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    Private Oceanfront Sanctuary - Lasqueti Island

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 24142

    Private 3.9-acre oceanfront, landscaped with direct access to ocean, with 2,400 sq. ft. home. Includes new 2,500 sq. ft. structure near lockup stage, ideal for workshop, guest accommodation or studio, plus a workshop, power shed and wood shed.


    Price
    $937,500

    Size
    3.9 acres ~ 230± ft oceanfront

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    Description

    Private 3.9-acre waterfront offering a stunning, contemporary off-grid home spanning 2,400 square feet, strategically positioned atop a gently sloping landscape to maximize accessible waterfront and breathtaking ocean views. The property also features a substantial 2,500 square foot secondary building near lockup stage, ideal for a myriad of uses such as a studio, workshop, guest accommodation or hosting retreats. The main house showcases modern architectural elements including skylights, expansive windows, and vaulted ceilings that flood the interior with natural light. The primary bedroom boasts a luxurious en suite bathroom, while the well-appointed kitchen invites culinary creativity. With a lower level primed for further development and 10-foot ceilings, the potential for customization abounds. Recent upgrades include a durable metal roof and a state-of-the-art solar power system for seamless off-grid living.

    A two-bay garage and a new noise-reducing generator shed add to the property's functionality and appeal.

    Life on Lasqueti Island offers a unique blend of tranquility and self-sufficiency amidst stunning natural beauty. Residents embrace a sustainable lifestyle, with many properties, including this one, powered independently through renewable energy sources like solar power. The island's close-knit community fosters a spirit of creativity and resourcefulness, ideal for those seeking a retreat from urban life or a permanent sanctuary away from the mainstream. Enjoy the serenity of coastal living, where panoramic ocean views and expansive skies provide a constant source of inspiration. Discover a lifestyle enriched by nature, where daily rhythms are dictated by the tides and the seasons.

    Location

    Northeastern side of Lasqueti Island in Sabine Channel.

    Access

    Contact Listing Agent.

    Area Data

    Lasqueti Island is 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 living 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 neighbors. 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°30'41.97"N and 124°19'18.81"W

    Services

    • Septic system
    • Solar power system
    • Cistern
    • Drilled well

    Improvements

    • Main Home
    • Second Building
    • Garage
    • Generator shed

    Tax Details

    $2,871 (2023)

    Zoning

    LB Land Based
    Islands Trust, Lasqueti Island Local Trust Committee, Land Use Bylaw No. 78, 2005

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

    Legal

    Strata Lot 4 Section 21 Lasqueti Island Nanaimo District Strata Plan VIS4786, together with an interest in the Common Property in proportion to the unit entitlement of the Strata Lot as shown on Form 1
    PID 024-482-323

    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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