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Living in Cordova Bay – Victoria’s Seaside Secret

Written on July 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm, by

Look who also loves living along Cordova Bay Golf Course! Mattick’s Green condominiums (in the background) were built by Jawl Development Corporation and offer 1,700 sqft of quality construction, 2 beds/2 baths, family room off kitchen and most with views of the golf course, Mt. Baker & Salish Sea. Residents also have added perks with  Continue Reading »

History of Cole Island – West Coast Living at 210 Nia Lane

Written on May 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm, by

Better known by visiting boaters than by most Victorians, the picturesque little island at the head of Esquimalt Harbour has a unique history and even more encouraging future. Cole Island is in direct view from the south facing windows and decks of the waterfront home located at 210 Nia Lane in the quality enclave of  Continue Reading »


Written on April 18, 2013 at 11:01 pm, by

When you have had enough of the quaint charm of Victoria, it is time to take a break in wine country. Yes, wine country. The Saanich Peninsula currently has eight producers – include a very good maker of gin and an excellent cider house – that operate tasting rooms. Some are open weekends only and others are open all  Continue Reading »


Written on April 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm, by

Join Me for an entire Open House weekend at two of my amazing listings located in golfing communities at Bear Mountain and Sayward Hill near Cordova Bay Golf Course. Take a break from watching The Masters and come and explore how your new home could be just steps away from world-class golf!   SATURDAY APRIL 13,  Continue Reading »

Spring – a time of renewal, rejuvenation & looking forward!

Written on March 20, 2013 at 11:56 am, by

Today marks the beginning of spring – a time of renewal, rejuvenation, and looking forward to the summer ahead.  Sante Spa at Bear Mountain offers five ways to make the most of the season and get ready for everything summer has to offer. 1)  Get Outside As the weather turns warmer our thoughts naturally turn  Continue Reading »

Selkirk Waterfront: From Mill to Modern Community

Written on November 7, 2012 at 11:24 am, by

Two decades after the Jawl family bought a 25-acre former sawmill site on Gorge Road, the final project is going up on the Selkirk Waterfront. Heavy equipment is preparing the last piece of the mill site for a six-storey, $17-million building that will be ready for B.C. Investment Management Corp. in 2015, said Robert Jawl  Continue Reading »

Life On The Saanich Peninsula – A Blog Series by Ingrid

Written on May 21, 2012 at 9:03 pm, by

Finally we had some summer-like weather recently and driving home through the country roads and through the Village of Brentwood Bay I saw the “Welcome to Butchart Gardens” sign on West Saanich Road. I instantly knew we had to kick start our annual tradition! Each year, on a warm and sunny evening, Bo and I  Continue Reading »

The Selkirk Waterfront – Live, Work & Play

Written on April 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm, by

Welcome to the award-winning Selkirk Waterfront Community. Located near Downtown Victoria, British Columbia along the beautiful coastal waters of the Upper Harbour, the Selkirk Waterfront Community offers you the best of all worlds. It is here where you’ll discover how the convenience of city living, natural beauty, and thoughtful planning combine to bring you the  Continue Reading »

Cordova Bay Women’s Golf Exposition

Written on March 26, 2012 at 11:14 am, by

Way back in 1992, on the first Tuesday in April, 30 women gathered ‘round the starter’s stand, were warmly greeted by Doug Grove and teed off into history. 20 years later Doug Grove is still starting people off the first tee with a warm greeting and those 30 ladies have grown into the 250 strong  Continue Reading »

Life on the Saanich Peninsula – A Blog Series

Written on March 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm, by

Tasha’s 1st day of School at Knute Way House Having spent almost all of my life growing up in Saanich and now living on the Peninsula for over 17 years, I thought I would blog about what I love and know best about life on the Peninsula. As newlyweds, Bohdan and I purchased our first  Continue Reading »