49 McKenzie Crescent, Piers Island
1195 Sq Ft
Lot size: 0.34 acre (0.138 ha)
Year built: 1975
MLS® Number: 413060
This inviting Piers Island oceanfront cottage is set in a beautifully treed and natural state .34 acre (.138 hectare) +/- property with approximately 90 feet (27.4 metres) of ocean frontage and beautiful expansive easterly marine views over Shute Passage and of the Gulf Islands and distant Mount Baker.
Residence: This West Coast home with two bedrooms plus other sleeping areas and a separate sleeping cabin was originally built in 1975 (approximate) the finished area of 1195 square feet (111.02 (square metres) has an open living room/kitchen/eating area which opens to a large deck. Master bedroom opens to a deck which has lovely marine views. See floor plan Some Features: Natural wood finishes (fir, cedar), skylights, thermo-pane windows, vaulted ceilings, fireplace insert (approved), wood and carpet flooring, four appliances, metal roof, board and batten siding, spacious decks (including Bar B-Q and fire pit as shown) on the east and south sides (the surrounding railing uses “hogwire” which is coated for salt resistance and allows a good view). Tastefully decorated and furnished to fit the setting – furnishing can be purchased separately – Turnkey! The home is ideal for recreation or all year living.
Property: Beautifully treed and natural state 0.34 acre (0.138 hectare) See Lot Plan (E 90′ / W 86′ / S 207′ approximate) being mostly level with a slight slope from island ring road (golf carts-not cars). It is an easy care property having expansive panoramic marine views over Shute Passage and of Gulf Islands and Mount Baker. The access from the roadway to the property is via a private pathway. The property is partly fenced and private. There are several small outbuildings (workshop/storage, sleeping cabin/studio, golf cart shelter).
Oceanfront: The oceanfront with an eastern exposure and medium height frontage of 90 feet (27.4 metres) +/- is easily accessible. The beach is somewhat rocky however, very usable – good for children, small boats, kayaks. See Dock paragraph.
Sleeping Cabin: A small sleeping cabin 84 square feet (0.372 square metres). Zoning allows the building of a guest cottage up to 400 square feet (37.2 square metres) – possible to add to sleeping cabin (buyer to confirm).
Workshop/Storage: Separate workshop/storage building of 184 square feet (17.1 square metres). Including many tools, equipment, inflatable kayaks, two bicycles, etc.
Dock: There is an excellent all tide and all weather shared (by a ¼ interest) Dock being approximately 47 x 12 feet (14.3 x 3.7 metres) with registered Licence of Occupation See Plan. Upkeep costs (#49 current $480.49) shared by lots 7 (#49) and south lots #’s 6, 5 and 4. You can keep your boat (size limit) at your front door! You could also have a mooring buoy which should not obstruct minor waters.
Services: Water: City (managed by Piers Island Improvement District) / Sewer: Septic / Hydro: (B.C. Hydro) 200 amp / Telephone: Telus / Internet: Shaw Satellite Dish
Piers Island: Piers Island is located (48°42’N., 123°25’W) just north of Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (Saanich Peninsula) and is bounded by Satellite Channel, Colburne Passage and Shute Passage. The island See Plan Showing Lots is about 250 acres (100 hectares) with residential lots (approximately 130) on the waterfront. The interior (with exception of a farm at the north corner) of the island being about 158 acres (63.9 hectares) has been left in its beautiful natural state (to be maintained and preserved) with trails. Plus there is a common beach/park-picnic-meadow and orchard area on the oceanfront (known as Biscoe Beach) having a lovely sandy beach (north side). This peaceful and tranquil island has a variety of wildlife and bird life plus area marine life. There is a level circular dirt/gravel road for walking, bicycles, golf carts (individual cars are discouraged) going around the entire island. The Island has its own Volunteer Fire Department and response team. Within the fire hall, there is a common meeting/library area. The Island, Piers Island is located in the heart of the prime boating, kayaking, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and diving waters and close to all amenities yet, secluded. Truly a Unique Island!
This desirable and peaceful residential Island is very easily reached via boat (5-8 minutes – depending on boat), seaplane, and water taxi/shuttle service. There is an exclusive (owned by Piers Island Association) parking, launching ramp and boat trailer storage on the Swartz Bay side-a valuable feature. Plus Docks (short term) at Swartz Bay side and on Piers Island which are controlled by the Capital Regional District (CRD). The Town of Sidney (population approx.12,000) offering all amenities is a only short drive from Swartz Bay and Canoe Cove Marina is easily accessed where one can have permanent moorage with parking and the privilege of garbage disposal.
2019 Taxes: $1,336.00
2019 Shared Dock cost: $480.49
2019 Piers Island Improvement District fee: $1,110.00
This inviting home can be a turnkey purchase with Furnishings (less personal effects) and equipment, tools, kayak, bicycle, etc. Plus an 2017 18 foot Hewes Craft Aluminum boat with 115 h.p. Yamaha outboard motor (based at Canoe Cove Marina) and Golf Cart “Club Car” (see photos) are negotiable separately.
Being offered at $589,000. Canadian. ($448,000. U.S. November 1, 2019). B.C. Speculation tax does not apply.
Buyers should do their own due diligence.
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