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“Great views, onerous rental agreement”
Main deck with sweeping views
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Main deck with sweeping views
Hot tub with incredible views
Main deck with sweeping views
Main entrance on lower level
Living room with views
Living room with views
Living room open plan
Main dining room open plan
Full and modern kitchen
and modern kitchen
Master bedroom upper main floor
Master bedroom upper main floor
Main floor bathroom
Main floor bathroom
Second bedroom upper main floor
Second bedroom upper main floor
Family room on lower level
Third bedroom lower floor
Third bedroom lower floor
Second bathroom
Second bathroom
Exercise room
Washer and dryer
Hot tub with incredible views
Hot tub with incredible views
Hot tub with incredible views
Incredible views from property
Outdoor shower
Main deck with sweeping views
Incredible views from property
Incredible views from property
Incredible views from property
Quiet sitting space on property
Steps to oceanside balcony
Ocean side balcony down below
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sidney, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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“Great views, onerous rental agreement”
Reviewed September 18, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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I booked a week here and stayed with friends and family in September 2012. The four of us found the house clean, spacious and well situated. The highlight of our stay was the large, south-facing deck where we enjoyed spectacular views of the nearby marina, neighboring islands and sea life. We were captivated by a couple of beautiful sunsets and sunrises, and gazed at the stars while soaking in the hot tub after dark.

The house has three bedrooms and two large bathrooms with full showers. Two bedrooms are on the main floor (one is a fold-out double bed in the study), the third has twin beds and is located on the lower floor with a mini kitchen, entertainment room and walk-out to the hot tub. The hot tub is clean and well maintained. It overlooks the ocean from a more private location below the main sun deck.

The house is close to Sidney, Butchart Gardens and nearby beaches, but not within walking distance. If you want to explore, shop or walk along any of the large beaches in the vicinity, you’ll need a car to get there.

Although we enjoyed our stay, I found the onerous, one-sided rental agreement detracted somewhat from the overall experience. In fact, it was the source of a fair bit of stress and several questions throughout the booking process. I have stayed in other rental properties and never experienced anything as strict as this one.

We paid top price for our stay and were surprised when the final documents suggested tipping the greeter who basically meets your party, does a quick walk-through and turns over the keys. The same greeter, who was very pleasant, returned at check-out time to walk through the house and recover the keys. We pointed out the lack of bath/shower mats and the missing bathtub plug. We forgot to mention that the propane tank was not connected to the barbeque and was likely empty. I suggest future guests ensure the propane tank is full and connected to the barbecue prior to confirming their booking.

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Liked best: The ocean views
Liked least: The rental agreement
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2014
Thank you very much for the kind review. We are glad to know you enjoyed the property. We hope very much to see you again in the future. Please come back any time.
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