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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  • 2390 Terrace Rd in Shawnigan Lake: ML Shawnigan House for sale (Malahat & Area) : MLS®# 954933

    2390 Terrace Rd ML Shawnigan Shawnigan Lake V0R 2W1
    Main Photo: 2390 Terrace Rd in Shawnigan Lake: ML Shawnigan House for sale (Malahat & Area)  : MLS®# 954933
    $850,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    954933
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,347 sq. ft.
    Elegant 3 bedroom home on a very accessible corner lot (with green space buffer) in the Shawnigan Beach Estates. The lot features 2 driveways for RV, boats and vehicles and all the toys. There is also a separate 110sq ft studio (with 30amp service)for your hobbies or additional storage The back yard is private and fully fenced and a huge patio area. The oversized, insulated and fully heated attached garage has a 50amp panel and 3*220 service The garage can be accessed from both the front and the rear. Mature landscaping makes it easy to maintain. Close to schools, walking trails, and Shawnigan Village and all amenities. This is an easy commute to Victoria with shared commuter transport available. More details
    Listed by Per Dahlstrom of One Percent Realty Ltd.
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 2627 Streamside Pl in Mill Bay: ML Mill Bay House for sale (Malahat & Area) : MLS®# 953806

    2627 Streamside Pl ML Mill Bay Mill Bay V0R 2P2
    Main Photo: 2627 Streamside Pl in Mill Bay: ML Mill Bay House for sale (Malahat & Area)  : MLS®# 953806
    $1,150,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    953806
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    3,597 sq. ft.
    Minutes from Mill Bay and Shawnigan village this lovely 6 bed 5 bath country home is perfect for a family . On the main, a bright foyer leads to an open concept living dining and kitchen area . The living room has 9 foot ceilings and a gas fireplace adjoining a sunny dining room and custom kitchen with granite counters and granite island. This space opens onto a generous deck overlooking a fully fenced back garden and the protected forest green of Hollings Creek Park. The master on the main is a sanctuary with a spa-like ensuite with a soaker tub and separate shower. The main also has a second bathroom and den/office space plus a laundry/mud room adjacent to a 2 car garage entry. The upper floor has two bedrooms connected by a Jack and Jill full bath. PLUS a lower level has a two bedroom & full bath guest/in-law suite with a kitchen and separate garden entrance PLUS a family/recreation area with a second bathroom and den also with a separate entrance. It is heat pump ready. More details
    Listed by Vanessa Rodenburgh of Royal LePage Coast Capital - Chatterton
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 202 1820 S Maple Ave in Sooke: Sk Sooke Vill Core Condo for sale : MLS®# 954943

    202 1820 S Maple Ave Sk Sooke Vill Core Sooke V9Z 0N9
    Main Photo: 202 1820 S Maple Ave in Sooke: Sk Sooke Vill Core Condo for sale : MLS®# 954943
    $915,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    954943
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,126 sq. ft.
    Ultimate Sooke waterfront, unique location, unobstructed views of the Sooke harbour & Olympic Mountain. This home is designed to optimize panoramic harbour views from all the large windows.Beautiful corner suite luxurious 2-bedrm 2-bathrm with one of the larges private outdoor patios in the building.Built with highest standard top quality materials thoughout, very open concept kitchen stainless steel gas appliances,quartz counter tops throughout Master is a good size,5pc spa like ensuite double vanity, soaker tub, full size shower, Heated porcelain tile floors. 2 bedroom/office glass doors out to sunny deck. 3-piece main bathrm. Gas fireplace in living room glass doors out to a front deck. gas hookup for a BBQ & heater. Separate dining room access to huge & very private sunny deck. Secured underground parking, 2 parking stalls.bike & separate storage,private gym, 2 EV stations. Just a short walk to town. There lots of walking trails and great fishing. More details
    Listed by Shirley Zailo and Ryan Zailo of RE/MAX Camosun
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 206 982 MCKENZIE Ave in Saanich: SE Quadra Condo for sale (Saanich East) : MLS®# 954683

    206 982 MCKENZIE Ave SE Quadra Saanich V8X 3G7
    Main Photo: 206 982 MCKENZIE Ave in Saanich: SE Quadra Condo for sale (Saanich East)  : MLS®# 954683
    $599,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    954683
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    879 sq. ft.
    Fantastic condo with 9ft ceilings on the quiet side of a boutique building overlooking tranquil gardens. This corner suite is bright, spacious and has neighbours on only 1 side, plus the 2 bedrooms are separated offering additional privacy. Quality is built-in with granite countertops, laminate wood floors, a huge walk-in closet in the primary bedroom, a gorgeous window feature surrounding the living room fireplace and a unique design feature of windows above all the interior doors. The well-planned kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. This well managed building has a bike room, extra visitor parking, underground secure parking, community garden plots, and hot water that’s included in the strata fees. BONUS: 2 pets allowed, any size! Great location: 1 block to Thrifty Foods & London Drugs, very close to Lochside/Galloping Goose bike trail, Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, Christmas Hill hiking trails, and on main bus route to UVic & downtown More details
    Listed by Nicole Burgess of Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 3841 Rowland Ave in Saanich: SW Tillicum House for sale (Saanich West) : MLS®# 954496

    3841 Rowland Ave SW Tillicum Saanich V8Z 1X8
    Main Photo: 3841 Rowland Ave in Saanich: SW Tillicum House for sale (Saanich West)  : MLS®# 954496
    $1,100,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    954496
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,441 sq. ft.
    LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Easy walk to Uptown Shopping Centre and close to all the main highways and bus routes. "So cute" home with too many upgrades to mention - including a secondary suite in walkout basement - complete with new bathroom. Upstairs, the 2 bed/1 bath main floor retains the original layout and the original fir floors! ...from 1942. There is a large covered deck - with outdoor storage room - right off from the bright, SE facing kitchen. Large lot - just over a quarter acre - including a natural area with very large trees. The neighborhood has potential for a land assembly and the associated future potential for a "land lift" value appreciation. Roof is newer. Recent electrical upgrade to 200W. All new windows. Huge driveway with electric car charger and room for at least 6 cars AND your RVs. Come see this "cream-puff" of a home on a piece of land which has loads of future potential! OPEN HOUSE on Sunday March 3rd from 1 pm to 4 pm. Virtual Tour video available. More details
    Listed by Stephen Calderwood and Suzanne Piquette of RE/MAX Camosun
    Alexandra Friesen
  • Lot O Tharratt Rd in Shawnigan Lake: ML Shawnigan Land for sale (Malahat & Area) : MLS®# 954800

    Lot O Tharratt Rd ML Shawnigan Shawnigan Lake V0R 2W3
    Main Photo: Lot O Tharratt Rd in Shawnigan Lake: ML Shawnigan Land for sale (Malahat & Area)  : MLS®# 954800
    $349,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    954800
    Fabulous location, in the southwest corner of Shawnigan Lake; just one street over from the lakeshore access. Lot is 88' x 105' Zoned R-2, Suburban Residential which permits Single Family Residential, Mobile, Home-based business, Daycare accessory to residential use, etc. Lots of recreational and year-round homes in the area. Needs septic and well to build on. The lot is level and has some trees and some cleared areas. Very ideal location for a recreational weekend retreat or residence. Enjoy the peace and quiet every day! The location is easy access from West Shawnigan Lake Road. More details
    Listed by Ed G. Sing of RE/MAX Camosun
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 403 3700 Carey Rd in Saanich: SW Gateway Condo for sale (Saanich West) : MLS®# 954662

    403 3700 Carey Rd SW Gateway Saanich V8Z 4C2
    Main Photo: 403 3700 Carey Rd in Saanich: SW Gateway Condo for sale (Saanich West)  : MLS®# 954662
    $619,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    954662
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,068 sq. ft.
    Bright & Updated TOP FLOOR CORNER unit with 2 bedrooms & 2 full baths. Open the front door and watch the sunlight pour into this home through the skylights & abundance of windows. The spacious foyer opens to an updated kitchen, separate dining area & large living room with a sliding glass door leading to a large, sunny balcony. The Primary bedroom features vaulted ceilings, a 4-peice ensuite and a W/I closet. There is also a Separate laundry room with extra storage space, 2nd bedroom & 2nd (3-peice) bathroom. Updates include newer vinyl flooring & a new Gas Fireplace that was re-tiled for a modern look. Even better: the gas usage is included with the strata fees. Extremely central location with so many amenities within walking distance including Swan Lake, Uptown Shopping Centre, Gateway Village, the Galloping Goose Trail, and so much more. Secured underground parking included, separate storage locker & a community room for the handy-man. More details
    Listed by Caleb Mickelson of Jonesco Real Estate Inc
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 677 Frayne Rd in Mill Bay: ML Mill Bay House for sale (Malahat & Area) : MLS®# 953854

    677 Frayne Rd ML Mill Bay Mill Bay V0R 2P4
    Main Photo: 677 Frayne Rd in Mill Bay: ML Mill Bay House for sale (Malahat & Area)  : MLS®# 953854
    $1,075,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    953854
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,047 sq. ft.
    Welcome to a private oasis nestled in Mill Bay. This 2000 sqft, 3 bedroom + den, 2 1/2 bath home, on a flat .5+ acre lot, has been lovingly cared for. Just 20 minutes from Costco, it’s only a short walk to the ocean with shopping, dining and medical services nearby. The open concept plan has 9’ ceilings, large windows with transoms and a vaulted Great Room with a gas fireplace. French doors lead to a covered barbeque patio, beautiful gardens, koi ponds, a fire pit, and horseshoe pitch; space for fun gatherings. Cherry wood kitchen cabinets, with a generous island and walk-in pantry are the heart of the home. The main floor primary suite opens onto a secluded deck where you can enjoy your morning coffee in solitude. Two large upstairs bedrooms share a full bath. This home has a heat pump, new hot water tank, a built-in vacuum, and irrigation system, tons of storage, a garden shed, a double car garage and extra parking for your boat or RV. Here’s a home where you can live your best life. More details
    Listed by Janet Abbott of Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Dunc)
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 4580 Bonnieview Pl in Saanich: SE Gordon Head House for sale (Saanich East) : MLS®# 953488

    4580 Bonnieview Pl SE Gordon Head Saanich V8N 3V6
    OPEN HOUSE: Mar 09, 2024
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM PST
    Open House on Saturday, March 9, 2024 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 4580 Bonnieview Pl in Saanich: SE Gordon Head House for sale (Saanich East)  : MLS®# 953488
    $2,949,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    953488
    Bedrooms:
    9
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    5,703 sq. ft.
    Welcome to the epitome of multigenerational living in the sought-after community of Gordon Head. This stunning residence offers an unparalleled combination of luxury, comfort, and convenience, making it the perfect place to call home for families of all sizes. Situated on a sprawling lot with ocean views and equipped with an elevator, this meticulously crafted home was designed with attention to detail and quality craftsmanship in mind. From the moment you step through the door, you'll be greeted by a sense of warmth and elegance that permeates every corner of the space. For those seeking privacy and relaxation, the main level also includes a luxurious primary suite complete with a spa-like ensuite bathroom. Additional bedrooms and bathrooms on the main level provide ample space for family members or guests, ensuring everyone has their own private retreat. Located in the heart of Gordon Head, this home offers easy access to parks, schools, the ocean, and all amenities. More details
    Listed by Cody White of The Agency
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 2271 Stevenson Rd in Shawnigan Lake: ML Shawnigan House for sale (Malahat & Area) : MLS®# 954816

    2271 Stevenson Rd ML Shawnigan Shawnigan Lake V0R 2W3
    Main Photo: 2271 Stevenson Rd in Shawnigan Lake: ML Shawnigan House for sale (Malahat & Area)  : MLS®# 954816
    $1,895,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    954816
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,193 sq. ft.
    Here it is… a rare offering of a spacious and private Shawnigan Lakefront property located on a peaceful and serene street. This 15,000+ sqft property will provide your family endless opportunities. Featuring a quaint residence offering 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this cottage still retains great character, and is perfectly situated to take in those stunning unobstructed views of Mt. Baldy and beyond. The private deep water dock is perfect for leisurely swims, kayaking, fishing, mooring your lake toys or sipping your favorite cocktail with friends. New septic system, ample parking - there is even room for a shop. Just 30 minutes to Victoria and located close to world class private schools, the Trans Canada trail and much more. This property has been surveyed and concept plans drafted shall a discerning buyer wish to consider their building options in the future. This is true Westcoast living... on the lake! Contact your Realtor today to book a showing. More details
    Listed by Chris Gillespie of Macdonald Realty Victoria
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 1885 Vee Rd in Cowichan Bay: Du Cowichan Bay House for sale (Duncan) : MLS®# 954802

    1885 Vee Rd Du Cowichan Bay Cowichan Bay V0R 1N1
    Main Photo: 1885 Vee Rd in Cowichan Bay: Du Cowichan Bay House for sale (Duncan)  : MLS®# 954802
    $989,999
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    954802
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,749 sq. ft.
    *Open Sun 2-4pm*Welcome to this beautiful new rancher built by Green Initiative Developments, where every detail has been meticulously crafted. The fir front door sets the stage for this flawlessly designed one level residence. Step into the living space boasting 11ft ceilings, seamlessly connecting the open kitchen, living & dining area. Oversized 8x8 sliders usher in an abundance of natural light, leading to a spacious 200sqft patio. The primary bedroom showcases a luxurious 5pc ensuite with heated tile floors & a relaxing soaker tub, plus a walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms share a spacious jack'n'jill bathroom. On the other wing of the home, discover an office/den with a separate entrance, ideal for a home-based business, offering convenience & accessibility. Unique to the subdivision is the horseshoe driveway, ideal for all of your parking needs. Completing the package is an oversized double car garage with an impressive crawl space, an organizer's dream for extra storage. More details
    Listed by Amanda Young and Nick Honour of The Agency
    Alexandra Friesen
  • 6851 Ridgecrest Rd in Sooke: Sk Broomhill House for sale : MLS®# 954710

    6851 Ridgecrest Rd Sk Broomhill Sooke V9Z 1P9
    Main Photo: 6851 Ridgecrest Rd in Sooke: Sk Broomhill House for sale : MLS®# 954710
    $835,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    954710
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    2,716 sq. ft.
    Situated on a large .72 acre property at the entrance to West Ridge Trails and just 3 minutes to the Sooke core this heritage inspired 2716SF, 5 bedroom, 2 bath home offers plenty... You'll love the wide plank fir floors & wainscoting through the main. Huge living room with cozy gas fireplace, family room opens through double French doors to massive 680sf wrap-around/covered deck. Country kitchen with terracotta tile floor, burnished fir cabinets, marble counter tops, marble island & eating area-also opens to deck. Formal dining offers a private forest view. Up: 3BRs includes primary bedroom features spacious walk-in closet & 4pce dual entry ensuite w/clawfoot tub/shower. Down: 2BR unauthorized suite w/priv entry, maple floors & cosy kitchen with a huge pantry, tiled counters & tiled island with breakfast bar. Living room with gas fireplace. 4 piece bath. The home is a pleasant surprise and a must see offering an extraordinary value in today's market. Don't delay! More details
    Listed by Oliver Katz and Cristina Staicu of RE/MAX Camosun
    Alexandra Friesen
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