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Heron's Retreat - Stunning Beachfront Guest Suite

Bedrooms Studio
Space 250 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Situated On A 1.3 Acre, Gorgeous, Private, Ocean-Front Property.

Heron's Retreat’s Beachfront Guest Suite is situated in a private home on a gorgeous ocean-front property featuring a walk-on beach and over an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens. This private getaway is ideal for anyone needing a good dose of nature and tranquility. It is perfect for honeymooners, hikers, kayakers, paddle boarders, and cyclists. The boathouse is complete with a couple of kayaks and canoes available to borrow or bring your own toys and take advantage of the secure storage.

This private guest suite is fully self-contained, has a separate entrance, and is tastefully decorated with beach-inspired décor. Snuggle into the top-of-the-line Beautyrest, queen-sized bed complete with high-end cotton linens and down duvet and take in the stunning ocean view. Tune into your favorite Netflix movie or series on the large, flat-screen TV or relax in front of a cozy fire burning in the wood-burning stove. There are also two comfy chairs, a small table, mini-fridge, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker and plenty of kitchen essentials to enjoy a glass of wine or partake in your takeout culinary delights. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub or rinse away the stress in the 5-way rain shower. WIFI is everywhere, so you can stream your favorite music on the patio or inside. Put your feet up, take in the fresh salty air, enjoy a glass of wine, listen to the ebb and flow of the waves and soak up the views of James Island and beyond from the boathouse deck or seaside patio. In the summer, swim, suntan, forage for beach treasures, or take the canoes or kayaks out for a paddle – or enjoy spectacular storm watching in the winter. More than likely, you will see the local seals, otters, and, if you’re lucky, even a whale pass by. A gaggle of geese, a couple of bald eagles and of course our beloved blue herons are frequently perched within view. In the evening, gaze into a crackling fire in the seaside fire pit (or gas fire pit if burning restrictions are in effect) or enjoy the silence and splendor of the star-filled sky. For the cycling enthusiasts, bring your bikes and set out on the Lochside Trail which runs right past the front gate.

Sidney by the Sea is only 5 km (3 miles) away and boasts fabulous restaurants, shops, and, grocery and liquor stores. There’s a street market every Thursday evening (May 18 - Aug 31) with over 150 vendors offering everything from locally produced wines and ciders, locally grown produce, handmade jewelry by local artisans, handmade soaps, home-made breads, jams, fudge, food trucks, live entertainment and so much more. We very close to all the great sites: Sidney by the Sea – 5 km (3 miles); Butchart Gardens – 10 km (6 miles); and, Downtown Victoria – 20 km (12 miles).

There's bus transportation right at the property entrance and we are close to all major transportation hubs: - Victoria International Airport – 4 ½ km (2 miles) - Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal – 10 km (6 miles) - Anacortes/Sidney Ferry Terminal – 5 km (3 miles).

More Details

Cheryl Wheeler
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Love The View. It felt so Serene and calm. Just what my weary Spirit needed the dogs were well-behaved, they were a lot of fun. Well-appointed comfortable room. The bed was very comfortable. I would go there again in a heartbeat
Aug 2017
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Victoria Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Must review and follow all instructions and requirements outlined in house manual.
  • Please remove shoes inside suite.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing


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Heron's Retreat - Stunning Beachfront Guest Suite
average rating of 4.84375 based on 36 reviews
Rochester. MN

Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with this VRBO! This is a relatively new listing and was in a wonderful location for us. We took the ferry from Washington to Victoria and spent the day there. And then we traveled north toward this VRBO as our home base for the next 2 nights. This location is perfect for a quick trip to Sidney for a whale watching trip (Sidney Whale Watching - Recommend!) and is very convenient to go to Butchart Gardens (we went in the morning and returned in the evening). We took advantage of the kayaks we could borrow -- we went out every day that we were there and even had a seal swimming next to us! There's a McDonald's very close by that was convenient. Very clean and comfortable bed and a wonderful back yard to sit and read overlooking the water. Beautiful!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sara, Thank you so much for the great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Heron's Retreat and the some of the highlights of the area. Really hope to see you again soon.
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Wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable place, great view, great location. What more could you need?

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely place. Wish we could stay longer but we will try to get back again for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away place for a couple.

  • 5 of 5

We thourghly enjoyed our stay at this beautify kept place. The room is very clean with a nice comfortable bed. The wonderful landscaped yard against the ocean was a treat as well as being able to go kayaking was fantastic.

I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil retreat

  • 5 of 5

Comfy, quiet, tranquil retreat! This was a lovely property for a couple to stay. We watched the marine life and was very excited to have use of the kayaks. Special touch with supplies for a cozy evening fire. The views from the room and property are incredible. Sunrise was stunning from the comfort of your room! Just the right amount of assessories to have a snack and chilled beverages too. We loved our stay and will return if the opportunity arises!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly beautiful views!! Awesome suite!

  • 5 of 5

I will definitely recommend to everyone I know! Great service with every detail! I wish we could have stayed longer!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Many in Sidney
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many in Sidney
Nearest Beach
On Property - when tide is low
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $38.29
Refundable Damage Deposit $153.17

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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