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Cambridge by the Sea

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

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

Colleen Hamilton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2017

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Cambridge by the Sea
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

A Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Colleen and Tark provided us with one the best holiday experiences we have ever had. The location provided easy access to beaches, hiking, restaurants, downtown, the YMCA, Peacock Billiards :) and highways 1 and 17. Additionally; we found the WiFi provided good connectivity to our Calgary based work networks.

The suite and its furnishings was of the highest quality affording the most comfortable of stays.

Colleen and Tark were the best of hosts providing complimentary wine, an introduction to the Victoria folk scene and informal tours of nearby beaches, parks and neighborhoods. We will fondly remember the conversations, meals and beverages we enjoyed with Colleen and Tark. We are grateful for the time each invested in our stay.

We would recommend Cambridge by the Sea to anyone.


Darcy And Lorraine

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Darcy and Lorraine, Thank you for the nice review. We loved getting to know you and spending time with you. We are really looking forward to your move to the Island. Please keep in touch. Cheers Tark and Colleen
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Victoria Gem

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Colleen's and Tark's beautiful suite in December, 2016. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was situated just 1/2 block from the oceanfront Dallas Road, and was just 2 blocks from the vibrant Cook St. Village. The spacious 1 bedroom suite was tastefully decorated and fully-equipped with its own laundry. Colleen and Tark were very welcoming hosts, what with fresh flowers, homemade wine, and even home-baked goodies for Christmas. A wonderful way to spend a month in Victoria.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Thank you for staying at Cambridge By the Sea. We hope you will come back sometime soon. Colleen
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Perfect for our week getaway to Victoria.

  • 5 of 5

Suite is second floor of a heritage home in a quiet neighbourhood. Comfortably furnished and well supplied. Hosts accommodating. Half-block to waterfront, 10 min walk to funky Cook St Village, 25 min walk to the Empress. Well done, Colleen & Tark.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I am so glad you had a nice time in Victoria, and enjoyed your stay at Cambridge By the Sea. We look forward to your next stay. Tark and Colleen
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Lovely place to stay in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at this property. It was well presently, clean comfortable with little luxuries that make it special. Our hosts were friendly and helpful and we can highly recommend The property and hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $191
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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