About this listing
Historic fully furnished executive downtown converted condo in The Old Bay Building
Historic fully furnished executive downtown converted loft condo in The Old Bay Building
Central Downtown, one block to Victoria City Hall and China town
700 sq. ft. of living space
Unit faces north
Secure building and one safe underground parking stall with car washing area
Wireless Wi-Fi high speed internet (50Mbps download speed)
32’’ LCD TV with Telus Optik TV
Queen size, luxurious pillow-top bed and fresh linens
Fresh towels and bed linens (professionally cleaned before each stay)
In-suite washer and dryer by Miele
Fully equipped kitchen for cooking and a dishwasher
Air conditioning, Geo exchange energy system
Heated bathroom floors and a deep soaker tub / shower
A very large common roof top patio with BBQ's
Cleaning provided once per visit (included in cost)
Many restaurants, stores, shops and groceries downstairs and close by
There is an assortment of teas and condiments available in the cupboards. As I know different people have different dietary needs and preferences there is no breakfast included. There are a number of markets nearby including the new public market on the ground floor to pick up some items to cook.
The building is a comprehensive rehabilitation of the historic Bay building in Victoria which was originally opened in 1921, and reopened after a condo conversion in 2010. This loft style condo has been redesigned to maintain the heritage of the oldest trading company in Canada. The loft style is unique to downtown Victoria with 17 foot high ceilings and huge heritage windows. The condo is cooled and heated with geothermal energy. It is located right downtown, so beware there is occasional street noise (typical of any inner city condo.)
Roof-top with gardens, seating, and BBQs (Level 5)
New Public Market on the Ground Floor
Interaction with Guests
You will get to meet me at check-in to show you the condo, after that I'm available on call if you have any questions.
The Victoria Public Market is on the main level of the building and offers many dining and grocery options for guests.
Bus stops are directly in front of the building with routes to all over town. Downtown is within walking distance.
-ID required at check-in; at least one guest must be over 25+
-Strict quiet hours after 10pm
-No parties or large groups in the unit
-No smoking, $500 min cleaning fee for any signs of smoking
-Maid service will take care of washing the liens and cleaning the bathroom; guests are responsible for washing dishes and cleaning kitchen. If the unit is left excessively unclean or kitchen is not clean there will be a minimum $50+ fee taken from your deposit.
Phil was great to communicate with! The unit was a shown, clean and in a great part of town!
Phil made sure that we had everything we needed. We had a very late check-in which was facilitated by a touch pad for entry. We simply used the code which was provided beforehand.
The apartment was lovely and exceedingly well maintained. We had everything we needed for our stay in Victoria.
The building was centrally located in an up and coming area of Victoria. I am sure that in a few years once more of the area has been gentrified that it will become a hub for people visiting the area.
What a fantastic unit! Great location, extremely well-decorated, clean and inviting. The host was very communicative, flexible and willing to make my stay comfortable and pleasant. Can't say enough good things about this place!
Phil was a great host, met us at a mutually convenient time that was before the official check in. The apartment is lovely and spacious and the location is right in the centre of downtown. I would definitely recommend this.
Wonderful apartment with excellent facilities in a new building close to all the downtown attractions. The same building houses a great coffee place and a market. Phil works two minutes away so the check in process was quick and timely. He also helped me recover my cell phone which I had left in the taxi.
The apartment is very clean and comfortable and is not lived in since he only rents it. My wife had just returned from a rental in Quebec where she had found personal belongings of the owner in the drawers and closets. She was very impressed with the fact that Phil's was so immaculate.
I highly recommend this facility.
Phil was a great host and apartment was fantastic. Pictures are very accurate and the neighborhood is great. There is a large market on the ground floor and the rooftop patio is very nice for sunny days.
Wow...such a cool apartment and close to everything. The host was easily accessible for any questions and concerns. The apartment itself was clean, beautiful and had nice towels and blankets.
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About the Host, Phil
I work in the IT industry and as such I'm constantly on the road travelling to see clients all over the world. When I'm not traveling for work I'm traveling for pleasure and recently returned from a trip down-under to Australia where I got to scuba dive with turtles on the Great Barrier Reef!