Luxurious, fully furnished 0.72 acre oceanfront estate with guesthouse on the North shores of the Saanich Peninsula featuring unobstructed views of Salt Spring Island across the Satellite Channel. Located in one of Vancouver Island’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, here privacy, convenience, and quality abound only ten minutes from charming Sidney, Victoria International Airport, and the Swartz Bay ferry terminal.
Pass through the front gates onto the heated stone drive, noting the copper finished roof and eaves as the sea breeze blows in across the meticulously landscaped yard; sailboats and wildlife vying for attention against a rugged west coast backdrop.
First steps through the entrance lead to vaulted ceilings framing the dramatic ocean view. With striking natural light, designer lighting, and radiant hard wood floors throughout, each of four bedrooms features a full ensuite accented with porcelain tiles. This, in addition to a further two and a half baths, and a main floor master bedroom walking out onto the rear stone patio and surrounding sanctuary. A steam shower completes the master ensuite's spa, while a second master bedroom on the lower level also accesses the patio.
Into the kitchen, a chef’s dream with quartz countertops, pristine cabinetry, and Miele appliances. A built in media system, and a humidity and temperature controlled wine room push the boundaries of extravagance in this one of a kind property. All this, in addition to the one-bedroom guesthouse afforded a full kitchen and bath.
Encircled by 40 kilometers of ocean shoreline, North Saanich is a sea-lover's dream. Located a mere 25 kilometers from the city core of Victoria, this community also boasts a rich agricultural history and a more slow-paced lifestyle than many of the Greater Victoria municipalities. Residents enjoy a rural locale with quick access city core via the Patricia Bay Highway 17, or the more scenic route, West Saanich Road.
Renowned for wineries, locally grown produce and flowers, this is a beautiful place to call home. North Saanich keeps to its agricultural roots as home to many farms, many of whom supply roadside produce and flower stands. People travel from around the region to visit pumpkin patches in the fall and fields of daffodils in the spring. In nearby Central Saanich, Butchart Gardens is one of the most popular attractions in the region, its stunning historic gardens open to visitors year-round.
Also home to a number of excellent marinas, North Saanich is a gateway to the surrounding ocean, and a haven to the boating enthusiast, and ocean explorers.
North Saanich is home to the Victoria International Airport and the BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal servicing routes to Nanaimo, the Gulf Islands, and mainland BC.
Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Strait of Georgia and the Inside Passage, Vancouver Island is the “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.