Set right on the edge of the ocean, White Heron is approachable beachfront luxury, perfect for your next long-term stay in beautiful Parksville BC. This exclusive, gated beach cottage offers guests bright, modern open plan living with a formal dining area, luxurious formal sitting room, exquisite kitchen, three stunning, comfortable bedrooms, a comfortable living room, three bathrooms, and awe-inspiring outdoor living areas.
Drive through the gates and you will find an idyllic white cottage nestled in a lush garden. As you walk through the garden and over the garden bridge to the front door, you will find a small sunlit front courtyard and garden where a white craftsman front door is ready to welcome you to the epitome of beachfront cottage luxury.
Walk through and be greeted with the sunlight flooded foyer and tasteful furnishings that make you feel right at home. Walk into the home and you will find breathtaking ocean views that perfectly compliment the beautiful front rooms. In the dining room, modern furnishings and decorous art surround a dark wood dining table that will make the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two or a chic six-person dinner party. At the opposite end of the front room, there is a beautiful, sitting room with unobstructed ocean views, garden access, an elegant, understated nautical palette and plush, modern furniture. This is the perfect spot for guests to spend a quiet evening indoors by the fire or have a nightcap after an excellent meal. Adjacent to the dining room, you'll find a marvelous kitchen with bright white cupboards, beautiful sea glass-like countertops and impressive, stainless steel appliances. The look-through to the dining room doubles as an elegant breakfast bar and there is extra window seating to the front of the kitchen. The modern, built-in, gas, stove top and wall oven ensure precision cooking and will inspire any home-chef to try new dishes and make whipping up old favourites fun and easy!
The master bedroom is a masterclass in beach home perfection. The luxurious king size bed, elegantly distressed white wooden furniture ensemble, modern tub chair and ottoman in the bay window and expertly arranged decor creates an ambiance of peace and relaxation. With an ensuite that boasts floor to ceiling marble and top-of-the-line fittings, this bedroom is understated luxury and the perfect haven to rest and recharge.
The second bedroom features a comfortable king size bed, modern furniture and a beautiful garden view. The third bedroom offers guests a cozy queen bed, stylish desk and garden view. The full bathroom offers guests a soaker tub and shower, modern fittings and skylight that allows natural light to engulf the room and showcases the high-end tile work.
Off the kitchen, to the back of the home, guests will find the family living room where comfort meets elegance. Here you'll find large flat screen TV and hearty sofas, perfect to stretch out and enjoy all your favourite streaming services or recline with a great book and enjoy the peaceful garden views out the patio door and windows. Adjacent to the living room you'll find an impressive laundry room with high-end washer and dryer, sink and small water-closet for your convenience.
If the interior of this house is impressive, the outdoor living spaces are absolutely phenomenal. With a Zen Garden and covered yoga den in the front of the house, four seating area patios, a hot tub and private beach at the back of the house, White Heron offers guests an opulent West Coast outdoor living experience all in one place.
In the front yard, the private, covered yoga den is the perfect spot to put your mat and enjoy your sequence with total privacy rain or shine with the benefits of the fresh sea air. Take a little pre and post session walk in the Zen Garden and take a few moments to reflect and center. In the back of the house, you'll find a large patio directly out the living room doors - a great place to soak up the sun with a book and a cocktail. To the left, down a small garden path, you'll find a secluded outdoor dining area with beautiful views and a large dining table to accommodate an elegant meal, alfresco. From the outdoor dining area, you can walk the perimeter of the property along the pier-style, wooden path to the hot tub and fire pit patio. Here you can enjoy a relaxing soak after a day of exploring and swap stories or sip a great wine fireside. Follow the path down the private stairs at the edge of the property and you'll find a little hidden ocean side patio and firepit - the perfect place to watch the clouds roll in and relax. Continuing down the stairs, you come to a tiny, private, pebbly beach where you can take an ocean dip in the heat of midsummer or sit and watch the ocean lap the pebbles, you might even see some of our beautiful marine life from this vantage point!
White Heron is uniquely located to offer the best of quiet West Coast living without being completely remote. Nearby, in the quaint town of Parksville you can find a vibrant downtown with both the essentials and more. While it isn't the shopping experience of a big city, Parksville has some really amazing local boutiques and excellent restaurants. Nearby you can visit the famous Coombs where goats walk on the roof, the ice cream is always amazing, and the market carries fresh produce and interesting local artisanal goods. For everything else, Nanaimo is a short twenty-minute drive away and has everything from large box stores and favourite chain restaurants as well as a thriving boutique shopping district and more elevated, local dining experiences.
For adventures in the great outdoors, White Heron is conveniently located to some of Vancouver Island's most impressive and beautiful parks and hiking trails. Take a stroll on the expansive Rathtrevor Beach, hike through and marvel at the gargantuan, ancient trees in Cathedral Grove and explore the intricate paths to see the water rushing over the falls at Englishman River Falls. You can also find excellent golf at Brigadoon Golf Course and Morningstar Golf Course right in Parksville - for the avid golfer, there are sixteen more impressive courses nearby. Have a fun day out at mini golf, rent a bike and cycle around the area or rent a kayak or paddle board and set out right from the private beach. There is truly so much to do, experience and see while you are at White Heron, one month won't be long enough!
Important Note this property is located on high bank oceanfront and the staircase to the beach is not suitable for people with mobility issues or unsupervised children. The property does require a 1 month minimum stay rental.