5208 Del Monte Avenue
Lovely Character Home
Relaxing Westcoast Lifestyle - Private Cove & Beach
Relaxing Westcoast Lifestyle…
This 1.53 acre oceanfront estate is one of the only available low-bank waterfront properties on Southern Vancouver Island with its own private cove and beach – the perfect place to launch your kayaks or paddleboards!
Beautifully finished & appointed throughout, this eco-friendly home offers exceptional value in the waterfront market. (2019 Municipal Tax assessed value $6.77M) The level property boasts a private point with a pathway that follows the shoreline, from which stunning 280-degree views of Haro Strait can be experienced. Enjoy spectacular sunrises over the San Juan Islands, colourful sunsets and abundant marine wildlife including seals, whales, eagles and herons! Watch freighters and cruise ships pass as they make their way across Haro Strait, and see countless pleasure and sailboats heading to and from world-class cruising destinations including the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound. Enjoy exploring the sheltered coastline from this idyllic setting and enhance your fresh westcoast cuisine: excellent crabbing and fishing ‘hot spots’ are right at your doorstep!
Completed in 2009, the 5 bedroom/6 bathroom home offers a spacious and flexible design ideal for both family living & entertaining. A bright and airy entrance foyer leads into the home, and ocean views are immediately visible! Hardwood floors, high ceilings, detailed millwork and custom finishing are featured, with French doors, feature fireplaces and cleverly designed and functional utility and storage spaces.
The kitchen/great room is truly the heart of the home, with a large center island, laptop/workspace and seaside breakfast area. High vaulted ceilings showcase exposed beams over the expansive sitting area, with impressive 2-storey granite fireplace and double French doors that open out toward the ocean. Off the kitchen & formal dining room, a huge covered deck is perfect for summer entertaining and outdoor dining. A roomy walk-in pantry offers additional storage, and the adjacent utility/laundry room includes double washers/dryers, fully organized craft/storage closets and double sinks. An oversized island is ideal for food preparation or catering set-up while entertaining, with convenient commercial dishwasher and outside access to the guest parking area.
The expansive main level master suite enjoys spectacular views, with a luxurious 5-piece ensuite bathroom, oversized walk-in closets, and a private exercise or yoga room. A study/office, a TV room, and two additional bedrooms are also located on the main level; each bedroom with high, vaulted ceilings, large walk-in closet, and private ensuite bath.
Upstairs, an expansive, open games/TV area easily accommodates two large billiard tables, and 2 spacious bedrooms each have large walk-in closets and ensuite baths. A huge ‘bonus’ room offers convenient walk-in storage space, or it could be used as a home gym, artist’s studio, or office.
This fabulous property is in the upscale Queenswood area, a sought-after neighborhood boasting some of the finest oceanfront properties in Greater Victoria. Many new luxury homes have been constructed here over the past few years by waterfront purchasers seeking more privacy and larger estate-sized properties than can be found in other areas around Victoria. This excellent location is just minutes away from charming Cadboro Bay Village, with shops, amenities, restaurants, Starbucks, and fabulous Gyro Park. Sunny Cadboro Bay beach is one of Victoria’s best loved sandy beaches, and the perfect setting from which to kayak, beachcomb, or paddleboard around the bay. Top ranked public and private schools, and the University of Victoria, are also just minutes away, as well as several excellent golf courses, tennis courts, recreation centers, and the Royal Victoria Yacht club.
A special waterfront opportunity in one of Canada’s most spectacular natural settings!