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“Bee Island” A Secluded Private Island With A Charming Cottage Situated In Cowichan Lake – Live Your Dream…


$895,000.(MLS® 325639 & 359950) (CAD)

Bee Island - (aka Island 5)

This beautiful and inviting natural state Island known as “Bee Island” (aka Island # 5) of 1.25 acres (0.506 hectares) +/- is located in Cowichan Lake on Vancouver Island. Located in a secluded area on the South side of the lake tucked into a small cove – west of Gordon Bay Park area. Something Special!

The Cottage: This comfortable and warm custom (modified Red Cedar pan-abode) built home was built in 2007 to a high standard (with all permits and built to code) making use of quality materials, equipment, fittings and fixtures. The natural wood (fir, cedar, pine, maple and alder) finished one level home of 1382 square feet (128.4 square metres) has two bedrooms and two three piece bathrooms. Great room being open living-dining room-kitchen (stainless steel appliances) with a high vaulted beamed ceiling and fireplace – the room opens through large folding French doors to large spacious decks which surround the house being 2343 square feet (218 square metres). Some features: thermo pane picture windows, 9 double French doors all opening onto decks, vaulted beamed ceiling, skylights, wood fireplace, solid wood doors, wood and tile floors and metal roof. The design allows for a large high area under the house for storage of kayaks, canoes and equipment plus a secure storage room and mechanical and systems room and access to the high-end waste treatment system. The cottage built with the environment in mind and designed to bring the outside in is sited on the high part of the island which allows impressive expansive 360º views over the lake and of distant mountains and beautiful sunsets. It is fortunate that you can comfortably enjoy sitting on the decks late into the evenings taking in the sunsets, views and tranquility and not have the annoyance of mosquitoes or black flies.

The Island: Bee Island is Beautiful by Nature! The easy care island of 1.25 acres (0.506 hectares) +/- includes an islet. The mostly low bank island with rock outcropping is in its beautiful natural state with a great variety of native plants, flowers and mature trees such as juniper, cedar, hemlock and fir. There are several pathways through the island which lead to the easily accessible sandy beaches for good swimming in crystal clear water. The Island is easily accessed by boat or floatplane. Once you own an island you will never be the same! See YouTube: Bee Island Cowichan Lake”.

The Lake: Cowichan Lake is one of the largest bodies of fresh water on Vancouver Island being approximately 27 miles long (43 kilometres) and averages of one mile (1.61 kilometres) wide and has about 64 miles (103 kilometres) of shoreline. The lake offers excellent fishing (cutthroat, rainbow, and dolly varden trout); boating, kayaking and canoeing, warm summer swimming and water skiing. The area has a great variety of wild life and bird life plus a warm summer climate.

Dock: There is an excellent dock being 20 feet x 12 feet (6.10 x 3.70 metres) with aluminum ramp – see plan. Including 19 foot (5.5 metre) boat and motor – see below.

Power-Fuel: Solar system, generator and propane.

Domestic Water: Lake Water – filtered and treated.

Sewer: An approved engineered high-end Treatment plant.

Located: Bee Island is located only a short distance from the Town Lake Cowichan (population about 3100) where there is an excellent large marina ( with good parking. From the marina it is about a 20 minute boat ride using the included 18 foot (5.5 metre) “Legend” aluminum boat with Mercury 115 hp outboard engine. (see photo). The lake is about a 90 minute (110 kilometre/68.4 miles) drive from Victoria, 25 minute drive west (30 kilometer/19 miles) from Duncan and about a 65 minute 73 kilometers/45.4 miles) drive from Nanaimo which is serviced by B.C. Ferries from Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver). See links & maps.

The Island is a great recreational retreat and could be suitable for single, joint or group ownership.  Offered at $895,000. Canadian.

The Property

Natural State Island Of 1.25 Acres In Cowichan Lake On Vancouver Island. Located In A Secluded Area On The South Side Of The Lake Tucked Into A Small Cove. Comfortable Cottage And Excellent Dock With Aluminum Ramp – Including boat.


A Short Distance From The Town Of Lake Cowichan Where There Is A Large Marina With Parking. The Lake Is About A 90 Minute Drive From The City Of Victoria, 25 Minute From The Town Of Duncan And About A 65 Drive From The City Of Nanaimo Which Is Serviced By B.C. Ferries To And From Vancouver And Horseshoe Bay.