Private Oceanfront Oasis

4855 Major Road, East Saanich, BC

  • $2,850,000
  • 5 BEDS
  • 5 BATHS
  • 3,962 sq.ft. Home
  • 4855 Major Road, East Saanich, BC
  • 5 BEDS
  • 5 BATHS
  • 3,962 sq.ft. Home
  • $2,850,000

Key Facts

  • MLS ID: 411662
  • Property Type: Residential, House
  • Style: 1 Level Ranch
  • Living Space: 3,962 sq.ft.
  • Lot Size: 0.57 acres
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Municipal Taxes 2018: $12,776
  • Other Taxes 2018: $12,776
  • Parking Spaces: 4

Property Description

“Enjoy breathtaking views of the San Juan Islands and the Cascade Mountain range, from this private half acre oceanfront estate on the shores of Cordova Bay.

Originally built in 1966, and redesigned by lauded local designer Jim Greaves in 1998, the two / three bedroom main house has unsurpassed views of the water, from the luxurious living room, spacious kitchen, formal dining room, upstairs library with balcony, and walk out master bedroom, featuring his and hers bathrooms. Throughout, exposed beam vaulted ceilings, cork, slate, and solid wood floors, and four fireplaces, are complemented by large double pane windows, providing spectacular views of Haro Strait. The south east facing wrap around deck provides a breathtaking setting to enjoy the west coast lifestyle, with bald eagles, otters, seals, and herons almost daily visitors. A fifth bedroom / office is offered in the en suite gatehouse.

An irreplaceable guest house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright pupil, Hank Schubert, is perched over the ocean, on the south east corner of the property. Steps from the main house, an exposed rock and concrete entry leads to an open concept living area, with kitchen, dining, and living room, with extensive built in storage cabinetry . The lofted bedroom space provides stunning water views, and the entire space is warmed by a gas fireplace, with natural light provided by wrap around windows overlooking the beach.

The grounds are complemented by a Summerhouse, overlooking the Haro Strait, and wooden steps down to the beach. An easy maintenance garden, with abundant native plants, provides a stunning West Coast setting . A most convenient location, with easy access to the ferries, airport, and downtown, and minutes away from Broadmead shopping, completes a rare opportunity.”

Amenities

  • Carriage House
  • Den
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Garage
  • Gardens
  • Guest House(s)
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Laundry
  • Mountain
  • Ocean
  • Pantry
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Pond
  • Scenic
  • Security System
  • Sprinkler System
  • Underground Sprinkler
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wraparound Deck

Rooms

  • TypeLevelDimensionsFlooring
  • Entrance2nd floor12.00 x 7.00 ft.Other
  • Living room2nd floor26.00 x 25.00 ft.Other
  • Dining room2nd floor11.00 x 19.00 ft.Other
  • Kitchen2nd floor11.00 x 25.00 ft.Other
  • Master bedroom2nd floor17.00 x 14.00 ft.Other
  • Den2nd floor10.00 x 10.00 ft.Other
  • Ensuite2nd floor0.00 x 0.00 ft.Other
  • Bedroom3rd floor15.00 x 14.00 ft.Other
  • Bathroom2nd floor0.00 x 0.00 ft.Other
  • Home office1st floor12.00 x 19.00 ft.Other
  • Storage2nd floor11.00 x 6.00 ft.Other
  • LoftOther31.00 x 22.00 ft.Other

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Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Strait of Georgia and the Inside Passage, Vancouver Island is known as “the Hawaii of the North”. With its vast wilderness, picturesque peaks, and temperate climate, this stunning locale is a paradise for those seeking serenity and natural beauty. A breadth of lifestyles are available here from charming coastal communities and pastoral estates, to busy urban centres.

Unlike much of Canada, Vancouver Island's weather is mild year-round. Spring comes early, with cherry blossom, tulip, and daffodil blooms lit by sparkling ocean sunsets. Summer is close behind, with the first sightings of migrating whales and local fishermen. In fall, a plethora of farms, vineyards, orchards, cideries, and breweries take local culinary culture to new heights. Come winter, cars loaded with kayaks, surfboards, paddle boards, skis, and snowboards come out to play, while golfers teeing off, and joggers taking to the trails remain common sights. Whatever the season, there’s plenty to enjoy on Vancouver Island.

From the remote Canadian surf-capital, Tofino in the north, to the tech-friendly historic harbour city of Victoria in the south, Vancouver Island is a mecca of world-class destinations, and facilities:

Known also as "The Garden City" for its perpetual greenery and rarely freezing temperatures, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, and is a thriving collection of municipalities from it's historical urban centre, to it's various suburban, and rural developments both inland and oceanfront.

Located 15-minutes from Victoria in fast-growing Langford, Bear Mountain Mountain Resort is one of North-America's finest recreational developments, It is home to Canada's only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf, its largest indoor/outdoor red clay court tennis centre, and an extensive network of top-tier mountain bike trails. It is the headquarters of Golf Canada's National Development Team, the Canadian National Mountain Bike Team and is supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC.

The Victoria International Marina, completed in 2019 offers full-service premium luxury yacht moorage for yachts from 65-feet to 175-feet in the heart of Victoria. With 28-slips, upscale security and safety, amenities, concierge services and crew facilities, this is the ultimate port-of-call from which to cast off and explore North America's most spectacular cruising waters, the Pacific Northwest and Inside Passage,

Centrally situated in the lush Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit is Canada's only year-round motorsport circuit. This highly technical circuit features 19 corners and 11.5% in elevation changes, and is committed to providing the highest quality professional training, track-side support, and driver's education available.

Only a 45-minute drive from Victoria, the Cowichan Valley often referred to as the "Napa of the North" is home to 14 unique wineries. This cool climate viticulture is paired with a growing list of craft cideries, breweries, and distilleries located throughout the island, but mostly concentrated in the south in and around the agriculturally-rich Saanich Peninsula.

There are more than 200 islands in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve located between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. Teeming with land and sea life including seals, whales, eagles, otters, and porpoises this area is home to numerous rarely explored precious ecosystems. The larger islands are serviced by BC Ferries while the smaller ones can only be reached by private boat or float plane.

Convenient international access to Vancouver Island includes numerous ferry routes to and from mainland Canada and the USA, the award-winning Victoria International Airport, as well as numerous private flight operators, airfields and heliports scattered island-wide.

Addendum

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Strait of Georgia and the Inside Passage, Vancouver Island is known as “the Hawaii of the North”. With its vast wilderness, picturesque peaks, and temperate climate, this stunning locale is a paradise for those seeking serenity and natural beauty. A breadth of lifestyles are available here from charming coastal communities and pastoral estates, to busy urban centres.

Unlike much of Canada, Vancouver Island's weather is mild year-round. Spring comes early, with cherry blossom, tulip, and daffodil blooms lit by sparkling ocean sunsets. Summer is close behind, with the first sightings of migrating whales and local fishermen. In fall, a plethora of farms, vineyards, orchards, cideries, and breweries take local culinary culture to new heights. Come winter, cars loaded with kayaks, surfboards, paddle boards, skis, and snowboards come out to play, while golfers teeing off, and joggers taking to the trails remain common sights. Whatever the season, there’s plenty to enjoy on Vancouver Island.

From the remote Canadian surf-capital, Tofino in the north, to the tech-friendly historic harbour city of Victoria in the south, Vancouver Island is a mecca of world-class destinations, and facilities:

Known also as "The Garden City" for its perpetual greenery and rarely freezing temperatures, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, and is a thriving collection of municipalities from it's historical urban centre, to it's various suburban, and rural developments both inland and oceanfront.

Located 15-minutes from Victoria in fast-growing Langford, Bear Mountain Mountain Resort is one of North-America's finest recreational developments, It is home to Canada's only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf, its largest indoor/outdoor red clay court tennis centre, and an extensive network of top-tier mountain bike trails. It is the headquarters of Golf Canada's National Development Team, the Canadian National Mountain Bike Team and is supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC.

The Victoria International Marina, completed in 2019 offers full-service premium luxury yacht moorage for yachts from 65-feet to 175-feet in the heart of Victoria. With 28-slips, upscale security and safety, amenities, concierge services and crew facilities, this is the ultimate port-of-call from which to cast off and explore North America's most spectacular cruising waters, the Pacific Northwest and Inside Passage,

Centrally situated in the lush Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit is Canada's only year-round motorsport circuit. This highly technical circuit features 19 corners and 11.5% in elevation changes, and is committed to providing the highest quality professional training, track-side support, and driver's education available.

Only a 45-minute drive from Victoria, the Cowichan Valley often referred to as the "Napa of the North" is home to 14 unique wineries. This cool climate viticulture is paired with a growing list of craft cideries, breweries, and distilleries located throughout the island, but mostly concentrated in the south in and around the agriculturally-rich Saanich Peninsula.

There are more than 200 islands in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve located between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. Teeming with land and sea life including seals, whales, eagles, otters, and porpoises this area is home to numerous rarely explored precious ecosystems. The larger islands are serviced by BC Ferries while the smaller ones can only be reached by private boat or float plane.

Convenient international access to Vancouver Island includes numerous ferry routes to and from mainland Canada and the USA, the award-winning Victoria International Airport, as well as numerous private flight operators, airfields and heliports scattered island-wide.

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