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Close to Public Market, Chinatown and Old Town, Free Parking & WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, non-smoking property, private patio, overlooking Zen Garden

A-City Life Suites Property

The Zen Garden Suite is a 1 bedroom Vacation Rental, located in downtown Victoria British Columbia

Close to Chinatown, the central business district, Victoria tourism areas, transportation, shopping, restaurants, historic buildings and Victoria’s Upper Harbour.

The Suite provides a quiet oasis of tranquility in the heart of downtown Victoria, BC. From the living room you can step out onto a private 150 square foot paved terrace, which looks into a tranquil Zen Garden, where building residents can relax and enjoy privacy, while listening to the sounds of the city outside the garden walls.

Located just one block from the Gate of Harmonious Interest - the entrance to Canada’s oldest Chinatown

Less than one block from the Victoria Design District

Two blocks to the Victoria Public Market

Two blocks to the waterfront, and a Victoria Harbour Ferry Stop

Two blocks to Old Town Victoria

Three blocks to Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena

Two blocks to Nirvana Pet Resort

The Zen Garden Suite is the ideal location for enjoying the vibrancy of the downtown Victoria, and then escaping to your urban retreat, away from it all.

More Details

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

About Melissa Frank and Rod Carroll at City Life Suites Victoria

We have tried our very best to ensure that's what you'll find when you stay in our comfortable and convenient Zen Garden 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.

We manage this property for owners who live elsewhere. We strive to offer our guests the very best location, amenities and service possible and love it when our guests tell us that the property has 'exceeded their expectations'.

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

The Zen Garden suite is in a fantastic location. It is close to the Upper Harbour, Chinatown, Historic Old Town, the Victoria Public Market, the Victoria Design District and is surrounded by many restaurants, coffee shops and eateries of all kinds. We love the 'buzz' in this neighbourhood and yet the suite is quiet and private, located overlooking the inner courtyard of the building.

What makes this condo unique

Sunny, private patio with high-end patio furniture, BBQ, access to Zen Garden, beautifully equipped with everything you could ever need for a comfortable stay in a convenient location.

City of Victoria Business Licence # 00028683


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Downtown, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Upon booking, guests are required to complete and sign City Life Suites Rental Agency Agreement.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom features: Sink Vanity Large mirror Toilet Tub/shower combination, Bathmat Towels & washcloths sufficient for number of guests occupying the suite, Hair dryer, Starter pack of bathroom amenities (soap, shampoo, bathroom tissue etc.)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen bed with pillow-top mattress 2, side tables 2 bedside lamps, Clock radio alarm, iPod dock/player Large clothes closet, chest of drawers, bedside phone, view of Zen Garden
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is a secluded suite with a courtyard view. It does not face onto the street, you can hear the sounds of the city when you are seated on the private terrace or in the courtyard Zen garden, but other than that it is very quiet. The suite offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.


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Close to Public Market, Chinatown and Old Town, Free Parking & WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

Great place and excellent location, able to walk everywhere.

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thank you for taking the time to write a review, this helps future guests make holiday decisions. Good luck with your research. Take Care. Rod & Melissa
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Inner Harbour at your doorstep

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property located on the edge of Chinatown and within walking distance of all of Victoria's Inner Harbour attractions and charm. Melissa and Rod are great hosts and the suite is well appointed with everything you need for a great stay. We stayed with two of our kids, ages 11 and 12, and there was enough room for all of us. The building is quiet and secure. We have stayed in Victoria several times and this is the best unit we have ever stayed at. Thank you Rod and Melissa for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Christopher & Family, Melissa and I want to thank (a) for selecting City Life Suites for your vacation and (b) for taking the time to write a review about the Zen Garden Suite. We are glad that your family was comfy in the suite and that you enjoyed the closeness to all that Victoria has to offer. Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the future. Take Care Rod City Life Suites
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One of the best experiences in our traveling years!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay this was in the charming Zen Garden Suite! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Melissa is so welcoming, helpful and informed about the area. She was a joy to deal with and felt she truly cared about us and our comfort. Zen Garden is meticulous, very well organized and easy to love. We walked pretty much everywhere in Victoria. We did rent a car and drove quite a bit up island and it was beautiful. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Marilyn Melissa and I would like to thank you for all of the kind words about the Zen Suite and our little business. People like you, who take the time to write reviews help future travelers make vacation or business travel decisions. We are glad you took in the up island sights, as this island has so much to offer and see. Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the future. Take Care Melissa & Rod City Life Suites
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Excellent in every respect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Zen Suite for 10 days at the beginning of our move to Victoria, while we waited for the moving company to arrive with our stuff. It was perfect in every respect. Rod and Melissa are great to work with. They have the apartment stocked with everything you could possibly need and there is information about restaurants and local sights to visit. We loved the patio and the layout of the apartment. The kitchen was great and there was plenty of storage for our clothes. We appreciated the location, close to everything in downtown Victoria but not in the midst of the hordes of tourists. There were several good restaurants within a couple of blocks and it is an easy walk to the harbour for a sunset stroll. One of the best rentals I have ever experienced. Stay here, you will not regret it!!

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the stay at the Zen Garden Suite. The two of you have a lot going on at the moment, and we hope this suite gave you a little break in the action. Good luck in your new life, and enjoy all that Victoria has to offer. Thanks Again Melissa & Rod
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Perfect Location, close to everything, felt right at home! 5 Star recommendation!

  • 5 of 5

My stay in the Zen Garden Suite was exceptional. I was relocating to Victoria and stayed here for one month. The apartment was perfect, the bed was so comfortable, there is so much storage in the closet, dresser and drawers for all of my clothes! The kitchen was fantastic, I love to cook, and everything you could imagine was supplied, including a rice cooker, french press, quality pots and pans, etc....There is a large soaker tub, which I enjoyed tremendously after my long days of work. And the best part is the private patio/garden space, surrounded by beautiful foliage, blooming flowers, etc...a perfect space to recharge my batteries! There is a parking space in the secure gated garage, but mostly I walked to everything in Victoria, this is a great location, close to everything. I did all of my grocery shopping at the Victoria Public Market 1/2 block up the street, how convenient! And the owners even supply a rolling shopping cart to transport my goods! I would definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend this apartment for anyone travelling to Victoria.

  • Review Submitted: 02/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zen Garden Suite

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Rod and Melissa it was a pleasure meeting both of you during our stay. You do an excellent professional job of attending to both the property and your guests yet maintaining a personal touch that made us feel very comfortable and welcome. The very well outfitted kitchen met our needs most satisfactorily. This was very important since we were planning to stay three months. The walk score of the location is great! Everything we could possibly need was within a 1.1km radius. Looking forward to our return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ed & Ginny Melissa and I, along with the owners of the Zen Suite would like to thank you for taking the time in writing these kind words. These reviews go a long way in helping future guests make decisions about our company. Thanks Again, and see you in about nine months. Melissa & Rod City Life Suites
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Nearest Airport
1.5 Kilometres
Victoria Harbour (YWH)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Canoe Club Micro Brewery
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Victoria Harbour Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Cedar Hill Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
400 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Dallas Road
Car: not necessary

The Zen Garden Suite is really well positioned, close to the Gates of Harmonious Interest (entrance to Victoria's Chinatown, the 2nd oldest Chinatown in North America) and adjacent to Victoria's Design District and just one block from the Victoria Public Market. Walk just 3 blocks and you're at a Victoria Harbour Ferry Stop on the Upper Harbour, adjacent to the Canoe Brew Pub. There's lots of interesting shopping too, at places like Capital Iron, Chintz's Eclectic Furniture and the shops in Market Square. All in all, this is one of the most interesting areas of Victoria in which to stay.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Downtown, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
Winter Value Season 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$513.22

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, and if you have a Canadian bank account we gladly accept payment via e-transfer.

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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