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Tranquil Ocean Island Suites - Pet-friendly, Stylish, Close To Downtown

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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

More Details

Kevin Beiles
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, mandarin, Japanese, Hebrew
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

Why Kevin Beiles chose Victoria

“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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Nearest Airport
27.9 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport YYJ
Nearest Barpub
750 Metres
The Bent Mast
Nearest Ferry
33.1 Kilometres
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
8.1 Kilometres
Uplands Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
850 Metres
Heron Rock Bistro
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Holland Point Park
Car: not necessary


James Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Baby crib and/or cot available upon request
  • Master bedroom, equipped with a queen size bed and storage space for your belongings.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Tranquil Ocean Island Suites - Pet-friendly, Stylish, Close To Downtown
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews

Great location, but terrible bed!

  • 3 of 5

I can only speak of suite 2.

Location of this home is great! Very walkable to harbor, Parliament Buildings and the downtown area.

The home and garden area was decent, but the floors were a tad dirty, not to the eye but I'd advise wearing socks or shoes while in the home.

Worst part by far was the bed. Linens appeared clean but it was an old rickety frame with an uncomfortable mattress.

I'm all for keeping the charm and originality of these beautiful Victorian homes, but there is nothing like a comfy bed and good nights sleep.

Anytime my husband or I moved or changed sleeping positions, which happened way too frequently because we were both uncomfortable, we would wake the other person up with the shaking of the unstable bed.

I don't care how convenient the location is I would never stay here again.

Invest in a new bed, frame and all for suite 2.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, great location

  • 5 of 5

This suite is within walking distance of lots of great sights. The bed is comfortable and the kitchen is stocked with basic supplies (but bring everything you need for cooking like olive oil and coffee). There's a little waking noise from upstairs but otherwise peaceful. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute but small.

  • 3 of 5

Nice heritage style suite. Sleeps 3 comfortably.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We are delighted you find the suite cute, we also have more suites available that are on the bigger size. We hope to see you again soon! Safe and happy travels!
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

This house is divided into 4 units and managed to keep the quaintness of the original structure. Easy walk to harbor, beach, pier, Bracon Hill park, and bus lines. This is a great place if you want to explore Victoria on foot! Loved it.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing us such a lovely review! We're so happy to hear you took advantage of the unique James Bay location to see all of the beautiful things the area has to offer. We hope to see you back sometime soon! Until we do, take care and safe travels.
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Stunning and wel equipped unit.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful unit fully equipped in a perfect location. Cant say enough good things about this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! We really appreciate your comments and work hard to make sure all of our guests have a great experience with us. We hope you consider staying with us again next time you're here in the beautiful city of Victoria. Until then, safe travels!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $16.21 per person per night
Damage Deposit $679.15

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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