About this listing
Conveniently located, modern 2 bedroom suite, fully equipped kitchen, quiet street; minutes to grocery, restaurants, pub, coffee shops, bank; quick access to the Gorge Waterway & parks, 15 minutes to downtown. High demand in summer months.
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Very bright, modern, comfortable two bedroom walkout basement suite with bathroom, kitchen and living room. Two bedrooms, that fit 4 very comfortably. NEW! Extra Wall bed in TV/living room and two portable Graco playards available on request. All bed linens and towels provided. Kitchen with fridge, stove, freezer (recently added), plus washer and dryer (no extra cost), iron & ironing board, table that sits 4 and extra table sits two additional guests. Kettle, coffee maker and toaster. Complimentary coffee, tea and juice. Wi-Fi, A/C, heated bathroom floor, silent space heaters in rooms; driveway parking and backyard access with patio furniture and table-top BBQ (on request).
Suitable for young and older families, couples or adults traveling together. Apart from staying here for sightseeing, hiking, visiting Victoria's gardens and parks and other places of interest, this is an excellent location for visiting relatives, attending family functions and sporting events.
Located on a quiet street a few minutes walk to #14 bus which will whisk you to downtown Victoria in 15 to 17 minutes, or in the other direction it will take you to Victoria General Hospital in about 7 minutes.
Very private back yard (50'x25'), with fruit trees and a vegetable garden that you can sample when in season.
You can go for walks across the bridge and along "The Gorge" waterway or if you are more adventurous bring your canoe or kayak and you can access the water, via public access in our cul de sac. Ten minute walk to Esquimalt Gorge Park or to Portage Park, View Royal.
Within a 10-15 minute walk is the Admirals Walk shopping centre, with grocery and liquor store, as well as Canadian Tire, Dairy Queen, drug stores, banks, restaurants and Four Mile Pub.
Visit the Butchart Gardens, the Royal BC Museum, Maritime Museum of British Columbia (Canada's Titanic: the Empress of Ireland), Beacon Hill Park & petting farm. Go whale-watching and attend festivals and many other attractions and events.
We hope that your visit to the "Best Coast" is a fantastic one and we will do whatever it takes to help you make it so.
Kathleen and Paul
Private suite. Walkout to Backyard. Driveway parking.
Interaction with Guests
We meet guests and show them the suite then provide as much or as little interaction as they require. We live at the location.
Quiet neighbourhood, within walking distance of Shopping Plaza with super market, restaurants, liquor store, banks and drug stores; near-by pub, parks and playground.
15 minute drive to downtown and located a few minutes walk to #14 bus a 17 minute trip to downtown.
Other Things to Note
The Guidebook provides information on shopping and other facilities near-by. There are a few coffee shops close by:
Moca house at Admirals Walk Shopping Plaza;
Gorge-eous Coffee on Gorge Rd. that often has small 2-3 member bands playing in the evening. (website hidden)
Also, there is an English Style pub close by
There is also the Spiral cafe on the way to downtown
• We have enough space for 4 people comfortably, 5 or 6 (with extra wall bed when requested). Two Graco play pens available on request.
•This is strictly a non-smoking property. If you smoke in the suite your $250.00 security deposit will be forfeited for cleaning.
Enquire about pets.
Please keep gate closed and follow recycling instructions.
•Enjoying yourself is great. But please...No crazy parties.
•If needed, you will be asked to show proper ID (Driver's License or Passport) and this document will be photographed for reference.
•Check-in & Check-out times - generally you should plan on being checked out by 11 am, and checked in about 3 pm. There is some flexibility with discussion.
•No illegal activities, including no copyright infringement through the Internet connection, that is, no illegal downloading of movies etc.
•Finally...Please treat our suite as you would your own place.
We were in Victoria for a sporting event for our children and Kathleen and Paul's suite was perfect for us. We were able to relax each evening, cook a meal, and do some laundry so that we were ready and rested for the next day of the swim meet. Two bedrooms allowed tired athletes to sleep while the adults could stay up a little later and visit in the TV room. Our hosts were helpful and friendly; I would definitely stay there again.
Thank you, Kathleen & Paul. We had a great stay at your (website hidden) was perfect for us, the boys had lots of room to relax between their Water Polo games and being able to wash & dry their gear was a lifesaver! The boys enjoyed exploring your beautiful garden filled with fruits & vegetables. We look forward to being able to stay at your place in the future.
Kathleen is a very kind lady. We have a nice conversation. She provided us very useful information. The house is nice and clean.
Kathleen and Paul were amazing hosts. They provided us with great information about the area and their suite had everything we could ever need.
Very clean place near Victoria (15 min drive). Easy to find, hosts were very nice!
Kathleen and Paul were very friendly and gracious hosts and the place was perfect for our family of 6 (2 grandparents, 2 parents, 2 kids). The suite had everything we needed and we were very comfortable and the backyard was a great place for the kids to run around in. We could hear the hosts walking around above us in the mornings and evenings but we were not bothered by it.
About the Host, Kathleen And Paul
Kathleen retired from management in the provincial government. Paul is a technician. We love to travel, including cruising, and visiting family meeting new people. In the last few years we visited Germany, California, Texas, Alaska, Washington, Ontario, Quebec and the Mediterranean. We enjoy walking, hiking and gardening. Paul's passion is photography and he volunteers for emergency management. We had to put down our beloved dog a couple years ago and now have two cats, "inherited" from our daughter.