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James Bay, Most Excellent Location

13 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

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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

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

James Bay, Most Excellent Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Clean, Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This property is spectacular. It's in easy walking distance to downtown, nearby grocery store, excellent restaurants and Beacon Park. The accommodation is clean, well kept and modern. The kitchen is fully equipped with beautiful tableware, small appliances and cooking essentials. After long days walking the city, we enjoyed the quiet retreat of this spacious property. It made our vacation feel more comfortable and relaxed. I would definitely recommend this property and the owners were wonderful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

great home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We waked into our rental home and thought right away that this exceeds our expectations. All high end finishes and luxury every where. We have never been so comfortable away from home ever. And if the house wasn't enough of a pleasant surprise the location was perfect, so many walkable destinations in every direction. One block to the beautiful Beacon Park, 2 blocks to the Ocean. It was a treat to leave the car in the driveway and walk to the markets, we felt so much more relaxed not needing to drive everywhere.

Can't wait to come back. The Stephens

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four spent four nights here and were sorry to leave. The home has top-notch furnishings and appliances and was plenty spacious for our family. The home has two bedrooms. The master bedroom was used by my wife and I, the second bedroom for our teenage daughter, and a futon in an office space between the bedrooms was made up as a bed for our teenage son.

We had our own vehicle and could be in downtown in a few minutes, it's only about a mile to the parliament building, etc. Being so conveniently located to all the major sites and shops, we could come and go freely. Sometimes we just needed to refresh, or change our clothes for dinner, and the proximity made this very easy. Thanks to Delia's quick orientation and folder of helpful hints, we also found the grocery store and a nice restaurant nearby.

The home is located in a quiet and beautiful residential area about block away from a main thoroughfare that can take you into downtown quickly. One of things we enjoyed most was taking morning walks through Beacon Hill Park, which is a real gem of Victoria and only about a block away. We would be most happy to stay here again on future trips to Victoria.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma County, California
5

We hope to Return!

  • 5 of 5

My adult son and I spent 5 nights here in March 2015. The home is beautifully modern and well-kept, superbly clean and comfortable. We could not have been happier, with high quality bedding and towels, a lovely gas fireplace to use in the cool evenings and a well-stocked kitchen. Picture windows in the living room look into their gorgeous small garden and at the surrounding trees and residential neighborhood. Best of all, we were able to walk 15 minutes to all major tourist attractions and restaurants, a grocery store, and bus lines. We would love to return some day.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Bahama
5

Absolutely the BEST in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jack and Delia's beautiful home for over three months. We were so pleased with our accomodations. Every possible need was accommodated in the home and the kitchen was a dream to work in. James Bay is my favourite part of the city and it is excellent for walking and exploring. You are a mere 15 minutes walk from the heart of the downtown but live in a quiet, quaint neighborhood. Can't give enough stars to this accommodation.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Albert, AB
5

Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated the beautifully well-appointed, and updated suite. All rooms provided everything we required for a very comfortable stay. The living/dining level had a wall of large windows which extended an open, relaxing ambiance as we looked out onto a lovely garden and patio, yet, provided privacy. And, walking distance to downtown and other stores/restaurants. We looked forward to returning to the suite every evening - it was like returning to our own home. We will definitely recommend this location to others and return ourselves should the need arise. Thanks Delia!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Kasandra! It was a pleasure to have you here and I really appreciated your leaving the house in such great condition. Good luck with your renovation; I hope you enjoy Victoria when it's all done. Delia
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Victoria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$178
$1,134
$3,629
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $189
Cleaning $102
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
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.

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