Lot 2, Neroutsos Inlet
Lot 2, Neroutsos Inlet
Offered for sale are three substantial oceanfront acreages located on the southwest shoreline across from the Village of Port Alice on Neroutsos Inlet. Neroutsos Inlet is a deep fjord 11 nautical miles long, and part of the Quatsino Sound network of inlets on the north-west coast of Vancouver Island. Neeta, Colonial and Cayeghle Creeks are at the head of the inlet with many other creeks along the inlet itself. The Village of Port Alice is located on the eastern shoreline. Neroutsos Inlet provides for great prawning and crabbing and access to some of the best west coast sportfishing. The Village of Port Alice, with a population of 700 people, has paved road access from Hwy 19 and provides a complement of services. Access to these properties is a short five minute boat ride from the Port Alice boat ramp or by a 45 minute drive on forest service road from Port Alice.
Lot 1 is 31.8 acres and offers approx. 2700ft of waterfront in a mix of low and steeper bank frontage. Lot 2 is 36 acres with approx. 1400ft of oceanfront. The waterfront portion is primarily steep bank with a small portion of low bank waterfront. Lot 3 is 44.7 acres offering 1550ft of waterfront. The waterfront on this lot is mainly low bank access to a gentle grade beach. All three properties have a mix of small bays and areas which would be suitable for moorage, the installation of a dock, and a ramp site for loading and offloading material and equipment.
The upland portions of the acreages have a diverse topography which incorporates a number of level and gently sloped user-friendly areas throughout. The properties overall rise moderately to steeply to the south-west, reaching elevations of approx. 80 metres on Lot 1 and 120 metres on Lots 2 & 3.
Each property has a gated driveway entrance and there is an internal road system throughout portions of the properties. Zoning allows for two family dwellings plus cabins, RV sites and accessory buildings. There are a number of suitable view and oceanfront locations on each of the acreages, making the properties suitable for a group or family purchase. The zoning would also allow subdivision, to a 10 acre minimum.
There are two all-season creeks which make their way to the ocean along, or in close proximity to, the property boundaries between Lots 1 & 2 and 2 & 3, providing access to fresh water for domestic use, as well as the potential to generate power with a micro-hydro system. There is a good probability of potable water, if one were to drill a well, as is noted in the water report, available on request. There is a geotechnical report determining safe building sites which is also available on request.
The acreages were logged in 2011 and 2012, which is reflected in the pricing for such generous-sized oceanfront properties. The properties have been replanted with a mix of sitka spruce, cedar, douglas fir, balsam and hemlock.
Subdivision approval was based on water access, however there is Forest Service Road access, albeit limited at times. The lots have several entry points; the new Port Alice ramp and marina, Coal Harbour ramp and Government Wharf as well as a number of private facilities.
Port Alice is located on the NE shore of Neroutsos Inlet, and is an outstanding region for the outdoor enthusiast, fisherman, hunters, and kayakers. The inlets and West Coast waters in this region provide excellent opportunities to view all sorts of marine and other wildlife (whales, otters, porpoises, sea lions, eagles are a regular occurrence). Harvesting prawns and Dungeness crab is literally at your doorstep and the fishing opportunities for salmon, halibut and other salt water species are truly world class. There is quick easy access to VictoriaLake, AliceLake and a number of other freshwater systems that provide another scope of recreational opportunities including excellent trout fishing. There is good quality paved road access to Port Alice and the community has a full array of municipal services available in addition to convenient and essential services such as a health centre, shopping area, hotel, 2 golf courses (one local, the other just a 20-minute drive away), RV campsite, restaurants, fuel facility and boat launch.