Malahat Mountain House offers elegance and comfort from just outside Victoria, on the southern part of BC’s beautiful Vancouver Island.
As you enter the property through wrought iron gates set among evergreens, a wooden split-rail fence leads you to the warm, amber glow of this log home.
Through the front door, a large foyer bathed in natural light greets you, opening up to a serene lounge area with a beautiful baby grand piano, woodstove, plush leather sectional and a home theater. It’s the perfect space to become a private stage for you aspiring maestros, host a spirited game of charades or curl up with your favourite nightcap and movie.
Farmhouse-meets-Michelin star in the bright, spacious, open-plan kitchen, where top-of-the-line appliances, stainless steel countertops and a six-burner gas range provide a canvas for your next culinary masterpiece (even a grilled-cheese sandwich is going to taste better in this kitchen).
On those sunny days, take advantage of outdoor living on the impressive patio that includes a full barbeque kitchen, large dining table, generous lounge seating.
During the summer months, head to the pool deck where you can cool off in the naturally-heated pool and enjoy poolside sunbathing.
Three bright bedrooms, an office and a spacious bathroom with a stacked washer and dryer will comfortably accommodate you and your guests.
Walk through the arched doorway off the living room and you’ll find two of the bedrooms, both bright and tastefully decorated. Master suite at the other end of the house, boasts a king bed, gas fireplace, flat screen TV and an en suite that has an impressive soaker tub, turning in won’t be the end of the evening.
With easy access to the Island Highway, everything you need is closer than you think. A short trip north, you’ll find Mill Bay Center – a quaint but robust shopping center with a local market, pharmacy and so much more. Short drive south takes you to the one of British Columbia’s fastest growing communities of Langford that has broad array of shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences
Nature lovers rejoice! Between swimming in picturesque Shawnigan Lake, visiting the world-famous Goldstream Provincial Park and walking the extensive Cowichan Valley Trail, you have your pick of some truly stunning nature adventures. If the great outdoors aren’t to your taste, visit one of the many Cowichan Valley wineries that offer tantalizing potables for even the most refined palate.
Have a hankering for some local fare? You can find some of the Island’s top rated restaurants close by. For the history buffs, you can tour the totem poles in historic downtown Duncan, visit the museums that feature the natural and industrial history of the area or wander through colourful Cowichan Bay and stop at all the small, locally owned shops for bread, ice cream and unique gifts.