Tastefully decorated with antiques, but living in modern comfort.
Tom and Eva Williams
- english, french, german, swedish
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Very conveniently located, lovely Heritage Home Suite
Every interaction with the very welcoming homeowners went smoothly.
A very conveniently located suite approx. 5 houses down from the ocean ( Dallas Road) with amenities such as Thrifties, The James Bay Inn, the lovely Beacon Hill Park and quaint coffee shops near by.
The owners have thoughtfully stocked the suite to accomadate visitors like ourselves who were on the go constantly, just basically looking for a place to rest up in the evenings, and get ready for the day ahead...
Everything we needed
Very friendly and helpful host. Apartment was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything we needed. Ample parking at the premises. Pleasant and quiet area with magnificent views of the mountains from the end of the road. Only 10 to 15 minutes walk into the centre of town. Would definitely stay here again.
Best place to complete our cross-country road trip!
A superb loft in a Victorian house in James Bay.
Everything was perfect, and above!
Eva and Tom were the best host we have met over this trip.
Very friendly and attentive.
We had a wonderful time with them.
Highly recommended for your stay in Victoria 😉😉😆😆
This is the ideal location to explore Victoria. Near to all amenities. Inner harbour, downtown, James Bay, Cook Street area, walk along the water, check out Ogden Point, restaurants, pubs, shopping. No excuse to be bored if you stay here. Very quiet location. Tom and Eva have a beautifully maintained property and are great hosts.
Meticulously maintained Heritage House
This property is a meticulously maintained Heritage House and is an ideal place to stay if you are visiting Victoria. The apartment is cozy, very clean with a comfortable Murphy style bed which tilts down into a compact sitting room. Overall, perfect for a couple. The kitchen has everything needed to cook your own meals, if you are inclined, and there are 2 grocery stores within a couple of blocks, one open 24 hours. Downtown eateries, which are plentiful, are a comfortable 20 minute walk. A block away is a popular shoreside walking trail which leads to a lovely park. Tom and Eva, the owners who live upstairs, are gracious hosts. We very shortly felt like we were visiting old friends. This was an unexpected bonus! In all, a memorable visit which we will remember fondly and will repeat if we travel to Victoria in the future!!
It was a delight to meet the two of you, and we were very happy that you enjoyed your stay in Victoria and especially here at the Studio. I was intrigued with your electric car, and glad that our power outlet was convenient for you to charge it up overnight. And you made it home all that way on one charge. Great. Please come again, as you are always welcome.
Tom and Eva
Enchanted Suite and Location!
What a delightful surprise! My husband and I are so fortunate that we found this little gem! Tom was so accommodating when we arrived and was great with suggesting different places to see. Yes Tom, we were able to stop and see the blue herons on our way to the airport! The 2 minute walk to the ocean was amazing and the location was easy walking distance to wonder restaurants. The suite was very quaint. We had a warm fuzzy feeling every time that we walked into our little home away from home! Tom thank you for going above and beyond with my special request! I truly appreciate that! We miss James Bay already but will definitely be back and will certainly tell everyone about your home! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Russell and Karen Fisher, Okotoks, AB
It was a delight to have you stay with us in the Loth Lorien Studio, and very happy you did manage to finally see the nesting herons in the park. We can get a little blasé about all the things that one can see around here but then often say to each other, "are we on vacation here?" That often happens when walking the Dallas Rd. stroll along the Salish Sea down the street. Come again soon.
Tom and Eva