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Speaks: english

Beautiful Cozy Home, Convenient Location, Parking, Laundry, large deck

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

The Finlayson House is a beautiful, fully-furnished, 2 bedroom corner lot home situated right outside the heart of downtown Victoria. This clean and warm welcoming private property is in a convenient location with contemporary charm that is sure to impress.

There are original fir wood flooring throughout the home, with a wood burning fireplace, a full kitchen with all the necessities for all your cooking needs.

The house will accommodate four people comfortably in two queen size beds, an extra bed is available upon request. There is high definition (HD) TV, on site laundry, wireless internet and a full bathroom.

Nearby attractions includes:

- Public transportation (#70 Express to Tsawwassen Ferry)

- 5 minute walk to Mayfair shopping center

- 10 minute walk to public gym

- 11 minute walk to Quadra Street Village

- Topaz Park is two blocks away

- Hiking at Summit Park

- 8 minute drive to the University of Victoria

Quiet time 11pm weekdays / Midnight weekends

Not suitable for parties or large gatherings, Please no unspecified over night guests.

Keywords: Fully Furnished House, Bungalow, Kitchen, 2 bedroom, sleeps 4-5, yard, parks, down town, fireplace, bath, shower,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mathew (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Mathew

We are a friendly, down to earth easy going. We keep the property very neat and tidy. We do our best to insure every guest is comfortable as possible.

Mathew purchased this house in 2011

Why Mathew chose Victoria

You will love the location, the bright windows, large deck, full kitchen and the cozy feel.

What makes this house unique

We have a beautiful new deck with patio furniture for dining throughout the day.

Willow's Beach is also very accessible, 12 minutes by car


based on 27 traveler reviews

Beautiful Cozy Home, Convenient Location, Parking, Laundry, large deck
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

Great location. Close to downtown and the malls.

  • 4 of 5

The property was great. Cozy, clean, good wifi. It was perfect for two couples.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saskatchewan, Canada

Excellent 3 month stay!

  • 4 of 5

The house is lovely and clean with very large bedrooms, and nice living room. The dining area is nice and bright. The kitchen works well for one person behind the island, and has great appliances. The fan over the stove is awesome!! We have never stayed anywhere where they provided as many dishes, pots and pans, small appliances, silverware including good knives and lots of utensils - even a muffin tin which I certainly made use of. If it's missing, just ask either Chris or Mat who are very congenial, helpful, and have a good sense of humour.

The location is fabulous!! You have easy access to all main streets - bus stops are within a couple blocks. There is a Fairway grocery store that is great, even has a Chinese food bar, good produce and meat departments, within about a 15 minute walk downhill. There is also a liquor store, and pharmacy within the same little mall. We took the bus back up the hills, but that's because I have breathing problems, otherwise it wouldn't be a bad walk home. The Caribbean Restaurant across the street from Fairway has good island cuisine and is a unique stop. 5th Street Restaurant and Bar is on the way to Fairway and has GREAT food and ambiance. The other direction will take you to a nice little Italian bakery within a 10 minute stroll down the hills, and further on a Thrifty's grocery store. The neighbourhood is GREAT! Lots of neat houses and yards. Summit Park is within a couple blocks. Be sure to climb the hills if you can as it is a super view of Victoria and parts of the ocean from up there as well as a large stand of Garry Oaks and wildflowers. Mayfair Mall is a 20 minute downhill walk to get to. Obviously it means you go up on the return trip, but there is also a bus. It's a very nice mall with a pretty decent food court.

The house has a lovely yard with a nice big wooden deck and French doors. The guys work hard at making the yard beautiful, and are helped by Shrooby, their cat. He may not be to everyone's liking, but we loved him so if he comes calling it will be our fault. haha He is well behaved, very friendly, is non-shedding, has a unique voice, and is not allowed in the upstairs.

You will not be disappointed if you choose this house. We were very happy there for three months - Jan to April, 2016 - and have been VRBO renting since 2008 .

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely worth renting!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, spacious and beautiful! We also loved the fact that it had a dishwasher, washer and dryer. Couldn't have rented a nicer home! Only 10 min drive from downtown.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Bellingham, WA, USA

great location /comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

This was a great Canadian getaway for us. The house was spacious and conveniently located. Matt and Chris were gracious and provided for all our needs.

The Kitchen was a good place to prepare a holiday meal. The only thing we wished for was for the fireplace to work. John & Kaye

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We felt so at home!

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples and a toddler in town for a wedding and this house was the perfect base camp for our activities!

Clean (a very important feature for me!!!), very spacious, and had everything we needed. We enjoyed a meal on the nice deck and some good visits in the living room. It was in a great area and was easy to find. The owner helped us when we locked ourselves out. We all highly recommend this home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary Alberta Canada

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our month in Victoria, enjoying our stay in this comfy, clean, and nicely decorated home. Our hosts were so courteous and helpful, and everything went so smoothly! We were grateful to be able to stay in this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Fith Street Pub
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Black Ball to Port Angeles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean fee $49
Refundable damage deposit $76

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
No smoking, No pets Quiet time 11pm weekdays / Midnight weekends

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