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Custom Oceanfront Home with Protected Deep Water Moorage
Cortes Island oceanfront home on 2 acres, along 550ft of shoreline in Gorge Harbour. The residence offers approx. 2280sqft of total finished area with 1560sqft on the main floor & 720sqft upstairs. Well-constructed & maintained with windows providing natural light, open floor plan, high ceilings & extensive use of local woods harvested from the property. There is a very large, partially covered patio overlooking the ocean. The living room features a free standing wood stove in a stone tile surround. The kitchen is finished with quality cabinetry. The master suite has a walk-in closet & 3 piece ensuite as well as direct access to the oceanfront patio. On the backside of the main level is another large bdrm as well as a generous size laundry/mud room/additional storage/pantry. Upstairs there is a loft, a 3rd spacious bdrm as well as a 2 piece powder room. There is a reinforced standing pier which leads to an aluminum ramp & down to a 60ft dock well secured with two steel pilings. Services to & on the property include electricity, a drilled well with an additional underground 750 gallon reservoir, & an approved septic system. There is also a spring-fed dug well towards the western portion of the property. Zoning allows for the addition of a guest cottage. The property is in close proximity to Gorge Harbour Marina, separated by a 20 metre forested area. Gorge Harbour offers the convenience of fuel available next door, a restaurant & a general store. 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.