East Cracroft Island, Lot 8
East Cracroft Island, Lot 8
A welcoming and appealing property with open space, rolling groomed lawns overlooking the ocean, and sunny southeastern exposure. Located on the southeast shoreline of East Cracroft Island, at the southern end of the Broughton Archipelago in Johnstone Strait, this oceanfront property fronts Havannah Channel and looks across to Hull Island and an extension of the central BC mainland coastline.
The property is 21.3 acres, with the oceanfront portion cleared into groomed lawn. This has created an abundance of useable area along the ocean, adding to the appealing and user-friendly nature of the property. The property is treed away from the developed oceanfront, with trails through the forested portions. The 880 feet of oceanfront is primarily a low bank crescent bay with southeastern exposure and then the topography gradually slopes up to higher elevations at the back of the property. A good portion of the acreage is accessible by the current road/trail network.
There are substantial moorage facilities in place. This includes a 5 foot by 100 foot standing pier on 12 pilings with a covered gazebo and fish cleaning station, and a 37 foot aluminum ramp leading to an 64 by 8 foot wood dock, secured by 4 pilings. There are 3 more pilings strategically located for future dock expansion. Fresh water is plumbed to the end of the pier. This water is supplied by the neighbour’s well, on a handshake agreement.
The bay provides protection from prevailing winds and the current foreshore tenure permits substantial room for expansion of dock facilities for personal use or to accommodate potential future development of the property permitted by the zoning.
An area along the foreshore has been improved with a barge loading ramp, to easily facilitate moving material and equipment.
There is the main cabin as well as an A-frame bunk house on the property. In addition to these there are several outbuildings, including a sawmill and a workshop.
The main cabin is a one room open concept cabin with dedicated areas defined with half-walls, for kitchen, eating, living room and sleeping area. The kitchen has a stove, fridge and lighting powered by propane. There is an electrical closet off the sleeping area which houses the inverter and batteries, to keep them out of the elements. Just outside the kitchen is a walk-in pantry. Walkways and patios surround the ocean-facing side of the house, with a sunroom on one end and a sauna off the other end. The deck between the sunroom and cabin is covered. The bathroom facilities for this building are an outhouse.
The cabin has domestic water via rainwater collection held in a 1550 gallon water tank. It is heated by woodstove while power for the lights, VHF radio and stereo is provided through a solar energy system with a 65 watt panel and a Xantrex True Charge 2-40 amp Battery Charger, and a 2000i Honda Generator. There are an additional three unused, in the box, 65 watt solar panels and an unused, in the box, 700 watt wind generator. Propane is by way of three 30 pound tanks and two 20 pound tanks, stored in a compartment at the end of the cabin. A small propane fridge is also housed in this compartment.
The newest structure on the property is the 12X12 sunroom, connected by covered walkway from the cabin. This is a bright and airy room with chairs for relaxing and can also be used as an extra sleeping room.
Connected to the cabin by way of boardwalk and stairs is the sauna building. It has a wood fired cedar sauna with a 20 gallon integrated hot water tank and bench seating, with an ocean view! There is an attached room for changing that is also used for storage and houses an old ringer washing machine. Outside the oceanside door is the deck to the clothesline.
The bunkhouse is an A-frame structure close to the ocean with amazing views of the bay. The main floor is spacious with a table and chairs and could accommodate living room furniture or more beds. There is a two-piece bathroom which holds a portable toilet and sink. The loft area is currently used as sleeping space, with three beds. The loft has windows at either end, allowing natural light to flow through. This building has no running water or power.
The mill shed is a solid 42X16 cedar structure with a metal roof. It houses a Woodland MH 126 mill in excellent condition. The shed also houses a tool room with an extensive inventory of tools, housed in large double-stacked rolling tool chests, to manage any project on the property. The power tools are all run by a Kodiak SGA 2800 watt generator. This building is wired for lighting through a solar/battery/inverter power system.
The woodshed is located close to the cabin for easy loading of the stove in the cabin and of the sauna.
The outhouse is also conveniently located close to the main cabin. It even has an ocean view through a window and a screen door for those hot summer days!
The zoning in conjunction with a covenant registered on title provides a unique opportunity. The property’s potential may be especially appealing for those interested in group ownership or a coastal development opportunity.