It doesn’t always take international travel to create a sense of getting away. From relaxing pools to invigorating springs, you can still find the luxury and relaxation of a vacation destination in a home nearby. Staying local doesn’t have to mean missing out on luxurious jacuzzi soaks, afternoons spent lounging poolside, or watching the sunset without distraction.

Picture Perfect Retreat

An inspirational masterpiece amongst the rocky hillside lies this spectacular home with a dramatic backdrop of the Olympic Mountains and Straits of Juan de Fuca. Walls of glass retract to enable the natural flow from indoors to out where an infinity pool effortlessly appears to flow over the hillside and a massive koi pond forms a moat round the natural rock landscape. Mesmerizing views demand attention while every surface of this home is a thoughtful custom detail using the finest materials.


Countryside Escape


Abandon the whirlwind of city life for a tranquil escape ripe for contemplation in this iconic estate that sits atop the sweeping hills of the Caledon countryside. Wake up to an invigorating sunrise that shimmers across a private lake below. The abundance of outdoor space ushers in all-season entertaining, recreation and relaxation amid nature. Wander into the woods along a hidden forest trail to discover vantage points rich with reflection nestled throughout this lavish property. Plush gardens surround the estate, peppered around the swimming pool and pool house to create a true artist oasis.


Pure and Natural Oasis


Located in the Lac St-Victor Estates which is renowned for its peaceful natural setting, quality, clean lakes and non-motorized environment. Settle in for a staycation surrounded by protected crown land including an extensive network of nature trails for outdoor enthusiasts. Nature lovers will find multiple trail systems to use during every season.


Cabin of the Year


Named for the sandstone outcropping that determined its design, the Rock House is seamlessly integrated with the surrounding landscape at Carraig Ridge. This stunning retreat shows that luxury isn’t determined by size. Exceptional craft and careful attention to detail ensure that every aspect of the house is functional and beautiful. The Rock House is positioned for a stunning Rocky Mountain panorama. The site balances spectacular distance views with the dense forest and delicate natural rock garden of its immediate surroundings, resulting in a compelling example of living within the landscape, rather than on it. 


Next time when the urge to travel somewhere serene strikes, consider seeking out a home with spaces for rejuvenation inside or out. Whether it’s a refreshing dip in the pool, taking a hike on a trail nearby, or just lounge outside with the sounds of nature, a home nearby can be the ideal place for your staycation. Located all over Canada, your next getaway might be located nearby. Take a look at these homes with amazing outdoor areas, rooms with a view, and perfect pools


This article was adapted from Sotheby’s International Realty Extraordinary Living Blog for Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Insight Blog. This article was originally published on July 31, 2019 and updated August 7, 2020


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