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Sidney Beachfront on Roberts Bay Near Victoria B.C.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Waterfront home close to everything, 2 Bedrooms + Media Bed/Room, 1.5 Bath

(For a video tour please see the video link button)

The Eagles Nest suite is the entire upper level (1400 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 Snow capped 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 Samsung appliances in 2014. The laundry and carport are shared with a one bedroom owners 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.'

Accommodation overview:

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.

Living areas:

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 !

More Details

Property Manager
Adrian
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Adrian

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

Why Adrian chose Vancouver Island

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“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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Sep 2016
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Amenities

Sidney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom ensuite - toilet , Toilet and sink connected to Master Bedroom only
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Deep Soaker Tub and Rain shower. Bright room with skylight.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Media Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed in TV Media Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walkin closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Second Bedroom with 1 Double and 1 Single Bed.
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Standard Bed (1), Single Bed (1), Queen Sofa Bed in media room (1) Queen Sofa Bed in living room (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
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:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
People often ask about going to downtown Victoria or to Vancouver. Of course one can drive in 25 minutes or you can also take the bus which stop every half hour nearby to either city... and fares are as low as $2.50 And of course downtown Sidney is just a 20 minute walk or quick car ride to all of the complete shops, bar, hotels and services that the town provides so well.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Sidney Beachfront on Roberts Bay Near Victoria B.C.
average rating of 4.8 based on 31 reviews
5

A Fabulous Stay

  • 5 of 5

Despite unusual winter weather, we had a wonderful stay at Eagles Nest.

Nothing can compare to enjoying the sunrise over the water, as I am experiencing as I write this review. The sun room was my favorite place with it's comfy chairs and bistro set for enjoying breakfast and lunch. The photos and description on VRBO are what you get. Wonderful!!

The house is well appointed, bed is comfortable and the living room cosy with the easy to use gas fireplace. The walk into town takes about 20 minutes. Here you can find grocery stores, lots of restaurants and coffee shops and interesting bookstores.

Adrian is a great host, always friendly and prompt at replying to any questions we had.

Thank you for a very enjoyable 2 months.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We always appreciate such considerate guests and thank you for looking after Eaglesnest so nicely during your extended stay. We look forward to your having you back again in January.
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5

A little bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind thoughts. We enjoyed hosting you as longer term guests during your health and recovery vacation on Roberts Bay. We do hope to see you again soon. Please call if you have a visit in mind as Eaglesnest does book up early and we would want to ensure that we save a space for you. Cheers, Adrian
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4

Beautiful Setting

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan, thank you very much for your kind review. September is indeed a favourite time for Roberts Bay. We are so pleased that you made the most of your stay. We certainly look forward to hosting you again in the near future. The Bufflehead ducks have just arrived in the Bay,...right on time!
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Centennial, CO
5

Wonderful ocean-side home-away-from-home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy, thank you so much for your kind words. I am sure your perspectives will be very helpful to future visitors and we very much appreciate the input. It was great to see you making the most of your stay and enjoying the bay and the kayaking. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards. Adrian
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North Vancouver
4

Comfy, clean house. Roberts Bay is beautiful

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. It was great to see how much your family enjoyed the kayaking and biking opportunities in the area. Lots of laughter and energy. We hope to see you again at Eaglesnest.
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tani, thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your short stay and hope to see you again next time. And yes, in Sidney we do enjoy more sunshine and warmer weather than nearby Victoria. Cheers Adrian
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Map

BC Ferries Swartz Bay (Victoria) Terminal
Deep Cove Chalet
Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
Victoria International Airport
Beacon Landing Restaurant and Pub
sea glass bistro
"4 Star Restaurant for Brunch and Dinners"
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Beacon Avenue - several
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Swartz Bay to Vancouver - Sidney-Anacortes WA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Various Golf Courses
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Victoria
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Pat Bay Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sea Glass and The Latch
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt Washington - Comox
Nearest Beach
In front of house
Nearest Point of Interest
Coffee Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Fine Dining Van Isle
Nearest Point of Interest
Fine Dining
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus Stop Victoria/Vancouver
Nearest Point of Interest
Roberts Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Sidney Town
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Highway to Victoria/Vancouver
Nearest Point of Interest
Marinas and Yacht Charters
Nearest Point of Interest
Fish and Chips
Nearest Point of Interest
Corner Store
Car: 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.

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Rates & Availability

Sidney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season May-Sept
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$216
$1,171
$4,025
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$201
$988
$2,561
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $109.77

Check in time is 4pm and checkout 11am on the last day of the booking to enable time to prepare for the next guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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