THE CLEO BEACHFRONT - CHARMING AND PRIVATE OCEANFRONT COTTAGE

Janice Seaker

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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THE CLEO BEACHFRONT - CHARMING AND PRIVATE OCEANFRONT COTTAGE

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2000 sq. ft oceanfront cottage. 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus hide-a-bed in TV area

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. It is rare to have a day go by without seeing numerous seals and otters (the latter of which you may see playing on the lawn) and a delightful pastime is to watch the breaching of the harbour porpoises and their young who visit the bay daily, usually in several small groups.

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 Cleo Beachfront starts with a long winding drive through an area of the property which is heavily wooded. The house and property are extremely private. A large 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 2 bedrooms are well sound proofed from each other.

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 with one or two children over 6 looking to enjoy a peaceful oceanfront vacation. Steep stairs to the beach require care in descending.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only

Janice Seaker

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2014
Speaks english

Raised in Vancouver and a Vancouver island resident for 25 years, I have owned the Cleo Beachfront for 22 years. The property, although originally built on in 1946 with a one room cottage has had only 2 owners.

Janice Seaker purchased this house in 1991

I knew I would buy this property before I even saw the house. Half way down the driveway, I knew this was it.

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!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

The Cleo Beachfront - charming and private oceanfront Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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The Cleo Beachfront - charming and private oceanfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p584402vb
Sidney Vancouver Island
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: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The Cleo Beachfront - charming and private oceanfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p584402vb
Sidney Vancouver Island
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
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Sidney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 17 2014 - Sep 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$300
C$2,000
C$8,000
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 4 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$250
C$1,600
 
 
Holiday
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$250
 
 
Summer 2015
May 15 2015 - Sep 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$350
C$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$150
C$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$500
Pet Fee C$35
Notes Prices based on occupancy of 4 people. Additional guests $35.00 night per person. (not including babies under 1 year)

$125.00 cleaning fee for 2 people sharing a bed and bath.
$200.00 cleaning fee for 3-6 people.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Sidney House Accommodation and Amenities

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