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Quiet 1 BR Suite, Downtown Victoria, Near Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • children welcome


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, yet just steps to the ocean and the ocean causeway, sets this suite in a perfect location for visitors and professionals alike. Walk to downtown and almost all attractions Victoria has to offer.this suite is 560sq.ft.

One block away you'll find a supermarket, drug and liquor store, banks, coffee shops, restaurants, walk-in clinic and much more.

The suite is tastefully furnished, as the pictures will show, and features a large glassed in private deck with BBQ and garden furniture, protected from the ocean breeze. Ideal for a dinner alfresco.

Keywords: Self contained suite in Victoria, downtown,

near ocean. Home away from Home.

More Details

Mike and Arne Killins
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Mike and Arne Killins

My husband Mike and I moved to Victoria in 1994 and fell in love with our beautiful city. Watching visitors from all over the world, we thought it would be fun to meet and talked to them. That gave us the idea of buying a vacation property. When we found this building, it seemed to be the perfect location, ideal for visitors who preferred a quiet private suite to a hotel room. Where they could make lunch or dinner without going to a restaurant. Buy a bottle of wine and enjoy it when they come home from a day of sightseeing.

Mike and Arne Killins purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Mike and Arne Killins chose Victoria

We bought this place because it was in downtown Victoria, but in a quiet seaside neighborhood. Hardly any traffic, since the street is one way only and ends 2 houses down into Dallas Rd and the ocean front.


James Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Quiet 1 BR Suite, Downtown Victoria, Near Ocean
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Littleton, Colorado

A great Victoria getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for several days while sightseeing in Victoria BC and couldn't have been more pleased. The location was within walking distance of many of the sites of the Inner Harbor and it was less than a block to walk along the ocean front. There was off street parking so we often left the car parked and walked into the Inner Harbor area. We found the property to be clean, well decorated, cozy and well decorated. The owner was very helpful in answering our questions and giving us recommendations for places to eat and go sightseeing. If we were in the Victoria area again we would certainly stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you William and Martha for the kind comments on our property.glad you enjoyed our City and hope you captured some great Photos.Have a safe Trip back home .Come visit us again. Mike and Arne
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Strong Value for Your Dollar; Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

We were there for nearly 5 weeks. Few places are perfect. The view of the patio is taken south to north. If taken west to east you get a different and less favourable view. The camera work makes the place appear about a 1/4 bigger than it actually is when you get there. The kitchen, for instance, is only big enough for one person. The couch, in our apartment, needed to be cleaned or replaced. We had to leave the main door open a bit every day to allow the heat in the living room to escape because of the pilot light in the fireplace. This probably wouldn't be an issue in the Fall or Winter but for June, July, and August, the main door needs window with a screen or something for ventilation. Towels, cloths, and bed sheets were always cleaned and conveniently ready to be picked up when you needed them. The bedroom has a kingsize bed and was always cool and well ventilated. BMO bank, a 24 hour grocery store, a drugstore, and liquor store are about a ten minute walk away. A seaside beach is 5 minutes south. The owner is friendly and helpful. I would rent this property again without hesitation in spite of my list above. I just wanted you to know what you were renting, that's all. It's very difficult to beat the value and economy of this location in Victoria.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Enjoyable Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a most enjoyable stay! Your suite is absolutely lovely; clean and most comfortable and within walking distance to all amenities! We very much appreciated the "comforts of home" which you so thoughtfully provided! We will be happy to return,

  • Submitted: May 19, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Katarina,it was nice to meet you and your Son.I hope Curtis finds the University that suites him best.Thank you for the review and we hope to see your family again. Mike Killins Menzies Manor Vacation Rentals
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Seattle, WA

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here. The place is exactly as described - quiet, secluded yet steps from the ocean and walking distance to downtown. It was clean and had everything we needed, including a grill with all the tools. The outdoor patio space was awesome and made the whole place so much bigger since we could open the door and let the kids run around. Being able to walk to a nice grocery store and coffee shop was great. The owner was on-site and very helpful and accomodating. Check in couldn't have been easier!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended furnished vacation rental for location, comfort and helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this vacation rental. It is in a quiet neighborhood, within a block of the ocean walkway. It is also a five minute walk to James Bay village with groceries, coffee shops, movie store, etc.

The suite is very comfortable; fully furnished with TV, DVD laundry facilities. It had all the kitchen equipment required for my two months stay. The unit has a lovely private balcony with a barbeque.

The owners are very personable and helpful. They were always avaiable to provide information and extras to help make my stay very enjoying.

The only minor inconvenience was parking; occasionally I had to park on the street as there are only four parking spots for five units.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bremerton, WA

Our Favorite "Get-Away"

  • 5 of 5

This is our favorite vacation spot--we have been coming here for a week's vacation at least once a year since 2003. The hosts are very welcoming, gracious and helpful! The suite is clean, attractive and comfortable. It is located in a quiet neighborhood where it only takes a couple of minutes to walk to the beach. Nearby are restaurants, a drug store, and a grocery store where you can pick up items to make your own meals. You can also walk the neighborhood streets and enjoy looking at the older homes and gardens. It is a comfortable walk to the inner harbor and downtown shopping and restaurants. We highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

James Bay Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
Oct 1 2016 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
Spring Season
May 19 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Laundry facilities free of charge in house.


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