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Right on the beach looking over Juan de Fuca straits

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom fully equipped house on 1.5 acres of beachfront garden.

Poirier Cove has everything you need for a family vacation, a romantic getaway or fun with friends.

The private, 180 degree view beach is perfect for picnicking, watching wildlife visitors in the bay, swimming out to the bird rock, or setting off for a paddle. You can scramble up the rock to watch the sunset - or the sunrise. There are two expansive lawns for the kids to play on - badminton, croquet or soccer. There's a firepit for roasting hot dogs or marshmallows - or keeping warm when the sun sets.

And then there's the view, which always seems to be changing. Away in the distance, over the Juan de Fuca straits, you can see the snow-capped mountains of Olympic national park. You can spend a day quite happily with a pair of binoculars watching birds squabble over their place on the rock in the middle of the bay, spotting bald eagles and ospreys, or waiting for the seal family to visit - perhaps even a passing whale. Or you can set off to explore the wild west coast of Vancouver Island.

Inside the kitchen, sitting room and dining room all look out over the ocean. The kitchen has everything you need if you choose to eat in. The dining table seats 6, and the comfortable living room has a fireplace. You'll find a woodpile next to the garage. We've left plenty of board games and books for evenings around the fire, but there's also wifi and TV with blueray player if you prefer.

The master bedroom has a queen bed, the other has twin beds. There's a good quality hideaway bed for a fifth person if required.

Poirier Cove is a short drive from Sooke's shops and restaurants; miles of sandy beaches; west coast rain forest - or 45 minutes to downtown Victoria. The ideal place for a vacation!

More Details

Owner
Corinne and Raouf Saad
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, arabic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Corinne and Raouf Saad

We're a family of 5 - the kids range from 20 to 12. Raouf comes from Egypt - Corinne from the UK. We've made Canada our home for the last 20 years - Edmonton, Alberta to be precise. One of our favourite holiday destinations has always been the west coast of Vancouver Island... camping when the kids were small, then renting holiday homes. There's lots to do, and it is incredibly beautiful.

Corinne and Raouf Saad purchased this house in 2014

Why Corinne and Raouf Saad chose Sooke

This spring we found Poirier Cove for sale - quite by chance - and fell in love with the place. It's unusual for the area in that it's right on the beach with plenty of open lawns around it. The view is stunning. We jumped at the opportunity to buy the perfect house in the perfect location.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Sooke, British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , There's also a good quality hideaway bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Right on the beach looking over Juan de Fuca straits
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 reviews
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time here. It is so peaceful that we spent much of our time just at the house and the beach. Such a tranquil setting with the sea on our doorstep.

The house had everything we needed. Everything worked great and was just as advertised.

We don't usually go back to the same place twice but are thinking of making this place an exception!

  • Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular view

  • 4 of 5

Because of the many large windows in the house, the view is just as nice from inside as it is from the large deck outside. Although the house is a bit dated, it is comfortable and very well stocked. Corrine is quick to respond to inquiries and a pleasure to deal with. There is also some road noise that can be annoying at times, but the beautiful view makes up for it.

  • Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is so pretty, the weather was kind to us, and we had another lovely, relaxing stay. Thanks Corrine and Raouf, hopefully we'll be back again next year.

  • Submitted: 1-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view , nicely private and very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The view was gorgeous and proximity to beach and water was perfect. We enjoyed the privacy and how relaxing it is! Thank you again😊

  • Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had an absolutely wonderful time at this beautiful beachfront cottage! It was better than described. The location is stunning and feels very private, with a large property with beautiful trees and manicured grass (perfect for the kids to run around on) that falls onto a gorgeous pebble beach and then, of course, the water. Sea lions were swimming when we arrived, and we continued to see them, as well as otters and many birds, throughout our stay. We enjoyed having a fire in the outside fire pit, and the kids liked the trampoline and variety of outdoor games (croquet, badminton, etc). If we got chilly, we went inside the charming cottage, where we could still enjoy the view from all of the large, sunny windows (and build a fire in the fireplace). There was an abundance of linens, towels, kitchen items, games, books, blankets, etc, to keep us very comfortable. The beds were clean and comfortable. It was perfect for our family of five, with two twins and a nice rollaway bed for the kids. I wouldn't want to sleep on the extra queen bed they have in the basement, as that room is unfinished and near a loud furnace (which worked very well and heated the place nicely!). The decorations and artwork were lovely. We took a wonderful outing to China Beach, about 30 min west. It was the most beautiful, wild beach and temperate rainforest I have ever seen. The owner, Corinne, was very helpful and responsive from beginning to end. We had no issues booking it and then changing our dates, requesting an early check-in, and getting our deposit back. Our only regret is not staying longer! Thank you for a wonderful Easter weekend!

  • Submitted: 5-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, serene location with unobstructed views of the water

  • 4 of 5

We completely enjoyed our week-long stay at Poirier Cove. The daily traffic of seals, otters, ducks and eagles just feet from the beach never got old. The fireplace provided hours of relaxation every evening, and the large, dry firewood pile made the task easy. The kitchen is fully equipped, and had everything we needed. The 5G wi-fi was solid. Washer & dryer were a bonus. The house location was convenient to either explore the coast all the way to Port Renfrew, or explore the coast back into Victoria. Corinne responded quickly when we had any questions, and provided lots of area information. We will look forward to an opportunity to stay here again.

  • Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Victoria International Airport
Nearest Ferry
68 Kilometres
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
Nearest Restaurant
280 Metres
Kemp Lake Store
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
We're on the beach!
Car: recommended

Poirier Cove is 10 mins west of Sooke, right on the beach. 15 minutes down the road is French Beach, and just beyond that beautiful China Beach and the start of the Juan de Fuca hiking trail.

If you venture 45 minutes further up the road, you'll get to Port Renfrew's Botanical Beach, and its incredible tidal pools. At low tide, there's hours of fun exploring and watching these mini salt-water worlds.

The other side of Sooke is East Sooke park with over 50 kms of trails. We like to park at the far end at Pike Point, walk through the rain forest down to the beach and then along the top of the cliffs. Or you can just park at Aylard Farm and walk 5 minutes down to a beautiful sandy beach with lots of drift wood for building a great fort.

If you'd like to bike, you can pick up the Galloping Goose trail just east of Sooke, head up for an adventure to the Sooke Potholes or for an easier ride to Matheson Lake. Either way you get a swim.

Launch your kayak on our beach, and paddle round to Sooke to get your groceries, or on into the Sooke Basin to birdwatch.

Jordan River is 25 minutes away, with the best waves for miles around for surfing.

And then there's the fishing - go out with one of the boats from Sooke, and you'll be sure to catch salmon, or, at the right time of year, halibut. You can also try your luck from the shore. Apparently Otter Point is the one place where catching salmon is possible from the rocks.

Sooke itself has several grocery stores to choose from. Our treat after a day hiking is the Little Vienna Bakery for tea and cake. Or you can also get excellent sandwiches there for your picnic. Sooke has a wide choice of restaurants; the Harbour House of course is one of Canada's finest restaurants, a special treat for dinner or more affordable for Sunday lunch. Just by the Harbour House is Whiffen Spit, which is a great place for a quick dog walk.

Downtown Victoria is 45 minutes away. The Royal BC Museum is well curated, and great for kids if it's a rainy day. The Bug Museum is a big hit too. It's also fun to stroll around the harbour, watching the boats and the street performers and artists. There are plenty of whale watching tours setting out from the harbour too, and you're guaranteed to see whales.

Victoria has Canada's oldest Chinatown, with good restaurants and little alleys to explore.

The Butchart Gardens are about an hour away from Poirier Cove, but well worth a visit. We were always put off by the price, but then decided they were definitely worth it.

This part of Vancouver Island definitely has something for everyone - you can be as active or as lazy as you want. You can eat fantastic food out, or hot dogs over the fire pit on the beach. You can race up hills on a mountain bike, or stroll along the cliffs and beaches watching wildlife. You can paddle quietly with seals or zoom out to the ocean on a kodiak. Or you can just walk out of your door and down on to the beach for the day. Whatever you choose, you'll love it.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Sooke, British Columbia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder
Mar 10 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$195
C$1,300
 
 
High
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$245
C$1,700
 
 
Shoulder
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$195
C$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$140
C$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$100
Pet Fee C$50
Damage Deposit C$500

Check in is at 4pm; check out at 10am.
Signed rental agreement is required to complete booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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