About This Listing
This double bed is now a beautiful four-poster bed. Curtains have been hung by the head of the bed for added privacy.
Peaceful country feel, next to Downtown. Bright and airy, and surrounded by green. You'll hear the backyard hens clucking while having breakfast on your private patio. Comfortable with soft spaces to flop. Double bed, lots of storage and fully equipped kitchen. Includes all you'll need for your stay. Also internet, television, CD player (with ipod connector), laundry and great reads.
If you want to stay in the neighbourhood, wander across the high school green space to Fernwood Village to buy fresh local produce at Aubergine and have an organic latte at Cornerstone Cafe. Book at the day spa, yoga or art class and pick up your tickets for a performance at the Belfry Theatre. Purchase momentos for family and friends at She Said Gallery or give yourself a gift and get a tattoo. Have dinner at any of the fabulous eateries – Fernwood Inn for pub fare, Ca Va Bistro Moderne for fine dining, Stage for tapas or Stir it Up for authentic Jamaican take-out.
Our home is a scent-free environment, with hepa air filtration system.
Please call or email in advance of your stay so we can plan your arrival. Feel free to knock on the front door to ask about all Victoria has to offer!
Feel free to wander. There are chickens to visit in the back yard, and lots of veggies (in season) to harvest for your dinner. We also have a lovely space for all in the front yard, with a neighbourhood library, and places to rest. Our neighbourhood is known both as Funky Fernwood and Friendly Fernwood. Both are true!
One block to fabulous Fernwood Village.
A 15 minute walk to Chinatown. On the way, stop by Cold Comfort Ice Cream Shop or The Parsonage Cafe (fabulous coffee) or the Polish Deli (perogies & kolbasa). Next stop is the Victoria Public Market for lots of organic and local food.
A 25 minute walk to Victoria's Inner Harbour – surrounded by the Empress Hotel, the BC Legislature, the Royal BC Museum and Tourism Victoria.
Lots of on-street parking.
One block to public transit.
Low season rate: $85 per night
High season rate: $90 per night
We love questions! Feel free to ask.
No smoking on property please.
When checking out, please do your own dishes and leave the bed unmade. We'll launder the bedding, towels etc.
The kitchen has everything you may need: cookbooks, baking pans etc. The fridge has been updated to a smaller, more energy efficient one.
Marianne was a great host, very friendly and welcoming. I loved my stay here! The pictures are very accurate. It was clean and bright. Beautiful neighbourhood, comfortable bed. It's a very charming little place and the location was perfect... It's just outside the busyness of downtown, but still so close. I walked everywhere. Nice little yoga place very close by. It was great to have laundry facilities available. The kitchen had dishware and everything I needed while I was there.
We had a great stay at Marianne and Olive's place.
We enjoyed staying in the charming residential area of Fernwood, with the city just 15/20 minute walk away. Though quite small, the suite was well equipped and spacious enough for two people for a few days. The suite was private, quiet and clean.
We appreciated Marianne's flexibility with our arrival time and would definitely stay again/recommend.
Our hosts made us feel quite welcome to the neighbourhood with excellent suggestions for groceries, restaurants, and entertainment. Close to public transit stops, great specialty shops, and not a far walk from downtown. As we were in the second half of our two week trip, the high efficient laundry was a welcome sight. Love the tiny library on the front lawn! Great kitchen, we made use of the oven to heat up some locally sourced croissants. I could easily imagine myself spending a lot more time at this location, for business trips into Victoria. Or to finish writing a novel or a personal retreat where I needed to get away from my current walk of life. Extremely happy with our stay!
We had a lovely time in this little hideaway. It's a short walk to downtown and everything you need. Lovely, friendly and helpful hosts. The place is in lovely condition and really comfortable! We would highly recommend this for anyone staying in victoria!!
Met all our needs . Good Location . Quiet neighborhood . The suite was very clean and had everything we need. Marianne helped with your tips . Recommended . The tomatoes were very good . Thank you .
Der Aufenthalt in Mariannes and Olives Appartement war super. Die Bilder des Appartments sowie die Beschreibungen zu Lage etc. passen perfekt und waren für uns als Fußgänger perfekt zur Erkundung von Victoria.
Marianne and Olive haben uns sehr nett empfangen und auf unsere Fragen viele Antworten und Tipps für die Umgebung gefunden: auf Mariannes Empfehlung haben wir auf einer Wanderung einen wunderbaren Strand entdeckt. Wir sind den beiden sehr dankbar für ihre Gastfreundschaft, Herzlichkeit und Gespächigkeit und können jedem Besucher von Victoria nur empfehlen bei Marianne und Olive Gast zu werden.
About the Host, Marianne And Olive
Hello! Olive and I love living in our beautiful house in Victoria's sweetest neighbourhood, Fernwood. We share a passion of making our living spaces cozy and fun - this includes our sweet suite. We look forward to sharing this amazing fresh, green part of the world with you. Enjoy the clucking hens in the back yard, and the charming village of Fernwood just a block away.
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