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Cedar Cottage - Private cottage in the heart of Victoria

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 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:
April 24, 2017

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 Victoria

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.


Jubilee South Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Cedar Cottage - Private cottage in the heart of Victoria
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

It's got everything you need. Quiet, comfortable, warm & cozy. Would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very glad that you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay in the middle of winter. I hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Everything we needed was there. Great location!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at Cedar Cottage, and hope that you'll be back!
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an excellent place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with everything you could need. Close to major bus routes, meaning no paying for downtown parking (if you can find it!)Quiet and peaceful. Great place to escape to and recharge. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great urban cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay with short walks to Oak Bay Village and the hospital. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The owner was there if you needed her but unobtrusive. Would certainly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, and I certainly hope to see you again in the future!
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A Perfect Urban Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our 3-night stay at Charlene's Cedar Cottage was the perfect ending to an incredible two week trip to B.C. We could not have been happier with our choice. The cottage offers the best of both worlds as a zen-like retreat centrally located within the confines of a large urban centre. Charlene has designed her cottage perfectly both in terms of the amenities and practicalities (a special mention to the washer and dryer - what a welcome inclusion when you have been away from home for almost 2 weeks) as well as her very tasteful decor. The cottage was in spotless condition when we arrived. The separate bedroom and the pullout couch for our daughter provided plenty of space and the separate gated entry also provided a great deal of privacy. Charlene herself was the consummate hostess - warm, gracious, and accommodating. She dotes over her guests to ensure that their stay is perfect - she even took the time and trouble to bring out some aloe vera from her house plant to tend to my daughter's sunburn. Charlene is also a wealth of information not just related to attractions and amenities in the Oak Bay area but for all of Victoria, including things you would never find in guidebooks (ie. where to get free fish scraps to feed the seals in Victoria's harbour!). We loved our stay here - we hope to come back to Victoria and we will definitely stay at Cedar Cottage again. It is a beautiful little urban oasis and Charlene can be very proud of this classy and wonderfully-designed accommodation.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottage for a family with young ones.

  • 5 of 5

Do not hesitate to book this cottage. My husband and I stayed in the cottage a few nights with our two-year-old daughter and it accommodated us perfectly.

The cottage has everything you could need for cooking. It was clean, beautifully decorated, the bathroom and kitchen were great, and it had a mudroom with laundry. The patio to the cottage is also fenced off from the main house which added privacy. Our two year old could toddle around and I didn’t have to worry about her wondering too close to the main house and disturbing them. It is in a great neighborhood and close to a large grocery store.

The owner is a delight and we got our damage deposit back promptly. We will book the cottage again!.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to share your experience at Cedar Cottage! It has been set up for comfort, covenience and privacy, so I am very happy that it was a happy place for your family.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Jubilee South Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $219.54
Cleaning Fee $54.89

Bookings include a Short Term Rental Agreement which will be provided upon booking, and which contain the cancellation policy. For inquiries, please contact for cancellation policy. For reservations of more than 90 days in advance, and for reservations of 30 days or more, the payment schedule and cancellation policy will be unique to each booking, with the information provided with my response to each inquiry.

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