Sonora Island, Lot 18
Sonora Island, Lot 18
3.17 acre inland property in 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 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. This is a water-access only community and there are government dock facilities located in the bay.
This 3.17 acre property is forested right to the internal community road in Owen Bay. The property rises up to an approx. height of 118 meters, with mossy bluffs and rock outcrops interspersed through the forest. Rather than clearing at the bottom of the property by the road, the owners built a small cabin about 3/4s of the way up the property, on a large bluff. From this spot there are stunning viewscapes, looking across the water to the top end of Quadra Island, Sonora Island and to Vancouver Island in the distance. With due west exposure the sunsets are sure to impress.
This 200sqft cabin packs a lot into a small space, with a bench sleeping platform, ample counter space and shelving and a small storage loft above the bed. A large window faces west and a sliding door faces south-west, ready for a deck to be added. The pentagon-shaped one room cabin has an addition along the north side, at the main entrance, which provides additional storage space.
A small wood stove is the primary source of heat, and there is a propane Chateau Magic Chef cooktop and oven. There is propane hot water on demand. Licensed domestic water is sourced from a near-by creek.
Used with what is already in place, this property is a unique private retreat, but it could also be developed into a more traditional island property.
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. Traveling to Sonora Island 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.