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Spectacular Ocean View from Elegant and Rustic Beach House

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy a peaceful stay in a charming, older, comfortable and attractively decorated (by designer/owner) home on an directly accessible walk-on beach. A light filled great room overlooks Saltspring Island and Satellite channel.

The living room has a wood burning fireplace , down filled sofas and maple floors . The kitchen has a heated stone floor and cherry cabinets and is equipped for gourmet cooking or you can avail yourself of many excellent restaurants in the area The master bedroom is ensuite and has a sunny morning patio for coffee or breakfast The deck overlooking the ocean is perfect for drinks or barbecues and to watch the water traffic and sea life or read in the beautiful gardens

The house is suitable for children and/or pets.

On the wooded one acre property , there is another adjacent family owned vacation house and a caretaker's cottage

It is not suitable for anyone with pet allergies

Keywords: waterfront, direct beach access, sunny, quiet, ocean view, country character home

More Details

Owner
WENDY
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2017

About WENDY

I am a semi- retired designer of homes and jewelry I travel as much as possible This is my permanent home I have cats who are looked after by my caretaker in my absence or they travel with me

WENDY purchased this house in 2001

Why WENDY chose North Saanich

It has been in the family for 60 years and I inherited this house and completely renovated it in 2006

What makes this house unique

I enjoy gardening, beach combing, swimming, cycling and watching the wild life and the water craft that passes by

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your place provided us the perfect vacation home for our family. We loved watching the sunsets and enjoying morning sun from the deck overlooking the ocean -- bird calls, the wind in the arbutus tree, and ocean walks. What more could we ask for ? It taught us to listen to the sounds of the earth

Thank you for opening your beautiful, comfortable home to us We would love to come again in the future.
Jul 2013
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Amenities

North Saanich House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds -- two twin beds convertible to king
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Ocean View from Elegant and Rustic Beach House
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Enchanting in every way

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home - and it really feels like a home, not a rental - in a stunning location. Wonderfully equipped kitchen. Lots of outdoor pursuits in easy distance. Charming owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston Salem
5

Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The view is fantastic and the home is very comfortable. Wendy was a joy! Thanks! I hope we can come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California
5

Picturesque Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay and the wonderful waterfront views from this home and it's close proximity to all the outstanding attractions that Victoria, BC and Vancouver Island has to offer visitors. The home is located in a very nice, quiet, and charming section of the Saanich peninsula. The host is welcoming, accommodating, and very knowledgeable about the area and attractions. There is a fully equipped kitchen that looks out onto the tranquil bay, tastefully decorated dining/family room, laundry room and everything one looking for a relaxing stay could ask for. We plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific location

  • 5 of 5

The home is loverly.

Modern and rustic at the same time.

Cannot think of anything (other than another few days to stay), that we needed or wanted for.

Location for peaceful down time is perfect.

Close enough for short grocery runs.

If you wand to do tourist Victoria it is only 45 minutes down the road.

Hope to stay again.

We had an otter wander across the yard and pool which was a highlight.

Thanks Wendy !

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests and for the nice review. Hope to see you again
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San Antonio, Texas
5

Already booked our stay for next summer -- that's how GREAT this house is!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We discovered this fabulous home and sometime vacation rental about 3 years ago. We have stayed for one month, TWICE. Once in 2015 and again in 2016! We've just booked for another month for summer 2017! We love this house! Let me put this into context. We are VRBO property owners with VRBO and are VERY, very picky and have high standards and expect the places we rent to have them too. This home not only offers spectacular views, but the artist/designer owner has created a lovely, comfortable, private space for her guests. The home overlooks Satellite Channel, a lovely body of water between Lands End and Salt Spring Island beyond. You drive down a windy driveway, through a forest of trees, that opens up to the home and the view beyond. It's technically located in North Stanch (near Sidney), on the Saanich Peninsula, approximately 25 kilometres north of Victoria, British Columbia on southern Vancouver Island. The District is surrounded on three sides by 40 kilometres of ocean shoreline, and is comprised of rural/residential areas, a large agricultural base and is home to the Victoria International Airport and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. The Saturday North Saanich Farmers Market is one of the best we've ever been to, and we look forward to shopping there each Saturday while we're on the island.

Some observers call Sidney "the Banff of the Salish Sea." Never overdeveloped, never in a hurry, Sidney ranks as a bucolic seaside community with a distinct island sensibility. Its quality of life is plain to see in its friendly streets, low-rise architecture, public art, great bookstores, seaside promenade, walking trails, bike paths, sports fields, picnic areas and beaches. The people of Sidney believe they've found paradise. They're only too happy to share with newcomers.

We have been visiting Vancouver Island every year since 1990 and absolutely love its charm, beauty and relationship to nature and the First Nation peoples. We plan to keep on going.

We highly recommend this property -- again! If you want good design, charm, fabulous views, and a wonderfully helpful owner who cares about her property and her guests, then this is IT!!! She even picked fresh blueberries from her garden and brought them to us!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wendy's home is a fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

From our first view Wendy's home was a WOW and it just

kept getting better. In between morning coffee on the deck watching

a hummingbird feed on the Hibiscus tree in full bloom and

dinners at sunset we enjoyed a most relaxing time. The views from

the deck were an ever-changing seascape. The home is a

welcoming reflection of her creativity, her sense of design and

colour - we embraced it all. It was hard to leave but we will return..

Thank you Wendy for a most delightful weekend.....

sarah & arvi

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a great review Hope to see you again wendy
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
sidney
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Swartz Bay
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Ardmore
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Pat Bay highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Deep Cove Chalet or Sidney
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
front of property
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $78.38
Refundable damage deposit $391.91

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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