Simply Unique. Fisherman's wharf - thousands of visitors come to look at our 33 whimsical funky floating homes in a harbor in the sea . YOU get to see inside and stay. Water views from every window. 10 mins to town, steps to food kiosks
PLEASE NOTE. There are 2 large separate bedrooms on the ground floor that can sleep 4. Each has private bathroom. To BOOK the other room please enquire
If this room is booked, see my other room on (website hidden) NR 677016
Rock to sleep in funky Fisherman's Wharf - a major tourist attraction. There are 33 amazing whimsical colorful floating homes from tiny to large.
The location is unbeatable- Walk to downtown, Inner Harbor, the beaches along Dallas Road in 10 mins.
PLEASE NOTE. There are 2 large separate bedrooms on the ground floor that can sleep 4. Each has private bathroom.
The video shows the wharf and the entire house- you are renting a beautiful room in the house.
UNIQUE accommodation ( a floating home) and best LOCATION -- James Bay Dallas Road.
This float home feels like you are living in Venice with water surrounding you and you have water view s from every window. The room is spacious and has modern furniture with quality linens and towels
Bedroom offers a queen size bed and private en suite bathroom with tub and shower, heaters and electric blanket.
It is spacious and modern
Mini fridge with continental breakfast items and bistro table and chairs in your room. Your own KEURIG Coffee maker, cream etc provided.
Free wifi .
Parking pass for our parking lot
All you need is your personal items - we supply all linen/ cable/ and internet.
You can walk to downtown on the seaboard in ten minutes .
There are several places to eat right here on the docks and a coffee shop. The ducks and swans and seals and seagulls are everywhere.
My guests get $20 per person discount on Eagle Wing whale watching tours and 10% discount from Kelp Reef Kayak rental right here on the dock
You are just 5 minutes walk to the ocean on Dallas road where you can walk or bike for miles along the sea. Close to Beacon Hill Park, museums, the Empress Hotel. Have coffee or lunch at Breakwater Bistro on the water and walk out onto the long breakwater pier to the lighthouse- this is the best location to explore the different areas of town without having to take a car .
Tiny water taxis runs every 15 mins to town and more.
No pets sorry. Please note- Due to limited storage space I am not equipped with Baby seats or cribs or a playing area for very young children.
There is no storage space for bikes on or next to the house- there is a bike rack in the parking lot
No cooking facilities.
Experience true South African hospitality
Interaction with Guests
After greeting you and being available for questions and recommending restaurants, you do not need to interact with me if you wish.
We were very pleased with the warm welcome, gracious hostess and such exciting surroundings! The wharf with all its' activities were fun to participate in and the float home was just awesome! We had a lovely room with windows to the ocean, private ensuite and a very comfortable bed - all very clean, modern and bright!
Carene is a very sociable and helpful hostess, providing suggestions and information on events, restaurants and the area in general.
The opportunity to be on the water, a water taxi stop at your doorstep to take you all over victoria harbour, all resulted in a restful but exciting experience, and one we will definitely repeat!
GAIL Langley BC
Bus and water taxi steps away
Quiet after 10 pm
Carene was a wonderful host and we are absolutely in love with her unique home. She was very friendly and accommodating. She was there to meet us and had everything ready, including brochures for the Victoria area that were very helpful. The room was very comfortable and our daughter now wants to decorate her room the same way. We loved the snacks and fruit. Her float home is beautiful and absolutely made our trip to Victoria super special. We were very comfortable and it was nice to be in the heart of the pier area with seals in the water next to the pier, water taxis, and food options. We could walk to downtown easily and had a wonderful time. We really appreciate the opportunity Carene provided us by sharing her great home.
Our stay with Carene was a lovely. The situation of the house boat is quite amazing: just out of the inner harbour in Victoria on Fisherman's Wharf. We could see seals in the water by the docks and watch the sea-planes taking off.
The amenities were all up-to-date. The bedroom is very spacious and the bathroom is very adequate. The breakfast provided was ample if somewhat spartan.
Carene met us on arrival and gave us a detailed run-down of the setup and offered us information about what to do and see in Victoria.
There were a couple of things that were slightly off the mark. One was the entry way. The visitors in the second room came home after we went to sleep and it was quite noisy. Another was parking as we either had to chance something on the street or pay parking in a nearby lot. Admittedly, parking was only $5.00 for 12 hours.
If you've never been to Victoria, this a great central location and walking distance from most of the sites downtown.
We received a very warm welcome from Carene when we arrived at the floathouse in the wharf. She informed us about our room (setup w. beautiful linens, towels, tea/coffee, fresh fruit and yogurt), the area and great sights to see. Carene had a very open and caring demeanor, making us feel welcome to ask any questions throughout our stay.
The wharf was very cozy. It is conveniently located close enough to downtown that you can comfortably come and go, by foot, bike or car. It also nice and quiet at night, as you are on the water. Annnd there are even friendly wild seals you can buy fish for and feed!
I 100% would recommend Carene's rooms, in fact, I already have..only 3 days after being back home. Thank you for everything Carene! You made my mom and I's trip very memorable and enjoyable. -Jess
Carene was an amazing host. She was very friendly and made great suggestions about the area. The place was fantastic! The float house is a very cool experience and in a really nice area to explore. Definitely the best place for a weekend getaway since its only a 4 min bike from the heart of downtown and nothing beats waking up to the ocean literally outside your window!
Carene was an amazing host, very talkative and she really made us feel at home. It was an unique experience to stay on a houseboat.
Carene was warm and welcoming providing everything we needed as vacationers. The description was accurate. We had plenty of towels, a spacious, just all we needed, clean room. Our room and the floating house in general is very modern despite being a 'marine' location (I was expecting nautical theme, but glad it was unique). Carene gave us options for breakfast, there was a hot pot in the room so we always had coffee and tea. The floating house is near commercial operations and that made it fun for us to watch other visitors and the boats. We stayed in January so traffic was low and it was really quiet at night. The location is fantastic for harbor lovers and a great location for walking along the coast or to historic sights. Carene is well traveled herself and was helpful in offering places to go and see. Travelers with cars note: parking is limited but there is a loading zone and we found easy parking nearby in January. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay and we would definitely stay again.
The floathome is lovely, located in Fisherman's Wharf - one of the tourist attractions of Victoria. The suite is modern and tastefully decorated. Carene was a thoughtful and considerate hostess. She made us feel welcome upon our arrival, but also ensured we got our privacy during our stay at her home. When we told her about our search for apartments in the area, she even helped us by connecting us with her friends who had available suites for rent in the vicinity. Thanks Carene!
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Gregarious host, well educated, well traveled and euphorically happy to be living in the best place in BC- looking forward to welcome you with open arms and make your visit a memorable experience