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Welcome to the Lions Bay Estate, a beautiful ocean-view home on three levels comprising 5000 square feet of luxury accommodations. The Lions Bay Estate is conveniently located a short drive from beautiful Vancouver BC, Canada's Pacific Jewel and one of the most beautiful cities in Canada. The Lions Bay Estate has 1000 square feet of decks offering breathtaking views of nearby Howe Sound, the northern Gulf Islands and the surrounding snow capped Coastal Mountains.
This home is well suited to provide comfort and relaxation for larger groups and is perfect for corporate retreats as it has two master suites complete with ensuite bathrooms, 4 additional bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and generous living spaces on each floor. On the main level you'll find a fully equipped, generously sized kitchen, complete with an island and a second fridge in the walk-in pantry. The living rooms are large and are ideal for just whiling away the hours with a good book or your favourite DVD. Or simply relax and stretch out in the sun on the main deck enjoying the warm ocean breezes.
Perhaps you would like to take part in some activity. Take in round of golf at a beautiful ocean-side golf course just 10 minutes away. Drive the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway to world renowned Whistler. For the outdoor enthusiast, walking and hiking trails abound in the area. Right out your front door is the trail head to The Lions two granite spires at 5200 ft each. The summit provides a 360 degree view to some of the world's most rugged terrain Vancouver Island, the City of Vancouver, the Coastal Mountains, and Mt. Baker and Mt. Hood in Washington State. If being ocean side is your desire, just two minutes away is a private community beach complete with a children's play centre.
After a full day of leisure activities, make use of the barbeque on the main deck. Enjoy some quiet conversation while watching eagles soar against a backdrop of a gorgeous west coast sunset. For an even more memorable vacation, ask your agent about our personal Chefs for hire.
Beautiful Executive West Vancouver Home with relaxing Martini Pool to soak up the incredible ocean views while sipping that well-deserved champagne. Perfect for entertaining, this very private, spacious, open planned 3200 square foot home is located in the scenic and prestigious Caulfield area of West Vancouver on Marine Drive with stunning ocean views from every principal room. The house also has a fire in almost every room for cozy evenings in, especially after that long day skiing at the local mountains.
There is an out-side covered terrace area with gas fireplace for chillier evenings, when you still want to soak up the view. The master bed-room has a stunning double-sized on-suite and dressing room, with its own panoramic views of the water. The separate shower room has its own peak-a-boo window to enjoy the view. The second bedroom has its own on-suite and a queen sized bed. There is also a den with pull out couch on the main floor. The kitchen is double sized and includes granite counter tops, a double stain-less steel fridge, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks and 2 ovens for heavy duty entertaining. The dining room seats 10 and faces out to the gorgeous views. The spacious living room, has a cozy seating area from which to enjoy that evening cocktail. Down-stairs is the private 3rd bedroom with its own terrace, fireplace and bathroom for extra privacy. The living, dining and master-bedroom open out to a 1,200 square foot patio area with stunning 180 degree ocean views and comes equipped with BBQ and martini pool. The martini pool is heated by a heat pump which allows warm dipping on cooler evenings. Originally made as a special viewing area from which to enjoy a cocktail or chat while soaking up the view.
Minutes away are swimming beaches, trails, Caulfield Shopping Centre and schools. Recreation Centre, Community Centre and the picturesque village of Dundarave are nearby. Through West Vancouver recreation board, during the summer there are many kids activities offered. A few minute walk away the house is one street back from the shore are swimming beaches Parthenon Beach and Kew Park.
Nearby amenities include kilometers of sea view and mountain walking trails, Eagle Harbour Yacht Club, Gleneagles nine-hole golf course. Nearby facilities include skiing at Cypress and Grouse Mountain, Horseshoe Bay which is a seaside village and marina, numerous natural and scenic seaside parks, a marine preserve with a dive area, shopping, and fresh markets.
The house is less than 90 minute drive to Whistler Resort, - Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, 20 minutes to downtown Vancouver, and one mile from ferries to Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. Seattle is two and a half hours south and beautiful Victoria, and The Sunshine Coast is a scenic Gulf Island ferry trip away.
For those who enjoy a slower pace, take a short ferry ride to Bowen Island and take a guided walk or bird-watching tour around the island, experiencing the flora and fauna of Bowen Island to its fullest. Also enjoy paddling to the Pasley Islands, west of Bowen Island, to view seals, eagles and river otters. Operators in Snug Cove offer numerous Sea Kayaking tours and sea kayaking courses.
Whytecliff Marine Parks rugged shoreline and cobble beach in Horseshoe Bay is nearby. Upwards of 200 marine animal species, with exotic names such as the speckled sand dab or the sunflower sea star call these waters home. Beside the beach, interpretive signs explain in words and pictures the variety of marine life to be found beneath the waves.
If it is fishing or boating that you seek, see the nearby marina and explore beautiful Howe-Sound, only 10 minute drive away. Kayaking anywhere on the North Shore can be arranged.
One of the highlights and by far the longest hiking route on the North Shore is the almost 30-mile 48-km Baden-Powell Trail, the thread that knits the North Shore together into one continuous strand. The trail runs between its western terminus at Horseshoe Bay and Deep Cove on North Vancouver's eastern perimeter. Along the way, it climbs and descends a well-trodden route that passes through both Cypress and Mount Seymour Provincial Parks. Altogether there are 12 entrances to the Baden-Powell Trail, most of which are located conveniently close to public transportation.
Activities nearby include Golf, Tennis, Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Rafting, Kayaking, Sailing, Boating, Water skiing, Jet Skiing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Biking, Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Sledding/Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Fishing, Rock Climbing, Fitness Center/Gym Health/Beauty Spa, Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Live Theatre, Museums, or Horseback Riding.
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