|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
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This gorgeous Waterfront Estate features a 4500 sq-ft luxury oceanfront home, complete with fine furnishings, four professionally decorated bedrooms, three Jacuzzi tubs and a seven-person hot tub. The large fully equipped gourmet kitchen includes everything you need to throw together casual meals, or create gastronomic delights fit for a king. Spectacular views of the ocean and mountains are available from the large patio as well as the spacious living and dining rooms, and each of the bedrooms. Located on a magnificent five-acre waterfront setting with towering cedars, blooming cherry trees, manicured lawns and large colorful gardens, this property will meet your needs whether to escape and relax, participate in home soccer matches, or enjoy a family get-together.
The large tastefully decorated and furnished dining room and living room open through several glass double-doors to the patio overlooking the ocean and mountains, ensuring that you can enjoy the view from every couch, chair or comfortable seat.
The large second floor family room has a wet bar and fridge and built in mahogany shelving and desk filled with a variety of hardcover books and novels for everyone’s reading pleasure. This luxury accommodation features four large professionally decorated bedrooms with quality furniture, each with its own fireplace, personal washroom, Jacuzzi tub or bathtub and spectacular oceanfront views. Should additional sleeping space be necessary, hotel style cots are available, as is a queen sized pull-out couch in the den downstairs.
Perhaps you love to cook and entertain? The large fully equipped gourmet kitchen complete with two convection ovens, gas stove, large stainless refrigerator and freezer, and two dishwashers includes everything you need to throw together casual meals, or gastronomic creations fit for a king! If barbecuing is more your style, you won’t be disappointed by the first-rate stainless BBQ and tools. If you have plans to entertain, the 8-place cherry dining room suite and place settings for 12 will ensure that your guests are as comfortable visiting you at the estate as they may be in your own home.
This five-acre property will easily accommodate home soccer or baseball matches, followed by roasting of marshmallows and sausages over the fire pit. For a change of pace, a computer with Internet, board games, large flat-screen television, DVD / VHS machine and movie library are available in the den.
Rent month-to-month or trade if your 3-5 bedroom house is located close to University of Victoria.
Keywords: Estate, oceanfront, Gabriola, Gulf Islands
We fell in love with this beautiful property and purchased it in 2007 dreaming about the day we can live there full-time. We currently reside in Victoria BC while our four children attend University of Victoria. We both had fulfilling 30-year careers in the Canadian Armed Forces and Rob is now employed in the aerospace industry and Anne is employed in international higher education. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our home with you.
Anne or Rob purchased this estate in 2007
As soon as we drove up the laneway surrounded by cherry blossoms in full bloom, we knew we were in for a treat. It got even better when we stepped into this gorgeous home with its meticulous quality craftsmanship, tasteful decor, spacious bedrooms, high end kitchen, amazing views and private surroundings. We just had to have this slice of paradise.
When the children were young we loved playing soccer in the field and to this day we enjoy roasting marshmallows in the open fire pit. Entertaining friends and family in the large kitchen and spacious dining and living rooms makes everyone feel special. Watching the sun set while we enjoy a bottle of wine or reading our books in our adirondack chairs in the sun are blissful moments. We enjoy the spectacular views from every window...I can just go on and on...
The home and grounds were clean, spacious, well-quipped and homey. We felt instantly at home and relaxed as we read books and looked out over the ocean, The grounds were lovely and the beds/sheets were better than any high-end hotel we've stayed at! We cooked a lot of meals in the large wall-equipped kitchen and dined in the dining room over looking the ocean. The decorating was very much to our taste and reminded us of our home. It was such a comfortable stay that our daughter asked to spend her 15th birthday this summer at the house and we had a nice celebration for her on August 16.
This rental was one of the best places we have ever stayed.
The house is as stunning in person as it is in the photos and is accurately depicted. What you can't tell by the photos is that it is very quiet and private and serene with many resident deer, eagles and hummingbirds. The house is located on a less populated part of the island 8 minutes from town driving through a gorgeous tree tunnel. A few minutes walk out the door and down the road is a nature reserve with great forest trails. The ocean keeps the temperature moderate and the view is jaw dropping. I would highly recommend this home and hope I am lucky enough to come back one day to stay again.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here in August 2011. I was looking for a rural "retreat" for relaxation. This house has great views of the water. I enjoyed watching ferries and other boats sailing by. The sound of the lapping waves was very soothing. It is also surrounded by some incredibly tall trees. The visuals of the swaying trees and the sounds as the wind blew through the giant trees was also relaxing. Deer are plentiful on this island and frequently make appearances on the property. I have to admit that driving on Gabriola was the only non-relaxing part of my vacation as I had several close calls with deer at dusk and after nightfall. The highlights of the house for me were the amazing hot tub, and the many comfortable chairs that were just perfect for enjoying some summer reading. The hosts were extremely helpful and answered any questions that I had. My dog enjoyed the huge yard, and we also explored several of the local trails. If I am ever heading this way again, I will definitely check to see if it is available. I give this property top marks for its relaxation effects, and for its privacy.
This is a fantastic place for a group. Lots of space so you are not on top of each other. Beautiful bedrooms - very private and great views. The kitchen is fabulous and very large, which is great, since it always seems to be a gathering place. My only complaint is that the time there was too short and we didn't get to explore the island. I would definitely recommend this destination.
Nature Trails; Enjoy viewing the eagles and deer; Outdoor fire pit - roast marshmallows and make smores.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
30 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,159|
Shoulder rates apply October 2016 to April 2017. Minimum stay is one month. Long term leases are accepted.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.