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Private Patio, Walk to Beach, Gas F/P, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Lower Suite in Home: Bedroom w/Queen & Bunks, Livingroom w/Queen Sofa bed

*** 'Home Suite Home' in Sidney by the Sea is a NO SMOKING property. It's probably best that smokers chose to inquire elsewhere. ***

Wake up to sunshine streaming through the front windows. Relax all day on your private South-West facing patio, or take a five-minute stroll to the nearest beach.

Explore the many boutique shops on Beacon Avenue, a 20 minute walk. Discover Sidney's many book stores and coffee shops as well!

Practise your culinary skills in the well-appointed custom kitchen, order in, or dash out to one of many local and delicious restaurants for dinner.

Spend your evenings soaking under the stars in the hot tub, or have a candle-light bath in the deep soaker tub... step out onto heated tile floors in the bathroom.

Finish your day by snuggling into bed, enjoying a great nights' sleep on a 5-star luxury hotel mattress set in a gorgeous sleigh bed.

If you packed light or encountered inclement weather and would like to do some laundry, our laundry room is nearby, and we're happy to share!

Whatever your style, we know you will find Sidney a lovely place to visit, and we trust that you will find this accommodation to be your 'Home Suite Home' while you're here.

Note: Although the suite theoretically has sleeping space for up to six (queen bed, queen sofa bed, & two little bunks), the space is best suited to two adults and two small children, OR two adults and an additional adult or two if just for a short period. The couch sits three. Two bar chairs are in the suite, with two more available upon request. Ottoman stools and extra camp-style chairs are also available upon request. It's all about versatility :-)

Keywords: Suite, self-contained, short term accommodation, long term accommodation, furnished rental, for rent by owner, near Victoria

More Details

Tara Cumming 250-656-8806
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Tara Cumming 250-656-8806

We are a happy family with two girls - one in high-school and one in college. Bentley & Maxwell are our fur-babies. Tara works from home office doing residential design & drafting... Dan is an electrical engineer, working in Sales & Marketing at a local company.

Tara Cumming 250-656-8806 purchased this house in 2008

Why Tara Cumming 250-656-8806 chose Sidney

Sidney by the Sea - a cozy little town where we always loved to visit. What better place to live, than a place where you always feel like you're on vacation!

What makes this house unique

Private South-West facing patio, shared hot tub, custom kitchen, gas fireplace, flat screen T.V., in-ceiling speaker system, deep soaker tub in bathroom with heated tile floor, and a great bed! Off-street parking. Quiet cul-de-sac, 5 minute walk to the ocean, 20 minute walk to downtown Sidney.


Sidney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Deep soaker tub with shower. Linens, shampoo & conditioner and blow dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed. Closet converts to bunks for our smaller guests.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This property is located very close to everything we wanted to do. It is very comfortable for two people. Loved the fact the owner had stocked some basics for people arriving without time to grab a few items. Didn't utilize the kitchen to its full extent but noticed it is totally equipped with all the tools needed to make a complete meal. Loved the heated floors in the bathroom. Especially after getting up on a cooler day.

Our hosts were great, very friendly to talk to and made us feel at home.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tara's and Dan's apartment for two months and we loved every minute of it. The apartment is comfortable, clean and the kitchen is very functional. Both, Tara and Dan, are always willing to help with any issues you may encounter. The location is quiet and walking distance to most places.

Sidney is a lovely community offering a movie theatre, many coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and many other places to visit. We highly recommend Tara's apartment to anybody considering a visit to Sidney by the Sea.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well appointed suite with everything you would need.

  • 5 of 5

This suite worked great for us and our dog Luna. It is very private ,well equipped and very clean. We had complete privacy. Felt like home. Tara and her family are very friendly and available if you need anything. We would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spruce Grove, Alberta Canada

A wonderful suite

  • 5 of 5

Tara was a wonderful host. Place was clean and compact and well

equipped kitchen.& comfy bed.Location was handy for shopping and seeing the sights. Hope we can go again..

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to freshly baked muffins which was a great way to start our stay at Tara's. This suite

worked well for us as it is close to both the ferry and Victoria and has all the amenities that we needed. We were able to leave both our small dogs for short periods of time which we appreciated. We would recommend this well-equipped suite to others. It is run by a very nice family. Murray and Germaine, Cranbrook

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay with Tara and Family

  • 5 of 5

Well thought out accommodation with everything you need and lovely hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
Butchart Gardens
The Parliament Building
Royal BC Museum
Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
"A great indoor aquarium, featuring creatures from the Salish Sea."
Thai Corner Restaurant
Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Schwartz Bay
Nearest Golf
7.8 Kilometres
Ardmore Golf Course, North Saanich, BC
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Kilometres
Patricia Bay Hwy/BC-17
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Hyland's Fish & Chips
Nearest Ski
261 Kilometres
Mount Washington Ski Resort, Courtenay, BC
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Roberts' Bay
Car: not necessary

Quiet seaside town, Coffee Shops & Book Stores Galore, Seasonal Community Markets, Walk to everything


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

****Prices shown in the calendar above and the box in the top right are shown in USD***
My rates, in CANADIAN FUNDS are as follows:
Oct. 1 - May 31: $1680/month (no tax), $560/week (plus 5% GST), $100/night (plus 5% GST)
June 1st - Sept. 30th: $2200/month (no tax), $726/week (plus 5% GST), $132/night (plus 5% GST)
Minimum 1 week rentals except to fill calendar gaps.
A reservation deposit will be required - generally $100 per week of stay.
No refunds given for customers who decide to leave before the end of their scheduled stay, once stay has commenced.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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