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    Nelson Island Oceanfront Cabin

    Sunshine Coast & Howe Sound Listing No. 21221

    Affordable oceanfront retreat located in popular Blind Bay on Nelson Island. Expansive sunset views from this contractor custom built home. All the comforts of home, away from home. Private dock, 0.70 acre Crown lease property.


    Price
    $299,000

    Size
    0.7 of an acre ~ 156± ft oceanfront

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    Description

    Affordable contractor custom built oceanfront retreat. Located on Nelson Island in popular Blind Bay. Blind Bay is one of the most sought-after recreational oceanfront locations on the entire coast. It is easily accessed from either Pender Harbour, Egmont or Saltery Bay, with Saltery Bay being only a 10-minute boat ride away.

    This 1,288 ft2 home has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2' x 6' construction, thermal double glazed windows, and it is fully insulated to supply even temperatures in both summer and winter. It also has a 700 ft2 partially covered sundeck with a BBQ area.

    The living space is warm and inviting, capturing picturesque sunset views out over Blind Bay, Hardy Island and Malaspina Straight.

    The raised kitchen has a propane fridge, range, electric microwave, water dispenser, custom kitchen cabinets, double sink, and hot and cold running water.

    A winding staircase leads to the upper floor to the 3 bedrooms.

    Indoor plumbing with a biodegradable composting toilet, pedestal sink and claw foot tub add to the comforts of home.

    Domestic water is obtained by a dug well which is connected to two 800 gallon storage tanks, ensuring a good water supply. There is a 1,000 lbs. propane tank which is leased and twice a year, Tyee propane stops by to top up the tank. This is a great service that avoids packing in additional propane tanks.

    On the Foreshore there is a cantilever aluminum ramp which retracts from the well constructed float when not in use.

    Given the quality of the construction, location and attractive price, this is something to seriously consider.

    The seasonal residential lease is with the provincial government. The lease has a 15-year term, which commenced on September 4, 2015 and expires on September 4, 2030. The annual lease payment for 2021 is $3,360. It is anticipated that the lease will be renewed upon the expiry date on similar terms.

    Location

    Blind Bay, Nelson Island

    Access

    Contact Listing Agent.

    Area Data

    Nelson Island

    Nelson Island is located in the Sunshine Coast region of the South Coast region of British Columbia. It is surrounded by Hotham Sound, Agamemnon Channel and Malaspina Strait. The closest communities are Pender Harbour and Egmont, both on the Sechelt Peninsula.

    The island is mostly forested, although there are some clear cut areas inland. Lakes and large mountainous hills define the geography. Hardy Island sits alongside Nelson Island with Blind Bay in between the two. Logging operations and granite quarries were early features of the island, and many buildings in BC were built out of Nelson Granite, including the Parliament Buildings in Victoria.

    There were once a few homesteads and small logging operations, most of which are now summer cabins. As a consequence, the permanent population is quite small.

    Pender Harbour

    Pender Harbour is a harbour on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast, on the east side of Malaspina Strait. The harbour is an intricate amalgam of bays and coves that encroach inland for 5 kilometres and provide over 60 kilometres of shoreline. Once a steamer stop, a fishing village and an important logging and medical waypoint, it is now an unincorporated community within the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD).

    Pender Harbour's population is under 3,000, with over 40% of the property owners being non-resident (one of them Joni Mitchell, since early 1970s). Pender Harbour includes the small villages of Madeira Park, Garden Bay, Irvine's Landing and Kleindale. You can view a portion of Pender Harbour from the shore at Irvine's Landing.

    Tourism is an important part of the local economy. The area has an arts community and several annual music festivals. It hosts the second-oldest May Day celebration in British Columbia and the biggest and longest-running downhill longboard race in Canada, Attack of Danger Bay.

    Powell River

    Powell River a full-service community with a population of 22,000 is a year-round sea to sky recreation area. It is North America’s premiere boating, trophy fishing and diving destination, and includes world famous Desolation Sound Marine Park, award-winning marine and wilderness parks, golf courses, recreational facilities, services, shopping, dining, arts and culture.

    Miles of hiking trails lead to beautiful lookouts, waterfalls, or peaceful lakes which can be viewed along the 180 km Sunshine Coast Trail and numerous recreational areas can be reached by logging roads, which are owned by logging companies. Boating and sports fishing are ardently pursued as all season sports. Marinas and Government docks are available to residents and visitors.

    Powell River is known as the "HOT SPOT" for winter diving in North America. The "Mermaid" at Mermaid Cove in Saltery Bay Provincial Park is an extra special attraction. The area also has some of the largest wolf eel and octopus in the world. Canoeing may also be enjoyed on the quiet lakes of Powell River or you can take in the Powell Forest Canoe Route Circuit. Ocean canoeing and kayaking are very popular in Jervis Inlet, the Copeland Islands Marine Park, Malaspina Inlet with Okeover Arm and Desolation Sound. For all the nature lovers and sightseers, Powell River has many parks, viewpoints and beaches to explore, and the hiking club will help you take advantage of the many beautiful trails. Bird watching is also unprecedented.

    Recreation

    Nelson Island is a mecca for marine recreational activity, including boating, fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, site seeing and swimming. It is characterised as one of BC’s popular outdoor playgrounds. Nelson Island is centered between some of BC’s best boating territories, Jervis Inlet, Princess Louisa Inlet, Thormanby Island and Desolation Sound Marine Park, just to name a few. There are endless amounts of shoreline to explore, but one does not have to venture any further than your own dock to catch your daily limit in prawns, crabs, oysters and clams.

    History

    Named after Viscount Horatio Nelson, the hero of the British Navy, Nelson Island sits at the mouth of Jervis Inlet guarding the secrets of Prince of Wales Reach and Queens Reach. Famous with the yachting crowd for the scenery and anchorages in Blind Bay and Hidden Basin, the area has a lot to offer boaters.

    Nelson Island offers several beaches, sandstone cliffs and inter-tidal pools. It is also a place rich with relics telling the history of the Sunshine Coast. From aboriginal rock paintings to abandoned logging camps and washed-up shipwrecks, this island, as isolated as it seems, tells the story of hundreds of years of civilization on the Sunshine Coast.

    Nelson Island was once a busy place. A granite quarry was opened on the island in 1887 by Chandler and Sons and its stone was used to build the B.C. Legislature in Victoria, The Empress Hotel, The Vancouver Law Courts, Victory Square and the library at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

    Nelson Island rests at the heart of the sublimely scenic Sunshine Coast, at the confluence of Jervis Inlet, Malaspina Strait and the Agamemnon Channel. Nelson Island and its tiny twin, Hardy Island, are somewhat well-kept secrets in the kayaking community.

    Nelson and Hardy Islands have an array of marine and wildlife. Visitors can expect to see seal colonies, sea lions, river otters, bald eagles and kelp beds teeming with benthic fauna. Depending on the season, they may even glimpse the dorsal fins of a migrating orca pod.

    Nelson Island is defined by Hotham Sound, Agamemnon Channel and Malaspina Strait near Pender Harbour, British Columbia. This hilly island is largely depopulated and forested, and is quite remote. Lakes and large mountainous hills define the layout. Hardy Island sits alongside Nelson Island with Blind Bay in between the two. Log booms and granite quarries were featured on the island. There were once a few homesteads, and now summer cabins.

    Harry Roberts, namesake to Roberts Creek in Sechelt, built a sawmill in Sechelt which provided lumber for most of the new houses in the area and for the government wharf, as well as timbers for the 13 bridges necessary to construct Lower Road. He was well-known for his unique house and boat designs and much of the lumber he produced was used in their construction. He also built and furnished small cottages to rent to vacationers and eventually subdivided, as the demand for land grew.

    In 1923, Harry leased out his mill and store and moved with his family to a retirement home on Nelson Island in 1929. The house he built there, called Sunray, was a charming cottage with south-facing walls of glass. It still stands in its idyllic cove at Cape Cockburn. It was Harry who originated the term Sunshine Coast. He painted a huge sign, visible from the ocean, on the side of the steamer company's freight shed near his Roberts Creek store.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    49°42'44.84"N and 124°12'4.58"W

    Services

    None.

    Improvements

    • 1,288 ft2 home
    • Partially covered sundeck
    • Outbuildings
    • Water system
    • 50' x 5' ramp
    • 40' x 12' dock with private moorage Permission File No. 2411704

    Tax Details

    • $825.93 (2021 Foreshore Lease)
    • $16.89 (2021 Private Moorage)

    $842.82 (2021 Total)

    Zoning

    RU2 (Rural Resource)

    Sunshine Coast Regional District Zoning Bylaw No. 337.

    Additional zoning information can be found on the Sunshine Coast Regional District website.

    Legal

    Recreational Residential Lease No. 243040, File No. 0272880
    That part of Block D of District Lot 7287, Group 1, New Westminster District, containing 0.29 hectares

    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.