Zen Garden Suite

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The Zen Garden Suite

An Urban Oasis In The Heart Of Downtown Victoria, BC

One Bedroom Vacation Rental Overlooking Interior Courtyard Garden

(Small Dog Permitted)

The Zen Garden Suite is a self-catering apartment, suitable for vacation rentals and corporate accommodations

A quiet oasis of tranquility in the centre of downtown Victoria, BC.

From the living room step out onto a private 150 square foot paved terrace, which looks into a tranquil Zen Garden, where you can relax and enjoy privacy, while listening to the sounds of the city beyond the garden walls.

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Just one block to the entrance to the oldest Chinatown in Canada via the Gate of Harmonious Interest.

Close to Chinatown, Upper Harbour, Victoria Public Market, Central Business District, Tourism Areas, Transportation, Shopping, Restaurants and Historic buildings.


Enjoy the vibrancy of downtown Victoria, then escape to your urban retreat, away from it all.

Features of the Zen Garden Suite

Living Area

  • Deluxe 3 seater couch
  • Couch is pull out Queen sofa bed with Fosters Stearn pillow top mattress
  • Comfortable easy chair
  • Computer desk, chair
  • 46" High Definition LCD TV
  • Large wall unit/bookshelf
  • Views of courtyard, Zen garden
  • Large sliding doors open to terrace
  • Privacy blinds on windows


  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishware for 6
  • Open food prep/cooking area
  • Quartz countertops
  • Variety of drinking glasses for 6
  • Cutlery, dishes for 6
  • Stainless steel fridge Stainless steel sink
  • Ceramic top electric stove
  • Ample cupboard space
  • Full size dishwasher
  • Microwave oven Cooking utensils
  • Toaster
  • Drip Coffee Pot, French Press
  • Spices/herbs
  • Electric teakettle, teapot
  • Dishcloths
  • 4 Adjustable leather bar stools


  • Comfy Queen bed Bedside tables and  lamps
  • Tempurpedic mattress
  • Large storage closet
  • All bed linens provided
  • Chest of drawers
  • View of Zen Garden
  • Bedside telephone




Zen Garden Patio & Courtyard


  • Private terrace
  • Large patio table adjacent to the Zen garden
  • Large “couch” seating for 6. Discrete lighting
  • Gas BBQ
  • Sun umbrella
  • Step out of living room door onto terrace




Tub/shower combination
Towels, facecloths, hair dryer provided
Sink/vanity/mirror Lo-flush toilet



En-suite washer and dryer
Storage shelves
Iron & ironing board



Free phone calls in North America
Free digital cable TV
Free secure Wi-Fi
Free Parking



Reserved, secure parking spot in gated garage
Remote control activated gate
Easy street access to bike storage room



A four-storey, 27-unit condominium building, offering functional and elegant boutique style residences in an exceptional location.

  • On the border of Victoria’s eclectic Chinatown and Design District 
  • 601 Herald is a condominium building, led by Trevor Linden, Manager of the Vancouver Canucks NHL Hockey team, who partnered with The Airey Group in the development of this unique heritage-inspired building.
  • Situated on the corner of Government and Herald Streets, guests will enjoy close proximity to downtown Victoria with its unique variety of shops, restaurants, theatres, and beautiful outdoor spaces. In addition to its great location, 601 Herald has attractive features that are unique to the Victoria market, such as a private Zen Garden and a large street-level secure bike storage room.
  • The Harmony Suite offers a well-designed residence for your stay in Victoria. The custom designed kitchen is a focal point of the unit, featuring quality finishing and plenty of storage space.


Victoria’s Chinatown

  • Entrance via Gate of Harmonious Interest, one block
  • Many Asian food restaurants
  • Variety of grocery/vegetable vendors
  • Variety/gift stores
  • Kwon Lee’s convenience store
  • Fan Tan Alley
  • Dragon Alley
  • QV Bakery/Coffee shop
  • Bean Around the World Coffee Shop
  • Venus Sophia Tea Room & Café (Vegetarian)
  • Jewelry store
  • Clothing stores
  • Local arts/crafts store
  • Moksana Yoga
  • Harbour Ferry Stop
  • Canoe Brew Restaurant

Victoria Design District

  • Antique and curio shopping
  • Chintz and Company
  • Sagers Home Furnishings
  • Opus Art Supplies
  • Design District Studio
  • Jam restaurant
  • Union Pacific Coffee Shop
  • Cascadia Bakery
  • Le Brassérie Ecole French Restaurant
  • Daily Grind Coffee Shop
  • Capital Iron
  • Parc Modern Interiors
  • Ocean River Sports
  • Sports Rent
  • Value Village

Old Town Victoria

  • McPherson Theatre
  • Centennial Square
  • Victoria City Hall
  • Café Molé (Organic)
  • Café Bliss (Vegan)
  • Green Cuisine (Vegetarian)
  • Market Square
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Lo Jo Fashion area
  • Swans Pub & Restaurant

Hudson Area

  • Victoria Public Market
  • Smoke ‘n Bones Ribs Restaurant
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Victoria Animal Clinic
  • City News - magazines, newspapers etc.
  • 2% Jazz Coffee Shop
  • Design House Hair Salon
  • Hudson Yoga (Hot Yoga)
  • Olive The Senses
  • Rialto Beer, Wine, Spirits

Victoria Transportation

  • Victoria Transit bus stop 2 blocks
  • Victoria Harbour Ferry Stop 4 blocks
  • Kenmore Air Float Plane Terminal 5 blocks
  • Harbour Air Float Plane Terminal 8 blocks

Services And Features

  •  Personalized check-in & orientation
  •  Complimentary starter supply of tea, coffee, sugar, spices, microwave popcorn, hot chocolate
  •  Complimentary starter package of paper goods, cleaning supplies, toiletries


  • Apartment is strictly “Non-Smoking”
  • Not suitable for children

Thank you for you for your interest in our downtown Victoria vacation rentals

 We look forward to assisting you with booking your accommodations, and to meeting you soon.

    City of Victoria Business Licence # 00028683

The Zen Garden Suite (c) 2013 City Life Suites, Victoria