Restored vintage house close to tow

House - Private room · Blackwood St, Victoria, BC V8T 3W7, Canada
Catherine

Come enjoy your visit to Victoria and stay in our comfortable upstairs bed-sitting room. We are on a quiet street about a 30 minute walk from Victoria's Inner Harbour. Breakfasts are served in our colourful dining room.

Your host, Catherine
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Come enjoy your visit to Victoria and stay in our comfortable upstairs bed-sitting room. We are on a quiet street about a 30 minute walk from Victoria's Inner Harbour. Breakfasts are served in our colourful dining room.

The Space

Charming upstairs room with twin beds, en suite 2 piece bathroom and shared bath or shower in our beautifully restored circa 1900 house uniquely decorated by Gérard.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 and San Remos. 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 is a 25-30 minute walk. Frequent buses to downtown Victoria, Oak Bay and University of Victoria.

Delicious breakfasts of home made bread, granola, jams and jellies and fresh fruit along with delicious locally roasted coffee (Caffe Fantastico) 0r one of a selection of teas.
Views to down town Victoria and the Olympic mountains from guest room and back deck.
19 YEAR OLD CAT IN RESIDENCE (Gomez).
WIFI Free
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.
Guests will be sharing the main bathroom with us for a bath or shower but have their own 2 piece bathroom off their room.

Interaction with Guests

We are always present at our house when guests are staying with us. We try not to intrude on our guests if they seem to prefer to have time on their own but are there if they feel like chatting.
We like to think of ourselves as concierges when and if the guest requires extra information on the area.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is very close to downtown Victoria bur far enough away to be peaceful and quiet. We love the convenience of all the stores on Quadra St, a 10 minute walk from our house. The neighborhood is full of vintage houses and beautiful gardens plus there is a wild flower and oak meadow at the top of our road with a view over Victoria.
By car, public transport or on foot our neighborhood is a delight to stay in.
Victoria is a city to visit at any time of the year. We have a mild winter climate, early spring and late fall season. The summer season varies from comfortably warm and dry to downright hot at times. Victoria has much less rain fall than the mainland.

Getting around

The buses run frequently within blocks of our house to downtown, UVIC and Camosen College. The airporter is easy to catch from here also and will drop you off a few blocks from our house in Quadra Village.
We have safe street parking outside our house.

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.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $357 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Staying with Catherine and Gerard made for a very comfortable and convenient stay in Victoria. They were extremely helpful hosts, writing out directions and giving us lots of recommendations for things to see and places to eat. Their stunning flower garden and homemade breakfasts made our stay even more enjoyable.

    July 2014
  • We loved staying at Catherine and Gerard's place. They had a beautiful house and garden. The room was very comfortable and very well thought through. We were very comfortable at her place. We also loved the organic breakfast, home made bread and fresh fruits their garden! They also were very accommodating and ready to answer any questions.

    The only thing to be careful is we are a married couple and when we were booking we totally weren't paying attention that the room had two single beds. We didn't mind it at all, but something to pay attention to if you really want a double bed :).

    July 2014
  • We had a great weekend with Catherine and Catherine. They were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious! They had homemade bread and jam. We would definitely recommend their place for a good time in Victoria!

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our one-night stay in this lovely Victorian house. A spacious room with lots of atmosphere, an excellent view and a lovely breakfast with homemade bread, preserves and granola made it perfect. Thank you very much :-)

    June 2014
  • This was a return visit for us, that's how much we enjoy our hosts, the accommodation and the neighborhood! And fresh strawberries from the garden to top off our home-made granola, what could be better??! Thank you, Catherine and Gerard, for another enjoyable stay!

    June 2014
  • Gerard and Catherine was kindness and comfortable
    Garden is Very beautiful
    delicious cherry of garden
    Our room was clean and great
    We had a great time
    It was a very good choice

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed staying at Catherine's place and warmly recommand her place! Thank you for welcoming us!

    June 2014
  • I stayed with Catherine and Gerard for two nights in June. Had a great stay in a very cozy and comfortable room, and they were lovely hosts! Their home and garden are beautiful. Listing was exactly as described and no surprises. Place was very convenient to where I needed to go and about a 30 min walk to downtown. There are a few amenities (not a lot) within ten minutes walking distance. I echo all the other reviews and their homemade breakfast was a perfect start to the morning. An overall comfortable and enjoyable stay and I would definitely recommend their place to others! :)

    June 2014
  • Catherine and Gerard were the ideal hosts, taking care in every detail of our stay. Their house is fantastic, including a spectacular garden and mountain views. They were warm and welcoming, with pertinent information about the Victoria and our travel through it. We were blow away by the gourmet breakfast they served us each morning, which included Catherine homemade granola and fresh squeeze orange juice. The couples' years as restauranteurs clearly made their mark. Above all, we loved talking to them and getting to know such kind and interesting people. Couldn't recommend this place more.

    June 2014
  • This was my first time using Air B&B . Catherine & Gerard's home was very charming and well kept and the garden was amazing . They were very flexible with breakfast/coffee time. It was clean & quiet. Both Catherine & Gerard were friendly and helpful . The neighborhood was safe and close to downtown. I enjoyed my sat & would recommend their home to others. Thank you again for an enjoyable stay!!

    Gail

    May 2014
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Gerard and I are a very energetic semi-retired couple who are enjoying having more time to spend in and around our house, built around 1900, in its ever developing garden and with our many wonderful airbnb guests. I am originally from England and Gerard from Quebec. 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 on our winter trip to the Yucatan, with great success and a fall trip to New York. Our favorite destinations are Europe, especially Venice, and Mexico. We are also keen gardeners, readers, theater goers and love great food. We have a beautiful and affectionate 19 yr old cat called Gomez. We look forward to meeting you and hosting for you soon.
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