FABULOUS OCEAN FRONT HOME - WARM AND INVITING

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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FABULOUS OCEAN FRONT HOME - WARM AND INVITING

Sooke House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 4 bath, 2500 sq. ft. home on Sooke basin, plus 550 sf guest house.

Brand New-Contemporary and Cozy Home has 3 bedrooms:

1 master bedroom - one king bed and ensuite with soaker and walk-in shower.

1 lower level bedroom - two ex.l twin beds combine into king, next door to main lower bath with bath/shower combo.

2 nd lower level bedroom - one queen bed, next door to main lower bath and near lower powder room.

Excellent linens and bedding

Guest house is open concept-separate and above garage, full kitchen facilities, and has sleeping for 3-4.

2 Extended Twin Beds can be combined into a King.

plus it has an -Allerton Queen- Comfortable pull out foam bed.

Main house has new Viking, Kitchenaid and Miele Appliances.

Guest house has new stainless steel appliances.

House and guest house each has a washer/dryer laundry pair and an outside LPG Grill for BBQ'ing.

House sleeps six to eight and can be rented with or without suite. Guest house sleeps an additional 4 people and can be rented off peak by itself.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

gordon fika

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My wife and I used to travel west to the Vancouver area Islands with our two children when they were small. We explored the beaches and tidal pools enjoying morning coffee while the kids beach combed, went fishing and hiking, and kayaking. The ocean always has wildlife activity geese, otters, seal and a lot of crab, shrimp and fish.

We rented a house out here in Sooke in 2000 after we completed a week of trekking on the West Coast Trail - and it was a luxurious end to a great experience.

gordon fika purchased this house in 2005

We wanted an area close to a city, yet away from it all.

We selected this property because of its spectacular view and quietness, and its location: it's just a short walk to serious coffee, a number of restaurants and groceries.

We just built (sep. 2012) a contemporary west coast style inviting house designed by a Victoria architect: it is quite an improvement to the old house torn down in 2007.

We wanted a clean, efficient and strong house. It is warm and cosy, energy efficient, and built to current seismic standards.

WOW, is the word heard most often when people come for a visit. We have a truly stunning view from most rooms in the house and the guest house. You can walk down the 25 steps and explore the beach in low tide. Or sit out in comfort on the decks looking right into the water.

On clear nights you can watch the moon rise and travel, accross the Sooke basin, its reflecting lights playing on the often still waters of the basin.

Handy but away from it all.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Fabulous Ocean Front Home - Warm and Inviting
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Fabulous Ocean Front Home - Warm and Inviting
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448446vb
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Sooke Vancouver Island
Victoria, BC, Canada
5

Retreat Extraordinary

  • 5 of 5
The nine ladies gathered for this retreat found this home to be spectacular. Modern, clean, expansive (lots of room for personal space) and the view was breathtaking. An opportunity to be near (Victoria) and yet so far. The wildlife viewing kept us all with our nose to the windows and there were many, many of those.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Fabulous Ocean Front Home - Warm and Inviting
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448446vb
+1 403-710-8496
Sooke Vancouver Island
5

absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
This house is the best home we have ever stayed in while visiting Sooke! It was so beautiful and the views are amazing. The location is very convenient. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the house had everything you could need. Gord was great to work with and our graduation trip was perfect.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Karen. Hope you are able to return and enjoy kayaking or the trails when the weather is a bit warmer. Cheers, Gordon & Teresa.
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Fabulous Ocean Front Home - Warm and Inviting
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Sooke Vancouver Island
Nirth Vancouver BC
5

Great for two families

  • 5 of 5
Excellent ccommodation. Nice personal touches and well equipped kitchen and rooms. views from deck wonderful! Would thoroughly recommend this property. Felt like staying in a luxury hotel.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 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: Thanks for the nice words Graham and Gaynor. We try to create a luxurious feel . We want to continue to add items to make your stays thoroughly enjoyable. Hopefully we will meet you the next time you visit, Gordon & Teresa.
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Sooke Vancouver Island
Louisiana,United States
5

Striking house in Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5
Our group of six spent three nights at this fabulous house. It met all our needs and more. The pictures posted do not do it justice. The views from inside the house and the decks were stunning across the Sooke Harbour. We watched the sea otters run and frolic on the deck next door and saw seals swimming in the crystal, clear water below the deck. There were Canadian geese in the water in the mornings looking for breakfast. There is a media room with a large tv for satisfying the guys in your group. The owner was great to work with and answered all our questions concerning the area and gave suggestions for us as well. The house is easily located in Sooke and close to all the stores.Our rental deposit was returned promptly the day after our trip. We went out on the local whale watching tour but unfortunately didn't see any whales. We traveled up to Port Refrew to see Botannical Beach. It was truly awesome. We also visited the local meadery. We made our way out to see the Sooke Potholes and traveled to East Sooke and ate a super cafe named Smokin' Tuna. There are plenty of things to do in this area when you stay in this gorgeous house. We would highly recommend it!! Thanks Gordon for renting it to us! It was a long trip from Louisiana, maybe we will return some day to your beautiful island.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Andrea and David. Hope you come by again to visit. Hope the weather wasn't too hot for you, Gordon & Teresa.
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Sooke Vancouver Island
Canada
5

Gorgeous Home/Suite - perfect for groups/families

  • 5 of 5
This vacation rental is beautiful: the set-up, location, views and access to local amenities are ideal for groups/families who want to get away for a quiet, relaxing vacation. Our group was comprised of 9 adults and four children (ages 2-10) - and we all loved it. We rented both the house and the Suite. The house is incredible - the architectural design and details are very impressive. There are high-end appliances, comfortable beds, two full baths and two half baths, and beautiful views from every part of the house. The theatre room is a pleasant bonus - especially if the weather isn't cooperating and you want to stay in. The suite is equally charming - perfect for a couple or small family - it has everything one needs to feel at home.

It was so wonderful to wake up each morning to the breathtaking view of the ocean and the kids really enjoyed seeing the different wildlife that would visit the area each day. We saw seals, deer, swans, numerous geese, a crane, and a bald eagle - and those were viewed from off the back deck! During low tide, we were able to walk quite a ways from the house to explore the shoreline. The pictures on your VRBO site do not do the place justice.

Thank you for opening your home to us Gordon & Teresa - it was a pleasure to visit and we would not hesitate to rent again!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tina. We have added some board games (Monopoly, Sorry, and Cribbage) and some items for children's activties -- so more options for family fun in the future. We are glad that the house met the needs of your group, Gordon & Teresa.
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Sooke Vancouver Island
Alberta
5

Serenity

  • 5 of 5
I am little late in submitting my review about this wonderful place (Sorry Gord!).
This is the third time I have stayed here (mid summer, fall and winter). What can I say I may be addicted to the solitude and fabulous view! I have stayed in both the suite and the house and each is terrific. They are immaculately decorated and in a beautiful spot. If an ocean view is a priority, you won’t be disappointed as it is just a few feet right off the decks of both units. You can enjoy the view inside and out, along with geese, otters, occasionally seals, and even white Owls came to visit one night! The owners have tastefully decorated everything. It is so comfortable and is wonderful to have new appliances to use. You can cook inside and BBQ outside. There is a nice little market that has everything you need including a deli, and local produce is available during most seasons. It is a 5 min drive or 15 minute walk to the market and if you don’t feel like cooking, Sooke itself has several restaurants and coffee shops, or you can venture over to Langford and Victoria which are just a short drive away. I enjoyed walking and hiking in the area and went on a whale watching tour which is just a 10 minute walk from the house and so much fun. In the evenings you will be mesmerized with the sunsets and the stars are just incredible. Nothing like enjoying a glass of wine while you take it all in. When you are ready to come inside, you have a fully equipped media room with a huge TV for movies , sonic for music,and free WIFI is available if you need connectivity. This is such a peaceful and relaxing place and I plan to visit again, real soon .

Thanks so much !

C
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • 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 for the great review. Our place from Sooke is away from it all even though it is just over half an hour from Victoria. Glad you had the chance to rest and recouperate. See you later in the year, Gordon & Teresa.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Victoria international
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Schwartz bay
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 14
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
House is beach front - tidal pools at wiffen spit
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Not sure of the name
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Bear Mountain - Championship Level, others closer
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Mom's Cafe/ Ric's Grill/Markus's/Deli at Village
Car: recommended

Whale watching charter is a couple blocks away.

Fishing charters are next door and 2 doors down.

5 km from the Galloping Goose trail.

5 km from a zip line.

40 km from Bear Mountain golf, and 7 or more other courses within 30 minutes or so by car.

A short drive to the south trail head of the West Coast Marine Trail.

Across the basin from East Sooke regional park.

Crab fishing/Shrimping in the waters just off the property.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sooke House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low season
Sep 15 2014 - Jun 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$450
C$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$550
C$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning C$265 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes The prices above include the guest house which brings total sleeping up to 12. Reduce rent by 150 per night summer peak, 125 per night off peak if the guest house is not required.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sooke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Attached to Master Bedroom
    Main Floor Powder - toilet , Great fixtures
    Lower Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , Close to lower bedrooms
    Lower Powder - toilet , Close to bar/entertainment area
    Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate Suite has own full bath
  • Excellent low flow contemporary fixtures throughout.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , luxury soaker tub and spacious shower in attached ensuite
    Lower King/twin Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Excellent view to south west- set up as king or 2 twins
    Queen Room - 1 queen , Has 32 inch LED for kids gaming/cable
    Guest House - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Suite- choice of king or two twins, comfort queen pullout
    Living Room - lower - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full foam queen pullout in lower living room
  • Master Bedroom has King Bed and ensuite with soaker tub and walk-in shower. Stunning view of water, and excellent closet setup. Lower King/Twin has beautiful ocean view to South West and has comfortable twins which combine into king bed with luxurious bedding Lower Queen has TV for gaming and very comfortable queen bed with luxurious bedding Separate Guest House has Twin/King combo plus pullout full foam Queen (Allerton) Sofa. Excellent bedding throughout.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • library
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
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