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Gorgeous Ocean 'Vista View'

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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

More Details

Signy Lawson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Signy Lawson

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

Why Signy Lawson chose Vancouver Island

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!

What makes this apartment unique

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.


Car: necessary

Artists and Artisans, Whale Watching, Fishing Charters, Honey and Meadery, Ziplining, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Mountain Biking


Sooke Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sparkling clean with heated floors and fluffy towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Down duvet and soft sheets (other linens for allergies)
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Comfortable pullout sofabed in living area, linens provided
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Gorgeous Ocean 'Vista View'
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

We had had a very good time and enjoyed the appartment, the view and suroundings. Thank you to our landlords.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property was amazing. Very well equipped, luxurious suite, amazing views. We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub and enjoying the views. The visits by a deer and calf and hummingbird to drink at the fountain was a bonus. We would definitely recommend a visit and would love to return. Sue, Mark and Anna Tebbs

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable apartment great for couple or family

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment with lush garden and magnificent views right outside. Deer are frequent visitors and there are many beautiful beaches nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful private retreat

  • 5 of 5

"Vista View" was clean, attractively decorated, and well furnished with all the comforts. We enjoyed the private patio overlooking the lovely gardens and gorgeous view. The suite was supplied with everything we needed and the bed was very comfortable. Signy was helpful with information when asked but otherwise was unobtrusive. The suite was designed so that it felt very private, and there were no issues with the owners being located on the same property. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Quiet Condo

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this very private clean condo in excellent condition. Everything you need for a relaxing vacation was available. Watching the hummingbirds and deer enjoying the bubbling fountain and colorful garden was very entertaining. Very quiet location with short drives to French Beach and China Beach. Lots of great hiking in the area. Signy was a very accommodating host -- thank you for sharing your paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views of the Juan de fuca straight

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely spot! Stunning views of the Olympics and Juan de Fuca strait. Everything we needed for a long holiday weekend was there, right down to sharp kitchen knives for cooking- a rare find in the VRBO world. Signy was the perfect host and very welcoming. Her garden was beautiful and an inspiration to my future plantings.

The location was good for heading further up the west coast to port renfrew for hiking. Not a great cycling area if you don't like hills. Otherwise, the back roads were good and less travelled for my Saturday ride. Cute shops and market in Sooke. Grocery store and organic store had all we needed for our trip.

Great wifi but no cell range.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

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