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AFFORDBLE WTRFRNT LUX ON DWNTWN HRBOR:Dec4-15$695wk;De28-J2,$179nt;Jan2-20$850wk

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 30 nights

Description

Downtown Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

Be sure to see our VIDEO of the condo at the top left link on this page which brings to life this harbour oasis with its SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS, and downtown walking access.

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A PET IS CONSIDERED FOR A MINIMUM STAY OF A MONTH NOT FOR SHORT TERM PLEASE.

This luxurious condo FRONTS directly on Victoria's harbour with NO ROAD OR TRAFFIC running by out front, in a seven story residential building, offering both scenic peacefulness and convenient access. (Beware of SIDE condos here which are easily disturbed by late night restaurants or early morning garbage pick up, new construction and rush hour traffic.) A short walk will bring you to all major downtown attractions, including the Empress Hotel and Convention Center, the Parliament Buildings, the Museum, and some of Victoria’s finest restaurants. Nearby are many boutiques, theatres and shopping opportunities.

Why not have breakfast on the balcony while watching up close seals frolic and kayakers paddle past? On a cool evening, perhaps you would enjoy curling up by the living room fireplace with one of the books or DVDs provided, as the harbour lights twinkle on.

Wake refreshed from the comfort of the sumptuous KING SIZE pillow-top bed surrounded by carefully selected furnishings. Enjoy a romantic second fireplace, in the bedroom, and view rowers and harbour traffic right from the bed. A comfortable Queen-size pull-out sofa bed is available in the living room.

Always verify that the condo you are renting is a real 1 bedroom: many small studio condos are advertised as 1 bedrooms when the bedroom and living space are in one room with no wall and door separation very much limiting living space and flexibility. Ours is a full King bedroom with ample square footage, and privacy to live comfortably, allowing someone to watch TV while another sleeps or reads elsewhere undisturbed.

Savour meals prepared in the fully equipped kitchen, and elegantly served at the mahogany inlaid dining table. All types of cooking essentials are provided.

This condo also offers AIR CONDITIONING to ensure no summer days are uncomfortable, and reduced glare window tinting to maximize your comfort in the increased temperatures a few days of these last few summers. The four piece bath includes a deep soaker tub, shower, hair dryer, and two robes for your relaxation.

Charming water taxis zip into the wharf below and will transport you, inexpensively, to Victoria's many attractions. Should you wish, whale watching and kayaking excursions are just a few steps away. Perhaps you would choose instead one of the many golf courses, or miles of waterside bike paths. Bike rentals are next door.

Sunset is a lovely time to enjoy a glass of wine on the rooftop patio, overlooking the boats and seaplanes, while dinner sizzles on the gas BBQ, or on your private, west, sunset facing balcony contemplating the water activity below.

The Mermaid Suite, perched over the harbour, is a haven of scenic luxury, with waterFRONT views and delightful walking access to downtown amenities, yet removed from the downtown bustle .

The condo is 5 minutes walking distance from the Seaplane Terminal to Vancouver, 15 minutes from the Seattle Ferry port, 35 minutes driving from the Victoria Airport, and 40 minutes from the British Columbia Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay. We provide dedicated underground parking, and are happy to assist you with airport pick up, grocery delivery, reduced rental car rates, and information on restaurants and attractions.

Pets only by prior written arrangement, and for longer terms than 1 week please.DO VISIT OUR HOME WEBSITE to explore the links we have provided to enable you to enjoy Victoria fully by starting your vacation planning in advance.

Contact us now, and let us help you plan a memorable Victoria vacation. We want you to enjoy Victoria as much as we do.

BE SURE TO READ OUR GUEST REVIEWS (TOP LINK) TO SEE THE QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE WE PROVIDE OUR GUESTS. More reviews appear from our Guest Book if you scroll down after the LOCATION tab above.

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WE RENT SEVERAL CONDOS AND USUALLY HAVE AVAILABILITY.PLEASE PHONE ME IF OUR CALENDAR SHOWS UNAVAILABILITY: ANOTHER CONDO OTHER THAN THIS ONE COULD STILL BE AVAILABLE. 613 794 2568 Eastern Standard Time

Keywords: Residential self catering condominium

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Colleen or Don
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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Why Colleen or Don chose Victoria

The abundance of variety in scenery, and activities, both recreational, and cultural, really impressed us in Victoria. Biking, whale watching, garden touring, museums, wineries, theatres, the symphony- all in a Pacific island community with Canada's most moderate climate. The ease of manoeuvring around a small town without freeways, and the friendliness of a seaside community that has the charm of the little harbour ferries, all conjures up a peaceful haven separate from the frenzied real world.

What makes this condo unique

Here you really can have the beauty of Victoria nestled at the water's edge without any of the usual downtown intrusions such as noise, congestion, smog, but still have immediate walking access to shops, and restaurants once you leave the condo. How nice to move about on foot, or on a bike to take in the fresh sea air rather than have to fight for a parking spot every time you venture out. Plus the changing panorama on the waterway just off the balcony will encourage you to slow down, and enjoy the captivating scenery and sunsets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello, Colleen!



We LOVED LOVED LOVED Victoria and our amazing accommodations! It has been 17 years since we have been there and it was like seeing it all new

again....hmmm, must be our age..



Francis was wonderful - picked us up at the airport, gave us the option of

the scenic road into Victoria which was beautiful, and showed us around the

suite, the parking and the building. We were able to come in to the condo so

early because they had just finished cleaning from the previous renters.



You have a beautiful property there, and so very convenient to everything.

We love walking and in fact did not even rent a car until our last evening so

we could go to the gardens, etc. on the way to the airport the next day. We

walked to Craigdarragh, walked to Fishermans Wharf, Westbay Marina, the

beach, and everything was breathtaking. The weather was quite cool but that did not matter at all. We spent one cooler windy day at the museum and took in 3 Imax shows, and one Saturday was quite rainy so we spent most of the day relaxing in our -home-. I read an entire book from your selection there and Dennis enjoyed channel surfing.....just like at home! And yes, even though it was chilly, we still sat on the balcony with our wine and snacksand took in the amazing view and constant activity on the water!



We did find a favorite place where we felt so at home.....Swans Hotel.

Always entertaining there, and through extensive testing at various

locations Dennis proclaimed their Seafood Chowder as the best in Victoria!

We truly loved all the little brewhouses we checked out as well.



I have already referred you and Francis as well to some people we met there

from Indiana. They go to Victoria about once a year and were this year

staying at Executive House. When we told them how great your place was,

they took down the info so hopefully they will end up there one day.



I have attached a few photos just in case you need some for testimonials!

Thank you again, Colleen - it was an amazing experience and was so very true to your website description - much appreciated!



Sherry
Jun 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

AFFORDBLE WTRFRNT LUX ON DWNTWN HRBOR:Dec4-15$695wk;De28-J2,$179nt;Jan2-20$850wk
average rating of 4.877551 based on 61 reviews
Winnipeg, Mb. Canada
5

Mermaid Suite

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful from the first contact with the owners to our last day. The condo is in a perfect location for walking to shops or to the many delightful restaurants and English style pubs.(Two our our favorites were Spinnakers across the water and the Bard and Banker.)

We lacked nothing in the condo, it was clean and very nicely decorated.On arrival Jane was so helpful, she walked us about and explained everything.A very tasty bottle of champagne was a nice treat from Colleen and Don. The water activity was always fun to watch as we sat on the balcony every morning and evening.The water taxis are a great way to get around and it was fun to watch them perform the water ballet.We spent a week and wished we had booked longer. Will definitely pass this on to our friends who are going to Victoria B.C.

We can't wait to go back!

J.& P.

Wpg. Mb.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joyce and Peter, We are glad you so enjoyed yourselves at our condo watching the ever changing views on the harbour and being so easily able to walk to so many fabulous restaurants and sites. We never tire of it ourselves since there is such an abundance of choices for recreation and sight seeing. Please do return and consider when you are freed up for long enough, a winter month here in Canada's most moderate climate. Isn't a wind breaker an improvement over a parka fighting ice storms? That's why we bought! Hope to see you soon. Best regards, Colleen
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Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
5

late fall escape from Ontario

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently returned from a 3 week stay at the Mermaid Suite. Our objective was to get to know Victoria with the view in mind of a possible longer term stay when we are a little older. Mission accomplished. The best thing about the Mermaid Suite is it's location - close to China Town, easy to walk all over Victoria and very close (maybe a 10 minute walk from the downtown harbour area if one does not stop to shop). We loved the view from the patio window of the upper harbour. The water taxi season had ended for the year, hence the harbour was very quiet. We had been a little concerned about being next door to Canoe Brewpub but in 21 days, this was totally not a problem with the exception of one very early Sat. a.m. minor disturbance out on the boardwalk (which I slept through). The building itself was totally quiet, no noise from any unit. We very rarely saw residents in the hallways etc., and when we did, they were friendly. The common areas of the building are very clean. Jane (concierge) welcomed us at the airport, stopped for a grocery shop for us, and proved to be a tour guide (recommending restaurants and things to do). The king size bed was very comfortable and the condo was comfortable. We felt comfortable in the kitchen to eat in several evenings and settled in nicely with our dinner in the wing chairs in front to the TV. Colleen was extremely helpful in terms of advising us about what to do and how to go about it in Victoria. We rented a car for only one day to travel to Port Renfrew and Chemainus. We also made our way to both Salt Spring Island and to Vancouver by bus and ferry. Overall a great visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Norma and Chris, So glad your Mission was Accomplished! And that checking out Victoria for a longer, future stay proved to be such a positive experience. Certainly the proximity whether on foot or other transportation to a variety of activities is abundantly there. Whether scenic adventures, cultural or recreational - one of my guests emailed me enthralled after bungy jumping - there is indeed something for everyone. For those bungying, maybe provide me with next of kin before going! I hope you can enjoy a longer stay with us in future. Merry Christmas in Ontario, Colleen
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5

Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to getaway for a week and this condo and area was exactly what we were looking for. Once we parked we never used our vehicle for the entire week. We walked Beacon Hill Park area, Walkways to Esquimalt area, parts of the Galloping Goose Trail and all around the city from Mayfair Mall to the Parliament Bldgs. We visited the Royal BC Museum in the day and returned in evening to Imax for movie 'Sully', a great time. So many great eateries in the area, we enjoyed Willie's Bakery, Johns Place on Pandora, Nautical Nellies for steak night, Il Terrazzo for Italian, Famosa Pizza, 10 Acres Bistro & Bar as well as the Sunshine Cafe for breakfast in Esquimalt. There are so many more we will have to return. The condo has all you will need to cook in if you choose, very relaxing and comfortable. Colleen and Jane were excellent to deal with.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rose, Yes there are endless wonderful eateries about town. Even on a night we have purchased for staying in with a movie, often that will change during the day's too many close temptations. And of course as you did, we use all our walking and biking routes and pathways as partial justification! There are also so many cultural choices from live theatre a 2 block walk away when it's playing, to the Imax where you went - I bet landing on the Hudson on that big screen for SULLY was pretty scary - to galleries and museums. Something here for all to enjoy. Hope you can return, Colleen
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5

Excellent location and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from our week long stay in Victoria and hope that we will be able to return in the near future to stay in this lovely property. Well furnished, great location on the upper harbour, a comfortable Home away from Home. Close to dining and shopping we walked everywhere for the first several days and when we did rent a car to explore further afield the underground parking and building security were excellent. Great hosts" concerned about our comfort in every way !

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Roy and Jan, It always delights us when our guests so enjoy our condo as did you two. The convenient location with such easy on foot access plus our close up western edge of the harbour view made us jump to buy after a very long search of other properties. Your relative proximity to Victoria compared to most of our other guests makes us hope you can again return. Victoria is good in all seasons so maybe try a winter escape. Colleen
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St. Albert, Alberta
5

Mermaid Suite

  • 5 of 5

We were in Victoria to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The Mermaid Suite condo had been recommended to us by friends who had been there. We totally enjoyed everything about the condo. Upon our arrival, there was a chilled bottle of champagne and an anniversary card waiting for us, a gesture which made it very personal. The location of the condo made it so accessible to walk everywhere, which is how we did most of our sightseeing. Both Colleen, the owner, and Jane, our concierge, were very helpful in their recommendations of places to visit and eat as well as keeping in touch with us during our five day stay. Some of our favorite restaurants were: Barb's Fish & Chips at Fisherman's Wharf (for the halibut), Il Terrazzo, Spinnaker's and the Irish Times Pub. Butchart Gardens is also a must to visit. We will highly recommend your condo to our family and friends. Claude & Doris

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Doris and Claude, How terrific that our condo and we were able to assist create Special Memories for your 40th anniversary. Victoria hugging the edge of the Pacific is a geography so unlike elsewhere in Canada that we understand why so many visitors seek out this wonderful city with its beautiful vistas and outdoor activities. That it also offers those like you an escape to a milder climate is indeed an additional benefit. I do hope you can return to experience more West coast charm. Thank you for having selected The Mermaid Suite. Warm regards, Colleen
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Vancouver, Washington USA
5

Mermaid Suite Condo Victoria B.B.

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid Suite Condo is absolutely the best choice for a memorable visit to Voctoria! It is located right on the Inner Harbor area in a quiet part of the city yet close to everything. We walked there from the ferry terminal -no problems- takes about 15 minutes- just follow along the waterway- beautiful! The condo building is relatively small - only 5 stories (which we loved about it). The building is right on the harbor with no street traffic in front of you! This condo has full front water view from both the living room area as well as your bedroom! The building is clean, quiet and secure. The condo is lovely with all of the comforts of home! The kitchen is well equipped with full sizes appliances. The owners even have a nice bottle of chilled champagne waiting or you! The king sized pillow top bed was like sleeping on a cloud-gorgeous linens and pillows too! There is a nice deck off of the living room with two chairs and a table to sit and watch the harbor traffic, rowers, paddle boarders, barges and boats going by. You can also grab a harbor water taxi right out your front door which will take you anywhere along the harbor. There are many great restaurants within close walking distance of the condo. We loved Willie's Bakery and Cafe for breakfast and Il Terrazzo for a fabulous dinner! One last thing-the owners don't live locally but they have a manager that greets you upon arrival and gives you the necessary information you need about the place. I can't say enough about how spectacular this place is! I guarantee that if you ever return to Victoria you will be staying here!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki and Ed - You were delightful, appreciative visitors from the outset of our contact. Exactly what you loved is why we bought this condo. We had wanted a 2 bdrm/2 ba, but that was not available anywhere at the edge of Victoria's downtown waterfront harbour w/o a noisy, ugly road running in front, so we jumped in and were the 4th purchase offer in 2 days. And the rest, as they say, is history! In addition to this condo's exceptional location, we take very seriously the quality of guests' vacation experiences and so micro manage all that is within our capability. Our guests always have exactly what is advertised and because we strive to provide that, we continue to meet wonderfully appreciative guests, like you, and their friends who often come on their recommendations. So do please return soon, since you live relatively close by. Warm regards, Colleen
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IMAX, Butchart Gardens, Wineries, Theatre, Museum

Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 5
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$103
$528
$1,819
 
 
Winter 1
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$141
$900
$2,260
 
 
Winter 2
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$136
 
 
Winter 3
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$110
$646
$2,032
 
 
Winter 4
Jan 21 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$2,032
 
 
Early Spring 2
Apr 1 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$129
$798
$2,195
 
 
Summer
May 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$141
$946
$3,642
 
 
Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$118
$722
$1,895
 
 
Holidays
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$141
$938
$2,260
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$118
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $228
Pet Fee $34
Cleaning $68

A cleaning fee of $90 is added to visits.

If a credit card is used to pay, the vrbo 3.75% fee is added to your total to reimburse me these service charges.



Holidays are charged at prime summer pricing.

When we do consider a pet, we ask you to agree on sensible behaviours that protect our property and our neighbours. A pet is only considered for stays of a month or more, not for short term.

Cancellation policy of 60-90 days varies seasonally. Vacation Rental Cancellation Policy - see below.

If an unavoidable circumstance causes you to cancel before the reservation start date, you will receive a 90% refund of the total rent if you notify us in print 90 days before a month or longer rental, and 60 days in advance for time periods shorter than a month.

Cancellations any later than this will provide you with a refund of 90% of whatever rent we collect from others for the cancelled time, assuring that the total rent we receive from the new renters is the same amount as you had agreed to pay.

I always suggest purchasing vacation insurance to protect yourselves. I don’t sell it, but can assist in making recommendations if you want that.

Please email me that you have read these policies and are in agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Luxurious King-size pillow-top bed, High quality Queen-size pullout sofa bed in living room, Complimentary high-speed internet, 2 Fireplaces, a balcony with furniture, Ensuite Washer and Dryer, Ironing board, Dedicated parking spot in underground garage, Rooftop patio with gas Barbeque

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