About this listing
Beautiful private suite in James Bay in a renovated carriage house. Everything is a short stroll away: parliament, harbour, ocean, grocery, liquor store, etc. Full kitchen, laundry, coffee, and tea included. Cute and Cozy with gas fireplace.
Perfect location, private cozy suite, and close to everything! The sofa downstairs is a very comfortable hide-a-bed, if needed. The staircase inside is rather steep for people with reduced mobility or very young children. There is another staircase to access the 2nd level from outside attached to a beautiful balcony.
You will have your key to the private suite and this is all contained with laundry, kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
The carriage house is located behind our house, so we will be around if you have any questions.
Exceptional location in James Bay. Ocean in three directions from our place, a short stroll away. 1min walk to bus routes. Beacon Hill park is one block away. The parliament is a 5min walk. Close to downtown, yet it is a quiet section of town.
Easy to get around by bus- many stops nearby on Government St. and Superior St. The City Bus terminal is close by- 5min walk. Downtown- about 10-15min walk. The ocean is also nearby. You'll LOVE this location!
Other Things to Note
Coffee and tea included.
If smoking, please smoke outside. Thank you. It is also a quiet neighborhood after 10-11pm. Well-behaved pet negotiable- there would be extra fee for professional cleaning.
This cottage was just as advertised. Cute and cozy. Our hosts were great. We were able to leave our luggage at the house in the morning and come back when the cottage was ready later in the day. The place was amazingly efficiently put together and very nicely decorated. It's a small space - but so well arranged and every space so effectively utilized that it is completely comfortable. Wifi, TV, movies, sound system - for the electronics side of things. Comfy beds, kitchen, even washer/dryer if you needed it. The spiral staircase is steep - but has great handrails and once up and down it a few times was easily navigated. Only a few blocks south of the Empress Hotel - easily walkable to downtown and other parts of town. Our hosts left a very comprehensive guide to working their electronics - and a nice list of recommendations for restaurants and other activities.
Maeva and Dave were wonderful hosts. They had everything clean and ready for us and were able to accommodate our early arrival. They were very generous with their stroller and allowed us to use it with our son and even shared some fresh caught salmon with us.
They were wonderful as was the place and location! Would stay there again in a heart beat!
The house was beautiful. There was everything you need in the house. The house is very close to everything. Maeva and Dave are very friendly and hospitable.
Maeva and Dave welcomed us and made us feel very comfortable. We loved our stay there and by the time we were leaving, felt completely at home! Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful place!
Maeva and Dave's home is exactly as described. It's very cute and cozy; a perfect size for my family of four. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking standard breakfast/dinner fare. Downtown Victoria, stunning seaside walks, grocery store and cafés are all within easy walking distance. As hosts, they were very friendly and helpful. Would love to stay again, if they'd have us back!
This was such a lovely place to stay. You can't get a better location - within beautiful James Bay but an easy 5min walk to downtown Victoria through the harbour. Close to great restaurants, pubs, and shopping.
Gorgeous carriage house equipped with everything you might need and more. Separate access from the main house so very private. Maeva and Dave were great hosts; very nice and always available if needed. Highly recommend!
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About the Host, Maeva And Dave
Hello there! We are both ocean lovers and I moved to Victoria from Montreal, QC, 7 years ago (Maeva) and Dave is from Moncton, NB, and moved to the West coast over 15 years ago. I'm a marine biologist and a filmmaker in my spare time. I caught the travel bug early in life- thanks to my parents. I've been to the Arctic, the Antarctic, and a few countries in-between. Before studying biology, I was in the tourism industry. So for me AirBnB is a great way to get back into the fun of welcoming travelers (YOU!), helping you discover the best spots to visit or eat at! I'm into many outdoor activities: biking, sailing, hiking, diving, camping, etc. And I love great food and spending time with friends. Dave is a sales rep, so goes up and down the island quite often so can tell you all about it! He owns a small sailboat, Tanzer 26, and we love going sailing! We bought a house last year located in James Bay- 5min walk to downtown and the harbour- and hope you can enjoy this great location too! This year we also welcomed a new addition to our family, a little boy named Mathis. Feel free to contact us for inquiries or any questions.