Downtown Victoria Condo (historic James Bay)

Canada - BC - Victoria

Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Condo
Condo
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Condo
Condo
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Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Condo building
Condo building
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Front entrance
Front entrance
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Condo courtyard to private entrance to condo
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Courtyard
Courtyard
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Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Door to courtyard patio
Door to courtyard patio
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Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Bedroom - Queen bed
Bedroom - Queen bed
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Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Lobby
Lobby
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Lobby
Lobby
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Rooftop patio
Rooftop patio
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Roof top view towards Legislature and Harbour
Roof top view towards Legislature and Harbour
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Rooftop patio
Rooftop patio
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Garden courtyard patio
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Secure bike locker
Secure bike locker
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Street to Condo
Street to Condo
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Victoria Harbour - 10 minute walk from condo
Victoria Harbour - 10 minute walk from condo
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Buchart Gardens
Buchart Gardens
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Olympic Mountains (Wash.) and cruise ships
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Victoria -Oak Bay
Victoria -Oak Bay
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Royal BC Museum - 5 minute walk
Royal BC Museum - 5 minute walk
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Empress Hotel & Harbour - approx, 5 blocks away
Empress Hotel & Harbour - approx, 5 blocks away
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Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Munro Books
Munro Books
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Summer patio downtown
Summer patio downtown
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Whale watching
Whale watching
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Beacon Hill Park - one block from Condo
Beacon Hill Park - one block from Condo
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Coastal walk looking west - close to condo
Coastal walk looking west - close to condo
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BC Ferries to Victoria from Vancouver
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Black Ball Ferry from Port Angeles
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Float planes to/from Vancouver or Seattle
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Galloping Goose bikepath
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Mystic Beach day trip
Home exchange in,Canada,Victoria,Tofino - West Coast - approx. 4.5 hour drive
Tofino - West Coast - approx. 4.5 hour drive
  • Sleeping capacity2
  • Bedrooms1
  • Bathrooms1

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is not offered

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Contemporary one bedroom (Queen bed) garden suite condo with patio is located in the heart of Victoria. Very hotel like feel but nestled in the historic and picturesque James Bay neighbourhood. Very walkable - just blocks away from the Inner Harbour, the Empress Hotel, Royal BC Museum, Dallas Road waterfront and iconic Beacon Hill Park.

James Bay offers a blend of ocean, park and urban living. The location provides easy access to nature, the waterfront and downtown. Grocery stores, library and coffee shops all within an easy walk. It is about a 10 minute bike ride to access the nearby Galloping Goose set of cycling trails through downtown and countryside.

The condo building is an upscale, secure and quiet concrete property, with a rooftop terrace with stunning views of downtown, the harbour and the Olympic Mountains. The one bedroom, one bathroom unit has an open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows to maximize the light, wood floors,.heated tile flooring in the bathroom, & in-suite laundry. It has its own separate ground floor entrance with a large private patio with outdoor Weber gas bbq and facing a lovely courtyard between the two buildings. The building has a live in building manager. There is underground secure parking and a secure bike storage.

Type

Apartment/ Second home


Amenities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Access for the disabled
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Elevator Access
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Internet access
  • TV

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Urban
  • Waterfront
  • Mountains
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Here’s a sample of some of recent awards and accolades of Victoria as a destination::
2020
20 Best Places to Visit in 2020: Vancouver Island - CNN Travel List
2019
#4 Top Five Cities in Canada - Travel & Leisure World's Best Awards
2018
Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey
2017
#2 Top 20 Best Small Cities in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey
2016
#6 Best Islands in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey
#7 Top 25 Best Cities in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey

As summarized in the NYT's 36 Hours in Victoria, BC: "This compact, eminently walkable city, set amid the breathtaking beauty and bounty of Vancouver Island, is lauded as one of the world’s top small urban destinations. Beyond the picture-perfect downtown waterfront, British Columbia’s capital is an exhilarating blend of cultures, from Canadian and First Nations to Chinese and European (especially British). There are three universities, thriving arts and cultural institutions, significant historic preservation, a celebrated local food scene and Canada’s mildest climate: That means year-round forest visits, biking and golf; gardens galore (daffodils in February); even beehives downtown (at the Fairmont Empress hotel; atop the Harbour Air floating terminal). There is wildness too:..towering ancient trees, log-strewn beaches and distant snowy peaks".https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/travel/36-hours-in-victoria-british-columbia.html

As summarized in Scout online magazine (the best of Vancouver food and culture) : "Victoria is the capital of the province of British Columbia. It is located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is typically accessed from Vancouver by ferry (BC Ferries, disembarking from Tsawwassen). The town proper has a population of 85,000 people but when its surrounding satellite communities are taken into account it is home to almost 400,000. Founded in the middle of the 19th century at the height of the British Empire’s colonial reach, Victoria (after the Queen of the same name) still retains a patina of that bygone imperial age through its architecture, its Anglocentric high streets, and the way in which it marketed itself – for the entirety of its incorporated existence – as a beautiful, Eden-like last bastion of Britishism; a place where cable knit sweaters and convertible MGs went together like peanut butter and jam for retirees who prefer Earl Grey and crustless cucumber sandwiches. It has largely – oh so thankfully – evolved beyond this constructed image to become a far more interesting place to both live and visit. The one thing that hasn’t changed in recent years is the weather: Victoria gets less than one third as much rain as Vancouver does between March and September, so its Springs and Summers are downright glorious."https://scoutmagazine.ca/travel/victoria/

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Visit the famous Butchart Gardens, discover beautiful Craigdarroch Castle, and Canada’s oldest Chinatown. One can hike, bike, kayak, sail, or whale-watch straight from the city center, and forests, beaches, offshore islands, and wilderness parklands lie just minutes away. A little farther afield, there's surfing beaches near Sooke, wine touring in the Cowichan Valley, and the Gulf / San Juan Islands. Vancouver and Seattle are easily accessible, as is Tofino.
Things to do or places to go:
Summer basking on Gonzalez Beach.
Explore the grounds of Fort Rod Hill.
Visit deer and dead dignitaries at Ross Bay Cemetary.
Bike the Galloping Goose Trail to Swan Lake.
Wander the Royal BC Museum.
Squeeze through Fan Tan Alley.
Take a bike tour of craft beer establishments
Hike up Mt. Doug.
Beachcombing at Mile Zero.
Walk the breakwater at Ogden Point.
Enjoy the bibliophile’s dream that is Munro’s Books.

Our favourite restaurants


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Quiet and non- smoking building.

Conditions

  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
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