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Heron's Retreat - Stunning Oceanfront 1-bedroom Suite

Saanichton beachfront vacation home with kitchen and patio

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9.8.Exceptional.
  • Wonderful experience, very clean, great views, quiet, relaxing. We had a great time.…

    Sep 13, 2018

  • It's way more beautiful than the provided view...excellent seating areas right on the…

    Aug 13, 2018

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • On the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Panorama Recreation Centre - 34 min walk
  • Rotary Park - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • John Dean Provincial Park - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • British Columbia Aviation Museum - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Iroquois Park - 3 mi / 4.8 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

About this home

Heron's Retreat’s Stunning Oceanfront 1-Bedroom Suite is situated in a west-coast style home on a gorgeous ocean-front property featuring 130 ft of walk-on beach and over an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens. This getaway is ideal for anyone needing a good dose of nature and tranquility. The boathouse is complete with a couple of kayaks and canoes available to borrow or bring your own toys and take advantage of the secure storage.


The 1-bedroom suite is fully self-contained, has a separate entrance, and is tastefully decorated. Get cozy on the sofa and take in the unobstructed ocean views, tune into your favourite Netflix, Amazon Prime, or AppleTV movie or series on the large, flat-screen TV, or relax in front of a fire burning in the wood-burning stove. There is a small kitchette with full-size fridge, dishwasher, 2-burner cooktop, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker, and all the kitchen essentials needed to enjoy a home-cooked meal. Outside is a high-end Weber barbecue available for the grilling enthusiast. Snuggle into the top-of-the-line Beauty-rest, king-sized bed complete with high-end cotton linens and down duvet. The large bedroom also has a wardrobe and chest of drawers, a flat-screen TV, and small desk and chair. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath tub or rinse away the stress in the 5-way rain shower. WIFI is everywhere, so you can stream your favourite music.



Put your feet up, take in the fresh salty air, enjoy a glass of wine, listen to the ebb and flow of the waves, and soak up the views of James Island and beyond from the boathouse deck or seaside patio. Also, if you're looking for a change of scene, the park bench overlooking the pond is wonderfully relaxing. In the summer, swim, suntan, forage for beach treasures, or take the canoes or kayaks out for a paddle – or enjoy spectacular storm watching in the winter. More than likely, you will see the local seals, otters, and, if you’re lucky, even a whale pass by. A gaggle of geese, a couple of bald eagles, and of course our beloved blue herons are frequently perched within view. In the evening, gaze into a crackling fire in the seaside fire pit (or gas fire pit if burning restrictions are in effect), or enjoy the silence and splendour of the star-filled sky. For the cycling enthusiasts, grab the bikes and set out on the Lochside Trail which runs right past the front gate.



We very close to all the great sites: Sidney by the Sea – 5 km (3 miles); Butchart Gardens – 10 km (6 miles); and, Downtown Victoria – 20 km (12 miles). There's bus transportation right at the property entrance and we are close to all major transportation hubs: - Victoria International Airport – 4 ½ km (2 miles) - Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal – 10 km (6 miles) - Anacortes / Sidney Ferry Terminal – 5 km (3 miles).



Sidney by the Sea boasts fabulous restaurants, shops, and, grocery and liquor stores. There’s a street market every Thursday evening (in the summer months) with over 150 vendors offering everything from locally produced wines and ciders, locally grown produce, handmade jewelry by local artisans, handmade soaps, home-made breads, jams, fudge, food trucks, live entertainment and so much more. Please note that the Sidney Market is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.



Please note:



Heron's Retreat is a multi-unit property. In addition to the Stunning Oceanfront 1-Bedroom Suite, there is another self-contained 1-bedroom suite as well the main Beach House

which has 3 bedrooms. These units can be booked separately or combined if more space is needed.


All of the units are sound-proofed and while this goes a long way to reduce sound, I do ask that my guests embrace that Heron's Retreat is a place of peace and serenity and consider the comfort of other guests staying on the property. In addition, I stay on the property in one of the units or in the RV situated at the top of the property (with my 2 very friendly golden doodles) to ensure guests have everything they need to truly enjoy all that Heron's Retreat has to offer.



Heron's Retreat - Spectacular Beachfront 1-Bedroom Suite

Heron's Retreat - Gorgeous 3-Bedroom Beach House



Relating to COVID-19:



Your health and enjoyment is my primary concern. As a result, I will ensure that there is a minimum of 24 hours between the time one guest checks out and the next guest checks in. In addition, the suite is thorough cleaned with disinfectant and linens washed with bleach. I also supply hand sanitizer and paper towels for your personal use.

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Location

  • On the beach
  • Panorama Recreation Centre - 34 min walk
  • Rotary Park - 2.5 mi / 4 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Panorama Recreation Centre - 34 min walk
  • Rotary Park - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • John Dean Provincial Park - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • British Columbia Aviation Museum - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Iroquois Park - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Sidney-Washington State Ferry Terminal - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Brethour Park - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Butchart Gardens - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km
  • Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km
  • Mary Winspear Centre - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km

Getting around

  • Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ) - 6 min drive
  • Roche Harbor, WA (RCE) - 108 min drive
  • Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour Seaplane Base) - 25 min drive
  • Bedwell Harbour, BC (YBW-Bedwell Harbour Seaplane Base) - 87 min drive
  • Saturna Island, BC (YAJ-Lyall Harbour Seaplane Base) - 155 min drive
  • Maple Bay, BC (YAQ-Maple Bay Seaplane Base) - 73 min drive
  • Friday Harbor, WA (FRD) - 165 min drive
  • Mayne Island, BC (YAV-Miners Bay Seaplane Base) - 106 min drive
  • Ganges, BC (YGG-Ganges Harbour Seaplane Base) - 91 min drive

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (530 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • On the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Laundromat nearby

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom
  • Bedroom - 1 king bed
  • Studio - 1 queen bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower/tub combination and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender
  • Spices

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stereo
  • Music library
  • Games
  • Kayak on site
  • Bicycle on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Beach towels
  • Beach loungers

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 2
  • Minimum check-in age: 25

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 12:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Arriving/leaving

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.
  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 12:00 PM

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays.

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FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 12:00 PM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Roost Farm Bakery (2.3 mi), Mary's Bleue Moon Cafe (2.6 mi), and The Five & Dime Diner (3.3 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks and birdwatching. Heron's Retreat - Stunning Oceanfront 1-bedroom Suite also has a garden.
9.8.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful Property

    Perfectly groomed grounds, nice deck with water views, comfortable bed, very clean and quiet location near Butchart Gardens. Fantastic!

    Andrew R., Other trip, Jun 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Absolutely beautiful!

    We loved staying here! Beautiful grounds and right on the water! Bed was so comfortable!

    Hank A., Other trip, May 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautifully landscaped ocean side property.

    Studio was very modern, private and spotless. Location was close to Sidney and ferries. Would have loved to try out the available kayaks but our weather didn't cooperate. Owner has dogs but they were well behaved. Kitchen necessities were minimal but high quality and sufficient but don't plan any meals, just takeaway as owner has indicated. The owner has an obvious love of gardening and if you're looking for a tranquil beautiful spot beside the ocean, this is it.

    Mark O., Other trip, Nov 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful view!

    Very comfortable place, great view, great location. What more could you need?

    Other trip, Sep 11, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful Retreat

    The suite was fantastic, it had everything you needed for a peaceful and restful stay plus a gorgeous view of the ocean. Cheryl provided everything that was needed including water toys ie kayaks and canoe. The grounds of the property were really pretty, an awesome place to stay.

    Jan I., Other trip, Aug 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful property!

    Beautiful property and stunning views. The suite was beautiful and clean. Had everything we needed. Great coffee! Super comfy bed! It was nice to be able to walk from the door straight to the waters edge, through a beautifully landscaped yard. So peaceful.

    Sharon V., Other trip, Nov 2, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Short but sweet stay

    Loved the surroundings and accommodation excellent. Just lacked warm personal contact from the owner.

    Douglas C., Other trip, Sep 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely and relaxing space

    Thank you Cheryl for sharing your lovely ocean front space. My daughter and I loved the cozy fireplace and water view!

    Carla G., Other trip, Nov 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely location and lovely view

    The perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion! Well appointed suite that lacked nothing. Beautiful view of the ocean! Totally enjoyed our stay and would love to do it again in the future!

    Linda M., Other trip, Oct 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful stay

    Everything was beautiful, clean, easy and as described in the listing/photos. We had everything we needed in the kitchen, bathroom, and for enjoying the beach/outdoor area. The view and backyard/beach access is as good as it gets!

    Carla T., Other trip, Aug 5, 2020

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