My house is on a dead-end street but close to buses, stores and restaurants. I have good parking in front of my house and It is a short 10 minute drive to downtown and to the waterfront.
Teas of every kind plus fresh mint from the garden too! Coffee if you like it and non-caffeine drinks too!
My house is on a dead-end street but close to buses, stores and restaurants. I have good parking in front of my house and It is a short 10 drive to downtown and to the waterfront.
It is a five minute walk to the bus stop to go to downtown (No 22 bus) or the waterfront. It takes 10 to 20 minutes to get to the center depending on the traffic. You can get to U of Victoria directly and easy access to routes both up-island and to the ferry to get to Vancouver. No 22 bus from centre if coming from Clipper or I might be able to pick you up at Clipper for $10 fee. Same goes for the bus depot.
I offer a lovely bedroom with a new, very comfortable double/full sized bed. Beautyrest single-coil mattress - yes it is the "bowling ball" bed! Guarantees a wonderful sleep after a hard day hiking in the forests or visiting the many sights in the downtown area.
The bathroom is shared.
I enjoy travelling myself and like to meet like-minded folk who need a comfortable yet safe and quiet place to stay. My house, though close to stores, restaurants and bus stops feels quite secluded.
I have two cats to enjoy - Jerome and Yaya and a nice garden and deck where you can sit and read or plan for your next adventure in the lovely city of Victoria BC. (If you don't like cats this is not the home for you),
A self-served continental breakfast is included with your stay with good tea or coffee and home-made preserves. I also have cereals to choose from. If you have a special diet please let me know in advance and I will try and accommodate you.
I prefer that you not cook in the house but will be happy for you to use my microwave and to utilize the kitchen area to prepare sandwiches and snacks.
A washer and dryer are available at a small fee of $5 a load and I provide free wifi to you as my guest. All towels and toiletries are available to you.
I have lived here over fourty years having emigrated originally from Liverpool in England. I know the town well and am familiar with all the tourist attractions and good places to eat.
Great walks nearby - Gorge inlet, walk along the waterfront, pub not far away and Cuthbert Holmes Park is just down the street and is 63.5 acres of parkland. Gorge Park is just down the street.
After a nice walk you can pop over to Silver City and catch a film in one of the many theatres there.
I recycle everything - all paper and plastics and try to be environmentally conscious in life.
Please ask any questions that I haven't covered in the information here.
Check out my Guidebook which shows many interesting places to visit.
Guests have access to shared bathroom, back deck and all toiletries supplied if needed.
Interaction with Guests
I try and spend time with each guest to assist them in their decisions as to where to go and how to get there!
My neighbourhood has easy access to grocery stores, department stores and cinemas as well as lovely walks nearby.
One block away there are buses into the center and other parts of Victoria. Very easy to get around by bus.
Other Things to Note
Check in is after 2 pm and please be considerate and arrive at the designated and agreed to and no later than 8 pm. Be aware that I will have planned my day around that time.
No smoking in the house please. It is a quiet place to stay and II try to create a peaceful environment for myself and of course my guests!
Please keep the shower curtain inside the bath when using the shower.
When using dishes please either wash them by hand and put away or put in dishwasher after rinsing them. Unloading the dishwasher would be great too!
Please don't let the cats in your room as I am trying to keep it cat free so guests who have allergies can stay at my place.
Thanks! I recycle pretty much everything and appreciate your help with that too!
Emma's home is as welcoming and as open as she is. Emma offers a place and space to be comfortable, whether you're feeling social or private. Thank you, Emma, for sharing your home.
Emma was a warm and friendly host, easy to talk to and provided useful information and directions to help us in our short stay, whilst being respectful of our time and space. A very comfortable room and a wholesome breakfast. Our first airbnb experience which will not be our last.
emma is a very nice host and it was a perfect start for a nice trip! thank you very much, emma! she gave nice tips about victoria! we would come back again! thx and hugs!:) sandra and jana (we hope to see you again in germany!!!)
Emma welcomed me with a lovely cup of tea. Comfy bed, healthy breakfast and lots of 'local' info on the best spots for fish & chips, best beach, etc. Got lost first night but Emma drew me a great map for following day's outings. Emma is a well-traveled lady so interesting to talk to, she even helped me with the problem I had downloading photos.
Emma has a lovely and clean home only a few minutes from main transit lines. She was a very gracious host and even had breakfast options for us!
Emma is a simply a great host. She is a friendly and very open and loves to strike up a conversation on a range of subjects. The house is, as the ad says, peaceful and a great place for some serious rest and relaxation. Thank you so much Emma!!
Emma was a wonderfully sweet lady with two adorably sweet kitties. The room was very nice and the bed quite comfortable. We had a nice continental style breakfast prior to our departure. Thanks! Emma
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Originally from England and I go back once a year to visit family and then take some side trips around Europe..
Lived in Victoria for well over fourty years and also familiar with Vancouver and other places to visit in BC. Have two cats who rule me well. I enjoy like-minded people who care for all of the creatures on the planet. I like to read mystery novels, garden and watch good BBC type dramas.
My home is a relaxed and positive environment for quiet and caring folks.