Victoria’s history began in the spring of 1778, as Captain James Cook became the first non-aboriginal man to set foot on what is now British Columbia, Canada. He landed on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and discovered that First Nations peoples were already living in the rugged yet pristine wilderness of the island. Many aboriginal families lived on Southern Vancouver Island, each referred to themselves by distinct family group names. These First Nations peoples could be divided into three groups who spoke different dialects of the North Straits Salish or Lekwungaynung language, the groups became known as the Songhees, the Saanich and the Sooke First Nations peoples
Built 1896 (restored & remodelled in 2008) Simon Leiser & Co., Wholesale Grocers, was the largest business of its kind in British Columbia when this warehouse was built. The building featured a central electrical elevator with tracks radiating from the elevator on each floor for ease of handling merchandise. Designed by architect A.C. Ewart, the building cost $35,000 in 1896. The brick structure has stone dressings and sheet metal decoration. It was renovated in 1972 as the headquarters for the Capital Regional District. The building was then graciously restored and converted to condominiums by LeFevre & Company in 2008 as open loft concept living, with a city zoning that permits live/work space, and vacation rental uses.
"Loved the condo, just enough for 2 people. Location fantastic, really enjoyed the upper deck. Could use a little more furniture up there but the view was fantastic will definitely stay next year."
"Great place to stay! Centrally located, reasonably priced, very clean and comfortable."
Confirmed reservations cancelled 8 days or more, prior to arrival date, are subject to $250 security deposit loss. Any additional funds will be returned. Confirmed reservations cancelled 7 days or less, prior to arrival date, are subject to full rental charge and security deposit unless the unit can be re-rented.
Confirmed reservations over 27 nights are subject to 100% forfeiture of the security deposit, when cancelled at any time. Damage deposits are refundable within 2-3 days after departure. Security deposits are applied to the final balance.
A $250 refundable damage deposit is required. This deposit will be returned after the unit has been inspected and may take up to 7 days to receive. As an alternative, guests may purchase damage insurance for $39 for $3000 worth of coverage.
A $250 non-refundable security deposit is required to make a reservation. This deposit secures against time off the market and is applied to the rent for your stay. For stays over 27 nights the security deposit is $500, non-refundable and applied to the last months rent.
Our local representative in Victoria, Douglas King at Tel is available to asist you during your stay. All keys are managed by Mr. King. Please insure that you contact Mr. King 24 hours before arrival in order to make your key collection smooth. The keys will be available from 3PM onward. If you are arriving late in the evening, your keys will be left in a lockbox available on Johnson Street.