8 Best Beach Houses In Victoria, Canada - Updated 2023


The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is found on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The welcoming climate and culture make Victoria an appealing destination to be visited all-year-round. It is a city that successfully combines natural beauty with a vibrant urban fabric. Victoria’s downtown area features remarkable architecture, the oldest Chinatown in Canada, and picturesque views of surrounding mountains. The city also is highly connected to the water and is known to be a top spot for cold-water diving. Victoria has several picturesque beaches, such as Willows Beach Gonzalez Bay, Spiral Beach, McNeil Bay, Ogden Point Beach and more! Check out the 10 best beach houses in Victoria, Canada for a calming and refreshing experience.

1. Beautiful home by the sea (from USD 333)

Located in South Oak Bay, Oak Bay Charter Home has a total area of 2,000 square feet (186 square meters). This accommodation is near McNeil Bay. The excellent location of the house allows for activities such as kayaking, canoeing, bicycling, and golfing. There is a fireplace as well as a hot tub to further heighten your experience. Some other nearby landmarks are Anderson Hill Park, McMicking Point, Harling Point, Victoria Harbor, and Royal BC Museum. One of the best qualities of the house is the outdoor patio, which offers spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains of Washington. There is also the option to enjoy your breakfast on the deck as well!

Oak Bay Character Home By The Sea!
Victoria, BC, CA
12 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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everything worked beautifully, from the fully-equipped kitchen to the tv/internet setup, gas grill, etc
there was plenty of space and the owners were very easy to work with
their generosity of spirit added wonderfully to our stay
beautiful art; sunny, colorful, comfortable rooms; inviting multi-deck back yard with flowers and hot tub; gracious hosts
what's not to love about this property! the house is perfect and offers every amenity for which one could ask, including an extremely comfortable queen size bed in the master and equally comfortabl...
their house and yard are charming
an unexpected delight was getting to know the owners, sally and stu, both of whom made us feel welcome and comfortable
gorgeous back garden and deck for having morning coffee
would love to return someday
sally and stu were very warm and welcoming
this centrally-located house is definitely a character home with an inviting atmosphere
conveniently located for sightseeing and nice neighborhood walks to the shore
the neighborhood is charming and it was an easy walk to the village or the local coffee bar
we ate dinner outside and found it delightful
the local deli (demitasse) serves fantastic coffee and food and is walking distance from the home
convenient to the beach, the park, and oak bay village
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2. Amazing home near the waterfront (from USD 82)

Cambridge by the Sea is a 1,000-square-foot (93-square-meter) a private home that stands within a quiet, residential neighborhood. As the name of the house reveals, it is steps away from the waterfront. Additionally, you can conveniently check out landmarks such as Spiral Beach, Victoria Harbour, Beacon Hill Park, and Clover Point Park, which is home to the largest free-standing totem pole around. Besides the exceptional nature, Victoria is also known for its lively and colorful pub scene, which comes together in Cook St. Village. Cambridge by the Sea has something to offer to just about anyone interested in exploring waterfront Victoria.

Cambridge by the Sea
38 reviews  Wifi Available
House 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 28
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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additionally; we found the wifi provided good connectivity to our calgary based work networks
the suite is a large one-bedroom unit and also includes a comfortable sofa bed for extra sleeping
loved the fresh flowers and super comfortable bed
lastly a large bedroom with a great bed complete with a 3" memory foam on top
the suite and its furnishings was of the highest quality affording the most comfortable of stays
the accommodation was spotlessly clean furnishings were so tasteful
also was great that our dog could come
a wonderful way to spend a month in victoria
beaches dog parks the beautiful inner harbor the wharf fort st antique shops and restaurants
other than that it's all there thanks for a great place to stay colleen and tark
the owners were fabulous and friendly
our hosts were friendly and helpful and we can highly recommend the property and hosts
this pet friendly vacation rental is a great home away from home
the unit was beautifully presented a hosts friendly and welcoming
the owner was very kind and helpful the apartment is beautiful and comfortable
the location was superb
amazing location and wonderful accommodations
the location is great - close to the ocean beacon hill park and the shops on cook street
it is also possible to walk to downtown victoria in about 20-25 mins through beautiful beacon hill park
location of course was superb - right by the ocean
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3. Wonderful townhouse in near downtown Victoria (from USD 147)

This accommodation is an 800-square-foot (740-square-meter) private residence that is situated in an area with pleasant views of the nearby ocean. The house is located in the Fairfield neighborhood and borders the picturesque Spiral Beach. You can also easily get to some of Victoria’s most significant spots, such as Mile Zero Monument, Dallas Road Waterfront Park, Clover Point Park, and Beacon Hill Park. The interior of the oceanfront townhouse is remarkably refreshing, as it is painted in all white. There are particularly and purposefully placed windows that let in lots of natural light into the house, as well as skylight openings that brighten the spaces. It is an excellent place to enjoy the views of the Olympic Mountains.

Oceanfront Townhouse - close to downtown ***PET FRIENDLY***
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
120 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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the property was very clean and had all the necessities/comforts one would want
beautiful property and absolutely wonderful hosts
the property is in a beautiful location
this place is so awesome the location is perfect for victoria
great walks along the water and close to beacon hill park
i liked being close to the ocean and park and i liked the windows and light in the unit
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4. Gorgeous suite near Esplanade Beach (from USD 224)

Esplanade Beach Suite covers 1,400 square feet (130 square meters) and is located on the waterfront, parallel to Beach Drive. The wide porch makes for a perfect scenario to watch the astonishing sights Victoria’s nature has to offer. While the water is under your feet, downtown Victoria is just a short drive away as well. It is highly recommended to take walks at Willows Beach/Park, which is recognized as one of Victoria’s most outstanding beaches. There are many amenities to consider that are located near the house, such as the Village Restaurant, Penny Farthing Pub, Cattle Point, Uplands Park, Marina Restaurant and much more!

99 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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the views and beach access were wonderful and the suite was very comfortable for 4 people
great place - very clean and nicely updated
the esplanade beach suite was inviting clean and modern
it is impeccably clean with an updated decor and kitchen appliances as well as comfortable beds and linens
rental had all that we needed and was very clean and comfortable
loved this property very clean and kitchen has everything you need to cook
owner was very responsive
the owners are wonderful and so helpful
our hosts cindy and colin were super accommodating
easy checkin process and owner is very helpful
owners were easy to work with and very accommodating
the suite is close to everything and the kitchen and living room windows are a pleasure
the location sparkling clean accommodations thoughtful and helpful owners
it was a great place to come back and relax after taking in the local attractions
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5. Amazing house in a convenient location (from USD 122)

This 600-square-foot (56-square-meter), two-bedroom house is the perfect place where you can expect to be greeted by the pebbled beach in the morning. It’s also a great place to watch the sunset. The house is near the charming and grand Clover Point Park. One of the more quaint spots near the house is known as Moss Street, which hosts a farmer’s market, the Moss Street Paint-In, open-house art galleries displaying local art, and brightly colored cherry trees. You can also quickly reach the Mile 0 landmark, Beacon Hill Park and Victoria’s downtown district. Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary can also be observed from the waterfront area.

Beautiful 2 bedroom suite close to all the best sites in Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
52 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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the inside space is a little small but also very comfortable for two
so much better than a hotel room - and you're only a hundred yards from a beachfront park
loved being on the coast literally a few steps from the gatden cottage
we really enjoyed our stay and the suite was very comfortable clean and well stocked
clean and cozy great for 3 people excellent location beautiful neighborhood
the unit was nice and bright and very comfortable and clean
again very clean and the location was great
we loved staying here we comfortably fit three people and our dog
the family who run it are very helpful
the owner was very helpful and we had a great trip
the vrbo customer service representative we dealt with was very helpful and reached out to the host directly
hosts were great helped us with a pre arrival food delivery and were there only if needed
love the location and the hosts were great i would love to come again
the location is perfect with the coastal walk and beautiful park right there
great location and a lovely accommodation
we loved that the location is just outside of downtown but super easy to get to downtown
nice walks everything you need within walking distance including beacon hill park
close to downtown too thanks for a great stay
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6. A perfect place for enjoying the sunset. (from USD 58)

This heritage style home covers 500 square feet (46 square meters) and is located within the Fairfield neighborhood of Victoria. It is a stone’s throw away from Spiral Beach. The area combines a cozy and expansive feeling simultaneously. The host does ask for a three-night minimum stay. The views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the Pacific Ocean can be savored from just outside of the house. Some points of interest nearby are Clover Point Park, Dallas Road Oceanfront Park/Beach, Beacon Hill Park, Holland Point Park, and Finlayson Point Park - which is a go-to spot for capturing alluring photographs during your stay.

Getaway By The Beach in Character Home - 30 day minimum
79 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 30
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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wifi was spotty but the television was more than adequate
loved all the amenities provided
the restaurant recommendations in the folder were useful and accurate
the area is nice if you like to have sunsets and walks along the beach
what a view to come home to breathtaking thanks for the stay
the place was clean and well maintain
everything was clean comfortable and worked well
sofa cushion foam sagging but clean
perfect location clean and had everything we needed
suite was really nice - kitchen was well equipped and everything was really clean
manager was very quick and responsive
property manager was great- easy to get in touch with and had any info we needed
more information on garbage and recycling pick-up schedules would be a big help
perfect for our weekend getaway
the property was perfect for us visiting our son in victoria
the property is located far enough from the tourist areas but easy and close to get to
loved our stay and the location was amazing
property is close to parks beach and shopping with many choices for dining and entertainment
it’s in a great location near the ocean and beacon hill park
the basement suite was clean and within walking distance of cook street and downtown victoria
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7. Cosy place near James Bay

The 1,525-square-foot (142-square-meter) home called Avalon is situated in the James Bay area — along the southeast portion of Victoria. It is close to the Dallas Road, which offers trails and runs parallel to the Juan de Foca Strait. There are lots of attractions within walking distance, such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Beacon Hill Park, fresh fish stores, and Inner Harbour. Inner Harbour hosts some of Victoria’s most significant points of interest, like the Empress Hotel, the Royal BC Museum, and local art galleries. One of Avalon’s best features is the covered deck which lets you take gorgeous views of the surrounding Olympic Mountains and Race Rocks.

Your perfectly located Oasis near the best spots in Victoria.
Victoria, BC, CA
31 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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everything we needed was supplied including a kitchen drawer full of lovely tea towels
the beds were comfortable and the linens fresh
this was a terrific way to end our stay in canada
marcel took care of any inquiries immediately
the views were fabulous and the proximity to the water fisherman's wharf and downtown were very walkable
the place was clean and comfortable
the place was sparkling clean
we really enjoyed our stay in victoria we found the property extremely clean and the couches were comfortable
they were very responsive and friendly
that was really helpful
thank you for sharing your home
we enjoyed the 2 decks and the quiet neighbourhood
i would recommend this to anyone who needs a home base with options
perfect location in a safe neighbourhood near every amenity needed
great location and very comfortable
great location exactly as advertised
pilot street was a great location for the young children we had with us
the location was perfect a very nice neighborhood with friendly folks all around
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8. Two-story home with panoramic views

This private two-story home is situated along the Gonzalez Bay and presents panoramic views of the water and mountain ranges nearby. Dallas Road Oceanfront Trail & Bike Path begins directly in front of the house, which is well worth exploring at your own pace. The house combines characteristics of modern and classical architecture; it also has a colorful garden, which adds to the overall stay. It is positioned just close enough to the downtown district, for those that want to explore the urban fabric. A short walk takes you to Clover Point Park, a place to take photos of the unbounded scenery. You can also watch yacht races from right in front of the house.

Spectacular Ocean and Olympic Mountain Views. Centrally Located.
36 reviews
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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comfortable beds bedding and bathroom
the apartment is a great size has beautiful views and makes you feel at home
we feel very lucky to have found this spot
tashi and mickey were both very helpful before and during our stay making it an enjoyable experience
even little things like jam tea sandwich bags kleenex etc
the owner tashi is very kind and accommodating
owner was great to work with - highly recommended
tashi was the perfect host from her first reply on vrbo to her quick return of our deposit
we found the hosts extremely friendly and helpful
owners were very welcoming and helpful with tips on things to do and restaurants
easy walk to stores or transit
the location was perfect; minutes from downtown victoria yet just far enough away from it all
the location was better than we expected
wonderful accommodation and perfect location
the location was beautiful and the accommodation comfortable and well appointed
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Comfort and style all in one place

Our list of the best beach houses in Victoria, Canada takes you for a stroll along the incredible coastline of this beautiful city. There are many landmarks and destinations to visit, such as Beacon Hill Park, Dallas Road Beach, Royal BC Museum, Mile 0 landmark, Clover Point Park, McMicking Point and more! It is a perfect occasion to get out into nature while being just close enough to the city’s downtown core. Victoria’s natural colors are sure to amaze your senses and leave you wanting to return for future trips.

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