Why did we move to Vancouver Island??
…because it felt like home – in the BEST possible way.
We’ve always been fans. We both had Grandparents that lived here and so we knew the Island as young children. We vacationed hear as newlyweds and marveled at its energizing wild beauty. We brought OUR children here and taught them the joy of simple pleasures. Our oldest granddaughters learned how to walk on the same day – at the campsite in Deep Bay. Our youngest grandchildren squeal with laughter at the Adventure Playground in Parksville – “the BEST park ever” and then cool off in the warm, shallow waters of a seemingly endless, pristine beach.
Kids here still have the “freedom” to be kids and adults get to be kids again too.
But the real reason we moved here was that we found THE SPOT.
THE SPOT is a block away from the neighbourhood beach where you can pick oysters off the rocks. It’s just a short stroll to the marina where you can either spend a ½ hour before work setting your prawn traps or begin a West Coast adventure on the ocean.
THE SPOT has a true Mediterranean climate. We’re not on a 100 mile diet, we’re on a 1 mile diet.
THE SPOT is minutes away from numerous, intimate venues that showcase every type of musician, artist, and artisan. Quality entertainment is affordable and plentiful.
When we first moved here we spent the first week trying to avoid rush hour – then we spent the next week trying to find rush hour – no rush hour – no congestion.
THE SPOT is just 10 minutes north to small town boutique shopping or 15 minutes south to The Mall, the movies, the “big box” stores.
The first time we saw THE SPOT we stopped our car – got out and immediately noticed the only sounds we could hear were the distant barking of a sea lion and the distinct cry of eagle overhead – otherwise nothing – maybe a little wind in the trees, waves on the shore – absolute, instant peace and tranquility.
Now and for the past six years we’ve called THE SPOT home.
Of course now that we’re official “Islanders” we’ve discovered new spots that only the locals know about. We’ve also developed “Islander habits” – like never wanting to leave the Island – even overnight – unless it’s on our boat and most often only if we can still see the Island from the bridge.
Of course being in the business we’re in – real estate – we get to spend our work days finding SPOTS for others who crave the Island lifestyle.
If you’d like to find a SPOT for yourself or if you have a SPOT you’d like us to market – just drop us a line or give us a call.