Views of Victoria

What Our Guests Say
About1403 West

2020


After many winters spent in Victoria in 5 different parts of the city, we can definitely say that 1403 West was the most desirable from an all around perspective.

The unit contained everything anyone could want, from the complete kitchen to the spare room with Murphy bed, that when folded up provided space for a drop down desk. The living room furniture provided flexibility for entertaining or watching TV and the floor to ceiling glass all around the west and north sides provided unlimited vistas of mountains and harbours, while in the foreground almost the entire city was laid out before you. Master bed was comfortable (but hard to make) and the bathrooms were first class. Lots of closet space also.

The designated parking spot in the underground garage was conveniently located across from the elevator, which was a great help when hauling in groceries. Then, with only four units on the 14th floor, 1403 was the closest one to the elevator.

Located just up Johnson Street from the new Blue Bridge, 1403 was an easy walk to a large number of pubs, cafes, restaurants, diners and liquor stores; not to mention drug and grocery stores, markets, barbers, clothing stores and antique shops. In fact anything a body could want was no more than three blocks away.

To top it all off, Jules, the friendly Concierge, was  a bubbly bundle of activity, who looked after our every need. She even got me in for emergency dental work with her ex-husband!!

For an extended stay in Victoria, 1403 West would be hard to beat.
 
David I., Halifax, Nova Scotia

 


 

2019

We cannot wait to get back again. It's the GOLD STANDARD in Victoria accommodation. Gorgeous views from every window rain or shine. Best restaurants, coffee shops and shopping steps away -- in fact best coffee, breakfast and lunch is right in the building. Two movie theatres across the streets for rainy days. Music venues down the block. Luxuriously comfortable with every need met. Spotless and spacious! The on-site concierge is fun, welcoming and informative. Our month went by too quickly. Please don't book this place up -- save room for us!!!   
 
Karen, Derek, Ontario

 


 

This building-top property has views of Victoria that are breathtaking! It's location is ideal for seeing Victoria on foot with everything being in close proximity. The property itself is immaculate. It is so nice to arrive and have all your expectations met! This property will not disappoint!
 
SP, Denver, CO 

 


   

The place is Wow. Incredible first impression that lasted our entire stay. Being an older couple, it was perfect for us to walk everywhere we wanted to go except for a few car trips to some scenic places like Butchart Gardens. This place has so much to offer, you really need to experience it first hand.
 
We plan to do so again next year.
 
J&N, California

 


  

I stayed here for a month for work (and a bit of pleasure) and enjoyed my stay immensely. The apartment spacious and the views are incredible -- you really can see the float planes taking off!  The apartment is thoughtfully-equipped and the on-the-ground concierge was helpful, quick to respond and full of great restaurant recommendations. I loved the fact I could walk to pretty much anywhere I wanted. The condo is right in downtown and walking distance to the water. It's the perfect place to call home while you explore the city! 
 
Niko T, Toronto, CA

 


 

Location, location , location..... and the view didn't hurt either. My first visit on Victoria Island and I couldn't have picked a better spot to stay if I tried. Not only was I in walking distance to all the attractions and dining venues, the condo was awesome, you have a breathtaking view of Victoria. You can watch the sea planes land and take off from the harbor.  
 
Would I stay here again??? You bet !!! 
 
Sharla, Los Angeles

 


 

2017-18

 

 

We’ve had a really lovely time here in Victoria and particularly enjoyed this fabulous apartment. It was marvellous to sit on the balcony in the sunshine, admiring the view. We have been so comfortable here.

We highly recommend “Red Fish, Blue Fish” for a fish and chips supper!

The Backmans, England Wade, Australia

 


 

Impressive! The moment we walked into 1403 we were impressed with the new furnishings and the well equipped kitchen. The cleanliness and the comfortable bed contributed to many restful nights.

Flowers delivered on our first day were greatly appreciated. The well-maintained building and the friendly tenants confirmed that the Juliet is the building it boasts to be.

The location is hard to beat. Everything one needs is within a few blocks, wine, restaurants, groceries, theatres, library, Tim Hortons, spa, hair salon, shops and church. We enjoyed our walks to China town, Yates Street Market, Beacon Hill, Wharf Street, and across the bridge to James Bay.

Our only regret was that we booked 1403 only for two months [December-January]. Thank you for giving us a truly memorable experience at 1403!

Arnold, Terri, Alberta

 


 

Thank you for sharing your lovely condo and beautiful city with us for this month. We loved every moment we spent here. We are returning to our home well-rested and happy that we spent this month in Victoria. We hope to return next year.

A special thank you for the flowers that came on our first day here. They added a special touch to our welcome.

L & D, Saskatchewan

 


 

Thank you for the very lovely flowers, a wonderful welcoming touch. We look forward to coming back next year.

Rhail, Carmen, Manitoba

 


 

What a great condo! Worked out beautifully for us. Victoria is a beautiful city and the people so warm and friendly. We will be back!

Lisa, Lawrence, Washington State Diana, John Louisiana

 


 

We have really enjoyed this beautiful city and this lovely apartment. Would be great to return.

Carole, Andy, England

 


 

We loved our stay in your fabulous property. The views were amazing, especially in the evenings. If you’re looking for a great non-tourist restaurant within walking distance, we highly recommend Brassiere L’ecole on Government Street. So 5 stars and reasonable. Thanks for a great getaway.

Maryanne and Mike, Washington State

 

 

 

 

Love the view! Love the location! So comfortable! This place is the perfect place for our honeymoon and anniversaries for years to come. Thanks for letting us stay in your paradise. We’ll be back!

John, Elaine, Oregon

 


 

We loved our stay in Victoria! Rented bikes, rode the Lochside Trail, grabbed lunch to go at Red Barn Market on the way and ate at Cordova Bay. Another day we drove to Sooke and rented kayaks from Westwater Kayaks, spent a lovely few hours. Last day we walked around Victoria, ended with a few drinks on the terrace at the Empress, ordered a few snacks which were very tasty. Had a meal at 10 Acres, great. Another at Aura, also great. Enjoyed our gin and tonics on the balcony, wonderful view.

Linda, Patrick, California

 


 

We enjoyed spending our 11 year wedding anniversary in this beautiful city! Thank you for letting us use your beautiful condo. It is beautifully decorated and we’ve been enjoying the views over the city. We hope to come back again someday soon.

Tim, Angie, California

 


 

This was our first time out to Victoria and wanted to feel like we could experience as much as possible. To date, we cannot not stop gushing as to how amazing the entire experience was! 

The place was immaculately clean and the large windows provided an incredible view of the city. The beds were incredibly comfortable, and we loved the light breeze we felt as we let the air in from to the wrap around balcony. The rest of our first stay was spent in bliss, watching the seaplanes land at the harbor, while sipping coffee from the terrace.

1403 is a short walk to downtown, and really offered a chance for us to feel like we were ‘living’ in the city rather than vacationing as tourists. Within a 5 minute walk you could have a wonderful breakfast (John’s Place), or a sumptuous lunch (We could not recommend the Pink Bicycle enough). We opted to do some light shopping for dinners at home, and found that every utensil and dish we needed was at hand. So much so, we decided have a couple more breakfast mornings while watching the colors of sky change during sunrise (I think we lived on that terrace).

We rented a car and found that we could be out in the middle of a forest in under an hour! My daughter loved exploring the beautiful greenery and taking in a quick hike to the waterfall.  

My wife and daughter LOVED the showers and bathtubs, providing for a nice soaking relaxation after walking around and exploring the city during the day. I appreciated the fact that you not only had Tim Hortons right at the base of the building, but another coffee shop that had some great Paninis. We went to the roof terrace on the Juliet and noticed the 360 degree view of the city. Bonus tip- at the roof terrace they have a HUGE propane grill ready to go! Next time – we’re grilling our dinner there!

Since getting back to Florida – we have been raving to everyone who listens about how wonderful Victoria was for a vacation. From the beautiful apartment to the people who live here – the whole experience really felt magical. I sincerely believe that a large portion of this was due to how ‘at home’ we felt in this apartment. Enjoying nature in the middle of the summer left an indelible mark on me, and I know I speak for my wife when I say that 1403 will be our tradition for years to come.

Thank you!

Rafael, Jenn and Sabine, Florida

 

Reviews From Previous Years

As always, Victoria never disappoints. We loved our stay in this spectacular condo, the view of the city and surrounding area. Thanks to our concierge for everything.

Killer whales, Barb’s fish and chips, (Fisherman’s Wharf), Beacon Hill Park, and the Piano at Cattle Point were just a few of the things we enjoyed while we were here. We can’t wait to come back again!

PS- Breakfast at Shine Café, downstairs and across the street is a must #1!

Clayton, Michelle, Dakota, Alberta

 


 

Loved the condo. Comfortable, well-equipped, spacious. The views were amazing. Nice to have convenient parking. Love the recycling program.
The gardens in Victoria are too beautiful. Of course, there is the obvious Butchart, but don’t miss the Hartley or the Government House either.

We ate breakfast here, some lunches, and some dinners. The Yates Street market was useful.

Pat, Oregon

 


 

Victoria is so delightful. We are dreaming of returning here. And the apartment has a perch to bring the environs into your consciousness from dawn to dusk.

We especially loved the whales, bookstores, Butchart Gardens (Wow), Cook Village, farmer’s markets and many happenings we encountered. Great city for exercise and fresh food, museums and galleries. Oh, and friendly folks.

Sherry, Paul, Ontario

 


 

Fantastic apartment with everything you could wish for. Very convenient location and fantastic views of the city. Lovely and spacious place to come back to relax after sightseeing.

We loved Victoria and have very special memories of this place, we particularly enjoyed the coastal walks from the harbour to Willow Beach. We’ll definitely come back again.

Rupert, Louise, Olivia, England

 


 

We loved out time here in 1403, the comfortable setting and beautiful view sometimes made it hard for us to leave the apartment to enjoy Victoria and the beautiful areas throughout South Vancouver Island.

Overall, a GREAT EXPERIENCE staying here.

Tim, Candy, Florida

 


 

We stayed for a month and couldn’t have asked for a nicer unit, location, and of course, the view. Phenomenal and more!! We spent so much time just looking at the planes landing in the inner harbor, and the boats zipping back and forth. The sunsets are great as are the views of Mt. Baker. Walking to the harbor was a 10 minute walk. We hardly needed our car!

Bob, Joanna, Alberta

 


 

The views from the condo are spectacular! Great restaurant recommendations. Victoria is a beautiful city.

Backman family, Washington State

 


 

 

 

 

 

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary here with our with our 34 year old son from Tokyo (a filmmaker) and our 37 year old daughter from Boston (a teacher) and had a remarkable time! Saw so much of your beautiful city! What a wonderful place to visit, makes us want to live here!

We had a bed and breakfast for 5 years, and can appreciate how thoughtful and well-equipped your condo is. Thanks for a great time and a place to celebrate.

Tim, Sherry, Arizona

 


 

Such a beautiful city and the view from the condo surely will be missed as we had back to the States. Great recommendations for dining out.

Fries family, California

 


 

The condo was perfect! Of course, the views are spectacular! It felt like home right from the start. There is so much to see and do in Victoria and outlying areas that after 3 visits we still haven’t seen it all. So we will have to come back!! Thanks for everything.

Ray, Lori, Canada

 


 

Perfect views from the 14th floor were great – especially the goings on in the inner harbor. Sunsets were wonderful. Being from Boston, we had to spend time in Beacon Hill park—and we found all sorts of special and beautiful places there. So much to enjoy. We’ll be back.

Mike, Denise, Massachusetts

 


 

This is definitely one of the nicest condos we have ever rented. We love the wraparound deck, the open windows and the location. We can walk pretty much everywhere, and there are so many lovely restaurants nearby, We will definitely rent this condo again.

Pam, Russ, Alberta

 


 

Beautiful view and the weather was perfect. Thank you for your lovely accommodation. It was a perfect place to stay.

Victoria, Ron, Texas

 


 

Thank you! For sharing this beautiful condo with us. We don’t want to leave. The view is amazing. We had a wonderful time in Victoria. My 88 year-old mother can’t stop talking about our accommodations. Security in this building is wonderful. Thank you! We’ll be back.

Central Alberta, Southern Alberta

 


 

Thank you for making our vacation time in Victoria a great experience. The condo is beautiful, with wonderful views, comfortable beds, and pleasant surroundings. We loved Victoria and are already planning for a future visit. People were friendly and we were impressed with how clean the city is.

Gary, Ronnie, Veronica and Pat, Pennsylvania and Missouri

 


 

Victoria is a great town, and the condo was a good place to start and end the day. Love the view, and all of the lovely furnishings. Thanks for sharing your place with us.

Mike, Cindy and Dustin, Louisiana

 

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