Arbutus Suite - 1 Bedroom Victoria Vacation Rental
Description from the owner
Coming to Victoria? We have the perfect suite in our home for 1 or 2 guests. The Arbutus Suite is located in Victoria British Columbia's Westshore suburban community. Nestled on a 3rd of an acre on the sunny south side of Triangle Mountain, the suite sits surrounded by a beautiful natural setting with arbutus and Douglas fir trees, an abundance of native plant species, and wild life that uses the forest corridor below. Deer, squirrels, and birds of all sorts call our place home. Experience west coast life at your doorstep or off the large sun decks on the property.
The Arbutus Suite is a recently renovated, private access, 1 bedroom suite featuring a queen sized bed in a spacious master bedroom and French provincial doors. The living room is arranged for your comfort which includes 2 matching love seats and chair, wide screen TV, Blu-ray player, cable TV, and Netflix. The suite's kitchen features a modern full sized fridge, stove, microwave, and cooking and eating utensils if you wish to make meals during your stay at the Arbutus Suite. The dining table can seat two or up to 4 if you decide to invite a couple extra guests to come to the suite and join you for a meal. If you are staying for business or pleasure and you need to access your e-mail or connect to the internet the suite rental includes WiFi to serve your needs. We also include access to a shared washer and dryer and parking for 1 vehicle. To relax on the large sunny side decks all you need to do is open the French provincial doors off the living room and step out. Seasonally (summer months), the suite includes outdoor patio furniture such as a bistro set, tanning chairs, and a gas BBQ grill.
There are some great places to walk to from the Arbutus Suite. There is a nice little place to s(website hidden)ring a warm summer day called Lookout Lake Park just a 15 minute hike up the hill from the suite. Wish to stay in shape? Why use a StairMaster, let us recommend walking through Havenwood Park and challenge the hillside trail staircases on Triangle Mountain only a short walk from the suite. A short 10 minute walk from the suite is Red Barn Market where you can purchase organic and locally grown produce and other groceries or have them make a freshly made lunch from their deli.
The suite is very close to all major amenities such as shopping centres, theatres, and restaurants. Very close to Royal Roads University and major regional heritage attractions like Hatley Castle, Fort Rodd Hill as well as some of the regions most beautiful parks like Esquimalt Lagoon and beach, Witty's Lagoon, Gowlland Todd and Goldstream Provincial Parks. Take advantage of some of Victoria's best golf courses like Bear Mountain and Olympic View (where Tiger Woods had played as an amateur). Like to bike? One of the best bike trails in British Columbia called the Galloping Goose runs from downtown Victoria into the ocean and mountain community of Sooke BC is accessible only a short ride away. The Victoria's Westshore communities boast some of the best locally grown produce and you can shop the various farmers street markets that run from June through October
Downtown Victoria is only a 20 minute drive away or you can take public transport which has stops only a couple blocks from the suite. Close to all the regional attractions such as the world famous Butchart Gardens, Royal Victoria Museum, Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria's Inner Harbour, Legislative Buildings, and Empress Hotel. Great shopping and dining districts in Market Square, Chinatown. Lower Johnson Street (LoJo), Old Town, and City Centre. Lots to do all within a short drive or walk from the Arbutus Suite.
To get to the Arbutus Suite in Victoria BC you can use the Victoria International Airport, by ferries from Vancouver BC, Port Angeles or Anacortes WA U.S.A., and passenger harbour planes from Vancouver BC or Seattle WA U.S.A.
Coming to Victoria for business, pleasure, relocation, education, or for any reason come and make the Arbutus Suite your home away from home. We are available for nightly, weekly, and monthly rentals.
Please note for guests with mobility issues there is a staircase down to the entrance of the suite.
The Arbutus Suite is located in the lower level of our home plus we have neighbours. Please expect to hear possible living noise coming from our area and our neighbours yards from time to time....Read more
Arbutus Suite - 1 Bedroom Victoria Vacation Rental Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Additional Location Information
The Arbutus Suite is located in a quiet neighbourhood in Victoria's Westshore. The area is called Triangle Mountain. Close to shopping, restaurants, attractions, and parks. The Arbutus Suite includes 1 parking stall on the property plus there is common area street parking. Metro bus service is available within two blocks from the property. The property description does provide more details on things to see in do in the area.
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest train station: Vancouver British Columbia Nearest airport: Victoria International Airport, 23.5 miles Nearest ferry port: Coho Ferry to Port Angeles WA, 14.4 miles Car is recommended
Last updated on May 21, 2015
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May 15 - Jun 18, 2015
Jun 19 - Sep 30, 2015
Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2015
Oct 12 - Dec 17, 2015
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2016
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Damage Deposit | $244 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
VISA. MasterCard, or American Express paid through Pay Pal, and Cash or Wire Transfers excepted
Charges will be in Canadian dollars.
Sorry no cheques, travellers cheques, or money orders.
Require a 25% deposit at the time of the booking.
Balance payment is due 30 days prior to the check-in date.
Security/Damage Deposits are due 7 days prior to the check-in date and returned within 7 days of check-out back to the credit card provided.
A check-out clean is provided with your booking. Additional cleans requested by the guest are charged extra.
1. If the Guest cancels a reservation more than 60 days prior to the Check-in Date, there will be a full refund of the reservation deposit.
2.If the Guest cancels a reservation 60 days or less prior to the Check-in Date and has made full payment, there will be no refund of funds received. However, if the Owner is able to find a substitute Guest for the same term as the original reservation, the Owner will refund any amounts received, less a cancellation fee of 25% of the total booking value.
3.There will be no refund in respect of unused days or early departure by the Guest.
Please note: All rentals and security/damage deposits are payable in Canadian dollars. All funds are returned in Canadian dollars. The Owner is not responsible for foreign currency conversion rates for any funds returned to the guest.
Left on 09/05/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 5, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
The place was absolutely terrific. It was large, extremely clean, had everything you would need. It included a BBQ on a very large deck overlooking a beautiful garden. The bed was very comfy. And Blake the owner was extremely helpful in advising us on every subject we asked about. Can't wait for our return visit
Thank you very much for your kind review of our suite. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back any time. We hope to see you again soon.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Perfect in every way!"
Left on 05/21/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 21, 2013Stayed May 2013
What a wonderful home away from home. We would stay here again hands down! The suite had everything, was very bright & clean. The deck was wonderful to soak in some rays and just to hang out..the view into the dense forest is spectacular in the middle of a suburb. Just a short drive to the harbour ..also a great location to do site seeing from. We went to Jaun De Fuca from here. We will make this our destination point when we return to Victoria, that is for sure!! Also wonderful hosts, very thorough and accommodating!! Great hike right here as well.
Thank you very much for the kind review of our suite. You are terrific guests and we hope to see you again soon.
Jarmila and George
"Lovely home from home!"
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Jarmila and GeorgeReviewed Mar 21, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
We found this home very welcoming. It offers everything you require, nice fully equipped kitchen, bedroom with high quality mattress and beddings, private patio with nice views of trees.The location is very central, close to everything, quiet and peaceful.
Blake was such a great host and helped us with everything we required.
We will be returning soon and would like to recommend this spacious apartment to everyone without any hesitation!
Jarmila and Georg from Squamish
Thank you for the terrific review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our suite. Love to have you back anytime you are in Victoria.
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Left on 01/31/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 31, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
My boyfriend and I stayed at the arbutus Suite for 2 nights just to get away from Vancouver for a couple days. It was a very pleasant surprise! They had everything we needed in the suite. Including wireless internet and netflix which was a wonderful surprise! The suite was very clean and the kitchen had everything we could need in it. Overall we had a great time and were very comfortable in the suite!
Thank you very much for your kind review of our suite. We hope to see you again in the future.
Dennis and Johanne
"Perfect for golfers"
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Dennis and JohanneReviewed Sep 13, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
Nice apartment in a home in a quiet suburb of Victoria, B.C. Located on a hillside so no wheelchair access. Close to several good golf courses such as Royal Colwood, Olympic View and Bear Mountain. Very clean and modern. Blake is knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with.Good for sleeping because of low noise levels and a good mattress.Would highly recommend for a couple of golfers.Would not hesitate to return.
Thank you for your thoughtful review of our suite. Thank you for being terrific guests. Please come back any time.
"Perfect home base for visit to Victoria area."
Left on 08/08/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | the RandolphsReviewed Aug 8, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
The suite was very comfortable and extremely clean. It was well organized with everything we needed for cooking, etc. Location was perfect for exploring both Victoria and also the coast to the North, including Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. We would definitely stay again.
Thank you for staying with us and providing a terrific review. You are terrific guests and would love to have you back any time.
"Perfect home away from home!"
Left on 07/31/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Doug GReviewed Jul 31, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
Blake and Ericka were fantastic, accommodating hosts! They did everything they could to make sure the stay was comfortable and enjoyable. The rental was very clean, stocked with necessities, and located in a nice area. A neighborhood market was just down the road, there was a small lake a short walk away, and many deer sightings! However, the main reason for choosing this location was the proximity to downtown Victoria. After a long day of touring Victoria, whale watching, and Butchart Gardens, this was the perfect place to come "home" to and relax! I don't want this rental to sound too good or it might not be available the next time I'm in Victoria!
Thank you for your very kind review of your stay at our vacation rentals suite. You are great guests and are most welcome to return any time. Thank you again.
Leanne & Brian
"A Perfect Choice"
Left on 06/02/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Leanne & BrianReviewed Jun 2, 2012Stayed May 2012
Arbutus Suite was the perfect choice for our stay in Victoria. It was tastefully decorated with all the amenities. It looked out to a forest which enhanced the quiet ambiance. It was a very private suite but Blake and Ericka were readily available if needed. It is in a convenient location and has easy access for shopping and sightseeing but a car is needed. The outside flight of stairs were no problem but would not make it suitable for anyone with difficulty walking. Highly recommend arbutus Suite.
Thank you for the nice review our your stay at our suite. Come on back anytime when you return to visit your son. Love to have you back.
"Home away from home"
Left on 03/14/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | reachmarReviewed Mar 14, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
Blake and wife Erika were very gracious hosts. The suite is well appointed,clean and comfortable, and it was a restful haven set amongst the arbutus trees. It's 5 or 10 minutes away from Royal Roads University, depending on the route, and the drive to campus along Metchosin or Veteran's Memorial Pkwy did not feel like city driving. The nearby Havenwood Park trail was a one hour joy, even all 168 steps of the staircase! I would definitely return.
Thank you for the very kind review of your stay at our suite. Please come back any time and feel free to let other students attending Royal Roads University to come stay with us. Thank you again, love to see you again.
Bob and Pam Slocombe
"Comfortable and peaceful."
Left on 03/07/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Bob and Pam SlocombeReviewed Mar 7, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
Blake and Ericka are warm and welcoming and are eager to please. The suite is newly decorated and very comfortably appointed with a serene, woodland view. This is a very quiet location and Blake's knowledge of Victoria and area is unsurpassed. Although this is a suite in a family home, we were never disturbed by invasive noise. Whilst there is a short commute to downtown Victoria, the drive is easily accomplished outside the obvious rush hour periods. We will definately return to this suite.
We are very glad you enjoyed the suite. We certainly hop to see you again soon. Thank you for great review.
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Left on 03/07/2012 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 7, 2012Stayed Aug 2011
Everything was just Charming! From the great sleeping arrangements, to the bathrooms, to the living area, and waking up to birds singing in the morning. Outside is a wonderful view of arbutus trees, and a deck with much space to relax and enjoy the morning, afternoon, or evening.
It was very close to Victoria, downtown, yet far away enough to feel able to completely relax. Highly recommended vacation rental.
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