Located in the exclusive, resort neighbourhood of Bear Mountain, Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home is a stunning rental property with incredible mountain views and sprawling living spaces. With 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and space for 10 guests, this home is the perfect place to host large family holidays or have an elegant group getaway.
The first time you drive up to this gorgeous home built in a Canadian mountain resort style, youll know that you made the right decision to book this rental for your stay on Bear Mountain.
The gorgeous architectural details and landscaping is the finest in the Greater Victoria area and the peaceful residential neighbourhood is safe, quiet and perfect for a getaway.
On the main floor guests will find a luxury personal theater, home office space, bedroom, four piece bathroom, laundry room and bright, two bedroom suite that includes a full kitchen, living room, laundry facilities and access to the back patio and yard. On the second story, you have access to the enormous chefs kitchen, formal sitting room, three bedrooms, and access to the stunning upper deck which offers breathtaking views of the Strait, San Juan Islands, and the city of Victoria.
As you enter the home through the front door, its immediately apparent that this expansive home is perfect for your luxury stay on South Vancouver Island. Directly to the left, guests will find a bright home office, perfect if this property is being used for a work trip, for families looking to relocate to the area while maintaining their revenue stream or if you just want to get away to work on a burgeoning business. At the end of the main foyer, there is a small hallway to your left that takes you to the home theater, main floor bedroom and four piece bathroom.
The home theater, equipped with luxurious theater seats, large screen TV is the perfect place to spend evenings re-watching the classics, introducing kids to your favourite childhood movies or having a viewing party of the latest releases.
The adjacent bedroom is impeccably furnished with a matching, five piece bedroom set that includes a comfortable queen-sized bed in a gorgeous sleigh-style bed frame. Across from this bedroom, guests will find a full, four piece bathroom with plenty of storage, a deep soaker tub and shower combo and modern finishings.
In the two bedroom suite, guests will find a sweet kitchen remodeled in a Scandinavian-style kitchen with light birch cabinets, white appliances, under cabinet lighting and plenty of counter space. The small but comfortable living room is excellently furnished with leather lounge furniture including a small chaise sectional, and armchair, a flatscreen TV and stylish textiles.
This living room provides ample seating without overwhelming the space, and is cozy whether youre curling up to watch your newest favourite series, channel surf or getting into a great book. The four seat table in the dining area is perfectly situated to offer a place to dine in the evening or enjoy a morning coffee while you scroll a newsfeed.
The primary bedroom in this suite is a pleasant, bright space, neutrally decorated and furnished with a king-size and high-end linens, beautiful side tables and plenty of storage space in the closets to unpack your belongings.
The smaller second bedroom has two twin sized beds that serve as separate sleeping places or can be pushed together to create a second, king-sized bed if required. The suites bathroom is a lovely four piece with soaker tub and shower combo, excellent tiling and windows to allow natural light into the space.
The lower patio and backyard can be accessed through the sliding door in the living room and here, you, sunbathe in the warmer months, picnic or simply enjoy the incredible ocean views from the comfortable patio chairs and watch the sunset with a nightcap. This suite is ideal for families with young adults who would like their own space or families traveling together.
On the second floor landing of this incredible home, youll find a chic, open floor plan for all the main, shared living spaces, tastefully decorated and finished in an earth tone colour palette that reflects and enhances the gorgeous natural beauty of Bear Mountain.
In the modern chefs kitchen, guests will be thrilled to find a space that has been carefully designed to be both functional and chic. With beautiful, high-end stainless steel appliances, including double inset ovens, large, five burner gas stove top and elegant, ceiling mounted range hood, this incredible, fully stocked kitchen will have you feeling like a celebrity chef, even if your speciality is grilled cheese! In the adjacent dining area, guests will find a modern, six-seat dining set perfect for entertaining and more refined meals. For casual drinks, dining and on-the-go eats, the plentiful bar seating is a perfect option.
The star feature of the dining area is the gorgeous views of the neighbourhood, ocean and distant Juan de Fuca Islands. Watch the sunset while you enjoy dinner, sip wine and chat as the stars come out. In the large, formal sitting room, youll find sleek modern furniture including a large, plush chaise sectional, modern bucket chair and cozy, oversized nest chair.
Guests can enjoy hi-fi viewing on the large flatscreen and built in sound system over the mantle or curl up in the nest chair and enjoy some holiday reading next to the fire on a chilly night. The main living spaces are completed by a small, separate den with access to a small patio and a separate formal four seat dining set.
In the private living spaces, there are two bedrooms, one bathroom and a stunning primary suite, furnished with a high-end, modern bedroom set that includes a gorgeous, king-size canopy bed frame. The luxury linens, incredible views and soothing neutrals ensures that every night in this deluxe suite is a good one. For privacy, there is a spa-like ensuite with a deep, jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower room with delux rain shower and large vanity with elegant bowl sink, modern fixtures and large windows to allow lots of natural light. With the addition of a large, walk-in closet, patio access, huge windows with gorgeous views of the property foliage, unique mountain terrain and sweeping island and ocean views, this suite is truly a retreat for rest and relaxation.
The second bedroom is simply furnished with a comfortable queen-sized bed, high end white linens, beautiful light fixture and sleek side table.
The third bedroom is outfitted with two twin beds, small dresser, side table and has updated closet configuration to help organize your belongings. In this bedroom, the twin beds can be combined to create another king-sized bed if necessary.
The modern four piece bathroom offers guests a deep soaker tub, large vanity and modern fittings to ensure sufficient space and lighting for all your ablutions.
The main patio over the back of the property is one of the best places to enjoy the temperate climate of the West Coast, especially during the warmer months. Grill up your favourite meals on the top-of-the-line Weber BBQ and enjoy fantastic alfresco dining around the six seat outdoor dining set. The deluxe hot tub accommodates six people and is an incredibly relaxing way to spend an evening watching the stars twinkle overhead or in the cooler months, jump in for a fabulous way to spend a crisp afternoon outside.
While youre staying in this gorgeous resort community, you can rest easy knowing that youre close to markets, liquor stores, restaurants and other daily convenience shopping. In the nearby shopping center of Millstream you can find the local grocery store, Market on Millstream that stocks many high-end, hard-to-find and organic grocery items and has an incredible selection of fresh, local and imported produce. You can also find a large liquor store well stocked with local and imported wine, beer, cider and spirits. In this little shopping center, you can also find hardware and outdoor stores, big box stores and one of the best pizza spots on the island!
Golfers will love this location as the world-class Nicklaus designed golf courses at Bear Mountain country club is only five minutes away! Try the challenging Mountain Course or meander through the forests and travers creeks and play lakeside on the Valley Course - afterwards, you can kick back in the Masters Lounge and unwind after a day on the green. For a special day out, book some services at the fabulous spa at Bear Mountain or reserve a table at Bella for an elegant dining experience at one of the best resorts on the Island.
An easy 25 minute drive south gets you to the charming capital city of Victoria where you can find excellent shopping, dining and incredible heritage sites, eco tourism, gardens, urban trails and beaches. Head north up the Saanich Peninsula to explore the world famous Butchart Gardens where guests can wander through five, beautiful, themed gardens, have lunch in the restaurant and enjoy the verdant surroundings. Check out the charming town of Sidney where you can walk through the town center, pop into charming little bookstores, boutiques, cafs and walk along the seaside art trail. If youre looking to explore the Gulf Islands, the Swartz Bay ferry terminal at the north end of the Saanich Peninsula is where youll find ferry service to numerous islands, each with their own personalities and communities.
For outdoor adventures, there is no end to the hiking and mountain biking that is right outside your door at Natures Gate. Walk through the wooded paths and find hidden waterfalls at Goldstream Provincial Park, take a leisurely walk around beautiful Theis Lake and enjoy a more challenging hike up Mount Wells. One of the largest and most beloved hiking areas on the South Island is East Sooke Park, a 40 minute drive away where you can find hidden coves, challenging trails, easy-going meadow trails, wildflowers, and a pristine, windswept coastline. If you want to get out on the water there are numerous fishing charters and eco tours to book in Victoria, Sidney and Sooke!
No matter what youre planning to do during your stay on the South Island, the gorgeous Natures Gate Executive Vacation Home is your best bet for a centrally located, exclusive rental.
Plenty of parking with three spots on the property as well as street parking available.
Important note as of May 1, 2022. There is construction of new homes happening close to the property. Please be aware that construction noise will be in the neighbourhood through the summer of 2022.