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Downtown Victoria Harbour REAL character loft!

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
A modern conversion of an 1880's-era hotel, The Oriental, in 2012 created this beautiful loft apartment. While certainly compact, this 500 sq ft little dynamo boasts everything you could want: 2 comfy beds (one queen/loft; the other full/memory foam La-Z-boy sofa bed), full kitchen, full bath, washer-dryer... Everything the average hotel doesn't! Please note that while perfect & cozy for sleeping, the loft is only 5' in height and the stairs up to it are not traditional (while better than the original ladder, they are not uniform in height or depth...). We suggest that anyone with mobility issues please take this into consideration before booking. This studio also has two large skylights which do not allow for complete darkness in the suite. And being that we're just 2 blocks from the h...A modern conversion of an 1880's-era hotel, The Oriental, in 2012 created this beautiful loft apartment. While certainly compact, this 500 sq ft little dynamo boasts everything you could want: 2 comfy beds (one queen/loft; the other full/memory foam La-Z-boy sofa bed), full kitchen, full bath, washer-dryer... Everything the average hotel doesn't! Please note that while perfect & cozy for sleeping, the loft is only 5' in height and the stairs up to it are not traditional (while better than the original ladder, they are not uniform in height or depth...). We suggest that anyone with mobility issues please take this into consideration before booking. This studio also has two large skylights which do not allow for complete darkness in the suite. And being that we're just 2 blocks from the harbour, you may find that the sounds from our resident seagulls becomes your automatic alarm clock! :) Secure, outdoor, off-site parking (1 block away) is included in price and our 3rd floor suite can be accessed by either stairs or elevator. Please note that while we have fans for the warm summer months, our heritage building does not have air conditioning. More
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julianna r
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
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Reviews (4)
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Was great downtown location, lots of restaurants, shopping and close to water. No instructions when my sister and I arrived. No parking as it was Saturday and there is only metered short term parking in front of building. We had no idea what to do,...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank caysea57
Management response:Responded 2 September 2016

We pride ourselves on our great communication with our guests - both before and during their travels. We made attempts to contact you both via both Flipkey AND your personal email in the 24 hours leading up to your arrival as we never heard from...More

Reviewed 9 May 2016

My family really enjoyed the location of the loft and the look of the building. We were very tired, especially me, when we got to the location and upset that the code to the front door had been changed. I did not bother to look...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank dive_revive
Management response:Responded 9 May 2016

We pride ourselves on our great communication with our guests - both before and during their travels. We're sorry that the communication of our door code was lost in your travels but we did our very best to get that information to you. We made...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2015

Loved the location! Apartment has tons of character and supplied everything we needed for our short stay. will need to come back and stay longer next time. The host was very accommodating and we had no issues finding the place or accessing it. Thank you!

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank Wendy N
Management response:Responded 19 November 2015

Thanks for staying at our loft, Wendy - and thank you for looking after it so well. All dealings with you were simple and pleasant - we so appreciate that. Hope to see you again one day! Best, jules & justin

Reviewed 9 August 2015

This too adorable condo downtown Victoria on Yates has everything you could want. The two beds (one in the loft and one pullout) were perfect for me and a friend traveling on Vancouver Island. All of the items were perfectly curated - we both wanted...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank 174tiffanyw
Management response:Responded 10 August 2015

We had a very positive experience with Tiffany, from our first email through to her check-out. Three cheers for no surprises! She and her friend left the apartment very tidy too, making them dream guests. We would happily host T again and wish her the...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Cycling Trips
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Hiking Trips
Shared Garden
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Toaster
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Does this holiday rental have a loft?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Victoria's inner harbour is the most vibrant area on the island - and here, at our place, you're two short, strollable blocks away. Enjoy the best food & wine available - each with a different view of one of the prettiest marinas in Canada. Love politics? Take a 10 minute stroll to our province's Parliament Building. If culture is your game, the Royal BC Museum is also down the street. Paddle or peddle to the bustling outdoor markets or alternately, jump on a speedy Zodiac and seek out a pod of Orcas... It's all within blocks of this fantastic apartment. With Harbour Air and the Greyhound Bus terminals all within blocks, you may find it's just best to leave the stress of a car behind, and heck, if you've done that, why not fill your water bottle with a delicious BC vintage before hitting the streets too! :)
How to get there
If you're traveling to the island on a ferry, we highly recommend hopping on either a double-decker City of Victoria public bus or a Pacific Coach Line (PCL) charter bus from the BC Ferry terminal in Swartz Bay to take you to your Victoria harbour home. The city bus offers either an express bus that will take you about 35 minutes or one that makes all the local, regular stops but takes a little longer. Both will give you a fantastic taste of the main highway and it's pocket neighbourhoods along the way. The slightly more costly PCL bus is more direct & speedy but not necessarily a better experience if time is not an issue. The city buses are very clean and well-maintained though the PCL coach has much more room should you have large bags to consider. Another great option is to fly in or o...
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