Lot 18 Pearse Island
Lot 18 Pearse Island
Privately held by the current owners for 33 years, this offering presents a rare opportunity to acquire one of very few privately owned boat-access only oceanfront island acreages in the entire region.
The Pearse Islands are a series of seven small, picturesque islands situated at the western end of Johnstone Strait where Queen Charlotte Strait and Cormorant Channel converge. Malcolm Island is to the north, Cormorant Island and the historic Village of Alert Bay are to the west and historic Telegraph Cove, well known for whale watching and eco-tourism, is only a few minutes south. Access points include Telegraph Cove and the town of Port McNeill, which is a full service community located approximately 7 nautical miles to the west on Vancouver Island and provides amenities and marina facilities. Both Port McNeill and Port Hardy to the north have airports.
Lot 18 is on the outside of Pearse Bay. It offers 1.07 acres with approximately 83ft of oceanfront that forms a bit of a crescent. There is direct southern exposure, with views across Johnstone Strait to Vancouver Island.
The topography has a short, gradual rise from the ocean. The topography is primarily level and user-friendly throughout making it easy to develop and enjoy.
There is some nice user-friendly beach exposed at lower tides. The oceanfront is comprised of low rock bluff plus easy, walking grade access at the west onto beautiful beach.
The acreage is fully forested with a complement and mix of mature conifers – cedar, spruce, hemlock, fir – as well as some alder.
This lot offers good privacy, with dedicated roadway along the northern access which leads to this acreage and the neighbouring 145 acre property, which borders the eastern boundary.
To complement access there are four dedicated locations to the road within the recreational development. The two most-convenient and preferred locations are in Pearse Bay. Lot 17 is within 170 metres of the closest location.
There are three contiguous properties currently offered, so there is the opportunity to acquire two or even all three to enhance and complement your island ownership experience. Together the properties offer over 3 acres with approx. 250ft of private shoreline.
The Pearse Bay subdivision development was completed in 1983 with 18 private lots around Pearse Bay, 12 with direct frontage in the bay. Lot 18 fronts Johnstone Strait with both direct access and the roadway access from the bay.
When these lots were created in the 1970s, there were approximately 6 dug shallow wells throughout the development, however these are marginal. Rainwater collection and drilled wells are utilized on neighbouring developed properties.