Drew Passage Oceanfront Cabin:

Overview

Inexpensive Oceanfront Acreage, North Rendezvous Island, BC

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  • Sold on 2012-05-08
  • Property AddressInexpensive Oceanfront Acreage, North Rendezvous Island, BC, Canada
  • TypeOceanfront Cabin

Drew Passage

Inexpensive Oceanfront Acreage, North Rendezvous Island, BC, Canada

Description

12.1 fully treed acres with 415ft of oceanfront & low-bank, easy access from the water's edge, mixed and diverse topography, great southern exposure, breath-taking views + a rustic 2-level, 460 sq ft ocean side cabin that was built in 2003.

 



Situated on the Southwest shore of North Rendezvous Island, the property has an additional cleared ocean side building site. The property then rises approximately 600ft above sea level to the upper back of the property where an additional spectacular ocean view building site can be accessed via an easement road.

The property is fully treed with mature first and second growth timber. Spectacular views from the cabin look down White Rock Passage to the Vancouver Island Mountain Range in the distance. Improvements include a rustic 2-level, tree-house style cabin partially insulated, with a full kitchen (cabinets, countertops, large double stainless sinks with running water, full-size propane range & fridge). The water system is gravity fed through a containment system filled year round by a natural spring located on the top NE corner of the property. There is a full sized hot water tank installed but is worn out and needs replacing. There is a roughly built outdoor shower and toilet. There is a deck on the front of the first floor and the second floor has an extension off the front which is enclosed in mosquito screening, both providing incredible views of the beach, ocean and beyond.

There are built-in bunk beds on the upper floor, allowing the cabin to comfortably sleep 6 to 8 people. There is a substantial amount of prime lumber stored underneath the cabin for the purpose of ongoing improvements and additions to the cabin. The current owners have held the property since 1995 and have completed substantial development and improvements from its original raw state. Due to changing circumstances, the owners are no longer able to continue developing the property but its full potential is virtually boundless depending on what further development and investment is desired.

By boat, the property is 20 minutes from Big Bay on Stewart Island to the northwest, 30 minutes from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island to the southwest, and 30 minutes from Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island to the south, just across Lewis Channel from Refuge Cove and the mouth of the world renowned Desolation Sound, well known internationally as a scuba diving destination as well as for its waterfalls, secret coves, rock cliffs and tranquil natural beauty. A further 25 minutes south from Squirrel Cove is the luxurious white sand beaches of Savary Island, not far from the town of Lund on the Malaspina Peninsula just north of Powell River.

North Rendezvous Island is located in Calm Channel off the North East side of Read Island, at the mouths of both Bute & Toba Inlets. From this central location in the Discovery Islands Group you are within minutes by boat from many equally spectacular locations. This property enjoys views that are nothing short of captivating. Close proximity to both Cortes and Quadra Islands provides access to many services and amenities. Quadra Island is a short 10-minute ferry ride from Campbell River on central Vancouver Island.

The indented shoreline on the property provides a modestly sheltered beach, which is great for swimming and incredible snorkelling when the currents are slow and the water not too cold (a wetsuit is handy). There are many beaches, sheltered coves, protected channels and islets along the intricate shorelines of the Discovery Islands and the rich waters fed by large tidal exchanges nourish abundant marine life. The breathtaking wilderness scenery, mild temperate climate, and natural beauty make this region a popular destination for visitors from around the world. Some of the many activities to enjoy include kayaking, diving, fishing, prawning and other outdoor activities - a range of hiking opportunities and an abundance of marine and other wildlife for everyone to enjoy. Seals are abundant and pods of porpoises are frequently seen. Even orcas are occasionally sighted.

Location : North Rendezvous Island is located in Calm Channel off the North East side of Read Island, at the mouths of both Bute & Toba Inlets. From this central location in the Discovery Islands Group you are within minutes by boat from many equally spectacular locations.

By boat, the property is 20 minutes from Big Bay on Stewart Island to the northwest, 30 minutes from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island to the southwest, and 30 minutes from Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island to the south, just across Lewis Channel from Refuge Cove and the mouth of the world renowned Desolation Sound, well known internationally as a scuba diving destination as well as for its waterfalls, secret coves, rock cliffs and tranquil natural beauty. A further 25 minutes south from Squirrel Cove is the luxurious white sand beaches of Savary Island, not far from the town of Lund on the Malaspina Peninsula just north of Powell River.
Access : Contact Jason or Jamie to arrange a viewing

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, Bute Inlet and the Homathco Icefields, Surge Narrows, Cortez Island, the historic Heriot Bay Inn, and the picturesque Cassells Falls that cascade from Cassells 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 Island offers world-class saltwater and freshwater fishing in some of the richest fishing grounds on the west coast.

Hiking:  A hike to the top of the property provides some breathtaking views of the Coast Mountain Range as well as Strathcona Park on Vancouver Island.

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, just east of Maurelle Island. 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 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 Island is Campbell River, which bills itself as the Salmon Capital of the World. One of the four main fishing centers on Vancouver Island, Campbell River is a convenient departure point for travel to the Discovery Islands.

Also to the south, and closer to the Rendezvous Island, 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 sport fishing. 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.
Zoning : RU-1 (Rural 1)
Legal : Lot: 17 PL: 33680 DL: 1050
PID 000-256-072
Taxes : $708.77 (2011)
Listing # : 11275
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