Sayward, 421 MacMillan Drive
Sayward, 421 MacMillan Drive
This ocean and mountain view home is in the Village of Sayward on northern Vancouver Island. Sayward is located just north of Campbell River on the east coast of the island, offering residential services as well as a stunning natural setting.
Located on popular MacMillan Drive, this property backs onto a large public park with access directly from the backyard. Across the park there are views of Mt. H’Kusam, an iconic landmark for the Sayward Valley, as well as views to Johnstone Strait where one can see cruise ships passing by. This property is one of only a few in this area with a flat, level driveway at the front of the home.
The 2364sqft home features all the living space on the upper level with an unfinished basement. This is a split level entry, with three stairs leading into the living room from the entryway. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms (one full bathroom and one ensuite powder room). The living space features a living room, dining room and kitchen. The kitchen and bathroom had new linoleum flooring installed in 2017, while the living room, dining room and hallway have parquet flooring and the bedrooms are carpeted. All the main living spaces have big windows, allowing great natural light in the home.
There is a brand new deck on the home, just completed at the beginning of summer 2019. This very user-friendly and nicely-done 50 x 10ft deck spans the width of the home across the back as well as wrapping on one side and providing easy access from the outside with stairs. There are two sliders out to the deck, one from the dining room and one from the master bedroom.
The unfinished basement is used for storage and also additional recreational family space. The laundry and the hot water heater (new in 2015) are also in the basement. There is a door providing access to the backyard.
Other recent upgrades to the home and property include a retaining wall built in 2018 against the neighbouring property; a new roof with upgraded bathroom skylight in fall 2017 and a new woodstove downstairs in 2016. Other upgrades such as flooring, furnace and electrical service were done in the last 10 years.
This is a move-in ready affordable home in a small coastal community
Located on the east coast of north Vancouver Island, BC, the logging community of Sayward has a population of approximately 410 and is just 45 minutes away from Campbell River and all the facilities and shopping one would require. The small settlement community of Kelsey Bay is located 1 mile from Sayward and enjoys a resident population of approximately 120. This picturesque area has an abundance of wildlife, fresh, & salt-water fishing. Outdoor recreation includes caving, kayaking, hiking, whale watching, wildlife viewing, and exhilarating river rafting on the Salmon River. Robson Bight Provincial Park - west of Sayward in Johnstone Strait, provides ocean adventurers with a sure thing when it comes to whale watching.