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Oceanfront Escape - Sidney BC Vacation Rental

Oceanfront Escape - Sidney BC Vacation Rental

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Oceanfront Escape

3 BR with Spectacular Ocean and Mountain Views

Main deck with sweeping views
Main deck with sweeping views

Oceanfront Escape is a balance between the natural west coast ocean and forest surroundings, and being close enough to enjoy the small town country charms of North Saanich and Sidney or city amenities of Victoria BC. The views from this sunny-side south-facing vacation home and property are incredible and can only be appreciated in person since photographs will only provide a taste of what you will really experience while staying at the Oceanfront Escape.

The Oceanfront Escape is a three bedroom, 2200 square foot house situated on an acre of prime oceanfront property in one of Victoria's most sought after communities. There are two bedrooms on the main floor, both with queen beds. The third bedroom is located on the ground floor which is set up as two twins or can be combined into a king bed if required. The main floor boasts spectacular bay windows that provide 180 degree views of the ocean, mountains, Gulf Islands, and harbour. From these windows you can view the sea mammals and birds in the area swim or fly by. Take in the majesty of the resident eagles as they perch themselves on the tree tops outside the windows of the property or watch them soar along the bluff side on patrol hunting for fish from the ocean below. The living room, dining room, and kitchen open plan make it a perfect place to socialize, cook, and eat together without being separated from each other. There is direct access to decks from the main floor as well as from the ground floor. A hot tub is located on the ground level deck which is accessed from a large family room that includes a large wide screen TV, snack kitchen, and wood burning fireplace. Washrooms are located on both floors. The upper floor washroom has a bath tub shower combo while the ground level washroom has a walk-in shower, hand painted wall murals, and a washer and dryer for your convenience. There is exercise equipment located in the car port entrance room for those who need a work out. The grounds are graced with little pathways that take you to the outdoor fireplace area, private contemplative sitting areas and down to the ocean side deck. The pathways get you to experience views, natural flora and fauna and geological rock formations on the property.

The Oceanfront Escape is conveniently located close to many attractions and important transport access points into Southern Vancouver Island. The BC Ferries Swartz Bay dock is only a few minutes away by car where you can come in from, or return to, Vancouver BC. Sidney is only a 5 minute drive away where you can access Washington State Ferries to Anacortes or the San Juan Islands. Victoria is only a 25 to 30 minute drive away where you can access the Blackball Ferry Service on the Coho to Port Angeles Washington. The Victoria International Airport is only a 10 minute drive from the property. There is located public transportation leaving from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and from Sidney. Many attractions are located nearby such as the World Famous Butchart Gardens, Butterfly World, The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, and the many curio shops, restaurants, and pubs that dot the streets of Sidney BC. During the late Spring through until the early Fall you can take advantage of the many farmers street markets or street side stands to sample the locally grown produce. There are companies that provide tours of the local waters where you can take a whale watching tour, fishing charter, eco-crusies, kayaking, or boat shuttles to Sidney Spit Island Park which is part of the fairly newly created Gulf Islands National Park. The downtown city of Victoria is a short 30 minute drive where you can experience one Canada's jewels in the crown. Victoria has fantastic restaurants, shopping, and many more attractions for visitors to explore.

The Oceanfront Escape will provide you with wonderful memories and experiences. While visiting Victoria or Sidney BC, make the Oceanfont Escape your home away from home.

Bedroom Information

LocationNumber of Beds and Bed Type
1Main Floor1 Queen Size
2Main Floor1 Queen Size
3Ground2 Twins or 1 King

Bathroom Information

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bath
  • 2 Showers
  • 2 Toilets
LocationBathroom Details
Main Floor1 toilet, 1 bathtub, 1 shower and 1 sink
Ground1 toilet, 1 shower and 1 sink

Kitchen Amenties

  • Barbeque
  • Barbeque Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Convection Oven
  • Cooking and eating utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso Machine
  • Food Processor
  • Fridge
  • Garburator
  • Indoor Grill
  • Kettle, pots and pans
  • Microwave
  • Oven/Stove
  • Toaster

Unique Amenties

  • Exercise Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Ocean Access
  • Outdoor Fireplace

General Amenties

  • Answering Machine
  • Binoculars/Telescope
  • Blow Dryer
  • Blu-ray DVD
  • Cable T.V.
  • CD Player
  • Covered Deck
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • 3 Parking Spots
  • Patio
  • Patio Furniture
  • Stereo
  • Sundeck
  • Telephone
  • 1 Television
  • Towels and linens
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Water Filter/Cooler
  • Wide Screen T.V.
  • Wireless Internet

Heat Type

Baseboard Electric
  • Main deck with sweeping views
  • Hot tub with incredible views
  • Main deck with sweeping views
  • Main entrance on lower level
  • Living room with views
  • Living room with views
  • Living room open plan
  • Main dining room open plan
  • Full and modern kitchen
  • and modern kitchen
  • Master bedroom upper main floor
  • Master bedroom upper main floor
  • Main floor bathroom
  • Main floor bathroom
  • Second bedroom upper main floor
  • Second bedroom upper main floor
  • Family room on lower level
  • Third bedroom lower floor
  • Third bedroom lower floor
  • Second bathroom
  • Second bathroom
  • Exercise room
  • Washer and dryer
  • Hot tub with incredible views
  • Hot tub with incredible views
  • Hot tub with incredible views
  • Incredible views from property
  • Outdoor shower
  • Main deck with sweeping views
  • Incredible views from property
  • Incredible views from property
  • Incredible views from property
  • Quiet sitting space on property
  • Steps to oceanside balcony
  • Ocean side balcony down below
  • Oceanside seating
  • San Juan and Gulf Island views
  • Ocean front living
  • Front of the house

Rates are in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Displayed rates are an approximation and may not be current. For an accurate quote, please click the Book Now button and enter your dates.

NightlyDatesRate Per DayMin
Stay
Daily Rate Period Sep 09 19
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Oct 13 19
$315.003 nights
Daily Rate Period Oct 14 19
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Dec 19 19
$250.003 nights
Daily Rate Period Dec 20 19
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Jan 04 20
$315.003 nights
Daily Rate Period Jan 05 20
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Apr 30 20
$250.003 nights
Daily Rate Period May 01 20
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Jun 25 20
$315.003 nights
Daily Rate Period Jun 26 20
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Sep 12 20
$375.007 nights
WeeklyDatesRate Per WeekMin
Stay
Weekly Rate Period Sep 09 19
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Oct 13 19
$2,205.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Oct 14 19
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Dec 19 19
$1,750.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Dec 20 19
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Jan 04 20
$2,205.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Jan 05 20
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Apr 30 20
$1,750.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period May 01 20
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Jun 25 20
$2,205.007 nights
Weekly Rate Period Jun 26 20
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Sep 12 20
$2,625.007 nights
MonthlyDatesRate Per MonthMin
Stay
Monthly Rate Period Oct 14 19
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Dec 19 19
$3,750.001 Month
Monthly Rate Period Jan 05 20
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Apr 30 20
$3,750.001 Month
Monthly Rate Period May 01 20
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Jun 25 20
$4,500.001 Month

NOTE: Occupancy must not exceed the posted number of people the location sleeps. The information provided, though deemed accurate, is not guaranteed, it is subject to errors, omissions, change of price, or withdrawal without notice. Posted rates do not include sales taxes or cleaning fees where applicable. We are not required to collect sales taxes or cleaning fees on some of the properties. Some properties are subject to the Hotel Room Tax (HRT) at 2% depending on location as well as the Harmonized Sales Tax (GST) at 5%. Please ask your sales agent for more information and a complete property rental rate confirmation.

PAYMENTS REQUIRED

The first payment is a deposit of 50% of the accommodation total plus applicable taxes due at time of booking. The balance is due 45 days prior to occupancy. Damage deposits are a pre-authorized hold on your credit card and are collected only if deemed necessary.

PAYMENTS METHODS

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and a Bank Wire Transfer are all accepted methods of payment. All payments are in Canadian dollars. All reservations must be secured by a credit card.

Oceanfront Escape

These are actual testimonials from our guests. They have been edited for privacy and to correct spelling errors if needed and nothing else. If you have a question about a guest's testimonial or about the property, please do not hesitate to call one of our agents immediately and we would be happy to assist you.

Thank you.

Margaret Peggy S

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Average

I enjoyed my stay in Sidney. The view was to die for the location made sightseeing a breeze. Watching the boats come and go from the marina was entertaining. I thought fishermen were out earlier than they actually are. The house had lots of room and was comfortable.

Susan K

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness N/A

Location Very Good

Property condition Very Good

The house was amazing with an incredible view! Only complaints are that the sofa bed was not comfortable as a bed and the chemicals in the hottub were overwhelming. Fortunately we came back when the hottub service person was there and he brought them down to an acceptable level.

EMR Response

Thank you very much for your stay and we are glad you enjoyed the property and views. We are looking into the hide-a-bed to see what might be making it uncomfortable. The hot tub is set to a cleaning standard to ensure that it is safe after a customer departs. Some times after a guest departs and a guest immediately checks in on the same day, the cleaning of the hot tub may have a stronger scent from the chemicals to balance the water. We are glad to hear the hot tub maintenance person helped set the tub to your liking.

Summer 2015

Stayed Aug. 2015
Gloria J and Greg M.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Average

Location Excellent

Property condition Average

Was a wonderful holiday! The only complaint is that the furniture was not comfortable and the carpet was not clean there were red wine stains on the carpet and couch. Other than that the location was fantastic and the kitchen was to die for! Will definitely book again.

EMR Response

Thank you for your terrific review of the Oceanfront Escape. We do remove the stains and ensure the carpets are cleaned but sometimes on back to back rentals we do not have time to bring in a professional carpet cleaner because they need 24 hours to have it dry properly. Sorry the drink stains don't look perfectly clean, but even though the drink stain it does not look like it, we ensure it is clean for our guests arrival. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.


holiday in Victoria

Stayed Aug. 2015
Gerald A.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Very Good

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Very Good

Property condition Very Good

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.

EMR Response

Thank you for your review of Ocean front Escape. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting us know about the hair dryer, we will have a new one put into the property. If you had let us know during your stay, we could have had a replacement one brought over to you. The light in the foyer will be replaced allowing for more light. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future, and are glad that even though you were not feeling well on your first day after your cruise, the view allowed for a great experience.


Oceanfront Escape

Stayed Apr. 2016
Bruce H. and Catherine D. W.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

Breath-taking views from a very secluded location. Always something to watch on the water. Close to everything. House was great. Coming back next year.

EMR Response

Thank you for your kind review of the Oceanfront Escape in Sidney. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again next year.


Fabulous Views

Stayed Aug. 2016
Karen and Barry S.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

Great---Loved it!

EMR Response

Thank you for your review of Oceanfront escape. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Oceanview Escape

Stayed Mar. 2017
Bruce H. and C.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

Breathtaking views. Our second year to stay there and are booking again for next year.

EMR Response

Thank you for your kind review of Oceanfront Escape. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay again, and we look forward to your arrival next year.


Beautiful

Stayed Sep. 2016
Robin S.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Very Good

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

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

EMR Response

Thank you very much for your kind review of the Oceanfront Escape. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay . We hope to see you again in the future.


Wow, what a view!

Stayed Sep. 2016
Guest chose to review anonymously

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Very Good

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.

EMR Response

Thank you for your review of Oceanfront escape. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. The views are amazing at this property for sure! We will pass along your comment to the homeowner about the mattress and blinds. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.


A wonderful thanksgiving

Stayed Oct. 2016
Guest chose to review anonymously

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

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!

EMR Response

Thank you very much for your kind review of the Oceanfront Escape. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay. Please call us during your stay if something was missed like toilet paper. We are quick to respond. We hope to see you again in the future.


Sisters Weekend Oceanfront Escape

Stayed Nov. 2016
Kelly (Geraldine ) C.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Very Good

Location Excellent

Property condition Very Good

My sisters and I have a weekend getaway once a year. This year we choose the Oceanfront Escape just outside of Sidney as my sister was having her convocation from UVic. We were extremely pleased when we walked into the home, there was everything we had asked for and more. The home was clean, well equipped, the hot tub overlooking the ocean as well as the entire open concept top floor. The fireplace added a cozy touch for the rainy day. We were on a dead end road perfect for our morning and afternoon walk. We were extremely pleased with the overall location and wonderful layout of the home. Beautiful. The downstairs fridge was not working properly and the bbq was dirty so we didn't use it. Otherwise no complaints.

EMR Response

Thank you very much for your kind review of the Oceanfront Escape. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Oceanfront heaven

Stayed Apr. 2017
Leanne B.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Very Good


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.

EMR Response

Thank you for your review. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again really soon.


Awesome first visit to Vancouver island

Stayed Aug. 2013
Fay C.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Very Good

Location Excellent

Property condition Very Good

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.

EMR Response

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Thank you for your kind review.


Fabulous Place!

Stayed Apr. 2015
Maria M.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

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

EMR Response

Thank you for your terrific review. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.


Spectacular Time in House with Sweeping Ocean Views!

Stayed Oct. 2013
Shirley G.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

Please share this with the property owner.


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.

EMR Response

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Thank you for your kind review.


View and so much more!

Stayed Dec. 2013
Lynda M.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Very Good

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

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.

EMR Response

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Thank you for your kind review.


An amazing place to relax and enjoy unbelievable scenery

Stayed Jun. 2015
Vera and Donald W.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Very Good

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.

EMR Response

Thank you for your review of the Oceanfront Escape. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.


Lovely!

Stayed Aug. 2015
Barbara M.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

Mu husband and I brought family for their first ever vacation outside the U.S. The house was wonderful. Fantastic views. We thought it might be a bit too far from
Victoria, it wasn't, and since we ventured all over the peninsula, it worked out great. EMR provided great customer service and we would highly recommend this property to travelers to the area. The local Thrifty Foods in Sidney had wonderful seafood,for cooking in,it was quite the surprise. Hyland,s Fish & Chips was a wonderful surprise, best fish and chips we had on the island. Also, don't miss the crab cakes at the Muse Winery.

EMR Response

Thank you for your great review of Occeanfront Escape. Thank you for noticing the good customer service being provided by our staff, it is certainly appreciated and will be passed on to our team. There are wonderful businesses in the Sidney area and restaurants. Thank you for staying with EMR Vacation Rentals, we look forward to seeing you again soon!


Randy B

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Very Good

We enjoyed out stay at this home. It was spacious and the view was everchanging. We would consider staying here again if we visit the Island. Only thing, it was a very hot summer for this area, unusually hot, and upstairs was difficult to sleep until about 2 am in the morning, then it was ok. No one has ac on the Island because it usually never reaches these temperatures. But August is getting hot everywhere. Nice location, close to the Butchart Gardens and Victoria. Mill Bay is only 35 minutes away if you catch the ferry right so good reason to stay here. Nice folks in the neighborhood to talk too and lots of rabbits.

Terry B

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

Thank you so much for assisting us in our home rental. We had a great stay and the property is stunning. Couple of comments. Your online booking for arrival time and departure time does not give any confirmation that the info has been received. I dealt with this issue on a home rental in New Zealand who used the same type of system. For some reason they did not get our info and we were standing outside for some time after we called them. Hence the reason I emailed you to confirm you had our info. The other thing, small, there were no big beer mugs or cups at this property to have a beer and clam. Maybe you could let the owner know. Other than that, there was every possible thing we required. Thank you again for your help.

Fantastic property in a superb locatiom

Stayed Jul. 2019
Richard W.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

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.

Million Dollar View

Stayed Sep. 2018
Sherry S.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

Excellent setting and perfect for spending time with our 87 year old mother. With the bedrooms on the main level with the gorgeous views and kitchen, it was perfect for someone with mobility issues. Windows offered fantastic natural lighting for jigsaw puzzles and reading. Wonderful nearby restaurants and activities too.

Impressive location

Stayed May. 2019
Guest chose to review anonymously

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Below Average

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

For location, view and privacy, this rental is A. However, we were not impressed with the cleaning, or we should say the lack thereof. For the fee charged, oversight is needed.

Beautiful home in great location.

Stayed Nov. 2018
Guest chose to review anonymously

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

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.

Spectacular views, comfortable accommodations

Stayed Apr. 2019
Susan E.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Very Good

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

This house is very comfortable and well equipped, especially if you are intending to cook family meals. We really liked that it had a bar fridge for wine and beer so that we could store plenty of food in the main fridge. The hot tub is very well maintained and in a private but beautiful location. The convenience of the ferry terminal and the town of Sidney nearby are added bonuses, since Sidney is one of our favourite places. Everything in the house was as described and photographed, was well maintained and clean, with good support from the property management company. We would certainly recommend this house for others to stay in. There is a charming pub about a 5 minute drive away, the Stonehouse.

EMR Response

Hello Susan,

Thank you so much for the review! It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. Please think of us in the future!


Excellent place with great views

Stayed Jun. 2017
Tim H.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

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

EMR Response

Thank you for your review of Oceanfront Escape. Yes, I agree, the views are stunning.


Nice house with beautiful views

Stayed Jun. 2017
Rebecca B.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Average

Cleanliness Below Average

Location Excellent

Property condition Average

Nice house with beautiful views. The inside of the house was not cleaned or well stocked. We had one garbage bag for 5 days with 4 people. One roll of partially used paper towels, and the garbage outside was completely full when we arrived. We ran out of toilet paper thankfully right before we left.

The hot tub was green and cloudy.

We loved the house but just be warned to bring your own supplies.

Also the person who was suppose to come check us out at 11 never showed.

Oceanfront escape

Stayed Mar. 2018
Bruce H and Catherine D W.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Very Good

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

EMR Response

Thank you for your review of Oceanfront Escape. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year.


Girls Weekend

Stayed Oct. 2017
Carol V.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

Wonderful house

EMR Response

thank you for your review of Oceanfront Escape. We are happy to hear your girls weekend was a success. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!


Great house! Great location!

Stayed Sep. 2017
Susan K.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

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 -

EMR Response

Thank you for your review of Oceanfront Escape. The path to the water can be difficult for older or persons with mobility issues, so your greeter would pass that on for your safety. It is good to hear that you found it easy to navigate. Low tides go offer an amazing opportunity to witness the wonders of the sea. I understand that the homeowner was there recently doing yard maintenance.


Wonderful location and view!

Stayed Apr. 2018
Lisa S.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Very Good

Location Excellent

Property condition Very Good

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.

A Very Memorable Vacation

Stayed Jan. 2016
Andrea G.

Overall satisfaction: Excellent

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Excellent

We purposely chose this vacation home due to its proximity to our relatives and and the rental pictures and description. Our family of four from Florida was wowed from the moment we arrived! The home exceeded our expectations. Our greeter was very knowledgable about the house and we were able to settle in quickly. The home was neat and clean and contained everything we needed for the week.....linens, towels, kitchenware, paper products, etc. The views of the water, mountains, nature, and the surrounding area were amazing. We enjoyed walking down the path behind the home to sit near the water. Relaxing by the fireplace was also a special treat after sight-seeing all day. We saw a hockey game, had tea at the Empress Hotel, saw the view from atop Mt. Douglas, visited the holiday festival at Butchardt Gardens, enjoyed the shops and restaurants in Sidney, toured downtown Victoria, walked at the beaches, hiked the trails to the waterfalls at Goldstream Park, saw Beacon Hill Park, visited many Tim Hortons, and much more. And we won't forget experiencing our first earthquake on 12/30, too! We definitely will recommend this property to friends and relatives and won't hesitate to stay again in the future!

EMR Response

Thank you for your kind review of the Oceanfront Escape in Sidney. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and got to experience the earthquake. We look froward to having you stay with us again in the future.


Beautiful home

Stayed Jun. 2016
Guest chose to review anonymously

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Very Good

Location Excellent

Property condition Average

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.

EMR Response

Thank you for your kind review of the Oceanfront Escape. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay. The service providers to the property come at their own schedules but lucky it does not take them long to pump out the septic tanks. We hope to see you again in the future.


Fantastic view

Stayed May. 2013
Neil H.

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Average

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.

EMR Response

Thank you very much for the awesome review of the Oceanfront Escape. Please come back soon.


West Coast charmer

Stayed Apr. 2015
Guest chose to review anonymously

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Very Good

Location Excellent

Property condition Average

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.

EMR Response

Thank you for your terrific review. We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay. We are passing on your suggestions to the owner of the property. We hope to see you again in the future.


Guido and Friederike H

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Very Good

Cleanliness Very Good

Location Average

Property condition Average

Great Vacation

Stayed Aug. 2015
Guest chose to review anonymously

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Very Good

Property condition Very Good

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

EMR Response

Thank you for your terrific review. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay in the property. Please call our office during your stay if you are experiencing any issues with the property. We are quick to respond to ensure the best possible stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.


Beautiful location

Stayed Jun. 2017
Guest chose to review anonymously

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Average

Cleanliness Below Average

Location Excellent

Property condition Below Average

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.

EMR Response

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback and we did act immediately to your concerns. The cleaning issues have been rectified. Hopefully we can have the opportunity to have you stay again and see this is not our company standard. We expect the best of our guests.

Maria R

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Average

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Average

Property condition Very Good

We all enjoyed our stay very much, beautiful view, miss it already. We would stay again. Just a couple of things, lack of big bowls and platters, not a big deal. The beds where not really comfortable especially the sofa bed,we would bring our own pillows too. Overall for what we paid we really cannot complain. We enjoyed the hot tub very much. Great location and awesome jets. Thank you for a memorable weekend!!!

Happy Travellers

Stayed Jun. 2015
Guest chose to review anonymously

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Very Good

Location Excellent

Property condition Average

The view from the deck was magnificent, the only concern we had was with the outside side deck area and path to lower deck. This area was not cleaned and the paths were overgrown with vegetation,unsafe for use by anyone.

EMR Response

Thank you for your review of the Oceanfront Escape. We suspect you are meaning the path to the ocean side deck. There is a forest trail to walk to access this specific deck that is down by the water. We will pass along your concerns to our owners to review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.


A Relaxing Retreat

Stayed Sep. 2016
Roman S.

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Very Good

Location Excellent

Property condition Very Good

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.

EMR Response

Thank you for your review of Oceanfront Escape. Richard and Judi are both valued members of the EMR Team, thank you for recognizing them. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.


Beautiful and Peaceful Retreat

Stayed Jul. 2015
Dennis and Cheri S.

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Very Good

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.

EMR Response

Thank you for your great review of Oceanfront Escape. Yes, wifi can be on and off at times. We are happy that your stay was great and that you would recommend this property to others!


oceanfront escape

Stayed Jul. 2016
Ron and Monica Z.

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Below Average

Location Excellent

Property condition Average

A great property for entertaining!

EMR Response

Thank you for your review of Oceanfront Escape. Your review for the clean is a little lower than what we like to see. If you had contacted us during your stay, we could have addressed the issues. Apologies that the clean was not to your expectations. Yes, the property is a great place for entertaining, and the views are stunning.


Beautiful Location

Stayed Aug. 2013
Maxine H.

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Very Good

Location Excellent

Property condition Very Good

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.

EMR Response

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Thank you for your kind review. We have passed on your suggestions to the owner.


Great vacation!

Stayed Jun. 2017
Guest chose to review anonymously

Overall satisfaction: Very Good

Services from rental manager: Excellent

Cleanliness Excellent

Location Excellent

Property condition Very Good

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!

oceanfront escape

Stayed May. 2013
Dwayne C.

Overall satisfaction: Average

Services from rental manager: Average

Cleanliness Below Average

Location Excellent

Property condition Poor

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

EMR Response

Thank you for your review of the Oceanfront Escape. We believe your review of the property was not fair as others have completely loved the property. It appears your view of the property was tainted by your booking experience. We make it very clear to our guests that the Primary Guest who booked the property has to be the one to show up and provide proof of indentity which includes the credit card used to pay for the property rental. We can't change names on a booking guest agreement and not the payment card as the payment credit card still has to be the same as the guest who is booking the property. We do this to prevent credit card fraud and to ensure the security of the property is being protected. Brenda did not cause any grief and one could argue that poor guest travel planning was the bigger issue here. You should scheduled your arrivel time to be at the same time as your parents or before they arrived.


Stormy weather

Stayed Oct. 2013
C Douglas and Judy P.

Overall satisfaction: Average

Services from rental manager: Very Good

Cleanliness Average

Location Excellent

Property condition Below Average

Lovely location. Could do with some upgrades.

EMR Response

Thank you for your review. Wish the weather could have been better during your stay as it usually is during late September and early October.


Not quite what we'd hoped

Stayed Jun. 2019
Guest chose to review anonymously

Overall satisfaction: Below Average

Services from rental manager: Average

Cleanliness Very Good

Location Very Good

Property condition Poor

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.

EMR Response

We are very sorry to read that you stay was not perfect. We did not our best to rectify the issues at the property but sometimes with equipment breakdowns it comes down to bad timing. This is usually not the case for this home as it has a steller history for the vast majority of guests that have stayed here. Again we are very sorry this happened. Give us an opportunity to have you stay with us again and show you that this experience is not the norm.

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