My three level home is over 100 years old and still has some of it's original charms. The exterior needs some TLC but the interior has been beautifully renovated and furnished.
The house has lots of natural lighting and receives a lot of compliments for it's great energy.
The kitchen, living room, dining room, are on the main upper floor, which has original fir floors and a gas fireplace.
The bedrooms, a bathroom with a claw foot tub and shower, and a separate wash closet with toilet and sink are located on the top floor, which has cork flooring.
I am developing an organic garden with flowers, vegetables, and fruit trees.
I do my best to be eco-conscious and have a composting and extensive recycling system in place at the house.
Your sunny, private room has cork flooring, a very comfortable queen size bed, night stands with extra storage, a vanity table/desk, closet, full-length mirror, WIFI, iron and ironing board.
A hair dryer, hair straightener, and yoga mat can also be provided.
Guests have access to the shared (with me only) bathroom facilities, living room, dining room, kitchen, and patio.
I am a passionate cook so the kitchen is well equipped. If you're following a raw/healthy diet, you'll appreciate the Vitamix blender and Huron Slow Juicer:)
The kitchen has a gas stove, dishwasher, large fridge, and microwave. There is also a small BBQ in the patio.
There is a shelving unit set up especially for you to store your food during your stay. It is supplied with complimentary spices, cooking oils, vinegars, tea, coffee, and sweeteners. There will also be some free samplings (when available) from the organic garden
Guests staying for 3 days or longer can have access to the washer and dryer, which is shared with the tenants living in the basement suite.
Interaction with Guests
I am very friendly and helpful but I am also aware that you may want to have privacy and solitude during your stay.
I will take your lead on how much interaction you want. I've lived in Victoria on and off for 40 years and know the city quite well. Don't be shy if you want directions and recommendations!
My work schedule varies week to week. There are times when I am away from the house a fair bit, but I will make every effort to be available for your needs.
My house is located in Fairfield, one of the best neighbourhoods in Victoria. I am a block from the ocean and Dallas Beach.
You can walk to Beacon Hill Park, Moss Street Farmer's Market (Saturdays, April to October), and Cook Street Village where you will find an assortment of shops and restaurants.
Victoria's best pizza, best cinnamon roll, and best vegan soup and sandwich are less than a five minute walk away!
For the fitness minded, Victoria is a great city to explore by bike. If you want to bring yours, there is space to store them safely. The YMCA, tennis courts, and a yoga studio are also nearby.
It is a five minute drive downtown or an easy 30 minute walk. There is a city bus stop around the corner from my house ($2.50 fare each direction).
Other Things to Note
I have wonderful, respectful tenants living in the basement suite.
* There is no smoking on the property, indoors or outdoors as I get migraines from cigarettes. If you need to light up, please do so away from the house:)
* No shoes inside the house.
* Sorry, no pets.
This room and home were perfect for me. Ana made me feel very welcome and trusted me to use the house as she had invited. I loved the location and the zen like calmness of the house. She has a wonderful garden and is planning more. In addition, conversation with Ana is a delight.
We had a wonderful time staying at Ana's. Her place is in a great location in Victoria and extremely quiet at night. We had a very comfortable sleep in a very clean and inviting room.
Ana is a very welcoming host. We felt right at home with her and in her beautiful home
Definately recommend staying at Ana's if your going to visit Victoria
We were delighted with Ana's place and it is as clean and beautiful as the pictures indicated. Her home is bright and airy and we were very comfortable staying there. Our bedroom was perfect and it was good to have a window that opened to the fresh air. The bed was very comfortable. It was nice to have use of the kitchen and when the weather permitted we even sat out on the deck with our morning coffee. The house is in a great neighbourhood, with good places to walk and a small village shopping area nearby. We enjoyed meeting Ana and found her to be a vibrant person with many interests. We would not hesitate to stay there again and highly recommend it.
We had a wonderful time staying with Ana! She was so friendly that we felt at home immediately. She had a lot of good ideas for our time in Victoria and it was always so nice to come home and meet her in the evening. The neighborhood is beautiful and you can walk to the beach easily just to watch the sunset. The house is very nice and comfortable so we would come back any time to visit her and Victoria again.
Anna is very kind and welcoming. She has a clean, bright, beautiful room, in a quaint older section of town in Victoria.
A pleasant place to stay and everything you would need is within a 15 minute walk........
Ana was a warm, friendly host! Though she had a sudden work appointment, she coordinated our arrival well and popped in to say Hi amidst her busy work schedule. The house is on a charming street close to downtown Victoria as well as the bay. The bed was amazing and we had a great night's sleep.
Her kitchen is well-stocked and we felt right at home with her. She had good recommendations for us vegetarians! Thank you for the muffins and hosting us!
Ana is an engaging and very hospitable host. My husband and I felt relaxed and at ease in Ana's home. The absence of any "dos and don'ts" contributed to the comfort. We could make our morning tea just like we were at home! And we enjoyed lounging in the comfortable living room.
I am very friendly, creative, fun, thoughtful, health-conscious, and non-judgemental. I love meeting people and I'm dedicated to making your stay in my home a pleasurable one!
I was born in the Philippines and moved to Victoria 40 years ago. I have also lived in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Montreal, but Victoria is my home sweet home.
I love the abundance of natural beauty Victoria and Vancouver Island have to offer. The hiking trails, ocean, and the fresh air are among the joys that draw me back here.
I work part-time as a caregiver for seniors. I am also very involved with the independent filmmaking, stand-up comedy, and theatre scenes in Victoria. I am also very passionate about organic gardening, healthy cooking and eating:) I can give recommendations on where to find great restaurants, especially those that cater to vegetarians and vegans.
I am an advocate of humanitarian and environmental issues. I do my best to make green choices and make time to volunteer in my community.