Located on a picturesque 5 acre lot, this large 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, ocean view home is perfect for your next family getaway.
Nestled in a stunning Arbutus grove, this home offers guests a spacious, fully equipped rental in an ideal location with panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic range beyond.
As you drive up the tree-lined driveway, the distinctive red branches of Arbutus greet you and lead you up to the beautiful sun-soaked home.
Walking into the foyer at the front door, the spacious, open-plan main floor is as impressive as it is homey. With warm wood floors and cabinets, expertly placed lighting, ample seats in the kitchen, dining area and formal living room, and incredible views from the many windows, this home makes the perfect backdrop to any family holiday.
The large, fully-stocked kitchen is outfitted with top-of-the-line, stainless-steel appliances, generous counter space and lots of seating at the bar to allow the family chef and their sous chef to cook dinner while the rest of the family taste testers sit around offering encouragement and conversation.
In the morning, this kitchen is spacious enough to accommodate everyones morning routine and the breakfast bar offers casual seating for everyone to have a quick breakfast before heading out for a day of adventuring.
The adjoining dining room provides guests with the option of enjoying a meal in a more formal setting. With a long stylish table and leather chairs, modern overhead lighting and a bank of windows that surrounds the table, this dining room is a stunning setting for any meal.
A few steps down from the dining room and kitchen, guests will find the luxurious, sunken formal living room, complete with an oversized, deluxe leather sectional, 3D flat screen TV, large coffee and side table.
This living room is ideal for both lively family nights and peaceful cozy evenings spent together. The 3D TV provides unparalleled picture quality for family movie nights or watching sports. The coffee table is ideal for spirited board games and the floor space can easily become the stage for charades.
With the lights dimmed and the soft lamp light though, the living room transforms into a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere to curl up in the plush couch with a book or some music.
Just behind the living room, tucked away from the main area, a chic billiard room with a stylish billiard table, sideboard for drinks, patio access and incredible views of the ocean waits for the next great game.
Off to the right of the foyer, a smaller, private living room, neatly and comfortably furnished with sofas and a flatscreen TV is perfect for setting up kids with their own movie or finding a little peace and quiet away from the main rooms.
Additionally, on the main floor, conveniently placed between the foyer and the garage, there is a small two piece bathroom.
The wrap-around patio on the main level of the house can be accessed through the billiard room or through the dining room and allows guests to relax and recline in the fresh ocean breezes in comfort.
Here, youll find an outdoor dining table to enjoy your food alfresco, as well as lounge seating and a luxurious hot tub to soak sore hiking or biking muscles under the stars.
On the second floor, youll find four spacious bedrooms each with its own incredible view, flatscreen TV, individual PVR and large comfortable beds dressed with the highest quality linens.
At the end of a passage, off the main hallway, youll find the incredibly private, tranquil and luxurious primary bedroom. Here, a bank of windows, offering panoramic views of the ocean and Arbutus grove can be enjoyed from the comfort of the king-sized bed. The five piece, private ensuite with windows that look out over the property, a high-end spa soaker tub, separate shower room and large vanity provides peace and privacy for all your ablutions. In this bedroom, youll be able to properly feel rested and recharged for all your holiday activities.
Next to the primary bedroom, youll find a second bedroom with its own private ensuite. This elegant room is similarly furnished with a king-sized bed and has a view over the property to the ocean beyond. This modest ensuite is complete with bathtub shower and large vanity.
The third and fourth bedrooms both boast two queen sized beds providing ample, comfortable sleeping arrangements for all the members of your family.
These bedrooms have access to the main three piece bathroom with a bathtub shower, large vanity and storage cupboard. This bathroom is cleverly designed with a water closet allowing more people to use the bathroom simultaneously while providing privacy for each.
On the second floor guests will also find a large laundry room with ironing board, hanging rack, washer, dryer and folding counter.
Arbutus Hill is located on a large acreage in the quaint, seaside, country community of Metchosin. The property has private trails throughout the backyard that are ideal for exploring with younger ones or taking a peaceful stroll around the property.
These trails also lead to the extensive and incredibly popular Galloping Goose Trail. The Galloping Goose is a mostly flat, multi-use trail that extends from downtown Victoria to Sooke and beyond. For those looking for a longer walk or a biking trail, the Galloping Goose is absolutely perfect.
If youre hoping to get lots of beach days during your stay, youre in luck! Weirs Beach, a beautiful sandy beach perfect for both summertime swimming and beach combing all year round, is just a five minute walk from the house.
For local, fresh groceries and produce, as well as one of the best bakeries and pizza parlours in Victoria there is no better place to go than the nearby, quirky, beloved My-Chosen Cafe.
While this gorgeous home is in the middle of the peaceful countryside, all of the attractions of Victoria and the lower island are still easily accessible!
An easy forty minute drive will take you to the middle of downtown Victoria where you can see all the historical sites. Wander through Chinatown and explore Fan Tan alley, walk through Market Square and do some shopping along lower Johnson then head down Government street to marvel at the historical architecture.
Stay on Government St. and youll quickly find yourself in the Inner Harbour where you can see the grand Empress Hotel, the impressive Legislative Buildings and wind up at the Royal BC Museum for an afternoon of exploration and education.
From Arbutus Hill, the world famous Butchart Gardens, with hundreds of flowers, plants and trees arranged in five thematic gardens is just forty five minutes away. Explore the nearby town of Sooke and marvel at the expansive, wild beauty of East Sooke Park.
With so many things to do and a breathtaking home to stay in, Arbutus Hill is a place you wont want to say good bye to.