|Space||1,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
With outstanding views of Juan de Fuca Strait, and the Olympic Mountain range, and still within biking distance of Downtown, this home allows for the best experience....the calm of being located in quiet Ross Bay, yet close enough to the vibrancy of downtown Victoria.
This ground-level suite offers two comfortable bedrooms, one of which has a fireplace and views of the ocean. See floor plan provided in the photos. Located across the street from Ross Bay, watch the ships and planes go by from the public benches in front of the house. Sip your coffee on the beach, or take an early morning jog or walk on the promenade along the beach. You may even spot seals or otters along the way.
There is great cycling in the area too. Ride your bike along the coastline, all the way to downtown (about 3 miles away). Dallas Road walkway and bike path (which begin at your door step), are the favorite for most, for its scenic appeal.
Once in downtown, and the Inner Harbor causeway area, you will experience street performers, carriage rides, the Empress Hotel, the Legislative Buildings, the Royal BC Museum, Undersea Gardens, and a plethora of activity providers who can take you whale watching, harbor cruising, fishing charters, sea kayaking, and scuba diving.
Later in the day, return to your suite, and enjoy the views from inside, or sit on the beach, listening to the waves, as the sun sets over the ocean.
With unparalleled mountain and ocean views, and the appeal of downtown shops and restaurants just minutes away, this home features the best of practical sense and style. It is a warm and restful retreat offering guests proximity to town with the charm and privacy of a quiet neighborhood location.
We are a couple, rooted in both Canada and the U.S., winding down in our professional careers, but enjoy being hosts to guests from all over the world. Having travelled extensively ourselves, we have tried to create a space that we ourselves would want, as we travel.
One or both of us will welcome you with a tour and can help you plan on what to see and do in Victoria. Ofcourse, we will respect your privacy, but remain available for any questions you may have.
Tashi and Mickey purchased this house in 2013
We bought this property for the spectacular vistas that surround it. The 'walkability' factor to all the essential amenities, was of great appeal as well.....grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, public transportation, etc, are at a 5-minute walking distance from this home.
Major transportation links to Vancouver, and the U.S., are within a 3-mile distance. These include the following:
-The Coho ferry to Port Angeles (allows transportation of vehicles on board).
- The Clipper passenger ferry to Seattle.
- Float plane service to Seattle and Vancouver (Kenmore Air, Horizon Air, West Coast Air, Harbour Air)
*Note that all three options above are within 3 miles of our home.
Additionally, Victoria International airport and the ferries port at Swartz Bay to Vancouver and to the Gulf Islands in the U.S., are only a 25 minutes' drive away.
There is off street parking available, and there is a bus stop near by.
As a result of all the above connectivity options, this home has great appeal. You would not need to rent a car for a major portion of your stay...we can help you plan your stay so as to minimize your overall transportation costs...so do not hesitate to ask!
Situated on the rim of Juan de Fuca strait, this home offers unparalleled views of natural beauty, as well as providing a private, safe and comfortable space to rest and rejuvenate. All essential amenities are close, as well.
We have very much enjoyed our stay here. The apartment is well equipped and comfortable. Victoria is a lovely city. We have particularly enjoyed neighbourhood walks, admiring the beautiful gardens. Tashi is a wonderful, gracious and helpful hostess whom we have quickly come to admire.
We were in Victoria and stayed in this property the last week of April. We were here for a week, and really enjoyed our stay. The property is a ground floor "apartment" located directly across the street from the walking trail that runs along Dallas Crescent and into the Inner Harbor, so is very convenient for morning or evening walks along the ocean. It is also away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, yet easy to access town and any other activities. A nice small shopping center is a nice 3 block walk up St. Charles and has a nice grocery store, liquor store and pub, which is really convenient. The views out of the bedroom window is great, with many ships passing and the Olympics across to the south. We put the small table in front of the window and ate there, so that we could watch the ships passing. The washer and dryer worked well, and were really convenient since we were on a month long trip. We would most definitely stay here again.
Wonderful! We had a wonderful stay!
Wonderful accommodation and perfect location. Walks on the water are literally out the door. Comfortable beds, bedding and bathroom. The little kitchen is well appointed. The shopping plaza is also steps away, so easy access to groceries, wine, a pub, and the grocery store. We feel very lucky to have found this spot. Tashi is a most thoughtful and generous host. Top notch!
Firstly, I need to state that we used to live in Victoria and now live about an hours drive away. My point is that we know the city. We needed a place to stay for three weeks while our house was being finished and chose this VRBO thanks to reviews and location. It is in a well established residential area easily accessible to the city centre without being "downtown". It is an excellent area for walking and/or biking. Bus service is less than a block away offering regular and frequent service. A small shopping centre is nearby. (walking distance) Tasha and Mickey have stated that they try to provide the kinds of things they value when they travel - they have done that exceedingly well. Even little things like jam, tea, sandwich bags, kleenex, etc. along with the essentials; cutlery, baking utensils, cookware, dish soap, an excellent washing machine and dryer. We have never stayed in a place which was as well provisioned.
In summary; it was well equipped, ideally located, very comfortable (even after three weeks), reasonably priced, quiet, great view with caring hosts.
We are still talking about what a great place this was to stay. The location was beautiful and the accommodation comfortable and well appointed. In particular our host Tashi was welcoming and helpful and always responded to our messages promptly. We hope to stay there again sometime soon!
The property was spacious with every amenity you could wish for. Fabulous view of the ocean, just over the road, and only a very short drive to nearby stores. Wish we could have stayed longer.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$146.36|
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.