Victoria rentals provide visitors to the southern tip of Vancouver Island with some very tempting lodging options. For starters, these rental properties provide many of the amenities that you would expect to enjoy at home, such as a full kitchen. Often times, private laundry facilities are also provided, and depending on how much you are willing to spend, things such as a fireplace and luxurious furnishings can also figure among the perks.
Many travelers who are interested in booking Victoria vacation rentals have condos in mind. The Victoria vacation condos are located in and around the downtown core, with some of the best properties in residential enclaves such as the historic James Bay neighborhood. James Bay is just a short walk away are fantastic Victoria attractions such as the Royal BC Museum and the Inner Harbour causeway, so there are numerous ways to stay busy when you're not indulging in the amenities that your condo provides. In addition to a kitchen, these amenities typically include cable TV, a DVD player, a CD player, and Internet access, and should you splurge, a large soaking tub and a rooftop patio for entertaining might also be on the amenity list.
While the Victoria vacation condos are enticing enough, visitors who have rental properties in mind won't want to forget about the area homes. A home rental in or near Victoria can be especially ideal for families or other small groups that need more space than a condo can provide. It can also be ideal for all of the great amenities that it provides, not to mention the added privacy. Some of the Victoria home rentals are found just minutes from the downtown core, and there are some gems that are also close to some of the best Victoria beaches.
If you don't mind being farther from the downtown area, there are other Vancouver Island home rentals that can also make great vacation bases. Perhaps a home on a quiet peninsula that is about a half-hour drive from the city will prove too tempting to pass up, or maybe you'll fall in love with the idea of renting a cottage at Shawnigan Lake. This lake and the namesake village are only some 28 miles north of Victoria, and Victoria residents especially have been going there on summer vacations for more than 100 years now.
There are lots of good Victoria rentals to choose from, though you might have trouble securing one if you don't make reservations well in advance. This is especially true during the peak summer season when finding a place to stay of any kind without prior reservations can be almost impossible. Also worth keeping in mind is the fact that a minimum stay is often required when renting a vacation property in the Victoria region. Some property owners, for example, require guests to rent for at least a one week.