La Mer at French Beach

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Architecturally stunning, award winning, three level luxury oceanfront home. This home was the featured Vancouver Island Home of the Month in March 2012's Boulevard Magazine.

Upon entering the foyer, visitors are dramatically confronted by sweeping unobstructed ocean views via vast expanses glass soaring from the floor to the 25 foot ceiling and skylights. The home gives one the sensation of floating above the sea below.

Enjoy breathtaking ocean views in complete privacy. The only sounds one hears are those of the sea. Breathtaking sunset views over the ocean and sensual mood lighting provide the perfect venue for romantic get-aways, honeymoons, or spiritual restitution. Gaze at the ever-changing seascape framed by the distant snow covered Olympic Mountains and the myriad birds and sea mammals.

La Mer is the perfect writer's retreat, the home features a well-stocked library.
Poetry and novels have been inspired and written here; CD's recorded.
La Mer has nurtured an award-winning photographer; she has inspired musicians, scientists, physicists, sculptors, painters. She is a nurturing and inspirational place....drawing and transporting energy from the sea to her guests.

La Mer includes a self-contained 2 bedroom suite occupying the entire first floor. It sports its own kitchen, a huge entertainment room, private ground-level entrances, and of course unobstructed ocean views from every room

* All the photos shown were taken at the home*


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Property Type

  • House
  • 4600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    The entire main floor is wheelchair accessible ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Must contact owner beforehand ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Main Floor Bedroom: 1 queen

    Main floor bedroom is a level entry room ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

    cozy, private, ground level...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    features private, separate ground level entrance...moreless

  • Huge master bedroom occupies the entire third floor. Includes his/her closets, walk in glass block shower, elegant free standing tub, plus many more features The main floor bedroom offers a private deck entry and 'turn of the century' style Cape Cod bathroom with clawfoot tub & pedestal sink. Full ocean views The first floor is ground level and features two additional bedrooms , separate kitchen , and huge enterntainment/great room. Perfect for kids or 'mother-in-law....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet


  • The main floor bedroom features unobstructed ocean views and a private bathroom with a clawfoot tub and pedestal sink. It also features a separate deck entrance...moreless

Other Amenities

  • World class salmon fishing, whale watching, diving, hiking, excellent restaurants nearby...moreless


  • Books:

    Robust library of contemporary and classic novels ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    (Also include sound bar with Bluetooth connectivity on main floor and first level )...moreless

  • Games:

    Good collection of boardgames ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Substantial collection of CDs. Streaming Internet music available on the first and second floors ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    High speed bundled fiber optic ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Conventional hi def stereo on main floor. Sound bar with Bluetooth on first floor ...moreless

  • Television:

    Internet capable/smart TV in entertainment room on first floor ...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Small, relatively private sandy beach is just 200 yards away ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Beautiful secluded sandy beach is only a 3 or 4 minute walk away...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Perienally snow covered Olympic Mountains of Washington State lie across the straight...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    All rooms are oceanfront and have unobstructed full ocean views...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    All rooms are oceanfront and have unobstructed full ocean views...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    All of the rooms have obstructed Oceanviews...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    5 or 6 on main level; 4 on level one...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Never necessary ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas burning fireplace (seasonal) on main floor ...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard. Passive solar. Gas burning fireplace on main floor (seasonal )...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed wireless ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press, coffee drip appliance in main floor kitchen ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Both kitchens are fully equipped ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    On Main floor kitchen ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Two complete kitchens: On the main level is found the Gold Medal award winning Kitchen of the Year 2007....BC Homebuilders Associacion An second 'mother-in-law kitchen is on the first level...moreless

  • Microwave:

    In both kitchens ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gas on main level; electric on level one...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    fishing charters and whale watching charters 20 minutes away...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    20 minutes away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    kayak, surf board, and paddleboat rentals 20 minutes away...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
US Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
Storm watching season
Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$375 $400
Fri, Sat, Sun
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
6 night min stay
Jan 4 - Apr 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$325 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,275 $7,500
Apr 23 - Jun 10, 2016
3 night min stay
$425 $450
Fri, Sat, Sun
High Season
Jun 11 - Sep 18, 2016
7 night min stay
Early Fall
Sep 19 - Oct 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$500 $550
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,200 $7,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $300 + tax
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 8%

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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46 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Point no Point
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shirley Delicious
137 Miles
Nearest Ski
Grouse Mountain
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Flea Beach 200 yards away

Some of the best salmon sport fishing in in the world is found in the waters directly below the home. Guided salmon and halibut fishing charters abound. The world famous West Coast Trail lies about 25 miles west. Pods of killer whales swimming past the house are not uncommon. Bald eagles, sea lions, and otters are seen frequently and virtually on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. It's a wildlife photographers paradise.

The city of Victoria is a jewel of a city offering numerous museums, outstanding restaurants , galleries, gardens, and other cultural activities. World famous Butchardt Gardens is 43 miles away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

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Speaks: english


  •  Second-floor deck

    Second-floor deck

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Custom designed main floor kitchen

    Custom designed main floor kitchen

  • Main floor bar

    Main floor bar

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Storm watching in the fall

    Storm watching in the fall

  • Photo taken from living room

    Photo taken from living room

  • Great room main floor

    Great room main floor

  • Main floor ensuite bathroom

    Main floor ensuite bathroom

  • 2014 Swiftsure International Yacht race as seen from the living room of our home

    2014 Swiftsure International Yacht race as seen from the living room of our home

  • View of home from sea

    View of home from sea

  • Great room  main floor

    Great room main floor

  • Front yard

    Front yard

  • Great room

    Great room

  • Sunset from deck

    Sunset from deck

  • Great room, Second floor

    Great room, Second floor

  • Master suite

    Master suite

  • Photo taken from front deck

    Photo taken from front deck

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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