Discover a selection of 383 vacation rentals in Downtown Victoria, Victoria that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including parking and WiFi. Prices start at $62 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Downtown Victoria. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Top rated rentals — Downtown Victoria
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Destination guide

Downtown Victoria - where cosmopolitan meets colonial

If it's Old English charm you're after, then you've come to the right place. Downtown Victoria is the buzzy heart of the capital of BC. Despite its colonial facade, this place is young at heart, with hip districts like Lo-Jo - Lower Johnson Street. Start your Canadian adventure by booking Downtown Victoria vacation rental close to all the action. Perched at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, its scenic waterfront position means it's a great base for hiking, sailing, and whale watching. But don't miss a traditional high tea, a nod to its former British Empire days.

Things to do

From historic houses to high tea, Victoria ticks all the boxes

For a small city, Victoria is crammed with cool attractions. Book a Downtown Victoria vacation rental and have the best of the city on your doorstep. For those with a botanical bent, Butchart Gardens is a must-see, as it's one of the world's finest show gardens. You can't miss the gargoyles and turrets of Craigdarroch Castle, an ornate Scottish Baronial mansion-turned-museum which looks like a backdrop to a horror film. If that's too scary for little ones, take them to the National Toy Museum of Canada, or the Royal British Columbia Museum, to learn about Canada's natural history.

Weather

Year-round sunshine? Canada has it!

One of the biggest draws to Victoria is its appealing weather. Long, warm summers are followed by a colorful fall, and a mild winter, where temperatures rarely drop below freezing. The city enjoys year-round sunshine. What's not to like? Peak season is the summer months, June through early September, when Downtown Victoria vacation rentals tend to get booked up months in advance. Thanks to the temperate conditions, it's known as the Garden City, thanks to its warm, sub-Mediterranean climate, so don't forget your sunscreen.

Natural features

BC in Bloom - Victoria's natural attraction

Perched on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria has some of best views in the province. It's renowned for whale-watching, where orca, minke, and humpback whales pass through the waters. Boasting the mildest climate in Canada, Victoria's many parks and gardens are in bloom all year round. One of the city's favorite hikes is up Beacon Hill Park, which has magnificent views of the Strait of Georgia and the jagged peaks of Washington's Olympic Mountains. To escape the city, head out of downtown to Mount Douglas Park, which has many hiking trails leading down to the beach.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Downtown Victoria?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and head to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Downtown Victoria:

  • Around 6 miles from the center of Downtown Victoria, it's difficult to beat "Romantic - Ultimatebnb: 5 Star Luxury W". It has 1 bedroom and handy features including WiFi and a nearby beach.
  • Another excellent choice is "Charming Victoria Loft In Downtown", which is around 1 mile from Downtown Victoria. Featuring 1 bedroom, an outdoor pool and lowered locks, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Downtown Victoria vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Downtown Victoria?

Your Monday to Friday will be a lot easier to bear if you've got something spectacular lined up for the weekend. Give yourself something nice to look forward to by locking in one of these top weekend getaways in or near Downtown Victoria:

  • If spending time in the outdoors is a top priority for you, book a night or two at "Victoria, ~bc~ - Fully Furnished". Around 2 miles northeast of Downtown Victoria, it's close to Salt Spring Island Golf Club and Government Street. Amenities at this retreat include heating and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Another excellent option is "Oceanfront Penthouse With Private Rooftop Patio", around 1 mile northwest of Downtown Victoria. When you're not chilling in your rental taking advantage of internet services and an oven, check out some of the area's top sights like Damali Lavender & Winery and Cowichan Valley Museum.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Downtown Victoria?

Usually small, easy on the wallet and conveniently located, it's not hard to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Escape to one of these vacation rentals and experience the vibe of Downtown Victoria up close:

  • Explore the world around you from "Romantic - Ultimatebnb: 5 Star Luxury W". This property is a wonderful base for seeing the sights and comes with amenities including an ocean view and nearby ecotour services.
  • Another inviting choice is "Charming Victoria Loft In Downtown". Make use of nearby birdwatching activities, an elevator and other convenient amenities during your stay.

There are plenty of attractions around Downtown Victoria to put on your itinerary. Nourish the culture vulture in you and visit Mercurio Gallery and Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Downtown Victoria?

Just because you only have one or two days up your sleeve doesn't mean you have to spend it in a boring hotel room. Head off on vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Downtown Victoria:

  • "Luxury South Facing 2 Brm/ 2 Bath Downtown Condo" is near the heart of Downtown Victoria, so you'll have loads of things to keep you on the go. Make your way to cool sights like University of Victoria and British Columbia Parliament Building when you're not kicking back in your cozy pad.
  • Leap out of bed, pour yourself a coffee and then start planning what to explore around "Oceanfront Townhouse - Close To Downtown". Fisgard Lighthouse and Victoria Harbour should be on your radar if you choose to stay at this top-rated vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Downtown Victoria?

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Downtown Victoria that would make Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Around 6 miles from Downtown Victoria, "Romantic - Ultimatebnb: 5 Star Luxury W" is an ideal place for lovestruck couples. A fireplace and beauty services are just some of the many amenities here.
  • Alternatively, spend your break sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Charming Victoria Loft In Downtown", around 1 mile from Downtown Victoria. Winery tours and beauty services will help set the scene for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Downtown Victoria?

Share your vacation and have even more fun. Whether you're planning an epic getaway with your besties or a family reunion, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around Downtown Victoria:

  • There's plenty of space to enjoy yourselves at "Bear Mountain Luxury Resort Home Professional Cleaned". Around 8 miles northwest of Downtown Victoria, this grand property has 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. Amenities include a garden and a kitchen.
  • "Bear Mountain Resort Golf Luxury" is another awesome option. It's around 8 miles to the northwest of Downtown Victoria, has 5 bedrooms and welcomes up to 12 guests. Mountain views and a fireplace are just a couple of things that'll help make your group getaway more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Downtown Victoria?

Having access to a pool is always a nice perk when you're on vacation, especially if you have kids in tow. Stay, play and splash the days away at one of these houses with a pool in or near Downtown Victoria:

  • Topping our list of cool pool retreats is "Heart Of Cook St. Village Character House. Walk To Ocean". Traveling groups will feel at home here, with amenities like coffee and tea making facilities and a TV also at hand.
  • Another popular option is "Hundred Year Old Charm - "audrey's House". There's a lot to love about this vacation home apart from its pool, such as coffee and tea making facilities and free toiletries.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Downtown Victoria?

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is up in the hills or down by the sea, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with family and friends. Book one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Downtown Victoria and bring the whole gang along:

  • Located around 1 mile to the southeast of Downtown Victoria, "Heart Of Cook St. Village Character House. Walk To Ocean" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 7 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a travel crib and a nearby laundromat.
  • "Luxury Home With Breathtaking Ocean Views" also offers the space you need to make memories with loved ones. This option is around 2 miles to the southeast of Downtown Victoria, and accommodates as many as 10 guests in its 5 bedrooms. A kitchen island and a fridge will help keep everyone comfortable.

When you want to explore your surroundings, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone happy. Government Street, Miniature World and Victoria Bug Zoo should be at the top of your list.

Are there vacation rentals with hot tubs in or near Downtown Victoria?

As well as having a host of health benefits, sliding into a hot tub simply feels oh-so good. If it's about time you indulged yourself and your loved ones, these vacation rentals in and around Downtown Victoria come with this luxurious perk and more:

  • Spend your vacation at "Birds Of A Feather Victoria Luxury Condo" and you might find it hard to leave those warm, bubbly waters. Also take advantage of other amenities such as golf and a spa tub.
  • "Spacious Suite With Hot Tub/gym - 4+ Pers" is another excellent option where you can enjoy this relaxation-inducing perk. Golf and beauty services are just a couple of the other amenities on offer here.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Downtown Victoria?

Often located in sought-after positions due to their smaller size, a one-bedroom vacation rental is a great choice if you're traveling solo or with one other person. Here's a taste of our range in or near Downtown Victoria:

  • Book "Saint Raphael Beautiful Villa 170 M2 Swimming Pool" for a couple of days. This one-bedroom property comes with a water park and a swimming pool and is nice and close to the downtown streets.
  • Or perhaps "Oceanfront Penthouse With Private Rooftop Patio" matches your style better. Another central one-bedroom option, this place has an ocean view, a fireplace and much more.