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gordon fika

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Fabulous Ocean Front Home - Warm and Inviting

21 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Sooke House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 4 bath, 2500 sq. ft. home on Sooke basin, plus 550 sf guest house.

Brand New-Contemporary and Cozy Home has 3 bedrooms:

1 master bedroom - one king bed and ensuite with soaker and walk-in shower.

1 lower level bedroom - two ex.l twin beds combine into king, next door to main lower bath with bath/shower combo.

2 nd lower level bedroom - one queen bed, next door to main lower bath and near lower powder room.

Excellent linens and bedding

Guest house is open concept-separate and above garage, full kitchen facilities, and has sleeping for 3-4.

2 Extended Twin Beds can be combined into a King.

plus it has an -Allerton Queen- Comfortable pull out foam bed.

Main house has new Viking, Kitchenaid and Miele Appliances.

Guest house has new stainless steel appliances.

House and guest house each has a washer/dryer laundry pair and an outside LPG Grill for BBQ'ing.

House sleeps six to eight and can be rented with or without suite. Guest house sleeps an additional 4 people and can be rented off peak by itself.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
gordon fika (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About gordon fika

My wife and I used to travel west to the Vancouver area Islands with our two children when they were small. We explored the beaches and tidal pools enjoying morning coffee while the kids beach combed, went fishing and hiking, and kayaking. The ocean always has wildlife activity geese, otters, seal and a lot of crab, shrimp and fish.

We rented a house out here in Sooke in 2000 after we completed a week of trekking on the West Coast Trail - and it was a luxurious end to a great experience.

gordon fika purchased this house in 2005

Why gordon fika chose Vancouver Island

We wanted an area close to a city, yet away from it all.

We selected this property because of its spectacular view and quietness, and its location: it's just a short walk to serious coffee, a number of restaurants and groceries.

We just built (sep. 2012) a contemporary west coast style inviting house designed by a Victoria architect: it is quite an improvement to the old house torn down in 2007.

We wanted a clean, efficient and strong house. It is warm and cosy, energy efficient, and built to current seismic standards.

What makes this house unique

WOW, is the word heard most often when people come for a visit. We have a truly stunning view from most rooms in the house and the guest house. You can walk down the 25 steps and explore the beach in low tide. Or sit out in comfort on the decks looking right into the water.

On clear nights you can watch the moon rise and travel, accross the Sooke basin, its reflecting lights playing on the often still waters of the basin.

Handy but away from it all.

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

Fabulous Ocean Front Home - Warm and Inviting
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

3rd time here!

  • 5 of 5

Truly a hidden gem on Vancouver Island. Clean, modern and inviting. Gordon and Teresa are great hosts and always made sure to reply to any questions we had within minutes. The home is fully stocked - all you needed to bring was a toothbrush. 5 stars as always. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was spectacular as were the views,from most of the rooms.

The kitchen was stocked very well with cooking utensils,dishes,and what ever you could need for cooking and eating.

The beds were very comfortable,and the linen luxuries.

We loved the house and would recommend it to family and friends without reservation.

Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a spectacular setting!

  • 5 of 5

Gordon and Teresa have created a gorgeous home that is so well equipped and organized for a family group ranging in age and interests! The extra suite was perfect for my brother and sister in-law because it was closely attached to the main house but very private as well, very well appointed, with a super view of the water! We admired the lovely views of the water from all levels of the home, a huge deck, and most of the bedrooms. We really enjoyed looking out to see a variety of wildlife - a resident doe and her three fawns who loved to munch on many of the plants, the otters who climbed on the neighbouring dock, many interesting seals, and so many different types of birds. The master bedroom is stunning, beautifully decorated, and on the main floor of the home (which was very important to us because my elderly mother has trouble with stairs). The beds in all the bedrooms were extremely comfortable - so much that we all mentioned this to one another! My husband particularly enjoyed the sound system and amazing media room on the lower level! There is so much to do around this area - we explored many places - from easy walks along the water (Whiffen Spit) to great hiking, swimming and biking (Sooke potholes and Galloping Goose bike path are just two). We also admired the beautiful artwork at local shops & private studios, and went to a wonderful art show that exhibited the works of many island artists. We had a fabulous lunch and dinner out at the Sooke Harbour House - well worth visiting. We all said that we would love to return to the area! Thank you, Gordon and Teresa, for a wonderful time in a beautiful location!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Oceanside Getaway in Sooke, BC

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed celebrating the Canada Day long weekend with out of town friends at this beautiful property. Two families of four easily enjoyed this beautiful west coast home. Plenty of room, all comforts of home and minutes to all amenities by foot or car. Bonus was the Mama dear and her two fawns out front every morning.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Clean, updated, beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Very nice luxury experience! Beds so comfortable. Kitchen well equipped. Lovely view.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Breathtaking Sooke Modern Home

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this beautiful oceanfront house for a long extended weekend, and we couldn't ask for a better place to stay. We had 2 families (4 adults, 3 kids) staying together and everyone LOVED this house. It is modern in design with high-end finishings and appliances and very well-maintained. The open-concept layout of the house made it very spacious and comfortable for everyone. All floors and almost all bedrooms had breathtaking views of the water. There were lots of sitting areas (indoors and outdoors) to lounge and relax. The home is fully stocked with cookware, cleaning supplies, and some toiletries. The kitchen was well-designed and functional with all the appliances you need to cook meals for a large group. Gordon was very responsive and made booking quite easy. We didn't have to contact him once during our trip, because everything we needed was already provided.

The house is located only 30 min from Victoria Inner Harbor and close to many beaches and parks. Groceries (Village Market) and other necessities were close by in the main town area of Sooke. We would recommend Stickleback West Coast Eatery for lunch and Stick in the Mud Cafe for your coffee fix. For a nice day excursion, we would recommend the East Sooke Regional Park that has pocket beaches, wonderful tide pools that kids can explore, and an easy kid-friendly trail from Aylard Farm to Becher Bay.

It's very hard to find a house that appeals to everyone in a large group and Gordon's house totally lived up to all our expectations! We would have loved to stay longer. We will definitely come back again and recommend Gordon and Teresa's beautiful home to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Victoria international
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Not sure of the name
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Schwartz bay
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Bear Mountain - Championship Level, others closer
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 14
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Mom's Cafe/ Ric's Grill/Markus's/Deli at Village
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
House is beach front - tidal pools at wiffen spit
Car: recommended

Whale watching charter is a couple blocks away.

Fishing charters are next door and 2 doors down.

5 km from the Galloping Goose trail.

5 km from a zip line.

40 km from Bear Mountain golf, and 7 or more other courses within 30 minutes or so by car.

A short drive to the south trail head of the West Coast Marine Trail.

Across the basin from East Sooke regional park.

Crab fishing/Shrimping in the waters just off the property.

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Rates & Availability

Sooke House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter spring 2016
Sep 16 2016 - Jun 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$362
$2,173
 
 
winter spring low
Sep 16 2017 - Jun 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$362
$2,173
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$438
$2,630
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

The prices above include the guest house which brings total sleeping up to 12. Reduce rent by 100 per night summer peak, 100 per night off peak if the guest house is not required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sooke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Attached to Master Bedroom
    Main Floor Powder - toilet , Great fixtures
    Lower Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , Close to lower bedrooms
    Lower Powder - toilet , Close to bar/entertainment area
    Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate Suite has own full bath
  • Excellent low flow contemporary fixtures throughout.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , luxury soaker tub and spacious shower in attached ensuite
    Lower King/twin Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Excellent view to south west- set up as king or 2 twins
    Queen Room - 1 queen , Has 32 inch LED for kids gaming/cable
    Guest House - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Suite- choice of king or two twins, comfort queen pullout
    Living Room - lower - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full foam queen pullout in lower living room
  • Master Bedroom has King Bed and ensuite with soaker tub and walk-in shower. Stunning view of water, and excellent closet setup. Lower King/Twin has beautiful ocean view to South West and has comfortable twins which combine into king bed with luxurious bedding Lower Queen has TV for gaming and very comfortable queen bed with luxurious bedding Separate Guest House has Twin/King combo plus pullout full foam Queen (Allerton) Sofa. Excellent bedding throughout.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

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