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Beautiful Century Old Home New Renovation Throughout - Must See

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Century Old Home new renovation throughout - Must See

This lovely 1909 home has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 5 comfortably. There is a queen size bed in the master bedroom which is stylishly decorated. The second bedroom has a single bed over a double bed, ideal for families. The home was recently renovated with a modern kitchen, fully equipped for all your cooking needs. (All stainless steel appliances and a quartz counter top). The living room is spacious featuring a gas fireplace which you can cozy up to and read a good book in the fall or winter. The garden in spring and summer is picturesque, a lovely place to retreat to after a full day of visiting the sights of Victoria. There is a wonderful covered patio area where you can enjoy a BBQ. The home itself has air conditioning for those hot summer days. Wi fi, cable TV and local phone calls are included.

Debbie Pemberton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Debbie Pemberton

I'm originally from Barrie, Ontario but moved to Victoria BC in June 1989 when my then 6 year old daughter finished kindergarten. As a single mother I wanted to be closer to my family who had all previously made the move out west. This was the best decision that I have ever made. Victoria is truly a wonderful place to live with everything it has to offer, not to mention the fact that it has the best year round weather in all of Canada. Not too many people in Canada can say they golf and bike in January and February but we can here in Victoria.

Debbie Pemberton purchased this house in 1991

Why Debbie Pemberton chose Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard

I purchased this home in 1991. Being an older home it was full of character and had a lot of soul. There are hardwood floors in the main living space, wainscotting in the living room and sun room.

Over the years I have completely renovated the home to bring it up to today's modern standards.

What makes this house unique

This lovely home is tucked away in a quiet, residential area but ideally located close to downtown. It gets an abundance of light throughout the home. The sun room has nine windows alone! It's a charming, character-filled house that is relaxing and clutter-free. Care was taken to decorate it to show it to its full advantage.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hillside - Quadra - Downtown Blanshard in Victoria

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Century Old Home New Renovation Throughout - Must See
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews

Perfect home for our stay. Well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Our group enjoyed the stay at Debbies place. Only 5 minutes to downtown Vittoria. Quiet suburb

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is spacious and kitchen was well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

Debbie was fantastic to deal with! We had a small issue and upon notifying her, she resolved it within the hour! She is very gracious and was always a text away! Kitchen is well stocked with cutlery, plates, cups and all the essential cookware! It was so handy having a washer/dryer (with all detergents and bounce sheets) available. My boys loved the bunk beds and the entire suite was very clean. This is a character home so the floors are creaky and some other nuisances, but it was a wonderful property for my family of 4 to stay at. Wifi was also great :). Hoping to stay in the future again!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay. The property was very comfortable and clean and the kitchen was well equipped with all the necessary items to prepare our meals at the house. Debbie was very kind and available to assist with any questions that may have come up during our visit. I recommend this property as a quiet and tidy home away from home for your visit to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much. It was great to have you stay and I would be happy to have you back again anytime.
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Very lovely house!

  • 4 of 5

Property was lovely and had everything we could want or need. The owner was very accessible when we had questions.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High River, Alberta, Canada

Family time in Victoria

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in Debbie's lovely renovated home. It was very comfortable and the kitchen was amazingly well equipped. We would definitely stay there again when we are in Victoria. Easy to find your way downtown via Cook St.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much. It was great to have your family stay and would love to have you stay again.
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Beautiful home, garden and a wonderful host.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the site are lovely but the home and garden when seen are even more beautiful. My family and I were so impressed and so pleased that we had chosen Debbie's (the owner) property for our vacation. Nothing was too much for Debbie. I had inquired before we arrived about a stroller, a high chair and a cot for my Grandchildren. All were there when we arrived and also toys for them to play with. The garden and outside seating area such an added bonus to enjoy outdoor eating. The kitchen was so well equipped. Each room was so beautifully presented. It was a delight to return there each evening after a great day of activities. It is in a fantastic location close to down town Victoria and the water front....a 10 to 15 minute drive in a car. I would certainly recommend Debbie's beautiful vacation home and would rent again for my family vacations. Thank you Debbie for a lovely 2 weeks and nice memories.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. It was great to have you and your family stay and would love to have stay again.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Victoria Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
downtown Victoria
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Tsawwassen Terminal (to Vancouver)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Cordova Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
downtown Victoria
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Trans Canada
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fifth Street Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Willow Beach

Victoria is a lovely community located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is also the capital of British Columbia. It is the must-see city to visit in British Columbia, starting with a trip - just a ten minute drive from my home - to the Parliament buildings adjacent to the harbour. Victoria has been a popular recreation destination for well over a century with year-round golfing, cycling, bird-watching, kayaking and hiking to name just a few of the many activities visitors can enjoy. Just around the corner from my home, are popular restaurants like Fifth Street Bar and Grill and San Remo (Italian) restaurant. Shopping is nearby since my home is situated close to two major malls in the city.


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