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

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 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
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 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 4.8 based on 37 reviews

A Delightful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have just completed a six week stay in a studio apartment in an ideal location close to the Victoria waterfront. Our hosts, Tom and Eva Williams, were exceedingly friendly and helpful people. They made us feel right at home. The apartment, which is part of their house but with its own entrance, was clean, comfortable, well-equipped and relaxing. Grocery shopping was also very convenient, with a major grocery store only about two blocks away.

Using this apartment as our base, we were able to hike all over Victoria--to its various bays and harbors, hills and parks, and the entire downtown area. We also made use of Victoria's cheap and efficient bus system to reach more distant points including the University of Victoria, Royal Roads University, Mount Douglas, and even as far away as Sidney and the Butchart Gardens.

It was wonderful passing the winter in such a benign climate, while our hometown of Ottawa was shivering in extreme cold! We would recommend this property for any singles or couples who wish to stay in the heart of Victoria and who want to get to know Victoria well.

  • Submitted: 2-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with beach a half block away

  • 5 of 5

Clean little studio in great location, well stocked kitchen. Great to be able to wake up and walk down to the beach in the morning!

  • Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd stay at this great little apartment. Everything you need plus location location location.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for another great stay. And a special thanks for arranging this at such short notice. Very much appreciated. We will be back! Rene and Jim

  • Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Super glad your stay was comfortable. We look forward to seeing you in person next time. Hope all went well with the visit. All the best Tom and Eva
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Perfect place to enjoy Victoria

  • 5 of 5

Great Location - Walked all over Victoria and along the beach and never had to move the car!

Nice neighborhood with Victorian charm including an occasional horse drawn carriage passing down the street.

Super Clean, everything you could want or need for a relaxing vacation.

Detailed owner who made the experience easy.

May hear noise from upstairs, but otherwise very quiet home and neighborhood.

  • Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home only a block from the water

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Eva were the best! Unfortunately, they had roofers working on the house the 3 days we were there and both of them were very concerned about the noise. We were not bothered by it but Tom and Eva did many nice things for us to make up for the inconvenience. They made us feel like family.

The studio was very clean and had all we needed for cooking. The bed is a Murphy bed which needs to be taken down from the wall every night. That was not a problem for us at all.

The studio is close enough to the Inner Harbor you can easily walk and Beacon Hill Park is a short walk away. At the end of Menzies Street, you can go down the steps to the beach.

We highly recommend Loch Lorien for your stay in Victoria!

  • Submitted: 8-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed two nights, and loved it! It's the perfect size for two, and there is enough storage and kitchen supplies to make a longer term stay quite a cimfortable! Everything is inpecably clean and beautifully decorated. It's close to everything - even a six year olds legs could travel most distances around old Victoria. Can't say enough good things about this place, really! Absolutely zero down sides to this property.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
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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