One time MacMillian Bloedel Corporate Fishing Retreat - the perfect recreational retreat for family & friends. 6.55 acres deeded land, 1,300 ft frontage, 5bd & 5bath cabin. Ready for summer - located on Powell Lake on the Sunshine Coast.
Listing #: 09183
Legal Description: Lot 1 District Lot 3906, Land District 37, Plan BCP7222, PID 025-373-872
Licenses: Domestic Water License #238571 and Water Lot License #235964
Taxes: $1,683.32 (2008)
Improvements: Lodge, Annex, Domestic Water System, Diesel Power Generation System, Dock, Landscaping
This has been used as a corporate and private retreat since day 1. Given the size and amenities this property would be ideal for a recreational retreat for family or friends.
The best kept secret on the Sunshine Coast is Powell Lake and Rainbow Lodge is likely one of the best freehold properties on the entire lake. A one time corporate fishing retreat for MacMillan Bloedel was purchased a number of years ago by private individuals. Effectively this will be the third time in history that the property has changed hands.
The property is located in Rainbow (as know by the locals) which is the calmest part of Powell Lake and also the warmest. In the summer months the water reaches temperatures in 70’s. Typically 3 or 4 degrees warmer than the rest of the lake.
6.55 acres of deeded land, 1,300 feet of waterfront with a stunning view from the property. The property faces directly south and it is located in a protected bay. The Bay is one of only a few sandy bays on the lake.
The land is very gentle providing easy access and maximum use. There is a nice lawn area surrounding the lodge and leading toward the annex building. The remainder of the property has been left in a natural state.
Rainbow Lodge is 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. There is a large kitchen, dinning and great room. There is a 2 sided wood burning fireplace centrally located. The entire structure is well laid out and perfect for entertaining.
The lodge is completely equipped with its own independent diesel fuelled electrical system.
There is a domestic water license and a moorage license in place. The moorage and dock system is deep water and protected. I estimate there is approximately 120 lineal feet of dock space currently installed.
The patio is where you will spend a good deal of time. In the day it is drenched in all day sun unless you seek the shade under the old growth tree. From here the view is spectacular out over the lake. Relax and watch the children fish off the dock or maybe the kids are a bit older and are being taught how to water-ski in the bay.
In the evenings the central fire pit will be well utilized I am sure.
Rainbow Lodge is worth having a look at. If you are looking for a great affordable recreation property for your family or even joint ownership with a few friends this property and improvements ranks high on my list of desirable properties that you should consider.
Location: Powell Lake - 20 minutes from downtown Powell River on the Sunshine Coast
Boundaries: See Maps
Powell River, with a population of 22,000, is a friendly seaside town that 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.
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.
Protected by Vancouver Island to the West, the Strait of Georgia is a boater’s gateway to the most dramatic coastal scenery in the world. Due to the mild temperatures and warm pacific currents of the Strait of Georgia, boating is a year-round activity on the Sunshine Coast. Discover Savary Island, laced with long white sand beaches and the gorgeous deserted bays of Hernando, Redonda and Cortes Island in the calm, warm waters of Desolation Sound.
Protected waters make the Upper Sunshine coast a prime destination for ocean kayaking and canoeing. Popular spots include Jervis Inlet, Chatterbox Falls, Hardy, Nelson, Savary and Cortes Island, the Copeland Islands Marine Park and the numerous islets and quiet bays of Desolation Sound. Ecco-tours, kayak and canoe rentals for day trips as well as fully outfitted, guided expeditions can be booked locally.
Enjoy easy road access to the many lakes and rivers. The region 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 km) 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!
GOLF YEAR ROUND
For those who love to golf year round, the Sunshine Coast is the place to be. The 18-hole, par 72 Myrtle Point Golf Course and Clubhouse. Located in the foothills of the Coast Mountains, this Les Furber-designed course offers four sets of tees for all levels of ability. A fully stocked pro-shop, driving range, putting green and Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association pros ensure a first class golfing experience. Golf cart rentals are available, plus shower-equipped locker rooms. After the game, enjoy a meal at the Orca Bar and Grill.
FISH AND SEAFOOD
The Sunshine Coast is truly a fishing mecca. Fish for cod or salmon from your doorstep; 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. If you would prefer a guided fishing experience, the Powell River Visitor’s Centre can provide names and contacts for local companies offering fishing charters and eco-tours.
INTERNATIONAL DIVE DESTINATION
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. 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 next door to Paradise Cove in the waters in front of Saltery Bay Provincial Park. The Emerald Princess, an eight foot bronze statue of a mermaid located in 59 feet 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 BC coast.
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 kilometers 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 km) 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. Once again, the Visitor’s Centre is the place to go for detailed maps and trail descriptions.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Named the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2004, Powell River is home to many artists, performers, musicians and writers. Every two years, choirs from around the world arrive in Powell River to participate in Choral Kathaumixw, a four day extravaganza of performances by youth and adult choirs. The Powell River Academy of Music, founded in 1990, has spawned no less than six local choirs, several of which perform and tour internationally. In addition to founding Kathaumixw, the Academy operates the Symphony and Opera Academy of the Pacific, two weeks of master classes and performances which offer aspiring professional musicians an opportunity to train with internationally renowned conductors and musicians.
April through September cultural and outdoor events include: Festival of Writers; Men’s and Ladies’ Malaspina Open Golf Tournaments; Algerine Passage Sailing Race; Choral Kathaumixw; Symphony and Opera Academy of the Pacific; Sunshine Music Folk Festival at Palm Beach; Blackberry Festival; art studio and garden tours; Willingdon Beach Sea Fair and the Fall Fair. During the month of August Texada Island plays hosts to tourists who come to enjoy the Sandcastle Weekend and the annual jazz festival, Jazz on the Rocks.
History: Original Corporate Fishing Retreat for MacMillan Bloedel