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Fabulous 1-bedroom suite near West Bay Marina!

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

A perfect place for rest & relaxation. Ideal for short & long term stays. Easy access the waterfront & downtown Victoria.

*Walking distance to village, groceries & restaurants

*Fully stocked kitchen, gas fireplace, hardwood floors

*Very comfortable queen bed & queen sofa bed

*Bright & spacious rooms with view of the garden

*WIFI, laundry

*Netflix & Apple TV

*Sunny, fenced backyard with patio & grassy playing area

*Fruit trees, organic vegetable & flower beds

*Short walk/drive to waterfront parks, boat launch & marina

*Bike lanes & bus transit to downtown Victoria

*West Bay Walkway (leads to the downtown inner harbour)

More Details

Gillian Rowan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Gillian Rowan

I moved from Ontario to the west coast 20 years ago and love the lifestyle here. You will typically find me in my garden, growing as many vegetables as I can fit into my raised backyard beds. Visit me at the Esquimalt Farmer's Market on Thursdays for a sampling of my fresh mixed greens!

My family has eclectic interests including hiking, travelling, good food, playing assorted musical instruments, drawing, long distance running & ultimate frisbee.

We enjoy meeting travellers from around the world & providing a comfortable & relaxing place to stay.

Why Gillian Rowan chose Vancouver Island

You'll enjoy a relaxing stay with easy access to the waterfront, downtown and tourist attractions. The fully equipped kitchen will help you save on restaurant bills. When you want to eat out you'll have a wide selection of options within driving, biking and walking distance. Travelling in Victoria is a great experience; staying in my vacation suite will make your experience even better.


Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • -large shower with built-in bench -sink, mirror, toilet -luxury towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-sizes pullout in livingroom
  • -Queen bed -large closet -2 large dressers -quiet & private
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Fabulous 1-bedroom suite near West Bay Marina!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Thornbury, Ontario, Canada


  • 5 of 5

The property is very neat and tidy and the hosts were very helpful with any questions we had about Victoria

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alberta, Canada

Truly a fabulous rental

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our recent stay at this bed and breakfast. It was a really large space for the 2 of us with a really comfortable bed. The pantry was well-stocked with extras such as spices to add to your cooking. There was ample cookware as well as containers for taking a picnic lunch. We enjoyed the location as well. The first day we walked to downtown along the shoreline walkway. We chose to wander around downtown and Beacon Hill Park, then took the water ferry back from in front of the Empress Hotel. It delivered us blocks from the rental. We also chose to go kayaking for a half day. Victoria Waterfront Tours was again just a few blocks away and gave us a fabulous tour around the coast. I think it was better than starting closer to the Victoria harbour. I would highly recommend this location for a stay in Victoria and would happily stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay! I'm pleased to hear that you utilized our suite's kitchen and also spent time enjoying our local scenery. Walking downtown via the West Bay Walkway and taking the water taxi back is an ideal way to experience our unique shoreline. I hope to see you again before too long, -Gillian
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A beautifully modern suite in an arts and crafts house.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay with such a charming family. Both the location and the suite were perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. -Gillian
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Comfortable and Quaint Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The suite has a very nice open layout and overlooks a beautiful south facing backyard.

The bedding and towels were abundant and of high quality.

Overall our stay was very comfortable and Gillian was always quick to respond to any questions we had.

We will definitely recommend this accommodation to our friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I enjoyed hosting your family & was happy to be able to provide a comfortable place for you to stay while visiting family in Vicoria. -Gillian
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Thornbury, Ontario, Canada

Very comfortable and well located in a quiet neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the large comfortable suite and saved money preparing some of our meals in the well equiped kitchen.

We especially enjoyed walking to the two oceanside parks and along the waterside trail that goes by the harbour all the way to downtown.

We will definitely return to this property the next time we visit Victoria.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I'm happy to hear you had time to enjoy the West Bay Walkway! This waterfront trail is a kind of hidden gem in our town. I'm looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Gillian
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Ideally Located Daylight Basement Suite

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Wollaston St. This quiet location was near to the bus stop, shopping, and the many walking trails in Esquimalt. The kitchen was very adequate, the bed great, the layout good, the view of the garden very nice, all in all it was perfect for us. We would stay there again when visiting Victoria. Guillian was very accommodating and provided everything we needed. D & P

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, I'm happy to hear from you, thanks for your review. I enjoyed being able to provide a comfortable suite for your visit to Victoria. -Gillian
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Beacon Hill Park
The Parliament Building
Inner Harbour
Macaulay Point Park
Westbay Marine Village
Songhees Walkway
Esquimalt Gorge Park
Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Victoria Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Multiple Bars downtown
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Downtown Victoria Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Gorge Vale
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Pat Bay Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Esquimalt Village
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
Macaulay Point Park
Car: not necessary

You'll love it here!

My 1-bedroom vacation suite is a short walk to a local village with a grocery store, bank, pharmacy, liquor store, bakery, coffee shop, and Recreation Centre (with a pool and fitness centre).

Multiple beach access points, a boat launch, marina and the West Bay Walkway (shoreline trail leading to the downtown inner harbour) are all located within a 10-15 minute walk. A bus stop is located around the corner & will take you downtown, to popular tourist attractions, the airport and the University of Victoria.

You'l enjoy a restful stay here. Updated furnishings, hardwood floors, large windows, a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable and quiet living room and bedroom areas and WIFI are all part of the experience. Your suite opens onto a private patio and sunny, south-facing backyard with fruit trees, herbs, flowers and vegetable gardens. You'll find it easy to relax and unwind indoors and out during your stay.


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
Spring Season Rate
Mar 16 2017 - May 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season Rate
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Winter Season Rate
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $36.72
Pet Fee $18.36

Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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