About This Listing
Gorgeous little harbour, great waterfront walks and bicycle paths. Ferries to Vancouver and Port Angeles in Washington State. Skiing up island. Whale watching. Lots to enjoy in one of the sweet spots of the universe.
Simple furnishings, quiet space, convenient to local transportation and downtown Victoria.
Parking available, wifi, laundry facilities, double bed. You are welcome to bring in your own food and use our kitchen facilities.
Interaction with Guests
You are free to interact with us as little or as much as you like. We enjoy company but also realize lots of people prefer time on their own.
Very quiet location.
Walking distance to downtown along the Gorge Waterway. Two excellent bus routes at the driveway.
Sorry no smoking, no children and no pets.
Jeannette's place is just outside of town, and is super close to a bike and pedestrian path that goes over an island to downtown. Room was great, and opens right outside to a little mini-park with a bench by the water. Also, Jeannette and Don are the most pleasant people ever, made me feel very welcome!
Jeannette and Don made me feel very welcome indeed. It was almost like staying with old friends. They are a delightful couple and we had some very interesting conversations. Their home and the room I stayed in were exactly as described on the website. The shared bathroom worked incredibly well and was always spotlessly clean. I made my own breakfasts and felt completely at ease in their kitchen doing so. The location was great for my needs. On two occasions I walked into town along a most beautiful trail / path. I would definitely consider staying with them again.
Don and Jeannette are wonderful hosts who were warm, welcome, and responsive to my needs. The room is clean and well-kept and didn't have any problems with privacy. I was there to do a multi-sport event and had a bike that they generously let me place right in their living room and it wasn't a problem, for five days! They are genuinely interested in your life and are easy to get along with. They even showed up to the race that I was participating in!
I highly recommend this room for anyone who needs a quiet, clean space, want to be close to the heart of Victoria, and have a stress free time.
Jeannette gave me clear driving instructions and was standing outside when I drove up. She welcomed me and took me inside the delightful, bright, townhouse. She showed me around the townhouse, pointed out a shelf for me in the kitchen as well as space in the refrigerator and where kitchen utensils were. There is a 1/2 washroom on the main floor and a shared full bath adjacent to the bedroom. My bedroom had its own temperature controls, a sliding glass door to a terrace, a double recliner with reading light, and a very comfortable bed. There was plenty of space in the closet as well as a supply of plastic hangers. There is a washer and dryer, and a drying rack. The wifi worked fine. I always felt welcome and comfortable. Conversing with the well travelled !! hosts was good. Don took me to climb Mt Douglas one morning, stunning 360 views of Victoria and the sea . Public transportation is close and convenient.
Jeannette and her husband Don were a delight! Extremely helpful in learning to negotiate the city. Most wonderful was getting to know them as individuals; truly exceptional couple.
The space was clean and the home bright with sunshine.
I would recommend this space!
About the Host, Jeannette
Retired, well travelled and interested in meeting people from around the world. My husband and I love to read, listen to music and walk the waterfront areas of Vancouver Island. We enjoy cooking international foods and exchanging recipes with all our guests. As we advance in age we definitely embrace the idea of truly living each day, one at a time!
Victoria is a gorgeous small city with lots of waterfront walks and terrific bicycle paths - we have two bikes available if you would like to get out into the countryside or bike downtown which is 10 minutes away. We have available parking, laundry facilities, wifi, queen bed and large enough fridge for you to keep some food in. Minimum 3 day stay please. Sorry no smoking or pets allowed.