Refuge Cove Oceanfront Cabin For Sale Desolation Sound B.C


Refuge Cove, In the Heart of Desolation Sound Marine Park, BC

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  • Sold on 2010-09-15
  • Property AddressRefuge Cove, In the Heart of Desolation Sound Marine Park, BC, Canada
  • TypeOceanfront Retreat
  • Parkingnone
  • Bedrooms2

Desolation Sound

Refuge Cove, In the Heart of Desolation Sound Marine Park, BC, Canada


1.71 acres, over 500 ft of oceanfront in Refuge Cove. Custom built 1150 sq.ft. 2 bdrm/2 bthrm seasonal/year round residence constructed in 2006. Guest cabin, sheltered private dock & all the comforts of home.

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Block A, District Lot 4946, Land District 37. PID # 018-365-752


$1,367.20 (2009)




Main Home, guest cabin, private dock, greenhouse, workshop, and storage shed.


Situated away from the hustle and bustle of the boaters that seek out popular Refuge Cove as a stop over on their journey along the coast you will find this intriguing newly constructed oceanfront cottage with its own private dock.

The 1.71 acres of land with an expansive 500 plus feet of ocean front is situated in the middle of a peninsula. (see maps). This unique location provides two distinct bays and entirely different viewscapes. Surrounding the property, including the peninsula is Crown Land which adds to the privacy and over all appeal of the location.

The main cottage was completed in 2006 and was constructed with year round living in mind. The home is 1150 square feet, 2 bedrooms and 1 ½ bathrooms. The living space is an open concept with the bedrooms located on the upper floor. The home is nicely finished and has all modern day conveniences which include; 65 kW diesel generator and solar power generation system with battery storage, propane demand hot water, stove, oversized fridge and cloths dryer. The home is completely wired for 110 amp. Lights and all other modern day conveniences are run off the electrical system including the washing machine and all other household electronics.

Microwave internet and satellite TV are installed and the area has great cellular reception.

Fresh water is provided by a few sources. There is a shallow well and also a waterline installed running into the large body of freshwater in behind Refuge Cove called Refuge Lagoon. (See maps)

The Guest cabin is a 1 room structure that is 13x13 ft. but it is very comfortable for additional family or friends.

The private dock is very well protected and is large enough to accommodate 30 to 40 foot vessels. I believe it would not be too difficult to extend the dock if you required additional space.


150km North West of Vancouver on West Redonda Island in Refuge Cove.


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Telephone, microwave internet and satellite TV.

Area Data:  

Refuge Cove, B.C. is located approximately 150 km Northwest of Vancouver between the Mainland and Vancouver Island. Refuge Cove is a year-round community in the heart of the Desolation Sound area of the Inside Passage. A centrally located supply stop for boaters traveling in or near Desolation Sound, offering a wide range of services including moorage, fuel, groceries, ice, showers, laundry, espresso, and other supplies.

Most of the services are seasonal, operating from June through September. During the rest of the year, the general store and fuel docks are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Refuge Cove is home to about twenty families during the warm summer months. Hundreds of boaters stop here daily during the summer, relaxing and provisioning for their Desolation Sound adventures. During the off season there are a handful of year round residents that call Refuge Cove home.

Refuge Cove can be accessed by one of two ways. By boat or by plane. It is possible to get within 3 miles of Refuge Cove by Car, with a short crossing by boat. Alternatively during the summer months there is direct flight service by Kenmore Air. Float planes land right at the government dock a short distance from the property.

Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park
(8,256 Hectares) is British Columbia’s largest marine park. This includes more than 60 km of shoreline, several offshore islands, and a gradually rising upland that contains a number of lakes, waterways, and waterfalls. Unwin Lake; a 173-hectare body of fresh water is the parks largest. Set back to the North and East, Coast Mountains soar to more than 2,400 meters. The warm waters surrounding the area teem with sea life. Ideal for swimming, scuba diving and feasting on your catch of the day, salmon, cod, prawns, crab, clams and oysters. Plenty other tasty morsels lie beneath on the oceans floor; to acquire them you must put on your scuba gear and get a little wet.

Cortes Island, just across the channel, is where the big salmon congregate in early autumn. This 116 square mile island is accessible by ferry (16 car and 150 passenger capacity) and offers fantastic scenery, the freshest air in the world, idyllic beaches, and great fishing. This island boasts only two “stop signs” and is very popular with the tourists in the summer months.

Campbell River, population approximately 25,000, also known as the Salmon Capital of the World, is situated on Discovery Passage, on the north-east coast of Vancouver Island, facing the islands of Quadra, Cortes, Read and Redonda. The major industries of this area are forestry, fishing, mining, and tourism.

Powell River with a population of 18,000, this friendly seaside town offers ‘big city’ amenities and luxury services without the ‘big city’ parking and traffic hassles.

A full-service hospital, medical, dental, chiropractic, physiotherapy and massage therapy clinics, health and beauty spas, a newly renovated recreation complex, full banking facilities, marine services, outdoor guides and outfitters, plus a wide range of retail outlets, art galleries, gift shops and fine dining are all within easy access.

Just around the corner is the historic community named after a city in Sweden. It was established in 1899 when the Thulin Brothers started to build the hotel, which is still in use today. Recently the hotel has changed ownership and has recently seen a major renovation. For most of the early years Lund served as a port for fisherman. Today Lund thrives on its attraction from tourists seeking the neighboring Gulf Islands and marine parks.

Savary Island
Situated 6km (4mi) west of Lund and accessible only by boat or water taxi, Savary is known as BC’s south sea island for its mild climate and sandy beaches. Eight km (5mi) long and crescent-shaped, Savary Island sits in warm waters where tides from northern Vancouver Island mingle with tides from the south; ocean temperatures are generally in the 22 degrees C (72 degrees F) range. Since there are no campsites here, accommodation takes the form of cabin rental or Bed-and-Breakfast. About 70 people live year-round on this pearl of an island, which looks like it floated up from the South Seas. Unlike most Gulf Islands, Savary runs east-west and is really an 8km clay ridge covered in sand. The south shore has the strait winds so it has big rollers and attracts surfers. The biggest arbutus tree in BC is located on the north shore of the island. The residents voted against having electricity. There is a public wharf and floats at Keefer Bay.

Climate and Weather
The Upper Sunshine Coast, from Saltery Bay to Desolation Sound boasts approximately 1,900 hours of sunshine annually. Summer temperatures vary from 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 30 degrees Celsius) while winter temperatures are mild.

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