Lovely Home Steps from Downtown

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The front entrance and living room


Last updated: 08/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This house is a lovely home with a garden and patio, ideally located in the charming neighborhood of James Bay. It is just steps away from downtown Victoria, the Royal BC Museum, Dallas Road/Beach, many restaurants and shops, and much more.

This comfortable house in a fantastic location. Not only are several of Victoria's tourist attractions a short walk away, there are also several good restaurants, shops, grocery stores, liquor stores, banks, all within walking distance.

Attractions close to the house:
Victoria Inner Harbour - 5 minutes on foot
Fisherman's Wharf - 10 minutes on foot
Emily Carr's House - 3 minutes on foot
Downtown - 5 minutes on foot
Restaurants and bars- All over, within walking distance
Dallas Road and beach area - 10-12 minute walk
Beacon Hill Park - 5 minute walk
Royal BC Museum and Imax Theatre - 5 minute walk
Chinatown - 15 minute walk
Shopping area - 10 minute walk
Grocery store / bank / pharmacy- 4 minute walk
and much much more!

Guests will have access to the entire home (bear in mind there is a separate basement suite, but with its own entrance). You will find that this house has everything you need since we sometimes call this place home as well - we have taken the time to furnish it well and fully stock the kitchen with good appliances, cooking utensils, and plenty of spices which you are welcome to use.

There is a TV with DVD player. Free WIFI and high speed internet. There are several books on the area.

Our cozy and spacious living room gets so much natural light and is a great space to lounge around.

The main bedroom has a queen sized bed with an excellent mattress and quality linens. There is a pullout / futon in living room that can accommodate 2 extra guests.

The bathroom is spacious and has a washer and dryer in it for your use.

If we are able, we will check you in and answer any questions you may have. And if not, we will be in communication via phone and email and explain how to check in. We are here to help in any way possible!

The neighborhood where the house is located is called James Bay and it is the oldest residential neighborhood in Victoria, and is just south of downtown. Many of Victoria's key tourism attractions in this area - including Parliament Buildings, Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park, Fisherman's Wharf, horse-drawn carriages and waterfront walkways. The neighborhood has many heritage homes, including the home of artist Emily Carr. There are many interesting heritage walks that can be done in the area.

Because of the location, it is very easy to get around on foot to most areas of the city. There is also access to many bus routes and bus stops within a couple blocks from the house.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Very comfortable queen bed...moreless

  • The living room has a futon / pull out for 2 extra people. Please advise if you will need this extra sleeping area and we will leave the bedding there for you. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • The bathroom has a tub with shower. It also has a washer and dryer in it. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The house is located in a residential neighborhood steps from downtown...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    The dining room seats 4 comfortably ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    There is good wifi signal throughout the house...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    One parking spot...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press and stove top espresso...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough dishes to serve at least 6 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:


  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$750 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 08/14/2016
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28 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport
80 Metres
Nearest Barpub
James Bay Pub
800 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Black Ball Ferry to Port Angeles
6.4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Victoria Golf Club
900 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1 and Highway 17
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
246 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
900 Metres
Nearest Beach
Dallas Road / Holland Point Shoreline trail

Car: Not Necessary

The property is located in Historic James Bay. This is the oldest residential neighbourhood in Victoria, as well as the oldest in all of Canada’s West Coast. Many important Canadians have lived in this in this neighbourhood, including artist Emily Carr, Governor Sir James Douglas, and physician John Sebastian Helmcken.

Many of Victoria's key attractions can be reached on foot from James Bay:

Royal BC Museum and IMAX Theatre

Pacific Undersea Gardens

Carriage Tours

Beacon Hill Park

Dallas Road Road/Beach

Fisherman's Wharf

Historical Downtown Victoria

Parliament Buildings

Inner Harbour

Excellent Restaurants



Maritime Museum of BC

St Ann's Academy Historical Site

Harbour Ferry

Bug Zoo

There are also many great tours that start in this area:

Whale Watching Tours

Fishing Tours

Historical Tours

Carriage Tours

And not far by car are many other attractions such as:

Mount Doug for hiking and walking

Many walking, hiking, and cycling trails

Butchart Gardens

Ocean Discovery Centre

British Columbia Forest Discovery Centre

Butterfly Gardens

Quw'utsun' Cultural & Conference Centre

Fisgard Lighthouse

Victoria is also a good location for day trips to other parts of the island and nearby Gulf Islands.


Owner info

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • The front entrance and living room

    The front entrance and living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • The well equipped bright kitchen

    The well equipped bright kitchen

  • The breakfast bar

    The breakfast bar

  • The dining room

    The dining room

  • The cozy bedroom has a queen bed, a memory foam mattress and quality linens

    The cozy bedroom has a queen bed, a memory foam mattress and quality linens

  • The bedroom

    The bedroom

  • Lovely deck for summer dinners!

    Lovely deck for summer dinners!

  • The living room

    The living room

  • Living room looking towards entrance to dining room area

    Living room looking towards entrance to dining room area

  • Kitchen


  • The bright and well equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar. View to patio door

    The bright and well equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar. View to patio door

  • The dining room

    The dining room

  • The bedroom

    The bedroom

  • The good sized bathroom comes with a washer and dryer for your use

    The good sized bathroom comes with a washer and dryer for your use

VRBO #574518

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 06, 2016

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