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 similar 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. 1400ft 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. Offering includes two adjacent titles. 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.