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Heritage building loft backing onto a hidden old town courtyard, quiet & central

Downtown, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Condo674 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Located in historic Waddington alley in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia you will find my beautiful loft at Morley's Soda Factory, a Heritage conversion by local builder Chris LeFaivre. I was lucky to get my hands on this place as he was planning on keeping it and I was in the right place at the right time and snapped it up when he decided to let it go. As it is on the backside of this 1886 soda factory, it is incredibly quiet and feels quite open due to the high ceilings and walk-out private patio in the hidden courtyard. Most of the decor in the unit is fairly modern and all of it is quite high end, it has concrete floors and carpet upstairs in the loft. The kitchen is equipped with just about everything the chef needs, with granite counters and a dishwasher. The four piece bath has shower / soaker tub, towels and soap and in the living room the sofa pulls out into a bed,

The unit is amazingly quiet for being in the centre of downtown's hustle and bustle and within walking distance of just about everything the city has to offer. Although there is no parking included with the rental there is a secure parking garage ( Bastion square ) across Yates street where for a small fee you can park your vehicle. For more information on parking please google the "city of Victoria Bastion Parkade" as their website will have all the info you need.

Whether it is the Lojo shopping district, the world famous inner harbour, the city's finest restaurants or Victoria's nightlife you will find it within seconds of your door step. The sea plane terminal is less than a five minute walk away and is where you can catch a thirty minute flight to downtown Vancouver or to the south terminal at Vancouver international airport.

I can guarantee this is one of the most unique, vacations rentals you will find in Victoria. I have put a lot of love into it and I am sure you will enjoy your stay.

Keywords: A quiet historic loft with modern furnishings and a private garden patio only steps from the harbour and the cities best shopping, restaurants, attractions and events.


John Beaumier

Member Since 2010
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About John Beaumier

I am a Realtor® in Victoria where I own several investment properties. If you are interested in property in Victoria, I offer vacation packages to people who are serious about buying property on the southern Island on my real estate website. You can find out more about me and my business by googling my last name which is Beaumier and Victoria, BC.

John Beaumier purchased this Condo in 2010

Why John Beaumier chose Downtown

This is a one of a kind and I have seen nothing like it in all my years in Victoria real estate.

What makes this Condo unique

You have it all at my Waddington flat, you are steps away from some of the city's best restaurants and hippest nightclubs yet while in the suite it is perfectly quiet and you really have no idea that you are in the heart of downtown. The unit features a massive garden patio that you would maybe expect in something in the suburbs but you are maybe a hundred and fifty feet from the inner harbour. If you could see through the back wall of the courtyard you would be looking into Ill Terrazo which is consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in the city.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
        • King size beds (1)


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              The condo has 16foot high ceilings on the quiet back corner of an Old town heritage building. Only steps to the harbour with a huge private patio for entertaining or simply relaxing, you will love it


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Covered Parking
                      There is a secure city-owned lot across the street on Yates.
                    • Elevator
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Drip coffee maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Should be well equipped.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  42 Inch Flat Screen


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • limited accessibility


                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • cinemas
                                            • museums
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          62 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Perfect downtown location to see Victoria.

                                                          R. Kristian F.West Kelowna

                                                          This apartment is tastefully decorated and well stocked. When you get sick of restaurants you can prepare your own meals in the good sized kitchen. The bed is also very comfortable. The historic building and alleyway are unique and quaint but also utilitarian - in a busy downtown where parking on the street can be tough, we used the alley to load and unload our gear. The parkade across the street had space even though we happened to check in during the new bridge ceremony so downtown was packed. Street parking is free after 6 and in all honesty parking was cheap compared to most cities. We will be staying here next time we go to Victoria.

                                                          Great Location!

                                                          Carol J.Calgary, Alberta Canada

                                                          Enjoyed our stay in this cozy condo. Walking distance to many great restaurants and various tourist spots. Was disappointed in having to pick up the key in the rain, with our luggage, a couple of blocks away as opposed to just going to the loft, as we had to climb over a homeless person panhandling on the doorstep but it wasn't the last homeless person that we saw in Victoria. King size bed was very comfortable; shower and towels were great; well equipped kitchen; couch and chair comfortable and throw provided in loft was a plus.

                                                          Cozy downtown loft

                                                          Ryan M.

                                                          Great loft unit, perfect for business travel. Would book again.

                                                          Perfect location!

                                                          Anne W.Seattle, WA

                                                          The condo was clean, comfortable and could not have been more convenient. We were able to walk almost everywhere. There was an inexpensive parking garage just across Yates and lots of nearby restaurants. We had a great stay. Thanks John!

                                                          Very cozy and comfortable. Great location. Suitable for short term stays. Ideal for 1-2 people.

                                                          Denise G.

                                                          We enjoyed our week staying at this delightful loft in an old historic building in downtown Victoria. Fantastic location, centrally located we could walk everywhere. We did have a car for touring and parked in nearby parade which

                                                          was cheap. Great restaurants nearby, close to shopping on Government Street. Loft was comfortable and clean. We had a problem connecting to wifi but after contacting owner problem was solved quickly. My reason for not giving 5 stars was that there were dirty dishes in dishwasher upon our arrival. Perhaps a tea kettle could be added to kitchen. Overall, a wonderful stay. Would recommend staying here.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Sorry about the dishes in the dishwasher, I am going to have to speak to my cleaner about this. Other than that I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and would be happy to have you back in the future.

                                                          John Beaumier

                                                          An Old Town Gem: Pristine, Stylish and Fun

                                                          Maureen B.Vancouver, British Columbia

                                                          This is my second stay in this heritage loft, and I loved it just as much -- or, if possible, even more, though this visit took place in the short, sometimes rainy days of January rather than in summer. There is much to do and see in this part of Victoria any time of year. John is warm and welcoming and replied promptly whenever I contacted him. Picking up the key couldn't have been easier.

                                                          My husband and I were here for a romantic weekend, and I stayed a couple of nights longer to work on a writing project. This was my first choice of places to stay and I was thrilled that it was available. Because the apartment opens into an enclosed and locked courtyard, it is nearly silent all the time despite being in a bustling part of the city -- quieter than a hotel. I felt safe coming and going as a single woman, even in the dark. Waddington Alley connects two of the most interesting streets in this historical heart of the city, and is only a block from the water. It's a two-minute walk to my favourite bookstore in Canada, Munro's, and steps from shops and restaurants. The bus to the ferry stops nearby and the apartment is walking distance from the Empress, Legislature and harbour.

                                                          The modern kitchen had everything we could have wanted and there's a washer and dryer should you need one. I had forgotten that the tub was so luxurious -- it is long and deep with a sloped back, a delight for bookworms like me who like to read in the bath. The bed is big and comfortable with good lighting on the nightstands, and so although there's an extremely comfortable leather sofa on the main floor, we spent quite a bit of time tucked under the comforter with our treasure of books from Munro's.

                                                          My family loves Victoria and when all six or eight of us come, we rent a house with several bedrooms, usually near a hiking trail. But this apartment is perfect for a single person, a couple or parents with a child. It feels safe and quiet, yet it is steps from varied and delightful restaurants and shops and the waterfront. If you cross the Johnson Street Bridge, you can walk left along the Esquimalt waterfront too, or head right along the urban part of the Galloping Goose Trail to the pedestrian bridge over the Gorge. We enjoyed breakfasts at the nearby Mo:Le, the Jam Cafe and the Empress, and picked up groceries from the Yale Market for our other meals. This trip, we also enjoyed an exhibit at UVic's Legacy Gallery on Yates. I highly recommend John's heritage loft.


                                                          Downtown, Victoria, BC, Canada

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