Affordable Oceanfront retreat located in popular Blind Bay on Nelson Island. Sunset views from this contractor’s built custom home. All the comforts of home, away from home. Private dock, 0.70 acre Crown lease property.
Block D, District lot 7287, Land District 37
Water system, dock, outbuildings, decks and home
Affordable contractor’s custom built oceanfront retreat. Located on Nelson Island in popular Blind Bay. 1,288 sq.ft. 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2x6 construction, thermal double glazed windows, fully insulated to supply even temperatures in both summer and winter. There is 700 sq.ft. of sundeck, partially covered with BBQ area.
The home was recently decorated. New Paint and hardwood floors throughout. The living space is warm and inviting capturing picturesque sunset views out over Blind Bay, Hardy Island and Malaspina Straight.
The raised kitchen has a propane fridge, range, electric microwave and water dispenser. Custom kitchen cabinets, double sink, hot and cold running water.
Indoor plumbing with a biodegradable composting toilet, pedestal sink and claw foot tub add to the comforts of home.
Domestic water is obtain by a dug well which is connected to 2-800 gallon storage tanks ensuring a good water supply. There is a 1000lb propane tank which is leased and twice a year Tyee propane stops by to top up the tank. This is a great service that avoids packing in additional propane tanks.
A winding staircase leads to the upper floor to the 3 bedrooms.
On the Foreshore there is a cantilever aluminium ramp which retracts from the well constructed float when not in use.
Given the quality of construction, location and attractive price this is something to seriously consider.
All crown leases’ are for done in 15 year terms. This lease was renewed in 2000. Under the current terms there are 6 years left until the anniversary date for renewal. The annual lease payment is affordable and is likely the reason the owner did not purchase the land. The annual lease this past year was $3,570. The annual lease rate differs slightly from year to year as it is calculated on 5 % of the lands government assed value.
Blind Bay, Nelson Island
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NELSON ISLAND - Named after Viscount Horatio Nelson, the hero of the British navy, Nelson Island sits at the mouth of Jervis Inlet guarding the secrets of Prince of Wales Reach and Queens Reach. Famous with the yachting crowd for the scenery and anchorages in Blind Bay and Telescope Pass, the area has a lot to offer. It is one of the few spots on the coast where you can feel the presence of the towering Coast Mountains while experiencing the expanse of the Strait of Georgia. It is a region with a mild, dry and semi-Mediterranean climate. A granite quarry opened on the island in 1887 and its stone was used to build the B.C. Legislature in Victoria and the library at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
POWELL RIVER - Powell River a full service community with a population of 22,000 is a year round sea to mountain recreation area. The regions recreational services include an 18 hole championship golf course, lawn bowling green, curling rink, a 16 lane Bowling alley, tennis courts, an all weather 400 meter track, as well as many baseball, fast ball, softball and soccer fields. Miles of hiking trails lead to beautiful lookouts, waterfalls, or peaceful lakes which can be viewed along the 180 km Sunshine Coast Trail and numerous recreational areas can be reached by logging roads, owned by the logging companies. Boating and sports fishing are ardently pursued as all season sports. Marinas and Government docks are available to residents and visitors.
Powell River is known as the “HOT SPOT” for winter diving in North America. The “Mermaid” at Mermaid Cove in Saltery Bay Provincial Park is an extra special attraction. The area also has some of the largest Wolf eel and Octopus in the world. Canoeing may also be enjoyed on the quiet lakes of Powell River or you can take in the Powell Forest Canoe Route Circuit. Ocean canoeing and kayaking is very popular in Jervis Inlet, the Copeland Islands Marine Park, the Malaspina Inlet with Okeover Arm, and Desolation Sound. For all the nature lovers and sightseers, Powell River has many parks, viewpoints and beaches to explore, and the hiking club will help you take advantage of the many beautiful trails. Bird watching is also unprecedented.
Powell River has 5 major banks, newly constructed Hospital, Walmart, and Canadian Tire, etc.
Nelson Island is a Mecca for marine recreational activity. Boating, fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, site seeing, swimming in an area characterised as one of BC’s popular outdoor playgrounds. Nelson Island is centered between some of BC’s best boating territories, Jervis Inlet and Desolation Sound Marine Park. There are endless amounts of shoreline to explore but one does not have to venture any further than your own dock to catch your daily limit in prawns, crabs, oysters and clams.
A number of years back there was a governmental program which allowed individuals to seek out recreational land in which the Crown would lease to them. As this land was surveyed and as a way to raise money the government contacted all the lease holders and offered them to purchase the property. Although most lease properties were purchased few remain as lease hold today.