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James Bay, Most Excellent Location

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Newly built rear strata duplex in a fabulous location gives you easy access to downtown and all amenities, parks and walkways yet still able to feel comfortable in a neighbourhood that is quiet and friendly. This contemporary two bedroom home features a steam shower in the master bedroom and for a nice soak, enjoy the air Jacuzzi tub in the main bathroom located outside the second bedroom, both on the second floor. There is also an open den area separating the two rooms, perfect for a quiet read or to work on your computer. Main floor is is made enjoyable with infloor heat and hardwood floors, and a gas fireplace to warm you on those cool evenings. For those evenings in, a large screen TV is available when you want it but hidden in wall unit when you don't, keep the cook company sitting at the granite top island, enjoying the view to the backyard. The kitchen features kitchenaid appliances, gas stove, frig with filtered water and icemaker. The casually elegant furnishings and the open floorplan make it an ideal place for entertaining & relaxing. You'll appreciate the fresh clean non-smoking atmosphere of this well appointed 'home away from home.

A convenient location - many people in James Bay do not own a car. The bus stop for downtown is 2 blocks away; the return from downtown bus stop is 1 block away. You can connect to all locations of Greater Victoria from downtown.

With approximately a 10 minute walk you will be:

at the downtown shops; bus terminal, Victoria Clipper and The Coho ferry

At the Cook Street Village across the park or in the community of James Bay with grocery stores, banks, dry cleaners, and a liquor store

Fisherman’s Wharf famous for fish and chips and the colourful floathomes

For cycling enthusiasts, walkers or gardeners, this location is most desirable:

Bicycle storage space is available

Dallas Road, a leisurely cycle along the Victoria waterfront is at your 'doorstep'

Access the Galloping Goose Trail within 5-10 minutes leading to either The West Shore or Sooke or north to The Saanich Peninsula and the BC Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay. Both trails are part of The Trans Canada Trail

A short 5-minute walk to the south will bring you to the locals favourite walking spot - The Dallas Road Walkway with panoramic views of The Straits of Juan de Fuca and The Olympic Mountains. Walk the Victoria waterfront and view seals, sea lions, whales, herons, otters, eagles and many sea birds.

Victoria is known for its beautiful gardens:

Beacon Hill Park - 200 acres of beautifully landscaped and manicured grounds complete with bridges, lakes and ponds, an alpine rock garden, and a spectacular rose garden, is at your doorstep

Abkahzi Gardens - an exquisite heritage home and garden (with a truly romantic story) is a 10-minute drive

Playfair Park (a secret hidden garden in Saanich, famous for Rhododendrons) can be reached in 10 minutes

Hatley Park Gardens on the grounds of Royal Roads University is a 20-minute drive from The Woodbury Vacation Rental Apartments

Finnerty Gardens, the 'unknown gardens' of The University of Victoria, is a 15 minute drive

The Government House, home of the Governor General, with spectacular gardens, is about 8 minutes away

Keywords: Strata Duplex, House, Home, Executive, Flat, Rental, Furnished

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About The Owner

My husband, Jack, and I have lived in most areas of Victoria over the past 25 years and have found that James Bay is the perfect place to live. We love walking on the Dallas Road waterfront, through Beacon Hill Park or into the middle of the city to shop or visit our favourite restaurants. Both James Bay Village and nearby Cook Street Village afford wonderful places to browse, eat or sit and watch the world go by.

We enjoy traveling and meeting new people. When away from home, we have found that we are happiest when we can have a comfortable 'home base'; somewhere we can unwind for extended periods of time and can avoid daily interruptions from housekeeping staff or the need to eat out three times a day. We have recently purchased this property from Josie (mentioned in the reviews) and we are excited about offering the same experience to you.

The Owner purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

Located in James Bay close to the park and walkways, you can stay here without a vehicle. Amenities are all within a 10 minute walk, grocery, pharmacy, clinics, liquor stores, etc.


James Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - jetted tub , Air Jets, deep tub
    Bathroom 1 - Ensuite has steam shower
    Bathroom 1 - On main floor
  • 2.5 bathrooms Steam Shower in ensuite Jetted tub in second bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size Bed (1), Queen size Bed (1) double futon (1)
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
TV has movie channels and ability to access movies via internet cable provider. 2 movies free on weekly rentals. Charges apply for rentals after two.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

James Bay, Most Excellent Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Calgary, Alberta

Excellent place and location

  • 5 of 5

This property is incredible! Not only is it in the perfect location, walkable to the grocery store, restaurants, downtown, Beacon Hill Park and the ocean, but the property is excellent. The kitchen has everything you could possibly want and need. The beds are comfortable and the furnishings are beautiful. But most importantly the owner made us feel welcome and at home. Thank you Delia for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was fantastic.Ideal location,quiet street,walking distance to watch sunrise and sunset at the bay and beacon hill park and downtown.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about the property for us was top-notch. We were in Victoria for a week with our young son (18 months) and it really felt like home. We were able to have him get plenty of sleep in a pack-and-play in his own room, let him run around in the backyard area, and could take advantage of a beautiful full kitchen that came with everything we needed and more. A terrific property and hosts we would recommend to anyone visiting Victoria. The location was great too.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and excellent property owners

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for the family wedding we attended in August 2016. The location is great for families and couples alike. It was well equipped and had everything we needed for our stay. The decor is also great! The patio was an awesome setting to relax in and we even had an amazing owl stop by on the garage roof one night for a visit! This property is also located only 1 block away from the best ice cream shop, which was fantastic for everyone. We also would highly recommend taking in the "goat stampede" at BeconHill Park. Well worth the stop if you have kids! Would DEFINATELY stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

Couldn't ask for better!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks in July and truly feel that this was an AMAZING home away from home. There was so much attention to detail that it's hard to know where to start. We really appreciated the FULLY stocked kitchen, high-end appliances and items, steam shower, deep, jetted tub, grill, and all the small things from stocking us with soaps, detergents, sponges, extra sheet sets, etc. to the installation of dimmer switches throughout. The guides and personal recommendations were very helpful. And our 4-yo appreciated being able to use the super-low sink on the main floor without the use of a stool.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a most excellent location!!

  • 5 of 5

1) Location, location, location! This rental property is within easy walking distance to the wharf, downtown, BC Museum, and all other central attractions. I loved the proximity to the beautiful Beacon Hill Park. Just one short block away, I enjoyed daily morning walks in the park and beach walkway. The kids loved the park as well, including the children's farm and their favorite - the watering can/splash pad. Can't beat the location. Close to attractions but still within a quit neighborhood.

2) cleanliness - the place is impeccably clean and fully stocked for those who chose to cook. Well appointed and tastefully decorated. Beds are very comfortable, which you'll appreciate after a long day of adventuring. The steam shower in the master was a welcome night cap.

3) Value- I looked at 30+ Lodging options, including rentals and hotels, and Delia's place is hands down the best value. Excellent property in a most excellent location.

Thank you Delia for a wonderful stay in beautiful Victoria.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

James Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall - Winter 2017/18
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $99.32
Refundable damage deposit $183.93
Tax Rate 5.0%

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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