The Cleo Beachfront is located on Patricia Bay in the Saanich Inlet, one of only 3 bodies of water like it in the world. The topography of the Bay makes it a spectacular environment for bird and marine life. Bald eagles and Great Blue Herons are seen almost daily at close range as they fly past the deck of the cottage to land in the trees at the edge of the property. In addition to being a rich feeding and resting spot for migratory birds, the bay is a destination for an assortment of marine mammals including seals, otters and harbour porpoises.
Other wildlife abounds as a result of the rural nature of the property - owls, hawks, ravens, bunnies, squirrels and the delightful quail are all frequent visitors.
The Oceanside deck provides plenty of room to relax. The property is south facing and so enjoys both sun and summer full moons.
Spend the day at the beach where summer water temperatures are warm enough to enjoy long and leisurely swims. Other water sports include kayaking or canoeing and on windy days kite boarders and wind surfers take to the water. The water is warm enough to enjoy night swims under the stars and experience the incredible bio-luminescence which will give your movements the magic of sparkling light.
The cottage has an old fashioned charm and all rooms have views of the ocean or the garden. The large master bedroom has a king size bed and windows on 3 sides to enjoy the views and fresh sea air. The second bedroom has 2 queen size beds and a view of the ocean and a bathroom is just outside the door.
The kitchen provides plenty of room for 2 or more cooks, and the open floor plan of the main living area with a large stone fireplace between them allows a warm energy to flow through and around the spaces.
North Saanich is 10 minutes from the town of Sidney and 20-30 minutes to Victoria, the capital of the province of B.C.
The Cleo beachfront is well suited to couples or couples with one or two children over 6 looking to enjoy a peaceful oceanfront vacation. Steep stairs to the beach require care in descending.
Also on the property is a small caretaker's cabin which is approximately 150 feet from the house on the driveway side to ensure the 2 acre property and summer flower gardens are maintained for your enjoyment. Your complete oceanside privacy is unaffected.
Please note that VRBO automatically converts Canadian pricing to US dollars on the main listing.