If you own a condominium property in downtown Victoria and are thinking of using it to earn income as a Vacation Rental property, please feel free to contact us for information about our services.
We ensure that your property investment is maintained up to the *Award-Winning" City Life Suites standards and is marketed on-line for rental revenue. We provide peace of mind for distant & local owners by looking after your property. Knowing that the property is in good hands makes it a worry free investment.
We are a small, family owned and operated Short-Term, Vacation Rental and Corporate Suites Accommodation Agency, operating exclusively in the downtown, central business district of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We are dedicated hospitality industry professionals who are at your service to represent your short-term/vacation rental property.
We specialize in short-term furnished suite rentals in downtown Victoria, BC, Canada. We market to families, business executives, tourists and others, who are looking for a “hotel alternative.” We provide a place that feels like home. Unlike property managers who deal only with rentals of 30 days or more, we can look after guests who require as little as a 7-night stay.
As your agent, we take a hands-on approach to treat your property as if it was our very own. You will benefit from the following:
Yes, you can use your suite for your own personal use at any time. All we ask is that you respect seasonal trends in order to not impact upon revenues and please phone us ahead of time to ensure your suite is not already rented. Out of pocket expenses will be charged for supplies and services, such as exit cleaning and an Administration Fee to coordinate cleaners. If you wish to allow friends and family members to occuppy your unit at other times of the year we suggest you refer them to us to book and collect payments.
Within the first year of the Agency Contract, cancellation is by "mutual agreement" only. Thereafter, as long as all reservations already confirmed for your suite are honoured we require 90 days written notice of your intent to cancel any future bookings.
By the 15th of each month you will receive a statement that outlines the previous months occupancies and at what rates. Commissions will be clearly indicated and any fees will be explained. Your net rental revenue will be deposited in your Canadian bank account also at this time.
We market a higher level of quality furnishings and amenities to our guests. When it comes to furniture, quality counts and sets us apart from other suite providers. Your furnishings should be of a standard that conforms to City Life Suites image and branding requirements.
Yes, we can provide you with the information you'll need to furnish and equip your property and we can refer you to local interior designers and local contractors. We do charge a nominal fee for these services.
"We have a fair amount of experience in short-term vacation home leasing, as we previously owned and leased a property in Palm Springs for many years. Being very aware of the potential issues that arise, we did a great deal of research on the short-term property management professionals available in Victoria, and choosing City Life was an easy choice. It is very difficult to find a company that offers this list: a) entirely local, and dedicated to the downtown area; b) intentionally smaller in size, and managed directly by the business owners themselves; c) a level of sophistication and taste that coincides with our wishes; d) a broad list of skill sets (from managing the plumbing to mining specific foreign marketing opportunities) that you really absolutely have to have to make this work; e) careful attention and professionalism for both our guests and ourselves. Please, do your research. Peace of mind is a number one requirement, and you will find that City Life is the place to find it."
Carmen Dorr and Dennis Gilmore, Long Beach, CA