About the property
- Studio500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
Studio Apartment in the heart of Old Town.
The studio penthouse at the Morley Soda Factory, a three-story, nine-unit heritage building that was completely renovated and restored only eight years ago. Originally constructed in 1884, the building has been a flagship of the downtown core for 130 years – and you can now stay here and experience all the amazing things downtown Victoria has to offer.
This unique, top-floor studio penthouse in the heart of Old Town in downtown Victoria is an urban traveller’s dream. Walk out the door onto historic wood cobblestone streets and you’re literally steps away from the Lower Johnson shopping.
Being on the top floor, the space has lots of natural light, keeping the apartment bright and warm. It’s the perfect place to make your home base while exploring and you can easily duck back inside at any point during your day for a quick nap, or a snack, or just to take a break to relax with a great cup of local coffee on the terrace.
The historic character of the neighbourhood is what first attracted us to this property. The historic buildings and alleys connect you seamlessly to bustling streets with award winning restaurants, cocktail lounges, bars, pubs, coffee shops, yoga studios and boutique shops for clothes, apparel and more.
Our suite offers you a chance to be right in the center of downtown while avoiding some of the more trying aspects of tourist traps and hotels. You’ll get a truly local experience, the local culture and community that bustles all around the area. Once you park your vehicle (if you have one) you are unlikely to need it again, as almost everything is within walking distance.
Our studio is centrally located in the heart of downtown and the Old Towne district. Bring your bike! Park your car and walk, or easily grab a cab or bus from right out front. Waddington Alley stretches between Yates Street and Johnson Street, two one-way streets going opposite directions that will bring you to the most amazing shops, restaurants, historic buildings and other community locations in Victoria.
The carefully designed studio – which was completed in late-2009 – has all the amenities you could want for a short or long-term rental:
• Three-piece bathroom with fresh towels, shower/tub and all the fixings
• Planted terrace with bistro set overlooking the famous wooden cobblestones of Waddington Alley and onto Johnson Street
• Hair dryer and iron
• A wall-mounted flat screen TV, complete with Apple TV box + Netflix
• A Queen-sized bed, with fresh linens, individual hanging lamps and big pillows
• A complete kitchen loaded with all the dinnerware, cookware and glasses you could ever need; as well as a fridge, freezer, brand new oven, stovetop and a row of kitchen bar seats for socializing while you cook
• An elevator to help you lug those bags up to the top floor!
• The building has a very private rear courtyard garden for relaxing, if you so choose
• The most secure and inexpensive covered parking lot in town is less than 50 meters away
• The historic and iconic Johnson Street Bridge can be seen from the terrace and is literally across the street – so you can take casual walks over the harbour to get a full view of the city
• All of Victoria’s best restaurants and bars are within walking distance
• Easy access to taxis for excursions that go a little further
• There are three great brew pubs within walking distance, two less than five minutes away
We love this little spot and our town and we look forward to providing a unique experience and comfy nest for your Victoria adventure
Christian and Danielle Barnard
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Christian and Danielle Barnard
I was born and raised in Victoria and both Danielle and I have lived and travelled abroad, so we’re well-versed in the different desires of travellers. We’re happy to sit down with you to discuss what you might be interested in doing and can offer local knowledge, insider tips and answer any questions you might have. Or, we can happily leave you to your own devices and let you explore Victoria from this amazing home base on your own.
Christian and Danielle Barnard purchased this Studio in 2009
Why Christian and Danielle Barnard chose Downtown
We have been doing short term vacation rentals for 3 years now and have many fabulous reviews to show for our hard work. Place is spotlessly clean and we do everything ourselves so we are available to you when you need us.
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Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We were so pleasantly surprised by the space and location of this apartment; only steps from restaurants, pubs, and bars. Christian was incredibly accommodating, we arrived late in the evening and he stuck around to give us personalized recommendations that were all FANTASTIC. When we come back, we'll definitely be staying here again.
Thanks for the amazing review! Come back soon please.
very satisfied over all.
Property is pleasant (but not luxurious) and well located for tourists with shopping, restaurants and places of interest nearby. We are therefore very satisfied with our stay. Two minor nitpicks: A microwave oven would have been appreciated along with basic TV cable although Apple TV was supplied.
5* Condo, Great Location
I had a wonderful experience and plan to return. My hosts were wonderful, and the condo was 5* and the location was great.
Great location, clean and comfortable accommodation
I really liked to stay in this apartment for two days. It was clean, comfortable suite. It has full kitchen with all necessary stuff to cook your own meal if needed. Location is central and pretty quite. I hope to stay there again in the future.
Great Location, great host! Perfect for 2 people, would Book again!
Fantastic! Clean, functional, great Location, quiet, modern! Host attentive and really knows the city! Would book again!!
Perfect condo for a couples stay in downtown Victoria
Wonderful condo atop the Morley Soda Factory. It wonderfully outfitted with a full kitchen, full bath, living area with smart tv touched off with a separated bed area. We had a wonderdul time here. The building itself was really cool, and quiet at night despite being downtown. There was a delicious Italian restaurant right next door as well. We had a wonderful time here and would definitely book again.