Short stays in Victoria, B.C.

  • Posted on: 26 October 2015
  • By: GOFAadmin

Guests of our long-ago Garden Oaks Bed and Breakfast will not be surprised to learn that after many years of residential property leasing and management, we have embraced our hospitality roots with the opening of two short-stay accommodations. A thrid is available only between long term tenants. These enable us to welcome an extended network of family (Rob is one of eight!) and friends, and to share very special accommodation with travelers from around the globe. Our primary short term tenants are those who specifically value our location. We are within minutes of Aberdeen and Royal Jubilee Hospitals, the University of Victoria, Camosun College, and the Belfry Theatre. We're a "guest room" for the neighbourhood and are proud that all around us, our short term tenants are assured of a warm welcome.

We love welcoming guests from near and far to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. City Council, however, favours large hotels and does not support small operators in neighbourhoods. Consider explaining why you prefer short-term rentals (STR) to: Whether you are a locum placement, academic on a study, caregiver for an outpatient or simply a traveller who selects destinations that permit you to "live like a local", your voice matters. 

Our value for price exceeds other properties in the local market. When researching options, please be aware that many online travel websites charge additional fees that may affect your travel budget. These fees are not forwarded to owners. Be aware that the "average price" quoted by some websites to attract "clicks" may be calculated by pro-rating a monthly rate.  We do not support this misleading practice--but it is not one we can control. If you have any questions, please ask!

The most direct arrangement can be made through our contact form or through HomeAway / VRBO affiliates by selecting the links below.

  • Oaklands 8  - a queen size bedroom plus pull-out single with high-end finishes and a Bosch laundry cabinet
  • Mid Century Oaks - 2 bedrooms (queen, double) with single pull-out in uniquely mid-century character
  • Salish Sea View - 2 bedrooms (queen, double) spacious two-level suite available short term filling gaps between leases

Click here for details on long term lease rentals.

Oaklands 8

This one-bedroom non-smoking executive suite accommodates two or three guests in one bedroom (full/double bed) and a (fabric covered) American Leather™ sofa in the living room. The sofa opens to a very comfortable full width, extra long single bed.

Guests have appreciated the under-floor radiant heating, glass and tiled shower, fully equipped efficient kitchen with dishwasher, Bosch laundry cabinet, flat screen with basic cable and free WiFi. This suite has a diverse collection of books and magazines as well as reading material on local activities.

Mid Century Oaks

This two-bedroom non-smoking suite celebrates period architecture with complementary vintage and modern furnishings. This suite can accommodate up to five adults. There are two bedrooms (one full/double bed) on the main level (convenient for no-step access to the full bath) and one queen bedroom with radiant underfloor heating (and five steps). A (fabric covered) American Leather™ sofa in the living room provides one additional, very comfortable pull-out single bed.

The suite provides good separation of spaces, ideal for families or friends traveling together. There is a spacious living room with flat screen with basic cable, an office, dining room (loft with garden views), breakfast nook and a granite-walled patio. There is free WiFi throughout. This suite also has a diverse collection of books and magazines as well as reading material on local activities.

Salish Sea View

Infrequently available, this two bedroom non-smoking home within a home is on two levels and occupied 2100 sq. ft. We fill gaps in longer term rentals by making this available for your short term needs in Victoria.  Guests have found the large, shelf-lined office to be a great place for work and academic projects in Victoria, and the separation of a bedroom floor, large living room with south-facing decl, dining room and more makes for a true home away from home. Located in a three-suite building, your neighbours are long time tenants, members of our  community.

Questions and feedback are always welcome. Contact us!

Garden Oaks Fine Accommodation is a pleased to support the Belfry Theatre and is proud to have been selected as an accommodation of choice for visiting artists, directors and writers during theatre season. Visit the Belfry Theatre website and reserve seats during your stay with us!