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Victoria British Columbia V8V 4C9 Canada

Listing # 60173

Rates From CAD 1450 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Dec 1 2020 1 bed, 1 bath + office & utils. by waterfront

Fairfield by park & beach - furnished & fully equipped 1-bedroom, 1 bath, office alcove, in-suite laundry, bright basement suite, in faculty member's home. Prefer at least several month term for $1450 a month (single occupancy), including utilities (heat, hot water, electricity - but not phone or cable TV or internet). Willing to arrange internet/cable TV at tenant's cost. Longer term leases desirable - no maximum and flexible on price for longer term (e.g., 1375/mo for 1. year).

Half block from Dallas Road beach & cliff path, near Beacon Hill Park & Cook St. Village in Fairfield, a safe, quiet and pretty residential neighbourhood. You can see otters, seals, eagles and paragliders while walking along the waterfront.

Bus or bikeride to UVic (will show you a bike route that minimizes hills and busy streets). Drive in 15 minutes.

Bus downtown (or walk in a half hour) and walk in 10 minutes to lively Cook St. Village shops, casual restaurants, coffee houses and services. On #3 bus route and short walk to #5.

Separate entrance at side near front of house with exterior light and mailbox. Small tiled entrance with space to hang coats. Convenient L-shaped living space separates kitchen from living space.

Kitchen in corner to left, office alcove ahead, dining area to right in corner, and living room beyond that, around the corner. Bedroom and bathroom beyond office.

Kitchen is U-shaped, has lots of cupboard space and is well-equipped for cooking with many small appliances & good selection of pots/pans. Double stainless sink with garden outlook.

I don't know square footage, but it is a medium sized apartment for North American standards - large by many others.

Suite is fully independent from rest of house and is located under the seldom-used formal rooms in landlord’s home.

Quality finishing, including built-in shelves in bedroom and office area, and modern tile and carpeted floors. The house and garden are well-maintained and attractive.

Each room has a window except bathroom. Bedroom has a full closet and 2 sets of built-in shelves.

Office alcove with built-in shelves is not private (no closing door), but is separated from living room.

Appliances include in-suite stacking washer/dryer (in bathroom), electric range (stovetop & oven), full sized fridge/freezer, microwave and small appliances (coffee maker, toaster, kettle, food processor, mixer, mini-blender, rice cooker), vacuum cleaner.

Suite is well lit with recessed lights and wall sconces.

Street parking in front of house – never a problem, as we park in driveway. Bicycle storage available (not in-suite).

Furnished with:
- Mostly Canadian-made solid wood furniture
- Bedroom: Double bed (54” by 75” or 137 cm by 191), 8 drawer chest, two bedside tables with lamps, wood chair (plus 6 foot hanging closet & built-in shelves)
- Living room: large top grain leather full-size sofa, two Ikea poang chairs with footstool, 2 wood side tables, glass coffee table, blanket chest. One side table makes a 2nd small desk (on sewing machine stand).
- Dining: 42” round maple table with 4 chairs (extra leaf, if required), 9 drawer credenza
- Office: large teak desk with drawers, quality office chair, built-in shelves, printer/scanner and large monitor.

Includes plenty of linens (duvet with covers), kitchen and bathroom towels, throw blankets. Well-equipped kitchen, cleaning supplies, etc. Linens washed in steam washer/dryer between tenants.

Friendly landlords who live upstairs will help orient you if new to Canada or Victoria. We are a mature couple, with no children or pets.

We often enjoy more than a business relationship with our tenants. We can help you settle in. If you are coming from far way, we can pick you up from the airport, give you advice on what to bring, how things work here, how to get a phone plan, etc.

Heat is included in rent (your own thermostat), plenty of hot water, electricity and high speed internet with wireless router. We can also arrange internet/cable TV and a digital land-line for phone, and flow those charges to you. These services can be bundled for savings. Basic phone/internet available at $135/mo, without a term contract.

DOES IT SUIT YOU? Headroom limited under some beams shown in photos – suits someone no taller than 5’9.5”. At that height, you can wear shoes and not hit your head on beams. The rest of the ceiling is a fine height - it's just some beams that are lower. You cannot live here and hope to duck if taller,

No pets (NOT negotiable), no smoking in suite or on property.

You will love it if you enjoy the outdoors and nature, due to proximity to waterfront path and Beacon Hill park.

Perfect for UVic sessional or visiting professor, mature grad student, or relocating professionals.

References required. Open to ongoing monthly rental after initial lease period. Preference given to longer term rentals.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices

Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Suite in Private Home


Available from Tuesday, December 1, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Prefer several months' lease or more - no max. term. Preference given to longer terms
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Victoria
Postal Code - State or Province V8V 4C9 BC
Country Canada
Neighborhood Keywords Central, Fairfield, Cook St. Village, Beacon Hill
Closest University University of Victoria
University nearby Royal Roads, Camosun College

Rental Price:

CAD 1450 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Damage deposit required.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Holiday Term


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Printer
  • Other: bike storage and free, easy on-street parking


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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