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Harbourside Penthouse—Spectacular Views!—Rooftop Deck, Downtown near everything!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

SERENITY Harbour View Penthouse is a bright, one-of-a-kind, waterfront penthouse, a corner suite with window-walls opening to breathtaking harbour PANORAMAS from every room. Located in downtown Victoria, with a BALCONY and PRIVATE ROOFTOP PATIO and garden, it offers serenity right in the middle of the city. High ceilings give it a sense of expansiveness and it is decorated throughout with ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Shera Street. A GAS FIREPLACE ensures you will have cozy evenings when it is cool outside

BALCONY Enjoy breakfast eye-to-eye with the soaring seagulls, as you watch morning kayakers, rowing crews and tugboats below. In the evening share a romantic glass of wine as colours of twilight wash across the water—You will never miss a sunset! And when night falls the harbour transforms into a delightful fantasy of lights and reflections

ROOFTOP PATIO GARDEN—WITH BARBECUE an unforgettable place to dine or entertain guests, this is paradise for anyone who loves to be under an open sky. Expansive and spectacular it includes trees and shrubs and herbs and an arbour. it has all you could want—a comfortable lounging area, barbeque, bar fridge, and dining table and chairs, all overlooking the harbour.

CENTRAL LOCATION, FREE PARKING You can leave your car in secure underground parking, and be minutes away by foot from all the attractions downtown as well as the memorial sports arena, live theatre, boutique shops, blues bars and restaurants. Literally on our doorstep you can arrange a whale watching tour, hire bicycles, rent a kayak, canoe or powerboat; or board the unique harbour taxi for a tour from the Upper Harbour to Fisherman's Wharf.

SLEEPS 4. It has one bedroom with queen-size bed, built-in wardrobes and desk. The living room has a queen-size sofa bed.

ALL AMENITIES It has a flat-screen cable T.V, a DVD Player, secure wi-fi access. The kitchen includes a microwave, dishwasher and garburator, and it too is open to the views. The condo has an en suite laundry, washer and dryer a

Keywords: Getaway, Condo, Condominium, Apartment, Flat, Penthouse, Accommodation, Suite, Oceanfront, View, Luxury, Waterfront, Harbour front, Central, Downtown, Location, Water View, Rental, Vacation Rental, Holiday Rental, Short term Rental, One Bedroom, Condo, Condominium, Apartment, Flat,

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, spanish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Chidakash

Shera and Chidakash are in love with people and with travelling. This work has culminated in the building of a unique home and seaside retreat called Serenity by the Sea Retreat, on Galiano Island, in the Gulf Islands near Victoria. Shera is an artist and maintains a large studio gallery at home. She also has remarkable skills as a therapist and healer which are enhanced by the extraordinary energies of Serenity by the Sea, its waterfront and gardens. Chidakash manages the retreat and has created a unique style of bodywork called Expansive Body Integration. Together they offer transformational journeys to Peru and annual trips to Thailand to care for elephants hands-on. We are delighted that our Victoria Properties at Mermaid Wharf as a retreat to support people wanting to make their own discoveries and explore their interests and creativity.

Chidakash purchased this condo in 2010

Why Chidakash chose Victoria

When we walked into this condo we were blown away by the dramatic panoramic expanse of harbour view. It was a 'Wow!' factor that was irresistible. And we have already been delighted by the location of Mermaid Wharf and its proximity to so much in Victoria. We are at retirement age and here we will have all the pleasures of being in the centre with non of the hassles of traffic and parking!

What makes this condo unique

This stunning penthouse property is a beautiful refuge for anyone who would like to rise above the turmoil and traffic of the city. Everything about it seems to be a celebration of the Harbour, and the ocean, the open sky. The patio garden on the rooftop adds a fabulous dimension to this waterfront experience. With a fridge and a barbeque and lots of seating, it is a delightful place to host family, friends, or colleagues

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great trip ! Victoria is a beautiful city and the view of it from the balcony was fantastic. We had tons of fun just walking around the city and shopping!
Jun 2011
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Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • large mirror and soaker tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Harbourside Penthouse—Spectacular Views!—Rooftop Deck, Downtown near everything!
average rating of 4.837209 based on 49 reviews
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Serenity Harbour made our stay in Victoria a very pleasant stay!

  • 4 of 5

The location of Serenity Harbour was perfect as it is right on the Upper Harbour and the view is amazing! Frances picked us up from the airport for $60 but taxis are available too. His ride in was enjoyable as we had a chance to ask questions and drive along a more scenic road. We enjoyed our breakfast on the tiny balcony each morning that faces the harbour. You are within walking distance of everything, restaurants, shopping, attractions, etc. If you are unable to walk, there are a variety of other choices, especially the harbour ferries for $6.00. The condo has everything you need, including your dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, dishwasher soap, Tide, bounce sheets, and all you need to cook your own meals. There were a few things supplied in the fridge...mustard, ketchup, jam, mayo, a lemon, some coffee and tea., as well as salt and pepper. The condo was very clean when we arrived! Although there is a lovely patio on the roof, the plants were neglected and the umbrella needed replacing. The barbecue was not clean but was available to use. The community barbecue was clean though. The towels and linens were fine but the bedding/ pillows need to be updated.

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return. We miss it already!!!😁?😁?😁?

Heather and Bill- Winnipeg, Mb.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lockport, Manitoba, Canada

February in Victoria

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful waterfront condo. Other than the cool weather it was a wonderful holiday. Condo close to everything in downtown Victoria restaurants,shopping and pubs.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous, spectacular and close to everything. Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Spent December 2016 and January 2017 in this lovely Penthouse. It is close to everything from walking trails to shopping centres to grocery stores to an ongoing list of restaurants and to a wonderful Chinatown that has something for everyone. A must stay and must return place. Owners are easy to contact and easy to deal with. We will return if permitted.

D. & L. Scptt, MB

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas

Already Booked For 2017

  • 5 of 5

As seniors, and world travelers, we have high expectations for places we stay/rent. When scrolling through the photos (before renting/arriving) we couldn't believe this rental was available to us and found it to be exactly as you see and MORE. Comfort, visual (on upper harbor), beautiful art (thank you Shera), fully stocked cooking utensils, wine glasses, etc, etc. As everyone below said, "location, location, location". The peacefulness & tranquility of the upper harbor added to our exceptional visit to lovely Victoria. Can't wait for our next 2017 visit. Thank you Chidakash & Shera.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surpassed our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

In so many ways, Serenity By The Sea exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect, walking distance to everything, and water taxis available of a quick trip across the harbor. The condo is perfect. So comfortable and well appointed. We lacked nothing. And the views! Somehow our glasses of wine tasted so much better here! How can you not love a private rooftop patio? We fell in love with Victoria, and I'm sure Serenity By The Sea played a big part.

Chidakash and Francis were amazing, making sure everything went so smoothly for us. They didn't miss beat!

We highly recommend Serenity By The Sea to anyone visiting Victoria. But please don't take our week!

Patty and Jim

Scottsdale, AZ

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We came to Victoria on our honeymoon with plans of revisiting the many sites and attractions. However, when we arrived, exhaustion from the previous month of planning and preperation caught up with us so it was a pleasure to have this beautiful penthouse to just chill and relax in. We enjoyed being close to Chinatown and wonderful restaurants. We have already decided to try to returned to this condo in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for posting this review. It is a special bonus for us to find that this place we call 'Serenity' can truly offer that to someone who is looking more for a refuge than a launching pad. We are delighted that you chose to spend such a special time in our condo, and that it was able to offer you what you were looking for. Congratulations on your marriage and best wishes on your ongoing unfolding adventure together! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry from Vancouver/Anacortes/Seattle/PortAngeles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Trans Canada and Pat Bay Highway

We are located in the Design District of Victoria. On your doorstep is China Town and the historic centre of Old Victoria. Many boutique restaurants and pubs are within a 5 - 10 minute walk. The Harbour ferry, kayak and boat rentals are steps away in Mermaid Wharf which gives our building its name.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $156.83

Deposit is paid upon booking the dates. The balance is due 30 days before scheduled check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.