Beautiful 1 Bdrm Exec Condo, Walk to Beaches, Amenities and Amazing Sunset View
Kristen and Karl Issel
- english, some basic french
About Kristen and Karl Issel
Thank you for considering our beautiful home! We are long time residents of Victoria and Sidney. We love to travel and spend as much time travelling to different parts of the world. We have stayed in VRBO's over the years and love the move- in- and "feel like you're home" quality. With all the conveniences of sleeping in a comfortable bed, a full kitchen to prepare healthy meals, washer/dryer and space to spread out, VRBO's have made our travel experiences so much more memorable. We've even met some very good friends as a result of meeting our neighbours in some places. We want to spread that welcoming feeling and invite you into our lovely condo to spend some quality time in Sidney by the Sea. Whether you are from North America, Europe, Australia, or Asia, you will love staying here as we make every effort to make your accommodations comfortable and pleasant.
Kristen and Karl Issel purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Kristen and Karl Issel chose Sidney
We chose this property because of its location. We love living in Sidney for its proximity to the ocean, airport, ferries, and Victoria. We live a very active an healthy lifestyle as a result of living here. We walk everywhere and it has everything from popular children's parks to exciting and beautiful hiking and biking locales. Sidney as a town, is bustling in the summer and a quaint quiet place in the winter. The community is active and has many celebrations throughout the year that can rival bigger city events. It is a place where you can find a quiet beach to dream or paint at and is abound with coffee shops and books stores to stimulate the mind. The town has all amenities imaginable. All major Canadian banks are here, 3 large grocery stores, a multitude of ethnic an local cuisine. It has an award winning spa and an amazing recreation centre with pool, skating rinks (we won Hockeyville this year!:), fitness rooms and classes. There is an amazing market in the summer where local farmers on the Peninsula bring fresh fruits and vegetable as well as incredible arts and crafts of all sorts. Sidney is safe! We couldn't imagine a better place to raise our daughter in. Sidney gets very quiet in the evenings as the shops close late afternoon to early evening. The local police station and fire is 3 blocks away. It is a popular retirement location as well as a place for boaters to spend the lovely summers.
What makes this Condo unique
This home has probably of the best decks to watch the sunsets. There is an outdoor living room where you can lounge with a coffee in the morning or enjoy a book and a glass of wine in the early evening. We have loved decorating our condo into a comfortable and stylish home and would love to have you come and enjoy.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Up to 2 childern
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. The dates selected do not qualify for a refund if your trip is cancelled.
Great place to stay and so close to town
Great place, with all the amenities needed, would have liked to stay longer
Very clean and well equipped property in an ideal location for visiting and staying in Sidney. Walking distance to everything you might need. Updated condo in excellent condition. I would definitely stay there again and recommend to friends.
Close to the pier in Sidney
This condo was perfect for my husband and I. So close to everything in Sidney. Super clean and well appointed. The bikes were a nice touch - a great way to get around town and see the sights!!
Thanks so much for the review! And being such amazing guests. We certaiy look forward to having you stay again.
Sidney by the Sea
This condo is in the center of downtown Sidney and convenient to walk most places, good bus service to Victoria , many choices of good restaurants and grocery stores. Nice patio with BBQ to use. Very well stocked kitchen if you want to eat in. Owner lives nearby and is available if you need something special. It is furnished very tastefully. This is the 3rd time we have stayed here.
This property has all you need for a great get away experience in Sidney, BC
We enjoyed our 2 week stay in Sidney, BC very much. This condo made all the difference because of the location and amenities. The condo was very clean and had all the comforts of home. We were especially thankful for the covered garage and parking space! Located just a block off the Sidney main street, Beacon Ave, the condo provides easy access to all of the downtown businesses, restaurants, attractions, a movie theatre, three grocery stores and more. It's a very short walk to the waterfront which provides a wonderful walking path, many benches to sit and watch the sailboats. During the summer there is a park at the waterfront that provides various entertainment on the weekends and a wonderful market on Beacon Street one day a week.
World famous Butchart Gardens is only a short drive from Sidney and always a day full of beautiful gardens and great food! On the way to Butchart Gardens there is Butterfly Gardens, well worth the visit. The city of Victoria is also close by and has a world class Museum, the well known Empress Hotel, many unique shops and restaurants and other attractions. There is plenty to see and do in the area but we always enjoyed getting back to the condo to relax.
Watermark Sunset Suite
Great location. A short walk to all the amenities of “downtown” Sidney and to the Ocean. The unit is well appointed, especially the kitchen and deck (west facing and comfortable on a sunny but chilly afternoon in April). The owners responded immediately and helpfully to our queries.
Our favourite vacation rental in Sidney!
The Watermark Sunset condo is beautifully located in the heart of Sidney by the Sea. It is a short four blocks from the Sidney waterfront and is in easy walking distance to all of Sidney's fantastic spas, restaurants, shops, grocery stores and outdoor activities (beaches, whale watching, diving, kayaking). The west facing deck 'sanctuary' is fully furnished with barbeque to enjoy all months of the year with breathtaking sunsets.
With comfortable contemporary furnishings and design, enjoy full cable, high speed wireless, local phone calls, A/C in the summer and heated bathroom floors in the winter. There is a nicely equipped laundry room with ironing and a pantry. The full kitchen boasts new high end stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, microwave, rice cooker, toaster, coffee maker, high speed blender, and basic cooking condiments for your convenience.
This 1 bedroom sleeps up to 4 with a new comfortable queen bed and queen sofa bed in the living room. Parking is available as well as 2 bicycles with helmets for use and beach gear.
Outdoor activity abounds. In the summer there is the popular Thursday night market from 4:30- 8:30. Beacon Avenue transforms into a market paradise with local fresh fruits and vegetables (many organic), great music from our local talent, food options for dinner, local arts, crafts and clothing. Don't miss out on the amazing Salmon Burgers!
Sidney spit is a short ferry ride away and has probably some of the best sand beach on Vancouver Island. Catch the ferry over every hour on the hour and be sure to pack water, a picnic and sunscreen! For avid boaters, there are more marinas per capita in Sidney than anywhere else in Canada.
If you want to venture to Butchart gardens or into Victoria inner harbour, the bus stop to these popular destinations is one block west from the condo. You can sit on the top of our double decker buses and enjoy the beautiful views into the city or to the gardens.
If you plan to travel further along, there is the Anacortes ferry to the USA 2 blocks away. The Swartz bay ferry terminal to Vancouver and other Gulf Islands is a 5 minute drive or a short bus ride (10 min). The Victoria International airport is a mere 10 minute taxi ride or drive.
Sidney by the Sea is a gem on Vancouver Island. Life here can't get any better!