Sonora Island, Lot A Owen Bay
Sonora Island, Lot A Owen Bay
6.43 acre property with 324ft highbank oceanfront. The placement of the cabin provides for amazing views to the west, across the Discovery Islands with the mountains of Vancouver Island in the background.
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 and general store. It has now 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 and weekly barge deliveries which come in at the south end of the Owen Bay Rd.
Also included is ownership in 18.4 acres of common property which backs this and three neighbouring acreages. There are no fees currently associated with this four lot bare land strata development.
The topography is steep at the water and behind the home, however the balance of the property is more gradually sloped. Aside from two cleared areas, the property is nicely treed and could be considered a blank slate for future development possibilities. From the first bench where the cabin and bunkhouse are placed a roadway curves around to another bench where there is plenty of room for a workspace. A track loader is kept here which can be sold with the property if a buyer would like. From this bench a road wide enough for an ATV or small truck leads to the top of the property, and from there a roadway through the common property leads to the internal road network in Owen Bay and the rest of the Owen Bay neighbourhood.
The attractive main cabin is 1036sqft, with a metal roof and wood exterior siding. Both the placement of the cabin and the layout of the living space inside were designed to take full advantage of the incredible views.
The cabin is very nicely finished, with wood trim throughout, wood flooring and lots of windows with deep wood casings letting in natural light. The vaulted ceiling of the main living space adds to the open feel and the beam that runs along the centre of the ceiling is a stress rated engineered glulam beam, adding a professional touch. This is a modern, well-kept cabin with a bedroom on the main floor and a second bedroom in the 125sqft loft. The open layout features a wood stove on a black tile flooring central to the lower level, with a corner kitchen with hot and cold running water, eating space and living space, all looking out the big windows to the incredible ocean views. A sliding door leads to the large oceanside deck. A bathroom with sink and flushing toilet is also on the main floor.
A 9x11 ‘bunkie’ sits several feet from the main cabin, perfect for guests or as additional sleeping space for family. This small one room cabin has large ocean-facing windows, wood flooring and walls, and a covered porch. An outhouse is just behind the building.
In addition, near the main cabin there is an outdoor shower house with on-demand hot water, a small tool shed and a wood shed.
The licensed moorage includes a 30ft x 10ft dock connected to a rolling ramp which is attached to the float and adjusts with the tide. The dock is anchored to the rockface at the shore, allowing for controlled movement up and down with the tides. Stairs lead from the moorage to the cabin, while a pulley system is in place to transport goods. The location of the dock in a small bay fronting the property provides excellent protection.
Power is currently run with a small 2000 watt generator that is disconnected when not in use. The cabin is fully wired with an electrical panel installed, and a solar panel power system or larger generator system could certainly be added for increased electricity usage. Domestic water is sourced from the creek higher on the property and gravity fed to the cabin and shower house via a water line which follows the road on the property.
This is a turn-key oceanfront cabin and includes the furniture and sundry items. With licensed moorage, domestic water and bathroom facilities already in place this attractive property is a great opportunity!