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Tranquil Ocean Island Suites - Pet-Friendly, Stylish, Close to Downtown

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Last updated: 04/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-29 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beautifully Decorated Character Suites Just Steps From Downtown, Ocean & Park

Combine the privacy and freedom of a vacation rental with all the amenities of a hotel!

Our accommodation is located in the beautiful neighborhood of James Bay in Victoria, BC, in an historic 1907 character house which has been fully renovated, yet retains its unique character. Our convenient location is just steps from beautiful ocean beaches, as well as notable attractions such as the beautiful and renowned Beacon Hill Park, the Emily Carr house, the Royal BC Museum, the Legislative Buildings, and the Inner Harbour. Perfect for a family retreat or a romantic getaway, the quiet, colourful suites have a queen-sized bed, full kitchen, bathroom with bathtub and shower, work and living area, cable TV and more!


• 24-hour front desk at our main location, available by phone
• Maintenance available to deal with any issue right away
• Queen-sized bed with medium-firm mattress
• Full kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, stove, oven, cutlery, dishes, cookware – it’s set up just like home
• Bathroom with bathtub and shower
• Wired Internet and free wireless Internet in the suite and all around the property, including the back garden
• 20 inch TV with and cable
• Fold-out couch turns into a large single bed
• Original 1907 fir wood floors
• Computer with Internet and phone for local calls available in lobby
• Access to shared large backyard with garden and deck
• Access to on-site laundry facilities ($1.25 per wash and dry)
• Free Parking (off street and street)
• Storage available
• High chair & crib available upon request

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, mandarin, Japanese, Hebrew
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Perfect for a family vacation! We have a crib and highchair available upon request. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please no smoking indoors...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets welcome! Please inquire about our pet policy. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Baby crib and/or cot available upon request...moreless

  • Master bedroom, equipped with a queen size bed and storage space for your belongings. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Uniquely styled bathroom, which comes equipped with towels and soap, as well as items such as a hair dryer. ...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    DVD player available upon request...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Enjoy your meals in our suites' individually decorated dining space. Feel like eating outside? Our back garden comes equipped with a deck, table and chairs so you can enjoy your meal outdoors! ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi and wired internet; you'll get our password when checking in. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Some off-street and ample street parking available. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free guest telephone is located in our lobby area...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Comes equipped with a coffee maker and filters, as well as coffee, sugar, and coffee whitener. We've got your mornings covered! ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen comes fully equipped with dishes and cutlery, as well as all basic utensils you might need to cook yourself a home-made meal...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Comes equipped with pantry items such as coffee, sugar, coffee whitener, filters, salt and pepper. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 3.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall-Winter 2016/2017
Oct 1 - May 31, 2017
29 night min stay

Spring 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
1 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$133 $147
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $615.14
  • Tax Rate 16%


Please note - check-in to Ocean Island Suites is done at our main downtown location, 791 Pandora Avenue. Transportation from our downtown location to our suites can be provided at no extra cost.

Damage deposit price varies depending on season and is only required for monthly rentals; deposit equates to half the price of rental fee. This deposit is refunded in full at the end of your stay.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/10/2017
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27.9 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport YYJ
750 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The Bent Mast
33.1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
8.1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Uplands Golf Course
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Trans Canada Highway 1
850 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Heron Rock Bistro
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
Holland Point Park

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

Why the Owner Chose James Bay (James Bay, Victoria, BC, Canada):
“A seriously good deal for groups of up to four… in this renovated heritage home in a quiet residential enclave a short walk from Inner Harbour... with hardwood floors, full kitchen and free wireless access. There’s a shared laundry… plus a large deck and quiet garden for summertime chilling.” – Lonely Planet Guidebook British Columbia, edition 3.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You'll have access to all the travel information and insider's tips you'll need! Each guest is given a welcome package with FAQs and a general map of the neighborhood when checking into the suites. You can also call our 24 hour front desk for information. The Ocean Island suites are a part of the family-owned business Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites, with our main location in central downtown Victoria. Our mission is to provide a friendly and welcoming home away from home to travelers from around the world. * Please note check in is at our central downtown location, 791 Pandora Avenue. Transport can be provided to the suites location at no extra cost.

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, mandarin, Japanese, Hebrew
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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