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Oceanfront West Coast Vacation Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Experience the West Coast of Vancouver Island at 'Surf Side Cottage' this is a lovely fully equipped ocean front three bedroom home. This home offers the experience of high bank ocean front with a cozy new hot tub perched on the cliff and stair access to the private pebble beach.

Surf Side features a contemporary style home with fir floors, cedar ceilings and an airtight wood stove for romantic nights. Relax on the deck while overseeing the ocean wildlife as this is the place to get away from it all! Take in the fresh ocean breeze and feast your eyes with the scenery.

For the active at heart one can hike the nearby Juan de Fuca Trail which is part of the West coast trail or one can also visit the Botanical Beach in Port Renfrew.

This home is rented at low season rates by the day, by the week or month from September to June, high season is July and August.

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Ines Swansburg
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Ines Swansburg

My name is Ines, I am of Dutch descend but was born in Spain hence the spanish name. I moved with my family to Victoria BC, straight from the Costa Brava in Spain when I was 14 years old. Now, that is a long time ago! I am a registerd nurse and love my job in the community. I have two sons and a small mix breed non-shedding 12 lbs dog. I also love my place out in Sooke that I share with many people all over the world.It is the perfect place to get away from our busy lives.

Ines Swansburg purchased this house in 1992

Why Ines Swansburg chose Sooke

This home was my first home that I owned and never could bring myself to sell it. Renting out month to month could not give me the options to enjoy it so the vacation rental option was perfect for us!

What makes this house unique

Peace and tranquility. Love getting close to the sun, fresh air and ocean breeze.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sad to leave, had a awesome vacation went to Victoria for the day, visited Botanical Beach, drove to Comox and all with great weather. Well equipped cottage, the best view ever and the hot tub made our stay very enjoyable. We'll be back to visit again.

ps; our doggie Maggie had a fun vacation too!
Aug 2006
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Sooke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No outside fires on beach or on property
  • Only the guests on the guest list will be allowed on the property at any time during the rental period. Full damage deposit will be kept otherwise.
  • One dog per set of guests allowed on the property per stay. (Must be well trained). Pet not allowed on furniture or beds. No cats permited.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One 4 pc bathroom on main floor shared by master and second bedroom. One full private bathroom in third bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin Beds (2), Teen Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(46 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront West Coast Vacation Home
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 49 reviews

Beautiful home with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and couldn’t take our eyes off the views of the ocean. Watched whales, sea lions and otters from the deck.

We have stayed in many rental homes around the world and this home by far is one of our absolute favourites. It is stocked with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. The bed is comfortable and rooms are spacious. Hot tub and fireplace were both great added features on one cooler day.

My husband and I stayed here by ourselves but now want to bring friends and family here to enjoy it with us. We will most definitely be coming back for another holiday.

Highly recommend for a relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! I look forward to your return with friends and/or family!
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Shawnigan Lake


  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in through the door we knew we were in for an amazing anniversary getaway. From the warm comfortable well stocked cabin, to the lush pathway leading you down to your own private bridge, and winding staircase to the warm pebble beach below. All that is second to the absolutely breathtaking views. Having our morning coffee and watching the seals fish down below is something i'm going to miss very much. I can go on and on but we just want to say thank you to Ines for sharing her wonderful home with us as we are now regulars. Can't wait for our next visit.

Ricardo, Terrie and Poncho

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

An amazingly gorgeous and peaceful place! A lovely home to park my family of five (5) for five days! Beautiful location. The home itself is pleasantly laid out, and very comfortable. Loved the outdoor experience with the view from the back patio and hot tub overlooking the strait facing south. A day trip to Port Renfrew was a must! And the town of Sooke itself had everything we needed and was conveniently close. Loved hiking East Sooke Regional Park! I'm already looking forward to a return stay. Highly Recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! I appreciate reading about the things you enjoyed about the cottage and the activities you recommend! Dates into 2019 are already starting to be reserved as this place is becoming so popular!
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Surfside Cottage is Incredible! Perfect place by the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

The VRBO pictures do not do this property justice!

We truly enjoyed our stay at Surfside Cottage! The view is second to none. Watching the dozens of fisherman, cruise ships & the mountains of Olympic National Park in Washinton State was indeed a pleasure. Accessing the private water front is amazing.

The kitchen has every small appliance or kitchen tooll that you may need. The beds are very comfortable, listening to the crashing waves lulles you to sleep.

We were disappointed not to have TV service while we were there.

Other than that Surfside Cottage is amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It turns out the empty batteries in the remote is what made the TV not turn on remotely. In case you come across this issue somewhere else push the buttons on the back of the TV directly as this would have made the TV work. Sorry you missed the TV service. I do have the movie channel so hopefully you can enjoy this on your next visit! Again my apologies about the batteries. Ines
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one of the most amazing places we have ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

Especially enjoyed the private beach with eye-catching variety of rocks and bracing, crystal-clear water, the incredible view across the Strait, the steps and path carved into the rock from the house down to the beach. And also the way in which the house and whole property tucked so naturally into the cliffside. Plus watching orcas and seals surface in the Strait while relaxing on the deck or in the hot tube.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review Chris! It warms my heart to know guests like you enjoy the magic of Surfside! I look forward to your return! Ines
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Ottawa, Canada

Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The scenery was stunning and the cottage comfortable. Would go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Victoria airport, BC
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
BC ferries
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
340 Kilometres
Mount Washington, Courtney
Car: necessary

Close to French Beach, Muir Creek trail, Juan de Fuca trail, Jordan River, Sooke Pot holes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $116.23
Additional Guest Fee $19.37 per person per night
Pet Fee $19.37
Refundable Damage Deposit $232.47

Prices quoted above are for 2 Adults and any additional people are $25 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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