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NEW, CONTEMPORARY SEASIDE 2 BEDROOM OCEANFRONT WITH PRIVATE PATIO AND EVERYTHING

Scott and Mary Alice

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Scott and Mary Alice

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014
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NEW, CONTEMPORARY SEASIDE 2 BEDROOM OCEANFRONT WITH PRIVATE PATIO AND EVERYTHING

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Sidney Apartment Rental Photos and Description

First-class 2 BR, 1 BA furnished seaside Suite rental ( Sleeps 4-6 )

This walk-in Garden Suite by the Sea is a self-contained, first class, fully furnished, fully appointed rental accommodation. The 900 sq. ft., two bedroom, one bathroom, ground level suite is located across the street from the ocean in scenic Sidney by the Sea, close to all amenities and a short drive to Butchart Gardens, Deep Cove, Swartz Bay, Brentwood Bay, Victoria, University Of Victoria and Camosen College.

The town of Sidney is located on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Sidney-by-the-Sea is a beautiful seaside town with cobble stone sidewalks, artistic statues, summer markets, street cafes', sea side walkways, etc. Other amenities include art galleries, numerous grocery stores, wine stores, pubs, library,great restaurants, book stores, recreational center, ocean water activities, and city amenities. Complete medical services are also readily available.

Victoria International Airport (YYJ), the Swartz Bay to Vancouver, Saltspring Island, Galiano Islands and the Washington State Ferry (gateway to the San Juan Islands) are just minutes away. The bustling harborside City of Victoria is less than a 15 minute drive, or safe and beautiful bus ride, away.

As the oceanside gateway to the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands, and with all that's available on the Saanich Peninsula, Sidney offers access to myriad recreational activities including sailing, kayaking, scuba diving, whale watching, golfing, cycling, hiking and more. Our fully furnished two bedroom, one bathroom suite offers 2 separate bedrooms, and each has a queen size bed with quality linens.

Very easy access ( @5 min ) from Victoria International Airport, BC Tsawwassen/Swartz Bay Ferry, walk accross street to Washington State /Anacortes Ferry. Less than 20 minute drive from Victoria (Black Ball Ferry from Port Angeles, US).

The suite is new, fresh, bright, comfortable and professionally decorated. The new deluxe queen beds will ensure a relaxing sleep and you'll wake refreshed with a picture window view to your private garden oasis.

Get your own groceries and cook in your full kitchen facilities (includes coffee machine & milk steamer, fridge, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, small appliances, enough dishes for you and guests). Or to heck with cooking and decide to treat yourself by walking to one of the many fabulous restaurants.

The living area is so very comfy for kicking back. Cherish some alone time reading on the patio loungers, snuggle with your sweetie on the huge sofa or enjoy your favourite media in the entertainment system (Cable TV, DVD, AM/FM, CD, I Pod Dock, and library of CD's, DVD's, books and games).

Patio doors open from the living room to the private, professionally landscaped, well maintained backyard with a lovely unistone patio, year round greenery, barbecue, patio furniture, and shade umbrella. Sunny mornings, shady afternoons, you'll not want to leave! Except for your walks along the seawall and poking through the unique seaside shops.

Breath in deeply and enjoy the moist freshness of the ocean air. Anticipate many days exploring quaint Sidney by the Sea. Walk to everything. Enjoy Starbucks, Sidney's many bookstores, unique clothing stores, galleries, world class spas, or plan a great outdoor adventure. Sidney is also well situated for day trips to the Gulf Islands, spending time at Butchart Gardens, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, visiting world famous Victoria Inner Harbour with all the street performers and so much more. You name it, it's at your beck and call.

So whether you're looking for a one week getaway in the summer or a whole winter escape from the snow, we think you'll be glad you chose the Patio Suite.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Scott and Mary Alice

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Scott and Mary Alice (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014

About Scott and Mary Alice

We started coming to the Island over 6 years ago and with each visit fell more and more in-love with it.

Scott and Mary Alice purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Scott and Mary Alice chose Sidney

Mary Alice had a strong visceral reaction to the Lochside ocean walkway and said ' This is it !!!' So, here we are.

The Lochside beach walkway is one of the longest, private and most beautiful stretches of oceanfront on the Island.

What makes this apartment unique

Ever been crabbing? Sidney and Sidney Pier (500 meters away ) is one of the best places to catch large red rock crabs. There are Dungeness crabs too. Just lower your crab trap off the pier, tie it off and come back in a couple of hours. Other than crabbing, the fishing in Sidney is quite decent ... you may be able to catch some good-sized soles right from the pier.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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.

Reviews

4.5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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New, Contemporary Seaside 2 Bedroom Oceanfront With Private Patio And Everything
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews
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New, Contemporary Seaside 2 Bedroom Oceanfront With Private Patio And Everything
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p503292vb
+1 -250-216-6654
Sidney Vancouver Island
USA
5

Great location. Very Clean, Quiet, and Beautiful - Superb Accomodation

  • 5 of 5
We had the best time. The Hosts were lovely. The Suite was very well appointed and very comfortable. I loved walking along Lochside and the Seaway everyday. There was lots to do in Sidney and we took off to Victoria when we wanted more but were happy to come back to stay where we did. Thanks !
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! Please visit us again when the weather is even better.
business
New, Contemporary Seaside 2 Bedroom Oceanfront With Private Patio And Everything
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p503292vb
+1 -250-216-6654
Sidney Vancouver Island
Calgary
5

Great Condo

  • 5 of 5
We spent 4 nts. Was very convenient location, clean and quiet. Lovely patio, and hosts were amazing. Really enjoyed our stay!!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime and stay longer :-) Thanks !!!
business
New, Contemporary Seaside 2 Bedroom Oceanfront With Private Patio And Everything
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p503292vb
+1 -250-216-6654
Sidney Vancouver Island
Niagara, Canada
2

Cosmetic shortcomings; Not highly recommended for discerning people.

  • 2 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for 9 nights in September 2014. The owner was not present when we arrived but had told us his housekeeper would let us in. She did not come until the next day and then only because we called her. Luckily there was a lock box for us to find a key to let ourselves in. We could not get the DVD to work --- and nor could the housekeeper when she did show up the next day.
Yes, the aircraft are noisey. So that limits the value to the unit, especially for families with young children. But we got used to the aircraft after about 4 days.
Unfortunately there are also maintenance issues, specifically:
1. The hedge along the pathway from the street to the apartment is badly overgrown. This means it is challenging to wheel a suitcase along the pathway.
2. The door lock is temperamental; it needs "tickling" to work.
3. The patio which looks so inviting in the VRBO pictures is not weeded or swept.
4. We cannot report on the use of the hot tub since there was no one to tell us how to make it work. Nor were there written instructions.
5. There is no latch on the sliding door to the patio; this means a bar is needed to secure it shut.
The owner expected 100% full payment in advance. Luckily (since we may not have been able to get inside) we refused. Instead we paid the housekeeper in cash (and got a receipt) when she eventually showed up.
However, on a positive note,the kitchen was well stocked, the living room and bathroom clean, and the bed comfortable.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased that the Guest felt the beds were comfortable, the suite clean and the kitchen well-appointed, etc. After all, this is the heart of what we are providing and at affordable rates. We would urge and advise anyone browsing the reviews to look through the other reviews to see that this review is an "outlier" and contains false and misleading comments. As we make no attempt to control what people post, we are frequently really pleased about their reviews and have implemented their good suggestions. However, this review is not fair or accurate. Please feel free to call us or eMail us if you have any questions or concerns. We pride ourselves on giving our Guests an experience above and beyond their expectations, however, we realize that despite our best and most diligent efforts we cannot please everyone. Long before this Guest's arrival, we advised them that we would be out of the country attending my son's wedding in Florida. We sent the Guest the Lockbox code for the Suite so they were NEVER in any jeopardy of not being admitted. Further, we arranged for our Housekeeper to meet the guest and gave them her phone number in advance to call upon their arrival. It's unfortunate that 1) the guest was late ( this occurs frequently and is why we have a lockbox on the door ) and 2) the Guest didn't call her until the next day. 100% of VRBO's require full payment in advance and most 60 days prior. We went out of our way to accommodate this Guest to pay upon arrival. Our beautiful garden is maintained monthly by a professional horticulturist. Occasionally, a few bits of grass grow in between the paver patio stones in the interim as our climate is very lush. We take pride in our Garden which is one of the finest of any unit we are aware of. Our hedge, which seemed overgrown to the Guest, provides protection and privacy as well as a 40-48" clear path ( bigger than any doorway), and is maintained semi-annually. More importantly, every other guest ( including wheel-chaired and elderly ) have been able to wheel their luggage without any problem, as well as operate a simple TV/DVD without instruction. We also want to note that the Guest made no attempt to contact the owner ( we are ALWAYS available via phone ) to answer any of these simple questions.
Finally, there were no hot tub instructions as the Guest did not opt for using the hot tub for which there is a fee. However, had they opted for the hot tub, it is operated by a simple "on-off" switch
business
New, Contemporary Seaside 2 Bedroom Oceanfront With Private Patio And Everything
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p503292vb
+1 -250-216-6654
Sidney Vancouver Island
saskatoon
4

Stay SIdney.

  • 4 of 5
The suite was clean and comfortable. Sleeping six would may be difficult as the third bed is hide a bed style. The beds were comfortable. The backyard provided privacy and access to a hot tub, bbq and firepit. The owners were extremely helpful and pleasant. We would highly recommend staying there and we are planning on staying there again. Only criticism was the planes are sometimes loud. Overall a great stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We've learned to count to 10 when the big jets takeoff from the island ... of, course it depends on which runway they use as to whether we hear them at all. There's only a few of them per day ... on the other hand we do like our 10 minute proximity to the airport. Very easy to get here and back to the mainland.

I was really pleased that you got to use the crab trap and caught some nice crabs. You have a nice family.

Cheers,

Scott and Mary Alice
business
New, Contemporary Seaside 2 Bedroom Oceanfront With Private Patio And Everything
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p503292vb
+1 -250-216-6654
Sidney Vancouver Island
Kamloops, BC
5

Rick & BJ Kamloops

Rick & BJ Kamloops
  • 5 of 5
Amazing suite and backyard with a ocean view. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. Definitely a home feeling, had all the amenities you need, weather was beautiful, lots of hiking and sight seeing while we were there. Will be back.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Very glad you enjoyed your time with us and on Vancouver Island. Thank you for your kind review and we'll see you next time.
business
New, Contemporary Seaside 2 Bedroom Oceanfront With Private Patio And Everything
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p503292vb
+1 -250-216-6654
Sidney Vancouver Island
Calgary
5

Great get away home for a young family/ a Mom's review

Great get away home for a young family/ a Mom's review
  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful vacation property for our family. Location was exactly as described- easy walk into town or to the sea walk. A highlight were the two beautiful playgrounds within walking distance. The ferry terminal is directly across the street but we did not hear any noise from traffic and two days we were able to go across and watch the ferry arrive (exciting for kids). Easy drive to Butterfly Gardens, Victoria, Beach Parks and other island attractions make this a great location if you have a vehicle. Parking is easy and convenient. The apartment was very clean and looked like the photos. The microwave had been neglected by the cleaners / we bought a microwave cover and left in in the unit for future renters. There is no phone in the unit so be prepared to use your cellphone. Both bedrooms were a good size and we were able to put a playpen in one of the rooms so our two children shared one room. The bedding was very nice and new. The two beds are not the same firmness. The back bedroom bed is extremely soft. Our children loved it. I have back issues and it would have been awful for me, luckily the front bedroom has a firmer mattress and was very comfortable. We had two issues because we were travelling with our two small children. 1) The blinds are not blackout so be prepared for morning light. 2)The airplanes coming into Victoria airport go directly over and are notably loud. It took two days for our little girls to get use to it and not come running to us. However, they also enjoyed watching the airplanes at the park. We solved our issues by covering the bedroom window with paper and ran the small fan in their room for white noise and the last days of our vacation they slept well and didn't wake up to airplane noise or the early morning sun. As a mother I always appreciate reading reviews from other moms and that is the only reason I mention these items. On the flipside, this was by far our favorite vacation rental property we have stayed at. The convenience to everything, especially the Aquarium (went everyday), sea walk, the pier, parks and Starbucks made this our ideal location. We loved no stairs to navigate with the kids, the kitchen is well equipped and laundry is a bonus, large courtyard was perfect and the little hottub was fun for the kids (a bit small for adults). Lastly, Scott was wonderful to work with, he was away so we can't comment on noise from above? He let my husband use the crab trap which was so much fun!! Thanks Scott!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate your feedback. I'm looking at adding a phone to the Suite as that has come up a couple of times now. I've hesitated so far since everybody seems to be carrying multiple cell phones and I wasn't sure that it added any value but it's a good suggestion. We've gone back and forth on how firm and soft each bed should be so we have one firm and comfortable and one soft and comfortable. We'll consider this topic again as well as we like your idea about adding some blackout curtains to the bedrooms as it will soon be sunny at 5am and not dark till close to 10pm. Great idea !

We're so happy that you got great use out of the Suite. Your stories of your kids and their first crab adventures warmed my heart and brought a big smile to my face.

We're just finishing the updates to the Patio garden and it is so beautiful. I need to put up a few of the new photos.

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport ( YYJ )
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Rumrunner
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Ardmore
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Annacordes ( Washington State ) Ferry Terminal
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Haro's
Nearest Ski
262 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Lochside Trail / Tulista Park
Car: not necessary

Thank you for taking an interest in our picturesque town of Sidney-by-the-Sea. Situated amidst the Gulf Islands with Mount Baker in the distance, you will quickly discover why we are fortunate to live, work and play in this community where you can experience the relaxed atmosphere of a small seaside town and enjoy all the advantages of the big city.

Sidney is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island on the Saanich Peninsula - just a 20 minute drive from downtown Victoria. Sidney is home to the Sidney / US (Anacortes, WA) Ferry Terminal and just minutes from the Victoria International Airport as well as the Swartz Bay BC Ferry Terminal. Wide-ranged local bus service is available to all areas of the Peninsula and downtown Victoria. Our weather is the mildest in Canada with prevailing westerly ocean winds moderating both summer and winter temperatures.

We are a year round tourist destination with 3.6 kilometres of waterfront and many wonderful activities to explore including: a Historical Museum; the Ocean Discovery Centre; whale watching; street statues and murals; a Mineral World; and our 420 ft. Fishing Pier with a thriving marine life Artificial Reef. Our waterfront location allows for many other water related activities such as boating, sailing, kayaking, diving and fishing.

Our pedestrian friendly downtown offers an excellent variety of stores, specialty shops and businesses providing unique products and personalized service. Sidney is Canada's only Booktown where you can enjoy many hours of browsing through new and used books in a large number of bookstores. Sidney’s restaurants offer a diverse assortment of excellent meals and cater to all tastes.

Sidney is alive with culture and entertainment, boasting its own exciting 310 seat multi-purpose Theatre for stage productions.

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Rates & Availability

From C$110 Per night

Sidney Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall - Winter Getwaway
Oct 5 2014 - Jan 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
C$110
C$750
C$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$850
C$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Non Refundable Cleaning C$125
Refundable damage deposit C$200

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Amenities

Sidney Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Well lit and roomy bathroom. Lots of counter & drawer space. Walk-in/Step-in Shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 new Deluxe Queen size beds ... plus Sleep Sofa in Living room which folds out to queen bed for great comfort. Must be folded up to use the livingroom during the day.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Walk across street to the oceanfront walkway. A short stroll in either direction is beach access, waterfront walkways, art galleries, bookstores, unique shops, wildlife excursions, World Class aquarium (Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre), Sidney Museum, Saanich Peninsula Community Arts Council Gallery in Tulista Park, great restaurants and more. World famous Butchart Gardens is a 10 minute drive / bus ride away. Bustling Victoria and the Inner Harbour are less than a 20 minute drive away ( or take the safe and clean BC Transit ). Sidney Spit is a popular family destination with its long sandy beach, bird and marine life providing lots to explore. Accessible only by water, Sidney Spit is one of the region's best places to lose yourself for the day. Take a Kayak or Canoe or a 25 minute scenic ride on board the Alpine Sidney Spit Ferry. Salt marshes, tidal flats and beautiful beaches make Sidney Spit a great time for beachcombing, hiking,camping or just soaking up the sun.

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