SUPER COZY HOME MINUTES FROM EVERYTHING

James Swiss

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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SUPER COZY HOME MINUTES FROM EVERYTHING

Sidney House Rental Photos and Description

1400 Sq Ft Home With 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6 Very Comfortably

This incredibly cozy, inviting home is just one block from Sidney's main street (Beacon Avenue) and only six blocks from the ocean. The house is quiet and fully equipped to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. It provides the perfect opportunity to gather with family and friends for a shared getaway in a home setting where the beds are comfortable, the showers are warm and the living and dining rooms encourage conversation and relaxation.

The house is in great shape and is well cared for. You'll enjoy quality bedding and towels, cookware and furnishings. The open concept on the main floor offers lots of natural light and creates a warm inviting atmosphere. You'll rest easy and deeply on high-quality mattresses in all the bedrooms.

Use the house for a quiet, restful getaway or as the base for exploring all the wonderful attractions just outside the door. Sidney and the surrounding area have much to offer so every day can bring new adventures.

Travelling to and from Sidney is easy. The Victoria International Airport is 5 minutes away as are ferry terminals for US and BC destinations.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
James Swiss (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About James Swiss

We are Cari Chernichen and Jim Swiss of Calgary, Alberta Canada. We run a successful consulting business that focusses on worker safety and environmental protection. Our work has taken us around the world, but we are constantly drawn to Sidney. It has been our goal to live at least part time on Vancouver Island and to our good fortune, this house came available in early 2013. We jumped at the chance to own it and are thrilled to know it is there for us. It has become our oasis.

James Swiss purchased this house in 2013

Why James Swiss chose Sidney

Sidney has been a second home for Cari since the early 1970s. She watched it grow from a tiny fishing and retirement village to the bustling elegant vacation destination it is today. We both love spending as much time as we can in Sidney visiting family and friends who call it home. We have travelled to many places around the globe and have rented vacation properties through VRBO on several of those trips. We have always been more than pleasantly surprised with the accommodations we've found on VRBO and we look forward to sharing our VRBO rental with visitors from around the world.

What makes this house unique

We love walking and this lovely little house allows us to park our car in the garage and leave it there. Everything we need for day-to-day living is no more than a few blocks away. And if we just don't feel like venturing out the door, the house is so warm and cozy, we can lose ourselves for days in books, movies and home cooking.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Super Cozy Home Minutes From Everything
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Sidney Vancouver Island
Port Ludlow, Washington
5

Wonderful House With A Great Location

  • 5 of 5
This home is a wonderful house with a great location The home is nicely furnished and very clean. The owners were great to work with and provided a great welcome basket. We were very happy with our stay and would highly recommend this home.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob,
Thanks for the kind words. We would be happy to have you back any time.

Jim
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Sidney Vancouver Island
Cardinal, ON Canada
5

Family Wedding

  • 5 of 5
What a great decision we made for our summer visit to Victoria for my nephew's wedding. We very much enjoyed Sidney and it was a short car ride to all of the family functions in Victoria but much quieter for the vacation part of our stay. There were three different families and we were able to each go our own way without worrying about the other and yet able to be together for breakfast most days. Everything we needed was within walking distance (groceries, liquor, drug store etc.) I would certainly recommend Mariner Pizzeria just around the corner. We will definitely consider this an option in the future. Your home was beautiful with everything we could think of (and some we didn't) Brenda (Cardinal, On)
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Brenda,
Thanks for your kind words. We really appreciate them. We would be pleased to share our home with you again anytime you are visiting the coast.
Best Regards
Jim
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Sidney Vancouver Island
Edmonton, AB
5

Wonderful Canada Day Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying in this house in Sidney. Everything was within walking distance including the weekly farmers market, and the ocean. The house is very comfortable and very clean and felt much larger than we expected. What a great place to stay when visiting Vancouver Island! We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Bonny. We were very happy to host your family. Thank you for the kind words. We hope you'll be back!
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Sidney Vancouver Island
Vancouver, BC
5

Excellent base!

  • 5 of 5
Our group of six stayed here as a base when taking part in the Victoria Triathlon and Half-Ironman 70.3 at Elk Lake. We couldn't have wished for a better place! The location was perfect; just five minutes from the ferry so we could start relaxing instantly without the hassle of Friday afternoon traffic. Sidney is a really cute town and Thrifty Foods is right on the doorstep for groceries and things you may have forgotten! Also, we only had a short drive to the race site, which was great for a 6:45am start! We felt instantly at home and comfortable in the house too, and it's really well equipped. Can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dan,
Thanks fro the kind words about our property. We will be happy to see you and your group back again next rear. Regards

Cari & Jim
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Sidney Vancouver Island
5

loved this house!!

  • 5 of 5
This house was beautiful, clean and cozy!!! We walked to our conference which was a block away. Shops are all up and down the main street which is also a block away. My husband and I went with two other couples who absolutely loved the place. This house was a home away from home. There are so many other great things about this house. Totally recommend it!!!!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Leah,
Thank you for the very nice comments about our place in Sidney. I'm glad that you, your husband and your friends had such a good time. We welcome you to come back at any time.

Jim & Cari
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Sidney Vancouver Island
Calgary, Alberta Canada
5

A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
Your lovely home offered everything anyone could ask for during a stay in Sidney. We were close enough to walk to town or to the local beaches as well as only a short drive to the city of Victoria, the ferry and airport. We had an enjoyable and restful stay with wonderful spring weather and lots of activity to keep us busy. Thank you for considering pets in your listing. It was so nice to be able to have my greyhounds with me on vacation. I have already recommended your home to family and friends.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Nina,
Thank you very much for submitting your review and for the very kind words you offered. We really appreciate your feedback. We're glad that you and your furry boys had a good time. You are welcome to stay at our place any other time you are in Sidney.
Jim & Cari
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Map

Map

Butchart Gardens
"An absolutely magnificent display of flowers and gardens."
The Fairmont Empress
Victoria Bug Zoo
Beacon Hill Park
Royal BC Museum
The Parliament Building
Sidney Pier
Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
Deep Cove Chalet
BC Ferries Swartz Bay (Victoria) Terminal
Washington State Ferries
Cordova Bay Golf Course
Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Washington State Ferries or BC Ferries
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Patricia Bay Highway 17
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Beacon Landing
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Beacon Landing Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
265 Kilometres
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Cordova Bay Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Many great restaurants within a 5 minute walk
Car: not necessary

Sidney by the Sea is a fantastic little town where you can wander at your own pace and enjoy all the gems it has to offer. Stroll down the main street (Beacon Avenue) and stop at one of the many friendly restaurants, cafes, galleries and shops. Take a water taxi across to Sidney Spit and enjoy a picnic on the beach. Book into kayaking and canoe tours or go whale watching. The waterfront around Sidney is great for beach combing and dog-walking. Plan day trips to Victoria, the Butchart Gardens or one of the many Gulf Islands. And when you're done for the day, come back to your cozy home-away-from home, cook a great meal, share your stories around the dinner table and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Then do it all over again the next day.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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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
 
High Season
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$150
C$900
C$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$150
C$900
C$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$500
Cleaning Fee C$250
Pet Fee C$150

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sidney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main floor powder room - toilet
    Master Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master bedroom - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom is on main floor. All beds and linens are brand new.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
This is a very quiet home just minutes from all of the quaint shops, restaurants and tourist attractions that Sidney, Victoria and the Island have to offer. There is a complete separate lower floor suite that is occupied by a full-time renter. Sound proofing between the units is exceptional.
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