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Ocean View - 2bdrm Cottage on 5 Acres

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Last updated: 11/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Sooke cottage description

A modern west coast farm by the sea - 1000 sq. ft. self contained suite - separate from main house, lots of parking. 2 bdrm (1 queen, 2 singles), new beds, all bedding supplied. Open self contained kitchen, living and dining room (with hdtv, dvd player, small stereo to hook in an iPhone or similar), full bathroom with towels. Large outdoor deck with patio table/chairs, 2 loungers and a brand new bbq and view of ocean and surrounding forest. There are several varieties of native trees - garry oak and arbutus to name just 2. Listen to the owls, ravens and the many song birds. Cozy up and read a book, go for a walk or bike the galloping goose trail (an old railway line that goes 60 km, from Victoria out to Leechtown - we are right on the trail at km. 28), take a trip to the beach or any near by parks or lakes. Do a day trip into Victoria, only a 30 minute drive. We always have chickens, and for 6 months of the year we have pigs, come and help us feed them.....2 day minimum booking, but 5-7 day bookings are recommended, as there is enough to do, in the area and surrounding. Summer is a beautiful time to come - it's usually warm and dry, but, September and October are beautiful as well - the leaves are changing colour, the smell in the air is different, there are lots of harvest foods available too. November to March are great times to cozy up by the wood stove (we do have electric heating as well). Check the calendar for availability or email directly. At the moment we also have 2 adult bikes for rent $30/bike for entire stay (helmet and lock included)

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Photography
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                You can see the ocean, you can hear the waves crashing on the shore, hear the seagulls and smell that the ocean is right there....moreless

              • Downtown:

                On a clear day you can see downtown Victoria and even Port Angeles, in the distance. We are a 35 min. drive to downtown Victoria BC...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                views of trees and hilltops all around, in behind you can see the tops of the Olympic Mountains...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Ocean View from the large cedar deck and from within most rooms of the house...moreless

              • Village:

                Metchosin is our little village - there is a full service restaurant, coffee shop, health food store, small grocery store/video rental, a community hall, art gallery and an old historic school house...moreless

              • Water View:

                Ocean View...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Swimming

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Off Season
              Sep 8 - Apr 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              C$175
              C$1,050
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              C$200
              C$1,200

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee (one time) C$60
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Deposit at time of booking, balance on arrival


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              Location

              Westcost beaches and lakes are all close by, walking distance and short drives away. Matheson Lake is a favourite of ours, it's only 3.5 km. down the galloping goose trail (which is an old railway line, converted to a 60 km trail, used for walking, biking, horseback riding), you can also drive (10 min.). We have rare trees that grow in the area - Garry Oaks and Arbutus (these trees have orange trunks and shed their bark) The wildlife is abundant with deer, bunnies, quail, owls and green violet swallows. There are 2 close weekend markets - Ragley Farm (East Sooke) and Metchosin Sunday Market. MyChosen Cafe is our local restaurant - has great food and pizza delivery too. The stinking fish studio tour is held the beginning of August and will happen again in November. Not a very far drive away (Goldstream Park) you can see the salmon spawning in October and all the eagles that are there as well. Watch Turkey Vultures migrating south, from Aylard Farm - East Sooke. A nature enthusiast paradise. You can be as active as you'd like, or sit back and do nothing, just look at the view. Victoria is not a far drive away to go for a day, even an afternoon or dinner, but if you were looking at spending several days in Victoria, you may find us just a bit far out, but we are in a great location for day trips or just relaxing and taking in the beauty of the west coast.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: My husband and I both grew up in Vancouver. We spent 11 years in Hong Kong, both our children were born there and went travelling with us as much as we could all possibly go exploring. We were ready for a new chapter, and wanted to come back to Beautiful British Columbia - we settled in Metchosin, on Vancouver Island. Having travelled to several different places, we feel that Metchosin is one of those special places on this earth.

              Why the Owner Chose Sooke:
              A prerequisite for my husband was that we had a minimum of 2 acres, this narrowed down our choices, but worked for me because I love animals and gardening. We were lucky enough to stumble across this little town, we'd never heard of and loved the fact that we were so close to Victoria, in case we needed a 'city fix' yet away from it all! We also liked the fact the we were right on the galloping goose trail and had no excuse not to go out walking at any time of day, and without having to get in the car to do it. It's come a long way since we bought the land, built the carriage house, put in the garden, built accessory buildings for animals and our main house and a few more gardens, of which the deer sample on regularly! It will keep us busy for years to come - but don't worry, we won't put you to work........

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              A big plus is that we are just steps from the galloping goose trail, which is wide and mostly flat. The other is the view from most of the windows and deck of the suite - the ultimate moving painting - who needs t.v?, although there is television a dvd player and wifi :-)


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • House from galloping goose trail

                House from galloping goose trail

              • One of many passing Cruise Ships - enroute to Alaska

                One of many passing Cruise Ships - enroute to Alaska

              • the bifold door all locked up

                the bifold door all locked up

              • Open Kitchen

                Open Kitchen

              • Open Livingroom with wood stove and door that opens up completely - 12ft opening

                Open Livingroom with wood stove and door that opens up completely - 12ft opening

              • Open Livingroom, with high ceilings (ceiling fan and skylights)

                Open Livingroom, with high ceilings (ceiling fan and skylights)

              • Queen Bdrm

                Queen Bdrm

              • Sunshine Platforms

                Sunshine Platforms

              • The barn in winter

                The barn in winter

              • Weir Beach (10 min walk from house)

                Weir Beach (10 min walk from house)

              • Matheson Lake - 3.5 km on the trail from the house - we've spent many hours here

                Matheson Lake - 3.5 km on the trail from the house - we've spent many hours here

              • Feeding time for the piggies!

                Feeding time for the piggies!

              • From large cedar deck - looking back into house

                From large cedar deck - looking back into house

              • Door opens up completely, onto large cedar deck with view of trees and ocean

                Door opens up completely, onto large cedar deck with view of trees and ocean

              • The Covered Entrance

                The Covered Entrance

              • Kitchen - granite island

                Kitchen - granite island

              • Open Diningroom

                Open Diningroom

              • Twin Bdrm

                Twin Bdrm

              • Bathroom

                Bathroom

              • some of the many arbutus trees on the property

                some of the many arbutus trees on the property

              • Galloping Goose Trail (55 km) just steps from the property

                Galloping Goose Trail (55 km) just steps from the property

              • Local Restaurant (good food and portions)

                Local Restaurant (good food and portions)

              • Feeding Chickens!!

                Feeding Chickens!!

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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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