About this listing
CANCELLATION SPECIAL SEPTEMBER 1 and 2 - 99 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. NOte that chalet is unavailable between December 1 2015 and Decemberr 31 2016.
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.
The chalet was very clean and cosy and a walking distance from Victoria downtown. Se appreciate our stay and the kindness and diponibility of the hosts. Thanks Michael
Michael's chalet was really nice and in a great location to discover Victoria. Everything was available and we enjoyed our stay there. In particular if you are travelling as a couple, this is a great get-away!
This was a great little place to stay for our two nights in Victoria. It's a compact space so might not suit four adults but was clean and tidy and fine for us and our two daughters. Michael was very helpful and friendly. We really appreciated being able to leave our bags with him for the day after checking out.
The location is residential so nice and quiet but also very close to the centre of the town and local amenities. We loved the bookshop/coffee place in James Bay Square. Also liked the Breakwater cafe for good value fresh food.
We highly recommend Royal BC museum, we thought we'd spend an hour there and ended up spending nearly seven!! It was open til 10pm on Friday.
Michael responded promptly to any concerns and clarifications. The unit was clean and furnished as described and as per the pictures published. Ideally suited for a small family with 2 adults and 2 kids.
The seaside chalet was a great place to stay, cute little one bedroom ADU behind Michael house. Great walking distance from from the ferry and also every where we wanted to go in Victoria. We brought our own bikes which was nice to have the back porch to leave on over night. Michael manual/ recommendations where also great and very helpful. The house was also located in a neighborhood which was so nice over staying with all the tourist around the bay and in down town.
Great location for walking and biking!
What a charming home! We stayed here in July and it was so nice to listen to the ocean birds and feel the breeze. The shower is awesome!
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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.