This private, ocean view property covers 20.7 acres and includes a 2,500 sqft 5 bdrm open concept main home with queen size sleeping nook, 3 guest cabins, garden area, 5 ponds, mature orchard, nuttery and producing vineyard. Just 5 mins from Spring Bay!
|Summary :||Private, 20.7 acre spectacular ocean view property. 5 minutes from Spring Bay. 5 bedroom main home with queen size sleeping nook plus 3 guest cabins. 3-storey main home is open concept with multiple skylights, fir flooring and 2 stacked masonry fireplaces with ovens. Living room, kitchen, 1 bedroom and queen size sleeping nook are on main floor. Family room, 2 bedrooms, laundry and 1-piece bath are on lower floor. Bedroom and master bedroom with 2 piece en-suite are on upper floor. Main house is powered by solar panels and deep charge batteries; hot water is provided by solar/masonry heaters. There are 2 ponds at the road entrance with solar water pumps that service main home 200 ft above, mature orchard and nuttery. There are 5 ponds on the property and a producing vineyard with varietals of pinot gris, pinot noir and Chardonnay|
|Location :||Spring Bay Road - Lasqueti Island, BC|
A foot passenger only ferry (no cars) leaves French Creek Harbour on Vancouver Island (midway between Parksville and Qualicum Beach) and arrives at False Bay on Lasqueti Island. The trip takes 50-60 minutes, depending on weather. The ferry makes 2 to 3 runs per day, 5-6 days a week, weather permitting, so check the ferry schedules at www.lasqueti.ca when making your travel plans. You can also call Lasqueti Island Ferries directly at 1-250-333-8787.
|Services :||There are no utility services on Lasqueti Island, other than telephone, but there is a good network of gravel roads. There is a school from kindergarten to grade 9, gas station, restaurant, bar, volunteer fire department, community hall, small library, church and a nurse comes to the Island twice a week. There is also a lot of alternative medicine here.|
|Area Data :||
Lasqueti Island is located in the middle of the Strait of Georgia, north of French Creek on Vancouver Island and southwest of Texada Island. Residents are accused of trying to put the clock back, living a self-sufficient lifestyle reminiscent of an earlier century. Lasqueti’s earth-friendly residents number about 400. They live in relative isolation on this 73.57 km2 (28.4 mi2) Gulf Island and enjoy the peace and tranquility that visitors remark on. Lasqueti has a small school for grades one to eight. Residents make their livings through small farming ventures, fishing, and clam and oyster farming.
|History :||Lasqueti Island has a history similar to many of its island neighbours. However, this is not to say that its history is any less interesting. The Island was named in 1791 after Juan Maria Lasqueti, a prominent Spanish naval officer. Some marine fossils found on Lasqueti have been traced to 100 million years ago. More recently, First Nations, Spanish explorers and white settlers inhabited the Island to explore, farm, ranch and log. Lasqueti Island once had great stands of red cedar, however, much of these were logged prior to 1950. Tucker Bay was the location of the first post office, steamship service, school and store - all developed after 1912. False Bay became the site for the first salmon cannery in 1916, and the population followed. False Bay would become Lasqueti’s main centre, receiving the same services that Tucker Bay had earlier on.|
|Taxes :||$3,153.90 (2017)|
|Zoning :||LB-Land Based (Residential)
Subdivision District A
Lasqueti Island Land Use Bylaw No. 78
CLICK HERE for Islands Trust zoning information
|Legal :||Lot 77 Section 29 Lasqueti Island Nanaimo District Plan VIP30711
|Boundaries :||Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.|
|Map Reference :||49°30'58.79"N and 124°21'42.15"W|
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