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THE CLEO BEACHFRONT - CHARMING OCEANFRONT COTTAGE

Janice Seaker

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Contact the Owner

Janice Seaker

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2015
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THE CLEO BEACHFRONT - CHARMING OCEANFRONT COTTAGE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Sidney House Rental Photos and Description

2000 sq. ft oceanfront cottage. 2 bedroom, 2 bath

The Cleo Beachfront is located on Patricia Bay in the Saanich Inlet, one of only 3 bodies of water like it in the world. The topography of the Bay makes it a spectacular environment for bird and marine life. Bald eagles and Great Blue Herons are seen almost daily at close range as they fly past the deck of the cottage to land in the trees at the edge of the property. In addition to being a rich feeding and resting spot for migratory birds, the bay is a destination for an assortment of marine mammals including seals, otters and harbour porpoises.

Other wildlife abounds as a result of the rural nature of the property - owls, hawks, ravens, bunnies, squirrels and the delightful quail are all frequent visitors.

The Oceanside deck provides plenty of room to relax. The property is south facing and so enjoys both sun and summer full moons.

Spend the day at the beach where summer water temperatures are warm enough to enjoy long and leisurely swims. Other water sports include kayaking or canoeing and on windy days kite boarders and wind surfers take to the water. The water is warm enough to enjoy night swims under the stars and experience the incredible bio-luminescence which will give your movements the magic of sparkling light.

The cottage has an old fashioned charm and all rooms have views of the ocean or the garden. The large master bedroom has a king size bed and windows on 3 sides to enjoy the views and fresh sea air. The second bedroom has 2 queen size beds and a view of the ocean and a bathroom is just outside the door.

The kitchen provides plenty of room for 2 or more cooks, and the open floor plan of the main living area with a large stone fireplace between them allows a warm energy to flow through and around the spaces.

North Saanich is 10 minutes from the town of Sidney and 20-30 minutes to Victoria, the capital of the province of B.C.

The Cleo beachfront is well suited to couples or couples with one or two children over 6 looking to enjoy a peaceful oceanfront vacation. Steep stairs to the beach require care in descending.

Also on the property is a small caretaker's cabin which is approximately 150 feet from the house on the driveway side to ensure the 2 acre property and summer flower gardens are maintained for your enjoyment. Your complete oceanside privacy is unaffected.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Janice Seaker (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2015

About Janice Seaker

Raised in Vancouver and a Vancouver island resident for 25 years, I have owned the Cleo Beachfront for 23 years. The property, although originally built on in 1946 has had only 2 owners.

Janice Seaker purchased this house in 1991

Why Janice Seaker chose Sidney

I knew I would buy this property when I was only half way down the driveway.

What makes this house unique

This property puts the cycle of life squarely in front of you. You are very close to nature here. In the spring, the birds and the bees start their dance; the herring spawn; the birds fly by with sticks and grasses as they make their nests, the frogs sing and the eagles call. In the fall, the salmon rest before heading to spawning streams. This too brings in many eagles who you may see plummeting to the ocean to catch a fish before flying into one of the trees on the property to eat it. The Canada geese start to arrive in late July or August to rest before heading north to feed. I have had personal experiences with orphaned seagulls, a heron, a raven and crows all of whom I have fed until they were ready and able to rejoin their brethren. (and an interesting fact is that they do not 'always come back' - happily, they return to the real life).

This property is very private, and is a haven away from city life. The darker skies of the rural community allow for excellent star gazing and the warm water temperatures allow for the most spectacular summer swimming - don't just dip - but get your exercise!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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The Cleo Beachfront - charming oceanfront Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Calgary< Alberta
5

Peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property in the summer of 2014, it was such a neat spot for a family from the prairies. To sit on the deck and watch the ocean in such a peaceful and private setting was a surreal experience. The grounds were beautiful and quaint and lend to the home's charm. We used it as a base for day trips in the area and down into Victoria, but it was just as nice to go for a bike ride or a long walk to the store as well. Our children enjoyed their own room and washroom, while we had our own side of the house. We spent a lot of time down at the beach exploring as well. There are school playgrounds nearby as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, What a nice surprise to receive your review and to know that in the middle of a prairie winter, you must be experiencing fond memories of your family's stay at The Cleo last summer; how nice to know that your family had a vacation not easily forgotten! Regards, Janice
5

Peace, privacy and comfort

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was a surprise birthday gift for a best friend in January 2015. We were greeted by the owner who was very welcoming. We found the property to be a lovely, very clean home, and most importantly, the beds were really comfortable. It's beautiful and private - right on the ocean with private access steps to water/beach. We especially loved the large old stone fireplace which we used each night for beautiful roaring wood fires. Daytime provides for mesmerizing views of the ocean and forest and garden, landscaping. So many different birds passed by, and we saw otters, seals and porpoise. Despite it being off season, we were warm and comfortable - such a nice peaceful getaway. Thanks again for making this birthday surprise an over-the-top success. PS. The owner found my phone charger and mailed it back in 2 days - what wonderful service!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. I am absolutely delighted to have been able to host you for this incredibly special gift for your friend which will always be remembered! Best regards, Janice
5

Peace & Quiet

  • 5 of 5

The property was over the top! Beautiful location. A wonderful place to relax in comfort. Away from the hustle of reality and close enough to all necessary amenities. Thanks again for the hospitality and enjoyment os staying at a first class location.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Lovely Oceanfront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay for a few days, right on the ocean and views from all of the windows. The garden was beautiful and we really enjoyed sitting out on the deck even at the end of September. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean and just very welcoming.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara, I am delighted to receive your review and to know you enjoyed your stay in comfort and enjoyment of the beautiful and peaceful oceanview and garden. I hope you can visit again! Best Regards, Janice
5

Charming stay by a beautiful bay

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful stay at the Cleo Beachfront Cottage. The listing information was accurate, and the cottage and gardens are as lovely as the photos. The property feels private and secluded, but is an easy commute to Sidney or Victoria by car. We enjoyed watching all the wildlife, including the sea otters, harbor porpoises, bald eagles, bunnies, and hummingbirds. The house is equipped with binoculars and wildlife identification information, in addition to all its other charms. We also enjoyed watching the seaplane action on the other side of the bay, and the comings and goings of boats. Sitting out on the deck overlooking the water every morning and evening was a delight (and the best time to see the wildlife).

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Jose, CA
5

Lovely location, very comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit at this cottage overlooking Patricia Bay. The owner keeps a gorgeous garden in front and back of the house. There's a peaceful fountain near the back deck, where we spent many hours enjoying the view. The bay is accessible from stairs in the backyard. Except for the occasional plane landing far away over the bay, it's very, very quiet and peaceful. The cottage was spotless when we arrived. It's fairly large and our family had room to spread out. The owner provided plenty of towels for the beach. The ocean water is a bit cold, but relaxing. There are views of the bay from both bedrooms, as well as the living area. The sunsets over the mountains across the bay are lovely.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindi and family for taking the time to provide a review; It gives me great pleasure to know you enjoyed the peace, the view and the gardens and took the time to relax on the deck and soak it all in! Regards, Janice

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
B.C. Ferries
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ardmore; Glen Meadows
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Patricia Bay
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Variety of restaurants in Sidney
Nearest Beach
on property
Car: necessary

North Saanich is located on the west side of the Saanich Peninsula where summer temperatures average 4 degrees higher than Victoria and the surrounding region. The nearby town of Sidney (known as 'The Book Town') on the east side of the Saanich Peninsula offers shopping, restaurants, museums, whale watching and boat tours, entertainment, an excellent selection of new and used book stores, and sights such as the award winning Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.

North Saanich is a rural community where life proceeds at a leisurly pace and wildlife abounds.

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Rates & Availability

From C$200 Per night

Sidney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$250
C$1,600
 
 
Summer 2015
May 15 2015 - Sep 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$300
C$2,000
 
 
late summer
Sep 13 2015 - Oct 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$200
C$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$35
Cleaning Fee C$200
Refundable damage deposit C$500

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sidney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Ensuite with Jacuzzi tub, 4 x 4 shower stall; 2 sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Master bedroom with king size bed. Second bedroom 2 queen size beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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