Beautiful 1 or 2 Bedroom Suite in Victorian Home - Close to the Water(23 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)
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.
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Member since: 2014
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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....moreless
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 13 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $74.97
- Refundable Damage Deposit $74.97
- Cleaning fee $56.23
Spring/Summer Rates: Above rates are for one bedroom (1-2 people). For the second bedroom, 3-4 people in total, the rates are $170.00 per night, $1000.00 per week and $2850.00 per month.
Fall/Winter Rates: Above rates are for one bedroom (1-2) people. For the second bedroom, 3-4 people in total, the rates are $150.00 a night, $900.00 per week and $2450.00 per month.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose Victoria West (Victoria West, Victoria, BC, Canada):
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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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A block away is West Bay Marina along the Songhees Walkway.
The lobby area
The living room
The back yard
Well appointed kitchen
Eating area of kitchen
Hallway to kitchen
Looking out over Gonzales Bay in Victoria, BC. 15 minutes away
Beautiful Cowichan Lake, BC. 1.5 hours away
Overlooking Grassy Point on Hornby Island, BC. 3 hours away
Horseshoe Bay, BC - a beautiful 45 minute drive from Vancouver, BC
Original stained glass in the living room
The living room
Butchart Gardens Victoria, BC. 30 minutes away
The lovely Hornby Island, BC. 3 hours away
Up in Tofino, Long Beach, BC. 5 hours away
Layout of Main Floor
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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