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Colleen Hamilton

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Cambridge by The Sea(pet friendly)

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)

Fabulous location only steps Dallas Road beach front, two blocks from Beacon Hill Park and three blocks from Cook St. Village where you will find a pub, restaurants, drug store and many other shops. Just a twenty minute walk to Downtown Victoria. Large, roomy, bright newly renovated and updated suite but still with the charm of the 1912 home. 1000 square foot area. You will love the high ceilings, new kitchen cabinets with granite counter tops, new appliances and new furniture. Oak hardwood floors, Persian carpets and a mixture of antique and new furniture. Full size washer and dryer. The suite is SMOKE FREE and immaculate with new linens and nice fluffy towels. Bathroom has a shower and a deep claw foot bathtub. One bedroom suite has queen bed and comfortable hide a bed with blow up mattress. Separate dining area. Quiet residential neighborhood. Fenced yard and private outside sitting area with barbecue. If you enjoy walking, there is a beautiful seaside walk steps away. WiFi included.

Dogs CONSIDERED. 1/2 block from away from huge off leash dog park.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Colleen Hamilton (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Colleen Hamilton

My husband and I love living in Victoria. We do a lot of travelling to other places but we are always happy to come home to our beautiful city. There are many wonderful things to do in Victoria and we have a very full and happy life here. I am retired from a Social Services career and I now do volunteer counselling. I also volunteer at Victoria Hospice interviewing and recording life stories for people. I love walking along the Dallas Road waterfront and I spend a lot of time in the off leash dog park with my friendly Welsh Terrier Loki. My husband is a College Geology Professor who leads lots of local field trips to our photogenic and interesting coastal exposures and parks. He is always happy to explain local points of interest, access and natural history. We enjoy meeting new people.

Colleen Hamilton purchased this house in 1985

Why Colleen Hamilton chose Victoria

Great location, very central. Steps from the waterfront and just twenty minutes walk to downtown Victoria.

What makes this house unique

Cook Street Village and Dallas Road Walkway are both about 400 meters away.!id=201&a=sh&s=dl


based on 27 traveler reviews

Cambridge by The Sea(pet friendly)
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Great accomodation in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

The accomodation was excellent. A lovely unit in a beautiful part of Victoria. We were able to walk into Cook St Village and through Beacon Park to Downtown, as well as along Dallas Rd for ocean views. The unit was beautifully presented, a hosts friendly and welcoming. Thoughtful touches such as a welcome on arrival, helpful information about the local area, flowers and a nice bottle of wine were much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of heaven in Victoria!

  • 5 of 5

Coleen Hamilton's exquisite apartment is everything the site shows and way more than it shows. The apt is spotless, modern, chic, with lots of light and kitchen equipment I'd kill for at home. The kitchen allowed us to have exquisite meals out at lunch and cook in during the evening.My sister and I turned the apt into a two-bedroom easily by using the sleep sofa in the living room. And Coleen is the ultimate vrbo host, helpful without being invasive. We knew she was downstairs if we needed her, but we never did--passed her once the entire week and she was kind enough to give us a restaurant suggestion. We adored Victoria itself, but the benefit of being in the Dallas Road neighborhood cannot be overstated. The views a half-block from the house of the Straights of San Juan de Fuca are glorious--never tired of viewing them. Walked the neighborhood path with the locals and their dogs every day and never tired of it, both morning and evening, with coffee or even a mug of wine. Plenty of benches and friendly Canadians. I would love to return to this very place and stay a long, long time! The sea beckons . . .

The only reason I might not recommend the property is that my friends/family might 'steal' it from me! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Loved, loved, loved it! Thank you, Coleen, for sharing your beautiful home with us--it is obviously a loved space.

Also, the Cook Street Village shops and restaurants are an additional bonus--and walkable.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was such a pleasure meeting you both. I keep thinking how special it is for sisters to get along so well and travel together. I hope you had a fabulous time visiting with your family. I look forward to your next visit. Colleen
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Charming apartment in a period home. Steps from the sea and village.

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific experience with the owners. They went above and beyond to meet our needs. We now consider them friends. The apartment was lovely and just as described. We have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was wonderful getting to know both of you and sweet little Mo. We enjoyed your company so much and look forward to seeing you next summer. Safe, happy travels home. Cheers Tark, Colleen and Loki
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Ontario Canada

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We spent six glorious weeks at Cambridge by the Sea and if it had not already been booked, we would have stayed longer. The proximity to the water, Beacon Hill Park, Cook Street Village, downtown etc makes it a perfect vacation spot. The unit is extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The icing on the cake is the host, Colleen, who went out of her way to make us feel at home and so very welcome. She provided regular tips about places to see, events to attend, restaurants, bakeries, etc. She truly is one of the nicest people we have ever met. Having fresh cut flowers and an excellent choice of red and white wine on our arrival was such a treat. This pet friendly vacation rental is a great home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We loved having you stay at Cambridge By the Sea and it was great getting to know you. We look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood. I sure miss your little Juno doggie. Best of luck home hunting.
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Lovely, well-appointed suite with a fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate in having picked Cambridge by the Sea for a four week rental March 31 to April 27, 2016. The suite is a large one-bedroom unit and also includes a comfortable sofa bed for extra sleeping. The fully equipped kitchen (including a variety of condiments and basic grocery items) was useful in preparing home-cooked meals and snacks and a large dining room accommodated 6 easily. The brand-new mattress in the master bedroom was luxuriously comfortable and the large living room with flat-screen TV and electric fireplace was lovely for lazy evenings after a full day exploring all lovely Victoria has to offer. The location was superb. Walking distance to downtown, Fishermen's Wharf, Beacon Hill Park. Cook Street Village and the Dallas oceanfront is only a few steps away. I highly recommend this property for a long (or short) term stay. The owners live on the main floor of the property and invited us to enjoy their magical garden. The purpose of this trip was a house-buying expedition and we were successful so I will be calling Victoria home in a few short weeks, but I will definitely recommend Cambridge-by-the-Sea to visiting family and friends in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. It was lovely having you stay at Cambridge By the Sea. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here. Colleen
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The perfect Victoria pied a terre

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more comfortable than we were staying at this lovely apartment. We loved the proximity to the ocean, Beacon Hill Park, downtown. Every day the first thing we did was to look towards the ocean and the Olympic Mountains and every day for more than two months it was different. We experienced some amazing storms, lots of rain and greens we miss terribly. We have been travelling in an old Campervan for the better part of 18 months so stopping here was luxurious. We would highly recommend this apartment in a terrific location and return ourselves in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. I am glad you made it safely home. We were watching the weather on T.V and thinking of you. I look forward to seeing your Folksblogen posts and I hope you will keep us in mind for future trips. Lovely meeting both of you. Tark and Colleen
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Beagle- Cook Street Village
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Coho Ferry
Nearest Motorway
600 Metres
Mile 0
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Cook Street Village
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Dallas Road
Car: not necessary!id=201&a=sh&s=dl


Rates & Availability

Fairfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 23 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $190
cleaning fee $76
Pet Fee $38

Long term rates available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Fairfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Deep claw foot bathtub. Great for a long soak after a day of sight seeing.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed(1), Sleep Sofa (1)double size hide a bed with comfortable blow up mattress.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Basketball Court Mountain Biking Sailing Cycling Racquetball Swimming Wind-Surfing Fishing Kayaking Hiking Golf Tennis Snorkeling/Diving Restaurants Live Theater Shelling Cinemas

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