Set on the south coast of Vancouver Island, detached single-family homes at Spirit Bay are now selling in Metchosin, BC. The waterfront community by Spirit Bay Developments is building 400 custom village homes with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and Salish Sea, along with a variety of outdoor amenities.
Located 35 minutes away from Victoria, Spirit Bay is located on native land in the heart of Metchosin and is adjacent to a 3,500-acre wilderness park. In partnership with the Beecher Bay First Nation, the community is designed with capacity building, mentorship and empowerment in mind. Spirit Bay offers a 99 year lease that is fully prepaid, and homeowners have the rights to their home and any improvements on their land after the sub-lease finishes in a century. In addition, BC’s new Speculation Tax does not affect Spirit Bay, as the community is located on Federal Land.
Focusing on quality and longevity, Spirit Bay Developments aims to build long-term homes that last for generations to come. The sustainable homes will provide a comfortable lifestyle and boast a traditional neighbourhood design. Inspired by fishing villages around the world, the community is replete with vibrant colours and a vernacular style of architecture where no two homes are the same.
Playful and organic in nature, the homes sport contemporary open living spaces to maximize ventilation and views, and unique cupolas for additional natural light. Great efforts have been made to reduce impact on natural vegetation by keeping blasting to a minimum and using native plants in landscaping. Ground will break shortly on the development of a village centre including a cafe, grocery, gas station and medical centre. For parking, homes include a drive in at the front of each property.
With an emphasis on high quality over high quantity, Spirit Bay homes don’t boast expansive square footage, but they do include upscale materials. Many of the interior features are made locally, such as the mantelpieces, which are crafted from local trees. There are high ceilings throughout the homes, but the entries are lower to build a sense of revelation. For a luxurious aesthetic, the homes are also complete with heated floors, granite countertops and full wood cabinets.
Surrounding the village is a natural playground complete with a beautiful forest, trails and the ocean. A variety of outdoor amenities are available for residents to enjoy, such as cycling, horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Spirit Bay also has a healthy commercial crabbing industry, along with two of the most productive fishing grounds on Southern Vancouver Island — located east and west of Beecher Bay.
To learn more, interested buyers are encouraged to visit the sales centre at 4901 East Sooke Road in Metchosin, BC. Opening hours are Thursday to Monday from noon to 4pm.