Prince Harry & Meghan Markle recently spent Christmas at a home in Saanich on Vancouver Island and there has since been speculation that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be making Canada their part-time home. While they haven’t confirmed their plans to move to Canada, we do know that they enjoyed their Christmas getaway on Vancouver Island.
The West Coast has lots to offer in terms of liveability, both in Vancouver and in Victoria, according to the 2019 RE/MAX Liveability Report, as well as real estate. The West Coast boasts ocean-front living and the mild temperatures in the winter are a huge asset as well.
A recent article by Huffington Post highlights the fact that Vancouver Island real estate could get a big boost from Harry & Meghan’s stay over the Christmas season. While Vancouver Island is a relatively quiet corner of Canada, the interest has already began to show with a spike in Google searches for “Victoria” and “Saanich”.
While Harry and Meghan’s move could place them anywhere in Canada, their Christmas getaway in Saanich could be prefacing a decision to settle on the West Coast. This means they could potentially be in the market for Vancouver real estate, most likely in the form of Vancouver luxury homes!
There are no shortage of Vancouver houses for sale, many of which would be well suited to Harry and Meghan if they decide to put down roots on the West Coast. If this is the case, RE/MAX has selected a handful of stunning West Coast RE/MAX Collection listings that might just be fit for the royal couple.
Listing Agent: Veronica Crha, RE/MAX Camosun Oak Bay
This stunning ocean-front property sits on 3.5 acres of land on Victoria’s prestigious Queenswood Drive. The estate boasts approximately 600 feet of waterfront and stunning sunrises with views overlooking Haro Straight. A gated entrance and driveway provide excellent privacy and lead to the 6964 square foot home. Once inside, the home provides open concept living with a large living area and gourmet kitchen, along with a library alcove and full gym. A separate guest suite and two car garage round out this stunning property.
Listing Agent: Janet Gilmore, RE/MAX Anchor Realty
This property boasts not one, but TWO gorgeous homes on 6.9 acres with walk-on ocean front and a private bay! The long driveways and ocean-front location provide plenty of privacy, and the property also contains a greenhouse, fruit tree orchard and irrigation.
The main Point House offers stunning floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular 180 degree ocean views. The large kitchen with it’s labradorite countertops is a chef’s dream. The second home, Bay House has had over $200k in upgrades and also has fantastic ocean views. It would make a great guest house for visitors of the Duke and Duchess.
Listing Agent: Trevor Inglis, RE/MAX Crest Realty (North Vancouver)
This 5705 square foot waterfront property will appeal to both the sophisticated and creative homeowner! The stunning 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom private property offers breathtaking ocean views, entertainment sized rooms and magnificent living and dining areas.
The kitchen is fit for a chef, featuring a massive gourmet island, breakfast bar and eating area, which open up to the terrace that overlooks the outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as the ocean beyond. The lower level recreation and media rooms lead out to the gorgeous pool deck, which gently slopes down to the water. To top it off, this property comes with a 1000 square foot, 2 bedroom coach house that is the perfect accommodation for any guests who come to stay.
Listing Agent: Matt Gul, RE/MAX Masters Realty
This 6400 square foot architectural masterpiece offers extreme privacy, with heated roads, gardening and camera accessed gated entry. The stunning waterfront estate boasts 89 feet of shoreline the 12,626 square foot property is perfect for those looking for luxury on the West Coast.
The 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom property offers limestone floors, built in custom made furnishings, a theatre room, wine cellar and much more. The numerous ponds, fountains and stunning infinity pool are the cherry on top for this magnificent waterfront estate.