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James Bay, Most Excellent Location

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Owner purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

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.


James Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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 ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - jetted tub , Air Jets, deep tub
    Bathroom 1 - Ensuite has steam shower
    Bathroom 1 - On main floor
  • 2.5 bathrooms Steam Shower in ensuite Jetted tub in second bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size Bed (1), Queen size Bed (1) double futon (1)
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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.


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(28 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

Close by to everything. Owners are wonderful.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home fully equipment to meet all needs. Kitchen was well stocked and had high quality cookware. Bathrooms had a steam shower and a jacuzzi! Beds were very comfortable. Home is located in a neighborhood which is vey quite. Owners took time to meet us when we arrived. Would highly recommend. Looking forward to staying again next time in Victoria!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Much better than a hotel

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples in Victoria for a wedding. This condo is beautiful as well as being super clean and comfortable. The kitchen is totally equipped for having snacks and drinks as well as making full meals.

The location is superb. I cannot walk long distances and yet it was easy to walk to the ocean, Beacon Hill Park, grocery store etc. It was about a 10 minute walk to the Empress and the tour boats. The owners are on property and very helpful. For a peaceful glass of wine, you cannot beat sitting in the small garden near the fountain.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary AB Canada

Clean, comfortable and close to downtown!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time seeing all the sights within waking distance and then returning back to this home. Kids loved it here and they did not want to leave!

The kitchen was definitely well stocked with every gadget and was nice to have all the necessities in the bathrooms and for laundry. We didn't have to buy a thing except our food.

A wonderful time in Victoria! Hopefully it won't be another ten years before we make it back.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property! Very close to restaurants and the inner harbour.

  • 5 of 5

Jack and Delia were very responsive to any questions we had leading up to our trip. They left multiple recommendations of restaurants and places to see which were very helpful. The home was beautiful and very clean. It was a quiet neighborhood and we felt very safe and comfortable throughout our stay. We would stay there again in a heartbeat if we ever come to Victoria again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Roseburg , Oregon

A real gem in Victoria BC!

  • 5 of 5

This home is exceptional and one of the best we have stayed at. You are greeted with fresh flowers and a bottle of wine! Very convenient location and within walking distance to a grocery store, Beacon Park, downtown etc. it is very well equipped with anything you could possibly need, especially the kitchen. The outdoor patio is lovely and private and has a water feature of gently flowing water. There are a lot of windows that flood the rooms with natural light. We truly enjoyed our stay at Delia's home and are thankful we found it for our first visit to Victoria!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Whale Watching, Bus Tours, Horse Drawn Carriage Tours,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $105.37
Refundable damage deposit $195.13
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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