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Fresh, Comtemporary 1 Bedroom Suite with Private Garden Oasis!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This Patio Suite is a self-contained, first class, furnished, rental accommodation. The 600 sq. ft., one bedroom, one bathroom, ground level suite is located in scenic Sidney by the Sea, close to all amenities and a short drive to Butchart Gardens and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Very easy access from Victoria International Airport, BC Tsawwassen/Swartz Bay Ferry, Washington State /Anacortes Ferry. 20 minute drive from Victoria (Black Ball Ferry from Port Angeles, US).

The suite is fresh, bright, comfortable and professionally decorated. The deluxe king canopy bed will ensure a relaxing sleep and you'll wake refreshed with a picture window view to your private garden oasis. The entire unit has ceramic tile with underfloor radiant heating. Warm in the winter, cool in the summer.

Get your own groceries and cook in your full kitchen facilities (includes espresso machine, fridge, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, small appliances, enough dishes for you and guests).

Or to heck with cooking and decide to treat yourself by walking to one of the many fabulous restaurants.

The living area is so very comfy for kicking back. Cherish some alone time reading on the chaise lounge, snuggle with your sweetie on the huge sectional or enjoy your favourite media in the entertainment system (Cable TV, DVD, AM/FM, CD, I Pod Dock, and library of CD's, DVD's, books and games).

Patio doors open from the living room to the private, professionally landscaped, well maintained backyard with a lovely unistone patio, year round greenery, barbecue, cushioned patio furniture, shade umbrella. Sunny mornings, shady afternoons, you'll not want to leave! Except for your walks along the seawall and poking through the unique seaside shops.

Breath in deeply and enjoy the moist freshness of the ocean air. Anticipate many days exploring quaint Sidney by the Sea. Walk to everything. Enjoy Starbucks, Sidney's many used bookstores, unique clothing stores, galleries, world class spas, or plan a great outdoor adventure. Sidney is also well situated for day trips to the Gulf Islands, spending time at Butchart Gardens, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, visiting world famous Victoria Inner Harbour with all the street performers and so much more. You name it, it's at your beck and call.

So whether you're looking for a one week getaway in the summer or a whole winter escape from the snow, we think you'll be glad you chose the Patio Suite.

Hope to hear from you soon. Owners, Susan and Don

Keywords: Townhouse, Suite, Garden Suite, Condo, 1 Bedroom, Short Term Accommodation, Long Term Accommodation, Short Term Rental, Long Term Rental, Vacation Rental, For Rent by Owner, Apartment

More Details

Susan Wakal
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2017

About Susan Wakal

Hi! We're Susan & Don Wakal,

We own the Patio Suite. Our other business, Picture Panache Framing, occupies the small commercial cottage to the front of the same property. When first setting up the framing studio we chose to live in the Patio Suite ourselves for a year. In many ways we found it just the right size. Everything in it's place means so little cleaning. That leaves more time for exploring Sidney's many used bookstores, galleries, unique boutiques, walking the beach, eating out in great restaurants and just enjoying all that Sidney has to offer. In this photo we've taken our lawn chairs down to the waterfront park to enjoy the view, meet friendly people and listen to music which plays at the Bandstand each Sunday afternoon in the summer. Isn't life great?

Can't wait to greet you. Susan & Don

Susan Wakal purchased this condo in 2007

Why Susan Wakal chose Vancouver Island

We relocated from Edmonton to Vancouver Island in February of 2005. All of our friends said we were going to hate it here. It was going to be rainy and overcast and we'd be depressed. Well, NOT! So climate is the first reason to love this location. Lush, green and moist even in the winter, your skin feels better, your hair feels better, you feel better. Then come summer you'll be almost intoxicated by the fragrance, colour and glorious sun. It just doesn't get any better than this. Our first year here we lost count after 55 people came to visit. Needless to say, not everyone is free to move here, but everyone deserves a little island time. We hope this vacation rental suite will allow you to treat YOURSELF to some Island time.

Come and enjoy! Susan and Don

Now why Sidney specifically? You know this is really just the nicest town. It is so friendly and the main street, Beacon Ave. is packed so full of unique shops that even for those of us who live here feel like every day is a holiday. Did you know that in our Star Cinema movie theater a real live person comes down the aisle to announce the coming movies. It's the little things like this that are small, seaside town, fun! Then of course there are the beaches. Nothing soothes the soul like the sound of waves. While here you could walk a different one each day of your stay! Need more reasons yet ... well people come from all over the world to see the Butchart Gardens, Victoria Inner Harbour, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.

We love to play host and unlock all the insider secrets Sidney has to share. Please come and experience it yourself. You may never leave! That's happened before! In which case, we're also happy to introduce you to all of the people you'll need to meet, in order to get yourself moved here permanently!

Whether you are planning a week or a year, we'd love to hear from you soon. Thankyou for choosing to stay in our Patio Suite.

Cheers! Owners, Susan and Don Wakal

What makes this condo unique

We'd love it if you chose to stay at the Patio Suite. We want you to enjoy the home like it's your own, minus the day-to-day stresses. To that end, we've tried to imagine every detail that might contribute to a special stay. Cozy housecoats, funny movies, a bowl of M & M's, fresh flowers, a welcome basket filled with a favorite wine and tasty local treats. When you stay here, you'll love the quiet evenings, wake refreshed, step out in the morning to the smell of ocean air and never run out of fun things to do. Come experience the joy of living in Canada's paradise.

Hope you'll plan a trip to stay with us soon.

Cheers! Owners, Susan & Don Wakal


Sidney Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bright, fresh, roomy. Drawers & counter space.
  • Well lit and roomy bathroom. Combined tub / shower. Lots of counter & drawer space.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 4 Poster, Lge closet with organizers help long term stays.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Livingroom Sectional has a fold-out queen size bed.
  • King size bed (1) Deluxe 4 Poster looking onto garden., Baby Crib available (1) Please request at time of booking., Sleep Sofa (1) Living room sectional folds out to queen bed with air bladder for great comfort. Must be folded up to use the livingroom during the day.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
1/2 block to the oceanfront walkway. A short stroll in the other direction are galleries, bookstores, unique shops, wildlife excursions, World Class aquarium (Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre), Sidney Museum, Saanich Peninsula Community Arts Council Gallery in Tulista Park, great restaurants and more. World famous Butchart Gardens 10 minute drive away.Victoria and the Inner Harbour are a 20 minute drive away.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Fresh, Comtemporary 1 Bedroom Suite with Private Garden Oasis!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

The Patio Suite earns a most definite WOW factor!

  • 5 of 5

Fleeing Edmonton to seek an early Spring with blossoms, flowers, trees with leaves, clean fresh air, pleasant walks, the magic of the ocean, and small town amenities, we discovered a gem of a "home away from home" with the Patio Suite! Don and Susan are very attuned to the needs of their guests, providing many kitchen aides and appliances, dinner and table wear, even umbrellas! The luxurious touches such as the bath robes, the thick spa towels, the ever-so-comfortable king sized bed and the wine, flowers and chocolates upon arrival, were most pleasant and appreciated. The generous welcome extended to our family pet was also another reason for us to select this property. The housecleaner is an "Over the Top Professional" with very high standards. Cleaning aids were also available to make daily maintenance easy.

Sidney is a friendly, exciting and lovely city to visit, with many side trip possibilities in and around Victoria. It is impossible to get enough beach walks and sight seeing and Susan has narrated many excursions in the "household binder." As we have family living nearby, we were able to invite them to the suite to share lunches, dinners and memorable moments, knowing we would be able to entertain them in a warm, lovely and beautiful atmosphere.

We would like to extend our thanks to Don and Susan for facilitating our visit and for providing this perfect sanctuary! It is our pleasure to recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say! We've always believed in maintaining our suites in 'As New' condition. When guests arrive to a beautiful welcome, stylish furnishings and spotless cleanliness, we find they always treat our accommodation with respect. We manifest wonderful guests who take the time to write such kind reviews, by being very genuine in our efforts to offer them the exceptional vacation experience that they deserve.
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Castlegar, British Columbia

Home without the snow

  • 5 of 5

My husband retired at the end of December and we were very lucky to have booked this little gem for two months to ease him into the next phase of our lives. This suite was perfect, with all the amenities you could ask for. The king size bed was a feature we were looking for and was so comfy. Everything was immaculate and the the little garden outside was a bird haven. You can walk to everything in Sidney, and we took in a lot of matinees at the cinema. My husband went running every morning by the ocean on great walking paths. This is the perfect place to live in if you want to see Sidney and everything is green, even in January. Thank you Susan and Don, see you again next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

Repeat customers

  • 5 of 5

The Patio Suite in Sidney is a delightful space to be in. We found it comfortable, relaxing and a welcome home at the end of the day. The suite came complete with everything we needed, including a killer coffee machine! All of the amenities were modern and in excellent condition. And yes, the namesake patio was cool and peaceful with a beautiful small garden. It was so easy to walk and bike from, and access to all that the town of Sidney has to offer couldn’t be more convenient. Susan and Don were charming, unobtrusive hosts.

We were fortunate to stay in the Patio Suite for an entire month; we liked it so much we booked for another month this year.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is no April fools!

  • 5 of 5

I almost hesitate to tell you how great it is to stay at Don and Susan's place because it will be 100% booked in no time!! ( just kidding!). We are so pleased every time we stay there because of the location, the cleanliness and they way the place it outfitted. Having a top drawer coffer maker, we got spoiled by having espresso and cappuccino almost every morning. Add a two block walk to the wonderful Sidney bakery and you have it made! So handy to grocery stores and if you want to head into Victoria, just hop the bus ( be sure and take the 70X and sit up top for some awesome scenery!) Have $2.50 for exact fare and you are good to go! From comfortable linen's and towels to a wonderful king sized bed.. it was a great place to stay while visiting family in the area!

Thank you Don and Susan, we will be back "soon"!!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely patio suite!

  • 5 of 5

Once again the patio suite was very welcoming with flowers, chocolate, & wine ! It does not get any better than that!! The T.V. is wonderful -great picture & enough sports channels for Derwyn's hockey games. The grab bar on the tub works just fine for me -thank you for that. Whoever does your cleaning for you should be commended-the unit was spotless. Now if the sun would just shine!! But what the heck there are flowers & green grass-so much nicer than snow & ice!!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Lovely suite for a get-away in the beautiful seaside town of Sidney.

  • 5 of 5

This fantastic suite was just perfect for the 2 of us each needing our own bed. We had everything we could need to make our stay easy, comfortable and enjoyable. The rooms are very nicely decorated and outfitted to meet every need. Parking off street was included.

The suite's close proximity to main street, town and ocean front made walking everywhere a pleasure. Sidney is a wonderful little town full of interesting shops, restaurants, cute architecture and beautiful scenery.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Butchart Gardens, Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre (Aquarium), Mineral World, Canada's Only Booktown, Whale Watching, Victoria Inner Harbour, Wine Tours, Much More.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure laundry/clean $109.77 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cleaning/Laundry Fee on Long Term Bookings (1 month or more) 200.00
Final payment transacted on morning of arrival for short term stays, transacted 60 days prior to stay on long term stays.

Request booking agreement by email for full terms. 50 % deposit by Visa or Mastercard to confirm dates. Balance transacted on same credit card. Security deposit of 500. authorized on credit card and not transacted unless damage, excessive cleaning or unexplained loss. The home will be in immaculate condition on arrival, so we know you'll treat it with respect. Questions? Email or call.