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View the Salish Sea and Majestic Olympic Mountains as you walk out the door!Nearby Kitty Islets
Victoria Studio By The Beach
Victoria Studio By The Beach
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Snowbird discount available - Waterfront oasis by the beach. Looking for a short or long term sanctuary - a warm, quiet place to rest? Let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep in this well appointed garden studio. The ocean view is from the garden, or across the street for a beach walk. This private studio is ready to be your home away from home. We are in a quiet neighbourhood, a 7 minute drive to downtown, close to a village, 2 blocks from a, and minutes from many great walks.

The space

People call this is a ‘tranquil’ space. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean. You have private access to a large studio across the street from a wonderful 0.5 km beach walk ,particularly spectacular at low tide. The studio is furnished with a comfortable queen bed, desk, dining table, large screen TV, wifi, private bath (shower only). The heat pump gives you energy efficient warmth within minutes for a cozy feel in the comfortable space.
Outside your private space (in the adjoining room) is your fully equipped kitchenette and full size laundry. This space is shared (I only come down for laundry, and avoid it if you are here for a short stay). You can choose to dry your clothes outside on the clothesline on the deck or in the garden with the ocean air.
Note: The photos show the view from the front of the house and top of the garden. Your studio windows face the neighbour's home. So you can HEAR the ocean while you sleep, and it is steps from your door, but there is no direct ocean or garden view from your window.

We live in the garden capital of Canada. The enchanting garden steps lead to a Willow Bench that commands a priceless view of the Salish Sea, our Bay, Kitty Islets, lighthouse, and the Olympic Mountains in Washington, USA. Have breakfast garden-side while the hummingbirds ‘buzz’, and the lush garden soothes and restores. The anti-gravity lawn chairs make for a great afternoon respite.

Perfect for a single traveller, or couple. Not suitable for children.

Guest access

The private studio is the lower level of my home, and includes a large room with private entry and bath (shower only). Through the door you will find your kitchenette with laundry which is in the 'shared space'. If you are here for a week or more, you might see me in the kitchenette laundry. Enjoy the the garden deck to rest and recharge. There's a magical bench at the top of the garden to enjoy your morning coffee while enjoying one of the best views in Victoria - the Salish Sea and Olympic Mountains.

Interaction with guests

Once you are acquainted with the space and oriented to the neighbourhood and city, this is your vacation to enjoy. Of course, if you need anything, I am a knock away. I am happy to offer recommendations for some of the best places in the city, and particularly in the 'hood'.

Other things to note

Coffee, Tea, local artisan granola provided. No steps - easily accessible. Bicycle rentals on site, and we can assist with kayak rental arrangements.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Free parking on premise
Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet
Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad

We are in a quiet and safe neighbourhood. No smoking on the property. Sorry - no pets.

When you are leaving the studio, please check:
Window locked
Door locked
Heat Pump: Spring/Summer - off or low, Winter - down to 65F
TV - power off
Lights off
Bathroom - fan on if required & door open for ventilation
- washer door slightly open
- garbage and compost out (if I will not be home within a day of you leaving)
- no food/crumbs on counter
- hot plate OFF switch at back
- washer/dryer appliances OFF


42 Reviews

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Sally User Profile
September 2017
The location is fantastic, a beautiful place to stay. Anita was a great host too. Even though she couldn't be there in person, she communicated really well before, during and after my stay, Sally

Jo User Profile
July 2016
On my first evening, Anita miraculously arranged the most beautiful sunset and otter sightings. She was full of great recommendations - including a trip to the local spa hotel. She was very generous in providing delicious croissants and granola for my first morning. Accommodation was very comfortable - bed just right. The garden is Anita's pride and joy and a relaxing place to while away a few hours. Thanks very much for a great stay
Anita User Profile
Response from Anita:
Thanks for the lovely review. Wonderful to share the garden and the neighbourhood with you. Next time.... let's see what we can do about whale sighting!
July 2016

Nick User Profile
July 2016
Anita made me feel very welcome before and I came and gave me some good ideas of where to go. The local area is very beautiful and peaceful.
Anita User Profile
Response from Anita:
Thanks for staying, and your recommendation. We now have a blind on the front door, as you suggested.
July 2016

Andrea User Profile
September 2017
The place was above our expectations and was very lovely. We loved being right next to the beach and having a garden. The kitchenette was also very useful. Anita went above and beyond to make sure that we enjoyed our stay.

Carolyn User Profile
August 2017
Anita's place was the perfect getaway in Victoria -- right by the water and a quick drive downtown. She was very communicative and everything was set up for us when we arrived! Her garden, and the fresh berries, were a great addition

Stefan User Profile
August 2017
Great place right on the ocean. Suggest getting a coffee and treat at De'lish and going down on the rocks and sitting on the chairs!

Pauline User Profile
August 2017
We stayed in this studio for the entire summer: the place is great, cozy, really clean and just in front of the ocean (you don't see it from the studio, but you can hear the waves if the window is open... perfect to relax). Oak Bay is our favourite neighbourood in Victoria: not too far from downtown but far enough to enjoy the peacefulness of the nature. Plus, there is the best coffee shop in town in Oak Bay Ave: Hide + Seek! Don't miss it. There is everything you need in the studio: a private bathroom, a small private kitchen and a washing machine/dryer shared with Anita. Anita is a wonderful host, friendly and very professional. She is always available to share advices about the region or to help with anything if needed. We definitely recommend this place!

Victoria, CanadaJoined in May 2014
Anita User Profile
I am happy to share this beautiful space, and meet journey-ers from all parts of our wonderful world, near or far, and learn what you love and care about. We are one tribe, one home, for all. May the success of one be the success for all. That’s our next step towards being…
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