Sturdies Bay Road
2561 Sq Ft
Lot size: 3.11 acres
This impressive and secluded oceanfront estate with expansive marine and distant mountain views is situated on desirable and easily accessible Galiano Island. The residence, a self-contained guest cottage and a two bedroom sleeping cottage front onto an inviting solar heated swimming pool, large patio, decks and lush easy to maintain gardens.
Residence: This attractive and comfortable well maintained one and half story west coast style home with a European flavour has approximately 2561 finished square feet (238 square metres) plus an undeveloped basement. Built in the 1970s however, updating and modernisation has taken place in recent years. Making use of a variety of select woods, beams and brick feature walls conveys a very comfortable and intimate feeling. The home is sited to take advantage of the sun and the outstanding panoramic views with most rooms fronting on the ocean.
Main Floor: Modern kitchen with eating area and fireplace (insert), separate dining room, den, office with built-ins, living room 23 x 22 feet (7.0 x 6.7 metres) with brick fireplace – All main rooms have access to the many decks, patios and the garden through double French doors.
Upstairs: There are two bedrooms (master with fireplace) and a five piece en-suite bathroom.
Domestic Water – Drilled well
Sewer – Septic system
Hydro – 200 amp service
Internet & TV – Shaw cable
Property: This sunny private and level 3.11 acre (1.26 hectares) property with a North East exposure is mostly in its beautiful natural state with native plants, shrubs and mature trees (fir, spruce, arbutus aka madrona, maple). Easy to maintain gardens are immediately about the house. The property has a gentle slope to the waterfront. See plot plan
Waterfront: Prime oceanfront of 255 feet (78 metres) +/- with low rocky foreshore and small beach area being good for small boats, kayaks and children. You can easily moor your larger boat off shore at a mooring buoy. Or install your own dock – Specific Permission for Private Moorage (Permission #113722) is in place as of October 2010 – a great feature! Note: There is a Government Dock about 5 minutes east of the property which is suitable for seaplane access and visiting vessels (see photos).
Area and Location: The property is situated on Sturdies Bay Road in Whaler Bay being about two kilometres (1.24 miles) – a five minute drive from the Sturdies Bay ferry terminal (accessed from Active Pass at south end). The general area is excellent for boating, canoeing, kayaking, 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 plus pod of Orcas (killer whales) can bee seen in the general area.
Swimming Pool: The south west exposure solar heated pool has an average size of 53 x 30 feet (16.2 x 9.2 metres). Surrounded by patios, decks, the houses and a lush garden.
Tennis Court: There is an excellent Tennis Court in a lovely treed and grassed setting on the south west corner of the property.
Garage: Large attached two-car Carport open at both ends with storage and services room.
Guest Cottage: This self-contained one bedroom 1970Â’s cottage of 792 square feet (73.6 square metres) over looks the inviting swimming pool. See floor plan
Sleeping Cottage: This two bedroom cottage of 469 square feet (43.6 square metres) with heat stove adjoins the main house by covered walkway.
Galiano Island: Galiano Island (48Â°52Â’N.,123Â°20Â’W) is a peaceful and tranquil island which is often referred to as Â“the jewelÂ” of the Gulf islands. Located at the west side of Active Pass and bounded by the Strait of Georgia on the North and by Ttrincomali Channel (48Â°51Â’N.,123Â°23Â’W) on the South. The island is approximately 30.6 kilometers (19 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).
Galiano island has several natural state parks (provincial and national), hiking/walking trails, accessible beaches, 9 hole golf course, a marina, restaurants, and small stores. There are Government Docks at Sturdies Bay, Whaler Bay, Montague Harbour and a Marina in Montague Harbour (south west side of the island). 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 water taxi and seaplane service.
You will be impressed with this fine property!
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Beamed Ceilings, Variety Of Wood Finished, Brick Feature Walls, Picture Windows, Bay Windows, French Doors, Six Patios And Three Decks, Electric Hot Water Heating, Three Fireplaces, Wood Floors.
The property is situated on Sturdies Bay Road in Whaler Bay being about two kilometres (1.24 miles) – a five minute drive from the Sturdies Bay ferry terminal (accessed from Active Pass at south end). The general area is excellent for boating, canoeing, kayaking, diving, 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 plus pod of Orcas (killer whales) can bee seen in the general area.