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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"This is a great property for that getaway that you have always wanted. Our hosts were fantastic and accommodating to our enquiries. We went for rest and relaxation and that is exactly what we got. Close enough to everything if you so wish to do day trips. Would definitely stay here again."
Guest: BevDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
"My family of 4 (including my 3 year old and 5 month old) stayed here for the entire month of May. Our stay was beyond wonderful - where to begin...
First of all, the location can't be beat. Everyday we would start and end our day along Dallas Road. It is literally a 3 minute walk to the waters edge and then you can stroll as long as you like. The Breakwater Cafe was a favourite stop for lunch and coffee breaks. Our daily walks also included trips to James Bay Village for groceries, coffee, snacks and lunch. We walked to the Inner Harbour a few times too, probably 15 min. max to get there (that's walking with a baby stroller and 3 year old). But you only need to drive 5-10min to get to any attraction you really want in downtown Victoria (Inner Harbour, Beacon Hill Park, Cook Street, Fisherman's Wharf etc.)
Secondly, the house itself was just perfect for our needs. It is very well appointed - there was nothing I missed from home that I really needed. The rooms were spacious and clean. Main bathroom with shower was on lower level, which is unconventional, but not a problem. You will spend the majority of your time upstairs which is a very cool layout. It's nice that the living room upstairs doesn't have a TV because it totally encouraged us to visit with each other. WIFI cuts out in the living room, but works well everywhere else. The courtyard is totally underrepresented by the pictures and overview. This hidden oasis was where we spent every other minute. We BBQ'd almost daily, and we sat out every night. You could hear a pin drop as the neighbourhood is so quiet. (Although, you can hear the cruise ship horns, seagulls and the clip-clop of the horse drawn carriages as they tour James Bay.).
Finally, Femke was very easy to deal with - she was helpful with answering my questions prior to the trip so that I could plan what I needed. She really cared that we would have a good time in Victoria and especially at the house.
We would love to come back again!"
Guest: Melanie R.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: September 14, 2015
"Recently my family had a fantastic stay at Pura Vida over Canadian Thanksgiving. We stayed for a long weekend that seemed to rain everyday but we still had a wonderful family vacation with the South Chesterman condo. The condo is cozy and inviting. Families as well as couples will find the condo in good clean condition. The location to the beach and the views form the condo to the ocean make the long trip to Tofino worthwhile. We cooked a full thanksgiving meal during our stay. The condo was well equipped with all a family could need. We enjoyed the gas fireplace and the comfy couches and the fully stocked kitchen. The third bedroom is best for children and the ceilings are slanted making it a fun adventure room for them."
Guest: janet c.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 15, 2015