Property: Situated on the crest of a hill overlooking the beautiful Satellite Channel, Villa Madrona has been handcrafted into the rugged rock formations naturally indigenous to the Pacific coastline. From each of the four landscaped terraced plateaus which house the Villa the ocean is showcased from each garden viewpoint and outdoor patio providing a 180 degree vista.
Every vantage point on the property of two acres (0.81 hectares) presents the viewer with a scene more spectacular than the last. The topography of the property is replete with naturally lush semi-tropical plant life dwarfed by Pine, Arbutus (Madrona), Cedar, fir trees and their new neighbour; a giant imported California Redwood which flourishes healthily as a result of the local nutrient-rich soil. Accented by two different types of locally quarried granite, the formally landscaped grounds on the property resemble an English Garden; complete with hand-welded copper tubing depicting sea life is wisteria-covered bower with outdoor swinging bench. Ten genuine English Rose Gardens, tenderly cultivated to blossom into over 60 different types (individually identified) of roses create a whimsical ambience. There are numerous patios, pathways, secluded retreat areas, featured fountains and bronze statues/sculptures (i.e. eagles, herons, dolphins, and otter) throughout this beautifully landscaped and natural state secluded property. The sunny west-north-west exposure offers outstanding panoramic marine views!
Waterfront: Easily accessed and very usable waterfront having frontage of 400 feet (122 meters) +/- with a lovely sandy beach (see photo in exterior section)and rocky area on the south side (see photo with mermaid and dolphin). There is a secluded patio with barbecue pit and two boathouses for small boats, kayaks, canoes and equipment storage. It is easy to safely moor your boat offshore seasonally.
Tea House and Secret Garden: Situated in an area above the garages at the top of the property there is an intimate Tea House, patios, gardens for vegetables and household flowers plus a Secret Garden (sunken patio).
Guest House: The Guest known as “Exeter House” is currently duplexed with a private guest suite on the main level of 3174 square feet (295 square metres) – having a master bedroom with five piece en-suite bathroom, large living/dining room with gas fireplace, modern gourmet kitchen, guest bathroom.
The main rooms open onto a patio with bar-bq and spacious deck area. The suite has been expensively updated and enhanced to a high standard. The lower level with interior and exterior access has three bedrooms, four piece bathroom, kitchen/living room. There is also a Hot tub overlooking the ocean, a secluded gazebo with fireplace plus easy access to a secluded beach. The Guest House is suitable for guests, family or staff. Located away from the main residence it is an ideal getaway unto itself.
Studio Apartment: Above the guest house double garage there is a self-contained suite of 287 square feet (27 square metres).
Garages: The main residence garage has garaging for ten vehicles plus a large adjoining workshop with small office area and two piece bathroom. The Guest house has an attached large double garage with workshop and gardeners area.
Greenhouse and Garden Building: There is a large working greenhouse and garden equipment building away from the main residence with its own entrance. It is a separate legal lot which could be sold off or not included in a sale if so desired.
Services: Domestic Water – Municipal plus two well.
Sewer – Septic treatment System
Hydro – 600 amps (back up generator form emergency use)
Gas – Terasen gas service for some appliances and equipment, etc.
Location: Located just 10 minutes from the B. C. Ferries Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (service to Tsawwassen – Vancouver and Gulf Islands) and 15 minutes to Ferry for Washington State. Villa Madrona is perfectly suited to the nature lover who appreciates an unsurpassed level of luxury. Easily accessible by car, helicopter, ferry, commercial airlines, floatplane and pleasure craft, a trip to Villa Madrona is a stunning excursion to nature’s paradise. Only ten minutes from the Victoria International Airport and helipad and only a few minutes to several excellent marinas and golf course.
Villa Madrona is an ideal venue from which to take advantage of nature’s grandeur while enjoying all the amenities of city life. Although the Villa offers complete privacy in nature’s own design, the ease of city living in Victoria and the quaint charm of the Town of Sidney (population 11,000) are only minutes away, offering every convenience within their scenic array of shops, services and all amenities. Some of the finest private schools in the province are located within an easy drive and the renowned University of Victoria is one of the most prestigious post secondary institutions in Canada.
Situated: Situated on the west side of the Saanich Peninsula on Satellite Channel (48°44’N., 123°22’W) in the area known as Lands End – An area of fine homes! The area with a moderate climate offers excellent boating, kayaking, diving, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, molluscs and a great variety of marine, bird and wild life. There are many walking trails and natural state park areas within minutes of the property. The property is within the well regarded Municipality of North Saanich (population about 11,000) and is only 30 kilometres (19 miles) north of the City of Victoria, Capital of British Columbia.
Villa Madrona is an experience, which delights the senses and stimulates images of luxury, serenity and a sense of arrival to a special place in time, space and nature, which cannot be replicated.