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Ocean Front Family Home

Ocean Front Family Home

Enjoy your own Private Oceanfront Property with immaculate 3 Bed, 3 Bath West Coast Style home. Wind down the driveway, lined with its mature trees, to your Walk-On Water-Edge home. The main level entry welcomes you into a bright, spacious open area, with luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout. Featured is your updated Kitchen, Dining, and Living areas as well as a cozy double-sided fireplace

Ocean Front Ladysmith Home
This Ocean Front Family Home at 4712 Shell Beach Road might suit your needs

 while you take in the outstanding views. This modern kitchen is additionally roughed in for a propane stove to suit your culinary preferences. A new heat pump was installed in 2020 for efficient heating and cooling. Additional views abound from a spacious Master Bedroom with en-suite and walk in closet. Den and Laundry with new washer and dryer in 2020 are also on the main floor. The upper floor, with heated 

Ocean Front Home with pool and hot tub
Stunning night views of this beautiful home

hardwood floors, has two generous Bedrooms and the Main Bathroom. This 2nd level also boasts a large Bonus Room above the Double Garage, perfect for your hobbies and recreation.

A Door Opens to Family Recreation

Make your way out the first-floor French doors to the Main Attractions- Walk-on Waterfront! Dock for smaller boat / kayak / canoe with historic Foreshore Rights. At this point there is a process to obtain permission to have moorage lease. The listing agents can give you information on the process. The tidal water brings delights at both high and low tide. Enjoy swimming and boating at high tide, then be prepared for National Geographic level of entertainment at

Your own Dock
Check out the dock on this beautiful property

low tide, as the ocean bed reveals its many wonders. A large in-ground Swimming Pool with a new pool liner in 2020; a Salt Water Hot Tub and a Deck ready for entertaining! From the deck you will get to spot all manner of nature’s delights – Eagles, Herons, Mink, Otters and Seals. You may even spot the occasional deer swimming across to the Island. We call it a true West Coast Paradise – but you will want to call it Home!

For information or a viewing …Let’s Get in Touch!.. Call or text Lorne at 250-618-0680 or Jeff at 250-735-0921.   Or email to lorne [at] lornegait [dot] com

Beautifully Renovated Vancouver Island Ocean front Home — Pics . . . 

A Map to this Beautifully Renovated Vancouver Island Ocean Front Home

Here is a Map for you.  This map is from the Duke Point Ferry to 4712 Shell Beach Road, Ladysmith, BC.  If you need help with directions, . . . Let’s get In touch

Video Link to 4712 Shell Beach Road  . . .

Please enjoy this video of the home and property at 4712 Shell Beach Road, Ladysmith, BC.   

For more information or a viewing . . . let’s get in touch.  Lorne at 250-616-0560 or leave a message at Get In Touch


Ladysmith Ocean View Townhome

Beautiful Ladysmith Ocean View Townhome

Enjoy amazing ocean views in this beautifully renovated 1287 Sq. Ft.

Vancouver Island waterfront property located in Ladysmith, BC

town-home with 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This home has many upgrades to please you which have been done this past year. These include Floors; Trim; Paint; Lighting; Hot water tank; Stainless-steel kitchen appliances and front-loading washer/dryer; New kitchen island; High end Quartz on all counters and island; Shaker style cupboard faces and brushed nickel handles. In addition, the strata has allowed the installation of a mini split heat pump to give you efficient heat and air conditioning year-round. One covered parking spot and one storage locker are available to you. There is visitor parking and street parking nearby. This home gives you massive ocean views year-round to watch the harbour comings and goings.

The biggest bonus is the easy seven-minute walk to Ladysmith’s beautiful Transfer Beach Park. This home will allow a great active ocean-side lifestyle for you, at a reasonable price. All ages welcome. Small pets with approval. Rentals limited. For more information or a viewing call Lorne or Morgan at 250-618-0680.

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If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo Airport to this beautiful Ladysmith Ocean View Townhome.

Guiding you home . . .  to a beautiful Ladysmith Ocean View townhome on Vancouver Island  . . .

Lorne Gait and Morgan Fisher are professional realtors who can help you find your Vancouver Island Waterfront or Waterview  home. To start the conversation follow this link — Get in touch.

Ladysmith Ocean View Home at 103 Gifford Road

Ladysmith Ocean View Home at 103 Gifford Road

This  great Ladysmith ocean view home needs a new owner.  Enjoy the amazing wide ocean views in this spacious 2404 Sq. Ft. half

A great Ladysmith Ocean View Home
Beautiful Ladysmith Ocean View Home

duplex with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is a mere ten-   minute walk from your door to ocean front activities at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach and to shopping in Ladysmith’s historic downtown.  

This home has the feel of a single family home. A quick drive past will explain why, as you see only this home fronting onto Gifford Road. The other half fronts onto an alley. The main floor treats you to

ocean views in the living room, dining room and kitchen. A master bedroom and ensuite with two more bedrooms finish the upstairs area. Downstairs you will find an in-law suite boasting two bedrooms, a second kitchen, bathroom and living room. A bonus is lots of parking including a 21’3″ by 13’11” garage and outside area for three additional parking spots.

This home has three decks–two up and one down on the ocean view side. The yard has room for gardening and offers some privacy with a picket fence. Heat pumps are located up and down. Quick occupancy is possible. Call Lorne Gait at 250-618-0680 of more information or a viewing today.

A video Tour of the home . . .

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If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo Airport to this beautiful  Ladysmith Ocean View Home  . . .

Guiding you home . . .  to an ocean view home at 103 Gifford Road, Ladysmith, BC Home . . .

Lorne Gait and Morgan Fisher are professional realtors who can help you find your Vancouver Island Waterfront or Waterview  home. To start the conversation follow this link — Get in touch.

Ladysmith Lifestyle in the Winter

Ladysmith Lifestyle in the Winter

Ladysmith Rainy Winter Day
A Rainy day in Ladysmith, BC.

Ok . . . I know . . . I know, it is a rainy day. How can I enjoy the Ladysmith lifestyle on a day like this?  You can see that from the fence at the back of my yard.   But it is a good day moderate temperature day compared to much of Canada.  And unlike most of Canada we do not have snow.  Therefore, yesterday I decided to travel around my town looking for reasons why someone would want to live here.

For most of my life I have lived on Vancouver Island.  Most winters are quite moderate.  There was almost no snow for the past three winters.  This current winter of 2016-2017 gave us more snow than average.  But it is likely that for every five or six years, there will be at least one winter cooler than others.  But still, we have it better than most every other part of Canada.  Vancouver Island is truly the Hawaii of Canada.  Our Ladysmith Lifestyle is amazing.

Ladysmith Waterfront

So then . . . reasons why I like the Ladysmith lifestyle.  Here are some:  The first is waterfront for all to enjoy.  I enjoy an ocean view from my home.  Many of my clients enjoy waterfront.  But for everyone, there are lots of beaches and water play areas.  Check out Transfer Beach.   This morning which was again overcast, I had opportunity to walk to the beach and back home.  It was great winter time exercise.  These can be your views December through February.

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Ladysmith Maritime Society. Can you imagine the Ladysmith lifestyle?

But then there are also other water Ladysmith lifestyle possibilities for you.   Several of my friends own a boat.  Some choose moorage at places like the Ladysmith Maritime Society.  Some choose to keep their boat at home and launch it from time to time.  From Kayaks to Large Sailboats and Motor Yachts.  You can pick your pleasure.

Ladysmith Parks

If you are not into boating . . . how about parks and hikes.  There are some great parks like the Kinsmen Park.  Take the kids if you have them.  Back several years ago,  I used to climb on the park amenities with my children.  They are grown up and gone now.  But recently the park has been upgraded for a new generation of children and parents.  This is a cool family place.

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The Holland Creek Trail is a great Ladysmith Lifestyle option

For those who want more exercise out of their Ladysmith lifestyle there is the Holland Creek Trail.  Find a trail starting place and launch out to a morning or afternoon adventure.  You can go for miles and miles.

Can you see yourself on this trail?  This is a good one for taking a friend or your favourite pet.   If you are very adventurous, you can even head up to Heart Lake.  Take hiking polls or you will wish you did.

Ladysmith Amenities

If it is too rainy or if it does happen to snow, there is still something to do.  How about the Frank Jameson Recreation Centre?  Swimming, spinning, yoga, pickleball, free weights, exercise machine and so much more.

The white haired among us, might choose to go to the Seniors Centre.  This is a great place for indoor activities cards, dining, clubs and more.   Beyond that, this Ladysmith Resources Centre building offers great support for folks of many ages and needs.  It is a great town amenity.  It is a great place for volunteers.

Ladysmith Shopping

Of course, some of us are not into exercise or outdoor recreation.  For those folks, there is the Coronation Mall and the historic downtown First Avenue Business corridor.    Shopping, bakery time, a coffee shop, a restaurant or pub might be the part of the Ladysmith Lifestyle you will enjoy the most.
Occasionally you might want to check out the events in town.  This the Aggie Hall.  Concerts, dances, home shows and much more take place here.  Other gathering places include: The Little Theatre, the Eagles Hall, the Legion and more. You can pic your place to hang out in the late afternoons and evenings.

The Ladysmith lifestyle allows opportunity for all levels of education from Preschool through grade twelve.  The Vancouver Island University is up the road in Nanaimo and is hardly a 25-minute drive.  There are many great educational venues.

If you get enjoying the Ladysmith live with too much exuberance such that an accident happens or if time passes and you have long term health needs.  There are great amenities in the area.  Feel secure because there is the hospital clinic.  Know you can get a ride with the ambulance service.  Trust that there are greater care facilities in Duncan and Nanaimo.

So, there you go.   This is the Ladysmith lifestyle on a rainy Saturday afternoon in the middle of Winter.  Sure, it might be better to be in Mexico or Hawaii.  But if you need to be in Canada.  It is a very good option.

If you want to talk more about the Ladysmith lifestyle or if you are considering a move to Ladysmith.  Let’s get in touch and find a way to help you be here.

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Ladysmith Home Sale — 17 Buller Street, Ladysmith, BC

Ladysmith Home Sale — Affordable / Guest Suite — Now Sold

Ladysmith home sale marketed by Ladysmith Realtor Lorne Gait
Ladysmith Home Sale – 17 Buller Street, Ladysmith, BC

Check out this Ladysmith Home Sale:  Be the owner of this updated three bed and two bath character home in the heart of Ladysmith, BC. Enjoy the refinished hardwood floors, crown molding, and large comfortable front porch with views of nearby trees and distant mountains. Save money with modern and economical features such as all new vinyl windows, a near new roof, and efficient heat pump. Rest on your quiet and private patio surrounded by beautiful mature landscaping, and many annual flowers. There is plenty of parking: in your own detached garage on cement foundation with electric opener; on a paved RV site–suitable for up to 25-foot-long vehicle; and in several extra parking places out front of the home. The property also boasts a large garden/storage shed and privacy fencing around most of the yard.

Ladysmith Home Sale Extras . . .

This home is located close to historical downtown Ladysmith. Schools, recreational facilities including recreation center, seniors center and marinas are nearby. There is room for your own small to medium size boat on the property. This home has a guest accommodation area that can be used as part of the main home or separated as needed. All that is needed is for you to see yourself in an affordable West Coast lifestyle.

Ladysmith Home Sale Pics

These are a few quick pics of the home.   We do have a few more. Email us for more pictures.  We will be happy to send them to you.

If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo’s Duke Point Ferry t to this Ladysmith Home Sale  . . .

Call or text Lorne Gait 250-618-0680 or Jill Dashwood 250-616-1184 for appointment and check out for more photos and videos. You won’t be disappointed.   You can email us at lorne [at] lornegait [dot] com

Lorne Gait is a professional realtor who can help you with your Chemainus home purchase or sale. To start the conversation, let’s Get in touch.

Ladysmith Townhome with Ocean View and No Stairs

Ladysmith Townhome with Ocean View
#11- 100 Gifford Rd, Ladysmith, BC

Enjoy amazing ocean views from this spacious level entry townhome, in the beautiful seaside town of Ladysmith. This is a rare no stair Ladysmith townhome. Enjoy island living and ocean views in “The Lookout” development.

This handicap friendly, open floor plan features a formal dining area, large living room with a gas fireplace, a kitchen with eating nook, and a bonus covered deck. Views from living room, kitchen and deck are some of the best ocean views that Vancouver Island has to offer. Extras include in-suite laundry, lots of in-suite storage, a master bedroom with large walk-in closet and 4-piece en-suite, and a second bedroom, also with a large walk-in closet. The covered car port is right at your front door, for easy access. Extra parking is available and can be negotiated with the strata corporation.

A short level walk to town or downhill to Transfer Beach oceanfront park, round out the appeal of this convenient location. In the summertime, you can walk to the park for swimming, sunbathing, kayaking and more. On the August long-weekend, enjoy a night of fireworks, as Ladysmith celebrates its anniversary with Ladysmith Days. In the winter, enjoy watching the sail past as boats are lit-up with Christmas lights. This is Ladysmith townhome living at its best.

Call Lorne Gait for more information or for a viewing today at 250-618-0680. View on line at

Regular open houses will be held for this property, contact Lorne for more details. If you are wanting more information on other Ladysmith townhome properties, please get in touch.

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Ladysmith Real Estate

Oceanfront Homes for Sale – Vancouver Island

302 Roland Road, Ladysmith

Owning a Ladysmith oceanfront home will become a dream come true with this wonderful property overlooking the estuary that quietly spills into the gorgeous Ladysmith inlet.

Each window permits the opportunity to view the abundant bird and marine life and on occasion pods of orcas as they cruise by your property.

This beautifully laid out home features crown moldings and numerous custom aspects throughout. There is a choice of main floor or upstairs master suites with a total of 5 bedrooms with 3 having ensuites. All rooms feature spectacular ocean views including the kitchen, dining and living rooms.

The fabulous kitchen boasts custom maple cabinets, granite counters, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances along with a large deck to enjoy your morning coffee, afternoon wine and evening dining.

There is a family lounge to one side and a large dining room and living room on the other offering beautiful views of the estuary and tidal activity.

The lower level offers plenty of storage as well as an electric forced air furnace (backed by wood heating) and two 60 gal hot water tanks. If one chooses to generate extra revenue from your home, there are two separate one bedroom suites with full kitchens and washer/dryer in each living space all with spectacular ocean views.

There is plenty of parking for everyone, both at and in the garage as well as on the lower level making for easy turn around. Landscaping is easy to maintain with the natural flora and fauna that only requires occasional pruning.

A scenic drive between Ladysmith and Chemanius, this home is an easy 5 minute walk to banking, grocery shopping, coffee shops and more. Victoria is 1 hour away, Nanaimo 20 minutes, airport 8 minutes with connections to two international airports, 20 minutes to downtown Vancouver via Sea plane and two ferry terminals to West and South Vancouver less than 30 min away.

Be delighted! Be impressed! Be an owner of a Ladysmith oceanfront home on beautiful Vancouver Island!


See the owner’s web site for this Ladysmith oceanfront home.

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Lorne Gait and Jill Dashwood are  professional realtors who can help you with your Vancouver Island Waterfront or Water view home. To start the conversation follow this link — Get in touch .

Transfer Beach in Ladysmith BC

Transfer Beach in Ladysmith BC

The Town of Ladysmith, BC has some amazing waterfront venues.  Arguably the best of these is Transfer Beach.  For all ages the opportunities are limitless–Hiking, swimming, Boating, and more.  The pictures below tell the story . . .


Do you want to visit this beautiful park.  Here is a map . . .

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This post is courtesy of Ladysmith Realtor Lorne Gait.  For more information on Buying and Selling properties in the region, you may contact him using his Contact Form