|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mid Century Oaks! What a special place you have created...we'll be back!
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:
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.
This house is fantastic. Great set up with bedrooms and lovely living room/dining room.
Location was perfect for us.
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.
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.
Quiet, close to shopping, downtown and university. Lovely.
Stayed a month and have booked another 2 weeks in July. Place is great, immaculate inside and out, large stunning private garden, convenient to downtown and fabulous hosts that know Victoria and the Island.
'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.
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Victoria;s Gentle Winter
Oct 1 2016 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$190|
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).