Merville, 544 Williams Beach Road
Merville, 544 Williams Beach Road
This 7.95 acre property sits on Williams Beach Rd, in a neighbourhood of larger acreage properties, just minutes from walking trails to the ocean. Miracle Beach is just a short drive away, and the cities of Campbell River and Courtenay/Comox are both approx. a 25 minute drive from the property.
The acreage is extensively forested primarily in old growth fir, cleared around the buildings and a portion along Williams Beach Rd. The topography is level and user friendly. The property is very private from the road and has a fenced garden area.
The 1768ft main house was built in 2015 and features high quality materials such as cedar siding, beautiful timber framing and an abundance of natural light through large windows and skylights. The main floor encompasses an open living space which includes the kitchen, eating area and living room. The kitchen is full of light thanks to overhead skylights and one wall of floor to ceiling windows. The kitchen also features stainless steel appliances, a high-end gas range, a large island with drawers and a built in butcher-block at one end, a ceramic sink and a tiled backsplash. There are 2 bedrooms on this floor and a 4 piece bathroom with a clawfoot tub, glass-enclosed shower and lots of windows. The main floor also has a closed pantry and a laundry room which has access to outside. Off the eating area is a door to a covered patio.
Upstairs in the home is an open loft, perfect for an office space or entertainment centre. There is a full stand-up crawl space under the home, partially heated (as a portion is split off for cold storage), for ample storage and also for the mechanical systems.
The home features in-floor radiant hot water heating run by a wood-fired boiler which sits outside under the roof of an open-sided woodshed. The boiler also heats the hot water tank. There is an electric back-up system in place for the boiler. All services are underground on the property, with power lines running from the road to the shop.
Domestic water is from a well and also rain collection. There are four large holding tanks for water storage. There are two approved septic systems on the property, one for the main house and one for the accessory building.
There is a secondary accessory building on the property, recently constructed and unfinished inside. This is a high quality A-frame structure with a metal roof and skylights. The building has power and plumbing, and would be perfect for an office, workspace or studio. Zoning would also allow for it to be finished as a very nice secondary accommodation following the proper process.
The shop is an older building used for wood working and additional storage and has power. Water lines from the storage tanks as well as power lines have been run to the centre of the property for future development possibilities.
The region of Merville is an outstanding jumping off point for incredible outdoor Island adventure and exploration including exceptional skiing and snowmobiling opportunities at the world class Mount Washington Alpine Resort – the second busiest winter recreation destination in British Columbia next to the Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort. Mount Washington and the surrounding areas also provide an abundance of opportunities for incredible year-round wilderness hiking, biking and horseback riding. Saratoga Beach, Miracle Beach and their marine facilities are minutes away providing endless entertainment for vacationing families and avid water-sport enthusiasts. Sport-fishing for Salmon and seafood harvesting is a very popular marine activity bringing visitors from around the world. Marine wildlife abounds – enjoy beautiful coastal scenery as well as glimpses of orca, pacific white-sided dolphin, seals, sea-otters and a plethora of mini-marine ecosystems found in the multitude of seaside tidal pools. The region’s rural beauty complimented by city amenities and culture: Courtenay is home to the Public Contemporary Art Gallery and the Sid Williams Civic Theatre. As well, excellent shopping, restaurants and world class golfing can be had there and in city of Campbell River. The Comox Airport is also in close proximity. This spectacular Mid Vancouver Island region has everything.