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Beautiful Century Old Home New Renovation Throughout - Must See

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Century Old Home new renovation throughout - Must See

This lovely 1909 home has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 5 comfortably. There is a queen size bed in the master bedroom which is stylishly decorated. The second bedroom has a single bed over a double bed, ideal for families. The home was recently renovated with a modern kitchen, fully equipped for all your cooking needs. (All stainless steel appliances and a quartz counter top). The living room is spacious featuring a gas fireplace which you can cozy up to and read a good book in the fall or winter. The garden in spring and summer is picturesque, a lovely place to retreat to after a full day of visiting the sights of Victoria. There is a wonderful covered patio area where you can enjoy a BBQ. The home itself has air conditioning for those hot summer days. Wi fi, cable TV and local phone calls are included.

Debbie Pemberton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Debbie Pemberton

I'm originally from Barrie, Ontario but moved to Victoria BC in June 1989 when my then 6 year old daughter finished kindergarten. As a single mother I wanted to be closer to my family who had all previously made the move out west. This was the best decision that I have ever made. Victoria is truly a wonderful place to live with everything it has to offer, not to mention the fact that it has the best year round weather in all of Canada. Not too many people in Canada can say they golf and bike in January and February but we can here in Victoria.

Debbie Pemberton purchased this house in 1991

Why Debbie Pemberton chose Victoria

I purchased this home in 1991. Being an older home it was full of character and had a lot of soul. There are hardwood floors in the main living space, wainscotting in the living room and sun room.

Over the years I have completely renovated the home to bring it up to today's modern standards.

What makes this house unique

This lovely home is tucked away in a quiet, residential area but ideally located close to downtown. It gets an abundance of light throughout the home. The sun room has nine windows alone! It's a charming, character-filled house that is relaxing and clutter-free. Care was taken to decorate it to show it to its full advantage.


Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Century Old Home New Renovation Throughout - Must See
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

The home was so beautiful and charming and completely perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The location was excellent and centralized located within minutes of so many attractions and services. Debbie is warm, welcome, and inviting. We had such a fantastic and magical family vacation with my 3 teens. There are many thoughtful touches that Debbie provides and is greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend this beautiful home to any type of traveller.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in what we quickly referred to as home. Debbie was great and was close by for questions to be answered. The property was all that she said in the ad and more. We will stay in her property again if available. I can not say enough about the convenience of the location.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay. Hope to see you again.
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Brampton ON Canada

Absolute Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a wonderful week in this well-appointed home. Interior is modern & comfortable with plenty of space for 4 adults indoors & out. We definitely took advantage of the beautiful side garden. The owner was very friendly & quick to respond to our questions. The box of chocolates was a nice touch! This location is easily accessible with a 10 minute drive to downtown & 20 minutes from the airport. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It was was great having you and your family and would love to have you back again one day. Debbie
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Comfy, Cozy and Classy!!

  • 5 of 5

My 2 sisters, myself and our Dad thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home in Victoria. It was clean and comfortable with beautiful decor. The owner was friendly and professional. Her thoughtfulness of giving a piece of birthday cake to our Dad was an extra special touch. All this made our stay most enjoyable!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. It was great to meet all of you. Debbie
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Montreal, QC, Canada

Perfect place for kiddly winks

  • 5 of 5

We were traveling with two small children and so we were looking for a place that would have a space to allow us adults to feel on vacation too. What I liked best about this place was the sunroom/tv room that was in the back and had a door to close so one of us could sleep in a bit while the other entertained the early risers. As well the kids room had a bunk bed (with a double bottom), which allowed one of us to lie down if needed. I also appreciated that the amenities in the kitchen were high end, nothing is more annoying than a cheap vegetable peeler that doesn't work. Debbie was nice enough to have coffee and tea there and we were greeted with a fruit basket, some chocolate and even a bath toy for the kids. Finally there is a park a 2 minute walk down the street which we used a couple of times between sightseeing and bedtime. It's a nice place for any traveler but great for anyone with little kids.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review.
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Great Stay for Extended Family!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the décor, ambience, brightness and layout of the home! The gas fireplace in the LR was cozy; the new fully appointed kitchen was a pleasure to use. We used the sunroom area with the glass dining table, large TV, wrap around windows and glass door to keep our young grandson with us, a majority of the time. It was a great area to entertain friends and family!

The space was big enough to accommodate our two families very well. Grammy & Grampy in the Master BR and daughter, son-in-law and grandson in the second room. Debbie, the renter, provided a stroller and playpen for our use. When I asked about a highchair, saying I would happily rent one locally, she decided she'd buy a new one for us and future renters to use. That was going above and beyond!

Debbie was excellent - answering our enquiries within hours, and replenishing supplies the same day we mentioned they were getting low. She was so considerate, buying scent free laundry soap to prepare our sheets and towels for us prior to our arrival. And she welcomed us with a 'fruit & fishing rod toy' basket'!!!

We'd stay there again!!! Local friends who dropped in for coffee and to visit, want their visiting families to stay there in the future.

We are so grateful that we found this cozy jewel on a quiet residential street. Thanks for sharing your home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Take care, Debbie
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Victoria Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
downtown Victoria
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Tsawwassen Terminal (to Vancouver)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cordova Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
downtown Victoria
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fifth Street Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Willow Beach

Victoria is a lovely community located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is also the capital of British Columbia. It is the must-see city to visit in British Columbia, starting with a trip - just a ten minute drive from my home - to the Parliament buildings adjacent to the harbour. Victoria has been a popular recreation destination for well over a century with year-round golfing, cycling, bird-watching, kayaking and hiking to name just a few of the many activities visitors can enjoy. Just around the corner from my home, are popular restaurants like Fifth Street Bar and Grill and San Remo (Italian) restaurant. Shopping is nearby since my home is situated close to two major malls in the city.


Rates & Availability

Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard House Rental Rates

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May 1 - Sep 30
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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