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    Texada Island Masterpiece - Incredible Log Home

    Sunshine Coast & Howe Sound Listing No. 20049

    Truly a One-Of-A-Kind 5 bedroom log home on peaceful Texada Island. Ideal for a B&B operation.


    Price
    $669,000

    Size
    1.43 acres

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    Description

    Truly a remarkable home in the heart of historic Van Anda on Texada Island. The structure is professionally built on a hillside with local (hard as rock) seasoned Douglas fir logs and local stone. The living area faces east to catch the sunrise over Malaspina Strait and the beautiful Coast Mountains. Built on three levels, the main floor features a huge family room and adjacent updated large kitchen with its recently added granite counters and granite feature panels. The master bedroom features the same view and a sliding door leading out to one of the decks. Heading upstairs on the incredible curved log staircase a large sitting area with view awaits you, there are four handmade wooden doors each leading to comfortable bright bedroom with their own en-suite. The lower floor features a huge shaded patio, the laundry area, a single garage, two piece bath and more tiled space ready for your ideas. A smaller rental home ($700/mo) with a large deck sits on the lower property for added privacy.

    Location

    1984 Marble Bay Road - Van Anda, Texada Island

    Access

    From the Lower Mainland go to the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal and take the Langdale ferry to Gibsons, drive north on Highway 101 for 75 km to Earls Cove and take the ferry to Saltery Bay. Drive to Powell River (approx. 25 minutes). The ferry to Texada Island leaves from downtown Powell River. A new ferry service being tried out has scheduled stops on the Comox to Powell River route, so you can access Texada Island directly from Vancouver Island.

    Area Data

    Texada Island is the largest island in the Strait of Georgia. Its northern tip is located about 8 kilometres southwest of the city of Powell River and west of the Sechelt Peninsula on the Sunshine Coast. A former mining and logging area, the island still has a few quarries and old logging roads.

    It is the largest of the Northern Gulf Islands at some 50 kilometres in length and 10 kilometres in width, with its length aligned along a northwest-southeast axis. The island is 300.45 square kilometres in land area and had a population of 1,053 in the 2011 census. The main settlements are Gillies Bay, Blubber Bay and Van Anda.

    Other islands in the archipelago are Lasqueti, Jedediah, Harwood, Nelson, Hernando, and Savary Islands. Texada is separated from the Mainland and Nelson Island by Malaspina Strait on its northeast and from Lasqueti Island by Sabine Channel along its southwestern flank. Off its northwestern end it is separated from Harwood Island by Algerine Passage and is flanked by the Strait of Georgia on ¾ of its western side.

    Recreation

    Recreation abounds with excellent hiking and mountain biking trails, over 250 species for the avid birdwatcher, 9-hole golf course, kayaking from Shingle Beach, historic Jedediah Island marine park, skim-boarding and swimming at Shelter Point beach.

    Try 4x4-ing to Anderson Bay Provincial Park with tremendous mountain-high photo opportunities of Malaspina and Georgia Straits along the way.

    The outdoors can be enjoyed without fear of any major predators, as there are no bears, cougars, wolves or poisonous snakes on Texada. If scuba diving is your idea of a great holiday, then Texada environs are dripping with life; boasting warm, high-visibility waters.

    History

    Texada was named by the Spanish naval explorer José María Narváez for Felix de Tejada, a Spanish rear-admiral during the 1791 expedition of Francisco de Eliza.

    Narváez gave the name Isla de Texada to what is now called Lasqueti Island, and Islas de San Felix to Texada Island. The maps made by Eliza and Juan Carrasco in late 1791 moved the name "Texada" to the present Texada Island.

    The pioneer steamer SS Beaver would often stop at Texada Island to load up on wood and freshwater in its travels up the coast. At the time of Confederation the north end of the island became a fishing outport. For a few years, humpback whales were flensed on the beach, giving the place the epithet of Blubber Bay. Grey whales migrating from California to Alaska pass by Texada Island.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°45'22.09"N and 124°33'30.22"W

    Investment Features

    Excellent Bed & Breakfast potential, with 4 bedrooms upstairs including en-suites.

    Services

    Regional water, Hydro, telephone.

    Improvements

    • 5,000+ square foot five bedroom Douglas fir log home
    • Master bedroom with en-suite on the main floor
    • Four bedrooms upstairs each with en-suite
    • Hand-hewn curved wood staircase
    • Heated floors
    • Central vacuum
    • Granite counters and features
    • Large decks and covered patios
    • Garden shed and greenhouse
    • 700 square foot second residence with a large deck (rented $700/month)

    Tax Details

    $4,930.78 (2019)

    Zoning

    Rural Village

    Legal

    Lot 2, Plan LMP33030, District Lot 1, Texada Island Land District
    PID 023-753-897

    Maps & Plans

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    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.