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Step Back in Time: Heritage Home Suite- Pet Friendly, Quiet, Walk to Town

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Large 850 sq ft suite in historical home-walk to town and ocean, pet friendly

Step back in time and enjoy our 1907 brick home set atop a breathtaking rock garden with views of downtown Victoria, the Outer Harbour and the Olympic mountains. This historical home has been lovingly renovated into three distinct suites with separate entrances and garden patios for a cottage feel. Each suite is fully-equipped with modern amenities such as a dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, WIFI and TV with cable.

This suite (#1) is a very spacious one bedroom suite with approx. 850 sq feet. There are 1 1/2 bathrooms, a full-sized living room and formal dining area. It was built from the main section of the house and features high ceilings, pillars, stained glass and hardwood floors.

The suite is fully furnished and has a queen sized bed and a pull-out couch in the living room. Suitable for short-term or long-term stays.

Sit outside and enjoy the temperate climate in a garden patio or on a wrap-around covered veranda featuring a propane BBQ. You can smell the ocean in the air.

Your well-behaved and non-aggressive pet is welcome here--each suite has a fenced-in area and a doggie door.

The home is located in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of downtown (20 min walk), everyday shopping needs (5 min walk), and a scenic oceanside walkway (10 min walk) that travels around the inner harbour. If you like cycling, we are a 5 min ride to the Galloping Goose Trail. If you don't feel like walking, a cab ($10 CDN) can get you most downtown tourist attractions. Or catch the harbour ferry (10 min walk to the closest stop).

Send an inquiry if you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Note: This listing (and calendar) is for Suite #1, which is a stunning 1 bedroom with wrap-around veranda and all the charm of this 1907 Edwardian home. If you would like to view the other suites or check their availability, please see listing # 612221 (for the other 1 bedroom) or listing #612335 (for the 2 bedroom +den).


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Your well behaved pets are welcome. There is a fenced area for your pet to roam to through a medium size dog door. All pets must be on a leash on common property. List of off leash areas provided....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    there is one set of steps with railing....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Victoria is an enchanting city, geared to providing trouble-free holidays to our visitors. Take a 6 minute walk and catch the water taxi. Victoria Harbour Ferries providse tours of the inner harbour, or you can simply pick a destination.. downtown, chinatown or Fisherman's Wharf. Walk to town (20 minutes) or take a bus (just steps from our door). Victoria has lots to offer....moreless


  • Books:

    Many reference books provided for your info. 'Leave- a- book- bring- a- book'. soft covers....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Wide variety of channels, if you require more, we can add them...moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Victoria is a twenty minute walk along the songhees Walkway....moreless

  • Golf Course Front:


  • Mountain View:

    Olympic Range to the South, Mount Baker to the East, and Sooke Hills to the West....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    watch the cruise ships come in....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Everything you need for a grand dinner is here....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    modern high efficiency front loading machine...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    FORCED AIR.Included in price....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample parking on street. We are the only house facing this street with eight parking slots in front....moreless

  • Telephone:

    local calls on shared landline; can arrange long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    modern high efficiency front loading stacker machine...moreless


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

    fridge/freezer late model....moreless

  • Stove:

    glass top, late model full oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    One full size Nishiki provided. Bicycle rentals are available two blocks away...moreless

  • Boat:

    Trips and rentals nearby...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Veranda and deck with a view plus a small fenced in patio area. The fence is about 3 feet high and there are no holes for dogs to escape through. Each suite has a gate to the yard. We love pets!...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    The Gorge 'Go paddling' offers rentals and is very close by...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is a gazebo on the verandah. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane BBQ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The Esquimalt Recreation Centre is less than 2 km away and includes fitness facilities as well as a salt water mix pool with slide, river, hot tub and sauna....moreless

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 5
from 41 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Oct 1 - May 5, 2017
5 night min stay
$643 $2,194
High Season
May 18 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$790 $2,761
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$681 $2,383
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $151.28
  • Cleaning Fee $113.46 + tax
  • Pet Fee $18.91 + tax
  • Tax Rate 16%


We charge 50% at booking to hold the suite which is applied to your final bill. We require 30 days notice to provide a full refund of this booking fee.

Please ensure we have the details of your pet, if applicable.




Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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27 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Washington State COHO Ferry (to Port Angeles, Wa)
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Songhees Sea Walkway

Car: Not Necessary

Whale watching, walking tours, miniature world, horse drawn carriage rides, Craigdarrick Castle, world class Museum, IMAX. Take a little ferry boat to Fisherman's Wharf for Fish and Chips. Please check out the Tourism Victoria Web site.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2016

About the owner: Over the years I have enjoyed entertaining friends and family in my homes. Collecting and decorating with antiques has also been a passion of mine. So you can imagine when I was presented with the opportunity to purchase this amazing 1907 Heritage house.....I just couldn't say no! Hillcrest House is full of charm and beauty as well as history, being one of the oldest homes in the community. I have made it my mission to carry on with my passion for hostessing and offer the best hospitality I can for all my welcome guests!

Why the Owner Chose Victoria West, Victoria, BC, Canada:
I grew up on the prairies enduring cold winters. Five years ago my son, Quinn and I decided we'd had enough, packed up our standard poodles and moved to Victoria. We have never looked back and never regretted it! Besides the fabulous weather here, ocean and mountain views, there is of course plenty of original Heritage architecture, all of which we enjoy every day living here. Hillcrest House offers convenience of location, nice views, and Heritage charm and comfort. The area is great for touring, walking and biking.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Hillcrest House is a pet friendly home uniquely divided into 3 suites each with their own deck, patio area and fenced yard. We welcome your well behaved pets and look forward to your next stay with us here at Hillcrest House!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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  • Part of ensuite full bath

    Part of ensuite full bath

  • Deep soaking tub in full bath

    Deep soaking tub in full bath

  • Front door and verandah of suite.

    Front door and verandah of suite.



  • Front of Hillcrest House

    Front of Hillcrest House

  • In the summer months, the cruise ships come into port

    In the summer months, the cruise ships come into port

  • Verandah wraps around the house.

    Verandah wraps around the house.

  • Front door

    Front door

  • Living room and dining room are one large room with high ceilings.

    Living room and dining room are one large room with high ceilings.

  • H/E Washer and Dryer ensuite.

    H/E Washer and Dryer ensuite.

  • South West facing portion of verandah.  Perfect for a BBQ (included)

    South West facing portion of verandah. Perfect for a BBQ (included)

  • View from verandah

    View from verandah

  • Hillcrest House

    Hillcrest House

  • Our favourite pet Seagull

    Our favourite pet Seagull

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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