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    Flynn’s Cove, Nootka Island a West Coast Treasure

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 24128

    Flynn’s Cove is a 112-acre off-grid retreat on Nootka Island with oceanfront and lakefront access, featuring a main home, guest cabins, and outbuildings. Ideal for adventure seekers, it boasts rich history and proximity to four provincial parks.

    Foreign Buyer Ban does not apply to this property


    111.44 acres

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    Flynn’s Cove presents a very special opportunity to acquire a remarkable 112-acre retreat on Nootka Island off the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The property is off the grid, fully functional and self-reliant with power, sewer, and water. Improvements include a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom main home, four private guest rental cabins sleeping 24 guests, a small studio apartment ideal for staff accommodation, and multiple shops and outbuildings.

    It is on the south side of Esperanza Inlet with 2,600± ft of oceanfront surrounding Flynn’s Cove that is sheltered by a string of small islands that provide safe moorage on the private dock.

    The private road to the south end of the property is the only access to Owossitsa Lake and the 1,700± ft of lakefront. The 1.8 km long lake has lots of room to land a float plane, has excellent cutthroat fishing, and is a great place to swim, with a small dock and swimming platform.

    Part of the property was logged over 30 years ago and there remains a significant stand of valuable cedar, fir, hemlock, and yew. The buyer will be responsible to determine volume, quality, and value of the timber.

    The infrastructure and services of water, electrical, septic, communications, roads, and docks are developed and well above that typically found in the remote recreational properties of this region. The electrical system has 3 directional solar arrays that capture all day sunshine, a Pelton Wheel, generator, Schneider inverter, and 48 V battery system. This system is to BC electrical code and completely approved.

    The 3,400± sq. ft. of outbuildings includes workshops, garage, utility systems buildings, woodsheds and more. The 4,000± sq. ft. of residential buildings are fully furnished and equipped and ideal for cottage rentals.

    There is no zoning, and no building permits are required. An Archaeological Survey and Report was completed in 2007.

    The last remaining full homestead property on Nootka Island Flynn’s Cove has a rich history in an area known for outstanding fishing and rugged west coast landscapes with four provincial parks in the Nootka area that attract adventure seekers from around the world.


    Nootka Island is about 2/3 of the way up the west coast of Vancouver Island, Flynn’s Cove is on the northwest coast of Nootka Island fronting on Esperanza Inlet. It can be accessed by boat from the Villages of Zeballos, Tahsis or Gold River. Air Nootka provides float plane charter service and scheduled flights Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from Gold River. It is just around the corner from the open Pacific Ocean to the west. The MV Uchuck can deliver goods and passengers on Thursdays or Fridays. The landing barge AJ Ford delivers equipment and freight to the area.


    Call REALTOR® for directions and to arrange a tour. All visits must be made by appointment in advance.

    Area Data

    Nootka Island is a 510 square mile island that is often referred to as the birthplace of British Columbia with Captain James Cook landing at Friendly Cove (Yuquot) in 1778.


    The property was partially logged over 30 years ago and has a significant volume of valuable timber remaining, the buyer will need to confirm volume, quantity and value.


    If you’re seeking unparalleled fishing, look no further than Nootka Sound. At various times of the year, there are chinook, coho, sockeye, pink, chum salmon and even albacore tuna. Bottom fish include halibut, ling cod, sole, greenling, sea bass, cabezon and several varieties of rockfish.

    The 35 km Nootka Island Trail along the west coast between Friendly Cove and Nuchatlitz is a choice destination for outdoor enthusiasts who love camping hiking and experiencing the “real west coast.”

    Kayakers of every level find themselves surrounded by the natural beauty of the sea the rugged coastal scenery, whales, porpoises, sea lions, otters, black bears, wolves and more.

    Surfing off Beano Creek, Tachu Point, Yellow bluff and more.

    Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet offer areas of strong tidal activity and diverse marine life, creating world-class scuba diving sites.

    The four parks in the area are testimony to the beauty of the region.


    Occupied for over 100 years, Flynn’s Cove was as originally known as Newton’s Farm for Stanley Newton the original homesteader, it then became the Central Island Post office and finally Flynn’s Cove when it was owned by Wally and Bethine Flynn who lived there for several years.

    Bethine Flynn wrote 2 books, Flynn’s Cove and The Flying Flynn’s, about their life on Nootka Island and the BC coast. We had the privilege of meeting Bethine when we sold the property to Ann the current owner in 1993. She was wonderful and told us of walking up to the lake to catch trout for dinner, going out on the ocean for a few minutes to catch a salmon and dramatic stories of flying their plane up and down the coast in all kinds of weather providing veterinary service. When Bethine met Ann she very much wanted Ann to own the property. Ann has lived there ever since and remains in touch with Bethine’s family.


    Please see plan VIP 86459 and aerial photos, all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°49'34.56"N and 126°55'47.97"W

    Investment Features

    Cottage rentals, timber, development potential.


    Off the grid, totally self sufficient.


    3-bedroom, 2-bathroom main home, four guest rental cabins sleeping 24 guests, studio apartment ideal for staff accommodation, multiple shops, outbuildings, supporting infrastructure, dock and more.

    Tax Details

    $4,907.15 (2024)


    No zoning.


    PID 017-863-590

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.