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Catherine Kilduff

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

STEP BACK IN TIME: Heritage Home Suite- Pet Friendly, Quiet, Walk to Town

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Victoria West Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Large 850 sq ft suite in historical home-walk to town and ocean, pet friendly

Step back in time and enjoy our 1907 brick home set atop a breathtaking rock garden with views of downtown Victoria, the Outer Harbour and the Olympic mountains. This historical home has been lovingly renovated into three distinct suites with separate entrances and garden patios for a cottage feel. Each suite is fully-equipped with modern amenities such as a dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, WIFI and TV with cable.

This suite (#1) is a very spacious one bedroom suite with approx. 850 sq feet. There are 1 1/2 bathrooms, a full-sized living room and formal dining area. It was built from the main section of the house and features high ceilings, pillars, stained glass and hardwood floors.

The suite is fully furnished and has a queen sized bed and a pull-out couch in the living room. Suitable for short-term or long-term stays.

Sit outside and enjoy the temperate climate in a garden patio or on a wrap-around covered veranda featuring a propane BBQ. You can smell the ocean in the air.

Your well-behaved and non-aggressive pet is welcome here--each suite has a fenced-in area and a doggie door.

The home is located in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of downtown (20 min walk), everyday shopping needs (5 min walk), and a scenic oceanside walkway (10 min walk) that travels around the inner harbour. If you like cycling, we are a 5 min ride to the Galloping Goose Trail. If you don't feel like walking, a cab ($10 CDN) can get you most downtown tourist attractions. Or catch the harbour ferry (10 min walk to the closest stop).

Send an inquiry if you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Note: This listing (and calendar) is for Suite #1, which is a stunning 1 bedroom with wrap-around veranda and all the charm of this 1907 Edwardian home. If you would like to view the other suites or check their availability, please see listing # 612221 (for the other 1 bedroom) or listing #612335 (for the 2 bedroom +den).

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Catherine Kilduff (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Catherine Kilduff

Over the years I have enjoyed entertaining friends and family in my homes. Collecting and decorating with antiques has also been a passion of mine. So you can imagine when I was presented with the opportunity to purchase this amazing 1907 Heritage house.....I just couldn't say no! Hillcrest House is full of charm and beauty as well as history, being one of the oldest homes in the community. I have made it my mission to carry on with my passion for hostessing and offer the best hospitality I can for all my welcome guests!

Catherine Kilduff purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Catherine Kilduff chose Victoria

I grew up on the prairies enduring cold winters. Five years ago my son, Quinn and I decided we'd had enough, packed up our standard poodles and moved to Victoria. We have never looked back and never regretted it! Besides the fabulous weather here, ocean and mountain views, there is of course plenty of original Heritage architecture, all of which we enjoy every day living here. Hillcrest House offers convenience of location, nice views, and Heritage charm and comfort. The area is great for touring, walking and biking.

What makes this apartment unique

Hillcrest House is a pet friendly home uniquely divided into 3 suites each with their own deck, patio area and fenced yard. We welcome your well behaved pets and look forward to your next stay with us here at Hillcrest House!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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STEP BACK IN TIME: Heritage Home Suite- Pet Friendly, Quiet, Walk to Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
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The property was perfect! We were very comfortable and could not have asked more!

  • 5 of 5

The listing for the Hillcrest House was right on! When we arrived the outside looked exactly like the photo's. We loved the wrap around deck and the perfect spot for Willie. The inside was also exactly like the photo's! We were so happy and excited to have found such a perfect house. The house was very clean and very well maintained. We were lucky to have almost two owners. After the we booked the house it was sold to a new owner. Both the new and old took great care of us and we feel that we have made so really special new friends.

I would recommend this to my friends and in fact have! We are planning on returning next year and can't wait. The location is perfect. In the mornings we would walk to Starbucks (800 steps) with our dog Willie. In the afternoon we could walk to the bottom of the hill and we were right on the water where we could walk into the inner harbor for lunch, dinner, shopping and people watching or have a lovely dinner and a brew at Spinnakers at the bottom of the hill. There are so many spots we loved it hard to name them all. Try the dinning room in the Parliament Building. You will need a reservation. We also found a wonderful restaurant called Zambri's on Yates Street. It's a nice walk from the bottom of the hill ask for Jessica! She is lovely.

We also enjoyed the winery Church and State and Uusworth and their great little restaurants. (Make a reservation)

You won't be disappointed if you stay in any of the three suites at Hillcrest House and I know you will enjoy the new owner Kathy!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Quaint and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Hillcrest house is homey with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. The hosts are available as needed and very friendly. We loved that it's in walking distance to Victoria city attractions while being a convenient drive to some spectacular hiking. We'll definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed the quaint ambiance of the Heritage Home suite during our recent stay in Victoria. We found the location to be quite ideal for us and is nice and tidy. As a dog owner, we were happy we could bring our little guy with us on our business trip to Victoria and not be confined to the sterile four walls of a typical hotel. The hosts were quite receptive and we would recommend this property for anyone looking for a nice spot in Victoria to stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Better Than A Hotel

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this property was so much better than being in a hotel. We had space to spread out our belongings and really relax. It was nice to be able to have breakfast at home and even a quick dinner if we chose to do so. Best of all - we were able to bring our dog. Nice central location too.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clear Advantages and Benefits

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable stay in Victoria with so much to do around the City.

This accommodation and its location have some clear bonus highlights from our perspective, such as;

• The large wrap around veranda/deck for that cold beer or early morning stretch.

• Parking in front of the house permits easy access. No underground parking nonsense and elevators.

• Great for animal lovers and watching the one footed seagull get fed each day.

• Great for pet owners who wish to bring their 4 legged kid.

• A few short blocks to a good neighbourhood shopping area.

• Very casual living and a good safe neighbourhood for a walk anytime.

• A short walk in either direction from the house puts you onto dedicated walking paths around the harbour, one of which does not permit bicycles, which is great.

• On balance, a very good value versus similar accommodation around town.

Finally Karl and Pat, as well as their interim manager Wendi, do a great job at meeting their guest’s needs.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique, eclectic property

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful, Edwardian property on a recent trip to Victoria. Our hosts, Patricia and Karl were attentive and accommodating and a joy to meet.

The property is in close proximity to get around on foot and a great base for visiting surrounding attractions. The place is pet friendly, well appointed for all your daily needs and we had a memorable stay. We would recommend anyone looking for a peaceful and comfortable place to stay to look no further, we will be back again, thank you for opening up your home to us.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

The Parliament Building
"The BC Legislature is a beautiful building in downtown Victoria and can be seen from our home."
Royal BC Museum
Beacon Hill Park
"This is a lovely park for walks anytime of year. There is a wonderful off leash dog park nea..."
Afternoon Tea
"This is a very special experience. It is like stepping back in time. Keep in mind it is quit..."
Spinnakers Brewpub and Guesthouses
"Good pub-style food with many selections from surrounding areas. For example cheese from Sal..."
Save On Foods Memorial Centre
"Many events are hosted here as well as local hockey games. Fun entertainment for the whole f..."
Pescatores Fish House and Oyster Bar -- CLOSED
"Right donwtown by the harbour. Three unique restaurants each catering to a different flare. ..."
Esquimalt Parks & Recreation
"The rec centre offers all types of fitness activities and has a pool, gym and several classe..."
Chinatown
Days Inn Victoria On The Harbour
"Birds eye view of Canada Day Fireworks. Why not rent the suite for the long week end, sit o..."
Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
SPINNIKERS BREW PUB
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Washington State COHO Ferry (to Port Angeles, Wa)
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
SEVERAL COURSES
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
ISLAND CONNECTOR (DUE TO REOPEN IN JUNE 2014)
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
ISLAND HIGHWAY (HWY 1)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
THE LURE AT OCEAN POINT
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
MOUNT WASHINGTON, COMOX VALLEY
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Songhees Sea Walkway
Car: not necessary

Whale watching, walking tours, miniature world, horse drawn carriage rides, Craigdarrick Castle, world class Museum, IMAX. Take a little ferry boat to Fisherman's Wharf for Fish and Chips. Please check out the Tourism Victoria Web site.

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Rates & Availability

Victoria West Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 18 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$116
$734
$2,626
 
 
Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - May 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$100
$657
$2,240
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$108
$695
$2,433
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $116 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $154
Tax Rate 5.0%

We charge 50% at booking to hold the suite which is applied to your final bill. We require 30 days notice to provide a full refund of this booking fee.

Please ensure we have the details of your pet, if applicable.

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FOR RESERVATIONS GREATER THAN 4 WEEKS, a 50% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED AND A 60 DAY CANCELLATION POLICY APPLIES.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Victoria West Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , powder room
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Victoria is an enchanting city, geared to providing trouble-free holidays to our visitors. Take a 6 minute walk and catch the water taxi. Victoria Harbour Ferries providse tours of the inner harbour, or you can simply pick a destination.. downtown, chinatown or Fisherman's Wharf. Walk to town (20 minutes) or take a bus (just steps from our door). Victoria has lots to offer.

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