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B&B Floathome in the Sea! Ocean View Close to Town, Beaches , Restaurants Unique

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A Floating B&B home rocks you gently to sleep. Feels like Venice Sea VIEWS!


Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Own patio, Water views from every window. Fisherman's Wharf 2 BR available

Please note you are booking a B&B room, not the entire float home.
If this room is booked, see my other room on vrbo NR 677016
Rock to sleep in funky Fisherman's Wharf - a major tourist attraction. There are 33 amazing whimsical colorful floating homes from tiny to large.

The location is unbeatable- Walk to downtown, Inner Harbor, the beaches along Dallas Road in 10 mins.

PLEASE NOTE. There are 2 large separate bedrooms on the ground floor that can sleep 4. Each has private bathroom. I live upstairs and after welcoming you and giving you valuable information about best restaurants etc I seldom see my guests unless they need me.
The video shows the wharf and the entire house- you are renting a beautiful room in the house.

UNIQUE accommodation ( a floating home) and best LOCATION -- James Bay Dallas Road.
From June 2016 step outside your bedroom door and enjoy your morning coffee or beverage and snacks at sunset on your own patio two ft. above the ocean. Smoking is only allowed outside on your own deck
This float home feels like you are living in Venice with water surrounding you and you have water view s from every window. The room is spacious and has modern furniture with quality linens and towels

Bedroom offers a queen size bed and private en suite bathroom with tub and shower, heaters and electric blanket, two lounge chairs and table. Ground floor- no stairs

You get a complimentary voucher for a coffee house steps away to be used for breakfast, lunch, or afternoon treat.
In the room you have your own KEURIG Coffee maker, kettle, tea. Mini fridge with cream and milk, chilled wine glasses, comfortable chairs and bistro table.

Free wifi .
Free Parking pass for our parking lot
Laminate floors.

My guests get discounts at Eagle Wing Whale watching and Kelp Reef kayak tours.

Plus 15% off Sushi at Rock n Roll Sushi here on the wharf

All you need is your personal items - we supply all linen/ cable/ and internet.
You can walk to downtown on the seaboard in ten minutes .

There are several places to eat right here on the docks and a coffee shop. The ducks and swans and seals and seagulls are everywhere.
My guests get 20% per person discount on Eagle Wing whale watching tours and 10% discount from Kelp Reef Kayak rental right here on the dock and 15% off Sushi
You are just 5 minutes walk to the ocean on Dallas road where you can walk or bike for miles along the sea. Close to Beacon Hill Park, museums, the Empress Hotel. Have coffee or lunch at Breakwater Bistro on the water and walk out onto the long breakwater pier to the lighthouse- this is the best location to explore the different areas of town without having to take a car .
Tiny water taxis runs every 15 mins to town and more.

Bike rentals delivered to the house

No pets sorry. Please note- Due to limited storage space I am not equipped with Baby seats or cribs or a playing area for very young children.
There is no storage space for bikes on or next to the house- there is a bike rack in the parking lot
No cooking facilities.
Experience true South African hospitality


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Afrikaans
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • a Bright Sunny Bedroom with Queen bed, bistro table and chairs and water view ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom with tub and shower

Other Amenities

  • In summer I do not do long term rentals but operate as a B&B


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


Write a review 4.8
from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
May 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $21.95


Cancellation policy- 50% of payment is refunded if cancelled 4 weeks in advance

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
19 Miles
Nearest Ferry
BC Ferries Swartz Bay
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
James Bay (James Bay, Victoria, BC, Canada)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
James Bay

Car: Not Necessary

In Fisherman's wharf. Step outside and buy fresh local seafood from the kiosk, or Mexican food or have breakfast at Moka Coffee house. Feed the seals. Minutes to the miles and miles of seawalk along James Bay. 10 mins walk to downtown and the Big Harbor with many restaurants, shops and tourist attractions.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I have lived in 3 countries and found my ideal place to live here in victoria. I run a b&b in my floathome in summers but i also travel for months at a time and rent out the entire house from November.

Why the Owner Chose James Bay (James Bay, Victoria, BC, Canada):
Living on a float home is a marvellous adventure, romanticized by many, but realized by few. Every time I come home to Fisherman's wharf I pinch myself because it is simply the coolest place to live. There are 33 floathomes here of different shapes and sizes and thousands of tourists who come to look at the amazing funky colorful houses, to buy food from several kiosks, to do whale watching and kayak tours, to feed the fat seals. I am so lucky to live here Victoria has the best weather in bc, it is friendly and safe I chose to live in fisherman's wharf because it is vibrant - there is always something to be seen and i hear the seagulls calling, i see the swans and ducks feeding, i hear happy people talking and laughing on the docks. The community of 33 float home owners are different, quirky, supportive, helpful. Visitors would pay to be able to see the inside of our homes. There is a big park directly next to the wharf. You can walk out the door and buy meals right on the dock. I saw this village and this house and felt right at home immediately. As a closet chef that loves to cook and feed people, the kitchen was a big attraction. I give cooking lessons here as it is spacious and again- i bet a lot of them come just because they have never been in a float home. A bonus was the 2 enormous bedrooms with full ensuite bathrooms. You open the door or windows and look down and see thousands of tiny herrings and star fish. There is also a full bathroom upstairs and i added a queen murphy bed to accommodate more friends, guests or visitors. The cherry on top is the two patios- one is my gin and tonic sunset small patio- covered- that gets the evening sun and sunset views and people watching. The other large deck is very private from the visitors on the docks with a bbq and water feature and pot plants. It is very quiet after dusk.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Typical questions we are asked- Does the house move a lot? No, it is securely tied with special ropes to the dock. In windy conditions it shimmies. Nothing needs to be tied down and no glasses fall out of the closets. We have propane and electrical heating. Our sewage goes directly into the city pipes.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Afrikaans
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • A Floating B&B home rocks you gently to sleep.   Feels like Venice   Sea  VIEWS!

    A Floating B&B home rocks you gently to sleep. Feels like Venice Sea VIEWS!

  • Feed the seals on the wharf

    Feed the seals on the wharf

  • House Front door

    House Front door

  • Tiny Water taxis will take you to town

    Tiny Water taxis will take you to town

  • View from your private patio

    View from your private patio

  • View of your private ppatio

    View of your private ppatio

VRBO #514833

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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