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Jan 30, 2012
Reef Point Cottages Selling Two Waterfront Vacation Homes in Ucluelet
Reef Point Cottages is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada. The Vancouver Island waterfront vacation homes at Reef Point Cottages offer an exciting Ucluelet real estate opportunity.
There are currently two private waterfront cottages for sale. These two bedroom vacation homes offer excellent revenue in the growing resort community of Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island near Long Beach and Tofino. These Ucluelet real estate cottages are part of the Reef Point Cottages rental program and the owner is entitled to 6 months personal use each year. The owners can also leave their vacation home in the rental program full-time and earn a return on this hassle free investment.
Reef Point Cottages is located near Tofino, just minutes from Ucluelet’s beautiful pocket beaches or Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park. The Wild Pacific Trail is on the doorstep of Reef Point Cottages, and is a must see for all travellers to the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
The low maintenance 956 sq ft cottages are finished with teak, marble and slate flooring; granite countertops; and pine wainscotting and ceilings.
Cozy up to the fireplace on those stormy nights or sit in your private hot tub on the oversized covered deck overlooking nature and on to Spring Cove. There is also room in the unfinished basement to add a third bedroom and/or an owner lock-off.
Unit 271 is priced at $299,000, and Unit 273 is priced at $279,000.
Jan 30, 2012
Pre-Opening Programs Still Available to Buyers at Waterfront Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria on Vancouver Island is nearing completion of its oceanfront hotel, Victoria hotel vacation suites and luxury waterfront residential condos.
Looking back on 2011, the resort had its best sales year yet, with more than $20 million in sales on the books when the year ended, according to the Oak Bay Beach Hotel's director of sales Brad Neufeld.
“I guess that shouldn’t be surprising given the quality of the project, the ability for clients to come for a hard-hat tour of the project, and the opportunity to see first-hand the views offered in the various properties,” Neufeld said. “Nevertheless, it is extremely gratifying to watch our clients embrace the vision that we are bringing to life. 2011 saw us complete the sell out of the first three phases of vacation hotel suites, and we have now also sold 40 per cent of the residential condo properties in the project.”
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is still offering pre-opening programs to early buyers.
“Phase four of the vacation hotel suites will be released this month, and we are calling this the 'Have Your Cake And Eat It Too' program,” Neufeld explained.
“You receive a leaseback contract from us that is 50 per cent higher that normal, with the right to sell the property back to us after five years.”
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is also offering a “Fly and 'Try” program that includes a free weekend / three day trip to Victoria to come and see the vacation suites and oceanfront luxury condominiums. If you decide to buy while you are visiting, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel will pay for your trip.
Jan 30, 2012
Woodcote Mews New Duplex Homes in Courtenay Feature 3 Bedrooms
The Woodcote Mews real estate development in Courtenay offers new side-by-side duplex homes, perfect for the new home buyer, empty nester or for those looking for a Vancouver Island vacation home.
The spacious floor plan offers 1,320 sq. ft. on two floors, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each new home includes a quality appliance package, consisting of a fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Each home has a small private yard, and there is a common outside area for all residents to enjoy.
Centrally located on the west side of Courtenay, residents of Woodcote Mews are within walking distance of the vibrant downtown area, which features shopping, restaurants and offices. Woodcote Park is only a few steps away and the school is close by. It is conveniently located on the local bus route.
New homes at Woodcote Mews are priced at $211,900.
Jan 29, 2012
Estate Lots at Trent River, South of Courtenay, Offer Mountain Views
A good selection of rural residential estate lots is still available at Trent River Estates in Royston, just south of Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. The development area features expansive mountain views on treed lots. Build your custom dream home on property backing onto the Trent River, or admire the sweeping mountain views from your 1.3-2.7 acre property. The development features underground hydro, telephone, utility services, and each residential lot has an approved septic area. There is a building scheme in place and the zoning on these Vancouver Island building lots allow for a Carriage House. Construction is now underway on some of the first homes at Trent River Estates. Seven of these stunning Vancouver Island estate lots are still available. For information about other residential lots for sale in the Comox Valley, see our real current real estate projects.
Jan 27, 2012
Build Your New Home at Penfield West in Campbell River
The popular high end real estate development of Penfield West in Campbell River has only one residential building lot available for sale.
In this established subdivision of executive, West Coast style homes, the final building lot for sale is priced at $79,900.
Located in the popular Willow Point area of Campbell River, Penfield West is comprised of just over 200 residential lots, some of which offer panoramic views of Campbell River and Georgia Strait. The community is conveniently located close to all levels of schools, parks, the Sportsplex, the Campbell River Hospital, the marina and golfing.
Jan 26, 2012
Build a Custom Ocean View Home at Bonnington Ridge in Nanoose Bay
The lots at Bonnington Ridge in Fairwinds offer the opportunity to build your own custom ocean view home in the heart of the Fairwinds golf community.
A limited number of residential view lots are still available, situated on a quiet cul-de-sac with prices starting at $209,000. Both ocean and golf course views can be had at Bonnington Ridge in Nanoose Bay. These lots combine first-class luxury living with the natural beauty and tranquility of the area.
Fairwinds is the destination of choice for those seeking a luxurious West Coast lifestyle with a champiosnhi golf course, Schooner Cove Marina and a recreational fitness facility within the community.
Located only fifteen minutes north of Nanaimo, in Nanoose Bay, Bonnington Ridge lots are within walking distance of the Fairwinds Centre.
Available lots range from .33-.54 acre, and are priced from $209,000-$318,000.
Jan 25, 2012
Make Memories at Your Lakefront Vacation Home at Sproat Lake
Only 15 minutes fromthe city of Port Alberni, on Vancouver Island, The Maples on Sproat Lake is easily accessible, yet provides a beautiful, private and scenic lakefront property for your new vacation home.
Set on the warm waters on Sproat Lake, The Maples vacation homes offer 2 bedroom or one bedroom and den configurations.
All buildings are designed in a West Coast Contemporary style. Cement fibre siding in earth tone colours, cedar shingles on the gables, cedar wrapped posts and beams and ledge stone accents blend beautifully into the natural environment.
Ready and waiting for your family are two lakefront 1,226 sq ft, two-story Vancouver Island vacation homes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. As well there are two one-bedroom-plus-den units now ready.
Interiors are designed for a summer cottage feel, but contain all the amenities you are accustomed to.
Every unit includes a full kitchen including stained Maple cabinets and come complete with all appliances. Spacious, open concept main living areas feature tile and engineered hardwood floors with carpet on stairs and bedroom areas. Two full bathrooms and laundry rooms with stackable washer and dryer complete the package.
Both types of units offer a front deck off the main floor of 248 sq ft, as well as a deck off the master bedroom on the second floor.
For more information visit The Maples website.
Jan 25, 2012
Nutmeg Homes is Exploring New Green Building Technology on Vancouver Island
Nutmeg Homes is a Comox Valley based builder of Insulated Concrete Forms homes. The company has been building new homes on Vancouver Island since 1999. Nutmeg Homes custom home builders strive to continually improve their product, with energy efficient and eco-friendly products. An ICF home by Nutmeg Homes uses up to 40% less energy than the average new home in B.C.
Insulated Concrete Forms or ICFs are hollow foam blocks or panels, which are stacked to form the walls of the home. The forms are filled with steel-reinforced concrete to create a solid structure. The resulting walls offer solid construction that provides a draft-free, quiet, healthy and comfortable living environment. Nutmeg Homes is also exploring the options for building Living Roofs for residential homes in B.C., after the successful completion of a green roof on a Comox Valley commercial building.
For more information on Nutmeg Homes and their ICF construction process, visit their website.
Jan 24, 2012
Mountain View Lots Still Available in Courtenay
A select few mountain view lots are still available in Courtenay. Two real estate developments which are now almost completely sold out include Gatehouse Place and Trumpeter Crescent.
Both feature stunning views of the Beaufort Mountains and the Comox Valley.
Gatehouse Place is a unique neighbourhood with a rural setting, located in the heart of the City of Courtenay. This 16 building lot subdivision features large residential lots offers large home sites (averaging 1/3 of an acre) located adjacent to three large fish bearing ponds and a large natural park with protected walkways and greenways.
Perched on top of some of the most scenic property in the Comox Valley is one remaining residential lot on Trumpeter Crescent. This area offers spectacular views of the Comox Glacier. The last remaining home site is located within a well-established neighbourhood that contains both executive and west-coast style homes.
Jan 19, 2012
Clients Wishes at the Heart of Capstone Dwellings' Design-Build Process on Vancouver Island
Capstone Dwellings Design-Build can bring your unique personality to renovations and custom homes in the Comox Valley.
Designer Bethany Pearce focuses on a design process that begins with the core desires of her clients. Often, home owners who are wanting to renovate or build a custom home have a hard time defining what they want. At the same time, they often have very strong options on what they like and don’t like. Through the design process, Bethany takes a close look at the needs, wants and rules for each project and creatively brings the pieces together for design proposals that have an authentic end result.
As shown here, this modern home is in need of some updates. The client found that they were undecided between their love for modern design, and their desire to live in a creative and free space full of movement and detail.
Designer Bethany Pearce had her client gather images of thoughts to represent how she was feeling about the direction of the project. From that resource of visuals, Bethany began piecing together core elements that would not only work together, but also bring about a solid and meaningful theme.
The end result was a design direction Bethany labeled “Modern Whimsy”. The core moods that emerged were Romance, Fun, Whimsy, and Enchantment. Elements of distressed or reclaimed wood emerged, as well as textures like velvet and high-gloss paint. Even the colour palette that came from this process looks like something out of Snow White’s forest – full of enchantment, magic and playful childhood imagination.
Contact Bethany Pearce of Capstone Dwellings Design-Build at 250-331-9004 to discuss your upcoming project in Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and other communities around the Comox Valley.
Jan 13, 2012
Steps From the Waterfront, Ocean Views Abound at the Condos at The Boardwalk in Nanaimo
The Boardwalk is a new real estate development offering 33 Vancouver Island ocean view townhomes and condominiums in Nanaimo.
Located only steps from Nanaimo's premiere waterfront walkway in the historic Newcastle area, The Boardwalk condos and town homes offer easy access to marinas, waterfront walkways and outdoor activities.
These new Vancouver Island homes have been designed to take advantages of the stunning views and xxpansive windows capture dazzling views of the water, city, marina and more. Large private balconies and/or ground floor patios offer space for relaxing and taking in the views.
These ocean view townhomes and condos features contemporary West Coast architectural design, and all concrete and steel construction. The Boardwalk offers secured, underground parking and a bicycle storage room.
Residents will enjoy peaceful courtyard gardens and spectacular ocean views from a fully-furnished entertainment roof top deck
New homes at The Boardwalk range from 554 sq ft studio condominiums to 1355 sq ft 2 bedroom + den townhomes, and range in price from $244,900 to $629,000. The Boardwalk Presentation Centre at 370 Stewart Avenue in Nanaimo is now open Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m.
Jan 13, 2012
Wild About Blinds Offers the Ultimate in Window Fashions on Vancouver Island
What’s so wild about blinds?
Window coverings specialist Wild About Blinds is a local company that prides itself on quality service, products and installation with accuracy. They provide on-site consultations for residential and commercial needs.
Wild About Blinds supplies wood and wood composite blinds; aluminum blinds; vertical blinds; cellular shades and roller shades. They service Courtenay, Comox, Qualicum, Parksville, Cumberland and Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Owner/operator Chris Wild is all about providing clients with total satisfaction on all products, warranty, installation and service. Go wild with blinds from WILD ABOUT BLINDS – The Ultimate in Window Fashions.
For more information, call 250.338.3877 or email WildAboutBlinds@telus.net.
Jan 12, 2012
United Carpet Has Your Flooring Solution in Courtenay and Campbell River
United Carpet of the Comox Valley and Campbell River both offer a wide selection of flooring to suit any need. United Carpet’s flooring products include: Carpet, Vinyl, Laminate, Hardwood, Cork, Ceramic, and Area Rugs. United Carpet in Campbell River also offers Window Fashions: blinds and custom draperies.
United Carpet’s experienced sales associates help guide clients to make their best flooring or window covering selection. Visit the United Carpet website for an online quote or call for a free in-home measure.
United Carpet also offers comprehensive information on installation, stain removal, and maintenance, in store or online. United Carpet in the Comox Valley and Campbell River offer service and selection that are second to none.
Visit them in Courtenay at 362B – 10th Street and in Campbell River at 1364 – 16th Ave.
Jan 11, 2012
Banner Landscaping Installs For Commercial Developments and New Homes
Banner Landscaping in the Comox Valley specializes in complete landscaping installations for commercial developments and for new homes in Comox, Courtenay and the Comox Valley. Banner Landscaping has bobcats, excavators and all of the equipment needed to complete any landscaping project. Banner Landscaping can install paving stones and retaining walls, or a complete landscaping project with irrigation and water features. Banner Landscaping's Comox Valley crew is courteous and knowledgeable and will ensure that you have an outdoor space to be proud of. Contact them at 250.792.1835
Jan 10, 2012
re:SOLVE Space Planning Can Create Flow and Function in Your Home or Business
re:SOLVE Space Planning is a professional interior design and space planning firm in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, specializing in commercial and residential spaces. So much more than a decorating service, reSOLVE interior design can guide clients through the entire scope of the construction process – from designing the flow of a building, to the final layout and selection of furniture and finishes. reSOLVE interior design owner Lindsay McCotter of Courtenay brings a Degree in Interior Architecture and a fresh perspective to her business. reSOLVE interior design’s mission is to use their knowledge and education to save their clients time and money, while creating beautiful and functional interior designs. To contact Lindsay, call 250.338.0328 or email email@example.com
Jan 10, 2012
New Comox Valley Townhome Project to be Built on Piercy Avenue
A new Comox Valley real estate development from McQueen Construction is coming to Piercy Avenue in Courtenay. The new real estate project will feature four townhouses and two duplexes for a total of 10 new homes.
Located only a few blocks from downtown Courtenay, Piercy Avenue Townhomes are set in a sunny, central location in the Comox Valley.
The townhomes and duplexes will feature three different floor plans which will include two or three bedrooms and bathrooms. The homes will range in size from 1,300-1,600 sq. ft.
Home designs include the option of having the master bedroom on the main floor. All of these centrally located new homes will feature hardwood flooring, solid wood cabinets, and appliance packages. The homes will have attached garages and additional driveway parking, and guest parking spots.
Prices are expected to start at $249,900.
Jan 09, 2012
Conveniently Located New Three Bedroom Townhomes at Diamond Park in Courtenay
The new Diamond Park town home development in Courtenay is designed for family living. Featuring 21 new three-bedroom, two-bathroom town homes starting at $181,900, Diamond Park is located close to schools and even has its own children's playground on-site.
The interiors of these spacious 1,052 sq ft homes have been finished with hardwood, ceramic tile floors and stainless steel kitchen appliances. The laundry rooms are ready with stacking washer and dryer, and each homes offers a computer nook. Outside, each of these quality-built new Comox Valley town homes comes with a fully landscaped, fenced yard and a 10x14 patio.
The National New Home Warranty is included with all new homes built by Diamond Park Enterprises Inc.
This new real estate development is now complete, and located at 170 Centennial Dr., Courtenay.
Diamond Park townhomes offers excellent value, with new homes starting at $176,900.
Tour the homes during Open Houses held Thursdays and Fridays from 5-7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m.
Jan 09, 2012
Sound Security Offers Innovative Homes Security Systems on Vancouver Island
For sound security call the experts.
Sound Security in the Comox Valley offers security systems, alarms, and much more for homes and businesses. As the only provider of screen alarms on Vancouver Island, Sound Security can offer a security alarm option to keep intruders out but let fresh air in. They will install, service and monitor security systems to protect your home, family or business. Sound Security’s expert installation team can also provide surveillance cameras, sound system equipment and wiring, home theatre installations, and multi-room music systems. For more information call 250.702.6106 or visit the website at www.soundsecurity.ca.
Jan 06, 2012
Kutyn Group Expands Beyond Real Estate Appraisals
The Kutyn Group is comprised of Kutyn Property Services, Kutyn Homes and Kutyn First.
For over a decade, The Kutyn Group has built a solid base on the appraisal business. Kutyn Property Services has acted for all levels of government, the chartered banks, and some of the largest landowners on Vancouver Island.
Kutyn Property Services experienced appraisers can complete assignments on recreational, residential, development and investment properties on Vancouver Island and the surrounding Islands. In addition to the mortgage and insurance business, Kutyn also assist clients with appraisals required for legal, tax and assessment appeal purposes.
Kutyn Homes is the Vancouver Island log home dealer for Big Foot Manufacturing. Kutyn Homes offers the best in all types of log homes, and pre-manufactured homes. Kutyn Homes approach and product range ensures a quality finished home, completed on budget.
Kutyn First is committed to creating economic opportunities for First Nations people through land use. As planners and land use economists, Kutyn First has the ability to make sure that these First Nations opportunities become reality.
To contact the Kutyn Group, call 250.890.3320, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Kutyn group website.
Jan 04, 2012
Comox Valley Island Forms Offers Concrete Form Rentals and Truck and Crane Services
"Working for you in one form or another,” Comox Valley Island Forms Ltd specializes in concrete form rentals for builders and contractors on Vancouver Island.
Comox Valley Island Forms also offers truck and crane services and sells concrete supplies and accessories.
Clients ranging from residential developers to self-contracting home owners throughout Vancouver Island have been turning to Comox Valley Island Forms since the 1980s for their concrete forms and more.
For more information, contact CV Island Forms at 250.338.5711.
Jan 03, 2012
Full Service For Homeowners and Home Builders at Comox Valley Glass and Mirror
Since 1982 Comox Valley Glass & Mirror has been helping builders and homeowners in the Comox Valley with all of their glass needs.
Specializing in custom shower glass, as well as specialty mirrors and other custom work, Comox Valley Glass & Mirror has created luxury pieces for many Vancouver Island homes.
Comox Valley Glass is a full service glass shop, which also offers windows, sealed units, storefronts and commercial displays, mirrors, shelves and table-tops, and glass of all types.
For more information or to book a consultation, call 250.339.7966 or visit their website.
Jan 03, 2012
New Homes Offer Ocean Views From Indoors and Out at The Gales in Ladymsith
New patio homes and condominiums at The Gales in Ladysmith offer some of the most stunning views to be had on Vancouver Island.
Expansive windows let the light in and take full advantage of the ocean views in these new homes. Enjoy the dramatic, ever-changing outdoor scenery from the comfort of your spacious living room, or steps outside and enjoy the large sunny patios and balconies.
All 68 homes in the development (42 patio homes and 26 condominiums) are inspiring. Features include vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, top-quality finishing and amazing attention to detail. Homes are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style and floor plans are open, ideal for entertaining.
Homes at The Gales range from $599,000 - $650,000. A number of homes are already occupied, and a new phase of patio homes was recently completed. Learn more about The Gales on 1stView.ca