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A B&B Floathome in the Sea! Best Location. Minutes to Downtown and Inner Harbor

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Last updated: 08/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Victoria house description

Please note: Until end Oct there is ONE room available as B&B and PRICE of $175 is PER ROOM per night Includes continental breakfast in your own room. It is spacious- 16 X 13 ft plus the large bathroom.

From 1 Nov to end Jan OR Feb, the entire house (2 Bedrooms with private ensuites, living, dining, kitchen and patios) is available as owner is away. $3000

Floathome in fisherman's wharf
Great unique location -- James bay Dallas road. Walk to everything.

Watch this short tour of the wharf and house The FIRST large bedroom in the video is the B&B room

No pets sorry. Please note- Due to limited storage space I am not equipped with Baby seats or cribs or a playing area for very young children.
There is no storage space for bikes on or next to the house- there is a bike rack in the parking lot

This float home feels like you are living in Venice with water surrounding you and you have water view from every window. The room is spacious and has modern furniture with quality linens and towels

Bedroom offers a queen size bed and en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower .

You have your own small fridge stocked with Continental breakfast and coffee tea etc , table and chairs with water view offering you a private experience.
Free wifi .
There is a heater in your room. Warm and cosy.
Laminate floors.
All you need is your personal items - we supply all linen/ cable/ and internet. Free off street parking is available and you can walk to downtown on the seaboard in ten minutes .

There are several places to eat right here on the docks and a coffee shop. The ducks and swans and seals and seagulls are everywhere.
Kayak rental and whale watching tour is 5 steps away.
You are just 5 minutes walk to the ocean on Dallas road where you can walk or bike for miles along the sea. Have coffee or lunch at Ogden Point bistro on the water and walk out onto the long breakwater pier. - this is the best location to explore the different areas of town without having to take a car .
Tiny water taxis will run you to town and more.
Walk everywhere- you will love this location.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom with tub and shower

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • In summer I do not do long term rentals but operate as a B&B


              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player


                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio


                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront
                  • Ocean View
                  • Waterfront
                  • Water View


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Fishing
                  • Racquetball


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  90 night min stay

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
                  • Taxes Not included


                  Cancellation policy- 50% of payment is refunded if cancelled 4 weeks in advance

                  Pay for use of propane gas and electricity

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 08/07/2014
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                  17 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
                  19 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  BC Ferries Swartz Bay
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  James Bay
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Nearest Restaurant

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  In Fisherman's wharf. Step outside and buy fresh local seafood from the kiosk, or Mexican food or have breakfast at Moka Coffee house. Feed the seals. Minutes to the miles and miles of seawalk along James Bay. 10 mins walk to downtown and the Big Harbor with many restaurants, shops and tourist attractions.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2013

                  About the owner: I have lived in 3 countries and found my ideal place to live here in victoria. I run a b&b in my floathome in summers but i also travel for months at a time and rent out the entire house from November.

                  Why the Owner Chose Victoria:
                  Living on a float home is a marvellous adventure, romanticized by many, but realized by few. Every time I come home to Fisherman's wharf I pinch myself because it is simply the coolest place to live. There are 33 floathomes here of different shapes and sizes and thousands of tourists who come to look at the amazing funky colorful houses, to buy food from several kiosks, to do whale watching and kayak tours, to feed the fat seals. I am so lucky to live here Victoria has the best weather in bc, it is friendly and safe I chose to live in fisherman's wharf because it is vibrant - there is always something to be seen and i hear the seagulls calling, i see the swans and ducks feeding, i hear happy people talking and laughing on the docks. The community of 33 float home owners are different, quirky, supportive, helpful. Visitors would pay to be able to see the inside of our homes. There is a big park directly next to the wharf. You can walk out the door and buy meals right on the dock. I saw this village and this house and felt right at home immediately. As a closet chef that loves to cook and feed people, the kitchen was a big attraction. I give cooking lessons here as it is spacious and again- i bet a lot of them come just because they have never been in a float home. A bonus was the 2 enormous bedrooms with full ensuite bathrooms. You open the door or windows and look down and see thousands of tiny herrings and star fish. There is also a full bathroom upstairs and i added a queen murphy bed to accommodate more friends, guests or visitors. The cherry on top is the two patios- one is my gin and tonic sunset small patio- covered- that gets the evening sun and sunset views and people watching. The other large deck is very private from the visitors on the docks with a bbq and water feature and pot plants. It is very quiet after dusk.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Typical questions we are asked- Does the house move a lot? No, it is securely tied with special ropes to the dock. In windy conditions it shimmies. Nothing needs to be tied down and no glasses fall out of the closets. We have propane and electrical heating. Our sewage goes directly into the city pipes.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Floathome   Feels like Venice    VIEWS!

                    Floathome Feels like Venice VIEWS!

                  • Big sunny patio

                    Big sunny patio

                  • Bedroom 1   Magic water view

                    Bedroom 1 Magic water view

                  • Bedroom 1  views

                    Bedroom 1 views

                  • Bedroom 2 view

                    Bedroom 2 view

                  • Upstairs living area   Veiw to patio

                    Upstairs living area Veiw to patio

                  • Landing top of stairs   Water view

                    Landing top of stairs Water view

                  • Kitchen 2

                    Kitchen 2

                  • House Front door

                    House Front door

                  • Entrance


                  • Bedroom 1  spacious bright

                    Bedroom 1 spacious bright

                  • Bedroom1 ensuite Bathroom

                    Bedroom1 ensuite Bathroom

                  • Bedroom2 Ensuite

                    Bedroom2 Ensuite

                  • Orange Stairs

                    Orange Stairs

                  • Large chefs dream kitchen

                    Large chefs dream kitchen

                  • Dining area     Fresh Herbs in vase

                    Dining area Fresh Herbs in vase

                  • Your taxi ferry from the wharf to downtown and more

                    Your taxi ferry from the wharf to downtown and more

                  • Whale watching  WILD

                    Whale watching WILD

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Friday, August 15, 2014

                  C$83 - C$175 per night (CAD)

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 08/07/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-90 nights
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