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master with new king bed 09/15 /wool duvet fireplace/ 2 ensuites/laundry

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:14-30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

BEST LOCATION IN VICTORIA - JAMES BAY.
NB- VRBO changes rates to USD and adds taxes, cleaning etc etc
Please press Can funds tab for basic rent rate in Canadian funds
Then deal directly with me /Jim re lease and deposit which also differs from the VRBO options - thx
From Avalon you can stroll Beacon Hill Park only 4 houses away, storm watch overlooking the beaches only ten minutes walk away or wander downtown- again,only a ten minute walk away. None of the noise but all of the proximity. Sample the gourmet treats in Cook Street Village with it's bakeries, wood fired pizzerias and cozy coffee shops. Workout in the mornings at home on the deck or at nearby facilities and spend your afternoons touring the Royal Museum,shops, Victoria art galleries and more . Ride the horse drawn tours of this unique neighborhood.At night you can walk to the Royal theater for symphony or ballet.

Our home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in unique Heritage zone, across from the famous James Bay Inn pub, Thrifty's grocery store, sports facilities and many local bus routes.

Only 4 houses to the airport shuttle and very close to heliport, float plane and Cruise Line port of call at Augden Point.

You'll find everything you'll need is supplied in mint condition with up-to-date modern appliances.

UPSTAIRS: Romantic master suite is large and unique with fireplace and new king bed.
It is cool in the summer and has both blinds and curtains for a quiet and blackout effect if needed.
En suite Spa: tub has a chroma therapy jet tub, shower is 7 feet long and fireplace with room for the massage table beside the tub and near the fireplace which warms the whole ensuite .
There is a separate room for toilet and another two separate areas for sink and make-up
The reading area outside the bedroom with skylight doubles as a luxurious laundry folding area as it is adjacent to washer and dryer conveniently located near the bedroom.
The outdoor deck has been glass enclosed and is under an awning.
It has a large enough floor space for exercise -stationary bike , ball, weights and yoga mat are provided plus there is a large sofa overlooking the garden for morning coffee or afternoon tea in the trees.
The second bedroom on the lower level with African theme is away from the master and has it's own 3 piece ensuite.

ENTERTAIN IN STYLE AND COMFORT
The kitchen has everything including room for 6 seated around range and a bar height table with chairs fro two more.
The very special teak dining table is in the living area with a view of the garden and not the kitchen, which is better for more formal dining.

Our home is charming and uniquely decorated!
It's the best place to stay if you want to be downtown, in a quiet elegant fun space.

PEACEFUL and SECLUDED GARDEN to enjoy as well.

RESTAURANTS, ART AND CULTURE ABOUND IN VICTORIA all within walking distance.

References required and sorry no pets and no smokers on site.
Rent is listed in US dollars but there is a conversion tab in the rates section for Canadians
Rent includes all utilities and taxes and we will clarify damage deposit and payment with the lease discussion as we do not go thru VRBO bur etransfers or wire from US
I prefer one long term renter for my ski season ideally November or December to end March. Minimum rental term is two weeks.
Summer rates are higher than winter and one month is the minimum term.
Jim is my property manager and is nearby in Victoria for any issues that may arise while you are here or if i am not available by phone nor email re rental.

Keywords: Modern, unique, private multi-level with large garden-featured in design magazine. Consistently rated 5 star by guests .
thx for your interest!

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+1 7785872589
if no response please email both g.mail and shaw

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children must be supervised...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    master freshly painted with new mattress 07/15 w. wool duvet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    African theme/ensuite/off kitchen/away from master by 1floor...moreless

  • King size bed (1), double/full size Bed (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    7 ft shower /colored light therapy jetted tub /faux finish ...moreless

  • ensuite is huge: 7 ft shower and spa jet tubwhich includes color therapy area with fireplace another room for sink and makeup third room for toilet ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • this home is a hit every time ! dramatic fun decor secluded entry and yard on a quiet cul- de - sac yet right downtown that mix better than a more isolated waterfront property you can be at the ocean by walking ten minutes or at the Empress ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    lots of travel books funny ones .. borrow but not to be removed ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    in living and master...moreless

  • Game Room:

    living area good for dancing deck good fro workouts games and reading ...moreless

  • Games:

    a few scrabble ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    many CD s for use ...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    none...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    minimal channels no netflix but you could add if you wanted ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    with built-in speakers for kitchen and living area ...moreless

  • Television:

    in living and master ...moreless

  • Toys:

    no kids toys gym workout supplies including stationary bike on deck yoga mats weights ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    sorry no...moreless

  • Video Library:

    a few PG DVD s ...moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    quiet leafy heritage zone yet 10 min walk to Inner Harbor/center of town...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    5 can eat at the bar in kitchen or 2 at the bar height table in the kitchen /bar area Separate dining area seats 8- dining table actually a work of art in itself - teak made in France ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    1 in living room 1 two sided fireplace in master beroom and bath both gas ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    upper deck has stationary bike a few weights and room to stretch also a lovely place to sit 'outside 'but under cover ...moreless

  • Garage:

    not available - now art studio...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiant in floor heat ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    very large with 12 ft ceilings 2 seating areas one with T.V...moreless

  • Parking:

    on street ok quiet cul-de -sac ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    top of the line gas with 5th wok burner back vent...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    one of canadas top 5 chefs says there is nothing that he would change !!! huge and good for entertaning...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    everything you might need or i'll get it !...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    covered glassed in upper deck sofa - bistro table -stationary bike-yoga mat-books...great treetop view...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    a bike rack is in the back yard and bikes can be rented one of my bikes can be used on upper covered deck in winter for stationary exercise ...moreless

  • Boat:

    small kayak available ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    huge can park a car in the back in front of garage and still have room for bar- B- que, table and chairs and lounge chairs ... large garden area in season ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    bar- B-que outdoor table outdoor dishes ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    mt washinton good family hill with lots of snow about a 3 hours drive up island ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    public courts at Beacon Hill 5 minutes walk ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    life jacket ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    YMCA- walk 10 min Grand Pacific Hotel - walk 10 min Quadra 50 meter- drive 10min all close ...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    jacuzzi instead...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    crystal pool is 50 meters about 2 km away YMCA pool is walking distance or Grande Pacific hotel gym and pool walking ...moreless

  • Sauna:

    none...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    with lights for chromatherapy fits 2 with fireplace at one end room for the massage table between tub and 7 ft shower...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$3,384
My Standard Rate
14 night min stay
$113
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,128.00

Notes:

references required

If you are Canadian - note that the posted rates are in USDollars

Jim or I will clarify the rates and request e transfer as method of payment

Americans cannot e transfer unfortunatley

A wire transfer in USD to my USD account is the easiest but note the damage deposit may not be the same on return depending on exchange rate fluctuations

eg if $1000 canadian is $800 american when you send it we will return $1000 canadian equivalent at the end of the term ..in the unlikely event our dollar goes up, you will get less than $800 USD back ..this is standard practice thx


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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Location

25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
15 Metres
Nearest Barpub
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Very close to Beacon Hill Park, botanical garden, playground and children's petting zoo. Historic neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Victoria, walking distance to beaches, museums, restaurants and shopping district.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am a single, retired lawyer who likes to travel when the house is rented and ski in the winter months Generally ,I'm here in Victoria in summer and consistently gone in the winter. My start and finish rental dates are very flexible I would prefer a single several month tenancy, ideally Nov. thru March or as late as May for ski season and rent will be reduced for longer term . My property manager Andrea will assist you this summer/fal as I cannot receive VRBO info abroad without a verification code sent to my phone which I will not have

Why the Owner Chose James Bay, Victoria, BC, Canada:
Having travelled the world and most of Canada, I feel that Victoria is the best city in Canada in which to live, B.C. the most stunningly beautiful province with nearby Vancouver consistently highly rated city in world polls and the Gulf Islands here to explore by ferry . Nothing compares to the relaxed pace, understated affluence and beauty of Victoria and environs. The Canadian political and economic climate are stable, the city is safe and geared for tourism.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is walking distance to a fabulous park ocean and Disney- like downtown The garden is a fabulous or bike inside the glass enclosed deck on the second floor


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • master with new king bed 09/15 /wool duvet  fireplace/  2 ensuites/laundry

    master with new king bed 09/15 /wool duvet fireplace/ 2 ensuites/laundry

  • photo shoot for home and garden magazine

    photo shoot for home and garden magazine

  • stairs to kitchen /half of open living area

    stairs to kitchen /half of open living area

  •  street view  onto heritage designated zone 
back garden private from street

    street view onto heritage designated zone back garden private from street

  • outdoor dining area

    outdoor dining area

  • second bedroom 
African theme with queen bed  and ensuite

    second bedroom African theme with queen bed and ensuite

  • ensuite bathroom for African  bedroom includes shower

    ensuite bathroom for African bedroom includes shower

  • enclosed sun deck  with room for exercise
bookshelves  not visible 
off landing

    enclosed sun deck with room for exercise bookshelves not visible off landing

  • Beacon Hill Park  facing Juan de Fuca  strait
10 minute walk

    Beacon Hill Park facing Juan de Fuca strait 10 minute walk

  • kitchen includes  eating area and bar not pictured

    kitchen includes eating area and bar not pictured

  • photo shoot for styloe magazine

    photo shoot for styloe magazine

  • new 3 sofas and rugs   2015/
back entry to left of chair

    new 3 sofas and rugs 2015/ back entry to left of chair

  • Secluded garden with sitting area, BBQ, dining area not shown. car+bike parking

    Secluded garden with sitting area, BBQ, dining area not shown. car+bike parking

  • African bed area in second bedroom

    African bed area in second bedroom

  • reading area  2nd floor
elegant laundry table/off master  bedroom and deck

    reading area 2nd floor elegant laundry table/off master bedroom and deck

  • master closet with  scented cedar panels and lots of storage

    master closet with scented cedar panels and lots of storage

  • Beacon Hill Park 
2 minutes walk

    Beacon Hill Park 2 minutes walk

VRBO #377020

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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