About the property
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay6 - 30 nights
Waterfront home close to everything, 2 Bedrooms + Media Bed/Room, 1.5 Bath
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The Eagles Nest suite is the entire upper level (1400 sq ft) plus entrance foyer/office of this waterfront house. There is a large open living room with gas fireplace and 42 inch cable TV, sun room, three outdoor patios, two bedrooms (queen) and (double + twin), two bathrooms and a separate bedroom dedicated as media room with a queen sofa bed and 46 inch TV, Stereo etc. (kids and parents love this room away for TV down the hall from the living room)
The house is directly on the shore with calm and 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. Stunning views of the ocean and Snow capped Mount Baker bring the outdoors in to the sun room, dining room, kitchen and living room
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 barbecue deck allows for shared culinary productions and barbeque masters. Sit down dining area seating for 6 at the dining room table with enough settings for occasional overflow such as day visitors.
There are all the usual appliances, large and small for the gourmet cook. The Laundry Room was updated with large capacity Samsung appliances in 2014. The laundry and carport are shared with a one bedroom owners 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.'
The house has two principal bedrooms with a third bedroom dedicated to be a media/TV room with 46 inch TV, stereo equipment and 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. It is always possible to entertain of course.
There is also an alternate queen sofa bed in the living room for those who like to arise early to the pink sunrise!!
Pets and smoking are not permitted.
There is one side of the double carport available for guest use and driveway parking for two guest cars.
A large open plan dining and living room looks 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 / iPod player in the sun room.
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 along tree lined All Bay Road to several marinas, the upmarket Seaglass bistro, The Latch 4 star Italian restaurant, a coffee shop, corner store massage clinic etc
There is lots to do in Sidney town and the surrounding Saanich Peninsula. One of the favorites is whale watching
There is also the Shaw Ocean Discovery Center, Butchart Gardens, Muse Winery, Panorama Recreation Center and so many more..... the Town of Sidney website has many useful links.
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 Airport or Downtown (3 hrs total) stop just across the Resthaven Drive every 30min. Fare to Victoria is $2.50 !
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
As a globe trotting family Eagles Nest was our choice in the world for our family home with Sidney and Victoria the friendly communities we chose to land in; like so many other like minded people. We have updated and equipped Eagles Nest for visitors to allow us to continue to share our wonderful piece of paradise.
Adrian purchased this House in 1990
Why Adrian chose 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.
What makes this House unique
Pink sunrises silhouette a distant snow capped Mount Baker and glints off duck trails across the mirrored waters of Roberts Bay bird sanctuary. Colorful kayakers launch nearby to explore Gulf Islands National park. Amble along tree lined All Bay road to coffee shops, corner store, massage therapists, fine dining and pubs intermingled with the marinas and yacht charters. Walk a mile or so the other way past the Thai and fish and chip cafe, the Library and Beacon Avenue shops and services.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful location with amazing view.
We were very pleased with this property. Very clean and neat with comfortable beds and great pillows! Nice cozy fireplace and sun room facing the ocean. Adrian was so wonderful to deal with...very attentive and kept in touch with several emails to ensure we had all the information we needed and followed up with a phone call. I highly recommend this property to anyone who wants comfort, a beautiful ocean view, and a caring owner. Only one small observation: the kitchen pots and pans, flatware, knives, and BBQ tools all need to be upgraded. But I love cooking so this may not be an issue for others. We would definitely recommend this property! Thanks, Adrian, and all the best! Carole & Don.
Thank you both for your kind review and for leaving the place so neat and tidy. We are already onto your friendly suggestion to upgrade the utensils etc and a fine dining chef friend is assigned to this special task! 5 star cooks need 5 star settings absolutely...... hope to see you again next year.
Wonderful apartment--comfortable, clean, well-equipped with beautiful view of beach
This apartment has everything going for it. It has a beach at the back door that is great for exploring, watching the wildlife--we saw Orcas, seals, eagles, herons--or just enjoying from the sunroom or patio (we saw some beautiful sunrises over the water, with Mount Baker in the background).
We had 5 people staying in the apartment comfortably, with 2-3 more for supper, and we all fit around the dining room table! The kitchen was large, and great for preparing meals for 6-8 people. You can walk easily to the downtown (2 km), and there is a great restaurant--Sea Glass Restaurant at the harbour 5 minutes away with unique, great food.
Several of our group rented bikes from Here by Bike several blocks away, and they enjoyed biking to Victoria, and around the Saanich peninsula--there are excellent bike trails and lanes throughout the area.
There is a lot to see and do in the area, and this is a great apartment to use as a home base.
We were so pleased to see you all enjoying your stay so much and were pleased that your guest from Germany took the lead on exploring by bicycle all that the Peninsula has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon...
Incredible sunrises! Host is very affable.
Thanks, great having you as guests. Alsways wanted to be known as affable!
Paradise on Roberts Bay in Sidney BC
This very well appointed home is right on Roberts Bay, which is a short walk from the town center of Sidney BC. It is an incredibly peaceful bay with a beautiful array of birds (including Eagles). The house has 3 bedrooms , a large well equipped kitchen with anything a cook could want and a beautiful dining and living room area that looks over the bay towards the fabulous Mount Baker. There is a cozy enclosed veranda and a side veranda for barbeques. Vacationing in this spot is breathtaking. You wake up to the sunrise on the bay and realize you are able to jump in a kayak and be in the tranquil waters watching the birds float and fly by...
Thank you so much for your kind review.... we look forward to hosting you next year...
close to Victoria Airport and the ferries
Eagles Nest is the perfect place to enjoy the best of Sidney.
While the little town is close by, the rental home feels miles away.
Situated on the scenic and protected Roberts Bay, it is easy to forgo other excursions while captivated by the view of snow-covered Mt. Baker, truly awe-inspiring sunrises if you are an early riser, heron, Canada geese and gulls.
The second floor of this very clean home is spacious and accommodating.
The beds are comfortable. The master has comfy Charisma linens and a much-welcomed down comforter for the chilly evenings. Also a large walk-in closet along with terry robes and slippers gave a relaxing touch.
I would easily and highly recommend this wonderful property with one caveat. The traffic noise on busy Resthaven can be a possible concern for light sleepers. Closing the windows helps.
All in all, just idyllic!
Thank you so much for taking the time for this review. We were very pleased to have such appreciative and engaged guest... you certainly seemed to enjoy watching the birdlife such as the antics of the osprey and eagle together with all the other actors of Roberts Bay.. We hope to see you again soon for some time with nature next year.
A Fabulous Stay
Despite unusual winter weather, we had a wonderful stay at Eagles Nest.
Nothing can compare to enjoying the sunrise over the water, as I am experiencing as I write this review. The sun room was my favorite place with it's comfy chairs and bistro set for enjoying breakfast and lunch. The photos and description on VRBO are what you get. Wonderful!!
The house is well appointed, bed is comfortable and the living room cosy with the easy to use gas fireplace. The walk into town takes about 20 minutes. Here you can find grocery stores, lots of restaurants and coffee shops and interesting bookstores.
Adrian is a great host, always friendly and prompt at replying to any questions we had.
Thank you for a very enjoyable 2 months.
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We always appreciate such considerate guests and thank you for looking after Eaglesnest so nicely during your extended stay. We look forward to your having you back again in January.
The activities and recreational opportunities in the vicinity are simply too rich to list... in Sidney Town on 5th St there is a visitors information centre with information on wineries, equestrian farms, the Lochside cycle trail to Victoria and the galloping goose cycle path to Sooke and endless other opportunities. (There is a cycle rental place just up the street $28 per day) We will ensure that there a full complement of information brochures for you to peruse. There are dozens of restaurants in the area and just 5 minutes peaceful walk away there are two 5 star restaurants up All Bay Road as well as a small bakery coffee shop and a convenience store. 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 $2.75.. or to the ferry to Vancouver or the Gulf Islands for a day trip in the other direction.
Rates & Availability
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Check in time is 4pm and checkout 11am on the last day of the booking to enable time to prepare for the next guests.