|This inviting and secluded park like 10 acre oceanfront estate has been carefully and lovingly developed over a 20 year period by the current owners. Situated on a tranquil lagoon known as Cufra Lagoon in North Cove on Thetis Island. Featuring a charming West Coast style home, guest cottage and several ancillary buildings.
Residence: This well sited cedar singled siding custom built two storey west coast style home with two or three bedrooms has approximately 2963 finished square feet (275.3 square metres). Some features being: A variety of select woods finishes, post and beam construction, beamed and wood ceilings, wide plank fir floors, bay windows, river rock hearth, leaded and stained glass windows, large picture windows, built-ins and ample storage areas, horseshoe-configured kitchen with large counter space and ample drawer storage.
The Main Floor (1827 square feet / 170 square metres): Spacious entrance area, Great room - Kitchen/living/entertainment and dining area with heat stove on river rock hearth, pantry, four piece bathroom, master bedroom with three piece en-suite bathroom, laundry room, utility room, mud room and sunroom. All main rooms have access to surrounding decks of 813 square feet (76 square metres) and the lovely courtyard garden.
The Upstairs (1136 square feet / 106 square metres): Has one bedroom with deck off, large office/studio, three areas which could be suitable as office, or bedroom, etc. See floor Plan.
The home is south sited to take advantage of the sun and the outstanding water and property views. Meticulously maintained and well constructed this fine home conveys a warm and comfortable feeling!
Guest Cottage: This charming self-contained two bedroom cottage of 600 square feet (56 square metres) is sited away from the main residence. See floor plan. Note: A thriving cottage rental tourism business -each summer for years visitors have come to this property for their vacations to enjoy peace and quiet of this beautiful sanctuary.
Ancillary Buildings: Studio of 234 square feet (22 square metres), Bunk-house of 297 square feet (27.6 square metres), Gazebo of 71 square feet (6.6 square metres), Utility shed of 65 square feet (6 square metres), Shower Building of 71 square feet (6.6 square metres). See floor plans and property plan.
Workshop: There is a spacious workshop building of 422 square feet (39.2 square metres) set between the two garages/carports.
Garage/Carport: Two large garage/carports (one with storage and services area). Both are connected to the main house in a U-configuration.
Property: This park-like nature-sensitive secluded mostly level 10 acre (4.05 hectare) property is mostly in its beautiful natural forested (about 60%) state with native plants, shrubs and mature trees (fir, spruce, cedar, arbutus aka madrona, maple), meadows and pond being about 20%. The Terrain gently rolling throughout, with a stream flowing in a swale on the western side and a bedrock ridge (mainly buried) on the east side creating a gentle slope (26 foot/8 metre) descent over 300 feet/91.4 metre horizontally) down toward the lagoon from the north-south high ground of the property where the main buildings are located. There is an attractive easy to maintain country garden with small fish pond immediately about the main residence plus another fenced vegetable garden a short walk away. The property has extensive easy walking trails throughout which takes you through forest, the large pond and stream areas. Buildings and driveways together occupy an estimated 2% of the total property. See property map.
Pond, Stream and Irrigation: The main pond of (250,000 gallons (113,650. litres) +/- measuring approximately 150 x 50 feet (46 x 15.2 metres) and varying depths of 3 to 7 feet (0.91 to 2.13 metres) and is stocked with small bass. It has clean and clear water (with Tannin causing surface to reflect light brown). The Stream usually flows between October to June which might have an average flow in winter months of 500 to 1000 gallons per minute (2273 - 4546 litres) - no know reserved water rights. A buried pipeline goes from the pond to the irrigation tower which supplies irrigation water and fire station standpipe near the house.
Zoning: R2 ("rural-residential"), with two dwellings (one being a seasonal
guest cottage), home businesses, accessory buildings and agricultural
Waterfront: The Cufra Inlet Lagoon oceanfront of 800 feet (244 metres) +/- is sheltered and mostly low bank with a small beach area being good for small boats and children. You can keep your small boats at the easily accessible 350 square foot (33 square meter) +/- dock and deck area which is also suitable for seaplane access and visiting vessels. There is also a boat launch area and separate road access to the waterfront - tidal. Excellent summer swimming. The waterfront area has amenities such as a Gazebo and fire pit and a Bunkhouse “sleeping cabin”. Plus there is separate driveway giving access to the waterfront and dock area. (see photo below).
Domestic Water - Drilled well (log available) + storage
Sewer - Septic systems - 2 systems (details on request)
Hydro - 200 amp service + solar
Internet - Telus (high speed)
Location: The property is situated at the North end of Thetis Island on Cufra Inlet, a sheltered lagoon which is at the in the North East corner of North Cove (49°01’N., 123°42’W.) being about a 10 minute drive (4 kilometres / 2.5 miles) north from the Ferry Terminal at Preedy Harbour (48°49’W.,123°40’N).
Area: The general area is known as the 'banana belt' of the Gulf Islands of British Columbia and is noted for warm swimming, excellent fishing, shellfish, molluscs boating, kayaking, canoeing, diving and a having a great variety of marine life, birdlife and wild life - such as soaring bald eagles, hawks, gulls, ducks, blue Herons, variety of shore birds. Otters and Seals are quite common plus pod of Orcas (killer whales) can bee seen in the general area of the island.
Thetis Island: The area is known as the “banana belt of the Gulf Islands. Located in Stuart Channel (Latitude 49°01’N., 58' N, Longitude 123°42' W) being about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) north east of Chemainus, Vancouver Island - see Chart. The peaceful and picturesque Island of about 10.5 square kilometers (4.1 square miles) has a population of approximately 400 (permanent residence with the number increasing seasonally and part time. Easily accessed by B.C. Ferry service (frequent/20 minute trip) from Chemainus (population about 4000) on Vancouver Island or by Airplane (float) service from Vancouver and Victoria, boat (private or water taxi). Located approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Vancouver and 46 miles (74 kilometers) from Victoria. The island is mainly forested, with some farms and about 10 miles (16 kilometers) of roads. There is a pub/restaurant, post office, small store, community center and tennis court, volunteer fire department, small elementary school. There are two protected marinas in Telegraph Harbour and Public a dock in Preedy Harbour. Plus there is moorage at Chemainus on Vancouver Island. See links.
You will be impressed with this unique “one-of-a-kind property” which offers maximum privacy, abundant potable and irrigation water, very usable terrain available for outdoor activities or building - features that few properties can offer!
Offered at $1,288,000. Canadian. ($1,304,000. U.S., €915,000. EUR, £801,000. GBP, and ¥8,400,000. CNY approximately as of August 12, 2011) Currency Converter
*A complete list of Facts and Features prepared by the Seller is available upon request by qualification.
Buyers should note that information is submitted as descriptive as to type and quality of residence and property only. Figures relating to size and quantum must be taken as approximate. Buyers are responsible to verify to their satisfaction all pertinent information