Rupert Inlet, DL315 Kenny Point
Rupert Inlet, DL315 Kenny Point
This property is situated at Kenny Point in Rupert Inlet, one of a series of four inlets which make up Quatsino Sound. Quatsino Sound is the northernmost significant inland set of waterways on Vancouver Island. The property is located adjacent to the Marble River Provincial Park just north of Varney Bay and the mouth of the Marble River. This is an amazing location, next to a world class salmon river and within a superb region for wildlife, fishing and gathering of seafood. The property itself has tremendous views from numerous locations, excellent sunny exposure and access via forest service road.
For someone who wants to live or create a recreational retreat in a picturesque, rural north island location, this is an amazing opportunity. Fish, crab and prawn right in front of the property.
The 99 acre property has a diverse topography reaching approx. 400ft above sea level and from a few elevated locations the views are panoramic for 270 degrees. There is approximately 4920ft of the property bordering a one chain strip (66ft) of Crown land along the oceanfront. At the time the property was surveyed in the 1920s a strip of land was retained along the shoreline. This Crown land is in its natural state and access across Crown land to the water is not restricted.
Two creeks pass through the property. A large portion of the property was logged approximately 7 years ago, however there remains a substantial amount of significant and mature timber along the entire Crown shoreline as well as on portions of the upland. The logged portion is in a healthy state of natural regeneration.
Access to the property is via existing forest service roads. The relatively easy drive takes only 30 minutes from the turn off at Highway 19, however a vehicle equipped for rugged roads is needed.
Under the current zoning one primary single family dwelling or a duplex dwelling is permitted, as well as a cabin to be accessory to a single family dwelling.
The current owner has completed some significant and exceptional improvements throughout and on the property. These include access roads, a rock quarry and preparation for a second building site location, all incorporating drainage control. Everything done on the property has been properly engineered and permitted, from access roads to retaining walls to drainage. An engineered septic system has been installed which is adequate for the existing dwelling and also for a potential primary dwelling. Domestic water is from a drilled well and water quality reports are superb.
The current residence is an 816sqft one bedroom home intended to be a cabin. This engineered building was built by one of the north island’s most experienced, quality licensed builders. The materials and finishing are top notch and it is situated on a full concrete foundation. This residence is covered by home warranty insurance.
This warm and efficient cabin has a welcoming, European flair. The open living space features blond wood accents and a corner wood stove on a tile surround. The kitchen area has a large IKEA counter, brought over from Europe, with a double sink, stainless steel countertop and range. A stainless steel fridge with bottom freezer is also in this space, which is separated from the entryway with a small wall.
The modern and bright four piece bathroom features tile walls, a mounted sink, a urinal as well as a toilet, and a large tub/shower insert. A laundry cabinet in the main space features a stacking washer and dryer.
Heating is both electric baseboard and wood stove. There is no gas/propane service to the home – all appliances, lights, etc are electrical, run from the very substantial solar powered infrastructure.
In addition to the residence there is a storage/shop/power building. This structure is comprised of two brand new shipping containers with a well-built structure above and a breezeway in between to contain dry storage, wood storage and coverage for vehicles and equipment.
The power system is state-of-the-art, built by Hakai Energy Solutions and fully self-contained in its own 8x8ft shipping container. This houses the controllers, inverter and batteries for the massive solar array situated on the south slope of the storage building. This array has been situated at the perfect angle to capture as much energy as possible.
The container also houses the distribution, plumbing and pressure tank for domestic water from the drilled well.
With 99 acres of property there are numerous options for incorporating one’s lifestyle or future development. Zoning would permit subdivision into smaller 9.88 acre parcels. An existing internal road leads to the upper north-east corner of the property to a location that encompasses amazing views that take in Rupert Inlet, Holberg Inlet, Marble River, Quatsino Narrows and portions of Quatsino Sound.
The entrance to the property is gated. All interest parties must be accompanied.
Quatsino Sound is one of the last great west coast frontiers easily accessible to the outdoor enthusiast and avid sport-fisherman. The region offers a great variety of activities, such as kayaking and recreational boating, throughout the network of protected inlets and the access to the open west coast. As well there are numerous rivers and lakes abundant with trout, steelhead and spawning salmon in the fall. Seventeen miles to the southwest out Quatsino Sound is the open west coast of Vancouver Island that offers spectacular fishing for salmon, halibut and other species. The marine life and other wildlife in addition to the beauty of the west coast are unsurpassed.