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SKI & SPRING SEASON SALE !! Stay for 3 nights and get the 4th Night FREE!

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Custom Timberframe Ocean & Mt view, 6 br. ,4.5 bath in Sandy Saratoga Beach. !!!

NEW 7 person HOT TUB !! Your vacation, have it your way! When you choose to stay with us at Home By The Sea,

We provide you with an added value experience. Complimentary Wine and House coats for adults

Kayaks, Life jackets, Lawn and Beach toys for all ages.

There are so many things to see and do on Vancouver Island and

we want to help you, have the best experience possible.

We have partnered with some excellent service providers,

where you get an added value experience at a discounted rate!

Upon request, we can get you discounted rates on preferred;

Golfing, Horse Back Riding, Fishing Charters, Whale Watching, SCUBA Diving… Brewery / Vineyard, Tours and Tasting

We will go out of our way to find what you want, to make your vacation special!

It’s your vacation, have it your way!

If you plan on doing any special activities or events, please contact us in advance,

so he can make the necessary arrangements.

Home By The Sea is the perfect Vancouver Island holiday destination for Family Vacations, Reunions, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays and Corporate Retreats !

Located in Black Creek in the beautiful Comox Valley this custom timber frame vacation home will be home to your special family and holiday memories.

Home By the Sea is a new 3,500 sq ft home with 5 bedroom and 4 & 1/2 Bathrooms and has a cozy cabin for two. It sleeps 12 based on double occupancy

Located across a quiet country road from sandy Saratoga Beach, this home is on half acre property, completely furnished and ready for you and your family and friends.

We offer a Hypo -Allergic, Carpet Free Home, with an HRV Air Filtration System.

We use Non-Chemical cleaning products by NORWEX,

because we value providing our guests with a healthy, chemical free home.

Lounge on the covered deck and catch up on your Reading or enjoy Beach Combing, Kayaking, Golfing, Horse Back Riding, Fishing, Whale Watching, SCUBA Diving… (just to name a few activities) or just listen to the Bald Eagles in the tops of the surrounding trees and listen to the surf .

Saratoga Beach is between Courtenay and Campbell River, both only a 20 minute drive away. We are located in the charming, friendly farming community of Black Creek. A local market, coffee shop,artisan gift shop and liquor store are just a lovely 15 minute walk from Home By the Sea vacation rental.

This home is in a highly desirable vacation destination located on Vancouver Island in beach resort area, close to the Pacific Playground Marina. We are a 10 min walk to the Oyster River, which is fed by Mt.Washington's mountain glacier streams . Enjoy the spectacle of spawning salmon as you snorkel down the river in the fall, hike the extensive nature trails or just chill in the river on a hot summers day!

Visit Mt. Washington Resort, which is only 25 minutes away, and enjoy a chairlift ride to the top and a summer picnic or hike the extensive boardwalk in the alpine meadows. In the winter Mt Washington boasts record snow base for skiing and boarders.There is even a tube park!

The timber frame great room is the heart of the home and faces the Ocean. It has a custom gourmet kitchen with built in appliances and a Jenn Aire cook top in the magnificent 10 foot granite island.

An open concept dining room and family room with a corner gas fireplace are next to the covered ocean view 10 x 26 timber frame deck.

Relax and soak in the 2 person Jacuzzi in the Master bedroom while appreciating the ocean view or sunset! Enjoy a 2 person steam shower . When you are ready to retire, set the mood with the 3 sided gas fireplace .

There is an adjoining room available with a daybed for a small child who needs to be close to mom and dad. The Master Room has two separate entrances, with private decks for enjoying sunrises and sunsets !

There is also a private, intimate sitting room , with a beautiful ocean view and a Wood Burning/or gas River Rock Fireplace.

The second bedroom we call the Retro Room, has its own Private entrance as well and a deck for enjoying quiet evening sunsets. It has a 4 piece bath complete with a retro 6 ft. slipper tub and a 4 ft shower .

The side entrance/mud room entrance, with a 2 piece bathroom, is beside the laundry room with front loading machines, conveniently located between the side entrance and kitchen which are connected by 2 pocket doors. The recreation room is fully finished with 3 piece bath ,wet bar, 1 bunk room b with 2 double / bunks and 2 single bunks. In the NASCAR theme recreation room there are 2 fold down Ikea double beds which can become one king bed where you can relax while watching the 52' TV with surround sound .There is a separate entrance to back yard and fire pit and barbecue area from the rec room .

Then there is the ' Lazy Dog' cabin which comes with the house rental.The cabin has new kitchen appliances and new 3 piece bath and queen sleigh bed .It has its own cedar deck, ocean view and access to the back yard outdoor kitchen with natural gas barbecue, sink ,oven and granite work station.The large patio has two tables to seat large groups.There is also a fire-pit for roasting those hot-dogs and marshmallows!

We are across the road from the beach front and are up high so you can see, feel and hear the ocean..Just walk across the street to explore Saratoga Beach.

'Home by the Sea' is truly a wonderful Black Creek vacation rental home

we would love to share it with you!

This is strictly a non smoking vacation home.

We provide a covered smoking area outside for our smoking guests.

More Details

Donna Frizzley
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Donna Frizzley

I Love being near the ocean! I love the mountains! .This is paradise!! I moved here from Ontario in 1986 and love being here more than anywhere else!

I feel so blessed to spend time here just walking on the beach . I love music and nature and our Island is full of both! I enjoy a bike ride to the Oyster river for a swim in glazier water and kayaking on our beautiful ocean .

This is a place to relax and appreciate the little things !

Donna Frizzley purchased this house in 2007

Why Donna Frizzley chose Black Creek

I love Vancouver Island .It has 2 of my favorite things Ocean and Mountains.

I can walk on the beach in the morning and mine are the first set of footprints in the sand.

Go up Mount Washington in the afternoon and ski in the sunshine. What more is there to say?

What makes this house unique

Dog Friendly Beach


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Black Creek in Comox-Strathcona C

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please shower off before / after using the hot tub! Very important to keep sand / dirt out of the hot tub! You may be charged a $100 hot tub cleaning
  • Peace and quiet is very important! There is an 11 noise curfew! Noise complaints are taken extremely seriously!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 Retro Room - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 6' Claw Foot Soaker Tub & 4 ft shower
    Bathroom Recreation Room - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , 2 person Steam Shower & 2 person Jucuzzi
    Bathroom Main Level - Toilet , Guest Bathroom
    Cabin 2/ Showers - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , * outdoor shower is for rinsing off sand from beach
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 /cabin - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 Bunk Room - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This bedroom is located downstairs in Rec Room
    Bedroom 2 Retro Slipper Tub room - 1 Large Double Bed , Located on main level this room has a private entrance
    Bedroom 1 Master suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Daybed located in dressing room beside Master bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Basement bedroom , New for 2016
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed , Adjiacent to master bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Downstairs TV area
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
* Outdoor shower at Kayak shed, outdoor shower behind cabin to rinse off after being at the beach *Hot Water Heated Tile and Oak floors,Heat Recovery and Ventilation System *5 Burner Jenn Air Natural Gas Cook Top *Instant Hot Water *In House Massage by appointment only depending on availability


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SKI & SPRING SEASON SALE !! Stay for 3 nights and get the 4th Night FREE!
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews

Amazing family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for extended or large family holidays or 4 or more couples. There is tons of room. The house is beautiful and has every amenity possible. We have come here for the last 3 summers. New this year was a wonderful hot tub. The house is one block from one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island. Perfect for playing in the sand, swimming, kayaking, etc.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests! So glad you enjoyed your stay for the third year now! Thanks again, Joe and Donna
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Beautiful home with lots of space, many amenities and in great condition.

  • 5 of 5

I’ll start by saying our 4 families are now planning a summer visit at this property. We normally stay in a house at Mt Washington in the ski season that wasn’t available and were reluctant to stay off the hill but really, really enjoyed this.

With 8 adults and 9 kids under the age of 8, there was plenty of space and the separate sleeping accommodations were excellent (especially the cottage for the family with youngest baby!)

The basement offers tons of space and an ideal play area for kids while the adults had visiting time. By the way, the set up of the 2 pull out beds into a huge bed was awesome for the 5 girls aged 4-8.

Easy 30 minute drive from door to ski hill and shopping nearby.

All equipment and facilities in the house are first-rate and the condition and cleanliness of the house are excellent.

Thank you, Donna. This exceeded our expectations!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Donna is a great host. She took care of all our needs and her home was very neat and ready for our big group of nine. The property is beautiful - huge yard for kids to play and great bedrooms for everyone. I would highly recommend this place for a vacation...

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! Glad you enjoyed the fenced in large yard. We hope you made some lovely memories! Joe&Donna
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  • 4 of 5

All loved it. they had a great time. The only thing was the couple that ended up in the bunk beds. Great for kids! But not for adults. Great comfy home perfect tor 8 adults for sleeping. Your home is fabulous. Thank-You! Jacqueline

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To clarify, the previous review was from 5 Finnish couples.One couple was unhappy about sleeping in the bunk room located in "Joe's Nascar Cave" downstairs.Every couple still had their own room . The bunks are custom made of solid fir and very strong .We have the bunk room set up with 1 set of doublebunks and 1 set single bunks. Unlike our other 3 queen bedroom guests, our bunking couple did not have their own 3 piece ensuite bathroom and would have shared the bathroom downstairs with the "Cave Queen Room" guests. The bunk room is a favorite for families with kids .They have the rec room with Kitchenette complete with Sink, full size Frig, Microwave, Bar, large screen TV and easy access to BBQ, back yard and firepit .
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Beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

Donna and Joe have really built a lovely home with all the amenities you could hope to have. We were a family of six adults and five children under ten. The kids loved the bunk bed room and giggled and told stories most nights. They also loved all the movies, toys and games that were available. But most of all, they loved the hot tub and the disco shower.

The adults liked that the kitchen was so well equipped, that the laundry was close to the kitchen and back entry, the comfy beds, great linens and towels. We gave the beach towels a work out! The proximity to the beach was also a giant plus and we made good use of the kayaks and beach toys.

Having a very well stocked grocery store (for such a small community) close by was also appreciated.

We are a family that values our time together as we don't all live in close proximity to each other. So, we also value our privacy when we rent a property for a two week period. This leads to the only negative we had about this booking. The owners live at the end of the driveway and their considerable amount of time in or around the house, watering, having trades in to fix things, building things, made us feel uncomfortable and a little like we were being watched. We understand that a property such as this needs upkeep but we felt that there was too much of this during our paid rental. If having the owners share your vacation doesn't bother you then this is a wonderful house and location!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe and I visit our property to do upgrades and maintainence in the summertime.Our 5th wheel provides us with summer accommodation and we are neighbours with our guests during that time. Gardening is an ongoing event. I try to work around everyones schedules and of coarse the weather. Respecting our guests privacy is VERY important to us.We completed a huge project this summer! The gazebo and the 7 person hot tub is running and available for our guests!! We reserve most of the noisy maintaince work for Saturdays, which is checkout but some things must be done when our trades people are available. An inground irrigation system is underway, with plans to be installed this fall. This will alleviate some necesary watering issues we have had with the half acre of grass & gardens.Thankfully we have a well on our property to draw from! Sincerely trying to improve your experience as our guests, Joe & Donna
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A gem of a house in the best Location!

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful house. It's spacious, very clean, nicely decorated, has comfy beds and has a gorgeous backyard with a fire pit. (oh and I should mention...a serious shower that's big enough for four with jets that hit you from all angles!) Large washer and dryer on site, which is perfect for long term stays. There is a lovely one bedroom, self contained cottage to the side of the house (with tv!) that our older kids used as their "kid cave". The best thing is the location. Right across the street and through a quick walkway is Saratoga Beach...a lovely, long stretch of sand with water that stays shallow for about 30 feet. Great for kids. The owners supply kayaks, life jackets, sand toys, beach chairs. There is an outdoor shower to get all the sand off before entering the house. Great grocery store and some other shops are just 2 minutes away. The owners too are lovely. Very friendly and quick to respond to any requests. The only drawbacks for us "city folk!" ;-)...wifi was spotty and the basement seemed to be overrun with spiders. But we LOVED our time at this house and highly recommend it! Final note, the owners live onsite, at the foot of the driveway in their own trailer.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad you had a great time! We have addressed the internet and Wifi glitches. We had the shaw rep down three times and it is now working flawlessly. We are located in a temperate rainforest area, despite the fact it doesn't rain much in the summer. Yes, for those who live in urban areas and are unaccustomed to coexisting with wildlife it can be a bit of a surprise. We do occasionally get a few insects and small, harmless spiders in. We are highly diglelent to keep them at Bay, if this is a concern we highly advise not leaving the house doors open, especially in the basement. However other wildlife here are regarded as pests, we have deer (that eat our flowers), wild bunnies and chickens (that get hit by cars), woodpeckers (that attempt to eat people's homes), and eagles (that drop half eaten fish from the sky) on a daily occourance. Honesty is the best policy, and life with wildlife is a reality when living in the rural west coast. These are very valuable creatures and we are not going to harm them we just keep them away from the house. We clean up after them and they rebuild. We do live in onsite for part of July and August to maintain the property and assist our guests. Most upkeep and upgrades are done durring this time, such as the new 7 person hottub and gazebo that we just built this summer. The rest of the year we have a caretaker that tends to our guests needs. We value our guests privacy and give them respect. We hope to have you return to stay with us again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Campbell River / Comox
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Fishermans Pub
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
400 Metres
Saratoga Beach Golf Club & driving range
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Campbell River / Courtenay
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway 19A
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Salmon Point Pub & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Mt Washington Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Saratoga Beach
Car: recommended

This custom built 5 bedroom vacation rental home on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada A place where you can walk on the beach in the morning and be on top of a mountain in the afternoon! Mt Washington is just a 30 minute drive away up a paved, well maintained road with spectacular breathtaking views of the coast and valley.(Note: do not drive up the Mt in winter unless you have good winter tires and a pair of chains)

You can pack a picnic lunch and ride the Eagle chair to the top and enjoy the hiking trails and crazy beautiful view!

Located between the Comox Valley and Campbell River. Both communities offer shopping and dining just a 20-30 minute drive away.

Mt Washington Alpine Resort mountwashington.ca is only a 30 min drive where you can hit the slopes and ski downhill or cross country ,snowboard , or snowshoe by moonlight. Brave the awesome Tube Park for some family fun!

Then warm by the fireplace in Fat Teddies Pub and Grill in the Alpine Lodge come back to Saratoga and enjoy the surf !

In spring , summer and fall enjoy Alpine Hiking on raised board walks or go on more of an adventure and hike to Battleship Lake and go for a swim.

We are in the heart of the charming, friendly, farming community of Black Creek.

There is a local market with fresh local produce, pizza & coffee shop, gift shop Saratoga Gifts is artisan gift shop featuring local artists crafts and jewelry , a White Hat dry cleaners , a liquor store featuring Local wineries and a heritage pub The Fishermans just over the trestle bridge.

All are just a lovely 15 minute walk from the beach house.

Our Vacation Rental sleeps up to 12 and is the perfect vacation home for family vacations, family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate retreats and any celebration !

Our home is across from the ocean facing east Enjoy your coffee on the front timber-frame deck while the morning sunrise washes over you

Walk to sandy, peaceful Saratoga Beach in just minutes

Located on a slight rise and boasting a lovely ocean view from the large, covered deck this desirable 3500 sq ft vacation rental home is on a 1 acre property with plenty of privacy. The home sleeps a maximum of 12 based on double occupancy with 5 separate sleeping quarters, including a private cabin for two!

If you want more than lounging on Saratoga Beach listening to the surf or reading on your private deck and watching the Bald Eagles you’ll be happy with the active lifestyle Vancouver Island offers. We invite you to enjoy beach combing, ocean kayaking, wind surfing, sailing, scuba diving, boating, salmon fishing, golfing, skiing ,caving and more!

Our executive Saratoga Beach vacation home is custom designed and very well appointed to make it your home away and share special vacation memories with your loved ones.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Black Creek, Vancouver Island

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Ski Season
11 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Mar 2018 - 17 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Storm Watching
10 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £281.81
Cleaning Fee £112.72
Tax Rate 5.0%

Kayaks are complimentary N/C

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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