|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Just past the town of Sooke, on the beautiful southwest coast of Vancouver Island. World famous hiking trails, beaches and wilderness just minutes from your door. Spectacular, panoramic views of the ocean (Strait of Juan de Fuca) and Olympic Mountains. Natural beauty and tranquility … all in one stay.
Your luxury one bedroom suite is in a separate section of our new “West Coast contemporary” custom built home, completed in 2008 on 2.5 acres. With an amazing south vista view from this high point, experience both the beautiful sunrises in the east and breathtaking sunsets to the west.
Open the door to your bright, beautifully decorated open concept suite. In about 700 square feet, you will have everything you need to feel at home. The fully-equipped kitchen has a cork floor, custom cupboards and pantry, island with double sink, and new full-size appliances including dishwasher, refrigerator, range, microwave. The bright dining nook with seating for 4, has large windows facing the ocean/mountains.
With floor to ceiling windows, the living area offers great ocean and mountain views. Cuddle up on the cozy furniture around the gas fireplace with a book from your bookshelf, or watch satellite TV. A DVD player and selection of movies are available. Internet connection is in both the living room and bedroom, along with wireless access.
Sleep deeply on the luxurious King size bed with cozy down bedding in the separate, private bedroom (synthetic bedding available on request). Ocean breezes, along with a ceiling fan, will keep you at a comfortable temperature. The queen-size sofabed in the living area accomodates up to 2 additional guests (bedding provided).
When you open your sliding patio doors from the living area, you'll find a private covered patio with table and chairs for 4, and Ducane Gas BBQ. Your own private sunny patio extends from the covered patio…...lounge chairs await. Snooze in the sun, listen to the soft trickle of the water feature, soak in the vista ocean/mountain views and wait for the deer to pass by in front of you on the way to their thicket.
Enjoy a relaxing bubble bath in your sparkling 4-piece bathroom, with warm in-floor ceramic heating, acrylic tub/shower and fluffy towels.
Or, head outside to the hot tub for a glass of wine while you watch the sun go down over the ocean. Heavenly!
We love it here ... we know you will, too!
Keywords: Suite,country home
We came to this beautiful part of the world after winding down from our fast-paced lives, ready to enjoy more leisure time while still keeping active. Signy was a financial planner who built a successful business over 15 years and then retired to become the key person in running our vacation suite. Doug was a Vice-President of People Development for a major pharmaceutical company and now does executive coaching part time. He is also a fine cook, and now has more time to indulge in his favourite pastime!
Signy Lawson purchased this apartment in 2008
The 'Wild West Coast' of Vancouver Island appealed to us as an unspoiled wilderness area where we could live and still be close to urban amenities. Sooke is an area of tremendous diversity, with original residents involved in the area's fishing and logging activities, along with its more recent residents including outdoor enthusiasts, artists, musicians, and retirees. We both enjoy the challenges of landscaping our new rural property, while still finding time to hike and explore this marvellous area, and take advantage of the cultural attractions of nearby Victoria. Now, our days are still busy, but filled with exploring the many natural wonders that we are so grateful to be near!
If you are looking for a place to get away from urban pressures, but still be close enough to have some luxuries at the end of the day, then Sooke is the ideal location. It is an area of contrasts. You can be in the wilderness within a 15 minute drive, and return later in the day to treat yourself to spa treatment or a meal in a five-star restaurant. You can outfit for local fishing or kayaking....or spend the day touring artisan studios. There is a huge emphasis here on 'living green'....increasing our sustainability and environmental responsibility is a way of life for many of us who live here. When you visit, you will see why....the pristine wilderness at our doorstep is increasingly rare, all over the world.
This was one of the best suites we have stayed in. We loved sitting on the private patio and watching the birds come to the bubbling fountain. The deer family would come to the flower garden and we enjoyed watching them wander through the property. The view of the straight where the ships could be seen coming and going during the day and at night was gorgeous. The suite was spacious, very clean and had all the amenities we needed. It was off the highway so we had no traffic noise but not so far that it was inconvenient to get anywhere we wanted to go. Definitely a place we would stay at again and recommend to others.
This property was the best vrbo we have ever stayed at. The view was amazing, watching the ships pass through the straight at night. The garden area off the patio was beautiful, with the sound of the water fountain in the background and the ocean in the distance. Definitely the cleanest place we have ever stayed including the hot tub. The suite had everything the four of us and our dog needed, nicely furnished and comfortable but not cluttered so there is lots of room for your own things. Just a few minutes drive from town with lots of beaches, restaurants etc. Beautiful Victoria is about a half hour drive away. Signy was a wonderful host, we hope to come again next year.
We enjoyed our stay. We would stay there again.
What a beautiful suite! Well equipped, very comfortable and what a view! Really appreciated the pantry items and the laundry detergent as well. Signy and Doug are unobtrusive but available and helpful. Highly recommended. We'll be back for sure.
We stayed here for about 10 days with our dog and part time with our grandson. We all loved it. There were a lot of nearby beaches to walk and sit to watch the surf. Sooke is 5 minutes away and there were lots of interesting shops and good restaurants. We went whale watching and salmon fishing. Victoria is not far and an easy drive.
The apartment was attractive and comfortable with everything we needed. It was light and bright with an amazing view.
The hosts were welcoming, pleasant and helpful and not intrusive.
We really enjoyed our stay.
My husband and I stayed for a week in this lovely appointed suite. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The suite has all the comforts of home and is tastefully decorated. The gardens are beautiful. The view is awesome! I don't know how you could improve on this experience. We will definitely be back someday!
Artists and Artisans, Whale Watching, Fishing Charters, Honey and Meadery, Ziplining, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Mountain Biking
Deposit is refundable up to 3 days prior to arrival.