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    Valdes Island Oceanfront

    Vancouver Island & Southern Gulf Islands Listing No. 20008

    Value priced low bank waterfront acreage in the Southern Gulf, first time on the market in over 20 years. Features 3.03 acres of treed usable property. An affordable waterfront acreage within close proximity to Vancouver and Nanaimo.


    Price
    $150,000

    Size
    3.03 acres ~ 195± ft oceanfront

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    Description

    This is a fantastic low bank oceanfront acreage situated on Valdes Island right beside Gabriola Island, which is close to Nanaimo. Access to Valdes Island is by boat only. There is no ferry service.

    The property features over 3 acres of oceanfront with approximately 195 ft of waterfront. The land is gently sloping toward the ocean and reasonably flat, which makes it an easy property to build on and develop. In addition, the property has mature trees and feels like a private park. This is a very affordable, private, easy to access recreational retreat.

    Fabulous scuba diving, fishing, oysters and clams, crabbing, prawning, wind surfing/kiting, beach combing and forest hiking are all at your doorstep or just around the corner. The waterfront measures 195 ft and the shoreline area of this particular property, unlike most of the lots along the Valdes shore, is quite level.

    Panoramic views from the property are of the Strait of Georgia all the way up Howe Sound to Black Tusk, with Mt. Garibaldi in the far distance.

    This truly is a beautiful property at a very affordable price. From the property you will regularly see eagles, geese, seals, racoons, otters, black-tailed deer and occasionally whales and porpoises. Call to arrange a viewing today!

    Location

    This affordable oceanfront property is located just north of Shah Point on the northeastern shore of Valdes Island and northeast of the Canoe Islets Ecological Reserve. Valdes Island is situated directly across Georgia Strait from Vancouver, centered between Gabriola Island to the north and Galiano Island to the south. Valdes Island is only accessible by water or float plane. There is no ferry service to Valdes Island, but water taxi services are available from Gabriola Island, Nanaimo and Chemainus.

    Access

    Contact Listing Agent.

    Area Data

    Valdes Island is one of the chain of islands in the Southern Gulf. The island is roughly 40 km southwest of Vancouver across the Strait of Georgia. The island covers an area of approximately 23 square kilometres (9 square miles) and is 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) wide and 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) long. There is no water or electricity on the island.

    Recreation

    Fabulous scuba diving, fishing, oysters and clams, crabbing, prawning, wind surfing/kiting, beach combing and forest hiking are all at your doorstep or just around the corner.

    The island features an excellent array of wildlife. Common marine animals include harbor seals (year-round), Steller and California sea lions (late-August through mid-May), and harbour porpoises, orca, gray and humpback whales (summer months). river otters, black-tailed deer and bald eagles make their home on the island. Bird watchers can spot Wilson's warblers, Pacific-slope flycatchers, black oystercatchers, white-crowned sparrows, bald eagles and great blue herons, as well as other species.

    History

    The island is named after Cayetano Valdés y Flores, a Spanish explorer who first came to the region in 1791 as a lieutenant serving under Captain Alessandro Malaspina on the vessel Descubierta. He later returned to the region in 1792 as captain of the topsail schooner Mexicana to explore the area. The island was given its name in 1859 by George Henry Richards, who captained the survey ship HMS Plumper.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49° 1'52.00"N and 123°35'58.37"W

    Services

    None.

    Improvements

    None.

    Tax Details

    $630.25 (2019)

    Zoning

    RH - Recreational Home

    Islands Trust, Thetis Island Bylaw No. 42, Valdes Island Rural Land Use Bylaw, 1998.

    Additional zoning information can be found on the Islands Trust website

    Legal

    Block F of District Lot 339 Valdes Island Nanaimo District
    PID 015-106-489

    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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