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    Lasqueti Island Private Oceanfront Acreage Retreat

    Sunshine Coast & Howe Sound Listing No. 19008

    2,500 ft2 master crafted timber frame home on 11.58 private oceanfront acres with separate guest cabin and workshop. Southern exposed with approx. 400 ft ocean frontage. Home has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a 10 ft ceiling on main and vaulted ceiling up.


    Price
    Reduced $685,000

    Size
    11.58 acres ~ 400 ft oceanfront

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    Description

    11.58 private oceanfront acreage, southern exposed with approximately 400 feet of ocean frontage. Ultimate privacy is what comes to mind when you view this spectacular oceanfront property. This private retreat is forested in mature evergreens and typical west coast foliage with approximately one acre cleared around the building site. The home, guest cabin and workshop are perched up on a panoramic plateau, offering spectacular views south over Georgia Straight toward Vancouver. Speaking first hand, on a mid-August evening after the sun has set and the surroundings are blackness, off in the distance you can watch the Symphony of Fire (fireworks) from English Bay. Although it’s being conducted a fair distance away, sitting and watching this event from the water’s edge of your very own property is simply amazing. The shore is primarily rocky, but there is a nice beach on the property that is perfect for swimming in the summer months.

    The home was completed in 2004 and is 1,600 square feet on the main floor and 900 square feet on the upper floor, totalling 2,500 square feet of living space. The upper floor also includes a sitting area with an ocean view walk-out covered balcony. The open basement is on a cement slab and has a dry area for storage. The construction is solid clear span open beam construction with the use of wooded dowels, as opposed to nails, with the timbers machined on the island. This is a master crafted home that boasts exceptional detail and took approximately 10 years to complete. Below are some of the features of the home:

    • Custom designed central wood burning stove (floor to ceiling)
    • Solid maple floors throughout
    • Italian porcelain tiles in mud room, bathroom vanity and kitchen countertops
    • Hand crafted wood raised paneling on the main floor ceiling
    • Extensive interior wood finishing
    • 916 square feet of main floor covered and uncovered sundecks/porches
    • 40 square foot upper floor walk-out covered balcony
    • Solar/battery/inverter/water wheel turbine/backup generator
    • Two Bosch on demand hot water systems
    • Propane appliances
    • Roof rain water catchment system with large storage capacity
    • 1-2 bedrooms on main floor
    • 2 bedrooms on upper floor with sitting area
    • 5-piece bathroom on main floor
    • 2-piece bathroom on upper floor
    • 10 foot main floor ceilings
    • Vaulted upper floor ceilings

    The fully serviced, self-contained guest cabin was completed approximately 7 years ago. It is a large open loft above a workshop/2-stall car port.

    The quality put into this home is certainly impressive and I highly encourage any interested party to take a closer look at this exceptional home and private oceanfront retreat.

    Location

    Southern tip of Lasqueti Island near Squitty Bay.

    Access

    A foot passenger only ferry (no cars) leaves French Creek Harbour on Vancouver Island (midway between Parksville and Qualicum Beach) and arrives at False Bay on Lasqueti Island. The trip takes 50-60 minutes, depending on weather. The ferry makes 2 to 3 runs per day, 5-6 days a week, weather permitting, so check the ferry schedules at www.lasqueti.ca when making your travel plans. You can also call Lasqueti Island Ferries directly at 1-250-333-8787.

    Area Data

    Lasqueti Island is located 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 livings 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 neighbours. 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°27'37.42"N and 124°10'24.43"W

    Services

    Solar power, 12V conversion to 110 amps. Propane appliances and propane demand hot water system. Water supply is provided by a catchments system. The septic system is permitted and Government approved.

    Improvements

    2,500 ft2 timber frame home completed in 2004 plus guest cabin, workshop and 2-stall car port.

    Tax Details

    $3,103.69 (2018)

    Zoning

    LB-Land Based (Residential)
    Subdivision District A. Islands Trust - Lasqueti Island Land Use Bylaw No. 78.

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

    Legal

    Lot 9, Section 2, Lasqueti Island, Nanaimo District, Plan 41593
    PID 000-739-464

    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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