444 Lakeview Road, Thetis Island
2474 Sq Ft
Lot size: 4.45 Acres (1.80 ha) + common
Year built: 2014
MLS® Number: 392121 VREB <> 441065 VIREB
This secluded and tranquil Thetis Island Chart Thetis Island property is within an exclusive Freehold/Strata development known as Meadow Valley Properties (trax.bc.ca) being 206 acres (83.4 hectares) based on environmental planning with 20 lots and 72 acres (29.14) of common property having 5 kilometers (3.11 miles) of trails. There is easy access through the common property to Cufra Inlet at the head of the inlet-tidal a sheltered lagoon which is at the north east corner of North Cove (49°01’N., 123°42’W.) The inlet is great for kayaking, canoeing and small craft. A property offering many opportunities!
Property: This sunny 4.45 acre (1.80 hectare) Strata Plan Showig Lot 9 property mostly in vineyard with balance cleared and treed area on the east and north sides (fir, arbutus, cedar, spruce, maple) plus a number of fruit trees on the southwest side. The fully fenced and gated property wth a circular driveway has a gentle slope from north to south and was designed as an eco-friendly vineyard (Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grapes). This Thetis Island property setting is considered to have ideal conditions for a vineyard. The owners have not renewed their licence for operation therefore, it is not being sold as a business however, they currently are a sub-grower to larger winery on Vancouver Island which produces revenue. Buyers could re-apply for an operator’s licence as a winery or continue to be a sub-grower. The area, sub-region being part of a larger and growing coastal wine region. There are more revenue possibilities such as renting of the charming cottage, anciliary buildings, bed and breakfacst other naturally sustainable farm operation. There is abundant potable and irrigation water and very usable terrain. Having farm status can result in lower property taxes (currently $3,496.00 gross). Use your ideas and vision with what you could do with this tranquil and inviting property.
Residence: This well sited and well planned custom built two storey west coast style home with three bedrooms and four bathrooms has 2474 finished square feet (230 square metres) 444 Lakeview Rd.-Main House. Plus a lower level (walk out) unfinished framed area of 1326 square feet (123.2 square metres) – many uses. Some features being: A variety of select woods v-joins style finishes, beamed and high ceilings, wood and tiled floors, French doors, easy access to decks/veranda and patio, large picture windows, wood burning fireplace, well planned open kitchen with stainless appliances and eating counter, board and bateon exterior sideing, metal roof. Some furnishings could be purchased separately.
Main floor: (1479 square feet / 137.4 square metres): Spacious entrance area, open kitchen-living and dining room, two piece bathroom, laundry, enclosed porch/sunroom, master bedroom with en-suite four piece bathroom, All main rooms have access to surrounding decks of 739 square feet (69 square metres) and the garden patio.
Upstairs: The upstairs being 995 square feet (92.4 square metres) has two bedrooms both with four piece en-suite bathrooms and each having a deck off. Family/office area with vaulted ceiling and in front of which it is open to below.
Lower Level: This level of 1326 square feet (123.2 square metres) is unfinished with roughed in framing and an average height of 7.6 feet (2.32 metres). Direct access to outside and windowed the area has potential for any uses.
The home is sited to take advantage of the sun and the outstanding property views. Designed to bring the outside in the home conveys a warm and comfortable feeling!
Guest Cottage: This charming self-contained two bedroom cottage of 672 square feet (62.43 square metres) is sited away from the main residence. See floor plan444 Lakeview Rd. Cottage . Note: Suitable for tourism rental, family or staff. A peaceful and beautiful sanctuary!
Ancillary Buildings: Studio/office of 576 square feet (54 square metres), Other – a substantial five level building of 1996 square feet (185.4 square metres) – was and could still be used for wine production. 444 Lakeview Rd. Ancillary. Plus storage/utility building and greenhouse. The buildings have many uses i.e. winery (requires re-licencing & equipment can be purchased separately), artist studio, artisan studio, office space, workshop, storage, farm animals. If you do not wish to use these buildings then there is a revenue possibilty for renting.
Zoning: R2 (rural residential) two dwellings (one seasonal guest cottage), home business, ancillary buildings, agriculture uses permitted. Zoning falls under the Islands Trust.
Services: Water – Two Drilled well & lake water licence / Sewer – Septic tank effluent pump to Community system / Hydro – Two 200 amp service / Internet – Satellite / Telephone two telus land lines / Television – Satellite
Location: The property is situated at the North end of Thetis Island 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). Directions Map
Area: The general area of Thetis Island 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 be seen in the general area of the island 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 – Chart Thetis Island. 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 as 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 public 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 a Public dock in Preedy Harbour. Plus there is moorage at Chemainus and a large marina at Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Both Chemainus and Ladysmith offer many amenities and City of Duncan to the south and City of Nanaimo to the north are both a short drive away.
You will be impressed with this unique property which has many reveue possibilities. Being offered at $959,500. Canadian. ($736,320. U.S. / €637,012 EUR – October 12, 2018). Viewing by appoinment with an agent of your choice.
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