Arbutus Hill - Executive 4 bedroom home with stunning ocean views
Executive 4 bedroom home with stunning ocean views

Arbutus Hill

Located on a picturesque 5 acre lot, this large 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, ocean view home is perfect for your next family getaway.

Nestled in a stunning Arbutus grove, this home offers guests a spacious, fully equipped rental in an ideal location with panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic range beyond... read more

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Located on a picturesque 5 acre lot, this large 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, ocean view home is perfect for your next family getaway.

Nestled in a stunning Arbutus grove, this home offers guests a spacious, fully equipped rental in an ideal location with panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic range beyond.

As you drive up the tree-lined driveway, the distinctive red branches of Arbutus greet you and lead you up to the beautiful sun-soaked home.

Walking into the foyer at the front door, the spacious, open-plan main floor is as impressive as it is homey. With warm wood floors and cabinets, expertly placed lighting, ample seats in the kitchen, dining area and formal living room, and incredible views from the many windows, this home makes the perfect backdrop to any family holiday.

The large, fully-stocked kitchen is outfitted with top-of-the-line, stainless-steel appliances, generous counter space and lots of seating at the bar to allow the family chef and their sous chef to cook dinner while the rest of the family taste testers sit around offering encouragement and conversation.

In the morning, this kitchen is spacious enough to accommodate everyones morning routine and the breakfast bar offers casual seating for everyone to have a quick breakfast before heading out for a day of adventuring.

The adjoining dining room provides guests with the option of enjoying a meal in a more formal setting. With a long stylish table and leather chairs, modern overhead lighting and a bank of windows that surrounds the table, this dining room is a stunning setting for any meal.

A few steps down from the dining room and kitchen, guests will find the luxurious, sunken formal living room, complete with an oversized, deluxe leather sectional, 3D flat screen TV, large coffee and side table.

This living room is ideal for both lively family nights and peaceful cozy evenings spent together. The 3D TV provides unparalleled picture quality for family movie nights or watching sports. The coffee table is ideal for spirited board games and the floor space can easily become the stage for charades.

With the lights dimmed and the soft lamp light though, the living room transforms into a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere to curl up in the plush couch with a book or some music.

Just behind the living room, tucked away from the main area, a chic billiard room with a stylish billiard table, sideboard for drinks, patio access and incredible views of the ocean waits for the next great game.

Off to the right of the foyer, a smaller, private living room, neatly and comfortably furnished with sofas and a flatscreen TV is perfect for setting up kids with their own movie or finding a little peace and quiet away from the main rooms.

Additionally, on the main floor, conveniently placed between the foyer and the garage, there is a small two piece bathroom.

The wrap-around patio on the main level of the house can be accessed through the billiard room or through the dining room and allows guests to relax and recline in the fresh ocean breezes in comfort.

Here, youll find an outdoor dining table to enjoy your food alfresco, as well as lounge seating and a luxurious hot tub to soak sore hiking or biking muscles under the stars.

On the second floor, youll find four spacious bedrooms each with its own incredible view, flatscreen TV, individual PVR and large comfortable beds dressed with the highest quality linens.

At the end of a passage, off the main hallway, youll find the incredibly private, tranquil and luxurious primary bedroom. Here, a bank of windows, offering panoramic views of the ocean and Arbutus grove can be enjoyed from the comfort of the king-sized bed. The five piece, private ensuite with windows that look out over the property, a high-end spa soaker tub, separate shower room and large vanity provides peace and privacy for all your ablutions. In this bedroom, youll be able to properly feel rested and recharged for all your holiday activities.

Next to the primary bedroom, youll find a second bedroom with its own private ensuite. This elegant room is similarly furnished with a king-sized bed and has a view over the property to the ocean beyond. This modest ensuite is complete with bathtub shower and large vanity.

The third and fourth bedrooms both boast two queen sized beds providing ample, comfortable sleeping arrangements for all the members of your family.

These bedrooms have access to the main three piece bathroom with a bathtub shower, large vanity and storage cupboard. This bathroom is cleverly designed with a water closet allowing more people to use the bathroom simultaneously while providing privacy for each.

On the second floor guests will also find a large laundry room with ironing board, hanging rack, washer, dryer and folding counter.

Arbutus Hill is located on a large acreage in the quaint, seaside, country community of Metchosin. The property has private trails throughout the backyard that are ideal for exploring with younger ones or taking a peaceful stroll around the property.

These trails also lead to the extensive and incredibly popular Galloping Goose Trail. The Galloping Goose is a mostly flat, multi-use trail that extends from downtown Victoria to Sooke and beyond. For those looking for a longer walk or a biking trail, the Galloping Goose is absolutely perfect.

If youre hoping to get lots of beach days during your stay, youre in luck! Weirs Beach, a beautiful sandy beach perfect for both summertime swimming and beach combing all year round, is just a five minute walk from the house.

For local, fresh groceries and produce, as well as one of the best bakeries and pizza parlours in Victoria there is no better place to go than the nearby, quirky, beloved My-Chosen Cafe.

While this gorgeous home is in the middle of the peaceful countryside, all of the attractions of Victoria and the lower island are still easily accessible!

An easy forty minute drive will take you to the middle of downtown Victoria where you can see all the historical sites. Wander through Chinatown and explore Fan Tan alley, walk through Market Square and do some shopping along lower Johnson then head down Government street to marvel at the historical architecture.

Stay on Government St. and youll quickly find yourself in the Inner Harbour where you can see the grand Empress Hotel, the impressive Legislative Buildings and wind up at the Royal BC Museum for an afternoon of exploration and education.

From Arbutus Hill, the world famous Butchart Gardens, with hundreds of flowers, plants and trees arranged in five thematic gardens is just forty five minutes away. Explore the nearby town of Sooke and marvel at the expansive, wild beauty of East Sooke Park.

With so many things to do and a breathtaking home to stay in, Arbutus Hill is a place you wont want to say good bye to.

Amenities

Kitchen Amenities
Dishwasher
Fridge
Microwave
Oven/Stove
Coffee Maker
Toaster
Kettle, pots and pans
Cooking and eating utensils
Blender
Barbeque Utensils
Barbeque
Unique Amenities
Hot Tub
Billiard Table
General Amenities
Cable T.V.
Washer and Dryer
Internet Access
Parking
Patio
Patio Furniture
Stereo
Sundeck
Television
Computer Printer
Wide Screen T.V.
Balcony
Blow Dryer
Board Games
Covered Deck
Electric Fireplace
Garage
Garden(s)
Iron and Ironing Board
Telephone
Wireless Internet
3D TV

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Testimonials

What Our Guests
Say About Arbutus Hill

Excellent Vacation Home

Our party of 7 stayed here for a weekend and we found the home stocked with all the comforts and supplies needed during our stay. The house was large, comfortable, clean, great kitchen to cook in, and the neighbouring area quiet, scenic and peaceful. I would highly recommend anyone stay here during a visit to the island.

Craig F.

Christmas retreat

We shared Christmas with all the family and have a great time walking on the forest, on the beach and visiting interesting places in the surrounding. Incredible views, deers coming to our door and nicely mantained house. An experience to repeat.

Great House and 10-Minute Drive to the Beach

PROS We are a family of seven, so there was plenty of room for all of us and then some. It was wonderful to be able to stake out our own areas for some down time. Awesome kitchen with everything you could possibly need. The openness and amazing views of the San Juan de Fuca Strait is lovely. The billiards table was fun to play with. And we did take a dip in the hot tub one night. We love all the arbutus trees and seeing the deer relaxing by the house. A few from the family walked the trail behind the house and said it was nice and quiet and could go on for quite a while. A/C was a huge plus and it worked amazingly well. It was surprisingly warmer than we thought it would be in Metchosin.
It gets very windy at night here. So, expect trees blowing and the wind howling at night. But by morning, it was down to a nice breeze. The town of Metchosin was quiet and mellow. We went to its Farmers Market. It took us about 30 minutes to get to downtown Victoria and close to an hour to get to the Victoria Airport.

CONSThe one thing, though, that bothered us was trying to find the trail to the beach. The person who met with us on our arrival date, said that it was just across the street and five minutes down. He didn't provide a map, because as far as we could walk - we didn't see any trails that would lead us to the beach without actually going through someone's property. We tried for 2 days to look for this trail and could not figure out where it was. That was a huge disappointment because the 5-minute walk to the beach was one of the biggest reasons we rented this house. The grand kids love water and would have loved an opportunity to just cross the road and head down there to play. The beach that we did find was about a ten-minute drive - by car. So no big deal but a walking map to the beach would be super helpful!

Perfect for Family Reunion

This is a beautiful home with every possible convenience. Very comfortable beds, lovely linens, and an extremely well equipped kitchen. We were disappointed with the quality of the towels but other than that it's all first class. It was difficult to enjoy the view due to the smoke from the forest fires but that was the case everywhere in BC and Alberta this summer.

Perfect getaway

The house is a great set-up for couples or families and has every amenity you can think of. We wished we could have stayed longer! Thank you Kari and team!

Lovely Island Getaway!

Our stay at the Arbutus Hill Home was perfect! There was more than enough space for 4 couples, with great amenities and a well-equipped modern kitchen. The Jacuzzi and Pool Table were also big hits while waiting for the weather to improve a little bit to allow for some outdoor activities!

Beautiful View & Beautiful Home

This house was perfect for our annual ladies get together we all graduated high school together. The house provided us with a very comfortable living room to hang in and chat when we were not sitting outside on the deck. The kitchen was well stocked and the house was clean. EMR was very helpful and provided great customer service. The house was exactly as described in the property description and definitely met our expectations. The view exceeded our expectations! I would highly recommend Eagle Wing Tours in Victoria for whale watching and visiting Butchart Gardens. The location of the house is about 15 minutes to major shopping areas for food go to Langford and about 40 minutes depending on traffic from Victoria. I would also suggest visiting downtown Victoria - it's a beautiful city. This house/location was a great place for the six of us to stay for our annual vacation. I would highly recommend renting this home!

Maureen C O.

Great rental

We attend with 8 guys for a golf getaway. The house was perfect for our needs. I would recommend it to anyone.

Up, up and away!

Just delightful! The house was roomy and exquisite! Great view! All our cooking laundry needs were met! Most importantly, the house was clean and neat as a pin when we arrived!

June Vacation

Arbutus house was a lovely 4 bedroom house with a view of the bay and the Washington mountains. It was a fantastic place with everything we needed to make it a memorable vacation.

James L.

Beautiful house. Beautiful location.

An absolutely beautiful house, fully equipped with everything we needed. A perfect layout for a big group like us as it's open planned living area provided us with the perfect balance of being able to chill together, but to also get a few hours solitide when needed! The Hot tub, terrace and BBQ combo truly made our holiday. Thank you very much EMR - we will definitely be back!

David and Elizabeth W.

Perfect Week in Canada

This is a very nice house in Metchosin. It takes a little time to get there because of the slow speed limits on the rural roads in Canada. The house was completely stocked with everything needed for a great vacation including golf clubs and tennis racquets. Kitchen had coffee and spices and enough settings for 12 guests. Our family of 7 enjoyed the stay.

Our family had a great time in this beautiful home

We had a great vacation on Vancouver Island staying at Arbutus Hill. We enjoyed going hiking, swimming, going to the beach and exploring Victoria. Our 5 kids loved the hot tub and pool table and all the space we had in this beautiful house. The kitchen is supplied with everything to make meals for a large family. The deck is wonderful with the ocean view. The beach at Witty's Lagoon is recommended to visit with kids at low tide, as well as the Sooke River potholes and go fishing or boating at Pedder Bay Marina.

Beautiful Home, Lovely Property

This is a beautiful house that has been very well maintained. It's also on a large, private lot with a gorgeous view of the ocean. There is the odd truck that drives by, but otherwise, it is exceptionally quiet. This is a perfect spot for those that want access to Victoria, but don't want to be in a busy, noisy area.

Simply amazing

This is the cleanest nicest property I've ever stayed with my family. This property has it all. Simply amazing and will definite visit again. The wildlife in the yard is amazing the furniture is clean and amazing. Truly perfect.

Dylan F.

Happy Family Christmas

Beautiful setting and home roomy many options - pool, hot tub, tvs, decks, beautiful views. Everything we needed was at our fingertips. Well equipped, well appointed. very clean.

Judy N.

Georgia & Oregon Friends visit Victoria

Arbutus Hill was described appropriately and did not disappoint us in any way. We searched for a home that could accommodate 4 couples with 4 baths. One couple had to cancel so each of us had their own bathroom. Master suite lottery was won by the Georgia couple and they loved the luxury. We were all comfortable in our private spaces. The common areas were anything but common. We've never seen a wrap around couch so big and the dining room table is fit for a large gathering. Comfortable patio furniture allowed us to view the water and relax. Loved our time there. Candice greeted us like we were old friends and we were invited to contact her on her cell phone if we had any problems!

Marianne K.

Quiet retreat

I am very picky about cleanliness and I was pleasantly surprised. We really enjoyed the space, the comfortable beds, and the perfect views. We found a lot of fun activities nearby, lots of great hikes, zip-lining, etc, and the drive to Victoria was easier than I thought it would be. All in all, this rental was a great choice.

Unique home

A beautiful well equipped spacious property spotlessly clean with spectacular views from most rooms deck and spa.Very peaceful location. Our children and grandchildren enjoyed biking and hiking kayaking and beach combing all within a short distance from the property. We would love to return next year.

A Wonderful Destination

Well, with it being difficult to know where your clients come from and what their experiences are, you have set up the vacation home listing in such a way that for those of us who live life simply, we were delightfully surprised at the size, spaciousness and set up of the home so that we could all be close and yet be involved in our own activities. Some needed to relax while others wanted to be engaged in games, puzzles or visiting. The sites from the balcony, living room and master bedroom were simply stunning, with many a time where wild deer were walking and grazing thru the yard. The venue and ambiance was amazing. Thank-you so much for caring about the smallest details to the overall needs of family living!

Beautiful Home

We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful home. The beds and views were amazing and we loved being able to congregate in the living/dining/kitchen area. Appreciated that it was far enough from the city to not pull us away, but not too bad of a drive from the ferry. We will definitely stay here again!

Iram K.

Fantastic home

Fantastic home, great views, well stocked. Family memories were made.

Carla R.

Great House, great location, great view

The location of the house was perfect. We had a beautiful ocean view in a rural setting. Black tail deer visited daily. The house itself was beyond our expectations. It had everything we needed and more.

Amazing getaway location with good view

Amazing and clean place . Good views and very clean.

Eddie L.

A Great Stay!

The property was exactly a shown & described. The lights were turned on for our arrival late in the day to welcome us. The location, the privacy, the quietness, cleanliness, the view, everything was outstanding. Kitchen is well stocked, house is very spacious, bedrooms large, the master bedroom has a spectacular view of the ocean. Having morning coffee on the front balcony looking onto the ocean was a great way to start the day. With the nearby walking trails, location between Sooke & Victoria, just made this a perfect property to stay at. As well, Candice from EMRour contact was exceptional & responsive in providing us information on any of our questions.

Awesome !!!!!!

Rented a number of properties all over North America. This property rates # 1. It has everything anyone would want. Quite, beautiful, and comfortable. Very scenic and easy drive from Airport as well. If I can, I will book again next year

Dean C.

Fabulous

The team at EMR are very friendly and so willing to help. We were a bit nervous to reserve this way but it was such a good experience that we have already confirmed reservations for the next winter. They take good care of their guests.
We chose this location primarily for the access to the Galloping Goose Trail. The beautiful forest behind the house made it a joy to walk that short distance pushing our bikes for access to the trail. Cycling the trail was an emotionally uplifting experience as all along the way we were surrounded by forest and babbling brooks. We stayed on the section of the trail that was a former rail bed which gave us plenty of distance for a workout.
Arbutus House itself was all that we could have asked for very, very clean, good air, comfortable heating, comfortable seating, memory foam mattresses, a view of the ocean over the tree tops and it was extraordinarily well stocked. There was nothing lacking in this entire vacation.

BC Vacation - Sept. 2021

We had a very nice time in beautiful BC. The weather was outstanding and the accommodations were 1st rate!!

Beautiful home with a beautiful view

Very nice, clean home with a fabulous view. Very well stocked kitchen. The hot tubs water needed to be balanced better lots of foam so we did not get to use it. Had fun playing pool. Overall very enjoyable 3 days.

Enjoyable stay

This is a clean and cosy vacation home which we enjoyed for 3 nights. Many rooms and lots of spaces to accommodate 8 of us. Close to Victoria, Sooke and surrounding tourist attractions. Jacuzzi was a highlight to relax while enjoying the sunrise. Thank you for maintaining such a nice place.

Victoria Getaway

Our fun group of ladies had a wonderful time together at this beautiful and spacious house. It was a relaxing sanctuary to come back to after a long day of sightseeing. The hot tub was bonus, the large fully stocked kitchen made meal prep easy and the comfortable beds provided a good nights sleep.

Luxury home

Wonderful, the only issue was the hot water did not work properly the last night. Also, the shower in the master bedroom was too short.

Darlene G.

Spectacular Hilltop Home

This house was amazing. Beautiful secluded setting with water views. The house was spacious and perfectly stocked formal our needs. So much nicer than the pictures.

David P.

Getaway

Arbutus Hill did not disappoint. The home was extremely clean, beautifully maintained, well stocked, beautiful decor, and located in a beautiful spot in this corner of the world. We had an amazing time and wonderfully situated to get out and explore. I would have like to see hot tub towels or beach towels available to use but otherwise well set up. My only concern was the over-the-top rental agreement, which is managed by a management company. The payment process was a bit extreme and no leniency on checkout time at all. We had to communicate with a number of different representatives through the rental process and all a bit unnecessary. Otherwise a great spot for gathering.

Breathtaking view!

We loved the space! Large house with incredible view and stocked with everything you need!

Kseniya G.

Great house

Our designated coordinator, Dwayne, refused to meet at the property despite agreeing by phone and informing the cleaning staff that he would arrive at 445PM.
Our question regarding the coffee maker was not answered.

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