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Historic Area, Close to Chinatown, Free Parking, Wi-Fi, Smart TV & Netflix

Bedrooms 1
Space 583 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2) Close To Chinatown and Victoria Public Market

A-City Life Suites Property

From the living room you can look to the south to see the Gates of Harmonious Interest, the entrance to Victoria's Chinatown, the oldest Chinatown in Canada.

Look west to the Design District across the street and to the western hills in the distance.

Walk east 2 blocks to the Victoria Public Market, walk north 1 block to the Cascadia Bakery.

The City Vibe Suite is sleek and modern with 2 deep, reclining leather chairs in the living room for great TV viewing.

Rate includes free cable, a “smart” TV, NetFlix, great sound system, free phone in N. America, secure parking in gated garage, use of bike storage room, access to Zen garden in the centre courtyard area.

In the bedroom a deluxe Queen bed with pillow top mattress makes for great sleeps and naps.

A well-equipped galley-style kitchen and breakfast bar with quartz countertop is convenient for cooking and eating.

The bathroom has a deep soaker tub with combo shower and is en-suite.

A stacking washer/dryer plus ironing board, iron for keeping you clean and well-pressed.

Outside the city “vibe” is all around you, with great dining in Chinatown, a fantastic breakfast restaurant, Jam, just across the street, a highly-rated French restaurant Le Brasserie Ecole just next door, numerous coffee shops and tea rooms all close by.

Public transport to BC Ferry terminal, YYJ, Butchart Gardens and many regional areas is easily accessed just 2 blocks away.

Bike rentals, kayak rentals just 2 blocks.

Great shopping at Capital Iron and many bargains at Value Village just 2 blocks.

Harbour Ferry stop with sailings to Inner Harbour and the Gorge Waterway is just 3-4 blocks away.

4 blocks to Swans Pub and the Canoe Brew Pub.

Easy access to Galloping Goose and West Song Walkway for walking, cycling and other activities.

All in all, a great location with a great “Vibe”

More Details

Property Manager
Melissa Frank and Rod Carroll at City Life Suites Victoria
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 September, 2018

About Melissa Frank and Rod Carroll at City Life Suites Victoria

We have traveled extensively and have come to understand the many diverse needs of travelers who wish to stay in Vacation Rentals.

If you need to know anything about Victoria and area, about any of our vacation rental properties (all of which are in downtown Victoria) please don't hesitate to contact us.

We have tried our very best to ensure that's what you'll find when you stay in our comfortable and convenient City Vibe Suite in downtown Victoria.

Rod and Melissa, our wonderful vacation rental agents at City Life Suites, Victoria, will be glad to assist you with your reservation and will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Melissa Frank and Rod Carroll at City Life Suites Victoria purchased this condo in 2012

Why Melissa Frank and Rod Carroll at City Life Suites Victoria chose Downtown

There is an 'energy' in this small pocket of downtown Victoria, BC that can't be found anywhere else. A 'vibrancy' and an international flavor that stimulates one's senses.

The City Vibe Suite is located in the middle of the Victoria Design District, Chinatown, The Victoria Public Market and the Government Street tourist strip.

There's lots of places to shop for interesting food items, souvenirs, imports, local arts and crafts and regular, everyday supplies.

You can walk to almost anywhere in downtown Victoria from here and then return to your comfortable, well equipped suite, relax in front of the large screen smart TV and ease away the rest of the day.

What makes this condo unique

The enclosed Zen Garden in the central courtyard is pretty sweet for sitting and relaxing while you listen to the sounds of the city outside the walls.

The proximity to Chinatown shopping and dining is a definite asset.

The amazingly efficient layout of the suite makes it a wonderfully comfortable and convenient place in which to stay if you're a couple wanting an affordable, spotlessly clean and well-equipped vacation rental in which to stay while you're in Victoria, BC.

City of Victoria Business Licence # 00025943


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Downtown

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 583 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Upon booking, guests are required to complete and sign City Life Suites Rental Agency Agreement.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • En-suite with shower/soaker tub combination, sink, toilet towels, face cloths, bathmat, hair dryer and basic starter supply of cleaners, bathroom tissue included in rate
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Queen bed with pillow top matress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The inner courtyard Zen Garden is available for use by guests of the City Vibe Suite. It is a non-smoking area, no parties or loud events permitted.


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Historic Area, Close to Chinatown, Free Parking, Wi-Fi, Smart TV & Netflix
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Comfortable, well located apartment in downtown Victoria.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay at this property. The apartment was very well equipped. It had all the utensils, pots and pans that we needed. We were even welcomed with some basic food staples to tide us over until we could go for groceries. That was very thoughtful. The furniture and bed were very comfortable. The location was perfect. We could easily walk to all the Victoria downtown sights, bars, and restaurants. The property managers, Rod and Melissa, made the whole process of booking, checking in and checking out seamless. They were very responsive to any questions we had. They were there to greet us, and make sure we knew all we needed to know about the property, and they were there for our checkout to ensure the property lived up to our expectations. It did!

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Barry & Joanne We are glad you made it home safe & sound. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about the Vibe Suite and our little company. The time you have taken will help future travelers make vacation decisions. We know you had a couple of busy weeks taking in all the sights and sounds that Victoria has to offer. Thanks again and take care. Rod & Melissa City Life Suites
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We did love it. Well furnished and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Location was excellent...could walk to most tourist attractions and more. So many restaurants...dining etc.

We enjoyed ourselves immensely and would return to do it again.

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bob & Joyce Melissa and I (City Life Suites) want to thank you staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. Future travelers look to these reviews to help them make holiday choices, so thanks again. We hope you made it home without any glitches and that your temperatures are warming up. Hope to see you again in the future. Rod Carroll City Life Suites
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What a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our month in Victoria staying in in the City Vibe Suite. It's always a relief when the rental lives up to the promo pictures as City Vibe certainly does. In addition to being well appointed with everything that you need for a short or long stay, the suite is immaculately clean and well maintained. The kitchen/food prep area is fabulous and comes equipped with extras one doesn't usually find in vacation rentals - like roasting pans, a slow cooker, rice cooker, muffin tins and every utensil I needed to prepare and serve holiday meals (Special thanks for the rolling pin, Melissa!).

The location downtown, just a block from Chinatown, is ideal for easy access to shops, pubs and restaurants. There's plenty of great sightseeing and shopping that can be done on foot from this location. While we rented a car and made use of the building's secure underground parking, a vehicle probably wouldn't have been necessary. A wheeled shopping tote is thoughtfully provided for daily neighborhood marketing or ferrying groceries up from the garage.

Also excellent - the property managers, Rod and Melissa. The whole process from booking, check-in, communication before, during and after the stay was smooth, organized and low stress. We appreciate the personal yet completely professional customer service provided. Certainly we would not hesitate to stay at this or other City Life properties in future and feel confident in recommending them to anyone looking for a great vacation rental experience.

  • Review Submitted: 13/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sandy & Lee Melissa and I would like to thank you very, very much for taking the time to write these kind words about the Vibe Suite and our company. It is the owners and our goal to make your stay as seamless as possible and to ensure you have all the comforts of home. Future travelers look at these reviews when searching for their Victoria accommodations and folks like yourselves who take the time to write make future guests decisions easier. Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the future. All the best in 2018 Melissa & Rod City Life Suites
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Beautiful apartment. Thoughtful touches.

  • Review Submitted: 31/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best experience as a customer I have ever had

  • 5 of 5

I think that it will be very hard to beat the level of quality that Melissa and Rod offer when doing business with you. From the moment you book, their communication are prompt, clear, very helpful. The apartment I stayed in was very beautiful and nicely located downtown Victoria. Very clean, with everything I could need and more. The building had a high level of safety, and a covered parking. Melissa even had the most delicate thought to bring a bit of food because she knew that I had been travelling for a long time, and it was the end of the day. Melissa and Rod are extremely professional, think of everything before you ask for it, and if you ask for something, they will help you the best they can. It is as if you are dealing with friends. I would do business with them again my eyes closed, and I highly recommend them.

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Samia Melissa and I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to write such nice things about the Vibe Suite and our business. It is great people like you that help other travelers make vacation decisions. City Life Suites strives to make stays as comfortable as possible. Thanks again and enjoy your new life in Victoria. Take Care Rod City Life Suites
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Great space, great location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the City Vibe Suite for a full month and loved every day of it. The location was really prime and in a cute part of China Town. The suite itself was very clean, with really modern appliances and an absolutely ace cooking setup. I'd highly recommend staying here if you get the chance!

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
YYJ Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Canoe Brew Pub
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Miles
Victoria Clipper/MV Coho
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Cedar Hill Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dallas Road Beach
Car: not necessary

Close to the oldest Chinatown in Canada (2nd oldest in N. America after San Francisco), you can see the Gates of Harmonious Interest, the entrance to Chinatown from the front window.

Many great eating establishments in Chinatown as well as fascinating shopping and historic buildings, secret alleys, fruit and vegetable vendors too.

One block further is Victoria's historic Old Town Area, the trendy Design District and the Victoria Public Market.

Just 3 blocks walk to the center of tourism activities along Government Street and about 10 minutes by foot to Victoria's Inner Harbour, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Harbour Air and Kenmore Air float plane services.

2 blocks to the beautiful McPherson Theatre and Playhouse, Le Brasserie Ecole French Cuisine is next door, Jam Restaurant across the street is a Victoria favourite, Cascadia Bakery is 1/2 block away.

Victoria City Hall and the headquarters of the CRD Capital Regional District are just 1-2 blocks away a Royal Bank of Canada just 2 blocks, many shopping and sightseeing opportunities all within very close proximity.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo around the Downtown

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Shoulder Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Value Season
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder Season
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder Season
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
Winter Value Season
1 Oct 2019 - 30 Apr 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$531.65

Cancellation Policy
Our reservation and cancellation policies must be more restrictive than a large hotel since a cancellation is very disappointing to both the guests and to us as, in most instances, we will have turned away other guests who would have reserved the apartment for your dates.
Our cancellation policy states that, "should you fail to use your confirmed reservation, we reserve the right to retain all funds received as liquidated damages until the unit is re-rented at the same rate for the same time period. If the latter occurs we will retain a $100 CAD administrative fee."
We recommend you consider trip cancellation insurance to protect your vacation.
We are required to charge taxes on all reservations. If your stay however is one month plus one night (or more) taxes are exempt.
We accept Visa or Master Card, or if you have a Canadian bank account, we will gladly accept payment via e-transfer.
Rates are subject to change up to time your reservation is confirmed by your deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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