Large 1 bedroom Gorge Waterway

House - Entire home/apt · Qu'Appelle Street, Victoria, BC V9A 1V3, Canada
Arlene & Wendy

The private entry walkway includes a lovely and sunny patio area with table and chairs to enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine.
Your suite is in the lower walkout level of our home.

Your host, Arlene & Wendy
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The private entry walkway includes a lovely and sunny patio area with table and chairs to enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine.
Your suite is in the lower walkout level of our home.

The Space

Your large one bedroom get-away includes a wood burning stove, large TV with cable (including HBO and sports), 3 piece bath (with shower only), open concept living, dining and kitchen.
The kitchen comes equipped with all dishes, pots and pans, microwave, staples, spices, coffee and teas and a Kitchen Aid mixer (for those moments when you really need to bake).

The bedroom has a queen bed and ample space in closets and dressers for all your gear.
The extra bed is a fold-out couch in the living room with a comfortable foam topper suitable for anyone.

We have a lovely, friendly and quiet Labradoodle named Cedar. He spends his time with us whether we are upstairs or in the yard or in the office.

Guest Access

You have access to the back yard patio area. There is a key-less entry so it is easy to come and go with no hassle of keys.

The Neighborhood

The neighbourhood is quiet, safe and friendly with much to offer within walking distance.
Walk 2 minutes to the end of our street and you will be at the corner store. Continue down Gorge Road for another few minutes and you are at Gorge Park (see photos). This is an off-lease park. The walking path continues along the Gorge waterway for 3 km.

Six blocks from our house is a grocery store, Starbucks, liquor store, pharmacy and restaurants.
There is free parking on our street.

Getting around

If you are a walker, the walk to downtown across the beautiful Selkirk waterway takes about 40 minutes.
The bus stop is one block away with the # 11 bus taking you downtown in 10 minutes.

Other Things to Note

Cyclists Welcome!
We are a cycling household and there is safe and easy parking for your bikes right outside your doorway.
Cycle downtown from our house in 10 minutes.

Ride in from the ferry along the Lochside Regional Trail and easily access our house.
We are a short 5 minute ride to the Galloping Goose Trail which connects to the Lochside trail. Together they cover more than 80 km of pathways, along city back-streets, farmland, forest and ocean vistas, all within a day's travel of Victoria.

If you are coming from far away we can loan you our extra bikes (note that we are short therefore the bikes are small).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $530 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a very enjoyable stay at Arlene and Wendy's basement apartment. It was comfortable, spacious, and had a complete (and very well equipped) kitchen! Arlene gave us many tips on getting around Victoria, and even allowed us to use their laundry machine! If you don't have a car, it may be a bit far from downtown. But this was not an issue for us since we did have a car. For us, it was a very pleasant stay!

    June 2014
  • Wendy and Arlene's basement suite was perfect! Very spacious, and the most fully-stocked kitchen that I have seen in an AirBnB yet. It really felt like home. Arlene and Wendy are super friendly and great communicators. Would stay here again for sure!

    June 2014
  • We had a great stay, location is perfect, accommodations are nice and thoughtfully planned out. We had everything we needed and enjoyed our stay.

    June 2014
  • The hosts were very welcoming. We appreciated the cucumber water and yoghurt in the fridge. The location is very convenient for cyclists riding in on the Galloping Goose. The suit is comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped. We enjoyed our stay! Thanks.

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful time in Victoria. Wendy and Arlene were excellent hosts
    and made us feel welcome and at home. The house is perfect and the location
    is as well. We were very happy to be able to make use of the bikes. We can
    recommend this house to anyone!
    Five stars for everything!
    Loes & Maarten

    June 2014
  • I had a wunderful stay at Arlene's ans Wendy's Home. I felt very welcome and the apartement was super cozy. Thank you very much for your hospitality!

    June 2014
  • Arlene and Wendy are great hosts...they have created a welcoming space. We enjoyed the cozy comfort of the apartment, and coffee in a delightful garden space just steps from the door each morning. The Galloping Goose, the Lochside Regional Trail and all that downtown Victoria has to offer are within an easy distance by bicycle. We spent a week in Victoria, and Arlene and Wendy made our trip all the more enjoyable.

    May 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this comfortable and convenient apartment.Arlene and Wendy were friendly and helpful, but were in no way intrusive. They also kindly loaned me a heat pad when I put my back out for a couple of days! The apartment had everything we could have wanted and is very welcoming and well maintained. All of the info on the description is fair and a true reflection of the set up. I would definitely try to book if traveling to Victoria again.

    March 2014
  • The suite was exactly as described and Arlene and Wendy are wonderful hosts. After a few days, it was like I had been living there for years! It is a short (5 min) walk down to the Gorge waterway where you will find a great park. Walking through the park takes you across the water to the Gorge Point Pub where I found the food and drink choices to be excellent. I would definitely stay here again!

    March 2014
  • Arlene and Wendy's home was the perfect place to stay for a few nights while we explored the greater Victoria area. The unit was spacious and bright with a separate back door entrance. As promised, the convertible sofa made a comfortable extra bed. Their home is in a centrally located suburb, but it's useful to have a car to get around. We had no trouble finding parking on the street right in front of the house. Arlene was available for questions before and throughout our stay. I have no complaints!

    February 2014
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I am a woman who loves to bike and hike. I grew up in Winnipeg and spent a lot of time in my father's restaurant. This is my partner Wendy and we love to host dinner parties. We work from home in our own energy assessment business. Our recent travels have been to Mexican destinations - Oaxaca, San Blas, Los Ayala and San Agustinillo. I am studying Spanish, a slow process at the moment. I would like to learn more Spanish before travelling to South America next winter.
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