Sonora Island, Lot 21
Sonora Island, Lot 21
Owen Bay is located on the south side of Sonora Island on Okisolo Channel, just above Hole in the Wall. Owen Bay has a long history; at one point it was a thriving coastal community of about 1200 people and home to a school and general store. It has evolved into a quiet, coastal vacation and recreation community with a small complement of full-time residents. There are government dock facilities located in the bay.
This island retreat is situated on a beautifully forested 2.81 acres in Owen Bay. This is an inland property with quick access via local road to private moorage facilities in Springer Pt, or a leisurely 10-15 minute walk from the Government Dock in Owen Bay.
The property is nicely forested with mature firs and cedars – some of which could be used to mill timber for future structures. The property has a gradual slope to the east with attractive mossy rock and open forest features.
The home is perched atop a high bluff, creating the feel of living in the forest with a bird’s eye view and is situated to benefit from direct southern exposure.
The house is a comfortable, west-coast style structure with 600sqft on the main floor plus a 300sqft loft. A patio deck extends across the front and down one side of the home. The home has a metal roof and lots of windows which makes it very bright and inviting with the southern exposure.
The stove and fridge operate on propane and there is also a 4kw gas generator. A freestanding woodstove in the living room is the primary source of heat.
Domestic water is sourced from a licensed creek and stored in a 4000 gallon reservoir above the cabin. The water then gravity feeds to the cabin. Above the reservoir is a utility building which accommodates a solar panel, a bank of batteries with an inverter and a 12 volt Pelton wheel which provides hydro-electric power for a number of months throughout the year.
Located within the heart of the Discovery Island group and surrounded by beautiful natural scenery and an abundance of wildlife, the Sonora Island area offers all types of outdoor recreation and sport activities - fishing, boating, diving, and wildlife viewing, while seafood such as crab, prawns, clams and oysters are all available within minutes of this region. There are also a few marine parks to enjoy within close proximity, including the Octopus Island Group Marine Park which is only minutes away. Access to the property is by boat or float plane only. Traveling to the property by boat takes a little less than 1 hour from Campbell River and approximately 40 minutes from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. During the summer months there is regular scheduled water taxi service to and from Campbell River.