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One bedroom suite in a beautiful 1912 character home in the heart of Victoria. 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?
No. There are two flat screen TVs, each with an Apple TV unit. Guests are welcome to watch all programming available on Netflix during their stay. This 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.
Loved this place! It was nice and clean and in the perfect location. Had all the amenities we needed, from beach towels to the in suite laundry. Beautiful neighborhood. The hosts were friendly when we interacted with them but they leave you alone and give you the privacy you need. We all felt comfortable here and enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely come back again.
This suite is situated in a fantastic location only a block from Dallas Road beach, within the beautiful neighbourhood of Fairfield. It is within easy walking distance of Cook St village, Beacon Hill Park and downtown Victoria and is the perfect place from which to explore Victoria and its many attractions on foot.
We found Alan and Kursti friendly without being intrusive.
The suite was a reasonable size for a family of four, with one bedroom and a pull out sofa, however the décor was tired. The kitchen units look old and chipped, and the carpets were stained in places, my overall impression was that the suite could do with a freshen up and a bit of TLC. A mirror in the bedroom had a broken frame, the bedding looked as though it had been recycled from a teenager's room and there was what looked like an electrical wire protruding from a socket box in the bedroom. In the kitchen the knives were blunt and the crockery mismatching, which gave the impression that the suite had been furnished with cast offs from the main house, all small things and easily rectified, which made it disappointing that they hadn't been taken care of.
Of more concern was a broken plate glass window in a door in the hallway, which although covered with a wicker screen would be a hazard for any small child.
The bathroom had clearly been newly renovated and was a delight containing a lovely double sized shower and heated floor.
Being 6'5" tall the beam running the length of the suite which reduces head height to around 6' was an issue but one I got used to during the week.
The Apple TV was a nice touch as was the Apple computer which had been left for the use of guests. It was great to have both a washer and dryer although an indoor airer would be welcome as we were very short of hangers.
The issue mentioned by a previous guest of noise from above the suite is pertinent, it would seem there is little or no sound proofing in the ceiling to prevent noise transference of the owners walking around their kitchen which is directly above the bedroom. This was very noticeable from around 6.45am-7am.
As a base this was a great property, we were looking forward to staying in a heritage home, however, the impression of "tiredness" meant I would not recommend it as it currently is. I believe that some, mostly minor, cosmetic updates from the owners would really enhance this suite and would be a very welcome addition.
My husband and I stayed here for our 15th anniversary. We had a wonderful time. The suite was clean and comfortable, and surprisingly quiet considering it's a basement suite. Nice and close to the water where we enjoyed a scenic run together along the water and then up through Beacon Hill Park. Great little shops and restaurants on Cook street. Go and try Bigwheel Burger! Delicious. My only complaint was that the TV in the bedroom stopped working the first night but to be honest we didn't care. We're not big TV people anyways. Highly recommend this suite and we would definitely stay here again. Thanks so much Alan and Kursti.
We booked this one bedroom suite due to the previous positive reviews from other travellers. However, we had mixed feelings about our 5 night stay. The suite is located in the basement of a heritage home in the lovely Fairfield neighbourhood, near Beacon Hill Park, so we enjoyed walking to the waterfront and to the park.
Portions of the suite are nicely renovated such as the bathroom, dining area, and living room area. The kitchen and bedroom however did not have the same degree of renovation and so, were a little disappointing. Because it was a heritage home, the flooring above creaks whenever someone walks over the area. Noise from the main floor of the house was very bothersome for sleeping. From the bedroom, we could loudly hear the owners walking around above us in what seemed to be a high traffic area of the house (kitchen?), particularly in the early morning when we would have liked to sleep in past 7 or 8 AM. It was literally creaking and banging right above the bed. The owner's door is also located directly above and outside the bedroom, so we heard considerable stair noise as well. In the kitchen/dining area, there are several electrical/mechanical noises that occur at random, which didn't make for a comforting experience. The suite was also awkward because it has a short floor-to-ceiling distance. Several beams and light fixtures hang at ~5'10' high, which meant one of us hit their head several times just walking through the suite.
We were also surprised that the owners did not greet us upon arrival (even when they live above the suite), as all our previous VRBO stays have involved an owner or agent's greeting to the unit and an offer of advice on visiting the area. Instead we were greeted with a formal rental guidelines document on the coffee table, detailing instructions, visiting recommendations, and rules. This is also the first suite where guests were advised to take out the trash even though we had to pay a cleaning fee.
We won't consider staying here in the future because of the numerous noise issues, safety risks, and the lack of owner's effort to make for a comfortable stay.
The property was in mint condition and the location was perfect for exploring the best Victoria has to offer. I could not have asked for more! Thank you Alan, for making the stay a pleasure.
We stayed for 4 nights in July. The location was perfect, close to the beach, Beacon Hill Park and Cooks village. These are all in short walking distance, and you could spend as many hours as you choose at each. Our car was in the shop for part of two days, and we walked everywhere. The property was neat and clean. WiFi was top shelf. Nice TV's, with Apple TV the primary entertainment choice, no over the air TV. The property was very quiet, the neighborhood excellent. My only comment for improvement would be seating. A recliner would put the place over the top. The sofa, which is probably a sleeper, is not very comfortable for old bones.
An added bonus was the heated bathroom floor. I couldn't keep my wife out of there. Final takeaway is this is an excellent value for the money. I would rerent in a heartbeat.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
See Rental Agreement
Once a reservation has been accepted and confirmed, a cancellation can only be made in accordance with the terms below (unless otherwise mutually agreed):
- If the period of rental can be re-booked, a refund for the period re-rented.
- If any part of the rental period cannot be re-booked, the Guest will forfeit all monies paid for that period.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.