Bird Point Retreat for sale: (Listed 2013-07-30)


Bird Point Retreat, Sechelt Inlet, BC

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  • Sold on 2015-09-28
  • Property AddressBird Point Retreat, Sechelt Inlet, BC, Canada
  • TypeOceanfront Acreage
  • Lot Frontage124 ft

Bird Point Retreat, Sechelt Inlet, BC, Canada


124 acre, 1 mile waterfront paradise for kayakers, school groups, corporate retreats, or family getaways. Includes dock, cottage, workshop, 10 luxurious tent cabins, central hub building, 4 km of road and extensive trail network. Truly a stunning property!

Located in the heart of Sechelt Inlet on the spectacular Sunshine Coast of BC, between Narrows and Salmon Inlets and looking towards the Skookumchuck Rapids, Bird Point Retreat is a 124 acre, 1 mile waterfront paradise for kayakers, school groups, corporate retreats, and adult oriented getaways. Bird Point Retreat would be an excellent purchase for a large family.

Improvements include a 1,500 sq ft cottage with all of the comforts of home, a 1,500 sq ft workshop that could be finished into living space, ten luxurious 1,500 sq ft tent cabins, a central hub building for guests, 4 kilometers of road, extensive trail network, dock, ramp, solar and water systems.

The 1,500 sq ft cottage offers all of the comforts of home including a state of the art solar system with battery bank, invertor and backup generator. There is on demand hot water, satellite tv and voice over the internet phone. It was constructed from old growth cedar milled on the property. The cottage can comfortably sleep 8 and it has stunning views from its large balcony.

The 1,500 sq ft workshop was initially built to be an additional cottage. Some minor interior finishing would be required to make it an additional living space. It was also constructed old growth cedar milled on the property. It is located adjacent to the other cottage.

The 10 luxurious tent cabins are spread out along the shoreline of Bird Point with many of the cabins being in their own private bays. They are 1,500 sq ft each and are constructed on 12x12 platforms. Each cabin has a wood stove, two beds and well groomed sawdust trail to the central hub building.

The central hub building provides all of the comfort of home to the tent cabin guests. It has very large men and women’s washrooms with shower facilities. It has a central kitchen with on demand hot water, propane freezer and fridge. It also has a large deck with overhang perfect for socializing.

Bird Point Retreat offers miles of trails, hand-cut through our 124-acre property. Trails are private, and range from moderate to difficult, including an ascent trail to the top of the ridge behind the property for commanding views of the Inlet. There is also 4 kilometers of well-built road on the property suitable for vehicles.

The current owners only take on enough business to subsidise their costs of living on the property. They generate roughly $10,000 a year with minimal marketing. Visit the Bird Point Retreat website:

Accessible only by water or floatplane, Bird Point Retreat is truly a getaway experience, from the moment you step on the boat or off the plane. Rare wildlife and birds are common sightings here, including endangered marbled murrelets, northern harrier, bald eagles, herons, oystercatchers, river otters, seals, mink, coyotes, bobcats and deer.

Activities include beachcombing, exploring the Sechelt Inlet’s only saltwater lagoon with it’s incredible biological diversity, long hikes ranging from easy to difficult, kayaking, bird-watching, fishing, or just relaxing in some of BC’s most beautiful scenery, far away from the lights of the city, yet without giving up any comforts. Call Jamie or Jason to arrange your viewing today!

Location : This water access only property is located in Sechelt Inlet on Cawley Point near Storm Bay at the entrance to Narrows Inlet.
Access : You can access this property from Sechelt, Porpoise Bay or Egmont. Call Jamie or Jason for further directions.
Improvements : 1,500 sq ft Cottage
  • Sleeps 8 comfortably
  • Large balcony and views upstairs
  • Wireless Internet connection
  • Modern conveniences
  • Runs on solar power in summer, generator winter (runs 1 hour per day)
  • Trail to beach
  • Hand built home made from 60,000 board feet of milled-on-site old-growth cedar
  • No drywall or lino, only fir, cedar and tile
  • HDTV

1,500 sq ft Shop

  • Similar layout to the cottage and could be finished proving more living space

10 Vitex Tent Cabins

  • 10 tent cabins, many with their own private bays
  • Easily accessible by groomed sawdust trails from the central Hub building
  • 12x12 platform construction with cedar decks viewing beaches
  • No-mold/no-sweat material
  • White, natural lighting
  • Woodstove in each tent cabin sleeps two adults

Central Hub Building

  • Cedar pole construction
  • Washrooms & showers
  • Central kitchen
  • Propane freezer and fridge
  • On-demand hot water
  • Designated fire pits for hot dog roasts, socializing
Recreation : The area surrounding Sechelt Inlet 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. The property 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.

The Artificial Reef Society of BC scored a major coup for divers when it was given the go-ahead to scuttle HMCS Chaudiere, a retired Canadian Forces destroyer escort, off Kunechin Point in Sechelt Inlet. The Chaudiere now rests on its side in deep water (66-130 feet/20-40 m). Several descent lines lead divers to the 387-foot (118-m) hull of the ship and assist as guides to the surface. Kunechin Point, in Sechelt Inlets Marine Provincial Recreation Area, is also the site of a marine park campground and can be reached by boat from either Sechelt or Egmont. The northeast corner of the Sechelt Peninsula is also the entrance to the Sechelt Inlet. Boat dives originate from the village of Egmont. Two other dive sites close to Egmont are in the waters of Jervis Inlet off Foley Head, in Agamemnon Channel, and the Park Wall off North Point at the Skookumchuk Narrows. A combination of wind and tidal currents makes diving at these sites both exhilarating and dangerous.

Just east of Earls Cove lies the Forest Service recreation site at Klein Lake, as well as North Lake and Waugh Lakes close to Egmont. All three are beautifully clear, freshwater lakes with tiny little fish that will nibble your toes if you stand still. North and Waugh Lakes are situated beside Egmont Road, and access points are easily spotted. Klein Lake is reached after a short drive along well-marked North Lake Forest Road from Hwy 101 near Earls Cove. You can hike or bike down the trail from Klein Lake to Ruby Lake.

One of the most ambitious mountain-bike trail projects, the 20-mile (33-km) Suncoaster Trail, opened in the mid-1990s. At present, it extends between Homesite Creek, near Halfmoon Bay, through the foothills of the Caren Range to Klein Lake near Earls Cove. Along the way, it passes abandoned rail lines, BC Hydro service roads, old-growth forests, and rocky promontories, and near its northern terminus has incredible views of Ruby and Sakinaw Lakes. Although mostly gravelled singletrack, the trail follows Hwy 101 for short distances where necessary. The shoulders on the highway have been broadened to comfortably accommodate cyclists in these places. Eventually, the trail will extend to Langdale. One of the most scenic spots is beside a waterfall where a 68-foot (21-m) bridge spans Sakinaw Creek.

It takes the better part of a day to paddle the 22 miles (35 km) from the federal dock in Sechelt to Egmont at the north end of the inlet via Skookumchuk Narrows. You can reduce the paddle time by launching at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park or private Tillicum Bay Marina, a good place to leave your car if you're going on an overnight paddle. Both the park and the marina are located on E Porpoise Bay Road (Sechelt Inlet Road) in Sechelt.
Area Data : Sechelt Inlet is one of the principal inlets of the British Columbia Coast and the third of such inlets north from the 49th parallel north, the first of which is Burrard Inlet, Vancouver's harbour. The inlet is significant in that it almost makes an island of what is instead the Sechelt Peninsula, whose isthmus is at the town of Sechelt at the head of the inlet. The isthmus is less than 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) in distance.

Another significant thing about Sechelt Inlet is the famous saltwater rapid (Sechelt Rapids) as it enters, Skookumchuck Narrows, which rages with near waterfall-like fury during tide changes. Other fjords on the British Columbia Coast have similar rapids, also called skookumchucks (strong waters in the Chinook Jargon, the old coastal trade language), which like Sechelt Inlet are caused by the typical shallows near the mouth of a fjord as the volume of water inside the fjord's depths tries to pour out to, or in from, the more open waters beyond. In Sechelt Inlet's case, the Skookumchuck Narrows are exactly as its name describes - narrow - forcing the water to an even greater torrent than is typical elsewhere.

Sechelt Inlet has two side-inlets, Salmon Inlet, which begins at a small power dam at the mouth of the Clowhom River and is about 23 km in length, and Narrows Inlet, which starts at the mouth of the Tzoonie River and includes the Tzoonie Narrows. The later is about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) in length and emerges on the main inlet just inside the inner mouth of the Skookumchuck Narrows. In 2007 the inlet was a habitat for over 200 Pacific white-sided dolphin. They came in the first week of April and left the first week of September. They are amazing mammals that loved to show people that they are very sociable creatures and many times would put on a show like Sea World in their natural environment.

Egmont is located 3.6 miles (6 km) off Highway 101 at the northern end of the Sechelt Peninsula on the Sunshine Coast of BC. The Sunshine Coast is accessible from the Lower Mainland only by boat or airplane. Travellers aboard BC Ferries leave Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver for the 45-minute ride to Langdale on the Sechelt Peninsula. Highway 101 links Langdale with Egmont and the ferry terminal at nearby Earls Cove.

Egmont is the trailhead for Skookumchuck Provincial Park, and features two modern marinas offering moorage and supplies for yachts and floatplanes. Boat Charters are available in Egmont, and guided tours can be arranged to the many natural attractions in the area. Egmont is named after the HMS Egmont, which served under Rear-Admiral Sir John Jervis at the Battle of St. Vincent on 14th February 1797.

Charter boats will take you through Skookumchuck Narrows, but be prepared, as the water can reach speeds of up to 14 knots in spring and summer! The waters near the Skookumchuk Rapids are a favourite haunt for experienced divers and extreme kayakers.

Jervis Inlet, just north of Sechelt Inlet, leads inland from Malaspina Strait to a number of sounds and inlets, including Hotham Sound, Agamemnon Channel, Sechelt Inlet, Prince of Wales Reach, Princess Royal Reach, and into Queens Reach. Leading off Queens Reach is Princess Louisa Inlet, at the head of which is Princess Louisa Provincial Park and the stunning Chatterbox Falls. Trips to the falls are available out of nearby Egmont.

Sechelt Inlet is a convenient and popular departure point for cruises up Jervis Inlet and Queens Reach to Princess Louisa Inlet and the Chatterbox Falls, one of the most splendid trips you can take in B.C. Voted most scenic natural anchorage in the world, Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park has a charm and scenic beauty that must be seen and experienced to be fully appreciated, a tranquil paradise tucked into the Coast Mountains on the BC mainland.
Zoning : RU-2 Sechelt Regional District
Legal : District Lot 4444 Group 1 New Westminster District PID 015-852-792
Taxes : $3,689.83 (2013)
Listing # : 13250 
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