A remarkable development parcel & a true trophy property. This topographically idyllic property sits perched atop a rocky bluff & gazes out onto the stunning English Bay & the distant city of Vancouver. Its location offers privacy, security, & seclusion from both the road & neighboring lots.
A video tour of the this property can be viewed on YouTube.
Extremely rare one-of-a-kind gem within this 10-lot subdivision. Lot 2 is set away from Seymour Bay Drive with a private driveway leading down to a building site that is perched on its own private coastal bluff that wraps around to the south and offers breathtaking sweeping views. Its imposing yet natural layout blends well into the subdivision as well as the serene surroundings. The lot is the perfect stage for an architectural marvel that hold significant value for years to come. Whether you are considering building in the immediate future, or have plans down the road this is a cant miss opportunity on the highly desirable Bowen Island. To ensure functionality and optimal usage, the lot will be delivered to a new owner fully serviced with water, sewage, hydro, cable/Internet that will just need to be connected to the residence. The floor area allowance for this remarkable property includes up to 4,799 square feet of living space, and a total site coverage of up to 40%. With the right design, Lot 2 will have complete privacy within this new neighbourhood. In addition, this lot also offers plenty of room for a detached 2-car garage. The uniqueness and privacy of this lot’s building site with its coastal bluffs and wrap around nature make this the perfect lot to let your architectural dreams come alive.
A fantastic collection of single-family lots boasting sweeping views of Howe Sound, West Vancouver’s coastline, downtown Vancouver, English Bay Harbour, the UBC peninsula, and the Strait of Georgia. Each lot offers unique features and building potential. The lots are all carefully laid out to maximize the views and sun exposure while providing privacy from each other without creating a lot of yard space to maintain. These lots are ideally suited for anyone preferring to spend their time on the nearby golf course, neighbourhood trails or beaches rather than spending time on yard or home maintenance. Most build sites will accommodate a 2-car garage and a main floor with enough room for a master bedroom.
Bowen Island Properties has been involved in building communities, creating new neighbourhoods, and constructing homes on Bowen Island since 1988. Its passion and vision, shared with equally passionate community groups and individuals, have helped to create the cherished communities of Cates Hill, major parts of Cowan Point, and the emerging community of Seymour Landing. All of which have helped to shape much of the island as it is today, and will continue to shape it.
Not only has Bowen Island Properties built a solid reputation as a developer and home builder, they have also helped to create and been part of some of Bowen’s most prominent gathering places (Village Square, Cates Hill Chapel, Rivendell Retreat, Artisan Square, Bowen Island public golf course) and educational facilities (Island Pacific School, The Children’s Centre, and Tir-na-nOg Theatre School).
Like the entrepreneurial pioneers of the past, Wolfgang Duntz and Daron Jennings (managing partners of Bowen Island Properties) share in the belief that Bowen Island is a “jewel yet to be discovered”—a unique place with all the natural beauty, safety, and tranquility that only an island can provide, and yet remain conveniently connected to one of the world’s most desirable cities.
Bowen Island Properties will remain true to its passion of being part of building an island community that rests solidly on the lasting principles of sustainability that are applied with joy, wisdom, and integrity.
“Our purpose is to create neighbourhoods where people love to live.”
Lot 2, Seymour Bay Drive - Bowen Island, BC
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Cowan Point Lands, which is where you will find the subject lots, includes a 500-acre area near the southern tip of Bowen Island. The area is best characterized by its topographical diversity, including developable bench lands, upland slopes, ocean frontage, and much more. The phased development of Cowan Point originally began in 2003 with the introduction of a 9-hole golf course and detached homes. This growing area is set for continued growth and is idyllically situated and designed to foster a strong sense of community through its clustered settlement plans with a diverse range of housing types on a wide variety of stunning island lots.
Bowen Island is considered part of the wider Metro Vancouver area. The island is located approximately 3 km from the Mainland at its closest point and it is approximately 12 km long and 6 km wide. Bowen Island has an intricate road network making most areas of the island accessible by vehicle.
The Bowen Island Municipality is the main governing body responsible for zoning, development, bylaw enforcement, parks/recreation and water conservation. The municipality also manages community recreation programs including a teen center. Their municipal office is located just inland from Snug Cove.
With a population of approximately 3,680 residents, Bowen Island is still very much a relaxed bedroom community. The population number can increase by as much as 1,500 residents during the warm summer months, as residents from the Mainland look to escape the stresses of daily life. Each day the island sees many residents travel to the Mainland and back for both work and school.
Schools on the island fall under the West Vancouver School District. There is a public elementary school on the island called Bowen Island Community School. This school is located inland from Snug Cove at the intersection of Grafton and Mount Gardner Road. Once students reach grade 8, they typically continue their high school education on the Mainland; school buses transport students from their homes to the ferry on Bowen Island and to/from their school back to the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal (at no additional cost). There is a private middle school on the island (grades 6-9 with one class per grade and a maximum of 18 students per class). There are independent preschools, a day care center and a Family Place. A new community center is currently under construction.
Snug Cove is the commercial center of Bowen Island where you can find grocery stores, a post office, pharmacy, pubs/restaurants, cafes, various services and the main marina. Nearby Artisan Square offers a blend of retail, food, fine art and wellness options. Tourism is certainly a main driver of commerce on the island, but the film industry has also utilized Bowen Island for its scenic location.
Bowen Island is richly adorned with lush vegetation and thick forest. Douglas fir, cedar, maple and arbutus trees are all found in abundance.
Despite Bowen Island’s laid-back nature, there are many activities and adventures to undertake. Bowen Island Golf Club offers a challenging 9-hole course with scenic views of Vancouver and is just a few minutes from the subject lots. There are many hiking trails including Crippen Regional Park, Dorman Point Lookout, Killarney Lake and Mount Gardner. For a more cultured experience, visit one of the many local art galleries and workshops to view some of the local talent. For food enthusiasts Snug Cove and Artisan Square offer several dining options if you do not feel like cooking one evening.
In the immediate vicinity of the subdivision the following activities are available.
A 20-minute ferry ride away, back on the mainland, you are 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver where you can take in a hockey game, enjoy some of the finest dining and nightlife in the world, or simply explore this great city.
Heading north on the Sea-to Sky Highway, from Horseshoe Bay, you can quickly access the adventure towns of Squamish and Whistler. The opportunities are too many to enumerate but a short list includes:
If you choose to boat over to Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast, your recreational options are opened even wider with breweries and fine dining options available immediately on the water. The Sunshine Coast deserves a full weekend of discovery and exploration.
To possess the rural solitude and sense of security found on Bowen Island, so close to an iconic city like Vancouver, is simply amazing.
Bowen Island was originally a seasonal hunting ground of the Squamish peoples who lived and travelled throughout Howe Sound. Snug Cove is one area of Bowen Island that was utilized as a hunting and gathering camp by the Squamish peoples. In the Squamish language the name for Bowen Island is Nexwe’lexm.
The Spanish arrived on Canada’s west coast in 1791. They named many land features including Bowen Island, which they called Isla de Apodaca. However, in 1860 George Richards, with the British Navy, renamed the island after Rear Admiral James Bowen.
The late 19th century saw homesteaders building permanent homes along with a brickworks factory on Bowen Island, which supplied material to the growing city of Vancouver. Different industries continued to grow on Bowen including logging, milling and some mining. Despite Bowen Island’s industrial past, it has very much become a bedroom community with no heavy industry.
During the 1900s Bowen Island saw the arrival of the Horseshoe Bay—Bowen Island Ferry in 1921, provided by the Union Steamship Company. The company operated a resort on the island and needed a means to transport guests back and forth from the mainland. The resort shut down in 1960 and growth on the island slowed for a period of time. Towards the end of the 20th century population growth on the mainland resulted in many individuals moving to Bowen Island to escape rising real estate prices and population pressures. In 1999 the Bowen Island Municipality was formally recognized, as the main governing authority over the island.
Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).
49°20'36.32"N and 123°21'29.29"W
Each lot within the subdivision will be fully serviced with the following:
Water is provided by Cowan Point Utility Company Ltd. Hookups to water shall be at the lot line.
Sewer is disposed of by Cowan Point Sewage Treatment Inc. Hookups to sewer shall be at the lot line.
Shall all be provided to the lot line.
To be determined (TBD), new subdivision.
Comprehensive Development 6 (CD 6) Zone (Cowan Point)
Proposed Lot 2
Lot 11 District Lots 1411 and 2450 Group 1 New Westminster District Plan BCP51616 Except Plan EPP55409
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