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Cute & Cozy Suite By Victoria Harbour

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, few steps to the harbour

Beautiful private suite in James Bay in a renovated carriage house. Everything is a short stroll away: parliament, harbour, ocean, grocery, liquor store, etc. Full kitchen, laundry, coffee, and tea included. Cute and Cozy with gas fireplace.

Exceptional location in James Bay. Ocean in three directions from our place, a short stroll away. 1min walk to bus routes. Beacon Hill park is one block away. The parliament is a 5min walk. Close to downtown, yet it is a quiet section of town.

Perfect location, private cozy suite, and close to everything! The sofa downstairs is a very comfortable hide-a-bed, if needed. There is no door between the two levels and the bathroom is on the same level as the bedroom. ***Please Note: The staircase inside is rather steep for people with reduced mobility. There is another staircase to access the 2nd level from outside attached to a beautiful balcony.

More Details

Maeva Gauthier
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Maeva Gauthier

Hello there! We are both ocean lovers and I moved to Victoria from Montreal, QC, 7 years ago (Maeva) and Dave is from Moncton, NB, and moved to the West coast over 15 years ago. I'm a marine biologist and a filmmaker in my spare time. I caught the travel bug early in life- thanks to my parents. I've been to the Arctic, the Antarctic, and a few countries in-between. Before studying biology, I was in the tourism industry. I'm into many outdoor activities: biking, sailing, hiking, diving, camping, etc. And I love great food and spending time with friends. Dave is a sales rep, so goes up and down the island quite often so can tell you all about it! He owns a small sailboat, Tanzer 26, and we love going sailing! We bought a house last year located in James Bay- 5min walk to downtown and the harbour- and hope you can enjoy this great location too! This year we also welcomed a new addition to our family, a little boy named Mathis. Feel free to contact us for inquiries or any questions.

Maeva Gauthier purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Maeva Gauthier chose Victoria

We fell in love with the character and the location!

What makes this cottage unique

Unbeatable location, cozy space with fireplace, everything a short stroll away: harbour, ocean, downtown, services, etc.


James Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Cute & Cozy Suite By Victoria Harbour
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Cosy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this lovely coach house for several weeks. It is very comfortable and fully equipped and, best of all, close to everything! It is an easy walk to the ocean, Beacon Hill Park, the Inner Harbour and downtown. All of the shops you might need are close by and if you are a member of the Modo car share cooperative there is a vehicle just around the corner for longer jaunts. Maeva and Dave are warm and friendly but unobtrusive hosts. I will definitely plan to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely suite!

  • 5 of 5

This suite is absolutely adorable. Perfect for one or two people. I appreciated all the hooks on the walls. It is so convenient to have hooks on which to place a damp towel or wet jackets. The bed in the bedroom is comfy. The trial sizes of body lotion, shampoo and conditioner were nice little extras. The suite is small but has everything one could need including a washer and dryer. I love staying in James Bay when I visit Victoria. We didn't get to see Sitka, the cat but Maeva and Dave are very pleasant hosts and their little boy is so cute.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came to visit with our two dogs last week. It was wonderful to find such a great place so close to everything that allowed pets. It was great to be able to walk to most of what we wanted to do while staying (even had a few very close parks to take the dogs).

The cottage itself was excellent; you can tell that there was a good amount of thought put into the place. The only thing is that I can see the spiral staircase being a little daunting if one has a fear of heights. But, even in that case, there is an outside staircase that can be used to enter the second floor. The place was clean and cozy. It was nice to spend an evening in sitting by the fire.

Maeva and her family are very accommodating and friendly but not overbearing in the least.

All in all, staying here made our little trip all the better!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the Christmas holidays in Victoria and the Carriage House provided us with the perfect accommodations in a lovely area of James Bay. We did not need to rent a car since we were in short walking distances to downtown, the shoreline, shops and restaurants.

The Carriage House itself was the ideal size for two people with everything we needed for a comfortable stay ( very comfortable bed, cosy fireplace etc...).

If we needed help or had questions, the owners were close by and ready to assist.

We will highly recommend this spot to friends and family.

Thank you Maeva and Dave .

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rural East Yorkshire

A tiny property that has it all.

  • 5 of 5

First of all this is in a perfect location - a quiet and leafy area just a couple of minutes stroll from the inner harbour in one direction and Beacon Hill Park in the other. The house is compact but the layout makes great use of the space. Fully equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay at any time of the year. Yes, the indoor stairway is very steep but we were warned about this and the external stairway was fine.

Maeva proved to be a very helpful, welcoming and unobtrusive host and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Oh, and the bottom line has to be the excellent value for money - highly recommended all round.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was so cute and perfect for access to the main streets, parks and harbour!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The unit was so pretty!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

James Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
Jun 20 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Holidays 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fees $21.95
Refundable damage deposit $146.36

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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