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Central, Friendly Location, with a Mid-Century Vibe Ideal for 2 - 5 Guests !

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New windows & siding add west coast style in keeping with the neighbourhood!

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Spacious living with great separation of two bedrooms & one pull-out sofa.

Guests find a peaceful ambiance with the energy of a mid-century vibe in this special, non-smoking two bedroom self-catering suite. New windows and the house exterior has been renovated as of May 2015. We're ready to welcome you!

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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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, English: native French & Russian: beginner/inter.
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This suite has two steps that prohibit easy wheel chair access. Otherwise, it is great for those with limited mobiity as, once inside, the double bedroom and bathroom are on the main floor. The Queen bedroom has 4-5 steps and the dining loft, 7 steps....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Full/Double Bedroom: 1 double

    Full/double bed comfort; original art by Bill Duckit...moreless

  • Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

    Radiant tile heat; art by Hong Kong artist Ron Legaut...moreless

  • Living room single bed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    A single pull-out sofabed is in the living room....moreless

  • The easy access double bedroom is located convenient to the bathroom and enjoys ample storage in drawers and the closet. The queen-size bedroom is five steps down: a special retreat with heated tile flooring. The single (39x80") pull-out sofa is located in the Living Room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • There is ample storage for travel toiletries in the oak faced vanity.

Other Amenities

  • Adjacent grounds are available for special events. Let us know what your needs and ask for pricing and details....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A selection of books is available in the living room and bedrooms. Bolen's Books, one of Victoria's best bookstores, is nearby at Hillside Centre....moreless

  • Games:

    Chess, Masterpiece, Uno...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable is provided. Pay channels may be access by arrangement at cost. We will need to authorize this with Shaw Cable, so please let us know your preferences when reserving the suite....moreless

  • Stereo:

    On arrival, your sound system in the television is set to channel #431, Baroque Press 'guide' to browse music channels or return to video....moreless

  • Television:

    30" Flat Screen TV with basic cable. The speaker system ensures good sound for music in the 400 channel range!...moreless

  • Toys:

    Uno, Masterpiece, Chess, Trivial Pursuit, Playing cards...moreless

Theme

  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Settings for six are provided. We may be able to provide extras if you are entertaining up to 8!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front loading. Please clean the lint screen after each use. The lint can be placed in the Community Compost bins outside the office door, or in the food waste bin under the kitchen sin....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    To reduce time needed for cleaning between guests, please use ONLY the Duraflame logs if you use the fireplace. We appreciate your disposal of COLD ash into the compost bin....moreless

  • Heating:

    Radiant tile heating in the Queen Room and forced air heat throughout....moreless

  • Internet:

    Your office area is WiFi enabled. A printer is available. Please provide ink and paper if you are using it for office/scholastic/project work. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The skylight and windows overlooking garden views makes this a very pleasant space to relax, play games or watch (basic) cable TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    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

  • Telephone:

    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:

    Front loading. A starter supply of laundry detergent is provided. If you need more than three loads, please provide your own detergent and softener. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    A 12-cup programmable Sunbeam coffee brewer is available (please use cone type coffee filters). A French Press is provided along with a bean grinder....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Settings for 6...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Vintage style with red, oak framed counters, you'll find kettle, toaster, coffee-maker, and the usual appliances, plus dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    If you purchase a Kitchen stocking package, you'll find the items you requested in place--or a local equivalent. Or, we provide some basics to start your self-catered stay....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size, bottom freezer fridge. Success on your fishing excursion? It will fit in the freezer!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Please clean the range top of any food mess....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Fishing and whale watching are local options....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outside space assigned to this suite is a large, granite walled patio under a beautiful Eucalyptus tree....moreless

  • Golf:

    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:

    The Selkirk and Gorge Waterways invite your exploration by paddle!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    This property is set amid the grounds of Garden Oaks Fine Accommodation properties. Your private patio is great outdoor space. Ask for a tour of the adjacent gardens!...moreless

  • 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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Victoria;s Gentle Winter
Oct 1 - May 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$163
$1,101
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$194
$1,215

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $189.90
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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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Location

16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport, YVR
0.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fernwood Inn (S) Fifth Street Bar & Grill (N)
2.4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Port Angeles Ferry (or BC Ferries, 28 miles)
1.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cedar Hill Golf Course or Uplands Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Canada One; Island Highway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Haultain Fish & Chips ; Stage; Fernwood Inn
152 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington, Comox BC
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Willows Beach, Cadboro Bay Beach

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, English: native French & Russian: beginner/inter.
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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  • New windows & siding add west coast style in keeping with the neighbourhood!

    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.

    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!

    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

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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 ;-)

    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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