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Waterfront Top Floor Downtown Condo With Private Roof Top Patio & Secure Parking

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio Waterfront Condo

This cozy contemporary studio apartment comes newly decorated with a fully equipped modern kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, and also includes in-suite laundry. Featuring a queen size murphy bed, with brand new mattress, luxury bed linens and towels, gas fireplace, 40” flat screen TV, High Speed Internet, Cable & Phone line. This super cute studio boasts all the amenities you would possibly need to live like a local. It’s the perfect size for two people or a single traveler. Your own private roof top patio for entertaining, enjoying a glass of wine and watching the sunset, or a common rooftop area where you can barbeque. Out includes a secure underground parking stall. This unit offers incredible views of the Harbour, Ocean and Mountains with the floor to ceiling windows. Just steps away to Victoria’s historic Chinatown where you can buy your groceries or eat at one of their fine restaurants. When you are ready to venture out, a 15 minute stroll will take you to the beautiful Inner Harbor where you will find the Fairmont Empress Hotel, The Royal B.C. Museum and the Legislative Buildings. Also a leisurely walk to many of Victoria’s finest Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs, or browse around the quaint shops. Next door is the Canoe Restaurant and Brewpub where you can enjoy some tasty food and handcrafted beer, and on weekends, listen to some live music. Outside your doorstep you can rent Kayaks or take a water taxi and tour some of the historic landmarks, and if time permits, stop at Fisherman’s Wharf for Fish & Chips, or wander down the docks, buy seafood fresh off the boat, and see moored pleasure vessels and float homes. Don't delay, book today!

Karen Gelowitz
Member since: 2016
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:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Karen Gelowitz

We are your hosts, Karen & Paul. Paul is a recently retired electrician and I work in the real estate industry. Paul has owned the condo for 15 years and I have recently become part owner. Now that Paul has retired, he has lots of time on his hands, so we decided what a perfect way for him to keep busy was to start the vacation rental. I work in administration/accounting at my office, so I am better dealing with all the paperwork that comes with being an owner, while Paul handles all the other chores. We are new to the vacation rental business so its a learning curve for us, and hopefully we are on the right path to ensure all our clients are comfortable staying in our suite and have a great experience visiting Victoria.

Karen Gelowitz purchased this condo in 2001

Why Karen Gelowitz chose Downtown

Paul bought this property before it was built. He saw an opportunity to buy a waterfront condo in downtown Victoria, and jumped at it. He purchased the condo with his cousin from Port Angeles and initially they rented it out as a nightly rental but it was more then they could handle, so they rented it out month to month. I came into the picture a few years ago, and his cousin decided he wanted to sell his portion of the condo, so this is where I stepped in. Best investment I have ever made. I work with people who have vacation rentals and after asking a lot of questions, we decided this is what we should do with the condo. A decision we don't regret.

What makes this condo unique

The most unique part of this condo is the Roof top patio. A perfect spot to watch the sunset, or have a glass of wine and enjoy the view. Also watching the activity in the harbour from the living room with the floor to ceiling windows. The other thing is the secure underground parking. This is definitely a bonus for this property.


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
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:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed
  • No Bedroom
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Waterfront Top Floor Downtown Condo With Private Roof Top Patio & Secure Parking
average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews

Love, love, love!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. We couldn't have been more happy with the condo along with its location. This place is located far enough away from the tourist's beaten path to make it enjoyable. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best place to stay in Victoria!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second year at this wonderful property!! Started off with a warm welcome from Karen! Then as soon as I walked into the unit, that amazing view over the Upper Harbour!! If I did nothing else but sit & look at the view, I'd be happy as a clam the whole time! There's always so much activity to watch, the adorable water taxis (you can see them practice for the taxi ballet from bed on the weekends about 9:30 am!!!!), all the other boats, barges, people kayaking, people stand-up paddling, rowing, etc! And some of the best sunsets I've ever seen!! There's even binoculars to get a closer look! The views from the upstairs deck are great too!

Unit itself is lovely! Everything you can possibly want. Super clean! Lots of hangers. So handy to have the washer/dryer! Having the Murphy bed is great, easily tuck it up during the day so it's a pretty spacious unit!

Location is amazing!! About 1.5 blocks from Chinatown (Fan Tan Cafe is my favorite!), there's a French Bakery there too that has amazing goodies, especially their macarons! A couple blocks away is the fabulous JAM for breakfast, go a little later, about 2 or so and no wait! They're open until 3. If you walk through Chinatown & up the hill another block, there's the Public Market, all kinds of fun food & stuff in there, nice little grocery! At the top of the hill where the Public Market is, if you had turned right, down a couple blocks is a Shoppers mart, like a CVS for all your other needs! They have food too.

I love taking walks in the evenings down along the Inner Harbour, then out to Fisherman's Wharf, from there I'd take a water taxi home, the Chinatown Stop is right next to the unit's building!!

It's a great location to walk and easy to catch the bus to Butchart Gardens (you can buy bus passes from the visitor's center at the Inner Harbour), stop is right in front of the Public Market.

I have stayed for 2 weeks each time and felt right at home! Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and amazing view!

  • 4 of 5

Has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

We chose this condo because it had secure parking without a fee plus it has a washer & dryer which we needed after a week Long cruise. The unit has a Murphy bed & nice functional kitchen & bathroom. There is a rooftop terrace but we only used it once. It needs a high bistro table with bar stools in order to see out. Chairs presently there set too low. We enjoyed the close proximity to restaurants, inner harbor, Chinatown & water attractions. Would be happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful weather in May

  • 4 of 5

First time VRBO user and loved it. Great location (a little loud from the canoe club if you have the window open on weekends). Other than that perfect. Paul was on time/early for both check in and checkout and was very accomodating when we wanted to change our arrival time. Easy to walk to everything in downtown Victoria.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view and rooftop garden which essentially doubled the size of the flat. Easy walking distance to just about everything downtown. Quiet building, but some night noise from the Canoe across the street. Easily drowned out with a little white noise provided by the range hood fan. Washer dryer were an added bonus as you can pack less clothing for longer stays. Owners are friendly, accommodating and punctual. Very good communication.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26.6 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Ferry
31 Kilometres
Swartz Bay Terminal
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $38.34

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.