Bright Studio in Old Town District


Entire home/flat

2 Guests

Studio

1 bed

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About this listing

This unique, top-floor studio penthouse in the heart of Old Town in downtown Victoria is an urban traveller's dream. Walk out the door onto historic wood cobblestone and you're literally steps away from the Lower Johnson shopping district.

The space

Welcome to the studio penthouse at the Morley Soda Factory, a three-story, nine-unit heritage building that was completely renovated and restored in 2008. Originally constructed in 1884, the building has been a flagship of the downtown core for 130 years – and now you can stay here and experience all the amazing things downtown Victoria has to offer.

Being on the top floor, the space has lots of natural light, keeping the apartment bright and warm. It's the perfect place to make your home base while exploring and you can easily duck back inside at any point during your day for a quick nap, or a snack, or just to take a break to relax with a great cup of local coffee on the terrace.

Guest access

The carefully designed studio – which was completed in late-2009 – has all the amenities you could want for a short or long-term rental:

• Three-piece bathroom with fresh towels, shower/tub and all the fixings
• Planted terrace with bistro set overlooking the famous wooden cobblestones of Waddington Alley and onto Johnson Street
• Hair dryer and iron
• A wall-mounted flat screen TV, complete with Apple TV box + Netflix + Crave TV
• A Queen-sized bed, with fresh linens, individual hanging lamps and big pillows
• A complete kitchen loaded with all the dinnerware, cookware and glasses you could ever need; as well as a fridge, freezer, oven, stovetop and a row of kitchen bar seats for socializing while you cook
• An elevator to help you lug those bags up to the top floor!

Other Features:

• The building has a very private rear courtyard garden for relaxing, if you so choose
• The most secure and inexpensive covered parking lot in town is less than 50 meters away
• The historic and iconic Johnson Street Bridge can be seen from the terrace and is literally across the street – so you can take casual walks over the harbour to get a full view of the city
• All of Victoria's best restaurants and bars are within walking distance
• Easy access to taxis for excursions that go a little further
• There are three great brew pubs within walking distance, two less than five minutes away

Interaction with guests

I was born and raised in Victoria and both Danielle and I have lived and travelled abroad, so we’re well-versed in the different desires of travelers. We’re happy to sit down with you to discuss what you might be interested in doing and can offer local knowledge, insider tips and answer any questions you might have. Or, we can happily leave you to your own devices and let you explore Victoria from this amazing home base on your own.

Other things to note

See You Soon!

We love this little spot and our town and we look forward to providing a unique experience and comfy nest for your Victoria adventure.

Cheers,

Christian + Danielle


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £27
Weekly Discount: 3%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

We expect you to treat our place as if it was your own, and we ask very little of you in terms of rules, other than common sense and common courtesy. We are strictly a non smoking suite and ask that you do not smoke inside or on the terrace. Also, be mindful that there are other people living in the building, so please keep the noise to a minimum after 10pm. You are welcome to have friends visit and enjoy the space with you, but as it is a small space we would like to keep the total number to about 6 people. If you are planning on having more, please ask. We are happy to chat about anything you have planned. As for pets, please do notify us beforehand as we work on a case by case basis with pets.
Check In is flexible and Check Out at 11am. We have been able to accommodate early check ins or bag drop offs, so ask and we will do our best.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - This is downtown living
No parking on property - There is a list of parking options located in the suite

Cancellations

Strict

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


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
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254 Reviews


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Sid User ProfileSid is a superhost.
June 2017
Very good communication, great location, and super comfy bed. A great place to stay

Jade User Profile
June 2017
Perfect location to explore Victoria! Within walking distance to dozens of bars, pubs, and restaurants. Also really close to the waterfront and historic areas, yet still feels secluded and private when you're in the loft. If we come back to Victoria we would likely stay here again!

Rebecca User Profile
June 2017
Was a great place to stay for a business trip to Victoria. It is a cosy and warm space. Right in the middle of everything in Victoria. Easy to access. A bit noisy at night due to the alley but worth it for the location. Communication and arriving was all seamless. Thanks for a great stay!

Claire User Profile
June 2017
Restful place in a great location. Grace and Amie's quick and clear communication made everything easy. The condo had everything we needed (including thoughtful ear plugs so we could keep the windows open for cool air at night), and nothing we didn't. A fresh supply of coffee beans and recommendations for where to eat left of the chalkboard were very useful touches. We were able to walk most everywhere we wanted to go, and were able to relax in a clean and well-kept space. Really enjoyed our stay here!

Kevin User Profile
June 2017
Great location in downtown Victoria. Great breakfast spot right next door. This loft is very tastefully decorated. Fully stocked with coffee, etc. 3rd floor, elevator or stairs. Parking is on the street and a bit tough to find a spot, but we found one nearby every time. Parking is free between 6pm and 9am...seems tailored for residents...but during other hours, you only get 2 hrs, then have to move the car to a diff block. (or go see some stuff.) Friendly host. Great communication. Enjoyed our stay.

Luke User Profile
June 2017
This was a fantastic space, it's more beautiful in person, the pictures don't do it justice. Also very nice finishing touches to make you feel at home.

Robin User Profile
May 2017
It was a wonderful apartment and location. The only downside was it's across from the Salvation Army so there were a lot of homeless yelling and screaming throughout the night.

Victoria, Canada · Joined in January 2014
Christian User ProfileChristian is a superhost.

I'm a small business owner born and raised in Victoria but have also spent a lot of time abroad. I'm really into the local independent business community here and am super familiar with all the shops, cafes, restaurants and other things that make Victoria such a vibrant and unique city to live in.

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