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The Epitome of Independent Self-Sufficient Island Living
This amazing, fully self-sufficient island retreat needs to be seen to fully appreciate what it offers. 99.6 acres in two titles with approx. 4500ft of oceanfront and SW exposure. Fully forested in mature and old growth with diverse topographical features. The property is accessed by water or by land access (walking trails). There are six substantial structures as well as an assortment of smaller outbuildings, tent platforms, yurts and even a tee pee.
The power system includes a bank of 12 deep cycle 2 volt batteries with a substantial outback inverter power system adequate to produce 110 and 220 power. These are energized by a bank of 29 solar panels. All of this is backed up by a 12kw Onan propane-fired genset. This system is sufficient to satisfy all requirements on the property. Domestic water comes from drilled and dug wells on the property.
There are conservation covenants on this property as well as on the adjoining 44.65 acres to the north-west. The covenants are intended to help preserve the land and limit development in perpetuity. These conservation covenants do not prohibit or restrict development permitted under the current Regional District zoning. This provides a lot of options for either an individual, natural estate property or to accommodate multi-family ownership. The intention behind the covenants is to preserve the land in its natural state as much as possible and to promote self-sufficient, independent, environmentally-friendly use and living.
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.