This page displays the featured listings of Brian Danyliw, an experienced Vancouver Island real estate professional who specializes in helping clients to buy and sell homes in Cowichan Valley communities such as Duncan, Cowichan Bay, Lake Cowichan and others.
Welcome to Retreat Island where nature is at its finest. Located just off the West side of Galiano Island is where you will find this 7 acre paradise. Arrive at the private dock on the Retreat Cove side of the island. The float can accommodate year round sheltered moorage of a boat of up to 50 ft on one side and additional moorage on the other side. Explore to discover whales, eagles, an Arbutus meadow, spring wild flowers and a small white shell beach. The Island was subdivided into two lots. A conservation covenant was placed on one half of the island and that parcel was donated to the Galiano Conservancy Association. Other than invited guests, there are no other visitors to the island as there is no public access. The island is serviced by a submarine cable providing a reliable 200 amp connection to the grid. Power lines on the island connect to the cable and feed into the buildings. There is a high-speed internet connection. There is a rainwater collection system that services three storage tanks with a total capacity or about 6000 gallons. The home was built around the existing old growth fir trees and was architecturally designed to take advantage of the islands distinctive features with a minimum of disturbance. Post and beam internal framing and extensive decks create a feeling of living within the landscape, rather than imposing on it. The layout and the abundance of windows maximize the gorgeous ocean view. Vaulted ceilings and skylights make the home beautifully bright. The kitchen and living room look out over Trincomali Channel south toward Saltspring Island. Enjoy meals on the covered deck off the kitchen. The family room, which could also be a bedroom, has a cozy window seat and access to a large deck. The master bedroom with 2 piece ensuite is upstairs surrounded by many windows. In behind the main house sit a 2 bedroom fully self-contained guesthouse and a studio, which continue with the same architect’s theme of post and beam construction and living amongst nature. Both buildings have amazing views and a deck connects the two. A lower deck has a recessed 6 person Softub that heats water using heat from the pump motor, so no additional heater is necessary. What a way fabulous way to enjoy a pleasant RETREAT.
This home on .92 acres is exceptional! 7500 sq ft with 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and an amazing ocean front location in Genoa Bay. Arrive to beautiful, low maintenance, mature gardens where there is always something in bloom. With everything from all sea life to eagles to the different seasons, the view is constantly changing. Every room has a view and there is always sunshine on one of the many patios/decks. Make meal preparation easier with this huge kitchen; there is room for more than one chef as it contains 2 cooking and prep areas and tons of counter and cupboard space. The whole house is very bright with plenty of windows, which is a must in order to take in the stunning views. See it to believe it....the 2 main floor decks, also with access from the yard, are massive. Double sided fireplace between the living room and the family room (could be a guest room). The master bedroom on the main floor has a separate sitting area where you can enjoy the garden view while sitting next to the cozy wood burning fireplace. Head upstairs to 4 bedrooms, 3 of which have private balconies, and 3 bathrooms. One more flight up is a large recreation room. On the lower level there are 3 bedrooms, each with ensuites and their own private sitting areas. The neighbouring marina can accommodate arrival by seaplane or boat. Cherish seeing the whales, sea lions and fish jumping while appreciating the fresh air, summer breezes and the serene surroundings yet be minutes to all amenities. Enjoy all the outdoor activities that Vancouver Island has to offer including hiking, biking, swimming, boating, kayaking, scuba diving, golf and sightseeing. Less than an hour to Nanaimo and an hour and 20 minutes to Victoria. This home has been loved and will continue to be so by the lucky new owners. Listed by Brian Danyliw - Engel and Volkers Vancouver Island. Call direct for more information 250-591-0388
Builder/Investor Alert! Fabulous opportunity to own an impressive 4245 sq ft custom built home on 20 acres with a view that goes forever. This property has spectacular views of Shawningan Lake, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and endless mountain and valley views. The property is currently being subdivided into 4 parcels, PLA has been issued and the development permit has already been applied for. These 5 acres lots have the driveways in place and the building sites prepped. The zoning allows for a main house plus a carriage house on each lot. With 6 bdrms, 5 baths, plus a self contained 1 bedroom suite with its own laundry, the home has room for everyone. The 2335 sq ft main floor has an expansive living room with a wood burning fireplace and soaring 18 ft ceilings. Tons of room to move around in the large custom kitchen. Upstairs has 6 bedrooms including the huge master with walk in closet, dressing area, ensuite and a private deck. All the privacy you want in this gorgeous setting. Listed by Brian Danyliw - Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island. Call direct for more information 250-710-6844.
WATERFRONT ACREAGE.... 16 acres of walk-on waterfront property at the South end of Gabriola Island. This is a very unique offering in an area of quality executive homes. A waterfront property of this size rarely comes onto the market and this one is very special. The land climbs up slightly from Hyham Road and then slopes gently to the waterfront giving you numerous places to build your dream home. The waterfront is protected with a few small islands directly in front and has an easterly exposure. Silva Bay Marina is just around the corner to the North and Drumbeg Park is to the South. The property is forested with many old growth and 2nd growth trees (logged in the 1950's). No well or septic in place but with a property of this size, neither should be a concern. The zoning allows a home with a suite plus a secondary cottage. Access is off the end of Whalley and Hyham Road. The lot lines are a little hard to find, so call your Realtor or Martin Velsen to arrange a viewing of this property. 250-751-1223 or email email@example.com
As soon as you approach this residence the quality is evident, but its not until you make your way through the gates and down the circular driveway that you start to capture the true extent of the subtle elegance. Driveway lighting guides you to the protection of the porte cohere where you ease out of your vehicle. After your feet land on the stamped concrete pad, a short flight of 3 steps take you up to the 3000 sq. ft. of covered wrap around concrete deck. Swing open the stunning fir main door and prepare to be awed as you enter this fabulous 3200 sq. ft., 2 bedroom + den rancher. Carefully crafted for the current owners by local award winning builder David Coulson, the home was inspired by the famous architect Charles Dickey, an American architect famous for developing a distinctive style of Hawaiian architecture. He was known for designing some of the most famous buildings in Hawaii. He favored larger open spaces and fewer walls, to allow the tradewinds to circulate, and roofs with projecting eaves in order to keep rain out without having to close the windows. The shape of the roof and the projecting eaves of this home are in keeping with a Dickey trademark that became known locally as the Dickey roof, a hip roof with a double-pitch, that is, a shallower pitch at the eaves. This home shares the same roof lines as can be seen on a house he constructed in 1926. So many other architects have adapted this roof style over the years that it has now become a stereotypical feature of a Hawaiian sense of place. The sense of place in this residence is intensified due to its permanent link to the earth on which it sits. The warm fir floors you feel underfoot, the posts and beams that add strength and sturdiness to the structure, and even the wood siding protecting it from the elements were all hewn from 99 year old trees harvested from the property
Walk in and be wowed by this breath taking view up Finlayson Arm from the Malahat. The 2974 sq ft rancher with walk out basement, large wrap around deck and wall of windows, both on the main floor and the lower level, has been designed with the stunning view in mind. Vaulted ceilings and the abundance of windows make for an exceptionally bright and welcoming home. The well laid out kitchen allows for easy organization and enjoyable cooking. There is tons of counter and cupboard space, a wall oven, and a huge center island with prep sink. Choose from the eating area off the kitchen, the formal dining room or the deck to enjoy your meals. The master bedroom is a true retreat. Sliders out to the deck and a luxurious 5 piece ensuite that has a soaker tub surrounded by windows with no one to see in but the eagles. There are 2 additional bedrooms and the convenience of laundry on the main. The view carries on downstairs to the huge rec room, media room, 2 additional bedrooms and a 4 piece bathroom. Start and end your day with relaxation therapy in the hot tub overlooking the ocean. Tons of storage space, large semi-detached double garage, and enough additional parking for your RV and all your toys. Gorgeous grounds with mature, easy care landscaping, fruit trees and irrigation system. Located in the private gated community of Eagle View Estates which consists of 13 homes on over 130 acres with 2000 ft of waterfront. Enjoy peaceful living on acreage surrounded by nature with no other houses in sight, and be only 30 minutes to Victoria. Listed by Brian Danyliw and Jason Binab - Engel and Volkers. Call direct for more information or to book a showing 250-591-0388
Ocean view, cul-de-sac and a suite....can't be beat. Your first impression will be the large 2 storey foyer with tons of natural light. Head up the spiral staircase to find a bright open floor plan. The vaulted ceilings and lots of windows maximize the ocean view that looks out toward the Gulf Islands. Maple, shaker style cabinets and center island with eating bar in the kitchen. The kitchen is open to an eating nook and a living room with a cozy corner gas fireplace. Extend your living space through the sliders off the kitchen onto the deck. Generous size master bedroom with huge walk in closet and ensuite with double vanity, separate shower and soaker tub. 2 additional bedrooms and a 4 piece bathroom up. The 1 bedroom suite is ideal with its own entrance and separate laundry. Private yard, 3 car garage and room for RV parking. This neat and tidy subdivision is located near shopping, recreation and all amenities. Listed by Brian Danyliw - Engel and Volkers Vancouver Island. Call for more details or to book a showing 250-591-0388
You will feel right at home in this brand new 2218 square foot home built by Bob Thomson Developments. Beautifully finished with attractive, modern colours and decor. Enter through the covered front porch and head upstairs to the main floor which offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an open concept living room, dining area and kitchen. The generous sized master bedroom has his and her walk through closets leading to the 3 piece ensuite. The large living room with vaulted ceilings leads to a balcony with glimpses of the ocean and mountains. Bright kitchen has all the modern conveniences including the electronic device charging station. The private, fully landscaped backyard has an automated sprinkler system and backs onto green space with trails. Ground floor den plus a fully contained 1 bedroom suite with private entrance, its own laundry, fridge, stove and dishwasher. The high efficiency Daikin heat pump in combination with Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) system to circulate the air makes this home easy to heat or cool at a very low cost. Baseboard heat is for back up. Located on a no through road in a family oriented neighbourhood of new homes. Walk to Coverdale Watson Park or the quaint village of Cowichan Bay where you'll find restaurants, shops, a marina and activities such as kayak tours, rentals and whale watching excursions. Buy a boat and moor it here, this is the gateway to the stunning Gulf Islands. What a great opportunity to own a brand new home in such a sought after location! Rest easy with a quality built home and New Home Warranty. Price is plus GST. Listed by Brian Danyliw - Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island.
Spacious and bright best describes this brand new 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home. The main floor features a large kitchen with an island and a separate eating area. The open floor plan carries through to the living room with vaulted ceilings, fireplace, built in shelving and access to a front deck with ocean glimpses. The generous sized master has a 3 piece ensuite, large walk in closet and also has access to the front deck. Sliding doors from the kitchen lead to the private backyard with easy care landscaping and an irrigation system. Ground floor has an additional bedroom, a rec room and a 3 piece bath. Quality built by Bob Thomson Developments this home is beautifully finished with attractive, modern colours and decor. Located on a no through road in a family oriented neighbourhood of new homes. Walk to the quaint village of Cowichan Bay to experience the shops, restaurants and marina. Listed by Brian Danyliw - Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island. Call direct for more information or to book a showing 250-591-0388.
Located in a quiet neighbourhood overlooking Quamichan Lake sits this 5 bedroom, 2656 sq ft home. Incredible lake view and mountains as far as the eye can see. The property has stunning greenery surrounding the home with mature, easy maintenance landscaping and RV parking. The formal living room and the dining room with double french doors are off the front entry. At the back of the house is where you will find the stunning view from the kitchen, eating area and the adjoining family room. The kitchen has a large island with eating bar and all the modern conveniences which include a raised dishwasher to reduce bending, a large pantry, spice cupboard, built in wine rack, tons of cupboard space, and pots and pans drawers. The family room has a built in china cabinet and entertainment center and a propane fireplace. The laundry/mud room is huge, no need to worry about storage. 5 bedrooms up including the master with a walk in closet and luxurious, newly renovated ensuite. The partially finished lower level is heated so there are many options such as a studio, workshop, an additional bedroom or rec room. Choose how you want to enjoy the outdoors from the large back deck showcasing the view, or the covered lower patio, or the sunny patio within the yard. Listed by Brian Danyliw - Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island. Call for more information or to book a showing 250-591-0388
Enjoy the picturesque drive to this 13.8 acres of tranquility. 2 cleared building sites ready for you to build your dream home. With a bit of selective clearing a view to Salt Spring Island would be spectacular! Hydro is to the lot line and the driveway is already in place. According to a ground water assessment report, a productive well can be constructed. F-1 zoning allows for single family home with suite, B&B, home based business, managing and harvesting of primary forest products and more. Located in Cowichan Station, ideally located between Duncan and Cobble Hill, you have all amenities nearby as well all the outdoor activities that the beautiful Cowichan Valley has to offer. For a complete information package call Brian Danyliw 250-591-0388
Welcome to this warm and inviting 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in a quiet, family oriented neighbourhood. This neat and tidy 1,792 sqft home has impressive curb appeal which extends through to the immaculate interior. You will appreciate the spacious, well laid out kitchen with maple shaker style cabinets and hardwood floors which run throughout the main floor. The kitchen is open to the living room and eating area providing practical living. Cozy up to the river rock faced gas fireplace in the living room. A 2 piece bathroom and a laundry room off the double garage complete the main floor. Head upstairs to the master bedroom that has a walk in closet, and a luxurious ensuite with a separate shower and soaker tub. There are an additional 2 bedrooms and a 4 piece bathroom upstairs. The fully fenced backyard backs onto farmland which provides plenty of privacy and a peaceful pastural view while relaxing on the large patio. The property is beautifully landscaped front and back. Close to shopping, golfing, and all the outdoor recreation that Vancouver Island has to offer. With ocean glimpses and the quaint village of Cowichan Bay only a short walk away, this is a great place to call home. Listed by Brian Danyliw - Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island. Call direct for more information 250-710-8779
This charming home is the perfect retreat for growing families and workshop enthusiasts. Upstairs you are greeted with an inviting living and dining area, a spacious and functional kitchen, mudroom and 3 bedrooms. Downstairs you will discover ample space for your hobbies, 2 additional bedrooms,a kitchen, living area and full bathroom. Crossing the fully fenced, low maintenance yard you will find every man's dream workshop and a 2 car garage. The home is truly an oasis of possibilities.
Stunning views of the valley, lake and mountains from this 0.24 acre lot in The Cliffs at Maple Bay. Situated on the desired "view " side of the road, watch the eagles soar over Quamichan lake, the views into the valley are endless from this vantage point! Services to the lot line, paved road, sidewalk and street lights in, this lot is well suited for a home with main level living and walk-out daylight basement. Build your dream home and live life West-Coast style! Close to town, shopping and restaurants. Lots of recreation opportunities from your doorstep....hiking, mountain biking, swimming, marinas nearby, golf, and the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit! Nanaimo airport is approximately a 45 minutes drive away and both major cities of Nanaimo and Victoria are an easy drive on the Trans-Canada Highway. Listed by Brian Danyliw - Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island. Call direct for more details 250-591-0388