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The Janion Vacation Rental

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Queen size murphy bed
Living room area and kitchen, with dish washer, fridge and freezer drawers
Exterior shot of the Janion
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Hotel type accommodation, 1 Bedroom Micro-loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2 - Murphy Bed) 320 Square Feet, 32 Square Meters. Stay on the beautiful Victoria, Canada waterfront in a well-appointed apartment for less than the price of a hotel room. The historic late 18th-century Janion building has undergone a full renovation, completed in 2016. It is located near the corner of Pandora and Store Streets in the middle of Victoria’s thriving water front, old town and china town. The loft has all the modern conveniences and comforts with all the old school charm for which Victoria is known. As you enter the unit you will find a fully-stocked urban style kitchen on your right, that includes a dishwasher and fridge. In suite COOKING NOT PERMITTED, however BBQ and microwave available on the rooftop patio. ...Hotel type accommodation, 1 Bedroom Micro-loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2 - Murphy Bed) 320 Square Feet, 32 Square Meters. Stay on the beautiful Victoria, Canada waterfront in a well-appointed apartment for less than the price of a hotel room. The historic late 18th-century Janion building has undergone a full renovation, completed in 2016. It is located near the corner of Pandora and Store Streets in the middle of Victoria’s thriving water front, old town and china town. The loft has all the modern conveniences and comforts with all the old school charm for which Victoria is known. As you enter the unit you will find a fully-stocked urban style kitchen on your right, that includes a dishwasher and fridge. In suite COOKING NOT PERMITTED, however BBQ and microwave available on the rooftop patio. The living room features the original raw brick walls and 7 foot window and Juliette balcony with views towards the Inner Harbor and mountains. The living room includes a dining area and a wall mounted television. There is a murphy bed with queen-size mattress and a built in wall unit closet of drawers and more. The bathroom features a spa glass shower. There is also a washer and dryer adjacent to the bathroom. The unit include cable television and wireless high-speed internet. The building is very secure with locked gate; accessibility is convenient to the units via an elevator. All of the key features of Victoria are within walking distance of the unit or nearby public transit routes. You will feel at home in the Janion.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Parking now is only available next to the Janion at the Robbins Parking lot for a fee of $18.00 daily, you can download the HONK app for easy payment or pay at the machine, also cooking in the unit is not permitted and be sure to lock the door when leaving the unit with the key, it does not lock automatically by itself. 1. Condo Key and Faub replacement fee: $120.00 cdn
Bathrooms
1 Unknown type
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About the Owner
Bohdan J
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2017
Interaction with guests
I will meet you at the front door on Pandora Ave to hand over the keys and give you a quick tour.
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Reviews (12)
shawn m
shawn m
1 contribution
Exquisite aesthetics, amazing view, central to all of Victoria amenities, and a very friendly and courteous host. The most bang for the buck in the entire city. Bohdan was kind enough to stock the fridge with some different beverages as well as providing a snack tray to welcome us. Bohdan was available and responsive to any questions we had regarding things to do or queries about recycling and compost and garbage facilities in the building. All the essentials in the bathroom where provided In addition to there being a washer and dryer in the room. The rooftop patio was spacious and had cooking facilities. There was a gym also which we didn't use but a great option to have. You wont find a nicer boutique condo rental anywhere. Do yourself a favor and stay at This Janion Gem.
Visited August 2021
Written August 23, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris W
Chris W
2 contributions
What a location! Waterfront, restaurants, walking, cycling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and of course shopping. Tastefully decorated. The high end, bright & spotless unit has all the amenities.... Nespresso machine included. Thanks for the local beverage sample. This guy is the definition of a host. The Janion is my new "go to" Victoria accommodation place
Visited August 2018
Written September 6, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cathleen223
Cathleen223
Marana, AZ6 contributions
Thank you Bohdan! Your hospitality was incredible. Our suite was equipped with every amenity and then some. Spectacular view. Walking distance to wharf, Chinatown and public transportation. Suite had maps and tour information, too. Modern, immaculate and exceptionally comfortable experience.
Visited July 2018
Written July 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bohdan Jarisz
Bohdan Jarisz
You both were a joy and delight to have, thanks for the lovely review.
Written July 19, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sandra R
Sandra R
2 contributions
This mini loft is stylish, super clean and is perfectly located. Absolutely loved the rooftop patio.
Visited June 2018
Written June 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

noahdobson
noahdobson
Victoria, Canada2 contributions
We had the pleasure of renting this unit for our family in town and from the moment Bohan met with us till the moment they left we were well taken care of!Easy access and a tour,well appointed unit with everything you would ever need plus...Just lay in bed and view the lights on the parliament building.Walk to everything in town,sit on the roof top patio and have a martini!I would highly recommend this unit for a Victoria getaway.
Visited November 2017
Written December 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bohdan Jarisz
Bohdan Jarisz
It was a delight to host Noah's family and we enjoyed having them.
Written January 13, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CHARLENE S
CHARLENE S
16 contributions
This is, without a doubt, the cutest rental we've ever stayed in. It is decorated in stylish Parisian motifs in a remodeled, beautiful old building. Bohdan is an excellent host and most attentive. When we realized there was no air conditioning, he was back at the rental with a brand new fan within an hour. The location is perfect - right in the center of Victoria within walking distance of everything you could want. The view is beautiful from the 3rd floor apartment. There is a lovely rooftop terrace with a BBQ and microwave. The sea gulls land on the pillars and talk to you. The linens are luxurious and soft. That being said, the property is tiny and there is little room to maneuver. It is not a 1 bedroom, but a studio with a murphy bed. When the bed is down, it's hard to get around it. Cooking is not allowed and there is no microwave in the room so we had to eat out, which kind of defeated the purpose of having an apartment vs. a hotel room, except that the price was a bit less ($90 vs. $124 per night at the Marriott across the bridge). If you have much luggage, this is not the property for you. We travel light, so we were ok. There is free parking in the lot next door. In all, I would recommend this property to a single traveler or a couple with a small amount of luggage who is going to eat out and wants to be in the middle of everything in Victoria. Recommendations to the owner: install a ceiling fan, as the floor fan took up a lot of space; include a blow dryer (nowadays renters expect that and I didn't bring one, so I had funky hair); make sure renters know that this is a studio, not a 1 bedroom; leave instructions for how to operate the appliances - we could not figure out how to run the dishwasher (we had tea and breakfast pastries so we used dishes) we tried using the oven to heat up leftovers and had to look up the appliance on line; check the shower door as it leaks terribly. In the end, we had a lovely experience and thank Bohdan for his hospitality.
Visited September 2017
Written September 19, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bohdan Jarisz
Bohdan Jarisz
Hi Charlene, Thanks you so much for your feedback and we are chatting with trades people to install a ceiling fan. I have also purchased a new hair dryer as the prior guest may have packed it in error, my apologies as I should have doubled checked. I will also type up a check list to operate the dish washer and oven and have a nw seal strip applied to the bottom of the shower door, appreciate you pointing that out. Yes this is a studio, Charlene is correct and suitcases can be placed in the closet. Again thanks for your feedback.
Written October 3, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michele S
Michele S
1 contribution
we stayed for a week at the "micro" condo in the historic Janion bldg.;it is a really cool loft style condo;with modern features,great views and a wonderful location. it is walking distance to any number of pubs,restaurants,shopping,and numerous tour and attraction connections;we made the mistake of renting a car;would have been a lot happier not having to drive in the downtown area;it's becoming really busy and we can get bottleneck traffic at home.We highly recommend this accommodation for any couples visiting Victoria and Bohdan is a genuine nice person and a very gracious host.
Visited September 2017
Written September 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Al M
Al M
Minneapolis, MN9 contributions
Initially we were quite happy with the apartment. Location was great, bath and kitchen looked great with all new appliances and fixtures. The apartment could have been a page out of the IKEA catalog. Floor space is limited however and the unit could do without all the love seat pillows. After provisioning and getting settled in we were looking at where things were located and found a drawer full of utensils but no pots or pans. I inquired with Boh and was advised that they had previously had an "issue" and do not allow cooking in the unit. This restriction should certainly have been spelled out clearly under Amenities. When we inquired on all other issues Boh was very accommodating and promptly answered our questions and issues. On the plus side, the roof-top common area (a short elevator trip) contained a gas grill and a microwave that allowed us to at least warm up leftovers and do a bit of creative dining. All in all we had a pleasant stay, but the accommodations should be considered a hotel room with a Murphy Bed.
Visited August 2017
Written August 27, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bohdan Jarisz
Bohdan Jarisz
Hi Al and Lorraine, Thank you for your kind response and I do truly feel bad that you were not able to cook in the unit. This issue has definitely become a challenge for us, as a previous guest created a very difficult situation, that put housekeeping behind in terms of cleaning and a late check in for the next guests. I do agree with you that the Janion is a hotel type of accommodation and will update the TripAdvisor listing accordingly. I will also mention to the guests that they can remove pillows' and any other items for that matter and place them in the closet or wall unit. Again thank you for your review and I am happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay.
Written August 28, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jan M
Jan M
1 contribution
A perfect stay for my friend who was visiting from Australia. Cute and cozy with all the amenities!. I can't wait to try it myself when I want to stay in town "for a night on the town". Clean, efficient, fabulous views close to pubs, restaurants and shopping. Bo was fantastic, he looked after my friends needs with an efficient manner. My friend has already asked to stay for here next year! Jan
Visited July 2017
Written August 23, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

FellowTraveler727764
FellowTraveler727764
First of all, Bo is an incredible host! He is extremely easy to communicate with. I arrived via Clipper and my ferry was late! I had no problem reaching Bo and he assured me that all would be well. When I arrived at the micro suite, I was quite impressed. The place was immaculate, and the views of Parliament and the water were awesome. I loved falling asleep and waking up to these attractions. The location was perfect with cafes, pubs and most attractions minutes away. I highly recommend a stay!
Visited August 2017
Written August 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bohdan Jarisz
Bohdan Jarisz
Thanks so much Ana, I am thrilled to hear that your stay was amazing and that you enjoyed your time in Victoria.
Written August 22, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Balcony
Grill
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Dishwasher
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Freezer
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Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Mountain Views
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About the neighbourhood
We are located in the heart of China Town and Old Town and walking distance to restaurants, shopping and tourist attractions.
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The Janion Vacation Rental is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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