Located on a beautiful street in the Bear Mountain Resort Community, home of the only 36 hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course in North America. This luxuriously appointed 1000 sq foot Main Floor Garden suite in a beautiful custom built executive home will satisfy the most discriminating traveller whether you are a couple, a family or having a weekend away!
Take advantage of the fabulous amenities Bear Mountain Resort has to offer, such as Golf, award winning dining or visit the renowned Sante Spa right in the Westin Hotel, just a short walk away. The Mountainside Athletic Club (surcharge) has a beautiful, outdoor saline pool and hot tub, which is heated year round and operates 365 days a year with food & beverage service on the weekends and also offers Ladies only and Co-ed fitness facilities, and a full schedule of fitness classes including Yoga, Pilates and Aqua-fit and two tennis courts (we will have rackets and balls available for your use). After your day on the course, gym or spa head over to Twist Hair Salon to have your hair done and stop in at Bear's Paw for one of Victoria's best cups of coffee or specialty drinks. If Sushi is on your list, Kuma Sushi is also located at the Resort and is definitely a favourite amongst the locals. Jack's Place Bar & Grill is where all ages can have a fantastic hearty lunch or a wonderful dinner with an outdoor Volleyball court and nightly entertainment (see Jack's for their scheduled events). If Viva Italia is what you are after, Bella Montagna is Italian inspired fine dining with a casual flare offering great views of the mountain where you can dine inside the beautiful restaurant or on their lovely lanai and take it all in. Panache is host to the International Dining Series, where each month a different nationality is represented and you will be overwhelmed with their Internationally renowned Chef's creations. The Masters Lounge offers quiet, subdued surroundings to have that before dinner drink or late night nibble with an impressive wine list. Of course if food & wine is one of your many passions, enjoy your private tasting or private dinner party in The Cellar at Bear Mountain.
Or you can leave the Resort area and head into the many neighbouring communities amongst Greater Victoria. The Langford area is 5 minutes from the Mountain and has full shopping, including our big-box stores as well as fabulous casual dining experiences and business services. Try your luck with a night out at the Great Canadian Casino which is also less than 15 minutes from your Garden Suite Oasis. Of course please do see as many of the local attractions from our Top 10 list and we would be happy to send you our list geared to your specific needs offering where to eat, see and play for some advance planning as well you will find our Victoria Travel Guide with a host of brochures and a breakdown of the Best of Victoria from Antique hunting in Old town Victoria, to shopping at our downtown boutiques to Butchart Gardens to Go-Carts and Guided Ghostly Tours during Halloween season, Victoria has something for everyone!
After your long day visiting one of the Worlds most beautiful cities, come home to your own private heaven. This new, designer suite, has beautiful furnishings throughout. Cook dinner on your very own BBQ and relax on the deck with a full patio set or enjoy preparing a meal in your beautifully appointed kitchen with a selection of popular spices and those things we often don`t think to pack like a cooler to take with you on your hike. All you have to buy is the delicious food you are going to prepare and our local grocery Market is less than 5 kilometres away, 5 minutes by car. You will even be welcomed with coffee and treats to enjoy on your first morning. Enjoy a meal around the table in your seperate dining area for 6 with swivel leather chairs, perfect for that after dinner card game. Each bedroom has luxury bedding, hypo-allergenic pillows and duvets and full closets and reading lamps. Both bedrooms have a 23-inch flat screen LCD Television with built-in DVD player and full cable.(Queen in one bedroom, Double in second bedroom) Enjoy winding down by the fire with a cup of tea and a good book listening to your favourite CD or your own music from the stereo with an Ipod dock on an overstuffed chair with your feet up on the ottoman. Watch a movie on the 46 inch flat screen Television with Blu-Ray & PVR which offers full cable as well as Netflix free of charge. Speaking of kids, let them enjoy a game on the Sony PS3 console along with board games & puzzles. The suite has wireless broadband internet connection and a landline telephone with all local calls free. A Queen air bed for extra guests upon request including extra bedding. Portable Travel Baby Bed (however please bring your own bedding for this bed) and a high-chair are available upon request at no charge. The Spa Bathroom has a rain-head shower with shampoo, conditioner and body wash, full vanity with makeup mirror with plush vanity seating. Full laundry facilities are inside the suite with top of the line washer and dryer and a drying rack. Robes (two per bedroom), hair-dryer, ironing board and iron, laundry soap and softener are all provided free of charge.
Let us worry about all the small details so you can just enjoy your stay. Cleaning fees are not charged however we do ask that you leave the suite damage-free and without any garbage or debri. (A refundable damage deposit is collected, see our Rate section for details) On-site parking is provided with your very own driveway & solar-lit walkway. We have in-suite storage available for your clubs and luggage as well. This well thought out home away from home is sure to please the most discriminating travelers whether you are a young family, embarking on a couples retreat, or friends visiting our beautiful city for a week of fun & golf!
It was always a dream of ours to build a custom home on Bear Mountain. We have lived on the mountain for one year now and love all the amenities at our door step and we are so happy with our choice of property and neighborhood. Our custom designed dream home was built in early 2012 and the garden suite was designed from conception to be a vacation home away from home that would appeal to a variety of travelers.
This property is unique in that there is natural forest behind the property and is on a corner lot with above average privacy as we have neighbours on one-side and across the street. We didn`t want that `closed in suburban`feel and we waited for the perfect opportunity in our dream neighbourhood to present itself and it surely did! Where else can one watch deer graze while sipping coffee from our private patio and all the while we are just 15 minutes from downtown Victoria! It really is the best of both worlds and we love the Westcoast lifestyle.
There are so many reasons to chose staying on the Mountain in a private home as you have the full resort available at your doorstep without that Condo feel. Victoria is a haven for the outdoor adventurist or for those that love shopping, eco-tourism, fine dining or sitting down at one of our casual fantastic urban cafes! We are locals ourselves so we know all the great well hidden local hot spots off the beaten path. Our recommendations will be included in your 'Best of Victoria Binder' available for your reading pleasure while you stay!