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Dragonfly Cottage - Central Location, Country Charm - Walk Downtown or the Ocean

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Luxury Downtown Accommodations in Victoria, British Columbia

Dragonfly Cottage - Paradise by Beacon Hill Park.....

Tucked into a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Victoria, BC, Dragonfly Cottage offers both the charm of a heritage home and proximity to the area’s most popular attractions.

We’re steps away from the restaurants, cafes and shops on trendy Cook Street, and only one house down from the 200-acre Beacon Hill Park. Another two blocks will take you to the ocean with walks along Dallas Road and the beach, with views of the Olympic Mountains across Juan de Fuca Strait. And if you’re looking for museums, heritage spots, or nightlife, downtown Victoria is just a short walk away.

Much like Victoria itself, Dragonfly Cottage is for the traveler who longs to be surrounded by beautiful things. With its mélange of antique furniture and modern accents, the eclectic designer decor invites you to settle in and relax. The cottage has beautifully sunlit and spacious rooms, with more than enough room for everyone. There is a choice of two or three bedrooms, each with their own unique atmosphere, and a lovely bathroom with a claw foot tub and shower.

The fully-equipped kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances, a large island, and black counter-tops. Off the kitchen is a small laundry room a new stainless-steel washer and dryer. The cottage also has a glassed-in front porch, an open-design living and dining area, and a secluded garden where you can savor your morning coffee or a glass of wine. In addition to all this, we have child-proofed the house to make sure your little ones are safe.

* 3rd bdrm. available upon request.

There are two self-contained units in the building.

This one-of-a-kind cottage is sure to book fast.

Contact us to reserve your dates today!

Dragonfly really is `Paradise by Beacon Hill Park`

Dragonfly is a beautiful, serene and comfortable home. Sun-lit rooms and a sense of spaciousness create a lovely and relaxed atmosphere. You have the feeling and the charm of a cottage, while in the heart of the city..... and it's only only steps away from Beacon Hill Park!

Beacon Hill Park......

This beautiful and interesting park is described as one of Victoria's 'crowning jewels'. It would be difficult to argue with this once you have spent a day exploring its 62 acres of natural beauty. It doesn't matter what you're in the mood for, a day in this magical park will offer you something.

Beacon Hill is a beautifully landscaped and manicured park with gardens, ponds, stone bridges, and alpine, rock gardens.There are also large areas of the park that have been left in their natural state, the fallen trees creating a sculptural landscape among the natural grasses and native plants.

The park is home to many exotic and native trees, including Garry Oak, Arbutus, Douglas-fir, and Western Red Cedar - to name just a few. A colony of Great Blue Herons, which once numbered over 100 nests, has returned to its nesting grounds in the park this year, after being chased away by a family of Bald Eagles in 2008.

Beacon Hill park is for visitors and locals alike, regardless of age. It's a delightful place for children to spend the day..... there's a petting zoo, playgrounds, a wading pool and picnic areas, live music in the band-shell and one of the world’s tallest Totem Poles.

It goes on and on.....

Now, let's move on to the Village......

Cook Street Village...Lively and colorful, it is full of charm and character, with something for everyone.

The streets are pedestrian friendly with a small village atmosphere. There are outdoor food courts, fruit and vegetable vendors, markets, cafes and restaurants, a butcher, a bakery, antique shops and boutiques.

Patios and cafes? Well, you have over ten to choose from along three city blocks, year round! Oh, and did I mention the neighborhood pub?

Our beautiful little village is practical too! You can find all of the day to day things you might need... banks, clinics, pharmacy, post office, hair salons, spas, chiropractor.... We have it all!

A walk along the ocean on Dallas Road?

I hope you like dogs. It's an off-leash area, and there are lots of great dogs and owners to watch and share the space with. Walk along the walkway, or sit on a bench and enjoy the view of the ocean and the snow-covered mountains across the way.

You might decide to spend the day down on the beach collecting rocks or reading a book .....and in case you forget your book..... not to worry. We also have a used-book store in the village, which is right next to one of the antique shops, and directly across from the wine store. Well, you get the picture.

I could go on and tell you about how you can walk downtown to the Parliament Buildings, the Empress Hotel, the Museum, Thunderbird Park, Inner Harbour and the night-life. I could also mention that by simply going in the other direction from Dragonfly Cottage, you come to the Art Gallery of Victoria, the Governor General’s House, and Craigdarrogh Castle.

And the best part? You've barely left your front door.....I told you it was paradise.

Everyone who has stayed in Dragonfly Cottage has loved the experience. Doesn't this sound like the perfect way to spend your time in Victoria?

More Details

Owner
Toula Hatziioannou
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

What makes this house unique

Dragonfly Cottage.....

"This house has a magical essence....The artwork, decor, and books all convey a sense of spirit, wonder and peace."

Guestbook comments from the owner

elt like home



We loved the house as soon as we drove up and even more so once we stayed. Very private, comfortable, quiet, clean and well equipped. One block from the park and a short stroll to restaurants and grocery. Downtown is also an easy walk away. Highly recommend.
May 2018
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Fairfield around the Victoria

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Available at the extra cost of $80.00 per night.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Bedroom #3 is a large and beautiful room. It is separated from the main part of the house by a small hallway.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Dragonfly Cottage - Central Location, Country Charm - Walk Downtown or the Ocean
average rating of 4.8522725 based on 140 reviews
5

Perfect Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights at the delightful, spacious Dragonfly Cottage and loved every minute. Toula is a fabulous host, providing every item needed for a home stay( spices, coffee, soap for bathing, dishes and clothes) as well as tips for sights and shopping. The house is just like the photos and feels like your home. One of the best things about the Dragonfly is the location, near the Cook St Village and Beacon Hill. We were able to walk to the grocery story and excellent restaurants in 5 minutes . Although a little longer, we were able to walk to the harbor, museums, and shopping downtown. One of my favorites near Cook Village is Dallas Road with a walkway next to the beach and view of the Olympic Mountains. We highly recommend the Dragonfly.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Linda. I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the house, the neighbourhood, and the location. I look forward to hosting you again in the future. Toula
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5

Comfortable and welcoming. Everything was spotless and beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carlsbad
5

Great location, quiet and ample space.

  • 5 of 5

We love our place! Toula was very helpful in many regards. I highly recommend Dragon Fly. It is clean, light and airy with plenty of room.

Pam P.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, quiet, with all the amenities and walking distance to everything downtown.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at the dragonfly cottage. We went for a girls weekend and there was 7 of us who stayed for the weekend. The only misleading part is that the house is advertised as a completely enclosed unit, however if you rent the entire main floor you end up sharing a foyer with the upstairs unit. They people upstairs (the home owners who are lovely) use the same front door and have to walk by the living room and the front bedroom to get to their room. It is easy to shut the door to maintain your privacy and the home owners are friendly and quiet. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen had every appliance you’d ever need. The street was quiet and it was such a beautiful walk to beacon hill park and the ocean. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it for a family or or for a couples weekend away.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, beautiful home & gracious host.

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to have a 3 night stay, great location, we enjoyed peaceful walks through Beacon Hill Park into the City. We walked to Cook Street Village, walked the waterfront ito the Breakwater Lighthouse and a enjoyable walk along the water to Oak Bay. The cottage is well appointed, clean and quiet. Thank you Toula for an enjoyable stay in your lovely home. Barbara

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great one nighter at Dragonfly Cottage

  • 5 of 5

It is as advertised. Toula is very friendly. We had 6 adults and it was comfortable even with only one bathroom. Kitchen is very well equipped. Very clean!

Excellent location.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
27.7 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Beagle Pub
Nearest Ferry
32.7 Kilometres
Swartz Bay
Nearest Golf
9.6 Kilometres
Victoria Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Miles
Trans-Canada Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
Bubby's Cafe
Nearest Ski
246 Kilometres
Mount Washington, Courtenay, BC
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Willows Beach
Car: not necessary

Dragonfly Cottage is Paradise by the Park.

Dragonfly is a beautiful, serene and comfortable home. Sun-lit rooms and a sense of spaciousness create a lovely and relaxed atmosphere. You have the feeling and the charm of a cottage, while in the heart of the city..... and it's only only steps away from Beacon Hill Park!

Beacon Hill Park......

This beautiful and interesting park is described as one of Victoria's 'crowning jewels'. It would be difficult to argue with this once you have spent a day exploring its 62 acres of natural beauty. It doesn't matter what you're in the mood for, a day in this magical park will offer you something.

Beacon Hill is a beautifully landscaped and manicured park with gardens, ponds, stone bridges, and alpine, rock gardens.There are also large areas of the park that have been left in their natural state, the fallen trees creating a sculptural landscape amongst the natural grasses and native plants.

The park is home to many exotic and native trees, including Garry Oak, Arbutus, Douglas-fir, and Western Red Cedar - to name just a few. A colony of Great Blue Herons, which once numbered over 100 nests, has returned to its nesting grounds in the park this year, after being chased away by a family of Bald Eagles in 2008.

Beacon Hill park is for visitors and locals alike, regardless of age. It's a delightful place for children to spend the day..... there's a petting zoo, playgrounds, a wading pool and picnic areas, live music in the band-shell and one of the world’s tallest Totem Poles.

It goes on and on.....

Now, let's move on to the Village......

Cook Street Village...Lively and colorful, it is full of charm and character, with something for everyone.

The streets are pedestrian friendly with a small village atmosphere. There are outdoor food courts, fruit and vegetable vendors, markets, cafes and restaurants, a butcher, a bakery, antique shops and boutiques.

Patios and cafes? Well, you have over ten to choose from along three city blocks, year round! Oh, and did I mention the neighbourhood pub?

Our beautiful little village is practical too! You can find all of the day to day things you might need... banks, clinics, pharmacy, post office, hair salons, spas, chiropractor.... We have it all!

A walk along the ocean on Dallas Road?

I hope you like dogs. It's an off-leash area, and there are lots of great dogs and owners to watch and share the space with. Walk along the walkway, or sit on a bench and enjoy the view of the ocean and the snow-covered mountains across the way.

You might decide to spend the day down on the beach collecting rocks or reading a book .....and in case you forget your book..... not to worry. We also have a used-book store in the village, which is right next to one of the antique shops, and directly across from the wine store. Well, you get the picture.

I could go on and tell you about how you can walk downtown to the Parliament Buildings, the Empress Hotel, the Museum, Thunderbird Park, Inner Harbour and the night-life. I could also mention that by simply going in the other direction from Dragonfly Cottage, you come to the Art Gallery of Victoria, the Governor General’s House, and Craigdarrogh Castle.

And the best part? You've barely left your front door.....I told you it was paradise.

Everyone who has stayed in Dragonfly Cottage has loved the experience. Doesn't this sound like the perfect way to spend your time in Victoria?

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Fairfield,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£204
for 1 night
From
£131
£859
 
 
Winter 2018/2019
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
1 night minimum stay
£175
for 1 night
From
£102
£684
£1,936
 
 
High Season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
1 night minimum stay
£204
for 1 night
From
£131
£859
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£175
for 1 night
From
£102
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £72.78

Monthly rate $2,900.00 (excluding high season)
*30% non-refundable down-payment deposit
Guests must be 25 years or over to book.
3rd bedroom available.
There are 2 self-contained suites on the premises, and the owner occupies one of these.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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