Foxglove Cottage, North Rendezvous Island, BC, Canada
Oceanfront Acreage with Home & Guest Cabin
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Foxglove Cottage, North Rendezvous Island, BC, Canada
Private and serene 26.83 acre oceanfront with a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom timber frame home overlooking Calm Channel. Includes a guest cabin, shop, woodshed, power system, septic, and 2 titles of land.
Foxglove Cottage is located on North Rendezvous Island in the Discovery Islands, between Vancouver Island and the BC Mainland.
The Rendezvous Islands group comprises of North Rendezvous Island, Middle Rendezvous Island and Rendezvous Island South.
This is a water access only property that is easily accessible by boat from Campbell River, Quadra Island, Cortes Island or Lund. Protected deep water moorage may be available as there is private dock space in Marks Bay, located on the west side of North Rendezvous Island. Access to this property from Marks Bay is provided by the Island's internal road network, approximately a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute drive. The portion of the road from the dock to Foxglove Cottage rises in elevation and there is a John Deer Gator on the Island that comes with the property.
Once arriving at the property, you will find a beautiful 2,500 ft2custom West Coast designed timber frame home perched upon 26.83 acres of high bank oceanfront with approximately 700 ft of frontage. Given the home's 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 it all.
The exterior of the home is cedar board and 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 home has an open living concept that gifts an abundance of natural light. The interior is finished with quality trim and accents, such as vaulted ceilings, tiles and birch flooring. This is the perfect home for large families or entertaining guests. There are 3 bedrooms within the top 2 levels of the home and a 2-bedroom suite with a separate entrance on the lower level.
The 3 bedrooms on the top levels have their own en-suites and adjoining covered decks with ocean views, giving each guest their own privacy. There is one bathroom to share in the 2 bedroom suite on the lower level. Additionally, there is also a small guest cabin with all the comforts and a workshop for your projects.
Power is provided by a solar system with a battery bank and generator back up. The fridge is electric and the stove is fueled by propane. The water source is provided by a shallow well located on the property.
This offering comes with a vacant separate lot that another home can be built upon or that can be kept as a privacy buffer. Both properties are located within the Strathcona Regional District where there are currently no building permit requirements. They are both comprised of second-growth cedar, fir, hemlock and arbutus with a mixed topography.
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 and inlets along the intricate shorelines of the Discovery Islands. Breathtaking wilderness scenery, mild temperate climate and natural beauty make this the ultimate location to own a recreational property. Foxglove Cottage will not be on the market for long so do not hesitate and call to book your appointment to view today!
Lot A: 12.03 acres ~ 350± ft oceanfront
Lot 18: 13.80 acres ~ 350± ft oceanfront
Total: 26.83 acres ~ 700± ft oceanfront
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 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 and 45 minutes by boat from Lund via protected waters.
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Rendezvous Island South Provincial Park
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
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
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. Quadra Island is 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.
Located between Stuart Island and the BC Mainland at the entrance to Bute Inlet are very strong whirlpools called the Arran Rapids, 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 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. Bald eagles and ospreys grace the skies. Birdlife includes cormorants and many species of duck and waterfowl. In the waters around the islands and neighbouring inlets are otters, sea lions and seals, transient orcas, minke whales, porpoise and pacific white-sided dolphins.
The area around the Rendezvous Islands offers world-class saltwater and freshwater fishing in some of the richest fishing grounds on the west coast.
North Rendezvous Island can be explored via a well-maintained network of scenic trails.
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.
Please see mapping section – all boundaries are approximate.
50°17'12.79"N and 125° 4'17.32"W
2,500 ft2main home
Lot A: $2,036.38 (2020)
Lot 18: $376.52 (2020)
Total: $2,382.90 (2020)
RU-1 (Rural One) Strathcona Regional DistrictBylaw No. 1460, Electoral Area J - Desolation Sound Rural Land Use Bylaw, 1993.
Lot A District Lots 1050 and 1051 Sayward District (Situated on Upper Rendezvous Island) Plan EPP43157 PID 029-475-040
Lot 18, District Lots 1050 and 1051, Sayward District, (Situated on Upper Rendezvous Island), Plan 33680 PID 000-256-099
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