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Studio Apartment with charm in a Heritage Home just steps to the Ocean.

Bedrooms 1
Space 1 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Tastefully decorated with antiques, but living in modern comfort.

We offer a charming unique ground floor level studio apartment with a private entrance in a beautiful heritage designated home, steps to the ocean and spectacular strolls along Dallas Road. You will find a fully equipped separate kitchen and an ensuite bathroom. The bedroom, with a Queen Size best quality Murphy Bed, doubles as a sitting/living room. Included are Cable TV, access to Wi-Fi, and ample Parking. A three minute walk will take you to all amenities. Victoria inner Harbour is within easy walking distance for more restaurants and entertainment.

Tom and Eva Williams
Member since: 2016
Speaks english, french, german, swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Tom and Eva Williams

We are active professional classical violinists, who have located to Victoria to enjoy the west coast, after having had busy full performance careers with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Tom and Eva Williams purchased this studio in 2014

Why Tom and Eva Williams chose James Bay

This home is located just steps to one of the most enjoyable strolls along the ocean, with the view of the majestic Olympic Mountains of Washington State as a backdrop. Being located in James Bay, it is accessible to all amenities, either by walking, biking, or by car. The "Loth Lorien Studio" is attractively decorated including antiques, and has all modern amenities for a comfortable stay in one of Victoria's beautiful Heritage Homes, originally built in 1893.

What makes this studio unique

It was love at first sight when we saw this house, curiously named "Loth Lorien" on the address plaque. Built before the turn of the 20th century, this example of late Victorian Queen Anne style, stands tall and quiet near the ocean, a location that was just perfect for us when we moved here three years ago. Now it's our home, and we are happy to share it with people who appreciate this heritage character, yet can enjoy modern convenience indoors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was delightful to have had you stay at the Studio for the week, especially on the occasion of visiting your new grandson for the first time. We were delighted to observe you taking your morning coffee to the sea side. We hope to host you again on another visit to your family.
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in James Bay, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Kindly note that the antique furniture is prone to any water damage. Please use coasters and place mats.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Studio Apartment with charm in a Heritage Home just steps to the Ocean.
average rating of 4.785714 based on 44 reviews
Fruita, CO

Beautiful, secluded spot in a great location. Surrounded by wonderful gardens and amazingly quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Eva's place is a real gem. Loved the high ceilings, large windows, and creaky wood floor. Clean and well-kept with everything we needed. Easy walking to downtown, Fishermans Wharf and the beach. Easily accommodated our very late check-in and provided free parking for our rental car. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, WA

Lovely Place, Charming Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay in Loth Lorien. It is the perfect location to use as a base for seeing Victoria and exploring other parts of Vancouver Island. The weather was clear and beautiful, so every day we walked along the Straight to take in the breathtaking views of the water and the Olympic mountains. Tom and Eva are so friendly and helpful, suggesting restaurants and places to visit that we thoroughly enjoyed and would not have known about otherwise.

The high ceilings and ample windows in the apartment make it feel spacious, despite its compact size. The kitchen seems bigger in real life than in the pictures and was very convenient for cooking some of our meals. (The grocery store is just two blocks away so mostly I just walked there. ) The bathroom also contains ample storage so we unpacked completely and didn't have to deal with suitcases strewn about to ruin the tasteful décor. As others have mentioned, the Murphy bed is easy to put up and down, and is very comfortable.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat. If fact, we enjoyed it so much that we came away wishing we could move to Victoria!

  • Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Eve where very good hosts We had everything we needed easy walk into town

  • Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy comfort with charm

  • 5 of 5

Location in James Bay with only a block to the Ogden Point walkway makes this small but cozy suite a good choice. The livingroom/bedroom has Murphy bed which was easy to take up and down and was comfortable with quality bedding. The kitchen is well stocked for those meals you want to prepare and the grocery store is only a couple blocks away. Extras such as a hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash are all provided. Handy for a traveller.

We appreciated the friendly greeting from the host and hostess. We had a lovely worry free holiday here.

  • Submitted: 4-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this studio suite. Tom and Eva were very friendly and helpful....even lending us a couple of bikes to use. The suite was very clean and had everything we needed. We definitely would recommend it.

  • Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful old home so close to ocean walk, with everything you could want.

  • 4 of 5

Well organized space - feels spacious. Nice to park off the street in owner's large driveway. Friendly, generous owners.

  • Submitted: 5-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Bent Mast
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Coho Ferry to Port Angeles at Victoria Harbour
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Mile 0 of Trans Canada Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
James Bay Village
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Ogden Point


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in James Bay, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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