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Nice little apartment about 2 miles from downtown Victoria. Has everything we needed. We were very happy with our stay.
We really enjoyed this little apartment. The location is great. Within walking distance of a beautiful beach (off leash greatly appreciated by our Cavalier Sadie) and shopping/ restaurants. No hassle with parking but easy access to Victoria and all the highways. We wanted to check in early and our hosts happily accomodated that. Very comfortable platform bed and fine shower (my husband is 6'5" and easily accommodated him). Good price. What not to like.
Everything was fine. Brandon's wife met me briefly but we didn't really talk. She was holding back the dogs, maybe.
We stayed at this accommodation for 2 nights while visiting family in Victoria. It's in a great location and is within walking distance of the beach.
Everything was as indicated on the photos. Even though we didn't cook any meals while there the kitchen seemed like it would have what you would require should you want to.
It was really great to have a fireplace and the heat that came out made the place lovely and cosy.
We would recommend this suite to others looking for accommodation in Victoria. All my correspondence with Brandon was easy with very quick responses. Thanks Brandon and Janine!
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood of Victoria, you'll find the comforts of home and a serene place to unwind after a busy day. Bathed in natural sunlight, the spacious, well-appointed suite is just as pictured on the website—fireplace, sofa, beautiful coat rack, a well-equipped kitchen, a place to intimately dine as well as host a casual dinner with family or friends. It was a pleasant surprise to find fresh coffee grounds and tubinado sugar in their respective canisters on the kitchen counter to concoct morning drip coffee.
In the bedroom, there's an oh-so inviting comfy king-sized bed, 2 night stands, a chest of drawers, a full length mirror and a closet with extra pillows/blankets plus space to hang clothes. But the stellar thing about this bedroom, in my opinion, is the blackout curtains that encourage lazybones to catch a few extra winks. A much appreciated perk! Additionally, there's a door separating the living room from the bedroom—a feature not often found in rentals—allowing one the freedom to prepare breakfast or watch television and not disturb sleepers.
Just a few steps away from the king bed is a full walk-in shower, water closet and basin to meet your needs.
When I visited in early April, the weather was still quite cool. It was easy to set the thermostat-controlled living room fireplace plus the whisper-quiet electric oil-filled radiator in the bedroom to keep the spacious studio comfortable. I hope to return in warmer climate to make use of the Adirondack chair on the porch.
The location of this property is ideal for travelers wanting to explore Victoria sans the hustle and bustle of downtown crowds. For those without a car, there's a nearby shopping center, bus lines, a neighborhood beach, and, if walking/hiking interests you, there are streets and hills to climb that afford fantastic views. It truly is a charming neighborhood.
Janine was a thoughtful and welcoming host, who, aside from being attentive but not intrusive, rescued me when I locked myself out. And, although the suite is attached to the main house, I never heard a peep of noise day/night. Disappointedly, I did not meet Brandon but I did meet their exuberant and friendly doggie. Too much fun!
Would I return? You betcha!
Thanks so much for the awesome review. Hope to see you again :)
We were very happy with the warm welcome from Kari. The suite is comfortable , very clean and nicely decorated. The house is easy to find with groceries, pharmacy and restaurant within walking distance. The location is close to the beach and a short distance to the airport and ferry terminals. We were able to have our son in law and their dog drop in and have supper with us which was great as not all places are pet friendly. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to other families.
Kari was very welcoming, super friendly and very helpful. This is a perfect cozy place and the description was more than accurate! We felt like home and we had a great time. The location is perfect for a quiet getaway. You can walk along the beach and enjoying the ocean! I highly recommend the beautiful cottage and would come back for sure!
This space was just as lovely in person as in the description. Our host was very friendly and had considered all the amenities we would need. It was very clean, well laid out and accessible to both the beach and the city of Victoria. We even set up badminton in the backyard and played with the kids for hours. It was exactly what we wanted and I am so thankful we found it. I have already recommended it to several friends.
The host made me feel very welcome and reached out to me the day before. Everything was clean and tidy. It was a fantastic home away from home with easy access to the beach and downtown Victoria. The host Karie very kindly lent me her bicycle, helmet and gloves. It is a charming suite, decorated very tastefully. There were coupons for local restaurants and handy tourist info.
Brandon and Janine were very accommodating with my request to stay with just a few hours notice. They responded quickly and explained everything thoroughly when I arrived. The suite was very clean and welcoming, and had everything I needed. I LOVE the original art on the walls, and the fact it's only one block to the beach. The bed was super comfy and the living room was a great place to relax. I would stay again and recommend to others.
I've worked with Brandon on Music, Film, Real Estate and Marketing projects over the years. We keep connecting and collaborating on creative projects. He is super-positive, a go-getter and gets things done. Very happy to have connected with Brandon almost 10 years ago now. Super reliable and trustworthy person.