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Oceanfront Downtown, Corner Suite

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Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Victoria Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

If this unit is booked we have two other condos in the building.This oceanfront, corner, unit with floor to ceiling windows along two walls looks into the harbour in downtown Victoria. We also can accommodate some two day rentals

Sit on your private covered balcony and watch the boats in the inner and upper harbours during the day and the sunsets at night.

Walk to all downtown amenities. Take in whale watching, kayaking, water taxi and biking right outside your door on the wharf. BBQ or relax on the roof top patio.

Located in the heart of downtown Victoria in the Mermaid building. On the waterfront of the harbour and the edge of the Gorge waterway, the Mermaid Building allows its guests to experience downtown Victoria, the Inner Harbour, the Gorge Waterway, the ocean, the upper part of the island and Vancouver, with ease.

Some of Victoria’s most popular restaurants surround the building, making it easy to have gourmet meals with out the worry of taxis or drinking and driving.

Take a Whale watching tour right outside the door. Or rent a kayak and glide through the harbour to the open ocean to discover the Pacific’s wild life. Or paddle up the Gorge waterway and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Salmon Fish with a charter or rent a power boat and just take it easy touring Victoria from the water’s perspective.

Just steps away, the harbour sea planes take passengers in a half hour flight to downtown Vancouver, offering great shopping on Robson street, Theatres, Stanley Park and more, and all in a day allowing one to return home for dinner.

The Mermaid neighbours Historic China Town with its many vegetable stores, restaurants and curio shops.

Romantic horse drawn carriages carry passengers through the inner harbour past the parliament buildings, the world famous Royal BC Museum, live entertainment, Underwater Sea Gardens, Omnimax Theatre, Miniature World, Double Decker sight seeing tours, and tour buses to the renowned Butchart Gardens.

Cycle, stroll, run, or even ride a horse on the picturesque Galloping Goose Trail. This multi-use trail, formerly a railway line, moves right beside the Mermaid Building, through urban, rural and wilderness scenery on its 55-kilometre journey from Victoria to Sooke. Whether you're commuting to work, meandering on a weekend afternoon or pacing yourself from Sidney to Sooke, the trail is yours to enjoy.

Catch the little Harbour Ferry stopping at the Mermaid and travel right up the Gorge waterway to Tillicum and down to the Empress.

Nothing has been spared in furnishing this space. It is fully equipped with a 32 inch flat screen Smart TV, DVD player, high speed Wifi internet and modem, microwave, dishwasher, stove, fridge, toaster, coffee maker, washing machine and dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped.

Keywords: Condominium, flat, apartment

Keywords: Waterfront, Mermaid Wharf

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had such a great visit in your lovely city. Such a nice escape from the cold. We really enjoyed the magnificent sunsets. We found it so easy to walk everywhere. A real plus. Being right in the heart of the old town was lovely to enjoy the independent boutiques and restaurants. We would choose this part of the city again. The condo is so modern and beautifully equipped. Although the condo is not large, we did not feel cramped. Everything is full sized. We would like to recommend the condo to all. Please feel free to post this letter on your web site
Dec 2012
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Oceanfront Downtown, Corner Suite
average rating of 4.7884617 based on 65 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Love the view! Very classy with the most comfy bed! Francis, who met me for the walk through, was exceptional and made me feel so welcomed!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much
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Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

Great studio condo for two people. My wife and I stayed here for 5 days and it was the perfect home base to explore the wonderful city of Victoria. Excellent location, could walk just about everywhere you wanted to go, a wonderful brewpub across the street and water taxis at your doorstep. Can't recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view of the inner harbour

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay in this condo. The location was excellent, within walking distance of restaurants, attractions and the inner harbour. Francis was most helpful in suggesting locations to visit, restaurants to enjoy, as well as giving us an orientation to the condo. The condo itself was clean, well kept with full length windows facing the working dock. We would recommend this location to guests that enjoy walking and watching the workings of the inner harbour as we did each day!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location. Beautiful view. Very comfortable.

We had a great time. We would stay here again.

Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely site

  • 4 of 5

The property over looked the harbor where the the water taxis are moored. It was easy to walk to city. Chinatown was next door.

The unit had all the mode cons. However, as it faces west, and it gets the sun in the afternoon. Fans were provided to help with air circulation to cool the unit.

I recommend this for singles or couples.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for a month. It is a good central location but the view is not as spectacular as it looked in the are basically looking at working docks and it is exceptionally noisy day and night. Water taxis are just below window and beep all day and work across the harbour is loud. Then at night you get to listen to the party crowds and bands at the bar across the street....basically drunk people all night long coming and going. We loved Victoria and its vibrant little downtown but would recommend somewhere a little quieter to stay. Nice little apartment although becoming a little worn. Very clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. It was a difficult situation with your reluctance to depart as per the agreed terms on check out day. It is essential to respect the check out days and times in order for the VRBO system to operate effectively. I hope you found something quieter and more affordable. I think you were going to try Sooke. I am sure there are properties in Sooke within your budget and which are certainly quieter than Victoria's vibrant downtown.
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Car: not necessary

In the heart of Old Town with independent Boutique shops and restaurants. seconds way for Galloping goose Trail and Songhees Walk way. half a block from China Town. In the centre of the Amber Triangle...the three best home brew pubs...Canoe Pub, Swan's and Spinnakers. Short walk to Victoria Public Market


Rates & Availability

Victoria Condo Rental Rates

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low season
Oct 11 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
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Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Oct 9 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Jan 2 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 9 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
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Jan 2 2019 - Mar 31 2019
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Apr 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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Victoria Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 0 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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