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Oceanfront Downtown Corner One Bedroom

Bedrooms 1
Space 59 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Downtown Corner One Bedroom

This oceanfront, corner, unit with floor to ceiling windows along two walls looks into the harbour in downtown Victoria. If this unit is booked, we have another unit in the building. We also can accommodate some two day rentals

Sit on your private covered balcony and watch the boats in the inner and upper harbours during the day and the sunsets at night.

Walk to all downtown amenities. Take in whale watching, kayaking, water taxi and biking right outside your door on the wharf. BBQ or relax on the roof top patio.

Located in the heart of downtown Victoria in the Mermaid building. On the waterfront of the harbour and the edge of the Gorge waterway, the Mermaid Building allows its guests to experience downtown Victoria, the Inner Harbour, the Gorge Waterway, the ocean, the upper part of the island and Vancouver, with ease.

Some of Victoria’s most popular restaurants surround the building, making it easy to have gourmet meals with out the worry of taxis or drinking and driving.

Take a Whale watching tour right outside the door. Or rent a kayak and glide through the harbour to the open ocean to discover the Pacific’s wild life. Or paddle up the Gorge waterway and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Salmon Fish with a charter or rent a power boat and just take it easy touring Victoria from the water’s perspective.

Just steps away, the harbour sea planes take passengers in a half hour flight to downtown Vancouver, offering great shopping on Robson street, Theatres, Stanley Park and more, and all in a day allowing one to return home for dinner.

The Mermaid neighbours Historic China Town with its many vegetable stores, restaurants and curio shops.

Romantic horse drawn carriages carry passengers through the inner harbour past the parliament buildings, the world famous Royal BC Museum, live entertainment, Underwater Sea Gardens, Omnimax Theatre, Miniature World, Double Decker sight seeing tours, and tour buses to the renowned Butchart Gardens.

Cycle, stroll, run, or even ride a horse on the picturesque Galloping Goose Trail. This multi-use trail, formerly a railway line, moves right beside the Mermaid Building, through urban, rural and wilderness scenery on its 55-kilometre journey from Victoria to Sooke. Whether you're commuting to work, meandering on a weekend afternoon or pacing yourself from Sidney to Sooke, the trail is yours to enjoy.

Catch the little Harbour Ferry stopping at the Mermaid and travel right up the Gorge waterway to Tillicum and down to the Empress.

Nothing has been spared in furnishing this space. It is fully equipped with a 32 inch flat screen Smart TV, DVD player, high speed Wifi and modem, microwave, dishwasher, stove, fridge, toaster, coffee maker, washing machine and dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped.

Keywords: Condominium, flat, apartment

Keywords: Waterfront, Mermaid Wharf

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Jeanie

We are a couple living in Oak Bay, 15 minutes from the condo. I have lived in Victoria for 22 years and Martin has lived here all his life.

Jeanie purchased this condo in 2015

Why Jeanie chose Downtown

We have chosen this building because of the location. we have chosen this condo because of the balcony and the views


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Downtown, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 59 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 piece Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed full views of ocean
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 55 reviews
Centennial CO

Great Location on the Water

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment on the harbour. You are right at the China Town harbour frerry stop which is a fun way to get any number of places you'd like to go. Underground parking is available at no additional cost though we ultimately didn't rent the car for a day or two like we thought.

Francis, the property manager met us at the airport. On the trip into Victoria Francis was a fountain of knowledge regarding the area and his presence expedited the process of access.

We had experienced problems on the United Airline to Air Canada connection at Vancouver. The necessary signage wasn't present and without "Nexus" you won't be able to connect in anything less than 90 minutes...I'd allow two hours. If you're coming from the states do yourself a huge favor if you can afford a seaplane flight from Seattle on Kenmore Air. If moving onto Vancouver, "Harbour Air" is our best of friends. Unforgettable stuff.

The Canoe Restaurant we saw in apartment reviews was fantastic. Also, JAM for breakfast worked for us. Try the "French Toast" and see if you can finish.

  • Submitted: 5-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much
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Great Stay in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfect for 2 people.

Great location, walking distance to everything down town.

Parking included.

Kelly met us at the Unit and provided a detailed overview of the property. She was friendly and helpful. We really appreciated the fresh coffee, that was a nice touch.

The property was very clean and comfortable, we would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was clean, gorgeous view, well equipped, and at a very convenient location!

  • Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Condo was exactly as described. We were very comfortable and enjoyed our stay. Location was great only 10 minute walk to empress hotel, and minutes from great restaurants. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place, beautiful views, very clean and well appointed! Great location for shops and food!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay, great views of the inlet, lots to watch on the water and also lots of things to do close by. I stayed for a couple days to rest and read and then was joined by my husband for the rest of my time.

Their is great restaurant on the ground floor of the building, Fishhook...great flavors (try the mussels or the fish chowder)! There are many more fantastic restaurants in easy walking distance! Many interesting shops to peruse near by as well!

The condo itself is well appointed and had such great views. It has a very comfortable bed, and soaker tub...and everything was very clean.

Ask the concierge to show you how to use the elevator fob before she leaves

, it's a bit weird. Also the thermostat in the hall turns on the fireplace, and the electric heat in the bedroom seems to be turned on by the switch behind the door in the bedroom, though there are no instructions that say so.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat, it's a really great place!

We loved it!

  • Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location. Easy check in and out. Wonderful owner and staff.

  • 5 of 5

Just sit and watch the world float by through the windows. Great eateries Fishhook, Canoe Club and Jam are steps away. Right in the heart of downtown, yet quite and peaceful.

  • Submitted: 6-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Canoe Pub
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Black Ball
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Royal Victoria Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Il Terrazzo
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Dallas Road
Car: not necessary

In the heart of Old Town with independent Boutique shops and restaurants. seconds way for Galloping goose Trail and Songhees Walk way. half a block from China Town. In the centre of the Amber Triangle...the three best home brew pubs...Canoe Pub, Swan's and Spinnakers. Short walk to Victoria Public Market


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 8 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 2 2019 - Mar 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2019 - Oct 9 2019
3 night minimum stay
Oct 10 2019 - Oct 14 2019
3 night minimum stay
Low Season Fall
Oct 15 2019 - Dec 20 2019
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2019 - Jan 1 2020
3 night minimum stay
Low season Spring
Jan 2 2020 - Mar 31 2020
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 1 2020 - Sep 30 2020
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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