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    Off-Grid Retreat with Large Acreage and Breathtaking Views - Bella Coola, BC

    Central Coast Listing No. 21224

    Extremely rare opportunity to own 75 acres with 2 cabins perfectly appointed in a private and peaceful, off-grid wilderness in the Bella Coola Valley. This unique homestead offers an amazing retreat or Airbnb opportunity with incredible views, full sun and no flood risk.


    Price
    $520,000

    Size
    74.64 acres

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    Description

    This 75-acre mountain property is ideal for a nature and outdoors enthusiast offering a unique setting and balance for those seeking pristine wilderness seclusion, while still having access to all basic amenities 20 minutes away.

    In the heart of the Central Coast and the breathtaking Bella Coola Valley, this large acreage and cabins are perfectly appointed on a south facing mountain, in a very private setting with year round sun and no risk of flooding. The cabins are constructed on a bench overlooking the Bella Coola River and Mount Nusatsum Valley. There are also other levelled and cleared building sites available to accommodate a third structure, yurt or dome.

    The main cabin is 28 x 25 ft and is complete with a small kitchen, living room, dining room, 3-piece bath and a loft for sleeping. The home is on concrete posts, has a metal roof, wood and propane heat, gravity-fed water and a septic tank.

    The second, unfinished loft/garage contains a garage on the bottom floor and a large 20 x 20 ft open-concept loft on the top floor. This building also has a cement foundation and the plumbing is in for water and septic. The back of the garage also offers a covered area for firewood or storage.

    This property is fully off-grid and run by a reliable micro hydro system. The owner is also a landscape architect, so the grounds offer some beautifully designed green spaces as well as organic (no pesticides have ever been used) cherry, apple, plum, pear and hazelnut trees. There are also numerous blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and strawberry bushes. There is also a small pond that flows naturally into the micro hydro discharge when water levels are high.

    The entire property is surrounded by breathtaking views of majestic rock faces, snowcapped peaks and the beautiful Bella Coola River. It is the perfect property for a spa, retreat or Airbnb.

    For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact the listing agent.

    Location

    2900 Saloompt FSR - Bella Coola BC

    Access

    From Williams Lake travel Highway 20 West for 460 km. This highway will take you over the Chilcotin Plateau, into Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and down “The Hill” dropping 1,400 metres into the scenic Bella Coola Valley. You then travel 65 km alongside the breathtaking Atnarko and Bella Coola Rivers until you come the bridge over Nusatsum River. A short 3 km after that, you turn right onto Saloompt River Road. Stay right at the Y and follow the road to the top of the hill. The gated driveway is on the left. DO not access this property without a Licensed REALTOR®.

    The Bella Coola Valley can also be accessed by Pacific Coastal Airlines with flights to and from Vancouver, or by The Discovery Coast Ferry during the summer months.

    Area Data

    The Bella Coola community is remote in nature and contains a population of approximately 2,000 people. The primary geographical structure of the community, both in terms of physical structures and population distribution is the long, narrow valley. The Chilcotin Highway 20 stretches from the Government wharf (on the Pacific Ocean), through the extent of the populated portion of the valley, through Hagensborg and Firvale before climbing to the Chilcotin Plateau. The entire population of the community lives on either side of this road or very near to it.

    Both Bella Coola and Hagensborg have essential services including retail outlets for groceries and hardware, gas stations and repair shops, Canada Post offices, gift shops, and places to purchase fishing/hunting licences. Banking can be done at the Williams Lake & District Credit Union in Bella Coola; ATMs are located at the Hagensborg Shop Easy, Thunderbird Store, the Credit Union and the Bella Coola General Hospital. The Bella Coola General Hospital has a walk-in clinic and a pharmacy. There is no permanent veterinary service in the Valley.

    Bella Coola also has a gym, an outdoor rink, an outdoor public pool, an organic market as well as numerous arts, gifts and coffee shops.

    Recreation

    In the Bella Coola Valley you will find an abundance of fresh water, fresh air, wildlife and outdoor recreation. The Bella Coola Valley has an amazing network of walking trails surrounded by some of the biggest old growth cedar in Bella Coola.

    Wildlife viewing is another popular outdoor recreation. Belarko Bear viewing has been created by BC Parks. The station is located at a prime grizzly feeding spot on the Atnarko River. The station is open and staffed from mid-August to mid-October, when bears are active along the river banks. The Great Bear Rainforest on the central coast of British Columbia is a world renowned wilderness eco-tour destination. It is one of the world’s few remaining old-growth temperate rainforests. It is also the home of coastal wolves, black bears, grizzlies and the unique Kermode “Spirit Bear.”

    Fishing the rivers is another popular recreational activity for those living in or visiting the Bella Coola Valley. The Atnarko and Bella Coola rivers are the hosts to all five species of salmon and world class salmon fishing. One of the many local charter companies also take guests out on the ocean to fish for salmon, halibut, rock fish, crab and prawns. You may also like spending time in one of the nearby hot springs, touring to Mackenzie Rock or just sightseeing.

    In recent years the mountainous terrain around (and accessible from) the Bella Coola Valley has become a publicized destination for heli-skiing with a number of skiing movies filmed in the area and local companies advertising access to 1.5 million acres (6,100 km2) of terrain.

    In every season you may have an exhilarating adventure or a peaceful time in Bella Coola.

    Map Reference

    52°25'26.64"N and 126°28'50.58"W

    Investment Features

    This property lends itself perfectly to a recreation retreat, a tourism destination or an Airbnb. It has recently operated as an Airbnb and has an established website.

    Services

    • Wood/propane heat
    • Hydro - micro hydro
    • Water - gravity fed
    • Septic tank
    • Propane hot water tank and stove

    Tax Details

    $2,432.32 (2021)

    Zoning

    R1

    Legal

    THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 4, RANGE 3, COAST DISTRICT, EXCEPT PART IN VIP61803
    PID 000-839-442

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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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