Our home, close to Sidney, has a luxury, town house-type guest suite with 2 private entries. The spacious tastefully furnished bedroom (437 sq ft) has a gorgeous view of the Gulf Islands and the BC ferries as they come and go to/from Swartz Bay. Floors are hardwood and cork. Adjacent to the bedroom is a full bath, including a shower, soaking tub and walk-in closet. The ground floor (585 sq ft), recently remodeled, features an open concept fully equipped kitchen with a center island for eating and using your computer. The sitting area features mission furnishings and wall-mounted large screen plasma TV. This area also has a convenient powder room. The suite features art of the world from the owners' private collection.
Our home is situated on a 1.6 ac lot with surrounding gardens which are gradually being changed in to a natural woodland garden. Residents of the suite are welcome to use the garden patios and scenic upper level balcony.
This is an ideal short-term residence for a professional who is working temporarily in the Victoria-Sidney area. We are close to the Institute of Ocean Sciences and within easy driving distance from University of Victoria and Royal Roads University.
Keywords: Luxury Suite; Town house style
We are both retired university faculty members who have spent considerable time in African and Middle East countries. We enjoy working in our garden and welcoming visitors from afar. We have a Corgi dog, Kyla, and 2 Siamese cats, Isis and Bas, -- but they are not allowed in the guest suite.
We love this scenic, quiet area where small farms are readily available for accessing fresh produce, eggs and many wonderful berries! There is a hard cidery plus several wineries near by, and some wonderful restaurants and coffee shops. Sidney 'by the sea' is just a few minutes drive away and almost anything you would want can be found there - including 11 used book stores. Our area has wonderful public walking paths and parks. Butchart Gardens is about 30 minutes drive away.
The area includes well maintained walking paths through wooded areas and lovely parks.