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Appealing Cortes Island family home minutes from the ferry.
Unique 2000sqft west coast style home, on a picturesque 2.4-acre property, incorporating bright, welcoming living spaces on 3 levels with expansive windows taking in natural light & providing partial ocean views & views over the gardens.
An expansive front deck with wood-framed glass panels provides space to enjoy outdoor living. There is a small private deck on the top level, while downstairs has sliding door access to a covered deck. On the main level there is a well-appointed kitchen with adjacent eating area & living room with vaulted ceilings overlooking the ocean. This level also includes a bedroom with glass doors opening onto a covered deck & a full bathroom.
The second floor loft den is open to the living area below. The master bedroom on the upper level has a fully appointed ensuite with Jacuzzi tub & shower plus a private balcony. The home is nicely finished & appointed throughout. The basement has one room which is completely finished as well as a large storage room, with the balance of the basement space partially finished.
The property is beautiful: in amongst the natural indigenous vegetation you will find nicely manicured lawns, hedges, ornamental gardens & a variety of flowering trees & shrubs.
Water is from a shallow well & the property is on septic. The home is heated with electric baseboards, & there is a wood stove & fireplace. The property enjoys the benefit of quick, easy access to the Cortes ferry.
Cortes Island has a population of around 1000 people. A relaxed rural lifestyle is evident throughout. Amenities and services include general stores, fuel services, seasonal restaurants, a public school (K-9) and a medical clinic. The island provides sandy beaches, gorgeous lakes and miles of shoreline to explore.
The Discovery Islands are considered a major gateway to the very popular Desolation Sound region. For the outdoor enthusiast it is one of the best jumping off points for a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, prawning, kayaking and hiking.
Access to Cortes Island is a 45-minute trip via regularly scheduled ferry service from Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. Quadra Island is a short 10-minute ferry ride from Campbell River. During the summer months there is also regular float plane service from Vancouver and Seattle directly into Cortes Bay.