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Airy and spacious, our 800 square foot suite occupies the entire top floor in a 1908 character house. We are just steps from the new children's nature park, tourist attractions and friendly, overfed seals at Fisherman's Wharf. Our location, in terms of convenience, is simply the best in Victoria. Leave your car keys at home! We are a ten minute walk to downtown, local beaches, jugglers, magicians and entertainers at the inner harbour, and the scenic walking trails at Dallas Road. James Bay neighborhood village, the oldest in Victoria, is a five minute walk. There you will find coffee shops (including Starbucks), bookstores, breakfast haunts, relaxed open-air pubs and gift shops. Beacon Hill Park, with its lagoons, wildlife, and Petting Zoo for children is a twenty minute walk.
Our loft has a private sunny patio, two skylights, electric fireplace, rich maple flooring, separate private bedroom as well as additional sleeping (double sofabed) off the living room. The bathroom is spacious and has a full tub and shower. The kitchen has light cooking facilities including: convection oven, microwave, rice cooker,hot plate and under counter fridges. There is also a good-sized dining area off the kitchen and lockable storage for bicycles. There is plenty of on-street parking free of charge.
Entertainment choices include: two wireless internet networks, flatscreen tv with dvds and three bicycles for guest use. Children are warmly welcomed (we have an extra cot if needed); the hosts (Michael and Yuki) live downstairs and many of our younger guests like to bounce on the netted trampoline with our seven year old. Yuki speaks Japanese, Michael speaks Spanish, and our nineteen year old John (when he's in town) speaks German.
We're also happy to welcome pets, although we remove all area rugs for guests with furry friends. A professional dog walking and doggy day care service is located at the end of our street. Bus stops abound and the main bus terminal is a five minute walk. UVIC (University of Victoria) and Camosun College are an easy transit transfer.
Please send us your email inquiry even if it appears the loft is full for part or all of your intended stay. Quite often we have alterations or cancellations in bookings that don't make it onto our availability calendar immediately.
NEW FOR 2014: FREE MOUNTAIN BIKES FOR GUESTS' USE.
No smoking anywhere on property! PLEASE, PLEASE SHOES OFF AT ENTRANCEWAY!!!! VERY IMPORTANT! Fun is mandatory! We LOVE travel stories!
The space was lovely and a great location for convenient walks to scenic strolls along the coastline and harbor area. Michael left excellent tips on food shopping, coffee shops, and dining. I was able to cook evening meals using local food specialties, as well as breakfast. Also, conveniently located near water taxis, if you tire or want to get to the downtown area/waterfront from Fisherman's Wharf. Michael also has Victoria a good collection of visitor infomation brochures. I plan to return.
We loved our stay at the loft apartment! The location is amazing and the apartment has everything you need. Great skylights and ambience. Very comfortable bed, lots of free street parking, great quiet neighbourhood. Michael was super helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
We had a great stay at the loft! The location was excellent, in an established character neighborhood close to Fisherman's Wharf, Beacon Hill Park, and downtown. We loved the cozy private space. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming, but unobtrusive and respectful of our privacy. The bed was very comfortable!
Michael and his family made us feel very welcome. He was very accomodating, even when our plans changed at the last minute. This is quite a spacious loft space. They did a beautiful job. My husband and I stayed here with our two daughters, ages 5 and 3. There was plenty of room for all of us. Conveniently located within a short walk of the waterfront and very close to the city center. We brought a car so we drove but we could have easily walked to the city center or taken a bus if we had been so inclined.
Michael is a great host! We loved the apartment. Quick walking access to Fishermen's Wharf and the downtown area - Perfect. There is even ample street parking if you have a car (which we did on our final evening).
The stairs up to the loft are a little steep (as per usual, but it's good to keep in mind). The space was pretty quiet other than some occasional music coming from the cruise ships docked nearby.
Accueil sympa, très bel appartement, très bien situé pour découvrir Victoria. Le prêt de vélo est un vrai plus. A recommander.
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Thanks for taking a look at my listing! world traveler, property manager, parent of nineteen and seven year old boys, dutiful husband, "wannabe" Federesque tennis player, badminton addict, and avid reader.