OCEANFRONT-ONE ACRE-SPECTACULAR VIEWS, FREE INTERNET - HOT TUB-CLOSE TO VICTORIA

Denis & Carolyn McDonald

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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3 large bedrooms --each with ocean views of our waterfront property and gardens

Save $357! Special for September 3 to Oct. 15th: Only $1395 per week.

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!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Denis & Carolyn McDonald

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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.

Denis & Carolyn McDonald purchased this house in 2000

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 of books and music.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront-One Acre-Spectacular Views, Free Internet - Hot tub-Close to Victoria
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Oceanfront-One Acre-Spectacular Views, Free Internet - Hot tub-Close to Victoria
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p106873
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Mill Bay Vancouver Island
Deer Park, TX
5

HEAVENLY RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
My family's stay at this house was a dream come true. We enjoyed the large rooms, the fantastic decks, the hot tub, the view and the visits from the bald eagle. The house and property far exceeded our expectations. The online pictures and descriptions do not do the house justice. We particularly enjoyed the welcome bottle of wine. The instructions left by the home owners were well written and easy to understand. I would recommend this property to anyone, and would be more than happy to return for another visit.
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We like to think of our guests as "family" and have enjoyed meeting several visitors and making new friends. It is always a pleasure to share our home and to read the comments in our guestbook. Happy travels! --Denis and Carolyn.
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Mill Bay Vancouver Island
5

A DREAM HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
As soon as we stepped through the beautiful entrance and saw the jaw-dropping view we knew we would have a wonderful week and we certainly did.
The house is perfect throughout, beautifully decorated (loved Carolyn's paintings!) and incredibly well maintained with everything you could possibly want for a fantastic stay.
The gardens are gorgeous and fun to explore with all its nooks and crannies and having your own beach is lovely. The hot tub each night was very special! We slept incredibly well and had the most relaxing week.
When we did manage to drag ourselves away from the house, we found the area of Cowichan Bay itself is lovely & fell in love with it, especially with the fantastic weather and fall colours that we were lucky to have. Mill Bay is great for shopping and has a lovely little marina and there's a great cafe in Maple Bay right on the front. Goldstream Provincial Park is also worth a visit esp. when in the fall when you can see the salmon run, up close as we did. Victoria itself isn't far away and is a great city.
All in all a fantastic week in a wonderful house. We would return in a heartbeat and would definitely recommend to anyone looking to rent in this area. And I would definitely recommend staying in this area!
Thank you so much, Denis & Carolyn, for sharing your wonderful house with us. You were so helpful and friendly and there for any questions we might have had. Thank you for making our final moments travelling in the Pacific Northwest wonderful ones. We'll treasure the memories.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate your comments and the details about the area. We are very happy that you enjoyed our home and also visiting beautiful Vancouver Island. Thanks for leaving the house in perfect condition.
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Oceanfront-One Acre-Spectacular Views, Free Internet - Hot tub-Close to Victoria
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Mill Bay Vancouver Island
5

WONDERFUL SEAGATE!

  • 5 of 5
Although we had seen the pictures nothing could compare to what was waiting for us when we arrived at seagate. The house was wonderful but then we saw 'that' view. Wow. The house was all we had hoped for and more, very convienient for exploring the entire island. There were so many things to do locally, like whale watching, visiting Butchart Gardens and sampling the many local vineyards and restaurants. Being able to come back to such a lovely home in the evenings only added to our wonderful holiday on Vancouver Island. Thanks to Denis and Carolyn for sharing their home with us.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. It is always nice to know that our guests enjoy our home and the location as much as we do. Also thanks for leaving the house so tidy. Much appreciated. We would love to have you return to Seagate. Happy travels, Denis and Carolyn.
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Mill Bay Vancouver Island
Orangevale, CA
5

PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
The scents, sights and sounds of Seagate are still present in my memories. We spent last week in Paradise at Seagate! It was fun to prepare our meals in the gorgeous kitchen and decide which of the wonderful al fresco dining areas would we eat each meal. Spectacular views of Cowichan Bay from every window. Denis and Carolyn have taken great effort in providing a comfortable retreat with beautiful gardens, decks and indoor amenities with lots of privacy and solitude. We enjoyed the convenience of kayaking from the nearby village of Cowichan Bay, toured Butchart Gardens by day and night, watched the deer and marine life in the forests and beach near the house, enjoyed the convenience of wireless internet while gazing at the ocean, appreciated the decorator touches and Carolyn's awesome artwork, and so much more. We can hardly wait to return to this little slice of paradise shared between mother, daughter and friend.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront-One Acre-Spectacular Views, Free Internet - Hot tub-Close to Victoria
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Mill Bay Vancouver Island
Augusta, KS
5

VACATION GET AWAY

  • 5 of 5
My family and recently stayed here and had a wonderful time! The house was perfect! The instructions that were left were easy to follow we hardly had to do anything to keep the house running! The deck was wonderful to sit and relax every morning as we ate breakfast! The hot tub was outstanding, great for late night star gazing. Great modern escape in the country! It had easy access to the highway towards Victoria or to catch the ferry to Vancouver. We loved every minute of our stay! Our family consisted of 2 adults and two children (8 and 9 yrs) we had a great stay our only wish is that it was closer to Kansas so we could return! :)
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Mill Bay Vancouver Island
London Ontario
5

WANTED TO STAY FOREVER

  • 5 of 5
This home is exactly as displayed in the photos and more..... beautiful, relaxing , comfortable and felt like home. Everything you needed was available, all you had to do was buy your food and alcohol , The landscaping was awesome. We will definately be returning if we have another opportunity.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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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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Availability & Rates

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Mill Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring-Summer
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Special
Sep 4 2014 - Oct 15 2014
5 night minimum stay
$199
$1,393
 
 
Winter
Oct 16 2014 - Mar 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes $1200 to $1750/week-- check rate and calendar listing for availability.
Total rate: $1200 to $1750 U.S. /week up to four guests, $50 extra per week per extra guest. Max. guests: 6
Year-round rentals. Beautiful summer and winter (hot tub is special in winter!) This is the warmest part of Canada in the winter. Contact for two or more week discount..

$500 U.S. initial deposit to hold dates.
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Amenities

Mill Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Blender
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Having the toilets in separate rooms (with sinks) means that the 'bath-rooms' are more available to wash-up, bathe, or shower. There are a total of five wash basins, one walk-in shower, one soaker tub, and one tub-shower combo in the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Fireplace
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • Master bedroom has en suite and fireplace. All bedrooms are very large with beautiful views to the ocean and access to the gardens and patios. Our home is ideal for two or three couples sharing. Each bedroom is comfortable, bright, and unusually roomy.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • forests
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
Notes:
2 queens, 1 double. Toilet rooms separate from bathrooms. Hot tub with deck and ocean views. Modern Architecture. Sixty-five foot deck, extensive gardens. Oceanfront. Master bedroom and living room with fireplace. Beautiful winter or summer. Quiet residential area of nice homes on large properties.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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