Gonzales is a neighbourhood in Victoria
, British Columbia
on the southern end of Vancouver
Island. Condo rentals in this community are only a 30 minute drive from the Victoria International Airport and accommodations here have all the delights of the city and the sea on the doorstep
Gonzales vacation rentals are near the delightful Gonzales Beach
, affectionately called “Gonzo” by the locals. This small beach is a lovely place for condo rental visitors to spend a peaceful afternoon. Pack up a picnic at your accommodation, and enjoy splashing in the waves and sunbathing on the white sand
Also near your lodging is the Gonzales Hill Observatory at Walbran Park. Take a walk here from your vacation rental, and enjoy the stunning views of the Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains
. The Gonzales Observatory sitting at the top of the hill was a weather station for 75 years, and is now a heritage building.
The Abkhazi Gardens are a must-see destination
for visitors with Gonzales condo rentals. This exquisite heritage property was the home of the Georgian Prince and Princess Abkhazi. They began creating their gorgeous garden when they moved to Victoria in 1946. Stroll the pathways lined with Garry oaks, Japanese Maples and rhododendrons, and take tea in the tea house.
From Gonzales vacation rentals it is only a ten minute drive to all the attractions of Victoria’s downtown
. At Fisherman’s Wharf on the Inner Harbour you can buy fish right off the boats to take back to your accommodations. This is also the place to join a whale watching tour
. Bring your binoculars from your condo rental, and keep a look out for the spectacular Orca whales, bald eagles and dolphins.
A holiday in Victoria vacation rentals would not be the same without exploring the shops, and boutiques of Government Street and Antique Row
. Chinatown is in the downtown area as well. It is the largest Chinatown in Canada
, and home to Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest street in the country.
Your accommodation in Gonzales is ideally situated to explore the city and the neighbouring area
. A vacation rental here will not disappoint you.