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Cedar Cottage - Private cottage in the heart of Victoria

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 bath garden cottage with private patio, laundry and full bath

With your comfort and convenience in mind, Cedar Cottage offers visitors a private, fully furnished and equipped holiday home for short and long term stays. The decor is eclectic cottage style with some new and some antique items.

The cottage is bright and cheerful, and very quiet for a good night's sleep. With a queen-sized bed in the bedroom, and a sofabed in the living room, up to 4 guests, including children, can be comfortably accommodated.

The living room has French doors to the private garden patio, a sofa, comfortable wicker chair, library table, coffee table, bookshelf with a variety of books for all interests, cable TV and wireless internet, and a Persian carpet on the new laminate flooring. A dining table and four chairs completes the open floor plan.

The pristine full bathroom has a bathtub with a shower, vanity, wall cabinet and large mirror, all in white. Equipped for short or long stays, the kitchen has a dishwasher, full-sized stove and fridge, dishes, cookware, utensils and cutlery . Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and spices are provided for short term stays. A major grocery store, a liquor outlet and bank are conveniently located a block away.

The entry area has a bench for putting on shoes, coat rack, shoe mat, and a large stainless shelving unit for storing suitcases and other items.

Your questions are very welcome. A personalized guide to favourite attractions, shops, restaurants, cafes and activities is provided to assist in planning your perfect Victoria holiday.

The cottage is very private, with its’ own fenced patio that is warmed by the morning sun. Open the French doors from the living room, and you have a lovely place for breakfast, and for relaxing after a day of sightseeing.

Cedar Cottage is pet free, to accommodate guests with pet allergies.

Cedar Cottage is the perfect place to call home after a day spent discovering all that our beautiful city has to offer.

More Details

Charlene Simon
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Charlene Simon

I am very proud to offer Cedar Cottage to visitors to Victoria. As the proprietor of other cottage accommodations in the past, I have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world, and helping them to make their holidays memorable. Having lived in Victoria for 37 years, I know the city well, and have lots of favourite places to share with my guests.

I respect my guests' privacy, and at the same time am always happy to answer questions. It is important to me that you have a comfortable, interesting and enjoyable visit to Victoria.

Charlene Simon purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Charlene Simon chose Oak Bay

Cedar Cottage is in a perfect location, with everything that Victoria has to offer within minutes. The immediate neighbourhood has groceries, coffee shops, galleries, a recreation centre, parks, gardens, playgrounds, the Royal Jubilee hospital, pharmacies, UPS, Post Offices, specialty stores, banks and restaurants within a few blocks, so it is a very walkable neighbourhood.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is surrounded by roses in the front garden, and neighborhood trees and perennials in the back garden. With a south-western exposure, the cottage patio is warm and sunny on nice days. The cottage has a very private feel, although it is in the heart of Victoria.


Oak Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The pristine bathroom features a deep bathtub with a shower. There is a vanity and cabinet for storing your personal items, and a large mirror with overhead track lighting. Soft thick towels are provided.The wall heater makes a warm and cozy space to enjoy a long soak.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom features a queen-sized bed with soft linens, cozy duvet and a privacy curtain, as well as a period dresser, antique mirror, and closet. Situated at the back of the cottage, near the bathroom, the bedroom is very quiet and comfortable. The living room features a new double sofabed for two. The cottage can easily accommodate up to 4 persons.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Located a 5 minute walk to the local Royal Jubilee Hospital, Cedar Cottage is a perfect place to stay when you are in Victoria visiting someone or taking treatment in the hospital. Camosun College and the University of Victoria are only minutes away by car or bus.


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Cedar Cottage - Private cottage in the heart of Victoria
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 51 reviews

Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this lovely, impeccable cottage in the Oak Bay area of Victoria! It was simply perfect for my husband, myself and our two teen daughters. The cottage is beautifully decorated with a lovely little patio for enjoying the fresh air! The privacy is wonderful and even though Charlene's house is at the front of the property, you really feel like you are in your own private oasis. This gem has everything you could possibly want in an accommodation. Charlene was lovely about offering suggestions as to where to go and information about the surrounding neighbourhood! We would definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend this property to anyone who is visiting the Victoria area. J. Compton, J. Duthie and daughters (Toronto)

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback, and it is good to know that the cottage worked out so well for you! I greatly appreciate your recommendation!!
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Sweet little cottage within walking distance of everything

  • 5 of 5

Cedar Cottage is so central and well-equipped for a long stay. Despite the cool weather in Victoria in January/February we were able to be warm and cozy and cooked full meals almost evenings. Very quiet and comfortable and Charlene is a great source of knowledge on things to see and do. Some very nice restaurants in the area too.

Barbara & Frank from Halifax,NS

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

I just spent the month of November in Victoria

and was very sad to leave, the cottage couldn't have been

in a better location and it had all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to get to know you! Thanks for taking such good care of Cedar Cottage, and I hope you have a very happy holiday season!
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Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

This is the first 5-star review I've ever given. I'm doing so here because this property is meticulously clean, fully functional, quiet at night and close to everything (ie. Oak Bay, Victoria, the water, and groceries). And the owner is a pleasure to deal with. What more can I say.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage living

  • 5 of 5

Charlene is a great hostess and makes your stay everything you hope it would be. The cottage is clean, well stocked and easy to settle into. Everything you need is at hand. Great way to enjoy Victoria.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very happy that you enjoyed your visit to Victoria, and were comfortable in the cottage. It was a pleasure to meet you both, and thank you for your kind words.
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Cozy, comfortable and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our 2 night stay in Victoria. Charlene is the perfect hostess. She has kept the place so well, I wish I could decorate my house like that. I have hardly seen a small space organized so nicely. Everything is well thought out and the house is equipped with everything you can need and more. The quality of things in the house is really good - even the book collection is very tasteful, books that you will actually want to read. There were beautiful flower beds outside and even fruit trees. She offered a peach from the tree to my son. We were three adults and one child in our group. We were comfortable and would gladly return!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Cedar Cottage. It was very helpful to hear your feedback about the decor and furnishings, as I did try to set up the cottage as though I was going to be staying there. I look forward to your return!
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Nearest Airport
29.3 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
850 Metres
Penny Farthing Pub
Nearest Ferry
4.4 Kilometres
Coho to Port Angeles
Nearest Golf
4.5 Kilometres
Cedar Hill Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7.1 Kilometres
Pat Bay Highway
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Baan Thai
Nearest Ski
248 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
1.9 Kilometres
Willows Beach
Car: recommended

Victoria is a friendly, quaint city with an abundance of parks and gardens, historic homes, museums, art galleries, markets, festivals, outdoor recreation, a harbour ferry, horse-drawn carriages, a lot of very good places to eat, and breathtaking views of the ocean, Mt. Baker, and the Olympic Mountains. Truly everyone will find something memorable about their stay in Victoria.

The city is made up of several neighbourhoods. Cedar Cottage is located 5 minutes from downtown and the Inner Harbour.

This neighbourhood features cafes, restaurants, a recreation/fitness centre, parks, gardens, shops and famous nearby attractions.

For gardeners, the nearby Abkhazi Garden and Teahouse, famous for its' rhododendrons, serves tea and light lunches overlooking the gardens which are delightful throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Also close by, Government House, the residence of the Lieutenant Governor, features woodlands, cut flower and perennial gardens, the nursery, a vegetable garden, an iris garden, and rose gardens, among others, that are open to the public. There is a historic costume museum in the restored Carey Mews, and lunch and snacks are served in the Tea Room.

Just a couple of blocks from Government House, Craigdarroch Castle, with self-guided tours, offers four floors of exquisite stained glass windows, intricate woodwork and fabulous Victorian-era furnishings.

Located near the Castle, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Japanese art in Canada, historical collections featuring Canadian and international works, and exceptional contemporary art.

Oak Bay Avenue, with its' specialty shops, galleries and restaurants, is a block from Cedar Cottage. Enjoy a waterview meal, or spa treatment at the elegant Oak Bay Beach Hotel. If waterfront dining is your favourite, there are several places only a few minutes away.

For indoor fitness activities, the Oak Bay Recreation Centre a block from Cedar Cottage, features a gym, pool and tennis courts.

At Cedar Cottage, families are welcome. Redfern Park playground and the Oak Bay Recreation centre pool provide welcome activities for children. Nearby Willows Beach, with a playground and a snack bar, is also a favourite family destination. Enjoy some family fun at the famous Beacon Hill Park, with a petting zoo, water park and playgrounds, and end the outing with an ice cream at the local drive-inn. For nature lovers, the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary is a fun place to take children.

Downtown activities include whale watching, fishing charters, bus tours of the City and also to the Butchart Gardens, riding the Talley Ho horse-drawn wagons or touring the city on a horse-drawn carriage, and enjoying the entertainment in the Inner Harbour. The Royal BC Museum, also home to the BC Archives and the Imax Theatre, is a treasure in downtown Victoria.

The Royal Jubilee Hospital and Cancer Clinic is within walking distance. If you are from out of town, and receiving treatment or visiting a patient at the hospital, Cedar Cottage is the ideal place to stay.

Victoria is host to many markets and festivals throughout the year, featuring local arts, crafts, preserves, and fresh garden produce.

With temperate weather, Victoria is a perfect place to golf, and has several golf courses. For avid tennis players, you will find 3 courts within 10 minutes of Cedar Cottage.

Outdoor activities are popular year-round. Visitors to Victoria enjoy walking, kayaking, scuba diving, paddleboarding, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, hiking, and cycling. There are whale watching tours from Fisherman's Wharf and the Inner Harbour, offering the chance to see Orcas (killer whales), humpback, minke and grey whales, along with harbour seals, Steller and California sea lions, bald eagles, and harbour and Dall’s porpoises.

The pace in Victoria is relaxed, the people are friendly, and visitors are very welcome.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $58.54
Refundable damage deposit $234.16

A Short Term Rental Agreement will be included with each reservation.

Cancellation policy for reservations of one week or less: Full refund up to 60 days prior to arrival; 70% refund up to 30 days prior to arrival; no refund within 30 days unless the cottage is re-booked for the same dates by another party. In this event, there will be a full refund.

For reservations of more than one week, the payment schedule and cancellation policy will be unique to each booking. Please contact owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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