Resthaven Cottage - Cozy Sidney 2 Bedroom
Cozy Sidney 2 Bedroom

Resthaven Cottage

Resthaven Cottage is a bright, tranquil 1200 sq. ft. bungalow located only a 2 minute walk from the ocean and beach at Roberts Bay in Sidney BC.

This cozy rental home is beautifully furnished with a simple wooden flair... read more

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Resthaven Cottage is a bright, tranquil 1200 sq. ft. bungalow located only a 2 minute walk from the ocean and beach at Roberts Bay in Sidney BC.

This cozy rental home is beautifully furnished with a simple wooden flair.

The 2 bedrooms have one queen bed and one with 2 twin beds. The master has a small ensuite bathroom and a main in the living area.

The fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and private garden with patio are ideal for entertaining small groups. Also included is a gas fireplace, TV/DVD, radio, CD player, telephone, microwave, internet access, washing machine, tumble dryer, and new BBQ.

Beaches, fishing charters, diving, sailing, canoeing and other water sports are all within walking distance at nearby Tsehum Harbour.

Hiking, cycling, golfing, horse riding, swimming, skating and many other sports or activities are available within close proximity.

The Galloping Goose Trail is within a 10 minute walk from your front door.

The Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries, Anacortes Ferry, Butchart Gardens are less than a 10 minute drive.

Sidney town with its artisan fairs, evening street markets, book and antique stores, spas, restaurants, outdoor concerts, museums, theatres, specialty shops, fresh seafood, and grocery stores are 2 km away.

Please note that 1 month minimum stays are required for this property.


Kitchen Amenities
Coffee Maker
Kettle, pots and pans
Cooking and eating utensils
Food Processor
Barbeque Utensils
High Chair
Coffee Grinder
Espresso Machine
Unique Amenities
General Amenities
Baby Amenities
Cable T.V.
CD Player
Children's Facilities
Washer and Dryer
Gas Fireplace
Internet Access
Patio Furniture
Tape Player
Answering Machine
Blow Dryer
Fenced Yard
Iron and Ironing Board
Long Distance Calls
Towels and linens


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What Our Guests
Say About Resthaven Cottage

We had a pleasant time at Resthaven Cottage...once the hot water tank was replaced! The location was very good for us and the amenities at the cottage were good too. Thank you Heather for seeing to sorting out the hot water problem.

Without doubt one of the best holidays I have ever had. Polite, friendly and efficient service from the booking staff. Lovely cottage,ideally situated and friendly neighbours. Just a pity the weather wasn't a little warmer but that is out of your control. Keep up the good work.

We had a great stay. The home was in good condition, the only negative issue was the room next to the laundry was in a state of renovation. This was our first time using a vacation home and we found it quite enjoyable. Vacationing this way is much cheaper than other accomodations.

Resthaven Cottage is a wonderful rental property. It is located in a very nice neighborhood in Sidney, close to the ferry, shopping and the sea.
The kitchen is very well equipped and a brand new gas BBG is right outside. We hosted a BBQ for 12 and had enough dishes, glasses and cutlery.
The garden is nice. We spent many hours out on the deck.
Sleeping was easy as the beds are comfortable not too soft and the neighborhood is quiet.
There is plenty to do in Sidney. Interesting shops and the Thursday night market is fun. We rented bikes and rode the bike path 30km to downtown Victoria.

In summary we highly recommend Resthaven Cottage.

The Bennetts
Napier, New Zealand

A stay in sunny Sidney

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.

A home away from home!

WE thoroughly enjoyed our stay here with our 2 grown sons. A very comfortable and well appointed cottage with everything you could possibly need in a quiet peaceful setting. It greatly enhanced our vacation.

Christina P.

Dated home but comfortable

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.

Home away from home

Great experience, the house had everything you need and was spotlessly clean, very comfortable.

In the City

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.

Jan S.

Resthaven Cottage

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

Richard B.

Nice Location

We were only here for 3 nights but the location was great. Minutes from the ocean. Because of our short stay we hardly spent any time in the house/yard but it was nice to have the space and morning coffee on the deck

Greg & Brenda P.

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.

Home away from home

Cute little house with sufficient space for family of 4 to sleep, eat, relax and play inside as well as outside. Close to airport, waterfront and stores.

Great summer in Sidney

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.

Nice place to stay!

We enjoyed our stay very much, much space and a lovely garden!
5 minutes from Sydney town centre.

Love Sidney-by-the-Sea

We loved our month in Sidney. The house is in a great location, a few blocks from the beach. A quiet and relaxing time.

Cottage was comfy and cozy

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.

island life bugalow perfect for little children & great location

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.

Brieanna B.

Needs proper maintenance but has great potential

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.

Beautiful Sidney BC

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.

Dave F.

Basic and Disappointing

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..

Vacation Get Away

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.

Resthaven Cottage Victoria Vacation April 2015

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!!

Barbara and Roy H.

Perfect Place - Felt Like Home

This property has everything you would ever need to feel like you are at home. We loved the comfort, and the quietness of the area. What a joy to have a private back yard with a patio. The house was spotless, and the beds were comfortable. My family members were happy to discover it was right on the bus route, and with fares at 2.50 to go to any zone including Victoria that is a deal indeed. For those who like to walk, and to stay fit you will find some new outdoor exercise amenities just by the library on Resthaven. This is about a 15-minute walk away from the property. They are actually exercise machines, set up in a bit of a circuit. For those who demand quality in their clothing both ladies and men's Beacon Ave is THE place to shop. Amazing selection of the BEST clothing and accessories. If a person is looking for a 'beach' with nice sand you might want to drive to Parksville or across the island to Long Beach Tofino. But if you enjoy walking along the water and viewing colorful starfish and other sea life you are in the right place. Sidney Pier is a short drive from the house and there is a great walking path that will take you a few km's along the water from there.




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.

Good located but not confortable

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

Rosy P.

A Good Experience

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.

Very nice

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!!


There were serious safety concerns with the front entrance stairs and overall deck. No railings, very very slippery - someone is going to take a nasty fall. And, NO DISHWASHER!!!

The furniture could be updated. More comfortable furniture would make a great difference. Couches for example could be upgraded.

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.

Sidney by the Sea cute 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.

Alexandra S.

Resthsven cottage

Totally satisfying. Would stay here again

3 month stay

We rented the cottage for a 3 month stay from April to June. It was nice to have the backyard for our Golden Retriever. The green space was the highlight of the rental as most vacation rentals on the market are condos that are not really practical for pets and their owners.


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