Welcome to the community of Cedar by the Sea where you will find this charming southern exposed home nestled amongst the trees on 0.4 acres. Its remarkable location is akin to having your recreational property and principal residence all in one, yet only 15 minutes' drive to downtown Nanaimo. Situated at the end of a quiet street dead end street, the house is only a short walk to the beach where you can launch your kayak, beachcomb or take a daily swim. In summer months, there is even a weekly neighborhood appie night on the beach. Trees frame most of the property's boundaries providing privacy now and in the future. Nature's beauty is all around you in this forested setting as squirrels, owls and birds are frequent guests. Inside, an extensive use of wood lends a natural feel coupled with numerous contemporary updates. In the living room a two storey wall of windows invites natural light to flood the space and in winter months a wood burning fireplace clad in floor to ceiling brick adds warmth. Expanding the living space even more is the front deck which is conveniently accessed from the living and dining room. This sun dappled sanctuary provides long hours of lounging or entertaining. The updated kitchen offers special features such as a Bosch induction cooktop with retractable downdraft vent which can be hidden when not in use. Under cabinet lighting illuminates the generous workspace and a centre island has an eating bar for happy hour. In addition, there is a built-in wine rack and five appliances. A good sized bedroom is situated on this level affording privacy for guests. Recently renovated is the principal bathroom with stylish vanity and oversized shower with glass doors and attractive tile work. Cleverly tucked away from view is a front loading washer and dryer, hot water tank and water filter system. Completing this level is a spacious office which is awash with light from three skylights above and windows which look toward tall trees surrounding the property. This area is flexible in its use and would work well as a second family room or for hobbies. The second level features a loft style family room with its own deck, two additional bedrooms and bathroom with soaker tub. There are plenty of storage options which include a lit crawlspace (with outside access) and detached double garage. Whether enjoying the sun's warmth on the front deck or relaxing under the shade of a cherry tree on the upper brick patio, you will feel as though you are miles away from life's hectic pace. The low maintenance property has been left largely in its natural state with a variety of trees such as garry oak, arbutus and fir trees providing privacy. Added features of this country paradise include a heat pump and a great water system including a carbon water filter and inline UV. This is a wonderful location within minutes to the walking trails of Hemer Park and Cable Bay as well as the iconic Crow and Gate Pub with its Sunday farmer's market.
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