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Whiffen Spit Manor is situated on 1.7 acres of west coast tranquility on the Sooke bluffs, an ideal setting in the prestigious Whiffen Spit area of the quaint town of Sooke. The home and property combine to offer commanding views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the beautiful Olympic Mountains. The entirely private property boasts large grassy areas surrounded by trees and a charming herb garden, a perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee in the sun.
The peaceful atmosphere of the property is accented by majestic Douglas Fir trees that tower overhead, one of which is home to a family of eagles. Additional local wildlife sighting on the property visible from the front window include deer and quail to name a few. While away the hours enjoying great ocean vistas dotted with passing fishing boats, cruise ships, Sea Lions and whales.
The well furnished home is decorated in soothing tones with a variety of country pieces, sculptures and a collection of west coast paintings by well known artist, Paul Dishaw. The first level of the home features a large and cozy family room and the adjoining sun room is a perfect place read in the late afternoon or sip your favourite beverage while watching the sunset. In the living room, a beautiful rock fireplace sets the mood or warms cool winter evenings.
The spacious master bedroom with its sweeping views of the Juan de Fuca Strait offers a wonderful romantic hide-a-way from within the house complete with a cozy living area and an alcove bed. The master bedroom ensuite is bright and sunny thanks to the skylight that lights the gorgeous Jacuzzi tub, ideal to soak your troubles away while enjoying the large picture window overlooking the ocean. The other three bedrooms command views of the gardens and or the ocean and are perfect for additional guests or extended family members.
The area around Whiffen Spit Manor include the beautiful Whiffen Spit park, a spectacular place to walk out into the headwaters of Sooke Basin from which you can watch the comings and goings of Sooke Harbour as well as the abundance of natural flora and fauna that the area has to offer. Nearby is also the world famous Sooke Harbour House Restaurant, a dining experience no one should miss. Sooke is also the stepping off point to many other west coast natural wonders that are just a short drive away. Come and visit Whiffen Spit Manor, go fishing, diving, boating, surfing, hiking, biking or just relax by the ocean, everything is all right at your fingers, waiting to be experienced.
Stonehouse Estate is located a short highway drive north of Victoria BC in the beautiful Cowichan Valley overlooking Quamichan Lake. This luxurious estate has everything you would expect from a 7000 sq ft luxury vacation home.
Pull up under the covered grand entrance and enter the home through the stylish double front doors. In front of you is a sweeping staircase to the second floor catwalk. To your left the living area with marble fireplace, 20 foot ceilings and a glass block wall. To your right an office complete with fax machine, wide screen TV and leather couches. In front is the main floor entertainment rooms. One is a surround sound theatre with a very large projection TV. The other, a rumpus room for the older kids or your buddies complete with a stand up hockey table, wide screen TV and seating for 8, ideal for watching the game.
The kitchen in Stonehouse Estate is the most impressive feature of the vacation home. Ergonomically designed making it possible for multiple chefs to work at the same time without getting in each other's way. You will find it perfect for every occasion, either just you making a midnight snack or for your catering team, preparing meals for your corporate retreat.
Climb the magnificent staircase to the second level to find 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a hot tub room and a dry sauna. 2 of the bedrooms have queen size beds, beautiful views and TVs. The 1 bedroom contains 2 queen size beds as well as a TV. The master bedroom and ensuite bathroom are spectacular. The master bedroom has a very .large wide screen TV at the end of the bed, a walk in closet large enough for all of your items and the one of a kind master bath. The bathroom comes complete with a second level in marble and white columns in the middle of which is the bathtub. There is a shower for convenience, a toilet, a bidet and a beautiful jade counter top and sink area with 10 feet of mirrors.
Climb the stairs to the top floor to find more entertainment room with another hockey table, comfortable seating for 5, a bistro style siting area, a wide screen TV and access to the massive rooftop deck and BBQ with views of Quamichan Lake and the surrounding countryside.
The area around Stonehouse Estate is rich with vineyards, whale watching, fishing, sailing, quiet swimming spots, farmers markets, golf courses, marinas, parks and beaches. Experience everything that the Cowichan Valley has to offer, just outside the door of your luxury accommodation.
This one of a kind luxury accommodation is perfect for corporate team building, corporate brainstorming or as an executive retreat. It is also perfect for a large family seeking luxurious vacation accommodations or it is also ideal as a large, very comfortable vacation accommodation for anyone looking to experience a true Vancouver Island Mansion. In addition, this property is available for monthly rentals.
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