|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Welcome to your exquisite 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, self-contained suite with private entry. Feel on top of the world while you bask in the sun amongst the tree tops on the extended decks. Be awestruck of the views of the Olympic mountains.
A full kitchen, private laundry, digital cable, wireless internet, all the amenities of home and much much more. Beautiful decks, an inviting fireplace, a big screen t.v. and a new 47 therapeutic shared hot tub it won't be hard to relax and enjoy yourself.
And when you feel like picking up the pace, you are less than a 10 minute drive to the heart of downtown Victoria. You are also just minutes from beautiful beaches, parks, trails, golfing, shopping, dining, transit and more. Come and enjoy your home away from home.
We placed much hard work in renovating our home and have placed much effort to making a perfect vacation suite that would make the most of the views that it has. We have been relay lucky to find such a great neighborhood within Victoria.
Nic LeBlanc purchased this house in 2007
We loved this hidden gem of a neighborhood that we found, and also the beautiful views of the mountains from the property.
We enjoy all this neighborhood offers within walking distance, a recreation centre, a library, grocery stores, various shops, restaurants, a kids play park, and a short walk to Saxe Point park on the ocean. The large decks provide a good deal of enjoyable outdoor space, with a wonderful view of the ocean and mountains. This is a very safe and friendly neighborhood that is centrally located.
We loved the house! We had a group of 5 and a toddler. It worked perfect for what we needed. Loved being able to relax on the deck. We would definitely stay there again.
Where do I even begin.First thing was the long steep stairs up to the unit, where there hundreds of huge jagged rocks balancing along side of the stairway ledge.Unsafe for kids and adults! Then there was the layer of black dust all over the dining room table & chairs. So much dust that my husband left an imprint of where he sat on the chair.The cheap furniture & finishings are falling apart. Baseboards are coming off of the patchy walls.Part of particle board are exposed on the cheap Ikea dining table.The faux leather on the dining chairs is cracking & ripping.The toss cushions are grey & tattered.The once cream coloured couch is grey & black.Then there's the linens.I found somewhere else's hairs on the extra pillows.All of the mismatched linens on the bed & extra linens have a thin velvety feel to them from being so worn down.All the linens also have a musty old smell to them. All of the pillows are lumpy & no more than maybe 1.5 inches thick.There were orange, yellow & brown stains on one of the comforters.There were also yellow stains all over the inside of the pillows. Two of the mattresses had stains on them.The worst was the mattress in the front room.The dark brown stains were the size of sewer covers. One stain at the head of the bed & the other around the middle.Then there's the bath towels of varying colours and sizes, discoloured, tattered & thin. None of the deficiencies above have been fixed or upgraded as the owner has promised past guest.We did bring the dirty linens & dust issues up to the owner. He blamed it on the terrible cleaner & offered to clean it himself while we go out again.We didn't want to have to leave right after checking-in, while the owner cleaned what should have been cleaned before we checked-in.So I cleaned it myself & washed all the disgusting linens in two loads.Fun Vaca! Honeslty seemed like the owner raided a squatters house to furnished this unit.The deficiencies above would have taken him hours to fix & clean. Hours that we were supposed to be using the unit we paid for! I also didn't like that there was no deadbolt or lock from the inside.I didn't feel at ease knowing the owner, who lives downstairs could come in whenever he wanted.Also the walls are paper thin.You can hear the people upstairs talking, laughing, flushing the toilet, running the water.First night I listened to a woman wailing, not crying, wailing, and a boy shouting from 1-3:30am.And the list goes on & on.I will NEVER stay here again.NEVER
We had adults & 2 young children in our group and it was a great for that - a lot better than trying to have a family group at a hotel. But.... it definitely needs some updating, some serious furniture cleaning (especially the big sectional) and some repairs. The patio doors did not shut properly, toaster oven did not work and towels/linens were pretty thin. We didn't find any bath mats either. Some mattress toppers and new pillows would also help a lot. One of the BBQ burners was burned out & TV & Ceiling Fan remote batteries needed replacing as well. Some of the hot tub jets were not functioning. Just a lot of "little" things that, if attended to, would go a long way to making this go from Average to Good/Excellent.
On the upside - lots of dishes, cutlery, etc. Robes provided for hot tubbers. Washer/Dryer new and worked really well. The trampoline was not there during our visit, but the property is very close to a playground for the kids and lots of nice walks - close to Saxe Point Park, Macaulay Point Park & Cairn (High Rock) Park. Some geocaches close for the kids too. Definitely a great location and decks would have been awesome if the weather had co-operated.
The rental is in a nice location and we were grateful to find it since the options for a big group seem really limited in the area, but it was hard to look past the low quality of construction and furnishings.
On the positive side, the flat (it's the middle floor of a three-unit structure) was spacious enough to fit several adult couples and the deck space is peaceful, there are laundry machines and a hot tub, and it is located in a quiet neighborhood that's a short drive away from most Victoria attractions. It was clean and the hosts made check in/out really streamlined and easy.
But unfortunately the interior is a missed opportunity with cheap, flimsy furniture, loose particleboard countertops that are chipped and broken on the corners, odd dark paint colors, tons of flimsy shelves with nothing on them, and bottom-of-the-line showers and sink fixtures. It was hard not to draw comparisons to the Bluth Model Home from Arrested Development for those who are familiar.
But like I said, it totally worked for us and I'd much prefer a sub-par buildout to a property that isn't clean, and we mostly noticed those things because it has such great potential if a little more work and money went into it. We had a good time in the area and would highly recommend Fol Epi bakery for breakfast (a 5 minute drive), walking down to Saxe Point park (10 minute walk), and swimming at Thetis Lake in the summer (10-15 minute drive).
All in all we had a good trip and would still come back to stay at this property if it was the best big group / family option in the area, but hope that next time there will be a few updates made to the interior.
Excellent location. Enjoyed our stay and property has all the necessary facilities with plenty of space, one would expect in a four bedroom abode. However, some of the beds were a little uncomfortable. Kettle and toaster could be improved. Washing machine and dryer worked well.
We enjoyed our stay there. The flat was very convenient and well equipped. Bedding is very mfor 9 people. The owner was very helpful when we needed anything. Very suitable for children as well with the trampoline and the playground just down the street.
Also you will find our location very convenient, as we are minutes from the Esquimalt village area with a variety of shops and services such as a grocery store, bakery, banks, post office, coffee shops, restaurants, pharmacy and much more within a 5 min walk.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 1 2016 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$379|
|Pet Fee||$38 + Tax|
|Cleaning Fee||$114 + Tax|
Pet fees and extra person fees have weekly discounts as for longer stays can be negotiated. Extra person fee is charge over 6 adults and is paid at $20/night per extra adult.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.