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Private Patio, Walk to Beach, Gas F/P, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Vancouver Island House Rental Photos and Description

Lower Suite in Home: Bedroom w/Queen Bed, Livingroom w/Queen Sofa bed , Kitchen

BRAND NEW in 2012: 'Home Suite Home' in Sidney by the Sea.

Wake up to sunshine streaming through the front windows. Relax all day on your private South-West facing patio, or take a five-minute stroll to the nearest beach.

Explore the many boutique shops on Beacon Avenue, a 20 minute walk. Discover Sidney's many book stores and coffee shops as well!

Practise your culinary skills in the well-appointed custom kitchen, order in, or dash out to one of many local and delicious restaurants for dinner.

Spend your evenings soaking under the stars in the hot tub, or have a candle-light bath in the deep soaker tub... step out onto heated tile floors in the bathroom.

Finish your day by snuggling into bed, enjoying a great nights' sleep on a 5-star luxury hotel mattress set in a gorgeous sleigh bed.

If you packed light or encountered inclement weather and would like to do some laundry, our laundry room is nearby, and we're happy to share!

A propane fire-pit and trampoline are available for sharing in the back yard! Having raised our own children in the area, we can recommend some really neat places to visit with the little or mid-sized ones - just let us know and we'll help with the fun!

Whatever your style, we know you will find Sidney a lovely place to visit, and we trust that you will find this accommodation to be your 'Home Suite Home' while you're here.

COMPLIMENTARY snacks are provided in the pantry, and breakfast items for several days' worth of breakfasts are provided in the fridge.

Note: Although the suite theoretically has sleeping space for up to six (queen bed, queen sofa bed, & two little bunks), the space is best suited to two adults and two small children, OR two adults and an additional adult or two if just for a short period. The couch sits three. Two bar chairs are in the suite, with two more available upon request. Ottoman stools and extra camp-style chairs are also available upon request. It's all about versatility :-)

*** We kindly request that there be NO SMOKING on the property.***

Keywords: Suite, self-contained, short term accommodation, long term accommodation, furnished rental, for rent by owner, near Victoria

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tara Cumming (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Tara Cumming

We are a happy family with two girls - one in high-school and one in college. Bentley & Maxwell are our fur-babies. Tara works from home office doing residential design & drafting... Dan is an electrical engineer, working in Sales & Marketing at a local company.

Tara Cumming purchased this house in 2008

Why Tara Cumming chose Vancouver Island

Sidney by the Sea - a cozy little town where we always loved to visit. What better place to live, than a place where you always feel like you're on vacation!

What makes this house unique

Private South-West facing patio, shared hot tub, custom kitchen, gas fireplace, flat screen T.V., in-ceiling speaker system, deep soaker tub in bathroom with heated tile floor, and a great bed! Off-street parking. Quiet cul-de-sac, 5 minute walk to the ocean, 20 minute walk to downtown Sidney.


based on 32 traveler reviews

Private Patio, Walk to Beach, Gas F/P, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Excellent suite in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely suite. Everything described and illustrated in the photos was accurate. It was extremely well appointed, well equipped with anything you could possibly imagine needing and had a very comfortable bed.

The owner Tara and her family made our stay here very special. They were welcoming without being intrusive, and went the extra mile to ensure our comfort. We will return to this lovely suite and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this very well equipped apartment for a week in May. Tara is very friendly and adds the little touches that make your stay more enjoyable. On arrival we found the apartment to be very clean and well maintained, we would have no hesitation going back or recommending it to friends.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent ,friendly couple,the house extremely clean, fantastic kitchen provided with all kind food,this fantastic couple they gives fish that Tara husband catches at sea,everything was fantastic,I would strongly advise any person to stay there for vacation time ,very peacefulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll,THANKS TARA ,from Kevin & Felicity Dunn

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our trip. Will come back again for sure.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean well kept. Very friendly couple and very helpful. Anyone travelling to the Island will not be let down staying here.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Haven of Rest!

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my husband with a romantic getaway upon his arrival from a trip to help out with the family business in South America (he was gone for over five months!) I booked two nights at Tara's suite, and it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy being together again.

All the reviews for Tara's place were very positive (which is what caused me to book it), and I was able to experience firsthand how amazing Tara is! She took the time to answer all my questions and was so warm and personable in all her emails that I felt like I knew her already.

The suite was not booked the night before or after us, and Tara told us we were welcome to arrive early and to stay as late as we wanted on our last day.

The suite is very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The kitchen has pretty much everything you need to cook your own meals and Tara very kindly stocks the fridge and pantry with some basic items.

One evening we walked to downtown Sidney where we enjoyed dinner at a nice Greek Restaurant (Theo's Place). It was a lovely walk, and we were able to appreciate what a quaint town Sidney is!

I highly recommend staying here! I would love to go back!

Thank you, Tara, for being so amazingly hospitable and going above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The comfort of our guests is our top priority. We strive to provide as much support as is needed, and engage in as much or as little interaction as is desired by the traveller. We hope that every guest feels welcome and is as comfortable as possible. So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay :-)
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  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the suite due to its brand-new condition and nice layout for a couple days. Tara was very helpful with anything we needed. We used the Jacuzzi for four and enjoyed that also. Would certainly come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Home Suite Home is suitable for a group of four adults for only a few days. But for the majority of our clientele, which is made up of singles or couples, the space is perfectly comfortable for extended stays from several weeks to several months. We look forward to welcoming travellers of all ages and sizes, and will make everyone's stay as wonderful as possible.
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Schwartz Bay
Nearest Golf
7.8 Kilometres
Ardmore Golf Course, North Saanich, BC
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Kilometres
Patricia Bay Hwy/BC-17
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Hyland's Fish & Chips
Nearest Ski
261 Kilometres
Mount Washington Ski Resort, Courtenay, BC
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Roberts' Bay
Car: not necessary

Quiet seaside town, Coffee Shops & Book Stores Galore, Seasonal Community Markets, Walk to everything


Rates & Availability

Sidney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016 / 2017
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017 / 2018
Oct 1 2017 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018 / 2019
Oct 1 2018 - May 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Minimum 1 week rentals except to fill calendar gaps.
A non-refundable reservation deposit will be required - generally $100 per week of stay.
No refunds given for customers who decide to leave before the end of their scheduled stay, once stay has commenced.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Vancouver Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Deep soaker tub with shower. Heated tile floor. Linens, shampoo & conditioner and blow dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed with Feather duvet., Playpen available to borrow, so you don't need to bring your own. Closet converts to bunks for our smaller guests.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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