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The Eagles Nest suite is the entire upper level (1500 sq ft) of this waterfront house. Living room with gas fireplace and 46 inch cable TV, sun room, three outdoor patios, two bedrooms (queen) and (double + twin), two bathrooms and a separate 42 inch TV/media room with sofa bed.
The house is directly on the shore with rear protected low bank waterfront. There is an expansive tidal flat that attracts the herons, eagles and seabirds while providing clamming and crabbing opportunities as well as ideal kayak launching.
The house is equipped to make you feel at home, including libraries of music, videos and books as well as board games. For those comfortable on the water, two sit-on-top kayaks are available to explore the sheltered bay. Binoculars and a telescope are provided those enjoying morning coffee in the sun room overlooking the bay or for gazing at the night skies.
A spacious kitchen with attached patio allows for shared culinary productions and barbeque masters.
There are all the usual appliances large and small, The Laundry Room was updated with large capacity LG appliances in 2014. The laundry and carport are shared with the one bedroom suite downstairs.
This special vacation home is intended for couples and families who enjoy a peaceful waterfront environment while also providing ready access to the activities and facilities of the quaint town of 'Sidney-by-the-Sea.'
Access and Travel Connections:
The house is located on Roberts Bay Bird Sanctuary which is about 1.8 Km from Sidney Town (20 minute walk) and 0.4 km from Tsehum Harbour with its marinas, pubs and two 5 star restaurants.
BC Ferries connecting to Vancouver or Seattle land at Swartz Bay 5 km away, other connections include Victoria Airport (4km), Anacortes Ferry to Washington State (2km) and various Seattle bound passenger and vehicle ferries as well as float planes out of Victoria Harbour (25 km)and also Kenmore air float planes into Pat Bay (to Seattle) (4km)
Bus services to Victoria and Swartz Bay (hence on to Vancouver Downtown (3 hrs total) stop just across the Resthaven Drive every 30min. Fare to Victoria is $2.50 !
The house has two bedrooms with a third media/TV room with 46 in TV and equipment with a queen sofa bed.
The master bedroom has queen bed with en-suite toilet/sink and large walk-in closet.
The second bedroom has two beds, one double/full size one single/twin
There are generally 8 sets of everything from bedding to cutlery on the assumption of a maximum occupancy of 8. The house will be best enjoyed by two couples or a couple with two children.
There is an alternate queen sofa bed also in the living room for those who like to arise early to the sunrise.
Pets and smoking are not permitted.
There is one carport available for guest use and driveway parking for two cars.... street parking is available.
A large dining room and living room looking out onto the water with large sofas (and another sofa bed). A large dining room table, 42 inch TV, stereo with iPod dock and a gas fireplace for seasonal use.
A favorite place in the house is the bright and airy Sun Room that opens onto the outside patio decks. A wonderful place for a morning coffee or lazy afternoon book or perhaps enjoying the wildlife through the high powered binoculars and telescopes provided. There is a CD player in the room.
People often ask about going to downtown Victoria or to Vancouver. Of course one can drive in 25 minutes or you can also take the bus which stop every half hour nearby to either city... and fares are as low as $2.50
And of course downtown Sidney is just a 20 minute walk or quick car ride to all of the complete shops, bar, hotels and services that the town provides so well....moreless
Full cable in two rooms. 42 inch Living Room TV with Dolby sound system and Media room 46 inch with sound system....moreless
High end NAD stereo with CD player, MP3 Ipod dock....moreless
Two TV's... flat screens one in Living Room, one in Media Room...moreless
A varied library of about 20 DVD titles is provided....moreless
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Duty Free Shops
Local Services & Businesses
The property is rare 'low bank' beachfront opening onto the shallow and protected tide flats of Roberts Bay. Activities include crabbing at low tide. The bay is famous for its rich birdlife....moreless
Snow Capped Mount Baker is often visible in the distance across the water, particularly when silhouetted by the early morning sun....moreless
Spectacular and variable views across calm Roberts Bay with all its wildlife and seabirds to the snow capped Mt Baker in the distance and all the boats going by......moreless
Please note, the Google Map is not showing the location accurately... the house is at the foot of Ardwell on the beach....moreless
Sidney is famed for its nexus for international visitors from around the world... the main street has a wide variety of of small stores from books stores to art galleries, outdoor gear, marine shops....moreless
Off Peak Season Sept - Mar Sep 30 - Mar 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
Summer Season June-Sept Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2015 6 night min stay
Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$30 per night, per additional guest
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change based on season...please see seasonal rates. Snowbird rates for entire winter - please call.
Cancellation fees if necessary are 100% of fees paid up if the traveller cancels up to 60 days prior to check in date. 50% of fees paid thereafter. please also see the insurance option for cancellation fees available through VRBO and also check your credit card policies.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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The activities and recreational opportunites in the vicinity are simply too rich to list... at the top end of Ardwell Avenue across the Pat Bay highway there is a visitors information centre with information on wineries, equestrian farms, the galloping goose cycle path to Sooke and endless other opportunities.
There are dozens of restaurants in the area and just 5 minutes peaceful walk away there are two 5 sta restaurants up All Bay Road as well as a small bakery coffee shop.
The pedestrian friendly location of EaglesNest allows for family members to walk, ride, drive, bus or paddle as they like either together or independently.
Should you wish to travel to Victoria, the bus stops on Resthaven $2.50.. or to the ferry to Vancouver or the Gulf Islands for a day trip in the other direction.
For more links... see the Sidney Website http://www.sidney.ca/About_Sidney.htm
Year Purchased: 1990
About: We are a retired couple who still live in Sidney but have downsized. Eagles Nest is our family home that we have updated and equipped for visitors and visiting family to allow us to continue to share our wonderful piece of paradise. Our son, Adrian manages EaglesNest.
Why Sidney: We love this location for the water, the wildlife (it is on the migratory seabird pathway) the walks along the shore and into town, the nearby marinas and restaurants for a morning breakfast walk... it is one of the most sheltered low bank waterfronts in the area and perfect for kayaking, clamming and just soaking up birds and otters of Roberts Bay.
The Unique Benefits at this House: On Robert's Bay – Sidney B.C. Welcome to Eagle's Nest vacation rental. Welcome to pink sunrises silhouetting a distant snow capped Mount Baker and glinting off duck trails across the mirrored waters of Roberts Bay bird sanctuary. Watching colorful kayakers launching nearby to explore Gulf Islands National park. Amble along tree lined All Bay road to coffee shops, fine dining and pubs intermingled with the marinas and yacht charters. Walk a mile or so the other way to Sidney-Town with all its busy charm and pedestrian friendly activities. The Eagles Nest suite is the entire upper level (1500 sq ft) of this waterfront house. Living room with gas fireplace, sun room, three outdoor patios, two bedrooms (queen) and (double + twin), two bathrooms and a TV/media room. Two sofa beds are also available. The house is equipped to make you feel at home, including libraries of music, videos and books as well as board games. For those comfortable on the water, two sit-on-top kayaks are available to explore the sheltered bay. Binoculars and a telescope are provided those enjoying morning coffee in the sun room overlooking the bay or for gazing at the night skies. A spacious kitchen with attached patio allows for shared culinary productions and barbeque masters. This special vacation home is intended for couples and families who enjoy a peaceful waterfront environment while also providing ready access to the activities and facilities of the quaint town of 'Sidney-by-the-Sea.' While a short walk to Sidney's Main St there are also two fine restaurants, a coffee shope, convenience store and masseuse within a 5 minute walk to the Marina and harbour area.