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On the water in Downtown Victoria, Vancouver Island

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

Overview

About the property

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.

Maureen

Keywords: Condominium, condo, vacation rental, apartment, Victoria, Vancouver Island, downtown location, waterfront, harbour, ferry wharf and kayak launch

More Details

Owner
Maureen Taylor
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanksgiving! and we're thankful that M introduced us. What a charming pied-a-terre you have created. You have thought of everything to make us feel at home. Great location, great bed! every time we looked for something it was there in its place...we will return.

W. & S.

Vancouver
Oct 2011
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Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa, double (1) The sofa bed is quality, custom-made comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)

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On the water in Downtown Victoria, Vancouver Island
average rating of 4.826087 based on 73 reviews
5

Welcoming and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Maureen was warm, welcoming and very helpful from the first email to our meeting at the condo. Our condo had all the provisions and comforts of home. It was very clean and the decor, bedding and even kitchenware was of high quality making the price very reasonable. Although it was located facing a working harbor and across the street from a nightclub, it was quiet through the nights for a busy downtown location. Absolutely everything was easily accessible; short walking distance to the inner harbor and the downtown tourist areas, restaurants, shopping and kayak rentals were right down the short hill to the harbor. Driving to Victoria's tourist attractions and vicinity is easily accessible for the able bodied or with a disability. I would recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Abosolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient apartment located in the heart of downtown Victoria. At walking distance to all amenities and shops as well as museums and attractions. Very clean and excellent view from the second floor. The kitchen has all the necessary equipment for cooking if you decide to do so. We would highly recommend this apartment for those wanting comfort, space, laundry, views and a terrific host. We drove up from Canmore and we loved the secure/free/underground parking! Maureen was very friendly, supportive and full of information. We had a fabulous stay in Maureen's rental suite and plan to return there on our next trip to beautiful Victoria. Highly recommended. Thank you Maureen!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Extremely clean, modern apartment, stocked with everything you'll need. Great location with easy access to inner harbor area. Kind and accommodating host. Can't ask for more!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Maureen met us and gave a great orientation to the unit as well as suggested things to see and do in the city and area. The condo is decorated in a fresh upscale look and spotless as well as perfectly appointed. I can't say enough good about our stay except that it was excellent for my husband and I. It is cozy and welcoming, great bed and linens, nice neighborhood, excellent restaurants nearby. What more could you want? Thanks Maureen.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent hostess! Impeccably clean! Love that there's a parking spot!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, lovely layout

  • 5 of 5

This is a great unit. The building is located on the water just off the downtown core. It is convenient to all of Victoria. The studio's layout is grat. The unit is quite large; almost like a one bedroom. The building is well kept. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Victoria Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Coho
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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