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“A sweet sanctuary form every day worries”
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Welcome to the Solaris Suite at the Salish Sea Beach House!
Salish Sea Beach House B & B
Living Room
Kitchen/Dining Room
Bedroom Queen size Bamboo mattress custom Mahogany Headboard and float tables
Mount Baker This is one of your views!
Bill our resident Great Blue Heron
Sunrise right out your window!
Lotus doors welcome you ....
Salish Sunrise
Ivy pillars in the back yard
Mahogany custom kitchen
Solaris Suite entrance
Mount Baker pre dawn ....
Double rainbows right from our property!
Bazan Bay ... this is how our day starts!
Sidney Pier
Male Anna's Hummingbird ... one of our yearly residents.
Man by the Sea ...
Salish Sea pre dawn
They otter know it's a great place to stay!
Dining room and lotus front door
Yes this is your view!
A blazing sunrise!
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Sidney, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Excellent - based on 20 reviews
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Scott L
Courtenay, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A sweet sanctuary form every day worries”
Reviewed October 17, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This place is about as welcoming as it gets. The suite is beautifully decorated, comfy, warm and fully set up with a kitchen, wi-fi and T.V. You look out onto the Salish Sea and the beachfront is beautiful. We were there in early October, the weather was lovely but cool. No weather for swimming but the beachfront walk into Sidney was a treat. Sidney is a wonderful little place on the water, shops galore, restaurants and very friendly folks. About a 20 minute stroll to downtown.
Our host Shelley is as friendly, helpful and accommodating as one could wish for. Always ready with helpful advise, a ride somewhere or just a chat she really made us feel welcome.
The garden out back is amazing, a real paradise artfully decorated and mysterious. A perfect place to forget the world outside.
This place is first class and will visit again in the near future.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: All of it, but especially the location and the hostess.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
Oct 18, 2015
As guests it just doesn't get any better than "The Lyle's" Thank you so much for the wonderful review and Selina (the poodle) and I look forward to your return and we both hope that it is sooner than later!
Caio for now! Shelley
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Mike_Kath...
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent accomodation, excellent host”
Reviewed August 29, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was our first time in Canada and we were not disappointed.
The accommodation was first class, spotlessly clean, spacious and comfortable, attention to detail and every need catered for.
It was complimented by Shelley, an excellent host who went out of her way to make our holiday stress free, picking us up from the ferry, dropping us off at various places and filling our fridge with goodies.
The location by the ocean front lived up to expectations and the private beach across the road
was perfect. The garden of the property was very relaxing and peaceful and you could always
find a sunny spot.
Sidney was a delight with plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs to visit and a lovely harbour all accessible by a good bus service. Local people were very friendly and welcoming.
We hope to return one day.

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Early closure of restaurants/pubs
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 18, 2015
Mike and Kathy .... truly the pleasure was all mine! What wonderful guests you were! I look forward to your return to Canada one day and I'll be here waiting for you! Cheers! Selina too!
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William W
Morinville
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“Absolutely stunning intimate beachfront wedding destination!”
Reviewed August 12, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We were looking for a destination that would provide us with a beautiful setting for our intimate (Small) wedding needs. We wanted to have a beachfront ceremony. We also wanted a beautiful suite for our honeymoon evenings. Then, there was also the hope that we would have a spot for some beautiful wedding pictures and a meal. The Salish Sea Beach House B&B provided all of this and much much more. Shelly went above and beyond in providing an unbelievable setting for our now very special wedding ceremony on the beach and a wonderful reception dinner in the absolutely magical English style garden in the back of the SSBH. The gardens must be seen to be appreciated. I cannot easily put into words all that the SSBH has to offer as an intimate beachfront wedding destination. The proprietor, Shelley Lewis is an unbelievable host who made all our hopes and dreams for our wedding day come to stunning colourful life! The SSBH property is beyond words and I would recommend this B&B to anybody and everybody whether it is for a beachfront wedding with stunning grounds and accommodations or just for a high end getaway on the beautiful Salish Sea in Sidney, BC. I cant imagine that anybody could find anything wrong with SSBH!! You and yours will be blown away!!! Thank you Shelley for all that you did for us to make our wedding day a memory we will all cherish forever!
We will be back!!!

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: The beautifully designed and spotlessly clean Solaris Suite and the intimate private beach area and English gardens.
Liked least: Nothing it was all unbelievably beautiful!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 18, 2015
I feel honoured that you chose the SSBH for your special day and can not wait for your return! It was a spectacular wedding and the love that filled this property was memorable! Thank you so much for this spectacular review!
Shelley
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glacial_e...
Okemos, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“I can't imagine staying anywhere else!”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Terrific location overlooking the water. We enjoyed the view, and loved walking on the beach. The suite was even better than the photos. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, spacious and inviting. We lived the decor and artwork.

Both the bed and pull-out couch were very comfortable. Yes, our adult daughter said the sofa bed mattress was so great she could sleep on it all the time! Our host, Shelley, thought of everything. From the nice toiletries in the bathroom, to robes, umbrellas and even an emergency kit!

We weren't sure of our schedule, so instead of having a breakfast prepared by Shelley, we opted to have some breakfast items provided- and Shelley provided plenty! A huge bowl of fresh fruit, along with bagels, bread, cream cheese, milk, juice and more!

One note - the bedroom is separated from the living area by a shoji screen, so if you need a private bedroom with a real door, this would not be for you. That being said, this was one of the nicest B&B's I have ever had the pleasure of staying in!

I definitely recommend the Salish Sea Beach House to anyone visiting the area!

Date of stay: August 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 12, 2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was my pleasure to have you as guests and I hope to see you again someday! Know that you are always welcome here at the Salish Sea Beach House B&B!
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PJM143
Scituate, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Everything a B&B should be !”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 for a stay in September 2012
2
people found this review helpful

This is a high end B&B. Everything is beautiful--even the bathroom!
The view is absolutely incredible of the ocean right out the front door.
I loved the area, so peaceful and tranquil.
The Proprietor, Shelley Lewis is FUN too.
The town is adorable with lots of cute shops to poke around. My sister and I collect sea glass and there was a small beach in downtown area that was FULL of seaglass (lots found right out the front door of the B&B too).
It was a short ride to Victoria (we came in through Vancouver and Shelley picked us up at the Ferry!) We got to experience "High Tea" and lots more shopping in Victoria.
I would go back again in one heartbeat. Thank You Shelley !

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: The Beach right outside the front door
Liked least: That I had to leave....
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 9, 2013
You are most welcome Pamela! I too enjoyed your visit and you KNOW that you are WELCOME ANYTIME and personally I can't wait for your return!
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MA
Reviewed June 20, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Date of stay: May 2013
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 20, 2013
Well Miss Jordan I can't wait for you to come back here too! It was an absolute PLEASURE to have you stay and thank you for such a STELLAR review! See you soon!
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Morinville Alberta
Reviewed June 20, 2013 for a stay in August 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Date of stay: August 2012
Value Rooms
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Jun 20, 2013
How kind!! I think it is just because I have such fabulous guests that make this all the better! Looking forward to your return and I hope it's sooner than later!
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