Cortes Island, 383 Whaletown Road
Cortes Island, 383 Whaletown Road
A must-see! Very few properties offer the setting, views and benefits that this spectacular oceanfront property does.
This 62 acre oceanfront paradise includes two 4.9 acre private strata properties and 52 acres of common property, located along the southern shores of Cortes Island midway between Whaletown and Shark Spit which extends from Marina Island.
This magnificent forested oceanfront property is home to some huge first and old growth trees. The property has good road access and power and is only minutes away from ferry services in Whaletown as well as services and amenities in Gorge Harbour at Gorge Harbour Marina. An extensive driveway winds through the forest to the spectacular oceanfront location with the last few hundred feet of the access road and driveway to the house and shop paved. The property offers privacy, peace and quiet.
The 2200sqft home is located on a private 4.9 acre oceanfront property with shared interest (with one other 4.9 acre oceanfront property) in the 52 acre remaining common property. The approx. 890ft shoreline is diverse and encompasses a beautiful bay and two peninsulas. The location enjoys bright sunny southern exposure and commanding panoramic views of the southern discovery islands Sutil channel across to Vancouver Island and the Strathcona Park mountain range.
The residence is a very comfortable West coast split level design with an open floorplan surrounded by large windows capturing the view. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The home was constructed approximately 25 years ago and was well ahead of its time in design and has been maintained in excellent condition. There is a large ocean side deck.
The kitchen features extensive cabinetry, moulded Corian countertops and sink, a large centre island and built-in appliances. The dining and living rooms extend across the front of the home and there is a wood-burning stone fireplace in the living room. A loft overlooks the primary living area and kitchen which could be used as a den or office area. The master bedroom has a four piece ensuite as well as sliding doors to a private outside deck with views to the west. There are two other generous size bedrooms and an additional full-size bathroom with large walk-in shower, a large pantry/storage room, a good size laundry room with plenty of storage and a two-piece powder room. All closets have built in organizers and drawers.
The home recently had a new metal roof installed.
There is a 20' x 24' fully finished insulated and heated shop with an attached 22 x 24' carport.
Domestic water is provided from a drilled well which produces phenomenal volumes of freshwater. There is an approved septic system installation as well as a backup power system in place.
A modest sleeping cabin is located on the shoreline of the bay which is common property to both owners. This location also accommodates a private dock for seasonal moorage.
Cortes Island has a population of around 1000 people and a relaxed rural lifestyle is evident throughout the island. Amenities and services include general stores, fuel services, seasonal restaurants, a public school (K-9) and a medical clinic. The island provides sandy beaches, gorgeous lakes and miles of shoreline to explore.
The Discovery Islands are considered a major gateway to the very popular Desolation Sound region. For the outdoor enthusiast it is one of the best jumping off points for a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, prawning, kayaking and hiking. Access to Cortes Island is a 45-minute trip via regularly scheduled ferry service from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. Quadra Island is a short 10-minute ferry ride from Campbell River. During the summer months there is also regular float plane service from Vancouver and Seattle directly into Cortes Bay.