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

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

Overview

Overview

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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

* All the photos shown were taken at the home*

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
David Burnette (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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La Mer at French Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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La Mer at French Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p463821vb
+1 -530 638 4310
Sooke Vancouver Island
Quebec, Canada
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Our group met of 4 came to La Mer from various parts of the globe for a science workshop. We needed a quiet and inspiring place to work. It was perfect. The house is a an architectural gem inside with sets of curved and straight lines drawing the eye outside. We saw sea otters, killer whales, sea lions and seals easily from the beautiful deck. There are local hiking trails and public beaches to walk. We had sunsets into the sea every night and slept with cool sea breezes. We had a great workshop and La Mer was a perfect setting.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, 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
San Antonio, TX
5

You'll Never Want to Leave

You'll Never Want to Leave
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I enjoyed a 5 day stay (would have stayed longer if it hadn't been previously booked) in early August and REALLY hated to leave. The home is most beautifully situated overlooking a resplendent view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, surrounded by the balmy fragrance of grand, British Columbian, whispering fir trees and the lulling sounds of crashing waves. Much is available in the area for the active, but one really just wants to lollygag in the main living area gazing out the window every few minutes, as you look up from a book.
There are several delightful restaurants in the area, but we much preferred cooking salmon and Dungeness crab in the thoughtfully appointed kitchen with its sumptuous views and lovely breezes. Never once turned on the television, but did listen to music and had fun on the electronic keyboard/piano, music provided.
Unloading your car is most convenient for luggage and groceries. Interesting artwork abounds throughout the house. The property manager is most willing to make your stay as pleasant as possible and left us freshly picked blackberries!
I agree with all the preceding reviewers regarding the home and echo their compliments of the owner and his true desire for your comfort and a wonderful Vancouver Island experience.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, 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
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: 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: May 2014
  • Source: 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: 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: 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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Map

Map

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

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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
 
 
High Season
Jun 7 - Sep 29
6 night minimum stay
$650
$13,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
World class salmon fishing, whale watching, diving, hiking, excellent restaurants nearby
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