Imagine a place where the water is pure and natural. Imagine a place where the air is sweet and clean. It exists, it is Cortes Island. Situated in the Gulf Islands on Canada’s west coast approximately, 110 miles up the Georgia Strait from Vancouver and 200 miles from Seattle.
Access is a breeze. Scheduled floatplane service is available from both Seattle and Vancouver and you will be dropped off right at your private dock. If you prefer, you can drive up Vancouver Island and take the ferries to Cortes Island. Cortes Island is the gateway to Desolation Sound, Toba Inlet, Bute Inlet and hundreds of other fascinating hide-a-ways.
Find peace and tranquility on this sprawling 17.6 acre property with over one third of a mile of pristine oceanfront. It’s like owning your own island, as access is by water, which affords security and the ultimate in privacy. No noisy generator here as electricity is hooked up to the regular power grid via an underwater transmission line. Water is in its most pure and natural state from an underground aquifer 220 feet in depth. Telephone and internet are on site via an underwater telephone cable and television is provided by satellite. You’ll have all the amenities of a city in such a unique location. This place truly has it all.
For the boating lover, the 100 feet of dock can easily accommodate your 50-60 foot yacht. This is deep water moorage at its best, and it will keep you fully protected from wind.
If you own your own floatplane there is a unique ramping system to get her out of the salt water and hose her off with all the peace of mind which goes with having her high and dry.
The magnificent principle residence has been located, engineered and laid out with precision taking every possible advantage of the ocean view and lay of the land. From practically every room windows have been set ever so low to permit even the slightest gaze towards the sea to be rewarded. A gleaming white grand piano awaits your fingers gentle caress. This magnificent instrument was created in 1919 in Baltimore,Md. and was found in 1994 , re-finished and helicoptered to it’s current home. It was chosen for its unequaled and perfect sound. If you are a writer, the quiet teasing sound of the waves gently caressing the water worn rocks below will inspire unlimited and yet to be created masterpieces.
There are 3 bedrooms with the large master suite facing directly to the water on two sides. The ensuite bath has a jetted tub for two and also provides a magnificent ocean view.
This home was constructed in 1992 and consists of 3,000 sq ft of grand living area and is highlighted with an imposing two story glass atrium eating area which can easily accommodate eight to ten for dinner. The view from this area is a stunning 210 degrees of the ever changing waterscape. If more formal dining is preferred, a separate dining room is situated towards the rear of the home creating a completely different aura with views of the natural forest shrubs and ferns. Flooring is natural hardwood in the kitchen, grand entry and eating area with plush white carpeting throughout the remainder.The kitchen is a chef’s dream with numerous built-ins as well as an island containing the Jennaire cook top.
Enjoy the outdoors from your beautiful 3,000 sq ft sundeck that wraps around three sides of the home. There are numerous ideal spots for the patio furniture and just plain lounging. If you dare, the sundeck railing has a gate, which is used for diving directly into the ocean. Indeed, the setting of this magnificent structure is truly waterfront.
Just a stones throw away, but very private is the two bedroom cozy and fully self-contained guest cottage with its own sundeck over the water. The two homes are conjoined by a boardwalk, which starts at the top of the dock ramp and leads some 250 ft up to what was the original homestead on the property.
The original home, which still exists, was built in 1910 and the surrounding grounds are modeled after the typical English country garden with stone terraces and stairs. Much of this area waits to be reclaimed to its original 1910 ambiance.
It has been written all too often that “You must see it to believe it” but this one of a kind “Sleeping Beauty” will cast its own spell on you that promises to last a lifetime.
Additional Accommodations: Two bedroom guest cottage
Dock: 100 ft deep-water
Sundeck: 3000 sq ft
City: Cortes Island
Province: British Columbia
Lot Size: 17.6 acres
Square Feet: 3,000
Waterfront: 1,750 ft
For further information contact:
Phone: (604) 638-1802
Fax: (250) 677-4480