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Oceanfront House on 6 Acres with Hot Tub and Private Beach and Dock

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, sleeps 6-8

This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is situated on 6.5 acres with 900 ft of waterfront in East Sooke. Property has hot tub and private, fully serviced dock.

1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twin and a Queen size portable mattress, make it a comfortable getaway for 6 (8 people with owner consent). Down Duvets, built-in stereo system with indoor & outdoor speakers, built-in vacuum, outdoor fire pit can be used when no fire ban is in place, indoor wood burning stove, 6-8 person hot tub, TV & VCR , washer & dryer, BBQ, and spotting telescope.

Playpen, highchair and some children's toys are also available. There is a horse shoe pit on the property and lots of space for playing catch, volleyball, frisbee, etc. Explore the shoreline and view the sea life which includes starfish, crabs, shellfish, mink, sea otters and seals. Hiking, bird watching, kayaking, whale watching and fishing in the area are also amazing.

A fully serviced dock with power and water that guests may use at their own risk and are welcomed to moor their boat or kayaks.

A short drive will take you into Sooke which offers a number of amenities including a public swimming pool, gym, zip lines, grocery stores, gas station, restaurants and shopping. Only 45 minutes away is beautiful downtown Victoria. Have a look at some of our recommendations (guide: http://bit.ly/2vlLUAh) or check out Tourism Sooke and Victoria's websites for details.

Check out time is 11 AM / Check in time is 4 PM

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More Details

Owner
Chad Verch
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Chad Verch

Pictured are two of the owners (Uncle and nephew) We love West Coast life and all that it has to offer in beauty and recreation.

Chad Verch purchased this house in 1950

Why Chad Verch chose Vancouver Island

This property has been in the family since 1950 with the newer house being constructed in 2003 from lumber harvested and milled on the property. The older cottage (not a rental) was built in the early 1920's with an addition added in the late 1940's. This property has over 900 feet of waterfront with a deep water dock, 2 beaches and a rocky point. You can catch legal sized rock and dungeness crab right of the dock. (remember you need a salt water licence that can be purchased online http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/licence-permis/application-eng.html) and the area is abundant in sea and wild life. It truly is a piece of paradise!

What makes this house unique

Southern Vancouver Island has a mild climate with pleasant warm, dry summers and mild, wet conditions in spring, fall and winter. It rarely snows in the lower areas of this region and if it does snow it usually doesn't stay around long.

At Heron Point House you will see many varieties of wildlife, both in the water and on land. It is common to see deer, peacocks, otters, raccoons, seals, hummingbirds and bald eagles daily. If you are lucky you may even see one of the local great horned or barred owls. Bears and cougars frequent the area and you may catch a glimpse of one while enjoying one of the many hiking trails nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Arrived in rain last night but was soon comforted by the warmth of a

crackling wood scented fire and the laughter and chatter of my beloved

family. Woke up early this morning and looked out to a complete and

utter calm and stillness - where 'peace comes dropping slow'. Such

moments, snatched from busy lives, are precious memories to taste and

savour for days to come with people I love. Shafts of sunlight are

beginning to to make the pine leaves sparkle like crystals. I must out

and sniff the air...............Sybil and Chad, thank you for all of this.
Mar 2011
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East Sooke Park
"Our favorite spot is Iron Mine Bay, located about 4.5km west from Heron Pt House (Pike Road,..."
Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
"Popular local swimming hole. About 20 minutes from the cottage. Great place to take in bef..."
Butchart Gardens
"Make this a full afternoon and then take in the evening fireworks show!"
Royal BC Museum
"Only a 45 minute drive from the cottage and a great place to spend a few hours. Outstanding..."
West Coast Outdoor Adventure
"Rent a kayak or bike, or even arrange to have the whale watching boat or fishing charter pic..."
Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Victoria International YYJ
Nearest Barpub
11 Kilometres
!7 Mile House
Nearest Ferry
63 Kilometres
Swartz Bay (BC Ferries)
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Sooke/Westshore Region (many courses nearby)
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway
Nearest Restaurant
23 Kilometres
Sooke Harbour House (world renowned)
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Out the back door
Car: necessary

Check out some of our local recommendations at:

http://bit.ly/2vlLUAh

Amenities

Sooke House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A Private dock is available to moor your fishing boat.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

We live on the Island, but found the perfect place for an easy escape. The property is amazing, with easy access to great hikes and outdoor activities. We had a mixed bag of weather, however found that you could find well sheltered hikes nearby. The property has lots of space for playing games and being outside. You can't beat the view from the hot tub, or the smell of the fireplace.

Booking the location was very easy, and no hassle getting access to the property. It was very clean on arrival, and came equipped with everything we needed.

Would definitely come again, and recommend to any family or friends

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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INCREDIBLE!!!!

  • 5 of 5

|If you are looking to experience the rugged West Coast this is the place to go! Lots to see and do while still feeling rested and definitely relaxed. The place had it all and made us feel at home. Location was ideal for exploring the outdoors. Kids had a blast looking for clams and just playing on the beach. It was such a treat sitting in the hot tub enjoying the breathtaking view after a day of sightseeing. This place is ideal for all ages. No disappointments!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for our family

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO experience for our family of five - and a great experience it was! The property is clean, well equipped and well maintained. The house had everything we needed and more.

We will definitely recommend this property to our family and friends and will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Week!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed at Heron Point House for a few days to relax and enjoy the quiet. It was perfect, all around. The house was spotless with extra little touches that made it very welcoming. This house was exactly what we needed and I would definitely recommend it. The hot tub was easy to manage, and a lovely treat to sit outside and enjoy the crisp air.

The owners didn't contact us throughout our stay, which we liked, but knew they were available if needed.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We booked Heron Point House to celebrate my wife's birthday, and it was the perfect getaway for us and our two young boys. The weather forecast for Victoria was for heavy rains and heavy winds, but Sooke seemed to be sheltered from this, and we had one morning of mild temperatures and sun! We hiked around East Sooke Regional Park in shorts and t-shirts - in December!

The house was well appointed, spotless, and had lots of toys for our boys to play with when the sun went down. The DVD and video collection was huge and had something for everyone. We loved the private beach, which was great for finding shells and skipping rocks. Next time we'll bring some bait and try our hand at crab fishing off the dock. Every afternoon we'd see 2 bald eagles roosting in the large fir tree right outside the house, almost directly above the hot tub. My wife and older son loved the hot tub, the view from it was amazing. I'd always have a fire going in the fireplace by the time they returned from their dip.

One word of caution - drive slowly and watch out for deer on East Sooke Road after the sun goes down! We saw 3 deer crossing the road, and numerous sets of eyes reflected in our headlights.

Highly recommended and we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we pulled in the lane we were in love! Amazing views, property and home.

The kids were at the water before they even went inside watching starfish and crab along the rocks. The home is comfortable and airy and has lots of room for everyone. You can't help but relax at Heron Point House...we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60.78
Additional Guest Fee $20.26 per person per night
Damage Deposit $405.22

Owner reserves the right to refuse a reservation and no rentals will be made to wedding parties or stag functions. Rates are subjected to change prior to reservation confirmation and payment.

Please note: Cleaning fee is based on maximum of 3 hours. Additional cleaning above 3 hours will be charged at the current rate of $30 per hour.

Check out time is 11:00 AM Check in time is 4:00 PM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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