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Beautiful Century Old Home New Renovation Throughout - Must See

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful Century Old Home new renovation throughout - Must See

This lovely 1909 home has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 5 comfortably. There is a queen size bed in the master bedroom which is stylishly decorated. The second bedroom has a single bed over a double bed, ideal for families. The home was recently renovated with a modern kitchen, fully equipped for all your cooking needs. (All stainless steel appliances and a quartz counter top). The living room is spacious featuring a gas fireplace which you can cozy up to and read a good book in the fall or winter. The garden in spring and summer is picturesque, a lovely place to retreat to after a full day of visiting the sights of Victoria. There is a wonderful covered patio area where you can enjoy a BBQ. The home itself has air conditioning for those hot summer days. Wi fi, cable TV and local phone calls are included.


Owner
Debbie Pemberton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Debbie Pemberton

I'm originally from Barrie, Ontario but moved to Victoria BC in June 1989 when my then 6 year old daughter finished kindergarten. As a single mother I wanted to be closer to my family who had all previously made the move out west. This was the best decision that I have ever made. Victoria is truly a wonderful place to live with everything it has to offer, not to mention the fact that it has the best year round weather in all of Canada. Not too many people in Canada can say they golf and bike in January and February but we can here in Victoria.

Debbie Pemberton purchased this house in 1991

Why Debbie Pemberton chose Victoria

I purchased this home in 1991. Being an older home it was full of character and had a lot of soul. There are hardwood floors in the main living space, wainscotting in the living room and sun room.

Over the years I have completely renovated the home to bring it up to today's modern standards.

What makes this house unique

This lovely home is tucked away in a quiet, residential area but ideally located close to downtown. It gets an abundance of light throughout the home. The sun room has nine windows alone! It's a charming, character-filled house that is relaxing and clutter-free. Care was taken to decorate it to show it to its full advantage.

Amenities

Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Century Old Home New Renovation Throughout - Must See
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews
5

Beautiful home, garden and a wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the site are lovely but the home and garden when seen are even more beautiful. My family and I were so impressed and so pleased that we had chosen Debbie's (the owner) property for our vacation. Nothing was too much for Debbie. I had inquired before we arrived about a stroller, a high chair and a cot for my Grandchildren. All were there when we arrived and also toys for them to play with. The garden and outside seating area such an added bonus to enjoy outdoor eating. The kitchen was so well equipped. Each room was so beautifully presented. It was a delight to return there each evening after a great day of activities. It is in a fantastic location close to down town Victoria and the water front....a 10 to 15 minute drive in a car. I would certainly recommend Debbie's beautiful vacation home and would rent again for my family vacations. Thank you Debbie for a lovely 2 weeks and nice memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Excellent accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This home was wonderful, had everything you would need. Lots of room. The kitchen had an abundance of supplies and kitchen accessories. Just know there is no central air conditioning in this home but I think that is the standard for the area. It was really only warm on our first day. The temperatures were cooler the rest of our stay so it wasn't an issue. There are very nice vertical fans in each room though and a single A/C unit in the kitchen that works nicely. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Debbie was very nice and helpful with all our needs. We would stay here again if we return to Victoria, we loved it. And recommend these accommodations highly. Conveniently located to many things too.

Thanks for everything Debbie.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canada 150 coast to coast

  • 4 of 5

Relaxing, after 4800 klms driving from Ontario what a reward. This home has well appointed kitchen and is close to everything in Victoria. A solid home base on which to travel Vancouver Island. My wife an I enjoyed our stay in Debbie's home. A hidden gem in Victoria and we would certainly return in the future. My wife loves to bake and Debbie had everything she needed to feel right at home. Thank you for your hospitality and warm friendly spirit Debbie. We hope to return and see you and your beautiful home again. Keith and Linda from Ontario, Canada

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for 4 nights and we had such a great stay. The city centre is just a short drive away and there is a grocery store just a few blocks from the house.

Debbie was very kind and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a stay in Victoria. This property was perfect for my family (2

Adults, 1 small child and a baby) Debbie had a high chair and a for all set up for our arrival and even had some toys there for my kids. The kitchen is so well kept and updated. It is well stocked with kitchenware - we even made use of the Tupperware to go for a picnic. There was an abundance of towels which I loved ! Great sized tv room away from the bedrooms which was great for when the kids were asleep. The property is in a quite neighbour hood but so central. Highly recommend driving down cool street - some beautiful coffee shops and this road leads straight to the ocean - where there are amazing walks along the coast. I was sad to leave! Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to meet you and have your family stay at my house. Would love to have you back again in the future. Debbie
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If I could pick 5 words to describe ... charming, peaceful, comfortable, beautiful, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We miss Debbie's home already. It's from the first moment we walked in, it felt like home to us. This clean restored 1909 character home was an absolute treat as our first experience with vacation rental properties. All we had to do was bring her clothes because the home offered everything we could possibly need. Her attention to detail and love of this home is apparent in every nook and cranny. We found the location to be absolutely perfect. Cook Street was our main path to shopping, restaurants, bakeries and of course the ocean! What a beautiful area to go for evening walks in. We found a pamphlet in the home that showed a historical home walking tour. Debbie's home was steps away from a self-guided tour around a gorgeous neighbourhood filled with beautiful architecture. It was just one of our highlights from spending a week in this lovely home. We didn't have one single complaint. The only problem was that we eventually had to leave our home away from home. My husband already wants to book again for next year. Thank you Debbie for your marvellous home and hospitality! It was lovely to meet you.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Heather. It was lovely to meet you and I look forward to having you and your family stay again in the future. Take care, Debbie
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Victoria Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
downtown Victoria
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Tsawwassen Terminal (to Vancouver)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cordova Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
downtown Victoria
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fifth Street Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Willow Beach

Victoria is a lovely community located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is also the capital of British Columbia. It is the must-see city to visit in British Columbia, starting with a trip - just a ten minute drive from my home - to the Parliament buildings adjacent to the harbour. Victoria has been a popular recreation destination for well over a century with year-round golfing, cycling, bird-watching, kayaking and hiking to name just a few of the many activities visitors can enjoy. Just around the corner from my home, are popular restaurants like Fifth Street Bar and Grill and San Remo (Italian) restaurant. Shopping is nearby since my home is situated close to two major malls in the city.

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Rates & Availability

Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer
May 1 - Sep 30
3 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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