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James Bay, Most Excellent Location

(20 Reviews)

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Welcome to Your Casually Elegant Home away from Home


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Newly built rear strata duplex in a fabulous location gives you easy access to downtown and all amenities, parks and walkways yet still able to feel comfortable in a neighbourhood that is quiet and friendly. This contemporary two bedroom home features a steam shower in the master bedroom and for a nice soak, enjoy the air Jacuzzi tub in the main bathroom located outside the second bedroom, both on the second floor. There is also an open den area separating the two rooms, perfect for a quiet read or to work on your computer. Main floor is is made enjoyable with infloor heat and hardwood floors, and a gas fireplace to warm you on those cool evenings. For those evenings in, a large screen TV is available when you want it but hidden in wall unit when you don't, keep the cook company sitting at the granite top island, enjoying the view to the backyard. The kitchen features kitchenaid appliances, gas stove, frig with filtered water and icemaker. The casually elegant furnishings and the open floorplan make it an ideal place for entertaining & relaxing. You'll appreciate the fresh clean non-smoking atmosphere of this well appointed 'home away from home.

A convenient location - many people in James Bay do not own a car. The bus stop for downtown is 2 blocks away; the return from downtown bus stop is 1 block away. You can connect to all locations of Greater Victoria from downtown.

With approximately a 10 minute walk you will be:

at the downtown shops; bus terminal, Victoria Clipper and The Coho ferry

At the Cook Street Village across the park or in the community of James Bay with grocery stores, banks, dry cleaners, and a liquor store

Fisherman’s Wharf famous for fish and chips and the colourful floathomes

For cycling enthusiasts, walkers or gardeners, this location is most desirable:

Bicycle storage space is available

Dallas Road, a leisurely cycle along the Victoria waterfront is at your 'doorstep'

Access the Galloping Goose Trail within 5-10 minutes leading to either The West Shore or Sooke or north to The Saanich Peninsula and the BC Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay. Both trails are part of The Trans Canada Trail

A short 5-minute walk to the south will bring you to the locals favourite walking spot - The Dallas Road Walkway with panoramic views of The Straits of Juan de Fuca and The Olympic Mountains. Walk the Victoria waterfront and view seals, sea lions, whales, herons, otters, eagles and many sea birds.

Victoria is known for its beautiful gardens:

Beacon Hill Park - 200 acres of beautifully landscaped and manicured grounds complete with bridges, lakes and ponds, an alpine rock garden, and a spectacular rose garden, is at your doorstep

Abkahzi Gardens - an exquisite heritage home and garden (with a truly romantic story) is a 10-minute drive

Playfair Park (a secret hidden garden in Saanich, famous for Rhododendrons) can be reached in 10 minutes

Hatley Park Gardens on the grounds of Royal Roads University is a 20-minute drive from The Woodbury Vacation Rental Apartments

Finnerty Gardens, the 'unknown gardens' of The University of Victoria, is a 15 minute drive

The Government House, home of the Governor General, with spectacular gardens, is about 8 minutes away

Keywords: Strata Duplex, House, Home, Executive, Flat, Rental, Furnished
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Non Smoking Only:

    My preference is no smoking on property not just inside the home....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: jetted tub

    Air Jets, deep tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 1

    Ensuite has steam shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1

    On main floor...moreless

  • 2.5 bathrooms Steam Shower in ensuite Jetted tub in second bath

Other Amenities

  • TV has movie channels and ability to access movies via internet cable provider. 2 movies free on weekly rentals. Charges apply for rentals after two....moreless


  • Books
  • Games:

    Board games such as Trivial Pursuit, Cranium, etc. for quiet days...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Shaw Cable...moreless

  • Television:

    HD TV available in living room and master bedroom...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    10 - 15 minute walk to downtown shops...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Newly landscaped garden area around patio, with small water feature....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$878 $2,561
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$549 $1,829
Fall - Winter 2017/18
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2018
4 night min stay
$732 $2,195
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$1,098 $3,513
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $98.79
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $182.95
  • Tax Rate 5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: My husband, Jack, and I have lived in most areas of Victoria over the past 25 years and have found that James Bay is the perfect place to live. We love walking on the Dallas Road waterfront, through Beacon Hill Park or into the middle of the city to shop or visit our favourite restaurants. Both James Bay Village and nearby Cook Street Village afford wonderful places to browse, eat or sit and watch the world go by. We enjoy traveling and meeting new people. When away from home, we have found that we are happiest when we can have a comfortable 'home base'; somewhere we can unwind for extended periods of time and can avoid daily interruptions from housekeeping staff or the need to eat out three times a day. We have recently purchased this property from Josie (mentioned in the reviews) and we are excited about offering the same experience to you.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Located in James Bay close to the park and walkways, you can stay here without a vehicle. Amenities are all within a 10 minute walk, grocery, pharmacy, clinics, liquor stores, etc.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • Welcome to Your Casually Elegant Home away from Home

    Welcome to Your Casually Elegant Home away from Home

  • Main Bath with air jetted tub.

    Main Bath with air jetted tub.

  • Soothing waterfall feature

    Soothing waterfall feature

  • Built In Cabinets with 38" flat screen tv

    Built In Cabinets with 38" flat screen tv

  • Enjoy the sun on your private patio.

    Enjoy the sun on your private patio.

VRBO #366918

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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