About This Listing
Welcome to Victoria
We hope that you will come here, relax and unwind. There is a Queen size bed that is super comfy and the area is quiet yet conveniently located. Enjoy the beautiful views and the outdoor patio. Victoria is a wonderful city.
This can be the door to your room. Spacious desk for any work that needs to be done while away.
Need a place to crash while you are exploring the city? We are willing to open up our home to you so you can sleep comfortably and have access to a kitchen for your convenience. We do have a little dog who likes to bark and wag her tail. Be not afraid. The bedroom has a queen size bed and a desk with a tv in there. So quiet. The kitchen has beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains it really is stunning. The bedroom is a nice size the queen bed fits in nicely and it is really comfortable, or at least I think so. While you are here the family will be coming and going living their life so you should expect to have some privacy when you are here and some interaction if you want to hang out. Our neighbourhood is call Cedar Hill and it is a quiet area with mostly single family dwellings but there is a plaza and a mall within walking distance. The mall has a Thrifty foods and lots of shops (website hidden) and the plaza has a M& M meats as well as a Cobbs bread and a Fairway market.
Public transit in Victoria is not as great as large cities but the buses do run Shelbourne street quite frequently as well as a bus route along Cedar Hill that is less frequent. (website hidden)
We are about 3Km away from the University of Victoria and there is a bike available to use if you like. University Heights is about 5 blocks away and has a movie theatre as well.
All in all it is pretty central but quiet. Message me for more details that are specific for you!
Dont forget about (website hidden) maps, it is pretty good for helping with directions. I have noticed that sometimes rental vehicles from the US have a hard time finding our street with the GPS!
Guest will have access to the beautiful patio and the trampoline in the back yard. As well as the kitchen for cooking. The bathroom is shared with myself and my husband and of course you are welcome to hang out with us in the living room.
Interaction with Guests
Sometimes I work early mornings and go to bed early and sometimes I work evenings and am not around much during the day. It kinda just depends. We hope that you will feel like you are staying with friends and feel comfortable just to get out and explore.
I love that our neighbourhood is so central to everything. It is close to 2 grocery stores, walkable to a mall close to a movie theatre, and only 10 minutes to downtown. We know all our neighbours and its just really a lovely place to be while in Victoria.
There are 2 bus routes near our house. The #24 is right up the street (3 houses) but the frequency of this bus is not as great as buses which travel on Shelbourne street a 5 minute walk from our house. The buses on Shelbourne run every 15 minutes during peak times and about every 20 during the down time. Bus passes are available at the Fairways Market or 7-11's downtown. We also have a bike here (2 if you give us some heads up) which you can borrow to get around. Walking downtown from here takes about 45 minutes. I highly recommend (website hidden) maps to help you figure out when and where you want to go. Of course we will have a map available to you here :)
Other Things to Note
If there is something you need, please just ask!! I would hope that you feel comfortable and enjoy your stay. Since I work part of the time it is impossible for me to make breakfast. I do however offer breakfast food as part of your stay. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies let me know and I can stock things you like. On hand are cereals milk eggs and bread.
Smoking outdoors only
Accidents happen, please own it and say something.
Laundry available to those staying 3 nights or longer.
No overnight guest please
Notre séjour à Victoria fut des plus agréables. Pamela et son mari nous ont très bien accueilli dans leur maison. La chambre est comme sur les photos. On s' est senti à l'aise et avons beaucoup apprécié pouvoir discuter avec Pamela. Un vrai plaisir.
Pamela's place was lovely and her family and her were great hosts. The room was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable I would certainly recommend this listing and would not hesitate to stay here again!
We stayed for 1 night only. Pamela responded fairly quickly (same day). Her place was comfy and just right for us. Her place was clean and even had shampoo, lotion and body wash ready for us. I did not get a chance to meet Pamela but her husband Neil was there to welcome us and show us around. We had a great time. Thank you Pamela and Neil.
2 Thumbs Up ! I found Pamela and Neils home just as advertised. Very clean, quiet, private and a very comfortable bed. As hosts, they were very accomodating and informative yet let you do your own thing until you approached them. I had no transportation of my own. My friend in Victoria who I was visiting had some vehecile trouble the last day of my stay and Pamela gave me a ride downtown as she was headed out in the morning to meet my friend. Thank You Pamela ! I would definitely stay here again. No complaints whatsoever.
Pam is/was very welcoming offering tea, showing me around the kitchen and telling me I was welcome to use the kitchen. Neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. The room was clean and nicely appointed including everything one might need, towels, face clothes, travel shampoos, soaps, lotions, etc. Wonderful views out the windows. Plenty of lights, extension cords for electronics, great TV and wifi. Very comfortable bed and chairs. Family members are all welcoming. Beautiful family home. Close to downtown Victoria (2 miles). I drove my car - street parking is good in front of the house. I believe I saw a bus stop on the main street which is only a couple of houses down. Nice outdoor back deck with views of the Olympic Mountains when the weather is clear. This is springtime now, so all the flowers in the yard are in bloom - birds singing and lots of blue skies during my particular stay :-)
Pamela was very easy to deal with and responded promptly to my inquiry. The room was large, clean,and bright. The family is very relaxed and I enjoyed my stay.
About the Host, Pamela
We are a fun family of 4 who like to laugh and have fun and adventures.
We all love our little dog, Stella who likes to bark at strangers. We like to watch shows like Arrested Development together. We havent done much traveling lately but would love to go on a big trip somewhere warm. UPDATE, this is a picture of Neil and I in Cozumel! So we have traveled lately!!
A beautiful 305 Km walk around a public course. It is lovely and great exercise, 5 minutes away. Chip trail is great for a run.Saanich BC
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This is THE place to go for Asian supplies. This store is locally owned and operated. It is a regular grocery store.Shelbourne St Saanich BC V8P
This is the local grocery store that is now owned by Sobeys. So if you are familiar at all with the chain you get the idea. GrocerysHillside Avenue Victoria BC V8T 4Y3
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I like their soups some times.Shelbourne St Victoria BC V8P 5N4
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I go to the Cinecenter there all the time for great movies. There is a bus that goes right there just down the hill.Finnerty Road Victoria BC V8N 1M5