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James Bay, Most Excellent Location

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 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.

Amenities

James Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size Bed (1), Queen size Bed (1) double futon (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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James Bay, Most Excellent Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Calgary AB Canada
5

Clean, comfortable and close to downtown!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time seeing all the sights within waking distance and then returning back to this home. Kids loved it here and they did not want to leave!

The kitchen was definitely well stocked with every gadget and was nice to have all the necessities in the bathrooms and for laundry. We didn't have to buy a thing except our food.

A wonderful time in Victoria! Hopefully it won't be another ten years before we make it back.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property! Very close to restaurants and the inner harbour.

  • 5 of 5

Jack and Delia were very responsive to any questions we had leading up to our trip. They left multiple recommendations of restaurants and places to see which were very helpful. The home was beautiful and very clean. It was a quiet neighborhood and we felt very safe and comfortable throughout our stay. We would stay there again in a heartbeat if we ever come to Victoria again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roseburg , Oregon
5

A real gem in Victoria BC!

  • 5 of 5

This home is exceptional and one of the best we have stayed at. You are greeted with fresh flowers and a bottle of wine! Very convenient location and within walking distance to a grocery store, Beacon Park, downtown etc. it is very well equipped with anything you could possibly need, especially the kitchen. The outdoor patio is lovely and private and has a water feature of gently flowing water. There are a lot of windows that flood the rooms with natural light. We truly enjoyed our stay at Delia's home and are thankful we found it for our first visit to Victoria!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding property and hosts

  • 5 of 5

Every aspect of our stay was great. Delia and Jack were tremendous hosts. The property was immaculate, nicely stocked with essentials, quiet (the patio in back was excellent), and in the perfect location for getting around Victoria. Our expectations were exceeded in all respects.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Rental, Excellent Location, Wonderful Owners

  • 5 of 5

Delia and Jack have an outstanding rental tucked away in a beautiful residential area only blocks away from downtown Victoria. They were 5 star hosts and the rental is so comfortable with top of the line furnishings. They welcomed us when we arrived and made us feel like family. The lovely back patio with the fountain was enjoyed every evening. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

The space is amazing. Quiet & private yet downtown Victoria location, close to everything and fully loaded. Everything has been thought of - to make your stay seamless and stress free! Jack and Delia were fabulous hosts! Looking forward to a return visit!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Arlene. We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to see you again. Delia and Jack
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Whale Watching, Bus Tours, Horse Drawn Carriage Tours,

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $107.46
Damage Deposit $199

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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