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Harbourside Penthouse—Spectacular Views!—Rooftop Deck, Downtown near everything!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

SERENITY Harbour View Penthouse is a bright, one-of-a-kind, waterfront penthouse, a corner suite with window-walls opening to breathtaking harbour PANORAMAS from every room. Located in downtown Victoria, with a BALCONY and PRIVATE ROOFTOP PATIO and garden, it offers serenity right in the middle of the city. High ceilings give it a sense of expansiveness and it is decorated throughout with ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Shera Street. A GAS FIREPLACE ensures you will have cozy evenings when it is cool outside

BALCONY Enjoy breakfast eye-to-eye with the soaring seagulls, as you watch morning kayakers, rowing crews and tugboats below. In the evening share a romantic glass of wine as colours of twilight wash across the water—You will never miss a sunset! And when night falls the harbour transforms into a delightful fantasy of lights and reflections

ROOFTOP PATIO GARDEN—WITH BARBECUE an unforgettable place to dine or entertain guests, this is paradise for anyone who loves to be under an open sky. Expansive and spectacular it includes trees and shrubs and herbs and an arbour. it has all you could want—a comfortable lounging area, barbeque, bar fridge, and dining table and chairs, all overlooking the harbour.

CENTRAL LOCATION, FREE PARKING You can leave your car in secure underground parking, and be minutes away by foot from all the attractions downtown as well as the memorial sports arena, live theatre, boutique shops, blues bars and restaurants. Literally on our doorstep you can arrange a whale watching tour, hire bicycles, rent a kayak, canoe or powerboat; or board the unique harbour taxi for a tour from the Upper Harbour to Fisherman's Wharf.

SLEEPS 4. It has one bedroom with queen-size bed, built-in wardrobes and desk. The living room has a queen-size sofa bed.

ALL AMENITIES It has a flat-screen cable T.V, a DVD Player, secure wi-fi access. The kitchen includes a microwave, dishwasher and garburator, and it too is open to the views. The condo has an en suite laundry, washer and dryer a

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english, german, spanish, norwegian
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Chidakash

Shera and Chidakash are in love with people and with travelling. This work has culminated in the building of a unique home and seaside retreat called Serenity by the Sea Retreat, on Galiano Island, in the Gulf Islands near Victoria. Shera is an artist and maintains a large studio gallery at home. She also has remarkable skills as a therapist and healer which are enhanced by the extraordinary energies of Serenity by the Sea, its waterfront and gardens. Chidakash manages the retreat and has created a unique style of bodywork called Expansive Body Integration. Together they offer transformational journeys to Peru and annual trips to Thailand to care for elephants hands-on. We are delighted that our Victoria Properties at Mermaid Wharf as a retreat to support people wanting to make their own discoveries and explore their interests and creativity.

Chidakash purchased this condo in 2010

Why Chidakash chose Downtown

When we walked into this condo we were blown away by the dramatic panoramic expanse of harbour view. It was a 'Wow!' factor that was irresistible. And we have already been delighted by the location of Mermaid Wharf and its proximity to so much in Victoria. We are at retirement age and here we will have all the pleasures of being in the centre with non of the hassles of traffic and parking!

What makes this condo unique

This stunning penthouse property is a beautiful refuge for anyone who would like to rise above the turmoil and traffic of the city. Everything about it seems to be a celebration of the Harbour, and the ocean, the open sky. The patio garden on the rooftop adds a fabulous dimension to this waterfront experience. With a fridge and a barbeque and lots of seating, it is a delightful place to host family, friends, or colleagues

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great trip ! Victoria is a beautiful city and the view of it from the balcony was fantastic. We had tons of fun just walking around the city and shopping!
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Downtown, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • large mirror and soaker tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Harbourside Penthouse—Spectacular Views!—Rooftop Deck, Downtown near everything!
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Costa Rica

Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed Christmas in Victoria while visiting family and having the condo as our central location. It was perfectly located to anything we wanted to do in and around Victoria. Walking or driving. The condo is beautifully decorated and has an incredibly well equipped kitchen which we made good use of. The views are spectacular from the entire living area. Kelly who met us was incredibly efficient and helpful. Unfortunately I did not note that the sleeping accommodation was only a queen size bed, but we made it work by using the pull out sofa in the living area. Once there, the entire experience was great. The downside of the experience was dealing with VRBO in the process of renting and arriving. They were extremely unhelpful on the two occasions I called them for assistance. Thankfully I was able to communicate by phone directly with the owner at the end. This was the second time to deal with VRBO in Victoria, and I would not do it again. Kudos to the owners for being able to put up with the hoops we are all put through.

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Condo with amazing views and great location.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for four nights and loved it! The condo is well appointed and in good condition. It has a full kitchen with plenty of cookware, though we didn't use it (too many awesome restaurants in the area!!). The view is fantastic out of two walls of window overlooking the harbor in downtown. With the cooler weather in October, we really enjoyed the gas fireplace, too. A small balcony and private rooftop terrace provide some great outdoor space. The terrace has cushioned furniture, and a large gas BBQ for those who want to grill. We also greatly appreciated that the condo has an assigned parking space in the building's gated parking garage! Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend this place to others. We will definitely try to stay here again the next time we are in Victoria!

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location & well appointed, comfortable apartment

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in Victoria was enhanced by the location of this apartment! We had access to the core of Victoria, either by walking or taking the "pickle boat" water taxis right outside our door. The corner unit was not only well appointed for in-house cooking, but the views afforded an interesting panorama of the harbor northwest of Victoria, especially at night. Although, the unit provided for a comfortable & enjoyable stay, it was definitely designed for two occupants. The artwork was exquisite! The only negative was that the penthouse roof garden was not of much use due to the entry lock being a bit tricky (wouldn't un-lock for us), and the fact that it could have used a bit more gardening care. Other than that we would recommend this unit to any couple wanting a a comfortable and convenient stay in Victoria. R. Viskov, Portland, Or. USA

  • Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed our condo and all it has to offer. I hope you had a chance to enjoy a barbecue on the rooftop patio once you mastered the lock and look forward to meeting you when you are next up this way.
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Beautiful View!! Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful little one bedroom apartment in Victoria. Close to many amenities and restaurants. Hosts were wonderful. View fantastic. Only concern is the noise as close to a very active harbor and lively restaurant. Otherwise enjoyed the stay very much.

  • Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sun City West

Ideal Location to stay while visiting Victoria, BC and very reasonably priced.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location, close to transportation by boat-taxi (just a few yards away) or bus. We also walked a lot. We loved watching all the activity in the harbor: Kayakers, canoes, sailboats, etc.. Lots of places to eat near by. You are right in China town. The locals are very friendly and helpful. Food prices are high, but you can cook in a fully furnished kitchen.There is a washer/dryer, so we could travel with just carry on luggage. The condo was clean, nicely appointed, the art was wonderful. The river side patio was a lovely outside space for coffee. The rooftop garden area was lovely with fresh flowers in both outdoor spaces. The concierge (Francis) for this location is outstanding and very helpful. We now consider him to be our friend and hope to see him again. He met us at the airport, took the back roads to show us more of the island, answered questions and gave some great suggestions as to where to eat and what to see. Francis made sure we had all the supplies needed. He was also available by phone for questions and assistance. The "icing on the cake" for us is that the owner made sure we were treated well and gave us his phone number as well. There is absolutely nothing negative about this experience for us! Five stars aren't enough!!!!

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, WA

Great location, fantastic view. Will definitely come back.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to enjoy Victoria from. There was a mix up for our first night, but the owner more than comped us for our trouble. The unit had absolutely everything we needed. The weather was unusually hot for Victoria, but the fans provided kept the air moving and comfortable. The balcony and the rooftop patio provided wonderful respite and great views. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry from Vancouver/Anacortes/Seattle/PortAngeles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Trans Canada and Pat Bay Highway

We are located in the Design District of Victoria. On your doorstep is China Town and the historic centre of Old Victoria. Many boutique restaurants and pubs are within a 5 - 10 minute walk. The Harbour ferry, kayak and boat rentals are steps away in Mermaid Wharf which gives our building its name.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Downtown, British Columbia

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Celebration
May 1 2018 - Oct 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2018 - Nov 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Snowbird Low Rates
Nov 16 2018 - Mar 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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