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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

(Mar special $600/wk) Breathtaking Ocean & Mtn Views and Conveniently Located

29 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Vancouver Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7)

Welcome to your own self contained top floor two bedroom suite with private entry.

Comfortable queen sized beds, a kitchen with plenty of counter space, private laundry, digital cable + movie channels, wireless internet, all the amenities of home and much much more.

With these panoramic ocean and mountain views, huge private rooftop patios, windows at every turn, an inviting fireplace, a big screen TV. and a 47 jet therapeutic hot tub it won't be hard to relax and enjoy this vacation!

After your long day of indulging in Victoria wouldn't it be nice to escape to your own private rooftop terrace above the treetops and soak in the breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains and Juan de Fuca Strait.

Ocean-Aire Vacation Suite offers you that and so much more. This two bedroom suite has it all!

A cozy gas fireplace to snuggle up by, a soothing hot tub to unwind in, sun drenched decks to sunbathe on, a big screen television to catch the latest flick, a kitchen designed to entertain in, comfortable beds that make it hard to leave and astounding views everywhere you turn.

And here at Ocean-Aire Vacation Suite we are only minutes to beautiful beaches, parks, trails, golfing, dining, recreation, shopping, transit and so much more.

We are just ten minutes from the heart of downtown Victoria and twenty minutes to the airport and ferries.

There are two flights of stairs to reach the suite. Guests with difficulty climbing stairs may which to inquire about our ground level suite. This property is also family friendly.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french

About The Owner

I placed much hard work in renovating our home and have placed much effort to making a perfect vacation suite that would make the most of the views that it has. We have been relay lucky to find such a great neighborhood within Victoria.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Vancouver Island

We loved this hidden gem of a neighborhood that we found, and also the beautiful views of the mountains and ocean from the property.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy all this neighborhood offers within walking distance, a recreation centre, a library, grocery stores, various shops, restaurants, a kids play park, and a short walk to Saxe Point park on the ocean. The large decks provide a good deal of enjoyable outdoor space, with a wonderful view of the ocean and mountains. This is a very safe and friendly neighborhood that is centrally located.

Reviews

4.6
based on 29 traveler reviews

(Mar special $600/wk) Breathtaking Ocean & Mtn Views and Conveniently Located
average rating of 4.551724 based on 29 reviews
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Good location and pet friendly!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this suite. It is conveniently located in Esquimalt. Being pet friendly was a huge plus for us especially having the grass area on the upper level. There is a lovely view up top but unfortunately we stayed in March so wasn't able to enjoy the deck area but would be a lovely spot in the summer to hang out. The suite is neat and quiet at night.

The only downside is the trek up the outside stairway to the entry door and then the flight of stairs inside the unit. We were pre warned about the stairs but we had lots of groceries and luggage to pack up to the suite. Overall our experience was good, the owner was friendly and answered my email questions promptly. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Mike S.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for January and February. This unit was perfect for us. We love to cook, entertain and this condo was well stocked and laid out great for both. Close to stores and a nice walk thru park to bus stop. The views and sunsets from the decks were awesome. Nic and family were very gracious hosts and quick to respond to our needs...which were few!

Would stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs more attention

  • 2 of 5

The property on the inside was accurately portrayed by the photos. It is a small space with all the basic amenities, furnished very inexpensively with Ikea furniture. The pull out sofa bed mattress was very thin, you could feel every coil, very uncomfortable for sleeping. A foam mattress topper would be a nice addition. The bedroom pillows in both rooms were very thin and lumpy they all need replacing. The biggest disappointment was the outdoor living space. The pictures do not accurately represent this space. There was no hammock, no umbrella, and the deck was filthy. I get that trees drop leaves and that the deck needs to be swept frequently but it was much more than that. The glass table had not been wiped down at all and had a huge sticky spill on it along with bird droppings. The cushions were covered in dirt and bird droppings it was really bad. The glass balcony railing was so dirty you could hardly see through it. The hot tub was hardly accessible do to dirt and debris around it. Not a garden oasis by any stretch. Overall a big disappointment.

I will say the owners were easy to deal with and the location is very accessible to downtown.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Firstly the guest did not indicate any of these issues during their stay, and reading this reviews the first I’ve learned of these concerns. For any guest who is not satisfied with the cleanliness of the suite, we are more than happy to provide for additional cleaning at our cost. We are also always just one call away and will put every effort in making it right for our guests. This is the first complaint regarding pillows or the pull out couch that we have had. We will be looking at replacing the pillows. The pull out couch mattress is of the standard variety, we will look if there is anyway of improving the comfort it can offer. The hammock on the deck has been replaced with a lounge chair, we have just not had time to update the photos online for this change. The umbrella was misplaced and has been relocated and is back on the deck. The glass railing looks like it could use a bit of a clean but was far from making it hard to see through. Our cleaning service is supposed to sweep the deck of debris and clean the patio table and chairs. I will be taking this up with them as to why this was not done as required. The hot tub is the same as shown, the pond area has recently been removed and the entire front yard landscaping has been redone. The majority of the work should be completed by end of this month. The hot tub is now in a more private setting with a more functional sitting area, and there is a clear path to access the hot tub area. There may have been an occasion were work was ongoing during the day when some items were placed in the path, but this would usually be of short duration as we endeavor to keep the path clear at all times. Also this project will deliver added amenities such as a sauna and pool, which will be posted in more detail once they are fully installed.
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5

Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very clean and exactly as advertised. Easy access to transit, grocery store, restaurants, and recreation centres. All of the appliances worked great, no issues with noisy neighbours, great neighbourhood. Nic was very prompt at answering emails which made checking in and out very easy.

The only two things requiring improvement would be to possibly upgrade and/or fix the TV (as previous reviews have mentioned, it has two permanent lines running down the middle) and to provide oven mitts. Both of these were very minor issues. We searched everywhere for oven mitts but couldn't find any so just used dishtowels when removing things from the oven. We might have just not looked hard enough for them

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The lines on the TV have gotten much worse and has been replaced. As well a new pair of oven mitts will be put in the suite to replace the ones that have gone missing.
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5

Nice place! Great sunsets! Good value!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Ocean Aire suite which is on the top level. The suite was clean, the kitchen well supplied with dishes, utensils, appliances; the beds were comfortable; a BBQ was provided, the sunsets from the fairly spacious desk pretty awesome with a wide view of mountains and ocean. An informative booklet told us what we needed to know about the suite and Nic (owner) was very helpful during booking and after. We had wondered about the location, but found it was a nice neighborhood with street parking for guests. The local grocery store was really well stocked and a Serious Coffee was close as well. A good value for a very nice vacation rental. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A quaint place out of town yet close to it.

  • 4 of 5

Our experience staying here mirrors most of the comments already posted. We arrived to find a suite that was very clean and well stocked. There were ample dishes, and linens. The outdoor patio (s0 is the place to spend most of the day to soak in some sun or lie in the hammock. The in-home wi-fi has a strong signal and its availability is a fantastic benefit if you are on an international phone plan.

The place is away from the city and the noise if you are looking for a quiet vacation spot yet close enough to grocery stores, banks and a 10-minute drive back downtown. The access to freeways through the back roads lets one avoid all the downtown traffic getting out of town.

Suggestions:

- As someone else suggested, a handrail and lighting around the stairs heading to the top unit.

- The television in the living area has a couple of lines vertically across the screen and may need to be replaced soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
The Clipper; Coho
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Zap Thai Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Esquimalt Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Equimalt Recreation Centre
Nearest Point of Interest
Salty's Fish & Chip
Nearest Point of Interest
La Belle Patate (Poutine)
Nearest Point of Interest
Tim Horton's
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Breakfast Cafe
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Panago Pizza
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Tudur House Sports Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
Canadian Tire
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Dairy Queen
Nearest Point of Interest
Raymmond's Chinese Buffet
Nearest Point of Interest
Thrifty's Food (Grocery Store)
Nearest Point of Interest
Admiral's Road Shopping Centre
Nearest Point of Interest
Equimalt City Hall & Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Memorial Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Saxe Point Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Macauly Point Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Spinakers Brew Pub
Nearest Point of Interest
West Bay Marina & Coastal Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Place Valentine Shopping Centre
Nearest Point of Interest
High Rock Park
Car: not necessary

Have the best of both worlds! We are just a 10 minute drive from the bustling activity of the heart of downtown Victoria yet located in the quiet historic community of Esquimalt, place of shoaling waters. Still part of the Capital Region we are only a short stroll from parks, beaches, shopping, dining, transit, rec centre, library and so much more.

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Rates & Availability

Victoria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard
Sep 1 2016 - Jun 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$171
$797
$1,593
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,024
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $304
Pet Fee $19 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Pet fees and extra person fees have weekly discounts as for longer stays can be negotiated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Vancouver Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1: Queen size bed (sleeps 2) Bedroom 2: Queen size bed (sleeps 2), trundle bed (sleeps 1) Living Area: Sofa couch (sleeps 2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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