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Skinny's Beach House

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Skinny's Beach House

**** We will not be taking any bookings for 2018 **** Built in 1913, this ocean front beach house, that has been in our family for 67 years, is waiting to be shared with your family and friends. We offer a one bedroom up, with king bed and wonderful views of the Sooke Harbour, 2 single beds down with a double/queen futon to comfortably sleep 4 extra guests. Enjoy a gorgeous sunset with a glass of wine or a beautiful sunny afternoon in the hot tub over looking the Harbour and the Straits of Juan de Fuca with views of East Sooke and the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. We also have crab traps and a row boat for your personal use. Cooking of crab is permitted on the property, but not indoors. We supply the necessary outdoor cooking equipment. We also have 6 - 8' kayaks a row boat and a canoe. Infant/toddler items that we have are , high chair, pack n play , stroller, safety gates and toys for toddlers and younger children. We also have many boardgames for family game nights.


Property Manager
Shannon Banner
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

Amenities

Sooke Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Downstairs open concept - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Skinny's Beach House
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay...beautiful spot right on the water, cute cabin, amazing hosts - wine and a treat waiting in the fridge, and so many extra amentities (spices in the kitchen, medicine cabinet stocked with toiletries you may have forgotten). Loved the hot tub under the stars.

Annual girls get away (friends for 35 years) on a beautiful, sunny October weekend - this has been one of our favourite spots...would definitely come back! Many thanks to the hosts, Shannon and Greg, for sharing their piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and way too short stay at Skinny's Beach House. The views were even more beautiful than the pictures show. We stayed in October during a rainy period and cool temps, but still enjoyed the hot tub and incredible views. We did get to take a few walks to see new sights, but this was primarily a time to relax. Loved seeing the seals in the water! The beach cottage was very charming, comfortable and the owners very attentive. It was the first rental we ever had where treats were left for us in the refrigerator, and where we were welcomed with fresh cooked crab. It was only the two of us, but I can easily see why a family would want to stay here. There is plenty of room and things to do. We would love to come back! Thank you for sharing this beach cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing fall getaway at Skinny's!

  • 5 of 5

Skinny's is hands down the best VRBO I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. The views are amazing and the accommodations are the perfect beach getaway. Shannon and Greg are such welcoming hosts! Thanks again for the great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cute, cozy place by the ocean!!! We would come back to this place in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Best of Sooke!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Skinny's Beach House! Shannon and Greg are fabulous hosts, the house is well stocked and clean. We especially enjoyed sitting in the hot tub & watching the local wildlife - otters, seals, deer, blue heron and more! We hope to return one day!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, well stocked and simple

  • 5 of 5

Perfect short getaway for ladies weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
17 Mile House Pub
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
BC Ferries Swartz Bay (Victoria) Terminal
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Olympic View Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
Western Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Route 14, Stone Pipe Grill, Lazy Gecko
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Car: recommended

The Sooke Potholes ( Provincial Park ) are a poplar attraction for locals and tourists, the pools are fresh water and are great for swimming, cliff jumping, sunbathing, snorkelling, and family picnics. The Potholes are located 6 kms from our beach house.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $235.05
Cleaning Fee $47.01

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.