|Minimum Stay||14 nights|
Located at the top of Bear Mountain Resort, home of 2 world class Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses, is this luxurious 1636 sq ft penthouse condo in the "Finlayson Reach" building. Whether you stay and golf or choose to explore Victoria and other nearby island attractions, the comforts of this condo will surely be your home away from home. From your condo and large, private balcony you will overlook gorgeous views of Mount Finlayson, the first fairway of the Mountain course and eagles soaring by. Serene sunsets will top your day as you sip your beverages, BBQ your dinners, lounge and visit on comfy deck chairs and discuss or plan your daily West Coast adventures.
The spacious interior, new and tastefully decorated, has vaulted ceilings and a fully equipped modern, gourmet kitchen (gas stove and wine fridge too), dining table for 6, and an island with 3 barstools for great cooking and entertaining. The suite has 2 bedrooms, each with its own beautiful bathroom and large walk-in closet. The king bed in the master bedroom has a very comfortable memory foam mattress, silky smooth bamboo sheets and hypo-allergenic duvet and pillows. The spa-like master en-suite has a deep soaker tub, and an all glass shower with a "rain" head facing the view from the master bedroom. Similarly, the second bedroom has two beds with hotel grade posture pedic mattresses and hypo-allergenic duvets and pillows. Queen air bed with extra bedding provided if sleeping more than 4 guests. Portable crib/playpen is provided for infant or toddler but please bring your own baby sheets/bedding. Robes, hair dryer, iron and board are provided as are the in-suite washer and dryer. There are two flat screen televisions and a Sony PS3 console (can play Blu-ray movies) along with videogames. Family games, poker set, puzzles, books, crayons and binoculars are provided for your enjoyment. A computer workstation, chair, modem and cable are just off the kitchen.
The rental suite comes with 2 underground, secured parking stalls located very close to the lobby access and elevators. The building also has a fitness room, separate his/hers change rooms and saunas, billiard table and entertainment facility, and 2 outdoor tennis courts (we have 4 racquets and tennis balls in our condo for your use). Next door is the Mountainside Athletic Club with a fabulous outdoor, heated saline swimming pool and a large Jacuzzi. They also have a great fitness centre and tanning studio. For those wanting extra pampering and TLC, "Sante", a full service day spa is just a short walk away. Conveniently located at your doorstep, you will find many village amenities including a coffee bistro, a hair and nail salon, an art gallery, a clothing and gift shop, as well as "Kuma sushi" restaurant and "Jack's" pub.
Bear Mountain Resort is the host of the World Telus Skins Golf match June 21-22, 2010.
Phil and Jolie live in Comox, 3 hours north of Victoria, with their son and daughter. The family enjoys numerous outdoor activities including golf, sailing, biking, hiking, rollerblading and skiing. When time permits they also like to travel abroad.
The Owner purchased this condo in 2009
We chose to buy at Bear Mountain for the proximity to Victoria and all its offerings, while also enjoying the majestic natural splendor of being on a mountain top with an ambience similar to Whistler.
When we stay at the condo we enjoy the many outdoor activities including the pool at the Mountainside Athletic Club, but we also like sight-seeing in Victoria strolling around the harbour, shopping and eating at the many wonderful restaurants. The Butchart botanical gardens are a must for us every summer and every Christmas season.
First of all, the location of the condo is excellent - it is located in a quiet upscale area (on top of a hill) & yet not far away from downtown Victoria (10-15 min drive). And just 5 min drive to the famous Goldstream Provincial Park.
The condo inside is gorgeous & luxurious. Spacious & cozy. The view is just awesome (& magical)! This is by far the best vacation condo that we have ever stayed at, & the most memorable one too! Thank you once again to Phil & Jolie!
We stayed in this beautiful condo for 2 weeks, which included Christmas and New Year. I was a bit concerned about 'decorating' for the season. When we came in, the entire condo was tastefully decorated by Jolie! Phil and Jolie went out of their way in many regards: testing the internet ahead of time for speed for us, calling to welcome us and making sure all was well, and more. Fabulous view, cozy robes, heated floors in bathroom, magnificent kitchen (top line everything) with every possible 'tool'. Watch for "hidden" drawers within drawers" for more! The one and only concern was the second beautiful bedroom: it had glass French doors! Our daughter solved this problem by buying a spring rod and light curtains for privacy. Really a non-issue. Our heartfelt thanks to our hosts.
My family and I spent two beautiful weeks in the wonderful place of Philippe and Jolie. Everything is there to make you feel at home. The view is stunning and, of course, the golf courses are exceptionels!!! The owners did everething to make our stay memorable!!
Thank you again Philippe and Jolie
We had the privilege of enjoying a 2-week stay at this condo, and it was by far the best condo we have rented from vrbo. It is spacious, beautifully decorated, with an awe-inspiring top-floor view from a huge balcony, comfortable beds and linens, beautiful bathrooms, huge walk-in closets in both bedrooms, a fully-stocked gourmet kitchen that we cooked in nearly every day, and a very nice Weber BBQ, just to name a few things. The condo building is also extremely quiet. The location is great for getting around and touring Victoria and other locations on the island. The condo building is located two doors down from a very nice outdoor heated saline pool that our son swam in for a good 2 hours every day! You have to pay extra to get in to this facility but it was so worth it for us (and not that expensive).
The other bonus about this condo is the owners. Although we didn't have the pleasure of meeting them face-to-face during our stay, they were very accommodating, easy to reach, and are extremely kind people.
We highly recommend renting this Bear Mountain condo! We said everyday of our 2-week stay how happy we were to be at such a wonderful place.
After reading all other reviews, I don't have much to add except it is has well equipped kitchen and very nice BBQ. It was fun stay and couldn't be any better.
This was our third stay at this apartment at Bear Mountain. The condo is a beautifully appointed home-away-from-home on the 8th floor with a lovely mountain and golf course view. We could have whipped something up for dinner in the gourmet kitchen, but instead we chose to walk to the Westin just down the street. In the morning, after a restful sleep in their very comfortable beds, and breakfast, we hiked up the trail towards Mount Finlayson. This luxurious condo has a lot to offer - it is spacious, quiet, and modern with close proximity to the City. The owners were excellent to deal with. We would recommend this condo very highly, and look forward to our next visit.
Bear Mountain Resort, located minutes from Victoria, is home to two world class golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and is home of the World Telus Skins Game on June 21-22, 2010. Nearby are breathtaking mountains, trails, provincial parks and of course the city of Victoria,BC. Victoria boasts an array of quaint streets with historical buildings, shops, restaurants, art galleries and museum. The downtown core is situated by the harbour and it totally comes alive with entertainment throughout spring and summer months.
Other Activities: Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf
Golf: Bear Mountain Resort has 2 world class courses, designed by Jack Nicklaus, that will challenge players of any ability. Each course will test every level of your game but keep you coming back for more.The nature and scenic views are outstanding and the grounds are always meticulously maintained. The gorgeous stone and timber clubhouse offers superb vistas as you eat and drink before or after any rounds of play.
|Refundable damage deposit||$380|
A cleaning fee of $300 will be added to all rentals contracts.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.