11+ acre property with beautiful custom post & beam home. Enjoy 360 degree ocean, mountain and island views. This private estate would make an ideal B&B or family retreat as it is surrounded by recreation. All located within walking distance to coffee shop, restaurants, general store and marina.
|The Bluff House is a custom 3-storey post and beam home located within walking distance to the quaint coastal community of Lund. It is perched atop the highest bluff in Lund with unprecedented views overlooking the islands in the Strait of Georgia and snow-capped mountains on Vancouver Island. This private estate would make an excellent B&B or family retreat.
Enjoy storm watching or read a book while seated around the woodstove with three-story stone fireplace or walk up the circular stairs to the cupola and gaze at bald eagles, boat traffic and glowing skies from the sunsets.
The spacious accommodations include 3 bedrooms. There are two bedrooms located on the main floor with each of these bedrooms having a separate entrance to the wrap-around deck. The second floor includes a master suite loft surrounded by incredible 360 degree views of the water and mountains. The open concept main floor includes a gorgeous kitchen ideal for large gatherings and can be supplemented with the lush organic garden out front.
Two soaking tubs ease the bones after a fresh walk or paddle out to the islands. Either relax in the clawfoot tub upstairs looking south out to Savary Island and the Salish Sea under the moonlight and stars or enjoy the jacuzzi tub with exquisite sea life tiling downstairs.
The Bluff House is surrounded by an arbutus grove and is nestled on 11 wooded acres, perfect for your morning stroll, peaceful meditation with nature, or afternoon nap in the hammock.
A short morning walk down the hill and you’re in the quaint harbour of Lund dining with the locals or sitting on the rocks overlooking the Copelands Island marine park. Lund is known as the gateway to world renowned yachting destination Desolation Sound. Some of the best kayaking, boating and fishing are within minutes of this property. The white sand beaches of Savary Island are also only a few short minutes away.
|Location :||This property is located on the supernatural Sunshine Coast of British Columbia near the historic community of Lund 17 miles north of Powell River. Lund is situated at the gateway to world renowned Desolation Sound marine park and Savary Island known as the Hawaii of the north for its miles of white sandy beaches.|
|Access :||Daily scheduled flights arrive in Powell River from the Vancouver south terminal, a 25 minute flight. Ferry service is also 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, hydro, drilled well|
|Recreation :||The surrounding area is renowned 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 metres. 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.
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.
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 BC coast.
Powell River is a gateway to many destinations in the surrounding area including Texada Island, Desolation Sound, and Savary Island.
The Sunshine Coast is truly a fishing mecca. Fish for cod or salmon in front of your oceanview acreage 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.
BC'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 is located within close proximity 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.
A 25 minute drive from your base camp to adventure is the ferry terminal to Texada Island. The island offers spectacular beaches, fine dining, superb arts and crafts gallery located just around the corner from the ferry terminal, and hours of swimming delight in the crystal clear aquamarine waters of the abandoned limestone quarries. Load the car up with kayaks and bikes, or simply walk onto the ferry. Head for the beaches and trails at Shelter Point Provincial Park and don’t’ miss a walk on Gillies Bay, famous for its Sandcastle Festival in early August.
Make your way to Okeover Arm Provincial Park, the oyster capital of Canada. Okeover is a 10 minute drive from base camp to adventure. 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.
|Legal :||Lot 2 Plan LMP16563 District Lot 1615 Group 1 New Westminster District
|Taxes :||$2,554.00 (2010)|
|Listing # :||12095