Acreages and Rural Properties

Discover your ideal property and experience Vancouver Island’s unique coastal lifestyle by searching featured real estate opportunities in the Cowichan Valley. Embrace the tranquility and nature of Vancouver Island with rural properties that embody the west coast lifestyle. Explore acreages and rural real estate opportunities in communities throughout the south Island, including Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, Cowichan Bay, Metchosin, Saanich, and Sooke.

Rural land for sale on southern Vancouver Island is growing in popularity as more people look to relocate from larger urban centres to expansive acreages with spacious modern homes. Whether you’re looking for a shoreside cabin on Lake Cowichan, a secluded homestead in Metchosin, or a spacious acreage in Sooke with breathtaking ocean views and easy access to outdoor activities, the south Island region has a rural property or acreage to suit your lifestyle.

Explore the diverse rural real estate investment opportunities on southern Vancouver Island-from Cowichan Valley to Metchosin and Saanich.

On southern Vancouver Island, rural homes, acreages, and the relaxed pace of country life are within a short commute of many urban amenities. Expansive acreages and rural homes for sale in Cowichan offer convenient access to urban centres and a temperate Mediterranean climate. Further south, Metchosin is a small pastoral community with commuter access to Victoria and Langford. With limits on urban-style development, most rural properties for sale in Metchosin are at least one acre. On Vancouver Island’s southern tip, Sooke is an active community known for its rich heritage and small-town feel. Acreages for sale in Sooke provide close proximity to beaches, the Salish Sea, and dense west coast rainforests—all within a 40-minute drive of Langford. 

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  • 990 Mcbriar Ave in Saanich: SE Lake Hill Single Family Residence for sale (Saanich East) : MLS®# 969900

    990 Mcbriar Ave SE Lake Hill Saanich V8X 3M3
    Main Photo: 990 Mcbriar Ave in Saanich: SE Lake Hill Single Family Residence for sale (Saanich East)  : MLS®# 969900
    $1,095,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    969900
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,673 sq. ft.
    This Oh So Charming Home Sits on a Manicured 9000 sq ft lot in an Ideal Lake Hill location. Owner has created & lovingly maintained this gorgeous property with its raised vegetable beds, mature growth, perfect grass & magnificent hedges. You will enjoy having a glass of wine on the patio off the kitchen surrounded by raspberry bushes. Plans for a 2-bed 700 sq ft garden suite is ready to go with Backyard Bungalow. A garden suite will fit perfectly on the side of this large lot, & you will still have a large back yard to yourself, it's a perfect situation for a second dwelling. Current owner has enjoyed living on this piece of paradise for over 50 years. Bedrooms can be used for home stay for extra income. Current owner has regularly had students stay with her. Family size well laid out large kitchen overlooking the back yard. Living room with fireplace. Enjoy a cup of tea on your nostalgic front porch. close to shopping, good schools & 10 minutes to downtown. A very special property. More details
    Listed by Macdonald Realty Victoria
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 24 899 Royal Oak Ave in Saanich: SE Broadmead Townhouse for sale (Saanich East) : MLS®# 970997

    24 899 Royal Oak Ave SE Broadmead Saanich V8X 3T3
    OPEN HOUSE: Jul 21, 2024
    01:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
    Open House on Sunday, July 21, 2024 1:30PM - 3:30PM The Gardens-this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, one level end unit townhouse is sure to please. Offering double garage, large storage area & two decks to enjoy your outlook over expansive lawns towards Rithet's Bog Conservation area. Enjoy the walking trails immediately off the property. Conveniently located; Broadmead shopping centre up the road, easy access to Victoria, the airport & the ferries.
    Main Photo: 24 899 Royal Oak Ave in Saanich: SE Broadmead Townhouse for sale (Saanich East)  : MLS®# 970997
    $1,055,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    970997
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,449 sq. ft.
    A welcoming one-level end unit townhouse overlooking expansive lawns towards Rithet's Bog Conservation area. This private & bright residence offers 2 generous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Lovely hardwood floors throughout the main living areas. Expansive windows & doors flood the space with natural light & provide seamless access to two large decks. These outdoor spaces are perfect for entertaining, or enjoying a quiet moment surrounded by nature. The heart of this home is the spacious kitchen, featuring abundant storage and overlooking the cozy family room, where friends & family can gather. Additional highlights include a convenient double car garage & a substantial storage area, ensuring all your belongings have a place. Situated in the highly sought-after Broadmead neighborhood, this home offers the perfect blend of tranquility and convenience. Easy access to walking trails, downtown Victoria, the airport & ferries, make this an unbeatable location. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Camosun
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 7065 Brailsford Pl in Sooke: Sk Broomhill Half Duplex for sale : MLS®# 971015

    7065 Brailsford Pl Sk Broomhill Sooke V9Z 1R2
    OPEN HOUSE: Jul 21, 2024
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM PDT
    Open House on Sunday, July 21, 2024 11:00AM - 1:00PM Please join me in viewing these two newly finished, ocean-view half-duplexes!
    Main Photo: 7065 Brailsford Pl in Sooke: Sk Broomhill Half Duplex for sale : MLS®# 971015
    $949,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    971015
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,399 sq. ft.
    JUST COMPLETED! This brand new half duplex is located in a growing subdivision, offering 2,400 square feet of living space with stunning ocean views. The main living area features 3 spacious bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, providing plenty of room for family living and entertaining. The open-concept layout connects the living, dining, and kitchen areas, with large windows that flood the space with natural light. Enjoy your morning coffee either balcony while taking in the serene views of the Sooke Basin and the Salish Sea. Additionally, this property includes a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom suite with its own entrance, ideal for extended family, guests, or as a rental opportunity. Situated in a peaceful and up-and-coming subdivision, this half duplex offers a blend of tranquility and growth potential. Don’t miss your chance to own this home with unparalleled ocean views. Contact your agent to schedule a viewing and experience this exceptional property for yourself! More details
    Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 6582 Felderhof Rd in Sooke: Sk Sooke Vill Core Single Family Residence for sale : MLS®# 971035

    6582 Felderhof Rd Sk Sooke Vill Core Sooke V9Z 0V8
    Main Photo: 6582 Felderhof Rd in Sooke: Sk Sooke Vill Core Single Family Residence for sale : MLS®# 971035
    $859,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    971035
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,958 sq. ft.
    Home Suite Home! This 4BD/3BA family home is truly an ideal extended family purchase or income producing option! Main level living up boasts barnwood inspired floors & designer paint colors. Oversize living room w/electric FP is perfect for entertaining. Spacious kitchen features breakfast nook & access to sunny BBQ deck w/views! Formal dining boasts options for extra den/BR. Primary w/sky-lit 3-pce ensuite & WIC. Bright, walk-out 2BR suite offers the same quality finishing & fixtures. Feature river rock FP, open-concept plan & private patio space. The heart of this property has to be the beautifully landscaped yard space w/manicured gardens. Fully fenced for children & pets, backing onto park-like greenspace & adjoining DoS pathway. Sprawling 0.23ac of useable space w/loads of parking. Garage currently set up as an established salon, but an easy convert back to studio or posh garage/workshop. Super handy location in Sooke, just a short walk to schools & town core. Sure to please! More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Coast Capital - Sooke
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 7063 Brailsford Pl in Sooke: Sk Broomhill Half Duplex for sale : MLS®# 971050

    7063 Brailsford Pl Sk Broomhill Sooke V9Z 1R2
    OPEN HOUSE: Jul 21, 2024
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM PDT
    Open House on Sunday, July 21, 2024 11:00AM - 1:00PM Please join me in viewing these two newly completed, ocean-view half-duplexes!!
    Main Photo: 7063 Brailsford Pl in Sooke: Sk Broomhill Half Duplex for sale : MLS®# 971050
    $949,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    971050
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,407 sq. ft.
    Welcome home! Discover your dream home in picturesque Sooke with this half duplex, just completed July 2024. Revel in breathtaking panoramic views of the Salish Sea and Sooke Basin from every angle. Generous outdoor spaces with decks and patios provide the perfect vantage points to soak in the serene ocean views while the inside features 4 spacious bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, including a self-contained one-bedroom suite ideal for rental income or extended family. The open-concept design includes a generously sized kitchen and an expansive master suite with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. Situated in a charming new subdivision, you'll have easy access to local amenities, schools, parks, and outdoor recreation. This brand-new home ensures modern amenities and finishes, meeting the latest building standards. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to own a piece of paradise in Sooke. Contact your agent today to learn more and schedule a viewing! More details
    Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 4 4619 Elk Lake Dr in Saanich: SW Royal Oak Townhouse for sale (Saanich West) : MLS®# 970864

    4 4619 Elk Lake Dr SW Royal Oak Saanich V8Z 5M2
    Main Photo: 4 4619 Elk Lake Dr in Saanich: SW Royal Oak Townhouse for sale (Saanich West)  : MLS®# 970864
    $899,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    970864
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,200 sq. ft.
    An ideal family-oriented, three-story townhome, with bright south-facing back yard and buffered from the street by 100 ft of green space. A generous interior with 2200 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms (with easy addition of a 4th), 2.5 baths, wood floors, new appliances (high-end large capacity washer and dryer, induction range and convection oven), plus, gorgeous, new triple-glazed energy star windows throughout (a unique reno in this unit only, paid for by the owner). Full interior and exterior painting done in 2023. This self-managed 23-unit strata complex is encircled by beautiful professionally landscaped gardens, lush trees, and flora. Just minutes from the amenities of shopping, restaurants, Commonwealth rec center, public library, transportation hub and nearby schools. A five-minute walk to the profoundly beautiful Beaver Lake trails. And pet friendly! More details
    Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 3975 Locarno Lane in Saanich: SE Arbutus Single Family Residence for sale (Saanich East) : MLS®# 971036

    3975 Locarno Lane SE Arbutus Saanich V8X 5J2
    Main Photo: 3975 Locarno Lane in Saanich: SE Arbutus Single Family Residence for sale (Saanich East)  : MLS®# 971036
    $1,850,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    971036
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,580 sq. ft.
    This stunning property of over 3,000 sqft is situated on a 15,000 sqft professionally landscaped lot. The home was constructed in 2006 and features 9ft ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry, granite counter tops, high end appliances and a garden window providing a spectacular view of the English garden. Oversized dining and living room with a double office. One office has an adjoining two piece powder room. Top quality bamboo floors on the main. The principle bedroom boasts an electric fireplace, walk-in closet and spectacular ensuite bath. This bath has a full size separate shower, heated floors, jetted tub and views to the yard. The lower level is comprised of additional bedroom, two piece bath, laundry room, studio, rumpus room and full sized one bedroom suite. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Camosun
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 205 4000 Shelbourne St in Saanich: SE Mt Doug Condo for sale (Saanich East) : MLS®# 970987

    205 4000 Shelbourne St SE Mt Doug Saanich V8N 0B6
    Main Photo: 205 4000 Shelbourne St in Saanich: SE Mt Doug Condo for sale (Saanich East)  : MLS®# 970987
    $749,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    970987
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,030 sq. ft.
    Immaculate 2 bedroom 2 bathroom corner condo in the prestigious Boulevard building. Constructed to a "Built Green Gold Standard" this suite offers geothermal radiant in-floor heat throughout the beautiful, open floor plan. Plenty of natural lighting floods into this contemporary unit featuring engineered hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, new paint, and modern finishes. The spacious primary with stunning 5-piece ensuite, leads out onto the quiet west-facing balcony with views of Glencraig Park. Within walking distance to many amenities including Feltham Square, University Heights Mall, Mount Doug park and trails, and a short drive or bike ride to Cedar Hill Middle School, UVic or Camosun College. Includes in-unit laundry, separate storage, secure underground parking, pet friendly and rentals welcome! More details
    Listed by Sotheby's International Realty Canada
    Alexandra Friesen
  • Lot 2 - 384 Seaspray Dr in Metchosin: Me Albert Head Land for sale : MLS®# 970828

    Lot 2 - 384 Seaspray Dr Me Albert Head Metchosin V9C 4A6
    Main Photo: Lot 2 - 384 Seaspray Dr in Metchosin: Me Albert Head Land for sale : MLS®# 970828
    $850,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    970828
    Prime location meets endless potential on Seaspray Drive, just inside the Metchosin border and minutes from Royal Bay's burgeoning amenities. This 1.42 acre parcel boasts an optimal building site, lightly treed with a gentle slope and abundant sunlight. Embrace expansive yard space surrounded by a lush green belt for a seamless connection with nature. No building scheme restrictions allow for flexibility in home design, accommodating a secondary suite, home-based businesses, and spacious dwellings alike. Municipal water and electricity will be at the lot line upon subdivision completion. Enjoy the convenience of being 5 minutes from groceries, schools, and recreational facilities, all while relishing a tranquil rural ambiance. For nature enthusiasts, Witty's Lagoon Park and East Sooke Park are a brief drive away. Seize the opportunity to create your ideal lifestyle in this idyllic setting – build your dream home today! More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Coast Capital - Chatterton
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 5197 Del Monte Ave in Saanich: SE Cordova Bay Land for sale (Saanich East) : MLS®# 969256

    5197 Del Monte Ave SE Cordova Bay Saanich V8Y 1X3
    Main Photo: 5197 Del Monte Ave in Saanich: SE Cordova Bay Land for sale (Saanich East)  : MLS®# 969256
    $1,395,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    969256
    Rare opportunity to secure a premium building site in desirable Cordova Bay. This ocean view lot sits up on Cordova Ridge and offers spectacular ocean views to Haro Strait, the San Juan Islands & beyond to glorious Mt. Baker. This building lot allows for main level living with additional living space on the walkout lower level with the opportunity for a self contained two bedroom legal suite. This fantastic 8152 sf lot is part of an exclusive five lot subdivision that has been thoughtfully designed as a zero emission development incorporating Passive House design principles. Living in a Passive House means living in a space that is naturally warmer, healthier, more comfortable and extremely energy efficient. The comfort inside your home is unmatched because of the way energy efficiency solutions are integrated into the architectural design. Home plan available on request. Below ground services to your lot including water, sewer, storm, hydro and cable. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Camosun and eXp Realty
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 3905 Gilbert Dr in Metchosin: Me Albert Head Single Family Residence for sale : MLS®# 970851

    3905 Gilbert Dr Me Albert Head Metchosin V9C 4B2
    Main Photo: 3905 Gilbert Dr in Metchosin: Me Albert Head Single Family Residence for sale : MLS®# 970851
    $2,050,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    970851
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    4,367 sq. ft.
    This custom-built rural estate is a one owner home set on an elevated .98-acre ocean view lot in the Olympic View/Albert Head area of Metchosin. With West Coast flair it features timber beams, a massive stone fireplace, dramatic 21' vaulted ceilings, and windows that drench the home in natural light. The main level offers 2 bedrooms including the primary bedroom with a 5-piece ensuite, a chef inspired kitchen with a pantry, and a living/dining room that opens to a covered sundeck with southerly ocean views to the Olympic mountains. Upstairs is an open loft, ideal as an office or fitness room. Downstairs has a 3rd bedroom and rec room, plus a separate 1-bedroom suite with its own laundry. For the hobbyist, there is a detached workshop/garage, with living quarters above. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a picturesque rural enclave, it is a short distance to the amenities of Royal Bay, Olympic View golf course, local farmstands and Tower Point beach. Flexible possession! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Camosun
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 8 1717 Blair Ave in Saanich: SE Lambrick Park Townhouse for sale (Saanich East) : MLS®# 970248

    8 1717 Blair Ave SE Lambrick Park Saanich V8N 6G5
    OPEN HOUSE: Jul 21, 2024
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
    Open House on Sunday, July 21, 2024 12:00PM - 2:00PM Open house noon till 2pm on Sunday July 21, 2024
    Main Photo: 8 1717 Blair Ave in Saanich: SE Lambrick Park Townhouse for sale (Saanich East)  : MLS®# 970248
    $769,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    970248
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,226 sq. ft.
    Discover the perfect blend of accessibility, tranquility, and convenience with this charming 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, one level townhouse. Nestled in a quiet, well-maintained community, this pet-friendly property is part of a small, well-run strata. The home features a private south-facing patio, a cozy gas fireplace, and recent upgrades including a new dishwasher, range, heated bathroom tiles, and a new hot water tank. The 1-car garage now has a convenient electric door. This one-level home, designed for accessibility with no stairs, is ideal for ease of movement. Located near the University, it offers easy access to educational and cultural activities. Tuscany Village is a short stroll away, providing shops, medical clinics, and essential services. Nearby schools and convenient transportation options enhance the appeal of this prime location. More details
    Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
    Alexandra Friesen
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