Finn Bay Oceanfront: 3 bedroom

Overview

Oceanfront Home, Cabin & Sailboat, Lund, BC

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SOLD
  • Sold on 2011-03-11
  • Property AddressOceanfront Home, Cabin & Sailboat, Lund, BC, Canada
  • TypeOceanfront
  • Bedrooms3

Finn Bay

Oceanfront Home, Cabin & Sailboat, Lund, BC, Canada

Description

Located in the head of Finn Bay near Lund B.C just around the corner from Desolation Sound. 3 bedroom home on 0.64 acres with 135 ft. of ocean frontage. An immaculate 37ft. Ferro sailboat can also be purchased.

Listing #:  

10097

     
Legal Description:  

Lot A (Reference Plan 2832), DL 4193, Except: Part on Highway Plan 154

     
Taxes:  

$2,190 (2007)

     
Zoning:  

Rural

     
Description:  

This property presents a unique and beautiful waterfront situation. Located in the head of Finn Bay, only a short stroll from Lund, This 3 bedroom home sits on approximately 0.64 of an acre with 135 ft. of ocean frontage. Take in the beautiful views through your large picture windows, or spend some time on the long established well kept grounds with many types of fruit trees, berries and so much more. Outbuildings include a tool shed, carport, and a cozy rental cabin. The owner's are also offering to sell their immaculate 37ft custom Ferro sailboat that is tied up in the bay. Desolation sound is only a short sail away. You can buy this sailboat at a reduced rate with the property or by its self.

The area surrounding this property is full of outdoor recreation. This area is well known for sailing, yachting, kayaking, fishing, hiking and many other activities. World Renowned Desolation Sound, one of British Columbia’s largest aquatic provincial parks is located 10 miles to the Northwest.

     
Location:  

Located on the Sunshine Coast at the head of Finn Bay, only a short stroll from Lund B.C. This property is just minutes from world renowned yachting destination Desolation Sound.

     
Access:  

Contact Listing Broker.

     
Services:  

Power, telephone, community water & sewer.

     
Area Data:  

Powell River
Powell River with a population of 22,000 is the largest center closest to the property, a 15 minute drive south. Powell River is an increasingly popular community to live because of its low cost of living and a quality standard of life. So many natural wonders surround this area. From the ocean at your door step to a choice of 100 some odd lakes all within a short drive. Myrtle Point Golf course is fantastic and challenging championship par 72 course. The Recreation complex has 2 sheets of ice, swimming pool, workout facility, aerobics, whirlpool, sauna and a theatre. Practically any type of sport can be found in the community weather you are a player or a spectator.

Lund
Only a few minutes walk from this property the community of Lund consists of a grocery and liquor store, gas station, a couple of restaurants, pub, marine mechanics, seafood shop, tour and recreation services. The area of Lund 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 is currently under a major renovation due to be complete before summer. For most of the early years Lund served as a port for fisherman. Today Lund thrives on its attraction from tourists. Desolation Sound, Savary Island, Harwood Island, Bliss Landing and the Copeland Islands are areas of interest and are all located in a close proximity to the property. The area is rich in natural beauty and abundant with sea life. The area is also rated among the best in the World for its scuba diving.

     
Recreation:  

The fishing in the surrounding is excellent and there are many local charter fishing boats eager to prove it. Not interested in fishing? Charter a sightseeing tour boat and explore the Copeland Islands Provincial Marine Park or the spectacular sights of world famous Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park.

Kayaking in the area is very rewarding, especially around the bays and islets of the nearby Copeland Islands Provincial Marine Park, a group of pristine islands situated north of the Lund Harbour. The sea life is abundant with seals, fish, sea stars, water fowl and the occasional whale. Watch for bald eagles too.

Or snorkel, swim or sunbathe from the sandy shores of tropical Savary Island which is just minutes away by water taxi. The unpaved roadways, winding trails and friendly islanders make it a relaxing place to bike or hike.

Accessible by charter boat, Mitlenatch Island Provincial Marine Park is a bird watcher’s paradise but is also home to interesting and unusual flowers, foliage, and butterflies, not to mention the seals and sea lions.

The nearby Sunshine Coast Trail offers great scenic hikes. It begins at Sarah Point, north of Lund, and ends in Saltery Bay at the southern end of the Malaspina Peninsula. Accessible from several points along the route, hikers can plan short day hikes, overnight hikes or longer multi-day hikes. It is strongly suggested that you obtain information about the trail (ie: water, private property, wildlife, etc) before hiking any sections.

The Sliammon Nation offers a First Nations cultural experience. Native to the area, this west coast nation offers traditional canoe trips and longhouse ceremony with meal.

Purchase a Tidal Waters Sport Fishing License and try your hand at picking oysters or digging clams on the beach at Okeover Inlet. From the shore, several oyster farms can be identified by their white floats across the Inlet.

With the warmest waters north of the Baja Peninsula, local scuba diving boasts excellent visibility and truly abundant sea life. Night dives can be spectacular, especially for octopus enthusiasts.

Shopping is handy in nearby Powell River. Marine Avenue presents unique shops and quaint galleries not to mention the unusual restaurants and curio stores tucked away around corners.

Basically Lund is a place to get away from it all, relax, unwind and take a deep breath of fresh ocean air. Slow down and repose a while.

     
History:  

For centuries, the Lund area was seasonally inhabited by the Coast Salish people where they enjoyed the abundance of berries and shellfish.

Lund was first settled by Charlie Thulin (too-lin) in 1889 and he named Lund after his hometown in Sweden. He built the first shack on the harbour and started trading with the Natives. Six months later, his younger brother, Fred, joined him. Fred was in his late-teens and didn’t speak English so when Charlie went to pick him up at the Union Steamship dock, he discovered young Freddie had a shipping tag tied to his arm.

While they were logging the area, they discovered a demand for accommodations so they built the Malaspina Hotel on the site where Dave’s Parking is currently located. It later burned down so a new hotel was built where the current Lund Hotel now stands. As an interesting note, while they were demolishing the remains of the Malaspina Hotel, a skeleton was found in the cement pad under the front steps.

In 1929, the local residents wanted to build a community hall. They formed the Lund Community Club and beachcombed some logs. John Arpana on Sevilla Island had a mill and he milled the logs for the cost of the fueled that powered the mill. He also kept some of the lumber for building boats.

The people of Lund started building the community hall in 1929 and it was accomplished completely by volunteers. It had a hardwood floating dancefloor, banquet kitchen and lower level. The Thulins donated the property to the Community Club but unfortunately the property exchange was never registered so when the Thulins later sold the property, the community hall was sold with it. Today the old hall still stands uphill from the Lund Hotel but in a sad state of repair and no longer usable.

Charlie moved to Campbell River and built the Willow Hotel which also later burned down. Freddie married Eda who was also from Sweden.

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