WALK TO BEACH! SOAK IN HOT TUB! SLEEPS 8 NOW TAKING SUMMER BOOKINGS!

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Susan Wakal

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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WALK TO BEACH! SOAK IN HOT TUB! SLEEPS 8 NOW TAKING SUMMER BOOKINGS!

Sidney House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

4 Bedrooms (3 with king beds), a large kitchen with island eating bar, open floor plan with entertainment size dining table & sink-in comfortable living room furnishings, entertainment center, private outdoor hot tub and outdoor propane fireplace with comfortable patio seating, all make this a home that consistently gets great reviews from guests.

Room for several cars on the driveway & additional parking in a garage. Convenient for loading & unloading suitcases, sporting gear or groceries, rain or shine.

Large kitchen with richly finished cabinets, well equipped with enough dishes for entertaining. Island eating bar with granite counter & bar height stools keeps the conversation lively. Large propane barbecue stored in the garage, ready to be rolled out, hear the kitchen for friendly, easy barbecue meals.

Just beyond the kitchen is a large dining table & chairs, extra chairs in the closet if necessary. This flows to the living area which includes an oversize sofa & 2 comfy upholstered chairs. Coffee table for casual snacks while watching HD TV. French doors from this room open to the tiered patio/yard with a propane fireplace and private hot tub. We get so many comments telling us that guests really enjoy the way the propane fireplace extends the evening & that it contributed to much shared laughter.

Spacious main floor master bedroom has a king canopy bed, desk, ensuite bathroom & walk-in closet. For those of you planning a longer stay, you'll be happy to note that the closet has an amazing set of built in organizers for plenty of storage.

Completing the main floor is a 1/2 bathroom & separate laundry room with high-end front load Bosch washer/dryer.

Upstairs, opening off of a landing are 3 other bedrooms, 2 of them with king size beds and the last with bunk beds (twin over double). These bedrooms share a large bathroom with shower/tub combo.

So who is this home most suitable for?

During High Season

With 4 bedrooms and a very open plan, this is an ideal home for a family vacation, for extended family coming from various locations to meet and reconnect or for a small group of friends who would like to travel to Vancouver Island together.

During Low Season

Well suited to 'snowbirds' who would like longer term, low season accommodation, either to escape the snow and cold or to 'try out' island life before moving here. This home has been a temporary home to families moving from Bragg Creek, Hong Kong, Las Vegas & Calgary. It has also accommodated a local family while they built their new home. So whether building, renovating, or just searching for that right piece of real estate to purchase, consider this home your 'first step' to a successful island relocation.

The location has very easy access from all the major travel routes being only 5 minutes from the Victoria International Airport and 5 minutes from the Swartz Bay BC Ferry Terminal. Also, just 20 scant minutes from Victoria.

Once here, the home is a great home away from home for exploring further up Vancouver Island, Victoria and the Inner Harbour, the Gulf Islands, and of course the many delights right here on the Saanich Peninsula and in quaint little Sidney by the Sea.

Please email today. We'd love to greet you as guests in Deep Cove Retreat.

Keywords: House, cottage, self-contained, short term accommodation, long term accommodation, furnished rental, luxury rental, for rent by owner, home

More Details
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility

Susan Wakal

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We’re Susan and Don Wakal. We relocated to Victoria from Edmonton, Alberta in February of 2005, after having lived in Edmonton for our whole lives. The timing seemed right. Our son was completing his last year university in Edmonton and our daughter was just leaving to attend university in South Dakota. Don left his job and I closed my business. We called it our great adventure and all of our friends and family thought we were having a midlife crisis! The first year in Victoria we lost count after 55 people had visited us. It seemed everyone wanted a little bit of island time. It became apparent that we couldn’t continue to host as many out of town guests as we had been and still find time to carve out a life for ourselves here. Thus we decided to invest in a second property, to accommodate our visitors. Deep Cove Retreat is that property.

We'd be happy if you decided to take advantage of Deep Cove Retreat to visit Vancouver Island. Everyone deserves some island time!

Look forward to greeting you.

Susan & Don

Susan Wakal purchased this house in 2006

Once in a blue moon, we actually get to spend a night or two here ourselves. We find the quiet, heavenly. Between stays we crave the gab sessions in the hot tub and wish for movie nights curled up amongst all the sofa pillows. We always have a really good sleep and love to walk to the beach in the morning. Ahhhhh! Isn’t life good? We love the island life and have not looked back for a second. We still often feel almost intoxicated by the lush and fragrant surroundings we live in. So whether you want to visit world famous Butchart Gardens or the Ocean Discovery Centre or explore a different beach everyday or just kick back and read a good book ... you'll love your stay.

We truly hope you experience some of the same joy we’ve found living in Canada’s paradise.

Susan and Don

We've tried to put ourselves in your place and think of everything. Fresh flowers, award winning wine and a basket with local goodies welcome you. Cozy housecoats embrace you. Toys for the kids. A variety of reading material and music, maps and brochures to plan your adventures.

We're just a phone call away should you need help with anything.

Looking forward to helping with your plans.

Susan and Don

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Property Reviews

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Walk to Beach! Soak in Hot Tub! Sleeps 8 Now taking summer bookings!
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
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Walk to Beach! Soak in Hot Tub! Sleeps 8 Now taking summer bookings!
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Sidney Vancouver Island
Red Deer, Alberta
5

Deep Cove Retreat vacation home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Hi Susan,
I just wanted to sincerely thank you for the use of Deep Cove Retreat. It was the perfect place for the nine of us. This was the first family vacation that all three generations had together. We shared many outings, laughs and made lasting memories. The grandchildren didn't want to leave to come home. Your home was the perfect base to Victoria and surrounding area and beautifully decorated and outfitted with the items we required. In fact it was the most well equipped home I've ever had the opportunity to stay at. We really enjoyed the Sidney street market, Victoria Bug Zoo and Butterfly Gardens as well as the beaches. Once again thank you and I will be sure to share your contact info with friends and colleagues who wish to vacation in the area.




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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to post your compliments. Hearing that your family of three generations had such a wonderful time together, makes all of the hard work of maintaining this house and yard to our high standards worthwhile.
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Sidney Vancouver Island
North Saanich B.C.
5

Long Term Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We rented for a long term stay, during which time we searched for a retirement house and had a lengthy renovation done. This house is situated in a quiet and scenic part of North Saanich, with miles of walking trails, and is ideally situated as a place to stay for anyone searching for a house in the northern part of the Peninsula. The house is big enough to accommodate a family, but small enough to be easy to look after, with the owners taking care of the garden - important factors if you are very busy as we were. House was very clean and well furnished on our arrival and well organised with attention to little details. There is off street parking and also a garage - amenities that are not always available at other rental houses. Master bedroom is large and well located for coolness during the summer.

We found the owners to be conscientious and straightforward to deal with. Definitely recommend the property for any kind of stay, whether vacation or long term.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Excited for you, that you're now moved into your retirement 'dream home'. Many a winter finds us hosting guests who are using our home as their 'first island home', while taking their time, finding just the perfect location to purchase. I know you found the move from Alberta, exhausting and appreciated being able to take a breather, before jumping into the realty search. Luckily, we were also able to work out an extension of your stay, in order for you to take on the extensive renovation of the home you purchased. Now to start enjoying the 'island life'!
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Sidney Vancouver Island
Ashland, OR, USA
5

Great Place to Stay.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Clean, Cozy, and quiet. Beds were very comfortable and owners are a pleasure to deal with.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have your Ashland Rowing Team back for the second time and look forward to greeting you again in 2 years when you next compete at Elk Lake.
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Walk to Beach! Soak in Hot Tub! Sleeps 8 Now taking summer bookings!
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Sidney Vancouver Island
Regina,Sask/Canada
4

Great Location!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Great House and location for exploring the island. Far enough away to provide a quiet places to relax and explore ( great winery just a walk down the road), but close enough to town for accessing the necessities of life. Close to the airport and to the Ferry so we could easilyget around. House was great! provides lots of space for muliit family or guests use whle allowing for the common space to interact.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Travel does seem to be getting more exhausting now days, so guests do appreciate that at the end of either their flights or drive & ferry crossing, our home is nearby and easy to find. The homes manual will be on the counter as you enter and it includes instructions for finding all the immediate necessities such as ... hours and how to find grocery stores, liquor store, etc.
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Sidney Vancouver Island
BRANTFORD ONTARIO
5

walsh wedding family

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Thank you very much for renting your home.
we enjoyed our stay very much.
nice having our whole familly all together in one house.
so much easier and enjoyable than staying in a motel.
we would strongly recomend your home to anyone.
thanks again. Arlene and Cliff Walsh
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: With 4 bedrooms, a very open plan kitchen, large dining table & the outdoor propane fireplace our home really is a great place for extended families from different parts of the country to come together & reconnect with each other.

Just a reminder for those of you planning upcoming weddings. This is a great accommodation in a quiet residential neighbourhood, but it is not suitable as a venue to host actual wedding events. Sorry, no rehearsal parties, day after gift openings, etc.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Victoria International Airport.
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
BC Ferry, Washington Ferry.
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Downtown Victoria.
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Pat Bay Highway.
Nearest Beach
A three minute walk.
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lots to Choose From in Sidney and Area
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Glen Meadows and Ardmore 5 Minutes Drive
Nearest Restaurant
Chalet Restaurant, Muse Winery, Deep Cove Market
Car: necessary

This home is located on the Saanich Peninsula surrounded by 20 kilometers of ocean shoreline. Walk quiet country roads and explore varied beaches. Nearby you may visit world class Butchart Gardens, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, take a Wine Tour or scout a good read in Canada's only Booktown. Dine at fabulous restaurants, poke about in unique stores, participate in eco or adventure tours. Whether you are looking for quiet or excitement this wonderful home will be welcome back each night of your stay. Did I mention the hot tub and expresso machine? We want you to feel pampered!

Other Activities: Butchart Gardens, Ocean Discovery Centre, Whale Watching, Mineral World, Eco Tours, Artist Studios, Canada's Only Booktown!

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Availability & Rates

Sidney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014 Low Season
Mar 25 2014 - Jun 30 2014
C$ 2,500
C$ 3,500
7 nights
 
 
Summer 2014 High Season
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
C$ 2,500
7 nights
 
 
Spring Fall Winter Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2015
C$ 2,500
C$ 3,500
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee Short Term C$300.00 + Tax
Deposit 50% rental, cleaning fee & tax by Visa or Mastercard to confirm dates.
Balance 50% rental, cleaning fee and tax transacted on same Visa or Mastercard, morning of arrival.

Security deposit in the amount of 500. is authorized on Visa or Mastercard and held. Fully refundable after inspection for damage or loss.
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Cleaning fee on short term rentals $300. / Cleaning fee on long term rentals (1 month or longer) $500.
Pet security deposit in the amount of $500. is transacted on Visa or Mastercard on morning of arrival. Fully refundable after inspection for any additional cleaning or maintenance required.
Monthly rate available in July and August only with 1 year Bookings.
Minimum 7 stay except to fill gaps.
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Amenities

Sidney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Golf Course View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Garage ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) Please request at time of booking., Bunk Beds (1) Twin on top & Double on bottom.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • racquetball
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
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