800' Waterfront | 2 Docks | Central Saanich
568 Senanus Dr
PREMIER WATERFRONT PROPERTY ON VANCOUVER ISLAND Located on the Saanich Peninsula in beautiful Victoria, BC, this is southern Vancouver Island’s premier estate waterfront property. This exclusive, one-of-a-kind waterfront estate showcases fantastic views and breathtaking scenery on a secluded and picturesque acreage, boasting 2 deep-water docks with registered foreshore, and overlooking the calm, warm waters of Saanich Inlet. Enjoying approximately 800 ft of shoreline on Thomson Cove, this west-facing, low bank waterfront property also features beautifully landscaped grounds with many mature trees and vegetation and is certainly one of the finest opportunities currently available in the Victoria market. Almost 6 acres of manicured grounds, together with natural forested areas, extend to the ocean's edge and provide the setting for this world-class gated estate. Panoramic views are showcased from nearly every room of the main house, across Thomson Cove and west ward, across Saanich Inlet. This property enjoys an abundance of sunshine, waterfront promenade, access to a beach, 2 deep water marine docks, 53' boathouse and boat ramp, all with registered foreshore. The detached improvements on this fabulous gated estate include extensively updated main residence, complete with indoor swimming pool, guest annex with outdoor swimming pool, gate house/caretaker cottage, recreation center with tennis court, squash, raquetball and badminton courts, stables and riding ring. You are welcomed to this private estate property through the iron gates, a long driveway gracefully descends through natural plantings and woodlands. ON either side you are surrounded with abundant color and texture that changes with the seasons, together with ponds, streams and fountains, leading to the elegant, tiled main entrance. The main residence of over 7,900 sq. ft., is an exceptional design by well-known architect, John DiCastri was built in1980. The main residence has recently undergone significant upgrades while remaining sympathetic to the west-coast, contemporary design that DiCastri was so well known for. Upon entering the large, open foyer, you are welcomed into the home by an impressive open staircase. A totem pole, which was carved specifically for this home, rises from the lower level, all the way to the upper levels of the home. The dining room and living room beyond are as dramatic and impressive as the ocean view they capture. The broad expanse of westward facing windows, engineered white oak “Farmhouse” flooring and striking granite fireplace provide a perfect backdrop to any number of possible seating and conversation arrangements. The open floorplan flows from the living room to the newly updated kitchen featuring Wolf® and Sub-Zero® appliances, quartz countertops, and sleek, contemporary wood cabinetry. A lovely family area, adjacent to the kitchen, is perfect for family dining and offers convenient access to an extensive, sunny-drenched deck with exceptional views of the calm waters of Thomson Cove. Upstairs, the luxurious master suite is a peaceful and inviting retreat enjoying a private deck, expansive views and unique custom ceiling details evident throughout the entire home. The 5-piece ensuite features a soaker tub to relax and enjoy the view, together with plenty of built-in closet storage and spacious dressing area. The upper level also features 3 more bedroom suites, each with their own private ensuite and plenty of closet space. On the spacious lower level, of this exceptional home, a fabulous indoor swimming pool area, with hot tub and exercise area offers plenty of seating and large wall to wall, floor to ceiling windows leading to an outdoor patio. The lower level also offers an exercise room together with media room boasting a wood burning fireplace and wet bar area. Stairs, both interior and exterior, lead from the main residence to an adjoining guest annex to the main house which would be ideal for future development as a complete master retreat. The lower level of the guest annex is fully equipped for entertaining with a regulation size billiards table, wood burning fireplace and finely crafted bar that was imported directly from an old English pub in England. Stairs lead to a expansive sun drenched patio with large, outdoor heated swimming pool. Just inside the main entrance to this amazing estate there is a stand alone 3 bedroom/2 bath gatehouse which was fully renovated and updated in 2016. Offering outdoor patio spaces and easy access to the main gate, the gatehouse offers caretaker self-sufficiency and privacy. Equestrian enthusiasts will appreciate the stable with 6 paddocks leading to a fully gated and enclosed yard. From this fenced enclosure, there is access to a large riding area, also fully fenced from the rest of the property. When designing the amenities for this property, the original owner did not miss anything. If tennis is your game, then this is your property. A regulation size, hard surface tennis court that is fully fenced overlooks the docks and ocean. The tennis court is constructed on top of a concrete sports activity center which houses indoor squash court, racquetball court, volleyball/badminton court, 2 bathrooms, hot tub and sauna. Those with an active interest in boating will be suitably impressed by the two (2) expansive commercial-grade docks with a registered foreshore lease and deep water moorage as well as convenient water access from the easily accessible boat ramp. A stroll along the lengthy and ample promenade will lead to a 53’ boathouse, complete with lift. The new owners of this exclusive estate may bring their ideas for future personal upgrading and customization of the guest annex, sports center and 53’ boathouse as these features are still in a state of work-in-progress. A beautiful promenade features many pleasant areas to stop, sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets and views. The richly landscaped grounds offer total privacy and showcase a variety of trees, shrubs, bushes and flowers, both native and exotic. The grounds are enhanced by carefully planned ponds and water courses including fountains. Car collectors will appreciate the abundant parking available in several garages able to accommodate several cars; with additional carport and plenty of parking areas for guests when entertaining. 568 Senanus Road is located in Central Saanich, on the Saanich Peninsula, approximately 20 kilometers north of Victoria, British Columbia on southern Vancouver Island. The area is surrounded by ocean shoreline, rolling farms and is comprised of rural/residential areas. The Victoria International Airport and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal are less than 20 minutes away. Beautiful downtown Victoria is less than 30 minutes from this spectacular estate, a city home to the world-famous Inner Harbour, Royal BC Museum, Empress Hotel and stately Legislative Buildings. A wide variety of entertainment options including theatre, opera, ballet, the Victoria Symphony, live concerts and more. Victoria offers all the amenities of a large city with shops, galleries, museums, gourmet dining, but without the hurried pace. Beautiful Beacon Hill Park is a favourite place to relax with many beautiful flower displays, sports fields and walking paths all just a short stroll from the Inner Harbour. And while nature abounds within Victoria, you’ll also find that you needn’t travel far to find unspoiled beaches, secluded coves and old-growth rain forests. Whether your perfect day entails an afternoon hiking one of the island’s breathtaking trails, relaxing at a world-class spa, or exploring the museums and art galleries, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll fall in love with all that Victoria and Vancouver Island has to offer.
Sylvia Therrien - Newport Realty