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406 Vancouver St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3T5, Canada

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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $175 - $225
Per week: $1,050 - $1,350
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes

Description of the Victoria vacation home rental

Dragonfly Cottage - Paradise by Beacon Hill Park

Tucked into a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Victoria, BC, Dragonfly Cottage offers both the charm of a heritage home and proximity to the area’s most popular attractions.
We’re steps away from the restaurants, cafes and shops on trendy Cook Street, and only one house down from the 200-acre Beacon Hill Park. Another two blocks will take you to the ocean with walks along Dallas Road and the beach, with views of the Olympic Mountains across Juan de Fuca Strait. And if you’re looking for museums, heritage spots, or nightlife, downtown Victoria is just a short walk away.

Much like Victoria itself, Dragonfly Cottage is for the traveler who longs to be surrounded by beautiful things. With its mélange of antique furniture and modern accents, the eclectic designer decor invites you to settle in and relax. The cottage has beautifully sunlit and spacious rooms, with more than enough room for everyone. There is a choice of two or three bedrooms, each with their own unique atmosphere, and a lovely bathroom with a claw foot tub and shower.

The fully-equipped kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances, a large island, and black counter-tops. Off the kitchen is a small laundry room a new stainless-steel washer and dryer. The cottage also has a glassed-in front porch, an open-design living and dining area, and a secluded garden where you can savor your morning coffee or a glass of wine. In addition to all this, we have childproofed the house to make sure your little ones are safe.

* 3rd bdrm. available upon request.
Extra cost is $ 80. per night.

There are two self-contained units in the building and the owner lives in one of these.

This one-of-a-kind cottage is sure to book fast.
Contact us to reserve your dates today!

Area Information

Dragonfly Cottage Really is Paradise by the Park!

Dragonfly is a beautiful, serene and comfortable home. Sun-lit rooms and a sense of spaciousness create a lovely and relaxed atmosphere. You have the feeling and the charm of a cottage, while in the heart of the city and it's only only steps away from Beacon Hill Park!

Beacon Hill Park

This beautiful and interesting park is described as one of Victoria's 'crowning jewels'. It would be difficult to argue with this once you have spent a day exploring its 200 acres of natural beauty. It doesn't matter what you're in the mood for, a day in this magical park will offer you something.

Beacon Hill is a beautifully landscaped and manicured park with gardens, ponds, stone bridges, and alpine, rock gardens.There are also large areas of the park that have been left in their natural state, the fallen trees creating a sculptural landscape among the natural grasses and native plants.

The park is home to many exotic and native trees, including Garry Oak, Arbutus, Douglas-fir, and Western Red Cedar - to name just a few. A colony of Great Blue Herons, which once numbered over 100 nests, has returned to its nesting grounds in the park this year, after being chased away by a family of Bald Eagles in 2008.

Beacon Hill park is for visitors and locals alike, regardless of age. It's a delightful place for children to spend the day there's a petting zoo, playgrounds, a wading pool and picnic areas, live music in the band-shell and one of the world’s tallest Totem Poles.
It goes on and on

Now, let's move on to the Village

Cook Street Village...Lively and colorful, it is full of charm and character, with something for everyone. The streets are pedestrian friendly with a small village atmosphere. There are outdoor food courts, fruit and vegetable vendors, markets, cafes and restaurants, a butcher, a bakery, antique shops and boutiques.
Patios and cafes? Well, you have over ten to choose from along three city blocks, year round! Oh, and did I mention the neighbourhood pub?

Our beautiful little village is practical too! You can find all the day to day things you might need... banks, clinics, pharmacy, post office, hair salons, spas, chiropractor We have it all!

A walk along the ocean on Dallas Road?

I hope you like dogs. It's an off-leash area and there are lots of great dogs and owners to watch and share the space with. Walk along the walkway, or sit on a bench and enjoy the view of the ocean and the snow-covered mountains across the way. You might decide to spend the day down on the beach, collecting rocks or reading a book and in case you forget your book not to worry!

We also have a used-book store in the village, which is right next to one of the antique shops, and directly across from the wine store. Well you get the picture.

I could go on and tell you about how you can walk downtown to the Parliament Buildings, the Empress Hotel, the Museum, Thunderbird Park, Inner Harbour and the night-life.

I could also mention that by simply going in the other direction from Dragonfly Cottage, you come to the Art Gallery of Victoria, the Governor General’s House, and Craigdarrogh Castle.

And the best part? You've barely left your front doorI told you it was paradise.

Everyone who has stayed in Dragonfly Cottage has loved the experience. Doesn't this sound like the perfect way to spend your time in Victoria?

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Oct 01 2013 May 31 2014 $175 $175 $1,050 $2,500 2 Nights
Jun 01 2014 Sep 30 2014 $225 $225 $1,350 - 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: Prices are based on two bedrooms. A third bedroom with a queen-sized bed is available for the extra cost of $80.00 per night. A 30% deposit is required to complete the booking. This is non-refundable. A credit card is required for a security/damage deposit. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to arrival, there is no refund unless re-rented. * Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Payment Options: Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning Fees - $125. PayPal fee - 3%


  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • Features

  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Hardwood Floors
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Screened Porch
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (<1 mile)
  • Children's Pool
    (4 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Ice Skating
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (9 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (10 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Lake
    (10 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Winery
    (17 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (3 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (20 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (3 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Gretl Kruse

Rochester, MN USA

Perfect Place to Stay

We stayed at Dragonfly Cottage during our stay in Victoria for the half-marathon. It was the perfect location as our family was able to easily watch us participate without having to go very far. The property is perfectly located, we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. Toula is such a wonderful woman and hostess. Her home is just wonderful. As soon as my 3 year old daughter met Toula and stepped into her home she felt at home. I cannot wait to stay at Toula's again!

Toula Hatziioannou

Owner's reply:

Thank you Gretl!
I love that you and your mom came to do the Marathon together. Can't wait to see you again!
Hugs to little girl for me.

Cindy P


Awsome home

A beautifully decorated home! Right next to Beacon Hill Park- a great park for kids. Toula was fantastic! Bottle of wine and chocolates upon arrival- even treats for our kiddos. Wow! Couldn't have asked for better accommodations. Would highly recommend this home.

Toula Hatziioannou

Owner's reply:

Thank you Cindy! It was great to have you here and I'm looking forward to your next visit.

David Hall

Toronto, on

Simply Amazing

This was the most incredible place we have rented on vacation rentals. Toula was an incredible hostess, the location was fantastic and the home was over the top. Way to go.

Toula Hatziioannou

Owner's reply:

Thank you Dave, it was great to have you and your family stay with us and I'm looking forward to having you back again.
Have a great summer!

Margie Brown

Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Elegant, Tasteful, Walkable, and A WOW!

My husband and I had the good fortune of visiting our folks in Victoria who had rented the Dragonfly Cottage for the winter season. The cottage is located near the heart of downtown Victoria, close to beautiful Beacon Hill Park and just blocks from the ocean. Pubs, eateries, and coffee shops are a short walk away. Dragonfly Cottage has been upgraded with thoroughly modern touches--beautiful hardwood floors, oversized windows, simply but elegantly furnished. I commented to our folks several times of the cleanliness and good taste of the owners. We slept on the spare bed and even it was very comfortable. The cottage is warm and welcoming, decorated in cream colored ivories with black accents. Not only is the cottage furnished, but the owner has added lovely wall hangings, knickknacks in alcoves and displays. The living room and dining room are light and airy. There is a lovely and warm flow to the home and we were utterly comfortable--it was overcast during our stay in the early spring. For those who like to get out and about on foot, Dragonfly Cottage is located in the heart of a walkable neighbohood. Just a block or two, and you're at the park, the ocean, local pubs, neighborhood store, and a number of different retail establishments and businesses. Our folks loved the Cottage and their communications with the owner were great. We hope they plan to rent the home again. We'd love to come visit them and stay again at Dragonfly Cottage, as well. I can't imagine anyone renting the cottage who wouldn't feel relaxed and at home in such a cozy, tasteful, and quiet atmosphere. Truly Dragonfly Cottage was a "Wow!" experience and a jewel of a find by our folks. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, we give it a 10 wholeheartedly.

Toula Hatziioannou

Owner's reply:

Dear Margie,

Thank you for your kind and generous words about Dragonfly.
It was an absolute pleasure having your parents stay here for the winter. It gave me great joy to know they were enjoying themselves so much and that they had the room to have visitors like yourselves.

I missed them when they left and I look forward to having all of you back again very soon!

Jim Schetzsle

Edmonton Alberta Canada


We stayed here 5 nights Dec.1st to Dec.6th 2012. We really had a relaxing stay at a really great place in a very convienent location in Victoria B.C. The property owner was excellent and very accomadating. It was great place for walking and exploring.

Toula Hatziioannou

Owner's reply:

Thanks Jim!
It was great to have you here. I'm happy you enjoyed yourselves at Dragonfly and looking forward to having you and Susan visit again.

Aaron Rainville

Calgary AB

A great place to stay in the heart of Victoria

What a fantastic place! We stayed for 4 day/ 3nights and enjoyed every second! Beautifully decorated, and super comfortable the Dragon Fly Cottage is a short walk to everything and has all the amenities you can ask for! The owner is super friendly and understanding and was a pleasure to meet. We will hopefully be returning again next year!

Toula Hatziioannou

Owner's reply:

Thank you Aaron,
It was such a pleasure to have you all here and knowing you were having such a good time.
See you next year!

Shannon Dewald

Canmore AB

Character, Convenience and Great Hospitality

A group of friends and I stayed at Dragonfly Cottage for the Thanksgiving weekend. We very much enjoyed Toula's beautiful home, and even cooked a turkey dinner for ourselves while we were there. She has not forgotten anything - there are plenty of dishes, a toaster, gas stove, blender, and even an espresso maker! The location was perfect for walking to downtown and Beacon Hill Park. We didn't require a car to go anywhere. I would certainly recommend Dragonfly Cottage to others. Toula was lovely - very welcoming and friendly. Thanks Toula!

Toula Hatziioannou

Owner's reply:

Thank you Shannon,
It was great having you and your friends stay at Dragonfly.
See you next year!

Clair Elie

Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Pet Friendly Cottage

We had a great time staying at the dragonfly cottage. Toula has really set up the place to be a home away from home - it had everything we could possibly need, right down to the salt and pepper. The cottage is also very close to downtown and the water, and the shops at the end of the street were very convenient. We hardly used the car at all. Our vacation was very comfortable and relaxing and we LOVED that we could take our dog on vacation with us (she especially loved the off leash area near the water).

Toula Hatziioannou

Owner's reply:

Thank you Clair, it was a pleasure having you and your family stay here.
Hope to see you again soon!

Barkman Debra


wedding cocktail party

we rented Dragonfly Cottage for a week for our family to stay during the time they were in town for our wedding in beacon hill park,1/2 a block away,,this way we could use it for family potlucks and our after wedding soiree,,it was a perfect solution ,,Toulah was very helpful to our family and in helping us with arrangements,,

Toula Hatziioannou

Owner's reply:

It was so much fun! Thanks for choosing Dragonfly Cottage, I loved having all of you here.

Casandra McClendon Brown

Portland, OR


I spent Labor Day weekend at Dragonfly Cottage for a long girls weekend with my mother, sister, aunts and cousins. First let me start by stating that the photos do not do this wonderful place justice! If you are looking for a charming little cottage feel that is close to everything the Dragonfly is it! We were literally a 10 minute walk from the main downtown area and another 10 minute walk from the water! Not to mention that one block away is the cutest little village that has anything you could want. If this had not been my first time visiting Victoria I would have been content sitting on the front porch drinking wine and walking down the street to check out the little shops and eat at the local restaraunts. While the actual cottage was amazing I think the best part of our weekend was getting to meet the owner Toula! Toula is probably one of the sweetest people I have ever met. If there was anything we needed she was more than accomodating and when I was raving to her about how much I loved the decor of the place she took time to tell me some of her decorating secrets! If you are heading to Victoria for a trip I would highly suggest looking into staying here. My husband and I are located in Portland and I have already told him we will be scheduling another trip up to Victoria and that we cannot stay anywhere else we have to stay at Dragonfly Cottage! Toula thank you for everything you are so wonderful :)

Toula Hatziioannou

Owner's reply:

Thank you Cassie!
It was wonderful to have you here and know that you were all having so much fun.
Can't wait to see you again and meet your husband too:)

Owner Supplied Testimonials


"Dear Toula,
Thank you for making our stay here so comfortable.....
We thoroughly enjoyed being at the Dragonfly Cottage and wish we could stay another week.
Your kindness to your guests is such a blessing.
Shelley and Jim Christian " (from Saskatoon) April 10, 2013

Not only was our stay at the Dragonfly Cottage an impeccable experience, but we now consider the owner part of our family!!! The house is gorgeously styled, all of your needs are met and anticipated, and the location is the best that Victoria has to offer. You are 2 blocks away from all of your needs: shopping at Cook St Village, nature at Beacon Hill Park and a breathtaking view at the ocean. Plus, the downtown core is only a 10 minute walk from here! The property is magical, spotless and the customer service excellent. I wish I could live there all the time!!!
Bliss Prema

"Dragonfly cottage is a home away from home. Not only is it impeccably decorated, but it has every amenity you could ever need. From the fully stocked kitchen to the comfy living room and inclosed front porch, you will lack nothing. The location is perfect because it is walking distance to beautiful Beacon Hill park, Cook St. and even downtown. Victoria has so much to offer and there is nothing better than to come home from a wonderful day and enjoy the luxuries of home. My family has loved our stay here immensely and we'll be sure to be back." S. Greenspan

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