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Cambridge by the Sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)

Fabulous location only steps Dallas Road beach front, two blocks from Beacon Hill Park and three blocks from Cook St. Village where you will find a pub, restaurants, drug store and many other shops. Just a twenty minute walk to Downtown Victoria. Large, roomy, bright newly renovated and updated suite but still with the charm of the 1912 home. 1000 square foot area. You will love the high ceilings, new kitchen cabinets with granite counter tops, new appliances and new furniture. Oak hardwood floors, Persian carpets and a mixture of antique and new furniture. Full size washer and dryer. The suite is SMOKE FREE and immaculate with new linens and nice fluffy towels. Bathroom has a shower and a deep claw foot bathtub. One bedroom suite has queen bed and comfortable hide a bed with blow up mattress. Separate dining area. Quiet residential neighborhood. Fenced yard and private outside sitting area with barbecue. If you enjoy walking, there is a beautiful seaside walk steps away. WiFi included.

Dogs CONSIDERED. 1/2 block from away from huge off leash dog park.

More Details

Colleen Hamilton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Colleen Hamilton

My husband and I love living in Victoria. We do a lot of travelling to other places but we are always happy to come home to our beautiful city. There are many wonderful things to do in Victoria and we have a very full and happy life here. I am retired from a Social Services career and I now do volunteer counselling. I also volunteer at Victoria Hospice interviewing and recording life stories for people. I love walking along the Dallas Road waterfront and I spend a lot of time in the off leash dog park with my friendly Welsh Terrier Loki. My husband is a College Geology Professor who leads lots of local field trips to our photogenic and interesting coastal exposures and parks. He is always happy to explain local points of interest, access and natural history. We enjoy meeting new people.

Colleen Hamilton purchased this house in 1985

Why Colleen Hamilton chose Fairfield

Great location, very central. Steps from the waterfront and just twenty minutes walk to downtown Victoria.

What makes this house unique

Cook Street Village and Dallas Road Walkway are both about 400 meters away.!id=201&a=sh&s=dl


Fairfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Deep claw foot bathtub. Great for a long soak after a day of sight seeing.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed(1), Sleep Sofa (1)double size hide a bed with comfortable blow up mattress.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Basketball Court Mountain Biking Sailing Cycling Racquetball Swimming Wind-Surfing Fishing Kayaking Hiking Golf Tennis Snorkeling/Diving Restaurants Live Theater Shelling Cinemas


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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Cambridge by the Sea
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
Whitby, Ontario, Canada

GREAT location!

  • 5 of 5

Cambridge by the Sea was in a beautiful neighborhood and close to everything we wanted with easy access too! We walked(and drove all the way around the area) Dallas Rd which is 1/2 a block away often to enjoy the ocean, seabirds, seals, to watch para-gliders take off, kite flying, and to enjoy the stunning views it provides! Beacon Hill Park was also steps away and so lovely! Fisherman's wharf is not far away, where we enjoyed gluten free fish and chips(Barbs and the Fish store), a trip out to see the orca and humpback whales with Eagle Wing tours(5*), and much more!

The unit was lovely and quaint, yet very updated. It was a really super launching spot for us! The bed and even the sofa bed our son slept on, were very comfortable- so important in a VRBO! Also we greatly appreciated having many towels and a few extra pillows! Only suggestions: add a coffee grinder for us coffee lovers:), and a large non stick fry pan for pancake type meals. Other than that, it's all there!

Thanks for a great place to stay Colleen and Tark. Sorry we didn't meet you Colleen. maybe next time:).

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to meeting you next time. Thank you for the suggestion of the non stick frying pan. The mystery of the disappearing coffee grinder! We did find it tucked away in a cupboard when the next guest requested one. So sorry. Colleen
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( North Bay ON)

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time here and we feel like we are at home. The location is close to downtown, grocery shopping, walking trails and the many other amenities that Victoria has to offer. This 1 bedroom apartment has everything that one would need to live comfortably in a location far from home - Washer & dryer and dining room space for entertaining . The owner Colleen is available when needed and she makes you feel most welcome - we enjoyed homemade cookies and some Easter treats!

We cannot wait to return at a later date.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. We enjoyed having you stay and look forward to your return. Have a wonderful summer. Cheers Colleen and Tark
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calgary, alberta

A beautiful property in a fabulous location - near the water, near huge park, near downtown

  • 5 of 5

This property was terrific. Very comfortable. With everything that we want when we are travelling. Comfortable bed. Good reading chairs. Washer and dryer and dishwasher that are very quiet. Lots of plugs for our chargers for phone, ipad, etc. Good parking. Great walking in all directions. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Colleen and Tark provided us with one the best holiday experiences we have ever had. The location provided easy access to beaches, hiking, restaurants, downtown, the YMCA, Peacock Billiards :) and highways 1 and 17. Additionally; we found the WiFi provided good connectivity to our Calgary based work networks.

The suite and its furnishings was of the highest quality affording the most comfortable of stays.

Colleen and Tark were the best of hosts providing complimentary wine, an introduction to the Victoria folk scene and informal tours of nearby beaches, parks and neighborhoods. We will fondly remember the conversations, meals and beverages we enjoyed with Colleen and Tark. We are grateful for the time each invested in our stay.

We would recommend Cambridge by the Sea to anyone.


Darcy And Lorraine

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Darcy and Lorraine, Thank you for the nice review. We loved getting to know you and spending time with you. We are really looking forward to your move to the Island. Please keep in touch. Cheers Tark and Colleen
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Victoria Gem

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Colleen's and Tark's beautiful suite in December, 2016. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was situated just 1/2 block from the oceanfront Dallas Road, and was just 2 blocks from the vibrant Cook St. Village. The spacious 1 bedroom suite was tastefully decorated and fully-equipped with its own laundry. Colleen and Tark were very welcoming hosts, what with fresh flowers, homemade wine, and even home-baked goodies for Christmas. A wonderful way to spend a month in Victoria.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Thank you for staying at Cambridge By the Sea. We hope you will come back sometime soon. Colleen
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Perfect for our week getaway to Victoria.

  • 5 of 5

Suite is second floor of a heritage home in a quiet neighbourhood. Comfortably furnished and well supplied. Hosts accommodating. Half-block to waterfront, 10 min walk to funky Cook St Village, 25 min walk to the Empress. Well done, Colleen & Tark.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I am so glad you had a nice time in Victoria, and enjoyed your stay at Cambridge By the Sea. We look forward to your next stay. Tark and Colleen
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Beagle- Cook Street Village
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Coho Ferry
Nearest Motorway
600 Metres
Mile 0
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Cook Street Village
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Dallas Road
Car: not necessary!id=201&a=sh&s=dl


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $38.55
cleaning fee $77.1
Refundable damage deposit $192.74
extra person $15.42

Long term rates available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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