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Harbour-House/Sidney BC

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Queen Beds, 2 Bath And Den Vacation Home

The harbour is home to over a half dozen marinas. The port town of Sidney, BC, is conveniently located. A short 20 minute drive to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, or less than a 10 minute drive to the Victoria International Airport or the BC ferries Swartz Bay dock.

This beautiful Sidney - Victoria BC long term rental home is equipped with 2 bedrooms & den (with 2 queen beds and a set of bunk beds), two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and garage. Self Catering accommodation features include ocean views from the living and dining rooms, fireplace, and Wi-Fi

Doug Doty and wife Sharon
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Doug Doty and wife Sharon

Doug Doty was born and raised in Victoria. Sharon moved to Victoria from the Comox Valley in 1981 to attend UVic. Married since 1984, they have built their family home in Victoria and enjoyed all that Southern Vancouver Island has to offer. World travellers, they recognize how beautiful our little corner of the world is and wish to share it with you while you explore Sidney, Victoria and Vancouver Island.

Doug Doty and wife Sharon purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Doug Doty and wife Sharon chose Vancouver Island

We purchased this house because of incredible location. We are situated across Resthaven Drive from All Bay Park and Tsehum Harbour at the end of the Saanich Peninsula. This harbour is the centre of yachting activity on the Peninsula and houses six marinas and yacht clubs. Tsehum Harbour-house is a quiet oasis filled with all the amenities that you might wish for during your stay. Walk across the park to the dock and pick up fresh fish and shellfish for dinner, purchased right off the boats. A cluster of wineries and a cidery are just a short drive along the Saanich Peninsula on idyllic farms - take a day trip to sample some small and family-owned wineries. Barbeque on the back patio and enjoy the southern exposure in the backyard after a day of hiking the beaches, parks or hilltop parks or antiquing in the many quaint shops in Sidney

What makes this cottage unique

From the dining table or the sitting room you can see the boats in the marinas. Relax and enjoy the views inside and out!


Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Rumrunner Pub and Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Swartz Bay
Nearest Golf
8.25 Miles
Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Patricia Bay Highway #17
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Hyland's Fish & Chips
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
Tsehum Harbour

Spend the day exploring the Salish Sea from seashore to seafloor with giant Pacific octopus, sharks, armoured animals, salmon and more at the Shaw Discovery Centre in downtown Sidney. World class Butchart Gardens is close by with spectacular flowers, with something new to see with each changing season, all year round. We have 13,000 hectares of spectacular and easily accessible natural areas in 33 regional parks and trails in the Capital Regional District. Sidney has whale watching and wildlife tours, a world class aviation museum (located at the Victoria International Airport), Sidney Spit Marine Park - a beautiful spot for quiet and solitude, the Lochside Regional Trail for hiking and biking and the list goes on!


Sidney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Harbour-House/Sidney BC
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Exactly as we remembered from

when we were here in 2008! Wonderful stay, thx so much!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I thought I had done a lot of changes, new windows different color paint in some rooms, but yes. It is still the same house and set up :) Glad you enjoyed Thanks Doug
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Tempe, AZ

Nice home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The house was as expected. The kitchen was very well supplied and the house had everything we needed. It was very clean. It was nice to be so close to Sidney and a lot of restaurants. We also enjoyed walking around the harbor and viewing the boats. The hosts responded quickly to the booking request and our questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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Beautiful property, fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

We were very lucky that this property was available to rent for a month in the middle of our house move. It gave us a much needed haven during the craziness of selling and purchasing a house. The kids loved the park across the street. The owners Doug and Sharon were super friendly and accommodating. Thank you for keeping the house so well stocked and maintained!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hope you enjoy they new home
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Comfortable, clean, well equipped and a real home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem of a place! We loved our stay here. It was equipped with everything we needed. This home is close to all amenities and has a lovely view of the harbor. We enjoyed the park and walking trail across the road. The owner is very friendly and made us feel at home.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sharon & Doug Doty
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British Columbia

Great spot to stay while visiting Sidney.

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. It was wonderful to be close to the ocean, we took long walks, while enjoying the ocean smells. There is a children's park across the road from the duplex as well as tennis courts. Many times we walked to Sidney's main street for groceries and were fortunate to buy seafood from the government wharf. The kitchen is well equipped to allow for cooking as well as baking. I highly recommend this home as a get away.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and glad you enjoyed you stay Sharon & Doug
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Xmas on the Island

  • 5 of 5

Great spot! Close to parents and other family in Saanichton. The house made everyone feel like they were on holiday as we were able to host everyone for Xmas dinner! Dining table easily seated 9 adults with the leaf provided and the 3 kids got their own table in the kitchen! Very quiet location, had everything we needed. Highly recommend you check all kitchen cupboards before going grocery shopping as you will be surprised what's there!

Good sized garage to store our fat bikes in when we weren't riding. Our Toyota Tacoma was too long to fit in the garage. There was two driveways if you are having friends/family over for meals.

Walking distance to 2 lovely restaurants (The Sea Glass & The Latch) for anniversary dinner (reservations recommended). Good location for running/biking. Nice drive to Gowlland-Todd park for amazing hiking! Got to ride on the beach at low tide at Island View Park. The looks we got with our fat bikes!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Glad you enjoyed your stay. Doug & Sharon
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $277.18

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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