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'Pied-À-Terre Harbour Penthouse' Private Rooftop Deck-Victoria

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

Please be sure to view rates in CAD$

About the Pied-à-Terre Harbour Penthouse in Victoria, BC, Canada:

Beautifully designed, this luxurious south-west view, corner penthouse on the harbour’s edge creates a unique sensory experience for the sophisticated traveler. The suite was renovated, May 2011, and the use of local materials, suppliers and trades makes it uniquely Victoria. Furnished to 'stand out from the crowd,” all fabrics and furniture pieces were selected by Interior Designer, Teresa Ryback, who is recognized for creating grand prize lottery dream homes and luxury residential properties. The Pied-à-Terre features two balconies on the main level that open to create a refreshing cross breeze and a private, rooftop deck that can be accessed via an in-suite staircase (luxury yacht-type ladder) or by way of elevator and stairs from the building’s hallway. A verdured, common-area adjoins the Pied-à-Terre’s private roof deck, where a gas barbeque is accessed on a first-come basis.

Perfect for vacation or business travel, this exquisitely furnished, full 1 bedroom/ 1 bath, comfortably appointed penthouse boasts Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, silestone countertops in the (fully equipped) kitchen and bath, stainless steel appliances, high-speed internet connection, 50' flat screen Panasonic TV w/ Optik TV digital programming, NETFLIX, washer/ dryer, gas fireplace and secure underground parking, plus more.

This “sweet suite” is conveniently located in the modern and secure, Mermaid Wharf building in Victoria’s “Design District” - a historic part of downtown, just steps away from entertainment, water activities and eclectic shopping. Enjoy the spectacular views of water, sunsets and the rhythm of the downtown lights. Access to activities and amenities is easy and near endless from this well situated location-!

It is truly a jewel in the heart of Victoria.

Steeped in history, rich in culture and blanketed in colour, downtown Victoria is a very pedestrian friendly area; numerous restaurants and entertainment are walking distance from the Mermaid Wharf building. Many forms of off-island transportation are available, if desired. There are seaplane services and Ferry transportation to Vancouver, Seattle, Port Angeles and Bellingham that are easy and convenient. Additionally, there's the Victoria Harbour Heliport offering Helijet service and charters.

For your peace of mind: the Pied-à-Terre is Business Licensed, and the Mermaid Wharf building is Zoned for short-term stays and vacation rentals. Please feel comfortable, and enjoy this friendly community. Kindly note: we provide a smoke and pet free environment for the comfort of all our guests.

Again, one dedicated secure parking space w/ bicycle storage is provided during your stay at Mermaid Wharf at no additional cost.

Please inquire by email.

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Teresa Ryback
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Teresa Ryback

About your Victoria, Pied-à-Terre hosts:

First of all, thank you for taking the time to look at our luxury, executive vacation rental suite, the 'Pied-â-Terre Harbour Penthouse.'

My husband and I are very proud of what we have to offer our discerning, cosmopolitan clients. Our waterfront penthouse is located in beautiful, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Teresa is a multi-award winning interior designer and Preston is a composer and trumpet instrumentalist with a background in private, real-estate investment.

We welcome you-!

Teresa Ryback purchased this condo in 2009

Why Teresa Ryback chose Downtown

As Victoria is one of the most livable cities in Canada, if not the world - it makes for the perfect 'Pied-à-Terre' locale-!

Definition of “Pied-à-Terre” from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:

Definition of PIED-À-TERRE

: a temporary or second lodging

Origin of PIED-À-TERRE

French, literally, foot to the ground

First Known Use: 1829


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • 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 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
Private rooftop deck with access from the suite's private stairway, secure resident stairway or the building's elevator. Being a corner suite with operable windows and rooftop hatch, no air-conditioning unit is necessary--the cross breeze from the water is delightful & fresh-! Bike and kayak storage is available in the secure underground parking facility. Please, no bikes in the Pied-à-Terre Harbour Penthouse suite. Ask about Concierge service.


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'Pied-À-Terre Harbour Penthouse' Private Rooftop Deck-Victoria
average rating of 4.866667 based on 45 reviews

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the unit as soon as we entered.We were greeted on the street and given a quick tour of the the condo.The views were great clean cozy with everything you need.We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, well-equipped quiet unit with gorgeous water and city views. Great location -- easy walk to many points of interest and restaurants. Easy access to major roads for exploring the city and island. Internet worked very well. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Such an awesome place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was fantastic! So comfortable, amazing views, great proximity to everything!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decatur, GA

Perfect Apartment, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the Pied-A-Terre Penthouse in Victoria. The size is ideal - compact and convenient. Our check in was easy and effective. The kitchen was well-stocked, and the living area was beautiful and comfortable. It has a lovely little patio next to the kitchen/dining area which we enjoyed for meals. However the private roof patio is amazing! Overlooking the harbor, the view is spectacular, and we enjoyed a visiting seagull as well as drinks with a peregrine falcon one evening. Memories of our vacation will stay with us in the beautiful pictures, and we definitely recommend it for any couple visiting Victoria.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location - Location - Location.... and all the amenities you need.

  • 4 of 5

My two friends and I stayed at the Pied-A-Terre on the long weekend in April. It has beautiful views and the apartment was stocked with all the items we needed to be able to eat in, with a grocery store just a short walk away in China-town. We loved that it was so close to downtown for easy walks to the museum, shopping, the harbour and there are many fabulous restaurants in the area., Red Fish, Blue Fish, Canoe Pub, Shizen Japanese Restaurant ... and so many more. There is a really neat store one block away called Full Circle World... loved it for unique items.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greater Vancouver

Loved the Pied-à-Terre Penthouse

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the Pied-à-Terre, our gracious host Teresa gave us a full tour of the penthouse and we were immediately impressed.

It was beautifully decorated and fully equipped with all the amenities including fridge, dishwasher , washer/dryer, TV, etc.

Gorgeous floor to ceiling windows so we could enjoy the harbour view from anywhere.

We enjoyed the 2 patios which included an incredible roof top deck.

Located in a fabulous central location everything was within a short walk away, including restaurants, pubs, boating, transportation, gift shops etc.

The underground parking spot was close to the door/elevators.

We should also mention that the price was very reasonable.

We had a wonderful stay at the Pied-à-Terre and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $195.13
Cleaning Fee $78.05 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

No tax for stays over 30 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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