Multimillion-dollar properties are a dime a dozen around Vancouver, but very few offer their own slice of BC paradise for you to enjoy. So, this incredible oceanfront estate on Vancouver Island is a (very expensive) breath of fresh air to talk about. Say hello to the ‘Queen Mary Bay Estate’.
Located in Northern Saanich and just 30 minutes away from downtown Victoria, this property offers an astounding 24 acres of pristine and heavily forested land to explore. It’s basically your own little regional park, and it comes with all the bonuses you’d expect- private trails, wildlife, and oceanfront walks galore.
The estate comes with a whopping 1500 feet of oceanfront, plus a deepwater dock in case you ever need to park your yacht there. And while there’s no helipad on the property (yet), it does come with its own caretaker cottage, which could double as a nice little studio or guesthouse.
Whoever built the main home here knew exactly what they had on their hands, as well. Built in 1983, the 3,587 sq. ft. house uses classic West Coast design techniques, with an emphasis on views, light-filled rooms, and a relatively open floorplan. Sure, you might have to update the kitchen, but everything else has aged pretty darn well. At least for us.
It’s no mansion, but then again, it doesn’t need to be. Offering 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the home is definitely more just a space to take in the natural surroundings than try to dominate them. Because really, when you’ve got 25 acres to work with, a massive home is just showing off.
And why bother with that when you can let the driveway show off for you? Or the price tag for that matter, because this property is listed at an eye-popping $18,800,000. Part of the draw is the ‘long-term investment potential’, and we can believe it, because it would take us a couple of lifetimes to even make the down payment. To check out the Queen Mary Bay Estate for yourself, just click here.