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Harbour Penthouse with Secluded Rooftop Garden/Patio

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (sleeps 2)

Welcome to our Condo!!!

Condo living at its best. This top floor waterfront condo is 815 sq. ft and it has an 815 sq.ft ROOF TOP PATIO. From it you have views of the Inner Harbour, Olympic Mountains, Gorge Waterway and Chinatown. Boutiques, art galleries, shopping and restaurants galore are steps away. During the day enjoy the bustle of the harbour teaming with ferries, float planes and kayakers. In the evening, marvel at the lights reflection on the water.

In the winter snuggle in the comfy condo, light the gas fireplace complete with a hand finished hearth and listen to music, read a book, watch the flat screened TV complete with 5:1 Surround Sound wiring.

The condo has been completely redone. The stairs leading to the roof top patio match the fireplace hearth which is made of kiln dried birch.

The kitchen has top of the line appliances, quartz counter tops and custom wood cabinets which follow through to the dining room. It is well equipped to prepare a lovely meal. The dining room table comfortably sits four. A wine fridge keeps your libations at a perfect temperature. Above it is a granite top serving area.

The Sterns and Foster king size bed has a pillow top mattress and plush duvet. The bedroom and living room have Juliet balconies from which you can watch the harbour activities.

The bathroom includes a large soaker tub, heatlamp and locally made lotions.

The private rooftop patio is a welcome addition to the condo. It has a comfortable sitting area, table and chairs to sit at for meals, gas barbeque, small fridge and an abundance of flowers and trees. Depending on the season, you can enjoy apples, cherries, strawberries or pick herbs to enhance your cooking. You will not tire of the views and because it is very private, it is easy to relax to read, nap or just collect your thoughts.

The condo includes a secure underground parking stall.

More Details

Carol Johnson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Carol Johnson

We love the coast and all that it offers. Even though we can't live there at this time, it never leaves us. We think our condo is in the perfect location to explore Victoria as well as to relax and to recharge. Because it is a gem of a place, we want to share it it with others. John is a construction superintendent and I just retired from teaching.

Carol Johnson purchased this condo in 2010

Why Carol Johnson chose Victoria

The first time we walked down Swift street to the condo, we knew we had found something special. We had a view of the water which became even better once we entered our unit. It is spacious, bright and from the living room, we can forget time as we watch the activity in the water.front. When we want to leave our tranquil environment, we can walk to restaurants, shopping and trails.

What makes this condo unique

We have a private rooftop garden with views of the Johnson Street Bridge, inner harbour and the waterway. Whether you view this from the rooftop or the condo, you will feel a calmness and a sense of peace.

Enjoy the fresh fruit grown on the rooftop. We have strawberries, cherries and apples. The bright flowers add an abundance of colour and mixes well with the smell of the sea.


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • large soaker tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1) plush Sterns and Foster king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Harbour Penthouse with Secluded Rooftop Garden/Patio
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 42 reviews

Nicely decorated, very comfortable, good location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Victoria even though the weather was not always so good. The condo was very nice, very comfortable it had pretty much everything we needed for our stay. We really appreciated having a bed that was as comfortable as the one we have at home. It was nice to have a fireplace which we used a few times because there were some chilly days. Overall we had a very nice stay in Victoria and in this condo.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sometimes the weather doesn't match our expectations. Our guests last year golfed every day. You never know.
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our month-long stay in the harbour-view condo. We arrived to find the condo exactly as described in the VRBO write-up. It was lovely inside and on the rooftop, and was perfectly situated. We had a wonderful stay with a very sincere thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quiet and wonderful views of inlet and west to Esquimalt. Close to numerous attractions.

  • 4 of 5

Upscale interior furnishings. Lovely views of inlet, dock, watercraft and scenery looking towards Esquimalt. Indoor parking was excellent and secure. Being January, we could not fully appreciate rooftop access although it did provide great views. Great place to be based if exploring downtown Victoria and Chinatown are on the agenda. Ben/Janine, Headingley Mb.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Great place to stay in downtown Victoria

  • 4 of 5

First class modern condo with excellent appliances and almost next door to the Fisgard Chinese Market. Very good security and management. Being winter, we did not use the roof garden !

The lighting for reading was very poor, and a couple of end tables by the fireside chairs would be nice.

Very quiet and no other complaints

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Margo and Dana

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful place. Excellent location. The condo had everything that we needed. Very clean and well maintained. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed the condo and Victoria. We look forward to having you stay again.
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Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Absolutely Perfect Place to Stay in Victoria!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is an upscale home that feels like you're living in a magazine photo set up! Beautiful furnishing and finishes and every appliance and even condiment that you might need is there for your use. The living room/dining room is a large open space that was perfect for us to visit with our extended family who were staying in other condos in this building. There is a fabulous rooftop patio that can be accessed by stairs inside the condo or from an elevator at the end of the hall. It too has everything you would need for outdoor cooking and dining. The king sized bed was comfortable, linens were new and everything was spotless. This condo is very well priced for its size and location compared to other VRBO units that we have stayed at in other places. It is right on the water, so you have lovely harbour views from the windows and from the upper patio space. The condo was quiet, had good wifi and cable TV service. This is a stunning home to be able to use!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that everything worked out well for the wedding. Thanks for the amazing review. We do love our condo.
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Car: not necessary

We hope you enjoy your stay in Victoria and your stay at our condo.

From it you have views of the Inner Harbour, Olympic Mountains, Gorge Waterway and Chinatown. Boutiques, art galleries, shopping and restaurants galore are steps away. During the day, enjoy the bustle of the harbour, teaming with ferries, float planes and kayakers. In the evening, marvel at the brightly lit Parliament Buildings.

In the summer take in the many festivals, the Sunday market, street performances and other cultural events. In the winter snuggle in the comfy condo, light the gas fireplace complete with a hand finished hearth and listen to music, read a book, watch a movie or TV.

Historic Chinatown is steps away from the condo. Meander through Fantan Alley to learn about its significance. Enjoy a meal, buy fresh vegetables and fruit or browse through the many shops.

Galloping Goose Trail is adjacent to the condo. This is an extensive trail system on which you can walk, run, bike, cycle or ride a horse. It follows the old railway line.

Horse drawn carriages take you through the inner harbour past historic sites and places of interest. If you prefer, double decker busses are available to take you on sight seeing tours. The tours include trips to Butchart Gardens, wine tours and tours up island. The Harbour Island ferry can be caught at Mermaid Wharf. It takes you up the Gorge, Fisherman's Wharf and the Empress Hotel (to name a few).

The Royal BC Museum and IMAX theater is always worth a visit. It houses the human and natural history of BC and brings in exhibits from other countries.


Rates & Availability

Downtown Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Spring/ Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

No pets allowed.
No children.
No smoking.
The 50% deposit is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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