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Beautiful 1 or 2 Bedroom Suite in Victorian Home - close to the water

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Nancy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

About Nancy

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 Victoria

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for letting us stay in your lovely home Nancy and Ian, it's been so lovely to "feel so at home" We've enjoyed our stay immensely.
May 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
BC Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Gorge Vale Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Spinnakers Brewpub
Nearest Ski
245 Kilometres
Mount Washington, BC
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Willows Beach
Car: not necessary

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.

Amenities

Victoria West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , It is a nice roomy bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bright and charming bedroom with lovely antique furniture
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Relaxing and lovely bedroom with beautiful linens
  • There are two bedrooms with queen size beds. The back bedroom has a new bed, new carpet and beautiful high thread count sheets. It is a lovely room to relax and rest in. The second bedroom is bright, with new linens, high thread count sheets and lovely antique furniture.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are very happy with Sweet Oaks, and those that have stayed here comment on how it feels like home to them. We have enjoyed renovating and decorating our home, and the whole space is very warm and inviting as well as functional. The backyard with its stone patio and rock gardens is a pretty and sunny spot to relax. There is a public tennis court and playground at Braden Park a block away facing the harbour front of Victoria. The walk along the waterfront to downtown Victoria is beautiful and takes about 20 minutes.

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Beautiful 1 or 2 Bedroom Suite in Victorian Home - close to the water
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 reviews
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Stay here! You'll love it!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Private, quiet and all you need!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A friendly spacious stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great property all around!

  • 5 of 5

Well-kept and very convenient location. Great walking path and park just across the street which offer amazing views of Victoria's Inner Harbour Nancy and Ian know the area very well and went out of their way to ensure all was in order. Definitely recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Very nice.

  • 4 of 5

Nice house, friendly owners, excellent location.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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How can I get a visa to move here permanently?

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60.78
Pet Fee $81.04
Damage Deposit $81.04

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 ncfirefly@shaw.ca

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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