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Ocean View Home Saratoga Beach, Black Creek, Vancouver Island

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Black Creek - Home by the Sea

Custom Timberframe Ocean & Mt view, 5 bedroom ,4.5 bath in Sandy Saratoga Beach

Home By The Sea is the perfect Vancouver Island holiday destination for family vacations,reunions and celebrations! We have now had 2 weddings on our property as well!

Located in Black Creek in the beautiful Comox Valley this custom timber frame vacation rental 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. It sleeps 12 based on double occupancy and includes a cozy cabin for two.

Located across a quiet country road from sandy Saratoga Beach, this home is on a 1 acre property, completely furnished and ready for you your family

and friends

Lounge on the covered deck and catch up on your reading or enjoy beach combing, ocean kayaking, wind surfing ,sailing and fishing (just to name a few activities) or just listen to the Bald Eagles talk back and forth 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 location in a Vancouver Island beach resort area, close to the Pacific Playground Marina. We are a 10 walk to the Oyster River, which is fed by Mt.Washington mountain 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, Mountain biking is also available. 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 10x26 timber frame deck with natural gas BBQ.

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 and 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.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Donna Frizzley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Donna Frizzley

I Love being near the ocean! I love nature .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 . Hanging out with friends around a cozy fire and enjoying some wine with friends. I love music and nature The Island is full of both.

Going for a bike ride to the Oyster river for a swim or going for a slow walk with my dog .... just enjoying life and staying in peace.... It's a place to relax

Donna Frizzley purchased this house in 2007

Why Donna Frizzley chose Comox Valley

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Ocean View Home Saratoga Beach, Black Creek, Vancouver Island
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful, perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This is the nicest most fantastic house to stay in. It is huge, spotless and has everything you could want out of a holiday house. Can't wait to stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Donna & Joe for providing our family with such a great place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary!

Can't really say enough about the amenities - everything is even better than advertised! No disappointments at all - except the weather! The master suite was fabulous and the grandkids loved the "disco" shower. Loved the comment from our 7 year-old grandson "if I had sheets this soft at home, I would sleep until 10am" !! We did not have an issue with the queen bed in the master suite, as a previous guest did, and we have a king bed at home. We found it to be very comfortable, even when the grandkids came in for their morning snuggle.

All in all, a wonderful home in a lovely quiet area with lots of fun things to do. Donna & Joe are great to deal with and we would definitely recommend it to family & friends.

Lynne G.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's so great Thank-you for your wonderful comments! So the sheets are the answer to kids sleeping in!!?? I wish i would have had those sheets when my children were small ! Future guests be aware that the master suite has a power / vibrating bed.One guest told us it got switched on and she thought it was an earthquake! LOL Donna
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Beautiful home, property and location!

  • 5 of 5

This home exceeded the expectations of our family this summer (8 adults, 2 toddlers for 7 nights). The place has every amenity you can think of. If you pack more than clothes and beer you've over packed. Back yard patio with TWO large patio sets, massive BBQ, wet bar and cooler outside, tons of yard games and beach toys, fire pit circled with adirondaks and a wood "Shed" (nicer than most other VRBO rentals) with a few cords of seasoned wood for your use . The kitchen, living room and yard are all wired to the stereo which has Satellite radio and every aux input you'd need to hook up any device. They thought about pretty much everything when they reno'd this place, including the outdoor clawfoot tub and shower for getting the kids clean after the beach every day. Oh ya, the beach. The home is only a couple hundred feet from the main beach access. Beautiful driftwood shed at the front of the property has everything including kayaks (4 or 5?), inflatables, coolers, kids toys, beach blankets, and beach chairs. Like I said, just pack your toothbrush and trunks, the rest is ready for you. We are looking forward to staying again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Saratoga Beach is a hidden jewel of Vancouver Island! Our goal is to make your stay amazing memorable and care free so you will want to return again !Thank-you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us! Donna and Joe
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A memory making family week.

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family choose this great place to celebrate a 90th birthday. We loved this home as it accommodated family needs from ages 1-90. Donna is a great host, making us feel welcomed and quickly oriented to the home-- inside and out. The place is beautifully designed and equipped with everything to support eating, sleeping and playing. We would be delighted to return another year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! We loved having you your family! Please come back and visit us again at Saratoga ! Donna & Joe
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Great property for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing!! From kayaks and beach toys, footballs in the yard, being so close to the beach, games, legos and a huge selection of movies to choose from we didn't once hear the kids say they were bored. The master suite is stunning, the kitchen has everything you could possibly need and the backyard is beautiful for just hanging out with family and friends. We had 4 adults and 6 children staying at the house and everyone had their own space. The side cabin was great for my parents as it gave them a little hide away from everyone else. Thank you Donna and Joe for you hospitality while we were there and thank you for your help with finding flowers for the wedding. Truly once meeting the owners you feel like you have known them a lifetime. We will for sure make a trip back.

Michelle and Mark

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much ! It was a pleasure to have you and your beautiful family as our guests :)
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Best equipped, wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our stay at Saratoga Beach. I would totally recommend! Beautiful Home! Our family of 4 and my father loved the house. We all had our own space, with plenty of amazing communal space to share a great vacation!

The main floor of the home has been beautifully finished with two large bedrooms, each with their own ensuite. Our teenage daughter was in heaven to have her very own clawfooted bathtub!

Our son had the entire basement to himself. The huge tv, man cave bar, his own bathroom and queen bedroom were all great. There was an additional bunk room with 4 more beds that we didn't require which would have been perfect for a larger group.

The masterbedroom was beautiful. The ensuite had a double tub, double shower stall with entertainment system, double sinks, etc. A fireplace separated the ensuite from the sleeping area. I was surprised that the sleeping area did not have a larger king size bed - that would have been a great addition. The bed was small and not very soft, so my husband slept in the daybed in a room attached to the main bedroom - and we are not big people. This was the only negative, and the rest of the house made up for this.

My dad stayed in the detached bunkshack, a fully outfitted cabin in its own right! Very clean, with it's own kitchenette and bathroom, it provided a lovely sense of privacy while still sharing a close family vacation.

The kitchen was incredibly well equipped and everything we needed. We easily entertained friends and family in the kitchen/great room.

The greatroom room had a lovely view of the ocean, with a veranda off it to enjoy your morning coffee. We also greatly enjoyed the sound system and linked our iphones for music both inside and outside the home.

I loved the extras like coolers, beach bags, camera cases, etc.

The outside of the home was amazing. A huge yard for bocce ball (balls provided), fire pit (wood provided), large eating area with seating for 12 or more, great outdoor kitchen, fish cleaning table, hot/cold outdoor shower for washing off the sand from the beach, long driveway for boat parking... all wonderful. The was also a large storage shed with kayaks, beach toys, beach chairs, etc., for our use - fantastic!

I was surprised the owners were staying on the property (at the bottom of the hill in a travel trailer). But they were gracious hosts, totally private except when needed - even helped the kids blow up inner tubes to float the Oyster River.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your comments!It really helps us understand what our guests liked and expect.So sorry the queen bed in the master didn't suffice.We have tossed around the idea of a king bed in the master and will give that further consideration. We are always improving our home.The gazebo is up now and concrete pad is poured ! A lovely romantic hot tub is going in for 2017 !! Our temporary RV summer home at the bottom of the hill in the front yard will be gone! We will still be close by to serve our guests needs but in a more private location:)
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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, Comox Valley

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Ski Season
9 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £119
Refundable Damage Deposit £296
Tax Rate 5.0%

Kayaks are complimentary N/C

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Black Creek in Vancouver Island

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • 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
  • 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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