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Luxurious artist's home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 - 30 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
14 - 30 nights

Description

James Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

BEST LOCATION IN VICTORIA - JAMES BAY.

NB- VRBO changes rates to USD and adds taxes, cleaning etc etc

Please press Can funds tab for basic rent rate in Canadian funds

Then deal directly with me /Jim re lease and deposit which also differs from the VRBO options - thx

From Avalon you can stroll Beacon Hill Park only 4 houses away, storm watch overlooking the beaches only ten minutes walk away or wander downtown- again,only a ten minute walk away. None of the noise but all of the proximity. Sample the gourmet treats in Cook Street Village with it's bakeries, wood fired pizzerias and cozy coffee shops. Workout in the mornings at home on the deck or at nearby facilities and spend your afternoons touring the Royal Museum,shops, Victoria art galleries and more . Ride the horse drawn tours of this unique neighborhood.At night you can walk to the Royal theater for symphony or ballet.

Our home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in unique Heritage zone, across from the famous James Bay Inn pub, Thrifty's grocery store, sports facilities and many local bus routes.

Only 4 houses to the airport shuttle and very close to heliport, float plane and Cruise Line port of call at Augden Point.

You'll find everything you'll need is supplied in mint condition with up-to-date modern appliances.

UPSTAIRS: Romantic master suite is large and unique with fireplace and new king bed.

It is cool in the summer and has both blinds and curtains for a quiet and blackout effect if needed.

En suite Spa: tub has a chroma therapy jet tub, shower is 7 feet long and fireplace with room for the massage table beside the tub and near the fireplace which warms the whole ensuite .

There is a separate room for toilet and another two separate areas for sink and make-up

The reading area outside the bedroom with skylight doubles as a luxurious laundry folding area as it is adjacent to washer and dryer conveniently located near the bedroom.

The outdoor deck has been glass enclosed and is under an awning.

It has a large enough floor space for exercise -stationary bike , ball, weights and yoga mat are provided plus there is a large sofa overlooking the garden for morning coffee or afternoon tea in the trees.

The second bedroom on the lower level with African theme is away from the master and has it's own 3 piece ensuite.

ENTERTAIN IN STYLE AND COMFORT

The kitchen has everything including room for 6 seated around range and a bar height table with chairs fro two more.

The very special teak dining table is in the living area with a view of the garden and not the kitchen, which is better for more formal dining.

Our home is charming and uniquely decorated!

It's the best place to stay if you want to be downtown, in a quiet elegant fun space.

PEACEFUL and SECLUDED GARDEN to enjoy as well.

RESTAURANTS, ART AND CULTURE ABOUND IN VICTORIA all within walking distance.

References required and sorry no pets and no smokers on site.

Rent is listed in US dollars but there is a conversion tab in the rates section for Canadians

Rent includes all utilities and taxes and we will clarify damage deposit and payment with the lease discussion as we do not go thru VRBO bur etransfers or wire from US

I prefer one long term renter for my ski season ideally November or December to end March. Minimum rental term is two weeks.

Summer rates are higher than winter and one month is the minimum term.

Jim is my property manager and is nearby in Victoria for any issues that may arise while you are here or if i am not available by phone nor email re rental.

Keywords: Modern, unique, private multi-level with large garden-featured in design magazine. Consistently rated 5 star by guests .

thx for your interest!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Louise England
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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About Louise England

I am a single, retired lawyer who likes to travel when the house is rented and ski in the winter months

Generally ,I'm here in Victoria in summer and consistently gone in the winter.

My start and finish rental dates are very flexible

I would prefer a single several month tenancy, ideally Nov. thru March or as late as May

for ski season and rent will be reduced for longer term .

My property manager Andrea will assist you this summer/fal as I cannot receive VRBO info abroad without a verification code sent to my phone which I will not have

Louise England purchased this house in 2005

Why Louise England chose Victoria

Having travelled the world and most of Canada, I feel that Victoria is the best city in Canada in which to live, B.C. the most stunningly beautiful province with nearby Vancouver consistently highly rated city in world polls and the Gulf Islands here to explore by ferry . Nothing compares to the relaxed pace, understated affluence and beauty of Victoria and environs.

The Canadian political and economic climate are stable, the city is safe and geared for tourism.

What makes this house unique

It is walking distance to a fabulous park ocean and Disney- like downtown

The garden is a fabulous or bike inside the glass enclosed deck on the second floor

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Luxurious artist's home
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Calgary Alberta
5

Awesome James Bay Rental

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a great location to enjoy all that Victoria has to offer. Louise was great to deal with and the property is as advertised. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a place in Victoria.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a great place to call home!

  • 5 of 5

Whether this is your first time using VRBO or you are an experienced user, you will find that this house is exactly as described. Likewise, if this is your first visit to Victoria or you are returning for the umpteenth time, this residence is an amazing place to call home. It is an extraordinary base of operations to explore the City as well as the southern part of Vancouver Island.

The property is within walking distance of so many places. Ten minutes in any direction gets you to where you want to be. Beacon Hill Park, the Empress Hotel, the Inner Harbor, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Dallas Road waterfront are just minutes away. Restaurants, a grocery store, neighborhood markets, a pharmacy, even Starbucks are within easy walking distance. A public transit stop is just at the end of the road.

The house is so inviting and has everything you could want. If you choose to eat at home, the kitchen is stocked with all the utensils, cookware, bakeware and serving dishes you could possibly need. Plus there’s a grill and outdoor dining area next to the garden. Want to listen to music…the CD collection is awesome. The washer and dryer are located on the second floor next to the master suite…so convenient. Plus the sun room/porch on the second floor is a perfect place to exercise, read or simply relax and catch the breezes. But what makes this house so inviting is the way it is decorated. Artwork and travel memorabilia displayed throughout the house, simply make it a fun place to be. You can’t help but imagine the good times the owner has had travelling and collecting!

We were greeted upon arrival and given a tour of the property. It’s so apparent that the owner wants her guests to have as much fun staying on Vancouver Island as she has living here. She was a perfect host and gave us tips on places to go and things to do.

This residence was absolutely perfect for our month-long getaway in Victoria. We were so comfortable in the house and neighborhood that neither of us was ready to leave. When we return to Victoria, we hope we'll be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These Texan golfers were a pleasure and we do hope to see them again next year .They left the house in perfect condition as it was received.I appreciate their enthusiastic review. Louise
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Bahamas
5

Summer 2013

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spend three months of the summer each year in Victoria. We have rented houses in various parts of the city. This summer we decided to try James Bay and stayed at this unique and special residence. The location was amazing; so close to the downtown, Beacon Hill Park and the ocean. We hardly used our car and loved walking the beautiful neighborhoods seeing the horse drawn carriages giving tourists a history of the area through the architecture. The house is only two blocks from a thriving commercial village including a large grocery market, pharmacy, restaurants and many coffee houses. Just a few blocks in the other direction on Niagara is a fabulous local organic market.

The house is very special as the owner is an artist and has created a colourful and comfortable living space. The kitchen is state of the art with a six burner gas cooktop and the best pans, cutlery and knives we have ever experienced in a rental. The counters are all beautiful granite. I just loved cooking in that kitchen. The master suite upstairs has a huge walk in shower and a king size bed with quality linens and lots of closet space, including a walk in one. With a reading room off of it and a covered porch for morning exercises, it is just perfect.

We were able to enjoy the garden with our large family who were visiting because of the ample seating for conversation and dining.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC Canada
5

Perfect location in a beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this lovely home! The location was perfect and allowed us all a lot of flexibility to go and venture out at our own pace. My tall husband particularly loved the giant shower, my mom loved the beautiful flowers in the garden and the lovely smell they created throughout the property, and my dad especially enjoyed walking down to get the paper and then enjoying it with his morning coffee in the courtyard. The layout of the home, the abundant natural light, the first-class furnishings, and the fascinating art work and souvenirs from the owner's world travels made for a very comfortable and memorable stay in Victoria. We absolutely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scotland
5

Exceptional find

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and its magic garden. It's a one-off property and a one-off opportunity in the Victoria rental market. No other house came even close in our 6 week search last year for a quality, temporary home. The standard is amazingly high throughout and reflects Louise's (owner) kindness and generosity. No bare minimum here. Everything was quality and everything worked. We would say this was a home as the owner would have it for herself. The kitchen is impressively and generously equipped and we loved all the décor and lighting both inside and out. Creativity is everywhere and the house should be featured in a magazine (I think it has been) but no effort has been spared to ensure it also feels like a real home. It was always warm and comfortable which was great as we stayed there till December! The location is also perfect. It’s quiet but central: a short and easy walk to all the amenities of James Bay as well as to the theatres, restaurants and bars of downtown Victoria. The lovely Beaconhill Park is just across the road and there are more great restaurants, coffee houses and shops in Cook Street Village, nearby. Try the Pizzeria Primastrada there. My husband and I spent two very happy months here during Fall last year. Should we need a temporary Victoria home again, we would definitely hope to return to this house and yes - we would definitely recommend it to anyone, including close friends and family. Brilliant place - thanks again, Louise.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego
5

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. Lovely romantic master suite with its own fireplace, amazing bath, fridge and separate sitting area and large balcony. The kitchen was large and great to cook in. Our family loved the backyard with the BBQ, lovely dining area and the secluded reading spot. The eclectic art gives the whole property a bohemian feel. 10 minute walk to downtown, 5 minute to the ocean and beaches, 5 minute to Beacon Hill Park. We used the local buses and the stop was 3 minutes away. We will come back next year. Louise the owner was great. She provided lots of info and couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Very close to Beacon Hill Park, botanical garden, playground and children's petting zoo. Historic neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Victoria, walking distance to beaches, museums, restaurants and shopping district.

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Rates & Availability

James Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$3,404
 
 
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
$113
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,135

references required
If you are Canadian - note that the posted rates are in USDollars
Jim or I will clarify the rates and request e transfer as method of payment
Americans cannot e transfer unfortunatley
A wire transfer in USD to my USD account is the easiest but note the damage deposit may not be the same on return depending on exchange rate fluctuations
eg if $1000 canadian is $800 american when you send it we will return $1000 canadian equivalent at the end of the term ..in the unlikely event our dollar goes up, you will get less than $800 USD back ..this is standard practice thx

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Amenities

James Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 7 ft shower /colored light therapy jetted tub /faux finish
  • ensuite is huge: 7 ft shower and spa jet tubwhich includes color therapy area with fireplace another room for sink and makeup third room for toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master freshly painted with new mattress 07/15 w. wool duvet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , African theme/ensuite/off kitchen/away from master by 1floor
  • King size bed (1), double/full size Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
this home is a hit every time ! dramatic fun decor secluded entry and yard on a quiet cul- de - sac yet right downtown that mix better than a more isolated waterfront property you can be at the ocean by walking ten minutes or at the Empress

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