About the property
- Condo875 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Condo,1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
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A PET IS CONSIDERED FOR A MINIMUM STAY OF A MONTH NOT FOR SHORT TERM PLEASE.
This luxurious 875 sq.ft. condo FRONTS directly on Victoria's downtown harbour with NO ROAD OR TRAFFIC running by out front, in a seven story residential building, offering both scenic peacefulness and convenient access. (Beware of SIDE condos here where many are quite small 550 sq.ft. studios and are easily disturbed by downtown late night restaurants or early morning garbage pick up, new construction and rush hour traffic.) All studios' living space is in one room w/o walls and door separation to the bedroom. And most are not air conditioned for summer's warmth.
A short walk will bring you to all major downtown attractions, including the Empress Hotel and Convention Center, the Parliament Buildings, the Museum, and some of Victoria’s finest restaurants. Nearby are many boutiques, theatres and shopping opportunities.
Why not have breakfast on the balcony while watching up close seals frolic and kayakers paddle past? On a cool evening, perhaps you would enjoy curling up by the living room fireplace with one of the books or DVDs provided, as the harbour lights twinkle on.
Wake refreshed from the comfort of the sumptuous KING SIZE pillow-top bed surrounded by carefully selected linens and furnishings. Enjoy a romantic second fireplace, in the bedroom, and view rowers and harbour traffic right from the bed. A comfortable Queen-size pull-out sofa bed is available in the living room.
Ours is a full King bedroom with ample square footage, and privacy to live comfortably, allowing someone to watch TV while another sleeps or reads elsewhere undisturbed.
Savour meals prepared in the fully equipped kitchen, and elegantly served at the mahogany inlaid dining table. All types of cooking essentials are provided.
This condo also offers AIR CONDITIONING to ensure no summer days are uncomfortable, and reduced glare window tinting to maximize your comfort in the increased temperatures a few days of these last few summers. The four piece bath includes a deep soaker tub, shower, hair dryer, and two robes for your relaxation.
Charming water taxis zip regularly May to October into the wharf below and will transport you, inexpensively, to Victoria's many attractions. Should you wish, whale watching and kayaking excursions are just a few steps away. Perhaps you would choose instead one of the many golf courses, or miles of waterside bike paths. Bike rentals are next door. Hiking beauty, deep sea fishing, vineyard and fine food explorations all abound.
We will happily pick you up at the airport or ferries for a reasonable charge if pre arranged well in advance and tour the scenic backroads to a country market, and some liquid comfort perhaps, and assist you at the condo on arrival.
Sunset is a lovely time to enjoy a glass of wine on the rooftop patio, overlooking the boats and seaplanes, while dinner sizzles on the patio rooftop gas BBQ, or on your private, west, sunset facing balcony contemplating the water activity below.
The Mermaid Suite, perched over the harbour, is a haven of scenic luxury, with waterFRONT views and delightful walking access to downtown amenities, yet removed from the downtown bustle .
The condo is 5 minutes walking distance from the Seaplane Terminal to Vancouver, 15 minutes from the Seattle Ferry port, 35 minutes driving from the Victoria Airport, and 40 minutes from the British Columbia Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay. We provide dedicated underground parking, and are happy to assist you with airport or ferry pick up, grocery delivery, reduced rental car rates, and information on restaurants and attractions.
Pets only by prior written arrangement, and for visits of a month or longer please.Do visit our gorgeous Mermaid Suite home site: Affordable Waterfront Luxury on Downtown Harbour to explore the recreation links we have provided to enable you to enjoy Victoria fully by starting your vacation planning in advance.
Do contact us now, and let us help you plan a memorable Victoria vacation. We want you to enjoy Victoria as much as we do.
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Keywords: Residential self catering condominium
Colleen and Don
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- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
Why Colleen and Don chose Downtown
The abundance of variety in scenery, and activities, both recreational, and cultural, really impressed us in Victoria. Biking, whale watching, garden touring, museums, wineries, theatres, the symphony- all in a Pacific island community with Canada's most moderate climate. The ease of manoeuvring around a small town without freeways, and the friendliness of a seaside community that has the charm of the little harbour ferries, all conjures up a peaceful haven separate from the frenzied real world.
What makes this Condo unique
Here you really can have the beauty of Victoria nestled at the water's edge without any of the usual downtown intrusions such as noise, congestion, smog, but still have immediate walking access to shops, and restaurants once you leave the condo. How nice to move about on foot, or on a bike to take in the fresh sea air rather than have to fight for a parking spot every time you venture out. Plus the changing panorama on the waterway just off the balcony will encourage you to slow down, and enjoy the captivating scenery and sunsets.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 nights in the apartment. It’s very well equipped and comfortable. Jane met us on arrival and was very welcoming. The view down to the little taxi ferries from the balcony was great and the new bridge was interesting to watch as it was raised several times a day to let boats pass under it. The views across the water will no doubt improve in the future when all the current construction is completed. We did not have a car so shopping for groceries had to be planned. Walking into Downtown was easy. The FishHook pub underneath the apartment was fun. With friends to entertain us we were unable to follow up on the many restaurant suggestions provided to us by Colleen but there is certainly great food to be found in Victoria and surroundings
So glad you enjoyed your visit, Patricia. Victoria's harbour is a working one with recreational boaters heading out to sea for the day, competitive rowing teams practising, seals playing, but also tugs and freight being moved both in and out since this is Asia Pacific traffic: it is international commerce on your doorstep, fascinating to watch and imagine all the lives involved in producing and transporting those goods from worlds away.
Further into the outer harbour are seaplanes and pleasure craft with more visitors coming to enjoy Victoria's charms.
And all of it accessible on foot to our condo's visitors or by the little water taxis zipping folks to varying destinations around the downtown.
We too have cruised extensively and adventured through Asia and Australia visiting close friends in your hometown of Melbourne, a lovely city too.
Retain your good travel memories!
Fabulous location, beautiful condo
We totally enjoyed our stay. It had everything you could ever need and more. Very comfy beds, nice sheets and plenty of towels. The Perfect location. The underground parking was a real bonus! We will definitely try to stay here again.
Hi Donna -
We are so happy that your visit with your Mom who lives locally provided you each with the opportunity to enjoy together our water's edge, close up view of the busy harbor below and with the convenience of the little harbour ferries there to take you anywhere in the downtown that you want on a Fun water ride.
Certainly being in a home environment rather than a hotel provides more comfort and flexibility with hours and activities.
I'm sure you will each have recent memories to sustain you until you hopefully can return.
We throughly enjoyed our stay! Great apartment, & location! Highly recommended! Owners very obliging, as was Jane! Thank you ! Louise & Bill
Louise and Bill,
You were excellent guests and we are pleased always when our location and view provide pleasure.
Certainly Victoria's mildest climate in Canada is a break from the cold slogging of the eastern winter which is good you escaped.
I hope you can again return where we would be delighted to have you back.
Location is excellent
Location is perfect for walking and exploring downtown. Only drawback is that it's a bit noisy.
Noisy? Never in 14 years has our front of building condo been noisy: no road, no cars, no pedestrians, no garbage trucks.
On your Nov 20-25 visit, you wrote me late Nov 23:
Jane got us settled in nicely....she's been very helpful. We are keeping ourselves busy exploring downtown, spent the day on Salt Spring yesterday and are wine touring today. Thoroughly enjoying all of it!
Then Nov 25 in the morning, a day later, you comment online on noise and make no mention of what it was, or its frequency.
If you had wanted to have the noise stopped, all you needed to have done was phone or email me with the details.
But you didn't.
Odd behaviour that, isn't it?
Understated, relaxing elegance
What do you get when you mix in a little class, sprinkle an amount of atmosphere, kneed in location and add champagne ? You have this wonderful retreat that feels like home.
A location to be appreciated and cherished, thanks Colleen, really looking forward to the next time.
Hi Jim and Irma,
It is always delightful to have such appreciative guests return and have so much fun in spite of you just breaking away from fabulous Vancouver for a few days periodically.
This is certainly a part of the world where new explorations are always possible.
Winter well and do please return,
Just as advertised
Great location walking distance to harbour and waking pathways.Nice to have secure parking for our car and for us as well. Jane the manager showed us around. Many resturants really close. Great place to stay in Victoria
Your stay was made more interesting, accessible and scenic by staying downtown at the harbour's edge which we also find when we are there.
Isn't it terrific to just jump aboard the harbour ferries at our wharf or walk just 1-2 blocks to so many excellent restaurants?
And for those with your own cars like yourselves, our underground parking spot is also really secure.
Do please return and enjoy more of the sights.
IMAX, Butchart Gardens, Wineries, Theatre, Museum
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A cleaning fee of $90 is added to visits. If a credit card is used to pay, this vrbo 3-5% fee is added to your total to reimburse me these service charges. Credit cards are accepted, but checks, electronic payment, bank deposit, and Pay Pal avoid this credit card fee. Holidays are charged at prime summer pricing. When we do consider a pet, we ask you to agree on sensible behaviours that protect our property and our neighbours. A pet is only considered for stays of a month or more, not for short term. Cancellation policy of 60-90 days varies seasonally. Vacation Rental Cancellation Policy - see below. If an unavoidable circumstance causes you to cancel before the reservation start date, you will receive a 90% refund of the total rent if you notify us in print 90 days before a month or longer rental, and 60 days in advance for time periods shorter than a month. Cancellations any later than this will provide you with a refund of 90% of whatever rent we collect from others for the cancelled time, assuring that the total rent we receive from the new renters is the same amount as you had agreed to pay. I always suggest purchasing vacation insurance to protect yourselves. I don’t sell it, but can assist in making recommendations if you want that. Please email me that you have read these policies and are in agreement.