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    Oceanfront Home or Retreat - Denny Island

    North Coast & Northwestern BC Listing No. 21134

    Central Coast home or business opportunity on 1.65 waterfront acres. Ocean views with three very well built structures, a dock and boat launch and excellent recreational value. Property is cleared and waiting for your creative landscaping.


    1.65 acres

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    This 1.65-acre oceanfront property is located within the protected inlet of Whiskey Slough, on Denny Island. Denny Island is a great West Coast community famous for world class fishing. The property has been cleared, levelled and gravelled, leaving it wide open for other projects, boat storage or more cabins. There is also a French ditch around the A-frame for extra drainage. The lot is fully serviced with road access as well as boat access at high tide. The property has a professionally built 60’ x 10’ dock secured by 2’ x 2’ x 4’ buried cement anchors as well as 20 truckloads of fill added to enhance the beach area. You can enjoy your own tidal boat launch and beach area protected from the weather.

    There is also huge area for parking or boat storage, which is cleared to bedrock and levelled. The topsoil has been stored on the perimeter of the site for future landscaping development.

    On the property are three separate buildings. There is an A-frame house which is referred to as The Lodge, a 1,080 ft2 cottage, the hydro shack and a newly constructed storage building.

    The small cottage was newly constructed in the spring of 2012. This self-contained cozy cottage has a fantastic view of the beautiful Pacific inlet. It's a perfect place for guests to recharge and refresh before outdoor adventures. This clean, comfortable, cedar cottage features an open concept living plan with elevated roof lines and cedar beams. It has a luxurious three piece bathroom, a new queen bed, fully equipped kitchen with new full sized fridge and stove, dining area and a covered cedar porch. The cabin is well insulated for year round living and is heated with electric baseboards. It currently rents for $175 per night.

    The large A-frame home is also very well built and offers three levels of living space with a four-piece bathroom. The A-frame portion is complete with a full kitchen, dining room n living area. The lodge also offers three bedrooms on the main level, two with king beds and one with a queen, this is in addition to the master bedroom on the second level which has a closet and king bed. There is also a queen bed for overflow in the main multipurpose room where the wood burning stove is and a double bed for overflow, teens etc. The third level is finished but left open for extra sleeping space or storage.

    The lodge also has a large, locking storage room so owners can keep supplies and personal items locked up. The lodge is thoroughly insulated and is heated with numerous electric baseboard heaters as well as a wood burning fireplace in the covered deck area for the cooler mornings or winter days. The 900 ft2 covered deck has an impressive open, raised cedar beam ceiling and beautiful three directional views of the property and ocean.

    Both the cottage and the Lodge are complete with satellite TV, filtered potable water, wireless Internet and cell phone reception.

    The third building is a 1,080 ft2 cottage that is complete to lockup and is currently being used for storage. This building is also very well built using 8’ x 8’ cedar posts with 2’ x 8’ x 10’ bracing resting on 2’ x 2’ x 6” cement and rebar pads. The structure is built on blast rock which was cleared to bed rock.


    Whiskey Slough Denny Island, Shearwater Road


    BC Ferries services Denny Island and nearby Bella Bella. Pacific Coastal provides daily flights from Port Hardy and Vancouver. Northern Thunderbird Air offers charter services from Terrace. Denny Island boasts a 3,000 ft runway for private planes to land at their leisure. People also come to the area by boat, floatplane or helicopter.

    Area Data

    The Inside Passage surrounding Denny Island has many twists and turns. The northern shore rises like a wall from the sea, while to the south, the land becomes flatter and the coastline broken up by coves and inlets. After the straight, wide reaches of Fitz Hugh Sound and Fisher Channel, the closeness of the land makes the passage seem somehow more intimate, and, as the sea is often calmer, more peaceful.

    This area is also part of what is known as “The Great Bear Rainforest,” one of the world’s greatest wildlife areas. This area hosts healthy populations of all wildlife species that were present since 1793. The Coast Mountain Range has isolated many wildlife populations from the rest of North America. As a result, the Great Bear rainforest is home to many subspecies and genetically unique populations such as the Spirit Bear and the Coastal Grey Wolves.

    The small community of Denny Island has a year-round population of approximately 140 people.

    There are many services on Denny island including a grocery store, liquor store, post office, laundromat, cappuccino bar and gift store, hair salon, marina, shipyard, marine/hardware store, fuel dock, restaurant, pub, some B&B or cabin rental accommodations as well as a campground and RV park. There is also a public school servicing grades K-7.

    The home is also just a short drive or walk up the road, or, a 3-minute boat ride from Shearwater Resort and Marina, a world class fishing and eco-adventure resort.


    Denny Island is in a prime location nestled in the centre of the spectacular and scenic Central Coast. It is one of the most breathtaking and remote areas, surrounded by misty fjords, mountains, old growth rainforests and the wild Pacific Ocean. It offers some of the best in cruising, fishing or kayaking on the West Coast. If you love adventure in the outdoors, you will truly love this place. Leave the stresses of the modern world behind you and find inner peace in this unspoiled, coastal paradise. Enjoy long, relaxing walks and explore the tide pools that team with colour and life. At night, have your breath taken away by the amazing stargazing opportunities that await just outside the door of your cottages.

    Map Reference

    52° 9'17.19"N and 128° 6'11.02"W

    Investment Features

    Denny Island is perfectly situated in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest and is surrounded by world renowned ocean fishing on all sides. It is a highly sought after destination for wildlife viewing and kayakers. This property has operated as a tourism destination with eco tours, yoga retreats, cottage rentals, fishing charters and more.


    • Water - catchment system with eight 1,500 gallon loaf tanks for the A-frame and two 500 gallon tanks for the cottage
    • Hydro
    • High speed satellite Internet
    • Satellite TV
    • BC Tel
    • Two septic tanks and two separate septic fields (one for the A-frame and one for the cottage). The septic field from the A-frame (closest to the water) has a vaulted system for additional filtration and environmental protection.


    • A-frame home - 900 ft2 on the main level with 2 levels on top and a 900 ft2 covered deck
    • New building - 1,080 ft2
    • Smaller cabin - 400 ft2
    • Small hydro building

    Tax Details

    $2,698.36 (2021)


    No zoning.


    PID 013-281-941

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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.