One bedroom in the heart of Old Town Downtown Victoria
About Doug Hensby
We love to travel and have stayed in vacation rentals in Europe and in the US. We have tried to implement comforts we missed in vacation rentals abroad.
Doug Hensby purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Doug Hensby chose Downtown
We love charm of staying in a heritage building in the heart of Victoria's downtown. We travel to Victoria often and decided to purchase the loft for our use throughout the year and make it available to travellers who want to visit Victoria.
What makes this Condo unique
Central location, close to main tourist attractions, dining, bars, nightclubs and all within an easy walk, wonderful ambience with lots of sunshine from floor to ceiling windows, comfortable seating, fully equipped kitchen, full laundry facilities, king-sized bed and High Definition TV with free WiFi
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A perfect stay in Victoria!
Sparkling clean - so beautiful, even better than the pictures. Central location, very safe and secure. I would 100% book again. The recommendation book alone that the host put together is worth the cost of the stay! So much attention spent on details, kitchen was fully stocked with everything you'd need to cook, and the host was incredibly responsive and helpful with my request/questions.
Noise: I want to speak to this specifically because it's the one hesitation I had when booking this spot. Some reviews said it was awful, some said it was ok, so I didn't know what to expect. I'm a medium to deep sleeper and I do cherish my rest so didn't want to find myself with sleepless nights on my vacation. Bottom line it's a apartment in a lively part of town. Sleeping with the bedroom window is probably not an option because of the street noise, especially of people leaving the bar across the street, but with the window shut and fan on (there is also a noise machine that I used one night and it was great) I had no issues sleeping. Unless you're a very sensitive, light sleeper you should be fine!
Enjoy this great spot!
Property was great, everything you could want was there, hosts really friendly and Booking in was a real pleasure.
Home Away From Home
This is our fourth stay at the Hensby condo...wonderful as always. Perfect location, easy walk from the ferry and close to wonderful restaurants and entertainment. The condo has all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay....a home away from home. Thank you once again, Doug.
Doug and Jacqui thought of everything. They were at the condo to greet us and make sure we knew where everything was and how to operate all of the appliances. They even put together an incredibly thorough binder with information about the condo, nearby restaurants, tourist information, and more. The condo itself was as advertised. It was spacious and comfortable with a fully appointed kitchen. As others have noted, it can be a bit loud with all of the nearby bars and restaurants, but with the wi Dow’s. Loses and the fan on, it wasn’t too loud for us. We highly recommend this rental and would definitely stay here again.
A wonderful week in Victoria
What a wonderful time we had visiting and staying in the Awarehouse Loft.
The hosts were very helpful in helping us through the process of securing our reservation as this was our first experience with Home Away. In planning our trip detailed instructions were provided to make our transit and check in easy. The hosts met us when we arrived and gave us a brief but thorough orientation .
There was a problem with the washer but they were aware of it and had already scheduled maintenance appointment. The repair was done the first day we were there and caused us no inconvenience.
The apartment was spacious, well furnished, secure and well located to the downtown area. We felt at home right away and the large picture windows provided an excellent view. The furnishings were great, there was more than enough kitchen equipment, china, cups and glasses and full size appliances to prepare and enjoy meals cooked there. The television is excellent as well as the furnishings in the living room. We slept well in the bed and were pleased with the large bathroom.
Victoria is a wonderful city and the location of apartment made an easy walk to Chinatown, the Empress Hotel, Parliament House and museums. There are so many shops and restaurants close by it makes choosing a challenge. We felt very secure in the gate and door system in place.
Overall the hosts and apartment made this an awesome vacation that we will cherish the memories of. Highly recommend.
Cozy, beautiful and close to many tourist attractions
We loved staying here and had everything we needed. It was very roomy and comfortable. The rooftop view was amazing! Doug and Jackie are amazing hosts and provided all the information we needed in a notebook so that we could navigate our way through town. We would recommend this to anyone
Enjoy Victoria's marvellous waterfront and old town vistas from Awarehouse Loft's rooftop patio. Experience the charm of old town architecture, sightseeing, water tours, shopping, nightclubs and great restaurants just steps away from Awarehouse's downtown location. Victoria is a charming city with lots of activities, great places to explore, fabulous dining and great nightlife opportunities. Whether you are in town for three nights, two weeks or months at a time, there is always lots to see and do in our lovely Provincial Capital.