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Sidney Beachfront on Roberts Bay Near Victoria B.C.

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View to Mount Baker across Roberts Bay from Sun Room

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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Waterfront home close to everything, 2 Bedrooms + Media Bed/Room, 1.5 Bath

(For a video tour please see the video link button)
The Eagles Nest suite is the entire upper level (1500 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 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 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 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.'


Accommodation overview:

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.

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.... street parking is available.

Living areas:
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 player in the 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, Seaglass bistro, The Latch 4 star Italian restaurant, 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.....

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 !
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Manager

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/15/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    zero, nada, none... thanks!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry! We like them too but need to keep the allergy issues clear for others....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Media Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sofa Bed in TV Media Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walkin closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Second Bedroom with 1 Double and 1 Single Bed....moreless

  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Standard Bed (1), Single Bed (1), Queen Sofa Bed in media room (1) Queen Sofa Bed in living room (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bedroom ensuite: toilet

    Toilet and sink connected to Master Bedroom only...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Deep Soaker Tub and Rain shower. Bright room with skylight....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    One for each TV...moreless

  • Games:

    board games availalbe...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Various CD titles are provided.......moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full cable in two rooms. 42 inch Living Room TV with Dolby sound system and Media room 46 inch with sound system....moreless

  • Stereo:

    High end NAD stereo with CD player, MP3 Ipod dock....moreless

  • Television:

    Two TV's... flat screens one in Living Room, one in Media Room...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A varied library of about 20 DVD titles is provided. Netflix is available....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Walkable pebble and sand beach, tide flats during low tides....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    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

  • Downtown:

    Sidney town very close and has everything.... forget the big box stores... they are banned :-) Victoria downtown is just down the road or take the double decker bus from the corner every 30 minute...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    We are not on a golf course however there are several in the area such as the Ardmore. A basic set of clubs is available at Eaglesnest....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Snow Capped Mount Baker is often visible in the distance across the water, particularly when silhouetted by the early morning sun....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    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

  • Oceanfront:

    Please note, the Google Map is not showing the location accurately... the house is at the foot of Ardwell on the beach....moreless

  • Village:

    Sidney is a enjoyed by visitors from around the world... the main street book stores, boutiques, art galleries, outdoor activities, rental shops, aquariums, cinema etc...moreless

  • Water View:

    What can be said that photos do not say better....ever changing, at your doorstep....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    In addition to the beach we are a 5 minute walk from Tsehum harbour and its marinas, restaurants and other services. Van Isle Marina and the Sea Glass Bistro and The Latch restaurant are examples....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Hi Speed Fibreoptic ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full sized washer and dryer are located on the ground floor off the lobby entrance. Shared with downstairs suite....moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered garage parking for one vehicle....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas Fireplace provides winter warmth....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas Fireplace and electric heating with thermostats in each room....moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi speed .... both hardwire and WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens and towels are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room with large couches and an armchair. One Queen Sofabed....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for one or two vehicles, one in carport and one on driveway....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Phones with free calling throughout North America...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    State of the art Samsung Washer and Dryer in shared downstairs laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed wireless is provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Large drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of cooking and serving and small appliances are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8 with dishes and utensils... ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet Dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open kitchen and high counter bar allows engagement with the chef. Kitchen is has a large skylight and opens into onto the BBQ deck and into the dining/living room....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Miscellaneous equipment for the chef....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Three Balconies...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Rental outlet at Russ Hays on Bevan Ave and also on the Main Street in Sidney for both family bikes and top end pro bikes. or, purchase and then return a cheap bike at a Thrift Store....moreless

  • Boat:

    2 Kayaks...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2)...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    Several nearby golf courses.... Ardmore is a good one. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 plastic sit-on-top kayaks are available for supervised use in shallow water area of Roberts Bay....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The Lawn and Garden area are perfect for dining or reclining at the water's edge....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Barbeque is provide on the deck off the kitchen...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Panorama Recreation Centre is nearby with a fantastic pool, hot tubs, slides as well as other health club facilties avialable on daily passes at low prices....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan to April
Sep 30 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,019 $2,641
Summer Season May-Sept
Apr 1 - Oct 1, 2017
6 night min stay
$223
$1,207 $4,150

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$208
$1,019 $2,641
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $113.19

Notes:

Check in time is 4pm and checkout 11am on the last day of the booking to enable time to prepare for the next guests.


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Victoria International Airport
0.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Beacon Avenue - several
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swartz Bay to Vancouver - Sidney-Anacortes WA
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Various Golf Courses
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Victoria
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pat Bay Highway 17
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sea Glass and The Latch
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Washington - Comox
Sidney, BC, Canada
Nearest Beach
In front of house

Car: Recommended

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 galloping goose cycle path to Sooke and endless other opportunities. 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 $2.50.. or to the ferry to Vancouver or the Gulf Islands for a day trip in the other direction.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1990

About: 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.

Why Sidney, BC, Canada:
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:
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, 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 Town Hall to Sidney 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 plus a separate TV/media room with a queen sofa bed. 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 shop, convenience store and masseuse within a 5 minute walk to the Marina and harbour area. For those wishing to visit the Gulf Islands or spend a day in Vancouver without taking the car, there is a frequent bus service that connects with ferries will take you anywhere you need to might want to be...


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/15/2016

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Photos

  • View to Mount Baker across Roberts Bay from Sun Room

    View to Mount Baker across Roberts Bay from Sun Room

  • Roberts Bay Bird Sanctuary to the left - driveway into Eagles Nest

    Roberts Bay Bird Sanctuary to the left - driveway into Eagles Nest

  • Sun deck

    Sun deck

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining table with seating for six.

    Dining table with seating for six.

  • Master Bedroom with Queen bed, ensuite and walk in closet

    Master Bedroom with Queen bed, ensuite and walk in closet

  • Second Bedroom Double bed on left, single bed on right.

    Second Bedroom Double bed on left, single bed on right.

  • Media Room with 46 inch TV, DVD Library, Queen Sofa/Bed

    Media Room with 46 inch TV, DVD Library, Queen Sofa/Bed

  • Glass of Wine and watch the wildlife show.

    Glass of Wine and watch the wildlife show.

  • Sun Room, perfect for morning coffee or afternoon read.

    Sun Room, perfect for morning coffee or afternoon read.

  • Living Room with fireplace, 42 inch TV with surround

    Living Room with fireplace, 42 inch TV with surround

  • Main Bathroom with Tub Shower, Skylight

    Main Bathroom with Tub Shower, Skylight

  • Master Bedroom with Queen Bed, ensuite and walk in closet

    Master Bedroom with Queen Bed, ensuite and walk in closet

  • Second Bedroom with single and double beds

    Second Bedroom with single and double beds

  • Samsung Washer and Dryer

Shared with downstairs owner suit

    Samsung Washer and Dryer Shared with downstairs owner suit

  • Front of house faces on to Ardwell Road end

    Front of house faces on to Ardwell Road end

  • SeaGlass fine dining  a 10 minute walk, breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    SeaGlass fine dining a 10 minute walk, breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  • Coffee shop around the corner at Harbour Road

    Coffee shop around the corner at Harbour Road

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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