South view of chalet with french doors leading out to cedar deckElevated View of living area from west port window
Secluded Chalet in the Heart of James Bay
Secluded Chalet in the Heart of James Bay


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

The space

FREE MOUNTAIN BIKES FOR GUEST 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 two blocks 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. There is always lots of free on-street parking on our street. 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 barbecue on request),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 offer storage for bicycles on site. Wireless internet is provided as well as a fact screen tv 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!

Guest access

Guests have free mountain bike use, use of common driveway for loading and unloading. We happily welcome children traveling with parents to use our 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.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $11 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee: $14
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)

No smoking please, and shoes off inside.... VERY IMPORTANT... DO NOT LOCK DOOR WHEN CHECKING OUT.. PLEASE LEAVE KEY ON KITCHEN TABLE.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

149 Reviews


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Anne User Profile
May 2017
Great little spot fabulously located for access to downtown and beaches. The chalet is comfortable and spotlessly clean. Great value and terrific hosts!

Marjory User Profile
May 2017
This is a great location. The host was very welcoming and friendly. Awesome area for walking and enjoying the downtown beauty of Victoria. Nothing fancy but great value for the location and size when used mainly for sleeping. Will recommend.

Siobhan User Profile
May 2017
Nice little place in a great location with good flexibility of layout

Megan User Profile
May 2017
Excellent location!! Very walkable to downtown and bus stops. Michael is a very friendly and helpful host. Check in/out was a breeze. Chalet was comfortable on cooler evenings due to the heaters. Lots of extra blankets and pillows. Lovely back deck to enjoy the humming birds! Shower was great-lots of hot water and pressure. Consider bringing your own shampoo/body wash as we only had hand soap. We stayed just my husband and I but we would definitely consider bringing our two girls with us next time for a family get away.
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Thanks for the review and the suggestions, Megan. After reading your comments on the hummingbirds, I sat and waited on the deck one sunny afternoon while we were waiting for guests to arrive. Sure enough, after about 20 minutes, the prettiest little hummingbird dropped in to say hello!
May 2017

Debbie User Profile
May 2017
Great location and value. Very quiet even though considered a city neighborhood. Our stay at Michael's place got us thinking about moving to Victoria. We would definitely stay here again.
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Thanks for the kind words, Debbie. It was a pleasure hosting you.
May 2017

Elaine User Profile
May 2017
Wonderful host, wonderful place. This cute and comfortable place is located very close to Fisherman's Wharf in Victoria, a nice, quiet neighborhood from which to range.
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Hi Elaine. Such as pleasure meeting you and Robert. His suggestions for the hardwood floors worked perfectly. We would love to see you back here in Victoria.
May 2017

Delia User Profile
May 2017
We loved staying at Michael's place. We had everything we could possibly need, and the chalet is so cute! Something we really appreciated was the full stock of extra blankets, pillows, and towels. For a couple who sleeps with about five pillows and loves piling on the blankets, this was so refreshing! Michael made us feel right at home, gave us great food recommendations, and even made friends with our doggie ;) The location cannot be beat. We walked everywhere and loved having the chalet right in the middle where we could come back for a break of sightseeing. I would recommend staying here to anyone.
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
Thanks for the nice review, Delia! You (and the doggie) were wonderful guests!
May 2017

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Michael User Profile

Thanks for taking a look at my listing! world traveler, property manager, parent of twenty one and nine year old boys, dutiful husband, "wannabe" Federesque tennis player, badminton addict, and avid reader.

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