Architect-designed 3500 sq. ft. home on one acre of Vancouver Island waterfront. Ceramic radiant-heat floors. Clean, quiet, heat. Quality appliances. Eighteen foot ceilings in living room. Artist's loft. Modern classic west-coast design. Three very spacious beautiful bedrooms - each with ocean views and new beds. Living room and master bedroom with fireplace. Luxurious bathrooms with walk-in shower and soak tub. Toilets in separate rooms from bathrooms. Relax in the hot tub at night with the stars above and the ocean in front of you. Enjoy our collection of original art, books and beautiful gardens. Sixty-five foot deck and walls of glass give views of eagles, orca whales and sailboats. New plasma flat screen, Netflix and Blu-Ray player. Free high-speed wireless internet connection for your laptop and ipod dock for your music.
Art and Gardens:: ---Carolyn is a professional artist and you will enjoy her paintings in the studio loft and throughout the house. The gardens and grounds that surround the house will add to your outdoor pleasure and of course there is always the gentle lapping of waves on the beach.
We have several returning guests who enjoy 'Seagate' as their special vacation get-away and a great pleasure for us is making new friends through email and sometimes in person. Because of the care from past guests, we no longer ask for a damage deposit. We regard our guests as 'family'. The entire house and grounds are yours to enjoy in privacy.
The Ocean: --We are located on a bay that is protected by Saltspring Island. Often there are canoe and sailboat races in the bay and during the summer we keep our own sailboat in front of the the house. It is not unusual to see eagles, herons, and other birds. On several occasions, we have had orca whales in the bay and this spring, three humpback whales.
At night we often enjoy a glass of wine in the hot tub overlooking the ocean. We are in a very safe, private, quiet location with no through traffic and yet close to Victoria and local shops. At night you will most likely only hear the soft sound of waves or the call of a loon.
Vineyards: --We are located in the prime wine producing area of Vancouver Island with many vineyards just a short drive away and one of the best is just a lovely 15 minute walk from the house. If you enjoy wine, try a tasting tour of the wineries. Information will be in the house. The quaint fishing village of Cowichan Bay is only a 10 minute drive away with what our guests describe as some of the best bread and ice cream available-- and of course, seafood. Great to stroll on the docks to inspect the boats!
Carolyn and Denis are recently retired teachers who have lived and worked in Canada, England, Australia and Jamaica. Carolyn is a professional artist who has regular showings. Denis enjoys workworking and tries not to destroy the flowers in the garden with his weedwacker.
We saw this home style in Australia and brought the plans back to Canada and then were very fortunate to find a property that had everything we wanted: wonderful views, quiet, yet close to shops, great neighbours, and waterfront. Every day we feel fortunate to live here--and love to share the house when we are on our frequent travels.
We were able to add design details to the house like heated ceramic floors, sixty-five foot deck facing the ocean, granite countertops, and an artist's loft. If you like art, you will enjoy the many pieces throughout the house. We also have a good collection on books and music.
Forty-five minute drive to Victoria, the provincial capital, ten minutes to supermarkets and shops and only 15 minutes to the ferry for the famous Buchart Gardens. Wine country! --six wineries within 20 minutes. A two minute drive to Cherry Point Vineyards. Ten minutes to a beautiful ocean view public golf course.
Five minute drive to Cowichan Bay, a quaint fishing village with restaurants, ocean sports, boat rentals, whale watching and shops.
Other Activities: kayaking, walk to famous vineyard, nearby golf.
Golf: beautiful golf course with ocean views only 10 minutes away.
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Apr 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
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