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A Prime Oceanfront Retreat Situated In Desirable Montague Harbour On Galiano Island…


$2,150,000. (CAD)

232 Southwind Rd, Galiano Island

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

2264 Sq Ft

Lot size: 4.10 acres (1.66 ha's)

Year built: 1966

MLS® Number: 397981

The property known as “Drop Anchor” is approached by an unpaved country no-through forested road (aka drive) designated as “Heritage” by Islands Trust. Down a narrow treed driveway to a Charming Custom Pan-Abode home set in a beautiful natural state secluded waterfront property situated in Montague Harbour  (48° 53’ 30” N., 123° 24’ W) on enchanting Galiano Island.

Residence: This inviting Pan-Abode see pan-abode site (cedar square log tongue and groove) home built in 1966 is of timeless design!  The one and half level home of 2264 finished square feet (210.3 square metres) has spacious main rooms all with easy access through french doors to decks on three sides – designed to bring the outside in! The main floor has an in-line living-dining room with a feature stone wall fireplace which gives a feeling of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright touch, spacious modern kitchen with a feature brick wall fireplace and adjoining family area; two bedrooms and a four piece bathroom. The lower level has a bed/sitting room and three piece bathroom. See floor plan.  The balance of the lower level has an unfinished low height area for equipment (water system, etc.) and storage. Some features: French doors, natural wood finishes, beamed ceilings, two fireplaces (stone and brick), picture windows, spacious easy access decks – New in 2018: metal roof, advanced Ecomix water softening system (, kitchen flooring, eastside cedar deck. The home conveys an inviting warm and comfortable feeling!

Cottage: There is also a separate Pan-Abode self-contained cottage of 458 square feet (43 square metres). See floor plan.

Property: This oceanfront natural state secluded property features substantial mature trees (cedar, fir, maple, arbutus aka madrone, alder); fruit trees (cherry and apple); seasonal pond; feature bamboo area and St John’s Worts ground cover of 4.1 acres (1.66 hectares) (BCAA) being of two lots (lot 5 with the home and lot 6 with the cottage having a slight encroachment on lot 5). See survey plan.   The low bank frontage is 387 feet (118 metres) +/- with easy access to the very usable walk-on beach. On the propety there is a Smoke house, brick bar-b-q and single carport.

Waterfront: This prime oceanfront with west exposure has approximately of 387 feet (118 metres) of low bank foreshore and a lovely very usable shell and sand walk-on beach which shallows out to a good depth to dock area. The beach is suitable for small boats, canoes, kayaks and children, etc.

Dock and Boatshed: There is an excellent all weather and tide dock being 54 x 10 feet (16.6 x 3.05 metres) +/- and boatshed slip being 22 x 13.6 feet) +/-. There is power and water to the dock.  The jetty leading to the dock and boatshed is approximately 168 x 6 feet (51.2 x 3.1 metres) and is accessed from the border of lot 6.  The area of  0.057 hectares (0.141 acres) +/- has Specific Permission For Private Moorage (Pemission number 893231). Having all these features is of great value!

Services: Water by drilled well (Analytical report 2018 & Log from 1966) / Sewer by Septic system (on lot 6) servicing both houses (pumped approx. last 30 months) / Hydro 200 amps (2 meters) / Internet and TV via Satellite, Shaw and Beacon system.

 Area and Location: The property is situated on Heritage Southwind Road in Montague Harbour on the South West side of Galiano Island being about a fifteen minute drive from the Sturdies Bay ferry terminal (accessed from Active Pass at south end) in the small village. The harbour opens into Trincomali Channel which leads to the Gulf Islands and prime boating waters. The general area is excellent for boating, canoeing, kayaking and diving.  Plus fishing, crabbing, shrimping and mollusks.  The area also has a lot of wildlife and marine life – such as soaring Bald Eagles, Hawks, Gulls, Blue Herons, shore birds. Otters and Seals are quite common and a pod of Orcas (killer whales) can sometimes be seen in the general area.

Galiano Island: Galiano Island (48°52’N.,123°20’W) is a peaceful and tranquil island which is often referred to as “the jewel” of the Gulf islands. Located at the west side of Active Pass and bounded by the Strait of Georgia on the North and by Trincomali Channel (48°51’N.,123°23’W) on the South West. The island is approximately 27 kilometers (17 miles) long and an average of approximately 6.3 kilometers (4 miles) wide. It is the second largest of the Southern Gulf Islands. The island offers many conveniences and services mostly in the area known as Sturdies Bay (B.C. Ferry Terminal). The island has several natural state parks (provincial and national), hiking/walking trails, accessible beaches, 9 hole golf course, a marina, restaurants, health care centre, fire department (3) and small stores. There are Government (public) Docks at Sturdies Bay, Whaler Bay, Retreat Cove (CRD) access through private property, North Galiano and Montague Harbour. Plus there is a Marina in Montague Harbour (south west side of the island) – just to the north of  Southwind Rd. Galiano Island located in the heart of the Gulf Islands is easily accessed by B.C. Ferries from Tsawwassen (Vancouver) and Swartz Bay (Vancouver Island); by private boat or private seaplane plus there is also water taxi and seaplane services.

You will be impressed with this fine waterfront property! Offered at $2,150,000. Canadian. ($1,656,000. U.S. August 27, 2018).

Viewing is by some qualification with preferred 48 hours’ viewing notice. Buyers should do their own due diligence and should have their own agent if they want representation.