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Currencies Accepted

 We accept Canadian , US or Euro cash on that days current posted rates.

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Free Wifi

Broadband Internet  

 

Check in Time is 3PM

If you are arriving in town early, you may come and drop off your luggage and if room is available check in.

Check out Time is 11 AM

 

Cancellation Period is 7 Days prior to your booked dates

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Airport Shuttle

 

Available to and from our door, simply board the AKAL bus at the airport.

 

$21 per person downtown core. Groups of 2 or more for less..

 

Click here for driving map from airport to our door and more info about Akal

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Location! Location! Location!

 

1/2 block from the Strait of Juan de Fuca, on the Pacific Ocean, click here for photos and info

 

Dallas Rd Scenic Drive and Mile Zero on the Trans Canada Highway

 

One Block and a half to Victoria's Famous  Breakwater Structure.

 

 

5 blocks from Victoria's gorgeous Fisherman's Wharf.  Click here for pictures and info

 

6 Blocks to Victoria's Inner Harbour, Downtown Shopping, Royal BC Museum and IMAX. Parliament Buildings,

 

An easy walk up Oswego Street a few blocks from Downtown, Ferries to Seattle and Port Angeles. Very easy to find as Oswego street is adjacent to the ferry dock.

 

4 blocks to Victoria's Heliport and Cruise Ship docks.

Fellow Toastmasters

 Welcome

Victoria Bed and Breakfast Downtown

Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast Victoria BC Canada

 

Location, Location, Location!

Food, Food, Food

  • Vanessa von Schellwitz has previously owned a hotel and three restaurants

  • Vanessa is a fantastically creative chef, caterer and was Victoria's busiest culinary instructor for many years, who also had her own TV Cooking show

  • View A Slideshow of our unforgettable Breakfasts

 

Price, Price, Price -> Value, Value, Value

  • Rates $110 and Up!

  • Gourmet Breakfast for Two Included!

  • Private Ensuite Bathrooms

  • Good Zoning within the House for Discreet Privacy

  • Generous Four Course Breakfasts

  • Save Money, walk from US ferries! Take Akal Shuttle direct to our door from YYJ Victoria Airport or bus to downtown from BC ferries

  • Free Broadband WIFI for your phones or tablets

 

 


What Others Say

Check our reviews on Yelp , Trip Advisor , Facebook

         

We post a lot of our current Breakfast 'Concoctions' on Twitter and Facebook

 

 


 

Victoria BC Bed and Breakfast, Gingerbread Cottage Victoria Canada

1905 Heritage Duplex Design

Why stay at a Victoria 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?

In many cases these concerns are valid... but at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast, 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 areas during your stay with us. Privacy at our establishment is excellent because our guest rooms have secondary hallways separating them and duplex "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.

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.

But don't take our word for it... Check our reviews on Yelp , Trip Advisor , Facebook, Twitter

The Gingerbread Cottage is one of Victoria's fine heritage homes that has been converted from a duplex to a great example of one of the many fine bed and breakfasts Victoria Canada. Built in 1905 with Arts and Crafts type architecture, it is a rare example of an early "side by side duplex" home.

Victoria Bed and Breakfast Downtown Gingerbread Cottage B&B

Street view of the Gingerbread Cottage.

An interesting anecdote about the original building design is that it was called a "shotgun duplex" The "shotgun" reference indicates that if you stood at the front door and fired a shotgun to the back, the pellets would exit the back door. That has changed somewhat over the years with various renovations but it is worth noting.

Victoria Bed and Breakfast at the Gingerbread Cottage B&B

Quaint Victorian heritage design with Irish Glazed Pan tile roof and copper trimmings. Home was built in 1905.

Being of duplex design provides great zoning for bed and breakfast rooms as there are 2 separate stairways and entrances. The guest rooms themselves benefit from the sound dampening "party wall" which separated the two houses and the lack of traffic on the stairs. As well the deluxe room comes with a private hallway to provide further privacy and sound control.

What's Nearby

Ogden Point Cruise Ship Docks Victoria BC near Victoria Bed and Breakfast at the Gingerbread Cottage

View at Dallas Rd 1/2 block from the Cottage with 2 cruise ships in port.

Disney Cruise Ship a short walk from Victoria Bed and Breakfast Gingerbread Cottage B&B

M..I...C...       K...E...Y..   Disney Cruise Ship in Port

The close proximity to the ocean,  in one direction, and the Inner Harbour and Victoria's downtown make the Gingerbread Cottage an ideal location to holiday, sightsee, rest-up or walk to your work or conference. 

Downtown Victoria Inner Harbor and Empress Hotel Victoria BC

Victoria Inner Harbour, a short stroll from the Gingerbread Cottage in the other direction.

Horse carriage tour in Downtown Victoria near the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC

Victoria is famous for its romantic Horse carriage tours

 

Swiftsure Race near the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC

Watch the SwiftSure Yacht Race, or watch the waves rollin in, both just 1/2 block

 away from our bed and breakfast Victoria Canada

Go Whale Watching

Victoria Whale Watching with Sea King Adventures

"We're Gonna need a bigger Boat!"

Victoria Breakwater near Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast  in Downtown Victoria Canada

Stroll by the ocean and a half block away

Your Room Rental includes a Four Course Breakfast  that is Unrivaled In Victoria or Anywhere Else!  

(We do not mean to brag,  but the Empress concierge has been known to send their visiting food writers over to experience our breakfasts)

 

Gourmet Breakfasts

 

Vanessa von Schellwitz is a gourmet chef who came to Victoria, British Columbia from her home in the culture filled city of Salzburg, Austria. Many of her scrumptious specialties rival those uniquely tasty dishes served for decades and enjoyed by Royals and High Society from all over the world in the Sacher Hotel in Vienna, Austria.

 

Fruit tray at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC   Lox Omelette iat the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Victoria BC

Fresh Fruit on our Buffet                                     Wild caught "cold smoked" lox salmon omelette with Bernaise sauce and deep fried capers

 

Viennese Crepes with orange sauce and hot blackberry compote    Vanessa in the Kitchen at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC

Viennese crepes with cream cheese filling, hot orange sauce,

hot berry compote and whipped cream

 

Garden Vegetarian Omelette at at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast  in Victoria BC

 

Our Delicious Garden Omelette with Fresh Ingredients and Feta Cheese

 

Sea Asparagus - Salicornia - and Brie Omelette at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Downtown Victoria BC

Sea Asparaus (Salicornia) and Brie Omelette with our own Arugula Salad

 

Fresh Cr5ab Omelette at the Gingerbread Cottage in downtown Victoria BC

Fresh Local Crab Omelette with Bernaise Sauce and Organic Veg

 

Hand Peeled Shrimp from Tofino and Salicornis Sea Asparagus Omelette at the Gingerbread Cottage in downtown Victoria BC Canada

Hand peeled Shrimp form Tofino and Sea Asparagus Omelette

 

Starke's Deli Bratwurst amd Pumpkin Soup Shooter Breakfast at the Gingerbread Cottage B&B in Victoria BC Canada

Local Breakfast Bratwurst and Scrambled Eggs with Pumpkin Soup Shooter

 

Ham and Three Cheese Omelette with Steak Mushrooms at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Downtown Victoris BC Canada

Delicious Ham and Three Cheese Omelette topped with Buttery "Steak Mushrooms"

 

Yummy Crepes filled with Gingerbread Spiced Apple and Plum Compote Topped with orange sauce and Real Whipped Cream

 

Authentic Austrian Plum Apricot Strawnberry Dumplings from the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Victoria BC Canada

Austrian Plum - Apricot - Strawberry Dumplings with Fried Cookie Crumbs, Hot Orange Sauce and Real Whipped Cream

 

 

Austrian Apple Strudel at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC

Authentic Austrian Apple Strudel, Vanessa's Signature Dish

 

 Vegan, Celaic or other diets click here

 

Your Delicious Breakfast is almost ready!

Click here for many more breakfast pictures and menu items

 

Cat on the Premises

 

  Flamepoint Siamese cat Butler at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC

Butler - Our Flamepoint Siamese Cat - is in cat heaven in a nest of Vanessa's wool.

 

 

The Mozart Room

 

Our Theme Room from Vanessa's Salzburg Heritage

 

Mozart Room at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC

 

Mozart Room at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC Mozart Room at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC  

 

Mozart Room accomodations at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC

 

 

  •  A well appointed room with cozy single and double beds, with European down duvets. The room has an in suite bathroom with unique shower.

  •  Vanessas world famous 4 course gourmet breakfast is included.

  •  Charming original 1905 home with hardwood floors and Persian rugs. The home was built a a duplex so it has great zoning, sound proofing and party-wall system.

  •  Use of our main garden area with patio set, umbrella and chairs

  •   Click here for Rates and further details for the Mozart Room

     

Additional persons:  If you are traveling with more people and require a cot in your room, call for availability and additional charges. 

 

The Lavender Room

Our Deluxe Suite with Private Roof Garden

 

Victoria Canada Bed and Breakfast Guestroom Lavender Room

Comfy Queen bed with European linens and down feather duvet.

 

 

 

  • Private 10'x16' roof garden terrace with patio table and sun umbrella

Antique bathroom in Lavender Room at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC

  • Completely antique private bathroom with cast iron soaker tub and rain-shower inside your suite. The toilet is extremely old and even has Victoria logo in it, a must for a Victoria bed and breakfast. The home was built a a duplex so it has great privacy zoning, sound proofing and party-wall system. This suite has its own private hallway between it and the bathroom and main hallway.

  •  Color Cable TV, Hair dryer, iron, tea makings and Ironing board

  •  Vanessas world famous 4 course gourmet breakfast included

Additional persons: 

Contact us for pricing if you require a cot in your room.

 

Location, Location, Location

 

Our Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast is located ideally:

 

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  • Right up the street from the US ferries from Seattle and Port Angeles Washington

  • Easy to find from Hwy #! - Nanaimo

  • Easy to find from Hwy #17 - Airport, BC Ferries, Butchart Gardens

  • Easy 10 minute walk to downtown businesses and attractions

  • Easy 2 minute walk to Victoria's Dallas Road sea promenade and Breakwater Structure

  • Easy 5 minute walk to Victoria's cruise ship dock and another 5 minutes to Fisherman's wharf 

Victoria BC Map

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Cruise ships at Ogden Point in Victoria Harbor a few hundred feet from our Victoria bed and breakfast

 

We are located 3 minute walk from Ogden Point Breakwater and Cruise ship docks

 

 

The "Harry Potter" Net Nook 

  • Our Guests can easily access their emails, check on their next leg of the journey or keep on track with family or office with our guest computer in the Harry Potter Net Nook conveniently & centrally located under the stairs, of course!

  • We also have Wireless Broadband N internet available if you travel with your own laptop computer or smart phone.

Bed and Breakfast guest checking his email at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC

Our favorite "Professor" checks his email with our high speed cable access!

 

 

 

 

Our rooms are equipped with irons, ironing boards and hairdryers.

 

 

 

 

Vanessa von Schellwitz

    2014 Room Rates

$110 - $170 per night for one or two people Minimum 2 nights

Price varies according to Length of Stay, Holiday Weekends and Availability

Free Broadband Wifi

Free Skype to Phone Long Distance North America

Book your stay today in Downtown Victoria's Beautiful and Scenic Inner Harbour

59 Oswego St

Downtown

Victoria BC Canada

 

German/Deutsch and English spoken

We hope to hear from you!

Call Toll Free in North America

1-877-767-2121  

Victoria Bed and Breakfast

Reservations

Talk or Text

250-812-5457

 

Canada Code is 001 if calling or texting from Europe

Click here to see Canada's calling prefix from other locations

 

Local or all other calls

 250-384-5248

 

 

Email Us

at

gingerbreadcottagebb

@gmail.com

 

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Flamepoint Siamese cat Butler at the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast in downtown Victoria BC

Meet "Butler"

our official Greeter

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Ferries from Port Angeles or Seattle

 Just walk straight up Oswego St from the Coho from Port Angeles Washington or the Clipper from Seattle. Click here for map to our door

 

Ferries from Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Anacortes WA

Take the bus into town from BC Ferries at Schwartz Bay or Anacortes Ferry in Sidney. The bus terminal is downtown about 15 minute walk or short cab trip if you have lots of luggage. Click here for interactive driving map

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YYJ Airport Shuttle

 from Victoria International Airport direct to our door

(check their website for rates)

 

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Cancellation policy

 Due to the nature of bed and breakfast room rentals we require 14 days notice before booked arrival date or one night will be charged to your account. This is because we do not have the same access that motels or hotels have to walk in traffic and will often be unable to rent the room.

 

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New Ebook

How to Make Sauerkraut and Cabbage Rolls

20 pages of details and recipes

 

Now Available for Download $4.99

 

 

Print Version

$9.95

Plus $5 S&H

 

 

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Victorian Gifts

Over 200 recipes

 

Victorian Flower Jellies - Rose Petal, Elderflower, Lavender

 Victorian Herbal Jellies, Chutneys, and Pickled Preserves.

 Flavored Vinegars and Oils, Seasonings and Dressings

Print Version $24.95

plus $7.50 S&H

 

 

eBook $9.95

 

 

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Print Books

 

All About Gingerbread

 

 

Vanessa's new Cookbook. 166 - 8.5x11 Pages of history and world famous Gingerbread recipes.

Print Version Only

$34.95

Plus $10 S&H

 

 

 

 

 

Gingerbread Cottage Bed & Breakfast

59 Oswego Street

Victoria, British Columbia 

Canada V8V 2A7 

 

 

gingerbreadcottagebb@gmail.com

 

Call Toll Free in North America 1-877-767-2121

Text Messages
250-812-5457


Canada Code is 001 plus area code plus number if calling or texting from Europe

001-250-812-5457

Click here to see Canada's calling prefix from other locations
 

Local or all other calls  250-384-5248

 

Free wireless Internet service is available at the Gingerbread Cottage

 as well as complimentary high speed computer in our lobby