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Beautiful home right on the ocean.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

All you need for a romantic get away or a full family get together.

A place to come back to after a full day of sightseeing or just stay here and relax. Everything you need to complete your vacation.

Joyce Scott
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Joyce Scott

My father built this home in 1939 and our whole family grew up here.

Joyce Scott purchased this house in 1939

Why Joyce Scott chose Vancouver Island

Sidney is a beautiful town with everything you need within easy walking distance.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing like a view of the ocean on a sunny day or during a winter storm. Carry the canoe across the front lawn and go for a paddle or just sit out and enjoy the view.


Sidney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Beautiful home right on the ocean.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Welcoming Home Away From Home with a View!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely charming home with amazing flowers and garden....fantastic ocean views...waterfront...kayaks right there...we watched sailboats, blue herons, harbor seals and geese often. Hosts make you feel like you are returning home. Would choose this house agsin.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our Shoreacres! It has always been a special place for all of our family. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.
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The Best of Memories Made

  • 5 of 5

Sidney By the Sea did not disappoint us, neither did Beautiful Shoreacres on the Ocean. Making very special memories with our young grandson and family from Toronto. Canoeing to nearby rocky islands to see the Harbour seals and their pups and kayaking the shoreline. We visited the shops, galleries, markets and activities in Sidney and the Victoria area.

We delighted in the sunrises and spent many enjoyable hours sitting by the seaside watching the ever changing sights and sounds go by. Often watching the evening light of the setting sun tinge the sky pink, silhouetting Mt Baker on the horizon.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Idyllic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three weeks over Christmas and New Years and loved every minute. I spent a lot of time sitting at the dining room table just looking out at the water. The house is spotless, the furniture and beds are comfy. It is great location for walking to town and along the waterfront. The hosts are thoughtful and helpful. They even put up a Christmas tree for us. We loved browsing the bookstores and enjoyed the aquarium. We were sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV

Felt like home in the BEST way

  • 5 of 5

Came here for 25th Anniv to get far away, be cold and just relax. Shoreacres exceeded every expectation! It was comfortable, roomy, clean and had spectacular views. Location was excellent for airport, ferry excursions and lots of walking to explore the simple charms of Sidney. Had to get up every morning to watch the sunrise; how can you let yourself miss it? From the welcome and cookies to the stories of families before us, we savored every moment. Can't wait to return.

P.S. You must visit the fish monger (blue building on pier) and enjoy the best Italian style pizza at Woodshed Pizza.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. Sidney is such a great place to just relax and enjoy all the amenities. Good food, nice shops, great bookstores and so easy to walk everywhere . Hope to see you again sometime.
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Perfect Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

It was a bittersweet gathering place for myself and family from back east as we attended a family funeral. Because of this beautiful, peaceful family home, we were able to eat, visit, and reminisce while the little ones went exploring on the beach. Our heartfelt thanks to the owners for making sure we had everything we needed. A wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad your stay was a memorable one. Our family home was always a welcoming place, open to all friends and family. Now we get to share it with even more people.
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Gernie, BC

Wonderful vacation home by the sea

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation started with a warm and friendly welcome from the owners who ensured we had everything we needed. The house is ideally located right on the shoreline only 10 minutes walk from Sidney's main street. Our kids had the beach to themselves and rock pooled and built driftwood forts on the shore. We loved having access to the kayaks and saw sea birds and grey harbour seals on our little trips out to sea. It was a great base for adventuring out to local sights and attractions. The house was roomy and comfortable, and had everything we needed at hand. We had a wonderful holiday and would love to return. Thanks Joyce and Bill for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This lovely family home is right on the ocean in beautiful Sidney-by-the Sea. Minutes from Victoria International airport, B.C.Ferries at Swartz Bay as well as Anacortes ferry to Washington State. Visit Butchart Gardens and Butterfly World. Go whale watching, diving, snorkeling, golfing, sailing. Wonderful Thursday night market during the summer. Visit beautiful Victoria, only a 20 minute drive from home. The possibilities are endless.


Rates & Availability

Sidney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 - Oct 1
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $365.9

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