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14 Coolest Airbnbs in Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, British Columbia is located on Vancouver Island and can be accessed via ferry. Colonial influence has left the beautiful city with intricate architecture, which is enhanced by the natural beauty of the land. Predominantly, the city is known for its flowers and the celebrations surrounding them, but downtown houses an abundance of eateries, shops and major sites to see, including Chinatown. Many of our selected Airbnbs sit conveniently within the walkable perimeters, but you can always hop on a horse-drawn carriage just for fun!

Enjoy Sweeping Views of Victoria from Light-Filled Apartment Enjoy Sweeping Views of Victoria
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Enjoy Sweeping Views of Victoria from Light-Filled Apartment

This ideally located apartment offers two bedrooms for up to four guests, within easy reach of everything downtown at your doorstep, particularly Hudson Market, Chinatown, and boutique shops on Fort and Johnson streets. Government Street, which leads to the Inner Harbour, High Tea at the Empress, and famous Munro’s bookstore, are all just a short walk away too. While you’re here, you’ll appreciate the floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in abundant natural light and gorgeous views. You can also relax outside and enjoy a view of the mountains and Inner Harbour while enjoying a glass of wine on the balcony.

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The Premier Suite Huge Terrace

The Premier Suite sits within the cobbled courtyard that separates Chinatown from historic Pandora Ave, next to boutiques and world-class dining. As the host notes, it’s “considered the gem of an architecturally significant conversion of the original 1884 Lum Sam building in Old Town.” The highlight is the beautiful partially covered terraces that overlook the inner courtyard, but you’ll also enjoy the stylish interior with 12-foot-high ceilings, original brickwork, and high windows. It has an open-concept design with a separate living room and bedroom that includes French doors that open to the terrace, accommodating up to two guests. A full kitchen with a Nespresso machine, 43″ HDTV with Netflix and Fire TV, and laundry facilities are all included too.

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Best Waterfront Downtown Location in Victoria

Presenting simply, there’s an upscale touch to this Victoria condominium. But we have a feeling potential guests are sold quickly, simply because the unit has a front and center view of the glistening Inner Harbor. Make the vacay all about water, skipping next door to rent a kayak or just stroll on foot to the waterside.

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Rare-Downtown Waterfront, Parking Balcony & Views

This waterfront condo in downtown Victoria comes with free underground parking and offers unobstructed ocean views, with a private balcony and a rooftop deck, both of which are ideal for unwinding while watching the boats go by. With large windows and a well-laid-out open-floor plan, you can enjoy views of the iconic Johnson Street bridge, the harbor, marine life, and various vessels from inside too. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen stocked with coffee, tea, condiments, sugar, spices, and olive oil and a BBQ grill for cookouts. The gas fireplace provides a cozy ambiance, and there are board games and a 50″ Smart TV for entertainment too.

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Downtown Waterfront Oasis

A floating staircase, roaring fireplace, and James Bond-like decor—sold yet? We’ll continue. The condo is in gorgeous Mermaid Wharf, in downtown Victoria. The waterfront views are enough to take your breath away, and can truly take a romantic getaway from great to stellar. Harbour, Chinatown and the Royal Museum are some of the top things nearby, yet just about everything you could want isn’t far.

Chic, Two-Story Heritage Loft in the Heart of Victoria Chic, Two-Story Heritage Loft in the Heart of Victoria
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Chic, Two-Story Heritage Loft in the Heart of Victoria

It’s hard to imagine that such an up to date space actually even existed at all in 1896. However, the focal brick wall really preserves the past and is a true treasure of the overall suave, two-story heritage loft.  Look closer, and discover the local art pieces that dot the walls and counters space.

Charming Penthouse Studio in Old Town Charming Penthouse Studio in Old Town
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Charming Penthouse Studio in Old Town

Right beside the Lower Johnson shopping district, guests can either venture around by foot or find solace on a private balcony. Inside is quite contemporary, yet minimalist at the same time, which is refreshing. Flowers, houseplants and subtle decor are thoughtful touches that round out the penthouse studio.

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Special Downtown Relaxing Getaway

All those picture windows in the main living space really open up the place to the surrounding buildings of downtown. Plus, you’ll get plenty of natural light which is a downright delight to wake up to. The wooden accents add that smidge of warmth, but overall this is quite the luxurious space. This is in a great walkable location.

Seaside Cottage with Private Beach Seaside Cottage with Private Beach, Victoria, BC
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Seaside Cottage with Private Beach

Located just minutes from world-famous Butchart Gardens and some of the area’s best hiking and biking trails, the Water’s Edge Cottage is ideal for those who don’t want to be too far from downtown while enjoying a spectacular setting. A cozy oasis for up to two guests, it’s surrounded by forest and offers unobstructed views of the ocean and colorful sunsets from a beautiful wrap-around deck. With large windows, an ocean view can even be enjoyed from the comfortable queen-size bed. There is space for outdoor dining, an outdoor beverage cooler, and a BBQ grill for cookouts. Wi-Fi is included and you’ll also have a full kitchen that comes with cooking staples, a dishwasher, a coffee grinder, and a blender.

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Charming Victoria Loft in Downtown

Artistic touches and slight sleekness make this Airbnb Plus really sparkle. The kitchen is made for a chef, either professional or just at heart. Splashes of colorful from eye-catching paintings contrast beautifully with leather furniture and wooden touches. And last but not least, quaint French doors lead to a cozy patio for enjoying those freshly prepared meals.

2 Bedroom Luxury Condo with Parking 2 Bedroom Luxury Condo - The Juliet, w/ Parking
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2 Bedroom Luxury Condo with Parking

Modern, conveniently located near all the buzz, and with excellent parking, it’s hard to imagine it getting any better. The pleasantly subdued interior meets with a rarely large patio for relaxing with that night time glass of wine. Taking it up a notch further, guests have access to a rooftop space. The ratings come in just shy of five stars.

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New Downtown Apartment, Parking and Gym

Something about the open concept living space of this condo is quite heavenly, with its airy color palette and light woods. Located right along Pandora Avenue, travelers will be staying right smack in the center of downtown Victoria. Incredible exterior surroundings are matched by grand walls and high ceilings of the condo because it is an old yet restored structure with tons of character.

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Historic City Hall

This one-bedroom rental for up to three sits in the heart of Victoria, right across from Historic City Hall, hence its name. You’ll be within a short walk to top attractions, including the Inner Harbour and Chinatown, and many shops, markets, and dining venues. Underground parking is included, and after a day of exploring, you’ll be able to come back to all the comforts of home. That includes a full kitchen, a 48″ Smart TV with cable channels, and a washer/dryer. The highlight may be the views – you’ll have a balcony and southwest-facing, full-height windows with views of the city and sunsets.

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Victoria Bright - Harbour front Studio at Downtown

The building in which the humble studio resides was built all the way back in the 1800s, and this certainly is reflected via lots of charm. Relatively recent updates have added a lovely flare, so this is a superb space for vacationing couples or even someone looking for a nice, affordable solo retreat.

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