Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Exclusive Two Storey Heritage Penthouse in the Heart of Victoria

You sent a message to this owner.

Calendar

Last updated: 07/03/2015
Check availability
23 Available
24 Available check-in
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

One block from the inner harbour, on Government Street, in the heart of the tourism district and walking distance to a wide variety of fine restaurants, is where you will find this exclusive penthouse.

The spacious two storey condo is a stylish heritage conversion perfectly located in the heart of old-town Victoria. What sets this meticulously restored building apart is that it meets modern building requirements, yet preserving one of Victoria’s heritage treasures, the famous 123 year old Victoria hotel. Originally built in 1892 as a first class hotel designed by architect Thomas Hooper, it is now named Vogue and is the perfect blend of modern facilities with the romance and magic of old-world design.

Located at one of the hippest intersections in the city's commercial core, the rows of storefront and upper storey windows of this building provides an intermediate connection between the historic Old Town and Chinatown.

The private, beautifully landscaped, 800 sq ft roof terrace and garden overlooks the popular intersection of Government and Johnston streets. This gem is truly one of a kind!

Its unique heritage features are exquisitely blended with all the modern comforts.

• Two spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms

• 13 foot ceilings with 8ft tall original sash windows, facing south and east that ensure maximum sunlight.

• Original red brick walls and 18” by 12” douglas fir beams.

• A rooftop den which can be used as yoga or workout room.

• Beautiful teak floors throughout.

• Fireplace.

• The suite is 1273 sq ft, plus the 800 sq ft roof terrace and garden.

• Central heating.

• Secure underground parking space available.

• Washer & dryer machines

• Gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave

• The living/dining area features two love seats, comfortable leather armchair, artwork, a small collection of books, ceiling fan, large flat screen tv, bose stereo.

• Telephone and wireless internet.

• Ideal location for walks in downtown Victoria to many hot spots, including pubs, fine dining, shopping & historic buildings. Perfect for anyone wanting to explore the city on foot.

All the extras that our guests would need upon arrival are provided.

We can't wait to welcome you to our home away from home!

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 1273 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 4 floors including underground parking

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No unaccompanied minors. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No Pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Except to the upper lever roof garden....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2 comfortably....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2 comfortably....moreless

  • Upstairs den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The futon sleeps 2 children or 1 adult comfortably...moreless

  • Our 2 spacious and comfortable bedrooms guarantee sweet dreams! The master bedroom includes an ensuite. Also equipped with a TV, 2 lamps, side tables, chest of drawers and a trunk. Bedroom 2, bed, side tables, desk....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Towels, facecloths & toiletries, etc all included in rate....moreless

  • Ensuite Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Rate includes towels, facecloths & toiletries...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Tim & heather - Our managers, live, work and play in victoria for most of their lives and are waiting to welcome you to your home away from home. They are a perfect resource to the start of your vacation. Anything you need to know about our property, Victoria and the surrounding area, they are more than happy to help. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    4 floors including underground parking...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-fi service included in rate....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Secure basement parking space; cost to park $35/week just steps away from the elevator....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    For 6 persons....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Includes all standard appliances, full size fridge, gas oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, utensils and dishes, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator with top level freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Roof top terrace garden for ultimate serenity overlooking Government Street and Johnston Street...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 16 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
5 night min stay
C$225
Winter Rates
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2016
5 night min stay
C$175
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
C$175

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$250
  • One time exit cleaning fee C$125
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

25% deposit required to secure booking; the balance payable 30 days prior to arrival and can be paid online by credit card & e-check using the "Book it Now" icon or via Pay Pal.

Canadian guests can also pay by Interac e-Transfer

Security deposit is refunded once there are no damages or breakages, fair wear and tear excepted

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Please wait... Book with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 07/03/2015
Check availability
23 Available
24 Available check-in
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

26 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Several Choices within
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Victoria Clipper to Seattle, WA
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Cedar Hill Public Golf Course
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Bus Depot Station
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 17 & Highway 1
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Several Choices within
245 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington Ski Resort

Car: Not Necessary

Victoria British Columbia, Vancouver Island and the surrounding area is one of the world’s premiere outdoor playgrounds boasting snow-capped peaks, ocean, lake and river paradises and a temperate rainforest full of miles and miles of trails.

Below are a few of our favourite outdoor adventures & eco tourism activities in victoria on vancouver island:

Kelp Reef Adventures Kayaking

Floatplane charters and scenic tours from the Inner Harbour to Vancouver, Seattle, WA & flightseeing.

Victoria Harbour Ferries - the captains are local people with big hearts, big smiles and loads to share. They love to show locals and visitors alike all that Victoria has to offer…from the waterside viewpoint of our city.

Whale watching expeditions

Hop on the Victoria Clipper to Seattle, WA or the Black Ball Line to Port Angeles, WA.

No need for a car, many great restaurants, shopping & historic buildings are within walking distance; the Swans Suite Hotel and the Market Square, built in the late 19th century and known as one of Victoria’s best shopping spots.

Jewish Congregation Emanuel Temple, is the oldest surviving synagogue in Canada, a renown national historic site built in 1863 and located just 2 blocks from our condo at the corner of Blanchard and Pandora.

Church of Our Lord, built in 1876 is the oldest church building in Victoria and one of the finest examples of carpenter gothic style in BC. Designated a federal and provincial heritage site.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Carole and I love to wander the world, explore new places and share our journeys with our friends! As a result we now have a few special places we want to share with you. Originally from the Caribbean- Jamaica and Barbados- we live most of the year in Toronto, Canada. Our properties- three in Barbados and one in Victoria are reflections of who we are. Adventuresome, social and global we have 8 children between us and a growing list of grandchildren travel to visit! We invite you to enjoy one of our homes when you choose to explore charming Victoria or stunning Barbados. More than just a room, these special places are for those with discerning taste who are looking to immerse themselves in the local culture. Designed and styled by Carole who is a photographer and artist and influenced by Danny who loves polo, entertaining and relaxing Jamaican style the blend of charm, sophistication and warmth will leave you with memories for years. Hopefully our second homes will become yours!

Why the Owner Chose Victoria:
Carole and I have a special love for Victoria. Our penthouse reflects the ideal location & heritage value in the heart of Old Town, within walking distance of all the great spots.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our distinctive 1273 sq ft unit is located on the top floor of a dominant three storey heritage building in one of the most beautiful cities in the World. The 800 sq ft private roof terrace and garden with its wooden planters, flower pots and 'camp fire style' natural gas heater, overlooks the intersection of Johnson and Government streets, one of the busiest intersections in the city's commercial core. The 13 ft ceilings, original red brick interior walls and huge 18” by 12” douglas fir (original) beams make it very special.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Original Victoria Hotel - circa 1892

    Original Victoria Hotel - circa 1892

  • Living Area with fire place

    Living Area with fire place

  • Living area featuring high ceiling with fan

    Living area featuring high ceiling with fan

  • Master bedroom with original red brick walls.

    Master bedroom with original red brick walls.

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Stairway to upstairs den and private roof garden.

    Stairway to upstairs den and private roof garden.

  • View of the roof garden from the upper level den

    View of the roof garden from the upper level den

  • The roof terrace and garden at night - Our manager, Heather relaxing.

    The roof terrace and garden at night - Our manager, Heather relaxing.

  • Lower Johnson street with its boutique storefronts, from the roof garden.

    Lower Johnson street with its boutique storefronts, from the roof garden.

  • Tim & Heather - Our Managers

    Tim & Heather - Our Managers

  • The Fairmont Empress Hotel - cornerstone of Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour.

    The Fairmont Empress Hotel - cornerstone of Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour.

  • Gates of Harmonious Interest, Victoria's China Town, one block from the condo.

    Gates of Harmonious Interest, Victoria's China Town, one block from the condo.

  • Private 800 sq ft roof terrace and garden. Our hidden Gem!

    Private 800 sq ft roof terrace and garden. Our hidden Gem!

  • Living - dining combo

    Living - dining combo

  • Full kitchen with all modern appliances

    Full kitchen with all modern appliances

  • Master bedroom ensuite and flat screen TV

    Master bedroom ensuite and flat screen TV

  • Full bathroom # 2

    Full bathroom # 2

  • Upper level Den/studio & yoga room with futon, sleeps 1 person.

    Upper level Den/studio & yoga room with futon, sleeps 1 person.

  • Roof terrace and garden, with feng shui fountain.

    Roof terrace and garden, with feng shui fountain.

  • View of the intersection of Government and Johnson streets from the roof garden.

    View of the intersection of Government and Johnson streets from the roof garden.

  • The Victoria Hotel (Vogue) today.

    The Victoria Hotel (Vogue) today.

  • World renown Butchart Gardens, Victoria's most popular attraction.

    World renown Butchart Gardens, Victoria's most popular attraction.

  • A view of the Inner Harbour.

    A view of the Inner Harbour.

  • The famous Parliament Buildings on Belleville street facing the Inner Harbour.

    The famous Parliament Buildings on Belleville street facing the Inner Harbour.

C$175 - C$225 per night (CAD)
Minimum stay: 5 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Condo
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/03/2015
Email owner

+1 4167083262
Trish

Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

advertisement

Share this property via Email

Exclusive Two Storey Heritage Penthouse In The Heart Of Victoria

Victoria #3639054ha

2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 5

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.