Ocean-front living offers luxurious recreational lifestyle

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Harbours, tide pools and sandcastles lie steps away from waterfront homes


Located in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast, 25 Whittakers residences offer spectacular views and restricted views – of the homes.

In British Columbia, resort living often means oceanfront living.

Upscale recreational residences on the coast provide homeowners with the opportunity to explore tide pools, build sandcastles — and kick back in luxury.

Waterfront offerings include three on Pender Harbour and Vancouver Island: the Whittakers, Painted Boat and Tanglewood Beach Homes.

The Whittakers is an oceanfront community of 25 architect-designed detached luxury residences, located in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast, 30 minutes north of Sechelt. The residences are low-bank waterfront homes with views of the harbour and the Malaspina Strait.

Thanks to the topography in the area, the site is visually protected from neighbours on all sides, creating a greater feeling of getting away from it all. There’s 1,000 feet of scenic cove shoreline for homeowners to explore and a grassy meadow in front of a grove of old-growth forest.

Prices for the 13 finished homes that remain range from $875,000 to $1.75 million. Each comes with its own boat slip and 50 feet of ocean frontage.

Homeowners have access to all amenities at Rockwater Secret Cove, an eight-acre oceanside retreat, 25 minutes south of the project. These include a swimming pool, beach, massage spa, and concierge who will provide property management and rental management services if needed.

More info. at www.ownoceanfront.com

Painted Boat is a 31-condominium resort on a forested 4.5-acre waterfront site in Pender Harbour. Fractional quarter-share ownership makes this development more affordable for many. Prices range from $199,900 to $274,900 per quarter. The condos, varying in size from 1,114 to 1,760 sq. ft., are fully furnished with natural, custom-made furnishings. The resort features a restaurant and convention facility, a 60-slip deepwater marina, a grotto-style, infinity-edge pool, as well as a jacuzzi and exercise facility. The two vacation villa buildings were recently released for sale with occupancy scheduled for Spring 2008. More info. at www.paintedboat.com

Tanglewood Beach Homes is designed by the award-winning architectural firm Blue Sky Architecture. These 46 homes make up the final two phases of the development, three kilometres south of Parksville. The project sits beside Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, which has a sandy beach that goes out one-quarter of a mile at low tide. Homes start at $389,000 to $650,000, and all have vaulted ceilings and face the park.

More info. at www.tanglewoodbc.com

© The Vancouver Sun 2007


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