About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and den/office area in a spacious main floor condo
A- City Life Suites Property
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
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
Desk with wi-fi and adjustable reading light
Galley-style kitchen with stainless steel fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave - fully equipped.
Contemporary dining table seats 4-6
En-suite laundry with large capacity, front-loading, stacking washer/dryer
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.
Melissa Frank and Rod Carroll at City Life Suites Victoria
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
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 Fairfield
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. City of Victoria Business Licence # 000282887
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wow! Just Wow!
The Terrace Suite is an absolutely lovely condo in the best possible location in downtown Victoria. We researched properties for weeks last August before deciding on the Terrace Suite for our 6-week winter vacation, and what a wonderful choice we made. We loved being on the main floor (no elevator needed) and the condo's spacious private terrace was such an improvement over a typically tiny high rise balcony. The trees behind the terrace, which had bare branches when we arrived in February, gradually produced a profusion of beautiful pink and white magnolia blossoms. What a treat! All of downtown Victoria is just steps away, and Victoria's excellent public transit system provides access to every possible destination outside the downtown core. (There is an underground parking space included with the condo, but we never felt the need to rent a car.)
Over the years, my husband and I have rented a wide variety of vacation properties all along the east coast, from Maine to Florida, some through real estate agents, or rental agents, or, more recently, through VRBO. We have never found a property so fully and beautifully equipped nor a management team so thoughtful and responsive. A carefully prepared guidebook supplies tons of useful information about everything from the condo's appliances to the compost/trash/recycling process. All of the items I usually need to bring on vacation or buy (extra hangers, spices, food wrap, etc.) were generously supplied, and Melissa and Rod were readily available by phone when questions arose. For comfort and convenience in downtown Victoria, you really can't beat the Terrace Suite. But even if you are thinking of renting a smaller (or larger) apartment in downtown Victoria, I urge you to choose among the City Life Suites properties and you will not be disappointed. We have only been back home a few days, and we are already looking forward to our next visit!
A Gem in Victoria
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.
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
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!
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.
Melissa & Rod
Great place to stay
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.
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.
Melissa & Rod
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.
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
Just like the pictures!
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.
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
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.
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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.