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Central, Friendly Location, with a Mid-Century Vibe ideal for 2 - 5 guests !

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious living with great separation of two bedrooms & one pull-out sofa.

Guests find a peaceful ambiance with the energy of a mid-century vibe in this special, non-smoking two bedroom self-catering suite. New windows and the house exterior has been renovated as of May 2015. We're ready to welcome you!

Take two steps to enter into the oak floored entrance area. Original art provides interest, and the mid-century character of the living room offers a skylight, east and south facing windows overlooking neighbourhood gardens. Enjoy eclectic reading selections or games, or the unobtrusive flat screen TV: basic cable is provided.

The main level Full/Double Bedroom is an 'easy access' space on the same level as the bath. Down the hall, there are just five steps to the Queen Bedroom. There is ample storage in each room and the Queen Bedroom features radiant under tile floor heating.

This suite includes an office area with free WiFi for those traveling with smart devices or a laptop. Please note: WiFi communications are free -- there is no landline phone. Other amenities include a front loading washer and dryer, dishwasher and the usual kitchen appliances such as toaster, coffee maker, French Press, chopper, hand-held blender, etc.

Entertain up to 6 guests in the dining loft, overlooking your own outdoor space, a granite walled patio. The loft overlooks our neighbouring gardens--we love to show them off, so ask for a tour!

As your hosts, we provide all necessary linens and, as self-catering travelers ourselves, we know that a few staples in the kitchen is important. You'll find our own bouquet garni spice mixture, olive oil, sugar, salt & pepper, and some teas to get you started. We can recommend great local coffee roasters--and two supermarkets are within 10-15 minutes walk.

For overseas guests--we are happy to make power adapters available--please ask. Our information booklet includes directions for local shopping.

More Details

John and Rob
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, English: native French & Russian: beginner/inter.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About John and Rob

Partners and new granddads John & Rob provide quality accommodation, long and short term, through Garden Oaks Fine Accommodation in beautiful Victoria, BC. As world travelers who have lived overseas for many years, Victoria is now home once again. 'We've really enjoyed searching for mid-century pieces to play up the great vibe in this 2 bedroom house."

After a career in clinical care and health system management, Rob remains active in health care. John is diversifying his interests to encompass more design work. They both enjoy gardening, experimenting with cuisines of the world and getting lost on foot in interesting locales.

Feel free to ask for insights into the local area--and a tour of their 'hidden' gardens.

John and Rob purchased this house in 2013

Why John and Rob chose Victoria

This place feels like home. We've included eclectic reading, a few games, original art from local artist Bill Duckit, our own J. James O'Brien and Hong Kong-Canadian artist Ron Legault. There's an office area with free WiFi, a great granite-walled patio and the location is central to everything Victoria offers in a quiet, residential area known as Oaklands.

You are assured of your privacy, with congenial hosts close at hand should you need ideas on things to do and places to see. The suite is entirely self-catering and you will find a vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies for your comfort. Weekly and monthly guests will need to augment our generous starter supply of laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc. with additional items.

What makes this house unique

The suite offers a good separation of the bedrooms, a dining loft and a comfortable configuration that makes the space seem even larger than it is at 1221 sq ft. Business travelers like the separate office area. If working on project reports, please replace paper and ink.

Enjoy oak hardwood floors (radiant tile heating in the Queen bedroom) and the feeling of laid back life amid Victoria's famous Gary Oaks.

Al fresco dining in the granite-walled patio under a huge Eucalpytus tree is a fine way to start your evening. Prepare goodies in the fully equipped kitchen, or ask us for tips on ordering in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mid Century Oaks! What a special place you have created...we'll be back!
May 2014
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Oaklands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is ample storage for travel toiletries in the oak faced vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Full/Double Bedroom - 1 double , Full/double bed comfort; original art by Bill Duckit
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Radiant tile heat; art by Hong Kong artist Ron Legaut
    Living room single bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A single pull-out sofabed is in the living room.
  • The easy access double bedroom is located convenient to the bathroom and enjoys ample storage in drawers and the closet. The queen-size bedroom is five steps down: a special retreat with heated tile flooring. The single (39x80") pull-out sofa is located in the Living Room.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Adjacent grounds are available for special events. Let us know what your needs and ask for pricing and details.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Central, Friendly Location, with a Mid-Century Vibe ideal for 2 - 5 guests !
average rating of 4.857143 based on 9 reviews
Prince George, BC Canada

Great stay, great owners, great property!

  • 5 of 5

Our contact with John from start to finish was excellent-prompt, thoughtful, friendly and efficient. The home has a great set-up, offering privacy in all of the sleeping areas. There was no need to use the front door, which could disturb the person in the living room, as there were other exits. John gave us a tour of the beautiful gardens when we arrived. There are lovely spots to sit and have a peaceful morning coffee. The kitchen and bathroom were well equipped. A peony had been placed in a vase in the bathroom, adding a nice touch. We would gladly return to this property. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very kind words, Mary--it was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Come back and see us again--you're welcome any time! John & Rob
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Lovely and well-maintained

  • 4 of 5

John greeted us warmly on our arrival and gave us some useful pointers on where to visit and eat. The home with its mid-century charm and convenient location made our stay enjoyable and special as we celebrated the Christmas holiday. It is well-maintained and cozy. There were six adults in our party and the house only has two bedrooms and one bathroom, so it was a bit smaller than we would have liked. To be fair, John did warn me that space would be a little tight when we booked the property. While the living room sofa (love seat - there is no full-size couch) and chairs were a beautiful mid-century design keeping with the style of the home, we wish the furniture were a bit more comfortable and larger. All in all, we very much enjoyed our stay and had a memorable time at John's home. We recommend it without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

This house is fantastic. Great set up with bedrooms and lovely living room/dining room.

Location was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Stacey—it was a pleasure to host you and your family—all the best!
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Modern home with quant coziness

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very pleasant and quick to respond to any questions. The home is in a great location and the property is beautiful. I would book again if I travel back to Victoria.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! Looking forward to seeing you again, meanwhile, good luck on the ultimate circuit!
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Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the quiet neighbourhood where this home is situated and didn't mind the short drive to the waterfront in Victoria. John is a gracious and helpful host and the house was SUPER clean! I would recommend this home to anyone not wanting the hustle of downtown.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review--seems I'm still learning where these appear! Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit!
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Wow beautiful home and gardens, fabulous hosts

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, close to shopping, downtown and university. Lovely.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us, Kyra, it was a pleasure to welcome you and the family!
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Victoria International Airport, YVR
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Fernwood Inn (S) Fifth Street Bar & Grill (N)
Nearest Ferry
2.4 Miles
Port Angeles Ferry (or BC Ferries, 28 miles)
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Cedar Hill Golf Course or Uplands Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Canada One; Island Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Haultain Fish & Chips ; Stage; Fernwood Inn
Nearest Ski
152 Miles
Mount Washington, Comox BC
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Willows Beach, Cadboro Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

'Mid-Century Oaks' is in the heart of the city, but off the beaten path in a friendly residential neighborhood called Oaklands. Enjoy great walks with views over the city, Fernwood and Quadra Village districts with the majestic Olympic Mountains in the distance.

We are conveniently located for walkers with amenities of the city within 15-35 minutes on foot. 3 public transportation routes are within 5 minutes walk from your suite.

Those traveling by car will find easy access from all the major arteries in a very special neighborhood that is close to everything, but feels a world away. We offer off-street parking in the driveway--pull right in!

Just 5 minutes from the Royal Jubilee Hospital and a short 17 minutes to Victoria General Hospital, the Mid-Century Oaks Suite offers a quiet respite for family and friends visiting patients nearby. Note: travel time to VGH varies from 7-20 minutes in the morning to 20-40 minutes in the afternoon, settling down again in the evening.

The Fernwood Village and Quadra Street Village areas are a 10 minute walk downhill. Haultain Corners offers coffee and specialty grocery items a pleasant 7 minute stroll away.

Mid-Century Oaks short-stay suite is the perfect entry point to the Vancouver Island “Golf Trail”. Stay a few nights in the Capital City and head north to explore beautiful Vancouver Island. Have work to do? Your home office awaits with free access to wireless of your internet enabled device.


Rates & Availability

Oaklands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Victoria's Garden Season
May 14 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Victoria;s Gentle Winter
Oct 1 2017 - May 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $182.95

Prefer a stocked kitchen on arrival? We'll do our best! A light housekeeping service is also available at an hourly cleaning rate.
Ask for details on pricing for these services or for event booking of the & neighboring grounds.

Book Mid-Century Oaks & Oaklands 8 together for your event. Up to 7 guests in beds, up to 10 with air mattresses (advance notice required).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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