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Gillian Rowan

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Your home away from home this fall & winter!

17 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

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Overview

Victoria House Rental Photos and Description

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)

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gillian Rowan (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

Your home away from home this fall & winter!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
Bloomington IN
5

Comfortable, well furnished and close to town

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Gillian's apartment -- excellent communication with her prior to our stay ! The apartment is very comfy, spacious and has one of the best equipped kitchens. Beautiful gardens on a quiet street -- great stay :)

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint

  • 4 of 5

Nice accommodations...clean and just a short drive and everything you need is right there

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean quiet suite in nice neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Gillian's place while visiting family in the area. It is a nicely decorated and very clean downstairs private suite situated in the residential neighbourhood of Esquimalt. It is spacious and especially well appointed with everything you need for cooking and even baking. It has a lot of light. French doors lead to a beautiful yard. The bed is very confortable. Be sure to attend the Thursday local Farmer's market if visiting in the summer. We enjoyed beautifull walks with great views at Saxe Point and West Bay Walkway. I will be back! Thank you Gillian

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sylvie, Thanks for your review. I enjoyed hosting you & am looking forward to your next visit. I'm so happy you were able to experience our town's amazing Thursday evening Farmers Market! See you, Gillian
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Great vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at for 4 nights. The property is well maintained and was great my our family of three. The kitchen was well stocked with required utensils and basic grocery. If you missed something, grocery store was at walking distance. Victoria downtown was about 15 min drive we landed up making this trip on all three days.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you utilised the kitchen during your stay. I enjoy cooking so I keep my suite stocked with spices, dry goods, & the cooking equipment needed for travellers to cook great meals while staying here. -Gillian
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5

Wonderful, very clean with lots of space!! Good location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great comfortable stay at this little gem. We stayed for 4 nights. It was a pleasant surprise to arrive at Gillian's place and find it better than expected. Everything is as described about the property but you have to be there to experience the beauty and comfort it has to offer. We really enjoyed our stay there. It was truly a home away from home. We enjoyed the local community Lantern Festival while there and the beautiful view of the city lighted up from the marina which was just a few minutes walk from the house.

Also enjoyed the trail that connects to the city. We highly recommend this property. We certainly would love to stay there again next time we are in Victoria.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I enjoyed chatting with you about gardening and am so pleased that you were able to go to our town's annual Lantern Festival! This magical event is one of the the many things that makes our small town so special. I hope to see you again during one of your future visits. -Gillian
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Wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean, quiet, lots of space. Highly recommend this location, as a place to stay when on the Island for work or play.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a review for my vacation rental. I really appreciate it & hope to hear from you again soon! -Gillian
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Map

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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sept Special
Sep 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$57
$363
$954
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall/Winter Season Rate
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$73
$363
$954
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Season Rate
Mar 16 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$88
$477
$1,298
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$114
$687
$1,908
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19
Cleaning fee $38

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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Amenities

Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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

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