Just Imagine awakening every morning and closing your eyes to the sounds and sights of the ocean waves, as they lap the shores on three sides of this stunning and private Italian Villa “SeaWinds” nestled on the shores of the Lagoon Bird Sanctuary and Royal Bay shores. This property of over 6000 square feet, was completely custom designed and built in 1994 and has been a private residence up until 2011. Currently offered for a limited time annually, this ocean front villa with subtle flavors of Tuscany enjoys dramatic ocean and city views at every turn.
Elegantly designed, and furnished in Italian modern furnishings and appointments features huge entertainment sized living/dining rooms with a fabulous gourmet kitchen and kitchen seating all facing the wall of picture windows to the Ocean and City views. All new Viking Professional appliances are a dream to cook on with w/ double ovens and Induction Glass Stove top providing instant heat, easy cleaning and extremely safe for all chefs. Both ovens are self cleaning and feature inductive cooking allowing for professional quality results. Oversized Microwave also has the same cooking methods and your food presentation is maintained in the separate heating. Separate casual dining area off the kitchens with access to both balconies that surround the upper water view floor. Terrace exterior seating areas, large Gas BBQ and tools and easy access to the kitchen and dining area. Luxurious Master suite with huge built ins, for your H/H dressing rooms, adjacent library or office or bedroom with pull down Murphy bed, all offering ocean & Lagoon Views.
The private estate is secured with iron gates on field stone posts that trails into a long private drive all professionally landscaped and very private. The gate entrance opens to a custom bricked courtyard and allows access to exterior doors to lower suite, Sauna and rear terrace with views of the Lagoon. Front entrance is secured with additional walled courtyard gates and features terraced gardens, Koi pond, tranquil Waterfalls, Formal rose Gardens, Latticed gazebo and additional terrace water-side seating. Enjoy the secluded spa also set beside the Rose Garden and again enjoy the water sounds, night clear skies and the very best air in North America. Entrance to both the Lagoons and Beach are but a few steps down thru our private gates directly onto the beach front.
The main lower levels offers a multitude of space including ocean front bedrooms, Media Room, Game room with pool tables, TV and pin ball machines. Enjoy the wine cellar to store your favorite Wines while visiting, workout room area in our enclosed garage area which is carpeted with TV, darts, fridge and game tables as well. The private En-suite connects also thru this area featuring a full one bedroom suite, with en-suite, futon in the parlor for additional sleeping, private bath and entrances to the garden courtyard and view of the Lagoons and Swedish designed custom teak sauna that fits comfortably for 4-6 complete with stereo music system.
This villa is designed for comfort, cool breezes, rising and setting sunsets, and total relaxation and seclusion. Relax, Rejuvenate, Reward yourself and guests.
Keywords: Luxury, Ocean Front, Oceanfront, Beach,
My family (with kids and grandkids) stayed here over the 4th of July week and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about this beautiful villa. The beach was better than I expected, the home is gorgeous, the yard is beautiful, and we had everything we needed to enjoy our time there. The owner and management were so easy to work with and bent over backwards to make sure that our stay was enjoyable. They even checked us in at 8:30 pm and out at 8:00 am to accommodate our ferry schedules. The kids loved the games and the yard, we loved the space, and everything was clean and in great condition. There were plenty of stores nearby and Victoria was just a short drive away. We loved the harbor, the gardens, the nature hikes ... everything! My only regret is that we had only a week to stay ... it would have been nice to be there longer. Vancouver Island is a gorgeous place and I'd highly recommend staying at this villa to enjoy it all. Thanks for the memories!
Three couples went to enjoy the west coast in one of the greatest summers ever. This was a prime location for getting away from it all, but was also close enough to a number of great restaurants in and around Victoria. We especially appreciated the selection of bedrooms each with its own bathroom and in separate wings to give each couple privacy. The house also offered very nice amenities in the great room for our evening dining. The kitchen was first rate, along with the gas barbecue and was used extensively for breakfast and lunch and some spectacular dinners while we overlooked a fantastic ocean view. Most evenings were exceptionally warm and allowed us to make use of the beautiful oceanside hot tub where we, with champagne glass in hand, watched the lights of Victoria on the horizon plus the millions of stars overhead. We felt it was a very secure location and easily accommodated the two cars we had rented. The gate opened right up to the beach and you could walk and beach comb for miles. It was beside a conservation area with lots of soaring eagles and sunbathing sea lions on the distant rocks. In short it was a perfect getaway house, yet close to Victoria, and we would highly recommend it.
This property was truly one of a kind. The gardens and property are phenomenal. The ocean views are stunning from every window, the kitchen fully equipped, lovely furnishings and so much space to entertain and relax. Every room is well appointed, has COMFORTABLE BEDS and ensuite bathroom, which was very convenient. Our two kids loved the big backyard, and immediate access to the beach through the property gate (and I liked that the entire property is gated so the kids could play freely). We enjoyed the spa-like Master, hot-tub and amazing outdoor sauna. We had friends come and stay, and they had their own suite downstairs as well! This house is essentially a private resort with views of Victoria. This is the perfect house for extended family gatherings, and we are making plans to return. I am also planning our "girls week" at this home in November, perfect for shopping and dining in Vitctora- and returning our own private oasis.
Estate is surrounded by park, ocean and lakes with total privacy yet minutes from great shopping, physical sports golf, spa, movie cinemas, bowling and skating indoor rinks, tennis and much more.