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    Oceanfront Home, Guest Cabin, Shop and Dock - Middle Rendezvous Island

    Sunshine Coast & Howe Sound Listing No. 20171

    Stunning 10.05-acre trophy oceanfront property located at the northern end of Middle Rendezvous Island. Sweeping views of Calm Channel, Raza, Maurelle & Stuart Islands. The main home & guest cabin have been situated for the views & late-day sun. 50 x 30 ft dock with lift.


    Price
    $995,000

    Size
    10.05 acres ~ 2,000 ft oceanfront

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    Description

    Rarely do properties like this come available. When looking for a trophy water-access-only oceanfront property, this one ticks all the boxes. The location is superb, the property has excellent protected deep-water moorage for large vessels, the views are dramatic, it has good late-day sun exposure, and it has a unique and exceptional feel to it.

    The Rendezvous Islands are in Calm Channel, east of the north end of Read Island and are part of the Discovery Islands between Vancouver Island and the Mainland, between the Strait of Georgia and Johnstone Strait. It is a destination that yachters come from all over North America to visit. There are three Islands that are part of the Rendezvous Island chain, South, Middle and North Rendezvous. South Rendezvous is a park and Middle and North have seasonal residences and this property is arguably the best in the Rendezvous.

    The 50 x 30 ft concrete dock is 6 ft deep and overbuilt, providing a safe all tide mooring for larger vessels. The dock has ample space for friends to tie up and there is a 10,000 lbs. floatplane/boat lift in the middle of the dock, which the current owner used to lift his DE Havilland Beaver floatplane out of the water. There is also ample space on the dock to add additional outdoor space to enjoy the early morning sun. The aluminum ramp is 47 ft long and there is an 8 x 8.5 ft boat shed at the top with ample storage space.

    The pathway from the ramp is gentle and flat leads you to the guest cottage, main home and shop. The guest cottage is on the northwest point of the island and is located closest to the dock. It is approximately 14 x 16 ft with a loft above. It has all the comforts of home, including a propane fridge, stove, hot water shower, toilet and woodstove, allowing your guest to be self sufficient. It has a wraparound deck perched a few feet above the water with stunning views of Calm Channel.

    Next along the path and a few metres away is the 16 x 21 ft shop that has a toilet and shower with a sleeping loft above. It also houses a functional washer and dryer and there is ample space to store all your tools and to work on projects. It sits at a slightly higher elevation from the guest cabin and main home, but still has just as impressive views.

    Just a little further along the path there is a staircase that takes you down close to the water with level entry access to the main house. The 1,372 ft2 west coast contemporary home has an 8 ft wrap around covered deck, metal roof and cedar shingle siding. It is built in the prime location of the lot a few feet away from the water and there are ocean views from almost every corner of the house. The living room has vaulted ceilings with an open concept design featuring a fireplace that provides the main heat source for the home.

    The kitchen is spacious with a large island that has a six-burner Vulcan range with oven. It also has a custom sink, large propane stove, dishwasher and lots of cupboard space. There is one bedroom on the main level and an open 16 x 28 ft loft above that is currently used as the master bedroom. There are dormers on either side of the loft allowing for light and a bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower on the upper level.

    West of the home there is a nice pebble beach perfect for children or wading into the water. In front of the home the granite gently goes into the water and there is a natural spot to pull a boat onto the shore to off load items closer to the home if you so choose.

    The home and cabin are powered by a battery bank that is charged by an automated Honda generator. Solar panels can also be added to the system. There is a cell phone booster in the main home providing a full signal and there is satellite television. The large propane tank is filled up by barge service, so you do not have to lug tanks in and out. Domestic water is provided by a catchment system with a large cistern for storage capacity. Each structure has a holding tank for septic with marine style heads. A central septic tank and field needs to be installed to finish off the system.

    Middle Rendezvous Island includes 6 lots that are owned by one BC limited company and there is a shareholder agreement that has defined the Island into 6 private lots. This is a similar ownership structure as Hernando Island, among others on this part of the coast that have a very affluent ownership group. The seller also owns 10.85 acre Lot 2 that is adjoining Lot 1 and it may be available to purchase at an additional cost to make a 20.9 acre contiguous holding.

    This is a property that must be seen to be appreciated. Call Jamie or Jason for further details or to arrange a private viewing or sign a non-disclosure agreement to receive the shareholder agreement.

    Access

    Contact Listing Agent.

    Area Data

    The Rendezvous Islands group are in Calm Channel off the northeast end of Read Island in the Discovery Island chain of islands, between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. The group includes North Rendezvous Island, Middle Rendezvous Island and South Rendezvous Island. North Rendezvous Island has a limited number of fine lodges catering to sport anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, while Rendezvous Island South Provincial Park comprises the entire southernmost island in the group.

    Access to the Rendezvous Islands is by boat from Lund via protected waters (45 minutes), Campbell River (one hour), Quadra Island or Cortes Island, or by floatplane from Campbell River (15 minutes) or Victoria or Vancouver (one hour).

    Surrounded by virgin old-growth temperate rain forests and abundant wildlife, the Rendezvous Islands enjoy spectacular views of stunning fjords, including Bute Inlet and Toba Inlet, with the magnificent Coast Mountains in the background. The Rendezvous Islands are set amongst some of the finest salmon fishing waters in BC and offer adventurers excellent sport fishing, boating, hiking, diving, sea kayaking and wildlife viewing opportunities.

    Recreation

    Located between Stuart Island and the BC mainland at the entrance to Bute Inlet are extraordinarily strong whirlpools called the Arran Rapids, just to the west the Yuculta Rapids. These spectacular rapids are generated by powerful tidal currents that race through the narrow channels like rapids in a river, flooding and ebbing at up to 10 to 15 knots. Natives are recorded as having assisted Captain George Vancouver's men by using ropes from the shore to pull their longboats through the Arran Rapids.

    Sightseeing in the area includes the rapids, Toba Glacier and the picturesque Cassells Falls that cascade from Cassells Lake. Wildlife abounds in in this west coast paradise. Black bears, grizzly bears and black-tail deer are found on land. Bald eagles and ospreys grace the skies. Birdlife includes cormorants and many species of duck and waterfowl. In the waters around the islands and neighbouring inlets are otters, sea lions and seals, transient orcas, minke whales, porpoise and pacific white-sided dolphins.

    Fishing

    The area around the Rendezvous Islands offers world-class saltwater and freshwater fishing in some of the richest fishing grounds on the west coast.

    Hiking

    North Rendezvous Island can be explored via a well-maintained network of scenic trails.

    Kayaking

    The Discovery Island chain and nearby Desolation Sound provide some of the most accessible wilderness on the west coast, with so many possibilities for the adventurous paddler. Safe paddling in the Discovery Islands requires experience with the use of tide and current tables.

    Provincial Parks

    Rendezvous Island South Provincial Park totals approximately 164 hectares, including 113 hectares of upland and 51 hectares of foreshore. This rocky outpost is densely forested with a mostly steep, rocky shoreline. A fair calm-weather anchorage for one or two boats is located in a small nook behind an islet off the southwest shoreline, offering a convenient holding point for mariners waiting to transit Whiterock Passage, Hole in the Wall or Yuculta Pass. The park has no developed facilities, but no trace wilderness camping is permitted.

    Read Island Provincial Park is located on the southern tip of Read Island, immediately west of the Rendezvous Islands. The 639-hectare park encompasses old-growth forest, bog, fertile lowland and productive second growth forest. Wildlife is abundant in the park and camping, hiking, kayaking and swimming at Rosen Lake are amongst the recreational opportunities. Access to this remote and wilderness area is by boat and kayak from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. The shoreline of Read Island is mostly steep and rocky, but there are a few locations for landing small boats and hauling kayaks out. There are no facilities available in the park.

    Desolation Sound Marine Park possesses a magical magnetism that draws boaters and paddlers from distant shores. Popular anchorages include Prideaux Haven, Tenedos Bay and Grace Harbour and plenty of isolated bays and campsites can be found throughout Desolation Sound's more than 37 miles (60 km) of coastline.

    Bute Inlet

    The remote and pristine Bute Inlet is considered one of the grandest fjords in the world carved deep into the Coast Mountains. The wilderness and mist-shrouded inlet boasts magnificent abundant wildlife and coastal scenery surrounded by the rugged coastal mountains that heave out of the emerald waters and rise to heights of nearly 10,000 feet, capped by the Homathko Icefield and numerous other glaciers in the surrounding mountain ranges.

    Campbell River

    To the south of the Rendezvous Islands is Campbell River, which bills itself as the Salmon Capital of the World. One of the four main fishing centres on Vancouver Island, Campbell River is a convenient departure point for travel to the Rendezvous Islands. Also, to the south and closer to the Rendezvous Islands is Quadra Island, the largest and most populated of the Discovery Islands. Quadra Island is best known for its natural and beautiful wilderness scenery and its excellent salmon and freshwater sportfishing. Heriot Bay on the southeast coast of the island provides a good boat departure point for the Rendezvous Islands, as does Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    50°16'34.99"N and 125° 3'3.82"W

    Services

    • Water catchment system
    • Holding tank for septic

    Improvements

    Unlicensed dock, main home, guest cabin and shop.

    Zoning

    RU-1 Rural One
    Desolation Sound Rural Land Use Bylaw, 1993 (#1460) Electoral Area 'J'

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

    Legal

    Partial share sale of Registered Owner of lands: 507557 B.C. Ltd.

    District Lot 1049, Middle Rendezvous Island, Sayward District
    PID 009-675-027

    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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