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Beautiful 1 or 2 Bedroom Suite in Victorian Home - Close to the Water

(24 Reviews)

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A block away is West Bay Marina along the Songhees Walkway.


Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

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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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a great place for a couple with children, or those travelling with family and friends....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    A small cat would be fine....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Bright and charming bedroom with lovely antique furniture...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Relaxing and lovely bedroom with beautiful linens...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    It is a nice roomy bathroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books:

    Reference books and maps for the area....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are a five minute drive to the heart of downtown Victoria or a twenty minute scenic walk along the harbour front. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are a block from the beautiful Victoria harbour and the Songhees Walkway. It is a lovely 20 minute walk to town along the water....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The eating area is bright and cheery with a table and four chairs. There is a nice hutch and cupboard with extra dishes. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a gas fireplace in the living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    There is free wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Nice quality sheets and linens....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Unrestricted on street parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    For local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is bright and roomy with new appliances and new countertops. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap and kitchen/bathroom cleaner. We also have coffee, tea, sugar, olive oil and balsamic vinegar!...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    There is a lovely front porch with wicker chairs....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    We have 2 bicycles for our guests to use. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a pretty stone patio with a table and chairs in the back garden....moreless

  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    There is a public tennis court across the street at Braden Park. ...moreless



from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$695 $1,976
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$659 $1,976
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $73.18
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $73.18
  • Cleaning fee $54.88


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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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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26 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport
27 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
BC Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Gorge Vale Golf Course
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Spinnakers Brewpub
245 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington, BC
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

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, 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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • A block away is West Bay Marina along the Songhees Walkway.

    A block away is West Bay Marina along the Songhees Walkway.

  • The lobby area

    The lobby area

  • The living room

    The living room

  • The back yard

    The back yard

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Well appointed kitchen

    Well appointed kitchen

  • Eating area of kitchen

    Eating area of kitchen

  • Hallway to kitchen

    Hallway to kitchen

  • Looking out over Gonzales Bay in Victoria, BC. 15 minutes away

    Looking out over Gonzales Bay in Victoria, BC. 15 minutes away

  • Beautiful Cowichan Lake, BC.  1.5 hours away

    Beautiful Cowichan Lake, BC. 1.5 hours away

  • Overlooking Grassy Point on Hornby Island, BC.  3 hours away

    Overlooking Grassy Point on Hornby Island, BC. 3 hours away

  • Horseshoe Bay, BC - a beautiful 45 minute drive from Vancouver, BC

    Horseshoe Bay, BC - a beautiful 45 minute drive from Vancouver, BC

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Original stained glass in the living room

    Original stained glass in the living room

  • The living room

    The living room

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Bathroom


  • Butchart Gardens Victoria, BC.  30 minutes away

    Butchart Gardens Victoria, BC. 30 minutes away

  • The lovely Hornby Island, BC.  3 hours away

    The lovely Hornby Island, BC. 3 hours away

  • Up in Tofino, Long Beach, BC. 5 hours away

    Up in Tofino, Long Beach, BC. 5 hours away

  • Layout of Main Floor

    Layout of Main Floor

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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