Visit Victoria's village by the sea

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Newport Avenue, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC V8S 5C6, Canada

The Space

Beautiful location on the edge of unique Oak Bay village. Close to sea, golf, restaurants, pub, coffee shops and only minutes from down-town Victoria. Lovely Arts and Crafts style home with queen bed, new shower room, lounge with TV and wifi. All separate from hosts.

Quiet but easily accessible location even has a nearby bus stand. Private entrance to basement suite, lovely garden adjacent to Victoria Golf Club. Hosts are golfers and can give advice re nearby courses. Space for one further guest in studio bed in large lounge area would suit couple with one child. Extra charge of $15 per night.

Wifi, TV, books, radio, comfortable lounge. Family dining room for breakfast at a charge by arrangement with host.

As much or as little interaction as you wish. We are well-travelled of English extraction with family in Victoria. Will be present throughout guests' visit but would consider a room only letting at slightly reduced rate if we were (website hidden) with PVR, Radio, DVD player, WIFI.
Fridge Local coffee shop and deli open every day.

As much or as little as required

Simply beautiful. The sea is around the corner and Oak Bay Village - one of Victoria's gems - is close by.

Bus stand just down the street. Regular buses to downtown with late night return to a bus stop just across the road. Convenient parking near the house. Taxi direct from the airport or inner harbour or from the downtown bus depot if travelling here from Vancouver by Pacific Coach Lines bus.

The basement suite is quiet. Sleep (email hidden) with PVR, Radio, DVD player, WIFI.
Fridge Local coffee shop and deli open every day.

As much or as little as required

Simply beautiful. The sea is around the corner and Oak Bay Village - one of Victoria's gems - is close by.

Bus stand just down the street. Regular buses to downtown with late night return to a bus stop just across the road. Convenient parking near the house. Taxi direct from the airport or inner harbour or from the downtown bus depot if travelling here from Vancouver by Pacific Coach Lines bus.

The basement suite is quiet. Sleep like a baby.

TV with PVR, Radio, DVD player, WIFI.
Fridge Local coffee shop and deli open every day.

As much or as little as required

Simply beautiful. The sea is around the corner and Oak Bay Village - one of Victoria's gems - is close by.

Bus stand just down the street. Regular buses to downtown with late night return to a bus stop just across the road. Convenient parking near the house. Taxi direct from the airport or inner harbour or from the downtown bus depot if travelling here from Vancouver by Pacific Coach Lines bus.

The basement suite is quiet. Sleep like a baby.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $400 /week
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • Frank and Elaine obviously have had travel experience as they had everything we needed set up for us in the suite already. They live in a very nice part of town just a short walk away from a quaint little pub and a great view of the beach. It was private, clean and we would definitely recommend this suite to anyone else traveling to Victoria.

    March 2014
  • Actually, we booked it for a son and his wife, as we had a full house with our other son and partner and all the grandsons. Our son and daughter-in-law only used the place for sleeping. They were delighted with the place. It had a comfortable, firm queen bed, and good shower. Overall, it was very spacious, clean and well equipped. We will certainly book it again whenever we have all our children and grandchildren visiting together.

    October 2013
  • This apartment was perfect for what My Mom and I needed for our stay in Victoria. The place is bigger than you think with the pictures, there was plenty of space for us. The mini fridge was stocked with little goodies when we arrived. The Hosts are extremely nice and are very knowledgable about the area. Location is great, 3 blocks from the ocean and there is a delicious bakery/deli about the same distance down the road. Frank gave us excellent insight into what to see and experience while we were there. I can't say enough good things about this place and the hosts and would highly recommend it!!!

    October 2013
  • Frank and Elaine are most congenial and welcoming hosts. We were welcomed into their home for friendly and amusing conversation.
    Accommodation is ideal, being very comfortable and spacious. Location is excellent.

    As expats, we were discussing the availability/not of certain items, resulting in Elaine kindly supplying me with a tin of much missed custard powder. Thanks Elaine!!

    We would be happy to return and certainly recommend this B&B.

    September 2013
  • It was not a room. It was a whole apartment!:-) Thank you very much! It was really, really great and we felt very comfortable. Oak Bay near Victoria is a great area.
    Thank You very much. Next time - we see u again:-)

    David & Julia

    September 2013
  • Our stay with Frank and Elaine was truly wonderful! They were so incredibly welcoming that it put a huge smile on my heart.
    They provided a wonderful spirit of hospitality during our stay. The suite was lovely, warm, cozy and spacious! We did not realize how much room we would have, and it felt lovely to have a beautiful bedroom, living room, and bathroom to enjoy.
    The neighborhood was super cute and quiet and easily accessible to downtown. This is the place to stay if coming to Victoria! Thank you so much Frank and Elaine for making our stay so lovely.

    September 2013
    Frank
    Response from Frank:

    Bless you Mara. It was such a pleasure to welcome you here. We are very pleased that you had such a good stay. Frank and Elaine

  • a fantastic roomy place in a very nice and quiet neighbourhood.
    Frank was the perfect host and made us feel right at home and was such an interesting person to talk to as well..We met his lovely wife and wonderful grandchildren and can't say enough good things about the place.
    Great tips for sight seeing and good restaurants.
    We will be back for sure as this is a great value for people that don't want "the night life".

    August 2013
    Frank
    Response from Frank:

    Thank you Conny for such a good review. Very pleased to see you anytime. If you know anyone with a particular interest in MS and the work of the MS Society I will be pleased to send a copy of Chasing Crows as long as stocks last.

    Best wishes. Frank and Elaine

  • We enjoyed staying at Frank & Elaine's very much. The accommodation is a very roomy and nicely appointed suite in what must have been the basement below the main house. Frank and Elaine were very friendly, welcoming, & interesting. Walking distance to beach, a nice cafe for breakfast or lunch, etc. Lovely neighborhood.

    August 2013
  • Their room has a wonderful location in a quiet, safe neighborhood only a few blocks from ocean side walks, excellent restaurants and interesting shops. Their accommodation is very comfortable, excellent bed and bedding, private entrance, shower and TV area. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Excellent conversation as well. It quickly feels like home.

    August 2013
    Frank
    Response from Frank:

    Good to see you anytime Bob. Frank and Elaine

  • Frank's home is in one of the most scenic parts of the island. It's a very quite place and my wife and I were absolutely pleased by hospitality of our hosts. Frank is a very nice, funny and knowledgeable man; and although we didn't get too much time to know this family, our quick introduction has left a great attachment to this lovely couple. We will definitely recommend their place to everyone.

    August 2013
    Frank
    Response from Frank:

    We were so pleased that you had such perfect Victoria summer weather for your visit. It was our pleasure to have you stay. You were courteous and most considerate guests. We wish you well. Frank and Elaine

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Frank and Elaine met at secondary school in Yorkshire UK. Lived in East and Central Africe and South Pacific for a number of years but with a family home eight miles north of Sheffield UK on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Three children; two of them living in VIctoria with their families. Frank is a retired university professor. Now a writer/poet and presenter. Moved to Victoria in 2006. Permanent residents since October 2008. Frank is a fund raiser for Multiple Sclerosis Society through my writing (two collections of poetry). Published short story writer. Elaine and Frank both sing with the Arbutus Singers in Victoria. Both golfers and members of Uplands Golf Club.
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