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A Residential Experience in Beautiful Central Victoria

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

For those who want a quiet, residential experience while visiting Victoria, a spacious studio garden suite 1/2 block from Gonzales Beach awaits you in our home. Short term monthly rental includes all utilities, cable, phone & WiFi. Private entrance, off street parking, full kitchen with stainless appliances, dishwasher, electric fireplace in queen Murphy bed-sit room with HD flat screen TV with PVR, covered, private patio, sun patio, BBQ. Interior and entrance are senior and handicap friendly. Free use of laundry facilities. Two e-bikes available for rent. Public transit to University and Downtown are seconds away. Pets considered.

VRBO quotes are in US funds. Canadian rates are $600 per week and $1800 per month.

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Billings
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Linda Billings

Bruce and Linda Billings retired to Victoria in 2000 after both having a career with the Edmonton Police Service. They enjoy meeting new people and are dedicated to providing their guests with unparalleled service. Their home is very private and off the street on a 'panhandle' lot so a quiet, residential feel is what they hope their guests will enjoy. With the beach only steps away, they think it's a great place to enjoy all the benefits Victoria has to offer.

Why Linda Billings chose Victoria

Our property in the Gonzales Bay area is very central to Oak Bay, the Cook Street Village & downtown and located on a panhandle lot off the main road.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Bruce and Linda Billings encourage all guests to provide comments of value to potential clients coming to visit our vacation suite and Victoria. Our one goal is customer satisfaction. Please let us know if we are succeeding.Thank you.
Jun 2009
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

A Residential Experience in Beautiful Central Victoria
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews

Unforgettable Christmas at the Gonzales Garden Suite

  • 5 of 5

Bruce and Linda provided us with a wonderful home-away-from-home for our stay in Victoria. The apartment is well-appointed, comfortable and beautiful. They have thought of everything a guest could need for their stay; kitchen staples, a variety of small appliances, umbrellas for a rainy day, and even candles and books for that quiet evening at home. The location is nearly ideal, just steps to Gonzales Bay Beach and a short walk to the Cook Street Village (via world famous Dallas Road) or an equal walk to Oak Bay shopping and restaurants.

Bruce and Linda could not have been more gracious or more welcoming to us and our dog Kenji, a Yorkshire terrier. We stayed over Christmas and they even had a Christmas tree set up for us! We felt like family from the first day there. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a beautiful location and wonderful people in a storybook neighbourhood. We were thrilled with our stay and will return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surrey, British Columbia

The perfect stay I was dreaming for

  • 4 of 5

I arrived late at night time in November 2015 from Vancouver and was completely exhausted. At the very moment when I opened the door, the warm and muffled atmosphere, the elegant decoration of the suite fulfilled me with happiness and relief. It is so cosy, comfortable and so perfectly organized that without blinking, I melted into the bed with a big smile. That's all I remember! The softness and the comfort of the feather bed put me into a wonderful deep sleep. Thanks God! It was a delightful moment for a repairing night of sleep.

The atmosphere is just beautiful and the "chic" decoration creates the feeling that the customers are “at home.”

My husband and I, cooked everyday and nothing was missing. The hosts thought of any little detail of the daily life. There is also a very pretty and private garden to keep your mind focused on serenity. That is important.

And... Not to mention how kind and cheerful Linda, Bruce and Jazz (their dog) are! Of course!

We loved the place and we definitely shall recommend that place to friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Penticton, B.C. Canada


  • 5 of 5

Linda was wonderful, very helpful and welcoming. The suite was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Great location, we could walk to the beach and a very short drive to downtown Victoria. Had a great time, hope to visit again.

Thanks for everything.

Mike & Kathi

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palm Desert


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this beautiful hidden gem. Perfection to the last detail. My husband was in need of a hdcp accessible apt...plenty of room for his walker, especially in bathroom & they even provided a shower seat for his convenience! From bed linens to of the line! Every need anticipated...every wish granted! Truly a unique experience & one we would love to repeat. As hosts, there are no better!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really, what can we say other than a HUGE thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure to meet you both and we wish you all the best in the future. Linda, Bruce & Jazz
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Amazing suite

  • 5 of 5

I lived 3 months in this suite, I had a realy good time, everything is wonderfull, the place, the suite, the peacefull garden and the owners!!! There is everything you might need in the kitchen. The beach is at 2 minuntes walk and also the bus stop to go to the city center. I enyoed my time in Victoria and I already miss it! Thanks Linda, Bruce and Jazz!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a beautiful guest and a lovely person to get to know. You will always be remembered and thought of fondly. You are welcome in our home anytime. Linda Bruce & Jazz
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Seattle, Washington

A suite retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Why do I keep returning to this wonderful garden suite? Super hosts, tranquil surroundings, sunny patio, hanging flower baskets, amenities/transportation nearby, sandy beach a few steps away. It just feels like home when I walk into the immaculate, attractive suite and unpack for my stay. Thank you Linda and Bruce!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are a sweetheart!! Thank you for all your business. Next year will be 5 in a row!! Linda & Bruce
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Nearest Beach
350 Metres
Gonzales Beach
Car: not necessary

Just steps away from beautiful Gonzales Bay, this accommodation is within walking distance to all amenities and centrally located to downtown, Beacon Hill Park, Cook Street Village Abkhazi Gardens and Oak Bay Village. Local transit is also steps away from your door.


Rates & Availability

Gonzales Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $37

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Gonzales Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is spacious with a walk-in, 42' shower with a stationary/hand held nozzle. A shower chair is also available upon request.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The queen sized Murphy bed is situated in the 'living' area. Guests can choose to leave the bed 'out' for convenience or easily lift it into the wall for a more spacious, living room atmosphere. The bedding is luxurious bamboo cotton with a down duvet, pillows and mattress pad.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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