I have listed a new property at Qualicum North.
Here's a rare opportunity to live the life you've always dreamt of! “Driftwood Island Retreat B&B”, a spectacular larger-than-life county estate home nestled on 3.3 acres of pristine forestland, truly offers it all; enjoy unforgettable world-class views of the Strait of Georgia, Gulf Islands, and snow-capped mainland mountains, relax in the private sun-soaked gardens and sitting areas with nothing but the soft rush of the wind gently caressing the trees to accompany you, stroll through your own private forest while beams of sunlight stream down from the forest canopy above, or take the old rustic beach trail to your own exclusive 200 ft of private waterfront! This isn't getting away from it all, this is having it all! A lovely forested entry drive transports you to a little piece of paradise, a stunning executive home graced with organic accents of wood and stone custom-built by Oceansides own “Wavecrest Construction”, a company known for its high quality and superior workmanship. An overheight entry foyer leads into a magnificent Living Room with a soaring overheight ceiling vault, Hickory wood flooring, a gas fireplace, and wall-to wall windows framing tranquil views of the forest, ocean, and mountains. Wide arched doorways lead to a Sitting Room that could also be a formal Dining Room or Office area, as well as a gorgeous Alder wood Kitchen featuring an oversized island with prep sink, granite countertops, reverse osmosis filtering at the main, quality stainless appliances including a 6 burner gas stove with double ovens and a custom in-laid rock backsplash. The Kitchen is open to a large Dining Room completely surrounded by glass offering over 180 degree views of the beautiful surroundings, sure to impress your dinner guests! A door leads out to a fabulous deck with triple skylights, a roughed-in speaker system, and a lovely vista overlooking the landscaped grounds. The deck is also accessible from the Master Suite with it's stylish double-trayed overheight ceiling, picture windowed sitting area, and a walk-thru with double closets leading to a delightful 5 pc ensuite with heated floors, a clawfoot soaker tub, his/her granite vanities with Alder cabinetry, and a huge walk-in shower adorned with beach stones and shells. From the Living Room, a hallway leads to a bright Office/Den boasting oceanviews, a 3 pc Main Bath with a granite shower, a Laundry Room with shaker-style Fir cabinetry and a sink, and a huge triple car garage. There's also an exterior access door and staircase leading to an upper level Bonus Room/Suite; a large open plan room with Living & Dining areas, a lovely garden/ocean view, a coffee-bar counter with sink and cupboards, a walk-in closet, plus a 3 pc Bath. The lower level is where you'll find a spacious Family/Rec Room with wall-to-wall glass offering garden and ocean views, a radiant woodstove with a floor-to-ceiling rock feature, a corner breakfast bar with hotplates and a sink, and French doors opening to a charming spacious patio area. Off the Family Rec/Room on one side is an amazing 2 bedroom Guest Suite with a Kitchenette and a 4 pc Bath, while off on the other side you'll find an inspiring Guest Suite with panoramic views, a 3 pc ensuite, and access door to the patio. Completing the lower level; a large flex room that could be additional living space, a studio room, or even a 4th garage, as well as a massive workshop. Enjoy a wonderful reconnection with nature in the ultra-private landscaped grounds with a grape vine area, BBQ deck and fire pit, horseshoe pit, beautiful gardens and sitting areas, plus a trail to the beach. Majestic eagles soar overhead, deer carelessly rest in shady forest groves, and sea lions laze on rocks near the shore. Incredible sunrises and sunsets cast an ever-changing kaleidoscope of color over the dramatic landscape; the Georgia Strait, Hornby, Texada and Lasqueti Islands, and the distant mainland mountains. On clear days you'll enjoy views of 5 mountain ranges, simply spectacular! Fully loaded with great extras including a UV system, concrete tile roof, old growth Cedar shakes for siding, knotty Alder & Fir doors throughout, a heat pump with electric back up, a 60 gallon hot water tank (roughed-in for a 2nd tank), built-in vacuum, pre-wiring for sound and security, a sprinkler system, tons of parking, and a great location just 9 minutes from Qualicum Beach and less than an hour to the Comox Valley Airport. The enchanting spell cast by this beautiful piece of paradise is guaranteed to capture your heart.