About This Listing
LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION SPECIAL JUNE 18/19/20/21 - $84 DOLLARS PER NIGHT!!
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!
NOTE: Minimum stay is two nights. However, selected one-night stays available in summer at $169 per night. Please email for a list of available one-night options.
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.
My children and I spent 5 nights at Michael's chalet by the sea, and found the chalet to be quite charming, quiet and safe. The chalet is within walking distance to all the sights in Victoria, and Michael and his family made us feel welcome with a guide to all the local shops and restaurants and also offered some tips for what the kids would enjoy. We would stay there again.
The stay at the chalet was great! Michael was communicative via messages, available in person for questions and tips, and was overall welcoming to make it an enjoyable stay. It was just me for the three nights, so the chalet was plenty spacious. The space was quiet, bed was comfortable, and the lighting and ambiance was peaceful. The mountain bikes aren't in top condition but worked well for getting around and even a trek all the way out to Butchart Gardens! Definitely recommended!
Michael met us as we arrived. The Seaside Chalet in James Bay was perfect for our stay in Victoria. The location was great as we were able to walk into town, along the inner harbor, and to all the restaurants that that Michael recommended. Michael all your recommendations were spot on. Thank you for opening your home to us and for your hospitality.
The Seaside Chalet was a nice little place for our extended stay in Victoria. It's in a very nice part of town, close to downtown, and Michael made our stay very welcome. Thank you again! :)
We enjoyed our stay in the chalet. We found it comfortable, bright, and quaint. The location was fantastic - easy walking distance to everything. The neighbourhood is older but we were completely at ease. Our hosts Michael and Yuki were hospitable and helpful. They made us feel welcome to knock on their door and chat if we needed anything, but had our complete privacy of we didn't. The chalet was equipped nicely for very light cooking. The private back patio was a nice bonus to an already cute place. We would happily return again.
We really enjoyed this little chalet. It was a great place for our one week stay in Victoria. Unit was clean and bright. It was nice to have a balcony and a little extra space for visitors when our son and his girlfriend came to visit. The owners were friendly and the neighbourhood was quiet and peaceful yet close to nearby amenities and attractions.
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About the Host, Michael
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.