Private & nicely forested south facing property overlooking Horton Bay. Includes 1,729 ft² main home & 439 ft² guest cottage with walkway to boat shed & deck on the beach. Attractive wood finishings throughout plus river rock fireplace make this a true Island home.
|Summary :||This is a spectacular and private 1.55 acre oceanfront property situated in a parklike setting overlooking Horton Bay. It includes a nicely finished 1,729 ft² home and 439 ft² guest cottage built in 1994. The two storey home has a tiled entrance lobby with stained glass doors opening into a spacious living room and a designer kitchen with the dining area overlooking the large front deck and the Bay.
There is one bedroom on the main floor, as well as a 3-piece bathroom. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a 4-piece bathroom with amazing ocean views from the bathtub. The master bedroom has its own walkout balcony.
The open concept living plan features a stone fireplace with a wood storage area accessible from both inside and outside the house. French doors open up to the deck area in front of the home with a path leading towards the guest cottage.
The ocean view guest cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a wet bar and living room with wood stove, and it is the perfect accommodation for visiting guests.
A few steps down to the beach you land onto your own deck equipped with a boat shed. Paddle your kayak or row a tender out to your mooring buoy where you can keep your boat tied up. Call Jamie or Jason to book an appointment to view today!
|Location :||Mayne Island is a small, friendly, Canadian island positioned about half way between the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island. The natural beauty of Mayne Island comes from a combination of picturesque seascapes, pastoral farmlands and rich west coast forest. The weather is much dryer than Vancouver, and almost always pleasant.
Mayne Island is nestled among the Southern Gulf Islands in British Columbia's Georgia Strait about midway between Victoria and Vancouver, just below the 49th parallel. The island covers an area of approximately 21 km² (8 mi²) with a population of approximately 900 full time residents. During the summer season the population grows to about 3,000. The island has a health care centre, volunteer fire department, an elementary school with playground, public tennis courts, service station, ambulance service, post office and a surprisingly large variety of businesses for a small island.
Miners Bay, the island's commercial centre, and nearby Active Pass still throb with a steady stream of marine traffic, a bustling contrast to the island's quiet interior byways. Village Bay, with its BC Ferries terminal, has several late 1800s to 1930s buildings to intrigue the history buff. Active Pass is named after the American survey ship USS Active, the first steam vessel to navigate the pass.
|Access :||Midway between Vancouver and Victoria, BC. Just over an hour by ferry from either city and only 20 minutes by float plane.
Mayne Island is located in the Southern Gulf Islands, between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. BC Ferries operates a scheduled vehicle and passenger ferry service to Mayne Island from Port Tsawwassen on the Mainland and from Swartz Bay (Sidney) on Vancouver Island.
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|Improvements :||1,729 ft² main home
439 ft² guest house
|Services :||Drilled well
|Recreation :||Fishing, hiking, kayaking, power boating, cycling, beachcombing, touring other Gulf Islands, wildlife viewing and sightseeing.|
|History :||Captain George Richards of the Royal Navy surveyed the area aboard his vessel HMS Plumper in 1857, naming the island after his lieutenant, Richard Charles Mayne. During the Cariboo and Fraser River Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, Vancouver Island miners gathered on Mayne Island before rowing across Georgia Strait to the mainland of BC in search of their fortunes. The earliest homesteaders registered land claims in the Miners Bay area in 1859.
Canadian Pacific Railway Ferries originally stopped at Miners Bay in Active Pass, dating back to the early 1900s when Mayne Island became an important stop over point for miners traveling north from Victoria to the Fraser River and the Caribou Gold Rush. Later the ferry dock was moved to Village Bay, named after a then existent indigenous settlement. Miners Bay is actually the village, and the island's business centre, with many historical buildings and commercial outlets.
Several heritage buildings are also worth a visit: Plumper Pass museum, St. Mary Magdalene Church and Active Pass light station. Across from the museum is the Agricultural Hall, built ca. 1900 and the site of the oldest fall fair in the Gulf Islands.
|Zoning :||SR Settlement Residential
Islands Trust - Mayne Island Land Use Bylaw No. 146, 2008
Additional zoning information can be found on the Island Trust website
|Legal :||Lot 25, Section 2, Mayne Island, Cowichan District, Plan 13285
|Taxes :||$5,084.92 (2018)|
|Boundaries :||Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.|
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