About the property
- House1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
We offer a beautifully furnished 1 or 2 bedroom suite in a lovely heritage home for those wanting a self catered place of their own while visiting Victoria. The whole main floor of the home is available. We have recently renovated and everyone that sees it just loves it; it is a great space. The second bedroom is separate from the main living area, and is not connected to the self contained suite (living room, first bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/dining area) - so might be better for older children, another couple, relative, friend, etc. The whole main floor is private and secure, but the second bedroom is accessed through the common lobby. There is a layout of the main floor under photos.
The lobby area is lovely, and there is a spacious bright living room with beautiful original stained glass windows, gas fireplace and hard wood floors. The large sunny kitchen is equipped with all appliances, dishes and cooking necessities. We recently installed a new stove and microwave; it makes a great cooking area. There are two good sized bedrooms and a large bathroom.
There is a lovely outdoor space with a stone patio and a pretty garden in the back. It is a great space for kids to run around and play, and the stone patio is a nice sunny spot with a small table and chairs. There are oak trees in the back and rock gardens full of perennials, lilac trees and annuals.
Please contact us if you are looking for a place of your own that is relaxing, beautifully decorated and close to the heart of Victoria, BC. We are a block from the harbour, and a 20 minute walk to downtown Victoria along the beautiful Songhees Walkway.
Ian and I live on the second floor in another suite; both spaces are private and locked. Because of the solid construction of the home there is minimal noise transfer, which is nice.
For those wanting a longer stay, this 1000 sq ft suite would suit a professional person or couple, who appreciate quality furnishings in a great location conveniently close to shops and other amenities. Unrestricted on-street parking is available at the front of the house. All utilities are included.
Amenities include: New front-load washer and dryer, linens, towels, cooking utensils, TV, DVD player, free wifi, stereo, stove, fridge, dishwasher, iron and ironing board, bbq, etc. All rooms are fully equipped and ready for moving in.
Please call before making a booking or payment, so we can introduce ourselves to one another. Please contact us for more information or for questions on short term and longer term rentals.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
Ian and I love living in Victoria. Ian is originally from England and moved here with his family when he was young. I have lived in Victoria for the last 12 years, and lived here as a young girl. I travelled to the US to work on schooners and yachts throughout the Caribbean and along the Eastern Seaboard of the States - I loved it. I came back home to be close to my family; and I am so happy I did. Ian and I travelled to Provence and the Cote d’Azur in Southern France in the summer of 2013. We had a beautiful adventure touring around Nice and the villages of the Luberon; it is a stunning and mesmerizing part of the world. We stayed in beautiful small hotels and B & B’s; and it was then when we realized we could do the same here. We have created Sweet Oaks to provide visitors to Vancouver Island with a beautiful and comfortable place to stay. We love living here and would love to share it with those travelling to Vancouver Island.
Why Nancy chose Esquimalt
Victoria West was the up and coming neighbourhood in the 1990's, and it is becoming the place for beautiful new developments such as the Railyards and Dockside Green. Our home sits on a large double lot, and was the first house built on the street in 1887. The property is well situated with its pretty gardens, proximity to Victoria, and its closeness to the water.
What makes this House unique
We love living here, and feel so lucky to live so close to the water. We appreciate the the period details and character of the home, especially the beautiful and original stained glass window that highlights the living room. There are six oak trees in the backyard, and a lovely garden area in the back with rock beds full of a variety of perennials, annuals and lilac trees. We have designed a pretty brick patio and bench with old firebrick we collected from the Hudson’s Bay Company. The bricks are all original and date back to the the early 1900′s. There is a BBQ on the patio, and a comfortable seating area for relaxing in the nice weather. The front yard has raised beds where we plant flowers and vegetables. There is lots of room to roam around, and it is a great yard for kids to play in.
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Well located and spacious; very well equipped. Extremely nice owners. Will stay there again if we go back to Victoria.
Beautiful property. Wonderful hosts. Everything you need and more. Recommend to everyone. When in Victoria will definitely stay again. Thank you.
Private, quiet and all you need!
Great place to stay! The owners, Ian and Nancy are friendly and offer great hospitality. The house itself has everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Convenient location, only a short drive to downtown Victoria. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would go back for sure!
Stay here! You'll love it!
My daughter and i stayed here for a week while we were visiting colleges in Victoria. The house is big and keeps a Victorian feel, without that crowded stuffy feeling you get. The rooms are large and have high ceilings, it's open and airy. Even though you share the entry way, there are doors that close your space for privacy, so it was never an inconvenience or uncomfortable in any way. One thing that surprised us was there were no bugs! We're from the northwest US and are constantly battling small bugs, and it as a nice surprise not to see any. Not sure if it's the soft breeze from the water, but whatever it is, it works!
Nancy and Ian are wonderful hosts and we wished we had more time to visit with them. Nancy even sent back an item I had left and really needed. They go above and beyond, and we will be staying there on our next trip.
Thank you Nancy and Ian for a wonderful Victoria trip!
A friendly spacious stay
Nancy and Ian's place is on the west side of Victoria, about 10 mins bus ride to downtown Victoria and the bus stop is within 5 mins. Very convenient.
Parking is right outside, on the street, also convenient.
For the rental, we had the whole floor: two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen with dining area and a very nice living room. All rooms are nicely furnished and fully functional. There is also laundry in the basement. The neighborhood is quiet and accessible with grocery stores and tennis court within walking distance. Both hosts are very open and welcoming while giving enough privacy. Ian even found a kite for my son! We would like to recommend this places to friends.
How can I get a visa to move here permanently?
This place is heaven on earth. The apartment was everything I had hoped it would be and more. Our hosts Ian and Nancy were both helpful, pleasant patient, and charming. For example when we explained we wanted to attend the fireworks at Butchart Gardens and needed a blanket to claim our space hours ahead of time, Nancy immediately offered to provide one for us. There were plenty of condiments and other goodies waiting for us in the kitchen. the location couldn't have been more convenient. We would not hesitate to recommend this property, if I had the wherewithal I would put an offer on the house!
There is so much to see in Victoria and on Southern Vancouver Island. Victoria is a beautiful city with lovely neighbourhoods, dramatic scenery and a lively downtown with great restaurants and shops. Chinatown is fantastic with its hidden alleys to wander and authentic restaurants.
Some of our favourite restaurants are Red Fish Blue Fish, Il Terrazzo, Pig, Saigon Nights and Prima Strada Pizzeria.
There are great festivals all summer long, and we love the Blues Festival and the Busker Festival. The Busker Festival takes place in mid July and runs for about 10 days. If you get a chance to see it I am sure you will love it; it is very funny and the acts are interesting and original.
Driving out of Victoria along the West Coast on Highway 14 takes you to Sooke, Jordan River and Port Renfrew. China Beach, French Beach and Mystic Beach are some of the beaches along the way - they are all beautiful and have day camping and camping facilities.
It is a stunning drive that personifies our lush scenery with its ocean views, old growth rainforest and backdrop of the Olympic Mountains.
Some of our other favourite spots are Cowichan Lake, Cowichan Bay and the entire Cowichan Valley which is filled with wineries and pretty winding roads.
But I have to save the best for last. For a beautiful weekend getaway you can head up island on the Old Island Highway (Highway 19A) to Buckley Bay (about 2.5 hours), take the ferry to Denman Island, then another short ferry to Hornby Island. In under an hour you will discover a beautiful semi-tropical oasis. Hornby Island is a great weekend spot for swimming in the warmest water on Vancouver Island, walking the fossil filled beaches and hiking through Helliwell Park. Beautiful silvered cedar cottages and imaginatively designed homes are hidden down pretty roads with views over such places as Grassy Point or Whaling Station Bay. This is a special place.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If you are on on your own (1 person) we can give you a rate of $160.00 per night. Please just contact me via email or phone. Nancy cell (250) 508 8010, email firstname.lastname@example.org