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Oceanfront Downtown Corner One Bedroom

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 643 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront Downtown Corner One Bedroom

This oceanfront, corner, unit with floor to ceiling windows along two walls looks into the harbour in downtown Victoria. If this unit is booked, we have another unit in the building. We also can accommodate some two day rentals

Sit on your private covered balcony and watch the boats in the inner and upper harbours during the day and the sunsets at night.

Walk to all downtown amenities. Take in whale watching, kayaking, water taxi and biking right outside your door on the wharf. BBQ or relax on the roof top patio.

Located in the heart of downtown Victoria in the Mermaid building. On the waterfront of the harbour and the edge of the Gorge waterway, the Mermaid Building allows its guests to experience downtown Victoria, the Inner Harbour, the Gorge Waterway, the ocean, the upper part of the island and Vancouver, with ease.

Some of Victoria’s most popular restaurants surround the building, making it easy to have gourmet meals with out the worry of taxis or drinking and driving.

Take a Whale watching tour right outside the door. Or rent a kayak and glide through the harbour to the open ocean to discover the Pacific’s wild life. Or paddle up the Gorge waterway and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Salmon Fish with a charter or rent a power boat and just take it easy touring Victoria from the water’s perspective.

Just steps away, the harbour sea planes take passengers in a half hour flight to downtown Vancouver, offering great shopping on Robson street, Theatres, Stanley Park and more, and all in a day allowing one to return home for dinner.

The Mermaid neighbours Historic China Town with its many vegetable stores, restaurants and curio shops.

Romantic horse drawn carriages carry passengers through the inner harbour past the parliament buildings, the world famous Royal BC Museum, live entertainment, Underwater Sea Gardens, Omnimax Theatre, Miniature World, Double Decker sight seeing tours, and tour buses to the renowned Butchart Gardens.

Cycle, stroll, run, or even ride a horse on the picturesque Galloping Goose Trail. This multi-use trail, formerly a railway line, moves right beside the Mermaid Building, through urban, rural and wilderness scenery on its 55-kilometre journey from Victoria to Sooke. Whether you're commuting to work, meandering on a weekend afternoon or pacing yourself from Sidney to Sooke, the trail is yours to enjoy.

Catch the little Harbour Ferry stopping at the Mermaid and travel right up the Gorge waterway to Tillicum and down to the Empress.

Nothing has been spared in furnishing this space. It is fully equipped with a 32 inch flat screen Smart TV, DVD player, high speed Wifi and modem, microwave, dishwasher, stove, fridge, toaster, coffee maker, washing machine and dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped.

Keywords: Condominium, flat, apartment

Keywords: Waterfront, Mermaid Wharf

More Details

Owner
Jeanie
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Jeanie

We are a couple living in Oak Bay, 15 minutes from the condo. I have lived in Victoria for 22 years and Martin has lived here all his life.

Jeanie purchased this condo in 2015

Why Jeanie chose Downtown

We have chosen this building because of the location. we have chosen this condo because of the balcony and the views

Amenities

Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 643 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 piece Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed full views of ocean
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Oceanfront Downtown Corner One Bedroom
average rating of 4.776119 based on 67 reviews
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5

Great Location on the Water

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment on the harbour. You are right at the China Town harbour frerry stop which is a fun way to get any number of places you'd like to go. Underground parking is available at no additional cost though we ultimately didn't rent the car for a day or two like we thought.

Francis, the property manager met us at the airport. On the trip into Victoria Francis was a fountain of knowledge regarding the area and his presence expedited the process of access.

We had experienced problems on the United Airline to Air Canada connection at Vancouver. The necessary signage wasn't present and without "Nexus" you won't be able to connect in anything less than 90 minutes...I'd allow two hours. If you're coming from the states do yourself a huge favor if you can afford a seaplane flight from Seattle on Kenmore Air. If moving onto Vancouver, "Harbour Air" is our best of friends. Unforgettable stuff.

The Canoe Restaurant we saw in apartment reviews was fantastic. Also, JAM for breakfast worked for us. Try the "French Toast" and see if you can finish.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much
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5

Clean with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

We were do close to everything. Loved being right on the water. The condo was very clean and had many extras (washer and dryer, hair dryer, etc) that made our stay better. No complaints, would rent this unit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Great views. The condo had everything we could possibly need. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great condo!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location, adjacent to Chinatown, a 20 min. walk to inner harbor. It was very comfortable (great bed) and spotlessly clean. Walking distance to everywhere we wanted to go. Nice view of upper harbor, excellent restaurant downstairs, kayak rental next door.

Managers very responsive and helpful. Would return next visit to Victoria!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views lovely new condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in lovely Victoria. Water views are beautiful and the sunsets amazing. The condo is well appointed, comfortable and convenient. We would stay again and will recommend this rental

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a long weekend in Victoria. The location is PERFECT! We were able to walk the whole city from our home base. The condo is immaculate and has all the essentials that you need. Our favorite spot was the private balcony overlooking the water. It sits right above the restaurant downstairs so you get the feel of eating out but you have your own private table. Loved all the windows- made the place feel larger. Only a couple small suggestions I have are to install screens on the windows (we had to kill a lot of wasps that kept flying in) and installing room darkening shades in the bedroom (very bright at 5:30am.) Overall, we were so pleased with this rental, would definitely stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Canoe Pub
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Black Ball
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Royal Victoria Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Il Terrazzo
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Dallas Road
Car: not necessary

In the heart of Old Town with independent Boutique shops and restaurants. seconds way for Galloping goose Trail and Songhees Walk way. half a block from China Town. In the centre of the Amber Triangle...the three best home brew pubs...Canoe Pub, Swan's and Spinnakers. Short walk to Victoria Public Market

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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