That view! Completely private, west-facing home in Gleneagles, West Vancouver. Gorgeous ocean views of Bowen Island and Whytecliff Park from every room. Beautifully restored and renovated with brand new kitchen, new bathrooms, comfortable beds and lots of little touches. Large, gently sloping, mature garden full of flowering shrubs and bushes. Just over an hour by car to Whistler, a ten minute drive to the Lions Gate Bridge and walking distance to Gleneagles Golf Course, local beaches and parks.
A truly unique property, originally built when the surrounding area was an exclusive destination for vacationing families. Now coined as the "Gleneagles Golden Mile", this is one of few original cottages surrounded by multi-million dollar homes.
Acquired and fully renovated and updated through the summer of 2017 this property has a sunny disposition and a huggable ocean view. Big windows let in lots of natural light from all angles. A bright, warm, cozy and comfortable home with lots of character achieved by retaining the original wall & ceiling paneling, brick fireplace, cottage windows etc, but with upgraded features with all the conveniences of modern living.
This home is on two levels. The upper level has a bright, spacious living area with hardwood floors and ocean/garden views, comfortable chairs and wood-burning fireplace (there is also a powerful furnace). Adjacent to the living room is a dining area which seats six to eight people. The kitchen is brand new and fully equipped with new appliances, stainless backsplash and all the required amenities. The updates have been done thoughtfully, keeping the original vintage style of the home in mind. The kitchen also boasts views of the ocean. Off the kitchen is a bright eating area which seats four (table can be extended to seat 6). There is also a den for quiet reading, soaking up the morning sunshine, or watching television (smart TV with full cable, Netflix and wireless streaming). A porch with outdoor seating provides a great space for breathing in the beautiful, fresh, ocean-salt air or watching the many species of birds fly by (lots of beautiful eagles). This particular view of Howe Sound showcases the many aspects of local, coastal waterways including the ferry going into Snug Cove on Bowen Island, local kayakers, paddle boarders, the occasional cruise ship and lots of marine life (seals and even whales for the first time this summer).
Downstairs, there are three bedrooms, each on the garden side of the property and facing towards the ocean. Each bedroom has new beds, mattresses and comfortable, soft bedding. There is one full bathroom, also completely new, bright and clean. The second bathroom is a toilet and sink, also completely new, bright and clean.
The back garden is tiered on two levels, completely private and well-maintained with lots of flowering shrubs and trees. The front garden is also completely private with maple trees, well-maintained shrubs and flowing plants.
The location of this home is ideal for families looking for a place to retreat after a busy day of sightseeing, skiing, hiking or other adventures. Also a great place for a romantic getaway and for the business traveller, only a 10 minute drive to the Lions Gate Bridge with close proximity to the downtown business core.
During the winter, watch the snow fall from the warmth of inside then head out for some tobogganing on the local golf course or head to one of the local mountains for a day or skiing. In the Spring, watch the flowers bloom and the birds return to the bird feeder then hike one of the local trails or meander along one of the local beach fronts. In the summer, pick berries and tomatoes and make a meal with herbs from the garden. In the Fall, enjoy the changing colours of the trees, sip a coffee under a blanket on the back porch while watching the sailboats go by, or enjoy a drink as you make your activity plans.
This property rents as an entire, private home, complete with private front and back gardens. There is a main, front door, at the front of the property with level access from the road and one step to the doorway. The lower level of the house can be accessed from the side of the home down a well-maintained (and lit) garden walkway, through two different exterior doors. The driveway can fit two vehicles and there are two more additional parking spaces on the street in front.