There are two units completely independent that can be rented by the same group in Dec/Jan.
If the same group rents both units there is a discount.
For exact quote please inquire.
Please note that photos are labeled to indicate the unit to which unit they each belong to.
Fabulous location! The best of both worlds - affordable class in an urban forest retreat! Perfect for couples and families!
This spacious self contained, duplex style units, offers a peaceful location that’s close to the attractions of beautiful downtown Victoria.
This house was professionally designed and built with the convenience of couples or small families in mind. It includes a modern kitchen with a ceramic stove and convection oven, full size refrigerator, microwave oven, and dishwasher. A built-in washer and dryer makes the suite a self-contained home. Each bedroom has a very comfortable queen size bed, and the living room includes a DVD player and 32” flat screen TV. There is a comfortable double sofabed in the living room.
From the moment you enter the suite you will notice the many details that contribute to comfort and an up-scale feel. You will appreciate the clean modern lines and the classy, uncluttered style throughout. Your privacy is ensured as the suite has its own entrance. The main attraction for some, however, will be the garden outside the suite that looks onto the back of Mount Douglas Park. The private patio for exclusive use of this unit (Not shared) is a rare find in the heart of most cities – you may take pleasure in a BBQ, enjoy a good book or simply relax in the backyard/garden.
A short walk from the suite will take you to the start of many trails that lead to the top of Mount Douglas, where you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the city. This is a safe residential area, yet very close to city amenities including recreation and fitness centers, golf courses, theatres, shopping, and bus routes. The proximity to the University of Victoria and Camosun College make the suite ideal for those attending courses and conferences.
Please note that the hot tub that is referred to in some of the reviews, has since been removed and the patio was expanded and renovated with cedar work. The openness and spaciousness gained made it worthwhile!
Upon request, there are items that will make vacations with young children easier such as: playpen to sleep; umbrella stroller.
There is off street parking in front of the house.
Cleaning fee $120 per stay
Damage Deposit $500 per stay Fees for additional guests may apply.
Rates vary mostly with length of stay, time of the year and number of people. Both units when rented together are discounted.
Rates for additional guests also vary with length of stay. Please inquire.
Pets considered on a case by case only. Pet fee applies. Please inquire....Read more
Left on 07/24/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | Canadadownunder
This place was great for a family. It was clean, friendly everything you would want .... 100% better the a hotel room. I will be staying there everytime i have to come to Victoria.
Thank you Fernanda for allowing us to stay, hope to you see you again soon.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 05/09/2014 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
I spent several happy months in Fernanda's suite this past year. It proved to be an excellent location for our little family, with easy access to the Uvic campus where I was working and to the many wonderful parks and amenities that Victoria has on offer. Our kids loved the trails of nearby Mt. Doug. My three year old daughter was convinced that fairies lived in the magical woods behind Fernanda's house, and dragged us out on many a night walk in search of them! The suite itself was spotless, and Fernanda had it ready and well-equipped with all the little comforts that one might like when away from home for any length of time. Needless to say, we were delighted for the chance to stay here, and would more than recommend the suite (and the lovely Fernanda!) to you.
A great place that makes you feel at home immediately!
Left on 09/08/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Barbara
We spent one month together with our Kids (8yrs, 12yrs) in Fernanda's place and felt extremely comfortable and at home from day one!
The apartment is conveniently located with about 10 min to the next beach, a nice Shopping mall and the University, and around 20 min to downtown (easy drive). It is a very calm and quiet neighbourhood right at the foot of Mt. Douglas (if you get a chance, walk up the hill - you will be rewarded with a stupendous view over the City).
The apartment is fully equipped with everything you can think of (or would have at home). We really enjoyed that a lot, as it made our long stay so smooth and easy, moreover, it felt like home! There was nothing that we would have missed in the 3,5 weeks we spent there. The interior is decorated very tastefully and contemporary. The fact that we had a completely separate entrance was very comfortable, as we had our privacy and were sure that we would also not disturb our hosts.
Fernanda is a very experienced host who had prepared a lot of Information for her guests, so we enjoyed her restaurant suggestions, practical information for getting around in Victoria, etc. A side comment: the Internet connection in the apartment is totally reliable and very quick, important for us, as we had to partly work during out stay.
All in all - a perfect experience! We have already booked the place for our next year's trip to Victoria.
Left on 08/20/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
A nice 2 bedroom apartment that met all of our needs. It is a basement apartment but elevated enough that the windows (every room had at least one) looked out to the property rather than just a window well. The private patio in the back is a delightful place to have morning coffee.
It would have been nice if it was closer to Victoria - but of course if it had been it would have been more expensive.
Left on 08/16/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We were very impressed with the well supplied and very clean
suite at Fernada's in Victoria. Fernanda had thought of everything
that we might need in our week there. There was an abundance of
fine towels and linens, bar-b-que equipment for the back patio, plenty of
dishes and cutlery and even a drawer of spices. The kitchen was spacious
and cheerful and the beds were comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our
first of July bar-b-que in the back patio surrounded by the beautiful garden
and hanging plants. It was a lovely place to invite our granddaughters and
our daughter from Kansas to stay over. Many thanks for a very succesful
A very well appointed apartment perfect for Uvic and Mount Doug
Left on 08/15/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Andy
A beautifully presented apartment, really well situated for Uvic, in a quiet and very pleasant residential road. I stayed (with the family) while visiting Uvic for two weeks and we all enjoyed the excellent facilities (the well appointed kitchen provided in the apartment is a real rarity in rental accommodation), the lovely backyard with the gas BBQ, and the proximity to the beautiful Mount Doug park (a climb up to the top to see the 360 deg view is a must). Great trails for a morning or evening run as well.
The apartment is about 15 minutes from downtown by car, but close to the all usual shops. Very handy for Uvic (5 minutes by car or 15 minutes bike ride). There was a bike which Fernanda very kindly let me use.
Fernanda was an excellent host. We had a very minor issue that she resolved very quickly.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Chittaway Bay Australia
peaceful, homely setting ideal for mature students or university
Left on 07/08/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My 14 year old son and I were residents here for a period of 4 months while I was undertaking studies at the University of Victoria as an international exchange student from australia. As new comers to Canada it was wonderful to be situated in a friendly, homely environment. We got to know the neighbours and all the fantastic people in our street...Yes...4318 Parkside was our home away from home...right down to our little squirrel friend that visited us from the bush at the back of the house. Our beautiful landlord was fantastic in accommodating our needs and making us feel welcome. The property has every modern appliance and is beautifully furnished. Now we are back in oz we miss our lovely unit in Parkside Cres (now I have do the dishes by hand...as I don't have the handy dish washer). I explored all accommodation in Victoria before leaving oz and this unit was excellent value for money.
Left on 06/19/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
This was the perfect place for us and met all our expectations. Fernanda attention to details for guest comfort and needs is impressive. The location of the house was ideal, in a residential area next to beautiful Mt. Douglas park but only 4.7 miles from downtown Victoria. I would recommend this suite to my family and friends.
Left on 05/19/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We have been fortunate to stay in many types of accommodation around the world and I admit we aren't easily impressed. However, 4318 Parkside Cres, Victoria, Canada was a lovely surprise. At a glance, on arrival, you notice tow things: the first is that the entire unit actually glistens - the whole space is so beautifully clean! The second is the quality of the fittings and bedding. Put these together with tasteful decoration and thoughtful inclusion of everything you could possibly need! This unit helped make our visit to Victoria perfect! Fernanda and her small "team" are available, pleasant and most helpful if they are needed but otherwise you have perfect privacy and quiet. In the morning, I loved drinking my tea in the patio looking at the garden and listening to the birds! Buses to downtown are close by and every 15 min. We are most pleased that we chose this unit which is everything we needed and actually much more and are grateful to Fernanda for her gracious hospitality. Sincerely, Norma and Grant Poutney, Australia
Left on 05/14/2013 for a stay in September 2011 | Mike and Anne
My wife and I lived in this suite for about 2 years. We loved it! Fernanda, the landlady, was always on top of any issue and was friendly (and always respectful of privacy!)
The suite itself is very clean, private, bright and comfortable. Location was great for walks in the area, especially with Mt. Doug in the backyard.
Highly recommend for either a short vacation stay or as a longer term rental.
Left on 04/17/2013 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
My family and I (2 kids, my husband and myself) stayed here while our house was being renovated for nearly 3.5 months and I cannot say enough good things about our experience. The location is terrific, there is a shopping plaza a few blocks away, (a 15 minute walk), the galloping goose is very close which is great for walking or biking and the trails of Mt. Doug are literally in the back yard. I never would have guessed how many recreational opportunities are so easily accessible in this neighbourhood.
While the space was a bit tight for the four of us, it was manageable and the private garden patio was like extra living space for the times when one of us needed to get away. Also, in all of Victoria, I've never had the pleasure of meeting so many lovely neighbours.
Fernanda has wonderful taste in decor, everything was of very high quality and well thought out, we had everything we needed.
Fernanda is very warm and accomodating and always made us feel welcome.
This is the other side of Victoria most visitors don't often get a chance to enjoy but I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway.
Beautiful & Comfortable...feels like home away from home.
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
What an enjoyable stay. Beautiful suite, fully equipped. Quiet & relaxing.
Close to ammenities, minutes from Victoria, short drive to ferry.
Sitting outside with the fresh smell of trees & Mt.Douglas to look up at or sit in the hot tub and enjoy the beautiful view.
Walking distance to Mt.Douglas entrance...great trails with an amazing view from the top of the mountain.
This suite is gorgeous and extremely well maintained, from the hot tub outside the door, to the comfortable bed with beautiful linens right down to the washer/dryer. Fully equipped kitchen with everything you need, BBQ right on the deck. You couldn't ask for more. We enjoyed our relaxing stay here and could not recommend a better place to have a holiday in beautiful Victoria. Fernanda is amazing and always willing to offer suggestions and ideas for sightseeing.
Left on 04/03/2013 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Our family of four stayed in this place for a week and we loved everything about it. The entire house is full of details that made our stay so comfortable. It is so evident that the owner really cares about providing the guests with all they need. We were impressed with the quality throughout, from the construction itself to the appliances, linen and towels, dishes. There are even comfy robes for us to wear which I have never see in any vacation rentals. The backyard is so gorgeous and calming. The kids played safely while we relaxed too. We used the BBQ a few times and had meals outside. The outdoor furniture sure added to our enjoyment. The location is very convenient as it is quiet with mount Douglas nearby but we got around very easily and very close to downtown too which was very nice. We also appreciated the privacy of the place and the quality of the beds. We slept very well!! We certainly will recommend this amazing spot and will return for sure when we visit Victoria again. Thank you for being so welcoming and accommodating my hound family needs too: the crib, the high chair and the toys made our lives much easier too.
Left on 04/03/2013 for a stay in June 2011 | Mark & Jennifer
Woodside Oasis worked out perfectly for us this week, it was a true home away from home! It was a pleasure staying here, everything has been beautifully thought out, well done. Location was great, only 15 minutes to downtown and conveniently close to grocery stores, etc. The highlight was the backyard looking onto Mount Douglas Park, and sitting in the hotub listening to the forest wake up in the morning.
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