Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Large, Sunny, South-Facing Terrace-Free Wi-Fi, Parking-Many Amenities

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and den/office area in a spacious main floor condo

A- City Life Suites Property

LIVING

Spacious living room with floor to ceiling windows that frame the view to the outside terrace

Comfortable 3 seater sofa and living room chair, side tables, coffee table

LCD TV with BluRay DVD and access to your NetFlix account

SLEEPING

Master Bedroom with Queen bed, two large closets and en-suite bathroom, newly upgraded laminate flooring

Second Bedroom with Queen bed and smaller closet , newly upgraded laminate flooring

WORKING

Desk with wi-fi and adjustable reading light

COOKING

Galley-style kitchen with stainless steel fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave - fully equipped.

DINING

Contemporary dining table seats 4-6

LAUNDRY

En-suite laundry with large capacity, front-loading, stacking washer/dryer

RELAXING

South-facing terrace with chaise lounge and 4 comfortable patio chairs c/w side tables - newly added outdoor dining table, seats 4.

The Victoria Terrace Suite is on the main floor of 'The Astoria,' an upscale condo building in the heart of Victoria's thriving tourist and business area.

It is just 2 blocks to Victoria's Inner Harbour, 3 blocks to Beacon Hill Park and a short walk to the Dallas Road waterfront and Mile Zero of the Trans-Canada Highway.

This non-smoking, two-bedroom + 2 bathroom self-catering holiday rental apartment sleeps up to four people.

The suite is 'adults only' and is ideal for business travellers or vacation visitors who are looking for a comfortable, upscale address in downtown Victoria, B.C. We offer affordable weekly and monthly rates.

More Details

Property Manager
Melissa Frank and Rod Carroll at City Life Suites Victoria
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Melissa Frank and Rod Carroll at City Life Suites Victoria

We have tried our very best to ensure that's what you'll find when you stay in our comfortable and convenient Terrace Suite in downtown Victoria.

Rod and Melissa, our wonderful vacation rental agents at City Life Suites, Victoria, will be glad to assist you with your reservation and will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

The owners of this property purchased this beautiful condominium so they can visit our vibrant city of Victoria but, when they're not here, others can share in the comfort and convenience of their home away from home.

Melissa Frank and Rod Carroll at City Life Suites Victoria purchased this condo in 2006

Why Melissa Frank and Rod Carroll at City Life Suites Victoria chose Downtown

Arguably, the best location in town.

Large, sunny, south-facing terrace for relaxing when the weather is warm.

Building has exercise facility and recreation room.

So many shopping, dining, entertainment conveniences close by.

What makes this condo unique

The large, south facing terrace is absolutely perfect for relaxing on and for entertaining friends. A gas BBQ and plenty of patio furnishings are included.

Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk-In Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has access to en-suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
2 car rental agencies located within 1 block of the apartment

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

87% Complete
12% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Large, Sunny, South-Facing Terrace-Free Wi-Fi, Parking-Many Amenities
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

A Gem in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent six weeks in the Astoria Terrace Suite, and I would highly recommend it to anybody contemplating a visit to Victoria. Even before we got to Victoria, Rod and Melissa were extremely professional in their dealings with us. The queries we had about the condo were promptly answered by email and the entire booking process was simple and efficient.

We got to Victoria quite late, but Rod was there waiting at the condo (we have had experiences where we had to wait for the owner/manager of the condo/apartment) and he showed us everything we needed to know. In addition, they provided a binder to which we could refer for help. And when we did need to reach them (for example, over a minor problem with cable access), Rod or Melissa always answered the phone, even after normal work hours.

Before our arrival we let them know that my wife has allergies to scented products, and we asked that no scented products be used to clean the condo and to avoid room deodorizers. When we arrived we found that non-scented cleaning products had been provided to us.

The condo has a fantastic terrace, which is a major reason why we chose it, but we did mention to Rod and Melissa that while there was ample patio furniture, there was no dining table and chairs that would have allowed for outdoor dining. We arrived at the condo late Thursday, and Saturday morning Rod delivered an outdoor dining table and four chairs!

Apart from the wonderful manner in which we were treated by Rod and Melissa, the condo itself was perfect. The building is immaculate and the condo is as attractive as the photos depict. It is spacious (one night we had six for a sit-down dinner) and well furnished. The location could not be better (a five minute walk to the Visitor Information Centre and the Inner Harbour; the Empress Hotel is visible from the terrace), with two supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries and liquor stores within easy walking distance. We took in three theatre performances while there, and all three were within easy walking distance.

In short, the Terrace Suite is the best vacation rental we have ever stayed at.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Michael & Olivia, First off Melissa and I are glad you made home safe and sound, secondly it was our pleasure dealing with both of you. You made our lives easy by letting us know of minor issues in the suite and bringing to our attention anything that needed care. We are happy (other then some rainy days) that you enjoyed Victoria again, as we know that you have some history here. We would also like to thank you very much for taking the time you have to write such a great review. The kind words about the suite and our little business are greatly appreciated. The owners will be quite excited to see this write up of their lovely suite. This review will help others make choices about this suite and City Life Suites. Thanks again and hope to see you in the future. Take Care Melissa & Rod
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment turned out to be quite a gem. It had everything you could ask for. The beds were comfortable. The living area was roomy. The kitchen had everything we needed. The deck was awesome. The weather was great during our visit so we got much use out of the deck.

As for the location of the apartment, it was absolutely perfectly situated in the middle of all our interests. Everything we wanted to do was within walking distance (the bus to Butchart Gardens was a short walk). It made it easy for us to explore the area to find the best shops and restaurants, of which there are plenty to choose from.

Rod and Melissa were very helpful. Rod showed us around the facility, and told us were to get groceries and other nearby things to do. We knew if we had any issues (we did not) they would be there for us.

In summary, a beautiful location in a beautiful city. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Thank you so much for the review of the Terrace Suite. These words help future guests make decisions about our company. There is nothing better as property managers, then to see guests enjoy our suite and city as much as your family did. It was a pleasure dealing with you and we hope to see you again. Thanks Again Melissa & Rod
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very much as shown and described. Very comfortable and clean, centrally situated so perfect for tourists in Victoria wanting to visit the main attractions, shop, and eat out. The best feature of this place is the terrace. It is huge for the location and faces east south and west faces so it is great all day. The apartment is well equipped but a dining table on the terrace would be a nice addition. Rod and Melissa were very professional and provided exemplary assistance in all steps involved.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review of the Terrace Suite. Travelers that take the time to write a few words on our suites make it easier for future vacationers to make decisions. We will talk to the owners regarding a table for the terrace. We hope you saw all of your family and friends while in Victoria. Thanks Again Melissa & Rod
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Outstanding experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with the rental and highly recommend it. The apartment felt like a home-away-from-home. It is beautifully decorated with comfortable furniture and pillows and even a throw blanket. The television is af high quality and easy to use, which was important for watching championship basketball! The patio is wonderful with a chaise and other seating options. A real bonus to the experience. While the apartment is on the first floor, the side of the building where the apartment is has a "lower" floor so once in the apartment one is not on the first floor, meaning that a stranger cannot look in at you in the apartment or on the patio. There is total privacy. The apartment is also way off the lobby so we heard absolutely no lobby noise. The kitchen is perfectly equipped with pots, pans, spices, knives, plates etc so we were able to cook some delicious meals and heat up left-overs. There's a washer/dryer and two bathrooms with showers. A parking space if you have a car. The location is perfection! One block from the Empress Hotel and a few blocks from the Inner Harbour. We felt so lucky to be staying there. Melissa was so friendly and helpful during the process and during check-in. We recommend a million percent.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Margaret Thank you so much for the kind words about the Terrace Suite and about our business. These positive reviews help future guests make vacation decisions. Tanks Again. Melissa & Rod City Life Suites
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Just like the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We took the airport shuttle from the airport and it let us off 1/2 block from the Astoria. Melissa met us and took us to the condo, helped set up the WIFI and showed us the apartment amenities. The unit was perfect for the three of us, right on the ground level from Fairfield Road. The walk to the inner harbour is quite easy. We shopped at the Market on Yates which can be walked to, although we took a taxi. A car really is not necessary, we took the water taxi to Fisherman's Wharf (great fun), could walk to the BC museum/IMAX, caught the bus up Douglas to the shopping centre, took a city bus tour from the Empress, which we could see from our terrace, and could have taken a bus to Buchart Gardens from the Empress as well. Melissa had put milk and bread in the fridge as well as fresh fruit on the counter for us, which was a totally unexpected pleasure. We would certainly entertain the thought of returning to the Astoria in the future, we were delighted with the professionalism of Melissa and Rod in all aspects of planning the trip. We wish them well in their business.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Magaret & Erik We can not begin to tell you how much these kind words mean to City Life Suites and to the owners of the Terrace Suite. These comments greatly assist other travelers in making choices about our suites. Thanks Again. Melissa & Rod City Life Suites
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Warm and Inviting

  • 5 of 5

Our personal choices for a getaway are great beds (which they were) and a well equipped kitchen (which it was). The whole week was fun for my sister and brother-in-law who walked all around the area enjoying the gardens, well kept homes and then returning to the comfort of The Astoria where I fed them from the beautiful kitchen. I enjoyed my small walks from the unit to the waterfront, museum, and bus trips around the beautiful Victoria area. We would go back in a minute to stay at the Astoria. Melissa is the best greeter we have met and explained the unit amenities, the Victoria. Area, and Rod was friendly and efficient when there was a light bulb issue. We appreciated the fruit selection when we arrived. Melissa thinks of everything. Well worth the time we were there.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa and I are glad you have made it home safe and sound. We greatly appreciate the kind words about the Terrace Suite and also about City Life Suites. It always great to hear positive feedback about our suites as it helps future guests make decisions about our little company. Thanks again Melissa & Rod City Life Suites
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

The Parliament Building
"10 minute walk to the BC Parliament Buildings where you can bask in the amazing history and ..."
Royal BC Museum
"It's a 10 minute walk from the Panorama Suite over to the Royal BC Museum, where you should ..."
Beacon Hill Park
"A short 10 minute walk (take the short cut through the grounds of St. Anne's Academy) to our..."
British Columbia Parliament Buildings
"Just a 5 minute walk from the Horizon Suite the seat of our Provincial Legislature stands pr..."
Fisherman's Wharf
"Fisherman's Wharf is a 15 minute walk, along the harbourfront, from the Horizon Suite. Or yo..."
Craigdarroch Castle
"While we don't agree with the "Castle" designation, Craigdarroch is truly a fine and grand o..."
Nearest Airport
0.5 Kilometres
YWH, Victoria Harbour/YYJ Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Clives Place
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Victoria/Seattle Ferry & MV Coho to Port Angeles
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Cedar Hill Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
20 Metres
Highway 17 to BC Ferry Terminal
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Vista 18
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Dallas Road
Car: not necessary

This is arguably, the best location in downtown Victoria, BC.

It is close to tourism activities, the Victoria Inner Harbour, shopping, dining and entertainment.

Also, just a 5 minute walk away, is Beacon Hill Park a 75 hectare oasis in the city where you can enjoy nature, a childrens petting zoo, miniature golf course, cricket pitch and duck ponds.

In another direction, just 2.5 blocks is Victoria's world famous Inner Harbour where you can watch the marine traffic or hop on board a Harbour Ferry, for a trip around Victoria's waterfront.

Just across the street from the Astoria Building is Clives Classic Bar, voted one of the top 10 cocktail bars in the world.

There are so many restaurants and coffee shops in the area it is almost impossible to list them all.

Victoria's Public Library is just 3 blocks away and the Royal Theatre is also just 3 blocks from your residence.

So many more places to go and things to do, the best way to do it all is to come and stay for a while.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $388.62
Tax Rate 16.0%

We accept Visa or MasterCard, or if you have a Canadian bank account, we will gladly accept payment via e-transfer.
Cancellation Policy
Our reservation and cancellation policies must be more restrictive than a large hotel since a cancellation is very disappointing to both the guests and to us as, in most instances, we will have turned away other guests who would have reserved the apartment for your dates.
Our cancellation policy states that, "should you fail to use your confirmed reservation, we reserve the right to retain all funds received as liquidated damages until the unit is re-rented at the same rate for the same time period. If the latter occurs we will retain a $100 CAD administrative fee."
We recommend you consider trip cancellation insurance to protect your vacation.
We are required to charge taxes on all reservations. If your stay however is one month plus one night (or more) taxes are exempt.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.