Sunshine Coast Subdividable Oceanfront:

Overview

7.5 Acre Oceanfront with 15 Residences & Dock, Sunshine Coast, BC

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  • Sold on 2015-05-04
  • Property Address7.5 Acre Oceanfront with 15 Residences & Dock, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada
  • TypeSubdividable Oceanfront
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7.5 Acre Oceanfront with 15 Residences & Dock, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

Description

900 ft of ocean frontage, boat launch, underground services, road access, ministry approved water, septic and a Foreshore License. Preliminary Layout Approval for 15 unit building strata. Subdivide or operate as a resort business. Ideal investment/immigration purchase.

Listing #:  

08357

     
Legal Description:  

Lot A, Plan 62670BJ District Lot 3920 Land District 37

     
Taxes:  

$12,863.04 (2006)

     
Zoning:  

Rural

     
Investment Features:  

Preliminary layout Approval for 15 unit building strata.

     
Overview:  

This property is very appealing given its oceanfront location, acreage size, and extensive improvements.  It is surrounded by an abundance of outdoor recreation on land and water in an area is well known for its arts, culture and tourism.

It is currently operating as a resort with owner’s residence and custom chalets rentals.  Improvements include 12,577 Sq Ft of finished space with future development in mind. The current owners have applied for and received a preliminary layout approval for a 15 unit bare land strata.

This would be an ideal purchase for someone who would like to receive the benefits of subdivision with most of the hard work and process complete limiting the risk involved.  Affordable oceanfront homes that include a dock are difficult to find, this would produce such a product.  The subdivided units would appeal to both the residential and recreational markets.

The foreshore includes 900 ft of stunning low bank ocean frontage with boat launch and dock. The permitted dock has excellent protected deep water moorage capable of accommodating large vesicles or one small boat per each unit.

The property would be well suited for someone who would like to live on oceanfront while generating income.  One of the structures is currently set up as a very comfortable owner’s residence.  This offering is turn-key including an established business with website and booking systems in place.  The structures also come fully furnished. There is also a large workshop and office building located on the property. 

The property could work for a wide range of special interest groups.  It would make an excellent outpost for a yacht club given its close proximity to world renowned yachting destination Desolation Sound.  It would also make a great health and wellness retreat.

It would also appeal to someone who is looking to purchase a business and real estate asset for immigration purposes.  This property fits many of the criteria required for an immigration purchase.  The property and business are fully set up for an easy transition to a new owner.

The current owners have spent a great deal of time and money developing this property into its current state.  Many minor details were taken into consideration not to spoil the beautiful surrounding natural attributes.   It is a very clean property with all of the necessary permits is in place including ministry approved water, septic and a Foreshore License for the dock.  The owners are ready for a new purchaser to continue with the operations, subdivide or start a new venture.  Contact us to view this exceptional offering.

     
Location:  

Desolation Sound Resort is located on the Supernatural Sunshine Coast of British Columbia in Okeover Inlet near the historic community of Lund 17 miles north of Powell River. Okeover is situated at the gateway to world renowned Desolation Sound Marine Park.

     
Access:  

Daily scheduled flights arrive in Powell River from the Vancouver south terminal, a 25 minute flight. Ferry service is also an available from Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

Alberta visitors can travel via West Jet from Calgary to Comox-Courtenay and take a ferry directly to downtown Powell River. From Powell River the property is a scenic 25 minute drive north along Highway 101.

     
Services:  

Septic, Well.

     
Recreation:  

The Area Surrounding Desolation Sound Resort is renowned as the "hot spot" for boating, fishing, scuba diving, hiking, kayaking, sightseeing and an abundance of other outdoor activities.

Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park
Just around the corner (8,256 Hectares) is British Columbia’s largest marine park. It includes more than 60 km of shoreline, several offshore islands, and a gradually rising upland that contains a number of lakes, waterways, and waterfalls. Unwin Lake; a 173-hectare body of fresh water is the parks largest. Set back to the North and East, Coast Mountains soar to more than 2,400 meters. The warm waters surrounding the area teem with sea life. Ideal for swimming, scuba diving and feasting on your catch of the day, salmon, cod, prawns, crab, clams and oysters. Plenty other tasty morsels lie beneath on the oceans floor; to acquire them you must put on your scuba gear and get a little wet.

Okeover Inlet
Make your way to Okeover Arm Provincial Park, the oyster capital of Canada. Hand pick beautiful oysters on the beach or just sit back and marvel at sunset while you dine on the catch-of-the-day at one of the region's finest restaurants, The Laughing Oyster.

Lakes
Enjoy easy road access to the many lakes and rivers. The area boasts more than 50 fresh water lakes surrounded by thousands of hectares of pristine coastal forests. Inland Lake is known for its level, 14 km trail which can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. You may prefer a day of paddling the calm, clear waters of a peaceful lake, or, you can take on the challenge of a 35 miles (57 kilometre) canoe route which includes 8 lakes and five portages. Dinner is fresh and never far away as the region's lakes teem with trout and at certain times of the year, steelhead salmon!

Hike, Bike and Climb
The Sunshine Coast's thousands of hectares of untouched forest and coastal mountains make for unbeatable mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing. Thousands of kilometres of off-road access and trail networks facilitate easy day trips to scenic view points, lakes, rivers, streams and surrounding mountains.

The 106 miles (170 kilometre) Sunshine Coast Trail accommodates everyone from day hikers to ultra-marathoners. Easy to get to with more than twenty access points along the way, hikers are rewarded with abundant wildlife, gorgeous lookout points and stunning westerly views of the Strait of Georgia and its emerald islands. The trail is extremely well maintained and hikers can take advantage of camping facilities and lodging located along the route.

During the spring and summer months take advantage of guided hikes, or let the local hiking club introduce you to some of the region’s most popular wilderness trails. Maps and detailed information regarding hiking routes and activities are available 20 minutes away at the Powell River Visitor Centre.

There are numerous biking routes well suited to beginner, intermediate and advanced off-road riders.

Dive Destination
Known internationally as the "Dive Capital of Canada" the Upper Sunshine Coast was rated by Rodales Dive Magazine as the #1 Best Overall Dive Destination in the World" for 2006. A predator-free dive habitat, the coastal waters boast a visibility range of up to 98 feet (30 metres). Especially clear waters during the winter months make for excellent viewing of the area’s wolf eel and giant octopus. One of the area’s leading diving attractions is located in the waters in front of Saltery Bay Provincial Park. The Emerald Princess, an eight foot (2.5 metre) bronze statue of a mermaid located in 59 feet (18 metres) attracts dive enthusiasts from around the world. Other dive sites include several wrecks, the Okeover Caves and numerous coastal boat dives which highlight the diverse and colorful underwater world of the B.C. coast.

Fishing
The Sunshine Coast is truly a fishing mecca. Fish for cod or salmon in front of Desolation Sound Resort and grill your catch on the barbecue that evening. Whether you are reeling in a salmon or jigging for cod, fly fishing for cutthroat, rainbow trout and Steelhead salmon or trolling for Kokanee in one of the region’s spectacular lakes, you will not be disappointed! This pristine ocean waterfront sanctuary offers up prawns a mere 300 feet off shore. Crab, clams mussels and oysters are also abundant in the area.

Wildlife
B.C.'s west coast abounds with wildlife. While relaxing in this pristine natural environment, you may glimpse a great blue heron stalking its morning catch along the shoreline; observe a playful otter family darting in and out of tidal rocks, or watch deer wandering through an open meadow. Eagles and ospreys soar on the warm ocean breezes; below porpoises, killer whales or grey whales might break the surface of the water as they traverse the coast. Seals and sea lions are seen on a regular basis.

The region is known for its exceptional bird watching. Loons, mergansers, wood ducks and harlequins are but a few of the waterfowl that make their home along the coast. In the spring tiny ruby red rufous hummingbirds dart from flower to flower; great owls watch silently in the forest, and in the fall pale chevrons of snow geese move across the sky, heading south for the winter. Nature, pure and unspoiled, awaits you.

Savary Island
Savary Island is located within close proximity to Desolation Sound Resort and is renowned for its miles of white sandy beaches. Amazing views of Savary can be viewed right from the deck and it almost seems like it is a stones through away. The Island itself is largely composed of sand. Savary is about five miles long and averages half a mile wide. Low-lying Savary is ideally situated in the rainshadow between Vancouver Island and the Coastal Mountains.

The tides moving from the north and south of Georgia Strait meet just north of Savary. The southern tide is warm and the waters move less. This results in generally warmer seas. This water flows over Savary's sunbaked sandy shelf producing the warmest water north of Mexico.

     
History:  

Lund is a quiet village about 17 miles north of Powell River, and the physical ending (or, as argued by locals, the "starting") point of Highway 101, which stretches to Chile, South America. The Historic Lund Hotel symbolizes the heart of Lund, and to marine traffic it is the symbolic gateway to beautiful Desolation Sound Marine Park.

The area that is now Lund has been known to the Coast Salish peoples for thousands of years was a village site of the Sliammon people. The village of Klah ah men was home to dozens of families and a desirable location as it was accessible by land and sea so approaching visitors could be detected from afar.

Further, both I hohs (Savary Island) and Tohk natch (Okeover Inlet), plentiful in shellfish, salmon and land mammals, were only short paddles away. Fresh water was ample as were Cedar trees, the main material source in the production of tools, shelter, clothing and more. Ceremonies, both spiritual and social in nature, were held at Klah ah men, and included dance, song, and recreational games that were a major part of Coast Salish culture.

In 1889, Fred & Charlie Thulin arrived from Sweden, looking for a better life in the new "land of opportunity". The brothers first set eyes upon the area that would later become Lund while sailing by on the side-wheeler tugboat Mermaid on their way to find employment logging in Pendrell Sound. Shortly thereafter Fred and Charlie settled in the area they named Lund, after the University town of the same name in their native Sweden, immediately building a wharf, logging the bay, piping in water and converting suitable land on the settlement to farm land.

In 1892, a post office was established, one of only two north of Vancouver at the time. A general store was constructed and shortly thereafter the first passenger and mail boat began making regular stops at Lund, tying it to the world. By 1895, the brothers had built Lund’s first hotel, which held both the first hotel license and the first liquor license to be issued north of Vancouver. A bottle of the best scotch was available for $1.50 and the basement of the hotel housed a jail cell, primarily used to “accommodate” any drunken rowdies patronizing the hotel. By 1905 the Thulins had purchased the first donkey engine seen up the coast, built their first steamboat, "City of Lund", and expanded their chain of stores to Sliammon Village and to where present day Townsite is. As coastal traffic continued to increase, in 1905 the Thulins began construction of a second hotel, The Malaspina, which in 1918 was renamed the Lund Hotel after the original building was destroyed by fire.

In November 1999 the Sliammon First Nation and a local businessman purchased the property and commenced extensive renovations, reopening the doors in the spring of 2000. Although further improvements and expansion are planned, the Hotel currently boasts 27 well-appointed guest rooms and the new pub and restaurant feature un-obscured ocean views as well as spectacular menus. During the warmer months, guests may dine on the spacious waterfront decks, savoring the ocean breeze and the bustling activity of Lund Harbour. Historic photos grace the walls of the entire hotel, telling the story of the Hotel and Lund as only those immortalized by the camera could truly tell it

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