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SIDNEY MEWS: 1 Bedroom Garden Suite, Super Location with Relaxing Water Feature!

Bedrooms 1
Space 660 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Downtown Sidney-Ground Level Patio Suite-Close to All Amenities-1 Block to Ocean

Welcome to SIDNEY MEWS, a vacation rental accommodation in the heart of beautiful Sidney-by-the–Sea on Vancouver Island, BC. SIDNEY MEWS is a one bedroom, ground floor, fully equipped newly remodeled patio suite, located on a quiet street one block from the waterfront promenade, and one block from Beacon Avenue, the town’s main shopping street. If this is your first visit to Sidney-by-the-Sea, you will be delighted to discover a quaint west coast seaside town with much to see and do. Experience restaurants offering the gambit of culinary delights, boutique shops of every description, book stores, galleries, theater, spas, local museums, ocean adventure tours and a not-to-be-missed west coast aquarium centre, all within steps of your accommodation. Your suite features local and native west coast art for your enjoyment.

This spacious 660 sq ft vacation rental is a short drive to local amenities and tourist attractions, such as, the world famous Butchart Gardens (15min), local wineries, seasonal markets, the Panorama Recreation Centre with public swimming pool and workout facilites, and just 30min to wonderful downtown Victoria. Vehicle access is quick and easy to the Victoria Airport (5min), Swartz Bay ferry terminal serving Vancouver and the Gulf Islands (10min), and the Black Ball ferry to and from Port Angeles, WA, USA (30min). The Anacortes Wa, USA Ferry terminal is within walking distance of SIDNEY MEWS.

Through your private side entry to SIDNEY MEWS, you will discover a tranquil east facing courtyard patio with a soothing water pond and fountain exclusively for our guests. Visible through your patio doors, your furnished outdoor sitting and dining area invites you to relax on your vacation. Enjoy alfresco dining accompanied by the enchanting music of gurgling water. On your own gas BBQ, prepare west coast delicacies to be savoured in the romantic glow of garden candle light.

This well appointed recently renovated unit has a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with all cooking amenities for your needs: granite counters, contemporary chandelier, full-size stainless steel stove and fridge, microwave, dishwasher, Expresso coffee-maker, pots, stem ware, flatware, dishes, and various small appliances. For your convenence, there is also a roller shopping cart to transport your groceries with ease. Three grocery shopping options are available within a short walking distance, so use of a car is optional.

In your bedroom, separate from the living area, is a high quality queen-size pillow top bed. The room is decorated in serene dove gray tones with west coast charm, featuring 400 count linens and a second TV over an electric fireplace for cozy relaxing ambience and optional heat in the winter months. A large closet provides good storage and includes two plush white terry bath robes. A large picture window overlooks the serenity of the water pond. There is a full three-piece washroom, with new heated floor tiles, modern toilet, new light fixtures and with a full size tub and rain head shower fixture with an optional hand held variable water pulse selection wand. The single sink features a full-size mirror, granite counter tops, plush white towels, hairdryer and first aid kit. This unit also has a shared laundry with high efficiency front loading washer/dryer, iron and ironing board and a clothes steamer for those quick touch ups.

Your main living area features a new flat screen HD TV, with HD Cable Channels, a DVD/Blue ray player, Ipod dock and access to Wi Fi internet. There is another cosy electric fireplace with a very comfortable leather lazy boy recliner chair to enjoy watching movies, TV programs or just unwinding with a good book. The couch in front of the fireplace is a flip coach that converts into an extra sleeping area for one person.

We also provide for your use, two folding beach chairs, beach towels and a picnic kit, ready for you to add your favourite foods from the local grocery store 5 minutes walking distance away. Access to beach front picnic locations and walking paths is within one block. A much more expansive beach is 3 km to the south of Sidney.

For your convenience, we provide a complimentary dedicated Parking Pass at a well lit outdoor parking lot 2 doors down the street.

We are the owners of this property and we reside on the upper two floors of this dwelling. We will try to make this your home away from home. Slow down, unwind, with the gentle breezes. Enjoy the fresh ocean air, the call of the sea gulls as you enjoy your west coast island time.

We look forward to welcoming you to SIDNEY MEWS and a relaxing West Coast stay.

Languages Spoken: ENGLISH and FRENCH

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Barbara

We have lived on the Saanich Peninsula Since 1999 and have recently moved to Sidney to experience it's many charms. Both Barb and Mike can help you find whatever you are looking for in the area and are always glad to share Sidney and the Saanich Pennisula's many attractions! This area is truely a wonderful treasure on the west coast.

We both have FRENCH as a second language and welcome the opportunity to practice speaking it whenever we can!

Barbara purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Barbara chose Vancouver Island

We first relocated to Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island from Ottawa, ON in 1999 with the intention of giving our three boys a different living experience in another part of Canada. We’ve never turned back. The West Coast life style is the perfect fit for our family. As the boys grew up and started moving out, we decided to relocate from our suburban home in Brentwood to the vibrant small coastal town of Sidney-by-the-Sea. This wonderful friendly sea side town offers everything at your finger tips. We are truly enjoying the life style change and the absolute convenience this location provides us and for the many guests that we are hosting here at Sidney Mews. Let us share with you the many delightful attractions, Sidney, the Saanich Peninsula and Victoria have to offer. Come, stay and explore this slice of paradise that we have come to love. Like us, you’ll be glad you did! Barbara and Mike

What makes this townhome unique

We both enjoy the opportunity to speak FRENCH and enjoy practicing the second language whenever we get the chance with people we meet. Sidney Mews has an ideal Location, centrally located in Town yet away from the major bustle! You can even see the water at the end of our street. Best of Both Worlds!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our 2nd visit to Sidney Mews this June 2015 which speaks volumes about our views. You go over the top to make our visit special. We love the location and the comfortable homey feel that you've created. The little touches are much appreciated and not at all little! We love Sidney and the opportunity to visit dear friends. We wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. We will be back again.
Jun 2015
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Sidney Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite Counter Heated Floor Plush White Towels 2 Terry Robe
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size pillow top bed, Large Double Door Closet, Flat screen TV over Electric Fireplace, lots of extra linens
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

SIDNEY MEWS: 1 Bedroom Garden Suite, Super Location with Relaxing Water Feature!
average rating of 4.939394 based on 37 reviews

Great location and wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was extremely comfortable and we were greeted with fresh flowers, fruit and snacks. Barb was a fantastic host and thoughtfully provided games and a jigsaw our son enjoyed and made great suggestions on places to visit. We couldn't ask for a more considerate host. We would highly recommend a stay at Sidney Mews.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful meeting you and your family!! I'm glad that you found my suggestions on sites and activities so helpful and enjoyable. For a small town, we have so many options to offer both our residents and visitors. I'm glad to hear that you felt so at home and comfortable here! That is our ultimate goal, to have our guests come away with wonderful memories to cherish. Have a good safe trip back home to Hobart, Australia. Looking forward to seeing you on a return trip! Cheers Barbara
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th trip to Sidney and this is by far the best stay. The suite is tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and lacks nothing. It has a very comfortable bed. Barbara and Mike are great hosts and very welcoming. We had a very relaxing 10 day stay and will be back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We continually strive to make all our guests feel comfortable and at home! Nothing makes a vacation more enjoyable than having wonderful local experiences and then having a nice location to retreat to for relaxation and comfort at the end of the day! I'm glad that we more than met your expectations during your visit to Sidney. Keep well back in Kingston, ON. Mike and I enjoyed meeting you on this your 4th trip to our quaint town. Cheers Barb.
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Sammamish USA/Thornbury UK

A Mews in Sidney

  • 5 of 5

We found this to be an idyllic spot to stay in Sidney. Centrally located, just a short walk to shops, restaurants and water front.

The garden suite was beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Barbara gave us a very warm welcome and we were delighted to find home baked goodies, fruit and fresh flowers awaiting us.

Barbara seems to have thought of everything to ensure that everyone will enjoy their stay at The Mews in Sydney.

We very much look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you both and to be able to share our small Canadian town with you. Sidney is indeed a very friendly and walkable community. I am glad that you so enjoyed your stay with us. Enjoy the rest of your summer back in Washington State. All the best Barbara.
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Beautiful, clean, peaceful and great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time to Sidney and we couldn't have picked a better location! It is close to everything, within walking distance; clean, well equipped with everything you need and beautifully decorated! Quiet and serene with a relaxing pond feature in the backyard. We most definitely would love to visit Sidney again, and will book here for sure! Thank you Barbara and Mike for making our stay so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful endorsement. I'm happy that we more than met your expectations. We strive to make each guest feel welcomed and comfortable here at Sidney Mews. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Barbara
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Everything was great location,venue and hosts. We plan to come back.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place near everything. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure sharing our home and our town with you both! You truly seemed to enjoy all our amenities and spending time with near by friends. Hope to see you back for more wonderful experiences. All the best back in Edmonton, Barb and Mike
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Beyond Clean, home away from home, comfortable, location, location & such accommodating hosts.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second long term stay at Sidney Mews. Barb and Mike are wonderful hosts, very knowledgable with the area and what Sidney has to offer. The location of their beyond clean rental is within a comfortable walking distance to restaurants, retail shops, grocery stores and only a block from the sea front. The accomodation is so well equipped with everything from a shoehorn to an invac system, crisp bedding, full sized kitchen appliances, laundry facilities and a private patio area with BBQ and tranquil pond. We will be back for another 2 months in 2018...can hardly wait.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed having you both stay with us. It's truly a pleasure having such wonderful repeat guests. Your thoughtfulness and wonderful company is such a wonderful experience to share. Have a great summer with all your family back in Ontario and we'll see you in 2018 once again! Looking forward!! Barb and Mike
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Nearest Airport
5.2 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
450 Metres
Washington State Ferry-Anacortes US, Swartz Bay BC
Nearest Golf
5.5 Kilometres
Glen Meadows Goft Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Hwy #17, Pat Bay Highway
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Haro's, Beacon Landing, The Pier, Swiss Bistro ...
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Island View Beach
Car: not necessary

Great Location, one block off the water, lots of waterfront walking to do.


Rates & Availability

Sidney Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $63.47 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Departure Cleaning Fee of $80.00Cdn per stay + 5% GST Tax (Note: For 30 days or more $100.00Cdn)

Booking Rates in CANADIAN DOLLARS are: $115 per Night/ $700 per Week (7 nights) + GST Tax,
$2100 per Month (30 nights*) No GST*
For exact rate quotes for any time frame other then above, please contact owner for a quote.
For booking deposit amount and rental total quote of stays Over 30 nights please contact owner.

Minimum 4 night booking stay... Except to Fill Availability Gaps. Please contact owner to inquire.

CHECK IN TIME - AFTER 3PM on the Day of Arrival
CHECK OUT TIME - BY 11:00 AM on the Day of Departure
If additional time is required due to flights please contact the Owner to arrange if possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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