About Eric Erikson
I have just recently purchased this property. It is not a brand new property. It is a 1945ish oceanfront beach house charmer. Don't expect a 21st century, but in saying this. It is gorgeous and has all the comforts of home.
Eric Erikson purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Eric Erikson chose Cordova Bay
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! It is the BEST place on the BEACH to be! It is friendly and welcoming. You are welcome to bring your toys and play and enjoy the sand, surf, sea, and sun! There is no greater playground, and it is surrounded by public golf courses.
What makes this Apartment unique
Owner loves the water and music and is on site most evenings. If you play music, bring along your instruments and you just might find a kindred spirit playing and singing with you. :) :) Come and enjoy.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We were comfortable in the 'penthouse' and had the necessary household items . Very convenient for enjoying walks on the beach and visiting the peninsula. However, we found that the photos on VRBO were not of unit we rented. For example: Our 'deck' was a narrow balcony with two small tables each with two chairs If four people rent they cannot sit together and enjoy a meal together outside because the tables are, by necessity, are in a row.
The property looks neglected - former gardens overgrown with grass, and numerous pots with plastic flowers. Carpet on the stairway is dirty. Bedrooms are on the road side of the unit and the road is very busy.
The photos on VBRO are accurate. They do not show a wide, but long sea-facing balcony. It is a great vantage point to enjoy a 180-degree view of Cordova Bay. In 2018, a city-gas barbecue was installed, and in 2017, it was refurnished, fitted with a new deck and painted (the reason why the picture on VBRO shows a black rail rather than white).
When we bought the property, everything was completely overgrown. so we cut everything back . This summer Victoria suffered a serious drought. The rains have finally come, so now everything is greening up and the plants and natural flowers are flourishing. The cloth (not plastic) flowers are outdoor flowers which we bought to support the new clematis shoots which are in the pots. Hopefully, within a summer or too, they can be removed as the clematis take hold, but in the meantime, they need support. We chose colourful and creative support. Let nature takes its own sweet time!
As mentioned on VBRO, we bought this neglectedproperty in 2016, and have done and are doing numerous upgrades. If you had asked our neighbours, they would have mentioned this to you. That said, we have always stated on VBRO that our property is a circa 1945ish character beach home, not a brand-new one.
We want everyone to make the best decision when choosing a property, because we want everyone to have the holiday they want for themselves. Our VBRO listing is very upfront and accurate, minus the bottle of wine or any treats we leave for you to enjoy. Our property was, for the most part SOLD OUT this summer. Many people who have stayed LOVE it! And have returned not once, but twice within two years! And we already have bookings for the summer of 2019.
This unit, and the entrance, is cleaned by professional cleaners after each booking.The stair carpet is old as it is original house carpet, but because it is only in the entrance, and not in a unit, it is quite low on our updates list-replacing the windows is much higher! And it really isn't that bad.
We wish that the reviewers discussed their concerns with us before posting this negative review. We live here. Not once during, or since their stay, a month ago. have they expressed any of these concerns.
To help avoid misunderstanding, as texts, photos, and videos can only relay so much, no one can instantly book our property. This is so everyone has the opportunity to ask us questions and clarify whether our property is right for them prior to booking. Please ask! We always answer.