Looking for an authentic rural holding in the heart of the beautiful Fulford Valley? Here is a gem, with 36 acres of sunny and gently sloping land, with large level expanses. A forest enclave is part of this gem…walk your own trails, beside serene Fulford Creek.
The two bed/two bath custom home is a design borrowed from a cottage in Crete…very pleasing open plan living/dining, with kitchen “ell” off, plus bedrooms in opposite wings. Large and inviting entry/foyer hallway. Easy access from living to sunny patio areas. Fenced courtyard at entrance, with reflecting pond. Separate garage plus separate studio…all connecting to the main home. An appealing feature is the bell tower.
An organic blueberry area generates a terrific crop and is an income producer. Current owners have also planted a cherry orchard. Adjacent to two exceptional vineyard/winery properties, and to an olive grove, one could consider planting grapes and joining the vineyards that are currently thriving on Salt Spring.
Or…? You decide. A short stroll takes you to Burgoyne Valley Park and to the ocean at Burgoyne Bay…keep a boat on a mooring buoy here, and enjoy summer swimming.
A perfect location for your farming ideas. Would also make a great studio location for an artist…be on the studio tour.
24 hour notice for viewings appreciated.
Oceanfront with 11+ acres, and approx. 900 +/- feet of lowbank waterfront, a private point, 2 bays, one with beach, other offering protected year-round dock and moorage (keep your boat or your floatplane here!). Lovely & serene ocean viewscapes across Maple Bay and round into Birds Eye Cove! Sunny, east/south/southwest/west exposures!
The property is a mix of forest, & open meadow areas. Property enjoys road access. The guest cottage is sited above its own bay, with a sandy beach, and it, too, is an “arts & crafts” style restoration! The large workshop/storage is another plus! Lots of room here, if desired, to build another home – – or, “inherit” this lovely lifestyle from the current owners, and just move in & enjoy!
Main home/cottage, with decking over the quiet bay — an “arts & crafts” restored gem! Offering the charms of solar power. Main home offers three bed / two bath, open plan living / dining, galley style kitchen, bay window, wood floors, extensive oceanside decking to expand those summer living pleasures!
Located just seconds from the Maple Bay Yacht Club or the Birds Eye Cove marina. The sea is just a highway, and this beautiful oceanfront acreage is in the best boating/fishing/diving waters of the Southern Gulf Islands / Southern Vancouver Island.
It’s one of the best! Call Li, for further information / appointments to view.
Details on the off-grid power system (for house and workshop):
Solar Panels: (940 watt capacity) [this information from previous owners]
8 – 75 watt Siemens panels
4 – 85 watt BP Solar panels
Batteries: 12 US Battery deep cycle 6 volt – 232 AH – total capacity 696 amp hours at 24 volt (new in Nov 2010)
Diesel Generator: Northern Lights Lugger – 6KW
In March 2006, the solar array and wiring system was reconfigured by an electrical contractor to 24 volt and upgraded for greater capacity and efficiency, adding:
Trace GSM Generator Start Module (auto start based on voltage)
Xantrex Sine Wave Plus 4 KW, 24 volt Power Panel (inverter/charger)
Xantrex DC 250 amp breaker
Inverter Bypass-60 Isolation Switch (60 amp)
TriMetric Model 2020 battery system monitor
Solar Boost 40 Photovoltaic Charge controller
This system has served the two of us very well. We are told BC Hydro grid power will be available at the top of the driveway in late 2016. Roadside clearing for pole RoW is scheduled to begin on July 11.
One could be in the south of France here…it’s on the shores of beautiful Salt Spring Island. This microclimate that blesses the Southern Gulf Islands, including Salt Spring Island, is known as “cool Mediterranean”. This property delivers on that alluring ambiance.
Superlative oceanfront awaits you! Warm ocean swimming here – lowbank sandstone foreshore, private cove! Panoramic ocean & mountain vistas! Exquisite home with true seaside “allure” – lovely “English Country” atmosphere. Easy-care & very appealing garden (deer fenced).
Formal entry/foyer into cosy living room, feature fireplace, spacious country kitchen with dining off (French doors out to patio and very pleasing garden spaces), family room with easy access to expansive oceanside decking), two bedrooms/bath, plus powder room for guests.
Sunny (S/SW/W – enjoy the sunsets!), private & in Salt Spring’s premiere location (the Tantramar area of Vesuvius).
The plus? Separate guest/studio.
Ready to just move into & to enjoy! It’s like the pages of Coastal Living magazine, come to life. Walk in and stay.
Here is Salt Spring’s very best oceanview home and acreage!
Stunningly beautiful home, very fine construction, with authentic homage to the Adirondack design style!
Wood and tile floors, special window treatments, level entry main floor with spacious entry/foyer, lovely bedroom/bathroom off, formal living room, exceptional country kitchen with dining off, walk in pantry, separate mudroom/laundry, and an oh so appealing conservatory space that invites one to contemplate “forever”!
Upper floor, with gallery style hall, open to living and dining below. Floor to ceiling feature stone fireplace adds drama to main living and to expansive upper gallery hall. Master bedroom, ensuite, plus further guest bedroom or master sitting room (your choice!). Office on this level, too…perfect for a professional couple, working from home!
The plus? In character detached double garage, continuing the authentic Adirondack motif.
The plus plus? A sweetheart of a custom designed guest cottage, separately sited on the property, for maximum privacy. B & B? Guest accommodation? So pretty…you will want to stay forever, if you’re the lucky guest!
This 34+ acre parcel offers privacy, forest/meadow mix, orchard/garden area (deer fenced), with three beautiful ponds…one like a “baby lake”, great for swimming and punting about in a rowboat….enjoy your own hiking/walking trails, too.
The 270 degree view is totally breathtaking…from Vancouver/Sunshine Coast’s Lower Mainland mountains, right around to the Olympics (see Mt. Baker & Mt. Rainier from here) …with all the Canadian Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands stretched out before one…an “immediacy” to the ocean is enjoyed from this parcel…very special, indeed!
In an area of fine homes, close to all services/amenities, and yet serenely “apart”, this beauty awaits your pleasure…ready to just move into and to enjoy!
Call me…let’s view this soon….
Here is an exceptional oceanfront opportunity on special Salt Spring Island!
Two adjacent waterfront parcels, both expansive acreages, both heirloom properties with pasture, orchards, and with panoramic views of ocean/islands/mountains, and with sunny privacy.
Being sold as one unit, with a well maintained summer/weekender retreat and double garage, on one parcel…sited at oceanside, with swimming dock and mooring buoy for visiting yachts. Double garage for those classic cars. Easy to connect the expansive garage structure to the 2 bed/2 bath home, if desired, and to finish as living space. An authentic character cottage, restored and used as a family retreat for visiting children/grandchildren is also situated on this parcel…plus an heirloom barn.
A seasonal creek, heirloom orchards, keep sheep or horses here…it’s a farm on the ocean, and it’s extraordinarily beautiful!
A very rare offering anywhere on the coast, and it just happens to be on the stellar Southern Gulf Island: Salt Spring Island!
Salt Spring enjoys a year round lifestyle, with all services/amenities available, plus excellent ferry and floatplane service, year round. This 16.78 acre offering is located at the unique “south end” of Salt Spring, and is awaiting your pleasure. Enjoy the elements in place, for now, and build an extraordinary dream home when you’re ready…this is the site!
Here is a magical 7+ acres, dramatic oceanfront, with exquisite crafted and authentic Japanese designed home.
The spacious dwelling lends itself to a professional couple, working from home…it would also be a very pleasing family retreat, offering both privacy and proximity. A luxury eastern inspired country inn style B&B would also be graciously possible here. Many opportunities, and the buyer may suggest others.
The home is sited on a rock outcropping, beside a sweep of sandy cove, with panoramic ocean/islands/mountain vistas…views to inspire the soul. The fineness of design and construction, the simplicity of the landscaping…the allure is evident from the moment of arrival.
Lovely walking trails through stands of fir, cedar, hemlock, maple, alder, arbutus…a fern enclave that suggests an Emily Carr painting…a natural pond with gazebo to encourage tranquility…open meadows…this private property is wonderfully sited at Salt Spring’s peaceful “south end”, and enjoys a varied topography.
A true estate style oceanfront property holding, with a Zen/Scandanavian allure. Here is that sculptural spareness of true minimalism.
Totally unique. Totally beautiful.
Call me, for your private viewing experience.
The Perfect Beach
Well, it’s Chesterman’s Beach, on the spectacular west coast of Vancouver Island…of course!
This baby point of land, at mid-point along this amazing beach, has been enjoyed by the same family since the 1970s…yes, there is a hand-hewn summer/weekender retreat home on the property, which has mainly been a rental option in past years, but the value is in the location, the sun exposure, the privacy, the topography, the natural scape, as this land has not been “developed” with someone else’s ideas…this beauty awaits your pleasure!
A property to savour…a vista to inspire…a beach to both energize & to soothe the soul.
Arrive by private jet, or regular flight (airport near Tofino). Come in by floatplane, into Tofino’s Harbour. A drive through Vancouver Island’s unspoiled “middle” delivers you to this majestic west coast lifestyle…a two hour drive through this scenic wonderland connects Vancouver Island’s east & west coasts.
Don’t delay…when this is gone, there isn’t another one like it…totally unique & very alluring.
Family retreat, corporate get-away, private enclave just for you? You decide!
A WOW, waiting for your discovery….
Oceanfront and Beach 1
Oceanfront and Beach 2
Oceanfront and Beach 3
Superb new home, on 6+ acres, in an area of fine homes, and with a soaring panoramic vista. Ocean, islands, mountain viewscapes and excellent all day/year round sun exposure (sunrises and sunsets, here!).
Close to both Ganges and Fulford Villages, and to lakes, to beach accesses, and to park hiking/walking trails, and to golf, marinas, all services, and yet in its own wonderfully serene and private environment.
Custom designed and construction by one of Salt Spring’s premier builders, the attention to detail here, and the fineness of the finishes, are superlative. Master bed sitting room, with expansive decking off (hot tub with a view!), a dream ensuite (this shower is exceptional), and large walk in closet, is in its own private “wing”. Radiant infloor heating, cherry wood flooring, copper flooring, custom window treatments, dream kitchen with pantry/storage and mudroom entry off, dramatic dining with window wall that totally opens to the outdoor barbecue/decking, thus expanding summer living pleasures, plus expansive living with stone feature fireplace, handcrafted finishes, plus formal entry and guest powder room. Separate laundry, and exercise room completes main level.
Garden level offers gallery/meditation space, guest bed and bath, media room, and a professional office space (could be third bedroom, if desired), plus generous storage. Easy access to patio areas, and that soaring view available to all principal rooms.
Enjoy Mt. Baker’s majesty from here, too. Totally unique, and totally beautiful. The home is ready to just move into and to enjoy. Landscaping (easy care/natural) continues. A home to inspire and to nurture…enjoy!