FREE MOUNTAIN BIKES FOR GUESTS' USE
Lovely, inviting, and very private, our chalet is a traveler's dream. We offer location, comfort, tranquility, and a free-standing cottage for the price of a hotel room. We are situated less than a block from the attractions at Fisherman's Wharf, a ten minute walk to downtown and the USA ferry terminals, and a fifteen minute walk to the local/long distance bus stations. The historic James Bay neighbourhood shopping centre, with its myriad coffee shops, book and curio stores, and 24 hour grocery store, is also a five minute walk. The University of Victoria and Camosun College are a quick and easy bus or bike ride away.
Sunny and bright, the chalet features: 16 foot vaulted ceilings, oak floors, skylights, french doors opening out onto a large south-facing deck, kitchenette suitable for light cooking (convection oven, microwave, rice cooker, slow cooker, toaster, coffee maker, outdoor barbeque),separate private bedroom as well as sleeping loft. The sleeping loft has a futon mattress, while the living room couch folds into a double bed., We also offerstorage for bicycles on site with laundry option next door. There are two on-site high speed wireless internet networks and cable flatscreen tv is provided as well as a dvd player and a reasonable selection of movies.
Michael and Yuki (the hosts) live next door and can offer local tips on VIctoria along with restaurant/entertainment suggestions.
Please send us an enquiry even if it looks like the chalet is booked! Quite often we have cancellations or alterations that don't make it to the calendar before you do!
Guests have free access to common laundry facilities next door, mountain bike use, common driveway for loading and unloading. We happily welcome children traveling with parents to use our netted trampoline (we live next door) and assorted outdoor toys, balls and bats (not the cave-dwelling kind!!).
Interaction with Guests
While we love to share our travel experiences with guests, we also understand that you are not in Victoria to visit US!.. We are always available for a chat, coffee, or for local area information, but will never encroach on your space. Whether for a day or a month, the chalet is YOUR home, and we will respect it as such.
No smoking please, and shoes off inside.... VERY IMPORTANT... DO NOT LOCK DOOR WHEN CHECKING OUT.. PLEASE LEAVE KEY ON KITCHEN TABLE.
Michael's place has a little things to improve, the chalet is great located near By the bus station that takes you to downtown, we recommend the place if the stay is no longer that two days
Michael advice on the area was spot and the chalet was so nice and comfortable!
Michael m'avait prévenue de son absence et je n'ai vu personne durant mon séjour. Chalet très bien situé, simple et fonctionnel, sympathique et ensoleillé, qui gagnerait toutefois à être mieux entretenu à l'extèrieur (poubelles éventrées dans l'entrée!).
Michael had let me know in advance that he wouldn't be around at the time of our stay, but everything was ready and left for us as described. His cottage is comfortable, clean, and cozy. The location is perfect! We walked all around the area, loving the waterfront and James Bay neighborhood. Thanks for the reasonably priced and comfortable stay!
Host Michael was obliging and helpful with local knowledge and directions. The chalet is located in an interesting older area of Victoria with lots of good walking or cycling routes along the waterfront. A highlite is enjoying the sunsets from Ogden Point Breakwater a few blocks away. A scenic walk along the inner harbour takes you in past the Legislature, Empress Hotel and in to Victoria's heritage downtown. The chalet is a private urban getaway.
Convenient location and very nice chalet. It was very private and well stocked with just what we needed. Keeping Michael's place in mind for future visits. If you're only in town for a few days and want a nice place to rest your head, this is definitely it!
Thank you Michael for your hospitality. We were very comfortable and enjoyed our stay.
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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.