About the property
- Apartment950 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 30 nights
One bedroom in a beautiful 1912 character home in the heart of Victoria
One bedroom in a beautiful 1912 character home in the heart of the City of Victoria (Business Licence No. 00034720).
Located one block from the ocean and a 15 minute walk to downtown. Conveniently located close to Cook St. Village (5 min walk) where you will find a variety of restaurants, shops and markets.
This bright and spacious lower level suite offers 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, electric fireplace, two flat screen televisions (one with cable, one with Apple TV only), computer, high-speed wireless internet, in suite washer and dryer and more.
The master bedroom offers a double bed, 40' LCD wall mounted television (with Apple TV) and a good size closet. The living room is bright and cozy with views of the garden. There is an electric fireplace, 40' LCD television (cable) and sofa bed. The kitchen is an open concept layout and is fully equipped for all your cooking needs.
The house is located in a quiet Fairfield neighbourhood. It is within walking distance to grocery stores, a beer and wine store, pubs and restaurants, coffee shops and Victoria’s famous inner harbour. If you want to escape the city life, you can visit Beacon Hill Park (less than 5 minute walk), Craighdarroch Castle, Buchart Gardens, Sooke, world class golf courses and more. All are just a short walk, drive or bus ride away.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is your Payment Policy?
We generally require an initial rental deposit payment of 50% of the rental fee at the time of booking. The remaining 50% is due 30 days before the rental commences.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
We do include a cancellation policy in our rental agreements with our Guests. Once the reservation has been accepted and confirmed, a cancellation refund will be paid if the period of the rental can be rebooked (i.e., a refund for the period re-rented or the part thereof will be issued).
How big is the bed in the bedroom?
The bed in the bedroom is an Ikea Double (55' x 78') which is between a Standard Double (54' x 75') and a Standard Queen (60' x 80').
How far is the nearest grocery store?
There are three groceries nearby. Thrifty Foods ) is less than 1 km away and is the one use most often. There is also Oxford Foods and Mother Natures Market and Deli in Cook Street Village. Both are easy walking distance. There is also a farmers' market about 10 minutes walk from us on Saturdays mornings all summer and fall.
Do you have room to store our bikes?
We do have space to safely store 4 bicycles.
Is there cable TV service in the Suite?
Yes. There are two flat screen TVs. The TV in the living room has cable. The TV in the bedroom has only Apple TV/Netflix. There is also a computer available where Guests can access local news.
What's the trick to getting the Apple TV to work?
It can be a bit temperamental, but it's pretty easy once you do it once. Each TV has a main remote and an Apple TV remote. Here are the instructions:
For the main TV: 1. Turn on the TV using the main remote. 2. Make sure the Input is on 'Cable'. 3. Push the round centre button on the Apple TV remote. This turns the unit on. 4. Scroll on the Apple TV menu using the arrow buttons on the silver remote to search Netflix. 5. Push the round centre button the Apple TV remote to select and play the show you want to watch.
For the TV in the bedroom. Same as above except the Input is "No. 6" instead of 'Cable'.
As always, please contact the Homeowner if you have any difficulties.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Didn't love it
The apartment was very cool and needed the fireplace and small heater on all the time- the owners control the heat upstairs. The furnishings were ok and the kitchen was well equipped , but very dated. I couldn't push the portable dishwasher over a lip in the flooring, so I never used it. The windows were dirty.
Hi AJ. We enjoyed meeting you and your family during your recent visit to Victoria. Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear you didn't love it. I think it’s safe to say that we both faced some challenges during your visit. I think that the loss of your cell phone and your computer not working didn’t help. The new electric fireplace we installed when you arrived did trip the circuit and it took a day or so to identify and resolve the issue. This is now all sorted.
The fireplace and space heater are available to our guests if there is a chill in the morning or evening, but the main heat source is the furnace which is controlled by a programmable thermostat in the main part of the house. Usually the programmed temperatures are fine for our Guests, but we are always open and responsive to requests to adjust the program if needed; we do state this in our Agreement.
Your other comments provide some good reminders and will help us to improve the rental experiences of our future guests. A number of the items you have mentioned are cosmetic and have already been addressed. Thanks again for the feedback. Safe travels.
This is a lovely home and well appointed suite, although I found it a little chilly. The hosts were very reponsive. Thank you.
Place was great!
Our stay was very good and we would definitely go back. The 1 bedroom suite was very spacious. It was clean, quiet, nice renovated bathroom with a big shower. It was so nice that we could have our dog with us. Beach and dog park was only 2 blocks away. Great overall
Comfortable home in a great location
This apartment was perfect for our family. It was in a quiet neighborhood that had easy access to the beautiful Beacon Hill Park and downtown. Alan and Kursti were very responsive to any questions we had. Would gladly stay there again.
Thanks for your kind review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit. Welcome back anytime.
A perfect stay for a number of days
The flat was excellent in a quite are of Victoria and very close to Beacon Hill and the waterfront. The flat was fully equipped - nothing missing.
Thanks for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your time in Victoria. Pls think of us next time you visit. Safe travels.
Good location in Cooke St village
The suite was perfect for my needs. It was clean and the property was well maintained. The owners provide everything one needs in the suite. There was some noise from upstairs but not a big concern. The neighbourhood is quintessential Victoria. The location is great with Cooke St. village close by. It's about a 1/2 hour walk to downtown or there is bus service closeby. The ocean and Dallas Road (boardwalk) is only a couple blocks away.
My only complaint is that you are expected to leave the suite as you found it with dishes done, garbage and recycling taken out. I question why the $50. cleaning fee?????
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
See Rental Agreement Once a reservation has been accepted and confirmed, a cancellation can only be made in accordance with the terms below: - 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before your check-in date. - 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before your check-in date; if the cancelled period of rental can be re-booked, a 100% refund for the period re-rented will be provided. - Cancellations 14 days or fewer before your check-in date are non refundable; if the cancelled period of rental can be re-booked, a 100% refund for the period re-rented will be provided.