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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

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!


Fairfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

The Urban Cottage. Steps to the ocean...downtown Victoria at your doorstep.
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Feel at home!

  • 5 of 5

We started our family vacation (6 adults and a baby) at the Urban Cottage and although a little worried with the space, we were very happy with our choice. Deanna and her mother were very nice and made us feel at home immediately. We enjoyed all the little attentions, space was perfect for all of us! Deanna, we also loved to be able to pick apples from your tree, and our grand-daughter really enjoyed playing in your family room where she was hiding her toys!!! We do recommand your well located property where we could walk to almost every place we had plan to visit during our stay in Victoria!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Louise and Family, I'm so happy you and your family had such a wonderful time at the cottage, and that you were pleasantly surprised at how big the cottage actually is once you arrived. It's hard to tell from the photos that there is actually 1500 square feet on the main floor, plus the outdoor front and back decks. Your granddaughter was absolutely precious and I'm so glad she enjoyed the large family room :) We hope to see you all again soon :) Kind regards, Deanna
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Excellent In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Urban Cottage was ideal for us in every way. Great location close to the coast, Cook Village and the centre of Victoria. Spacious, well furnished, lovely front and back garden, BBQ, comfy beds, great kitchen, I could go on. In addition Deanna is a great host who provided lots of info and advice to help us enjoy our stay. Would have no hesitation recommending Urban Cottage or staying there again should we return to the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your family and I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time at the cottage and exploring Victoria. I do hope to see you all again! Kind regards, Deanna
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Our perfect stay in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two teens and I spent 4 nights in Victoria in Deanna's Urban Cottage. Not only is it the perfect location if you like to be just outside of town in a hip part of Victoria, it is also extremely homey, roomy, clean, modern and down right lovely. Deanna pays attention to every detail and she has the best customer service I have ever experienced in the VRBO world. We really enjoyed many of her recommendations for restaurants, activities, and shopping. My family and I have amazing memories of our time in Victoria and can't wait to return. And when we do, we will definitely be seeking Deanna and staying at the Urban Cottage. Thank you making our trip to Victoria a first class experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rose and Family, It was an absolute pleasure to host you and your lovely family. I'm so glad your trip to Victoria was so amazing and that you leave with good memories. It makes me very happy that the Urban Cottage can play a role in making great memories for a great family :) And I'm so glad you saw the whales! What an incredible experience. Your children were wonderful and I really enjoyed meeting you and your husband--I will definitely look forward to having you all back again. Until then...have a lovely rest of your summer in Chicago! All the best, Deanna
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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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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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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

Fairfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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