Where was Maid filmed? Guide to ALL the Locations in Port Hampstead

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Although the new Netflix drama series is set in Port Hampstead, the fictional version of Port Townsend, Washington, Maid was entirely filmed in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC.

The story revolves around the life of a single mother, played by Margaret Qualley (known by her role in The Leftovers), who becomes a housekeeper after escaping her abusive boyfriend, to provide a better life for her daughter.

Where is Maid filmed
The show is inspired by the book about the real memories of American writer Stephanie Land, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive.

Land grew up between Alaska and Port Townsend, WA, before moving to Missoula, Montana, to study English and Creative Writing.

Four Weddings and a Funeral star Andie MacDowell, who plays Paula, Alex's eccentric mother, is the real-life mom of actress Margaret Qualley. Nick Robinson (Love, Simon, and A Teacher) plays Sean, the father of Alex's daughter, Maddy.

We've tried to keep this article clean of spoilers, and I think we've done a pretty good job. Welcome to our comprehensive guide to the filming locations of Maid.

Welcome to Port Hampstead and Fisher Island

Port Hampstead
In the first episode, "Dollar Store", Alex arrives with Maddy at a gas station after leaving Sean. This is Oldfield's Save-On Gas on W Saanich Road in the outskirts of Victoria.

This station also appears later on in the ninth episode, "Sky Blue".
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Port Hampstead Ferry terminal
During the series, almost in every episode, Alex takes the ferry to go to the fictional Fisher Island.

The Port Hampstead ferry terminal used in the show is the Swartz Bay Terminal near Sidney in North Saanich, connecting Vancouver Island with the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal on the Canadian mainland.
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Fisher Island Maid
The smaller, picturesque dock on Fisher Island was filmed at Terminal Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island.
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Value Maids cleaning service
Yolanda (played by Tracy Vilar) is Alex's boss, the owner of the cleaning business and laundry service Value Maids.

The office was filmed at Victoria's oldest laundromat, Tillicum Laundry, at 3472 Tillicum Road.
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The Maid series house

Maid Netflix house
Alex's first assignment for Value Maids in the house owned by the wealthy lawyer, Regina (played by Anika Noni Rose), doesn't turn out very well.

The luxurious waterfront villa with a jacuzzi on Fisher Island was actually filmed on McAnally Road in the Ten Mile Point neighborhood in Victoria.

Situated at the most easterly point on Vancouver Island, the garden boasts lovely views of the surrounding west coast seascape.
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Maid house
There's not a lot of information available about this almost 7,000 square feet property built in 2017 containing four bedrooms and bathrooms.

Regina's mansion is located next door to the iconic glass house named “The Point”, whose central vault shows up in the background of a couple of scenes.

This 1996 house with a cutting-edge design is valued by Sotheby's International Realty Canada at $6,600,000.


Port Hampstead bar
Several scenes taking place on the streets of Port Hampstead were filmed outside the Fuego Old Town Eatery at 1435 Store Street in Downtown Victoria.
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Maid series bar
The bar where Alex and Sean first met is also featured later on in episode eight, "Bear Hunt".

It was filmed in The Duke Saloon, a country-style bar located at 502 Discovery Street.
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Singing Swan Victoria BC
The Singing Swan bar where Sean works as a bartender was actually The Guild, a former restaurant and cocktail pub that now sits vacant at 1250 Wharf Street.
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Port Hempstead Washington
In the second episode, "Ponies", the scene where Alex gives back the dog to Regina was filmed at the pier near Beacon Park in Sidney, showing The Pier Bistro in the background.
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Barefoot Billy the kid burglar
The location of the secret domestic violence shelter was filmed in the town of Esquimalt.

The center is located at the Eastwood Apartments building. The crossroads where the women go to use their mobile phones is at Astle Street and Constance Avenue, but please don't tell anyone.
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Monterey Recreation Centre
The group therapy meetings are held at the Monterey Recreation Centre in Oak Bay.
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Caribou Casino
The art gallery where Paula was having a show in episode three, "Sea Glass", is a store at 556 Herald Street in Downtown Victoria.

The bank scene from episode seven, "String Cheese", was filmed just a few blocks from there in the Legacy Art Gallery at 630 Yates Street.
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Fernwood Square
In episode four, "Cashmere", an outdoor scene with Alex and Sean was filmed at the historic Fernwood Square.

Also, several scenes in episode nine were recorded nearby. The farmer's market was set on Gladstone Avenue. The coffee shop where Alex meets Sean is Little June at 1301 Gladstone Ave.
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Nate Maid House
Nate (played by Raymond Ablack) lives in a very peculiar home. The single dad and engineer can afford a registered heritage house located at 235 Howe Street in Victoria's Fairfield neighborhood.

Built in 1912, this California-style bungalow features a striking decorative Oriental timber front veranda.
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Maid drehorte
Also in episode six, "M", the scene with Alex, Nate, and the kids was filmed at the Cadboro-Gyro Park in Cadboro Bay, home of the Cadborosaurus.

The restaurant from the next scene, Sassy's, is located at 6719 W Saanich Road in Brentwood Bay.
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Dónde se rodó La asistenta
In episode nine, Regina invites Alex to dinner at the oceanfront Marina Restaurant in Oak Bay.

The meeting with the lawyer Tara (played by Mozhan Marno) in the next episode was recorded in the Bear and Joey Cafe at 1025 Cook Street in Victoria.

According to the CTV News, the scenes in the hospital were filmed at Gordon Head Recreation Centre in Gordon Head, Saanich.
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Blue sky Chevrolet El Camino
Paula drives a gorgeous blue sky Chevrolet El Camino (the same model used in the 2019 Breaking Bad sequel movie).

The 'big sleep-out' or 'drive-in movie theater' scenes were filmed at the parking lot of the Walmart Supercentre store in Langford.
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Esquimalt Lagoon Colwood
The cotton candy clouds scene from the last episode, "Snaps", was filmed at the Esquimalt Lagoon on Ocean Boulevard in Colwood.

The stunning outdoors and beautiful architecture that you can find in Vancouver Island have attracted many big film and TV productions, including the Apple series with Jason Momoa, See, War for the Planet of the Apes, Cold Pursuit, and the Syfy comedy Resident Alien.
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Clover Point Victoria
One of the last scenes with Paula and Alex was filmed at the small beach at Clover Point in Victoria.
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Missoula M mountain
The series used some stock footage for the establishing shots of Missoula, home to the University of Montana.

The town is surrounded by steep hills. The giant "M" on the slope of Mount Sentinel was first built in 1908.

This 125 by 100-foot landmark has become an icon of the city, and also, of this public university.
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6 comments:

1- Anonymous - Oct 12, 2021, 10:28 PM
Why not just film in Port Townsend or Port Angeles? Lovely area and they could use the revenue.

2- Anonymous - Oct 14, 2021, 9:20 PM
The location where the lawyer met Alex is a restaurant on Cook Street called Bear and Joey. Pink palm background.

3- Wilson - Oct 14, 2021, 11:12 PM
The bar that Alex met Sean is shot is The Duke. It’s usually a country-style late-night bar located on Discovery Street.

The other bar utilized was shot in a former restaurant that now sits vacant. When it was open it was called The Guild and it’s located on Wharf Street at the bottom of Yates Street.

4- Pollywog - Oct 16, 2021, 10:20 PM
The hospital wasn’t at Gordon Head, it’s the Juan de Fuca Rec Centre. The cute little daycare is the daycare behind that same Rex Centre.

5- Anonymous - Oct 18, 2021, 8:35 AM
I saw them filming one day down by clover point- I’m pretty sure this is where Paula decides to come to Missoula with them (I might be mixing up the scene).

6- Madrona - Oct 25, 2021, 11:40 AM
This film was so well done... one of the best productions I've seen on Netflix. Kudos to all the cast, staff, and Stephanie Land.


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