Affordable Waterfront Luxury Dwntwn:$800/wk.Nov/Dec 13
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Victoria condo description
Be sure to see our VIDEO of the condo at the top left link on this page which brings to life this harbour oasis with its SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS, and downtown walking access.
This luxurious condo FRONTS directly on Victoria's harbour with NO ROAD OR TRAFFIC running by out front, in a seven story residential building, offering both scenic peacefulness and convenient access. (Beware of SIDE condos here which are easily disturbed by late night restaurants or early morning garbage pick up and rush hour traffic.) A short walk will bring you to all major downtown attractions, including the Empress Hotel and Convention Center, the Parliament Buildings, the Museum, and some of Victoria’s finest restaurants. Nearby are many boutiques, theatres and shopping opportunities.
Why not have breakfast on the balcony while watching up close seals frolic and kayakers paddle past? On a cool evening, perhaps you would enjoy curling up by the living room fireplace with one of the books or DVDs provided, as the harbour lights twinkle on.
Wake refreshed from the comfort of the sumptuous KING SIZE pillow-top bed surrounded by carefully selected furnishings. Enjoy a romantic second fireplace, in the bedroom, and view rowers and harbour traffic right from the bed. A comfortable Queen-size pull-out sofa bed is available in the living room.
Always verify that the condo you are renting is a real 1 bedroom: many small studio condos are advertised as 1 bedrooms when the bedroom and living space are in one room with no wall and door separation very much limiting living space and flexibility. Ours is a full King bedroom with ample square footage, and privacy to live comfortably, allowing someone to watch TV while another sleeps or reads undisturbed.
Savour meals prepared in the fully equipped kitchen, and elegantly served at the mahogany inlaid dining table. All types of cooking necessities are provided including 2 ovens, one a convection oven.
This condo also offers AIR CONDITIONING to ensure no summer days are uncomfortable, and reduced glare window tinting to maximize your comfort in the increased temperatures of these last few summers. The four piece bath includes a deep soaker tub, shower, hair dryer, and two robes for your relaxation.
Charming water taxis zip into the wharf below and will transport you, inexpensively, to Victoria's many attractions. Should you wish, whale watching and kayaking excursions are just a few steps away. Perhaps you would choose instead one of the many golf courses, or miles of waterside bike paths. Bike rentals are next door.
Sunset is a lovely time to enjoy a glass of wine on the rooftop patio, overlooking the boats and seaplanes, while dinner sizzles on the gas BBQ, or on your private, west, sunset facing balcony contemplating the water activity below.
The Mermaid Suite, perched over the harbour, is a haven of scenic luxury, with waterFRONT views and delightful walking access to downtown amenities, yet removed from the downtown bustle .
The condo is 5 minutes walking distance from the Seaplane Terminal to Vancouver, 15 minutes from the Seattle Ferry port, 35 minutes from the Victoria Airport, and 40 minutes from the British Columbia Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay. We provide dedicated underground parking, and are happy to assist you with airport pick up, grocery delivery, reduced rental car rates, and information on restaurants and attractions.
Pets only by prior written arrangement, and for longer terms than 1 week please.DO VISIT OUR HOME WEBSITE, WWW.MERMAIDWHARFVICTORIA.COM , to explore the links we have provided to enable you to enjoy Victoria fully by starting your vacation planning in advance.
Contact us now, and let us help you plan a memorable Victoria vacation. We want you to enjoy Victoria as much as we do.
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Keywords: Residential self catering condominium
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- IMAX, Butchart Gardens, Wineries, Theatre, Museum
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Romantic Vacation Getaway
Romantic Vacation Getaway
We just came back from celebrating our 27th year anniversary. Don and Colleen had a bottle of champagne and a card waiting for us on our arrival. Francis was great! He gave us a tour of the building and great restaurant recommendations. That was the start of a wonderful week. The condo was beautiful and in a great location. It had everything we needed and more. We were able to walk everywhere. The rowers were out every morning and afternoon. We could sit on the balcony with a cup of coffee and something from the bakery and watch. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Victoria. It is perfect. We hope to come back again.
- Guest happy (santa cruz ca)
- Date of stay 10/12/13
- Review Submitted 10/21/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Katy, I am so glad you stayed for the full week to celebrate your anniversary. We find when guests come for only 3-5 days, they exhaust themselves visiting so many of Victoria's scenic sites and boundless recreation without being able to relax fully at the condo. You wisely reserved the time to enjoy both Victoria and the harbor waterfront from the condo's comforts since you had time to enjoy a balance of exploration with leisure. There is so much more to explore outside the city and elsewhere on the island. There are ferry day trips to other nearby islands or a quick flight to Vancouver for the day on the harbor float planes just a 5 minute walk from the condo. I so hope you can return to try some of these new adventures. Maybe for your 28th anniversary! Colleen
Wow! Loved it!
Wow! Loved it!
We were in Victoria for a wedding and wanted to stay downtown. We found e Mermaid Suite and liked what we saw in the picture on VRBO. They don't do the condo justice. It is absolutely beautiful and in a fantastic location. Everything about it exceeded our expectations (which are pretty high to start with). Colleen and Don were easy to work with and the arrival went as planned with Francis. thank you for a wonderful few days of exploring a gorgeous city. We had outstanding weather and walked everywhere. I would, and will, definitely recommend this property to anyone going to Victoria.
- Guest vmjakowlew (Guelph, Ontario, Canada )
- Date of stay 08/31/12
- Review Submitted 09/16/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Hi Martha- Thanks for letting us and others know that you enjoyed yourselves so much. Because our guests are here on either holiday time, a special occasion, or both, we do try to make every effort to ensure comfort and pleasure for those who have chosen to stay at our waterfront condo. Thanks for recognizing our efforts, and our special location on Victoria's downtown harbour. We hope you can visit again. Colleen
AMAZING ACCOMMODATIONS, AMAZING EXPERIENCEGuest comment entered by owner
AMAZING ACCOMMODATIONS, AMAZING EXPERIENCE
Hello, Colleen! We LOVED LOVED LOVED Victoria and our amazing accommodations! It has been 17 years since we have been there and it was like seeing it all new again....hmmm, must be our age.. Francis was wonderful - picked us up at the airport, gave us the option of the scenic road into Victoria which was beautiful, and showed us around the suite, the parking and the building. We were able to come in to the condo so early because they had just finished cleaning from the previous renters. You have a beautiful property there, and so very convenient to everything. We love walking and in fact did not even rent a car until our last evening so we could go to the gardens, etc. on the way to the airport the next day. We walked to Craigdarragh, walked to Fishermans Wharf, Westbay Marina, the beach, and everything was breathtaking. The weather was quite cool but that did not matter at all. We spent one cooler windy day at the museum and took in 3 Imax shows, and one Saturday was quite rainy so we spent most of the day relaxing in our -home-. I read an entire book from your selection there and Dennis enjoyed channel surfing.....just like at home! And yes, even though it was chilly, we still sat on the balcony with our wine and snacksand took in the amazing view and constant activity on the water! We did find a favorite place where we felt so at home.....Swans Hotel. Always entertaining there, and through extensive testing at various locations Dennis proclaimed their Seafood Chowder as the best in Victoria! We truly loved all the little brewhouses we checked out as well. I have already referred you and Francis as well to some people we met there from Indiana. They go to Victoria about once a year and were this year staying at Executive House. When we told them how great your place was, they took down the info so hopefully they will end up there one day. I have attached a few photos just in case you need some for testimonials! Thank you again, Colleen - it was an amazing experience and was so very true to your website description - much appreciated! Sherry
- Guest Sherry and Dennis, Alberta
- Date of stay 06/13/12
- Review Submitted 08/06/12
BREATHTAKING SCENERY, COMFORTABLE STAYGuest comment entered by owner
BREATHTAKING SCENERY, COMFORTABLE STAY
Hello Colleen, Thank you so much for your farewell note. We had such a wonderful time in Victoria, and so enjoyed exploring the island. We spent Canada Day down by the Inner Harbor and celebrated your beautiful country with everyone there. It was a sunny, beautiful day, and we ended it sipping the champagne you provided - thank you - while sitting on the balcony watching the fireworks. It was a fun day. We spent one day driving along the west coast and another driving along the east coast. We visited Chemainus and saw all the wall murals and had lunch in Nanaimo at a wonderful little Greek restaurant called Asteras Greek Taverna. We visited Butchart Gardens -incredible-walked along the Dallas Road paths, and spent lots of time walking downtown and exploring all the little shops and alleys. The location of the condo was absolutely perfect! We ate lunch at Canoe on our first day, and had dinner at Ulla, my favorite place for Halibut. We also ate dinners at Spinnakers - took the water taxi which was fun - the Black Olive, and Il Terrazzo. We were blessed with beautiful weather while in Victoria. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Don and I have traveled extensively and I can honestly say that Vancouver Island is one of the most naturally beautiful places we have ever been. A one week stay really was not long enough, and we have already talked about coming back. We so enjoyed staying in the Mermaid Suite. We had everything we needed and felt very comfortable while there. It was fun to watch all the activity on the harbor in the evenings, and soothing to hear the call of the gulls. We have visited many places in Europe and Canada, all of them beautiful, but I told Don that if I could relocate to anywhere in the world, I believe I would choose Victoria. Thank you again, for providing such a lovely place to stay while enjoying Victoria and the island. Yvonne
- Guest Yvonne and Don, North Carolina
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/13/12
Great Location, No Car NeededGuest comment entered by owner
Great Location, No Car Needed
Your condo is beautiful, but your location is even better. We walked and biked the nearby trails along the water, went whale watching directly from the condo pier, walked to the float plane terminal to spend a day in Vancouver after an early morning 20 minute flight into that harbour, and walked to Via Rail to take the historic train up to Qualicum through gorgeous scenery for the day. We had an amazing time without needing a car. Thank you.
- Guest Anne and Dwayne, Edmonton
- Date of stay 11/23/05
- Review Submitted 01/07/12
Many Activities Available HereGuest comment entered by owner
Many Activities Available Here
Many thanks for this fabulous condo from where we have gone crabbing at the Sooke pier, swimming in the Pacific, to the Imax and to the excellent BC museum which has impressive displays.The proxomity to everything here has added to our enjoyment. You have a very special place here.
- Guest Dianne and Richard, Toronto
- Date of stay 09/13/05
- Review Submitted 01/07/12
ParadiseGuest comment entered by owner
Another wonderful week in paradise!No wonder we return annually.This is such a great place- we love it!
- Guest Ed and Lenaire, Denver, Colorado
- Date of stay 07/08/05
- Review Submitted 01/07/12
We're Coming BackGuest comment entered by owner
We're Coming Back
Our family had a wonderful time in Victoria, and a great part was due to having such a comfortable place to crash after long days of sight seeing. Thank you so much for all your help,and hospitality. If it were not for all the space and the lovely view, our vacation wouldn't have been half as fun. I look froward to us coming back to stay at the Mermaid.
- Guest Marco and family, Mexico
- Date of stay 06/15/05
- Review Submitted 01/07/12
So Much to SeeGuest comment entered by owner
So Much to See
Thank you for being such gracious hosts. We really enjoyed a huge variety of activities thanks to your suggestions-walking trails along the Galloping Goose and Lochside Trails, the gorgeous Songhees harbour walk,the floral beauty of Beacon Hill Park, and all along the cliffs above the Pacific on Dallas Road looking towards the mountain tops of Washington state. We enjoyed all of the restaurants you suggested that we tried plus others we added to your list for future guests. We will be back!
- Guest Sue and Larry, Denver, Colorado
- Date of stay 05/01/05
- Review Submitted 01/07/12
Wonderful TimeGuest comment entered by owner
What a wonderful time we've had in this beautiful city! Your condo, our home away from home,has been perfect. The personal interest you have shown in our comfort makes us feel special...you would make great friends! We have enjoyed all we've done here.
- Guest Shannon and Tom, Kansas
- Date of stay 09/08/04
- Review Submitted 01/07/12
Jan, Feb, Mar ..................$800/week.. $2450/month Apr .............. $950/week .. $2550/month $1150 Easter week May 01-Mid Jun ... $1000-1100/week .. $3500/month Mid Jun-Mid Oct .. $1150/week .. $4300/month Mid Oct-Mid Dec .. $ 800-900/week .. $2000-2200/month Dec 24-Jan 01 ... $1150/week Min.3 night booking year round $160- $170 per night Refundable security deposit Cleaning charge of $75 for stays of less than a week THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY
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Year Purchased: 2004
Why the Owner Chose Victoria:
The abundance of variety in scenery, and activities, both recreational, and cultural, really impressed us in Victoria. Biking, whale watching, garden touring, museums, wineries, theates, the symphony- all in a Pacific island community with Canada's most moderate climate. The ease of manoeuvring around a small town without freeways, and the friendliness of a seaside community that has the charm of the little harbour ferries, all conjures up a peaceful haven separate from the frenzied real world.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Here you really can have the beauty of Victoria nestled at the water's edge without any of the usual downtown intrusions such as noise, congestion, smog, but still have immediate walking access to shops, and restaurants once you leave the condo. How nice to move about on foot, or on a bike to take in the fresh sea air rather than have to fight for a parking spot every time you venture out. Plus the changing panorama on the waterway just off the balcony will encourage you to slow down, and enjoy the captivating scenery and sunsets.
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Welcome to the Mermaid Suite, centre front on Victoria's harbour
Sumptuous king bedroom with fireplace, and harbour view from the bed.
Fireside relaxation while planning the next day's adventures
Luxurious amenities throughout will add to your pleasure and comfort.
Fully equipped kitchen even though you are steps away from fine restaurants
West view brings lovely balcony sunsets- especially with pre dinner drinks.
Beautiful Butchart Gardens - a must see.
Victoria walking path scenery
Scenic Cherry Hill vineyard is an easy drive for lunch nearby.
The houseboat colony in James Bay is easily reached on foot.
We can tell you where to experience this charming restaurant.
Delightful Japanese gardens and a tearoom make for a pleasant afternoon in town
West view with furnished balcony, directly on the harbour.
Formal dining under boughs of cherry blossom mural
Enjoy all the comfort and space of this condo as your home away.
Special touches such as fine dishes and air conditioning will please you.
Changing scenery will fascinate you: rowers, seals, barges.
The nearby British Columbia legislature - a waterside walk away.
Enjoy a walk over this lovely bridge in a nearby park.
Walk to the Royal BC Museum and learn about early native people's role here.
Imagine lunch here after a scenic drive.
Walk here from the condo or take a bus and enjoy lunch.
Book now, and enjoy these comforts.
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