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Classic Arts and Crafts 30's Mansion Goes Modern

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Sectional sofa adorned by original Bahia art work
42' Smart Flatscreen HDTV and DVD surround sytem
Bistro table dining on the upper suite deck
1 of 10Sectional sofa adorned by original Bahia art work
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
PLEASE NOTE - THIS ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE ONLY DURING THE MONTHS OF MAY, JUNE, JULY & AUGUST to allow for UVIC students rental space during the school year. It did not operate during the summer of 2018, hence no reviews from that year. Stunning updated circa 1930's Arts and Crafts mansion located in central Victoria, British Columbia. Minutes from downtown and the harbour, Camosun College and the University of Victoria and Hillside Shopping Centre. One of the most centrally located properties in the city, the 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom fully equipped apartment has been fully updated in August 2016. MOST EVERYTHING IS BRAND NEW! The interior has been fully painted, the carpets replaced and cork floor offers warm and inviting comfort in the kitchen and bath area. The apartment is located o...PLEASE NOTE - THIS ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE ONLY DURING THE MONTHS OF MAY, JUNE, JULY & AUGUST to allow for UVIC students rental space during the school year. It did not operate during the summer of 2018, hence no reviews from that year. Stunning updated circa 1930's Arts and Crafts mansion located in central Victoria, British Columbia. Minutes from downtown and the harbour, Camosun College and the University of Victoria and Hillside Shopping Centre. One of the most centrally located properties in the city, the 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom fully equipped apartment has been fully updated in August 2016. MOST EVERYTHING IS BRAND NEW! The interior has been fully painted, the carpets replaced and cork floor offers warm and inviting comfort in the kitchen and bath area. The apartment is located on the top floor of the mansion (24 stairs up so may not be suitable for elderly guests or young children). The suite contains two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and the second with a king bed. Top quality linens of 600 thread count and higher offer luxury during your sleep. Down pillows and comforters complete your restful evening. The home offers a wonderful living room area with a 42' flat screen HD Smart TV, a Bluray DVD player. A comfortable 6 seater sectional welcomes you to settle in and enjoy your favourite TV show, movie or novel. Over 12 pieces of stunning original global art adorn the walls. From the moment you enter this one of a kind home, you will feel the warm inviting colours and have a sense you have entered a fine art gallery. This very private 1/2 acre of land is located near Camosun College, UVIC and Hillside Shopping Centre in central Victoria. Very quiet noise free residential street. It is a 3-minute walk to multi-frequency bus transport to every part of the city including UVIC. The suite also offers its own patio for relaxation, reading or dining outside on the table. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need to prepare your own meals or snacks. There is even a WOK and microwave oven. Without question, this apartment offers one of the most private and tranquil locations in all of Victoria, and with the recent updates, make it seem as if the building is brand new. Be in the city, yet in the old growth forests of this magnificent neighborhood. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Children must be at least 6 years of age. There are 22 stairs outside the home to the top floor suite. Hence my decision to not have young children in the home. It's a safety matter. If you are bringing a dog, the breed MUST be pre-approved. $25 per night. This is a very quiet neighborhood so no parties and no more than 4 guests maximum. There is an additional charge for all guests above 2 people. There is a $75 exit cleaning fee collected upon check-in.
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About the Owner
DARRYL G
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

This was our second time staying at this lovely home and we loved it again! The home is located in a quiet but convenient location, close to shops and sights. The place itself is clean, comfortable and colorful. It's well equipped with everything one needs....More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Exploration478858, VR Owner at Classic Arts and Crafts 30's Mansion Goes Modern, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Thank you for the kind words. It was my pleasure to host you and your husband again. I look forward to welcoming you back next summer when you visit Victoria.

Reviewed May 22, 2019

Love this air Bnb. It is beautifully maintained both exterior and interior. The 2 bedroom suite is located on the top floor and you get the whole up stairs. It's a large apartment with a cozy living room filled with large sectional. The suite was...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Exploration478858, VR Owner at Classic Arts and Crafts 30's Mansion Goes Modern, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Hello happiness. Thank you very much for your sweet words. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with your daughter. It's very rewarding to get such positive feedback. I do hope you get in touch with me when you're next in Victoria as...More

Reviewed May 5, 2019

While planning my trip to Victoria I thought the place looked like it would be a great fit. When I drove up the driveway I noticed how charming and well-kept the yard was, really a lovely space. Darryl was around to meet me on arrival,...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Katie M
Exploration478858, VR Owner at Classic Arts and Crafts 30's Mansion Goes Modern, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind words Katie. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay in my apartment. Please tell your friends about it if they're traveling to Victoria and have them contact me. I look forwarding to welcoming you back the next...More

Reviewed April 26, 2019

Darryl's apartment is well appointed with everything you need. The kitchen and bathroom has all the basics, and lots of extra touches for comfort, luxury, taste, and doing your own cooking. The beds were very comfortable, and had nice linens throughout. There is lots of...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Exploration478858, VR Owner at Classic Arts and Crafts 30's Mansion Goes Modern, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review. After not operating last summer I'm glad to be back offering my apartment to visiting guests. I'm so pleased you were happy with your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back with your visitors to...More

Reviewed August 20, 2017

The apartment looks appealing and very nice from the photos; it is better in person! Darryl was responsive from the start. He extended a warm welcome and provided a property tour and helpful tips upon our arrival. The apartment is in a very nice location...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

We had a great stay at this place, it was very clean and had a nice atmosphere. Darryl was very friendly as well and Lucy (the dog) wanted to play fetch with our son. One possible improvement I would like to suggest is curtains in...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Management response:Responded July 28, 2017

Hello Ronald. And thanks for your wonderful review of my home. It was my pleasure also to have you and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. As the blinds are Venetian blinds sometimes it's a matter of which way you direct the light if...More

Reviewed May 24, 2017

First off, the host, Darryl was amazing. From our first contact he was informative and professional. His apartment is bright, located on the top floor and ULTRA CLEAN. We have done vacation rentals before but have never found an apartment so well appointed and so...More

Date of stay: May 2017
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Management response:Responded May 25, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. It's my pleasure to have hosted you and look forward to welcoming you back. All the best with your local home renovations.

Reviewed July 10, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here, and were pleased with the extra touches and attention to detail. Darryl thinks of everything and provided a beautiful and comfortable space for our family to stay as we explored Victoria.More

Date of stay: July 2014
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Management response:Responded May 25, 2017

I am sorry I've taken so long in responding to your wonderful review of my property. As I only rent on various sites during the summer months, I wasn't even aware there was an area that one could respond to wonderful reviews such as yours....More

Reviewed September 5, 2013

My sister, brother -inlaw, niece & I stayed here for 3 nights. It really worked out well for us as we were able to gather our extended family & friends & have dinners together, visit & hang out. The unit was well stocked with most...More

Date of stay: September 2013
Thank georgiatitle
Management response:Responded September 4, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind review of the apartment Georgia. I am so glad you pointed out the two slippery spots on the floor. As you know the...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Blender
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Porch
Private Yard
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Yard
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
City Getaway
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Located in central Victoria with immediate access to transit, yet in a very quiet area on Mount Tolmie. The local is second to none, with access to downtown and the harbour area in 10 mins or less, Camosun College, Hillside Shopping Mall, and the Royal Jubilee Hospital are all within minutes of this stunning rental. The University of Victoria is only 5 minutes away. Great shopping, small intimate dining establishments all dot this terrific inner city neighbourhood.
Getting around
I always recommend to my clients that they rent a car when visiting Victoria because they're so many areas to see outside of the central core that a car just makes traveling the area so much easier. However if renting a car is not in your plans the local Transit is literally a three-minute walk from the home. It's frequent because it's the university route so you rarely wait more than 5 or 6 minutes for a bus to take you downtown to the core in less than 10 minutes.
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