About the property
- Cottage251 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
A 250 SQ FT. Cottage right on a beautiful sandy beach sleeps 2
Welcome to Beach House Retreat. If you love the beach and ocean then this is the place for you.
Nestled under a big willow tree, this cozy cottage has a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and literally sits on a sandy beach with its own private deck and patio furniture.
Put your feet up, take in the fresh salt air, enjoy a glass of wine and listen to the ebb and flow of the waves from your private sundeck overlooking the majestic San Juan Islands. Swim, suntan and walk the sandbars in the summer. Kitesurf and storm watch in the winter. If you are lucky, you will see one of the local sea otters pass by.
From inside, this charming cottage has the look and feel of a Mediterranean villa. Its tasteful floor plan includes a bar-style table and chairs, a super-comfortable, Queen-sized bed, a bathroom with shower, cable TV, mini-refrigerator, wineglass set, microwave and coffee maker. Outside you’ll find an ocean-side sundeck and plenty of beach furniture to help maximize your outdoor comfort. WiFi is everywhere, so you can stream your favorite music on the beach or inside.
This private seaside getaway is ideal for anyone needing a good dose of nature and tranquility. The spot is also great for honeymooners, beach hikers, kayakers, paddle boarders and Hobie Cat lovers – there is a place to launch many water toys right next door.
Nearby services include four restaurants, a grocery store, a farmers market, the Cordova Bay Golf Course and the Trans-Canada bicycle trail.
We are conveniently located within 20 minutes of downtown Victoria, Victoria International Airport, and Sidney by the Sea. The Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (which provides transit to Vancouver and the Gulf Islands) is just 25 minutes away.
Minimum stay: Two days
Looking for more space? Ask for details on renting our 2-bedroom beach house suite (which has a kitchenette and sleeps an additional four people).
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Michael Stein
We are a happily married couple, retired and enjoying our beautiful home on the beach in Cordova Bay.
Why Michael Stein chose Saanich
We fell in love with Cordova Bay and all that it had to offer.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Beach House Retreat sits on the beach is a free standing private cottage not connected to the house. Once you step off of your deck you will be standing on the beautiful sandy beach.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wow what a place
Being right on the beach was an absolute treat.
Great Little Place on the beach !
The beach house was a great stay, Micheal and Donna super helpful really great people. Even helped us out when there was a possible tsunami warning! Don't let that keep you away though. If you love listening to the ocean and letting it rock you to sleep I don't think you could find a closer spot to the water unless you were actually right in the water. When you stay here though one thing you will definitely need would be a car if your flying in, there is cabs and busses but a car will make it that much easier to get in to Victoria. It's a little ways out of town but so worth it. If I was ever to write a novel this would be the spot!
Perfect little retreat!
The "Sugar Shack" was perfectly located on the Ocean....just steps to the Beach!!
The sound of the waves and gorgeous sunrises we're so wonderful!! We stayed in January, I can only imagine how great a Summer stay would be. The cottage is cozy with a very comfortable bed!
Couple little things we noticed when we got there, was there was no couch (to accommodate a 3rd person) as advertised. The bathroom, right off the kitchen, only had a curtain for a door and the fridge had no freezer. These are not complaints, only to let others know...
Our stay was comfortable and relaxing.... EXACTLY what we were looking for!!
The owners were very accommodating, check in and check out were very easy!!
Would stay again!
My girlfriend and I stayed here on our Labor day vacation. What a gem we found here! It was perfect! We kept saying this was everything we needed and then some. The scenery you wake up to every morning is breathtaking! We rented a car and made it downtown Victoria every day (very quick ride to downtown), and at night if we wanted a few drinks we took cabs. There is so much to do and everything you need right here. Its a very private spot and you have your own beach front area! I'd recommend this place to anyone and stay here again in a heartbeat!
Relaxation by the water
My 13 year old daughter and I stayed in the converted boat house for two nights and we enjoyed every minute of our time there. You are just steps from the water and at night we slept with the sound of the waves in the background. When you sit on the deck in front of the cottage, you are shaded by a tree and feel completely hidden by others walking past. There is a local store just down the road, where we purchased some burgers and fresh fruit and vegetables. We then barbecued on the provided grill and roasted marshmallows over the gas fire pit. The cottage has a Keurig and provides coffee and tea options. The bathroom is a little tight and you have to wash the dishes in the bathroom, but this quirkiness just added to our experience.
If you need a place to relax and regroup I highly recommend this cottage. I loved that we could be on and off the beach in a matter of minutes. We would play and then go back to the cottage deck to relax in the sun, and then repeat. There was also high quality Wifi so I could work early in the morning before my daughter woke up.
Word of warning: There is a very long staircase that you need to walk up and down to reach the cottage. It was not a problem for me or my daughter, however if you struggle walking up and down stairs then this may not be the cabin for you. Being at the bottom of the property is what allows you to be so close to the water, so it was completely worth the walk for us!
We are glad you and your daughter enjoyed your recent stay and appreciate your comments.
We kindly note that there is a separate wash basin and dish rack to wash and dry dishes. We apologize if these items were not properly highlighted during the check-in. Most of our guests have been fine with this arrangement given that the cottage does not have a full kitchen and is best suited for light meals.
In any case, we enjoyed hosting you and would be delighted to see you again.
This really is true to the pictures and all the information listed. We have rented often through VRBO and have had varying degrees of mostly good but a few disappointing experiences. Not this time. These hosts are lovely, genuine and professional. The setting is gorgeous and the accommodation extremely clean and completely equipped. We plan a return visit.
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The guest booking the reservation is requested to provide a copy of his or her passport or driver's licence at the time of check-in.