Overlooking Victoria, BC's Ross Bay and minutes from shops, restaurants, parks, bus stop and walking trails, this is a perfect spot to relax and explore the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Your accomodation includes a spacious dining/living room, with French doors out to the garden, hot-tub and beach; an adjoining fully equipped kitchen where you can watch the sunset while preparing dinner; a master bedroom with Queen-sized bed, a second bedroom with Queen-sized bed, 1 bathroom, washer-dryer, free wireless internet, cable tv, free street parking.
Hollywood Crescent is a lovely treed neighbourhood with a walkway that runs for miles along the waterfront. There are a couple of sandy beaches minutes away from the house and Nature abounds everywhere - depending on the season, you will see bald eagles, blue herons, whales, otters, even salmon jumping!!!
Your hosts are Valerie, or Trish (when Valerie is running her vacation home in Sardegna) are both long time residents of Victoria and avid travellers. We're happy to help you plan your ideal vacation in the Victoria area.
We are a smoke free house.
We are happy to consider accomodating a small pet if it would be a satisfactory experience for all (neighbours, etc.)
There is an adjoining owner's suite where either Trish or Valerie are available to assist with any questions during your stay.
I enjoy sharing my space with people who love to travel, so when I recently discovered Air BnB, it seemed like the perfect match. I travel a lot myself. When I'm travelling, Trish is your host; when Trish is travelling, I'm your host :-) We'll try to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as we want ours to be when out exploring the world.
Cooking is my passion and I love to discover foods from around the world. (I also teach Italian cooking classes and do some small-scale catering and hosted Italian dinner evenings.) You'll find the basics to get you started in the kitchen - extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, herbs and spices, sauces...
I'm a passionate walker and am so glad to be living in a neighbourhood where i can step out the door and be on a walk that takes me along the waterfront for miles in each direction. Trish is an avid cyclist and enjoys the neighbourhood while pedalling. There's also a great yoga studio close by.
I've lived in Victoria for more than 30 years and am always happy to assist with ideas to make your trip memorable. As well as English, I speak, read and write Italian and French, so don't hesitate to contact me in whichever of those languages is easiest for you.