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Melissa or Rod

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Historic Area, Close to Chinatown. Free Parking, Wi-Fi, Smart TV, Netflix,

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Downtown Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2) Close To Chinatown and Victoria Public Market

From the living room you can look to the south to see the Gates of Harmonious Interest, the entrance to Victoria's Chinatown, the oldest Chinatown in Canada.

Look west to the Design District across the street and to the western hills in the distance.

Walk east 2 blocks to the Victoria Public Market, walk north 1 block to the Cascadia Bakery.

The City Vibe Suite is sleek and modern with 2 deep, reclining leather chairs in the living room for great TV viewing.

Rate includes free cable, a “smart” TV, NetFlix, great sound system, free phone in N. America, secure parking in gated garage, use of bike storage room, access to Zen garden in the centre courtyard area.

In the bedroom a deluxe Queen bed with pillow top mattress makes for great sleeps and naps.

A well-equipped galley-style kitchen and breakfast bar with quartz countertop is convenient for cooking and eating.

The bathroom has a deep soaker tub with combo shower and is en-suite.

A stacking washer/dryer plus ironing board, iron for keeping you clean and well-pressed.

Outside the city “vibe” is all around you, with great dining in Chinatown, a fantastic breakfast restaurant, Jam, just across the street, a highly-rated French restaurant Le Brasserie Ecole just next door, numerous coffee shops and tea rooms all close by.

Public transport to BC Ferry terminal, YYJ, Butchart Gardens and many regional areas is easily accessed just 2 blocks away.

Bike rentals, kayak rentals just 2 blocks.

Great shopping at Capital Iron and many bargains at Value Village just 2 blocks.

Harbour Ferry stop with sailings to Inner Harbour and the Gorge Waterway is just 3-4 blocks away.

4 blocks to Swans Pub and the Canoe Brew Pub.

Easy access to Galloping Goose and West Song Walkway for walking, cycling and other activities.

All in all, a great location with a great “Vibe”

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa or Rod (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Melissa or Rod

We have traveled extensively and have come to understand the many diverse needs of travelers who wish to stay in Vacation Rentals.

If you need to know anything about Victoria and area, about any of our vacation rental properties (all of which are in downtown Victoria) please don't hesitate to contact us.

Melissa or Rod purchased this condo in 2012

Why Melissa or Rod chose Victoria

There is an 'energy' in this small pocket of downtown Victoria, BC that can't be found anywhere else. A 'vibrancy' and an international flavor that stimulates one's senses.

The City Vibe Suite is located in the middle of the Victoria Design District, Chinatown, The Victoria Public Market and the Government Street tourist strip.

There's lots of places to shop for interesting food items, souvenirs, imports, local arts and crafts and regular, everyday supplies.

You can walk to almost anywhere in downtown Victoria from here and then return to your comfortable, well equipped suite, relax in front of the large screen smart TV and ease away the rest of the day.

What makes this condo unique

The enclosed Zen Garden in the central courtyard is pretty sweet for sitting and relaxing while you listen to the sounds of the city outside the walls.

The proximity to Chinatown shopping and dining is a definite asset.

The amazingly efficient layout of the suite makes it a wonderfully comfortable and convenient place in which to stay if you're a couple wanting an affordable, spotlessly clean and well-equipped vacation rental in which to stay while you're in Victoria, BC.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Historic Area, Close to Chinatown. Free Parking, Wi-Fi, Smart TV, Netflix,
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Victoria, British Columbia

Great space, great location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the City Vibe Suite for a full month and loved every day of it. The location was really prime and in a cute part of China Town. The suite itself was very clean, with really modern appliances and an absolutely ace cooking setup. I'd highly recommend staying here if you get the chance!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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City Vibe - Good vibrations!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the City Vibe Suite for two weeks in March. We found Melissa and Rod very pleasant to deal with and any complaints we had, which were very few, were dealt with immediately. They responded to us quickly and accommodated us when required.

We were located very centrally, with easy walking access to stores, restaurants, bars, a shopping mall, hairdressers, movie theatres, churches and just about any facility we required - it was just around the corner!

We would stay in their properties again should we visit Victoria. We knew we could count on Rod and Melissa for any questions/concerns and they would answer us very quickly, which was important to our stay as we were new to Victoria.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carl & Rhea Melissa and I along with the owners of the City Vibe Suite would like to thank you for your kind words regarding their suite and City Life Suites. Positive feedback goes a long way in helping future guests make vacation decisions towards our suites. Thanks Again Look Forward To Seeing You In The Future Melissa & Rod
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West Vancouver, BC, Canada

A great place with great landlords!!

  • 5 of 5

I was recently in the City Vibe Suite for an extended rental period (due to my job). The place is great and very well set up (anything you need is there). I really liked living there and am moving to a slightly larger rental unit (due to another extended stay) supplied by Steve and Trish. Not only was my rental great, but my landlords were even better.. Steve and Trish go above and beyond as far as taking care of their clients. They are wonderful people and they really take care of clients based on what I have seen personally. I am really glad that I chose to stay in Victoria and rent through Steve and Trish. A very positive experience indeed!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
YYJ Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Canoe Brew Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Miles
Victoria Clipper/MV Coho
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Cedar Hill Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dallas Road Beach
Car: not necessary

Close to the oldest Chinatown in Canada (2nd oldest in N. America after San Francisco), you can see the Gates of Harmonious Interest, the entrance to Chinatown from the front window.

Many great eating establishments in Chinatown as well as fascinating shopping and historic buildings, secret alleys, fruit and vegetable vendors too.

One block further is Victoria's historic Old Town Area, the trendy Design District and the Victoria Public Market.

Just 3 blocks walk to the center of tourism activities along Government Street and about 10 minutes by foot to Victoria's Inner Harbour, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Harbour Air and Kenmore Air float plane services.

2 blocks to the beautiful McPherson Theatre and Playhouse, Le Brasserie Ecole French Cuisine is next door, Jam Restaurant across the street is a Victoria favourite, Cascadia Bakery is 1/2 block away.

Victoria City Hall and the headquarters of the CRD Capital Regional District are just 1-2 blocks away a Royal Bank of Canada just 2 blocks, many shopping and sightseeing opportunities all within very close proximity.


Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Shoulder Season
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Value Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Snowbird Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Shoulder Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $382
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change up to time your reservation is confirmed by your deposit.
$500 damage deposit is a credit card "Authorization", which does not affect your spending limit
Stays of one month are exempt fromFederal Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Stays of more than one month are exempt from ALL taxes (e.g. if you book for one month + one additional night, you pay no taxes

50% deposit required at time of booking to reserve.
Balance payable 60 days prior to occupancy.
We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and Union Card. If you have a Canadian bank account we also pleased to accept E-Mail Interac bank transfers.

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Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 583 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • En-suite with shower/soaker tub combination, sink, toilet towels, face cloths, bathmat, hair dryer and basic starter supply of cleaners, bathroom tissue included in rate
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed with pillow top matress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The inner courtyard Zen Garden is available for use by guests of the City Vibe Suite. It is a non-smoking area, no parties or loud events permitted.

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