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Natural Surroundings, Quiet And Comfortable, Central Location

Bedrooms 1
Space 615 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

We welcome our guests to this comfortable, bright, and tastefully decorated lower level 1 bedroom suite with a private garden patio. Every window in the suite has a view of gardens and Oak Trees native to this area.

This fully furnished apartment has been completed in 2013. The kitchen includes a microwave, stove, fridge, coffee grinder, toaster, coffee maker, blender, table and cook ware.

This well appointed vacation suite offers a 40in. HD TV, high speed wireless internet, iPod docking/charging stereo, washer and dryer. There is original art work, from local artists available for sale.

The bedroom is a comfortable respite for travelers, furnished in a simple but elegant manner with a firm queen size bed made up with excellent quality bed linens. The bedroom has plenty of closet and dresser space to store your bags and belongings.

The bathroom is complete with; a glass surround shower offering a choice of massaging jets, hairdryer, iron and table ironing board, cozy towels, and a selection of soaps, shampoo and lotions.

The private trellised patio overlooks the garden and is equipped with a table and chairs, umbrella and BBQ for guest use.

Upon arrival, our guests will be welcomed with a basket of breakfast items: tea, coffee, honey, jam, sugar, fresh bread, yogurt, orange juice, eggs, cereal, granola, milk and cream.

More Details

Robin and Fran Frykas
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Robin and Fran Frykas

Robin, a local shipwright and sailor, Fran, counsellor and gardener and our lovely springer spaniel, Ella, have lived in this original Victoria neighbourhood for the past 10 years.

We are music lovers and interested in pastel painting, hockey, and walking. We have traveled and lived abroad staying in vacation homes in Cuba and the British Virgin Islands.

Robin and Fran Frykas purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Robin and Fran Frykas chose Victoria

Maplewood home is located in a protected Garry Oak Forest on a no through street, that backs onto the beautiful municipal Cedar Hill Golf course and trail.

We were attracted to the area because of the quiet, safe and natural environment, easy access to major highway routes, walking trails and downtown Victoria.

What makes this apartment unique

When we return from work, and drive over the hill off the main road, the traffic sounds begin to disappear and we immediately relax from our busy day into the peaceful calm surroundings with the calls of many birds. Owls, Coopers Hawks, Red wing Black Birds and many more species of song birds inhabit this area.

Many people use the trails to walk their dogs, pick blackberries in the summer, get to the golf course, sled in the winter months, and train for the annual Victoria Times Colonist 10 k run that occurs in April.

Most of our neighbors are original owners in this area and we have an active Block Watch program. Along with the songs of birds, in the summer months, we are mostly out in the yard, walking the dogs, playing with the grandchildren, tending the lawns and shooing the deer out of the tulip beds.


Saanich East Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 615 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , glass surround shower with choice of massage jets.
  • The bathroom is complete with; a glass surround shower with a choice of massaging jets, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, cozy towels, and a selection of soaps, shampoo and lotions. There is a large capacity washer and dryer in the bathroom for your use.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The peaceful bedroom is furnished in an elegant manner with a firm queen size bed made up with excellent quality bed linens. The bedroom has plenty of closet and dresser space to store your bags. We have a twin sized air bed suitable for 1 child and a portable baby's crib suitable for children ages newborn to 2 yrs.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Maplewood home is both quietly away from it all yet close to many of Victoria's amenities.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Natural Surroundings, Quiet And Comfortable, Central Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Colorado Springs, CO

Great place with great people.

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have been back here and appreciate both the quality of the apartment, but also the care to detail provided by the owners.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet neighbourhood, comfy

  • 5 of 5

The owners went above & beyond for any request we made, even bought a slow cooker when I asked if they had one! Thanks - I used it lots! It was very clean upon our arrival, flowers in every room and the owners respected our privacy but were there whenever you needed them. The kitchen has everything you need and the living room is very comfortable. Another plus was the washer & dryer! We also appreciated the beautiful walking path around the golf course. Thank you for everything Robin & Fran!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you with us Lexie and Doug....been exploring the slow cooker a bit....Thanks so much for the idea of getting one!...We hope you can come back again and safe travels, Fran and Robin
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, comfortable, great location. Owners were welcoming, suite was clean and well appointed. Home away from home. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Elizabeth for your kind comments and for leaving the suite so clean and tidy. We are looking forward to next hockey tournament where we hope we can host you and Peter again. Thanks again, Fran and Robin
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Suite was very nice. Bed was very comfy, kitchen had everything you needed and more. Realy nice basket of goodies upon arrival, so nice. Brand new washer and dryer also and bathroom also had nice soaps shampoo and creams. Back yard is nice, trail behind property to walk. Quiet residential area but close to downtown if driving. I would definitely stay here again much better than hotel and reasonably priced also😊

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gloria for your comments, I do hope we can host you again at some travels, Fran and Robin
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Great place to relax, quite yet close to everything will be back.

  • 5 of 5

First time that we have used vrbo and after our stay here it won't be our last, this property is exceptional clean and modern with all new appliances, as our stay was over the winter months, we never got to use the outside back yard but what we could see that also looked private and would give one the feeling of relaxation and privacy one looks for on vacation. The hosts Fran and Robin are quite and private, in fact at times you don't know they are home. In all we could not have picked a better place to stay.

Thank you Fran and Robin

Stan and Joyce Billows

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stan and Joyce....we are very much looking forward to having you back with us again!...Thank you.....It was a pleasure to have you and hopfully next time we will have less snow and there will be more time walking and golfing...happy and safe travels! Fran and Robin
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Quiet in the trees

  • 5 of 5

This home away from home was a highlight of our travels. Very very special place and owners were outstanding. Your location is on a dead end

street in the trees. Really quiet and it couldn't have been cleaner. Fran & Robin had spared nothing in putting this guest home together. Fran even

had a nice basket of food ready for our arrival. It helped to get us off to a great start. Everything we needed until we had time to go to the store.

aey have wifi, television, comfortable queen size bed. Laundry room with all the necessary supplies. Again so very clean that is probably one

of the most important things to us. We really relaxed and there is a golf course near by and look out for the wild life we so several deer in the

yard. Fran and Robin even had fresh flowers for our arrival. Don't look anywhere else if you want something in this area. This is special. Hope it

will be available again when we are in the area. Enjoy you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat...Thank you for your lovely review...It was a pleasure to have you and we would love to have you back...Hope you had a safe trip home...Cheers
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport YYJ
Nearest Barpub
3.9 Kilometres
Fifth Street Bar and Wood Fire Grill
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Coho Ferry to Port Angeles
Nearest Golf
0.3 Kilometres
Cedar Hill Municipal Golf 18 hole course
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
TransCanada Highway #1
Nearest Restaurant
2.96 Kilometres
San Remo
Nearest Ski
243.8 Kilometres
Mt Washington Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Dallas Road/Clover Point
Car: not necessary

As you leave the main road and approach our home, traffic sounds recede and you begin to notice the sounds of birds. Maplewood home is a quiet respite in a central Victoria location close to Uptown and Hillside shopping areas, Cedar Hill Recreation Centre that includes: a gym, tennis courts, art gallery, and an 18 Hole Municipal Golf Course. The course is a five minute walk from the suite and surrounded by a 3.6k walking/running trail. We are 5 to 10 minutes from many hiking and biking trails, and steps from local transit to the downtown attractions.


Rates & Availability

Saanich East Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak season - Double Occupancy
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season Double Occupancy
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $73.18

Cancellation Policy:
Full refund if cancelling reservation 90 days prior to the rental.
50% refund of the deposit if the cancellation is within the 90 days of the rental.
no refund 30 days prior to the rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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