On your next trip to Victoria, stay with a friendly family in our beautiful, private, spacious master suite complete with skylights and a view of a large sequoia tree. Access to the suite is through the living room/dining room area of our family home. We are friendly folks and we may invite you to join us for tea, but this space is best-suited to independent travellers.
Please read our full description below for more detailed information.
We invite you to stay in a safe, comfortable space in our very central home. We take care to maintain a tidy, odour-free, inviting space by providing a great quality (firm) mattress, 100% cotton bedding, and good coffee and teas. We avoid using scented detergents or cleaning products. We do our best to create a welcoming environment with some personal touches to make it feel like home.
From here you can easily walk to beautiful Beacon Hill Park, to the Legislature, Museum, and inner harbour - in fact, to anywhere in downtown Victoria!
This is a great base for exploration of the city and a tranquil place to rest your head after a full day's adventure or work.
While you will access the room via our living room and dining room, we'd like to maintain the main floor of the house as our own and the expectation is that you will spend your time at the house up in the master suite, not in our living space.
That said, when we are at home and have free time, we will be likely to invite you to join us for a cup of tea, a meal, or maybe even some board games.
Interaction with guests
We love getting to know our guests, meeting people from different places, and sharing ideas about local hikes, eateries, and other things to do. On the other hand, sometimes life is busy so we can't guarantee our availability! Depending on us and on you and what life looks like during your stay, we may become best of friends or we might only see each other in passing - sometimes not at all.
Other things to note
Our sleeping space and our young son's is 2 floors below yours, so we will all have great privacy and noise insulation during the night. When we are up and about in the morning, you will probably hear us making breakfast and you may hear some shrieks of delight from our little one as he's generally a pretty happy guy. We like to host dinner parties and games nights in the evenings, especially on Fridays, but they generally don't go too late and if you're keen you may be invited to join in. If you want a very quiet space for a long sleep in, this might not be the best option for you, but if you're happy to be in a house with some sounds of life then you will feel right at home.
- No shoes in the house
- Do not use perfumes or scented products in the house
- Quiet hours after 9PM
- We encourage mutual respect and friendly interactions!
Katie and ilan are west coast adventurers who love the forests, the mountains, and the ocean. Little Arby is a mostly well-mannered and happy baby - if he cries, you probably won't hear it from the suite. We have traveled in various parts of the world and encountered tremendous hospitality along the way. We are happy now to be able to share our local knowledge and to create a simple but inviting space for travellers from other places.