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Dragonfly Cottage - Central Location, Country Charm - Walk Downtown or the Ocean

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Luxury Downtown Accommodations in Victoria, British Columbia

Dragonfly Cottage - Paradise by Beacon Hill Park.....

Tucked into a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Victoria, BC, Dragonfly Cottage offers both the charm of a heritage home and proximity to the area’s most popular attractions.

We’re steps away from the restaurants, cafes and shops on trendy Cook Street, and only one house down from the 200-acre Beacon Hill Park. Another two blocks will take you to the ocean with walks along Dallas Road and the beach, with views of the Olympic Mountains across Juan de Fuca Strait. And if you’re looking for museums, heritage spots, or nightlife, downtown Victoria is just a short walk away.

Much like Victoria itself, Dragonfly Cottage is for the traveler who longs to be surrounded by beautiful things. With its mélange of antique furniture and modern accents, the eclectic designer decor invites you to settle in and relax. The cottage has beautifully sunlit and spacious rooms, with more than enough room for everyone. There is a choice of two or three bedrooms, each with their own unique atmosphere, and a lovely bathroom with a claw foot tub and shower.

The fully-equipped kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances, a large island, and black counter-tops. Off the kitchen is a small laundry room a new stainless-steel washer and dryer. The cottage also has a glassed-in front porch, an open-design living and dining area, and a secluded garden where you can savor your morning coffee or a glass of wine. In addition to all this, we have child-proofed the house to make sure your little ones are safe.

* 3rd bdrm. available upon request.

There are two self-contained units in the building.

This one-of-a-kind cottage is sure to book fast.

Contact us to reserve your dates today!

Dragonfly really is `Paradise by Beacon Hill Park`

Dragonfly is a beautiful, serene and comfortable home. Sun-lit rooms and a sense of spaciousness create a lovely and relaxed atmosphere. You have the feeling and the charm of a cottage, while in the heart of the city..... and it's only only steps away from Beacon Hill Park!

Beacon Hill Park......

This beautiful and interesting park is described as one of Victoria's 'crowning jewels'. It would be difficult to argue with this once you have spent a day exploring its 62 acres of natural beauty. It doesn't matter what you're in the mood for, a day in this magical park will offer you something.

Beacon Hill is a beautifully landscaped and manicured park with gardens, ponds, stone bridges, and alpine, rock gardens.There are also large areas of the park that have been left in their natural state, the fallen trees creating a sculptural landscape among the natural grasses and native plants.

The park is home to many exotic and native trees, including Garry Oak, Arbutus, Douglas-fir, and Western Red Cedar - to name just a few. A colony of Great Blue Herons, which once numbered over 100 nests, has returned to its nesting grounds in the park this year, after being chased away by a family of Bald Eagles in 2008.

Beacon Hill park is for visitors and locals alike, regardless of age. It's a delightful place for children to spend the day..... there's a petting zoo, playgrounds, a wading pool and picnic areas, live music in the band-shell and one of the world’s tallest Totem Poles.

It goes on and on.....

Now, let's move on to the Village......

Cook Street Village...Lively and colorful, it is full of charm and character, with something for everyone.

The streets are pedestrian friendly with a small village atmosphere. There are outdoor food courts, fruit and vegetable vendors, markets, cafes and restaurants, a butcher, a bakery, antique shops and boutiques.

Patios and cafes? Well, you have over ten to choose from along three city blocks, year round! Oh, and did I mention the neighborhood pub?

Our beautiful little village is practical too! You can find all of the day to day things you might need... banks, clinics, pharmacy, post office, hair salons, spas, chiropractor.... We have it all!

A walk along the ocean on Dallas Road?

I hope you like dogs. It's an off-leash area, and there are lots of great dogs and owners to watch and share the space with. Walk along the walkway, or sit on a bench and enjoy the view of the ocean and the snow-covered mountains across the way.

You might decide to spend the day down on the beach collecting rocks or reading a book .....and in case you forget your book..... not to worry. We also have a used-book store in the village, which is right next to one of the antique shops, and directly across from the wine store. Well, you get the picture.

I could go on and tell you about how you can walk downtown to the Parliament Buildings, the Empress Hotel, the Museum, Thunderbird Park, Inner Harbour and the night-life. I could also mention that by simply going in the other direction from Dragonfly Cottage, you come to the Art Gallery of Victoria, the Governor General’s House, and Craigdarrogh Castle.

And the best part? You've barely left your front door.....I told you it was paradise.

Everyone who has stayed in Dragonfly Cottage has loved the experience. Doesn't this sound like the perfect way to spend your time in Victoria?

More Details

Owner
Toula Hatziioannou
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, german, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

What makes this house unique

Dragonfly Cottage.....

"This house has a magical essence....The artwork, decor, and books all convey a sense of spirit, wonder and peace."

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is absolutely wonderful! It was cozy and fit our entire family of 6 very comfortably. It was such a pleasure to be able to stay here. Thank you so much, Toula!
Jun 2017
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Fairfield, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Available at the extra cost of $80.00 per night.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom #3 is a large and beautiful room. It is separated from the main part of the house by a small hallway.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books adult
  • books kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • porch/lanai
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Dragonfly Cottage - Central Location, Country Charm - Walk Downtown or the Ocean
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 128 reviews
5

Perfect Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights at the delightful, spacious Dragonfly Cottage and loved every minute. Toula is a fabulous host, providing every item needed for a home stay( spices, coffee, soap for bathing, dishes and clothes) as well as tips for sights and shopping. The house is just like the photos and feels like your home. One of the best things about the Dragonfly is the location, near the Cook St Village and Beacon Hill. We were able to walk to the grocery story and excellent restaurants in 5 minutes . Although a little longer, we were able to walk to the harbor, museums, and shopping downtown. One of my favorites near Cook Village is Dallas Road with a walkway next to the beach and view of the Olympic Mountains. We highly recommend the Dragonfly.

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Linda. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the house, the neighbourhood, and the location. I look forward to hosting you again in the future. Toula
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Weston, MA
5

Lovely, comfortable cottage with attentive and helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

My husband, grown daughter and I stayed in Dragonfly Cottage for only a night but wished we had been here much longer. This is a large, beautifully furnished home that is close to a beautiful large park and no more than a 5-10 minute walk to the downtown area. The owner was very helpful and clear with her instructions.

Of note - the rooms are larger and lovelier than they appear in the photos. A nicely landscaped small private garden is just outside the backdoor where we enjoyed our coffees in the morning. There are laundry facilities (which we did not need) and a single bathroom. Finally, there is also an off-street parking spot.

  • Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well Located and Appointed Private Home

  • 5 of 5

The home is personally decorated by the owner, Toulia with items that all have a story to tell. Usually when you put so many items together it looks like clutter, hers looks like a decoupage out of a magazine. Spacious home with all the amenities you need including washer and dryer and well supplied kitchen in regards to cooking items and appliances. Short walk from the waterfront in a quiet neighborhood just next to the park. Safe, close to local dining and plenty of street parking. Would highly recommend staying here and would do so myself next I am in the area.

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington
4

Lovely cottage right on beacon hill park

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely 3 night stay at Dragonfly! The house provided all we needed and was quite comfortable. We loved being so close to the park and our kids loved the playground, about 5 min walk. We walked 15 min to downtown and saw all the sights. The home was mostly kid friendly, but just a note if you do have little kids, there were many delicate items in decor that we had to move out of reach to avoid any breaks.

  • Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Dragonfly Cottage was perfect for our 'girls weekend' away in Victoria. The location is ideal: you can walk to the Inner Harbour or the Ocean easily. Market and lovely restaurants a quick walk away. Beacon Hill Park is so close and makes a lovely walk.

The house, and Toula, could not be more lovely. The entire cottage is decorated with homey, personal touches and has a very well appointed kitchen. The bedrooms were lovely with very comfortable beds and pretty linens. This collage is great for either a weekend or an extended stay. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 9-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oldsmar, Fl
4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful stay at the Dragonfly cottage. My husband and I vacationed with our Mother's. We loved the location close to Beacon Hill Park. Short walk to the park and a cute little local street with restaurants and shops. Thank you Toluca for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: 6-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
27.7 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Beagle Pub
Nearest Ferry
32.7 Kilometres
Swartz Bay
Nearest Golf
9.6 Kilometres
Victoria Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Miles
Trans-Canada Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
Bubby's Cafe
Nearest Ski
246 Kilometres
Mount Washington, Courtenay, BC
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Willows Beach
Car: not necessary

Dragonfly Cottage is Paradise by the Park.

Dragonfly is a beautiful, serene and comfortable home. Sun-lit rooms and a sense of spaciousness create a lovely and relaxed atmosphere. You have the feeling and the charm of a cottage, while in the heart of the city..... and it's only only steps away from Beacon Hill Park!

Beacon Hill Park......

This beautiful and interesting park is described as one of Victoria's 'crowning jewels'. It would be difficult to argue with this once you have spent a day exploring its 62 acres of natural beauty. It doesn't matter what you're in the mood for, a day in this magical park will offer you something.

Beacon Hill is a beautifully landscaped and manicured park with gardens, ponds, stone bridges, and alpine, rock gardens.There are also large areas of the park that have been left in their natural state, the fallen trees creating a sculptural landscape amongst the natural grasses and native plants.

The park is home to many exotic and native trees, including Garry Oak, Arbutus, Douglas-fir, and Western Red Cedar - to name just a few. A colony of Great Blue Herons, which once numbered over 100 nests, has returned to its nesting grounds in the park this year, after being chased away by a family of Bald Eagles in 2008.

Beacon Hill park is for visitors and locals alike, regardless of age. It's a delightful place for children to spend the day..... there's a petting zoo, playgrounds, a wading pool and picnic areas, live music in the band-shell and one of the world’s tallest Totem Poles.

It goes on and on.....

Now, let's move on to the Village......

Cook Street Village...Lively and colorful, it is full of charm and character, with something for everyone.

The streets are pedestrian friendly with a small village atmosphere. There are outdoor food courts, fruit and vegetable vendors, markets, cafes and restaurants, a butcher, a bakery, antique shops and boutiques.

Patios and cafes? Well, you have over ten to choose from along three city blocks, year round! Oh, and did I mention the neighbourhood pub?

Our beautiful little village is practical too! You can find all of the day to day things you might need... banks, clinics, pharmacy, post office, hair salons, spas, chiropractor.... We have it all!

A walk along the ocean on Dallas Road?

I hope you like dogs. It's an off-leash area, and there are lots of great dogs and owners to watch and share the space with. Walk along the walkway, or sit on a bench and enjoy the view of the ocean and the snow-covered mountains across the way.

You might decide to spend the day down on the beach collecting rocks or reading a book .....and in case you forget your book..... not to worry. We also have a used-book store in the village, which is right next to one of the antique shops, and directly across from the wine store. Well, you get the picture.

I could go on and tell you about how you can walk downtown to the Parliament Buildings, the Empress Hotel, the Museum, Thunderbird Park, Inner Harbour and the night-life. I could also mention that by simply going in the other direction from Dragonfly Cottage, you come to the Art Gallery of Victoria, the Governor General’s House, and Craigdarrogh Castle.

And the best part? You've barely left your front door.....I told you it was paradise.

Everyone who has stayed in Dragonfly Cottage has loved the experience. Doesn't this sound like the perfect way to spend your time in Victoria?

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Fairfield, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$225
C$1,350
 
 
Winter 2018/2019
Dec 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
1 night minimum stay
C$175
C$1,050
C$3,200
 
 
High Season 2019
Jun 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
1 night minimum stay
C$225
C$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$125

Monthly rate $2,900.00 (excluding high season)
*30% non-refundable down-payment deposit
Guests must be 25 years or over to book.
3rd bedroom available.
There are 2 self-contained suites on the premises, and the owner occupies one of these.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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