Refuge Cove, In the Heart of Desolation Sound Marine Park, BC
- Property AddressRefuge Cove, In the Heart of Desolation Sound Marine Park, BC, Canada
- TypeOceanfront Retreat
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.
Block A, District Lot 4946, Land District 37. PID # 018-365-752
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.
Telephone, microwave internet and satellite TV.
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
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.
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