House, 3 Bedrooms plus playroom/bunkbed room, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
- english, french, german, dutch
Why femke woud chose James Bay
When my daughter and her young family moved to Victoria in 2005 (from Toronto), I decided to spend half my time in Victoria and half in Ontario. I fell in love with this house which is a perfect blend of modern and old/character. I loved the location since I don't drive and could do all my shopping in James Bay Village or Cook street village and walk downtown within minutes. I have since moved to another place, but my daughter manages the house and uses it for occasional house/jazz concerts when the rental season is slower (ie winter). The house is light, spacious, open and was easy to decorate , which I love to do.
What makes this House unique
I enjoy being so close to the ocean and going for a morning walk. I often stop for coffee or lunch at the Ogden point cafe (on the ocean!) and enjoy watching the cruise ships dock at the pier. I can do all my shopping in James Bay village which is merely a 5 min walk away. I love walking to Beacon hill park (7 min walk) , the petting zoo, ponds and playgrounds (2) with my granddaughter and enjoy the beautiful peace and beauty of the West coast nature. The inner harbor with great restaurants, street performers , buzzing night life, parliament buildings, The Royal B.C museum and Imax theatre, and summer festivals is just a 10 min walk from my house. I appreciate beauty, harmony, simplicity and color and my house is an expression of my inner world. I enjoy the spaciousness of this house with many choices of rooms to sit, read, enjoy company, make art, play piano or watch a movie.
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great for family vacation!
This house is a wonderful home for a family vacation. We had three couples and two kids and had plenty of room. The place was clean and very comfortable in a quiet neighborhood. The main living area (kitchen, dining, living room) and 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (with a tub) are on the 2nd floor. The first floor has the entry to the house, a family room and large play are for kids, 1 set of bunk beds and futon and 1 bathroom (with a shower & washer & dryer)). There isn't much of a yard, just enough room for a patio table and chairs, which was fine for us. There is plenty of room on the first floor for the kids to play. The kitchen was stocked with most of the normal cooking supplies and a few spices. We were able to cook meals without needing anything. Easy walking to coffee shops, pizza, liquor store, a market and near the Victoria harbor. The kids enjoyed seeing the horse drawn carriages come by the house. Highly recommend this home!
Great place by the water
Nice place, very well located and the decor is great.
What a great retreat in James Bay! The location was perfect to walk to downtown, wharf and ocean yet so quiet too! Would definitely recommend 😊�
Delightful home in delightful location
We couldn’t have asked for a better location: quiet tree-lined street within easy walking distance of grocery stores, coffee houses, neighborhood restaurants, local parks, and the ocean just at end of street. Every evening we walked 1 mile along the seawall to the light beacon at end of harbor’s breakwater: a perfect spot to watch the sunset. The house is less than a half-mile from the Ferry Ramp and less than one mile from the Empress Hotel and other downtown Victoria / Inner Harbor restaurants and shopping. The original one-story Victorian house is now the second floor. We enjoyed looking through the photo albums of the “house-raising” renovation. The main living area and all three bedrooms are on the delightful, comfortable, well-decorated, and sunny second floor. The large ground floor is cooler, darker, and less comfortably furnished. However, it provides an additional sleeping area and would be a great place for kids and teenagers to hang-out away from their elders. The house is truly a lovely “home” in the best sense of the word: clean, well-appointed, and well-looked-after. We were four 60ish girlfriends and happy to have our own separate sleeping areas and two bathrooms in this delightful home in this delightful city.
We had a wonderful stay in your James Bay retreat. The house was comfortable and plenty of room. We had no issues, so no need to bother the owner at all. Yeah! We had a great time!
Very comfortable, clean and convenient
This historic house serves as an excellent base for exploring the centre of Victoria, including the harbour and the ocean-side walking path along Dallas Road. The rooms are spacious, full of light and very comfortable. Scattered through the house are objets d’art in a variety of media. The kitchen and bathrooms are very well equipped. Everywhere was very clean and well looked after. We were six adults and two infants and we all had plenty of space. A great house in a great location in a great city!
Femke, who looks after the house for her mother, the owner and artist, is a delight, and took very good care of us throughout our stay. Very many thanks from all of us.
Thank you so much for your detailed and generous review! It was a joy having you there and we look forward to having you back when you visit Victoria again .
Walk to Ogden point pier/cafe 5min walk (where the cruise ships arrive), walking, running for kilometers along the beach/boardwalk (one block away), Beacon hill park and petting zoo, 2 playgrounds (10 min walk), downtown (Royal british museum, Imax, inner harbour, bike rentals etc.) 10-15 min walk. James Bay village and Cook street village wonderful for shopping, dining (Pizza primastrada, Bubbies kitchen, 'The Next'- modern japanese all in cook street village) . Heron rock bistro, James bay tea room in James Bay village. Enjoy eating out or eating in. (or take out!) :)