Charming Heritage Home. Peaceful Country Setting. Close to Downtown

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Last updated: 11/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This charming heritage home, on one third acre, is nestled among oak and arbutus trees at the end of a no-through road.

Centrally located in a quiet neighborhood on the treed slope of Mt. Tolmie, this home is situated close to the park-like setting of the University of Victoria, and within walking distance or a short drive to many trails, parks, beaches, cafes and bakeries. The Inner Harbour and the amenities of the city are 10 minutes away by car. Wilderness areas, nature parks, biking and hiking trails, and beaches are easily accessible.

Enjoy relaxing in the garden, on the covered front porch, or in the sun room adjacent to the master bedroom.
Take your book to a window seat, or sit beside a wood burning fireplace in the living room or den.
Cook in a lovely, modern kitchen surrounded by windows inviting the garden inside. Enjoy the access to the back yard and herb garden. Take your breakfast upstairs to the tiny secluded 'morning' porch.
Enjoy your meals beside the fireplace in the comfortable country dining room.
Surround yourself with original, local art and a large selection of books.
Make use of the private office space.
Find complete privacy from the world in the art studio/loft located in the out-building.

Victoria is a charming small city combining heritage character with a modern vibe: great restaurants, boutique shopping, farmer's markets, artisan bakeries and breweries, art galleries, live theatre and music and much more.

This home has a country sensibility. The neighbours value quietness and privacy. If, as well as enjoying the amenities of the city, your stay includes the desire to spend time in a tranquil west coast setting then this is the home is for you.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    Our preference is to rent to 2 people or a small family...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Suitable for small family...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    Upstairs: clawfoot tub with hand shower, pedestal sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Main floor: pedestal sink and glass enclosed shower...moreless

  • Quality towels provided


  • Stereo:

    To be used with iPod or computer No CD player Bose iPod player ...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen 32 inch and PVR. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • 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
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining room with wood burning fireplace and seating for 6 to 8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    In pantry section of kitchen....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Three wood burning fireplaces and plenty of firewood...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas Furnace and Hot water...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi throughout...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Comfortable seating with wood burning fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:

    No garage or carport. Parking on street in front of house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free Long distance within Canada and US...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In pantry section of kitchen....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    No automatic coffee maker. French Press, Pour Over, Coffee grinder ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Top of the line appliances. Fully equipped kitchen. Small microwave....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster and toaster oven. ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered porch. Small sun porch. Sunroom....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Adirondack chairs in front and back yards. Yard maintenance provided....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - Feb 29, 2016
7 night min stay

C$1,400 C$3,000
Mar 1 - May 31, 2016
7 night min stay

C$1,600 C$3,600
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

C$2,000 C$4,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Utilities Oct to May C$150
  • Cleaning Fee C$150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
  • Taxes Not included


Guests will be provided with a rental agreement which must be signed and returned to the property owners before arrival.

Cancellation policy: Full refund with 45 days cancellation notice.

Later than 45 days notice, refund available only upon re-rental.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 11/14/2015
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Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1977

About the owner: We are a couple who enjoy all that Victoria has to offer. We also spend time in the Kootenays with our children and on a nearby Gulf island. When we first moved to Victoria we wanted a home in the country, with room for animals and children. We fell in love with this property because it offered the feel of a rural area within the city with the charm of a heritage country style home. When we are away we enjoy sharing our home with visitors who wish to have a home away from home while they are visiting Victoria.

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Speaks: english


  • Door into kitchen from garden

    Door into kitchen from garden

  • Den with fireplace

    Den with fireplace

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Main floor bathroom

    Main floor bathroom

  • Out building with art studio in loft

    Out building with art studio in loft

  • Art studio

    Art studio

  • Den


  • Sunroom adjacent to master bedroom

    Sunroom adjacent to master bedroom

  • Main floor bathroom

    Main floor bathroom

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Out building with art studio in loft

    Out building with art studio in loft

VRBO #558191

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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