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living room with fireplace
living room seating area with contemporary artwork
sit up to the kitchen counter on 3 barstools or work on your laptop at the built in desk
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Canadian Snowbirds: This apartment is being rented on 30 day minimum booking from early Dec 22 to 28 Feb 23.This modern 1000Square Foot walkout garden suite has everything,including bicycles! It is new and furnished in modern style with leather furniture, gas fireplace, audio/visual system - 55” 4K Smart TV, and surround sound system. The kitchen has up to date appliances and is completely outfitted. The private, covered patio has a year round BBQ and patio furniture. You'll find the bedroom a dream, with a kingsize bed and large closet. The bathroom has a heated tile floor, two sinks, a large shower and separate tub.The off-street parking and private entrance to the suite will make you feel at home. A wonderful getaway that is suitable for one person or couple. Non smokers only, plea...Canadian Snowbirds: This apartment is being rented on 30 day minimum booking from early Dec 22 to 28 Feb 23.This modern 1000Square Foot walkout garden suite has everything,including bicycles! It is new and furnished in modern style with leather furniture, gas fireplace, audio/visual system - 55” 4K Smart TV, and surround sound system. The kitchen has up to date appliances and is completely outfitted. The private, covered patio has a year round BBQ and patio furniture. You'll find the bedroom a dream, with a kingsize bed and large closet. The bathroom has a heated tile floor, two sinks, a large shower and separate tub.The off-street parking and private entrance to the suite will make you feel at home. A wonderful getaway that is suitable for one person or couple. Non smokers only, please. Previous guests have given rave reviews. Close to Royal Roads University, Victoria General Hospital and CFB Esquimalt. We have bicycles and helmets available for those interested. Off street parking is free. NOTE: Cleaning fees are included in the price.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Judy O
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
Interaction with guests
We will greet you on your arrival and get you settled in with instructions on how everything works. We can help you with directions and suggestions, and there are lots of maps and flyers on things to do, walking and cycling maps, etc, in the apartment, for your use.
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Reviews (50)
Maureen V
Maureen V
Prince George, Canada2 contributions
Located in View Royal, just moments from downtown Victoria, the charming suite is immaculately appointed with full bedroom, bath, spacious living room and kitchen. The patio off the main living area is gorgeous, surrounded by flowers in a private rock garden - a beautiful place for morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine. Ron and Judy are excellent hosts who have thought of everything. We'll definitely be back!
Visited October 2022
Written October 12, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
RonO910
RonO910
Thank you, Maureen, for your wonderful review. We so enjoyed having you and Ray come to stay, and are glad you had a good time. We hope you’ll be back again soon.
Written October 20, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shirley H
Shirley H
Regina, Canada4 contributions
This was our second stay at this beautiful vacation rental. The unit is large and immaculate. All furnishings and decor are high end. The yard is meticulously maintained and can be enjoyed from the outdoor patio which includes a BBQ. There is a private entrance to the unit. It is close to walking paths and the downtown is a short distance away. The hosts Ron and Judy go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. We will definitely stay here again.
Visited August 2022
Written September 11, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
RonO910
RonO910
Thank you so much, Shirley, for the great review. You and Rod are model guests, and are welcome back any time!
Written September 14, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rick Gail H
Rick Gail H
London, Canada7 contributions
We had the pleasure of staying a week in this wonderful private suite in Judy and Ron's home. The place is truly beautiful, both inside and out. A lovely private garden to enjoy an early morning coffee or a late afternoon glass of wine. A kitchen that's equipped with everything you'll ever need. A large and comfy bed, tv with more channels and streaming services than you'll have time to watch, and access to a couple of bikes to take advantage of the amazing bike path system that exists in the area. Top it off with wonderful hosts and you'll find that you're wanting for nothing. We will definitely be back again. Rick and Gail Hoevenaars
Visited June 2022
Written June 26, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
RonO910
RonO910
Thanks for choosing our vacation rental for your trip to Victoria, and thanks for the nice review. We're glad the apartment suited your needs while here in our beautiful city.
Written September 2, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FarAway60276955194
FarAway60276955194
1 contribution
Judy and Ron’s “Home Away From Home” makes you feel just that, right at home the moment you walk in. Their beautifully decorated and outfitted suite has everything you could possibly need to relax and enjoy your time in Victoria on Vancouver Island. Excellent location, close to shops, beaches, and Regional Parks. We won’t stay anywhere else.
Visited April 2022
Written May 19, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
RonO910
RonO910
Thanks for the great review! We wouldn't want you to stay anywhere else. We look forward to the times when you return, to get your fix of the west coast and all it has to offer. See you next year!
Written May 21, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

clo124
clo124
Windsor, Canada6 contributions
This home has a very central location for all the attractions near Victoria. The outdoor seating area was lovely with a great BBQ. Very quiet relaxing neighbourhood with a great walking path nearby. The amenities were modern with a large bathroom, big screen TV and well equipped kitchen. All in all a lovely place to stay.
Visited June 2021
Written July 21, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
RonO910
RonO910
Thank you for your kind review, and for choosing our vacation suite while awaiting your new home to be built. We really appreciate it!
Written September 19, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

britony
britony
Victoria, Canada23 contributions
We booked for 2 weeks. The stay, the apartment and the amenities were simply perfect. Communication with Judy was fast and easy. Our contactless less check in was done very professionally. The apartment is luxurious, well appointed and very zen in a quiet surrounding. We are grateful for a wonderful stay and would not hesitate to book again or to recommend to friends. This place is a gem!
Visited September 2020
Written September 29, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
RonO910
RonO910
Thank you Brigitte and Tony, for choosing our vacation rental. We enjoyed having you come and stay, and you are most welcome to come back at any time. Thanks also for leaving the apartment so clean on your departure. Safe travels to you both. We hope to see you again! Ron and Judy
Written October 3, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shirley H
Shirley H
Regina, Canada4 contributions
The location is perfect. Quiet neighbourhood near Thetis Lake. Great for cycling and hiking the trails near the lake. Pubs are nearby and for those who love to play games of chance, the casino is only a short distance away. The suite is immaculate and decorated with high end touches. The kitchen is fully stocked and the bathroom offers a walk in shower , double sinks and even a heated floor! This accommodation offers total comfort. We will definitely be back.
Visited September 2020
Written September 13, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
RonO910
RonO910
Thanks, Rod and Shirley, for the lovely review! We totally enjoyed having you stay with us during your visit to Victoria. We would love to host you again sometime soon!
Written October 3, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Climber31704246502
Climber31704246502
1 contribution
Hosts Ron and Judy are very friendly and helpful. Amazing apartment and beautiful, relaxing garden! All the comforts of home! We will definitely visit again.
Visited July 2020
Written July 23, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
RonO910
RonO910
Thanks so much. We hope you do visit us again. It was a pleasure to host you both!
Written September 12, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael
Michael
Winnipeg, Canada1 contribution
Had a fantastic stay. We were there for a week and it is exactly as it’s described. This suite is outfitted perfectly with everything and/or anything you would need. Just A FEW highlights: Fully functioning kitchen, large private outdoor patio with round table, 4 chairs & BBQ; in-suite laundry, heated bathroom floor with lots of counter space, a great soaking tub and separate shower; luxurious king bed, with fabulous sheets/bedding, extra large lighted clothes closet with generous dressers/night tables for extra storage; in the living room a great tv/entertainment set up with the most comfortable leather sofas . They had a great fireplace also, but it wasn’t cool enough to enjoy. We had use of the bikes, beach chairs and yoga mat and they even offered to store our luggage in their fully accessible storage space. This suite is situated in a quiet, peaceful and safe neighbourhood, which is just off a main thoroughfare, close to bike trails and bus routes. Everything is immaculate; suite, yard, garden and property. The hosts were awesome! They welcomed us, even helped us celebrate a milestone and were there to answer any local questions &/or offer any local advice that we needed. The only negative comment is...our week came to and end and we had to leave.
Visited August 2019
Written September 13, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
RonO910
RonO910
Well thank you both, for such a nice review. It was our pleasure to host you, and we enjoyed spending time with you when you were here. We really appreciate that you took the time to write about your stay with us. Please come back again soon! Ron and Judy
Written September 14, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robin H
Robin H
1 contribution
The place is amazing! The lighting accents everything in the interior beautifully, the back yard it overlooks so so perfectly planted and manicured that it's reminiscent of Butchart Gardens in miniature, the bedroom is roomy with lots of closet and drawer space surrounding a huge comfy bed, the full kitchen includes lots of counter space and everything you'd need for preparing any meal, the large screen tv and surround sound system made watching "Jurassic World" on the provided Netflix while lounging on the faux leather couches immensely enjoyable, the large bathroom makes it really easy for 2 to simultaneously complete any morning routines, and I could go on. Ron and Judy have thought of everything and there are even bonuses that just don't find in most places, such as a couple of bikes to ride if you feel like it. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were sad when it came time to leave and head back home.
Visited September 2018
Written October 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
RonO910
RonO910
Thank you so much, Robin, for the great review. You and Carl were model guests, and are welcome to come back at any time. I would just like to point out that the sofas are both real leather, but we’re so glad you enjoyed lounging in them! thank you for choosing our vacation rental for your trip to Victoria. We hope to see you back again!
Written October 17, 2018. 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
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
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About the neighbourhood
This property is located on a quiet lane in a quiet neighborhood on the west side of Victoria. Nearby is access to the Galloping Goose walking/bicycling trail, and easy access to main thoroughfares which will take you downtown or north on the TransCanada Highway. It is a 10-15 minute drive to the centre of downtown, 5 minutes to Royal Roads University, View Royal Casino or Victoria General Hospital.
Getting around
We recommend that our guests have a car. Alternatively, there is bus service to downtown every 15 minutes. The walk to the bus stop is about 10minutes.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Home Away from Home

Home Away from Home is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Home Away from Home has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Home Away from Home has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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