David Burnette

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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LA MER AT FRENCH BEACH

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4600 Square Foot Three Level Oceanfront Home. 4 Br, 3 1/2 Baths. Sleeps 6-7

Architecturally stunning, award winning, three level luxury oceanfront home. This home was the featured Vancouver Island Home of the Month in March 2012's Boulevard Magazine.

Upon entering the foyer, visitors are dramatically confronted by sweeping unobstructed ocean views via vast expanses glass soaring from the floor to the 25 foot ceiling and skylights. The home gives one the sensation of floating above the sea below.

Enjoy breathtaking ocean views in complete privacy. The only sounds one hears are those of the sea. Breathtaking sunset views over the ocean and sensual mood lighting provide the perfect venue for romantic get-aways, honeymoons, or spiritual restitution. Gaze at the ever-changing seascape framed by the distant snow covered Olympic Mountains and the myriad birds and sea mammals.

La Mer is the perfect writer's retreat, the home features a well-stocked library.

Poetry and novels have been inspired and written here; CD's recorded.

La Mer has nurtured an award-winning photographer; she has inspired musicians, scientists, physicists, sculptors, painters. She is a nurturing and inspirational place....drawing and transporting energy from the sea to her guests.

La Mer includes a self-contained 2 bedroom suite occupying the entire first floor. It sports its own kitchen, a huge entertainment room, private ground-level entrances, and of course unobstructed ocean views from every room

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

David Burnette

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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5
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La Mer at French Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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La Mer at French Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p463821vb
+1 530 638 4310
Sooke Vancouver Island
5

TL:DR - AN AMAZING HOUSE, AN AMAZING HOST.

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed at La Mer over the Memorial Day weekend and the owner, David, was super communicative and super responsive to getting us in on a last moment’s notice. David made the entire experience seem incredibly easy and uncomplicated, recommending local eateries, shops, interesting view points, easiest directions, etc. I cannot stress enough how great David was at communicating; he even gave us his personal phone number and the number of the property manager who looks after the location when he’s out of the area.

The house ... I will go with understatement and just say WOW. It’s a struggle not to bloviate when describing the inside of this house; terms like fantastic, amazing, artistic, inspiring, unbelievable, and other grandiose adjectives come to mind – and all are well deserved. I felt like I was in an Italian villa or a museum – and this is not too far from the truth as the owner has stocked the place with art and photography throughout – including sculptures. I would say more, but the VRBO review system limits how much I can write!

I am a photographer and this place was a paradise for me. We saw bald eagles, sail boats, and shipping and ferry traffic in the straights of Juan de Fuca. The rock cliffs and the driftwood were also incredible and very photogenic. I’d go so far as to call this a nature photographer’s paradise.

As dramatic and artistic as the house is – it was also very kid friendly AND pet friendly. We have four girls under 5 yrs– plus 2 dogs and everyone had a great time.

For our family, the experience at La Mer was perfect, made even more enjoyable by a host that was amazingly comm informative about everything in the area. I can’t help but wish we could own this home for ourselves. It’s just that amazing.

There are just a few quirks to be aware of. They certainly didn’t detract from our trip – but knowing them will help you be prepared.
• There is so much light in this house from all the windows – do bring a sleep mask if you’re interested in hitting snooze a few times.
• The master suite is open to the house (no walls) and is a bit of a sound chimney. Bring ear plugs or head phones to keep the noise from distracting you.
• You’re 20 -30 min by car to the nearest store. If you plan to pack light, also plan to travel often. The local town is SMALL, big enough to have groceries and restaurants, but not big enough to have one of everything. So, pack in what you need, or risk not having it.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • 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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La Mer at French Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p463821vb
+1 530 638 4310
Sooke Vancouver Island
Sonoma, CA
5

WONDERFUL HOUSE, EXQUISITE SETTING

  • 5 of 5
The house is great, the host incredibly helpful. We LOVED our stay last week, and all of us miss the house intensely. Simply a superb rental.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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La Mer at French Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p463821vb
+1 530 638 4310
Sooke Vancouver Island
5

LA MER

  • 5 of 5
outstanding house with a wonderful view ; directly on the seaside. The house is vry large and comfortable in all areas. IT#s more a "House of Art" and full of woderful views. Of course it is far outside, so next possibility for shopping is in Sooke, 20 km away; but there are some nice restaurants in the area.

It's ideally to spent a time of calmness and relaxing from the hectic of Business life.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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La Mer at French Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p463821vb
+1 530 638 4310
Sooke Vancouver Island
5

A FANTASTIC FAMILY HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed at La Mer on French Beach for 2 weeks this August.
The home way simply beautiful. On arrival we where met by the house manager who gave us a helpful tour and a bit of local advice.
The location was perfect. Just beyond Sooke and close to many beaches and the fantastic restaurant at Point No Point.
Vancouver West Coast living at it's finest!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 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
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La Mer at French Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p463821vb
+1 530 638 4310
Sooke Vancouver Island
Everett WA
5

UNBELIEVABLE VIEWS AND BEAUTIFUL HOME!!

  • 5 of 5
The pictures on the website about the home were very accurate and doesn't even due it justice. The home was beautiful and immaculate. But the views were absolutely stunning from almost anywhere in the house.

If you always wanted to be on a yacht, but couldn't handle the movement or smaller spaces, this would be for you. You are so close to the water and the upper deck is so relaxing (when we didn't have fog) to look at the view and hear the waves breaking below you. You never wanted to leave the house. And even in the fog, just reading, using the internet, or any other activity was so peaceful.

The only negative was that for more than one couple, the house being so open (which is nice for it's feeling of spaciousness) left little for privacy in terms of sound, as everything was heard from the upstairs bedroom/bathroom. However, you tend not to care, because the views from up there were even better than from the main floor.

We had a few problems with the stereo, which we fixed, and the master bedroom (beautiful) television. But David the owner was extremely responsive and we got it resolved.

The location was out of the way (just a bit) from Sooke and bigger shopping areas, but convenient to 2 beaches nearby-Flea Beach and French Beach, and not to far from China Beach.

If you are looking to get away from it all in a gorgeous home , relax, and watch the boats and ships go by, this is it!!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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La Mer at French Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p463821vb
+1 530 638 4310
Sooke Vancouver Island
Lexington, KY
5

OUR FAMILY HAD A FANTASTIC VACATION HERE

  • 5 of 5
This house is a work of art! Windows everywhere bring the beauty of the surrounding nature right inside. Very spacious. We have 3 teenage sons and they were able to spread out and each have their own space. The master loft is beautiful beyond description. Owner has included many excellent pictures and I will tell you this place is even more beautiful than the pictures can capture. Very clean and well-maintained. Bald eagles fly right by the front window and perch in the surrounding trees. The spacious decks make it possible to do lots of wildlife/nature viewing. It is possible to carefully scamper down the cliffs in front of the house at low tide and view a diversity of sea life in the tide pools. Sea otters swimming around playfully one day right in front of the house. The kitchen is well equipped and a joy to use. Every feature of this house makes it possible to have a fulfilling vacation without even leaving the property, however, we found it to be a very convenient location for visiting the various west coast beaches - French Beach, China Beach, Mystic Beach are all great, but we found it well worth the drive to Port Renfrew to visit Botanical Beach/Botany Bay. It takes about 20 minutes to drive into Sooke and an hour to Victoria, so if you are wanting to be near town this may not suit your needs. If you want to enjoy the beauty of nature on VI and you don't mind a little drive when you need/want to go to town then I highly recommend La Mer at French Beach. This owner is over the top when it comes to being helpful and answering questions. We have rented through VRBO many times and this owner is the most helpful we have ever encountered. It was as if our vacation was his vacation - he took a real vested interest in making sure we had what we needed and made recommendations for things to do and places to see and a real local perspective on all the best restaurants. We enjoyed eating at Point-No-Point (also has a very beautiful private beach) just a couple of miles west of the house. In Victoria we recommend Fireside Grill and Pescatore's. For a quick informal meal we grabbed pizzas and huge calzones from Sooke 2 for 1 Pizza. There are 2 very good supermarkets in Sooke, but none closer to the house, so stock up while you are in town. Our family just returned from our one week stay at La Mer and we cannot stop talking about what a fantastic time we had. I give this property my highest recommendation!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Victoria
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Victoria
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Flea Beach 100 yards away
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Shirley Delicious
Nearest Ski
137 Miles
Grouse Mountain
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Sooke
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Shirley Delicious

Some of the best salmon sport fishing in in the world is found in the waters directly below the home. Guided salmon and halibut fishing charters abound. The world famous West Coast Trail lies about 25 miles west. Pods of killer whales swimming past the house are not uncommon. Bald eagles, sea lions, and otters are seen frequently and virtually on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. It's a wildlife photographers paradise.

The city of Victoria is a jewel of a city offering numerous museums, outstanding restaurants , galleries, gardens, and other cultural activities. World famous Butchardt Gardens is 43 miles away.

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Sooke House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jun 7 - Sep 29
6 night minimum stay
$650
$13,500
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 30 2014 - Oct 9 2014
3 night minimum stay
$425
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,950
$7,500
 
 
Canadian Thanksgiving
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 15 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$375
$2,625
 
 
US Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Storm watching season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,275
 
 
Christmas
Dec 15 - Jan 5
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
 
 
Winter
Jan 6 - Apr 26
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,275
$7,500
 
 
Spring
Apr 27 - Jun 6
3 night minimum stay
$425
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$9,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Sooke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • The main floor bedroom features unobstructed ocean views and a private bathroom with a clawfoot tub and pedestal sink. It also features a separate deck entrance
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , Main floor bedroom is a level entry room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , cozy, private, ground level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , features private, separate ground level entrance
  • Huge master bedroom occupies the entire third floor. Includes his/her closets, walk in glass block shower, elegant free standing tub, gas burning fireplace, plus many more features The main floor bedroom offers a private deck entry and 'turn of the century' style Cape Cod bathroom with clawfoot tub & pedestal sink. Full ocean views The first floor is ground level and features two additional bedrooms , separate kitchen , and huge enterntainment/great room. Perfect for kids or 'mother-in-law.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • duty free shops
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • rafting
Notes:
World class salmon fishing, whale watching, diving, hiking, excellent restaurants nearby
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