Gourmet breakfast for 2 prepared by Vanessa von Schellwitz (previously Victoria's foremost culinary instructor). Choices include - "West Coast Omlet" with shrimp, kelp and onions. "Ham and 3 Cheese Deluxe Omlet", or delicious "Garden Omlet" with fresh local tomatoes, our own fresh basil and garden herbs, feta cheese also includes large buffet with fresh home-baked scones or rolls, authentic Austrian Apple Strudel, Fresh fruits and juices. Coffee or tea. See a short Youtube about the Breakfast buffet
Walk straight up Oswego street from the Victoria Clipper (passenger ferry from Seattle) or Coho Ferry (car ferry from Port Angeles WA) docks. or take the Akal Shuttle from Victoria Airport direct to our door ($18 person), walk over from Heliport or float planes.
The Gingerbread Cottage is located in the central downtown Victoria area of James Bay and it is very well connected with Airports and Ferry docks; nearby there are lots of the main tourist sights of the city Royal BC Museum, Empress Hotel, Downtown Victoria, Fisherman's Wharf, Beacon Hill Park and 1/2 block to the ocean, Victoria's famous Dallas Rd Promenade, Cruise ship docks and the breakwater.
Our Mozart Room usually rents for $129 a night, Canadianlisted Special Rate is $99 a night. It has a double bed, single bed, private ensuite biffy with a very unique shower. It also has access to a small private terrace, in room Cable lcd TV w/dvd player, fridge and microwave in the hallway. If you have a 3rd person in room - add $25. This room has a beautiful ambience, and you can often hear the horse carriages clip, clopping up the street in the evening and the faraway sounds of ship horns. Take a Youtube tour of the Mozart Room
Our Lavender Room Suite has a queen bed, private bathroom off it's own private hall and nice appointments. It boasts a very large, private 'roof garden' style terrace. The Lavender Suite is furnished with every comfort: Private bath with antique toilet and long soaker clawfoot tub... Down Feather Duvets, High quality, freshly pressed cotton sheets and designer towels, LCD Cable TV with dvd player, Hairdryer, Fan, Iron and ironing-board, in room fridge, coffee maker and tea service. Microwave is also available in the hallway. Regular rate is $149 a night. Canadianlisted Special is $129. Take a YouTube tour of the Lavender Room
Breakfast guest are entertained often with a cockatoo show, meet our Sweet Umbrella cockatoo, Casper, and our Gorgeous Moluccan Cockatoo on YouTube. Moluccan Cockatoos are on the endangered species list so we are very happy so many people can enjoy meeting and interacting with her. Note: Both our birds are rescue birds whose previous owners could not provide adequate care for them.
Book early MC/Visa accepted
Smoking is permitted on an adjacent terrace.
Bus to and from Vancouver is available with a short walk, City tours and Butchart Garden tours run year round.
Vegan breakfasts also available.
Free high speed cable internet computer in lobby, wifi, discounts on whale watching with Victoria's best tour operator SeaKing Adventures.
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FAQ: Why stay at a Bed and Breakfast? Isn't it kind of awkward staying in someone's home? Won't I feel strange walking in and standing there in the middle of someone's living room? Will the rooms have privacy or can everyone hear me brush my teeth? Will i have a curfew? Where will i park my car? Will I have to join a long table at breakfast? In many cases these concerns are valid... but at the Gingerbread Cottage you enter directly on grade level and sign in at our front desk in our common lobby area - just like a hotel - only cuter. You do not have to go through any private spaces at any time during your stay with us.. Privacy at our establishment is excellent because our rooms have secondary hallways separating them and party walls between them. Although we do expect all guests to be quiet after a reasonable hour, curfew is non existent at the Gingerbread Cottage and we have ample street parking. Our breakfast room has several tables so many seating solutions are possible. The good part about staying at our B&B is being warmly welcomed when you arrive after a trying day of travel, staying in a friendly, safe, family atmosphere, getting information on good local attractions, events, shopping and restaurants. And of course being spoiled by our excellent culinary offerings at breakfast. Having owned a large hotel and several restaurants, we provide a professional experience to all our guests. An excellent value.
Eco Policy: As well as the usual hotel ideas of using your towels an extra day, we air dry our laundry when possible, (love those white sheets billowing on a clothes line). We use local organic eggs ( from happy chickens) meats and produce wherever we can. We compost all compost friendly food scraps, we even recycle table scraps by feeding the local seagulls. We grow our own herbs, basil, some tomatoes, and sprouts. We use earth friendly, low energy Compact Flourescent and LED bulbs where we can (and recycle the old cfl bulbs properly). We use bio dish, guest and laundry soaps and cleaning supplies. Our water is heated with a high efficiency electronic ignition gas water heater. Generally B&B's - with their controllable energy costs - are by their nature earth friendly, when compared to hotels, but we go the extra mile and use all the latest energy saving methods available.
59 Oswego St (google map) (yahoo map)
Location: Uptown Victoria, ocean, AirportShuttle