Victoria bed and breakfast at the Gingerbread Cottage

Victoria BC Bed Breakfast Downtown – Gingerbread Cottage B&B

Victoria BC Bed Breakfast Downtown

Check out our video of our Victoria BC Bed Breakfast Downtown it will give you an idea of your hosts, the easy zoning and professional treatment you will receive during your stay at the Gingerbread Cottage B&B.

Our Video is professionally close captioned by Kris Brandhagen in case you are watching at the office :)

Gourmet Chef Owned and Operated – Super Breakfasts

Our Gingerbread Cottage B&B has a Super Location, Great Rates, Cute Theme Rooms and Fantastic Privacy Zoning  but Breakfast By Vanessa von Schellwitz – Victoria’s most notable culinary instructor, caterer and food photography designer from the past few decades – is our Main Focus – read more…

Vaness in Kitchen at our Victoria BC Bed and Breakfast
Vanessa in Kitchen at our Victoria BC Bed and Breakfast

Our Gorgeous Guest Rooms

We have two well-appointed Guest Rooms Book Early as we are a small B&B and tend to fill. up fast due to Vanessa von Schellwitz’s wonderful welcomes, great cooking and European Style Hospitality

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Lavender Room at the Gingerbread Cottage Victoria BC Bed Breakfast Downtown
Comfy Down Duvet with Crisp Ironed Sheets and gorgeous Roof Garden Terrace, Semi Private Entrance and Private Bath with Antique Clawfoot Soaker Bath

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Hansel and Gretel Family Suite Victoria BC Bed Breakfast Downtown
Hansel and Gretel Family Suite, sleeps up ti five people, antique Handmade Embroidery Art works Down Duvets and Crisp ironed sheets

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Historic Gingerbread Cottage B&B was built in 1905, it was the first side by side duplex design in the downtown area.

The Gingerbread Cottage B&B is 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Shotgun Duplex” Heritage Bed and Breakfast with Irish Pan Tile Roof and Copper Fittings

Victoria bc bed breakfast downtown

The Gingerbread Cottage B&B is an authentic 1905 Victoria Arts and crafts home with lots of nooks and crannies and great location

The Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast is located in Victoria's beautiful inner harbour area of James Bay. The home is on the heritage list at the City of Victoria. It was built by a carpenter to live in himself. His sister occupied the other half.

Semi Private Entrances

The Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast has a perfect interior zoning for a Victoria BC bed and breakfast downtown as, unlike most B&Bs and airbnbs, our guests do not have to ever go through a private family area.

Victoria BC Bed Breakfast Downtown Entrance
Victoria Bed and Breakfast Entrance

Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast 1905 Victorian Arts and Crafts Heritage Duplex Home welcomes guest from the World Over

Gingerbread Cottage Victoria BC British Columbia Canada
Gingerbread Cottage Victoria BC British Columbia Canada

The house is  one of Victoria’s first side by side duplex designs.

The style of the Victorian Arts and Crafts home is called a  ‘shotgun duplex’. This is because originally you could shoot a shotgun in the front door and right through the back door. Nice feature! :)

Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast a fine Heritage Home in Victoria BC
Gorgeous Roses at our circa 1905 Heritage Victoria Bed and Breakfast, the Gingerbread Cottage B&B

Some Photos from around our Victoria BC Bed Breakfast downtown Location.

Location, Location, Location

  • Right downtown near (Seattle to Victoria) Clipper passenger ferry docks.
  • Short walk to Coho Ferry (Blackball) from Port Angeles, Washington (Hint: leave your car in reasonable priced covered parking at Port Angeles and Walk on the Coho)
  • Steps Away from the beautiful Salish Sea portion of Strait of Juan de Fuca, Pacific Ocean and the popular Dallas Rd Seawall Promenade, Victoria’s famous Breakwater Structure and Cruise Ship Docks at Ogden Point
  • Short walk to Beacon Hill Park and Petting Zoo, Royal BC Museum and Imax Theatre, Emily Carr House, Robert Bateman Gallery (NEW formerly wax museum), Empress Hotel High Tea, British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Busking and Crafts on Lower Causeway and Victoria’s own quaint Fisherman’s Wharf
  • YYJ Airport Shuttle will bring you direct to our c.1905 Heritage B&B (check their website for current rates)
  • Short 4-5 minute walk from Victoria Helijet airport with regular flights to/from Vancouver (check their website for current rates)
  • Kenmore Air Seaplane Service with 45 minute flights from Seattle is located close by in Inner Harbour and a short cab to the Gingerbread Cottage (check their website for current rates)
  • Harbour Air Seaplane Service to/from Vancouver, Nanaimo, Whistler, Salt Spring and Gulf Islands is located close by in Inner Harbour and a short cab to the Gingerbread Cottage (check their website for current rates)
  • 10-15 minute walk or short cab to Victoria Bus depot with Bus Service to/from BC Ferries Pacific Coach Lines or all points with Greyhound
Victoria BC bed and breakfast
Steps to Salish Sea

A few short steps up the street to our breathtaking Salish Sea, Victoria Breakwater, Pacific Ocean Seawall and Cruise Ship Docks

Victoria bc bed and breakfast
A 10 minute Stroll to All the Downtown attractions
Gourmet Chef Food, Themed and Quiet "Well Zoned Rooms" with Private Entrances and Baths
Victoria bed breakfast collage picture
Steps to the Famous Dallas Road Ocean Promenade, Victoria Breakwater Structure and Ogden Point Cruise Ship Docks, Dedicated Breakfast Room, Healthy Gourmet Breakfasts, Uptown, Close to Beach, 1905 Victorian Heritage Home

Affordably Priced at $140 – $160 per night for one or two people – Minimum 2 night bookings

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

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

Victoria BC Bed and Breakfast Downtown

German/Deutsch and English spoken! We hope to hear from you!

Vanessa von Schellwitz is a fantastic chef and baker Check out our Great Breakfasts… You will love the cooked to order breakfasts. All Diets Accommodated.

And The Best Breakfast in Victoria

Victoria BC Bed and Breakfast Downtown Garden Omelette
Our delicious Garden Omelette made with Farm Fresh Eggs and all local ingredients


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Everyone is welcome and loved at our B&B


 Book Your stay of two or more nights now – call 1-877-767-2121 Toll Free or Text 250-812-5457



Your Hostess and Private Chef

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 7 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Toll free 1-877-767-2121
iMessage or Text 250-812-5457

Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

8 thoughts on “Victoria BC Bed Breakfast Downtown – Gingerbread Cottage B&B”

  1. Amazing place with lovely people that treat you like family. Gourmet breakfast prepared by Vanessa which are simply a delight . I am a spoiled old guy and this place put a huge smile on my face. We will be back and highly recommend thenGingerbread Cottage if you plan on visiting Victoria.

  2. Missing your Extraordinary hospitality and delicious Breakfasts smells greeting me every morning! Life is just not the same , you made heaven on earth for us. Not enough thanks to cover the visit we had! Noting could match your accommodations or food in all of Victoria!

  3. Dear Vanessa
    We stayed at your special b & b in 2008.
    And we did not forget your special hospitality.
    Now we decided to go back and visit with our daughter and her husband.
    We will be in Victoria on 27/06/2015 for one night.
    We need two rooms.
    We want to know the price. And availability.
    Thank you

  4. Hi My sister and her husband want to come to Victoria for July and Aug.
    What would the cost be? and do you have availability?

  5. That is amazing stuff. Victoria bed and breakfast is really the place anyone would look for spending holidays with family or friends in peace. The location of your BB is the most appealing part plus it is structure also looks fantastic.

  6. Hi there! My hubby and i and two friends would like to stay in victoria this Saturday july 4th-5th what would the cost be to stay at your b&b?
    Thank you!

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1905 Victorian Arts and Crafts Heritage Bed and Breakfast steps away from Pacific Ocean