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Home Away from Home

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living room with fireplace
private, covered outdoor patio with gas bbq has a  view of the garden
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Canadian Snowbirds: This apartment is being rented to one booking this winter, from early to mid Dec 22 to Mar 23.This modern 1000Square Foot walkout garden suite has everything,including bicycles! It is new and furnished in modern style with leather furniture, gas fireplace, audio/visual system - 55” 4K Smart TV, and surround sound system. The kitchen has up to date appliances and is completely outfitted. The private, covered patio has a year round BBQ and patio furniture. You'll find the bedroom a dream, with a kingsize bed and large closet. The bathroom has a heated tile floor, two sinks, a large shower and separate tub.The off-street parking and private entrance to the suite will make you feel at home. A wonderful getaway that is suitable for one person or couple. Non smokers only, pl...Canadian Snowbirds: This apartment is being rented to one booking this winter, from early to mid Dec 22 to Mar 23.This modern 1000Square Foot walkout garden suite has everything,including bicycles! It is new and furnished in modern style with leather furniture, gas fireplace, audio/visual system - 55” 4K Smart TV, and surround sound system. The kitchen has up to date appliances and is completely outfitted. The private, covered patio has a year round BBQ and patio furniture. You'll find the bedroom a dream, with a kingsize bed and large closet. The bathroom has a heated tile floor, two sinks, a large shower and separate tub.The off-street parking and private entrance to the suite will make you feel at home. A wonderful getaway that is suitable for one person or couple. Non smokers only, please. Previous guests have given rave reviews. Close to Royal Roads University, Victoria General Hospital and CFB Esquimalt. We have bicycles and helmets available for those interested. NOTE: Cleaning fees are included in the price.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Judy O
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
Interaction with guests
We will greet you on your arrival and get you settled in with instructions on how everything works. We can help you with directions and suggestions, and there are lots of maps and flyers on things to do, walking and cycling maps, etc, in the apartment, for your use.
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Reviewed June 26, 2022

We had the pleasure of staying a week in this wonderful private suite in Judy and Ron's home. The place is truly beautiful, both inside and out. A lovely private garden to enjoy an early morning coffee or a late afternoon glass of wine. A...More

Date of stay: June 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

Judy and Ron’s “Home Away From Home” makes you feel just that, right at home the moment you walk in. Their beautifully decorated and outfitted suite has everything you could possibly need to relax and enjoy your time in Victoria on Vancouver Island. Excellent location,...More

Date of stay: April 2022
Thank FarAway60276955194
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RonO910, VR Owner at Home Away from Home, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2022

Thanks for the great review! We wouldn't want you to stay anywhere else. We look forward to the times when you return, to get your fix of the west coast and all it has to offer. See you next year!

Reviewed July 21, 2021

This home has a very central location for all the attractions near Victoria. The outdoor seating area was lovely with a great BBQ. Very quiet relaxing neighbourhood with a great walking path nearby. The amenities were modern with a large bathroom, big screen TV and...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank clo124
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RonO910, VR Owner at Home Away from Home, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2021

Thank you for your kind review, and for choosing our vacation suite while awaiting your new home to be built. We really appreciate it!

Reviewed September 29, 2020

We booked for 2 weeks. The stay, the apartment and the amenities were simply perfect. Communication with Judy was fast and easy. Our contactless less check in was done very professionally. The apartment is luxurious, well appointed and very zen in a quiet surrounding. We...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank britony
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RonO910, VR Owner at Home Away from Home, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2020

Thank you Brigitte and Tony, for choosing our vacation rental. We enjoyed having you come and stay, and you are most welcome to come back at any time. Thanks also for leaving the apartment so clean on your departure. Safe travels to you both. We...More

Reviewed September 13, 2020

The location is perfect. Quiet neighbourhood near Thetis Lake. Great for cycling and hiking the trails near the lake. Pubs are nearby and for those who love to play games of chance, the casino is only a short distance away. The suite is immaculate and...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Shirley H
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RonO910, VR Owner at Home Away from Home, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2020

Thanks, Rod and Shirley, for the lovely review! We totally enjoyed having you stay with us during your visit to Victoria. We would love to host you again sometime soon!

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Reviewed July 23, 2020

Hosts Ron and Judy are very friendly and helpful. Amazing apartment and beautiful, relaxing garden! All the comforts of home! We will definitely visit again.

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Climber31704246502
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RonO910, VR Owner at Home Away from Home, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2020

Thanks so much. We hope you do visit us again. It was a pleasure to host you both!

Reviewed September 13, 2019

Had a fantastic stay. We were there for a week and it is exactly as it’s described. This suite is outfitted perfectly with everything and/or anything you would need. Just A FEW highlights: Fully functioning kitchen, large private outdoor patio with round table, 4 chairs...More

Date of stay: August 2019
1  Thank mswaldie50
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RonO910, VR Owner at Home Away from Home, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2019

Well thank you both, for such a nice review. It was our pleasure to host you, and we enjoyed spending time with you when you were here. We really appreciate that you took the time to write about your stay with us. Please come back...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

The place is amazing! The lighting accents everything in the interior beautifully, the back yard it overlooks so so perfectly planted and manicured that it's reminiscent of Butchart Gardens in miniature, the bedroom is roomy with lots of closet and drawer space surrounding a huge...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Robin H
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RonO910, VR Owner at Home Away from Home, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you so much, Robin, for the great review. You and Carl were model guests, and are welcome to come back at any time. I would just like to point out that the sofas are both real leather, but we’re so glad you enjoyed lounging...More

Reviewed May 9, 2018

I decided to flip thru your Guest Books to help describe our stay in your beautiful suite: Felt like home, great location, peaceful patio and garden, so well equipped, you thought of everything (bikes, BBQ, start up basket) beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, top notch, better...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank Tour772852
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RonO910, VR Owner at Home Away from Home, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

It was a pleasure to meet you both and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here. We hope you come back again next year to see more of our beautiful island. Thank you for the great review! Ron and Judy

Reviewed October 24, 2017

This suite is amazing. Location setting and décor beautiful. Extremely clean and inviting. Hosts warm and friendly. Nothing has been spared. Everything you need is provided. We love it here and will be returning soon.

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank SunnyDays1717
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RonO910, VR Owner at Home Away from Home, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2017

Thank you, Patty and Dave, for the perfect review! We are happy that you had a nice time here and look forward to seeing you again. Happy travels! Ron and Judy.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Yard
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Stove
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
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About the neighborhood
This property is located on a quiet lane in a quiet neighborhood on the west side of Victoria. Nearby is access to the Galloping Goose walking/bicycling trail, and easy access to main thoroughfares which will take you downtown or north on the TransCanada Highway. It is a 10-15 minute drive to the centre of downtown, 5 minutes to Royal Roads University, View Royal Casino or Victoria General Hospital.
Getting around
We recommend that our guests have a car. Alternatively, there is bus service to downtown every 15 minutes. The walk to the bus stop is about 10minutes.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Home Away from Home

Home Away from Home is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Home Away from Home has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Home Away from Home has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Home Away from Home must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.