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The Eagles Nest suite is the entire upper level (1400 sq ft) plus entrance foyer/office of this waterfront house. There is a large open living room with gas fireplace and 42 inch cable TV, sun room, three outdoor patios, two bedrooms (queen) and (double + twin), two bathrooms and a separate bedroom dedicated as media room with a queen sofa bed and 46 inch TV, Stereo etc. (kids and parents love this room away for TV down the hall from the living room)
The house is directly on the shore with calm and protected low bank waterfront. There is an expansive tidal flat that attracts the herons, eagles and seabirds while providing clamming and crabbing opportunities as well as ideal kayak launching. Stunning views of the ocean and Snow capped Mount Baker bring the outdoors in to the sun room, dining room, kitchen and living room
The house is equipped to make you feel at home, including libraries of music, videos and books as well as board games. For those comfortable on the water, two sit-on-top kayaks are available to explore the sheltered bay. Binoculars and a telescope are provided those enjoying morning coffee in the sun room overlooking the bay or for gazing at the night skies.
A spacious kitchen with attached barbecue deck allows for shared culinary productions and barbeque masters. Sit down dining area seating for 6 at the dining room table with enough settings for occasional overflow such as day visitors.
There are all the usual appliances, large and small for the gourmet cook. The Laundry Room was updated with large capacity Samsung appliances in 2014. The laundry and carport are shared with a one bedroom owners suite downstairs.
This special vacation home is intended for couples and families who enjoy a peaceful waterfront environment while also providing ready access to the activities and facilities of the quaint town of 'Sidney-by-the-Sea.'
The house has two principal bedrooms with a third bedroom dedicated to be a media/TV room with 46 inch TV, stereo equipment and a queen sofa bed.
The master bedroom has queen bed with en-suite toilet/sink and large walk-in closet.
The second bedroom has two beds, one double/full size one single/twin
There are generally 8 sets of everything from bedding to cutlery on the assumption of a maximum occupancy of 8. The house will be best enjoyed by two couples or a couple with two children. It is always possible to entertain of course.
There is also an alternate queen sofa bed in the living room for those who like to arise early to the pink sunrise!!
Pets and smoking are not permitted.
There is one side of the double carport available for guest use and driveway parking for two guest cars.
A large open plan dining and living room looks out onto the water with large sofas (and another sofa bed). A large dining room table, 42 inch TV, stereo with iPod dock and a gas fireplace for seasonal use.
A favorite place in the house is the bright and airy Sun Room that opens onto the outside patio decks. A wonderful place for a morning coffee or lazy afternoon book or perhaps enjoying the wildlife through the high powered binoculars and telescopes provided. There is a CD / iPod player in the sun room.
Access and Travel Connections:
The house is located on Roberts Bay Bird Sanctuary which is about 1.8 Km from Sidney Town (20 minute walk) and 0.4 km along tree lined All Bay Road to several marinas, the upmarket Seaglass bistro, The Latch 4 star Italian restaurant, a coffee shop, corner store massage clinic etc
There is lots to do in Sidney town and the surrounding Saanich Peninsula. One of the favorites is whale watching
There is also the Shaw Ocean Discovery Center, Butchart Gardens, Muse Winery, Panorama Recreation Center and so many more..... the Town of Sidney website has many useful links.
BC Ferries connecting to Vancouver or Seattle land at Swartz Bay 5 km away, other connections include Victoria Airport (4km), Anacortes Ferry to Washington State (2km) and various Seattle bound passenger and vehicle ferries as well as float planes out of Victoria Harbour (25 km)and also Kenmore air float planes into Pat Bay (to Seattle) (4km)
Bus services to Victoria and Swartz Bay (hence on to Vancouver Airport or Downtown (3 hrs total) stop just across the Resthaven Drive every 30min. Fare to Victoria is $2.50 !