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    Gulf Island View Property with Unique West Coast Cottage - Galiano Island

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 20003

    800 ft2 custom Westcoast cottage on over 6 acres with three distinct views—Montague Harbour to the West, Mt. Sutil and Mt. Galiano to the south and the Straight of Georgia to the east. Sunny ridge top property zoned for an additional main house.


    Price
    $595,000

    Size
    6.17 acres

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    Description

    Some of the best views in the Southern Gulf Islands. This higher elevation view property is located at the South end of Galiano Island overlooking Montague Harbour and the Straight of Georgia. The mountain views to the south and views of the Olympic Mountains to the southwest make this property ideal for those wanting to develop a sunny and private view acreage.

    The existing cottage is in excellent condition and zoning allows for the construction of an additional larger dwelling on a separate and private building site. Much of the infrastructure for a second main house is already in place. The site has been excavated, septic tank is in place, underground electrical and water are already on site.

    The unique three-storey custom-built cottage is sited on the east side of the property with the prominent views being over the straight of Georgia towards Vancouver. The other building site is oriented more to the west overlooking Montague Harbour, Vancouver Island and Washington State in the distance. Each building site affords ample privacy from the other.

    The cottage was originally constructed in 1992 and has been well looked after. The unique design includes hardwood floors, tiled kitchen floors, custom fir cabinets and staircase, lots of natural light, and a sunroom with floor to ceiling windows and a woodstove. Perfect for relaxing in the summer or storm watching in the winter. An additional 100 ft2 cabin can serve as extra accommodation, a home office, or studio space.

    Location

    Galiano Island

    Access

    Property is located five minutes from Montague Harbour and ten minutes from the BC Ferries terminal at Sturdies Bay.

    Area Data

    Galiano Island

    (population 1,258±)

    Galiano Island, population 1,258± people, is a beautiful wooded island with miles of beaches and hiking trails to explore. There are over 60 public beach accesses on the island. Located on the west side of the Strait of Georgia it is 27.5 km long, 6 km at its widest point and 1.6 km across at its narrowest point. It is separated from Salt Spring Island by Trincomali Channel. On the western side of the island there are a series of sandstone caves. The island is northwest of Mayne Island, northeast of Salt Spring Island and southeast of Valdes Island.

    Galiano has a unique fragile environment which is home to over 130 species of birds and many rare and protected plants. Despite being the first stop off the Tsawwassen ferry, Galiano retains an undeveloped, secluded character. The community and its supporters have purchased several areas as ecological reserves including Mt. Galiano and Bodega Ridge, whose rocky bluff is unique in Western Canada. These ecosensitive areas will be kept as forests in perpetuity by the Galiano community for the enjoyment of all. Kayak the surrounding waters, or discover wildlife sanctuaries and watch killer whales, seals and otters playing offshore. There are many amenities on Galiano including interesting craft galleries and craft shops, one gas station, grocery stores, a pub, a hardware store, restaurants and a few stores at the south end of the island near the ferry terminal at Sturdies Bay. In addition, there are artisans and little treasure spots dotted throughout the island.

    Vegetation

    Typical West Coast vegetation with a salal understory, fir, cedar, and lots of arbutus.

    Recreation

    There’s literally something here for everyone, whether you’re beachcombing or bird watching, walking or hiking, mountain biking - it’s the perfect place to live or enjoy an adventure vacation. Climb Mount Galiano and see for miles and miles. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver Island, the Gulf and San Juan Islands, Mount Baker and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

    The day-use area of Montague Harbour Marine Park offers a wonderful sandy beach. Although not exactly warm, the shallow waters here are bearable for swimming. You can walk along the peninsula until you find another white shell beach of your own. Other swimming areas with beach access are at Georgeson Bay, Cain Bay and Retreat Cove. Active Pass and Porlier Pass offer excellent scuba diving, sports fishing, and kayaking.

    Kayaks, boats and mopeds are rented out of Montague Harbour Marina. Of all the southern islands the rugged and spiny Galiano Island has the most well-organized mountain biking trail system. Bluffs Park is the site of some spectacular views and the beginning of a network of trails and roads around Mount Galiano. From Sturdies Bay Road go south on Burrill to Bluff Road, then west from here to the park and beyond. Traveling between the Southern Gulf Islands and Northern Gulf Islands can be accomplished in small hops. Each of these islands is a world unto itself, each with its own history, culture and colourful characters - each island deserves at least a day or two for exploring.

    Map Reference

    48°54'45.15"N and 123°24'54.56"W

    Services

    Hydro, phone, high-speed Internet, well, septic system.

    Improvements

    800 ft2 cottage and additional 100 ft2 bunk house.

    Tax Details

    $1,983 (2018)

    Zoning

    Rural Residential. Zoning allows for construction of an additional main house as well as outbuildings.

    Legal

    LOT C, PLAN VIP38562, DISTRICT LOT 41, COWICHAN LAND DISTRICT, PORTION GALIANO ISLAND

    PID 000-775-118

    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.

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