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!!! Saratoga Beach, Vancouver Island !!! Canada's 150 B.D.!!! Spring Special !!!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Custom Timberframe Ocean & Mt view, 5 br. ,4.5 bath in Sandy Saratoga Beach. !!!

It's Canada's 150 year Birthday!!!

We’re celebrating by offering Spring Special!

Get 20% off your stay

For guests staying from now till May25/17, Inquire for more details.

It’s 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!

In-House Services: We can arrange for them to come to you!

In-House; Massage, Manicures, Pedicures and Facials.

We have a Red Seal Gourmet Chef available to prepare a fresh seafood feast.

We can even set you up with a local band, if you want some live entertainment!

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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

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 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


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:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 , New for 2016
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • 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:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

!!! Saratoga Beach, Vancouver Island !!! Canada's 150 B.D.!!! Spring Special !!!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Great place by the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful vacation with my family here. Love the area and its pretty close to lots of things. Would be really great in the summer. Love the fire pit in the backyard and the master ensuite is superb.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Please come back and visit us again at Saratoga! Donna & Joe
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at the house after 6 years and fed 23 people in winter very successfully. It was a wonderful house, nothing was forgotten by the owners. Exceptionally clean, all amenities, close to our family. Comfortable beds, loads of plates, cutlery, glasses etc, they even provided tissues. We will most definately come again, but we don't really want to say too much as our secret may get out that it was an awesome place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your glowing review! It makes everything all so worthwhile knowing that our home is a gathering place for family celebrations
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. We stayed over Christmas and the house was all decorated and ready for a perfect Christmas away from home. There were 5 of us staying and there was more than enough space for all of us. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed. It was a great vacation for all of us. We can't wait to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your review.We really do appreciate you taking the time to give us your thoughts and share your experience with us!
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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
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank-you soo much! We hope you do come back!
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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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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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Storm Watching
30 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £286.55
Cleaning Fee £114.62
Tax Rate 5.0%

Kayaks are complimentary N/C

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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