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Rental Suite in Contemporary House in Beautiful James Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Our Vacation Rental Suite is cute one bedroom suite in newly renovated house in beautiful James Bay part of Victoria. It is 2 blocks away from the ocean, 5 minutes walk to Fisherman's Wharf, 15 minutes of walk to the Parliament buildings, 20 minutes of walk to downtown, close to shops and restaurants. The suite has a private entrance, private bathroom and solar hot water.

We are part of James Bay community, rather than being another condo apartment.

Popular activities all reachable within minutes are walking, jogging, whale watching, fishing, art galleries, live music, dining, etc. Hiking trails are within few minute drive.

Airport is 30 min drive by car or by the Airporter bus.

Keywords: 1 bedroom vacation rental suite, James Bay, Victoria, BC, Canada

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Thomas Maler
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, czech
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017


James Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Rental Suite in Contemporary House in Beautiful James Bay
average rating of 4.633333 based on 30 reviews

Nice and clean unit

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean, stocked with toiletries, kitchen had everything you would need for heating a small meal, serving it, making a hot tea and such.

Pros: heated floor in the bathroom, close to the water, the owner is a nice person with a cute and friendly dog. Parking was never a problem, we could easily find a spot along the street. We went in January and we could heat the apartment nice and toasty as we like it.

Cons: The door that separates the owner's living space from the rental unit is frosted glass so you can hear the dog sniffing at the door from time to time. Suggestion: Maybe it would have been better to have a wooden door to help with privacy. Not a huge deal for us, though.

Overall, it was a nice experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden flat

  • 4 of 5

This is a charming location and the host is great.

I stayed there over the New Year's holidays for four days and Victoria was colder than normal but the bathroom does have a heated floor. The flat opens up to a garden and in milder weather the barbecue and patio would be fun. You can walk downtown in 25 minutes and there is also a bus that drops you off nearby. I would go back for sure especially with a bike. Tom, the host, is a very friendly person. The tiny kitchen is not exactly my ideal as i like to cook but it does have everything you need to make a meal, great for a short stay. The bed is really comfortable and the proximity to the water, a delight. I enjoyed my stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not great!

  • 2 of 5

The living space here is really tiny! We knew it would be compact, but were still surprised at how small it was; although the bedroom is huge (strange utilization of the space!). The kitchen is stocked with a mishmash of unmatched dishes and cutlery, and was not particularly clean. The tiny bar fridge had not been defrosted in quite some time. The bed was ok, but the pillows were old and awful. Although we were disappointed with the accommodations, the location was handy - but a long walk to downtown and the inner harbour.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The living space was adequately described and the guest knew that the living room was small. "mishmash of unmatched dishes" is not very helpful or descriptive, next time I will change it to this guest's liking if they give me design preference. Also, what does "not particularly clean" mean? Was it clean or not? I know it is clean and get compliments all the time on how clean it is. The fridge was defrosted about 3 weeks earlier. Two pillows were brand new memory foam pillows and the other two were regular new pillows. Is 15 minute walk to the inner harbour too long? The address was known and was also in the description. Since the guests were planning to have dinner outside, I provided them with a propane space heaters and outdoor furniture. It is impossible to please some guests.
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Great one bedroom suite in the James Bay area

  • 4 of 5

This suite is in the perfect location. My daughter and I walked everywhere: exploring downtown, fisherman's wharf, harbour front, easy bus access, and food options (including a grocery store). Tom was a very kind and helpful host offering help when needed and giving us space to enjoy our suite and vacation.

The suite is looked after well and has an adequately stocked kitchen allowing us to prepare small meals when we were in. There was enough room for the two of us to be comfortable during our stay. The pictures posted on this listing do represent the suite (and house it is attached to). The suite looks out, and is accessed from, the lovely backyard.

I would stay here again and recommend to others to stay at Tom's place.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Small, clean, efficiency apartment - thoughtfully decorated and equipped (not intended for making big meals) with a backyard with lots of fruit trees and a friendly pup. Nice neighborhood - that's mostly quiet, except for seagulls and when the helicopters are taking off and landing. Tom was very friendly and helpful and postponed construction on house while we were there (which we really appreciated).

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a great price.

  • 4 of 5

The house was fantastic for 2 people. Tom was welcoming,friendly, and helpful host. The location is super close to everything you could ever need. Great stay! Only thing that took me by surprise at first was that it was a basement suite type of place, but it was perfect for two!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The suite is definitely NOT a basement suite, it is ground floor suite, there is not even one step leading into the basement, we do NOT have a basement. All the windows and door open into the garden.
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Rates & Availability

James Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Hi season 17
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $30
Pet Fee $30

Pet fee ($40) is charged for each pet, 2nd bed fee ($40/night) is charged if 2nd bed is required for 3rd person or for any person that requires it, there is also $40 cleaning fee added to each booking,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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