Studio Waterfront Condo
About Karen Gelowitz
We are your hosts, Karen & Paul. Paul is a recently retired electrician and I work in the real estate industry. Paul has owned the condo for 18 years and I have recently become part owner. Now that Paul has retired, he has lots of time on his hands, so we decided what a perfect way for him to keep busy was to start the vacation rental. I work in administration/accounting at my office, so I am better dealing with all the paperwork that comes with being an owner, while Paul handles all the other chores. We are new to the vacation rental business so its a learning curve for us, and hopefully we are on the right path to ensure all our clients are comfortable staying in our suite and have a great experience visiting Victoria.
Karen Gelowitz purchased this Condo in 2001
Why Karen Gelowitz chose Downtown
Paul bought this property before it was built. He saw an opportunity to buy a waterfront condo in downtown Victoria, and jumped at it. He purchased the condo with his cousin from Port Angeles and initially they rented it out as a nightly rental but it was more then they could handle, so they rented it out month to month. I came into the picture a few years ago, and his cousin decided he wanted to sell his portion of the condo, so this is where I stepped in. Best investment I have ever made. I work with people who have vacation rentals and after asking a lot of questions, we decided this is what we should do with the condo. A decision we don't regret.
What makes this Condo unique
The most unique part of this condo is the Roof top patio. A perfect spot to watch the sunset, or have a glass of wine and enjoy the view. Also watching the activity in the harbour from the living room with the floor to ceiling windows. The other thing is the secure underground parking. This is definitely a bonus for this property.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great location with excellent views
West Coast Adventure
Our stay at Mermaid Warf was great. We were able to walk everywhere from the condo. At the end of a very busy day, a water taxi dropped us off right out front.
The condo had everything we could need or want. Paul and Karen were wonderful hosts.
I would definitely stay here again when in Victoria.
Gem in the heart of Victoria
Loved the stunning views from this quaint cozy condo. This place felt like home from the moment we opened the door. Enjoyed the rooftop garden patio. Super close to shopping, restaurants, and all the adventures Victoria had to offer. Would definitely recommend!
Had a very nice experience staying here. Check in was great and Karen was very helpful. Apartment is well stocked and close to Chinatown and the Inner Harbour. Il Terrazzo was an amazing Italian Restaurant closeby.
Only downfall is the noise from being in the city and the seagulls. Suggest bringing earplugs.
Best place to stay in Victoria
My favourite place to stay in Victoria - beautiful and charming! The condo has all modern conveniences, a beautiful harbour view and rooftop patio, includes parking, and is close to downtown.
It was fine.
Great location, the unit was as advertised. Good owners.