Stunning views of Malaspina Strait, Texada Island with snow capped mountains in the background. Breathtaking sunsets can be viewed from the kitchen, living room and deck. Surrounded by a recreational paradise & only minutes to town.
Listing #: 09062
Legal Description: Lot:H;Plan:LMP40765;District:5235;LD:37
Taxes: $2,379.98 (2009)
Description: Beautiful oceanfront property overlooking Malaspina Strait located only a few minutes south of Powell River. This property includes over 100 feet of sandy beachfront on desirable Myrtle point. It is landscaped with evergreens, shrubs, lawns and ornamental trees.
Floor plan on the main floor offers 2 bedrooms large living room, kitchen, dining room and vaulted ceilings finished with cedar wood. Basement area includes a large rec room, utilities and walkout to a private patio.
A small cabin is constructed adjacent to the home and could be used as a office, studio or for guests.
Location: 5 minutes drive south from the community of Powell River. Powell River is located on the coast of British Columbia approximately 145 kilometres 90 miles north of Vancouver, immediately across from Courtenay on Vancouver Island.
Access: To arrive in Powell River from Vancouver you take a short ferry trip from Horseshoe Bay, a scenic 80 kilometer drive on the Sechelt Peninsula, then a second ferry trip to Saltery Bay. Daily scheduled flights arrive in Powell River from the Vancouver south terminal, a 25 minute flight.
Alberta visitors can travel via West Jet from Alberta to Comox-Courtenay and across Georgia Strait by ferry, directly to downtown Powell River.
Enjoy easy road access to the many lakes and rivers. The area boasts more than 50 fresh water lakes surrounded by thousands of hectares of pristine coastal forests. Inland Lake is known for its level, 14 km trail which can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. You may prefer a day of paddling the calm, clear waters of a peaceful lake, or, you can take on the challenge of a 35 miles (57 kilometre) canoe route which includes 8 lakes and five portages. Dinner is fresh and never far away as the region's lakes teem with trout and at certain times of the year, steelhead salmon!
Hike, Bike and Climb
The Sunshine Coast's thousands of hectares of untouched forest and coastal mountains make for unbeatable mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing. Thousands of kilometres of off-road access and trail networks facilitate easy day trips to scenic view points, lakes, rivers, streams and surrounding mountains.
The 106 miles (170 kilometre) Sunshine Coast Trail accommodates everyone from day hikers to ultra-marathoners. Easy to get to with more than twenty access points along the way, hikers are rewarded with abundant wildlife, gorgeous lookout points and stunning westerly views of the Strait of Georgia and its emerald islands. The trail is extremely well maintained and hikers can take advantage of camping facilities and lodging located along the route.
During the spring and summer months take advantage of guided hikes, or let the local hiking club introduce you to some of the region’s most popular wilderness trails. Maps and detailed information regarding hiking routes and activities are available 20 minutes away at the Powell River Visitor Centre.
There are numerous biking routes well suited to beginner, intermediate and advanced off-road riders.
Known internationally as the "Dive Capital of Canada" the Upper Sunshine Coast was rated by Rodales Dive Magazine as the #1 Best Overall Dive Destination in the World" for 2006. A predator-free dive habitat, the coastal waters boast a visibility range of up to 98 feet (30 metres). Especially clear waters during the winter months make for excellent viewing of the area’s wolf eel and giant octopus. One of the area’s leading diving attractions is located in the waters in front of Saltery Bay Provincial Park. The Emerald Princess, an eight foot (2.5 metre) bronze statue of a mermaid located in 59 feet (18 metres) attracts dive enthusiasts from around the world. Other dive sites include several wrecks, the Okeover Caves and numerous coastal boat dives which highlight the diverse and colorful underwater world of the B.C. coast. Powell River is a gateway to many destinations in the surrounding area including Texada Island, Desolation Sound, and Savary Island.
The Sunshine Coast is truly a fishing mecca. Fish for cod or salmon in front of your oceanview acreage and grill your catch on the barbecue that evening. Whether you are reeling in a salmon or jigging for cod, fly fishing for cutthroat, rainbow trout and Steelhead salmon or trolling for Kokanee in one of the region’s spectacular lakes, you will not be disappointed! This pristine ocean waterfront sanctuary offers up prawns a mere 300 feet off shore. Crab, clams mussels and oysters are also abundant in the area.
B.C.'s west coast abounds with wildlife. While relaxing in this pristine natural environment, you may glimpse a great blue heron stalking its morning catch along the shoreline; observe a playful otter family darting in and out of tidal rocks, or watch deer wandering through an open meadow. Eagles and ospreys soar on the warm ocean breezes; below porpoises, killer whales or grey whales might break the surface of the water as they traverse the coast. Seals and sea lions are seen on a regular basis.
The region is known for its exceptional bird watching. Loons, mergansers, wood ducks and harlequins are but a few of the waterfowl that make their home along the coast. In the spring tiny ruby red rufous hummingbirds dart from flower to flower; great owls watch silently in the forest, and in the fall pale chevrons of snow geese move across the sky, heading south for the winter. Nature, pure and unspoiled, awaits you.
Savary Island is renowned for its miles of white sandy beaches. The Island itself is largely composed of sand. Savary is about five miles long and averages half a mile wide. Low-lying Savary is ideally situated in the rainshadow between Vancouver Island and the Coastal Mountains.The tides moving from the north and south of Georgia Strait meet just north of Savary. The southern tide is warm and the waters move less. This results in generally warmer seas. This water flows over Savary's sunbaked sandy shelf producing the warmest water north of Mexico.
The island offers spectacular beaches, fine dining, superb arts and crafts gallery located just around the corner from the ferry terminal, and hours of swimming delight in the crystal clear aquamarine waters of the abandoned limestone quarries. Load the car up with kayaks and bikes, or simply walk onto the ferry. Head for the beaches and trails at Shelter Point Provincial Park and don’t’ miss a walk on Gillies Bay, famous for its Sandcastle Festival in early August.