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Family Friendly 1200 Sq Ft Suite in Wonderful Convenient Neighbourhood

(4 Reviews)

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Last updated: 01/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Queen Master Bedroom, and Two Twins in Second Bedroom, 2nd TV for kids too

Booking a property through Victoria Prime ensures you get the highest quality property for the best value and nobody beats our customer service. Start with Liz and Maureen who personally work with you to make sure you find the right property for your specific needs or wants. Send us your wish list; we know all of the properties personally and can steer you in the right direction.

We make the booking process easy and secure, no hassles or worries. You can book online through our secure website and see all about us, our properties and services; or just give us a call and we will book for you on the phone.

Please Note: VRBO is now quoting in US dollars as the default currency, email us for a proper bookable quote link. You can also go to the Rates page on VRBO and at the top right hand corner you will see a drop down that will allow you to see the rates in the currency of your choice. As we are in Canada, our rates are set in Canadian Dollars. In any case, the settlement will occur on your credit card in your currency and the exchange rate given will depend on the policies of your bank.

After booking, you will be introduced to one of the members of our wonderful concierge team, who will answer all of your questions, and working with you to arrange a time to meet and greet you at the property so they can offer a proper building and unit orientation, make sure you know how to use everything and know the best places to go.

We hope you will let us show you what customer service is all about. It is the fun part for us after all.

(Note: Due to recent changes made by VRBO, our GUEST REVIEWS written into our guest books we have in our properties, have been moved to the MANAGER INFO tab right next to Photos. We at Victoria Prime greatly appreciate any and all feedback from our guests, but do not like to hound people to write a review online if they are not comfortable with that process. We find most of our guests enjoy sharing their experiences while relaxing in the condo after a fun filled day or they often respond to our thank you email and share their experiences then. We post them all, even if they are imperfect. We hope you will have a look.)

Welcome to Garden Cozy, a charming and spacious 1200 square foot suite with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. It is part of a 6800 square feet Victorian home built in 1908 and completely renovated in the late 1980's.

The location is ideal due to its centrality to most everything. Grocery stores, drug stores, banks, restaurants, cafe's, liquor stores, post office, hospitals, all of these and more (like the harbour and the beach) are within a 2 to 20 minute walk. All major bus routes can be caught in 1-2 blocks from the house.

Convenience is important, but beauty of your surroundings plays a major role in the attraction of this suite. St. Charles Street is home to more than its share of old Victorian heritage homes (some of which are B&Bs now) with amazing gardens and huge trees. Just down the street is the Government House with the majesty of its views of the Olympics and the ocean, not to mention the breathtaking gardens that some call 'mini-Butchart'.

'Well appointed' is a term that is commonly used to describe this unit. It has everything from high speed wi-fi to an in suite washer and dryer; and if it doesn't have it and you need it, Liz and Bruce will get it for you. All of this, not forgetting the former heritage garden that wraps all around the house, provides breathtaking photo opportunities to send back home.

Perfect for those wanting to escape the 'tourism' of downtown, yet still close enough to walk to be in the middle of it all. This suite is ideal for the frequent visitor to Victoria and for those who like to live like a local.

Call or email us with any questions you may have. We look forward to speaking to you.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge


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


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful gardens abound on this property, 5 minute walk to Government House gardens and views, 4 blocks to Craigdarroch Castle. VP cannot guarantee that all amenities will be functional, sometimes they are down and this is out of our control. We will do or best to get things operational again as quickly as possible. No furniture is ever to be added or removed without written approval and assistance by VP....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Netflix Access to your Account with your Login...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Digital channels on cable package....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In Suite...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    We have a space for you in our driveway...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics supplied to get you started....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Can be locked to a post in the back of the house....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Monthly
Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2017
30 night min stay

Low Season
Mar 1 - Apr 12, 2017
4 night min stay
$637 $1,649
Easter Holiday
Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$637 $1,649
Low Season
Apr 18 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$637 $1,649
High Season
Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$637 $2,249
Canada Day Holiday
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$637 $2,249
High Season
Jul 5 - Aug 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$637 $2,249
BC Day Holiday
Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2017
4 night min stay
$637 $2,249
Labour Day Holiday
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$637 $2,249
High Season
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$637 $2,249
Low Season
Oct 1 - Oct 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$637 $1,649
Thanksgiving Holiday
Oct 6 - Oct 9, 2017
4 night min stay
$637 $1,649
Low Season
Oct 10 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$637 $1,649
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Booking Fee Estimate $37.49
  • Exit Clean Fee $93.71 + tax
  • Tax Rate 16%


PAYMENT An advance payment of 50% of the rental rate is required to reserve the desired dates. The advance payment will be applied toward the room rent. Payments outside of Canada may be made in the form of credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) or bank transfers. Bank money orders, cashier’s cheques or personal cheques are payment options (for Canadians only) payable to Victoria Prime. Cheques must be secured by a credit card authorization while in route. Email transfers (Canadian banks only) can be sent to The advance payment is not a damage deposit. The BALANCE OF RENT is due sixty (60) days before your arrival date. All payments are in CANADIAN DOLLARS. All reservations will be charged a Booking Fee.

CREDIT CARD AGREEMENT Guests must provide credit card details as a guarantee of payment to Victoria Prime. Guests accept all terms and conditions of the rental agreement and accept all liability for rent and charges related to property rental, as well as any damage beyond normal wear and tear during the term of the rental. Guests understand that these costs will be charged to the credit card provided. In the absence of another payment agreement, guests authorize Victoria Prime to charge the credit card provided for payment of these items. The guest whose credit card is on file alone is liable for all payments and damages on a reservation and is fully responsible for the full reservation rent and charges.

CANCELLATIONS A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date will be refunded less a $50 admin fee. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full payment. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent, deposit or cleaning fee. However, if we are able to re-rent the property for the dates cancelled, we will be happy to refund all or any part of that.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/20/2017
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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
The Tartan Toque
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Coho Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Victoria Golf Club
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 17 and Trans Canada 1
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Shine Cafe
240 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Dallas Road, Ross Bay

Car: Recommended

Located in the historic Rockland Neighbourhood, you will be living in and surrounded by old mansions and be 10 minutes walking from the Craigdarroch Castle and the fabulous gardens of The Government House.

It's a 15 minute walk to the Oak Bay Village and 20-25 to heart of Downtown Victoria Inner Harbour Area


Owner info

Victoria Prime Services-Vacation Rentals

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We are Liz and Bruce of Victoria Prime Personal Property Management and we manage this property on behalf of the owners. You can learn all about us and even more about this property on our website, We are resident owners to this charming suite.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Victoria Prime

    Victoria Prime

  • Entrance into Garden Cozy

    Entrance into Garden Cozy

  • Master Ensuite Bathroom

    Master Ensuite Bathroom

  • Exquisite Gardens

    Exquisite Gardens

  • Driveway to Garden Cozy

    Driveway to Garden Cozy

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Spacious Laundry Area

    Spacious Laundry Area

  • The latest from our guest book.  Lovely family who found great hockey success!

    The latest from our guest book. Lovely family who found great hockey success!

VRBO #252206

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017

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