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Classic, Nantucket-Style, 4000 Square Foot Seaside Retreat

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Last updated: 06/11/2010

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Nanoose Bay house description

Inspiration has a way of finding you here, in Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island, where 11 private acres of beach, evergreens, and trails furnish every luxury required for the proper care and feeding of the soul.

It’s impossible to run out of room—or inspiration—in this classic, Nantucket-style, four-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot seaside retreat, tucked away on a secluded beach near endless meandering trails, sharing epic views with eagles and seals.

Come see why executives and families feel an almost instantaneous sense of peace in this place. (And why you just might, too.)

Intimate enough for family—but not so intimate everyone can’t do their own thing. You can fall asleep on the deck, and let some sun into your soul. In the evenings, light up the fireplace, fit for marshmallows, lovers, and marshmallow-lovers.

Spend an entire week kayaking, scuba diving, resting, reading, swimming, running, and doing nothing at all. World-class bars and spas are always nearby.

A few of the qualities waiting to be uncovered in this exclusive seaside retreat:
• Productivity. Spend some quality think-tank time by the ocean. Enjoy wireless internet access, a ready-for-business office with its own printer and a private entrance to the beach.
• Spaciousness. High ceilings; shabby-chic-meets-the-Hamptons interiors with cream-colored walls; wide-plank, white-oak-stained-dark flooring; exposed beams; marble countertops; travertine.
• Inspiration. A cedar deck that hugs the water as closely as a yacht’s prow.
• Delight. A chef’s kitchen featuring every appliance needed to create the perfect organic-gourmet meal; a nearby organic farm; and, for those who would rather eat tasty meals than prepare them, a chef, available upon request.
• Creativity. Bay windows; ocean views; enough space for up to eight artists and writers to lose themselves in their thoughts.
• Love. A fireplace fit for marshmallows, lovers, and marshmallow-lovers.
• Vitality. Gym; infrared sauna; yoga mats; and instructor available.
• Fun. Kayaks; some of the best scuba-diving in the world; a children’s playhouse; swing and slide set; and a particularly buoyant trampoline.

Let us do the planning. Whether you come straight to the Island or prefer to sneak in a romantic dinner in Vancouver first, I can plan the entire delightful experience. Hiking one day, spa services the next. I believe in possibilities.

Keywords: Seaside Retreat, Island & Mountain View, Gourmet Kitchen, Ocean-Front Cedar Deck, Executive Office

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library
          • Radio
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • VCR
          • Video Game Console

          Theme

              • Adventure

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Oceanfront
                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Computer Available
                      • Fireplace
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Garage
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Maps
                      • Macintosh Computer
                      • PC
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Grill
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Wood Deck

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

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                              Each experience here is customized, with rates beginning at $5000/week CAN.
                              Once we talk through the details, I will create an your experience proposal.
                              You can secure your retreat by making a 50% deposit.
                              Then I can begin working with you to take care of everything else.
                              In general, for changes & cancellations:
                              1 month in advance of stay – 100% refund
                              2 weeks – 50%, less than 2 weeks – forfeiture of entire deposit
                              Rainy day? Bright yellow rain gear is always available.
                              

                              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2002

                              About: I’m Marlies Venier. Event planner, experience artist, people-hugger. Oh, and former assistant casting director. Modeling was actually my first career, but it didn’t take long for me to find my loyalty to good food ran deeper. So, I worked my way up through the Vancouver movie industry, from talent agent to agency owner, where I found I had a knack for connecting people with just the thing they were looking for. There is nothing I love more than creating delightful, memorable experiences for others.

                              Why Nanoose Bay:
                              After my husband, Todd, and I found and rebuilt this place, we spent seven years here, blissfully raising our three adventure-loving children, before moving to Canada’s wine country, Kelowna, British Columbia. This place was such a gift to us—one I am honored to now share with you. The family who lived on this property before mine spent fifty years here, raising their children and grandchildren, filling the walls with love, memories, resonance. Their children and their grandchildren experienced the same joy of freedom my children did. When we decided to develop this property, we wanted that sense of history to stay with the place. So, when the original home was rebuilt, a central pillar was left intact. Once the heart of their home, it has become the heart of ours. And now yours.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              My favorite time of year here is summer. We spend afternoons exploring the beach and collecting fresh oysters. There’s almost always a breeze. It is colorful, green and warm It feels comfortable, happy. It’s almost magical. The kids play soccer in the grass. We might make our way into town to see the artists’ studios and to visit one of the many sandy beaches nearby. Or, we might wander down to the Marina on the dock of Schooner Cove, three minutes away, where we get live crab from our fisherman friend, Kim. With a little planning, we can invite our friends over for a fresh oyster and crab dinner, served with the famous Nanoose Edibles nutritional greens, whose farm is just around the corner. Other seasons feel happy here, too. Spring is cool, sunny, full of color, naturally. You’ll spot plenty of wildlife—eagles, whales, harbor seals, sea lions. You might even get caught in the rain. Fall is warm. Green and orange leaves everywhere, impossibly beautiful. Winter sometimes brings snow. The air is cool and damp. Beautiful ocean storms come and they will take your breath away.


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                              • Ensuite bath

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                              • Living Room

                                Living Room

                              • Panoramic View

                                Panoramic View

                              • Outdoor

                                Outdoor

                              • A boat launch right of the property.

                                A boat launch right of the property.

                              • Summer party!

                                Summer party!

                              • Bedroom

                                Bedroom

                              • Bedroom View

                                Bedroom View

                              • Kitchen

                                Kitchen

                              • Living Room View

                                Living Room View

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                              • Fun!

                                Fun!

                              • Nature at it's finest!

                                Nature at it's finest!

                              • A great girls get away!

                                A great girls get away!

                              VRBO #307683

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                              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 9

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                              Member since: 2010
                              Speaks: english
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                              • Response rate: 25%
                              • Calendar last updated: 06/11/2010
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