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Cortes Island, 1531 Whaletown Road

Cortes Island, 1531 Whaletown Road

This immaculate property and home offers a fabulous array of features. The property is 5 acres located on Whaletown Rd in Squirrel Cove and has a very attractive and meticulously maintained 1400sqft custom-built home. The Squirrel Cove location enjoys some convenient benefits. The Squirrel Cove General Store, which provides groceries, hardware, liquor, gas, propane and post office is just a five minute walk from the property. There is also a summer restaurant and craft store, a public government dock and marina facilities. This is a fabulous jump-off point within the Discovery Islands and at the gateway of world renowned Desolation Sound.

The property has a gradual slope up from Whaletown Road. The driveway is gated close to the house which is situated well back from the road and overlooks the beautifully manicured lawns with 10 fruit trees and a large fenced garden area with a drip-watering system in place. Next to the house and adjacent to an outside seating area, complete with fire pit, is a lovely fish pond. A row of conifers borders the road and the property line.

The balance of the property is nicely forested and a picturesque ravine with mature, old growth forest and a salmon-bearing creek meanders down the eastern boundary. Throughout the forest are a series of walking trails.

The ocean view home offers an open concept primary living area incorporating the great room, dining area and kitchen. Large picture windows take in stunning views across Desolation Sound and to the coast mountains on the BC mainland. The kitchen features a stainless steel fridge and induction stove, dishwasher and large microwave. There is a free-standing wood stove with stone surround in the living area. The flooring throughout most of the home is laminate, with tile in the entryway and laundry room. The laundry room, complete with sink, connects the garage entrance to the house. From the living area there is access to an expansive oceanside deck with a lighted BBQ pergola.

There are 3 bedrooms and two 3-piece bathrooms (one the ensuite in the master bedroom) in the home. The bedrooms all feature built-in closet organizers with a walk-in closet in the master. The master bedroom also enjoys beautiful views and access to the wrap-around patio.

There is a double garage with workshop space attached to the house. The crawl space is completely sealed with skimcoat and natural rock, and has lighting and heat. It provides excellent storage space. There is also a woodshed.

This home and property have been lovingly maintained and enjoyed by the owners for 10 years and are ready for immediate enjoyment. This offer includes a full complement of quality furnishings and all sundry items (excepting some personal items and artwork) as well as all the landscaping and maintenance equipment. Outdoor furniture is also included.

There is an approved septic system and a drilled well for domestic water. Power is from BC Hydro, with an Onan 5.5 HGJAE propane generator (with 4 tanks) set up as backup and for winter absence sub-zero power cuts.

$659,000 (CAD)
Square Ft.
Year Built
Water (boat or float plane)
Drilled well
BC Hydro
$2,124.09 (2018)
Northing: 5553415, Easting: 363030, Zone: 10U
Property Influences
Private setting
Mountain view
Ocean view
Road gravel