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Cortes Island, 311 and 312 Whaletown Road

Cortes Island, 311 and 312 Whaletown Road

This historic property is located at the very end of the road in Whaletown Bay on Cortes Island. Originally functioning as a general store, the main building has since been converted to residential use. This property still has the commercial use zoning designation and is one of very few commercially-zoned properties on Cortes Island.

The property consists of two individually titled properties totaling .417 of an acre, one located on each side of Whaletown Rd, with approx. 458ft of combined oceanfront. The shoreline is mossy rocks, low bluffs and some lower rock frontage.

The residence is located on the property to the west of Whaletown Rd. This .156 acre property has 113ft of oceanfront with predominantly western exposure. The home is situated on land and partially on pilings out over the water, perched literally on and above the ocean’s edge providing a unique setting and diverse views of Whaletown Bay and stretching to the west across Sutil Chanel towards Read Island and beyond.

The original structure of the residence was built approx. 100 years ago. In around 1990 there was a significant addition of approx. 880sqft of primary living space added towards the oceanside as well as the large deck.

The two story home consists of two fully self-contained suites, side by side. One is currently used by the owner and the other is used as an Airbnb vacation rental. The living space for both suites is on the main floor, with one bedroom upstairs for the owner’s suite and three bedrooms upstairs for the vacation rental. The owner’s suite has a wood stove. Both suites have access to the large deck.

The .261 acre property across the road from the residence accommodates the approved septic system and 2 buildings – a storage building in the centre of the property, and another storage building is perched on pilings over the water and adjacent to the entrance of the dock facilities. An additional roadside building on the property houses the post office and is owned by the Post Master. There is a long-standing agreement (no paperwork) for a monthly rental fee paid to the land owner.

Domestic water is provided by a drilled well on, and shared with, an adjacent neighbouring property.

Electrical service and telephone are on the property.

There is an engineered septic system in place with applicable permits.

A foreshore lease is in place for the portion of the residence that sits over the water.

The Service Commercial one zoning provides some interesting opportunities as it would permit a variety of commercial applications. The property could also be enjoyed as a private residence or continued as a vacation rental.

Whaletown Bay is where the ferry landing to Cortes is located, making this a convenient location. The benefit of public dock facilities on user-pay basis is another bonus and perfect for those who like to enjoy ocean activities in this beautiful central Discovery Islands location.

Square Ft.
Water (boat or float plane)
BC Hydro
Approved septic
458ft combined
$1,702.67 (2018)
Northing: 5552585, Easting: 353271, Zone: 10U
Property Influences
Mountain view
Ocean view
Local services & amenities
Waterfront ocean
Road paved
Road gravel
High bank waterfront
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