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Architect Designed And Decorated Waterfront House, You Have The Whole House!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Large Acreage Lot, 1100 Sq. Ft Cottage ,2 Bed With Ocean View And Access.

An architectural gem. Original design features of the house remain and combined with the spectacular view of the ocean, garden and forest combine to make this a very special property. The house has been carefully furnished to ensure a comfortable and relaxing vacation for couples or families. Fully equipped for a comfortable stay (linens, towels, kitchen supplies, kitchen appliances etc etc). Relax on the deck, the wood burning fireplace or one of the special seating areas located around the property on the walk down to the waterfront. Try fishing or swimming off the rocks, spotting eagles, seals and whales from the deck and waterfront. There are also all the amenities and activities (restaurants, museums, zip-lining, hiking, fishing tours, kayaking tours etc) available in Sooke and Victoria only a short drive away.


Owner
Jackie Straughan
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Jackie Straughan

We came to BC with work, and fell in love with the island and the weather. We both enjoy hiking, biking and kayaking, and what better place to do all that than here.

Jackie Straughan purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Jackie Straughan chose Sooke

Our work brings us all over Canada. (we splice fiber for the telecom industry ) My wife and I have seen some truly amazing places But they do not seem to compare to the AW inspiring views and feeling we get from the East Sooke house property. We hope you can experience it first hand.

What makes this cottage unique

Rating from previous Guests

Erlangen, Germany

Great views in quiet surroundings

We stayed there for twelve days and really enjoyed the house and the garden with all the variety of birds stopping by, the rabbit family living there and a deer from time to time outside the fenced area.

The view over the bay is stunning each time of the day and we didn't get tired of it.

We cooked every day, kitchen is well equipped and in good condition.

Our son is 6 and the shorter trails had been ideal.

Some nice beaches close by.

Stayed: May 2015 Submitted: June 15, 2015 Source: VRBO

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sooke in Juan de Fuca

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , view of the forest
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , View of the Sooke Bay and forest
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , view of the garden
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Property description An architectural gem. Original design features of the house remain and combined with the spectacular view of the ocean, garden and forest combine to make this a very special property. The house has been carefully furnished to ensure a comfortable and relaxing vacation for couples or families. Fully equipped for a comfortable stay (linens, towels, kitchen supplies, kitchen appliances etc etc). Relax on the deck, the wood burning fireplace or one of the special seating areas located around the property on the walk down to the waterfront. Try fishing or swimming off the rocks, spotting eagles, seals and whales from the deck and waterfront. There are also all the amenities and activities (restaurants, museums, zip-lining, hiking, fishing tours, kayaking tours etc) available in Sooke and Victoria only a short drive away.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Architect Designed And Decorated Waterfront House, You Have The Whole House!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

Private and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need, great private location, beautiful views. One of the rare rentals that actually feels like home.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay :)
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Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada
5

Character Home with Fantastic View

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay! The home had everything we needed; the hosts were warm and gracious. Although we had no concerns, I have no doubt that they would have taken care of anything that came up. So much character to the home and the view over the bay is both stunning and tranquil. It was perfect place for my son, from Vancouver, and I (Sturgeon County, Alberta) to get together. The hiking in the area is great. Highly recommend this home to anyone who loves nature and likes an alternative to hotels. I have chemical sensitivities and Jackie, whose philosophies were already environmentally friendly was very attentive to my concerns. My only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer! I would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at Sooke House. We were very comfortable and had eveything we needed. What a great view with lovely gardens! Thank you Jackie and Rodney!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning View!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was clean, well equipped, in a great location for us and the view is great. We would considering a future stay at this location.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful. Clean. Incredible view. The pictures on VRBO do not adequately portray the quality of this house or the grounds. Pleasantly surprised. Good location. Close to the East Sooke Regional Park and Sooke Potholes. Kid's highlights. Trails and rock climbing. Wish we stayed longer.

The path to the water is fairly steep but manageable. The microwave is a classic. Although, I appreciated the challenge of figuring out how to use it. Would pay more for the convenience of having a couple kayaks on the property.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing reprieve from city living

  • 5 of 5

A few friends and I wanted a retreat from the bustle of living in Vancouver. Jackie and Rodney's home is beautiful. Well maintained and situated up against the ocean. Their property has an outdoor fire pit, with which we enjoyed wine and the stars after dinner. They were highly hospitable and were at hand when necessary but didn't impose during our stay. I highly recommend their home. We would surely consider staying there again, as there is nothing like having breakfast on the deck over looking the ocean. Overall my friends and I thoroughly loved our stay! Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are very glad you and your friends enjoyed you stay, and hope to see you again in the future. Thank you Jackie and Rodney
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Victoria International
Nearest Barpub
3.2 Kilometres
17 Mile House Pub
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Schwartz bay terminal
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Olympic View
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway #14
Nearest Restaurant
3.2 Miles
17 Mile House
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Mt Washington
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Witty's Beach
Car: necessary

As a part of a temperate rain forest, the Sooke district has one of the mildest climates in Canada. Typically warm and dry in the summer, the weather is very pleasant. Winters are also mild with a good amount of rainfall and a rare snowfall. This pleasant climate can be enjoyed while hiking, biking, or horseback riding some of the local trails, or kayaking or sailing in the local waters of Sooke Basin and beyond. Quick meals, tasty food, unique tea houses or fine dining at a Restaurant, Sooke has it all. Or pamper yourself with a day spa. The Galloping Goose multi-use trail is 1km from the house, the Galloping Goose trail is a 60 km trail from Sooke all the way into Victoria. You can bike, walk, run, hike on the Galloping Goose trail East Sooke Provincial Park is ~ 5km from the house. There are over 50 km of trails in the park taking you through coastline and forest landscapes.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £67.03
Damage Deposit £279.27

VRBO does not quote the correct rate for stays between 21 to 30 days!! please email me for best rates! Payment by credit card is using paypal. Payment by online bank etransfer or paypal
Any damages incurred by the clients must be reported before the end of their stay, failure to do so will result in forfeiting their deposit.
Property will be inspected after check out, and any damages incurred will be paid for by the clients.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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