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Entire home/flat

3 guests

1 bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/flat

3 guests

1 bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

A newly renovated suite on the lower level of our home is perfect for a relaxing get away or business trip. Enjoy the view or take the kayak out for a paddle.. A short drive to downtown and pathways close by to explore Victoria.
Rented until may 2017 sorry!

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bed: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £27
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: £72 / night
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The space

There is an office space with a small desk and lots of room for storage.
Well behaved, house trained Pets are negotiable for an additional non refundable 75$ per pet fee payable upon arrival. We would expect that you clean up well after your pet and please do not allow them on the furniture. Please do not leave them unattended in the suite if possible. Barking dogs are not welcome. Although we love dogs we also love our sleep :)

Guest access

This is a fully contained suite with a shared entrance at the front but a deadbolt locked door into the suite and a back keyed entrance. The back deck and dock is shared space but there is a private cute area to have your morning coffee. We have a kayak to use and encourage you to bring your own water toys- SUP/kayak. This is a tidal zone and the water can get to less than a foot deep on the dock so motorized water craft is not recommended. We have mute swans and ducks that love to visit during the day and occasionally you can see the seal and resident otter. The great blue herons are resident and often can be seen in the tidal waters. If you are lucky you may also see the bald eagles cruising around. Don't leave a snack out on the deck or the local crow family with have a nice feast

Interaction with guests

I am available for any questions or concerns via text. I live upstairs so can welcome you and show you around the suite and offer suggestions for what to see and do if I am in town.

The neighbourhood

This neighborhood is right on the gorge waterway with easy access to downtown. There is a grocery store, liquor store, hardware store, pharmacy, sushi restaurant, dairy queen, Italian restaurant, coffee shop and much more just 2 mins away. The galloping goose trail is easily accessed for great walks and biking. There are lovely trails and a gorgeous walk along a well manicured garden walk along the gorge water way.

Getting around

There is a bus stop less than a block away. It's a 10 min drive to down town. It's an 18 min drive to the university. There are walking and biking trails near by. We bike downtown all the time. The galloping goose is also now easily accessible from our house by bike and makes travelling around Victoria/Langford/sooke/and Sidney by bike fun and safe.

Other things to note

I do work shift work so there will be times where I am sleeping during the day. We try to be quiet up here and request the same. We just got a very sweet larger rescue dog who is generally good with other friendly dogs and will be in the back yard often as she loves the sun and water. We have hardwood floors upstairs and I think you may here her clicking around up here during the days. We do our best to keep her quiet. She is not a barker unless the doorbell rings or someone knocks. :)

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

This is a quiet area and we would expect to respect our neighbors and keep the noise down after 10pm. I do occasionally work night shifts so do sometimes need to sleep during the day.
Absolutely no smoking in or on the property



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

20 Reviews

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Sean User Profile
April 2017
This place was pretty much exactly what it looked like, clean and newly renovated. The kitchen is stocked but really only with the essentials and only a couple of each item (cutlery, clothes) which is important to know for those who plan to cook meals. The appliances and equipment aren't the best but you can definitely make do! Another thing to be aware of is that there is no TV, something we didn't think would actually bother us but we did miss on quiet evenings in. Overall, the place is everything you need and nothing more in a quiet, nice neighbourhood.
Suzanne User ProfileSuzanne is a superhost.
Response from Suzanne:
I am sorry you felt the kitchen was inadequate and I wish you would have expressed this during your stay as I would have been happy to supply you with things you may have felt were missing. For future guests here is a list of what is supplied. The kitchen includes- dishes set of 4 - big plates, small plates, cereal bowls. 4 Coffee mugs, 4 wine glasses, 6 juice glasses and 2 pitchers 4 full sets of cutlery Measuring spoons 2 large knives 2 small knives A ladle, slotted spoon, spatula, can opener, wine opener Strainer, cheese grater, two storage bowls, 3 mixing bowls 3 different sizes. Small, medium, and 2 large pots with lids. 3 frying pans Cookie sheet Blender, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, microwave, tea pot. Salt and pepper, sugar, coffee and tea. 2 dish clothes, a washing cloth, cutting board, 2 pot holders. Dish detergent, dishwasher detergent, cleaning supplies, broom, dust pan, garbage bags and a rag. The appliances (full fridge, full stove and oven stainless steel and a dishwasher) are not brand new but are less than 5 yrs old and all function . Very well. The hood fan microwave does not work but there is a counter top brand new microwave to use instead. Other than a few spices and oil I am not sure what else I could supply that isn't there. And I would have been very happy to have brought down what spices I had for you to use. Upon checking the suite I see that my egg flipper is missing.. I will remedy this...there was one there. There is a BBQ outside for guests to use The bathroom comes supplied with 2 bath towels, 2 wash cloths, a hand towel, bath mat, toilet paper, paper towels, sponge, and cleaning supplies. There is an older washer and dryer that function well with clothes detergent supplied. Yes there is no TV and I advertise there is no TV. I am sorry you misunderstood that. I like to encourage people to unplug and with modern conveniences like wifi, laptops and Netflix so far my guests have not complained :)
April 2017

Daniel User Profile
April 2017
Suzanne's home was beautifully presented and clean. It was exactly as advertised and Suzanne is an excellent host! The water views right off the lounge room were gorgeous! The next time I'm here, I know where I'll be staying without hesitation! Couldn't say better things!

Bonnie User Profile
October 2016
Sue was great at communicating promptly. Though we did not meet, she provided us with accurate instructions. The suite was very cozy, we loved the waterfront view. We would have loved to stay longer because it was so comfortable there.

Libby User Profile
September 2016
Magical place to stay very nice finishing and fresh and clean and spacious

Seth User Profile
September 2016
Suzanne was an excellent host. The space was beautiful and modern. She had many maps and brochures out on a table when we got in, which was helpful for our mini-vacation.

Joshua User Profile
September 2016
Suzanne's place is gorgeous and we all really enjoyed our stay here. Our only wish is that we had more time to enjoy it.

Jan User Profile
September 2016
Nice quiet place to stay. Clean and bright. Sue made everything easy and even had the fridge stocked.

Victoria, Canada · Joined in September 2014
Suzanne User ProfileSuzanne is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within a few hours