Bedroom # 2 with two windows and silent heaterSeparate TV/living room
Aralco 2 Bedroom Suite near Gorge

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Conveniently located, 2 bedroom walkout basement suite, accommodates up to 6, fully equipped kitchen, parking, patio furniture & BBQ, quiet street; minutes to grocery, restaurants, pub, coffee shops, banks; quick access to the Gorge Waterway & parks, 15 minutes to downtown. High demand in summer months.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $15 / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit: $192
Weekly Discount: 19%
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The space

Book your summer vacations now. Prices vary by season. Weekly and monthly rates also available.

Very bright, comfortable walkout basement suite with two bedrooms, plus separate living room, bathroom and kitchen. Two bedrooms fit 4 very comfortably. Extra Double Wall bed in TV/living room sleeps 2 more. Two portable Graco playards available on request. All bed linens and towels provided. Kitchen with fridge, stove, freezer (recently added), microwave, 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, blender, dishes, pots and pans. See pictures to see layout and space.

Self-check in only available on request, if arriving late. 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.

Guests are responsible for housekeeping and long term guests are responsible for replenishing their bathroom and other supplies while here.

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 20 to 24 minutes, or in the other direction it will take you to Victoria General Hospital in about 7 minutes, with connection to western communities. 15 to 17 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bike to downtown. Do not expect to walk to downtown.

Very private backyard (50'x25'), with fruit trees and a vegetable garden. Guests are asked to keep the gate closed to keep deer out of the backyard.

You can go for walks across the bridge and along "The Gorge" waterway or if you are more adventurous bring your board, canoe or kayak. 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, the Bug Zoo, Beacon Hill Park & petting farm; a Small Maritime Museum exhibit and library at 634 Humboldt St. and Miniature World at 649 Humboldt St. 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

Guest access

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.

The neighborhood

Quiet neighbourhood, within walking distance of Shopping Plaza with super market, restaurants, liquor store, banks and drug stores; near-by pub, parks and playground.

Getting around

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.
Also, there is an English Style pub close by

There is also the Spiral cafe on the way to downtown

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

• This is strictly a non-smoking property, including no smoking near our back windows or back doors. If you smoke in the suite your $250.00 security deposit will be forfeited for cleaning.
The suite must be kept clean at all times. If you make a spill or other mess please clean it up.
Inquire about pets. Clean up behind your pets, indoors and outdoors.
Follow recycling instructions. We have a limit on garbage strictly for the dump/landfill.
• We have enough space for 4 people comfortably, 5 or 6 (with extra wall bed when requested). Two Graco play pens available on request.

•Enjoying yourself is great. But 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 - 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 with respect.
•Thank you



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

145 Reviews

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Anita User Profile
May 2017
Very comfortable and cozy suite. Had everything you needed to make your stay easy and accessible. Check in and check out were simple and fast.

Andrea User Profile
May 2017
When our other accommodation plans fell through, Kathleen and Paul welcomed us back for an extra four nights ! We had another great stay and appreciate the hospitality. I definitely recommend this airbnb !
Kathleen And Paul User Profile
Response from Kathleen And Paul:
Thanks Andrea. All the best to you all.
May 2017

Andrea User Profile
May 2017
Great place ! We stayed for about a week. If you need to use public transit , there is a bus stop right nearby that takes you downtown in about 15 - 20 minutes. Kathleen and Paul are very respective of privacy . We really enjoyed our stay here , and when we rented a car on the last day they had a parking spot available for us. Great for a short stay in Victoria.

Jessica User Profile
April 2017
Kathleen and Paul were very helpful and accommodating. We had mentioned we had a young toddler, so they had a mattress on the floor for him in one of the bedrooms which turned out to be a huge help, since he wouldn't sleep in a big bed by himself and the floors were not carpeted (and climbs out of pack n play). They were quick to respond to questions and even brought us an egg when we were baking and needed one so we didn't have to run to store. They brought new batteries for the tv remote (very limited number of channels, may want to bring some dvds to watch if plan to watch tv, we only did after our son was asleep or if have kids and want options for them to watch) and they brought us a dish sponge when asked. Perfect size for us, great value, easy access to downtown, small fenced yard nice for us having our two dogs with us (they did let us know doing some yard and housework and some nails and some tools, etc in areas of yard to be cautious of with our dogs and son). Thank you for your hospitality we would recommend your place to others.
Kathleen And Paul User Profile
Response from Kathleen And Paul:
Thanks for the review Jessica, I'm not sure what went wrong but we have 10 Canadian and 7 Washington State Channels, plus others like Bravo, Cooking Channel, Cottage Life etc. For future reference, we keep several DVDs in the drawers below the TV, ranging in age from child to adult.
April 2017

Joseph User Profile
April 2017
Very easy going couple and comfortable place to stay. Thanks for a great trip

Yi-Ching User Profile
April 2017
Kathleen and Paul are very friendly. The house is located in nice neighborhoods and we feel safe. I notice they are early birds like us so we feel more comfortable in case not to disturb others or being disturbed. Beds are good and clean. This is a nice place.

Joseph User Profile
April 2017
The place was well represented online, clean and comfortable. Both hosts are friendly, helpful, and easy going.

Victoria, Canada · Joined in June 2013
Kathleen And Paul User Profile

Kathleen retired from management in the provincial government. Paul is a retired technician. We love to travel, including cruising, visiting family and meeting new people. In the last few years we visited Germany, the Mediterranean, California, Texas, Alaska, Washington, Hawaii, Quebec and Ontario. We enjoy walking, hiking and gardening. Paul's passion is photography. We have a cat.

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