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Pendray House

Excellent
Enjoyed the row boat crabbing and oyster fishing with our brother in law from the area.
Grand Children had fun with each other 7 under age 4. Excellent location. Lamp in the living room is getting rather worn out should be replaced. We were unable to find the remote control for the upstairs TV but had nice weather so didn't really need it

Heron View Cottage

I stayed at the Heron View cottage for 4 nights with my elderly parents. The cottage is located on a quiet lane close to the water in the pleasant seaside community of Sidney. We enjoyed the convenience of a full kitchen and a nice view of Roberts Bay from the second level. Having two bathrooms and bedrooms on two levels gave everyone privacy and convenience. The beds and pillows were comfortable and everything was well supplied. Check in/out was simple and quick. The location was great for us as we had easy access to the airport, the ferry terminal, Butchart Gardens and only a half hour drive to the Victoria inner harbour. We could easily walk to restaurants and shops in the centre of Sidney and we enjoyed the walkway around the marina. Overall this is a great place to stay for a short or longer term stay.

Oceanfront Escape

We had the pleasure of staying in this home over Christmas. It has a breathtaking view,always something happening on the ocean and the home is lovely. We extended our visit by two days as we did not want to leave.The neighbourhood is friendly and great to take walks. Short drive to amenities. We loved this trip mostly due to this accomodation.

Oceanfront Escape

Beautiful house, perfect setting, and the views are awesome.

Arbutus Hill

I am very picky about cleanliness and I was pleasantly surprised. We really enjoyed the space, the comfortable beds, and the perfect views. We found a lot of fun activities nearby, lots of great hikes, zip-lining, etc, and the drive to Victoria was easier than I thought it would be. All in all, this rental was a great choice.

Camden Green Mews

We appreciated being able to get in 4 days early. We did tip but we wondered about the point of the tipping as all we got were the keys and hello.

North Lake Waterfront Home

Exactly what we were looking for. Nice, clean, well kept house. Loved the access to the lake. Our dogs were in and out of the water all day. Only downside for us was the lack of WIFI and cell phone reception. Hope to return again next summer.

Heron View Cottage

Everything went well with our 1 month stay. We enjoyed the open layout of the cottage with the view of the bay. It was in a great location. Everything worked well. Loved the view, patio and gardens. We did speak directly to the owner about the need of blinds for the cottage to provide some privacy especially at night. All went well until we checked out. We received an email accusing us of putting tinfoil in the oven and which apparently caused some damage. We did not put tinfoil in the oven. The EMR rep did not ask us if we did this, but assumed that we did. We are not happy about how EMR communicated with us on this matter. We would have appreciated a phone call asking us whether we had used tinfoil, instead of accusing us. We are currently waiting for an appology.

Oceanfront Escape

This was the perfect holiday rental, a real home from home with superb views. Close to Sidney and easy reach of Victoria. We are a family of 4 with two young adults and we all found this so relaxing. Close to the water with views across North Saanich sound and eagles landing outside. The hot tub and gym were great additions and we could not imagine a better place to stay.

Arbutus Hill

Well, with it being difficult to know where your clients come from and what their experiences are, you have set up the vacation home listing in such a way that for those of us who live life simply, we were delightfully surprised at the size, spaciousness and set up of the home so that we could all be close and yet be involved in our own activities. Some needed to relax while others wanted to be engaged in games, puzzles or visiting. The sites from the balcony, living room and master bedroom were simply stunning, with many a time where wild deer were walking and grazing thru the yard. The venue and ambiance was amazing. Thank-you so much for caring about the smallest details to the overall needs of family living!

Miraloma 209

Miraloma 209 was a beautiful and large luxory condo. The toilet ran continually, though, and the bathroom racks were not ptoperly fixed to the wall. It would be nice to have a few kitchen supplies e.g. salt and pepper in the kitchen. Otherwise, it was
perfect, although next time I might reserve a water view condo.

Heron View Cottage

I was extremely disappointed with the check in and check out process. The 'greeter' assigned did not respond to any phone calls and the new greeter arrived late. On check out the 'greeter' was stuck in traffic so also arrived late. The property BBQ area had an open can with cigerette butts in and trash scattered on the patio area.

Pendray House

The location was great, as it had a post card type view that was amazing. We saw whales, owls, seals and dolphins from the patio on multiple occasions. It had plenty of seating, so our party of 10 had lots of room to stretch out. The kitchen had far more accessories then most home rentals do with plenty of room to cook, and dine.

However, it did have some areas that should be addressed. The living room sofas were seen as very uncomfortable, and the area was over flowing with unneeded furniture and dusty nic nacs. It was hot, the location was void of fans, and some rooms didn't have a few window screens. So we left with mosquitoe bites everywhere. Additionally, there were areas that really are needing a deep cleaning, that are beyond what a house keeper would be expected to touch between rentals.

There is a old junker car in the front yard, and a old rotten empty shed. So the front view was less desirable. Further the grill is in bad repair and has to be manually lit.

All in all, we did enjoy our stay. The amount of room was perfect for us. Looking through the available rentals with enough room for 10 plus, it was a easy choice. We could see our selves hoping to return one day. Everyone we spoke to was nice and helpful. Sidney BC, was a hidden gem. Further the short drive from the ferry and airport was excellent.

Pendray House

We 12 of us from 4 families from Seattle area stayed for 3 nights in May. We enjoyed our stay a lot overall. Gorgeous view and sunset. The facilities were good. The house has a character. We did backyard bbq. Kids loved playing in the rocky beach. Only negative things I can think of WiFi too slow, microwave oven too small and under-powered, and some of the cooking pans are too worn out.

Resthaven Cottage

An older home so an old design and finishing etc.but the location makes up for that. This rental is well stocked with dishes, cookware, and some spices. The beds were comfortable. You can walk to the beach. If you want a location right in Sidney that doesnt cost a fortune this could be your spot.

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

The photo of this beautiful home speaks for itself. When you stand on the balcony upstairs, you have a view all the way to Victoria. On a clear day it is really quite spectacular. Stores and restaurants are just minutes away. There were six of us, so with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, it was perfect. Everyone got what they wanted. Due to the stairs from the ground level to the second level, it can be a little challenging, but not impossible for those with mobility issues. There is no shortage of entertainment since there were several TV's, a large screen media room and a hot tub. It would be helpful to have better instructions for operating the various televisions. We were all seniors so it took us a while to figure out how everything worked. This would probably not be a problem for younger folk. The garbage disposal instructions could be clearer as well. Folks from the island might know what needs to be recycled, separated, disposed of or composted, but we did not. These were minor annoyances and in no way did they affect our enjoyment of this wonderful vacation home.

Camden Green Mews

We enjoyed our stay as the condo is centrally located and close to great walking locations and shopping. The condo was quiet with secure, safe parking and is generally well-equiped but could use some updating for pots/pans and furniture. Although the unit is non-smoking, people smoking in the hallways and neighbouring balconies can be an issue when the windows are open.

Oceanfront Escape

Started out stressful for our flight arrived late night and had no clear directions to get to the place. To top it off, my GPS did not initially work and it was our first visit to the island. Thanks to our greeter, Richard, he met us right off the highway and led us to the place which had quite a few twists and turns. The rest of our stay was great and we really enjoyed the time just looking at the view. One noticeable thing was that the main floor got almost unbearably hot whenever we arrived late afternoon from sightseeing. None of the heaters were on as we checked repeatedly. Another minor thing was the bed sheets,cover and pillow covers could use a fresher scent as it had a sort of musty odor where my wife and I stayed. This is the bedroom next to the bathroom. Like, I said, these are both minor issues and we still enjoyed the house immensely! I would definitely rent the place again. Thank you to the EMR staff, especially Judi and Richard, our greeter who was so patient with us. Can't wait to schedule another trip to the island.

Pendray House

Overall, we were satisfied with our vacation rental. However, there are some simple things the owners can do to improve their guests stay. I would highly recommend using an unsented laundry product the bedding was almost unusable because of the strong smell of laundry products. Our greeter mentioned the BBQ probably doesn't work, so we didn't even attempt to use it for our salmon. Please just get a new one! Coffee maker works, but the filters were for a different type of coffee machine. Duh! Loved the outdoor furniture and the deck down by the water. The livingroom sofas were very uncomfortable, maybe invest in some new ones. The bathrooms were very clean and nicely done and we loved the diningroom table overlooking the water. A big thankyou to our greeter for bringing a blender for us to use for smoothies!

Herons Landing

We arrived at Heron's Landing and within a few minutes Richard was there to greet us and show me around the house. What a beautiful spot, tree-lined, yet so close to the Sound. It is in a great neighborhood with friendly people and dogs who behaved so well. We were definitely impressed. The glass front house was so beautiful.Having a downstairs proved a blessing as some of us got tired and were able to go to that floor, watch tv, eat, sleep, etc.without bothering others. This is what I would call the kids floor. Games, books, etc. everywhere. We are all over 60, but still enjoyed the bedroom downstairs with two bunks. Everyone slept very well, and those who gave recommendations to us of places to see, eat and go to visit, were so helpful. Buchart Gardens wowed all of us and we were totally impressed. If there was one negative about the house, it was all the spiders and webs behind the tv's and some of the furniture. But overall, we would certainly recommend Heron's Landing to those visiting Victoria. Hope to return.

Herons Landing

What a fantastic property! Perfect for a large family. Four nice sized bedrooms and a great kitchen. Very clean. Moreover, great assistance from the rental company. Good and quick communication. Overall, a super experience. Thanks!

Heron View Cottage

Had a lovely vacation...very relaxing. Lots of lovely walks close to cottage. Property owner very friendly and nice. Very nice property

Heron View Cottage

Heron View is a delightful cottage. The location suited our needs perfectly. We highly recommend EMR as a property agent for a perfect vacation.

Heron View Cottage

A lovely cottage close to the beach and town. Very clean and well stocked. The host was great!

Pendray House

Great for large families as the furniture is well used, good supplies available with comfortable beds.

Arbutus Hill

This is a beautiful house that has been very well maintained. It's also on a large, private lot with a gorgeous view of the ocean. There is the odd truck that drives by, but otherwise, it is exceptionally quiet. This is a perfect spot for those that want access to Victoria, but don't want to be in a busy, noisy area.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

Manor Suite was perfect for us as we escaped the snow and cold of Toronto what was the first time but not the last! The suite was well appointed and there was plenty of room for my husband to set up and work remotely he moved the dining table into the bedroom and for us to enjoy cooking and relaxing. The bed was very comfortable and the pressure in the shower was great. The bathtub was a definite bonus and luxury. Being able to use the backyard BBQ and sit outside and enjoy the sunshine helped us enjoy Victoria's lovely weather. Bob and Elizabeth were wonderful hosts and available to answer any questions. They also had a lot of great suggestions for sightseeing. The neighbourhood is walkable to everything and also is close to major bus routes. We highly recommend this suite to anyone who wants to enjoy Victoria and its environs.

Pendray House

Amazing house with an amazing view. It was hard to go home and not wake up to the ocean right outside.

Resthaven Cottage

We enjoyed a 30 day fun-filled family vacation at Resthaven Cottage in Sidney. Resthaven Cottage was clean and well-maintained and its location was perfect for shopping, walking and trips to the beach. The layout of the cottage was great for family visits and the yard and barbecue were used for family dinners where the grandchildren and our small dog could play outside in the fenced yard. Our only complaint was the bed in the master bedroom which was only 6 inches off the floor. We had to sleep in the two twin beds in the second bedroom as my husband could not get in and out of the low bed. I feel the height of the bed should be specified in the rental information so Seniors know this before renting the cottage. Otherwise, I would recommend this property for a great vacation!!

Lake Cowichan Escape

It was a comfortable house across a double yellow lined street from a private dock & beautiful lake. The street is noisy & busy & treacherous. The house driveway is hidden so each time you leave it you feel lucky there wasn't any traffic.
We enjoyed ourselves & liked the area. The only criticism of the house is the table only had 4 chairs which doesn't work when it's supposed to be for 8.

Herons Landing

The vacation home at Heron's Landing was absolutely amazing . The location truly felt like home rather than just a place to stay. After staying there , I don't think any hotel , no matter how fancy , would have even come close.

Camden Green Mews

This rental turned out to be a longer term, 6 month rental versus a short term stay. The condo is small but well laid out and worked well for 2 people. Top floor is a bonus as it the outside deck space with seating and a BBQ. There were a few minor things that needed to be sorted out at the front end of the rental time with the EMR staff very efficiently and effectively addressing. The location for our needs was outstanding being central with easy access into downtown Victoria, the airport and ferries, going over to Sooke or heading up Island but having a vehicle is a must. Right across the street is a shopping mall with all the services you need to complete the stay - grocery, liquor and a few take-out food options. The complex that this unit is in well kept, and for the most part, quiet. As with all condo complexes, there was the occasional noisy neighbour issue but nothing that was tolerable as it seldom lasted.

Columbia Beach House

We had an excellent time at Columbia Beach House.
Our greeter Charlotte was very friendly & welcoming.
The home was quite expansive and there was ample room for everyone, even those that wished a little quiet time on their own. My sister and her husband flew in from Whitehorse to meet us at the beach house for our father's 80th and our mother's 75th birthdays. The house is amazing as are the views and the rancher style was perfect for my father's mobility issues. The massive kitchen is stocked with all the cookware and dishes needed to prepare gourmet meals for a group. Coffee every morning on the deck with breathtaking views was fantastic.
Would we come back? Absolutely we would, we never wanted to leave!

Camden Green Mews

Very much enjoyed our stay. I did want to let you know that the propane tank on the barbecue was empty and we did not find the time to refill it. Kathryn was very pleasant to work with and it was nice to have the computer center and printer. Over all, everything was great.

Oceanfront Escape

A great property for entertaining!

Pendray House

This property was everything it claimed to be. We came from 4 different locations but the airport made it so easy. We would come back again. Even the weather was perfect.
Thank you for the family memories.

Pendray House

Great retreat for large group. We were 13 people and very comfortable. They have everything to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. The only criticism would be that the WiFi was a little slow.

Resthaven Cottage

THE PROPERTY WAS NICE VERY CLEAN ALTHOUGH THE KITCHEN WAS DATED. OUR ONLY COMPLAINT WE THOUGHT THE CLEANING FEE WAS RATHER STEEP FOR A THREE NIGHT STAY

Columbia Beach House

Convenient location, very clean house with unparalleled ocean view. Charlotte and Liz are very helpful and friendly. I cant ask more.

Columbia Beach House

It was a super experience. We had six adults and two children and we all enjoyed our stay.

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

Easy booking, in all questions quick response before our trip, nice greeter at our arrival, spacy house in good conditions, very clean, spectacular views to Victoria and the sea.

Resthaven Cottage

Enjoyed our stay - helped by fabulous weather the entire time! Nice tidy property with lovely deck and garden. Very well equipped and comfortable, nice to have a bit of beach a short walking distance. Company very helpful when there was a problem with the Wi-Fi, got it sorted out promptly. Bit of aircraft noise during the day due to proximity of airport.

Herons Landing

This house was very nice and located within minutes from the Victoria airport. We had plenty of room for our group of 9 people. The trip into Victoria was quick and easy. The group really enjoyed your rental. Thank you.

Pendray House

This house was great for our family of 9 adults who were visiting Victoria for a family wedding. The view from the dining room, living room and deck was stunning. The fireplace in the living room made for comfortable, relaxing evenings for visiting and the little extras throughout the house made it very inviting and feel like home. As we all arrived at different times from various points in Canada and the US, we truly appreciated the convenience of access to the airport and the ferry. Although there were only 3 queen size beds, the bunk beds in the 2 other rooms were big enough that for a few nights, young adults were able to sleep comfortably.

Oceanfront Escape

This house is fine, it was clean except for a few dishes that weren't spotless, the view is FABULOUS and the location is good, beds and baths are okay. But, the pictures imply access to the water which there absolutely is not, and the stairway there is broken and dangerous and then drops off about 15 feet up, so this was extremely disappointing. Also, the hot tub was green and it took them several days to get someone there and the tech told us not to use it for another day because he'd had to shock it very hard, so that was also a disappointment and the oven was broken the entire time. We were in contact with our concerns immediately, and eventually were refunded some money, but we lost use of the stove for our whole trip big problem with a family, the hot tub for all but the last day, and felt it was a bait and switch with the water access. They did try to make it right, and I thought the rep from EMR cared but the owner didn't. It didn't wreck our vacation, but it certainly wasn't fun to have to deal with it everyday. I wouldn't rent this again.

Heron View Cottage

The cottage was delightful! Peaceful and calm - just what these Americans needed. Walked to town and strolled the quaint village. The cottage was clean and decorated such that you felt at home ! We will be back. The owner lives next door and was very informative.

Station Villa Executive Condo

Great place to stay, spacious and confortable

Herons Landing

Our experience was great. Everything we needed was provided and there was more than we expected. Loved sitting by the fireplace and listening to music on satellite TV. Will definitely consider renting again.

Resthaven Cottage

It was our second stay in this property and it was just as lovely as the first. We love the house and the neighborhood. The proximity to the beach is great too. Many lovely walks were done during our stay. My dog enjoyed the spacious yard where he enjoys the sun and the quiet.

Arbutus Hill

Very nice, clean home with a fabulous view. Very well stocked kitchen. The hot tubs water needed to be balanced better lots of foam so we did not get to use it. Had fun playing pool. Overall very enjoyable 3 days.

Camden Green Mews

We enjoyed staying here very much while in Victoria and area. The condo was well equipped and very comfortable. It was well located to Esquimalt, View Royal and points west as well as to Victoria. The condo was very good value. We appreciated how helpful the EMR staff were in meeting us and being available. We'd definitely consider staying here again.

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

Natures Gate was a wonderful venue for my husband's 60th birthday getaway. In total there were 4 couples there the entire week, and 2 fellows who came for part of the week. Plenty of room for all in this well-appointed private home. The view of Greater Victoria, the ocean and the Olympic Mountains from the patio was nothing short of breathtaking, both during the day and in the evening. Everyone was comfortable, the beds were great and the location was quite convenient for both shopping and golfing. We were out most days which was good, because there IS construction going on during weekdays in the lot beside the house, but because we were only home in the evenings the noise was not a huge problem. Lots of wildlife, with deer in the yard beside us quietly grazing. Overall a lovely stay in a lovely home. Highly recommend it.

Heron View Cottage

We were here a month in the fall. Lovely garden close to the beach/bird sanctuary, bus line. A 1 km walk to restaurants, grocery, etc. It was perfect. The only possible negative is the parking. We had a small car,so we could use the small garage next to the cottage. If you have a large car, you will have to park on the street about a block away. Any visitors will also have to park a block away.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

It was the ideal oasis during our visit to Victoria

Oceanfront Escape

My family and I had a wonderful in Sidney. The house was fantastic and the views were exceptional. The unobstructed views of the water were amazing. The house has everything you need for a very enjoyable stay. Very private and peaceful. Just a short drive into town for restaurants or groceries. The only maybe negative was the downstairs bedroom. The twin bed on the left needs a new mattress and the window needs blinds or thicker curtains.

Station Villa Executive Condo

Lovely modern condo with lots of space and big windows. All the amenities for a comfortable stay. Easy to navigate to Highways for all areas of Island. Close to Sooke, Royal Roads University and other attractions in area.

Patricia Bay Beach House

The location was magical and everything met or exceeded our family group needs.

Station Villa Executive Condo

This is a very nice property. It was the first time it had been rented and we found a few things it needed. Very pointed this out to the property managers and I expect it will be perfect for the next renters. I would rent this property again and will definitely work with the management company. They were very good.

Pendray House

This property is absolutely gorgeous! A fantastic place for our wedding party to stay, plan and relax during our wedding week!

Pendray House

I would not recommend the property to anyone else because of the limited parking. The parking on the street greatly crowds the passing cars. Also because of scrutiny from neighbours you feel like you can't have visitors, raise your voice above a whisper, etc. I felt unwelcome the whole time.

Station Villa Executive Condo

Thank you for a very comfortable stay in the townhouse. Everything was wonderful and the location so central to everything. I found the bed exceptionally comfortable and area quiet despite having train tracks close to building. No one should let them scare them away from staying. A few basic condiments would have been an improvement but a minor thing to mention.

Columbia Beach House

Relaxing spring get away in a wonderful location. Beautiful view of the beach! The golfing was great. Enjoyed the restaurants, pubs and shopping. People were very friendly and helpful. Thankyou EMR and thankyou to the owners for sharing such a wonderful house!

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

There were 12 of us adults, celebrating my parents 60th wedding anniversary! The home and location was perfect! Would highly recommend this property.

Our only suggestion from the ladies was they wished there was mirrors in the bedrooms as they got ready in the morning.

Herons Landing

The loss of several thousand dollars - attempting to partner with EMR / VRBO is just one of the significant losses to our family, because of Covid. In the end, compared to the grieving of loved ones, it's little more than worthless money.

Arbutus Hill

Beautiful setting and home roomy many options - pool, hot tub, tvs, decks, beautiful views. Everything we needed was at our fingertips. Well equipped, well appointed. very clean.

Columbia Beach House

Rented property for 5 weeks May/June 2016. Excellent location and great for families. Our only disappointment was that the kitchen oven was not fully functional and even though we complained during the first week, the management company was unable to organise a replacement or get it fixed.

However, that said, we will definitely book this property again.

Station Villa Executive Condo

The unit was very well equipped with all cooking and bbq utensils that one could ask for. Very tastefully furnished and comfortable. Internet modem did not work, nor did the telephone. Not checked by greeter and not fixed during our stay with no accomdation offered to offset this inconvenience

Manor Suite Off Rockland

Loved staying in this beautiful basement apartment, walking distance to downtown, the art museum, Craigdarroch Castle, across the road from the Government House and parkgrounds. The neighborhood is wonderful, quiet, with beautiful gardens. Bob, the owner, was very helpful with recommendations. The kitchen is well stocked with most anything you might need, quality items not typically found in vacation rentals. Know that it is a basement apartment, and insulation between the floors is very thin, you can hear the sounds of people walking around upstairs, it wasn't a big issue for us because we appreciated everything else so much.

Resthaven Cottage

We stayed at Resthaven for three nights over Christmas and it is a very pleasant and cozy cottage. our family and dogs were very comfortable and it was within close proximity to our family who live in the area.

Miraloma 209

My daughter and I were so pleasantly surprised at the very high quality amenities and furnishings in this apartment. It was clean and easy to live in, with a wonderful balcony over the mature gardens.

Beacon Hill View Condo

This condo is in a great location. It is a block away from a fabulous park, not far from the water, and near a respectable grocery store. Since it is on the fifth floor it is fairly quiet. We had a car and a designated parking spot in a covered garage. We opened the patio door and got a wonderful breeze. Certainly a reprieve from the heat of our hometown.

Miraloma 209

Great location, great place!

Bazan Bay Beach House

It couldnt have better. Great we were able to rent entire house. Parents got perfect basement suite and adult children had upstairs. Place was well equipped and ideally situated for beach walks, bike rides, golf, wineries and exploring the area. Easy access to ferries and Sidney. It was very quiet didnt even notice nearby airport. Highly recommend.

Pacific Coast Beach House and Suite

House was a little outdated. Lawn needed to be mowed and had a lot of weeds. The beach had a run down shed with glass on the beach. A lot of space in the yard and house. Everything in the house worked. The driveway was very steep.

Oceanfront Escape


A wonderful place to retreat to. Who needs a TV when there's ocean activity and a huge variety of birds right outside the window.

Heron View Cottage

Heron View Cottage was a wonderful place for our quiet vacation. The cottage is beautiful and comfortable. The village of Sidney, where it is located, is a clean, happy place for shopping or walking by the sea. We visited in early October, and morning walks around the cove behind the owner's home were filled with a foggy quiet broken only by bird calls and distant fog horns. The cottage is located about 30 minutes from downtown Victoria, and the route there is simple. I would highly recommend the cottage.

Pacific Coast Beach House

Another reviewer said it before, I should have actually listen.
The property is fine and we had a great time.
The process through the property management called EMR or smth was awful. Worst that I have seen yet.
First I booked through VRBO so I was expecting to be done with it as I did many times before. Far from it. I received emails after emails with tons of instructions, phone calls, paperwork to fill out, send back, my credit card needed to be entered everywhere and in clear. Security whole all the way. I put in my CC once in VRBO, once I had to write it clear on the contract that I'm sure ends up in a file cabinet somewhere where the neighbor kid also has access, then I had to give it again on a 3rd party website that the property management uses to actually get your money less their vrbo listing fee, that I paid separately when I thought I was done with it. Then I had to show my cc to the greeting person which was a very nice lady btw.
What's up with the greet thing? Welcome to 21st, leave the key under a locked pin. I had to communicate my arrival hour and set it up instead of just showing up after 5pm whenever I liked! Wake UP! It was also suggested in one of the many did I mentioned? tones of email instructions and remote web site instructions that they would also appreciate a tip, you know, if I wanted a hotel, I would go to one. They also asked to give them my complete itinerary, which I didn't. What?? Why??
The property and the greeting lady were great, the booking process was not, by far the worst!

Herons Landing

We were here for a family wedding & thoroughly enjoyed our stay - morning walks along the beach, lots of cycling paths nearby, close to Sidney & the airport,a beautiful home with everything we needed and more. Great for any group up to eight people. We would definitely stay here again.

Camden Green Mews

We enjoyed approx. 5 weeks at this location and found it satisfactory. It is quite small and there are no facilities/amenities within the building. Both sides of the building are a little noisy, we were on the back quiet side. Our stay was through the summer and it should be noted that there is NO AIR CONDITIONING! Additionally, ventilation was poor despises 2-3 floor fans. A car is necessary but bus depots are close by the Hospital. New plaza across the road is handy.

Columbia Beach House

We spent a wonderful week staying at the Columbia Beach House. Firstly, the home it's self is perfect. Spacious, the location, the breath taking views from each of the rooms and the walks on the pebbled beach. Secondly, the home is so close to all of the best sandy beaches Parksville and Qualicum Beach offer. The fenced backyard and dog washing facility were enjoyed by our dog. The sunsets and sunrises were exceptional. The kitchen was fully stock. The personal touches throughout the home made it special. A real home away from our home.

Miraloma 209

Bryan the manager was great and very helpful,a good man.
Carpet needed cleaning,the whole condo could have used a good cleaning
The dishes were sparse a few more would have been nice
We enjoyed the gym.

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

Overall fantastic home and EMR was excellent to work with. Would use EMR again for certain, very professional and helpful.

Pendray House

This home was very clean, well kept, management was very easy to work with and pleasure. The house is perfect for a large family with children. We were two families with 7 children combined and this home was everything we needed. The beach and water front had incredible views and made our stay very relaxing, even with that many kids. We would stay here every weekend if we could!

Camden Green Mews

This is a perfect location very close to the #1 and only 15 mins to downtown Victoria. Perfect for a family that doesn't spend all of their time downtown. Easy access to up island activities and excursions.
Very clean, modern and quiet residential building.

Oceanfront Escape

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My family and I were overwhelmed by the breath-taking beauty of Oceanfront Escape. The panoramic views of the water and neighboring islands was astonishing.

The outdoor hot tub is why we chose this property. We found it secluded and lovely, with the added plus of having a view.

The property was clean, bright, fresh and equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our stay.

We come to Sidney at least once a year, but this location was new to us. We found it quiet and convenient to all we chose to do.

We had a very memorable stay at OceanFront Escape and would definitely like to enjoy coming again in the future.

Pendray House

We enjoyed our stay at the Pendray House. The teenagers loved the closeness to the water. We all want to go back next year.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

This was our second visit with the Loves who were super and with whom we have become friends.

Pendray House

The location of this property was absolutely amazing. Your own private little beach area where you can walk or swim!! It was very quiet and relaxing. The house was set up perfectly and we had lots of room!!
We will definitely look at staying again! Thank you!!!

Arbutus Hill

Our party of 7 stayed here for a weekend and we found the home stocked with all the comforts and supplies needed during our stay. The house was large, comfortable, clean, great kitchen to cook in, and the neighbouring area quiet, scenic and peaceful. I would highly recommend anyone stay here during a visit to the island.

Arbutus Hill

Arbutus Hill was described appropriately and did not disappoint us in any way. We searched for a home that could accommodate 4 couples with 4 baths. One couple had to cancel so each of us had their own bathroom. Master suite lottery was won by the Georgia couple and they loved the luxury. We were all comfortable in our private spaces. The common areas were anything but common. We've never seen a wrap around couch so big and the dining room table is fit for a large gathering. Comfortable patio furniture allowed us to view the water and relax. Loved our time there. Candice greeted us like we were old friends and we were invited to contact her on her cell phone if we had any problems!

Pacific Coast Beach House and Suite

We rented this beautiful home for an all adult family reunion. Loved having the granny flat available for privacy. The views were exceptional, and we loved having the large yard and fabulous long dock to ourselves. Because we enjoy meals together, they arranged a 7-person setup for dining that worked well for us. We observed several families of river otters, a pair of bald eagles, and a harbor seal in the bay. Wishes more than one set of towels per person and a large salad bowl. Leaving the driveway to turn onto Sooke Road was always a challenge because of the vehicles that can come along too fast. If the county would install mirrors that would help. Great memories of the home and area!

Kye Bay Winter Beach House

Beautiful location, roomy house, very clean and tidy. Could use a few more basic amenities in the kitchen, easier access to Netflix/Prime difficult to work the Apple TV. Would definitely stay here again with a group of friends.

Oceanfront Escape

We thought the location was great and the view was amazing. The house was in poor condition. Walls needed repainting, couches were old, bedding was stained, carpet in poor condition. The greeter Solange was great as well as Ray, who checked us out. I felt the person whom I booked the house through Brenda was very inflexible. I almost canceled the reservation given the fact that I was so disturbed by her lack of flexibility. I requested that my parents be able to meet the greeter since my wife and I were not arriving until late but she would not allow this. We could have rewritten the contract in my parents name or found a solution as it was a major issue but apparently she could not go the extra effort to try and help us. I thought it was very poor customer service and for that reason I would not book with EMR again. I can look past the issues with the house as it is not a big deal but the grief that was caused with Brenda really made our vacation start off poorly

Resthaven Cottage

Location was great and pleasant fenced in yard but the home needs some upkeep. The master mattress was terrible-it had two mattress pads-making it evident that owner knew mattress was inadequate when we discussed with EMR we were advised by owner to bring in our own. There was serious damage in the bathroom tub and we were told it was being fixed, then once we were in owner opted to drop off tape instead and agency indicated she didn't want to spend the money There were a lot of personal belongings throughout the home, leaving ltd space for our own clothing and toiletries. Good size and lots of potential but needs to be attended to properly if being operated as a furnished vacation property.

Beacon Hill View Condo

Beacon Hill condo in Roberts House is perfectly located for not needing a car to walk the harbour, Dallas Road waterfront overlooking the straits and Olympic Mountains of WA state and Beacon Hill Park. It is a great place to spend July and August.

Oceanside Lodge On Saanich Inlet

A great home for a group to enjoy the ocean, swim, read and convenient to the airport, ferries, and Victoria.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

Best apartment rental we had on the 30 day trip to the west . Bob and Elizabeth are great hosts and the space they have created is Primo. Location to events and place could not have been better. Charles & Diane

Oceanfront Escape

We had a fantastic time at Oceanfront Escape. The views are amazing and the house is relaxing and comfortable. Although the home is in need of some updating it was still more than perfect. Everything was very clean and the beds were comfortable.

The property's proximity to Sidney and Victoria is great. We were able to do a lot of exploring. Had a few fantastic hikes and an amazing guided kayaking tour. We also visited a couple of vineyards and the Butchart Gardens.

Pendray House

Great Stay, fabulous time, property more than lived up to every expectation, however confusion on part of EMR regarding advance access required greeter to wait, and us to pay ridiculous penalty - bad start - and EMR fault

Pacific Coast Beach House and Suite

This home is exactly as described in other reviews & photos it was perfect for our group. Beautiful bay & ocean views, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, private beach, dock & gazebo all on a large private lot you don't see your neighbors. Minutes to the most amazing hiking trails East Sooke Regional Park. An older home but, well maintained. NOTE This is in a rural area about 10-15 minute winding road to get there and a steep driveway but, worth it. Closest town is Sooke, about 20-25 minutes...Victoria is about 50 minutes. Butchart Gardens about an hour. Sooke is a great little town offering many amenities restaurants, tours Kayak, Whale watching etc. Best vacation!

Oceanfront Escape

Our stay here was almost perfect - the view of the water and mountains in the distance - wow. However, the upstairs heated up quite a bit during the day investment in sunshades would be wise. The beds were all a bit too soft, and the couple in one queen nearest the kitchen rolled toward the middle all night. Also, the greeter had turned on all the heaters, which were not needed on a 72 degree day. It took us a while to cool things down. Kitchen well-equipped, bathrooms lacked shower soap but otherwise fine.All in all, a great place to stay.

Pendray House

Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the ocean either in it or just sitting looking at it.
There were 7 of us and we all had a good time.

Oceanfront Escape

The best location possible. With the view overlooking the bay with boats and otters it was easy to overlook the little updates and finish that was needed. I would go again.

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

We had several small issues upon check-in but EMR took care of most of them right away. Great location and with a little TLC, this home would be awesome. Furniture and carpet are worn, patio door does not lock, lots of smudges on the walls, missing artwork & light bulbs, cracks in the master bath tile, broken master bath drawer, etc. We did have a wonderful time in Victoria!

Heron View Cottage

Very nice stay the owner and later the friend of the owner staying in the main house were very friendly and helpful.

The only problem that we had was the drawer face on the right hand of the stove kept coming off, finally we left it off.

It would be handy to have a few luggage racks - where you could set suitcases off the floor for access.

My family had a wonderful stay. If would have been nice to have had someone meet us when we left to hand the house back. We had to leave a key with Alex who was staying in the owners home. Had he not been there we would not have had anyone to leave a key with.

Below - I would like to be described as a Canadian guest coming from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Pendray House

We Celebrated christmas with 17 family members. It was a magical evening and the house accommodated us very well. Very clean and an amazing view. Management company was very attentive and responded quickly to any queries. Lovely location for walking .

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

With six bedrooms and four bathrooms near the top of a suburban mountain on the outskirts of Victoria, BC, this spacious, well-equipped home was indeed perfect for our extended family vacation. Ten days were just not long enough!

Resthaven Cottage

It was necessary to arrive one day later than planned and that was easily arranged with a call to our greeter Richard. Arriving after dark it would have been helpful to have better lighting by the house numbers as it was challenging to see. Richard greeted us as planned and walked us through the property. He had put on the fireplace which was a nice touch on a rainy night. The property was quaint and cozy like a beach cottage. The place looks like it could use some refreshing painting outside and a walkway to roll luggage to the front door. The fridge is making noises intermittently that were loud enough to wake us the first night guessing it needs to be leveled. Over all we enjoyed our stay.

Oceanside Lodge On Saanich Inlet

Very quiet location but only a short trip to Sidney or Victoria. Greta place to get away and relax. Everything was very well taken care of.

Heron View Cottage

Every thing was very good except the way the cleaning person was organized We had to wait 15 minutes for the check in person to arrive. There was an obligatory cleaning time half way through our stay and this was poorly organized the agreed times to clean the cottage were changed 4 times by the cleaning person and in the end we complained to the EMR staff in Vancouver who gave us a return on the cost for the halfway cleaning which we undertook ourselves.

Lake Cowichan Escape

Good location. Close to golf, wineries and diners. We are owed 24 for a propane tank that we had to fill. Previous reviews mentioned empty propane but the greeter pointed out 2 tanks beside BBQ. But that did not stop them from proving to be empty. Even one of those tanks was well beyond expiration date

Nanoose Bay Country Home

Overall our expectation was met. Would recommend staples like coffee, olive oil, pepper etc. be present in the home. Also to be greeted by someone and show us around might be helpful.

Resthaven Cottage

Totally satisfying. Would stay here again

Oceanfront Escape

Ideal. We have already booked our fourth stay for next year.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

We have had several vacation rentals all over the world and this vacation rental is by far our top rated experience. The suite, and particularly the kitchen, was very thoughtfully equipped we are a chef family with everything we needed. The owners and their lovely dog were wonderful caring hosts. The rental was cozy and the beautiful yard and gardens are very private. The rental was centrally located and walking distance to every place we needed to be. Our walks through the quite friendly neighbourhood were such a pleasure with all the beautiful homes and gardens. We would love to return to this very spot for future visits to Victoria. Dealing with EMR Vacation Rentals was great very professional, efficient and courteous. We would definitely consider additional vacation rental opprtunities with this company.

Lake Cowichan Escape

We enjoyed the shade over the front deck for eating dinner and using the hot tub.
Location is less than 10 minutes from Lk Cowichan town.
Could not view our boat moored at the dock from the house.
Property management team were responsive to our calls.

Resthaven Cottage

The highlight of this property is the fenced it garden which was great since we were travelling with our dog and it provided a great space for him to run and play. Other than that we found the property disappointingly basic - its a pretty old property and our first impression was it smelt damp and musty and unlived in. The main bed is low. Furnishing is to minimum standard. The kitchen cabinets are very old and basic - though the appliances are new and more than adequate. The cottage is supplied with everything you need for a stay. The laundry is located through what seems to be an old garage and definitely damp and smelly. If it wasn't for the garden it would have been hard to enjoy this cottage - and I'm not someone who generally complains about stuff. We cut our stay short and moved on. The location is fine in a very quiet area of Sidney a short walk from water and about 25 minutes walk from main town and shops. Bit too basic for our tastes..

Oceanfront Escape

All in all I enjoyed my stay at Oceanfront. I have re-booked it.
It has THE most beautiful view imaginable! As a single woman travelling alone, I felt safe and secure.
I so appreciated access to Sirius radio.
'Ray our greeter was a wonderfully informative man with an easy friendliness that put me so at ease and set my vacation off on just the right foot. He was still the same guy when he had to get up to check me out at 500 am.

My only suggestion is that the kitchen could use a little overhaul. as it were.
A non-stick fry pan would be a great addition as would a grouping of plastic lidded container for food storage in the fridge.
These are little things but when one stays in to eat most meals , convenience is imperative for a good experience.

I mentioned these little thing to Ray and he promised to bring attention to the appropriate people.

My experience was a good one and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Oceanview to my friends.

Station Villa Executive Condo

The Condo met our needs to a T. It was in a great location and my kids could walk where they they wanted to go. The complex was very nice and quiet. It was easily childproofed as I had a 2 year old with me.

Arbutus Hill

This is the cleanest nicest property I've ever stayed with my family. This property has it all. Simply amazing and will definite visit again. The wildlife in the yard is amazing the furniture is clean and amazing. Truly perfect.

Pendray House

Our family of 14 adults, coming from all corners of the US, found this home a perfect accomodation for all of us. The outside dining table as well as inside dining was a wonderful surprise. The home was stocked with many games to play - we loved the Cribbage Board/Table. You made our 7 day reunion special. Thank you!

Resthaven Cottage

We had a great trip to Vancouver Island and our stay in Sidney was wonderful. The Resthaven Cottage we rented was as advertised and everything was neat, clean and tidy. The rental company EMR Vacation Rentals was on top of all the details probably a few too many emails but overall and excellent experience.

Oceanside Lodge On Saanich Inlet

Our family came out to visit our 95 year old father. We all had a wonderful time. The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful.

Miraloma 209

This was a lovely stay. The residence was great, the area was great and overall we liked it very had a great restaurant within walking distance and all the amenities we needed. The small town was a short distance and had everything we needed there too. The view was a bit more limited than the description buy still nice. My experience with the EMR staff was excellent in finding and setting up this stay. My only complaint was that there was a gouge in the wall in the bathroom which the greeter pointed out to us and was no issue.But after our stay, I received an email asking us what we had done to cause this.I pointed out that it was there and even pointed out by our greeter. EMR said they would contact him but I never heard back that all was resolved even after two emails from me.

Heron View Cottage

The Heron View cottage was perfect for our family get-away. A short drive into town or the beach. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could need. And the laundry was a huge bonus when travelling with kids.

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

The house itself is beautiful, no question. It suited our needs nicely in terms of #of beds, amazing kitchen etc. The location is great only minutes drive to Westin Hotel. The view off the back patio is stunning.

Our stay was disappointing from 2 perspectives. Firstly, there was a lot of construction going on right behind us. This made it very dusty and we were awoken to the sounds of heavy machinery 100yds off our bedroom window at 7am every morning.

The second disappointment was that the house had no air conditioning. The day we arrived the outside temp was 30 deg celsius and it stayed that way for 4 out of our 5 nights. In the evening we were sweating while having dinner. You didn't really even want to cook inside in that beautiful kitchen. At night, everyone had very poor sleeps, waking up several times due to the heat in the house.

I understand that nothing can be done about the construction aside from perhaps a drop in rates and that eventually the work will be complete, but a house that large and that expensive without A/C is a surprise. I didn't even think to check about that when I booked but I will be sure to check for A/C in all my future rentals.

If I were coming back at a cooler time of the year and when construction is complete I would for sure stay in that house again. If I were coming back in the summer at all I would not rent this house again because of the lack of A/C. If a friend asks me about the house I would have the same advice for them.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

This apartment has everything guests need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The owners have provided everything guests need in order to relax after a busy day of exploring Victoria. Everything to prepare a meal simple or complicated can be found in the well stocked kitchen. The location is convenient and the decor is gorgeous. Just make sure you set your alarm clock/phone alarm - with the blinds closed, the bedroom is wonderfully dark for sleeping until 230 in the afternoon if you forget to set an alarm!!!!. The bathroom is spa-like and wonderful!! The garden which is primarily for guests is luscious and beautifully kept. I would HIGHLY recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Victoria.

Oceanfront Escape

Perfect! the location was so convenient to sidney and all the restaraunts, the airport and the ferry stationhouse was fully stocked with everything you need. they discourage you from taking the path down to the deck on the water but it really is super easy to walk down to-and should not be missed. Low tide allows you to sit on the rocks below-an amazing experience and chance to watch the harbor come alive. I would suggest clearing the path a bit better and taking care of the deck so it can be more easily accessible-really a great feature of the house. only regret is that we were not there longer -

Heron View Cottage

Very nice, clean, lots of books, great walk to shore.

Oceanfront Escape

We arrived and were greeted by Jeanette. She was lovely.
The house was on a spectacular piece of property overlooking the ocean. The house had everything you would need except for your food. I highly recommend it!
Maria Manna

Nanoose Bay Country Home

Very serene experience, wonderful place to relax, with close by shopping for essentials. A definite repeat is required.

Lake Cowichan Escape

Lake Cowichan Escape was a lovely house with all the amenities one would need. We were out on the front deck most of the time in and out of the hot tub and barbequing. The kitchen had everything and more that you would need for a large group. Plenty of dishes and cutlery. The private dock was wonderful! We fished, swam and had fun in our little boats we brought with us. The only down side is the trail from the rode down to the dock is steep in places so some of us couldn't make it down. My 88 year old mother for one and one of my sisters with bad knees. The beds were very comfortable and the house was clean and very well appointed.

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

Wow! We just completed an amazing vacation to the Victoria area and on the top of our highlights was being able to stay in this spectacular mansion! Because of the space and the features of the home, we were able to easily have 2 families and a couple friends 11 people in total stay together in complete comfort and style. My friend told me that rented vacation homes never quite live up to your expectations but this place was exactly what we had hoped for and completely as it is pictured! We actually had so much space that we didn't use every room to its full potential and there were a lot of us trying to use every feature! I have to mention some of our favorite features we did use to their full potential which were the perfect hot tub on the deck that we all enjoyed the view from while watching the sunrise or the sunset or an afternoon soak, the complete kitchen where we had everything we needed a gas stove, appliances, kitchen utensils, cutlery, endless glasses, serving bowls, etc. to whip up some excellent meals, the dining room table where we all gathered to eat and chat and play games, and I have to mention the beds that everyone said were fantastically comfortable, inviting and exactly what anyone would want. I also want to mention the management company was great to work with, easy to contact, very friendly and helpful. This was our first time renting a vacation home and it will NOT be the last time! If you are looking for a great experience, this home is truly as it says SPECTACULAR!

Heron View Cottage

very quite and peaceful area, nice cottage, fairly well equipped, could use some knives for chopping and slicing and garlic press if you like to cook

Pendray House

The home and setting were very nice. The general condition was clean and ready for use. The rental staff weren't very knowledgeable about the property and what was included but overall our experience was positive. If you're looking for a quiet rental within short driving distance to amenities then this is an excellent location...

Station Villa Executive Condo

Its my second stay at this lovely place! That says its all! Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Columbia Beach House

We had a lovely time, the house was amazing

Arbutus Hill

Our stay at the Arbutus Hill Home was perfect! There was more than enough space for 4 couples, with great amenities and a well-equipped modern kitchen. The Jacuzzi and Pool Table were also big hits while waiting for the weather to improve a little bit to allow for some outdoor activities!

Pendray House

The house surpassed the pictures. It was very clean and open and the view of the harbor was spectacular. The quietness and location were perfect to get away from the city. EMR communications were excellent in providing good customer service. Sidney is a great little town. The Butchart Gardens are amazing. Victoria is close enough to go for dinner at 10 Acres. Plenty of historical things in Victoria to see. Overall, it was an excellent experience and we look forward to coming back again soon.

Oceanfront Escape

Our 8 night family stay at Oceanfront escape was amazing. We loved the views, the space, the general location close to everything and the proximity to the water. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable. We spent a lot of time down at the lower deck and near the water. Only issue was the condition of the access route to the water, but the children loved the adventure. We would certainly consider visiting again.

Pendray House

Our guests gathered at Pendray House for 4 nights to attend our son's wedding and travelled from the USA and England. We knew it would not be easy to accommodate 14 adults when we started our search for a vacation rental in the Sidney area, but feel extremely lucky to have found this beautiful rental property right on the water. The rental procedure was easy and straight forward with good communication between us and the managers, who responded to questions and were very helpful on arrival. The house is quite spacious and has 3 very good bathrooms, with ample hot water and towels. The kitchen was large enough to cope with group breakfasts and lunches. The real advantage of this property though is the delightful outside space and access to the little beach. Our guests were able to spend a lot of time on the deck and beach, enjoying the incredible views across the inlet with the ever changing light reflecting different colors and moods on the water. The large table out there was used for lunch and dinner and would be the perfect spot for a BBQ. We saw an eagle and seals and enjoyed the tranquility of the neighborhood and easy access to shopping in Sidney. There is adequate on street parking outside the house and some little trails to take a walk and explore the coastline. This house was a perfect vacation rental and none of us wanted to leave. What a wonderful experience for our family and friends in beautiful British Columbia!!

Pendray House

The property was absolutely gorgeous, well appointed, and spotless. It was a perfect rental for our group of three young families. We travel every year together, always booking through the two big vacation rental sites. HOWEVER. The rental company pestered us so often from booking through to access to the unit that we would NOT recommend booking this place. I have 42 emails in my exchange with this company. We had to provide our credit card number FOUR times AFTER booking through the rental site. We had to arrange to meet a greeter onsite on arrival, rather than use a code for the door, which they HAD but did not provide for us. Instead, we had ONE key to share amongst three families. All of the parties we encountered were very friendly, but it is completely unnecessary in 2018 to have to have this much interaction for a vacation rental. I've booked dozens of places on VRBO and Airbnb and the amount of interaction with this particular company was more than all the others COMBINED. They also used a combination of signed and scanned forms, website forms from multiple sites, which seemed very disorganized. I was a bit skeptical that the rental would actually work out, so I was pleased when our friends arrived and there was actually a greeter there. To summarize gorgeous property that is horribly managed by seemingly nice people that have no clue how vacation rentals work in this decade. I'd be happy to book again if the owners decided to use the VRBO or Airbnb platform as they're meant to be used - it would be 100x simpler, easier, and likely less expensive for them.

Patricia Bay Beach House

Loved the home. Lots of walks, bbq'ing. New appliances in the kitchen and comfy furniture Great host and hostess.... Highly recommendable

Oceanside Lodge On Saanich Inlet

Myself, two other board members and out spouses all travel to a house near the city our annual meeting is held to decompress for the rest of the week. We have been doing this for several years and this is one of the nicest houses and the most scenic area yet,

Kye Bay Winter Beach House

Somewhat pricey, however, it was Xmas & prices for hotel/rental places tend to increase. Although, it was a great value.
The kitchen had all the amenities you need to make a variety of meals.
The house was sufficient for grandparents & family of 4 as there 2 bedrooms & full bath on 2nd for, and another bedroom on main, with access to another bathroom.
No open fires allowed wood burning, but propane fire pts are acceptable.
The inside fire place was unusable, and the Apple TV was not user friendly. The TV is a Roku Samsung which is not indicated in the listing & probably helpful for people to know.
The solarium is a nice added touch, had the weather co-operated it could have been used as an extra sitting/play area for the kids. As a suggestion space heaters would have been added bonus to sit & watch the birds and seals in the ocean.
Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

We thoroughly enjoyed the Rockland area for walking -- loved the magnificent gardens &. the historic homes. This was our longest stay in Victoria and you need a home base. The Manor Suite was ideal. The kitchen was well equipped, the backyard lovely and the owners super people. Bob June was very accommodating. We missed the Sports & Business channels on the TV for the 1 st week as the owners were. Away. The Sports Channel was installed immediately on their return.

Heron View Cottage

We had a wonderful time in the cottage, while we were vacationing in Sidney. The house is lovely, very cozy and in a great spot. We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood, the beautiful back yard, the easy access to the beaches and the vicinity to Sidney.

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

This was a fantastic home that met all our needs. The view is spectacular and the home was clean and spacious. We would def book it again.

Pacific Coast Beach House

Pacific Coast Beach House is great for families who want to get away and time out from the world. The views are awesome! The house is great & wonderfully equipped.

Miraloma 209

Overall the Condo was great. Did not expect the Marina having a boat body shop so close with loud noises off and on Mon-Fri. The Condo Patio was never cleaned. We cleaned hand rails and cob-webs when we arrived. But the railing glass panels and windows have dirt, which shows they have not been touched in months. Tried to use the Vacuum cleaner on the carpets, but it was so clogged up, not having been emptied in months. Very disappointed not being able to use the gas fireplace when we arrived. Coming from the Desert at a 112 degrees to 65 degrees, it would have been nice to use it for a couple of days. This should be changed in the web site for amenities the dates it can only be used. Being at the condo for so long, only left for 5 days you notice more little problems then folks coming and going for shorter periods.

Oceanfront Escape

Love the views from the upstairs and deck. Very enjoyable place to relax.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

Very convenient location, lovely environment and good experience.

Miraloma 209

The location, amenities, access to ocean walkways and convenience to restaurants and stores made for a very
pleasant holiday. Even on rainy days, just staying home made for a restful day. 1st class

Herons Landing

This home truly surpassed all my expectations nothing was overlooked in this beautiful home. It has all the amenities you would have in your own home making you feel incredibly comfortable & gives a whole new meaning to home away from home. I will absolutely recommend this rental to everyone I know - I will definitely come back to this place. It is simply the best vacation rental I have ever stayed at.

Pacific Coast Beach House

Great views great weather lots of wildlife and sea life Very peaceful and a nice vacation spot. Kitchen table was a little wobbly to say the least. It should be changed. Otherwise a good vacation experience.

Oceanfront Escape

We enjoyed our stay in the very nice, sunny home with beautiful views. The furniture was comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped. The deck and surrounding area are enclosed which is handy for pets and small kids. The neighbourhood is very nice and quiet and the town of Sidney is a 10 minute drive away. We will certainly try to book this home whenever we want to visit the area.

The Lakeside Cottage

Lovely 4 days! Can't wait to go back.

Columbia Beach House

property was lovely-view & wildlife lovely. Disappointed in not being able to swim. Very rocky beach - even walking was challenging. Lot's of eagles and ever changing landscape was beautiful but did not meet our expectations of a beach holiday.

Kye Bay Beach House

We had a great week with friends and family. The house was very clean and well appointed with everything we needed. The hosts were friendly and efficient. We will definitely stay again!

Resthaven Cottage

The house was beautiful and clean, although the beds could use upgrading as they aren't very comfortable. It was stocked with more than everything you would need during a stay away from home and having the laundry facilities available is a wonderful luxury. The fenced yard is also a great treat. The description of a beach nearby is misleading, it is just a small little public area sandwiched between private property, not able to even walk to coastline a bit -- you have to drive past downtown Sidney to do that. Overall it's a GREAT vacation home and we would definitely consider it again if ever out that way!!

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

Great home, large, well equipped with a spectacular view.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

Very nice experience.

Pendray House

This was our fifth visit to Pendray House. We enjoy the ocean side location and the close proximity to our family. Our grandchildren love the access to the water and exploring the beach. We had excellent weather for our stay and enjoyed the beautiful sunsets over the Saanich Inlet.
The property is in need of some repairs and maintenance and we have some suggestions to make this home more enjoyable for guests.
The back fence is in need of repair as the rails are rotting and the pickets are falling off. The stairs to the water are showing signs rotting and some of the steps are separating from the stringer. This is potentially dangerous. The dining room chairs, although recently reupholstered, have many stains on them and the sofa cushions are spotted and are in need of a cleaning. The silver wear needs to be cleaned. The kitchen recycle and garbage containers should probably be replaced or at least the inside of the lids and containers should be thoroughly cleaned, pretty grungy. The dishwasher doesn't dispense jet dry and the dishes end up spotted and many had to be rewashed by hand. There is perhaps a lot of crud trapped at the bottom of the dishwasher.
The yard and the decks are well maintained and quite enjoyable.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

This was our third stay in the Manor Suite off Rockland. We feel very much at home there. The suite is nicely furnished and very comfortable and the location is ideal, close to shopping, tourist attractions and all the amenities of the city. Yet the neighbourhood is very quiet and peaceful. Government House is nearby, and we enjoyed early morning walks in the beautiful gardens. The Manor Suite is a very good base for a vacation in Victoria.

Herons Landing

Ideal location, easy access to everywhere, waterfront within minutes walking. local restaurants very good. House is W.O.W.

Station Villa Executive Condo

We rented this condo for a work trip and were not disappointed. The comforts of a home beat a hotel.

Columbia Beach House

This house has anything you need for great vacation at the beach. It is well equipped, was very clean.
The views both at low and high tides are amazing!

Heron View Cottage

Great!

The only thing that was disappointing was that from the photos we thought we'd have beach access from the property. The public access was such a close walk 1 min but it would've been great if our kids could've ran to the beach right from the front door.

Herons Landing

Our family recently spent three nights at Heron's Landing and enjoyed everything about the house. We have rented homes for vacation stays many times and thought this was one of the best. The location close to Pat Bay is appealing and the neighbourhood has a great feel to it. The proximity to the airport is handy and we weren't troubled by hearing the occasional airplane overhead. The house is attractive and very comfortable, but what particularly impressed us was how immaculate and well organized it is. The house is very well stocked with dishes, cutlery, pots and pans etc. and since we like to cook this was important. The binder of information we were given was the most comprehensive we have ever seen, with an inventory of where to find anything we needed. We were warmly welcomed by Jeanette of EMR Vacation Rentals who gave us a thorough tour of the house so we felt secure that if we had any problems we didn't Jeanette would sort them out. All in all, it was a great experience and we hope to go back.

Oceanfront Escape

The location and view were incredible. The house wasn't very clean, and the furniture upstairs is pretty worn out. I would recommend for the location, but the house is just ok. There was mold in the downstairs shower, the switch for the fireplace stopped working, there were ants in the kitchen and the frill was dirty.

Pendray House

Overall our weeklong stay was very good. Loved the lay-out, large kitchen well-equipped, superb setting, especially for children. Comfortable beds, efficient bathrooms, more than ample supply of linens, cottage temperature easy to adjust, effective. Dining room furniture was expansive and in good shape. We were eight - adults and children. Good ease of access, services, facilities nearby. Approachable, engaging neighbours.


Columbia Beach House

Property photos do not do this property justice! Although probably from the 90's the finishing quality is above average and well maintained. Very spacious with ocean view from every floor-to-ceiling window and direct access to miles of beach walking! Close to everything - but why would you want to leave!!!!!

Kye Bay Beach House

The Kye Bay Beach House was perfect for our birthday getaway. It's even better than the photos on the website. It is a nice quiet location on the waterfront with gorgeous views, has a great fully-equipped kitchen, comfy beds..... everything one could want! Thankyou for a great stay!

Columbia Beach House

We walked in to a beautiful home, extra super clean with a view to die for! Very accomodating home for the four of us. Centrally located to lots of activities and beautiful drives. Our greeter was very accommodating and full of information to make our stay the best ever. The whole experience - start to finish - from getting information to rent the home to check out was easy and very professional. Thanks to all! We will be back!!

Station Villa Executive Condo

As we were in a very akward position, EMVR managed to give us a perfect house, near the golfcourses we already booked, on a very short notice, the same day! Very fine and comfortable

Herons Landing

Although it rained for most of the month of March, we had a fabulous time staying at Heron's Landing. The home is located close to Pat Bay with lots of cycling/walking paths nearby. And it was kind of cool having coffee in the living room and looking out at the horse traffic walking by. The rental is by far the best equipped we've stayed at. Also, there were lots of good restaurants within 10 km to choose from when we got tired of eating in. We'd definitely stay here again and would recommend it to our friends and family.

The Lakeside Cottage

Contemporary/rustic one room cottage with loft. Easy to find.
Beautiful clear lake.

Pendray House

The Location is great.
The Beach and Patio are awesome.
The only negative was that multiple people in our party complained that the bed sheets were not clean.

Pendray House

Great house with lots of room. We had 4 young kids and 3 couples and most had their own space. The location of the house is awesome for a quiet getaway with easy access to the ocean. The house is quite unique and different with its decor and items. This did become a little challenging with 3 babies. My only hope was to have more practical items- especially in the kitchen ex. small knifes, oven mitts, dish clothes. Everyone enjoyed their stay- especially the little ones!

Heron View Cottage

Great to have my two children's families from California staying here over three weeks. Enthralled by the eagles and very comfortable otherwise.

Heron View Cottage

From start to finish our vacation experience was excelent

Arbutus Hill

An absolutely beautiful house, fully equipped with everything we needed. A perfect layout for a big group like us as it's open planned living area provided us with the perfect balance of being able to chill together, but to also get a few hours solitide when needed! The Hot tub, terrace and BBQ combo truly made our holiday. Thank you very much EMR - we will definitely be back!

Pacific Coast Beach House and Suite

Our stay was one of the most enjoyable getaways we've had. The view, seclusion, warf, crabbing gear along with many other amenities made our stay perfect.

Would book again.

Pendray House

We spent a week here, 7 of us, 3 generations from Ontario visiting our family in the area. Everything was perfect & beyond our expectations. It felt like home. The house had everything we needed & was very well equipped for making our meals. The cottage was clean & comfortable. Location couldnt be better! It is a short drive to all the attractions & a few minutes from the airport.
We will definitely plan to return.

Pendray House

everything about this house was perfect.....except the BBQ.
i was hosting 30 people for a BBQ dinner and was unable to cook the meat fast enough. replace the BBQ it is worn out. I had to cook the chicken in the oven.
thanks
jaime

Oceanside Lodge On Saanich Inlet

We had such a nice relaxing time at this Oceanfront Lodge. The infinity pool/hot tub is perfect. Getting to the beach was super easy, just a short walk and we got to take the kayaks out on the calm waters. The house had everything you could need including a den/game room with pool. Most rooms also have their own bathroom. Property management team was available to let us in and give us a tour of the place and even left a basket of goodies. We loved it all.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

Well maintained 1 bedroom suite with huge bathroom and lovely soaker tub plus separate shower. Situated 2 blocks roughly from Craigdarroch Castle and 1 block from Govt House. Lovely area for walking. Owners live upstairs and are very congenial. Dog friendly with fenced back area. Little darker than expected as unit is partially underground. Not a lot of insulation between floors so can be a bit noisy. Bed mattress needs to be replaced. Did NOT like EMR's return of deposit policy and inflexibility with same. Will deter us from using them again.

Arbutus Hill

We shared Christmas with all the family and have a great time walking on the forest, on the beach and visiting interesting places in the surrounding. Incredible views, deers coming to our door and nicely mantained house. An experience to repeat.

Camden Green Mews

I was taking my daughter to University. The property had an excellent kitchen with everything we needed. I would highly recommend this property to everyone. Thank you for a wonderful place to stay while in Victoria. Nancy

Pacific Coast Beach House

Overall it was really good. A few items to note

We were missing some items which would have been good to have. We ran out of toilet paper on the first day and there was no spare. We ran out of washing up liquid and there was no spare. We couldn't find spare garbage bags. The kitchen could also be better stocked - no saucepans, no good knives, no tea towels.

The property management process was also a real pain. I had to fill out 3 separate forms and then send back signed documents. I also had to email a few times to sort out the arrival. VRBO is super straight forward - it would be better if you could just use their system.

Heron View Cottage

The property and its owner who lived next door was lovely. The management company sent too many redundant email notifications. Check-in is too late at 4 PM. Check out greeter did not show up and the information about this check out person was wrong as it turned out to be the name and number of the cleaning staff.

Pendray House

The house was great! Initially there were some issues with the alarm, but once that was resolved, it was excellent! The location is great! It was quiet, peaceful, and clean.

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

Another family joined us and we had a fabulous time! Lots of hiking in the area. Made use of hot tub and the were able to walk the kid to Bear Mountain resort to use the heated pool. Parents were able to have a nice night to them selves with personal chef in the wine cellar, which was amazing!!! Great location with lots to do.

Pacific Coast Beach House

We will come again next year ...

Resthaven Cottage

Great experience only negative was the bed in master was extremely warn out

Columbia Beach House

We were2 families,2 parents, 2 children & 2 grandparents
The home was fabulous, the view of the ocean awsome situated in a quite neibourhood where we didn't have to worry about the children.
The tidal pool in the back of the house gave us all hours of exploration & a safe place for the children to swim, even at high tide.
The home was close to everything & there is lots to do and see in the Parksville area, we especially liked the sand castle display on the beach & of course Coombs.
We would recommend this rental home & your company to anyone interested in spending a wonderful holiday at the ocean.

Miraloma 209

Condo size and amenities, location, complex's gardens, building security, quiet, management company what more could you ask for. A/C would have been nice, as no screen on the patio door.

Pacific Coast Beach House

A beautiful location. Gorgeous oceanfront property, Great hiking nearby.
The home was very clean, but a little tired. Kitchen and bathrooms are older. Fairly well stocked kitchen.
Accessed by a winding country road and then a steep driveway into property. Neither was a problem because they were well maintained.
Exceptional property management team, went out of their way to accommodate us at the last minute.

Resthaven Cottage

Perfect little bungalow for our family with 2 small children, didn't have to worry about them falling down stairs or getting into anything as there wasn't much breakables down for them to get into. House definitely has that cottage feel for the island life experience. Great backyard for them to play in & all fenced in. Perfect location for being close to the marina to sail. Lots of things to do with the kids all around within 10-15 mins away. Only downside is no dishwasher haha. Floor could've definitely used a wash as well but wasn't terrible.

Pendray House

Overall the vacation with the family was great with a beautiful location. The house needs new pots and pans. It would also be helpful if basic paper supplies like dish soap, paper towels and kleenex were available.

Heron View Cottage

We loved the cottage. It was very comfortable and had very nice lay out. Lots of sunlight and very spacious.

The only small thing was there was just the tail end of a roll of toilet paper and no more to be found anywhere. We had to go get our own.

Pendray House

we had a great time during our stay! lovely scenery and a very spacious house! highly recommended!

Heron View Cottage

A very enjoyable stay, everything very clean and tidy and well equipt.

Heron View Cottage

Heron View cottage was a well appointed, beautifully kept place to spend our vacation. A short walk to the beach and close to the quaint downtown of Sidney it was an ideal location. The owner obviously takes great care of it and it was more than comfortable. We would love to return!!!

Heron View Cottage

Lovely setting, nice clean house with lots of personal touches that made it cozy & comfortable. Lots of interesting books, and games, great outdoor space. Hope to come again soon.

Pendray House

A lovely home for a family gathering weekend, with children and grandchildren. Kids in particular love Pendray for the tidal pools and the bunk bed rooms. We will continue to come back regularly.

Pacific Coast Beach House

We stayed here for 2 months. This Property was perfect in every way. Stunning views, spotless, spectacular recluse location, beach at your fingertips. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you for having us.

Arbutus Hill

This is a very nice house in Metchosin. It takes a little time to get there because of the slow speed limits on the rural roads in Canada. The house was completely stocked with everything needed for a great vacation including golf clubs and tennis racquets. Kitchen had coffee and spices and enough settings for 12 guests. Our family of 7 enjoyed the stay.

Columbia Beach House

Stunning house on the beach in Parksville, Vancoouver Island. Spacious, comfortable, well equipped and in a fabulous location. The perfect way to end our Canadian adventure.

Camden Green Mews

Very clean and safe condo. The staff very helpful and accommodating. Nice to have the little things like soap and paper towels in stock so you do not have to run out the first day.
Would recommend this to anyone.

Heron View Cottage

Very nice place to stay. Quiet,restful yet near everything you want to see and do. Clean ,lovely gardens, everything you need and more

Resthaven Cottage

The house's location is nice. The furniture is old. Only one bathroom. The space is used for the owners frequently and they have a lot of their personal stuff

Kye Bay Beach House

Beautiful house in a beautiful location. Exceptionally well-equipped kitchen. Raj was very responsive to our request for some additional supplies.

Station Villa Executive Condo

in July 2016 we stayed in this Condo for 5 nights and there are only positive things to say about everything. We have been fully satisfied with and enjoyed our stay there. For hope to have the Chance to come back somedays.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

We stayed for 4 nights and had a fantastic time in Victoria. The suite is very well maintained and a super location close to everything. Great area outside to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. The Rockland area is close everything and can walk to all the attractions in Victoria. Great for you pet and close to the Cook street waterfront dog park. Defiantly will re-book this unit when we are in Victoria again.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

The property is great but if you can stay away from EMR, I certainly would. I won't EVER deal with them again.

Heron View Cottage

The property is terrific! Very well maintained and equipped with everything you'll need and more to enjoy this comfortable and functional space. It is warm and inviting with books, games, puzzles, TVs and stereo. Location is excellent very private and a nice walk to Sidney's seaside, shopping and restaurants. EMR greeter Jeannette was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We had a wonderful 29 day stay and would highly recommend this property!

Oceanfront Escape

Our favorite was the view from all those windows !! Sitting by the fireplace with cup of coffee watching daylight emerge. The hot tub in the evening with a cool mist falling was the best! A great house....one of our favorites in all our travels.

Herons Landing

it was the perfect home for our Christmas family reunion. it was clean, the kitchen was well stocked with cooking appliances, the bedrooms were cozy and comfortable and the living space was relaxing. we loved having the lower level for games and TV. the children loved all the great toys and adults played some board games. I would definitely do it again and would love to rent it during the summer if available. the back deck and yard are beautiful. it is a short walk to the water and there is a nice walking trail.

Herons Landing

We spent the month of March in Sidney and were very comfortable at Heron's Landing. The house is comfortable with two gas fireplaces, comfy beds, a well equipped kitchen and lots of room. Our daughter and her family visited us there for a week and the accommodations for six of us were very good with plenty of space for everyone. EMR were efficient and helpful with everything ready for us when we arrived. We would recommend this rental to families and two or three couples to share.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

The apartment was clean, as bright as can be expected and very well outfitted for cooking, doing laundry and visiting Victoria.

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

House beautiful was a great experience

Camden Green Mews

This condo could not have been more well-equipped. It was clean and very comfortable, and we appreciated having the underground parking. Would definitely recommend!

Kye Bay Beach House

We came from Innisfil, ON and Winnipeg, MB for a family wedding. We had a big group of adults and a youngster and baby. It was a lot of room for all of us with lots of sitting areas. We loved the beach access and the glassed in sitting area. The management company was very helpful. Thank you for the lovely stay.

Heron View Cottage

We had a great time in Sidney and the surrounding areas. The cottage was a great place to come back to each day.

Columbia Beach House

We planned this holiday almost a year ago and my family had one very specific request. That the house be right on the beach. We had 6 adults and one infant. so it was hard to find. Thanks you for lmaking it all possible! From the moment wea arrived until the time we left it could not have been better. The accomadations were fantastic, the view awesome I would recommand this rental to anyone who was looking for a special getaway. The wildfife was outstanding from the bald eagles to the seals at night. The area is peaceful and enviting.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

Bob and Elizabeth's apartment was just right for our one month stay in Victoria. They are fabulous and friendly hosts and their property is clean and spacious. We are big walkers so downtown, the movies, grocery, and liquor store were 15-20 minute walks. The apartment is located between two sites--Craigdarroch castle and Government House. The pictures are very accurate and show a well-appointed, comfortable living space. We appreciated the in-apartment laundry, full appliance sizes, internet and cable. Our dog was safe in the fenced backyard. We were very satisfied with our rental choice and would highly recommend it to others.

Herons Landing

Fabulous place. It housed six adults and four children under 5 including two babies easily. Grandparents got the room to themselves upstairs, and each family a floor of the house. The downstairs is particularly spacious and well suited for a family to have some space to themselves. And lots of deck and yard space for nice weather bbqs, etc.

The place is really new, so everything looks perfect. You have a sense that you could be the first people to have stayed there.

Wonderful yard for the kids, perfect for easter egg hunts. Lovely quiet street for kids to ride bikes along and some forest opposite to go exploring in. Beach within easy walking distance. All the neighbours are friendly and welcoming. A v. short drive into Sidney.

The only downsides, if I dare identify any, are 1 soundproofing ain't great, you can hear everything from the floors above, and b the kitchen is small given how many people the house can easily accommodate, and no gas stove.

The management company were very professional and friendly. I would definitely look to rent accommodations through this company again.

And overall, without a doubt we'll be back again.

Resthaven Cottage

Rest Haven Did not quite live up to its descriptions,
The outer pictures show it quite well. The only discrepencies were that the front and rear landings were not in the condition shown. Both front and rear landings had holes from rotting timbers and the stain was in quite poor conditions
Internally, the house was also in quite adequate condition.
Discrepancies were There was no dish washer as stated in manual. BBQ was in extremely poor cleanup
shape, Master Bedroom bed is not satisfactory for
Seniors as it is virtually on the floor. Beds in second bedroom appear to be Child Beds and not suitable for an adult.
Compared to our last Rental in Tofino, the price per day was the same, while the quality of the home was considerably less. As an additional item, we paid for Pet Friendly, and did not consider that having to clean up from the Neigbourhood Racoon was kosher!
The location was easy to find, close to the water and Down Town.

Lake Cowichan Escape

Property updates were great. Only comments would be that the equipment in kitchen could be updated, path to dock should be corrected including the removal of dead trees one fell close to dock and boat while there.

Pendray House

We loved our stay at the Pendray house. With 10 of us in all, there was plenty of room to spare. The beach and deck were used every day even swimming in October. The deck was great for entertaining friends. The master bedroom with ensuite were luxurious. We loved the community and would love to call the area home one day.

Heron View Cottage

Of the many vacation rentals we have used this one was tops. Great facility. Terrific owner. Ultra-clean. Lots of little walks to ocean views. Central to every thing. Need a car though- a little far to walk to main street and restaurants although there is a reasonably convenient bus stop to take you to Victoria or elsewhere. This is a must stay cottage- we hope to return.

Herons Landing

I was very pleased to have a house where my family and friends could stay over the day before and day after our wedding. We were happy with the space and location. The only downside was that I had prefaced my reservation asking if it would be ok to have an open house mid afternoon the day following our wedding as I wanted to b clear about our reason for renting a house and the property management company left me a voice mail an hour before my wedding saying they needed to speak about it right away. It was disappointing that they didn't have all emails I sent on file as I tried to be as transparent as possible about the open house and someone calling to tell me it might be a problem was a bit stressful. The property management was very professional and it was a non issue as it was roughly 20-30 people who stopped over the course of 5hrs mid-day when noise was not an issue. Overall the property was beautiful and we enjoyed our stay.

Oceanfront Escape

Wonderful house

Heron View Cottage

Some of the dishes in the kitchen weren't very clean as if they had been put away dirty by other users. A light bulb in the track lighting needed to be replaced and there wasn't much toilet paper. I admit we didn't run out but we kept worrying we would! Also the garage for the car is very small and you were asked not to park on the street for more than an hour or so at a time so I was glad I didn't rent a larger car. Otherwise a charming cottage in a peaceful location. We really enjoyed spending time in the small but beautiful garden off the deck.

Hammond Bay Executive Stay

My husband and I stayed here with my parents and our two young daughters. From the moment we checked in to when we had to say good bye, we we're happy with the home. We made good use of the hot tub and theatre room as well. They have a pull out couch in the main living room that we didn't use but wasn't advertised so if you do have an extra person they can always crash there. There's a beautiful office as well if you happen to have to work on vacation. And the back deck is perfect with a Webber BBQ, tons of seating and a gas fire pit. Lots of sheets and towels and really everything you need, it was set up like a hotel. We feel like we were one of the first groups to stay here and really hope those after take care of the place so we can come back one day and enjoy it the same. Yvonne the property manager that helped us was always very helpful and responsive. Thanks again.

Oceanfront Escape

Our visit was during the month of March. We have visited the area most winters but this was the first four week stay and we found this home to measure up to its claims with amazing views of the water with abundant marine traffic, birds and even squirrels to entertain. The weather cooperated, spring came early to Vancouver Island and even had occasion to sit on the deck and catch some rays.
Liked Open space living area, Deck, Views, SIRIUS Radio, Hot tub, Friendly Hostess addressed concerns
Dislikes obstructed views - several of the sealed picture windows on one side of the living area have become opaque because they have lost their seals
Suggestions bring your own fry pan and muffin pan oven does not show actual oven temp, being it is an older cook top/stove, so bring an oven thermometer
First time using VRBO/EMR and found the experience did not disappoint. If opportunity allows us we would come back.

Pacific Coast Beach House and Suite

We were blessed with beautiful weather over the holiday weekend, which only enhanced the serenity of our situation by the water. Great location!

Herons Landing

The place was much more than expected. The house was clean, the supplies ample, very spacious and the location was great. The only complaint was that the master's bedroom upstairs was very hot on a 30 degrees day in July. Even the ceiling fan and the portable fans did not help much. Except for that, our family enjoyed our stay at Heron's Landing.

Pendray House

Great house. Our kids loved walking down the steps to their own private tidepool. So many beds allowed each to have their own for the night and not share a queen. The internet didn't work when we arrived but it was a blessing because we spent more time enjoying the beach and playing games as a family rather than watching TV. It should be back up by now. One of the upstairs couches was a little wobbly but clean and may need to be replaced down the road. The piano could be tuned but was enjoyable to play. We felt very comfortable here and the kids said they want to come back every year! Very satisfied and glad we came. Much better than any hotel. Having a full kitchen allowed us to cook in the morning and evenings with ample seating and a great private ocean view. Cast iron skillets and hot cocoa in the cupboard made it feel like home.

Resthaven Cottage

Good location- neighbourhood and town of Sidney wonderful. Walked back into the 70's--kitchen needs upgrade and orange shag rug in entry/storage room smelled. I accept that the house is pet friendly. Lots of owner paraphernalia around. Bed mattresses very comfortable but futon like and VERY low. we are 6 feet tall and 70 yrs, old Sump pump bubbling sound in tub was fairly constant as we rented in Feb. New reading lighting in living room would be helpful. Expect renting in sumer would be delightful to enjoy lovely back garden.

Arbutus Hill

Just delightful! The house was roomy and exquisite! Great view! All our cooking laundry needs were met! Most importantly, the house was clean and neat as a pin when we arrived!

Columbia Beach House

Outstanding location with a beautiful view. Everything you need is there. Very quite neighborhood. Beach is not sandy, but quite rocky. Even though, a wonderful place to stroll and explore.
Two things I think could use some improvement are, the bed in the Master BR really needs to be replaced, and the CRT televisions need to go in the trash.

Columbia Beach House

Our family had an amazing stay at this vacation home. Everything was exactly as described and more! The views are stunning and the sunsets were gorgeous. We enjoyed watching bald eagles and sea lions and spent a lot of time exploring shells in the water. The location is fantastic, between Parksville and Qualicum Beach, and we were able to do many day trips to other sights on the island. Groceries were easy to get and we were not wanting for anything. The property management company was very easy to deal with and were available if we had any questions. We are already dreaming of our next vacation here!

Pendray House

EMR staff was waiting when we arrived. We had one small issue early on and EMR were on it right away. Beautiful cottage setting. The property was a bit tired looking but fit the cottage appeal. Great beach access perfect for groups with kids. Our granddaughters spent many many hours exploring the beach and water. Accommodated our group that had people from 7 to 87. Large patio with huge table and lots of deck chairs was our favorite spot. Great bird watching. Easy access to Sidney and Victoria and all the sites in the area. We would definitely rent this property again.

Pendray House

The pictures on your site does not justify how beautiful this property is. It's very spacious, clean, tastefully decorated and the view is breathtaking! The person that I spoke with EMR Vacation is very professional and patient with me, she have answered all the questions I have. Our greeter was very pleasant to deal with, we called her during our stay and she's always available to help us out. I'm pretty sure me and my family will ALWAYS be using EMR Vacation for our travels!

Heron View Cottage

We had a great stay at Heron View Cottage. It was an easy walk to downtown Sidney, the beach and relatives. It had all the amenities that we were looking for. We even met Jim, the owner, and he described the rebuild that he had completed on the cottage.

Heron View Cottage

The property is located a bit out of the way, Not close to downtown Sidney. Parking is an issue, with a very small garage and a long way to street parking. No internet service or TV was working. Many windows are without curtains and privacy was an issue for some of us.
Very cute, clean, quiet place. Owner very nice and helpful.

The Lakeside Cottage

Our second time up here and once again such a wonderful awesome time. Cannot wait till the next time

Resthaven Cottage

The house was exactly what we needed. The only negative feedback would be is the greeter told us that we had to give an exact check out time. When I questioned him about this he stated that he didn't make the rules that it was company policy. Other than this little hiccup I would definitely use EMR again for finding a vacation home.

Kye Bay Winter Beach House

Very nice home for family and/or vacation. Cleaner than most hotels I've stayed in. Beautiful views.

North Lake Waterfront Home

If you are looking for peace and quiet this is the place for you. There was no wifi but for our family that helped us to totally relax and disconnect .We would definitely return.Thank you for sharing your wonderful unique vacation home!

Columbia Beach House

Beautiful house, beautiful view, just the perfect experience! The home is located just a few steps from the beach, and is handicap accessible which was fantastic for my father. The home is also well-stocked, the owners have though of everything! Location is between Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Major grocery store within 5 min drive. Quiet neighbourhood - perfect location to explore the surrounding areas.

Pendray House

We were a Party of 7 adults and 3 children. We spend a very good time in this house, which is perfect situated to the sea. We recommend this place.

Heron View Cottage

We found the cottage to be a very pleasant, comfortable, relaxing space. We could see the ocean from our large windows and enjoyed our morning coffee gazing at the view. We would love to visit again when the spring flowers are blooming as the gardens looked like they would be beautiful. Thanks for making our vacation enjoyable!

Patricia Bay Beach House

Patricia bay beach house had everything we need, was cozy, comfy and was right by the water. Would recommend this stay. Our only concern was the lack of airflow in the house. Adding some ventilation around the bathrooms and house would be a great addition.

Miraloma 209

We rented the suite while we were renovating our townhouse. It was the perfect loction for us at this time. After a hard day's work it was lovely to sit comforably in our home away from home.
We appreciated the efforts of the caretaker, Bryan to take care of any of our concerns.

Herons Landing

Our family had a great time staying in this lovely house set in a quiet semi rural area near the sea. The house is very well equipped with everything you need while on holiday from patio tables/chairs, BBQ to an abundance of clean towels. There are short and long walks to and along the sea shore and through the countryside.

Pendray House

We had a wonderful time staying at this beautiful property. The view was priceless the house perfect for our group of 7, everyone had their own room.

One small disappointment, we were not able to use the deck at the bottom of the stairs by the water since it was being used to store firewood.

Resthaven Cottage

Cottage was comfy and cozy, and right on the bus route to Sidney and downtown Victoria so we didn't need a vehicle. The only things lacking were bedside lamps for those who like to read in bed the cottage had everything else. We would certainly stay again.

Herons Landing

Have not a bad word to say. Everything was top notch. Great location. Quite.. just all around a good time..they have thought of everything.. I would definitely stay here again..

Pendray House

Family gathering to say good bye to our parents who both passed recently. Originally from Victoria area so was a great weekend to celebrate there lives.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

The property was beautiful, very clean and quiet, and the owners were very friendly. I felt that the 50 fee for leaving before 10AM was unfair and I will not return.

Oceanfront Escape

We had a wonderful time. The view is specttacular, the home is very spacious. It needs some maintenance and the exterior needs cleaning. The only real complaint was the septic tank company came to pump the tank out just as we were having breakfast and it was very smelly.

Arbutus Hill

PROS We are a family of seven, so there was plenty of room for all of us and then some. It was wonderful to be able to stake out our own areas for some down time. Awesome kitchen with everything you could possibly need. The openness and amazing views of the San Juan de Fuca Strait is lovely. The billiards table was fun to play with. And we did take a dip in the hot tub one night. We love all the arbutus trees and seeing the deer relaxing by the house. A few from the family walked the trail behind the house and said it was nice and quiet and could go on for quite a while. A/C was a huge plus and it worked amazingly well. It was surprisingly warmer than we thought it would be in Metchosin.
It gets very windy at night here. So, expect trees blowing and the wind howling at night. But by morning, it was down to a nice breeze. The town of Metchosin was quiet and mellow. We went to its Farmers Market. It took us about 30 minutes to get to downtown Victoria and close to an hour to get to the Victoria Airport.

CONSThe one thing, though, that bothered us was trying to find the trail to the beach. The person who met with us on our arrival date, said that it was just across the street and five minutes down. He didn't provide a map, because as far as we could walk - we didn't see any trails that would lead us to the beach without actually going through someone's property. We tried for 2 days to look for this trail and could not figure out where it was. That was a huge disappointment because the 5-minute walk to the beach was one of the biggest reasons we rented this house. The grand kids love water and would have loved an opportunity to just cross the road and head down there to play. The beach that we did find was about a ten-minute drive - by car. So no big deal but a walking map to the beach would be super helpful!

Pendray House

What a wonderfulway to spend 6 weeks of winter surrounded by the natural beauty of this area. It was truly magical. Thank you Candice at EMR Rentals>.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

Fantastic location and amenities.

Oceanfront Escape

This house is in a perfect location, out of the way enough to feel secluded yet close enough to shops & only a 30 minute drive to downtown Victoria. It's a bit creaky & squeaky so late night trips to the bathroom or fridge are not taken frivolously!

Herons Landing

Over all the house was great.We spent time in Sidney as well as Victoria and all the way yo Cambpell River. We went Whale watching ,caving,fishing,attended the fire works in Victoria. Lots of fun. See you next time.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

We enjoyed our stay very much. The owners were very nice and the property was in a great location. Our experience was everything we had hoped it would be and if the property is available when we plan our next trip we would very much like to stay there again.

Oceanfront Escape

If looking for seclusion and beautiful scenery this is it, most definitely worth it.
Will definitely come back in future.

Oceanfront Escape

We had a wonderful 3 days at the cabin to celebrate thanksgiving with friends. The house had everything we needed except no dishwasher tablets and enough toilet paper we ran out on day 2!
Location is ideal so close to the ferry. A nice quiet area and 10min drive to the shops.
Will be back again I'm sure!

Station Villa Executive Condo

For our stay of 5 months the unit was wonderful. A few problems at first were solved by EMR and the owner. The internet was spotty and caused the land line to not be reliable. Unit was as described and was quite roomy.Excellent location but parking was so so--public parking on street or across street. Local traffic was noisy in mornings.

Oceanfront Escape

PROS
-THE VIEW
-5 mins from ferry
-8 mins to Sidney
-Quite location, no through traffic
-Comfy living area
We would stay there again

CONS
-I would say that if you are going to show pictures of the lower deck, the stairs should be cleared from the plants and once down..The stairs going to the ocean were taken down/broken. Disappointing but would not keep us from coming again.
-BEDS bedroom near to the upstairs washroom, the bed caved in with two people. And the downstairs single bed near the door was on a slant!
-Bring your own laundry soap/dryer sheets, because there are no starter kits.
-No cushions for the patio dining set

Oceanfront Escape

We enjoyed 5 wonderful days at Oceanfront Escape. The view was spectacular and the home comfortable and clean. It isn't often possible to be snuggled up on the chesterfield and still enjoy the view. We wished we could have stayed 1, 2 or 3 weeks more! We were sad to leave but have wonderful memories of our time together, part of it with our family. The resident squirrel taunted out dog kept him entertained and we also met the baby raccoon who lives in a stump on the property. We were able to celebrate our 61st Wedding Anniversary with a delicious lunch at Sea Glass Waterfront Grill in Sidney. We also had superb halibut and chips at The Pier Bistro highly recommend it. Shopping was fun with so many boutiques and we loved the feeling of being in a quaint small town. We owe a special thank you to Kari at the management office who was extremely helpful, going above and beyond what she needed to do. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone.

Herons Landing

Really enjoyed the stay. I suggest that the property description includes greater detail about the separate residence on the property... it should be made clear that this refers to the basement had we have known this we would have chosen a different location. Trying to keep our two your children quiet and respectful of the occupants of the basement suite was a full time job and really took away from our enjoyment unfortunately. That said there weren't any complaints from the tenants... but as a respectful and mindful renter it just didn't turn out to be a good fit for us. I wouldn't recommend this property to families with toddlers unless they are very calm and quiet unlike ours!or unless the parents simply don't care.

Pendray House

We enjoyed our stay at the Pendray House. The view is fantastic. The area is very quiet and peaceful. It was a great place for our family to get together and spend Thanksgiving.

Oceanfront Escape

Lovely location. Could do with some upgrades.

Heron View Cottage

Had a great stay at the Heron View Cottage. The management company was great to work with, and the owner checked in on us to ensure everything was okay. This became a great base of operations for exploring the greater Victoria area. So nice to be able to walk to things nearby, including the BC Transit to downtown Victoria. Thanks for helping us have a great and memorable vacation.

Miraloma 209

We enjoyed our stay in the Miraloma Cove unit. Con enient location andwell equipped unit.

Heron View Cottage

We were 2 couples enjoying this amazing cottage. It was very well maintained and in a perfect location. Situated in a beautiful neighborhood. There is beach accessibility just down the street for a nice walk as well. If you like to walk it is a nice walk into town. Management company is very accessible and easy to work with. Overall we loved this place and would go an.

Herons Landing

Heron's Landing is a 5 star resort home. The linens are very high quality and the beds are extremely comfortable. The home is located in a beautiful neighbor that is 1/2 block from the water. The home has many amenities such as new dishwasher, washer and dryer.

Four of our adults daughters and one infant granddaughter along with my husband and myself stayed in the home. Everything we could possibly need was there. We would able to invite our extended family back after my father's funeral. It was such a blessing to be able to do so.

Restaurants, grocery stores etc are located within a 5 minute drive.

We would all HIGHLY RECOMMEND this home to anyone. It is very affordable priced. We hope to have the opportunity to stay again in the future.

The Management Company was excellent as well.

Oceanfront Escape

This property has a fabulous view and was a great home base for our Vancouver Island stay. It is only a 30 minute drive to Victoria and a 5 minute drive to the ferry to Vancouver, so the location was very convenient. The only negative for this location was related to wifi and the fact that we didn't have access periodically during our stay. Because we were traveling internationally and did not have cell service, this occasionally hampered our ability to plan our days in advance. Regardless, we really enjoyed our stay and recommend this location.

Manor Suite Off Rockland

This is a lovely hideaway in a lovely neighbourhood my hosts were very welcoming! It fit my needs very well, and helped make my transition to Island life seamless.

Columbia Beach House

Our stay at Columbia Beach House was a great way to spend September! The location is amazing and made it easy to do day trips and still drop back to the house to explore the beach while the tide was out. A great way to spend time with your family!

Miraloma 209

Good sized accommodation for two people. Condo was well stocked with all the amenities. Only suggestion would be to provide more information in the property binder. I.e. Some basic info on how to use the television, how to turn off the AC, things to do in the area, local restaurants, etc. Also, just a suggestion, update the travel magazines in the condo, most were over 3 years old. But other than those minor details this unit was great for the two of us.

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

House was a great location and well appointed. Some minor issues....old coffe filter and grounds were found in the coffee pot which required cleaning. Hadnt had a good cleaning in some time. Carpet on the stairs in need of cleaning or replacement. If appliances are turned off, doors should be left open.

Station Villa Executive Condo

A very pleasant stay at this property

Heron View Cottage

Our week at Heron View was fabulous. Cottage was perfect and the location couldn't have been better. We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend.

Oceanfront Escape

Very happy. We were sick for the first day back from our cruise, but the view was great and we felt as though we didn't miss a thing. Beds being put together downstairs made a nice king. But beds upstairs were not as big as advertised. Kitchen was great.

Only one hair dryer and that one broke on the fifth day. The overhead light in the entry foyer was out as was the light in the entry closet which made it too dark but manageable. The advertised path leading to the shoreline was an exaggeration with a sign which said use at your own risk and it did not look passable.

However the house was in great condition and very comfortable. The furniture could have been firmer.
A little hard to get out of.

Great location.

Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home

This rental was just as advertised. It was great for our large extended family and friends. It had plenty of rooms/area for privacy along with a large great-room upstairs for everyone to gather. There were also several TV's, a media room and a hot tub which we didn't have time to enjoy with a wonderful view of Victoria. Very welcoming and comfortable too.

Resthaven Cottage

A comfortable and efficient house in a quiet neighborhood. Some nice upgrades since the photos were taken for the website. Town center is 3 minutes away. The best fish'n'chips are at Salty's... All you can eat on Tuesdays. Nice people all around. Lovely 20 minute drive to Buchart Gardens 30 minutes to downtown Victoria in morning traffic. The greeter was on time for both check-in and check-out, which took less time than our pleasant chatting with the greeter. Nicely done.

Heron View Cottage

We been in a lot of rental home before ,We are four people come to stay in this place for a week .. i mention to the greeter that the toilet paper would not be enough and he absolute say you can buy your own the store is not that far.. not coming here again...

Pendray House

Rather than buy gifts for everyone for Christmas we decided to rent accomodations for our family of 13. Was a wonderful interlude from winter-28 degrees in Central B.C. for five days!With a 15 passenger van we were able to explore the area and cityand both grandkids and adults found the beach fascinating! The weather co-operated too so all in all it was a golden moment in time for our family!I heard many times Grandma,this was better than opening any gift!We will savor our pictures and memories for a long time to come!!!

Pacific Coast Beach House and Suite

This is a unique property with a private location and absolutely beautiful surroundings. We had a fantastic time! Thanks!

Pendray House

The place is beautiful, spacious and has a great feeling to it! The views are stunning, and it is close to shops and lots of good hikes. We appreciated the design, the lighting and the sound system. It is a great place for families. I highly recommend it.

Heron View Cottage

Heron View was a wonderful place to stay. Close enough to Victoria to make easy trips into the city, but also close to must see places like Butchart Gardens and the Butterfly garden. the Butterfly Garden is wonderful for kids, and adults love it too. Best of all, the charming, small town of Sidney is only a short walk away, and we loved strolling the main street which is filled with wonderful shops, TWELVE bookstores, and numerous cafes, restaurants and coffee shops. The marina is right next to the town and is a good place to see some amazing yachts! Or you can go whale watching! The cottage itself is private, spotless, and just a beautiful refuge to return to after a busy, bustling day in the city of Victoria.

Nanoose Bay Country Home

The house was very comfortable. We felt at home. Very relaxing location.

Resthaven Cottage

As other guests have stated the kitchen is very outdated, old wall mounted oven, small fridge etc. Overall though we were satisfied with the rental however I would prefer if the master bedroom had a real box spring and mattress bed. Great location, nice backyard and deck. Easy 20 minute walk to Beacon Avenue. This wasn't an issue for us but the TV is not HD and the stereo does not work. Good selection of books to read. Property management was a half an hour late meeting us upon arrival, other than that all was well.

Columbia Beach House

Large house with high end furnishings located on a large well treed lot on the beach.
What's not to like.

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