This Penthouse studio, located in Miraloma on the Cove in Sidney on Vancouver Is
Michele Mitchell & Andrew Mitchell
- english, french
About Michele Mitchell & Andrew Mitchell
My name is Michele. All my life I have been involved with projects that I have designed myself. For much of this time I was a fashion designer having my own high end boutique. After some years as an interior designer with my own clients, I became a figurative sculptor after obtaining a university BFA as a mature student. My husband Andrew was professional civil engineer until he retired and now we work together mainly on large commission sculptures. I grew up in Quebec but have lived in different countries over the years, including England, Spain, Southern California and the west of Canada for the most part. I enjoy travelling, gardening, reading and meeting people of different backgrounds. We especially enjoy the time that we pass in our studio in Miraloma; it is our special quiet retreat place by the sea and we would like you to enjoy it also to refresh yourself.
Michele Mitchell & Andrew Mitchell purchased this Condo in 2017
Why Michele Mitchell & Andrew Mitchell chose Sidney
Because of the location · Michele’s home is located in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada. It takes 12 minutes to drive to Victoria International Airport. It takes 129 minutes to drive to Friday Harbor Airport. Nearby, you will find a wonderful beach called Roberts Bay. Also there are many activities such as ocean kayaking, eco cruises, whale watching and charter fishing trips. You can visit Sidney Pier and take a shuttle boat to Sidney Spit Marine Park on the Gulf Islands National Park. The Glen Meadows 18 hole golf course and the Ardmore 9 hole course are world class. Many hiking trails abound throughout the area such as John Dean Cole Bay, Todd Inlet, Northern Hill and Island View Beach etc... Miraloma is only 8 kms from Victoria International Airport and 5.4 kms from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to Vancouver or the Gulf Islands. Further away, for the adventurous, the west coast of the island is not to be missed, the pacific ocean leaving you overwhelmed by its strength and beauty.
What makes this Condo unique
Miraloma on the cove used to be a Boutique Hotel, six years ago, it was converted in Condos. If you book our Penthouse Studio you will have the advantage of holidaying in an Airbnb with the setting and experience of a what was used to be a 5 stars hotel
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Lovely, just lovely!
This property and it’s location was even better than expected! I loved having such a beautiful marina as a neighbor, and enjoyed making time to sit on the bench across the cul-de-sac to gaze at the ocean cove and watch the boats go by!
Had a great stay in Sidney. The apartment was in a great location and was very comfortable. The owners were very welcoming and gave us a tour of the building. Nicely decorated and equipped with everything we needed.
Thank you for the great review you wrote for us. It is such a reward when guests appreciate the hard work that is involve as a host. You were wonderful guests, it has been a pleasure to meet you,
Bon voyage back to Arizona
The location of this condo is about 20" to Butchart Gardens, 1.4 miles from downtown Sidney, and about 30" to Victoria. It is in a residential area and close to a local marina with secure underground parking.
Seaglass Restaurant (walking distance) has a lovely outdoor patio where we had dinner- no reservations required for the patio- just go early. It was excellent food!
As for the unit.. it is NOT a penthouse by any stretch of the imagination. It is a small studio condo with a not-so comfortable murphy bed and a bare minimum "kitchen" with a fridge that couldn't keep our food cold. There is a full size kitchen available in a common area as well as a BBQ. We did use the BBQ one night since we couldn't get into any restaurants for dining the first night we arrived.
The bathroom has a big soaking tub but be sure to bring your own bubbles. There is a balcony which we enjoyed while having morning tea (There is NO coffee maker though) and walking through the gardens.
There are two large grocery stores about 1.5 miles away as well as several coffee shops.
No beach access found nearby so we walked the marina next doors and found beaches elsewhere to enjoy. Butchart Gardens, Air museum, and walkway along the waterfront in Sidney are worth doing while here.
We met both property owners who were very eager to answer questions and offer their hospitality. Thank you both for offering a quiet place.
Honestly, we would probably not stay at this condo again as we do like to have a bit more space and a full kitchen in the unit to prepare food (due to food allergies).
Since we have started renting our suite, we have had more than 60 guests.
We are proud to have maintained an average of 4.8 out of 5 in our reviews. This shows that 96% of our guests have been very happy with our place. When one wants to book for a holiday they see more than 20 pictures plus an intensive compulsory questionnaire to help them choose the right place for them. There is no surprises, they know what the place includes and know what to expect before arriving.
Our suite is on the top floor of a luxuriously fitted condo building offering fine views of some beautiful gardens (which is also the description of a penthouse in the dictionary)....When you enter the lobby the first impression is to see the magnificent large skylight on the top floor which provide some wonderful natural light..
Our suite has a 10 ft ceiling giving a feeling of spaciousness. It includes a well equipped kitchen with a double induction cooking plate, complete supply of dishes, pots and pans, rice maker, hot pot, blender, COFFEE MAKER, kettle, toaster, small oven and grill. We also leave a good supply of coffee, tea , herbs, spices even some porridge for breakfast.
We take our role as hosts very seriously and try to provide the best service we can. We put our heart into it and work very hard for it.
Thank you to all our guests for their wonderful review and support.
Michele and Andrew
A Great Private, Peaceful location......a real gem
We never would have found this gem just riding around looking for
lodgings. The property is historic and beautiful, quiet yet close to
everything, great resturant just around the corner SEA GLASS
Perfect just Perfect
Idyllic retreat caught between the marina and Robert's Bay.
Many thanks to Michelle and Andrew for welcoming us to their exceptionally comfortable condo. It had everything we needed and was peaceful and quiet. The site is lovely and Sidney is on the doorstep. We stayed on two occasions and Miraloma will be out first HomeAway search when we plan our next trip to Vancouver Island.
The Perfect Place for Two
Michele and Andrew have created a beautiful and relaxing space to enjoy Sidney. It's convenient to the ferries and downtown shops & restaurants. The apartment is comfortable and has a luxury bathroom. Michele and Andrew were incredibly gracious and helpful when we missed our original ferry and arrived late. We enjoyed staying in such a lovely place and highly recommend this apartment that provided the perfect home base as we explored the area!
Nearby, you will find a wonderful beach called Roberts Bay. Also there are many activities such as ocean kayaking, eco cruises, whale watching and charter fishing trips. You can visit Sidney Pier and take a shuttle boat to Sidney Spit Marine Park on the Gulf Islands National Park. The Glen Meadows 18 hole golf course and the Ardmore 9 hole course are world class. Many hiking trails abound throughout the area such as John Dean Cole Bay, Todd Inlet, Northern Hill and Island View Beach.