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Sonora Island, Lot 28 Owen Bay

Sonora Island, Lot 28 Owen Bay

An island homestead located in the heart of the Owen Bay community on Sonora Island!

Owen Bay is located on the south side of Sonora Island on Okisollo 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, church 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.

With two off-grid cabins, this 1.8 acre inland property is ready to use as is or to develop into a more substantial island home. The property is located a short 10-minute walk from the government dock in Owen Bay. A good road leads to and from the property and the dock. Some property owners in the area utilize small vehicles or ATVs.

The property is flat and level from the road and rises up in the back. There are cleared areas for the two cabins. The main cabin is set back from the road and the level area there includes garden space, a large, covered lean-to shop for tool and wood storage, an outhouse and two large water reservoir containers. A good walking trail leads from this level to the upper cabin and an additional covered lean-to beyond the cabin.

The main cabin is the newer of the two cabins. It features unique stack wood construction housing a central built-in sauna, lots of windows and 4 skylights. This is a bright one room 340sqft cabin, with a kitchen, dining room, sitting area and sauna. Two sliding doors open to the outside. A queen size Murphy bed is cleverly built into the wall in the living space between the sliding doors. The kitchen has a modern stainless steel propane range and a passive cold-storage pantry/fridge built into the end wall. A wood stove heats the cabin and also heats the sauna which sits behind the wood stove.

The cabin is built on a post and pad foundation and has a metal roof. It is wired for lights to run off a plug-in generator and there is running water which comes from rainwater collection and a 500 gallon storage barrel.

The upper cabin is a 216sqft one room cabin. This cabin is built into the side of the rock, extending out on stilts. There are two loft beds, counter space with a double sink and cooktop, a woodstove, and lots of shelves for storage.

An outhouse is near the main cabin. In the garden area there are two 2000 gallon reservoir tanks used for collecting rain water, with a brass swivel nozzle for fire suppression.  While this area does not benefit from good cell service, there is the ability to connect to Star Link for wifi, as many of the residents currently use this system.

From the top of the property one can see through the trees over to Busby Island and into Diamond Bay.

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. 

$199,900 (CAD)
New Price
Square Ft.
Year Built
Water (boat or float plane)
$188 (2023)
Property Influences
Private setting
Treed lot

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