5 Bed Single Family Detached in Oak Bay

Sale Pending


71 Beach Dr
MLS® NO: 912885


Come discover this very special 3025 SF of historical-elegance. One of Victoria's prominent and grand residences is offered for sale for the first time in over 50 years. Custom-built in 1928 with all character-intact charm and ambiance. Perched high, on an oasis of 29,292 SF of land ( .67 acre) in the heart of Oak Bay’s beach district. Nicely updated bathrooms. McNeil Bay is right at end of the block. Behind the house is Sylvan Lane, that leads up to Gonzales Hill Regional Park & Observatory; where the locals gather to watch the Canada Day fireworks & enjoy outlooks over the Strait of Juan de Fuca & Olympic Mountains beyond, with Gonzales sandy beach & Clover Point in the foreground. Just a few hundred feet away is Abkhazi Garden; 1.4 acres of beauty that began in 1946 with ponds, tea-house & the most breath-taking gardens. Now it’s like having your own Butchart Gardens, right on the block. TOP QUALITY SCHOOLS : St. Michael's University School – Junior Campus is a safe & quick sidewalk stroll away. Glenlyon Norfolk School & Monterey Middle School are each just a few blocks further in either direction. Enjoy strolls to McNeill Ave. with its lovely eateries, or Oak Bay Avenue for all that The Village has to offer. Oak Bay Marina, Victoria Golf Club, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, its all right here! This property and home have been loved & cared for over many decades, by the same family. Natural Gas available (estimated cost of $1540.00) City of Oak Bay reports Garden Suites are under study review at present and there are a couple of great areas to build one on this property. Accessory Building potential of + 2000SF. Call Mr Webber at District of Oak Bay for planning input. Great spot to build into the future, right here! Ambiance & location can't be beat. Don’t miss Floor Plan & video; copy the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvWMfy6L1QU Your u-Tube settings-wheel needs to be set at 1080 HD or greater, for high-definition viewing.


Property Type:Single Family Detached
Title of Ownership:Lot 3, Plan VIP3278, Section 47, Victoria Land District
Layout:Main Level Entry with Upper Level(s)
Tax Year:2022
Finished Sq. Ft.:3,025
Unfinished Sq. Ft.:2,330
Year Built:1928

Building Details

Foundation: Pillar/Post/Pier, Poured Concrete
Roof: See Remarks
Heat/Air: Forced Air, Oil

Site Influences

Lot SqFt: 29,292
Acres: 0.67
Lot Shape: 137x214
Water: Municipal
Waste: Sewer Connected
Parking: Detached, Driveway
Lot Features: Family-Oriented Neighbourhood, Marina Nearby, Near Golf Course, Shopping Nearby, Sidewalk

Room Dimensions

Main Level

Dining Room15'10"x14'3"
Eating Nook9'6"x7'10"
Living Room20'0"x15'8"

Second Level

Hobby Rm17'10"x7'10"
Primary Bedroom17'10"x14'5"



Property Details

Beds: 5
Baths: 2
Sq. Feet: 3,025
Year Built: 1928
Property Type: Single Family Detached
Municipality: Oak Bay


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Listed with:

Cathy Duncan - Cathy Duncan & Associates Ltd.
Phone: 250-658-0967