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Fernwood House - Recently Renovated Large King Bed Studio ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 28 - 30 nights


About the property

New furniture, 9' ceilings, fireplace, central location - Royal Jubilee Hospital

Recently renovated suite in Fernwood House. You will love this main floor studio with its nine-foot ceilings, large bright windows, original moldings and built-in cabinetry. There is a brand new large kitchen with all appliances including dishwasher and a dining table for four. The bathroom boasts a new tub/shower, vanity and toilet. There is a cozy bed-side fireplace with an electric insert and a grand bay window that faces the tree-lined street. Curl up and read a book, watch the Smart TV or sit at the desk and work. At night enjoy the new Sealy Posturepedic king size bed. Also see our one bedroom rental in Fernwood House: VRBO 989015


• New Sealy Posturepedic Pillow-top king Size bed.

• 39' Smart TV -- equipped with Roku and Netflix. Easily connects to your computer. No cable vision.

• New contemporary furnishings with seating area and desk.

• Appliances include ceramic-top range, dishwasher, fridge and microwave.

• Kitchen includes: blender, coffee maker, toaster and all dishes/pots and pans.

• All bed linens and towels

• Full size tub/shower.

• Original fireplace with electric insert.

• Coin laundry available on the ground floor.


Fernwood House is centrally located in the heart of Victoria.

• Royal Jubilee Hospital is an 8-10 minute walk away.

• The quaint Fernwood village is a 3-5 minute walk and includes the famous Balfry Theatre, Fernwood Inn, Stages Bar and a number of other lovely businesses.

• Hillside Mall is a 3 minute drive or 15 minute walk and offers Thrifty's Foods, Starbucks, Shoppers Drug Mart, BC Liquor Store and dozens of other retail shops and restaurants.

• Camosun College is a 15-20 minute walk.

• The University of Victoria is easily reached by bus, bike or car - or a 30 minute walk.

• The Parliament Buildings and main downtown area can be easily reached by walking, bus, bike or car

More Details

Neil and Heidi Piller
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, finnish, Some Spanish and French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Neil and Heidi Piller

My wife Heidi and I, and our two school-aged children, love spending time outdoors (canoeing, hiking, kayaking and surfing) and traveling. Our main base is in Vancouver but we also spend time with our family in Victoria and at our home on Mayne Island. Most of our rental properties are long term but we are pleased to offer two units for shorter term rentals. We are members in good standing with Landlord BC and enjoy taking good care of our tenants and our rental properties.

Neil and Heidi Piller purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Neil and Heidi Piller chose Fernwood

In 2016 we purchased the six-unit Fernwood House in Victoria so we would have a place to stay when we are on Vancouver Island. The Ferwood area has a great vibe and we love walking up the Cornerstone Cafe for a coffee or to the Fernwood Inn for dinner. We recently finished renovating and furnishing this unit for rentals of 1-12 months. View our other VRBO one bedroom listing at 989015. We have stayed at many VRBO properties around the world and know that you will enjoy this great central location in Victoria.

What makes this apartment unique

Fernwood House was built in 1913 as a large single family home. More recently it was converted to a legal six-plex. For more history on this great neighborhood visit:,_Greater_Victoria


Fernwood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Brand new fixtures
  • Lots of nice new towels!
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Brand new Sealy Posturepedic King Size with deluxe linens
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Fernwood House was an excellent home base for us while visiting Victoria.

  • 4 of 5

The property is well maintained and our accommodations were very inviting.

Large king bed was comfortable and the amenities provided left us needing nothing. Nicely stocked kitchen and a big bathroom. The added plus is that Fernwood house is located very close to downtown where we spent most of our time so getting around was easy.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental in an established neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The house is older but the rental space has been updated and we enjoyed the well done decor and clean organized space. The bed and pillows were so comfortable, like being at home. The kitchen had everything we needed and the bathroom was beautiful and functional with hanging space and shelving for all our clothing and accessories.

The Netflix and WIFI access kept us entertained on the days we stayed in for a few hours to relax. We had rented bikes instead of a car so spent many hours touring the downtown area as well as our neighborhood.

There is excellent access to local food by foot or bike and we especially enjoyed the following places:

The Parsonage for breakfast (breakfast bagel with everything and a latte)

Fernwood Pizza (Herb Garden Salad/Pepperoni Mushroom/BC Red Wine)

The Fernwood Inn (Wild Rice Jambalaya, Polenta Prawns and Chorizo and Hoyne Pilsner)

We aren’t accustomed to having access to bus service but took BC Transit to Butchart Gardens and to the airport. By using the Maps app on our phones even those of us new to transit were able to find the routes we needed to take. Getting a day pass was easy as boarding the bus, telling the driver what we needed and each sliding a CA $5 into the machine beside him - out popped day passes.

We enjoyed the house, biking to area attractions and the downtown area - was a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Traca, for the thoughtful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Fernwood House and in Victoria more generally. The tips you offer for enjoying the neighbourhood will be most helpful for other travellers. We hope to see you again in the future. Neil and Heidi
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A wonderful respite

  • 5 of 5

Dear Heidi and Neil, Well, what can I say? I came for 4 weeks then stayed for 6 1/2 months. I think that says it all. You have thought of every detail, anticipating all your guests' needs in your comfortable and stylish reno - as totally charming and responsive landlords. Fernwood House has been a wonderful experience - which became my home - while I waited for my condo to be finished. I will miss it. It has been fun living in a new neighbourhood in Victoria. With appreciation and warm regards, Jenny

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! This Fernwood apartment is very clean, quite, cozy, and has a very comfortable king size bed! Is located in a very convenient central location of Victoria! Neil was very accommodating, and well organized. We highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kendra, for the positive review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Neil
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One of the best places I've stayed

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying in Fernwood House. It is super clean, open, airy, stylish, well-thought out and well-equipped. I felt right at home right away (what you want in a vacation rental imo). Very convenient also to downtown and to the beaches. One of the best vacation rentals I have stayed in. The hosts are well-organized and keep in touch. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great private apartment in a character home

  • 5 of 5

Neil's apartment had all the amenities for my work stay and was only a short drive to the downtown and parks such as Beacon Hill. The apartment was clean and comfortable. There are other tenants in the home but I barely heard them. I appreciated that Neil checked in with me during the middle of my stay to make sure that there wasn't anything that I was missing.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
BC Ferries -Swartz Bay
Nearest Golf
2.8 Kilometres
Cedar Hill Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Pat Bay Highway
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Fernwood Inn
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Willows Beach
Car: not necessary

Extremely Central: Short walk to Hillside Mall, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Camosun Collge and Ferwood Village. On two bus routes with easy access to downtown, University of Victoria and Royal Victoria Hospital.

Stay in the charming Fernwood residential area with easy access to all the tourist sites and services.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $268.38
Cleaning Fee $57.51

Please call or e-mail if you would prefer to pay by PayPal or Interac e-Transfer

3-5 months stay: $1,900/month ; 6-11 months stay: $1,800/month ; 12 months or longer: $1,700/month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.