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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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SimGinBla...
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Views”
Reviewed January 14, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Oceanfront Escape is very well situated close to the seaside town of Sidney. The Ocean views are breathtaking and the house itself is very comfortable and well equipped. The rental contract requires you to check in with a 'greeter' at a specified time, which is a bit of a pain, and I felt the suggestion to tip the greeter was a bit unnecessary. Shortly after we completed the check in process we discovered that the TV wasn't working, so we called her and she, somewhat reluctantly, came back. After an hour of trying to sort it out, to no avail, we were told they would contact the home owner and get him to sort it out. We heard nothing for a couple of days so we called back, because now the fireplace wasn't working either, and again were told that they would contact the owner. Later that day a relative of the home owner arrived and fixed the fireplace and he promised to call the owner to sort out the TV. Finally, a week after we arrived, the owner's nephew dropped by and he quickly sorted it out. Aside from these issues, we did enjoy our stay very much though. The peace and quiet is just what the doctor ordered and you will never tire of gazing from the decks at the views, with abundant wildlife, marine life and boats, coming and going across the bay. Sidney is a short drive away and has plenty of shops, cafes and some very good restaurants.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Jan 14, 2015
Thank you for your terrific review. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.
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TravelTip...
Calgary
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Great views, onerous rental agreement”
Reviewed September 18, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
1
person found this review helpful

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.
Recommended for:
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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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