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Peaceful Loft Surrounded by the Sea, Yet a Short Walk to Vibrant Downtown Sidney

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The cozy living room has 2 couches and a reading chair in front of a fireplace

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Last updated: 04/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This beautiful townhouse is an end unit in a 4 building award-winning complex situated on a point surrounded by the ocean on three sides - between Van Isle Marina on one side and Robert's Bay (a Bird Sanctuary) on the other in N. Sidney.
The design of the building is best described as Classic West Coast with an open concept floor plan. The main floor has vaulted ceilings with a skylight and is open to the second floor loft. The whole open loft becomes the spacious master bedroom with a king size bed and 2 piece en-suite bathroom. The wall by the base of the bed is comprised of a three mirror door wall closet.
On the main floor below the loft is the living room with wool berber carpet, wood blinds and a vaulted ceiling with a skylight. The second skylight in the hall opens for fresh air. To make it even cozier it has a wonderful gas fireplace, 2 TVs (one a smart TV) with cable and netflix, two leather couches and a sheepskin rug (in front of the fireplace). There is a balcony off the living room with glass balcony doors, a wrought iron garden table and chairs and a propane BBQ.
The kitchen has been recently remodeled and has top of the line new stainless steel appliances (stove, fridge, dishwasher, microwave), maple cabinets and under counter lights. It is fully equipped with everything you could need. The table is a glass table with seating for four. There is another table for four on the outside communal patio and seating for four on the private balcony.
If you need another bed, the second bedroom/office has a very comfortable new pull out bed. We use this room mainly as a fully functional office with a desk, wireless router, 2 monitors, printer and second TV.
The main bathroom has a shower/tub combination and a new counter with a glass bowl sink. In the hall outside the bathroom is a closet with a washing machine and dryer.

Outside at the foot of the stairs is a communal patio for warm evenings.

High speed Internet, cable, 2 TVs (one is a smart TV with NetFlix). Bring your own computer and plug into our office equipment with 2 monitors, a printer etc. Surrounded by mature douglas firs and greenery, it is just steps to the shore, marina, restaurants, yacht yard, or minutes to the airport or the ferry, or twenty minutes to Victoria.
Parking is included.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Young children should not be in the loft bedroom unsupervised. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Loft bedroom open to vaulted LR so not recommended for young children....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 1 is a beautiful, open loft bedroom with a king size bed. Bedroom 2 has a comfy double pull-out sofa bed. It can also be used as a full office with the second TV or two monitors ....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Off loft BR...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Main: 4-piece with new counter and glass bowl sink En suite: 1/2 off loft BR...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Minutes from Schwartz Bay Ferry, providing access to the mainland B.C., beautiful Salt Spring Island, Pender, Mayne or Galiano. If you want to take a trip to the US. The Washington State Ferry leaves from Sidney for Anacortes or the San Juan Is. If you are just interested in an afternoon picnic on a beautiful Island beach why not take the ferry from Sidney to Sidney Spit. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Sidney is a 'book town' modeled after Hay on Wye in England, with many new, used and antiquarian bookstores....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    20-minute walk to downtown coffee shops, bookstores, restaurants, groceries, liquor stores, fresh fish market and much, much more.. Street market every Thursday. Unique, non-chain shopping and dining....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Steps (100 m) to Roberts Bay and Shoal Harbour bird sanctuaries, Van Isle Marina, and an always-changing vista of boat traffic at the entrance to Tsehum Harbour, with Mount Baker in the distance....moreless

  • Village:

    Pictures of beautiful Sidney by the Sea at http://www.sidney.ca/Main_Photo_Gallery.htm (copy/paste into browser)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Glass dining table suitable for four in the dining area plus patio table outside for four (with patio dishes). The balcony also has a small bistro table for 2....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Cozy propane fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Fireplace and electric baseboard heaters - never gets cold...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed - wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes - lots of pillows and blankets as well...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Dramatic vaulted ceiling with skylight. Cozy propane fireplace with sheepskin rug Warm soft brown and wood decor TV Two couches and a chair...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso machine, regular coffee maker and drip coffee maker. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample dishes and cutlery. Dine inside, on the patio or on the balcony....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Amazingly efficient complete kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the stove (serves as exhaust fan as well)....moreless

  • Oven:

    Full self cleaning oven for regular baking, roasting etc. Convection as well. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, spices, coffee, tea etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Plus freezer drawer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Full stove - all pots and pans you could need ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Communal patio with table and chairs at foot of front stairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    Available locally...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High
May 1 - Oct 2, 2015
6 night min stay

C$950 C$2,500
Low
Oct 3 - Apr 30, 2016
6 night min stay

C$750 C$1,800
2016 Summer
May 1 - Sep 30, 2016
6 night min stay

C$950 C$2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
  • cleaning fee C$100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your dates and is required upon confirmation.

Balance is due 4 weeks before start of stay.


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Last updated: 04/11/2015
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Location

6.5 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Victoria International (YYJ)
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Sea Glass Restaurant and Bar, at Van Isle Marina
4.6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Schwartz Bay- Tawwassen, Salt Spring Is and beyond
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ardmore Golf Course
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Pat Bay Highway (# 17) from the ferry to Victoria
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Sea Glass Waterfront Grill or The Latch Inn
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
Robert's Bay Bird Sanctuary and beach

Car: Not Necessary

Beautifully set on a quiet cul-de-sac among mature Douglas Firs, this loft condo is perfect for just relaxing, but if you want to be active, there is lots to do. You will be able to rent a canoe or kayak, or walk the docks and admire the sailboats and powerboats moored at Van Isle Marina (100 m. from the door). If the shoreline beckons, you will want to stroll along Roberts Bay, a bird sanctuary since 1929 (150 m. away). You will be a very short walk from a restaurant, a coffee shop, a massage therapy clinic, and Tsehum Harbour, where working fishing boats tie up and you can buy fresh seafood.

If you want to venture a little further afield, you will be a 5 minute drive (a safe 20-minute walk) to downtown Sidney, with numerous coffee shops, restaurants, bookstores and Star Cinema, a funky, old-style cinema run by volunteers that shows current movies. You can walk on the piers, buy fresh fish, take a ferry to Sidney Spit, visit the Shaw Ocean Centre, go to the weekly (in summer) market, visit the museum or walk along the water and watch the gulls and cormorants. If the weather is clear, you will get breathtaking view of Mount Baker.

Twenty minutes away, you will find Butchart Gardens, a world-famous tourist destination. On the way, you will pass the Butterfly Gardens and several wineries (tours and tastings can be arranged).

You will be on a rocky peninsula, so you will see ocean, mountains and forest in every direction you look.

Twenty-five minutes down the Pat Bay Highway, you will be in Victoria with an endless array of tourist opportunities - Fisherman's Wharf, the Legislature, the Empress Hotel, the old downtown, the Royal BC Museum, the art Gallery, Beacon Hill Park with an amazing view of the Olympic Mountains across the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and the University. You can go whale-watching, wind-surfing or take a float plane to see some spectacular remote mountain scenery.

All this and you are only 5 km from the Victoria International Airport and the Schwartz Bay ferry terminal.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: Paul and I had been travelling from Alberta to Vancouver Island for years. We love the Island and had vacationed at many parts of it. When we were finally able to get our own place we chose beautiful Sidney by the Sea. Once we had decided where, it took us a few years to find the perfect refuge in Sidney - Sailview. We have not been disappointed! We go as often as we can. Our usual routine is to arrive and arrange a relaxing massage at Tsehum Harbour Massage and Hydrotherapy (just a block away on Harbour Rd.) Then go to the Starfish coffee shop next door or The Sea Glass Seaside Restaurant right across from our condo for a meal and a glass of wine, then back to our condo totally relaxed and ready to continue our vacation. After Linda, a friend of ours, stayed in our unit for a week, she fell in love with Sidney too and decided to move there. She is our local contact and manages our rentals for us.

Why Sidney:
We love everything about this place - the design, the peacefulness, the freshness of the sea air, the setting, the location and the friendly people. It is a romantic refuge for us.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Very private, yet also close to good food, the airport, the ferries and the colourful, fun streets of downtown Sidney. Also all the natural wonders of Vancouver Island and the ocean.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The cozy living room has 2 couches and a reading chair in front   of a fireplace

    The cozy living room has 2 couches and a reading chair in front of a fireplace

  • The kitchen is modern and completely equipped

    The kitchen is modern and completely equipped

  • Seating for four

    Seating for four

  • The main bathroom

    The main bathroom

  • The king size bed in the loft bedroom reflected in the mirror closet doors

    The king size bed in the loft bedroom reflected in the mirror closet doors

  • Across the road  is Van Isle Marina and the Sea Glass Bistro

    Across the road is Van Isle Marina and the Sea Glass Bistro

  • Van Isle Marina across the road

    Van Isle Marina across the road

  • The sea side at Robert's Bay - perfect for a stroll

    The sea side at Robert's Bay - perfect for a stroll

  • kayak rentals available across the street at marina

    kayak rentals available across the street at marina

  • Even the seals are laid back in Sidney

    Even the seals are laid back in Sidney

  • Steps in one direction  is a look out where boats sail past all day.

    Steps in one direction is a look out where boats sail past all day.

  • The balcony, fireplace and  main TV.

    The balcony, fireplace and main TV.

  • The balcony with two of the chairs and table.

    The balcony with two of the chairs and table.

  • The communal patio at the foot of our stairs.

    The communal patio at the foot of our stairs.

  • The front entrance
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    The front entrance `

  • The path to the condo.

    The path to the condo.

  • How often do you see a boat crossing sign in front of a condo?

    How often do you see a boat crossing sign in front of a condo?

  • Bring your laptop - the office has high speed, two monitors and a printer etc.

    Bring your laptop - the office has high speed, two monitors and a printer etc.

  • Across the road in another direction is Robert's Bay Bird Sanctuary

    Across the road in another direction is Robert's Bay Bird Sanctuary

  • The Latch is a restaurant at the end of Harbour Rd. - 100 meters from our condo.

    The Latch is a restaurant at the end of Harbour Rd. - 100 meters from our condo.

  • The fold out bed in the second bedroom/office.

    The fold out bed in the second bedroom/office.

  • Otters at the end of Allbay Rd just past our place

    Otters at the end of Allbay Rd just past our place

  • Sidney sunset

    Sidney sunset

  • Looking across to Mt. Baker, U.S.A.

    Looking across to Mt. Baker, U.S.A.

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    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Condo
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 04/11/2015
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