1.72 acres with 251 ft of gorgeous low bank beachfront, 1,498 ft2 3-bdrm home, unfinished guest cabin, storage shed, woodshed & fenced garden. Solar system, inverter, batteries & generator. Sidney Island has a dock, breakwater, airstrip, caretaker & miles of sandy beaches.
1.72 acres with 251 ft of frontage, protected by a sturdy rock retaining wall, on a gorgeous low bank sand and pebble beach. The 1,498 ft2 3-bedroom home with kitchen, 3 bedrooms and living room on main floor, is bright, cheery and open with three skylights and abundant windows. Second floor has a full-height loft with sitting area and separate area for reading, working or sleeping. Additional dry storage in the 890 ft2 crawlspace is accessed from outside. A nice, covered deck and lawn to the oceanfront give you room to enjoy Canada's most temperate climate.
Outbuildings include a 12' x 20' unfinished guest cabin with covered deck, 9' 4" x 10' utility and storage shed attached to the house, 8' x 12' woodshed and fenced garden area. Off-grid with eight panel solar system, inverter, battery bank and generator for electrical appliances including fridge, dishwasher, microwave, and washer. Propane fuels the on-demand water heater and range, and a cozy wood stove provides heat. Excellent newly drilled well and septic. The location on Red Snapper Beach near Sunrise Conservancy at Hamley Point with a neighboring property to the east and conservation area adjacent to the west is superb.
Sidney Island has a full-time caretaker, airstrip, breakwater and community dock providing safe secure year-round moorage. The island is short boat ride from the quaint seaside community of Sidney on Vancouver Island.
Owning a property on Sidney Island includes shared ownership in 1,343 acres of private common property including a heritage apple orchard, dock, airstrip, beautiful walking trails and miles of sandy beaches and super popular swimming hole.
The Strata Corporation equipment consists of an excavator, dump truck, fire truck, ambulance, tank truck, pickup truck, road grader and miscellaneous equipment, some of which is available to Strata owners on a rental basis.
Sidney Island is at the southern end of the Gulf Islands between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. It is about 19 km north of Victoria, 6 km southeast of Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula and only 10 km from Roche Harbour on US San Juan Island.
Access is by boat to the private dock in Miners Bay or by plane to the private 2,600 ft airstrip, both of which are the common property of the Sidney Island strata owners. Water taxi service is available from Sidney.
Unique in British Columbia and perhaps the world, Sidney Island offers the rare combination of ownership of superb waterfront property with a model of sustainable forestry, limited development of common areas, precious conservation zones and miles of sand beaches. Sidney Island is blessed with a Mediterranean-like climate, warm summers, mild winters and less than 30 inches annual rainfall. Not only is it one of the most picturesque, but the last major undeveloped island in the Gulf Islands chain. From every part of the island there are breathtaking views. To the south the perennial snow-covered Olympic Range, to the east the perfect cone of Mt. Baker and the jagged peaks of the Cascades.
With its wonderful natural habitat few places have as rich a variety of wildlife as Sidney Island, which includes:
Offshore, the waters support a wide variety of sea life including salmon, halibut, other sport fish, an array of sea birds and waterfowl, seals, sea lions, orcas, humpback and gray whales.
Sidney Island has 111 bare land strata lots totaling about 300 acres and ownership includes the strata lot and a proportionate interest in the 1,343 cares of common property and the other assets of the Strata Corporation.
Most importantly Sidney Island is private, there is no public access to Strata Corporation property, the people you meet are either owners or their guests.
The result is an amazing diversity of properties with low, medium and high bank oceanfront, virtually every possible exposure, varied topography, beautiful views, and differing levels of privacy and a range of prices.
The only land on the island not owned by the Strata Corporation is the northerly portion which is now the Sidney Spit National Park Reserve. This area comprises about four hundred acres and encloses a broad lagoon of sheltered water bordered by a long spit of sand. There are mooring buoys, a small government dock, and facilities for picnicking and camping.
Both Sidney Island and neighboring James Island are geographically unique in that they are the only Canadian Gulf Islands composed almost entirely of quaternary drift deposits—unconsolidated sand and gravel deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago—which form the sandy coastline.
The Island supports exceptionally lush and varied vegetation common to the south coastal climatic zone including Douglas fir, white fir, Garry oak, mock cherry, arbutus, red cedar, red alder, balsam, hemlock, aspen, yew, big leaf maple and flowering dogwood. Smaller vegetation includes Scotch broom, fireweed, gorse, wild roses, western fescue, orchard grass, salal, hawthorn and a 50-tree orchard on the common land.
Whale watching, boating, swimming, paddling, scuba diving, fishing, prawning, crabbing, sailing, photography, bird watching, walking, cycling, exploring and cruising the Canadian Gulf Islands and the US San Juan Islands.
Originally named Sallas Island, in 1859 the Hudson Bay Company, hoping to attract settlers with a more British name, changed it to Sidney Island. Many years ago, the Island was purchased by a group of Victoria businessmen as a private hunting preserve. In 1981 the Island was purchased from the last of the original owners, by Sallas Forest Limited Partnership.
48°36'3.18"N and 123°16'16.80"W
Strata Fees: $232.80 per month (2021)
CD-2 Sidney Island Comprehensive Development Zone Capital Regional District and Islands Trust. Some of the lots are in the Agricultural Land Reserve.
Lot 62, Section 1, Sidney Island, Range 1E, North Saanich District, Strata Plan V1S5122 together with an interest in the common property in proportion to the unit entitlement of the Strata Lot as shown on form 1 (see plan as to limited access)
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