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Sidney Studio Cottage
Sidney Studio Cottage
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Guests have total privacy in our self-contained & secure studio in a quiet residential neighbourhood. Best suited to solo business travellers (free WiFi), it can also accommodate couples (double bed). Enjoy town centre, a 15 min. walk on flat terrain w/ sidewalks & many nearby public beach accesses. Close to the airport (10min drive), ferries (5min drive) & public transportation (5min walk). Essentials (organic freshly ground coffee, a selection of teas & milk) for your 1st morning are provided.

The space

This is an open concept studio of approximately 450 sq ft. It is clean with modern amenities & completely private and self-contained. A vaulted ceiling gives the space a feeling of airiness. East windows face the garden & provide excellent natural light. An additional window in the eating area and the double french doors look out towards our main cottage. Amenities include a real, comfortable quality double bed, kitchen facilities, tub with handheld shower, a 40" Sony LCD TV with cable and free WiFi with your own assigned network.

Guest access

Walk down to the end of the driveway, enter through the gate and the studio is directly in front of you. Depending on your arrival time, we will greet you there. There is plenty of street parking. Please advise us if you are arriving late and we will make arrangements for self check-in and turn lights on.

Interaction with guests

You may see us watering the garden or taking our dog out for a walk if you have your blinds open. Walter, our little dog, is a member of our family and you may encounter him around our property. He will likely bark on first contact but don’t worry he’s friendly. We are mindful to give you as much privacy as possible and encourage you to contact us by text, phone or email if there is anything we can help you with. We want to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Other things to note

Along with several beach accesses, there is a bird sanctuary nearby.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $24
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Government Issued ID Required in Your Airbnb Profile
Guests asked to keep their noise to a minimum
Quiet time after 10pm
No visitors permitted
Secure gate upon entry and exit
No smoking (including e-cigs) or recreational drug use anywhere on the premises
No candles or open flames allowed in unit
No bikes inside

Please honour the recycling and composting set-up provided. It is against Victoria's bylaw to throw away recyclable and compostible items in our garbage. A kitchen waste guide is posted on the fridge and a container is provided in the cabinet under the kitchen sink.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Small, friendly dog that wants to meet you!
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

37 Reviews

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Eliza L User Profile
August 2017
Mike & Gina were amazing hosts. Walter, their dog is sweet and came out to greet us too! Our stay in their studio was very, very comfortable. Arriving so late in the rain, we really appreciated the lights being left on so we could find our way easily. The studio was as depicted on the website, but so much more. We really appreciated the full kitchen with dishes, utensils, pots and pans, coffee maker and also the small touches and amenities – chocolates, coffee, tea, small toiletries, Wi-Fi, etc. It had been a full week for my husband and I, so falling into the amazingly comfortable bed with its soft linens and bedding was heaven. The studio is set-back from the street, so it is very quiet. We had a wonderful night’s sleep. Mike was flexible with the check-out time so we could have extra time to sleep-in and not have to rush. Very appreciated! The studio was spotlessly clean and the décor tastefully done. Communication between us was prompt and accurate. Both Mike & Gina made a point of coming out to meet us in the morning and asked if we had been comfortable. Emphatic, “Yes!”. While not frequent Airbnb users, we have had amazing luck in the places we have stayed. Ecstatic to say our luck continued by staying with Mike & Gina. Cheers! Kevin & Eliza
Mike User Profile
Response from Mike:
It was absolutely our pleasure to be able to accommodate you both & are especially pleased you enjoyed the amenities & had a comfortable, restful sleep after a busy week. Thanks for noticing the effort we make for our guests to enjoy their stay. We enjoyed talking to you & hope to see again soon.
August 2017

Tyler User Profile
September 2016
The studio is very cute and well equipped for a comfortable stay. The hosts were incredibly helpful in suggesting places to visit in Victoria, spots to eat, and how the public transit system worked.
Mike User Profile
Response from Mike:
It was a pleasure meeting you and we're glad you enjoyed your brief tour of the area. Happy travels!
September 2016

Tim User Profile
August 2016
Communication ahead of arrival was friendly and informative. Arrival and checking in was easy. I arrived within the predicted time window and was greeted and set up in the cottage promptly. Mike was friendly and accommodating but I really didn't have any needs beyond the facilities provided. It's a roomy clean and comfortable cottage. The bed is a full only so it may be less suitable for couples who've become used to larger beds (which I suspect is most people). I slept well and enjoyed my self-made breakfast and coffee . The kitchen is well set up with all the usual appliances and water, milk, tea and coffee were provided by the hosts for guests to make their own drinks. I had no need to interact with the hosts and as I was on a busy business trip that worked out fine. If I am visiting Sidney again as a solo traveler I will certainly check on staying here again.

Sheila User Profile
July 2016
This is a charming, comfortable complete accommodation in a nice residential area. The host and hostess are friendly and helpful. Nice garden and outdoor area. Can walk to Sidney. I wish I could have stayed longer. Excellent in every way. Thank you!
Mike User Profile
Response from Mike:
Thank you Sheila. We would be happy to have you back anytime. Mike and Gina
July 2016

Joe User Profile
October 2017
Very clean and quiet. Great place to stay

Deb User Profile
October 2017
Ideal for a solo traveler or even a couple, this quant cottage comes equipped with everything you'll need for your stay. A new, spotless interior, friendly hosts and proximity to town make this rental the perfect place to hang your hat. Highly recommended!

Julie User Profile
September 2017
Mike’s place was very clean. The location was pretty good and the entire place was cozy and comfortable. Would go back again!

Sidney, CanadaJoined in June 2016
Mike User Profile

We are a quiet, non-smoking married couple in our 40/50s with a friendly little dog who enjoy our very private yard and garden. We both have a long history of working in the hotel/hospitality industry. We are usually at home, and happy to help with anything you need - don't hesitate to ask us as we will do our best to respect your privacy, and leave you to quiet enjoyment. We live in a separate, fully self-contained cottage and the studio is located in our backyard.

Guests have access to the private one-level studio through the gate at the end of our driveway. The eating area & coffee table double as an area for laptop/tablet use. A separate network has been set up for device use. Best suited to solo & business travelers (free WiFi), the studio can also accommodate couples (double bed).

Please note we have a friendly small dog that loves to say hello. You may occasionally see us leaving/returning the premises from your accommodations to take him for a walk and to water the garden as needed if your blinds/curtains are open.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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