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Tunnel Hill is special. A private, 3 1/2 acre oceanfront estate; tucked away in one of Qualicum Beach's most sought-after locations. And one of only nine beachfront properties in the Qualicum area with the coveted "Estate Residential" designation.
Located almost next door to much-loved Milner Gardens and Eaglecrest Golf Club and just minutes from the charming town centre of Qualicum Beach, the Memorial Golf Club and the Qualicum Beach oceanfront promenade. At Tunnel Hill you are so close to everything-----yet you will feel as if you are at your very own, private beach retreat.
The Tunnel Hill estate was affectionately named by a former owner; retired Canadian army officer Colonel John Rockingham and references the unique tunnel that he had constructed on the property; allowing him to drive his beloved army jeep through the hillside and down to the beach. Today the tunnel is a modern marvel, with pathway and lighting, and is a delight to all. It provides easy access to the level, private beach below.
Tunnel Hill is conveniently located off scenic Island Highway West (#19A Oceanside route)-----enter down the 1/4 mile, forest-lined private drive which opens into a bright, sunny enclave with Tunnel Hill Cottage directly in view.
Tunnel Hill Cottage is a spacious 2 storey, 4 bedroom home. It was the original residence, on this two home estate property, and sits at the edge of the hillside with expansive ocean views. Fully renovated but retaining much of its rustic charm; original old growth Douglas fir floors, large stone fireplace and wood burning stove. Tunnel Hill Cottage even has 2 hand-carved, western red cedar totem poles that were specially commissioned by "the Colonel" and which welcome you to the bright, ocean view dining room. Your family and friends will immediately feel at home here.
Tunnel Hill is the perfect spot for a family vacation, special celebration, great outdoors' adventure or simply a relaxing getaway to enjoy some much needed "Island Time".
This fully furnished 4 bedroom vacation home consists of large living room, separate dining room, fully equipped kitchen, and two bathrooms. The four generous size bedrooms easily accommodate six to eight guests. The living room, dining room and principal bedroom all have lovely ocean views. On the north side there is an ocean view deck and on the south side a large stone patio with a BBQ, outdoor table and chairs. In the dining room, a large round table is perfect for those friends and family gatherings.
On the Tunnel Hill property, you will enjoy park-like grounds, with plenty of room for a game of bocce ball, croquet or soccer; 1/2 basketball court, secluded garden retreat and ample parking. The surroundings include woods, grassed areas, a hillside garden, and the tunnel access to level walk-on-beach.
The beach is "picture perfect"-----with 180 degree views to the east and west and across the Strait of Georgia (Salish Sea) to the Coast Mountains. The shoreline is pebbled but with level, easy access for swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding. And at low tide you can walk for miles on the beautiful sand beach or explore the ocean tide pools. There is always something new to discover.
Or you can set off in one of the 2 kayaks available for guest use. Adventure awaits.
In the early evening, the sunsets are spectacular.
And later, you will want to gather around the large, beachfront fire pit with its cedar log benches-----perfect for an evening campfire and marshmallow roast. Tunnel Hill is "What memories are made of_________".
Newly opened in August of 2014, and available year round, Tunnel Hill Cottage is an ideal blend of relaxed beach home and idyllic natural setting.
Your perfect vacation destination-------beach, woods, kayaking, golf -------all on your doorstep.
Principal bedroom with ensuite and shower.
Four piece bathroom on main floor with tub/shower combination. ...moreless
Ideal for your next vacation or getaway.
Tunnel Hill is so close to everything-----yet you will feel as if you are at your very own, private beach retreat.
The perfect place to Unwind, Relax, Recharge....moreless
Large grassy areas for lawn games----bocce ball, croquet, soccer---or shoot hoops at our 1/2 basketball court. And the Parksville beach adventure playground & water park is only 10 mins. away. ...moreless
Only minutes to the Eaglecrest and Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Clubs. In the Qualicum/Parksville area, there are six "19-hole" courses and two "9-hole" courses (plus two "mini-golf" locations)....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Two kayaks available for guest use.
Level beach for launching and paddle boarding.
Pls bring personal equipment and your life jackets.
Liability waiver must be signed. ...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Natural forests flank the 1/4 mile drive into the estate and park-like grounds surround Tunnel Hill Cottage on three sides. Young deer are often seen feeding on the property....moreless
Propane BBQ on south facing stone patio. In addition, a propane fire bowl, for evening campfires, on the grassed area beside the pond. And a large fire pit at the beachfront. ...moreless
Ski & Snowboard:
At Mount Washington Alpine Resort.
Distance: 94 kilometers -------approx 1 hr. 19 mins....moreless
Summer Season May 30 - Oct 3, 2015 7 night min stay
Shoulder Season Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Low Season Nov 1 - Apr 23, 2016 7 night min stay
Shoulder Season Apr 24 - May 28, 2016 7 night min stay
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Refundable Damage DepositC$350
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About: Born and raised on Vancouver Island and having lived almost all of my adult life in Qualicum Beach, I love the natural beauty of this area. And when the Tunnel Hill property became available, I could not resist. This is one of the most beautiful, oceanfront properties on all of Vancouver Island.
I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.