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Suite by the Beach in Character Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps - Suite In Victoria's Best Neighborhood.

- LOCATION: Dallas Rd Oceanfront - steps to beach, park, amenities

- 1bed/1bath (+office nook) - new suite in restored heritage home

- Full size kitchen, washer/dryer

- Separate living room + 'nook' with office desk

- High definition TV, Wifi, DVD, Telephone

- Child friendly - ask about supplies

- Quality eco-friendly finishings

NO ADDITIONAL TAXES

3 Night min. but we may consider 2 night stays if we don't have a full 3 nights available.

Beautiful, new, 1 bedroom (+office nook) suite in a gorgeous character home. Complete kitchen with full size fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, and accessories. Full size front-loading washer/dryer. Shower/bath. Bedroom with queen size bed, living room with sofa bed. Wifi, high definition TV, blueray/DVD. Small office 'nook' has a desk if you need to get a bit of work done.

Beautifully finished and eco friendly. Cork, granite, stainless steel, natural wool carpet. All the charm and character of yesteryear on the outside with modern conveniences and comforts on the inside.

No view from the unit but step outside to the best view in the City, perhaps the country. The pacific ocean and snow capped mountains.

Private entrance to this lower-level suite, half above grade. Note that ceilings are under-height (6 1/2 ft).

***Looking for something a bit different? I have another suite available as well at this location:

vrbo 619798(1bed/1bath cottage)

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Scaife
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Tim Scaife

We fell in love with Victoria 16 years ago and have lived here ever since. We wake up every day and can't believe we are lucky enough to live in this beautiful place. We're both environmental professionals and when not working spend our time paddling, surfing, hiking, or just having gourmet coffee and people watching at one of the many local cafes. We live in the main house just above the suite.

Tim Scaife purchased this house in 2009

Why Tim Scaife chose Victoria

We bought this home because, quite simply, it was our dream house. We love its unique character, but most of all, its location. You can't beat being right by the beach and beautiful parks, but still just a short stroll from all the amenities and charm of Cook St Village. We always dreamed of raising a family in this neighborhood and are so grateful to be here.

What makes this house unique

Amazing location by the beach, the park, and all amenities. The house is also an incredibly unique character home with gorgeous features; featured in the City's book on heritage homes. Its an amazingly friendly area with great neighbors of all ages.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This needs to be renamed 'Gem on the Beach'. The suite is new, built with 'green' materials. It's absolutely lovely! The location is fabulous with easy access to the water, local interesting shopping areas and close enough to downtown. (If you really want to go there.) Jordan is a very kind and accommodating host.
Sep 2013
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Amenities

Fairfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Granite tile, tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed. There is also a sofa bed in the living room for one extra adult or 2 children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Family friendly. Ask about child supplies if you need them.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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average rating of 4.6296296 based on 56 reviews
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4

Great location :)

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay and the location was amazing. Only complaints are the low ceiling height. My husband and are quite tall and we struggled a bit with the low ceilings. Also, the pull out couch is...not good. The main bed was really comfy but when we needed to use the pull out, it was not a good sleep! As long as you don't need to use the pull out couch, great place to stay. Loved all the amenities provided.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

We had never traveled to BC before. What a wonderful experience! Our stay in the little basement apartment was everything we needed: clean, comfortable, an easy walk to Beacon Hill Park, Cook Street Village for shopping and dining, easy access to public transportation (bus) to the Royal BC Museum and Government Street/Market Square, and plenty of parking for our rental car to get us to points beyond (the extraordinary Butchart Gardens, for example). But what is OUTSTANDING about this place is that there is a SPECTACULAR view--literally right across Dallas Street--of the beach-side park, the cliff down to the rocky beach and the Strait of Georgia (and the majestic vista of Olympic [US] National Park behind it. What a view to come home to! Breathtaking! Thanks for the stay. We hope to return in the not-too-distant future!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location and hospitality once again

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time with our twin 4-year-olds in this suite. Close to the ocean, walking trails, Cook St., and Beacon Park, we had a wonderful time. Suite is basic, safe, and had everything we needed. Manager was very quick and responsive. I not only recommend this suite, but we hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

The suite was as advertised and shown. Everything was clean, comfortable and worked well. The location is right on Dallas Road which you cross and then walk along the waterfront. The #3 bus is close and has frequent service. I traveled throughout Victoria without a car. The 5 steps down to the entrance were no problem for a senior like me. The ceiling height could be a problem for very tall people.

The two reasons I didn't award 5 stars are : There was a strange noise in the bathroom which occurred randomly (it sounded like a wooden garage door closing followed by a loud thump) this was very disconcerting when it first occurred. It was not mentioned in the comprehensive information provided. When I asked the very helpful manager Daniela, she explained something about a sump pump; Also, no information was provided concerning TV stations available. Most of the stations listed in the newspaper were not accessible on the TV. But, stations not in the newspaper might be on the TV. This was very frustrating.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for staying with us! I am glad you enjoyed the suite and the area of town. I am sorry to hear that the noise in the bathroom startled you. The sound was the sump pump. It runs when the water storage tank reaches a certain level. Sorry about the frustration with the TV. Each cable provider has different sets of channels so the newspaper isn’t a good source. There is a guide to the TV channels that you can access by pressing the “guide” button on the remote. I’m sorry we didn’t provide a better explanation of that - we’ll update the information we send out to each guest so that future guests have an easier time finding what to watch. Thanks again for staying with us. We hope to have you back again :-)
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4

clean, bright, well-equipped and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

This basement suite was well-appointed and well-situated for downtown Victoria activities and facilities. The windows added natural light aplenty; being close to the ocean and a busy roadway without the noise and moisture was an added bonus.

WiFi was spotty but the television was more than adequate. More information on garbage and recycling pick-up schedules would be a big help. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are sorry for the issues you experienced. I only wish we would have known about them during your stay so we could have solved them or provided you with any information you needed, like garbage and recycling schedules. I hope you still had a great trip and we hope to have you again in the future.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

I lived in the area for a number of years so we knew the proximity to the ocean, Cook Street Village and an easy walk to downtown Victoria would make it the perfect location. The suite was clean, quiet and had a well appointed kitchen so eating in was easy. We would recommend this suite to others but be mindful this is a basement suite so unfortunately no views. This is easy to overcome if don't mind getting out and taking in he sights. Victoria is an amazing walking town.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Beach
Dallas Rd
Car: not necessary

We're located ON sought after Dallas Rd across the street from one of the most beautiful beaches in the area & across the water from the snow capped olympic mountains. Bicycle, paddle board, or just stroll on the beach. While nature is just out the door we are just steps from the famous Beacon Hill Park, an urban oasis with beautiful gardens, ponds, activities, water parks, a petting zoo, and more. Amazing fishing and some of the best cold water diving in the world are just on the other side of the park. Its a very family friendly area with lots of kids parks close by - including the new Cook St playground complete with zip line and awesome new equipment. There is even outdoor exercise equipment for adults.

Cook St Village is a short stroll away, complete with multiple coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacy, a butcher, bank, pub, liquor store, and more. The City's best pizza, best coffee, and best pub are all here. While the suite is in a quiet residential neighborhood downtown is just over 1mile away.

While visiting Victoria there is tons to see and do. An incredible museum, undersea gardens, the empress hotel, heritage architecture, and all here. The famous Butchart Gardens and countless beaches, hiking trails, and parks are in driving distance. 1-2hrs west you'll find incredible rain forest and even spectacular surfing (but don't tell anyone).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $57.01
Damage Deposit $162.88

Cancellation policy:

>60 days in advance: refund w/ 5% admin fee

>30 days in advance: you loose your deposit, but balance not due

< 30 days in advance: no refund :-(

Manager'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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