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Cortes Marketplace
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Real Estate Marketplace - Waterfront
One of the Most Spectacular Properties and Locations on Cortes Island

This 12.45 acre oceanfront property is adjacent to Smelt Bay on Cortes Island. Smelt Beach is an amazing sandy beach that has beautiful sweeping vistas. A magnificent reef is located out front; home to abundant sealife and fun to explore when exposed at low tide. In front of this property is a beautiful stretch of sandy beach and the views are panoramic and breath-taking.

The majority of the property has a nice, level topography rising to an escarpment on the back portion. There is approx. 1,475ft of walk-on waterfront. Most of the property is in grass meadow with a nice complement of conifers along the back property line as well as around the entrance and residence. Access to the property is through Smelt Bay Provincial Park.

This is an old homestead property. The existing residence is an older structure which is in need of repair and updating. The home offers approx. 1350sqft on the main floor and 950sqft upstairs and features an18ft rock-faced Heatilator fireplace, vaulted ceilings and lots of windows.

There are extensive garden areas, including an orchard area with a number of dwarf fruit trees, which could be revitalized. Outbuildings on the property include a large 28ft x 42ft barn/workshop.

The home is serviced with hydro-electric power, telephone, a septic system and a drilled well which purportedly produces a phenomenal 40 gallons per minute.

This property is an ideal choice to redevelop into one of the island’s premier oceanfront estates.

Cortes Island has a population of around 1000 people and a relaxed rural lifestyle is evident throughout the island. 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.