About the property
- House3500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Custom Timberframe Ocean & Mt view, 6 br. ,4.5 bath in Sandy Saratoga Beach. !!!
It’s your vacation, have it your way!
There are so many things to see and do on Vancouver Island and
we want to help you, have the best experience possible.
We have partnered with some excellent service providers,
where you get an added value experience at a discounted rate!
Upon request, we can get you discounted rates on preferred;
Golfing, Horse Back Riding, Fishing Charters, Whale Watching, SCUBA Diving… Brewery / Vineyard, Tours and Tasting
We will go out of our way to find what you want, to make your vacation amazing!
Home By The Sea is the perfect Vancouver Island holiday destination for Family Vacations, Reunions, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays and Corporate Retreats ! Approval needed for events*
Located in Black Creek in the beautiful Comox Valley this custom timber frame vacation home will be home to your special family and holiday memories.
Home By the Sea is a new 3,500 sq ft home with 5 bedroom and 4 & 1/2 Bathrooms and has a cozy cabin for two. It sleeps 12 based on double occupancy
Located across a quiet country road from sandy Saratoga Beach, this home is on half acre property, completely furnished and ready for you and your family and friends.
We offer a Hypo -Allergic, Carpet Free Home, with an HRV Air Filtration System.
We use Non-Chemical cleaning products by NORWEX,
because we value providing our guests with a healthy, chemical free home.
Lounge on the covered deck and catch up on your Reading or enjoy Beach Combing, Kayaking, Golfing, Horse Back Riding, Fishing, Whale Watching, SCUBA Diving… (just to name a few activities) or just listen to the Bald Eagles in the tops of the surrounding trees and listen to the surf .
Saratoga Beach is between Courtenay and Campbell River, both only a 20 minute drive away. We are located in the charming, friendly farming community of Black Creek. A local market, coffee shop,artisan gift shop and liquor store are just a lovely 15 minute walk from Home By the Sea vacation rental.
This home is in a highly desirable vacation destination located on Vancouver Island in beach resort area, close to the Pacific Playground Marina. We are a 10 min walk to the Oyster River, which is fed by Mt.Washington's mountain glacier streams . Enjoy the spectacle of spawning salmon as you snorkel down the river in the fall, hike the extensive nature trails or just chill in the river on a hot summers day!
Visit Mt. Washington Resort, which is only 25 minutes away, and enjoy a chairlift ride to the top and a summer picnic or hike the extensive boardwalk in the alpine meadows. In the winter Mt Washington boasts record snow base for skiing and boarders.There is even a tube park!
The timber frame great room is the heart of the home and faces the Ocean. It has a custom gourmet kitchen with built in appliances and a Jenn Aire cook top in the magnificent 10 foot granite island.
An open concept dining room and family room with a corner gas fireplace are next to the covered ocean view 10 x 26 timber frame deck.
Relax and soak in the 2 person Jacuzzi in the Master bedroom while appreciating the ocean view or sunset! Enjoy a 2 person steam shower . Or relax in the private hot tub !
When you are ready to retire, set the mood with the 3 sided gas fireplace .
There is an adjoining room available with a daybed for a small child who needs to be close to mom and dad. The Master Room has two separate entrances, with private decks for enjoying sunrises and sunsets
There is also a private, intimate sitting room , with a beautiful ocean view and a Wood Burning/or gas River Rock Fireplace.
The second bedroom we call the Retro Room, has its own Private entrance as well and a deck for enjoying quiet evening sunsets. It has a 4 piece bath complete with a retro 6 ft. slipper tub and a 4 ft shower .
The side entrance/mud room entrance, with a 2 piece bathroom, is beside the laundry room with front loading machines, conveniently located between the side entrance and kitchen which are connected by 2 pocket doors. The recreation room is fully finished with 3 piece bath ,wet bar, 1 bunk room b with 2 double / bunks and 2 single bunks. In the NASCAR theme recreation room there are 2 fold down Ikea double beds which can become one king bed where you can relax while watching the 52' TV with surround sound .There is a separate entrance to back yard and fire pit and barbecue area from the rec room .
Then there is the ' Lazy Dog' cabin which comes with the house rental.The cabin has new kitchen appliances and new 3 piece bath and queen sleigh bed .It has its own cedar deck, ocean view and access to the back yard outdoor kitchen with natural gas barbecue, sink ,oven and granite work station.The large patio has two tables to seat large groups.There is also a fire-pit for roasting those hot-dogs and marshmallows!
We are across the road from the beach front and are up high so you can see, feel and hear the ocean..Just walk across the street to explore Saratoga Beach.
'Home by the Sea' is truly a wonderful Black Creek vacation rental home
we would love to share it with you!
This is strictly a non smoking vacation home.
We provide a covered smoking area outside for our smoking guests.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Donna Frizzley
I Love being near the ocean! I love the mountains! .This is paradise!! I moved here from Ontario in 1986 and love being here more than anywhere else! I feel so blessed to spend time here just walking on the beach . I love music and nature and our Island is full of both! I enjoy a bike ride to the Oyster river for a swim in glazier water and kayaking on our beautiful ocean . This is a place to relax and appreciate the little things !
Donna Frizzley purchased this House in 2007
Why Donna Frizzley chose Comox-Strathcona C
I love Vancouver Island .It has 2 of my favorite things Ocean and Mountains. I can walk on the beach in the morning and mine are the first set of footprints in the sand. Go up Mount Washington in the afternoon and ski in the sunshine. What more is there to say?
What makes this House unique
Dog Friendly Beach
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relax in luxury
We thoroughly enjoyed our family retreat. The home is a gem for entertaining the old as well as the younger members. We walked to the nearby sandy, shallow beach several times and enjoyed the hottub after.
The kitchen and BBQ were fabulous and we enjoyed "home cooking" by the various family members.
We plan to do this again next year!
Donna, thank you for looking after us and for bringing those beautiful flowers for our celebration!
Thank you again
Frank and Reeny
This vacation home is everything you can hope for to accommodate a large group.
We had a fabulous time. The home was very clean and well equipped. Whenever we went to look for anything it was there and kitchen drawers were labeled. Beautiful appliances in the kitchen and nothing was lacking. The linens were wonderful. We had 45 people for a birthday bbq in the backyard and there was room for many more and even if it had rained,the interior and 2 covered decks would’ve handled that number. I’ve stayed there once before and enjoyed the addition of the hot tub. Great place for family reunions, weddings as well. You might want to take more pictures both of the interior and exterior. Need to showcase the Man Cave downstairs and more pictures of the backyard and feature the 2 RV hookups. The property manager was there to greet us and went over things with us and would text to let us know when she was coming to check the hot tub. Very nice lady that gave us our privacy so that it felt like our home. The only thing was that it was hard to leave after 4 days as we were feeling at home. Hard to leave but we’ll come back again.
Beautiful home with lots of space, many amenities and in great condition.
I’ll start by saying our 4 families are now planning a summer visit at this property. We normally stay in a house at Mt Washington in the ski season that wasn’t available and were reluctant to stay off the hill but really, really enjoyed this.
With 8 adults and 9 kids under the age of 8, there was plenty of space and the separate sleeping accommodations were excellent (especially the cottage for the family with youngest baby!)
The basement offers tons of space and an ideal play area for kids while the adults had visiting time. By the way, the set up of the 2 pull out beds into a huge bed was awesome for the 5 girls aged 4-8.
Easy 30 minute drive from door to ski hill and shopping nearby.
All equipment and facilities in the house are first-rate and the condition and cleanliness of the house are excellent.
Thank you, Donna. This exceeded our expectations!
Donna is a great host. She took care of all our needs and her home was very neat and ready for our big group of nine. The property is beautiful - huge yard for kids to play and great bedrooms for everyone. I would highly recommend this place for a vacation...
Thankyou! Glad you enjoyed the fenced in large yard.
We hope you made some lovely memories!
All loved it. they had a great time. The only thing was the couple that ended up in the bunk beds. Great for kids! But not for adults. Great comfy home perfect tor 8 adults for sleeping. Your home is fabulous. Thank-You! Jacqueline
To clarify, the previous review was from 5 Finnish couples.One couple was unhappy about sleeping in the bunk room located in "Joe's Nascar Cave" downstairs.Every couple still had their own room .
The bunks are custom made of solid fir and very strong .We have the bunk room set up with 1 set of doublebunks and 1 set single bunks.
Unlike our other 3 queen bedroom guests, our bunking couple did not have their own 3 piece ensuite bathroom and would have shared the bathroom downstairs with the "Cave Queen Room" guests.
The bunk room is a favorite for families with kids .They have the rec room with Kitchenette complete with Sink, full size Frig, Microwave, Bar, large screen TV and easy access to BBQ, back yard and firepit .
Donna and Joe have really built a lovely home with all the amenities you could hope to have. We were a family of six adults and five children under ten. The kids loved the bunk bed room and giggled and told stories most nights. They also loved all the movies, toys and games that were available. But most of all, they loved the hot tub and the disco shower.
The adults liked that the kitchen was so well equipped, that the laundry was close to the kitchen and back entry, the comfy beds, great linens and towels. We gave the beach towels a work out! The proximity to the beach was also a giant plus and we made good use of the kayaks and beach toys.
Having a very well stocked grocery store (for such a small community) close by was also appreciated.
We are a family that values our time together as we don't all live in close proximity to each other. So, we also value our privacy when we rent a property for a two week period. This leads to the only negative we had about this booking. The owners live at the end of the driveway and their considerable amount of time in or around the house, watering, having trades in to fix things, building things, made us feel uncomfortable and a little like we were being watched. We understand that a property such as this needs upkeep but we felt that there was too much of this during our paid rental. If having the owners share your vacation doesn't bother you then this is a wonderful house and location!
Joe and I visit our property to do upgrades and maintainence in the summertime.Our 5th wheel provides us with summer accommodation and we are neighbours with our guests during that time.
Gardening is an ongoing event. I try to work around everyones schedules and of coarse the weather. Respecting our guests privacy is VERY important to us.We completed a huge project this summer! The gazebo and the 7 person hot tub is running and available for our guests!!
We reserve most of the noisy maintaince work for Saturdays, which is checkout but some things must be done when our trades people are available.
An inground irrigation system is underway, with plans to be installed this fall. This will alleviate some necesary watering issues we have had with the half acre of grass & gardens.Thankfully we have a well on our property to draw from!
Sincerely trying to improve your experience as our guests,
Joe & Donna
This custom built 5 bedroom vacation rental home on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada A place where you can walk on the beach in the morning and be on top of a mountain in the afternoon! Mt Washington is just a 30 minute drive away up a paved, well maintained road with spectacular breathtaking views of the coast and valley.(Note: do not drive up the Mt in winter unless you have good winter tires and a pair of chains)
You can pack a picnic lunch and ride the Eagle chair to the top and enjoy the hiking trails and crazy beautiful view!
Located between the Comox Valley and Campbell River. Both communities offer shopping and dining just a 20-30 minute drive away.
Mt Washington Alpine Resort mountwashington.ca is only a 30 min drive where you can hit the slopes and ski downhill or cross country ,snowboard , or snowshoe by moonlight. Brave the awesome Tube Park for some family fun!
Then warm by the fireplace in Fat Teddies Pub and Grill in the Alpine Lodge come back to Saratoga and enjoy the surf !
In spring , summer and fall enjoy Alpine Hiking on raised board walks or go on more of an adventure and hike to Battleship Lake and go for a swim.
We are in the heart of the charming, friendly, farming community of Black Creek.
There is a local market with fresh local produce, pizza & coffee shop, gift shop Saratoga Gifts is artisan gift shop featuring local artists crafts and jewelry , a White Hat dry cleaners , a liquor store featuring Local wineries and a heritage pub The Fishermans just over the trestle bridge.
All are just a lovely 15 minute walk from the beach house.
Our Vacation Rental sleeps up to 12 and is the perfect vacation home for family vacations, family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate retreats and any celebration !
Our home is across from the ocean facing east Enjoy your coffee on the front timber-frame deck while the morning sunrise washes over you
Walk to sandy, peaceful Saratoga Beach in just minutes
Located on a slight rise and boasting a lovely ocean view from the large, covered deck this desirable 3500 sq ft vacation rental home is on a 1 acre property with plenty of privacy. The home sleeps a maximum of 12 based on double occupancy with 5 separate sleeping quarters, including a private cabin for two!
If you want more than lounging on Saratoga Beach listening to the surf or reading on your private deck and watching the Bald Eagles you’ll be happy with the active lifestyle Vancouver Island offers. We invite you to enjoy beach combing, ocean kayaking, wind surfing, sailing, scuba diving, boating, salmon fishing, golfing, skiing ,caving and more!
Our executive Saratoga Beach vacation home is custom designed and very well appointed to make it your home away and share special vacation memories with your loved ones.
Rates & Availability
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Kayaks are complimentary N/C