About the property
- Condo550 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Condo, Sleeps 2-4 - ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE
ON THE WATER IN DOWNTOWN VICTORIA
This trendy downtown condo at Mermaid Wharf has an up-market feel which is contemporary yet warm and cozy. It is an open-plan studio style with bedroom alcove containing a queen size bed. The sofa is a custom-made, convertible double bed of commercial grade ensuring comfort. There is a full, well-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, wall-mounted flat screen 40” TV, a computer with high-speed internet plus free WiFi. Taking care of laundry while you're travelling is easy here with the in-suite washer/dryer.
This place is kept in immaculate condition, attested to in the many reviews. The bedding is luxe, top quality 100% cotton in keeping with a high standard. The artwork is local, original and interesting.
The location is great - on the harbour, close to the downtown area and an easy walk to many of our attractions and excellent restaurants. The downtown location encompasses not only the excitement and convenience of being close in, but also the inevitable noise and bustle of an urban environment.
The living room views are of paddlers, rowers and the life that generally makes up the harbour, plus glorious sunsets over the water. Catch stunning views of the harbour and waterways from the rooftop patio which also has BBQ facilities.
There is convenient kayak hire at our own wharf, also kayak/canoe hire is available a block away at Ocean River Sports. Bike rentals available two blocks away.
The dock is also a stop for the little harbour ferries – pick them up at many spots along the seawalks around the harbour. The condo is a short walk from the inner harbour, Empress Hotel, museums and Legislative Buildings. Chinatown with its restaurants and markets is two minutes away. Golf? Lots...from spectacular Bear Mountain designed by Jack and Steve Nicklaus, to smaller, inexpensive courses and many in-between. Victoria is extremely cyclist-friendly with many dedicated lanes - for venturing out-of-town or for more of a workout, check out the Galloping Goose trails which are accessed near the condo.
Everything is here for a wonderful and affordable vacation.
PLEASE NOTE that VRBO now charges a service fee payable by guests on each booking. I have always endeavoured to keep my rates affordable and in answer to this new fee, I am removing the cleaning fee which more than offsets the service fee. The rate is ALL-INCLUSIVE so checking add-ons is an important step when comparing rates. Included is secure underground parking, internet (there is also a computer), WiFi, all taxes and the cleaning fee.
Keywords: Condominium, condo, vacation rental, apartment, Victoria, Vancouver Island, downtown location, waterfront, harbour, ferry wharf and kayak launch
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Fully equipped - has everything you need.
Excellent location right downtown with views onto the upper harbour.
Second time in the Mermaid Wharf building (different unit) and will stay again.
Great location, great view!
Loved this place, we would definitely stay here again. Within walking distance to so many great shops, restaurants, and attractions.
The Canoe can be a bit loud at times but Maureen provided ear plugs which helped a lot.
Overall, a wonderful condo in a wonderful city!
Excellent location and great waterfront view.
Had a wonderful 4 night stay at this cosy location. Couldn't have chosen a more perfect point for launching off for our daily adventures. Well appointed condo and spotless. If you're a light sleeper, ear plugs will come in handy when the brew pub crowd lets out at the end of the night. Since we were vacationing, it was not a significant inconvenience.
We will be back!
We stayed at Maureen's condo for 6 days in mid-January 2018. Transportation from the airport to the Swans Hotel was easy; the condo is a short and safe walk from the hotel. Maureen met us on arrival and orientated us to her lovely condo. We appreciated that she provided many extras (toiletries, spices and condiments, and even a container of cream for our morning coffee!). The condo was very comfortable -- there was nothing additional that we needed. Others have mentioned excessive/disturbing noise from the brew pub across the street -- this was NOT our experience; our nights were very restful. There are 3 grocery stories within walking distance and a corner store just down the block. We enjoyed our many "on foot" outings -- after covering 85Km, we can truly say that Victoria is a "walker's paradise". Thanks Maureen -- we will be back!
Maureen is a great host and was ready to make our stay a pleasurable one.
Really good location and very clean. The layout of the apt is perfect and spacious.
Perfect for a couple!
The unit was in an ideal location. It was immaculate, the kitchen had everything necessary, the sheets were soft and cozy and the tv/cable were easy to use. We loved having underground, secure parking and the walkability factor to downtown. Our only little problem involved the coffee maker, which was not efficient and overflowed all over the counter twice. Fortunately Maureen had also provided a French press to use. Maureen made herself accessible, which is very important to us. I would unequivocally recommend this unit and its owner Maureen.
There is an award winning brew pub/restaurant across the street. Kayak and boat rental at the on-site marina. Lots of golf. Many good restaurants of all types closeby. The condo is easy walking distance for concerts and events at Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena.
Additional information about rental rates
NOTE: There is a currency converter at the top of the rates page, right hand side, it's very small so you have to really look for it. ALSO PLEASE NOTE that VRBO has recently implemented a service fee payable by guests on each booking. I have always endeavoured to keep my rates affordable and in answer to this new fee, I am removing the cleaning fee - a significant benefit as it is more than the service fee on a four-night booking so the result is an overall reduction in the daily rate. My rate is all-inclusive - secure underground parking, internet (there is also a computer), WiFi, all taxes and the cleaning fee. Fees include two persons; each additional person is $20/day Cancellation policy: 75% of the deposit refunded if notice of cancellation is provided before 30 days of the date of arrival.