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    Gulf Island Walk On Beachfront - Maple Bay, Lasqueti Island

    Sunshine Coast & Howe Sound Listing No. 21159

    150 ft of sunny southern exposed beachfront in Maple Bay at the northern end of Lasqueti Island. Includes 0.64 of an acre, a mobile home, guest cabin, shop and drilled well. Swim, kayak, beachcomb or gather shellfish right out front.


    Price
    $859,000

    Size
    0.64 of an acre ~ 150± ft oceanfront

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    Description

    This property is in desirable Maple Bay, just 10 minutes away from the ferry, neighborhood pub and government wharf in False Bay. The southern exposure provides for great sun exposure and warm water to swim in the summer months.

    Improvements include a mobile home, guest cabin, shop, geodesic greenhouse, mature fruit trees and gardens, and it is set up for year-round living. Power is provided by solar and wind generation, with a battery bank and a diesel generator backup. Water is provided by a drilled well that is approximately 100 ft deep, and it is one of the only water sources in the surrounding area.

    The property includes a 150 ft of walk on beachfront at the front with a concrete retaining wall with stairs leading down to the beach. The 24 ft x 48 ft mobile has 3 bedrooms, its own septic system, wood and oil heat and all the comforts of home. The 24 ft x 32 ft guest cabin is located adjacent to the mobile and also has its own septic. The cabin is self contained with all the amenities, including a 16 ft x 16 ft sleeping loft, and would potentially work well as a seasonal rental.

    Mature trees provide privacy at the back of the property and the garden area is fully fenced. There is a 15 ft x 18 ft shop with ample space for projects with a 15 ft x 18 ft carport attached.

    This is a great recreational property, or it can be used as a full-time residence. You can launch your kayaks right out front, walk the beach, collect clams and oysters, and have your boat sitting out on a mooring buoy in the Bay. Call to book your appointment to view today!

    Location

    Northern tip of Lasqueti Island in Scottie Bay.

    Access

    Contact Listing Agent.

    Area Data

    Lasqueti Island is in the middle of the Strait of Georgia, north of French Creek on Vancouver Island and southwest of Texada Island. Residents are accused of trying to put the clock back, living a self-sufficient lifestyle reminiscent of an earlier century. Lasqueti’s earth-friendly residents’ number about 400. They live in relative isolation on this 73.57 km2 (28.4 mi2) Gulf Island and enjoy the peace and tranquility that visitors remark on. Lasqueti has a small school for grades one to eight. Residents make their living through small farming ventures, fishing, and clam and oyster farming.

    Residents have chosen to generate their own electricity using solar power, windmills or water driven turbines, as well as generators.

    The Island is 8 km (5 miles) wide and 22 km (13 miles) long and contains five small lakes and numerous bays featuring some fantastic areas and shoreline to discover.

    The Island is accessible by foot passenger ferry service only, or by private boat or plane. The roads are unpaved, and the Island has no public transportation.

    Recreation

    Be prepared to explore Lasqueti on foot, by taxi or by bicycle, as there is no car ferry to the Island. Lasqueti has much to offer in terms of natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities, but little for services and shopping. There are only a couple of options for accommodation, so call in advance.

    Lasqueti is known as a haven for those who enjoy the water by boat. You can paddle your way through the amazing coves, reefs, islets and islands.

    The only parkland is at Squitty Bay Provincial Park at the southeastern end of the Island. Discover Scottie Bay and Spring Bay, the eagles’ nests, caves and the clam beaches.

    History

    Lasqueti Island has a history similar to many of its island neighbors. However, this is not to say that its history is any less interesting. The Island was named in 1791 after Juan Maria Lasqueti, a prominent Spanish naval officer. Some marine fossils found on Lasqueti have been traced to 100 million years ago. More recently, First Nations, Spanish explorers and white settlers inhabited the Island to explore, farm, ranch and log. Lasqueti Island once had great stands of red cedar, however, much of these were logged prior to 1950. Tucker Bay was the location of the first post office, steamship service, school and store - all developed after 1912. False Bay became the site for the first salmon cannery in 1916, and the population followed. False Bay would become Lasqueti’s main centre, receiving the same services that Tucker Bay had earlier on.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section—all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°31'10.60"N and 124°20'55.55"W

    Services

    • Septic system
    • Shallow well (unlicensed)

    Improvements

    • 1979 manufactured home (double wide)
    • Guest cottage

    Tax Details

    $1,171.32 (2021)

    Zoning

    LB (Land Based)
    Islands Trust Lasqueti Island Local Trust Committee Land Use Bylaw No. 78, 2005.

    Additional zoning information can be found on the Islands Trust website.

    Legal

    Lot 4, Section 29, Lasqueti Island, Nanaimo District, Plan 25495
    PID 002-916-240

    M.H. Reg. 041468

    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.