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Harbourside Suite-Large Studio, Free Wi-Fi, N. America Phone, Parking, A/C

Bedrooms 1
Space 525 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sit by the large picture window and watch the activities in the Upper Harbour

This fully furnished, self-catering apartment has everything you need to be the perfect, completely independent traveler.

The City Harbourside Suite is located overlooking Victoria's busy Upper Harbour Area, where there's always something going on. It's great for watching tugboats come and go, sailboats, rowing boats, kayakers and canoeists, as they play on the sheltered waters.

Inside you'll find a great galley kitchen with stove/oven/fridge/microwave/dishwasher so you can cook-up those quick snacks or gourmet meals any time you want.

There's also a stacking, in-suite washer and dryer + and iron and ironing board so you can maintain your wardrobe and stay sparkling clean and pressed at all times.

Here's some additional bonus features you will love:

FREE secure Wi-Fi Connection

FREE unlimited local and long distance phone calls to anywhere in North America

FREE digital cable television service with PVR, Blue Ray DVD and Bose sound system

FREE gated underground parking

FREE starter kit of household cleaning supplies

FREE welcome supply of coffee, tea, bread, milk, spices


Gas Fireplace

Great views of a working harbour

Right at your doorstep is a Harbour Ferry Stop and a seasonal Water Taxi service that will quickly sail you to the Inner Harbour or, anywhere else around the harbour you may want to go, such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Point Ellice House, the reversing falls on the Gorge Waterway or the West Bay Marina.

Next-door is The Canoe Club that has it's own Micro Brewery and make some very tasty ales. In the summer you can dine on their waterfront terrace, enjoying the afternoon sun while sipping on your favourite beverage or enjoying a delicious meal from their menu.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, head over to the Canoe Club for the best live music in town, it's a whole lot of fun and it's just a stones throw away. (Don't worry about disturbing your sleep patterns, they close down at midnight, have noise level rules.)

So 'go with the flow' and enjoy the ambience and the fun.

Head one block up the street and you’re in Canada’s oldest Chinatown, where you’ll find many unique shops and restaurants. Explore the “secret” alleyways, like Fan Tan Alley and Dragon Alley or shop for Asian curios and foods or locally-grown and imported produce.

Just around the corner is Victoria’s historic Old Town area, where you can visit Market Square to browse the shops or enjoy a musical concert. This is also the location of the “Lo Jo Fashion Area” the home of many locally-owned and operated boutique fashion emporiums.

A few minutes away you'll find all kinds of things to do; such as whale watching adventures, deep sea fishing, walking and cycling trails, beaches, gardens and parks, historic buildings, walking and bus tours, wineries and vineyards, organic farms, forests to take your breath away and mountains you can climb to see incredible views.

More Details

Property Manager
Melissa Frank or Rod Carroll
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 30, 2017

About Melissa Frank or Rod Carroll

We manage numerous vacation rental apartments in downtown Victoria. We have traveled to many places in the world and love meeting new people and making new friends. We hope you will be one of them.

Melissa Frank or Rod Carroll purchased this condo in 2006

Why Melissa Frank or Rod Carroll chose Victoria

The tremendous location, close to the Harbour Ferry Stop, across from the Canoe Club (great food, micro brewery), a few minutes walk to Chinatown and Old Town, make this the perfect location for visitors.

You're never more than a short walk from sightseeing, many attractions, restaurants, shopping, banks, cafes, theatres. You are, in fact, in the heart of everything that makes downtown Victoria such a great place to be.

What makes this condo unique

The view of the Upper Harbour

Close to Chinatown food and shopping

Close to Historic Old Town Area

Close to Victoria Design District

Close to central business district

Close to Victoria Harbour Ferry Stop

Close to Kenmore Air Float Plane Terminal


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 soaker tub/shower combination + countertop sink + dual flush toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) + Large clothes closet and lots of bedside drawer storage
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
We are here to help, so if you have any questions, or need any information about our accommodations, local attractions, things to do and places to go, please don't hesitate to ask. Also, if you have any special requirements we will always do our best to help you out.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Harbourside Suite-Large Studio, Free Wi-Fi, N. America Phone, Parking, A/C
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Tiny, Ontario (Georgian Bay)

We fell in love with Victoria and #405!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month at Mermaid Wharf, #405 and it was just the right size for the two of us. Very cozy! The suite was equipped with everything - and then some - that we could have wanted and while we did go out for some breakfasts and dinners, had most of our meals at home, gazing at the paddlers, rowers and tugboats in the harbour. The suite is so handy to everything in Victoria and while we did have a car for some of the time, walked around a lot on the trails and downtown. Our only slight complaint - and nothing Rod and Melissa can control - is the noise on 3 nights each week from The Canoe Club next door. But it mainly shuts down at 12:00 and really didn't keep us up once we got used to it. Rod and Melissa were very helpful with everything. Will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tom & Leslie We are glad you made it home safe and sound, and very much appreciate you taking the time to write these kind words. They help future guests make decisions about City Life Suites and it's suites. I will also post this on our website. Thanks Again Rod & Melissa
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Harbour side suite Victoria

  • 5 of 5

Location is perfect with the city core just a short walk. I stayed for 2 1/2 week. Even more perfect for a bachelor a pub cross the street. To much beer in the evening up for a nap go down for a late evening beer PERFECT. Apartment well equip for everything you need for cooking not for me but for those who like that. Pub noise no problem you are so polite in Canada that you go home 11 a clock in the night not like my home country Norway where you stay out to 3 a clock in the morning. Rod and Melissa are great host.Its not if but when i will arrive back to Victoria and this apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review of the Harbourside Suite, we enjoyed having you and it was our loss not to join you for a pint at the Canoe Club. We are glad you made it home safe and sound, and hope to see you again. Take Care Gert Melissa & Rod
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Harbor side suite Victoria, BC

  • 5 of 5

Awesome little cozy suite. Walking distance to EVERYTHING! Great base for day trips. Rod and Melissa were great hosts/ property managers and were very helpful in making sure we had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa and I want to take the time to thank you for the great review of the Harbourside Suite and our company. The time you have taken helps future guests make vacation decisions. We hope your enjoyed our great city ad we hope to see you again. Thank you Melissa & Rod City Life Suites
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Tucson AZ

Love Victoria

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location,great view,and close to great restaurant. The apartment is well decorated and had everything we needed for our stay. Rod and Melsia are great host and left us coffee, fresh fruit and English muffin for the morning.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa and I, along with the owners of the Harbourside Suite would like to thank you for the kind words about our business and the suite itself. We hope cooler weather is n the way for you. See you again. Rod & Melissa City Life Suites
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Had a Wonderful Tim

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately clean and right downtown - was close to everything. We really appreciated having the fully equipped kitchen, saved a lot on restaurants and was easy to use. Trish and Steve were great, so helpful and accommodating and helpful - dropped us off for the bus - couldn't have been better.

Perfect setup - we will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff, it was great to meet you both and we really enjoyed having coffee with you too. Hopefully we'll be seeing you again next time you're out this way, we'll keep the welcome mat out for you and Chris. Thanks for the wonderful review.
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Cardigan, Pembs, UK

Great apartment ,excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

Having booked from UK we were impressed by the promptness of replies to our queries from the host. Very comprehensive directions were supplied and we were met on time at the address by Steve and Sue. The apartment was excellent and proved to be very comfortable and well equipped for our week's stay. There was fruit, tea, coffee Milk cleaning materials already supplied thus avoiding the need for a shopping trip. Our impression of our hosts were that they were considerate, non intrusive and most helpful when asked. The apartment has a great location being a stroll from downtown and having ready access to roads out of Victoria. We had a memorable stay and would commend the rental without hesitation

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Victoria Harbour
Nearest Barpub
Canoe Club
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Victoria/Seattle Ferry & MV Coho to Port Angeles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cedar Hill Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
Canoe Club
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dallas Road
Car: not necessary

Victoria's Chinatown (North America's 2nd Oldest Chinatown after San Francisco) is jut 2 blocks away. Historic 'Old Town Victoria' where boutique shops, restaurants and cafes are to be found is just 3 blocks away.

Kayaking and canoe rentals and equipment store 2 blocks. The worlds greatest hardware store, Capital Iron, just 3 blocks.

A 10 minute walk takes you to Victoria's Inner Harbour. A short ride on a Harbour Ferry will take you to many waterside attractions around Victoria's harbours and inland waterways.


Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Snowbird Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $370.3
Tax Rate 15.0%

Exit cleaning fee included in posted rates.
$500 security deposit credit card authorization required at time of occupancy.50% deposit Balance 60 days prior to occupancy
Stays of one month are exempt from 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Stays of more than one month are exempt from ALL taxes (e.g. if you book for one month + one additional night, you pay no taxes)

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