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White Sandy Beach ! - Free Use of 2 Double Kayaks

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

**** Free use of 2 Double Kayaks ****

SandGate provides 2400 square feet of great family accommodation, with private front and back yards for playing and relaxing--and all this just 20 steps to a safe, sandy beach! Children can play on the safe sand bar, where they can be easily supervised from the sun deck and the Hot-Tub for eight, overlooking this spectacular beach with extraordinary views of the Pacific Ocean, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker, and Victoria, British Columbia.

Wildlife abounds including whales, seals, otters, and an incredible array of birds including, bald eagles, hawks, blue herons, and humming birds. Watch cruise ships and giant ocean-liners as they quietly make their way to Alaska, the Orient, and other world destinations.

Sunrises are spectacular and the home is bright and sunny all day long. Features include: Queen-size bed in the master suite, a queen bed in the second,third and forth bedrooms, along with two single beds in the loft. A fully-equipped kitchen, the dining and living room and computer area all have great water views.

The living room area includes a propane fireplace and a 47 inch high definition TV and entertainment system (DVD/VHS) with digital cable. The computer area includes a state of the art system with color printer and broadband Internet access. The lower level of the home includes a play area, a treadmill, nautilus weight system and pool table. A sunny back-yard patio overlooks a grassy and private play and garden area complete with a water view hammock made for two!

SandGate is located in a quiet, tranquil country setting where you can purchase fresh farm vegetables and eggs just down the road and pick fresh blackberries right on the property. And it's ideal for visiting Victoria and other parts of Vancouver Island. Victoria is only a 30 minute easy drive, where you can visit the world famous Fairmont Empress Hotel, the Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park, and numerous other tourist attractions.

The Butchart Gardens is a 40-minute drive. Golfing (Spectacular Olympic View and The Royal Colwood Golf Courses are within a few minutes), diving, ocean (salmon, halibut, crabs) and lake fishing, sea kayaking, horseback riding, hiking and bike trails, tennis courts, wildlife sanctuaries, shopping, and the Casino are all nearby! The possibilities are endless!

SandGate provides an oceanfront location and amenities that are simply fabulous for a wonderful family vacation, a quiet romantic get-away, or an unsurpassed retreat to just relax and do your thing! Visit SandGate once - and we know you will return - again and again! E-mail or call for additional information and pictures.

Keywords: Beachfront Home

More Details

Property Manager
Paul Wesley
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018


Victoria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main - toilet , tub , shower
    Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom Downstairs - toilet , shower , No Tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Main Floor , With ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Basement
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Accessible by Murphy Stairs from Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Floor
  • Baby Crib, Play & Pack and Hight Chair supplied
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
CD\DVD Player, 200+ DVD Movie Library, 5 Mountain Bikes, Filtered Water, Iron & Ironing Board, Toaster Oven, Binoculars, Local Information Package, Coffee Maker, Broadband Internet Connected Computer-PC, Exceptional Views & Beach Location, Lower Level Play Area with Pool Table, Treadmill and Nautilus Weight System, No Smoking (Outside only)


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White Sandy Beach ! - Free Use of 2 Double Kayaks
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Perfect for our family reunion weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home was the prefect place for our family reunion weekend. The house itself is spacious, clean and very well equipped with amazing ocean views and just steps from the beach.

The host Paul, communicated very well throughout the booking process and welcomed us on our arrival with tips for the area, and a generous bottle of wine.

The cottage worked very well for our family as the back yard was enclosed for the dog, and the beach was safe for our grandson.

Paul has various games and activities in the shed which we used and enjoyed.

The hot tub was a bonus with its spectacular views and we spent time on the deck watching the beach activity too.

I fully recommend Paul’s place and would certainly return in the future.

Special thanks to Paul for going out of his way to make us feel so welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

A group of girlfriends and I stayed here for a 3 day getaway for my sisters 30th birthday. Everyone was raving about how beautiful Pauls property was! It was a perfect size for all 10 of us, there was more than enough space, with even a dining table big enough for all. The beds were very comfortable and the linens were so soft, a nice touch were robes in each closet! The kitchen was awesome, we cooked every meal in and had everything we needed. Sitting in the hot tub in the evening listening to the waves was of course a highlight. A big thanks to Paul for being a great host, we would happily come back in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 which included three generations stayed at Paul’s Sandgate Beach House for three nights during Easter. We have rented many nice properties on vrbo, but Paul’s is something truly special because he has literately thought of ALL THE COMFORTS AND EXTRA CONVENIENCES OF HOME. It’s impressive that he shares his family home with renters!! Everything is so well organized…as soon as our booking was confirmed he emailed a very detailed welcome pkg on the area. Since he didn't have any renters before or after us he was flexible with early check in/out time.

The location is ideal for many reasons…mostly because we didn't feel the need to leave his place leaving us feeling very relaxed after our holiday. His garage is full of recreational play items, life jackets of all sizes and beach chairs. We used his 5 mtn bikes, air pump and helmets to bike the Galloping Goose Trail. We also went for morning hikes from right out the door. Throughout our stay, we made use of the treadmill, pool table and dart board. Another highlight of our holiday was using his two double kayaks all weekend long and setting the crab traps every day:)) It total, we caught 7 delicious crab!!

Paul’s kitchen is very spacious allowing for many cooks in the kitchen. It is beyond well-equipped and stocked with condiments, spices, food wrap, oils etc.... There is everything from a blender, crock pot, crepe maker, and waffle maker…you name a gadget and he’s got it!! We even BBQ'd a prime rib with his rotisserie! There’s also a large extra fridge in the basement. The open kitchen, large dining room table and comfy living room area had exceptional views out to the ocean. The house is well insulated from any outside noise. The beds and linens were so comfy...everyone had fantastic sleeps:))) Even the house coats in every closet was a nice touch.

His yard is beautifully maintained with a large fenced yard. In the afternoon, we enjoyed the sunny patio in the back protected from any breeze … perfect for napping and sitting around in the lounging chairs and playing cards at the table. The deck on the ocean side was perfect for watching the sunrise and an evening soak in the hot tub. Every day we spent time walking on the sandy beach and exploring the rocks and sitting by his propane fire pit at night.

Everyone is already talking about plans to meet again next year and we look forward to booking Paul’s beach house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a family gathering at Sandgate this year for US Thanksgiving. We came up from Washington state and needed a place to stay while we visited relatives who live in Metchosin. We were so pleasantly surprised in so many ways! The hot tub was a high point; cooking for the group was so easy as the kitchen is very well stocked with all kinds of pots, pans and kitchen gadgets; the rooms and bathrooms are extremely comfortable, and the house itself is beautiful. Every detail is in place - we felt like we were in our home, and the owner made us feel that we SHOULD feel this way.

It wasn't the season for kayaking, etc., but the outdoor equipment made available to us had we wanted to use it was truly impressive. We had an little issue with the water heater one day, and the Owner was over immediately to take care of it.

This is a wonderful place ... I truly hope we get a chance to visit it again!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at Sandgate. I wish we could have stayed longer there was so much to do. Our favorite day was spent staying at the house and playing frisbee and making sandcastles at the beach, exploring tide pools and just relaxing. Wonderful location, plenty of room to sleep and all equipment for so many activities you could stay for weeks!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rural oasis

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a lovely place! We just spent 3 nights at Sandgate. Had such an enjoyable time. The house is so well set up and the location is amazing. Perfect for a family vacation. Something for everyone. We used the bikes, kayaks, pool table, hot tub and of course the scrabble game and crib board.We appreciated that our dogs were welcome as well since they are a huge part of our families. Be sure to check out the fudge stand just up the road, best fudge ever and the sweetest lady selling it! Thanks Paul for everything. Great memories for our family!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whale Watching, Winery Tours, Empress Hotel, Royal BC Museum, Butcharts Gardens, Deep Sea Fishing, Lake Fishing, Casino, Churches


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

2 Night cleaning $229.76
3 Night cleaning $153.17

Cleaning Fee for 2 night rentals is $300
Cleaning Fee for 3 night rentals is $200

To book we require 1/2 the total rental payment as a deposit and remaining 1/2 of the total of the rental
payment 30 days prior to your arrival . In addition we require a completed signed rental agreement that I can email you and a copy of your ID.

Cancellation policy as per rental agreement:

"In the event that this Agreement is cancelled by the Renter for any reason the full rental amount will be forfeited by the Renter. Reasonable efforts will be made by the Owner to re-rent the property and any rental fees secured from the re-rental will be refunded to the Renter less a service fee equal to 10% of the total rental amount for the unused rental time."

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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