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Lovely Home Steps from Downtown

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights


James Bay House Rental Photos and Description

Bright home with a large kitchen and lots of natural light

This house is a lovely home with a garden and patio, ideally located in the charming neighborhood of James Bay. It is just steps away from downtown Victoria, the Royal BC Museum, Dallas Road/Beach, many restaurants and shops, and much more.

This comfortable house in a fantastic location. Not only are several of Victoria's tourist attractions a short walk away, there are also several good restaurants, shops, grocery stores, liquor stores, banks, all within walking distance.

Attractions close to the house:

Victoria Inner Harbour - 5 minutes on foot

Fisherman's Wharf - 10 minutes on foot

Emily Carr's House - 3 minutes on foot

Downtown - 5 minutes on foot

Restaurants and bars- All over, within walking distance

Dallas Road and beach area - 10-12 minute walk

Beacon Hill Park - 5 minute walk

Royal BC Museum and Imax Theatre - 5 minute walk

Chinatown - 15 minute walk

Shopping area - 10 minute walk

Grocery store / bank / pharmacy- 4 minute walk

and much much more!

Guests will have access to the entire home (bear in mind there is a separate basement suite, but with its own entrance). You will find that this house has everything you need since we sometimes call this place home as well - we have taken the time to furnish it well and fully stock the kitchen with good appliances, cooking utensils, and plenty of spices which you are welcome to use.

There is a TV with DVD player. Free WIFI and high speed internet. There are several books on the area.

Our cozy and spacious living room gets so much natural light and is a great space to lounge around.

The main bedroom has a queen sized bed with an excellent mattress and quality linens. There is a pullout / futon in living room that can accommodate 2 extra guests.

The bathroom is spacious and has a washer and dryer in it for your use.

If we are able, we will check you in and answer any questions you may have. And if not, we will be in communication via phone and email and explain how to check in. We are here to help in any way possible!

The neighborhood where the house is located is called James Bay and it is the oldest residential neighborhood in Victoria, and is just south of downtown. Many of Victoria's key tourism attractions in this area - including Parliament Buildings, Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park, Fisherman's Wharf, horse-drawn carriages and waterfront walkways. The neighborhood has many heritage homes, including the home of artist Emily Carr. There are many interesting heritage walks that can be done in the area.

Because of the location, it is very easy to get around on foot to most areas of the city. There is also access to many bus routes and bus stops within a couple blocks from the house.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Lovely Home Steps from Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as was shown on VRBO. We loved the fact that we were within a five minute walk of the grocery store, coffee shop, liquor store, bookstore and many other amenities. We were also able to walk to downtown Victoria within ten minutes. The house was super clean and the kitchen was very well stocked. There was even a little first aid shelf in the cupboard that I really appreciated when I woke up one night with a killer headache. Dustin was around lots and was able to help us with any questions we had and even recommended an excellent restaurant (Ferris' Oyster Bar and Grill) that we enjoyed so much, we went twice. We would highly recommend this property as a great place to stay when visiting Victoria.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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James Bay Charmer

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed to Casa Sol by our very gracious hosts and provided with a handy off-street parking spot. A quick tour of the property left us very favourably impressed. The accomodations are very comfortable and we felt right at home immediately. The bedrooms are nicely appointed and the beds were comfortable. The modern kitchen has everything needed to prepare meals.

Many of the harbour area attractions are within a half hour walk. We did not even use our vehicle during our stay. Closer to the house there are many intriguing shops, including cafes, coffee shops (indepedents and Starbucks) and a 24 hour supermarket. There is a also pub nearby.

Horse-drawn carriages tour the streets near the residence which definitely compliment the turn of the century houses of the James Bay area. If you enjoy early 1900s architecture, you will enjoy strolling the neighbourhood. The Emily Carr residence is just down the road from the house.

All in all, a great place to stay during a visit to Victoria.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for leaving us a detailed review - we appreciate the feedback. Thanks again for staying with us, all the best to both of you!
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James Bay, Victoria. What a wonderful home in the centre of everything.

  • 5 of 5

Our 9 night stay was wonderful. The home is spacious and tastfully decorated. The paintings on the walls captured the esscence of the home - warm and welcoming. The kitchen is a cook's delight as it is well equiped. Everything was well maintained and all our questions were answered. It was just the 2 of us so I can't say how the futon in the living room would be for sleeping. It was great to have an assigned off street parking space - a necessity in James Bay. It is truely in walking distance to all the main attractions near the inner harbor in Victoria and Beacon Hill park. A variety of resturants are near by as well as a grocery store. Strolling around all the historical homes and their lovely gardens was great. I would certainly recommend this loctation to friends and we would definately stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lois! I am glad to know that you enjoyed your stay. I think the great location is one of the best things about this house and I am happy to hear you took advantage of that!
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  • 5 of 5

Ah, the house with the green table - I really thought this place was what a vacation rental should be. Warm and welcoming hosts, everything we needed for a great week in Victoria. James Bay is a very nice neighborhood - super convenient. Check out Niagra Grocery and Heron Rock Bistro - both just a short walk. Excellent parking convenient to a grocery store and all the major attractions... Couldn't have asked for a better location, they also had quite the educational book selection, loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am glad that you liked the house and appreciated the location :)
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Tatjana and Dustin are terrific hosts. Their place is lovely and clean and has everything one could possibly need. The location is perfect. The ocean, the Harbour, Beacon Hill Park, little corner stores and a grocery store, as well as restaurants are all within walking distance. Can't wait to go back. I have booked this place again at the end of August for an even longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Penny! We look forward to seeing you again soon :)
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Puyallup, Wa

Victoria, April 16-20, 2015

  • 5 of 5

My husband and spent a wonderful 4 night here. The home was very clean, the kitchen is exceptionally well stocked. We ate in every night because the grocery store is so close and we really enjoyed the kitchen and the quiet, coziness of the house. Now let me tell you how conviently located this home is. Not to speak of the fact that it has its own off street parking which is huge in Victoria. Yes, we had a great time and throughly enjoyed this home. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda for leaving a detailed response and are happy to know that you enjoyed our home !
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
James Bay Pub
Nearest Ferry
800 Metres
Black Ball Ferry to Port Angeles
Nearest Golf
6.4 Kilometres
Victoria Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
900 Metres
Highway 1 and Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
246 Kilometres
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Dallas Road / Holland Point Shoreline trail
Car: not necessary

The property is located in Historic James Bay. This is the oldest residential neighbourhood in Victoria, as well as the oldest in all of Canada’s West Coast. Many important Canadians have lived in this in this neighbourhood, including artist Emily Carr, Governor Sir James Douglas, and physician John Sebastian Helmcken.

Many of Victoria's key attractions can be reached on foot from James Bay:

Royal BC Museum and IMAX Theatre

Pacific Undersea Gardens

Carriage Tours

Beacon Hill Park

Dallas Road Road/Beach

Fisherman's Wharf

Historical Downtown Victoria

Parliament Buildings

Inner Harbour

Excellent Restaurants



Maritime Museum of BC

St Ann's Academy Historical Site

Harbour Ferry

Bug Zoo

There are also many great tours that start in this area:

Whale Watching Tours

Fishing Tours

Historical Tours

Carriage Tours

And not far by car are many other attractions such as:

Mount Doug for hiking and walking

Many walking, hiking, and cycling trails

Butchart Gardens

Ocean Discovery Centre

British Columbia Forest Discovery Centre

Butterfly Gardens

Quw'utsun' Cultural & Conference Centre

Fisgard Lighthouse

Victoria is also a good location for day trips to other parts of the island and nearby Gulf Islands.


Rates & Availability

James Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150

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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James Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a tub with shower. It also has a washer and dryer in it.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Very comfortable queen bed
  • The living room has a futon / pull out for 2 extra people. Please advise if you will need this extra sleeping area and we will leave the bedding there for you.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis

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