Big Fat Deal: $4.3 million for a slice of Hawaii in Surrey

Each week, BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province

Address: 13212 Marine Drive, Surrey, B.C.
Price: $4,288,000
MLS: F1448178

The skinny: A three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,038-square-foot house with ocean views on an 8,220 square-foot lot.
The bling: Walk quickly past the fussy fake Queen Anne accents indoors and head straight outside for the real deal. This is an entry-level luxury property that fancies itself the South Pacific of South Surrey. Yes, whoever landscaped the back lot was mainlining the Maui spirit big time with the palm tree-fringed view over the ocean. Imagine: you could be here lounging around the large kidney-shaped swimming pool, only getting up to grab a pina colada from the covered bar area without the hassle of actually heading to Hawaii. A little ukelele on the iPod and maybe a grass skirt, and you’ll be Aloha-the-way to paradise.
The hidden extras: 180-degree ocean views, with all rooms looking out over the ocean. Fully renovated in 2008, the 14-year-old property boats hardwood floors, granite counter tops and high-end appliances. With its Art Moderne-inspired curves, the sweep from the balconies wouldn’t be out of place in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Especially if viewed through a large tumbler of Malibu and coke.