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Martin Goodwin

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

** The Weekender ** Garden Suite, Close to Town

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Victoria West Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 1 or 2 bedroom suite, great location, easy access.

Spacious and Comfortable garden suite. Private entry, no step walk in, full size, full height ground level suite, overlooking lovely garden patios, both front and back.

***New Service - Shuttle to/from Victoria International Airport for $30 one way***

We have a full size cook's kitchen with everything you need and lots of counter space to enjoy your meal preparation. Large Master with queen bed, 2nd bedroom is smaller with a double. Comfortable dining area beside the kitchen, with an open plan living area. Lounge size Couch and Captains Chair for maximum relaxation after a hard day of tourist or convention activities. New this year - 40" flat screen TV and Telus Optik signal or select from our video library. Working holiday? You'll appreciate the full size desk, WiFi included. Need an occasional print/scan/copy? We can help. The open plan living area is well over 30 feet from dining area to living room, so no need to feel cramped here!

Need anything? We are a quiet couple right upstairs, in a no pets, no kids, no smoking environment. We're also life-long locals, so we can point you in the right direction for anything from local attractions and events, to the best hiking or biking trails, to the best swimming hole, or...well, just ask!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Martin Goodwin (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Martin Goodwin

I am a 42 year resident of beautiful Victoria, BC. I work in tourism and travel, and enjoy my own travels mostly in our winter season when things are slower here. I've stayed in every kind of place in my travels, and that has guided me in creating this vacation rental space for maximum comfort and utility.

Martin Goodwin purchased this apartment in 1991

Why Martin Goodwin chose Victoria

I built this home in 1991 and probably will own it forever! I consider the location to be perfect - on a quiet residential street, yet close to downtown. Our neighbourhood has grown so much over the last few years - all the desired conveniences are at hand. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

What makes this apartment unique

Spacious/great kitchen /nice gardens & patios/quiet/convenient location/great walks& bike trails/near the harbour/walk to shopping/lots more!


based on 46 traveler reviews

** The Weekender ** Garden Suite, Close to Town
average rating of 4.869565 based on 46 reviews

Excellent Accommodation for Two Couples

  • 5 of 5

Two bedrooms made this a great accommodation for two couples. Kitchen was fully equipped and large enough for two people to work. Situated on a quiet residential street with lots of street parking. A 5 minute drive to downtown and walking distance to transit and parks. Ground-level suite was surrounded by a lovely garden and a patio with a table and chairs. Host was very accessible and typically responded within minutes to questions and providing additional supplies. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It felt like a second home.

  • 5 of 5

An excellent place to stay! The hosts were very welcoming and even include a discount token on the keys that can be used at the local grocery store. Very handy! Our family has one member that uses a walker and we found this place very accessible.

The location is close to downtown if you wish to do the tourist areas, and also close enough to access to the highway if you want to get out and about and see other areas of the island.

Place was very clean and the beds were comfortable! Kitchen was stocked with all the cooking utensils you would need.

We look forward to staying there again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the Weekender!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the Weekender! It worked out perfectly for the three of us. It was very clean, quiet, and spacious, with several unexpected extras provided in the kitchen. We found it to be well located for exploring the Victoria area. Wish we had booked to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place - perfect for a family trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great trip to Victoria, thanks to Martin! Loved the place, clean and had all the amenities. Martin was the perfect host, checked on us soon after checking in and made sure we had everything we needed. Advised us on places to eat, watch the fireworks - it worked out well. We had a relaxing weekend.

Groceries are close by and a few minutes drive to downtown. Clean, Convenient, Perfect for a family! Thanks Martin...

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

I only wish we could have stayed longer! We had a short visit to Victoria, and stayed at the lovely Weekender. The place was very clean and tidy, beautiful, and spacious. Roxanne was very friendly and offered any help we might need. The kids enjoyed the gardens and even a few cherries from the tree! The gardens at the house were beautiful, and it was a quiet and just overall amazing place. We only stayed for two nights, and are already making plans to return. We visited the Butchart Gardens twice in a day, first during the day (spent 4 hours) and then went back at night to see the lights. We stayed till just before they closed at 11 pm (this only happens in the summer I think, so check the times if you go). Walked through town, but only for a short while, because we were busy taking in the scenic tour--stopped off at a beach and walked around. Highly recommend staying at this place, and we look forward to visiting again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was excellent. Clean and tidy with everything you need.

  • 4 of 5

The weekender was a lovely property. We stayed for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We've been to Victoria before but stay in a hotel. This was so much better. The property was clean and tidy. The owners live upstairs and were the perfect hosts. The property is located walking distance to the harbour and the spinnika pub. Street parking outside the property was always available. Wifi and telus TV was a great bonus. I would not hesitate to book this vacation rental again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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The Parliament Building
Butchart Gardens
Nearest Airport
26.6 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport - 30 minutes.
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub - 9 minutes walking.
Nearest Ferry
2.8 Kilometres
Blackball Ferry to Pt. Angeles, WA - 7 min.
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Gorge Vale Golf Club - 5 minutes.
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Kilometres
HWY 1 - Douglas St. - 3 min.
Nearest Ski
234 Kilometres
Mt. Washington - 3 hours.
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Best sandy beach in town - Oak Bay Beach - 15 min.
Car: recommended

Our secure residential neighbourhood has easy parking right outside your window. It's just a short drive, bike, walk, or bus (leaves every 8 minutes) to downtown. To the Corner Store - 1 block; to our local mall for groceries or spirits - 4 blocks. We are near The Galloping Goose, Victoria's dedicated bike/walking path. To the right, you can follow the inner harbour into town - to the left you will cross a scenic waterway 'The Gorge', via Selkirk Trestle for a nice cafe or pub, or follow 'The Goose' for miles, if you like. Close to home we've had three new bakeries arrive lately, and coffee shop options ranging from The Spiral Cafe (great local music) to Starbucks within a few minutes walk. Ready for a pint? Spinnakers Brew Pub and Restaurant overlooking the harbour and downtown is just a pleasant stroll from here.


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Victoria West Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $46
Refundable damage deposit $230

Snowbird accommodation is for a maximum of two guests (and occasional visitors), please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Victoria West Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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