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Richview House

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Please note that this guide was last updated over ten years ago (2003), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

François and Joan Gething
7031 Richview Drive, Sooke, British Columbia

Tel: + 1 250-642-5520; toll-free 1-866-276-2480
No cell number available
Tel: + 1 250-642-5501

If François and Joan were smug then they would have every right to be! Those wicked Ontario winters they escaped from 34 years ago seem a universe away as we chat in the fall sunshine. The Pacific is so close you could use the lawn as a diving board, and across the straits of Juan de Fuca the sublime Olympic Mountains loom majestically.....

.... I instantly thought of lazy summer days drinking Pimms and playing croquet, perhaps being distracted as the odd bald eagle glides by. François is one of those amazing men who built most of the house and its contents in about a week and thinks nothing of it. As we wander round Joan casually points out his handiwork; yellow cedar and fir beds, Douglas fir floors, the dining-room table and the awesome wooden-framed aromatherapy shower for two. It would take pages to list it all. Bright splashes of South American art on the walls add vibrancy to the calming, minimalist rooms and everyone has the luxury of a private hot tub. Vast windows maximise the stunning views; you don’t even have to get vertical in the morning to gaze at the ocean. Joan’s breakfast is quite an affair. You won’t get a fry-up, but fruit-filled crêpes, caramelised nut bread and an array of deliciousnesses (if that’s a word) are far more exciting options. Felix, the gorgeous Hungarian vizla, can always help you walk it off.





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Rooms: 3: 2 queens with en-suite bath/shower; 1 queen has steam shower for 2. All 3 have wood fireplaces and outdoor hot tubs.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast included.
Directions: Through Sooke (from Victoria direction). Pass 3 sets of traffic lights and then turn left down Whiffen Spit Rd. Richview Road is to the right only and their lane is straight ahead. Their house is very soon on the right.

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