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Swallow's Nest Studio; Quiet, Relaxing, Convenient

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A sunny corner to enjoy your morning coffee.


Last updated: 10/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: November interlude, 3 nights for the price of 2. Details

Victoria studio description

The closest intersection is Shelbourne & Cedar Hill Cross Road.
Separate, private, quiet, cozy and very comfortable 400 sq. ft. studio suite to welcome you after a busy day. Conveniently located to all that Victoria and the surrounding area has to offer, we are 10 minutes by car to the heart of downtown or the fields of the Saanich Peninsula. Swallow's Nest has a separate and private number-coded entrance so that you can come and go completely independently.

The suite has a fully equiped kitchen, complete laundry set up, very comfortable queen sized bed with top quality linens (and comfy cushions for lounging wth a book or movie), T.V. with DVD player, wireless internet, clock radio, plenty of closet space, in fact everything you could need to make your stay in Victoria comfortable as well as memorable! The walls of this gracious suite are adorned with original art by local artists.

If meal preparations are not part of your holiday plans there is a breakfast/lunch cafe just around the corner and several options for dinner near by as well. There is a grocery store, pharmacy (with a fabulous selection of really good chocolate!), Government liquor store, and Starbuck's within a couple of blocks.

From Ron, a guest in early July;

Whenever I come to Victoria I visit all the sites,
Beautiful and historic; this results in weary nights.
At the end of the day I really need a place of quiet
The perfect place for me I've found, is lovely
Swallow's Nest.

Thank you Ron!

And from a visitor from Texas in September 2013, ...your unit is the most organized, cleanest, well thought out property I have ever stayed in. I hope that I am this way again. Thank you Allen

Property Type

  • Studio
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

            19 years of age...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            I have a large, but very quiet, dog and she may not take kindly to 4-legged visitors. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • 1 Queen size bed

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


          • 4 piece bathroom


          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television


              • Away From It All


              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Charming view of Mount Tolmie over the garden...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Wireless internet connection...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Initial bed & towel set up but no subsequent housekeeping ...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Coffee, tea, sugar, honey & small carton milk are provided ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Suite has it's own east-facing patio with a view over the front garden and of nearby Mount Tolmie....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden


                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 19 traveler reviews

                  Special offer: November interlude, 3 nights for the price of 2.

                  November interlude; book any 2 nights and the 3rd night is free! Perfect for a romantic weekend, a quiet getaway or to take advantage of Victoria's many craft fairs and get an early start on your Christmas shopping.

                  Offer for: Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 View calendar

                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • No cleaning fees C$0
                  • Taxes Not included


                  Until rental is confirmed rates are subject to change without notice. Maximum stay is 1 month unless by prior arrangement.

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                  Last updated: 10/21/2014
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                  25 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Victoria International
                  30 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  BC Ferries Swartz Bay Terminal
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Cedar Hill Golf Course
                  250 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mount Washington
                  4 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Cadboro Beach

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  A central location to provide a comfortable base from which to enjoy the many adventures possible in Victoria. In the immediate vicinity you will find a grocery store, liquor store, drug store, birding store, several eatery options. Swallow's Nest is two short blocks from a direct route to downtown, located just 7 km to the south.

                  We are 3 km from the outstanding rhododendron gardens, Finnerty Gardens, of the University of Victoria. The campus also offers wonderful walks in the woods as well as the ecological reserve, Mystic Vale.

                  Mount Tolmie, a short walk or shorter drive, offers a panoramic view of the city as well as many kms of walking trails. For hikes in a forest park there is Mount Douglas Park, 5 km to the north, which has beach access to a rocky shore overlooking Haro Straight as well as a lookout which gives fabulous 360 degree views of Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula. For a sandy beach experience Gyro Park is 4 kms to the east and offers a lovely expanse of beach on Cadboro Bay for beach combing and sail boat watching. The Royal Victoria Yacht Club sails out of Cadboro Bay and has an active racing contingent of members.

                  A short drive or bus-ride will take you right into the heart of downtown Victoria and all of the tourist opportunities offered there.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: Although I have lived in this house for just a short while I feel more at home here than I did after 8 years in my previous house! And, I think, the suite has the same comfortable ambiance now that it has been freshly painted and decorated. I have lived on Vancouver Island most of my life, growing up in the Cowichan Valley, and have lived in Victoria since I was a student, way back in 1970. My children were raised here and we spent many happy summers as a family sailing the waters around the Gulf Islands. My son & son-in-law have done the landscaping in the front yard and in the warmer months guests will be able to enjoy the garden from their own sitting area. I enjoy gardening and spend many happy hours planning and puttering amongst my perennials and rhododendrons. In the cooler months I enjoy reading, sewing teddy bears, creating art and spending time with my grandchildren. I have a large-ish dog, Molly, who is 3/4 Boxer and 1/4 Dalmation, so am unable to accommodate pets. She will be happy to meet and greet, with much wiggling and tail-wagging, should a guest so desire!

                  Why the Owner Chose Victoria:
                  I feel very comfortable in this quiet part of Victoria. In less than 15 minutes I can be anywhere downtown or out into the farmland of the Saanich Peninsula. The trails of Uvic are just up the hill and are welcoming to dog owners - I love walking the park-like setting of these trails. I have seen owls, ravens, hawks and eagles many times on these walks, not to mention the wide variety of plant life.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                  Convenient to all that Victoria and the surrounding area have to offer, yet a quiet and private retreat for the end of your day. To give you a better idea of location, the closest intersection is Shelbourne & Cedar Hill Cross Road. I look forward to meeting visitors but will not encroach on your time nor space.

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                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • A sunny corner to enjoy your morning coffee.

                    A sunny corner to enjoy your morning coffee.

                  • High efficiency washer and dryer.

                    High efficiency washer and dryer.

                  • Private & separate entrance

                    Private & separate entrance

                  • East facing patio

                    East facing patio

                  • Comfortable queen-size bed

                    Comfortable queen-size bed

                  • Fully equiped kitchen should cooking be part of your holiday plans.

                    Fully equiped kitchen should cooking be part of your holiday plans.

                  • High efficiency washer and dryer in hallway to bathroom

                    High efficiency washer and dryer in hallway to bathroom

                  • Bathroom.


                  • View of garden from patio

                    View of garden from patio

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

                  C$70 - C$80 per night (CAD)

                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 10/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 10/21/2014
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