PRIVATE CUSTOM HOME ON THE BANKS OF THE SOOKE RIVER

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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PRIVATE CUSTOM HOME ON THE BANKS OF THE SOOKE RIVER

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 max)

A year round destination situated minutes from the world famous Sooke Potholes Park and Galloping Goose Trail, 5 minutes from the Village of Sooke and only 45 minutes from the city of Victoria. It is a bright 1400 square foot two bedroom home with a large and private deck.

The warm master bedroom is dressed with fine linens and is handily located close to the bathroom on the main floor. The second bedroom in the loft has a double bed, sitting area and stunning views of the river. The brightly painted bathroom includes a shower and “maids tub” along with piles of thick towels. The open living room is a cozy sanctuary with comfortable furniture, gas fireplace, folk art, antiques, hardwood floors and rows of windows soaring to the vaulted ceiling. Views of the lawn, decks and river complete the scene with many pots of herbs, flowers and shrubs to enjoy.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, which opens directly onto the deck and features a gas barbecue, patio furniture and large hot tub. The path down to the river, through a stand of ancient evergreens leads to a private stretch of river abundant with wildlife. During the months of October and November watch and listen to the Salmon making their way up the river to spawn. This secluded spot is the perfect escape for couples or families with swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, or just relaxing only steps from your front door.

Keywords: Riverfront, Private, Artistic Cottage

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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We fell in love with this property 30 years ago due to it's natural beauty and charm. The beautiful river and it's unique rain forest valley surroundings have made it an exceptional place to live.

The Owner purchased this house in 1992

This beautiful property has been in our family for 18 years and we have lived and have raised our two sons on the adjacent property since 1979.

A variety of hiking and biking trails are located within an easy walk from the cottage and range from easy, such as the Galloping Goose to advanced like the Peden Ridge Trail. The Potholes Park along with gorgeous scenery, offers well kept trails and great swimming in the summer months and is a 10 minute walk from the cottage.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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Private Custom Home on the Banks of the Sooke River
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Private Custom Home on the Banks of the Sooke River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290408vb
(250) 642-4870 (British Columbia, Canada)
Sooke Vancouver Island
Lumsden, Saskatchewan
5

JEWEL BOX

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is a jewel box full of beautiful object d'art. Both small enough and big enough, it is efficient, comfortable, clean and complete. There are good chairs both in and out, with easy walking up the road or onto the trail when you need to get moving. Sheltered in tall trees by the river and yet connected to all you'd want to do in the rain forest or by the sea. No matter how long you stay you'll wish you had a few more days.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are really glad to have had you out here to experience and appreciate our cottage and life on the River again this year. With sincere hopes that you can come out and enjoy our bit of West Coast Paradise again next year.
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Private Custom Home on the Banks of the Sooke River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290408vb
(250) 642-4870 (British Columbia, Canada)
Sooke Vancouver Island
Canada
5

RIVERSIDE REVIEW

  • 5 of 5
For a number of years, my wife and I have stayed at Riverside Cottage as an escape from our Ontario winters. The cottage is attractive, spacious, sparkling clean, well equipped and the location provides maximum privacy. The interior is bright with large windows which look out onto a setting of greenery and the The Sooke River. The river has a substantial salmon run in the fall. Hiking in the area is superlative. We hike the river for miles. The scenery is spectacular and much of the shoreline is public parkland with well-marked trails. In addition, the property is adjacent to the Sooke Hills, a huge wilderness area containing a network of trails that could never be completely explored. There are good shopping facilities in Sooke within about a 3 mile drive. The waterfront contains more points of interest, including a number of hikes on public property. In addition the area has many ocean beaches, most within public parks, with associated hikes. Fishing opportunities abound, both in the ocean and in freshwater lakes. Anyone can catch crabs from the public waterfront in Sooke, or collect mussels from various beaches in the area. Wildflowers abound in March. The beautiful city of Victoria is less than an hour down the highway.
And, oh yes, Meredith and Gary, the owners, are outstandingly accommodating and pleasant.
What could be better?
Chas. and Rosemary Rumsey
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chas and Rosie for your flatering review. Having you repeat your monthly off season escapes for so many years gives us real positive encouragement. Our quiet retreat wit it's moderate West Coast weather and close proximity to all of your hiking trails and beaches obviously works well for yourselves. We are glad that you have able to enjoy it for so long and hope we will be able to enjoy your smiles again next year. With any luck maybe you can make it out for the Salmon spawning run in the river next fall and see the Black Bears and Bald Eagles too. Wishing you all the best, Gary and Meredith.
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Private Custom Home on the Banks of the Sooke River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290408vb
(250) 642-4870 (British Columbia, Canada)
Sooke Vancouver Island
TX
5

BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5
This has everything we were looking for: peace and quiet, beautiful cottage, big well-cared-for yard, full kitchen, and right on the river. Broadband internet is also available.

We spent a lot of time on the rocky beach that runs along the edge of the property. My seven-year-old and I splashed around and caught frogs while my wife picked up interesting stones. There is also a two-man rowboat that we played in.

The owners, Gary and Meredith, live next door, and are some of the nicest people you'll meet. They have lived there for almost 20 years and know all about the area, and were happy to help us set up an itinerary.

We're from Central Texas and were pleased with the cool July weather (the BC summer is more like our winter). And one thing that amazed us: the lack of bugs! In Texas mosquitoes, gnats, ants, and flys are everywhere to bite and sting you. In the Sooke area we were able to hike without bug spray and leave the house doors open for ventilation with nothing flying in.

Would we stay here again? Absolutely.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sooke House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$175
C$1,050
 
 
HIgh Season
Jun 15 - Sep 15
3 night minimum stay
C$225
C$1,351
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: C$193 Nightly

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Fees And Taxes All Taxes and Cleaning Fees are Included in Rate!
Notes Excellent Monthly Rates Available in Low Season, Please email for Details!
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Amenities

Sooke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • hunting
Notes:
Private and Artistic River Front Vacation Home minutes by foot to the Famous Sooke Potholes Park and Galloping Goose Trail
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