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Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

The Urban Cottage. Steps to the ocean...downtown Victoria at your doorstep.

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Victoria House Rental Photos and Description

Fabulous South Fairfield location. Affordable Luxury. Fully equipped, sleeps 6.

Fabulous location for your dream vacation!

Half a block to the spectacular Dallas Road ocean front, a short stroll to the eclectic Cook Street Village and a leisurely walk through stunning Beacon Hill Park to downtown Victoria and the world famous Inner Harbour.

Ideal home for family vacation, adventure seeking, or quiet romantic get-away. Walk to the eclectic Cook Street Village for boutiques, cafes and popular eateries. The best Victoria has to offer is at your doorstep. 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deanna (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

About Deanna

I'm very proud to offer the Urban Cottage for your vacation in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. This was my family home for many years and I still live on the property. Whether you need restaurant recommendations, directions, tips for how to entertain your young children, or help with anything in the cottage, I am here to make your stay perfect. Or if you are looking for complete privacy, my personal suite and entrance are separate and will ensure that my guests have won't know I'm here! I hope to see you soon and welcome you to the Urban Cottage!

Safe travels!

Deanna purchased this house in 1997

Why Deanna chose Victoria

The property is located in one of the best neighbourhoods in Victoria - South Fairfield. My home was built in 1920 and over the years I've updated it with new kitchen and attached family room, new bathroom and decor. I bought this property to raise my family and have many happy memories here. Now I am offering it to others to make their own memories of their fabulous vacation in Victoria :) I manage and clean the property myself, along with my mother and daughter. We believe that no cleaning service can clean to our exceptionally high standards or pay attention to detail like we do. My mother even irons the bed linen!

What makes this house unique

This is a one level home, so suitable for young children, as well as grandparents who may not want to do stairs to bedrooms everyday. There is a sunny back deck with bistro set to enjoy your morning coffee, as well as the afternoon/evening sun on the front porch. Enjoy a cocktail in the Adirondack chairs in the evening sun. Beautiful backyard is fully fenced...while away the afternoon in the double hammock! The street is only 4 blocks long and not a thoroughfare, so it's quiet and safe. My home is just a half block from the stunning Dallas Road waterfront, complete with sand/pebble beach, tide pools and paved walking paths along the cliffs. You can't beat this location! Within just a few blocks of the property is a fabulous children's play park, petting zoo, beautiful Beacon Hill Park, and the eclectic Cook Street village with cafes, boutiques and eateries. Downtown Victoria with its amazing restaurants, theatres and nightlife is at your doorstep...just a 5 minute drive or a lovely 20 minute stroll. The Urban Cottage has it all!


based on 30 traveler reviews

The Urban Cottage. Steps to the ocean...downtown Victoria at your doorstep.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter (age 2), and I spent a wonderful week at the Urban Cottage recently. Deanna was a great host, checking in to make sure we were settling in nicely and providing recommendations for local shops/restaurants... None of which disappointed us! The location of the Cottage was perfect - close enough to walk downtown but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city for us to really unwind and relax. The house is also a short walk to the beach, Cook St Village, and Beacon Hill Park which was great for us. The Urban Cottage itself is a lovely, spacious home with everything we needed during our visit. We would definitely recommend the Cottage to others and look forward to visiting Deanna again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had such a wonderful vacation at the Urban Cottage. It was a pleasure to host you and your family--I would so enjoy seeing you all again and look forward to your next visit. Have a wonderful summer! Kind regards, Deanna
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Home away from home in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our adult daughter, and I spent 5 days in Deanna's Urban Cottage. It's not really a cottage -- it's a full-fledged house. And it is perfect for people who don't like hotels on vacation. The location is great. Just a block from Dallas Road, where there are walking paths with beautiful sunsets and kite surfers to observe. It's also a short walk from Cook Street Village (many local shops and restaurants) and Beacon Hill Park with a children's petting zoo and the peacocks who have escaped the petting zoo and run free. We loved the "Cottage" as a base for our explorations of Victoria and Vancouver Island. Deanna graciously greeted us when we arrived and showed us around, and she available at our convenience at our departure. The house was spotless, the beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen was well-stocked with the basics that are sometimes lacking. We had plenty of spaces to gather as a family, but also enough rooms that when we wanted privacy, we had it. We will definitely return if we plan another vacation in Victoria.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad that the Urban Cottage provided you with the perfect home base for all your explorations around beautiful Victoria. We really do have an amazing location--so close to sea, city and parks! I'm also glad that my garden held the heirloom Stirling Silver lavender rose, as you shared that it was one of your favourites :) Wishing you all a wonderful summer. Kind regards, Deanna
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Saskatchewan, Canada

Wonderful family vacation rental; great area in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

Our family (of 5, including an infant son/grandson) really enjoyed staying at the "Urban Cottage". It was very comfortable, beautifully decorated, and had everything the family needed for our week-long stay in Victoria. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was perfect, and we especially enjoyed the family room at the back of the house - a great place to relax and visit. It really felt like our own home!

The area, half a block from Dallas Road, (ocean-side overlooking the Juan de Fuca Strait), and close to Beacon Hill Park and the Cook Street Village, was perfect. Although we had vehicles, we did lots of walking in the area. Downtown Victoria was only about 5 minutes away, by car.

The owner, Deanna provided all the information that we needed about the home and the area, and was very helpful if we needed anything, or had any questions.

We would recommend this vacation home for anyone, but especially as wonderful family "home away from home". We definitely hope to return for a visit to the "Urban Cottage" in the near future.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Fraser and Family, It was my pleasure to have you all as guests at my home. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay over the Mother's Day week. I would be so happy to welcome you all back again--and look forward to that :) Enjoy your summer! Kind regards, Deanna
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Alberta, Canada

Our ocean-side stay in the most wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four was beyond impressed with this home, with the kindness and flexibility of our host, and with it's location. The home is charming and so comfortable, spotlessly clean, and spacious for our family needs. Our children (now teens and the size of adults- wait, how did THAT happen?!) absolutely loved that they had their own bedrooms with king sized beds. It provided us all with space for privacy and quiet. At the same time, it offered great spaces for being together (reading on the window seat, visiting and watching tv the front sitting room, playing cards at the table, enjoying a fire in the fireplace). Being from the "colourless in winter" prairie, we were thrilled with the one minute walk to the amazing ocean- a great spot for walking, running, skipping rocks and relaxing. What beauty! We truly didn't want to leave...

The beds and pillows were positively dreamy. The library of books available made us feel that it could have been our own home. The kitchen couldn't have been better stocked unless it came complete with Jamie Oliver himself!

Our host showed such kindness and respect to us...she offered flexibility when one of our children was not feeling well toward the end of our stay. All turned out well in the end and we didn't need to take advantage of her graciousness, but we were very grateful nonetheless. We would recommend this rental home to anyone and everyone. Already thinking about when we can return!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Inkster Family, It was such a pleasure to meet your family and have you at the Urban Cottage. Thank you for your kind words--I'm just so glad your son recovered quickly and was able to travel home without discomfort. Both your children were lovely and I'm so glad they enjoyed their big beds :) Your family has a true appreciation for all the beauty that surrounds us in this wonderful city, and our pretty neighbourhood in particular--you must definitely come back in spring or summer to see why we are called the "Garden City". I'm so glad you enjoyed the cottage and all it has to offer. It would be our absolute pleasure to host your family again. Stay warm, and all the best! Deanna
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Exceptional vacation rental in prime location, cozy and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to the Victorian Urban Cottage far exceeded my expectations as a rental for our 10 day stay with our 2 adult children and their partners. We wanted an accommodation that would allow us to spend time together playing games, cooking, visiting, but also provide spaces for solitude and rejuvenation. The Cottage had that for us. The amazingly, fully stocked gourmet kitchen was a great asset in preparing our many meals together, but the cooks were not isolated as the kitchen adjoined to a beautiful and bright family room. The pictures are a very accurate representation of the cottage. It is tastefully decorated and feels cozy and welcoming. Our host was attentive to our every need and was available if we had questions, but also respected our privacy. The Cottage is located in a mature neighborhood one block from access to coastal walkways and an easy walk to Beacon Hill Park. The one hundred year old cottage has been lovingly updated and maintained. We appreciated the history of the house and the area. Our host provided detailed information on all aspects of the Cottage and the many opportunities in the area. This rental is a rare gem! If I could rate it higher than 5 stars, I would!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol and Family, Thank you so much for your very kind words regarding my property--it was a pleasure to host you and your family. I'm glad you were able to relax and have fun on this trip which included a couple very special occasions for your family! I'm so pleased the Urban Cottage could provide the perfect combination of togetherness and solitude. All the best to you and your family in 2016! Kindest regards, Deanna.
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Utterly charming and clean, wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 has travelled to Victoria a number of times, and found this to be the best place to rent thus far! What a delight to find the accommodations even nicer than we anticipated. Our host has thought through every detail in this cozy and super clean house to make her guests's stay comfortable. The neighborhood is quiet, within a few yards you can stroll along the bay, walk up to the cafes and shops on Cook Street, or make it home base for exploring the city. We walked downtown and back a number of times! The beds are excellent, kitchen perfectly stocked and organized. Can't say enough good things about our stay - thank you Deanna!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul and Family, Thank you so much for you kind words about my home. I'm so pleased you and your family enjoyed your time in Victoria, and your stay at the Urban Cottage! Kind regards, Deanna
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Nearest Airport
28.8 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Kilometres
Beagle Pub
Nearest Ferry
28.5 Kilometres
BC Ferries to Vancouver
Nearest Golf
4.8 Kilometres
Victoria Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Kilometres
Pizzeria Prima Strada
Nearest Ski
247 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
190 Metres
Dallas Road Beach
Car: recommended

Fabulous location for your dream vacation!

Half a block to the spectacular Dallas Road ocean front, a short stroll to the eclectic Cook Street Village with boutiques, cafes and eateries, a beautiful 15 walk through stunning Beacon Hill Park to downtown Victoria and the world famous Inner Harbour.

Ideal home for family vacation, adventure seeking, or quiet romantic get-aways. The best Victoria has to offer is at your doorstep.


Rates & Availability

Victoria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee for stays less than a week is $125. Weekly/Monthly stays - cleaning fee waived :)
Refundable Damage Deposit - ask owner.
Cancellation Policy: 100% refundable up to 60 days prior to arrival.
Owner lives on-site in completely private and separate micro-suite.

50% of the total cost of rental is due at time of booking. Balance of rental and damage deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival. Payment method: Interac transfer within Canada or PayPal for International guests. Canadian cheques also accepted where time permits. Primary Renter must be a minimum of 30 years of age.

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Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Lots of storage
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , TV in room
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed- Double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Twin or King convertible
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Twin or King convertible
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This vacation rental is owned and operated by 3 generations of women. We clean the home to an extremely high standard ourselves because we believe nobody can clean as well as us because we are invested in providing our guests with exceptional service. We pay attention to detail to ensure each guest has a fabulous stay!

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