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Quiet heritage old town loft with a hidden courtyard and huge patio steps to all

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Located in historic Waddington alley in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia you will find my beautiful loft at Morley's Soda Factory, a Heritage conversion by local builder Chris LeFaivre. I was lucky to get my hands on this place as he was planning on keeping it and I was in the right place at the right time and snapped it up when he decided to let it go. As it is on the backside of this 1886 soda factory, it is incredibly quiet and feels quite open due to the high ceilings and walk-out private patio in the hidden courtyard. Most of the decor in the unit is fairly modern and all of it is quite high end, it has concrete floors and carpet upstairs in the loft. The kitchen is equipped with just about everything the chef needs, with granite counters and a dishwasher. The four piece bath has shower / soaker tub, towels and soap and in the living room the sofa pulls out into a bed,

The unit is amazingly quiet for being in the centre of downtown's hustle and bustle and within walking distance of just about everything the city has to offer. There is a secure parking garage ( Bastion square ) across Yates street where for a small fee you can park your vehicle.

Whether it is the Lojo shopping district, the world famous inner harbour, the city's finest restaurants or Victoria's nightlife you will find it within seconds of your door step. The sea plane terminal is less than a five minute walk away and is where you can catch a thirty minute flight to downtown Vancouver or to the south terminal at Vancouver international airport.

I can guarantee this is one of the most unique, vacations rentals you will find in Victoria. I have put a lot of love into it and I am sure you will enjoy your stay.

Keywords: A quiet historic loft with modern furnishings and a private garden patio only steps from the harbour and the cities best shopping, restaurants, attractions and events.

More Details

Owner
John Beaumier
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About John Beaumier

I am a Realtor® in Victoria where I own several investment properties.

If you are interested in property in Victoria, I offer vacation packages to people who are serious about buying property on the southern Island on my real estate website. You can find out more about me and my business by googling my last name which is Beaumier and Victoria, BC.

John Beaumier purchased this condo in 2010

Why John Beaumier chose Victoria

This is a one of a kind and I have seen nothing like it in all my years in Victoria real estate.

What makes this condo unique

You have it all at my Waddington flat, you are steps away from some of the city's best restaurants and hippest nightclubs yet while in the suite it is perfectly quiet and you really have no idea that you are in the heart of downtown. The unit features a massive garden patio that you would maybe expect in something in the suburbs but you are maybe a hundred and fifty feet from the inner harbour. If you could see through the back wall of the courtyard you would be looking into Ill Terrazo which is consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in the city.

Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Quiet heritage old town loft with a hidden courtyard and huge patio steps to all
average rating of 4.822222 based on 45 reviews
5

Great, comfortable downtown location

  • 5 of 5

The loft had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. Loved being able to walk everywhere in downtown Victoria. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A fantastic stay in beautiful Victoria!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic stay in beautiful Victoria! John's condo was as advertised. It was clean, secure and very comfortable. My wife and I stayed for three nights & 4 days at the beginning of June and were very impressed. We were able to park our car in the Parkade about a half a block away and spend the rest of our time shopping and seeing the sights. John was pleasant, attentive, and displayed a genuine interest to ensure our stay was a pleasant one. We were literally in the middle of everything that we wanted to do. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay - centrally located - nicer than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

John was a great host - very responsive to my emails, great restaurant recommendations, and even helped us find a parking spot on a busy evening.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cool loft style. Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Great find and very comfortable stay. John met us at place and showed us how everything worked, including the tricky shower. Would be first choice next visit

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place with wonderful location for visiting Victoria.

  • 4 of 5

We spent one month here without a car and we were able to walk just about anyplace. While there were a few things that needed to be dealt with, for example: getting cable to work for TV, the owner was very attentive to our needs and made sure to deal with them quickly and effectively. We would happily stay here again, and probably will, in order to visit family members who live nearby. This is a unique and charming property.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Swanky place, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to stay in Victoria for the New Year's festivities, and found John's place here on VRBO. Since we have a big old black Labrador, we were also looking for a place that would be comfortable for our low-maintenance dog. The Soda Factory loft was perfect! This building really is a historic treasure, within easy walking distance of everything in downtown. One block from Chinatown, a couple of blocks from The Empress, less than a block from the water... the location simply can't be beat.

Inside the loft, the bed was AMAZING. It was bigger than any bed I have ever slept in, and also isolated your movement from your partner. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to entertain (which we did!), and the fixtures and furniture are right out of Architectural Digest.

Despite a little confusion on our arrival date (which turned out to be my fault!), John was happy, helpful, and friendly. We even ran into him walking down the street a few days later.

This is a great space, well located, and the parking garage across the street turned out to be easy and relatively cheap ($14 for all day), so parking wasn't a problem either. We will definitely be coming back to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Victoria International ( YYJ )
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Lucky Bar
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Swartz Bay
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
www.ilterrazzo.com
Nearest Ski
225 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Mile 0
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$117
$659
$2,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
$585
$1,976
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $18.3

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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