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Super Cozy Home Minutes From Everything

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1400 Sq Ft Home With 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6 Very Comfortably

This incredibly cozy, inviting home is just one block from Sidney's main street (Beacon Avenue) and only six blocks from the ocean. The house is quiet and fully equipped to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. It provides the perfect opportunity to gather with family and friends for a shared getaway in a home setting where the beds are comfortable, the showers are warm and the living and dining rooms encourage conversation and relaxation.

The house is in great shape and is well cared for. You'll enjoy quality bedding and towels, cookware and furnishings. The open concept on the main floor offers lots of natural light and creates a warm inviting atmosphere. You'll rest easy and deeply on high-quality mattresses in all the bedrooms.

Use the house for a quiet, restful getaway or as the base for exploring all the wonderful attractions just outside the door. Sidney and the surrounding area have much to offer so every day can bring new adventures.

Traveling to and from Sidney is easy. The Victoria International Airport is 5 minutes away as are ferry terminals for US and BC destinations.

More Details

James Swiss
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2017

About James Swiss

We are Cari Chernichen and Jim Swiss of Calgary, Alberta Canada. We run a successful consulting business that focusses on worker safety and environmental protection. Our work has taken us around the world, but we are constantly drawn to Sidney. It has been our goal to live at least part time on Vancouver Island and to our good fortune, this house came available in early 2013. We jumped at the chance to own it and are thrilled to know it is there for us. It has become our oasis.

James Swiss purchased this house in 2013

Why James Swiss chose Vancouver Island

Sidney has been a second home for Cari since the early 1970s. She watched it grow from a tiny fishing and retirement village to the bustling elegant vacation destination it is today. We both love spending as much time as we can in Sidney visiting family and friends who call it home. We have travelled to many places around the globe and have rented vacation properties through VRBO on several of those trips. We have always been more than pleasantly surprised with the accommodations we've found on VRBO and we look forward to sharing our VRBO rental with visitors from around the world.

What makes this house unique

We love walking and this lovely little house allows us to park our car in the garage and leave it there. Everything we need for day-to-day living is no more than a few blocks away. And if we just don't feel like venturing out the door, the house is so warm and cozy, we can lose ourselves for days in books, movies and home cooking.


Sidney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main floor powder room - toilet
    Master Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master bedroom - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom is on main floor.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a very quiet home just minutes from all of the quaint shops, restaurants and tourist attractions that Sidney, Victoria and the Island have to offer. There is a complete separate lower floor suite that is occupied by a full-time renter. Sound proofing between the units is exceptional.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Super Cozy Home Minutes From Everything
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

Sidney, B.C. Home - RECOMMEND HIGHLY!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for the six of us - all adults. The house was well appointed with nice furnishings, clean and comfortable. It was located perfectly in Sidney for us to get to everything. The owners were extremely helpful prior to our stay and during. The house's coffeemaker died. I contacted the owner and we had a brand new one within hours. If you are in Sidney, we recommended this house for your stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described but better because you felt at home immediately. All the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

Delivered and excelled! Location is prime with easy access to all that Sidney has to offer. Home away from Home! We ate well, slept well & enjoyed wandering in Sidney.

Thanks for the gift bascket & warm welcome .

Would recommend to family & friends

Sue Crilly & family

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue, Thanks fryer king comments. We really appreciate your review. We would be glad to have you back at any time. Best Regards, Jim Swiss
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Delightful Home

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and well equipped home in a very convenient location for shopping at the "Thrifty" supermarket just a few steps away and all the other great amenities in the lovely town of Sidney. An ideal base for our family holiday which we all thoroughly enjoyed. The owner is also very friendly and helpful.

We arrived on the ferry from Vancouver and the drive from the ferry terminal to the house took just a few minutes, ideal after a long and tiring journey from Europe.

We would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend the home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 4 of 5

This house was the perfect retreat for our mini family vacation. Great location - close to stores & ferries and the quaint town of Sidney. The house had a really cozy atmosphere - we loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home close to shopping (2 grocery stores, Tims, etc) with all the amenities. We enjoyed the quiet neighbourhood, the high ceilings, the floorplan layout with 3 bathrooms, the small garage, and the overall cleanliness and quality of the furnishings.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

The best part of our stay was the convenience to almost everything and a wonderful well kept home.....and they were so accommodating to all our needs and concerns........ On a rating of 5 stars I give it 6>........don't miss this delightful place for your next stay.....biking, hiking, ferries, ocean and VANCOUVER ISLAND's great hospitality.....we"ll be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Butchart Gardens
"An absolutely magnificent display of flowers and gardens."
The Fairmont Empress
Victoria Bug Zoo
Beacon Hill Park
Royal BC Museum
The Parliament Building
Sidney Pier
Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
Deep Cove Chalet
BC Ferries Swartz Bay (Victoria) Terminal
Washington State Ferries
Cordova Bay Golf Course
Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Beacon Landing Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Washington State Ferries or BC Ferries
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Cordova Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Patricia Bay Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Many great restaurants within a 5 minute walk
Nearest Ski
265 Kilometres
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Beacon Landing
Car: not necessary

Sidney by the Sea is a fantastic little town where you can wander at your own pace and enjoy all the gems it has to offer. Stroll down the main street (Beacon Avenue) and stop at one of the many friendly restaurants, cafes, galleries and shops. Take a water taxi across to Sidney Spit and enjoy a picnic on the beach. Book into kayaking and canoe tours or go whale watching. The waterfront around Sidney is great for beach combing and dog-walking. Plan day trips to Victoria, the Butchart Gardens or one of the many Gulf Islands. And when you're done for the day, come back to your cozy home-away-from home, cook a great meal, share your stories around the dinner table and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Then do it all over again the next day.


Rates & Availability

Sidney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $207
Refundable damage deposit $377

Cancellations. Written cancellations received more than 30 days prior to check in date will be eligible for up to a 90% refund of fees paid and will be calculated based on the Owner’s success in rebooking the unit for the same dates. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to check in date will be eligible for up to a 75% refund of fees paid and will be calculated based on the Owner’s success in rebooking the unit for the same dates.

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