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SIDNEY MEWS:Openings Left: Oct/Nov/Dec2018-1BRM Suite & Water Feature-Relaxing!

Bedrooms 1
Space 660 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Downtown Sidney-Ground Level Patio Suite-Close to All Amenities-1 Block to Ocean

Welcome to SIDNEY MEWS, a vacation rental accommodation in the heart of beautiful Sidney-by-the–Sea on Vancouver Island, BC. SIDNEY MEWS is a one (1) bedroom, ground floor, fully equipped newly remodeled patio suite, located on a quiet street one block from the waterfront promenade, and one block from Beacon Avenue, the town’s main shopping street. If this is your first visit to Sidney-by-the-Sea, you will be delighted to discover a quaint west coast seaside town with much to see and do. Experience restaurants offering the gambit of culinary delights, boutique shops of every description, book stores, galleries, theater, spas, local museums, ocean adventure tours and a not-to-be-missed west coast aquarium centre, all within steps of your accommodation. Your suite features local and native west coast art for your enjoyment.

This spacious 660 sq ft vacation rental is a short drive to local amenities and tourist attractions, such as, the world famous Butchart Gardens (15min), local wineries, seasonal markets, the Panorama Recreation Centre with public swimming pool and workout facilites, and just 30min to wonderful downtown Victoria. Vehicle access is quick and easy to the Victoria Airport (5min), Swartz Bay ferry terminal serving Vancouver and the Gulf Islands (10min), and the Black Ball ferry to and from Port Angeles, WA, USA (30min). The Anacortes Wa, USA Ferry terminal is within walking distance of SIDNEY MEWS.

Through your private side entry to SIDNEY MEWS, you will discover a tranquil east facing courtyard patio with a soothing water pond and fountain exclusively for our guests. Visible through your patio doors, your furnished outdoor sitting and dining area invites you to relax on your vacation. Enjoy alfresco dining accompanied by the enchanting music of gurgling water. On your own gas BBQ, prepare west coast delicacies to be savoured in the romantic glow of garden candle light.

This well appointed recently renovated unit has a fully-equipped kitchen, complete with all cooking amenities for your needs: granite counters, contemporary chandelier, full-size stainless steel stove and fridge, microwave, dishwasher, Coffee-maker, pots, stem ware, flatware, dishes, and various small appliances ie: blender, crockpot, electric hand mixer, coffee grinder etc.... For your convenence, there is also a roller shopping cart to transport your groceries with ease. Three grocery shopping options are available within a short walking distance, so use of a car is optional.

In your bedroom, separate from the living area, is a high quality queen-size pillow top bed. The room is decorated in serene dove gray tones with west coast charm, featuring 400 count linens and a second TV over an electric fireplace for cozy relaxing ambience and optional heat in the winter months. A large closet provides good storage and includes two plush white terry bath robes. A large picture window overlooks the serenity of the water pond. There is a full three-piece washroom, with new heated floor tiles, modern toilet, new light fixtures and with a full size tub and rain head shower fixture with an optional hand held variable water pulse selection wand. The single sink features a full-size mirror, granite counter tops, plush white towels, hairdryer and first aid kit. This unit also has a shared laundry with high efficiency front loading washer/dryer, iron and ironing board and a clothes steamer for those quick touch ups.

Your main living area features a new flat screen HD TV, with HD Cable Channels, a DVD/Blue ray player, Ipod dock and access to Wi Fi internet. There is another cosy electric fireplace with a very comfortable leather lazy boy recliner chair to enjoy watching movies, TV programs or just unwinding with a good book. The couch in front of the fireplace is a flip coach that converts into an extra sleeping area for one person.

We also provide for your use, two folding beach chairs, beach towels and a picnic kit, ready for you to add your favourite foods from the local grocery store 5 minutes walking distance away. Access to beach front picnic locations and walking paths is within one block. A much more expansive beach is 3 km to the south of Sidney.

For your convenience, we provide a complimentary dedicated Parking Pass at a well lit outdoor parking lot 2 doors down the street.

We are the owners of this property and we reside on the upper two floors of this dwelling. We will try to make this your home away from home. Slow down, unwind, with the gentle breezes. Enjoy the fresh ocean air, the call of the sea gulls as you enjoy your west coast island time.

We look forward to welcoming you to SIDNEY MEWS and a relaxing West Coast stay.

Languages Spoken: ENGLISH and FRENCH

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Barbara

We have lived on the Saanich Peninsula Since 1999 and have recently moved to Sidney to experience it's many charms. Both Barb and Mike can help you find whatever you are looking for in the area and are always glad to share Sidney and the Saanich Pennisula's many attractions! This area is truely a wonderful treasure on the west coast.

We both have FRENCH as a second language and welcome the opportunity to practice speaking it whenever we can!

Barbara purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Barbara chose Sidney

We first relocated to Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island from Ottawa, ON in 1999 with the intention of giving our three boys a different living experience in another part of Canada. We’ve never turned back. The West Coast life style is the perfect fit for our family. As the boys grew up and started moving out, we decided to relocate from our suburban home in Brentwood to the vibrant small coastal town of Sidney-by-the-Sea. This wonderful friendly sea side town offers everything at your finger tips. We are truly enjoying the life style change and the absolute convenience this location provides us and for the many guests that we are hosting here at Sidney Mews. Let us share with you the many delightful attractions, Sidney, the Saanich Peninsula and Victoria have to offer. Come, stay and explore this slice of paradise that we have come to love. Like us, you’ll be glad you did! Barbara and Mike

What makes this townhome unique

A unique benefit of our accommodations is the tranquil Water Garden Courtyard feature that we have provided for the Exclusive use for our Guests. This relaxing setting is highly enjoyed by all who visit us. All of our guests find our location to be perfectly situated. We are ideally located within a very Short Walk to all your needs. We also both enjoy the opportunity to speak FRENCH and enjoy practicing the second language whenever we get the chance with people we meet. When you stay at Sidney Mews, you'll have wonderful accommodations, an ideal location, centrally located in Town yet away from the major bustle! You can even see the water at the end of our street. Best of Both Worlds!! As an added feature, there is a wonderful boutique gallery featuring Local Gulf Island artists just steps from your accommodations. Dockside Realty and Art Gallery provides the opportunity to connect with island life through Art and personal service. Take a peek and enjoy!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our 2nd visit to Sidney Mews this June 2015 which speaks volumes about our views. You go over the top to make our visit special. We love the location and the comfortable homey feel that you've created. The little touches are much appreciated and not at all little! We love Sidney and the opportunity to visit dear friends. We wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. We will be back again.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Sidney, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite Counter Heated Floor Plush White Towels 2 Terry Robe
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Couch converts=sleeps 1.Crib/play pen available upon request
  • Queen size pillow top bed, Large Double Door Closet, Flat screen TV over Electric Fireplace, lots of extra linens. Crib/play pen provided on request. Living room has a Flip couch with memory foam topper suitable for one Adult.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Free Wi-Fi access included.


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average rating of 4.952381 based on 46 reviews

Feeling at Home in Sidney

  • 5 of 5

The moment we entered we knew we had really lucked out. The welcome we received was just the beginning. There was not one thing forgotten in the cozy apartment to make our stay comfortable. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the little patio. We were so close to all we needed and a block away from a lovely walk along the sea front. We will certainly return.

  • Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you had such a good time on your first visit to our lovely coastal town of Sidney-by-the-Sea. Indeed our location is so central and convenient that many of our guest opt to forgo a car rental. Enjoying that first morning coffee on the patio, listening to the water pond and the sea gulls, is such a great way to start off a relaxing day. It was wonderful to see that you were able to have lots of visits with local friends in the area. Have a wonderful Spring back in Ottawa. We hope to see you on your next trip back now that you have experienced the lovely charm of our small town on the West Coast. It was a pleasure meeting you both. Barbara
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Calgary,Alberta Canada

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful vacation,Barb was welcoming and helpful with breakfast supplies for our first morning and flowers on the table.There is everything you can possibly need and the bed is extremely comfortable.Within walking distance of grocery stores,coffee shops and bakery.There are some great little boutique stores in Sidney to browse.Great walks along the pathway by the water and convenient access to buses if you do not have a car.Good restaurants,we tried Fish on Fifth,Surly mermaid and Sea Glass at Barbs recommendation all good.Looking forward to our return visit next year.

  • Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sequim, wa

I wanted to stay longer

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a lovely place to stay. Great location for walking and riding. The home had everything we needed and then some. We found the home to be very clean, quiet, and in a lovely neighborhood. Barbara had some breakfast supplies waiting for us, along with a big smile. We would love to return for another visit.

  • Submitted: 3-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to beautiful Sidney BC was made especially enjoyable when we arrived at Sidney Mews and discovered a lovely garden suite within walking distance to all this lovely town has to offer.Barb, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful .After learning of our late arrival she provided late night snacks and breakfast food. Her pleasant , friendly personality and the effort she made to ensure our comfort was appreciated from the first time we met. We will certainly return to this lovely property and recommend it to our friends! Cliff and Arlene Walsh

  • Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your glowing comments. It is my pleasure to have hosted you and your husband here at Sidney Mews. Travel can sometimes be such an ordeal, so I was more than happy to help make things easier for you both, once you arrived. It was a pleasure meeting your family that lives here, especially your new little grandson! I was glad to hear that providing baby items such as the highchair made their visit with you here even more enjoyable. We hope to see you on your next visit. Enjoy the winter back in Branford ON. Cheers, Barbara
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

We thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We have nothing but superlatives to offer in regard to this wonderful and homey unit. It was simply one of the very best we've had the pleasure to experience. From the moment we arrived, Barb and Mike made us feel so welcome! There waiting for us was a Christmassy flower arrangement, a tray of scones and croissants with jams and fresh fruit and a guided tour to let us know how everything worked for our convenience. I must also add that we were amazed that every detail had been considered. The kitchen was well equipped too! The décor was thoughtful and generous. The location is so very convenient too. It is only about a block and a half to the main street with lots of shopping and restaurants. In short, we loved it! You will never be disappointed if you stay this amazingly friendly, warm, convenient place! Thank you to Barbara and Mike!

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful endorsement! We are so glad that you both enjoyed your Christmas stay with us at our home. It is our goal to incorporate special touches that make our accommodations unique for all our guests. We always attempted to create a warm and welcoming environment with thoughtful details to make each stay welcoming. We hope to have the opportunity to host you on your next visit to Sidney-by-the Sea! All the best in the new year back in Edmonton. Fondly, Barb and Mike
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  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in Sidney, BC many times over the years. This has become my new home! Barb is certainly the hostess with the MOST-EST.

  • Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you have found our accommodations so comfortable and inviting. We've tried to make it a second home with attention to detail so that our guests have everything they could possibly need during their stay with us. It was wonderful meeting you and getting to know you. I look forward to your return visit next month. All the best, Barbara
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Nearest Airport
5.2 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Beacon Landing
Nearest Ferry
450 Metres
Washington State Ferry-Anacortes US, Swartz Bay BC
Nearest Golf
5.5 Kilometres
Glen Meadows Goft Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Hwy #17, Pat Bay Highway
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Haro's, Beacon Landing, The Pier, Swiss Bistro ...
Nearest Beach
4 Metres
Sea Glass Beach or Island View Beach(12km)
Car: not necessary

Great Location, one block off the water, with lots of waterfront walking available year round on paved paths along beautiful ocean scenery. Only steps to town and all its amenities. We're in an Ideal Location!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Sidney, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$80 + Tax

FREE WIFI with your stay.

Departure Cleaning Fee of $80.00 Cdn per stay + 5% GST Tax (Note: For 30 days or more $100.00 Cdn)

Booking Rates in CANADIAN DOLLARS are:
$115 per Night + GST Tax up to 6 nights stay
$700 per Week + GST Tax for 7 nights stays
*$2100 per Month (30 nights*) No GST* Long Term Stays

To place a Booking deposit, please contact the owner, Barbara, by phone. For the booking deposit, All Major Credit Cards accepted.
If unavailable at the time of call, please leave a voice message and your call will be promptly returned by Barbara. 1-250-665-7949

For exact rate quotes for any time frame other then above, please contact owner for a exact quote.
For booking deposit amount and rental total quote of stays Over 30 nights please contact owner.

Minimum 4 night booking stay... Except to Fill Availability Gaps. Please contact owner to inquire.

CHECK IN TIME - AFTER 3PM on the Day of Arrival
CHECK OUT TIME - BY 11:00 AM on the Day of Departure
If additional time is required due to flights please contact the Owner to arrange if possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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