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1-bedroom vacation suite with view of gardens!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

A perfect place for rest & relaxation. Ideal for short & long term stays. Easy access to 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

Owner
Gillian Rowan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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.

Amenities

Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • -large shower with built-in bench -sink, mirror, toilet -luxury towels
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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1-bedroom vacation suite with view of gardens!
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
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Very nice and well maintained downstairs apartment with patio and garden

  • 4 of 5

I stayed with my wife and her sister at this very well maintained apartment which is just a minute walk from the bus line into Victoria. In addition to the bedroom, the living room featured a fold-out sofa-bed. The owner was accommodating and ready to communicate via text.

The bus, or a taxi, is essential since is is a couple miles to the city center. The unit had full access to a very nice garden. The neighborhood is quiet. Bus tickets can be obtained at the drug store located about 1/4 mile towards Victoria.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Charming and Relaxing Garden Flat.

  • 4 of 5

This garden flat was perfect for our week stay in Victoria with our one-year old. The garden had a swing, which our son was a bit young for but I enjoyed, and some soccer balls outside, which he loved. The kitchen was stocked with adequate pans and necessary utensils to make dinners, and the dining table looked out onto the garden. The unit was spotlessly clean, and as the owners were out of town, and someone was housesitting, we couldn't hear anything from downstairs, which made the stay even more peaceful. The convenience of the laundry room right off of the kitchen also made laundry a breeze. I only took off one star, as there aren't many attractions to walk to from here; we had a rental car, which made this not a problem especially as it was a bit hot during our visit to Victoria. If you stay here, I highly recommend a rental car, as the buses do run close by, but there are many places you may need to drive to outside of Victoria as well. In all, if you prefer to be out of the hordes of tourists in the city, but close enough by, I highly recommend this flat for relaxation after your day of sightseeing. The owner was a pleasure to book with as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time here. The location was great and was very close to the city as well as other amenities. The suite was charming, well equipped, and comfortable (we slept 3 adults easily). I would recommend it to anyone staying in Victoria and hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean bright and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The suite was very well equipped with everything I needed to enjoy my stay. The bed was super comfortable. And the backyard was a beautiful spot to enjoy my morning coffee. I really enjoyed using the nearby walkway to walk to downtown Victoria. It was wonderful to be able to walk to restaurants. In general I really loved the location of this suite because it has the best of both worlds. It's close to downtown Victoria and all its attractions. But the suite itself is in a real neighborhood with all conveniences within walking distance. I loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review Allison. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the conveniences of our location, close to the ocean & downtown attractions, yet nestled in a quiet neighbourhood. It was a pleasure hosting you and I am looking forward to your next stay! -Gillian
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Very nice home!

  • 5 of 5

This home has all the amenities a person needs to enjoy ones vacation, wireless internet, washer and dryer. Plus it has a well stocked kitchen. The suite is nicely decorated and very tidy. The house is located close to downtown literally 8 minutes drive to Victoria. Also close to shopping center with a grocery store. I would recommend this home for anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Darryl, Thanks so much for posting your review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the conviences of my location & the comforts of my home. I enjoyed hosting you! Please contact me again to book, anytime. -Gillian
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GREAT PLACE TO STAY

  • 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
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you! Thanks so much for your review, -Gillian
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Victoria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Special
Aug 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$79
$477
 
 
Fall Season Rate
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$91
$516
$1,351
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Season Rate
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
$87
$457
$1,192
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$99
$616
$1,510
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $39.73
Additional Guest Fee $15.89 per person per night
Pet Fee $19.86

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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