view from your bedsBack garden, summer time
Character house, homemade breakfast included.
Character house, homemade breakfast included.

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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We welcome you to our 19C house, your comfortable and spacious room on the 2nd floor, furnished with 2 comfortable twin beds, 2 armchairs and desk.
It is a quick drive, bus ride & about a 30 min walk to the Victoria City Harbour. We are minutes away from restaurants , cafés, grocery store, liquor store and pharmacy in our neighbourhood.
A wild flower and Oak tree meadow is steps away at the top of our road, wonderful views.
Our home-made breakfast is served between 8 - 9am in our dining room.

The space

Charming spacious upstairs room with twin beds, en suite 2 piece bathroom and shared bath or shower, located discretely at the bottom of your stairs, in our beautifully restored circa 1900 house uniquely decorated by Gérard. Your room has 2 very comfortable arm chairs and books of every sort to choose from. Views of the city and the Olympic mountains from the back window. Vintage desk to sit at and plan your next day. Our house is in a quiet treed neighborhood with many vintage houses around us. Wild flower park is two blocks up hill from our house, Summit Park. Views from there are of all around Victoria.
Enjoy the local restaurants such as Fifth St Grill, Part & Parcel and Cafe Fantastico, with the best baristas and in house roasted coffee in Victoria., There is a grocery store, pharmacy and a theater which does live theater and movies all within 10mins walk from the house. Downtown Victoria and the inner harbour are a 25-30 minute walk. Frequent buses to downtown Victoria, takes about 10mins, and University of Victoria, takes about 20 mins, stop about a block away from our house.
NO ACCESS TO KITCHEN TO MAKE MEALS, NO MICROWAVE. Some use of house refrigerator for storing perishable foods or drinks.
Delicious breakfasts of home made bread, granola, jams and jellies and fresh fruit along with delicious locally roasted coffee (Caffe Fantastico) or one of a selection of teas, served between 8 and 9.00, on the deck in warm weather or in our dining room.

French spoken.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Welcome to Victoria

Guest access

Guests have access to our back deck and garden. There is a Pergola at the end of the garden that guests can sit in at any time.
Guests will be sharing the main bathroom with us, which is discretely located at the bottom of the stairs to the guest room, for a bath or shower but have their own 2 piece bathroom off their room.
No access to kitchen. Small amount of room in fridge for perishable foods or drinks. NO MICROWAVE.

Interaction with guests

We are always present at our house when guests arrive. We try not to intrude on our guests if they seem to prefer to have time on their own but we are there if they feel like chatting. Breakfast is served between 8 and 9.00am in the dining room or on the deck in the summer.
We like to think of ourselves as concierges when and if the guest requires extra information on our area.

Other things to note

Our neighborhood has restaurants and cafes and a theater that performs live theater and/or movies at different times of the year. See guidebook.
On street parking is available outside our house or straight across the street.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people $8 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit $209
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 5PM

No smoking in house or any where on our property.
Two piece ensuite bathroom off your room and flexible use of shared main bathroom for bath or shower, main bathroom is located discretely at the bottom of your stairs.
For your comfort please bring the bath mat provided in your room to use in main bathroom for your bath or shower, THERE IS NO FLOOR DRAIN.
Soft shoes to be worn on main floor of the house, we have a tenant in our ground floor flat under kitchen, dining room and bathroom.
Quiet time 11pm - 8am

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Stairs up to front door and one flight up to guest room.
No parking on property - Parking on street always available
Some spaces are shared - Dining room and main bathroom
Amenity limitations


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

223 Reviews

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Yasemin User Profile
September 2017
Catherine and Gérard are so friedlich and werde versuchen helpful We recommend them highly.

Denise User Profile
September 2017
I loved the hospitality and welcome that made me feel at home. I loved the great food choices close by. It was quiet fir sleeping.

Jeff & Sallie User Profile
September 2017
Very tranquil, would not know you were in the middle of Victoria.

Liesl User Profile
September 2017
What a wonderful place to stay in Victoria! The house is a work of art, the hosts are very welcoming and knowledgeable and it's very peaceful! We will be back!

Susan User Profile
August 2017
Catherine's home is a beautiful and homey space. It is perfect in its location--being on a quiet street yet central enough for city exploration. AND the granola served at breakfast was the best I've ever had!

七海 User Profile
August 2017
ダウンタウンからバスで15分と近く、とても便利な立地でした。 可愛らしいお部屋には本がたくさん置いてあって、整理整頓されていました。朝ごはんのトーストにつける自家製ピーナツジャムがとても美味しかった。全てが完璧でした。 ありがとう。

Julie User Profile
August 2017
Very quiet, comfortable and clean place to stay at. Loved Catherine's breakfast and hospitability!

Victoria, CanadaJoined in June 2012
Catherine User Profile

Gerard and I are a very energetic retired couple who are enjoying having more time to spend in and around our house, built around 1900, in its ever developing garden and sharing it with our many wonderful airbnb guests. I am originally from England and Gerard from Quebec. I am a retired Pediatric RN and Gerard is a semi-retired house painter and designer/renovator with an interest in Art History and English Literature. We have lived in Victoria for over 30 years and are always finding new places to explore and enjoy here.
We love to travel and explore new places with interesting architecture, different cuisines and cultures.
We used Airbnb last year to find our accommodations in New Zealand and Australia and the year before for a winter trip to the Yucatan, with great success. Our favorite destinations is Europe are Venice, London and the South of France and Spain.
We are keen gardeners, readers, theater goers, music lovers and enjoy great food.
We look forward to meeting you and hosting for you soon.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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