Central, Friendly Location, with a Mid-Century Vibe Ideal for 2 - 5 Guests !(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Spacious living with great separation of two bedrooms & one pull-out sofa.
Take two steps to enter into the oak floored entrance area. Original art provides interest, and the mid-century character of the living room offers a skylight, east and south facing windows overlooking neighbourhood gardens. Enjoy eclectic reading selections or games, or the unobtrusive flat screen TV: basic cable is provided.
The main level Full/Double Bedroom is an 'easy access' space on the same level as the bath. Down the hall, there are just five steps to the Queen Bedroom. There is ample storage in each room and the Queen Bedroom features radiant under tile floor heating.
This suite includes an office area with free WiFi for those traveling with smart devices or a laptop. Please note: WiFi communications are free -- there is no landline phone. Other amenities include a front loading washer and dryer, dishwasher and the usual kitchen appliances such as toaster, coffee maker, French Press, chopper, hand-held blender, etc.
Entertain up to 6 guests in the dining loft, overlooking your own outdoor space, a granite walled patio. The loft overlooks our neighbouring gardens--we love to show them off, so ask for a tour!
As your hosts, we provide all necessary linens and, as self-catering travelers ourselves, we know that a few staples in the kitchen is important. You'll find our own bouquet garni spice mixture, olive oil, sugar, salt & pepper, and some teas to get you started. We can recommend great local coffee roasters--and two supermarkets are within 10-15 minutes walk.
For overseas guests--we are happy to make power adapters available--please ask. Our information booklet includes directions for local shopping.
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Member since: 2012
- 1250 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- There is ample storage for travel toiletries in the oak faced vanity.
- Satellite / Cable:
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
Off-street parking at your door with room for 2 cars, front-to-back (or park one in front of the hedge). Note: the gravel parking space left of the next driveway is reserved for Oaklands 8, our 1 bdrm...moreless
We do not provide a land line. A local SIM card is available for your mobile phone at nearby Hillside Centre. We are happy to take messages and will forward these via email or by arrangement....moreless
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
The nearby Cedar Hill Golf Course is only one of many! Visit Uplands, Victoria, Olympic View and more! We are your entry-way to the Vancouver Island golf tour, with 9 locally and more up-island....moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
Ski & Snowboard:
If you have energy left after local activities, head up-island to the Comox Valley and Mt. Washington where the elevation is higher than more Whistler, the snow more powdery, and the crowd far smaller...moreless
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Victoria;s Gentle Winter
Oct 1 - May 13, 2017
2 night min stay
Victoria's Garden Season
May 14 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $187.50
- Taxes Not included
Prefer a stocked kitchen on arrival? We'll do our best! A light housekeeping service is also available at an hourly cleaning rate.
Ask for details on pricing for these services or for event booking of the & neighboring grounds.
Book Mid-Century Oaks & Oaklands 8 together for your event. Up to 7 guests in beds, up to 10 with air mattresses (advance notice required).
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
'Mid-Century Oaks' is in the heart of the city, but off the beaten path in a friendly residential neighborhood called Oaklands. Enjoy great walks with views over the city, Fernwood and Quadra Village districts with the majestic Olympic Mountains in the distance.
We are conveniently located for walkers with amenities of the city within 15-35 minutes on foot. 3 public transportation routes are within 5 minutes walk from your suite.
Those traveling by car will find easy access from all the major arteries in a very special neighborhood that is close to everything, but feels a world away. We offer off-street parking in the driveway--pull right in!
Just 5 minutes from the Royal Jubilee Hospital and a short 17 minutes to Victoria General Hospital, the Mid-Century Oaks Suite offers a quiet respite for family and friends visiting patients nearby. Note: travel time to VGH varies from 7-20 minutes in the morning to 20-40 minutes in the afternoon, settling down again in the evening.
The Fernwood Village and Quadra Street Village areas are a 10 minute walk downhill. Haultain Corners offers coffee and specialty grocery items a pleasant 7 minute stroll away.
Mid-Century Oaks short-stay suite is the perfect entry point to the Vancouver Island “Golf Trail”. Stay a few nights in the Capital City and head north to explore beautiful Vancouver Island. Have work to do? Your home office awaits with free access to wireless of your internet enabled device.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Partners and new granddads John & Rob provide quality accommodation, long and short term, through Garden Oaks Fine Accommodation in beautiful Victoria, BC. As world travelers who have lived overseas for many years, Victoria is now home once again. 'We've really enjoyed searching for mid-century pieces to play up the great vibe in this 2 bedroom house." After a career in clinical care and health system management, Rob remains active in health care. John is diversifying his interests to encompass more design work. They both enjoy gardening, experimenting with cuisines of the world and getting lost on foot in interesting locales. Feel free to ask for insights into the local area--and a tour of their 'hidden' gardens.
Why the Owner Chose Oaklands, Victoria, BC, Canada:
This place feels like home. We've included eclectic reading, a few games, original art from local artist Bill Duckit, our own J. James O'Brien and Hong Kong-Canadian artist Ron Legault. There's an office area with free WiFi, a great granite-walled patio and the location is central to everything Victoria offers in a quiet, residential area known as Oaklands. You are assured of your privacy, with congenial hosts close at hand should you need ideas on things to do and places to see. The suite is entirely self-catering and you will find a vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies for your comfort. Weekly and monthly guests will need to augment our generous starter supply of laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc. with additional items.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The suite offers a good separation of the bedrooms, a dining loft and a comfortable configuration that makes the space seem even larger than it is at 1221 sq ft. Business travelers like the separate office area. If working on project reports, please replace paper and ink. Enjoy oak hardwood floors (radiant tile heating in the Queen bedroom) and the feeling of laid back life amid Victoria's famous Gary Oaks. Al fresco dining in the granite-walled patio under a huge Eucalpytus tree is a fine way to start your evening. Prepare goodies in the fully equipped kitchen, or ask us for tips on ordering in.
- Primary: +1 2508912997 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. PST or by arrangement.
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New windows & siding add west coast style in keeping with the neighbourhood!
The Queen Room is a comfortable retreat with radiant heated tile flooring. You'll find some reading, west light and an original painting by Hong Kong Canadian artist Ron Legault.
Breakfast is a treat in a vintage style, fully equipped kitchen. Your patio is just outside. Please take care with the blinds!
Ask about a visit to the gardens behind John's design studio, adjacent to Mid-Century Oaks
Spring and early summer bring sweet fragrance to surround Mid-Century Oaks.
The grounds at Garden Oaks Fine Accommodation are available for event booking. Ask us for details!
Original art welcomes you to Mid-Century Oaks. Your home office is straight ahead, with laundry facilities behind sliding panels.
This double bedroom is on the main level for easy access. This cosy space has ample storage and original art by local artist, Bill Duckit.
The dining loft enjoys a view of neighbouring gardens and your own outdoor space, a granite-walled patio. Made friends? The teak table seats up to eight comfortably. Dishes and linens are provided for up to six--please let us know if you need additional tableware.
Sunrise at Mid-Century Oaks
The gardens are a work in progress, ever evolving. Loss of an enormous oak has necessitated shifting shade and sun loving plants to suit the new light patterns.
A potpourri of colour, changing with the seasons. This photograph captures the gardens in mid-June.
Foxglove and lavendar borders the drive. Mid-Century Oaks is set amid Victoria's unique Gary Oaks, a protected species. Stroll along tree-lined streets to catch views over the city toward the Olympic Mountains in the distance--breathtaking!
Your hosts are experienced travelers and inn-keepers with insights from stays in Amsterdam, Bangkok, Beijing, Chiang Mai, Cyprus, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Shanghai, Suzhou--we've seen the highs and the lows and promise you the best from what we have learned! Come see us soon ;-)
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