Columbia Beach House is a spacious and beautifully appointed oceanfront home located in a quiet neighborhood in Parksville BC on Vancouver Island. This distinctive single level, 3200 sq foot home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large office with computer and printer, high speed WiFi internet, a gourmet kitchen with huge island and custom cherry cabinetry, living and dining rooms separated by a double-sided gas fireplace, laundry room, central vacuum, air conditioning, 2 car garage and large landscaped lot. The stunning ocean views can be enjoyed throughout the house from the master bedroom along with its ensuite bathroom and attached art st...udio, living room, dining room, breakfast room and kitchen.
Columbia Beach House is situated on a flat, extensively landscaped lot with 100 feet of walk-on beach front. The ocean side of the house features multiple patios, a gazebo and gas BBQ grill. From here you can see the mountains on both Vancouver Island and the mainland of BC, as well as the many islands dotting the Strait of Georgia. Wildlife is abundant where bald eagles and sea lions can be seen within view. Listen to seals bark and the calls of over 60 species of water fowl, and with a little luck you may catch a glimpse of a killer whale passing by. As the day turns to evening, you can enjoy a breathtaking sunset and watch the fishing boats and cruise ships making their way through the sparkling ocean waters.
You will feel the tension ease the moment you walk through the doors of Columbia Beach House and catch your first glimpse of the panoramic ocean view. The breakfast room, dining room, living room and master bedroom all have double French doors leading out onto the patios, so regardless of whether you are waking up in the king size bed in the master bedroom, soaking in the jetted tub, finding inspiration in the art studio, enjoying your morning coffee in the breakfast sun room, serving dinner for eight at the beautiful teak dining table, or relaxing with a good book by the dramatic floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace in the living room, you will be able to savor the spectacular view. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and an exquisite master bath complete with radiant heat in the slate floor and a no-step door-less shower. Suitable for family gatherings, the guest room has two double beds and the third bedroom has two sets of bunk beds that will delight children or adults alike with its cozy nautical theme. Sliding glass pocket doors open into a huge living/entertainment room in the center of the house. Heading towards the back of the house, you will find an enormous laundry room with tiled floors. The fenced yard can be accessed from the laundry room, the garage, or the fully tiled pet grooming room complete with a raised tub. Throughout the house you will find unique tile work, custom cabinetry, and many other unique and exceptional touches that make this a truly magnificent home.
Columbia Beach House is located in French Creek, BC on beautiful and picturesque Vancouver Island. Golfers will find 7 courses to choose from in the area. A short 5 km drive south will take you to Parksville where you will find all the services and amenities you will need. Expansive sandy beaches around Parksville have earned it the nickname Canada's Riviera and are host to the Canadian Open Sandcastle Competition every summer. Travel 5 km north to Qualicum Beach and explore its many galleries, shops and restaurants. The central island location is perfect for day trips to explore the natural grandeur of Vancouver Islands mountains, rain forests and coastline, experience the worlds best salmon fishing, surf on the west coast at Long Beach, or explore the magic of Victoria.
Whether you are seeking a relaxing escape, a romantic getaway, a family gathering, or a home base for unlimited outdoor activities, Columbia Beach House will offer you unforgettable experience.
Additional amenities include: board games, security system, blow dryer, coffee maker, food processor, children's facilities, ocean access, cd player, sundeck, cooking and eating utensils, iron and ironing board, binoculars, fenced yard, kettle, pots and pans, washer and dryer, heated floors, answering machine, beach access, oven/stove, barbeque utensils.
Awesome 3 Bedroom Ocean and Beach Front French Creek Rancher in Parksville Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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Located just off the West Coast mainland of British Columbia, Vancouver Island is a 460 kilometre-long and approximately 80 kilometre-wide island that is home to many communities, townships and cities, including the provincial capital city of Victoria. The largest island on the western side of North America, Vancouver Island has an extremely diverse topography ranging from lush rainforest valleys and snow-capped peaks to rugged, rocky coastlines and smooth, sandy beaches. It's this diversity that gives such distinct flavors to the various regions and the communities that comprise them.
The southern tip of the island is comprised of Greater Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula and the Western Communities. Much of Victoria itself can be characterized as a modern heritage city with turn-of-the century buildings standing alongside condo high-rises. And with its ancient oak forests, cherry blossom-lined streets and warm, windswept weather, it's no surprise that Victoria is consistently ranked one of the most beautiful cities worldwide. Only a short drive from the city centre, the Saanich Peninsula is a cradle of agriculture with quaint communities and calm, inland beaches, while the more rugged Western Communities are a cluster of booming townships on the island's more rugged and forested Pacific Coast.
Only an hour's drive up island, the Cowichan Valley enjoys a unique micro-climate, evident in the area's proliferation of vineyards, orchards and dairy farms. Small communities such as Cobble Hill, Duncan, Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Lake and Chemainus breathe a unique mix of small-town flavor and aboriginal charm into the region.
Further north, the mid-island city of Nanaimo is a quaint tribute to Vancouver Island's oceanic history. With fabulous restaurants, bountiful shopping and numerous outdoor activities at your fingertips, it's clear why this is a growing, prospering community. Just minutes from Nanaimo are the coastal communities of Parksville and Qualicum beach. Parksville boasts the best beach in the world at Rathtrevor Park, it has to be seen to be believed. At low tide the ocean retreats more than 2km our exposing white sand for as far as the eye can see in every direction. One hour further north, the Comox Valley is not only home to the communities of Courtney and Comox but also the island's alpine sports destination: Mt. Washington boasts 60 runs, a high-speed quad chair, a fixed-grip quad (among other lifts) and a vertical drop of over 500 meters. It's easy to see why visitors from the world over make this their skiing destination.
Like your recreation a little warmer and wetter? Take a detour to the island's west Pacific Coast and experience the awesome, wave-crashing majesty of Long Beach, the surfer mecca that stretches between the towns of Ucluelet and Tofino.
Simply put? If you haven't experienced Vancouver Island, you haven't really experienced British Columbia.
Vancouver Island is located off of the west side of Canada and is easily accessible by plane, boat and car. In order to drive to the island from Vancouver you must use the BC Ferries system so please check the schedule before departing. Victoria has a large International Airport that has daily flights to and from Seattle and Vancouver as well as many other destinations. The east side of the island is accessible by car, bus and train. Most of the west side of the island is best accessed by 4x4 as most of the roads are very rugged and much of this part of the island is true wilderness. Please make sure you let someone know where you are going and when you are returning if you intend to head into the back country.
Last updated on July 30, 2014
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