Discovery Islands Oceanfront Acreage: 3 + Guest Cabin

Overview

11.7 Acre Oceanfront & Custom Timberframe Home, North Rendezvous Island, BC

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  • Sold on 2011-04-20
  • Property Address11.7 Acre Oceanfront & Custom Timberframe Home, North Rendezvous Island, BC, Canada
  • TypeOceanfront Acreage
  • Bedrooms3 + Guest Cabin

Discovery Islands

11.7 Acre Oceanfront & Custom Timberframe Home, North Rendezvous Island, BC, Canada

Description

Beautiful 3 bdrm home + guest cabin & workshop. Complete privacy! Amazing ocean vistas! Perfect retreat to get away from it all. Includes 1986 Suzuki Samari to tour Islands internal road network.

Listing #:  

10179

     
Legal Description:  

LT 19 DLTS 1050 & 1051 Sayward District Plan 33680 situated on upper Rendezvous Island

     
Taxes:  

$2,076.56 (2009)

     
Zoning:  

Rural

     
Improvements:  

Custom 3 bedroom home & guest cabin.

     
Description:  

The Rendezvous Islands are located in the Discovery Islands in between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland.

The Rendezvous Island group comprises North Rendezvous Island, Middle Rendezvous Island, and Rendezvous Island South. North Rendezvous Island has a limited number of residences catering to sport anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, while Rendezvous Island South Provincial Park comprises the entire southernmost island in the group.

This water access property is easily accessible from Campbell River, Quadra Island, Cortez Island or Lund. Protected deep water moorage may be available as there is private dock space in Marks Bay, located on west side of North Rendezvous Island. Access to this property from Marks Bay is provided by the Islands internal road network approximately a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute drive. The portion of the road from the dock to the home is suited for 4x4 vehicles. There is a 1986 Suzuki Samari on the Island that comes with the property.

Once arriving at the property you will find a beautiful 2500 sqft custom West Coast designed timber frame home perched upon 11.7 high bank oceanfront acres with 330 ft of frontage. Given the homes location breath taking ocean views can be taken in with absolute privacy. This is the ideal property for an artist or for someone who needs to get away from all.

The exterior of the home is cedar board & batten siding suiting the surrounding environment. The home is surrounded by various decks perfect for admiring the ever changing ocean vistas or relaxing in the serene setting.

The interior of the homes open living space gifts an abundance of natural light and the interior is finished with quality trim & accents such as vaulted ceilings, tiles & birch flooring. All 3 bedrooms have there own en-suites & adjoining covered decks with ocean views giving each guest their own privacy. There is also a small cabin for additional guests and a workshop for you projects.

Power is provided by a generator with the fridge and stove being fueled by propane. The water source is provided by a shallow well located on the property.

The property is comprised of second-growth cedar, fir, hemlock and arbutus with mixed topography. Located within a temperate rain forest with abundant wildlife, the Rendezvous Islands enjoy spectacular views of stunning fjords, including Bute Inlet and Toba Inlet, with the magnificent Coast Mountains in the background. The Rendezvous Islands are set amongst some of the finest salmon fishing waters in BC, and offer adventurers excellent sport fishing, boating, hiking, diving, sea kayaking and wildlife viewing opportunities.

There are many beaches, sheltered coves, protected channels & inlets along the intricate shorelines of the Discovery Islands. Breathtaking wilderness scenery, mild temperate climate & natural beauty make this region a popular destination for visitors from around the world.

     
Location:  

The Rendezvous Islands are located in Calm Channel off the northeast end of Read Island in the Discovery Island chain of islands, between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia.

     
Access:  

Access to the Rendezvous Islands is by boat from Campbell River (one hour), Quadra Island, or Cortes Island, or by air (floatplane); 15 minutes from Campbell River and an hour from Victoria or Vancouver.

     
Services:  

None

     
Recreation:  

Located between Stuart Island and the BC mainland, at the entrance to Bute Inlet, are very strong whirlpools called the Arran Rapids, and just to the west, the Yuculta Rapids. These spectacular rapids are generated by powerful tidal currents that race through the narrow channels like rapids in a river, flooding and ebbing at up to 10 to 15 knots. Natives are recorded as having assisted Captain George Vancouver's men by using ropes from the shore to pull their longboats through the Arran Rapids.

Sightseeing in the area includes the rapids, Toba Glacier, and the picturesque Cassell Falls that cascade from Cassell Lake. Wildlife abounds in in this west coast paradise. Black bears, grizzly bears and black-tail deer are found on land, and bald eagles and ospreys grace the skies. Birdlife includes cormorants and many species of duck and waterfowl. In the waters around the islands and neighboring inlets are otters, sea lions and seals, transient orcas, minke whales, porpoise and pacific white-sided dolphins.

Fishing: The area around Rendezvous Islands offers world-class saltwater and freshwater fishing in some of the richest fishing grounds on the west coast.

Hiking: North Rendezvous Island can be explored via a well-maintained network of scenic trails.

Kayaking: The Discovery Island chain and nearby Desolation Sound provide some of the most accessible wilderness on the west coast, with so many possibilities for the adventurous paddler. Safe paddling in the Discovery Islands requires experience with the use of tide and current tables.

Rendezvous Island South Provincial Park totals approximately 164 hectares, including 113 hectares of upland and 51 hectares of foreshore. This rocky outpost is densely forested with a mostly steep, rocky shoreline. A fair calm-weather anchorage for one or two boats is located in a small nook behind an islet off the southwest shoreline, offering a convenient holding point for mariners waiting to transit Whiterock Passage, Hole in the Wall, or Yuculta Pass. The park has no developed facilities, but no-trace wilderness camping is permitted.

Read Island Provincial Park is located on the southern tip of Read Island, immediately west of the Rendezvous Islands. The 639-hectare park encompasses old-growth forest, bog, fertile lowland and productive second growth forest. Wildlife is abundant in the park, and camping, hiking, kayaking and swimming at Rosen Lake are amongst the recreational opportunities. Access to this remote and wilderness area is by boat and kayak from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. The shoreline of Read Island is mostly steep and rocky, but there are a few locations for landing small boats and hauling kayaks out. There are no facilities available in the park.

Desolation Sound Marine Park possesses a magical magnetism that draws boaters and paddlers from distant shores. Popular anchorages include Prideaux Haven, Tenedos Bay, and Grace Harbour, and plenty of isolated bays and campsites can be found throughout Desolation Sound's more than 37 miles (60 km) of coastline.

The remote and pristine Bute Inlet is considered one of the grandest fjords in the world, carved deep into the Coast Mountains. The wilderness and mist-shrouded inlet boasts magnificent abundant wildlife and coastal scenery surrounded by the rugged coastal mountains that heave out of the emerald waters and rise to heights of nearly 10,000 feet, capped by the Homathko Icefield and numerous other glaciers in the surrounding mountain ranges.

To the south of the Rendezvous Islands is Campbell River, which bills itself as the Salmon Capital of the World. One of the four main fishing centres on Vancouver Island, Campbell River is a convenient departure point for travel to the Rendezvous Islands.

Also to the south, and closer to the Rendezvous Islands, is Quadra Island, the largest and most populated of the Discovery Islands, best known for its natural and beautiful wilderness scenery and its excellent salmon and freshwater sportfishing. Heriot Bay on the southeast coast of the island provides a good boat departure point for the Rendezvous Islands, as does Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island.

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