So happy we booked here!
We stayed at the Garden Suite for 5 nights and we couldn’t have found a more perfect spot. It is one of the few online rentals I’ve made that looks exactly like the pictures on the listing. It is “IKEA”-style furnished, with clean, modern, simple decor and cabinetry. The kitchen is the best stocked kitchen with almost every gadget you might want for cooking or baking (including a salad spinner!) Even the knives are sharp and the silverware is good quality. There is ample room in refrigerator and freezer for food and drinks. We were taking a 3 day class in a neighboring area, and loved being able to enjoy breakfast en-suite before heading out. Cathie even accommodated our gluten-free request and provided some items for breakfast for the first morning. There is a nice table and chairs (no cheap plastic ones here!) outside on the patio and it was warm enough one morning to have breakfast outside and enjoy the beautiful garden and trees. The bed was comfortable and we slept very well, thanks also to the quietness of the neighborhood and the hosts who live upstairs. We appreciated having laundry facilities to do a load before we headed up to the Comox Valley for a few days. The city was also easy to navigate (with Google maps) and we headed downtown most every evening to enjoy the delicious food that Victoria has to offer. The studio apartment was very clean, thanks to Cathie who takes care of that herself because she has such high standards. One can tell that she has made the Garden Suite a place where she would choose to stay on vacation! Being environmentally conscious (they provide recycling and composting info), they have motion detector lights that come on when approaching their garage and then side stairs and entry to the studio apartment below. My only suggestion, since we arrived in the dark and most evenings came back in the dark, is to have a garage light that stays on, so one can see to walk in the driveway. I highly recommend this property and we will definitely rebook should we find ourselves in Victoria in the future!