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Harbourside Penthouse—Spectacular Views!—Rooftop Deck, Downtown near everything!

39 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Downtown Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

SERENITY Harbour View Penthouse is a bright, one-of-a-kind, waterfront penthouse, a corner suite with window-walls opening to breathtaking harbour PANORAMAS from every room. Located in downtown Victoria, with a BALCONY and PRIVATE ROOFTOP PATIO and garden, it offers serenity right in the middle of the city. High ceilings give it a sense of expansiveness and it is decorated throughout with ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Shera Street. A GAS FIREPLACE ensures you will have cozy evenings when it is cool outside

BALCONY Enjoy breakfast eye-to-eye with the soaring seagulls, as you watch morning kayakers, rowing crews and tugboats below. In the evening share a romantic glass of wine as colours of twilight wash across the water—You will never miss a sunset! And when night falls the harbour transforms into a delightful fantasy of lights and reflections

ROOFTOP PATIO GARDEN—WITH BARBECUE an unforgettable place to dine or entertain guests, this is paradise for anyone who loves to be under an open sky. Expansive and spectacular it includes trees and shrubs and herbs and an arbour. it has all you could want—a comfortable lounging area, barbeque, bar fridge, and dining table and chairs, all overlooking the harbour.

CENTRAL LOCATION, FREE PARKING You can leave your car in secure underground parking, and be minutes away by foot from all the attractions downtown as well as the memorial sports arena, live theatre, boutique shops, blues bars and restaurants. Literally on our doorstep you can arrange a whale watching tour, hire bicycles, rent a kayak, canoe or powerboat; or board the unique harbour taxi for a tour from the Upper Harbour to Fisherman's Wharf.

SLEEPS 4. It has one bedroom with queen-size bed, built-in wardrobes and desk. The living room has a queen-size sofa bed.

ALL AMENITIES It has a flat-screen cable T.V, a DVD Player, secure wi-fi access. The kitchen includes a microwave, dishwasher and garburator, and it too is open to the views. The condo has an en suite laundry, washer and dryer a

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More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Chidakash (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, norwegian

About Chidakash

Shera and Chidakash are in love with people and with travelling. This work has culminated in the building of a unique home and seaside retreat called Serenity by the Sea Retreat, on Galiano Island, in the Gulf Islands near Victoria. Shera is an artist and maintains a large studio gallery at home. She also has remarkable skills as a therapist and healer which are enhanced by the extraordinary energies of Serenity by the Sea, its waterfront and gardens. Chidakash manages the retreat and has created a unique style of bodywork called Expansive Body Integration. Together they offer transformational journeys to Peru and annual trips to Thailand to care for elephants hands-on. We are delighted that our Victoria Properties at Mermaid Wharf as a retreat to support people wanting to make their own discoveries and explore their interests and creativity.

Chidakash purchased this condo in 2010

Why Chidakash chose Victoria

When we walked into this condo we were blown away by the dramatic panoramic expanse of harbour view. It was a 'Wow!' factor that was irresistible. And we have already been delighted by the location of Mermaid Wharf and its proximity to so much in Victoria. We are at retirement age and here we will have all the pleasures of being in the centre with non of the hassles of traffic and parking!

What makes this condo unique

This stunning penthouse property is a beautiful refuge for anyone who would like to rise above the turmoil and traffic of the city. Everything about it seems to be a celebration of the Harbour, and the ocean, the open sky. The patio garden on the rooftop adds a fabulous dimension to this waterfront experience. With a fridge and a barbeque and lots of seating, it is a delightful place to host family, friends, or colleagues

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great trip ! Victoria is a beautiful city and the view of it from the balcony was fantastic. We had tons of fun just walking around the city and shopping!
Jun 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

Harbourside Penthouse—Spectacular Views!—Rooftop Deck, Downtown near everything!
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 45 reviews
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Surpassed our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

In so many ways, Serenity By The Sea exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect, walking distance to everything, and water taxis available of a quick trip across the harbor. The condo is perfect. So comfortable and well appointed. We lacked nothing. And the views! Somehow our glasses of wine tasted so much better here! How can you not love a private rooftop patio? We fell in love with Victoria, and I'm sure Serenity By The Sea played a big part.

Chidakash and Francis were amazing, making sure everything went so smoothly for us. They didn't miss beat!

We highly recommend Serenity By The Sea to anyone visiting Victoria. But please don't take our week!

Patty and Jim

Scottsdale, AZ

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We came to Victoria on our honeymoon with plans of revisiting the many sites and attractions. However, when we arrived, exhaustion from the previous month of planning and preperation caught up with us so it was a pleasure to have this beautiful penthouse to just chill and relax in. We enjoyed being close to Chinatown and wonderful restaurants. We have already decided to try to returned to this condo in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for posting this review. It is a special bonus for us to find that this place we call 'Serenity' can truly offer that to someone who is looking more for a refuge than a launching pad. We are delighted that you chose to spend such a special time in our condo, and that it was able to offer you what you were looking for. Congratulations on your marriage and best wishes on your ongoing unfolding adventure together! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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4

Most enjoyable vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Staying here made a big difference on the success of our vacation. It was close to everything yet away from the busyness of the tourist inner Harbour. We watched from the comfort of the condo the float planes fly overhead, the water taxis start their day, the tugboats steering the barges, the kayakers doing their drills, etc. The private rooftop patio, the large windows in the condo, the proximity to the Canoe Brew Pub for late night snacks, even the ease of parking made the stay worry-free and fun!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Far better than a hotel

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks in Victoria. The location of the condo was perfect. We only rented a car (which was within walking distance) over the weekend so we could drive up to Sydney and over to Salt Spring Island. Otherwise, everything we needed was a short walk away. All of the key sights were within reach. We enjoyed several local restaurants, but also loved being able to fend for ourselves, buying fresh fish nearby.

The condo is not huge, but worked perfectly for the two of us. The kitchen is well-equipped and it was wonderful having the in-suite laundry. I packed half the clothes I might otherwise have needed. It was very quiet and comfortable.

Our communications with the owners and their manager were excellent. They were both very responsive and made us feel confident that our choice was the right one. We would highly recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo in a wonderful location. Stayed eight days and walked to a different Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Italian, micro brewery or pub every night for dinner. Victoria is a very walkable city. Accompanied with an umbrella, we headed out in a different direction every day and enjoyed the walkways along the harbor and seaside. Only used the car to explore Sooke, Lake Cowichan, Hatley Castle, Sidney, Brentwood Bay, and the seaside villages. Condo more than met our expectations. Enjoyable to just sit with a glass of wine and watch the various activities in the harbor. We'll return and recommend this condo to others!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway Retreat

  • 4 of 5

I escaped to Victoria for a month and spent it at this delightful and restful condo. I absolutely loved the location. So close to everything in the downtown area and discovered new places for adventure every day. The condo had pretty well everything needed and very quiet despite the busy harbour. So much entertainment at your window every day! Recommend spending your escape here too without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you discovered and could appreciate so many aspects of the condo that had us falling in love with it when we first got it, and which we enjoy just as much still--the location, views and activity in the harbour. Thanks for sharing the tips of the great eateries that you enjoyed nearby in our welcome book for others to see. Shera and I have our sights set on a couple of them ourselves (the Stage Wine Bar for one!) We look forward to your next visit!
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Map

Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry from Vancouver/Anacortes/Seattle/PortAngeles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Trans Canada and Pat Bay Highway

We are located in the Design District of Victoria. On your doorstep is China Town and the historic centre of Old Victoria. Many boutique restaurants and pubs are within a 5 - 10 minute walk. The Harbour ferry, kayak and boat rentals are steps away in Mermaid Wharf which gives our building its name.

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Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Celebration
May 20 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$178
$1,151
$4,320
 
 
Indian Summer - Post Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$143
$846
$2,995
 
 
Snowbird - Low season
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$769
$1,924
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$178
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $155

Deposit is paid upon booking the dates. The balance is due 30 days before scheduled check-in

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Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • large mirror and soaker tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis

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