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Historic House in Best Downtown Victoria Location.Meticulous Quiet Quality Value

Bedrooms 1
Space 475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Fireplace, Queen Sized Bed, Full Kitchen, Ideal For 2, Can Accommodate Up To 4.

VRBO's rates are in US dollars.

If booking via VRBO, guests pay additional service fee to VRBO.

If booking through owners, rates are listed under Rates & Availabilities and are in Canadian dollars. Our rates are all inclusive - no taxes, cleaning/service fees & damage deposit will be charged.

Harborwalk is licensed for short term accommodations by the City of Victoria since 2004. Please visit for photos, floor plan, etc.

We offer daily / weekly rates, but not monthly rate.

One reason we're popular is our terrific location in downtown Victoria. We're so close to Victoria's main tourist spots you can avoid using a car. (For example, it's only a 3 minute walk to the Royal BC Museum or the inner harbour). If you have a car we provide free private parking.

Harborwalk is a 'character suite'. The decor is fresh, clean and relaxing. And, we keep it spotless! The suite has a private entrance from the front porch (pictured above.) It consists of three rooms connected by a short hallway - all yours, nothing shared.

The main room is a bedroom/sitting room. It has a queen sized bed, a gas fireplace, bay windows, a TV/DVD and a leather 3-seater sofa that converts into a single bed. The second room is a full kitchen and dining area. The dining area can also serve as temporary sleeping quarters (by adding a roll-away single bed). The third room is your private washroom, complete with antique clawfoot tub (1932) and overhead 'sunflower' shower.

Time and again we're told that Harborwalk is a delightful experience. It should be. Harborwalk has a charming 'country cottage' appeal. Our quiet lane, dotted with evergreens, started life in the 1800's as a footpath to the seaside. Today it's a character street, popular with horse drawn carriage tours and curious tourists.

Vancouver Island's biodiversity and natural wonders attract visitors from around the world. It's a wonderful place to get away, relax and spend some quality time. And there are plenty of ways to fill your time too. Tourism is Victoria's #1 industry.

We want you to have a great experience, because when you feel good about it... so do we.

More Details

Denise & Robert Walker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Denise & Robert Walker

We are a husband and wife team in our mid fifties. We are both professionals with many years of work experience in health care, manufacturing, and the service sector. Running our vacation rental allows us to meet many interesting people from around the world.

Denise & Robert Walker purchased this house in 2003

Why Denise & Robert Walker chose James Bay

For a relaxing getaway our property is ideal. It is centrally located and within short walking distance to major attractions and the convention center. Our neighborhood is filled with tree lined streets and beautiful heritage homes. It is a safe, relaxing & beautiful place to visit.

What makes this house unique

Biodiversity is a major feature of Victoria. We are by the Pacific ocean with the snowcapped Olympic mountains, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, as a backdrop. Beacon Hill park, next door to us, has over 200 species of trees. Whale watching is a popular tourist activity.


James Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • private 3-Piece bathroom with sunflower shower in clawfoot tub. Toto toilet with soft closing seat & lid.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 quality, comfortable, roll-a-way Single Bed is available
  • Includes Gas Fireplace. South facing bay windows. 26'' flat screen TV with DVD player. Local telephone. Wireless high speed internet. Queen sized bed with quality mattress & white down duvet. Leather 3-seater sofa. Openable windows. Baseboard heater with adjustable thermostat. Blackout drapes & thermal windows for good soundproofing & sound sleep.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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Historic House in Best Downtown Victoria Location.Meticulous Quiet Quality Value
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Quality Home and Welcoming Hosts .

  • 5 of 5

From arrival we were greeted and welcomed by the owners and introduced to the property . The comforts and extras equipment make this feel like a true home away from home. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking up the fresh seafood from Fisherman Warf or to have a takeaway meal . We loved the separate kitchen as we traveled for 5 weeks and it is so nice to have brekky in your pyjamas and the lovely view over the garden and picturesque street is very relaxing. The horse and cart do pass by every afternoon ! The umbrellas also came in handy when I walked 10 min to a nearby yoga class. Everything is within walking distance in this lovely neighborhood. A special thank you for accommodating our adult daughter on a very comfortable single bed in the kitchen and our large king bed with quality linen and duvet made for an very good sleep. Our hosts were there if we needed help but we felt very private and secluded with our own entry and a front veranda to take in the view and sunshine. Parking and offloading luggage is also very easy just a few steps onto the veranda. Did I mention how spotlessly clean it also is and nicely decorated with sea theme paintings on the wall. I loved hearing the seagulls in the distance as I woke up !

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable suite in a character home on a quiet street walkable to most downtown attractions, the ocean and Beacon Hill Park. Denise and Robert are easy to deal with and there are no hidden fees. They have thought of everything for your comfort. The unit is comfortable, clean and well-stocked. It is easy to feel at home cooking a few meals in the well-appointed kitchen, the Wi-fi works well and the bed is comfy! Our only caveat is the small character bathroom has limited surfaces and the claw-foot tub/shower combo is a bit awkward. Overall a great place to call your home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Quiet, Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The Harborwalk Suite is in a beautiful and quiet neighbourhood. Denise and Robert are delightful and generous and great conversations which we enjoyed immensely, very informative, helpful, and respectful of privacy. Everything was spotlessly super clean with everything you could need and the bed was very comfortable and kitchen equipped with all you need. Everything was very clean! We enjoyed our time there. Thank you Denise and Robert for making our stay so pleasurable.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacationed May 19-May 24, 2016

  • 5 of 5

Finally getting around to thank you and give praise for this wonderful rental getaway! We loved the quaint yet spotless surroundings, great kitchen to cook in, and especially loved the proximity to everything we love. Easy walking distance to the harbour, eateries, grocery shopping, parks and ocean! Definitely on our 'can't wait to come back to' list. Cheers, B & B

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, ME USA

Perfect little cottage on a quiet street

  • 5 of 5

Harbor walk is spotless, perfectly maintained. Heather St is a quiet location yet a close walk to everything you want to do in Victoria. The hosts are wonderful people & very helpful. We hope to return to this amazing city & cannot think of a better place to stay than right here!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, AB, Ca

Harbor Walk in May

  • 5 of 5

Hi Denise & Robert,

We very much enjoyed our six day stay at your vacation home. It was very clean & tidy and is in a great location - very quiet except for the 4:30 a.m. robin who did take pity on us and left us alone after the 3rd. morning. The kitchen is well stocked & we had breakfast there every morning. We auto toured, bicycle toured & did a lot of walking into the down town & harbor areas - Inner harbor, Fisherman's Wharf, Ogden Point. Lots of interesting pubs, restaurants & shops within easy walking distance. Will definitely recommend staying here & will be back.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport, B.C.
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
James Bay Inn Pub
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Victoria Auto and Passenger Ferry Terminal to USA
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Victoria Golf club
Nearest Motorway
450 Metres
Trans Canada Highway
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
James Bay Inn Pub
Nearest Beach
850 Metres
Holland Point Park
Car: not necessary

Harborwalk Vacation Suite is on a quiet, historical residential street. The street was extensively described in a book by Emily Carr. Today the street is popular with horse drawn tour carriages and curious tourists.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No Cleaning/Other fees $0

High Season daily Rates (May 5 - Oct 15) single/double occupancy:
... CAD$142/day for a 7-night stay or longer;
... CAD$156/day for a 5 or 6-night stay;
... CAD$168/day for a 4-night stay;

Low Season daily Rates (Oct 16 - May 4) single/double occupancy:
... CAD$130/day for a 7-night stay or longer;
... CAD$142/day for a 5 or 6-night stay;
... CAD$154/day for a 4-night stay;

Above are all inclusive direct booking rates - no damage deposit, taxes or cleaning/other fees will be charged.
Sorry but we do not offer monthly rate.

Small additional charge may apply if more than 2 people, or if extra bed(s) is/are required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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