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Hernando Island Site 51

Hernando Island Site 51

Hernando Island is a spectacular 2200 acre island located approximately 80 miles north-west of Vancouver in the northern region of Georgia Strait, just south of Cortes Island and four miles west of the Malaspina Peninsula. Not only is the island an exceptional property, it is situated in one of the most outstanding regions on the southern BC coast, where the Discovery Islands begin and just south of the entrance to world-renowned Desolation Sound. This location is close to communities and service centres such as Lund, Powell River and Campbell River.

This offering is for a shared interest in Hernando Island.

This is an exceptional residential island retreat with separate guest accommodations situated on the north-east side of Hernando Island, overlooking the northern waters of the Strait of Georgia towards the Copeland Islands Marine Park and the Malaspina Peninsula. The style and design captures west coast flair in addition to providing all the comforts and convenience of modern living. This is a gorgeous, private location with tremendous views.

The 2470sqft two storey main level entry home is situated on bedrock surrounded by an abundance of beautiful arbutus trees and backed by a mature forest. Originally constructed around 1980, this home has recently undergone extensive updating. Everything is in top condition and good working order. Expansive decks that encompass the entire oceanfront side of the property and incorporate a sunken hot tub and outside showers have been completely reconstructed and from these decks there is a series of steps and a trail that leads to a landing next to the water. The decks also connect the home and the guest accommodations. On the back of the home is a covered deck with an outside sink in a large stainless steel countertop complete with upper cabinets. Here you will also find the mechanical room, a sauna and the mechanical equipment for the hot tub.

The exterior of the home is constructed and finished with full round logs, board and batten cedar siding and quality fir-framed windows. The cedar shake roof was replaced approximately 5 years ago.

The home’s interior boasts true west coast style with cedar and stone finishings and whole log and timber features. Lots of large windows provide abundant natural light and wide open viewscapes. The living and dining areas incorporate a number of skylights.

The main level of the primary residence includes the kitchen area, living room, den, master bedroom and a 3 piece bathroom with hardwood floors throughout. There are vaulted ceilings over the living room and den area and both rooms have freestanding wood stoves. The living room also features a floor to ceiling granite fireplace. The den area is sunken across the ocean side of the home and fully surrounded in glass. There is access from the den to the outside deck on both sides.

The kitchen is a master chef’s delight, appointed with edge grain fir finishing and cabinetry, topped with granite countertops. There is a full complement of stainless steel appliances including gas range, a full fridge and a bar fridge, dishwasher and compacter. The centre island accommodates six seats down one side and has an inset Wolf gas range and oven with overhead stainless steel hood fan.

The upper living area includes another full bathroom, two good-sized bedrooms and a loft overlooking the living area below which currently accommodates two additional beds. There is an additional loft area above the second floor accessed by a ladder and used as a sleeping area.

The 630sqft guest house is as beautifully appointed as the main residence. The main sleeping area within this studio-style suite is surrounded by large windows and has direct access to the integrated oceanside deck. It features a free-standing wood stove, large screen TV, radiant heaters. Separating the sleeping area from the master ensuite is a cleverly constructed kitchenette as well as a wardrobe and storage space finished in edge grain fir. The kitchenette has a microwave, sink and fridge. The ensuite features terra cotta tile floors, a large tiled walk-in shower, cedar walls with extensive high-quality edge vertical grain fir features throughout, granite countertops, a skylight, a soaker claw tub – very lavish.

Notable recent upgrades include a new 12kw continuous duty fully automated generator integrated with a new solar system incorporating 18 panels, a 24 piece bank of batteries and state of the art inverter system. All decks and walkways have been replaced and the roof was redone 5 years ago. Fire fighting and suppression systems equipment are in place and there is a recently updated septic system.

The generator shed is located well away from the home. It has a concrete tile roof and a fire suppression system. Additional outbuildings include a garden shed that also has a large covered open workspace and woodshed. The garden shed accommodates an additional fridge and freezer.

Private boats are typically on mooring buoys. The ocean drops off relatively quickly from this location, which makes for easy access to and from a boat during all tides from the private mooring buoy located just offshore.

This is an excellent choice for anyone looking to accommodate a large active family and/or guests.

Hernando is one of the most amazing examples of what the BC coast has to offer. Most of the island is beautifully forested in old second growth fir and cedar, with a small mix of other coniferous and deciduous vegetation. A few areas throughout provide some grassland. The topography is very friendly, generally level to moderately sloped and there is a network of roads which meander through the forest across the island.

The shoreline is a diverse mix of everything; from lots of low bank, easy walk-on beachfront to moderately higher bank frontage with in most cases easy beach access along portions of the eastern and southern shoreline and a small portion of the northern shoreline towards the east. The beaches range from powder-white sand to rock and pebble, with massive tidal reefs which extend off the south and eastern shorelines towards Savary Island.

Ownership opportunities on Hernando are limited in number and exclusive. The island is very well managed and the ownership is structured in such a way that it complements the peace, quiet and enjoyment of the owners as well as the integrity of the property overall. This is a perfect choice for a discerning individual who appreciates this type of environment, wants and expects some privacy, yet also enjoys a sense of community with like-minded individuals. Ownership includes a share with a site as well as an interest in the entire island.

Hernando Island is very well organized and managed and there are guidelines with respect to ownership and use that are in place to maintain the integrity and ease of enjoyment for everyone. There are full-time resident caretakers who provide a variety of services and can assist owners with enjoying and maintaining their property as well as maintaining the common properties and the infrastructure.

The common property and infrastructure includes a significant standing wharf and moorage located in Stag Bay. The caretakers’ residence, which is the original homestead, is situated at the head of the wharf amongst beautifully manicured grounds and a community garden. A grass area is used for helicopter access from time to time. There is also a tennis court and a community water system providing domestic water to all residences and building locations.

For further information and pricing on this exclusive offering, please contact the listing agents.

Square Ft.
Year Built
Water (boat or float plane)
Northing: 5539682, Easting: 362086, Zone: 10U
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Private setting
Mountain view
Ocean view
Waterfront ocean
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The price is based on current exchange rates but is only an approximation. Please contact us for a final price