|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
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The Eagles Nest suite is the entire upper level (1500 sq ft) plus entrance foyer/office of this waterfront house. There is a large open living room with gas fireplace and 42 inch cable TV, sun room, three outdoor patios, two bedrooms (queen) and (double + twin), two bathrooms and a separate bedroom dedicated as media room with a queen sofa bed and 46 inch TV, Stereo etc. (kids and parents love this room away for TV down the hall from the living room)
The house is directly on the shore with calm and protected low bank waterfront. There is an expansive tidal flat that attracts the herons, eagles and seabirds while providing clamming and crabbing opportunities as well as ideal kayak launching. Stunning views of the ocean and Mount Baker bring the outdoors in to the sun room, dining room, kitchen and living room
The house is equipped to make you feel at home, including libraries of music, videos and books as well as board games. For those comfortable on the water, two sit-on-top kayaks are available to explore the sheltered bay. Binoculars and a telescope are provided those enjoying morning coffee in the sun room overlooking the bay or for gazing at the night skies.
A spacious kitchen with attached barbecue deck allows for shared culinary productions and barbeque masters. Sit down dining area seating for 6 at the dining room table with enough settings for occasional overflow such as day visitors.
There are all the usual appliances, large and small for the gourmet cook. The Laundry Room was updated with large capacity LG appliances in 2014. The laundry and carport are shared with the one bedroom suite downstairs.
This special vacation home is intended for couples and families who enjoy a peaceful waterfront environment while also providing ready access to the activities and facilities of the quaint town of 'Sidney-by-the-Sea.'
The house has two principal bedrooms with a third bedroom dedicated to be a media/TV room with 46 inch TV, stereo equipment and a queen sofa bed.
The master bedroom has queen bed with en-suite toilet/sink and large walk-in closet.
The second bedroom has two beds, one double/full size one single/twin
There are generally 8 sets of everything from bedding to cutlery on the assumption of a maximum occupancy of 8. The house will be best enjoyed by two couples or a couple with two children. It is always possible to entertain of course.
There is also an alternate queen sofa bed in the living room for those who like to arise early to the pink sunrise!!
Pets and smoking are not permitted.
There is one side of the double carport available for guest use and driveway parking for two guest cars.
A large open plan dining and living room looks out onto the water with large sofas (and another sofa bed). A large dining room table, 42 inch TV, stereo with iPod dock and a gas fireplace for seasonal use.
A favorite place in the house is the bright and airy Sun Room that opens onto the outside patio decks. A wonderful place for a morning coffee or lazy afternoon book or perhaps enjoying the wildlife through the high powered binoculars and telescopes provided. There is a CD / iPod player in the sun room.
Access and Travel Connections:
The house is located on Roberts Bay Bird Sanctuary which is about 1.8 Km from Sidney Town (20 minute walk) and 0.4 km along tree lined All Bay Road to several marinas, the upmarket Seaglass bistro, The Latch 4 star Italian restaurant, a coffee shop, corner store massage clinic etc
There is lots to do in Sidney town and the surrounding Saanich Peninsula. One of the favorites is whale watching
There is also the Shaw Ocean Discovery Center, Butchart Gardens, Muse Winery, Panorama Recreation Center and so many more..... the Town of Sidney website has many useful links.
BC Ferries connecting to Vancouver or Seattle land at Swartz Bay 5 km away, other connections include Victoria Airport (4km), Anacortes Ferry to Washington State (2km) and various Seattle bound passenger and vehicle ferries as well as float planes out of Victoria Harbour (25 km)and also Kenmore air float planes into Pat Bay (to Seattle) (4km)
Bus services to Victoria and Swartz Bay (hence on to Vancouver Airport or Downtown (3 hrs total) stop just across the Resthaven Drive every 30min. Fare to Victoria is $2.50 !
As a globe trotting family Eagles Nest was our choice in the world for our family home with Sidney and Victoria the friendly communities we chose to land in; like so many other like minded people. We have updated and equipped Eagles Nest for visitors to allow us to continue to share our wonderful piece of paradise.
Adrian purchased this house in 1990
We love this location for the water, the wildlife (it is on the migratory seabird pathway) the walks along the shore and into town, the nearby marinas and restaurants for a morning breakfast walk... it is one of the most sheltered low bank waterfronts in the area and perfect for kayaking, clamming and just soaking up birds and otters of Roberts Bay.
Pink sunrises silhouette a distant snow capped Mount Baker and glints off duck trails across the mirrored waters of Roberts Bay bird sanctuary. Colorful kayakers launch nearby to explore Gulf Islands National park. Amble along tree lined All Bay road to coffee shops, corner store, massage therapists, fine dining and pubs intermingled with the marinas and yacht charters. Walk a mile or so the other way past the Thai and fish and chip cafe, the Library and Beacon Avenue shops and services.
“What a magical place, we had the most wonderful week staying at Eagles Nest on Roberts Bay. The house is large clean and comfortably furnished and feels like a home. With 3 large sofas in the lounge , 2 comfy chairs in the sun room we had ample room to relax together or apart! We made the most of the extra touches and used the gas barbecue and the guys went out in the kayaks. We had more towels than we could ever use and the kitchen was fully equipped. Thank you Adrian we will never forget our week here.”
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Beautiful location on Roberts Bay
Easy access to the town of Sydney which we really enjoyed with all of it's activities and good restaurants.
Very comfortable home to spend time just ŕelaxing and watching the tide and the view of the snow capped mountains.
Manager was very helpful to make our stay very enjoyable.
We definitely recommend this home and are considering returning in the future.
My husband and I spent almost three weeks at Eagle's Nest during the latter part of September and early October. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view was spectacular! The living space was very clean and so very comfortable with lots of extra linens for our weekend guests. We really loved the open layout and all the windows with so much natural lighting. Definitely a place to visit again in the future!
Eagle's Nest was a perfect vacation home for me and my niece, we both LOVED it and highly recommend it. It's clean, well maintained, comfortable and beautifully furnished, with large windows that bring the ocean indoors. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped; the BBQ grill is large and high quality, as are the washer and dryer. Both bedrooms are nice, especially the master, with a highly organized walk-in closet and attached 1/2-bath. If you need a 3rd bedroom, the media room has a sofa bed and a door for privacy. The bathrooms are clean and nice, with a good shower and big tub. The free long-distance internet phones work fine in the media room. This rental is as described and pictured on vrbo - be sure to watch the video.
The patio overlooking the ocean is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, as is the bistro table (for 2) in the sun room. You will undoubtedly find yourself sitting in the sun room, rain or shine, watching the ocean – what a beautiful view. My niece and I easily launched the kayaks from the backyard, and we enjoyed walking along the tidal flat when the tide was out.
This rental is easy to get to and is in a very nice, quiet neighborhood. It's ideally situated to: the ferries at Swartz Bay (5 minute drive), Van Isle Marina with its beautiful yachts and wonderful Sea Glass Waterfront Grill (5 minute walk), downtown Sidney (which is both cute and practical; 3 minute drive), and the Victoria International Airport (12 minute drive). It was easy to get to Butchart Gardens and the Cowichan Valley by car, and the bus to Victoria was very convenient. We had initially considered staying on one of the smaller islands (Salt Spring, etc.) but Eagle's Nest has a huge advantage if you want to explore Vancouver Island like we did – you aren't at the mercy of the ferry schedules except for visiting the smaller islands.
Adrian, the owner, is considerate, friendly, and available by phone or email. He responded quickly to my inquiries and requests, and made us feel very welcome.
We really enjoyed the stay and loved Roberts Bay. The bird wildlife is amazing and we always had a seal to accompany us when we were kayaking and paddle boarding. The house was very comfy, clean and had lots of deck space to escape to. The owner and family were great to deal with and allowed us to use a couple of their kayaks which the kids had lots of fun on.
Adrian was very accommodating to our irregular travel plans. His home is exceptional and everything you need to have or need to know is made available to you. Sitting in the sun room to watch the sunrise over the bay is an experience I highly recommend as it will make your friends back home very jealous when you share your pictures (trust me!) Renting in Sidney is highly recommended as less hustle and bustle than Victoria but it's an easy trip to Victoria for a visit. Our stay was too short but I will be back.
We recently enjoyed a lengthy stay at Eagle's Nest in beautiful Sidney BC. This property is very conveniently located near the ferry terminal and international airport for Victoria. The most impressive thing about Eagle's Nest is the view looking out over Roberts Bay straight over to Mount Baker in Washington state.
We were very fortunate to have had amazing weather for the entire two months of our stay which made for great sunrises and we found ourselves getting up early enough each day to watch the wildlife in bay begin the day.
The house is clean and well equipped and the furniture is comfortable. Very good beds and bedding also. The kitchen is bright, large and well positioned to allow for good interaction while preparing meals. The landlord has thought of just about everything in fitting out this beautiful home with all the right amenities. We really enjoyed our time there and have made plans for a return trip next year. Highly recommended!
The activities and recreational opportunities in the vicinity are simply too rich to list... in Sidney Town on 5th St there is a visitors information centre with information on wineries, equestrian farms, the galloping goose cycle path to Sooke and endless other opportunities. We will ensure that there a full complement of information brochures for you to peruse.
There are dozens of restaurants in the area and just 5 minutes peaceful walk away there are two 5 star restaurants up All Bay Road as well as a small bakery coffee shop and a convenience store.
The pedestrian friendly location of EaglesNest allows for family members to walk, ride, drive, bus or paddle as they like either together or independently.
Should you wish to travel to Victoria, the bus stops on Resthaven $2.50.. or to the ferry to Vancouver or the Gulf Islands for a day trip in the other direction.
Check in time is 4pm and checkout 11am on the last day of the booking to enable time to prepare for the next guests.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.