About this listing
Relax & enjoy Victoria in my casual, comfortable family home. Three bedrooms, living room, den & private back yard provide lots of space for families. The well-stocked kitchen opens onto the den & dining room. Great residential neighbourhood in a convenient location. Near shops, beach, bike trails, parks and bus. A 15-minute drive to Downtown Victoria, with easy access to the Western Communities, Saanich Peninsula (Butchart Gardens, BC Ferries and Airport) & Up-Island.
This is a very comfortable family home. Each of the three bedrooms (two upstairs, one on the main floor) has a double bed. Main floor bathroom has a claw-foot tub, and the shower is upstairs. You can enjoy breakfast in the morning sunshine on the back deck. The back yard is lovely and very private, and there are gardens and paths all around the house. The front deck catches the afternoon and evening sun.
You can get into the house by using the keypad on the back door - it will be programmed with the last four digits of your phone number.
I have a good collection of cooking appliances, but no BBQ.
The washer and dryer are in the basement, and there is a clothesline outside. I will provide laundry detergent.
I don't provide a television, computer or local telephone service, but there is WiFi.
You will have full access to the house and yard, except for my office (garage) and personal storage room (basement).
Interaction with guests
I will be traveling when you're in my home, so we won't meet in person. I'm available by email to answer any questions you may have, and a local contact will be available. My neighbours are friendly and can be relied on to answer questions and make suggestions!
A neighbour may drop by to pick up my mail, and Tim will come by to tend the garden.
Other things to note
My neighbours are friendly. If you like to connect with the locals, take a morning or evening stroll and you'll be sure to meet some of them.
This is my home, not an income or rental property. I'm curious about who will be staying here, so I'll check out your AirBnB profile. I only accept reservations from people who post a photo and provide some details about themselves, and who have a verified ID.
This is a friendly, quiet and respectful residential neighbourhood. Absolutely no parties or raucous gatherings.
There are a few Airbnb rentals on the street and we all keep an eye on each others' homes. If there are loud parties or other disturbances, someone will call the police.
This is a non-smoking house / yard.
Guests who are here on garbage and recycling days will be asked to roll the containers out to the curb in the morning, and bring them back to their resting spots in the evening. I'll leave details in the Guest Binder.
I try to keep a reasonable cleaning fee, so I'll also ask you to strip the beds, and put sheets, pillow cases, towels, face cloths and kitchen cloths in the laundry room before you leave. That helps the cleaning team get through the whole house (especially all the laundry!) in 5 hours.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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I live in Victoria, B.C. and love to travel. Paris is my home-away-from-home, and I've been to France many times. In the past few years, I have also fallen in love with Istanbul, Berlin, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Budapest, New York City, London, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hangzhou and Shanghai.
I know what it's like to be both a guest and a host. I rent my whole house when I'm on the road, and share it with guests when I'm here. I like meeting and getting to know other travellers, collecting inspiration for future trips! I'm a casual and independent guest/host, comfortable to sit and chat, or do my own thing and let you do yours.
The more I explore the world, the more I realize how lucky I am to live in Victoria. I see it with fresh eyes every time I come home, and am blown away yet again by how clean, fresh, beautiful and accessible it is.