Extremely private, road accessible oceanfront property located on the west side of Texada Island. Includes custom 3,816 sqft, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, large detached shop, plus many extras. Ideal family compound with residential subdivision potential.
Truly an exceptional offering that rarely becomes available. Trophy oceanfront acreage in a prime location with good road access. It is the perfect enclave to create lifelong memories within one of BC’s top coastal regions.
This property is located on the west side of the northern end of Texada Island, only a 10 minute drive to the BC Ferries terminal, regional airport or marina, making access simple.
It is just over 90 acres in size and drenched in sunlight. The panoramic views offer the most amazing sunsets. There is approximately 1,600 ft (487 metres) of impressive waterfront that is superb.
A little islet fronts the northern portion of the frontage enhancing the viewscape and proves protection for future potential moorage. The area in between the islet and Texada Island has a nice bed of clams and oysters. The solid granite waterfront from this northern boundary then wraps around into a bay at the southern end. The bay has a beautiful small pebble beach ideal to swim, relax and enjoy on a warm summer’s day.
The well-constructed and meticulously maintained home is sited near the centre of the property and overlooks the islet and bay. It is a 1.5 storey 3,816 ft2 Jenish home with a 1,762 ft2 main floor that includes a custom oak kitchen, living room with stone hearth fireplace, dining room, laundry room, master bedroom with 3-piece en-suite and window bench seat, 2 smaller bedrooms and a 4-piece main bathroom.
The partially finished basement is 1,750 ft2 and contains a family room, bedroom, 3-piece bathroom, freezer/canning room, workshop/firewood storage room and unfinished mechanical room. From the family room you can access a walk-out patio that is covered by the wrap-around deck above.
The top half storey is 304 ft2 and contains a one room loft type space that is open to the entry foyer below on one side and the living room below on the other side, with wood railings on both sides. The home is also equipped with a built-in vacuum system.
Attached to the home is a double garage which contains built-in storage cabinets and a work bench with an automatic electric door opener in place. To the east of the house along the driveway is a 24' x 32' detached shop with a rolling overhead door. Beside it is a large fenced garden area roughly half an acre in size.
There are two designations to the property. The inland portion of the property, approximately 58 acres, is within the Agricultural Land Reserve. The remainder of the oceanfront portion is out of the ALR and this would be the developable portion. Please see the maps section for the administrative boundary.
The house is located on the 32 acre non-ALR portion of the property near the shoreline and offers secluded privacy, with excellent views of Georgia Strait to the west and distant views of Beaufort Range Mountains and Comox Glacier on Vancouver Island.
Texada Island is the second largest island on the BC coast, Vancouver Island being the largest, and is located 8 km from Powell River, its main service centre, and 22 km from Comox. Currently there is direct ferry service daily from Powell River and, in the near future, there will be direct ferry service to Texada Island from Comox on Vancouver Island. This new ferry service with a direct connection to Vancouver Island will undoubtedly have a positive impact on Texada Island.
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|Location :||3233 Crescent Bay Road, Texada Island, BC|
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Powell River is accessed by ferry from the Little River ferry terminal in Comox on Vancouver Island. Powell River can also be reached from Vancouver in the south (4 hours, 141 km/88 miles) by catching a ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, driving from Langdale to Earls Cove on Highway 101 and catching another ferry from Earls Cove to Saltery Bay. Powell River is 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Saltery Bay on Highway 101.
|Improvements :||3,816 ft2 Jenish home
19'10" x 19' attached double garage
24' x 32' detached shop
Exterior sprinkler/stand-pipes for firefighting
Gravity fed water system from two ponds:
- Domestic Use Water Licence No. C061627 (Kirkwood Spring)
- Domestic Use Water Licence No. C048042 (Suspension Bridge Creek)
Recreation abounds on Texada with excellent hiking and mountain biking trails, over 250 species for the avid birdwatcher, 9-hole golf course, kayaking from Shingle Beach to historic Jedediah Island Marine Park, skim-boarding and swimming at Shelter Point beach and exploring the newly protected karsk caves near Davies Bay.
Try 4x4ing to Anderson Bay Provincial Park with tremendous mountain-high photo opportunities of Malaspina and Georgia Straits along the way. The outdoors can be enjoyed without fear of any major predators, as there are no bears, cougars, wolves or poisonous snakes on Texada.
If scuba diving is your idea of a great holiday, then Texada environs are dripping with life, boasting warm, high-visibility waters. Boaters will find unprotected anchorages in the many bays around the island. Limited protected guest moorage is available at the Sturt (Marble) Bay Boat Harbour in Van Anda, on the northeast coast of the island.
Boat launch facilities are located at Shelter Point Park and Sturt Bay Boat Harbour. There is a government dock with a tie-up float in Van Anda, close to the Texada Farmers Market.
|Area Data :||
Texada Island is the largest island in the Strait of Georgia of British Columbia. Its northern tip is located about 5 miles (8 km) southwest of the City of Powell River and west of the Sechelt Peninsula on the Sunshine Coast. A former mining and logging area, the island still has a few quarries and old logging roads. It is the largest of the Northern Gulf Islands at some 31 miles (50 km) in length and 6.2 miles (10 km) in width, with its length aligned along a northwest-southeast axis. The island is 116 square miles (300.45 km2) in land area and has a population of approximately 1,000 residents. The main settlements are Blubber Bay, Gillies Bay and Van Anda.
Visitors to Texada Island enjoy access to a full range of services and amenities including banking, laundry, grocery and liquor stores, golf and tennis, transient moorage at Sturt (Marble) Bay, post offices, shops, galleries and studios as well as two museums to mention just a few.
Visit www.texada.org for Texada Island information.
Surviving middens and fish weirs show that First Nations people spent time on Texada long before Europeans discovered North America. These people did not have permanent settlements on the island, because an ancient legend says the island rose from the sea and will sink again one day. The Tla'amin name for Texada Island is Si'yi yen. Don Jose Navarez, a Spanish seaman, sighted and charted the island in 1791. Spanish explorers also named the small island just west from Texada (Lasqueti). While Spain did not have much interest in this area, Britain became a dominant force in the Pacific Northwest. At that time there was little activity along the coast, apart from fur trading, whaling and cutting a few spars for sailing ships. Blubber Bay, which is now the site of the BC Ferry terminal, was so named because it was used by whalers for the processing of their catches. Texada's modern history began in 1871, when iron ore was discovered on the northwest coast at Welcome Bay. That precipitated the boom of exploration on Texada.
Sometime after 1877 marble was found, then in 1880 gold was discovered, where Van Anda is now, and The Little Billie Mine began producing gold and copper. Logging has also been prevalent in this area during the late 1800s and 1900s. By 1898 Van Anda had become a boom town! People came from everywhere to live, work and spend their leisure time here. It boasted the only opera house north of San Francisco, had three hotels with saloons, a hospital, several stores and businesses and an illegal distillery flourished in Pocahontas Bay supplying liquor to the United States during prohibition. In 1900 the names of some of the Texada landmarks aptly described island activities at that time; Blubber Bay, Rumbottle Creek, Midas Street and the Bucket of Blood Saloon! In 1910 the first of three serious fires completely destroyed the major buildings of Van Anda in only forty minutes. The optimism of the boom town led to rebuilding larger, more imposing structures, only to be destroyed by fire again in 1912. The third fire struck in 1917 leaving only Al Deighton's store which was saved by a bucket brigade. The building remains a fixture on the Van Anda waterfront today. Mining continued through the twentieth century and today there are still a number of working limestone quarries on the island.
RU Rural Residential (within ALR)
Additional zoning information can be found on the Qathet Regional District website.
|Legal :||The South 1/2 of District Lot 33 Texada Island District
|Taxes :||$2,953.97 (2019)|
|Boundaries :||Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.|
|Map Reference :||49°45'24.38"N and 124°37'22.16"W|
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