James Bay, Most Excellent Location
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Newly built rear strata duplex in a fabulous location gives you easy access to downtown and all amenities, parks and walkways yet still able to feel comfortable in a neighbourhood that is quiet and friendly. This contemporary two bedroom home features a steam shower in the master bedroom and for a nice soak, enjoy the air Jacuzzi tub in the main bathroom located outside the second bedroom, both on the second floor. There is also an open den area separating the two rooms, perfect for a quiet read or to work on your computer. Main floor is is made enjoyable with infloor heat and hardwood floors, and a gas fireplace to warm you on those cool evenings. For those evenings in, a large screen TV is available when you want it but hidden in wall unit when you don't, keep the cook company sitting at the granite top island, enjoying the view to the backyard. The kitchen features kitchenaid appliances, gas stove, frig with filtered water and icemaker. The casually elegant furnishings and the open floorplan make it an ideal place for entertaining & relaxing. You'll appreciate the fresh clean non-smoking atmosphere of this well appointed 'home away from home.
A convenient location - many people in James Bay do not own a car. The bus stop for downtown is 2 blocks away; the return from downtown bus stop is 1 block away. You can connect to all locations of Greater Victoria from downtown.
With approximately a 10 minute walk you will be:
at the downtown shops; bus terminal, Victoria Clipper and The Coho ferry
At the Cook Street Village across the park or in the community of James Bay with grocery stores, banks, dry cleaners, and a liquor store
Fisherman’s Wharf famous for fish and chips and the colourful floathomes
For cycling enthusiasts, walkers or gardeners, this location is most desirable:
Bicycle storage space is available
Dallas Road, a leisurely cycle along the Victoria waterfront is at your 'doorstep'
Access the Galloping Goose Trail within 5-10 minutes leading to either The West Shore or Sooke or north to The Saanich Peninsula and the BC Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay. Both trails are part of The Trans Canada Trail
A short 5-minute walk to the south will bring you to the locals favourite walking spot - The Dallas Road Walkway with panoramic views of The Straits of Juan de Fuca and The Olympic Mountains. Walk the Victoria waterfront and view seals, sea lions, whales, herons, otters, eagles and many sea birds.
Victoria is known for its beautiful gardens:
Beacon Hill Park - 200 acres of beautifully landscaped and manicured grounds complete with bridges, lakes and ponds, an alpine rock garden, and a spectacular rose garden, is at your doorstep
Abkahzi Gardens - an exquisite heritage home and garden (with a truly romantic story) is a 10-minute drive
Playfair Park (a secret hidden garden in Saanich, famous for Rhododendrons) can be reached in 10 minutes
Hatley Park Gardens on the grounds of Royal Roads University is a 20-minute drive from The Woodbury Vacation Rental Apartments
Finnerty Gardens, the 'unknown gardens' of The University of Victoria, is a 15 minute drive
The Government House, home of the Governor General, with spectacular gardens, is about 8 minutes away
Keywords: Strata Duplex, House, Home, Executive, Flat, Rental, Furnished
- 2 story
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Detached Unit
- King size Bed (1), Queen size Bed (1) double futon (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 2
- jetted tub
- Air Jets, deep tub
- Bathroom 1
- Ensuite has steam shower
- Bathroom 1
- On main floor
- 2.5 bathrooms Steam Shower in ensuite
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Whale Watching, Bus Tours, Horse Drawn Carriage Tours,
ReviewsWrite a review
Excellent Place and Location
Excellent Place and Location
After having stayed at numerous vacation house rentals over the years, this is by far one of my favorites places to stay. The inside of the duplex looks brand new with newly accented furnishings, large LCD TV (cable), appliances, fireplace, and decent free high bandwidth wi-fi speed. The steam bath in the master bathroom is a nice touch after a long day of activities with the kids. There is a small organic food store one block away where we bought some local products. It's a very quaint farmer's co-op place. One block across the house is a popular grill eatery where the locals eat. The fisherman's wharf and Empress hotel are within 15 minutes of leisurely walks. The owner, Josie, is always available for questions, which we found to be extremely important prior to our arrival and during our stay. She's done an amazing job with putting the rental unit together. Kudos to her!
- Guest Dar H.
- Date of stay 08/10/12
- Review Submitted 08/25/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks guys, that's lovely. Glad you enjoyed it. Give me a call if you are back this away again. Josie
Location and luxury
Location and luxury
The house is new, modern, clean and has all the luxuries and conveniences of home and more. Lots of room with 2 bedrooms and 3 restrooms and a full amazing kitchen with a walkout patio and bbq. The location is prime. Walk to downtown to harbour, walk to Beacon Hill park, and walk to the ocean for scenic views. The neighbourhood is clean with character and beautiful gardens. There's a grocery store, liquor store, and any other retail for necessities within walking distance. We will definitely stay again!
- Guest FamilyVacation
- Date of stay 08/01/12
- Review Submitted 08/12/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
It was fabulous! The facilities were more than we expected. There was every comfort of home here. We were very close to all amenities. The area was accessible for all walking and touring excursions. The local neighbourhood was quiet and friendly. What a TERRIFIC HOLIDAY!!!
- Guest coach
- Date of stay 04/25/12
- Review Submitted 05/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Beautiful town house in great location
Beautiful town house in great location
I rented this place for my family from Germany. They loved the place. High quality appliances, great ambience, central location and the ocean just a few steps away.I would recommend this place to everyone who wants to feel at home whithout lacking luxury.
- Guest leeza
- Date of stay 08/08/11
- Review Submitted 10/18/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.
We stayed in this rental for a week, it was the perfect location! Close to the breakwater, close to the wharf, close to the Empress, close to shopping in the downtown area. This place is modern, extremely well decorated and has all the amenities you will need to be comfortable. The back sitting area with the garden fountain was very relaxing. The owner was very informative and accommodating. We recommend staying here and wouldn't hesitate to stay again!!
- Guest Joanne
- Date of stay 07/31/11
- Review Submitted 08/11/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
High Season May to Oct 1st - $3500 month April - $3200 month Oct 1st to March 31- 2700 month Daily rate (min. 2 days) $195 per day for two people, $20 per day for each extra Weekly rate is $1200 per day for two people, $20 per day for each extra person $125 cleaning charge, $600 damage deposit Payment accepted by cheque (for deposit), email transfer or Paypal accepts credit
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: My husband, Jack, and I have lived in most areas of Victoria over the past 25 years and have found that James Bay is the perfect place to live. We love walking on the Dallas Road waterfront, through Beacon Hill Park or into the middle of the city to shop or visit our favourite restaurants. Both James Bay Village and nearby Cook Street Village afford wonderful places to browse, eat or sit and watch the world go by. We enjoy traveling and meeting new people. When away from home, we have found that we are happiest when we can have a comfortable 'home base'; somewhere we can unwind for extended periods of time and can avoid daily interruptions from housekeeping staff or the need to eat out three times a day. We have recently purchased this property from Josie (mentioned in the reviews) and we are excited about offering the same experience to you.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Located in James Bay close to the park and walkways, you can stay here without a vehicle. Amenities are all within a 10 minute walk, grocery, pharmacy, clinics, liquor stores, etc.
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Built In Cabinets with 38&quot; flat screen tv
Main Bath with air jetted tub.
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