recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Abosolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient apartment located in the heart of downtown Victoria. At walking distance to all amenities and shops as well as museums and attractions. Very clean and excellent view from the second floor. The kitchen has all the necessary equipment for cooking if you decide to do so. We would highly recommend this apartment for those wanting comfort, space, laundry, views and a terrific host. We drove up from Canmore and we loved the secure/free/underground parking! Maureen was very friendly, supportive and full of information. We had a fabulous stay in Maureen's rental suite and plan to return there on our next trip to beautiful Victoria. Highly recommended. Thank you Maureen!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Victoria Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

There is an award winning brew pub/restaurant across the street. Kayak and boat rental at the on-site marina. Lots of golf. Many good restaurants of all types closeby. The condo is easy walking distance for concerts and events at Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena.




Additional information about rental rates

NOTE: There is a currency converter at the top of the rates page, right hand side, it's very small so you have to really look for it.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE that VRBO has recently implemented a service fee payable by guests on each booking. I have always endeavoured to keep my rates affordable and in answer to this new fee, I am removing the cleaning fee - a significant benefit as it is more than the service fee on a four-night booking so the result is an overall reduction in the daily rate. My rate is all-inclusive - secure underground parking, internet (there is also a computer), WiFi, all taxes and the cleaning fee.

Fees include two persons; each additional person is $20/day

Cancellation policy: 75% of the deposit refunded if notice of cancellation is provided before 30 days of the date of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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