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May 17, 2019
The Crown Isle Golf Resort and Golf Community is comprised of a master planned golf course and a well established residential area in the Comox Valley. The residential sector has been designed to include single family homes, patio homes, fairway homes, a gated community, townhomes and condominiums. There is a diversity of homes styles that appeal to families, empty nesters and to people who want to relocate to Courtenay to experience a taste of the Vancouver Island lifestyle.
The Crown Isle ownership and management team expanded its real estate and construction efforts early in the millennium. Homes by Crown Isle is a premier custom home builder within the Crown Isle Community and the Comox Valley.
Led by Vice President of construction, Jayson Welsh, their team, comprised of construction managers, designers and tradespeople will construct and manage your new home or renovation project to the highest quality standards. Homes by Crown Isle builds custom homes with timeless style and classic design elements, getting the job done in an efficient manner and on budget. Homes by Crown Isle is a successful custom home builder known for turning clients’ visions into reality.
For more information and to schedule a viewing of any of our homes under construction or to discuss your dream home, contact:
Apr 30, 2019
Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community in the Comox Valley offers you the "Ultimate Home Base". The Comox Valley is located a 30 minute flight to Vancouver and just over an hour flight to Alberta. Crown Isle's close proximity to the new Comox Valley Regional Hospital, the Comox Airport, medical offices, the Crown Isle Shopping Centre and many local restaurants & retail outlets makes day-to-day life in the Crown Isle Community very appealing for all residents. This 831-acre master-planned residential community includes a blend of single family homes, patio homes, condominiums and new home lots to choose from.
Crown Isle's premier builders have been an important part of their success during the past 25 years. In this post, we feature information on one of Crown Isle's premier builders, Monterra West Homes Ltd. who are currently building new custom homes in the Crown Isle’s community.
Garry Renkema, owner of Monterra West Homes Ltd. has been building custom homes and multi-family residential projects in the Comox Valley for the past 30 years. He has been building new homes in the Crown Isle community since 2004.
From design to development, the team at Monterra West provides an exceptional building experience. With a passion for quality and detail, they design and build custom homes to meet their clients’ specific needs, focusing on building relationships with clients from the beginning of the design process, throughout the stages of construction and to completion and occupancy.
They walk clients through the progression of construction to ensure it is as smooth as possible and they are committed to service that extends beyond completion. Visit their office to view their selection of floor plans, material choices and colour combinations located at 515 Duncan Avenue, Courtenay, B.C.
Their team is Built Green certified and they are able to provide clients with information and options to build an environmentally friendly and efficient home.
This successful family business in the Comox Valley appreciates and cares about the community around them and Garry and his team are committed to providing the Comox Valley with excellent, high quality homes.
Apr 22, 2019
If you are looking for a brand new, energy efficient townhome for sale in a quiet area of a desirable community on Vancouver Island, consider Parkside Lifestyle Homes. This new townhome project in Courtenay, BC has received Gold Certification through BUILT GREEN CANADA®.
These energy efficient townhomes offer the benefit of long term cost savings on water, electricity and gas bill savings of between $300 - $500 per year. As the the new homeowner of this BUILT GREEN GOLD CERTIFIED® townhome, you will enjoy a healthier, more durable home with a lower environmental impact and lower maintenance costs.
According to the Canadian Home Builders Association, homes with green certification will sell for close to 10% more on average, protecting your investment for the long term. Built by Nicon Developments, an award winning builder of new homes on Vancouver Island for 40 years, these townhomes are built with quality workmanship.
Phases 1 and 2 have sold out and construction is now underway on Phase 3. These new 1,220 sq. ft. townhomes include 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, six appliances, window coverings throughout, a large accessible crawl space, an enclosed garage, guest parking and a private playground within the property.
Located adjacent to Tarling Park in Courtenay at the end of a no-through road, these new townhomes for sale will be completed and ready for occupancy at the end of May. Four duplexes will be completed and ready for occupancy at the end of June. Prices of the homes range from $359,900 and $368,400 and the monthly strata fee is only $135 per month. For a limited time, there is a cash bonus of $10,000 available to buyers upon completion.
These townhomes can be purchased as your primary home or can also be purchased as an investment and rented to tenants.
The show home is open from 2 pm to 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday for Parkside Lifestyle Homes, located at 2109 13th Street in Courtenay, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island.
Or, for a personal tour, contact Art Meyers, Realtor, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
Apr 12, 2019
Custom builder Integra Homes has been building new homes in the Comox Valley for more than 30 years. They have recently started construction of new homes in two new subdivisions, Cambridge Park Estates and THE RISE in the Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community in Courtenay, BC
Integra Homes has reserved 10 residential lots with mountain and forest views in Cambridge Park Estates within the Crown Isle community. They are accepting reservations for building new custom homes in this new neighbourhood.
You can choose one of the many lots that Integra Homes has reserved or you can choose from any of the available lots that are remaining. Many of these lots will have homes built on them that will back onto the nature park providing residents with privacy and a view of the forest.
Integra Homes also have a few lots reserved that will give new custom homeowners unobstructed views of the Comox Glacier providing stunning scenery on a year-round basis.
Enjoy the view of the Comox Glacier, the Crown Isle golf fairways and the forested park from this location.
Choose your lot and combine it with one of the many custom home plans and you can be living in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island by the end of 2019!
Living in the Crown Isle community Courtenay embodies West Coast living on beautiful Vancouver Island. Enjoy the temperate climate and world-class scenery all year round. Walking trails are at your doorstep and the Crown Isle clubhouse, shopping centre, Aquatic Centre, and Comox Valley Hospital are just minutes away.
2040 Norfolk Way, Courtenay, BC
Hours: 1pm to 4pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Or, for a personal tour outside of the open house hours, contact:
Bill Larson Cell: 250-331-1877 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices of new custom homes start at $890,000
Pricing and Reservations are subject to change without notice
Mar 14, 2019
Two new rancher/bungalow-style homes are for sale in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island. The spacious floorplans feature approximately 1,800 square feet in size and will have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The lots in this new subdivision are huge! They have approximately a 70-foot frontage and they are up to 280 feet deep. The depth of these lots allows for a detached building for a workshop or home-based business on the property or you can build a pool, large patio or playground in the backyard.
All of the homes will be built by Southwind Development Corporation, an experienced builder with over 25+ years of experience, known for their quality construction. This project will contain 20 new rancher style homes when completed and this property is located adjacent to the nature sanctuary known as Ruth Masters Park which is located close to the Puntledge River. This desirable location is also within walking distance to Courtenay Elementary School, Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary School, Lake Trail Middle School and downtown Courtenay.
These new homes for sale are located on Grayhawk Place at 1st Street in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island.
Prices start at $569,900.
For more information or a personal tour, contact Realtor Art Meyers of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
Feb 25, 2019
The 831-acre master-planned residential and golf community of Crown Isle has been designed to include single-family homes, patio homes, fairway homes, a gated community and condominiums. There is a diversity of homes styles that appeal to families, empty nesters or people who want to relocate to experience a taste of the Vancouver Island lifestyle. Crown Isle's premier builders have been an integral part of the community's success, building new homes for the residents of Crown Isle. Today we highlight Benco Homes, a premier custom home builder in Crown Isle, now building new homes at The Rise and Cambridge Estates, the newest subdivisions in Crown Isle.
Starting with the Crown Pointe patio home development more than 25 years ago, Ben Christensen of Benco Ventures has continued to build friendships and homes in Crown Isle. In that time, thanks, to repeat business & client referrals, Benco Ventures has built more than 300 homes in Crown Isle.
Benco is known to maintain the highest level of construction quality, design and post-completion service. Their success is due to their team of second generation builders Ben Christensen and his siblings, and 30 talented long-time employees. From the ground level, setting the home elevations, to the finishing touch-ups, this hands-on approach ensures a quality crafted Benco home. To view the design and quality in person, visit the Show Home and Design Centre at 1768 Crown Isle Drive, which showcases their homes and custom finishes. A member of the design team is on hand to answer your questions.
The Benco team looks forward to making and maintaining new friends within the unique Crown Isle Golf Resort Community in the beautiful Comox Valley.
For more information about building your new custom home with Benco Ventures, contact:
Feb 11, 2019
Jan 30, 2019
The new home community of The Ridge, located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, already has more than 100 new homes built by their preferred builders. In this update, 1stView highlights three new homes for sale and ready for occupancy by builders Lawmar Contracting, Coastal Custom Homes and Brando Construction. Take a tour and enjoy the amazing views at The Ridge!
Lawmar Contracting – 4190 Remi Place, Courtenay, BC. Price: $699,900, MLS #448508
New two level 2,336 sq. ft home offers space for 3 or 4 bedrooms plus 2.5 baths. The master bedroom includes an elegant ensuite with a soaker tub, separate shower, floating cabinets, a radiant heated floor and double sinks. The master bedroom also has access to a large walk-in closet with built-in shelving.
Vaulted ceilings reach the second level of the house in the great room, which is open to a modern kitchen and dining room. An outside deck is located off of the dining room, with easy access for barbecuing and entertaining. This home features a heritage-style covered front porch and has amazing views of the Beaufort Mountains.
Builder: Lawmar Contracting
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm
Krystal McIntyre 250-702-5856 or office 250-338-7637
Coastal Custom Homes – 4166 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC. Price: $799,900, MLS #447063
The focal point of this contemporary rancher style home is the see-through indoor/outdoor luxury gas fireplace extending the living space to enjoy the outdoors from inside of the home. The large deck with glass panels is accessible from the great room and you are only steps away from cozying up to the outdoor fireplace while enjoying unobstructed views of Comox Bay and surrounding mountains. The outside deck has been wired for Bluetooth compatibility so you can listen to your favourite playlist on the outdoor speakers.
This 2,010 sq. ft. home, designed in a transitional style, includes 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The modern two-tone kitchen includes a large island with seating area and custom cabinetry finished in “cloud white” and “ebony” with quartz counter-tops.
Additional features include electrical wiring for an electric or hybrid vehicle, two car garage, landscaping completed and underground sprinklers installed.
Builder: Coastal Custom Homes
Contact: Dean Verschuur
This 2,159 sq. ft. two-storey home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a modern kitchen with quartz countertops and a large island. The open concept design on the main floor features a spacious great room with a gas fireplace and the dining room is located beside the bright and sunny kitchen. The master bedroom and ensuite are also located on the on the main floor.
Two other bedrooms, a bathroom and large family room (21’ by 14.9’) are located on the second floor. Also included are a two car garage, a heat pump and Hardi plank exterior finishing. This family-friendly home has been completed and is available for immediate occupancy.
Builder: Brando Construction
Email: email@example.com or
(Note: prices are subject to change without notice)
Jan 23, 2019
Custom Builder, Jayson Welsh with Homes by Crown Isle has a new home for sale in the popular subdivision known as THE RISE in the Crown Isle community on Vancouver Island. This spacious 1,966 square foot two-storey home is designed and built with today's open concept styling in mind. The modern, elegant kitchen features two-toned cabinetry finishing in white and navy blue, elegant lighting fixtures and a full Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package including fridge, gas range, microwave, dishwasher and side by side washer and dryer.
The 18'6" by 12' master bedroom on the main floor features modern sliding barn doors to access the ensuite and the two separate his & hers walk-in closets. The home also includes an additional bedroom and full bathroom on the main floor plus a large bonus room and bathroom upstairs.
The exterior of the home includes Hardi plank siding with rock features and a beautiful covered entry and large rear covered deck. The two car garage and a large driveway allow for plenty of parking. The front and rear yard are landscaped including underground irrigation. The rear yard is fenced and ready for additional vegetation in the garden beds to fit your personal tastes.
Location: 1055 Crown Isle Blvd. in Courtenay, BC
Price: $699,900. (GST is applicable)
For more information and to schedule a viewing of this beautiful home, contact:
Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate
Jayson Welsh, VP of Construction Crown Isle Homes
(Note: Prices are subject to change without notice)
Jan 18, 2019
Coastal Custom Homes, one of the preferred builders at The Ridge in Courtenay, will have a new custom home ready for occupancy this April. This bungalow-style home offers 2,010 sq. ft., built in an open concept style. This home features stunning views of Comox Bay and the Mainland mountains. A large deck, accessible from the dining room and featuring an indoor/outdoor fireplace, is the spot to take in these ocean views.
This custom-designed home features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Contemporary finishes are included throughout, including a gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, custom cabinetry and high-end modern lighting. The great room includes a 12-foot high ceiling in the foyer and living room, and opens to the separate dining room and kitchen.
You'll enjoy the spacious master bedroom and luxurious ensuite. The two other bedrooms can be used as bedrooms of course, or for an office, an exercise or hobby room, a media room or a library.
This Coastal Custom Homes design includes a large 10’ by 8.5’ laundry/mud room with built-in cabinets which is accessible from the garage and the kitchen area. This new home for sale has a two-car garage with additional parking in the driveway for family and guests.
This home is located in The Ridge community in south Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Come and take a drive through and find out why more families are choosing The Ridge as their preferred home location in the Comox Valley.
Located at 4166 Chancellor Crescent in Courtenay, B.C.
Realtor: Dean Thompson, Remax
Builder: Coastal Custom Homes
Jan 11, 2019
Nov 29, 2018
There are a few new, pre-built homes for sale in Phase 2 at The Ridge in South Courtenay - one of the most scenic neighbourhoods in the Comox Valley. New homes have been selling very quickly in this sought after neighbourhood, thanks in large part to the amazing views, the tranquility of the area and the close proximity to amenities in the Comox Valley. Three of The Ridge's preferred builders currently have homes for sale in Phase 2: Lawmar Contracting, Brando Construction and Candor Developments. Grand Legacy Builders has one lot left in Phase 2 on which to build a new home.
All of the preferred builders carry third-party home warranty insurance on all new homes built. This includes two years on labour and materials, five years on the building envelope, including water penetration and 10 years on the structure of the homes. British Columbia carries one of the strongest construction insurance coverages in Canada for new homes.
Preferred builders at The Ridge bring many years of experience to their work. This, combined with the New Home Warranty Insurance, gives buyers peace of mind when buying a new home at The Ridge.
Additional new homes will be coming to this beautiful housing development in mid-December as the road works and utilities will be fully installed on Phase 3, allowing for 43 more new homes to be built.
For more information: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588
Oct 30, 2018
Homes by Crown Isle is putting the finishing touches on their newest project of luxury townhouses called "Prestwick ON THE RISE". This four-plex is located in Phase II of The RISE development of the Crown Isle Community. The views of the mainland coastal mountains and Georgia Strait from the second floor are amazing. Currently, three of the four units have accepted offers, leaving Unit D available. This beautifully designed homes features 1,877 sq. ft. on two floors, with all three bedrooms and two bathrooms located on the second floor. This home also includes a five piece Whirlpool appliance package, a gas fireplace, quartz countertops, maple shaker style white cabinets with a custom tiled back splash, a covered outdoor patio and more. The tile floors have radiant in-floor heating. Priced at: $529,900.
For more information on new home construction in the Comox Valley, contact Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate, or Bert Jaeger, Realtor for Crown Isle Realty Ltd. who are both familiar with the community's history as well as what is planned for the future. Both Jason and Bert are true experts in the Crown Isle Community lifestyle considering they both live, work and play golf within the Community. No one knows Crown Isle like they do!
Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate, Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community
Bert Jaeger, Realtor, Crown Isle Realty Ltd.
Oct 20, 2018
Monterra Builders is building an 84 multi-family townhome project in Cumberland. Phase 1, consisting of 12 units, is now occupied by the new owners. Phase 2, which includes 11 townhomes, will be ready for occupancy in October. Construction is ongoing for Phase 3 through 5 for an additional 35 units. The project is expected to be completed in August of 2019. Prices of the units range from $381,900 to $399,900. Sales have been brisk, with 56 of the 84 units sold. Fifteen units are currently under construction.
The townhomes will range in size from 1,318 sq. ft. to 1,643 sq. ft. and will be built as duplexes, tri-plexes, and four-plexes. There are five floor plans available and two high end design packages to choose from.
Parkside Lifestyle Homes is a 33 unit townhome project centrally located in Courtenay. Construction is well underway for 15 sold multi-family townhomes in Phases 1 and 2. The two-storey homes for sale are approximately 1,220 sq. ft. in size and will include the following features: three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, six appliances, a window covering package, two outdoor patios as well as additional features. Prices of these townhomes start at $379,900. This development has been built to the high standard of Built Green Silver Certification by Nicon Developments Ltd. an award winning builder of new homes on Vancouver Island for 40 years. Your home warranty package includes: 2-year Builder, 5-year Water Penetration, 10-year Structural.
Prices of these townhomes start at $379,900.
In Campbell River, a 7-unit townhome project has been built at 796 South Island Highway, a 12 unit townhouse project has been approved to proceed at Hilchey Road, Liberty Green is proceeding with construction for 25 units on Soderholm Road and there are more projects underway and in the design process.
The story is the same in the Comox Valley. In Comox, there is a 42 townhome project proposed on Guthrie Road and a seven unit west coast style townhouse, duplex, single family project on Glacier View Drive. In Courtenay, a 24 unit townhouse project is proposed for Lewrick as well as 22 townhomes further down the road at Guthrie Road.
In total, Building Links has documented 249 townhome units that will be built in the next year. They estimate that will be another +50 in the works in the next 6-12 months, bringing the total up to almost 300 townhome units during the past 18 months.
Excerpted from Building Links
Written by Clarice Coty
Oct 11, 2018
The Ridge's preferred custom builders are busy building homes in Phase II of this new development in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.
There are currently 12 new homes under construction and many more in the planning stages. Some of these new homes are ranchers while others feature a second storey or a walkout basement. Several of the new homes at The Ridge also feature secondary suites. The design of this new housing development allows each resident to choose a residential lot that will suit their lifestyle and needs on one of their beautifully landscaped streets.
At The Ridge, you can choose from their preferred builders or work with the builder of your choice.
The preferred builders have the experience of building homes that work best with the lot to take in the spectacular views of the mountains and the ocean. All of these builders have constructed pre-built and custom homes at The Ridge during the past three years:
Lawmar Contracting - Lawrie McIntyre: Phone 250-338-7637
Coastal Custom Homes - Dean Verschuur: Phone 250.465.2205
Sep 27, 2018
Residents of The Ridge have a lot of reasons to love their neighbourhood. Hear from one couple about why they love their new community:
“We have lived in the Comox Valley for 20-plus years and had never been to The Ridge community until 2013 when we took the time to explore this otherwise empty space with recently constructed roadwork and just a couple of houses. We immediately fell in love with The Ridge."
A few years later, the couple was ready to build their new home.
“As we built our property, we often found ourselves walking through the community to observe the new homes being constructed. It was the genesis of getting to know not only our neighbourhood but our neighbours as well. The subdivision was growing but that seemed to only add new friends to the bonds we had already kindled. It is not uncommon for neighbours to be relaxing in their front yards only to be joined by friends for impromptu social gatherings.
“The developer Bruce Clapham really cares about creating a community neighbourhood at The Ridge and has donated funds for our annual block party for the past two years. This event has brought neighbours together and has helped immensely to create bonds and make the community feel like a large extended family.
“We are minutes from town, yet it feels like we are living in a rural setting. There is no thru traffic here and no overhead wires to spoil our great views. We even got to watch the BC Day fireworks from our deck. We are glad that not everyone knows where The Ridge is, but if you’re lucky enough to find us, you will feel like you have lived here your entire life."
To learn more about this ocean and mountain view master-planned community in South Courtenay, visit TheRidgeBC.com.
Sep 10, 2018
Construction of Parkside Lifestyle Homes in Courtenay is well underway. Phases 1 and 2 have sold and developers are now taking deposits on Phase 3 townhomes. Their show home will be open as of October 1st and Realtor Art Meyers invites you to tour the spacious 1,220 sq.ft. two-storey homes for sale.
The townhomes offer three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, with an open style living room and kitchen, a gas furnace, gas BBQ hookup, six appliances, a window covering package, a garage, two outdoor patios, oversized crawl spaces, landscaping and more. Each townhome features a neighbourly front porch and a back yard, perfect for enjoying the natural park -ike setting.
Parkside Lifestyle Homes in the Comox Valley is a new family oriented development located in Courtenay, BC, close to schools, shopping, the downtown area and recreational activities. These units can be purchased as an investment and then rented out, or as a primary residence. One pet per home is permitted.
This development has been built to the high standard of Built Green Silver Certification by Nicon Developments Ltd, an award winning builder of new homes on Vancouver Island for 40 years. Your home warranty package includes 2-year Builder, 5-year Water Penetration and 10-year Structural coverage
Prices of these townhomes start at $379,900.
Contact: Art Meyers, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
New rules from the Real Estate Council of BC came into effect in June of 2018. These documents are important for you to read and review prior to entering into any Contract of Purchase and Sale.
Aug 13, 2018
As the exclusive marketing agent for Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes, Comox Valley Realtor Art Meyers is pleased to announce that the pre-sale program for Phase 3 has now commenced. Phases 1 and 2 have been sold out and construction is scheduled to commence on Phase 3 in late 2018.
You are invited to check the website for updates, pricing, floor plans and to see what units are still available. The real estate market in the Comox Valley continues to be very buoyant with strong demand and a minimal supply. Due to the short supply of new townhomes, your are encouraged to contact Art Meyers ASAP to find out more about these three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms homes that feature 1,220 sq. ft.
New rules from the Real Estate Council of BC came into effect in June of 2018. These documents are important for you to read and review prior to entering into any Contract of Purchase and Sale. Visit the Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes website at to review these documents.
Prices of these townhomes start at $379,900.
Realtor Art Meyers
Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
Note: Prices and information are subject to change without notice
Jul 20, 2018
One of the newest custom home builders at The Ridge, Coastal Custom Homes, has a new custom home under construction and for sale. It is located at 4184 Remi Place, in the south Courtenay real estate development, The Ridge.
This rancher/bungalow style home is 1,620 sq. ft. and features three bedrooms with a vaulted ceiling in the great room. The bright and sunny kitchen is open to the great room, which features fantastic views of Comox Bay and the local mountain ranges. It also includes a covered back deck and a two-car garage.
Dean Verschuur, of Coastal Custom Homes, prides himself on designing a custom home for the lot he is building on. He purposely designs the footprint of each new custom home on the lot to take advantage of the brightness, the surroundings, and the views.
This new one-level home features west coast style exterior timber accents and is scheduled for completion in mid-August.
For more information on pricing, please contact the owner, Dean Verschuur:
Jun 21, 2018
All five of the preferred builders at The Ridge in South Courtenay are busy building new homes at The Ridge. This is a busy summer construction season at this ocean and mountain view master-planned development in the Comox Valley. These new homes come in many designs, including ranchers/bungalows, two-storey homes, homes with secondary suites and homes with walk out basements. Most of them feature stunning views.
Interested in finding out more about choosing a lot for sale and a new home design in Courtenay? Contact one of The Ridge's preferred builders:
Lawmar Contracting: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brando Construction: ℅ Realtor Bill Anglin Email: email@example.com
Candor Developments Inc. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coastal Custom Homes Email: email@example.com
Grand Legacy Homes Email: firstname.lastname@example.org