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Francis Autendyke

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Romantic Victoria Waterfront Condo! Views! Private Deck!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Downtown Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Mermaid Gold is an elegantly appointed condo on the waterfront in Victoria. With a beautiful, Tuscan-inspired decor, it is fully equipped and has fabulous harbour and mountain views.

Mermaid Gold has a PRIVATE ROOFTOP TERRACE, for exclusive use by you and your guests. Sit at the teak dining table or at the bar by the railing and watch the boats go by. It's a perfect place for morning coffee or sunset drinks.

Lounging by the fireplace in the living room you have the same breathtaking views.

You can also see the harbour come alive from your pillow top bed while having breakfast or watch lights glitter on the water as you doze off at day's end.

Your kitchen is fully appointed and the bedroom has spa robes, an iron and ironing board, silk covered designer lamps, plenty of closet space and more.

Wireless internet is available to keep you connected.

Mermaid Gold is an easy walk to everything: World Class Restaurants, Shoreline Trails, the Famous Galloping Goose Bicycle Path and Fantastic Shopping!

For more information PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE.Use the link in 'Rate Details' below.

You will find many more details and photographs.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Francis Autendyke (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Why Francis Autendyke chose Victoria

Victoria has the best of all worlds. It is a city but you can walk almost everywhere! We never rent a car and love the cosmopolitan benefits mixed with beautiful gardens and the ever fascinating harbour life.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)
Romantic Victoria Waterfront Condo! Views! Private Deck!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
5

Great choice in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay at Mermaid Gold. The condo was nicely furnished, the kitchen had everything possible. Lovely view of the harbor. Very convenient, just steps to the water taxi . Restaurants and China town nearby. Francis is very helful and thorough. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, Thank you for your review ! You were both very kind guests and took great care of the condo . I look very forwarded to seeing you in years to come . Kind Regards, Francis
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5

A Gem by the Harbour

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is ideal for 2 people. Even with two children added, the size of the apartment was sufficient. High quality appliances and furnishings are evident. The location is excellent, with a pleasant view of the inner harbour. We were able to walk to all the attractions which were of interest to us. It was a nice bonus to have use of the roof top patio and barbeque. Across the road is an excellent, upscale pub. And, what makes the visit superb is the manager, Francis. He was obliging, friendly and most helpful. One needs to be aware that it is a 20 min. walk to the nearest large grocery store - otherwise, a perfect location.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, Thank you for your very kind review. It was a great pleasure working with you from the beginning of your booking till the end of your stay when I picked you and your lovely family up the morning of departure and dropped them off at the Bus Station ! May you continue to enjoy your Summer ! Kind Regards, Francis
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5

We had a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our short stay at this cute little place, it had everything we could have needed and the location was great. Francis was very knowledgable and informative about the area.

The only thing that could possibly be an issue if someone is an early and very light sleeper, is the noise from the restaurant across the street at night. For us it wasn't a problem since it closes at midnight and we didn't go to bed much before then, and there were earplugs provided. It was nice to have the restaurant right there for a convenient place to grab some food! We would stay again and recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Erin, Thank you for your very kind review ! It pleases me that you both enjoyed your recent stay at The Mermaid Gold and that you plan on re-booking again some time in the near future . Both you and your husband were excellent guests and took great care of the condo ! Kind regards, Francis
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5

A wonderful experience - definitely romantic

  • 5 of 5

The little touches are what made this a great place to stay. Seeing things like sauces, condiments, scissors, notepads, laundry soap, etc. in the cupboards made us feel right at home. The location is central and it is a nice walk to everywhere in the downtown/inner harbour area. So many food places are close that we would have had to stay a month to try them all. We tend to eat breakfast in the room on holidays and the full kitchen made this easy. Secure underground parking, a very nice private rooftop patio, and good wireless internet rounded out the bonus features. If you are driving, it is easy to get anywhere as well.

I also liked that the mattress was very comfortable and they had a selection of both fluffy and flat pillows to choose from. A selection of DVDs to watch for quiet or rainy evenings was welcome.

The only (and I mean only) negative we found was the street noise some days. Even though it is on the top floor (5th), the sounds seemed to echo up the building so that things like late night bar patrons or early morning delivery/garbage trucks seemed louder than they should. The air-conditioning would drown it out but we preferred to sleep with the window open. It was not a huge problem for us but light sleepers might want to bring earplugs as a precaution.

This was just about a perfect short holiday for us (6 days) and the condo was one of the biggest factors in making it so.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gordon, You and your wife were delightful guests, from the time of booking to the day of your check-out ! I am very pleased that you found the condo very enjoyable and found it to be appointed with all of the comforts that made it feel like a true home away from home ! Yours, Francis Autendyke
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4

Lovely Condo

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location for my husband and myself to wander the downtown areas, go to restaurants and see the sights of Victoria.

Comfortable and fully stocked, it has a small outdoor area on the roof which is a bit awkward to get to and the view limited when you are seated. Washer and dryer in the condo is very handy and lots of towels etc.

We enjoyed and would recommend this condo and the manager, Francis, was very attentive and helpful. He also offers a airport pickup and delivery which is excellent!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Ticked all our boxes

  • 4 of 5

We thought this cute little apartment would be right for us when we booked it months ago and when we arrived and saw how well it ticked all our boxes, all our hopes were realized. First of all, it is safe and secure ... most important. Then we found how easy it is to get ... anywhere. A short walk to the Inner Barbour, to Chinatown and our fav tea shop, Murchies; a bit further to James Bay and Beacon Hill Park, and, if necessary, a hop and a step to the water taxi to just about anywhere else. Driving 'Up Island' is a dream as are all other road connections. And so close to really good restaurants and watering holes. We just love the micro-brewery, the Canoe - now, our fav. pub! Yes, God willing, we WILL be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES --- Shoreline Walking/Jogging Paths, Whale Watching, The Galloping Goose Trail! Great cycling all over!

SHOPPING --- Designer Home Shops, Art Galleries, European Clothing and Decorating, Chinatown Imports, Bookstores and More!

CULTURAL/HISTORIC ACTIVITIES --- Live Theater, Garden Tours, China Town, Empress Hotel, Parliament Building. TRANSPORTATION --- Airport Shuttle, Harbour Ferry Stop at your Front Door, Mainland Ferries, Boat Marina, Float Planes, Carriage Tours, Train Station, Car Rental Offices all walking distance or door to door. Many Options.

ENTERTAINMENT --- Jazz Clubs, Victoria Symphony, Sightseeing Tours, Walking Tours, Wonderful Year-Round Special Events

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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
 
High Season
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
$880
$2,319
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$116
$758
$1,778
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
$947
$2,551
 

Additional information about rental rates

The rooftop water-view garden is private for your exclusive use. It is divided from others by fencing and beautiful plants.
Commercial grade BBQ's are nearby.
We are on the Victoria Harbour and the water taxi stops just out front.
Our building is secure and modern.
Cancellation
If a Guest wishes to cancel they should advise the Owner immediately by telephone followed by a written emailed confirmation of cancellation. If an unavoidable circumstance causes to cancel up to 60 days before the reservation start date, you will receive an 85% refund of the total rent . Cancellations any later than this will provide you a refund of 85% of whatever rent we collect from others for the cancelled time, assuring that the total rent received from the new Guests is the same as you agreed to pay >

To confirm a reservation we need your name, number of guests, email/phone/address check in/out dates and a 50% deposit. Final payment is due 1 month prior to check in.
We accept email transfers, direct bank deposits, and credit cards via PayPal.
Prices listed include all taxes and parking.
For more than 2 people there is a $30 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Luxuriate in your Generously Sized Soaker Tub then slip into your White, Waffle-Weave Robe. Enjoy Fine Soaps and Lotions. Hair Dryer and Built-in Makeup Mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Luxury Queen Raised Captain Bed with Pillow-top mattress and a Sleep Sofa, both with Lovely Harbour Views. Fine Hotel Bed Linens - Down or Hypo-Allergenic. Large Mirrored Closet and Ample Drawer Space.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Notes:
Wonderful Harbour and Olympic Mountain views from your bed, living room and private roof garden. IN YOUR LIVING ROOM --- Fireplace, Italian Armoire with Flat Screen Cable TV-VCR-DVD & Stereo/CD Player. Movie,Music and Book Library. Board Games. Elegant Double Sofa-bed. IN YOUR GOURMET KITCHEN --- Contemporary Appliances, Quality Flatware and China, Coffee Maker, Blender, Washer and Dryer and more. IN YOUR BEDROOM --- Fine Bed Linens, Luxury Queen Pillow-top Bed, Silk-shaded Designer Bed Lamps, Spa-style Robes, Iron/Ironing Board. IN YOUR BATHROOM --- Generous Soaker Tub, Fluffy Thick Towels, Hair Dryer, Vanity Makeup Mirror, Fine Soaps and Lotions. IN YOUR PRIVATE ROOF GARDEN --- 500 Sq ft, Secluded Open Air Roof Garden with High Grade Teak Furniture. FOR YOUR SECURITY --- Elevators, Gated Underground Parking, Wheelchair Access. IN YOUR OFFICE --- High Speed Wireless Internet Connection, Wireless Router.

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