Amma's Oceanfront Retreat is located 1 hour from Victoria and 10 minutes from the small coastal village of Sooke. The property has been in the family for 50 years and has been the site for countless birthdays, family gatherings and two weddings.
Over the years the 2000 sq ft home has been updated and consists of 2 floors suitable for 3 couples or 1 family. The top floor has wood floors throughout and is based on an open plan. There is a beautiful hand crafted wood and stainless steel kitchen, inline living / dining room and master bedroom all designed to take advantage of the spectacular views. The tastefully decorated living room has a cozy open fireplace and large wrap around deck. Downstairs are 2 more bedrooms, a full bathroom and large family room with wood stove, another deck and more ocean views
The property stretches for over 2 acres along the strait and is the home to whales, otters, seals and other sea life. Fresh mussels can be picked from the beach during low summer tides and Otter Point affords one of the top fishing spots on Vancouver Island. In the spring you can watch the world famous Swifture sailing race from one of the two decks or light a fire and watch from the cozy living room.
Winter brings the breakers crashing over the point
The property was originally owned by the Potter sisters a retired nurse and retired teacher who lived in the small cabin on the property. They had no car and never slept off the property for 20 years. The cabin which has been updated is available for rent separately or together. The present owners purchased the property in 1960 and in 1964 the house was designed and built to take full advantage of the amazing beauty of Juan de Fuca strait
The house is now being made available for others to enjoy
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Catherine grew up in Sooke and but both she and Ross lived in the city for many years. However like so many Sookites they decided to return to the quiet tranquility of country living and the benefits of village life. They now live in a cabin on the water where Ross makes beautiful leather bags and Catherine devotes her time to friends and family.
My parents and my brother and i were invited by the above mentioned Potter sisters to come and view the property as they were going to be putting it up for sale. We all fell in love with it ..... the beaches, the giant trees and the little cabin nestled in the woods. We all vowed this would be our home for many years and we would change it as little as possible. Of course things have changed but the property has remained much the same. However, Sooke village now offers most of the amenities....recreation centre, museum, shops and restaurants and is located just one hour from the theatres, live entertainment, university and cultural events that Victoria affords. The best of both possible worlds!
Everyday is a surprise! Will it be a scarlet sunrise or the mist rolling in to distant sound of foghorns? Will the ocean be still and peaceful or angrily crashing against the rocks? Will the sun be reflecting on the water or will the soft rain be turning everything a vibrant green? Will this be a day to sit on the deck, explore the beaches and trails or just curl up by the cozy fire and enjoy the beauty of nature? Each day is an adventure with things to do, places to go and new things to explore. Maybe it would be good to take in the Museum, rent a kayak, enjoy one of Sooke’s many little restaurants or for the very adventurous try the nearby Zipline!