Developers of homes in Sooke, B.C., want you to come for a visit — and perhaps stay. (Photo courtesy of Totangi Properties Ltd.)
SOOKE, B.C. — The team behind Woodland Creek, a sustainable home development project set in Sooke, British Columbia, has introduced a new buyer’s incentive, appealing to out-of-towners with cold, hard cash.
Called Relocation Vacation, the promo encourages people to get out and experience Sooke, a beautiful town that’s a 35-minute drive from downtown Victoria. It offers unique (and discounted) accommodations and the opportunity for visitors to get an inside-look at daily life within the small community. Those who fall in love with the town and end up buying a new home in the Woodland Creek neighbourhood during the promotion period will have their Sooke vacation expenses reimbursed — to a maximum of $1,000.
“We created Relocation Vacation because we firmly believe that those who come out and see what Sooke has to offer will want to stay a lifetime,” said Blair Robertson, co-owner of Totangi Properties Ltd., the developer behind Woodland Creek. “With plenty of outdoor opportunities, from hiking the West Coast rainforest to beachcombing the Oceanside and cycling some of the many bike routes, dozens of cool shops and award winning restaurants’ and a range of annual festivals and events, Sooke is a fantastic place to live and play.”
Upon completion, the Woodland Creek neighbourhood will include a total of 180 residences (100 single-family and 80 townhomes) that are priced from $384,900 (net HST included), an area zoned as neighbourhood commercial and public parks (complete with a pond, walking trails and a playground). Keeping in step with their strong commitment to sustainability, Totangi Properties Ltd. created Woodland Creek to be the first housing development in Sooke to offer residences with geo-exchange heating, cooling and hot water.
Bedrooms in Woodland Creek showrooms are so inviting, you just may want to move right in. (Photo courtesy of Totangi Properties Ltd.)
In addition, homes in the current phase of Woodland Creek are constructed to certified Built Green standards and have features that include gourmet kitchens, walk-in glass showers, engineered wood flooring, master suite walk-in closets and natural gas fireplaces.
Those who do decide during their British Columbia vacation to take up residence in Sooke will join a population of less than 10,000 people who live in the developing area on the southwestern tip of Vancouver Island, overlooking the Juan de Fuca Strait.
Accommodation options for Relocation Vacation-ers
Sooke Harbour House –
Geared towards Sooke visitors who enjoy the finer things in life, this package is the perfect way to relax after a long day spent exploring some of the many art galleries, museums, festivals and events. Relocation Vacation-ers receive the Autumn Stay & Dine package with two nights at 50 percent off regular room rates until December 22, 2011, daily breakfast served in-room, a bottle of fine BC sparkling wine, house-made truffles and a four-course dinner for two each night. For more information on Sooke Harbour House packages, visit www.sookeharbourhouse.com
By the Sea B&B – Sooke visitors looking for a small (and a bit quirky) Oceanside community to settle down in needn’t look further. This package is designed for Relocation Vacation-ers willing to step outside the box and spend a few nights aboard a 24-metre (80-foot) North Sea Trawler, located in the spectacular Sooke Harbour. Book a stay on Friday or Saturday and join the captain for a handmade sushi dinner! Cost per night starts at $120 per person. For more information, visit www.ontheseabnb.com.
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