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Oceanfront Downtown Penthouse, Best Location to See City

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, Studio , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

If this unit is booked we have two other condos in the building. This waterfront penthouse is located in the heart of downtown Victoria in the Mermaid building. On the waterfront of the harbour and the edge of the Gorge waterway, the Mermaid Building allows its guests to experience downtown Victoria, the Inner Harbour, the Gorge Waterway, the ocean, the upper part of the island and Vancouver, with ease.

Some of Victoria’s most popular restaurants surround the building, making it easy to have gourmet meals with out the worry of taxis or drinking and driving.

Take a Whale watching tour right outside the door. Or rent a kayak and glide through the harbour to the open ocean to discover the Pacific’s wild life. Or paddle up the Gorge waterway and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Salmon Fish with a charter or rent a power boat and just take it easy touring Victoria from the water’s perspective.

Just steps away, the harbour sea planes take passengers in a half hour flight to downtown Vancouver, offering great shopping on Robson street, Theatres, Stanley Park and more, and all in a day allowing one to return home for dinner.

The Mermaid neighbours Historic China Town with its many vegetable stores, restaurants and curio shops.

Romantic horse drawn carriages carry passengers through the inner harbour past the parliament buildings, the world famous Royal BC Museum, live entertainment, Underwater Sea Gardens, Omnimax Theatre, Miniature World, Double Decker sight seeing tours, and tour buses to the renowned Butchart Gardens.

Cycle, stroll, run, or even ride a horse on the picturesque Galloping Goose Trail. This multi-use trail, formerly a railway line, moves right beside the Mermaid Building, through urban, rural and wilderness scenery on its 55-kilometre journey from Victoria to Sooke. Whether you're commuting to work, meandering on a weekend afternoon or pacing yourself from Sidney to Sooke, the trail is yours to enjoy.

Catch the little Harbour Ferry stopping at the Mermaid and travel right up the Gorge waterway to Tillicum and down to the Empress.

The Suite sleeps two. There is a queen bed. Nothing has been spared in furnishing this space. It is fully equipped with a 32 inch flat screen Smart TV, stereo, DVD player, high speed Wifi internet and modem, microwave, dishwasher, stove, fridge, blender, toaster, coffee maker, washing machine and dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped. The bathroom has a claw foot tub, separate shower and pedastall sink.

Keywords: Condominium, flat, apartment

More Details

Owner
Jeanie
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed the location and the brightness of the condo and the view. Thank you for all your help. We would love to stay again. So glad we chose your condo
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 4 piece (soaker tub, separate shower, toilet, sink)
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1),
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Downtown Penthouse, Best Location to See City
average rating of 4.790323 based on 63 reviews
5

romantic and very bright

  • 5 of 5

We found this top floor condo after 6 years searching all across North

America looking for the perfect winter get away from snow. We were so

impressed by this romantic and very bright penthouse apartment and the great

views of city and inner harbor with all the activity. This was the best and

our favorite place we stayed in Victoria. It is ideally located for

restaurants, shopping and all the tourist attractions. The halibut tacos at

the Canoe across the street are amazing.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

perfect place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We have been fortunate enough to be able to stay in this perfect location for downtown Victoria. This spacious, clean and well appointed suite has a wonderful harbor view and contains everything one needs. It is comfortable and quiet and ideal for us two old fogies - we really loved staying here and hope to do so again in the future - thanks for everything. David and Judy M.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the, so very nice of you
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5

Lovely, comfortable stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Victoria was very comfortable! This property is in a great location. Lots of restaurants close by. The unit is very well set up and comfortable - kitchen is well stocked. Jeanie is lovely to deal with and Francis was most welcoming and helpful! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate you are so nice to have written this Thank you
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4

Enjoyed our stay.

  • 4 of 5

Nice location. Suite was nicely decorated. Bigger tv and Netflix option would be nice.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place with beautiful views.Francis the concierge was great and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay over New Year's weekend. The condo was immaculate, and everything that was advertised. Francis, the concierge, was very responsive and helpful. The penthouse gets pretty warm, due to all the windows and the western view. The fireplace seems to be controlled from the thermostat which also controls the baseboard heating, so it would get pretty warm. The soaking tub was awesome. Very quiet, even on New Year's eve with a group in the next room.

The penthouse is a good 10-15 minute walk from the Inner Harbor, and if you have mobility issues, I would advise taking a taxi. The Swan across the street was delicious and had great music. We also found an Indian eatery, Varsha, a couple blocks away that was good food, but slow service. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Canoe Brewpub
Chinatown
Swans Brewpub
John's Place Restaurant
Songhees Walkway
Galloping Goose Trail
Chintz & Co
Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
Ferris' Oyster Bar
Victoria Clipper
Spinnakers Brewpub and Guesthouses
Fisherman's Wharf
British Columbia Parliament Buildings
Craigdarroch Castle
Inner Harbour
St. Andrew's Cathedral
Victoria Bug Zoo
Centennial Square
Fisherman's Wharf Park
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
half an hour
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
1 minute
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
1 minute
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
15 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
1 minute
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
15 minutes
Car: not necessary

In the heart of Old Town with independent Boutique shops and restaurants. seconds way for Galloping goose Trail and Songhees Walk way. half a block from China Town. In the centre of the Amber Triangle...the three best home brew pubs...Canoe Pub, Swan's and Spinnakers. Short walk to Victoria Public Market

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Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
low season
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$116
$937
$2,173
 
 
High Season
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$176
$1,086
$3,746
 
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
$656
$1,648
 
 
Thanksgiving
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Low Season
Oct 9 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$127
$689
$1,686
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Low Season
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$131
$937
$2,248
 
 
High Season
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,161
$4,121
 
 
October
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$120
$637
$1,611
 
 
Thanksgiving
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$176
 
 
Low Season
Oct 8 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$135
$749
$1,761
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
$161
 
 
Low Season
Jan 2 2019 - Mar 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
$131
$937
$2,323
 
 
High Season
Apr 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
$184
$1,180
$4,158
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$90
$554
$1,873
 

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