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This house is a lovely home with a garden and patio, ideally located in the charming neighborhood of James Bay. It is just steps away from downtown Victoria, the Royal BC Museum, Dallas Road/Beach, many restaurants and shops, and much more.
This comfortable house in a fantastic location. Not only are several of Victoria's tourist attractions a short walk away, there are also several good restaurants, shops, grocery stores, liquor stores, banks, all within walking distance.
Attractions close to the house: Victoria Inner Harbour - 5 minutes on foot Fisherman's Wharf - 10 minutes on foot Emily Carr's House - 3 minutes on foot Downtown - 5 minutes on foot Restaurants and bars- All over, within walking distance Dallas Road and beach area - 10-12 minute walk Beacon Hill Park - 5 minute walk Royal BC Museum and Imax Theatre - 5 minute walk Chinatown - 15 minute walk Shopping area - 10 minute walk Grocery store / bank / pharmacy- 4 minute walk and much much more!
Guests will have access to the entire top floor of this house. We live here a good part of the year, so you will find that this house has everything you need. We love to cook and the kitchen is fully stocked with appliances, cooking utensils, and plenty of spices that you are welcome to use.
There is a TV with DVD player. Free WIFI and high speed internet. There are several books on the area.
Our cozy and spacious living room gets so much natural light and is a great space to lounge around.
The main bedroom has a queen sized bed with an excellent mattress and quality linens. The spare bedroom has a futon bed which can sleep 2 additional guests. If you will need this extra bed let us know and we will have it ready for you.
The bathroom is spacious and has a washer and dryer in it for your use.
If we are able,we will check you in and answer any questions you may have. And if not, we will be in communication via phone and email and explain how to check in. We will only be about 45 min away. We are here to help in any way possible!
The neighborhood where the house is located is called James Bay and it is the oldest residential neighborhood in Victoria, and is just south of downtown. Many of Victoria's key tourism attractions in this area - including Parliament Buildings, Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park, Fisherman's Wharf, horse-drawn carriages and waterfront walkways. The neighborhood has many heritage homes, including the home of artist Emily Carr. There are many interesting heritage walks that can be done in the area.
Because of the location, it is very easy to get around on foot to most areas of the city. There is also access to many bus routes and bus stops within a couple blocks from the house.
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The property is located in Historic James Bay. This is the oldest residential neighbourhood in Victoria, as well as the oldest in all of Canada’s West Coast. Many important Canadians have lived in this in this neighbourhood, including artist Emily Carr, Governor Sir James Douglas, and physician John Sebastian Helmcken.
Many of Victoria's key attractions can be reached on foot from James Bay:
Royal BC Museum and IMAX Theatre
Pacific Undersea Gardens
Beacon Hill Park
Dallas Road Road/Beach
Historical Downtown Victoria
Maritime Museum of BC
St Ann's Academy Historical Site
There are also many great tours that start in this area:
Whale Watching Tours
And not far by car are many other attractions such as:
Mount Doug for hiking and walking
Many walking, hiking, and cycling trails
Ocean Discovery Centre
British Columbia Forest Discovery Centre
Quw'utsun' Cultural & Conference Centre
Victoria is also a good location for day trips to other parts of the island and nearby Gulf Islands.