The Homestead invites you to the best of Vancouver Island tourism: rugged luxury, the quiet of waves and seabirds, close enough to town and to total wilderness, remote enough to enjoy solitude.
On the remote edge of Sooke, our self-catering vacation home was constructed in 2000 of half-timbered logs from our property in the piece-en-piece style of Canada's early settlers. You can span the centuries here back to a simpler time, without sacrificing a single modern luxury. The kitchen is fully equipped -including both cappuccino and popcorn makers. The Jacuzzi for two has an ocean view. Snuggle in the living room before the gas fireplace, reading, listening to the stereo, or (horrors!) watching television.
Enjoy summers stepping onto the large oceanfront deck and relax in the arms of nature - soothed by the lapping of waves, the soaring of eagles from majestic tree-tops, and the warmth of the sun -- all before the spectacular backdrop of the snow-capped Olympic mountains. The ocean panorama refreshes your spirit. Winters follow, watching incredible storms roll down the strait, while you relax in the comfort and luxury of your double jacuzzi.
At day's end, listen to the ocean from a queen size sleigh bed on the loft. When you include the double couch-bed, this Sooke guest cabin sleeps four.
Reserve your place in paradise - online reservations accepted, email, or call toll-free. Vancouver Island Activities
Fishing on Vancouver Island
Sooke is located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Angeles, WA. The fishing is usually a lot better than on the Washington side since most of the big Fraser River runs migrate close to shore as they turn the corner of Vancouver Island. The salmon seasons are longer than in the US and the bag limits are more generous (4 salmon, 2 kings or Coho per day). Non-resident Canadian licenses are not expensive. A Sooke beach house rental on Vancouver Island is the perfect way to enjoy Vancouver Island Fishing, a short drive to Sooke Harbor and Charter fishing.
Galloping Goose Regional Trail
This picturesque multi-use trail, formerly a railway line, moves through urban, rural and wilderness scenery on its 55 kilometer journey from Victoria to Sooke. You can cycle, stroll, run, or even ride a horse through the rural sections. Whether you're commuting to work, meandering on a weekend afternoon or pacing yourself from Sidney to Sooke, the trail is yours to enjoy and yours to protect.
We at the Homestead, Beaches West, want to be sure that your stay is as exceptional an experience as possible. Coming to a beautiful, remote, private beach front cottage is a relaxing and rejuvianting vacation. Being close to world class hiking, ocean kayaking, cycling, whale watching, makes the experience all the better.
Whale Watching in Sooke
Whale watching, on a scale that will leave you breathless. While most people are well aware of the Orca's that travel by Sooke and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, many are not aware that the area is also inhabited by Porpoises, as well Minke, Gray and Humpback Whales, Harbour seals, Steller and California Sea Lions, bald eagles and countless species of other native marine birds. Many of these can be seen right off the front porch of Beaches West. A short drive to Sooke Harbour, and there are many outfitters to chose from to help you build the utlimate eco adventure whale watching on Vancouver Island.
To make your stay at our vacation home a memorable delight, we have furnished it with many possible activities and interests in mind.
Explore the list below â?? it can inspire and guide your preparations and packing.
Queen bed (on the loft) with duvet and 4 pillows
Couch/double-bed (in the living room) with blankets and 2 pillows
Quilt, 1 knitted throw
Towels and bed linens
Shower; Jacuzzi tub for 2 with view of Olympic Range and Strait of Juan de Fuca
Fully equipped modern kitchen (4-burner stove-top, convection-microwave oven, coffee/espresso center, fridge, dishwasher, cooking utensils including popcorn maker, blender, food processor, toaster, baking pans; table service for 4 including wine glasses, champagne glasses, tumblers, plastic beer tumblers for outdoors)
Dining table and four chairs
CD/radio stereo sound system
42" LCD Satellite Television and DVD
Private telephone with unlimited free local calls. The number (for people wanting to call you) is (250) 642-5603.
Free standing gas cast-iron glass-door fireplace
Assorted games and books, CDâ??s
Washer and dryer
Large deck with gas barbeque, table, chairs, stools
Folding canvas lounge
Woven mats (2) for use on lawns or beach
Large umbrellas (2) to protect skin from liquid sunshine
600 feet of secluded pebble beachfront -- just 25 steps from your deck
Fresh herbs growing in the waterfront garden
Forest paths and woodland plantings for private strolls+ More