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Beautiful home right on the ocean.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 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


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful home right on the ocean.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful Sanctuary by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean family home right on the ocean with amazing views of Sidney Harbour and Mount Baker. Close to the town center with nearby shore walking path. Hosts were delightful and accommodating, and this was a wonderful spot for us to stay and enjoy peaceful moments while in town for a family celebration. We loved exploring the tide pools, watching the parades of Canada geese, paddling the kayaks, viewing sunrises, walking through the beautiful garden, and quiet moments

just looking at the scenery. This spot was special. Thank you for our stay and your warm welcome. J & N

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janelle for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you here in our family home with your family and celebrating this special event. Many thanks again and look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Beautiful and perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home! It was perfect in every way! We enjoyed sitting on the lawn watching the ocean, birds, and boats. A great time was had by all! We would definitely recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Keith for your kind review. We are very happy you and your extended family enjoyed staying at our family home making some good memories. Hope you get to visit again.
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Amazing views, wonderful hosts, great town to visit within easy walking distance.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was extremely clean and organized, the beds were comfy, and it just felt like home for our family. We would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed visiting our part of Canada and our family home here in Sidney. Hope you do get to visit again. Many thanks
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House with a view

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for 4 days, 4 adults and three children, 1. 4 1/2 and 5 yrs old, whilst we stayed on our boat at Sidney Marina. It was perfect for everyone. The view was fantastic. The house was ideal for the baby to run around and the elder girls played on the rocks and beach for hours. Nothing like the evenings on the grass looking over the water. The house is very well equipped and owners very helpful, willing to do everything to make your stay perfect. The proximity to the town and all the attractions was great.

Thank you for sharing your house. Helen and John

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I remember spending many hours down on that same beach as a child, turning over rocks to find small crabs and catching little 'bullheads' in the tide pools. We're so glad your family has enjoyed our family home. (and beach).
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $407.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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