Enjoy west coast living at its best with walk on beach access and 180 degree expansive ocean views from most rooms in the house. Sidney is just a few minutes drive or a lovely beach walk away. Minutes from town, ferries, airport, buses, and loads of things to do for adults and kids. You can visit wineries, Butchart gardens, the aquarium, shops, pubs and museums. We are right on the Lochside Trail, a multi-use trail system that runs from the Schwartz Bay ferry terminal all the way to Victoria and connects to the Galloping Goose for longer adventures if you feel like venturing out, but we think you will hardly want to leave the property! There's always some interesting wildlife to see including resident seals and river otters, bald eagles and a seasonal variety of waterfowl and migrating birds. Keep your eyes peeled for transient sea lions, dolphins and the occasional pod of orca whales. Binoculars are provided. Bring or rent kayaks, bikes, SUPs or a good pair of walking shoes for daily adventures, or just curl up by the fire and relax to the sound of waves on the beach.
The house is set up with three bedrooms upstairs plus an attached self contained suite downstairs with one bedroom and a studio area. The connecting door can be open for free flow between areas or closed for privacy. The three bathrooms have recently been renovated to a high standard with two walk-in glass fronted showers, a freestanding deep soaker tub, and heated floors. You and your family will enjoy two full kitchens with modern appliances, two living room areas with televisions and Apple TV, two gas fireplaces and excellent quality linens throughout the home. The main living area upstairs can easily accommodate 8 guests for family gatherings and mealtimes. The entire house has been renovated recently with tasteful and modern west coast décor except the kitchen cupboards, which still rock a groovy 70s vibe we kind of like.
While the beach is eminently walk-able, you'll need to walk down three steps and hop across a few logs to get there. Watch your step! We don't have cable TV but you are welcome to sign in to Netflix on our AppleTV and stream wireless to it, or connect your phone or tablet directly to the TV, just remember to bring your own cables.