Cortes Island, 1529 Savannah Road
Cortes Island, 1529 Savannah Road
This very appealing 2.29 acre property is situated on the west side of Cortes Island just a few minutes from the ferry service in Whaletown. Located on a no-through road, the location is extremely private and quiet as it is surrounded by forest. The property enjoys due south exposure and some ocean and mountain views across to Vancouver Island.
A paved circular driveway winds down through the forested portion to the main residence, a 3-storey residence with a total of 2700sqft of finished living space overlooking the beautifully landscaped and manicured grounds below. The property has a gentle and gradual slope down to the south. The portion below the home has extensive lawns, two beautiful ponds, a large variety of fruit trees/bushes and beautiful ornamental trees and shrubs, as well as some nice rock work. The landscaped areas and yard are deer-fenced and have lighting.
This one owner family home was constructed in 1996. Utilizing some native wood from the property, the home features an appealing west-coast cottage style.
The main living area, which is level entry walk-in from the driveway, includes the primary living space with an open plan consisting of the kitchen, dining area and living room. There is a free-standing wood stove in the living room and an island in the kitchen. There is a fully-covered patio deck along the east side and across the front of the home which provides for the comforts of a covered entry and access to and from the living space.
There are also two bedrooms (one is currently used as an office/studio), a full bathroom and a laundry room on the main level.
On the upper level of the home there are two generous sized bedrooms, a full bathroom and storage space.
The ground level is a fully self-contained 2 bedroom suite, very popular with vacationers and commuting workers such as BC Ferries or BC Hydro employees. It is also excellent for accommodating guests and extended family. There is a full size kitchen, a 3-piece bathroom with a tub/shower combo, a woodstove and lots of natural light. The suite has a separate gated entrance, its own hot water tank and a private covered deck.
Flooring is mixed throughout the home, including hardwood in the living areas, lino in the kitchens and carpeting in the bedrooms as well as on the stairs.
The exterior of the home is red cedar shake siding and the asphalt shingle roof was replaced in 2012. The foundation is PWF (permanent wood foundation) which is CMHC-approved and the windows are aluminum thermal pane. There is an outside HOT water tap as a nice feature.
There is a 6x10 greenhouse, a 21x10 woodshed and a workshop. The workshop is 12x16 with an attached 12x16 covered area for outdoor storage of equipment. The shop has power and heat.
The property has 200 amp electric service and telephone. Internet is provided by Twincom.
There is a 12kw back-up generator for power outages. Both kitchen ranges are propane.
The lower portion of the property has an abundance of fresh water and there are two dug shallow wells. There are also water rights on Zuk Spring.
There are two septic systems. An Elgin system was recently installed (January 2019) and is a fully approved system. The original septic system is also still in place and functioning, it could serve well to accommodate RV use.