House, 3 Bedrooms plus playroom/bunkbed room, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
- english, french, german, dutch
Why femke woud chose James Bay
When my daughter and her young family moved to Victoria in 2005 (from Toronto), I decided to spend half my time in Victoria and half in Ontario. I fell in love with this house which is a perfect blend of modern and old/character. I loved the location since I don't drive and could do all my shopping in James Bay Village or Cook street village and walk downtown within minutes. I have since moved to another place, but my daughter manages the house and uses it for occasional house/jazz concerts when the rental season is slower (ie winter). The house is light, spacious, open and was easy to decorate , which I love to do.
What makes this House unique
I enjoy being so close to the ocean and going for a morning walk. I often stop for coffee or lunch at the Ogden point cafe (on the ocean!) and enjoy watching the cruise ships dock at the pier. I can do all my shopping in James Bay village which is merely a 5 min walk away. I love walking to Beacon hill park (7 min walk) , the petting zoo, ponds and playgrounds (2) with my granddaughter and enjoy the beautiful peace and beauty of the West coast nature. The inner harbor with great restaurants, street performers , buzzing night life, parliament buildings, The Royal B.C museum and Imax theatre, and summer festivals is just a 10 min walk from my house. I appreciate beauty, harmony, simplicity and color and my house is an expression of my inner world. I enjoy the spaciousness of this house with many choices of rooms to sit, read, enjoy company, make art, play piano or watch a movie.
No parties/events - Dinner party for the guests alone is fine. Dinner party for the guests alone is fine.
Max guests: 9 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
James Bay Bliss
Great house (for six adults and two toddlers) - spacious, light-filled, very comfortable, very clean and very well equipped. Great location - five minute walk to Dallas Road and the ocean-side trail, ten minute walk to the miracle that is Thrifty's in James Bay, itself a fascinating area of Victoria, 20 minute walk to the harbour and downtown. Great and very helpful host. This was our second stay in this property - both hugely enjoyed.
Great home for a family a large family but needs a little work
The property is great with lots of room and nice amenities with a brand new kitchen. Just a couple of things that could be improved. One of the beds lacks any support at all and makes it uncomfortable for sleep. The heat cannot be regulated and at times it was a bit cool. It would have been nice to have more than one key with six adults staying. There are small maintenance things that could be done, however all in all a very good place and good value. We would stay again, but would like to see the few things that need doing get done.
Very clean house! Great location, very walkable. Host was easy to communicate with!
We enjoyed the location & the spaciousness!
The rental process was was a bit tedious; we would have liked a bit more information
Perfect family getaway spot
Great location ! Sweet neighborhood . Close to downtown. Very close to the water. Super setup in living room for visiting and playing games. Open island in kitchen makes it ez for many to help with cooking etc.
Walk to Ogden point pier/cafe 5min walk (where the cruise ships arrive), walking, running for kilometers along the beach/boardwalk (one block away), Beacon hill park and petting zoo, 2 playgrounds (10 min walk), downtown (Royal british museum, Imax, inner harbour, bike rentals etc.) 10-15 min walk. James Bay village and Cook street village wonderful for shopping, dining (Pizza primastrada, Bubbies kitchen, 'The Next'- modern japanese all in cook street village) . Heron rock bistro, James bay tea room in James Bay village. Enjoy eating out or eating in. (or take out!) :)