Supremely unique waterfront property, on Cortes Island. This property truly depicts everything West Coast living embodies with a low bank waterfront that looks out to the sheltered marine ways and neighbouring islands. The main residence offers south facing ocean views framed by floor to ceiling windows and complimented with a modern northwestern design. Superior craftsmanship can be seen in the quality of wood and stone work – the natural elements enhanced with modern luxuries. The showpiece kitchen features high-end appliances, including a gas range and can easily facilitate grand social occasions or simple family meals with loved ones. The kitchen opens to the formal dining room and spacious living room with gas fireplace. A scholarly office, powder room and media room that doubles as a guest room with adjoining three-piece bath, complete the main. Highly efficient in floor heating extends through the principle living areas. The upper level is solely dedicated to the lavish master retreat. Contributing warmth and a rustic note, the gas log fireplace is a welcome feature. Completely separate his and hers closets and his and hers ensuites is a desirable configuration with a private deck that offers a vantage point to share. The lower provides a generously sized laundry room, utility room and abundant storage. The central courtyard radiates rejuvenation with a pond surrounding a grassy recluse. An imaginative union of indoor and outdoor living space. Surrounded by patio space with a covered section for year-round enjoyment equipped with a wood burning fireplace for cool evenings. Host in style and provide your guests with complete privacy with two guest suites each with a separate entrance, in floor heating and three-piece bathrooms. Outside, the wrap around deck can be enjoyed rain or shine with retractable awnings over the front section. Resort style living with ocean and mountain views that rival all others. Access the property at your convenience with a private 63-foot dock that can easily accommodate multiple vessels. Set on a protected bay and expanding over 33 acres the ways in which to enjoy this pristine parcel are endless. Nature lovers will adore the abundant wildlife with whales, seals, otters, blue heron, and eagles. Walk the meandering trails or explore the beach at low tide then jump on your kayak or paddle board and travel the surrounding coastline. Keep your freezer stocked with fish, crab and prawns with surrounding waters that are celebrated locally and internationally as some of the richest in the world. Remote location affords complete solitude, a new experience everyday with vibrant skies, active waterways and abundant wildlife.
CORTES ISLAND & NEIGHBOURHOOD INFO:
Cortes Island is part of the archipelago known as the Discovery Islands in British Columbia, Canada, which lie beyond the northern end of the Gulf of Georgia, between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia Mainland. It is also considered to be part of the Northern Gulf Islands. Cortes lies on the far side of Quadra Island from the city of Campbell River, separated from Quadra Island by Sutil Channel. To the northeast of Cortes Island, across Lewis Channel, is West Redonda Island. Desolation Sound lies to the east of Cortes Island and, beyond that, the upper end of the Malaspina Peninsula. The island is located roughly halfway between Powell River and Campbell River.
Park on Whaletown Rd and keep your eye out for the “you are here” maps around the commons area. This gentle trail network runs to and alongside the Whaletown Creek gully where you’ll find lush green fern bottoms and some magnificent old growth trees. This parcel of land, currently owned by private logging interest, is the center of the Whaletown area. The Whaletown Commons Society in collaboration with the Strathcona Regional district has been investigating community purchase options.
Access: North side of Whaletown Road, right next to the volunteer fire department.
Estimated Walking Time: 30 mins – 1.5 hours
Don’t miss: The bench at the foot of the old-growth cedar by Whaletown Creek.
Nearby Quadra Island is the largest and most populous of the Discovery Islands. Quadra Island is located between Vancouver Island and the mainland coast of British Columbia, along the famous Inside Passage waterway to Alaska on Canada's west coast. Quadra is home to a lively community of 2700 year round residents and is a popular destination for visitors from around the world who come for the island's scenic beauty and incredible recreation opportunities.
Campbell River on Vancouver Island is the closest large community (35,000 residents) and port of departure for the 10 minute regular ferry to Quadra Island. Regular ferry service also departs from Heriot Bay, Quadra Island on the 40 minute breathtaking ride to nearby Cortes Island. Click herefor the schedule to Cortes Island.
|Address||684 Whaletown Rd|
|Type of Dwelling||Single Family Detached|
|Sub-Area||Z10 Cortes Island (Zone 1)|
|Floor Area||4,964 Sq. Ft.|
|Lot Size||1455340 Sq. Ft.|
|Listing Brokerage||Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island - Victoria|
|Postal Code||V0P 1Z0|
|Features||French Doors, Blinds, Wine Storage, Dining Area, Eating Space, Closet Organizer, W/W Carpet, Ceil Vaulted|