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B&B Float home IN the sea Ocean view Mins to town, beaches restaurants UNIQUE!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Your own patio off BR Water views from every window. Food kiosks steps away

Please note you are booking a B&B room, not the entire float home.

If this room is booked, see the other room on vrbo NR 514833

Rock to sleep in funky Fisherman's Wharf - a major tourist attraction. There are 33 whimsical colorful floating homes from tiny to large.

From June 2016 step outside your bedroom door onto your own patio and enjoy your morning coffee or beverage and snacks at sunset two ft above the ocean. Smoking is only allowed outside on your own deck

The location is unbeatable- Walk to downtown, Inner Harbor, the beaches along Dallas Road in 10 mins.

Water views from every window. Food kiosks steps away

The video shows the wharf and the entire house- you are renting a beautiful room in the house.

The house is securely tied to the docks and moves and shimmies very gently if the wind is blowing

The best LOCATION -- James Bay Dallas Road.

This float home feels like you are living in Venice with water surrounding you and you have water views from every window. The room is spacious and has modern furniture with quality linens and towels

Bedroom offers a queen size bed and private en suite bathroom , heaters and electric blanket, two lounge chairs and table. Ground floor- no stairs.

You get a complimentary voucher for a coffee house steps away to be used for breakfast, lunch, or afternoon treat.

My guests get discounts at Eagle Wing Whale watching and Kelp Reef kayak tours.

Plus 15% off Sushi at Rock n Roll Sushi here on the wharf

In the room you have your own KEURIG Coffee maker, kettle, tea and coffee. Mini fridge with cream and milk, chilled wine glasses, comfortable chairs and bistro table.

Free wifi .

Laminate floors.

All you need is your personal items - we supply all linen

You can walk to downtown on the seaboard in ten minutes .

Tiny water taxis runs every 15 mins to town and more.

There are several places to eat right here on the docks and a coffee shop. The ducks and swans and seals and seagulls are everywhere.

Kayak rental and whale watching tour is 5 steps away. Bike rentals delivered to the house

You are just 5 minutes walk to the ocean on Dallas road where you can walk or bike for miles along the sea. Close to Beacon Hill Park, museums, the Empress Hotel. Have coffee or lunch at Breakwater Bistro on the water and walk out onto the long breakwater pier - this is the best location to explore the different areas of town without having to take a car .

Parking pass for our parking lot

No pets sorry. Please note- Due to limited storage space I am not equipped with Baby seats or cribs or a playing area for very young children.

There is no storage space for bikes on or next to the house- there is a bike rack in the parking lot

No cooking facilities.

Experience true South African hospitality

More Details


James Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • IVY room has queen size bed, electric blankets, heaters,, In room bistro table and 2 lounge chairs, private bathroom, shower, mini fridge, toiletries and 2 large windows with water views
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis


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B&B Float home IN the sea Ocean view Mins to town, beaches restaurants UNIQUE!
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay in Victoria! It's a pleasant 15 minute walk from the inner harbour, so it's centrally located and just such a unique place to stay. Carene was a lovely host and gave us great tips re. walks and places to eat and then gave us complete privacy. While the wharf was fun and bustling in the daytime, it was nice and quiet at night (and felt safe at all times, including the late-evening walk home from town). The bed was comfortable, the place was very clean and very nicely decorated. The bathroom was of course small, but well-laid out and had a surprisingly spacious shower. Staying at this little gem of a place definitely added charm and fun to an already wonderful trip. Thank you, Carene!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lene I loved sharing my wee village and home with you as I am so fortunate to live in this coo, funky neighborhood You were wonderful guests
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

R & R by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! This was the highlight of our vacation. The location is central, it is right beside a bike path that winds along the coast, and there are restaurants and bars close at hand. What we liked the best was the vibrancy of the small on-the-water community. The vivid colours and electric vibe are very appealing. There were even local seals to entertain us! Although there are tourists around who go on the whale watching expeditions and eat at the restaurants, the area was quiet. And of course, in the evening, it is very quiet. The water taxi comes right to the front door so a quick trip to or from the Inner Harbour is easy! Our host was most gracious, the place was clean, the linens were very nice, the bed was comfortable. It was all good!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your enthusiastic review. I love sharing my funky, cool village and home with guests like you You were great guests- hope to see you again. Your host Carene
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Sherwood Park, Alberta

Delightful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was so much fun staying at Victoria's Fisherman's Wharf in a float home! The location is fabulous as you are in walking distance to the Inner Harbour, Parliment Building, and Downtown. If you wish to go further, just hop on one of the adorable water taxis that pulls up right near the float home.

Carene, the owner, was very accommodating and even met us earlier than the 4:00pm check-in time to provide us with a parking pass for our rental, as we wanted to explore the area since our flight got us into town around 12:30pm. Carene provided us with information about the area, including great places to visit/walk to and eat at.

We found our room in the float home to be very comfortable, spacious and beautifully decorated. Everything you need is there, including shampoo if you forget.

We were booked for a whale watching trip on our first morning (Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours - right at Fisherman's Wharf) so we missed having a meal at Imagine Studio Cafe but we made sure to make it there the next morning before leaving. It's a short walk across a park and worth it. Wonderful staff and delicious food!

We would happily stay with Carene again the next time we are in Victoria. Thank you again Carene for making the start of our trip so wonderful!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thanks for your detailed review and lovely words Come back soon!
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Float Home Stay - Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Carene's float home was amazing ... we were looking to be close to the water, so being on it was perfect! Carene was waiting for us when we arrived and gave us the tour of our accommodation so we were settled quickly and able to go exploring right away! It was cozy and comfortable and a perfect location in Fisherman's Wharf. The room was very clean and had everything we needed - it was really quiet at night and we had great sleeps! Very cute community in the harbour, with great little restaurants and harbor seals that were around every day! Our stay also included breakfast which was at a restaurant close by - this was a lovely place, great food, friendly staff and very relaxed - great start to our day! We loved staying there and would definitely do it again! Thanks, Carene!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gillian Thanks for your words of appreciation I love it when guests are equally excited about staying in my floating B&B and enjoying the great location and vibrant wharf Come back one day? Carene
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Very modern float home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the float home for two nights on May 6 and 7. It was recommended by our friends.

The location was awesome and the water taxi stopped by our door. Quite a unique experience.

The hostess was very informative. We would definitely rent again. Esther and Douglas from Winnipeg.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week on the house boat in early March and thoroughly enjoyed it. The space is tight (it's a boat, after all) but well-appointed and comfortable. The location is excellent; with the water taxi docking outside, a bus stop across the street and the harbour walkway to downtown, a car isn't necessary.

Carene was attentive, and helpful and the Imagine Cafe, where breakfast was provided, was very good. Fisherman's Wharf was a unique experience.

Bob and Marci

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carene Robertson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


Car: not necessary

Victoria and Fisherman's Wharf is a major tourist destination and everything is within max 30 mins drive

My house is very close to downtown


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $23.89

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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