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Modern Living in Victoria's Historical Downtown

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 811 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

One bedroom in the heart of Old Town Downtown Victoria

Welcome to Awarehouse Loft - which extends across the entire building right above the clothing store in the picture. Located on the second floor, accessed by elevator or stairs, it has floor to ceiling windows 14 feet high which create a lovely ambience and an interesting view of the ever changing street activities below.

Please consider that the wooden heritage windows which flood the loft with light, also let in street noise from people accessing the various restaurants, pubs as well as occasionally from construction as heritage buildings are renovated.

Converted from a historic warehouse it boasts old red brick side walls with historic wood and sash windows. Awarehouse loft at 811 square feet was carved from a unique warehouse space and all it's living areas are more spacious than the majority of lofts/condos in the historic downtown area. It may be the only loft in the Leiser Building with a king sized bed in an enclosed bedroom.

The living-room/dining/kitchen open space contrasts heritage architecture with modern furnishings. The open space makes cooking and entertaining a pleasure. The kitchen has been furnished for people who love to cook. It is fully equipped with a dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave, coffee grinder, coffee makers, Tassimo, blender, food processor, toaster, toaster oven and all of the comforts of home. The separate dining area at one end of the living space comfortably seats four. There is also a bar counter with seating for two.

The living room area has four leather lounge chairs for seating. The entertainment unit houses a 40' High Definition TV with Personal Video Recorder and DVD systems. Cables enable you to stream from your laptop to the TV. WIFI is included in the rental.

Your clothes will be well looked after, there is plenty of closet space, a coat closet and a large wardrobe in the bedroom. The loft has a washer and dryer. The bathroom is spacious and has a bathtub and shower and heated towel rack.

Awarehouse Loft is a non-smoking space for couples, singles, snowbirds or short-term vacationers who enjoy a comfortable self-catering holiday. We are sorry but no pets are permitted. The rental price is all inclusive, high-speed internet access, high definition television with full HD cable connections, all electricity and heating charges, sheets, towels, liquid soap and staples in the kitchen (salt, pepper, coffee, tea, sugar and more). You will be met and given assistance to settle into the apartment.

Enjoy Victoria's marvelous waterfront and old town vistas from Awarehouse Loft's rooftop patio. Experience the charm of old town architecture, sightseeing, water tours, shopping, nightclubs and great restaurants just steps away from Awarehouse's downtown location. Victoria is a charming city with lots of activities, great places to explore, fabulous dining and great nightlife opportunities. Whether you are in town for three nights, two weeks or months at a time, there is always lots to see and do in our lovely Provincial Capital.

More Details

Owner
Doug Hensby
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2017

About Doug Hensby

We love to travel and have stayed in vacation rentals in Europe and in the US. We have tried to implement comforts we missed in vacation rentals abroad.

Doug Hensby purchased this condo in 2008

Why Doug Hensby chose Victoria

We love charm of staying in a heritage building in the heart of Victoria's downtown. We travel to Victoria often and decided to purchase the loft for our use throughout the year and make it available to travellers who want to visit Victoria.

What makes this condo unique

Central location, close to main tourist attractions, dining, bars, nightclubs and all within an easy walk, wonderful ambience with lots of sunshine from floor to ceiling windows, comfortable seating, fully equipped kitchen, full laundry facilities, king-sized bed and High Definition TV with free WiFi

Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 811 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , heated towel rack, washer and dryer
  • Shower/Tub combination, clothes washer and dryer, towel warmer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king , Great mattress for a comfortable sleep
  • One master bed,with ample closet space for all your things
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Modern Living in Victoria's Historical Downtown
average rating of 4.793103 based on 58 reviews
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, within walking distance of harbor, sites, restaurants, and shopping. Modern space, very secure, clean, very well furnished. Doug, the owner, was great to talk with. We needed to change the dates and he worked with us to do that. He also understood when I pulled the shade too far down and created a little problem. There isn't any air-conditioning but there is a good fan. It doesn't get too warm in Victoria so the fan and open windows is fine. Because it's in a great location it is close to a couple bars/nightclubs. Very noisy some nights and the club goers tend to party outside. I knew from reviews that it could be noisy. There is a door to the bedroom with a white noise machine and the fan can be moved into the bedroom. There is parking on the street and parking garage across the street with surprising affordable rates. A car is not necessary at all unless you want to explore further. There is a nice rooftop area with a nice view of the harbor and great sunsets. Murchies has great tea, Rogers has yummy chocolate, Big Bad John's is our favorite hole in the wall pub, Dutch Bakery has the best cookies and desserts. We had breakfast across the street; cooked simple meals in the loft. Kitchen has everything you could think of and then some. Went to Butchart Gardens & the museum.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southampton, Ontario, Canada
5

Luxury Condo in Downtown Victoria

  • 5 of 5

This rental is in a great location in downtown Victoria. Exposed brick walls, high ceilings, huge windows and tasteful modern decor give this place a true feeling of luxury.We walked everywhere we wanted to go. Great restaurants and the harbour are nearby. Awarehouse loft is better equipped than most VRBO's; the bed is comfortable, the living room has great chairs for reading (and good lighting) the bedding above average, and the kitchen is large and well equipped. Even the toaster is above average. The shared rooftop patio has great harbour and city views. We enjoyed morning coffee there as well as takeout pizza with wine. The unit has no parking of it's own but the parking garage across the street is reasonable. If I visit Victoria again Awarehouse would be my first choice for accommodation.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Really Good

  • 4 of 5

Good clean flat with all you need and lots of room. Its in the best location with tons of victoria right outside. why not 5 stars then? No private parking, no air conditioner, and not very sound proof. Im not a complainer, this place is really good, a couple degrees off of awesomeness. 4 stars! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, AB
5

Great location with all the comforts of home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Awarehouse Loft had everything we needed and wanted for a great stay in Victoria! The location was perfect and the loft was well stocked with all the comforts of home. Access by transit from the airport was quick, cheap and easy. No need to bring a car as everything (ocean, restaurants and shopping) is within walking distance from the loft. I would actually recommend leaving your car behind if you can to avoid the hassle and cost of ferry travel. We would certainly stay here again for future visits to Victoria.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Very Comfortable Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented to loft for a three day period in August and found it to be comfortable, very clean, and well equipped. During our stay we did not witness and nefarious or criminal activity. Security for the loft is excellent requiring triple security entry counting the Loft's entry door. The kitchen has everything that you could possibly ask for and expect and everything is in excellent working condition. The Loft is centrally located placing many of the restaurants and points of interest within walking distance to include the waterfront. The information folder in the Loft is packed with good information on local restaurants and activities. Mr. Doug Hensby, the owner of the loft, was timely in response to our questions and refund of the damage deposit. The only downside to the Loft is a bar and restaurant across the street that became loud during one evening and into early AM. Taking everything into consideration we would rent the loft again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The Awarehouse Lofts are within walking distance of most tourist area attractions in downtown Victoria. The Loft itself is very well designed and the best appointed place I've stayed. Three of our five nights the night club across the street was very loud until 3 a.m., sleeping was difficult on those nights. Also I'd like to see room darkening shades in the bedroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
16.5 Miles
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Swan's Brewpub
Nearest Ferry
19.8 Miles
BC Ferry Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Over ten within a block of suite
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Near ocean waterfront
Car: not necessary

Enjoy Victoria's marvellous waterfront and old town vistas from Awarehouse Loft's rooftop patio. Experience the charm of old town architecture, sightseeing, water tours, shopping, nightclubs and great restaurants just steps away from Awarehouse's downtown location. Victoria is a charming city with lots of activities, great places to explore, fabulous dining and great nightlife opportunities. Whether you are in town for three nights, two weeks or months at a time, there is always lots to see and do in our lovely Provincial Capital.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $159.81

Rates are inclusive of any taxes and cleaning fees. In the off season, stays of over two weeks will be eligible for rate reduction -- ask owner for quote.

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.