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Member since: 2010
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Downtown Heritage Luxury

17 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Downtown Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Get away to Victoria at The Rooftop Terrace vacation rental at the Monaco, an executive heritage restoration with luxury finishing. Soaring 12 foot windows facing south and west flood this corner suite with light. Cook in your elegant kitchen or head out and find quality restaurants, shops and attractions at your doorstep. Stroll out onto your private 800 sf rooftop terrace overlooking one of Victoria’s oldest and most beautiful heritage locations and enjoy the sunset atop the Lower Johnson Design District.

A well furnished living room, a luxurious master bedroom and den with foldout double bed will allow you to relax in comfort and style while enjoying the Victoria's skyline from every window. Read a book, surf the net, or watch cable TV while you recharge in comfort and style.

Newly available, this premier Victoria vacation rental condo provides the ideal base to explore the beautiful Capital City.

Keywords: Downtown Condo

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

My husband and I love living in this historic yet modern Canadian city. We travel frequently but always relish returning to just right-sized Victoria allowing easy access to world class sites and experiences. We look forward to sharing with you what we know about Victoria and its many attractions.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2010

Why The Owner chose Victoria

This location is second to none. In the historic portion of Victoria, it retains all the charm of yesteryear with its refurbished heritage buildings. Yet it is five minutes walk through cobblestone streets to the Inner Harbour and 2 blocks from the oldest Canadian Chinatown. Outside the doorstep are numerous award winning restaurants and the LoJo (Lower Johnson) design area filled with one of a kind shops.

What makes this condo unique

The building is in the heart of all the downtown action, yet is quiet and serene when you step indoors. Quality finishing and thick brick walls envelop you while the 12 foot ceilings flood the space with south and west light. The terrace is a show stopper, adding over 800 very enjoyable square feet to the living space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This condo on Johnston is a truly great place to stay. The location must be the best in Victoria, as everything you could possibly want to do or see is in walking distance.



The layout of the condo is very flexible, the kitchen is brand new with excellent stainless steel appliances and plenty of cutlery and crockery etc. There is also hook up to wi fi available.



The piece de resistance is the huge corner patio which has a gas fired BBQ, is a glorious sun trap, and means all the doors and windows can be open in the summer for fresh air, with absolute security.
Aug 2010
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Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

Downtown Heritage Luxury
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 24 reviews
4

Super Location...definitely NOT luxury as described

  • 4 of 5

Positives :

The best thing this listing has going for it is the location and parking. It really couldn't be better if you want to walk the street and see the downtown and have a car.

Living room with couch and two comfy chairs are nice although the fireplace is not easy to operate and when it did light there was not full ignition of the gas flame . For this reason we would say it really doesn't work.

Listing this as a luxury property is definitely misleading. It appears the owners have not listened to the previous reviews as the same deficits still exist.

The bed in the master is an old queen mattress on a king bed frame. The bed is hard and sags and the over size frame makes it difficult to get in and out of as you always have to remember to gauge for the size difference when getting in or out. Pillows are not comfortable, linens are cheap and definitely not luxurious.The mattress cover is extremely stained which we would not have known about but as were were asked to strip the beds ( even though we paid an $85 cleaning fee) before we left we saw the condition of the linens. Yikes , awful.

The broom is so old that it is not useable as it's permanently bent over, tea kettle is gross. WORST of all the dishwasher is so loud it cannot be used while anyone is sleeping in either room OR when anyone is in the house. It's really like a train coming down the tracks and you have to yell over it! We could not use it.

There are no ceiling fans and when the sun comes out this place is HOT with no air circulation. They do supply a dinky floor fan .....really?

The second bedroom is an office with a bed in it, no counters , closet or table, advertised as an accommodation that sleeps four, but really not private enough for two couples as there is only a half bath on the other side of the apartment for the second bedroom. It would be ok for a couple of kids.

All in all it seems like what is in the apartment are a mix mash of things just barely good enough for a students use in college and the other items seem to be left over from other tenant's occupancy. We only had 1& 1/2 rolls of toilet paper for our 5 night stay.

There is a only a small bistro table and having a meal on it is neither comfortable or roomy enough especially if you were an older person.

The amenities make this property just a good choice verses the truly excellent choice it could be with very little effort made !

Beware of really loud seagulls early in the AM !

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you had such a difficult time. The queen size bed is 2 years old and was expensive. I have purchased expensive linens and the pillows and mattress covers have all been replaced. Sometimes there is an immediate problem and it takes a couple days to remediate. I am sorry you felt that way about the kitchen - I will check into the kettle. The fireplace always takes about two minutes to come on as the natural gas flame seems to be coming from aways. Victoria gets very few hot hot days and few places have air conditioning. I am very sorry that you did not enjoy the space.
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Wonderful property, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a 3 night stay in Victoria and this was the perfect location. It was a lovely place to stay - modern, clean, great facilities. Tania was very helpful and met us as the property. We would highly recommend this property and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Difficult not to like this apartment

  • 5 of 5

I stayed all the month of March 2016 in this apartment and enjoyed it very much. It is perfectly located, full of light, clean, well furnished and I have appreciated the fireplace very much.

The mattress in the bedroom should be verified as half of it seems to have been used more than the second half. Maybe it is because there was no rotation done.

The only noise that woke me up early in the morning was from the seagulls. Those birds are very big! Of course, they leave their business card, but there is nothing you can do against that. For this reason, I would recommend to the owner to put a parasol for the outside table for the guests who come during the summer. It is so sunny that I think there is a need for that if you eat outside.

During my stay, I noticed that the electric heating was not working except for one or two baseboards. I mentionned it to the owner before leaving. I used the fireplace to heat and give a nice atmosphere to the living room.

At the end of my stay, it became quite hot in the apartment so I had to shut all the blinds to prevent the sun from entering the apartment.

The security in the building is perfect.

I would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Francine, I am happy that you enjoyed your stay. After you told me about the heaters, an electrician checked and it seems just to be a breaker - so all is good now. We do have an umbrella for outdoor use and indeed it comes out in the summer. We have rotated the bed after your mention. I would be pleased to welcome you back any time. Eileen
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5

Highly recommend * Great location * clean * modern * warm and cozy*

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic find! The condo was warm and inviting, yet modern and most of all...Clean. It has high ceilings and abundance of natural light coming through the large number of windows. Extremely large private outdoor space that was easily assessable from each room. Great floor plan, cozy gas fireplace, well stocked with kitchen supplies, books, and games. Shops and wonderful restaurants are literally just outside the building (that felt safe a secure)!

It was very easy to get in touch with Eileen via emails and phone calls, and she was super sweet and super accommodating to us!!

We look forward to coming back to this home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oregon City, Oregon
5

Great location and security in downtown Victoria!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted a few days in Victoria around the Christmas Holiday season and this apartment hit all the right buttons for us. From the gated off-street parking, to the secure entry, the layout, and the view it was a wonderful place to stay. Admittedly it was winter time so we didn't get to use the terrace much, but I could certainly see how that would be an amazing living space during the summer months! We were within walking distance of dozens of restaurants, and even more retail shops. The waterfront is 4 blocks away, so we didn't have to drive all that much unless we wanted to see more than just downtown Victoria.

The owners couldn't have been more accommodating or welcoming. It was a pleasure dealing with them. When we come back to Victoria we will most assuredly be checking this on for availability right off before looking elsewhere. We recommend this one very highly.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Stephen. I am glad that you enjoyed your December stay in the warmest city in Canada at that time of the year. And, yes, do come back when you can sit out on the wraparound terrace and enjoy a glass of wine.
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Lennox Head, Australia
5

Excellent apartment in Victoria, BC

  • 5 of 5

An excellently appointed apartment right in downtown Victoria. Comfortable beds, well appointed kitchen, rooftop deck with views over the city, handy to shops and restaurants and the harbour. All you need for a fantastic stay in Victoria. Very welcoming and helpful hosts. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downtown Condo Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

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One half is due upon registration and the other half one month before your arrival.

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Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing

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