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Jul 30, 2011
Woodcote Mews side by side duplexes in Courtenay on Vancouver Island offer the perfect vacation home or new family home option in the Comox Valley.
The floor plan is a spacious 1,320 sq. ft on two floors, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each new homes includes a quality appliance package, consisting of a fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Each homes has private yard and there is a common outside area for all residents to enjoy in these Comox Valley homes.
Centrally located on the west side of Courtenay, Woodcote Mews is within walking distance of the vibrant downtown area, which features shopping, restaurants and offices. Woodcote Park is only a few steps away and schools are close by.
Woodcote Mews is owned and developed by Madrona Projects Ltd.
12 homes have already been sold at Woodcote Mews. All remaining homes are now priced at $211,900.
Jul 29, 2011
Set on the shores of Quamichan Lake, Trumpeter Pointe is setting new standards for lakefront homes on Vancouver Island.
Both new homes and residential lots are available for purchase within the master-planned lakefront real estate development near Duncan on Southern Vancouver Island. The third phase of the development is now selling and features a number of stunning lakefront properties, and builder Nicon Developments is ready to help create new dream homes.
Trumpeter Pointe's Design Guidelines for new homes create a neighbourhood of quality and architectural appearance while protecting the natural ecosystem and views for all residents.
Some of the features for new home exteriors include: earth tone exteriors; upgraded architectural roof shingles; durable high quality building materials; composite or wood siding exteriors with masonry;
and exposed aggregate, coloured, stamped concrete, or interlocking brick driveways.
The development is located minutes from Duncan and the Maple Bay Marina on Vancouver Island. For more information, visit the Trumpeter Pointe website.
Jul 28, 2011
Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria's Luxury Waterfront Hotel and Residences, Announces 2012 Opening Dates
Victoria's re-built Oak Bay Beach Hotel is now less than one year away from opening its doors on the Victoria watefront. Opening celebrations have been set for the May 19, 2012 long weekend at the iconic Oak Bay Beach Hotel development project, located on Beach Drive in Victoria, Vancouver Island.
Set on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, in arguably one of Canada’s most scenic neighbourhoods, Oak Bay, the combination hotel, luxury residences and vacation hotel suites is well on its way to completion.
Kevin and Shawna Walker, the owners and developers of the $52M endeavor, are excited to show off the renewed project.
Kevin Walker notes that fans of the first Oak Bay Beach Hotel will be pleased to see that a number of original materials are being used in the rebuild, including bricks, windows, beams and furniture. In addition, both the well-loved Snug Pub and dinner theatre program will be key features of the re-opened hotel.
A number of modern amenities, as well as luxury private residences have been added, making the property Victoria’s first luxury hotel and spa with private residences. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is also targeting a LEED Gold certification and 5 Green Keys in the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Program.
Thanks to a number of innovative incentives rolled out to potential buyers this past spring, including a buyback guarantee and membership to a luxury travel program, the Walkers have already sold (or are near closing) eight of the available 20 residences and 47 of the 100 vacation hotel suites. Pre-opening pricing starts at $350,000 (for investment vacation hotel suites) and $1 million (for private residences).
For more information about purchasing a private residence or vacation hotel suite at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, visit www.oakbaybeachhotel.com or call1-800-668-7758.
Jul 28, 2011
Western One Rentals and Sales, a one-stop shop on Vancouver Island for equipment rentals and sales, is now also North Vancouver Island’s only authorized Polaris ATV and Ranger/RZR Utility Vehicles dealer, in the Comox Valley.
Serving Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Alberni, the North Island and the Sunshine Coast, WesternOne is the only place on Vancouver Island to buy Canada’s number one selling ATV. They have Polaris factory-trained and certified technicians for any ATV parts and servicing needs.
As Vancouver Island’s only Ranger/RZR dealer, WesternOne is committed to providing the same great customer service for their ATV sales and service as they do for their Comox Valley equipment rentals. View, test drive, buy or rent one of these exciting recreational vehicles now and take advantage Western One's Summer Sales Event Savings. WesternOne Rentals & Sales has financing available. Let the Comox WesternOne Polaris Dealer help you enjoy an outdoor ATV adventure this year. Contact them in Comox at 250.339.4518.
Jul 28, 2011
Experience Vancouver Island living at its finest at The Gales in Ladysmith, a 68-home development (42 patio homes & 26 condos in two condo buildings) with ocean and mountain views. Every residence at The Gales is inspiring. Vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, and impressive views are finished with to top-quality details.
Homes are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style and floor plans are open, ideal for entertaining. Warm earth tones and a variety of darker tones complement the coastal landscape. Homes include granite counters, exotic hardwood and porcelain tile heated floors, stone fireplaces, closet organizers and custom finishing and trim.
Wide sunny decks offer 800 sq ft of room for lounging outdoors. Grounds keeping is included, so owners can enjoy relaxed, low-maintenance living and have more time to explore the surrounding beauty of Vancouver Island.
New homes with a view at the Gales are priced from $599,000 – 650,000.
Jul 28, 2011
Oceanfront and mountain view lots at Claddagh Estates in the Comox Valley are now priced to sell, with lots 6-14 now reduced and ranging from $225,000-$475,000. Only 15 of these breathtaking properties are still available for purchase.
Claddagh Estate, a waterfront and mountain view real estate subdivision is located in a stunning setting in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. The name Claddagh is derived from an Irish Gaelic word meaning"flat stony shore".
Set atop a 90' bluff, this 25 acre property offers spectacular views of the ocean and British Columbia's coastal mountains.
Each of the available private waterfront lots is 100' wide. The oceanfront lots are approximately 3/4 acre in size and the mountain view lots range in size from 1.5 to 2 acres.
For more information, visit the Claddagh Estates website or follow them on Facebook.
Jul 25, 2011
Shades of Green Estates offers active retirement living along the Vancouver Island golf course Sequoia Springs.
These new Vancouver Island golf course homes offer spacious two-bedroom-plus-den ranchers at either 1,327 or 1,638 sq. ft, with double car garages and large patios. The well-designed homes are bright and spacious, with roomy kitchens and two full bathrooms.
The patio homes at Shades of Green Estates in Campbell River, Vancouver Island, are set alongside the golf course fairways, and surrounded by green space in a serene, gated community. A community barbeque area and putting green bring residents together, creating a true sense of community in this gated residential neighbourhood. Green space - including a fish-bearing creek - and highlights the beauty of Vancouver Island nature. A golf membership at Sequoia Springs is included with new home purchases (conditions apply).
These new Vancouver Island golf course patio homes start at $279,000.
Jul 20, 2011
Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island is hosting an Open House this Saturday, July 23.
The event will be held in and around the Resort's 48,000 square foot resort centre from 10 am – 3 pm. Featuring face painting, giveaways, kids' activities, classic cars and more, the Open House will welcome the Comox Valley community to the resort and master planned residential development. Prizes include free golf lessons, hotel stays, rounds of golf, gift certificates and a draw for a grand prize. The statement, Come for a tee time, stay for a lifetime', defines the Crown Isle residential community. People can spend their entire life in and around Crown Isle. The residential neighbourhood consists of people from all walks of life, young families to advanced retirees. The area has seen substantial growth in commercial development recently and more services are on their way for the Crown Isle community and surrounding Courtenay and Comox neighbourhoods.
Jul 20, 2011
Four building lots are still available in Bonnington Ridge, the newest development in the Fairwinds Golf and Marina community in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island.
These lots feature some ocean views and some back onto the golf course. This quiet residential cul-de-sac development is part of the master-planned Fairwinds community, which offers a fabulous Vancouver Island lifestyle, tucked onto one the warmest and driest spots on the West Coast of Canada.
Ranging in price from $209,000 - $319,000, these residential building lots offer the chance to build your custom-designed dream home on Vancouver Island.
Jul 18, 2011
Penfield West in Campbell River has sold two of its final three residential lots for sale. Only one prime building lot, priced at $79,900, remains for sale in this well established, prestigious Vancouver Island neighbourhood.
The Penfield West community contains executive and west-coast contemporary homes in this desirable Willow Point area of Campbell River. There are more than 200 properties in the development, some with mountain and ocean views.
Campbell River, self-dubbed as the Salmon Fishing Capital of the World, is known for its world-class saltwater fishing, as well as other great recreational opportunities such as whale-watching, grizzly bear tours, and easy access to prime sailing destinations such as Desolation Sound. A busy deep-water marina accommodates water and float-plane traffic, and has been host to cruise ships traveling the Discovery Passage between Vancouver and Alaska. A paved sea walk allows cyclists, runners, or anyone out for a stroll easy access to the beautiful shoreline.
Jul 18, 2011
Integrity Restoration Services is a Parksville, Vancouver Island based father-and-son business specializing in decorative concrete and concrete repairs in Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach.
Transforming ordinary, gray concrete into eye candy, through colours, engraving and unique finishes both indoors and outdoors. From driveways and decorative walkways to concrete floors, concrete counter tops, vanities and sinks, Integrity Restoration Services can create unique works of art, and practical, durable surfaces from concrete.
Integrity Restoration Services can: create curb appeal for your Vancouver Island home with a stained or engraved concrete driveway; repair concrete cracks; or reconstruct any deteriorated or damaged concrete. Crack repairs in asphalt, and pothole filling services are also offered.
Jul 16, 2011
The Texada luxury oceanview condos in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island are now 75% sold. This popular new building features 89 units ranging in size from 922-1467 sq ft, starting at only $249,900.
For new home purchasers who buy before Sept. 15, the developers are now offering a summer special of $20,000 in savings.
Boasting incredible views of the Georgia Strait and Coastal Mountains from oversized decks and patios, Texada homeowners are within walking distance of local shops, entertainment, beaches and parks.
Three custom designed interiors allow our owners the feeling of luxury at affordable prices. Floor plans range from a one-bedroom plus den to a two-bedroom plus den.
An open house is held daily, except for Fridays, from 11am to 4pm at 6310 McRobb Avenue, just off of Uplands Drive in Nanaimo.
Jul 14, 2011
Trent River Estates in the Comox Valley consists of 11 residential estate lots for sale, ranging in size from 1.33 to 3.30 acres. This desirable subdivision is located in Royston on Vancouver Island, and only 7 lots are still available for purchase.
Trent River Estates is situated amid the green space and woodlands, with 8 lots backing onto the Trent River. Three lots feature panoramic Comox Valley mountain views. A building scheme is in place and the zoning on these Vancouver Island building lots allow for Carriage Homes. The development features underground hydro, telephone, utility services, and each residential lot has an approved septic area.
The Island Highway is easily accessed from Trent River Estates and the properties are only minutes from golfing, boating, hiking and shopping in the Comox Valley.
Available properties start at $249,700.
For information about other residential lots for sale in the Comox Valley, see our real current real estate projects.
Jul 13, 2011
The Maples, a 24 unit strata development on Sproat Lake, is a rare opportunity to own a new lakefront vacation home on Vancouver Island.
The Maples resort is built on five acres along Sproat Lake with natural forest buffers, lake frontage on a private cove and sunny southern exposure. Spectacular views, green space, privacy and great lake access make this a wonderful vacation playground.
Vancouver Island's Sproat Lake is in the front yard and West Coast wilderness is just steps out the back door.
Lay back on your private deck and enjoy the natural beauty of the lake and surrounding mountains. Hang out on the dock with friends. Go for a boat ride and let the kids swim. For recreation or relaxation, a summer home at The Maples at Sproat Lake suits any lifestyle.
Only 15 minutes from Port Alberni, The Maples is easily accessible, yet provides a private and scenic property for your new summer home. Prices start at $389,000.
Jul 10, 2011
The Diamond Park town home development in Courtenay is designed for families. Featuring 21 new three-bedroom, two-bathroom town homes starting at $195,900, Diamond Park is close to school and features its own children's playground.
The interiors of these spacious 1,052 sq ft homes come complete with hardwood and ceramic tile floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances, laundry rooms with stacking washer and dryer, and computer nooks.
Outside, each of these quality-built new Comox Valley town homes comes landscaped, with a 10x14 patio and fenced yard.
The new real estate development is located at 170 Centennial Dr., Courtenay, close to all levels of schools including North Island College, shopping, CFB Comox and Mount Washington.
Prices for these new family town homes range from $195,900-$204,900.
Jul 09, 2011
Shades of Green Estates offers active retirement living along the Vancouver Island golf course Sequoia Springs. Patio homes at Shades of Green Estates in Campbell River, Vancouver Island, are set alongside the golf course fairway, and surrounded by green space in a serene, gated community.
These new Vancouver Island golf course patio homes offer spacious two-bedroom-plus-den ranchers at either 1,327 or 1,638 sq. ft, with double car garages and large patios, perfect for the active retiree. Homes are bright and spacious, with roomy kitchens and two full bathrooms. Sold as bare-land strata, residents can leave the yard maintenance up to the landscapers while still creating their own personalized gardens.
A community barbeque area and putting green bring residents together, and dedicated green space featuring a fish-bearing creek highlight the beauty of Vancouver Island nature. A golf membership at Sequoia Springs is included with new home purchases (conditions apply).
These new Vancouver Island golf course patio homes start at $279,000. The 48 homes in Phase 1 are sold out and only a few homes remain of the 36 built in Phase 2. Plans are in place for the development of a third phase of 34 homes. The patio homes in Phase 2 are currently to lock up, ready for owners to choose their colours and finishing touches. One show home is complete and ready for move-in.
Jul 08, 2011
Homes in a beautiful garden setting Vancouver Island for less than $80,000. Welcome to Chemainus Garden Holiday Resort.
The Resort features cottage-like, park model RVs for seasonal or year-round living, starting at only $79,900. These Vancouver Island cottages for vacation or permanent living offer a great vacation-getaway or an affordable retirement home for snowbirds. Chemainus Garden Holiday Resort offers a carefree lifestyle, in a quality home on 34-acres of park-like setting on Vancouver Island.
Homes at Chemainus Gardens are surrounded by duck ponds and beautiful gardens with plenty of private walking trails for people and pets. Minutes to the town of Chemainus with its shops, renowned theatre, and the friendly atmosphere only found in small towns.
Park model owners and guests alike appreciate the vibrant social activities available at the resort, which prides itself on its community feel.
Homes at Chemainus Garden feature several different floor plans to choose from, or choose to customize your own. 1 and 2 bedroom models are available, and each home has its own decks and/or patios. View sites offer pond and garden views, and the grounds includes recreational facilities such as a pool, artist studio, dog park and walking trails.
Jul 08, 2011
The Comox Valley is seeing shortage of serviced lots for sale, with the lowest number of listings for some time.
According to Marty Douglas of Coast Realty Group in Courtenay, only 27 lots were listed within the three Comox Valley municipalities, whereas in Campbell River alone there were 138.
Several real estate developments in the Comox Valley, including Trumpeter Crescent and Gatehouse Place are down to their final lots for sale, however a number of building lots are available within the Crown Isle community, as well as larger waterfront lots at Claddagh Estates, Trent River Estates and Driftwood Estates.
A significant price difference of around $70,000 is now seen between similar lots in the two communities, Douglas said. This price difference will inevitably impact new house prices, he added.
For the longer term, Douglas said, the potential inventory of lots in the Comox Valley was enormous, with so many new real estate developments proposed. But for now there was a distinct shortage, reflecting a 46 per cent fall in lot sales here compared to last year.
In the first five months of this year, 37 lots were bought in the Comox Valley, but only three of them went for under $100,000. The average price had come in at just over $167,000.
In Campbell River, over the same period, 86 per cent of lots there had sold for less than $100,000, Douglas noted. For example, the final three lots in the popular Penfield West area are now priced at $79,900.
Jul 07, 2011
For more information on owning this view for yourself, visit the Oak Bay Beach Hotel website.
Along with offering ocean views, the construction of the new Oak Bay Beach Hotel is based on the environmental requirements of Leed Gold. The hotel can’t be certified until it is completed next spring, but the construction process is based around achieving this goal.
Likewise once this new luxury Victoria hotel is operational they are planning to be a part of the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Rating Program, an environmental program for hotels.
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is selling a limited number of luxurious Private residences within the hotel, as well as vacation hotel suites. For more information contact the sales team at 1.800.668.7758.