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Youbou Luxury Real Estate

Situated on the northern shore of Cowichan Lake, a large body of water in the southern section of Vancouver Island, is the beautiful community of Youbou. Originally a sawmill town, this tight-knit community offers the best of luxury lakeside living. With plenty of modern residences and vacant lots to build your dream home on, the luxury properties in Youbou are known for being glamorous and spacious. These homes are perfect for those who enjoy peaceful living and enjoying the natural beauty of British Columbia. Because these properties are in high demand, there may be a low number of listings on this page. Contact Carly Carey today for new and unlisted options.

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Youbou Luxury Home Statistics

Average Home Price $2.2M
Lowest Price $1.3M
Highest Price $2.6M
Total Youbou Luxury Listings 6
Avg. Days On Market 21
Avg. Price/SQFT $1.2K

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Youbou Luxury Real Estate Highlights

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    Scenic views and a number of outdoor activities
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    Small-town living with a warm, friendly atmosphere
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    A community with a rich history
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    Beautifully-designed homes with luxurious upgrades
youbou Luxury lakeside LivingYoubou has some of the most luxurious lakeside homes on Vancouver Island, offering plenty of choice for unique tastes.
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Luxury living on Cowichan Lake

Youbou Luxury Homes

 Luxury homes in Youbou are designed with the finest materials in mind, with smart home security systems, stainless steel appliances, and high-quality cedar, marble, and granite finishes.

Yards are beautifully-landscaped, many with luxury water features like fountains, pools, and spas. Most Youbou luxury homes offer sweeping views of the water, forest, and mountains, keeping residents close to the natural beauty of the area.

Many of the luxurious residences in Youbou are inspired by a wide variety of architectural styles. Some, like the West Coast-style homes in Youbou, come with multiple stories and modern, striking angles, perfectly complementing the pastoral aspects of the area.

Youbou luxury homes often include oversized windows to let in plenty of natural light, large decks or balconies with fireplaces for entertaining friends and family, fully-equipped gourmet kitchens for the aspiring chef, and many more deluxe amenities. 

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Living in Youbou

 Youbou offers homeowners the chance to live in the middle of a beautiful, natural wooded area,  and still be only an hour or so away from both Nanaimo to the northeast, and the province's capital of Victoria to the south.

The weather in Youbou is typical of Vancouver Island, complete with generally mild winters and warm summers. Youbou's climate is one of the major reasons that this community attracts so many nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

The area's mild temperatures make it easy for Youbou residents to stay active, explore the outdoors, take in the scenery and enjoy the fresh air, especially with so many beaches, campgrounds, and trails nearby. 

The parks in Youbou are also a big draw for residents. Arbutus Park, a tranquil waterfront park surrounded by green open spaces, has picnic tables, a playground, a huge sandy beach, a network of docks, and the Big Pool: a warm, protected freshwater pool for safe swimming. 


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Youbou Luxury Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Youbou a good place to live?

A: For those who are tired of the city and long for peaceful living and stunning landscapes, Youbou is a fantastic option. Nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of great activities to do all year round.

Q: What is “The Big Lake”?

A: “The Big Lake” or “Kaatza” are what the locals call Cowichan Lake!

Q: Are there bears in Youbou?

A: Youbou, and by extension the rest of Vancouver Island, is home to lots of wildlife, which includes bears.

Q: What should I do if there are no listings available?

A: Feel free to reach out to me, Carly Carey. I'm your local Youbou luxury home expert, and sometimes I have the inside track on Youbou luxury lakeside listings that haven't hit the market yet.

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Let's Find You A Luxury Home

If you would like to discuss Youbou luxury homes, or properties anywhere on Cowichan Lake, please reach out. I love talking about the Youbou real estate market and I can’t wait to get started on the search for a luxury lakeside home. As a Youbou homeowner myself, I'm passionate about the current property trends, so I often have insider tips on the market that can aid in your home search.