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Loredana Simpson

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french, italian, polish

Pet friendly accommodation across the street from Gonzales Beach

4 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights

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Overview

Gonzales Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Recently built ground floor suite in Character Home

The Gonzales Bay Beach House is a Character home built prior to 1900. It has been completely restored and now has 3 large apartments. Each of the original apartments has previously been a vacation rental property; they are now long term rentals.

Recently, I have completed a brand new apartment that I plan to rent on a short term basis when I am travelling in my motor home.

This architecturally designed ground floor apartment has a mud room/laundry room, one bedroom plus a TV loft; modern kitchen with new stainless appliances, quartz counter top; built in vacuum system and heated bathroom floor.

The exposed original brick chimneys and period lighting complement the modern open concept design and high end finishes. Many windows and doors let in light making it feel bright and airy even on dull days It is furnished with a combination of contemporary and antique furnishings from the brass bed to the farm house sink and table. The wood stove will keep you warm and cozy during cool evenings. Outside there is a patio and garden area.

The Gonzales Bay Beach House is located along the main tourist route on the waterfront but is tucked away up a long driveway making it very private and quiet. Across the street is a lovely sandy beach that is a playground for children and dogs.

Oak Bay Village is a 20 minute walk to the east and Cook Street Village is a 20 minute walk to the west. Nearby are shops and grocery stores for your convenience.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Loredana Simpson (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, italian, polish

About Loredana Simpson

Five years ago I bought an older(1981) RV after retiring and rented out my large apartment. I took many trips on Vancouver Island and Washington state. Last year I bought a newer RV and now feel confident in travelling longer distances. I decided to build a new apartment downstairs for when I am in town. Now I have a gorgeous new apartment that you can enjoy while I travel the country.

Loredana Simpson purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Loredana Simpson chose Victoria

The Gonzales neighbourhood has been my home for 30 years; I've seen many changes over that time. From a beach cottage community, Gonzales Bay has been transformed to an area of multi million dollar waterfront homes.

What makes this apartment unique

The community is very family friendly; with public and private schools within walking distance from the Beach House. A shopping centre with everything you need is close by; both Oak Bay Village and Cook street Village are within walking distance. Gonzales Beach is quiet in winter, but the beach of choice for many in the summer, a great place for children to play and dogs to run free.

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

Pet friendly accommodation across the street from Gonzales Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Perfect getaway....

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (and little pooch) had a great week in Loredana's lovely home.....Everything was just as advertised and Loredana was generous in sharing personal items for our comfort ie. music (cds) extra throws etc...

The location is lovely, just across from beach access, and we enjoyed quiet, early morning walks daily....All the stores we needed were close-by...Other perks...great laundry facilities on-site (so you don't need to bring a ton of stuff)...quiet environment if you just want to kick-back and relax....beautiful surroundings....easily contactable,, helpful owners....We could easily live there....:)

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay at Gonzalez Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Loredana's apartment was just what we were hoping for. Clean, comfortable, and excellent location! The apartment is brand new, just as pictured, and in a great neighborhood. It is located just across the street from Gonzales Beach, although the beach cannot be seen from the house. But that did not matter, her gardens are lovely. Although a bit of a hike, we were able to walk to downtown Victoria. If one has a bike, all the better. The grocery store is only a few blocks away, and we walked there also.

Loredana was quickly responsive to all questions and willing to help with any issues (which in our case had to do with booking). We really appreciated the apartment and Loredana's attentiveness. We would return in a heartbeat!! Thank you, Loredana!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marti, I'm very pleased the you both enjoyed your stay here and look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Loredana
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Fun times in Gonzales Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our 2week stay at the Gonzales Bay guest house was far too short. We fell in love with the house from the moment we got there (as well as with the 2 most cuddly cats ever). The home has a bright sunny beach decor. Beautiful kitchen, bathroom and laundry room, we felt right at home.

We couldn't ask for a better location. We brought our bikes and used them daily, cycling to local markets,along Dallas road, Oak bay ave, too many to mention. Our favorite thing was just to take our tea tea across the street to the beach at any time of day.

The owner is incredibly accomidating. We feel we have a new friend in her as well as the other property owner who we enjoyed visiting with. On our second day there we had already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We stayed at the Gonzales Bay Guest House for 12 months in 2012. We had the most amazing year of our

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Gonzales Bay Guest House for 12 months in 2012. We had the most amazing year of our lives.

The location of the property is perfect. It's literally across the road from the Gonzales Beach walkway beach access. This beach is very family friendly, bustling in the summer with sun, sunlovers and fun, and it feels very safe for families and for children. It's perfect for swimming (with a wetsuit on!!) or paddle boarding or kayaking, and for runners, the route along Crescent Road either down Dallas Road or in the other direction along Beach Drive, is stunningly superb.

The home has a wonderful, cozy, warm atmosphere, making it very inviting and welcoming to every one who is lucky enough to use it- guests and all their friends. The rooms and spaces are all tastefully decorated and full of spunky character. The all important kitchen and bathrooms can not be faulted- large, new, practical and beautiful. My favourite room of the house is the master bedroom, upstairs- it is enormous, beautifully furnished with a very comfortable bed, a fireplace and small lounge in it, romantic and cozy- absolutely perfect. The outdoor living space is also exceptional- a large BBQ, decking on several levels, tasteful outdoor furniture and views of Gonzales Bay.

The house is extremely clean and well maintained, and the owner is one of the loveliest, most approachable people you could ever meet, always willing to answer questions and help in any way possible.

I would absolutely recommend this property to friends and relatives, and I will definitely want to stay there again when I go back to amazing Victoria.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Ross Bay Pub
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
BC Ferries
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Oak Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
#1 highway/ # 17 highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Ross Bay Pub
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
0.01 Kilometres
Gonzales Bay
Car: not necessary

Gonzales Bay is located along the waterfront between Victoria city centre and Oak Bay. It is a popular walking, cycling and driving route for tourists. There are many walking trails into hidden parks and open spaces for those who like to explore the ocean front. We are located in an mini climate that seems to get more sunshine. Often there are clouds in the surrounding mountains and hills, but sunny above our heads. People like to be outside here, so you will often meet the neighbours walking their dogs and marvel at the cyclists out training.

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Rates & Availability

Gonzales Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
31 night minimum stay
$1,591
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$530
$1,894
 

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit $379

A deposit of $500 to confirm a monthly booking; $100 for weekly bookings. Full payment is due on arrival. Your deposit will be returned at end of your stay if property is in clean condition. Or you can choose us to clean for you at $25/hour. This amount will be deducted from your cleaning deposit and the balance will be returned.

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Amenities

Gonzales Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New bathroom with heated tile floors.
  • Large walk in shower; glass doors and heated floor
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • There is a small 'bunky' suitable for a child
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Architect designed, newly constructed suite with beautiful wide plank pine floors, built in vacuum system, open concept living area

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