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Oaks Bluff Lodge & Farm - Pender Island, BC
Oaks Bluff Lodge & Farm - Pender Island, BC
Breathtaking unparalleled 360° ocean vistas with 2 separate dwellings, a studio and successful business surrounded by beauty & tranquility in the Southern Gulf Islands. An excellent investment, either to continue the business or enjoy as your own home.
  • Size: 10 acres
  • Area: VANISLANDSC
  • Price: NEW PRICE $1,495,000
  • Listing Agent: Dave Cochlan - dave@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 604-664-7340
Description : Oaks Bluff estate property overlooks one of the most breathtaking 360° views in British Columbia. This unique 10 acre oceanfront acreage is comprised of 3 buildings and is currently operating as a very successful high end vacation rental and B&B. Absolutely stunning southern ocean views, fabulous West Coast accommodation and abundant water supply, make this an excellent investment, either to continue the business or enjoy as your own home.

The Oaks Bluff Lodge is a 2,600+ square foot 4 bedroom, 3 bath custom home perched high atop a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean & Gulf Islands with a 360° view that will take your breath away! The spectacular home can sleep 12 to 18 people and features a fully-enclosed south-facing ocean view solarium that boasts a view of over 30 islands. The house consists of three main suites on three different levels with large windows & decks, roof top hot tub & Cupola, open family room, cozy fireplaces and a large open kitchen. This home enjoys spectacular views extending from the San Juan Islands and onward to the Olympic Peninsula, Victoria, and Southern Vancouver Island to as far north as Nanaimo, the Gulf Islands, over the mountains of the Lower Mainland and south to Mount Baker. You can watch the ferries, cruise ships, fishing boats, killer whales, see eagles perched on the treetops below, and pleasure craft go by as you soak up the southern sun all year long.

The Buddha Cottage is a 600 square foot self-contained haven on the cliff's edge surrounded by a landscape of rock gardens, arbutus trees, flowing waterfalls, ponds and magnificent ocean views. This cottage features 2 bedrooms with queen size Murphy wall beds, a cozy gas fireplace, a Jacuzzi bath tub and a modern kitchen with gas range & wood stove. This retreat is very private and serene in every aspect.

The Coach House is a 2,100 square foot 3 level structure at the entrance to the property overlooking the natural organic farm with its orchard & large productive gardens. The upper level of this home is a studio with bathroom & kitchen. The middle level has been used as an antique store, and the lower level is set up as a workshop. This building has great potential for small business use. This property is self-sufficient in every aspect with an abundance of water from 2 wells & pond features. Farm Status means low yearly taxes.
Location : 5901 Pirates Road, North Pender Island. Pender Island is located in the Salish Sea, between Vancouver on the mainland and Sidney on Vancouver Island, and just north of the American San Juan Islands.
Access : To get to Pender Island you can take BC Ferries to Otter Bay Ferry Terminal on North Pender Island. From Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal on Vancouver Island it is a 40 minute trip. From Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal near Vancouver on the mainland it is approximately a 2 hour trip.

You can also go by air with Harbour Air or Sea Air from services in Victoria and Vancouver. If you are coming from one of the other Gulf Islands, you can reach Pender Island by private boat or water taxi. There are three marinas and three public docks on the Penders. Canada Customs is located at Bedwell Harbour and operates between May and September. Visitors arriving by boat or float plane from the U.S. can clear customs at this site.

Click here for map directions on Pender Island
Improvements : 3 buildings, 2 wells, 3 septic systems, gardens & spectacular landscaping
Services : Hydro, telephone, cable, high speed internet
Recreation : Pender Island has a good number of parks, beaches, marinas and natural areas. On the Penders you can rent kayaks, cars, boats and horses. You can beach comb, picnic, hike, golf, fish, play tennis, sail or swim in one of several outdoor heated pools. Mount Norman has a panoramic view of the Gulf Islands and the hike to the peak is about 30 minutes long. Be sure to drive the Island and view the bridge of the man made canal that separates North and South Pender. Prior Centennial Park Provincial Park provides camping facilities; Beaumont Marine Park does likewise for boaters. Recently acquired parklands include the 532 acre Pacific Marine Heritage Legacy Park and the protected Medicine Beach wetlands. Trails cross Mt. Norman Regional Park and Mt. Elizabeth Park. Trails can also be found in Magic Lake Estates, at Mt. George, Mt. Menzies and Oak Bluffs. Signs mark the many accesses to beaches and scenic viewpoints around the islands.

There’s a 9-hole golf course near Otter Bay, a 27-pin disc-golf course in Magic Lake Estates, swimming pools at the marinas, kayak-rentals and guided fishing. Also available are several tennis courts, a ball diamond and several children’s playgrounds. Pender Island is a relatively new wine growing area with one vineyard that has won several awards. The winery offers daily wine tasting and tours and hosts the annual Winestock Music Festival.
Area Data : Pender Island consists of two islands, North Pender and South Pender totalling about 34 square kilometres, which are separated by a narrow canal connected by a one-lane bridge. Pender Island enjoys a sub-Mediterranean climate and features open farmland, rolling forested hills, several lakes and small mountains, as well as many coves and beaches. In fact, Pender Island offers the most public beach access points of any of the Gulf Islands.

Pender Island is a vibrant community with approximately 2,200 full time residents. It is a choice weekend and year round holiday destination and in the summer the island population doubles when seasonal residents and visitors arrive to cycle, hike, cruise, scuba dive, golf, fish or enjoy a peaceful retreat at one of the resorts or B&B’s. Both locals and visitors enjoy the wonderful galleries, shops, restaurants and coffee shops scattered throughout Pender, with the largest concentration of shops and facilities at the Driftwood Centre. There are ATMs, a bank, pharmacy, liquor store, post office, grocery store, clothing store, toy store, bakery, book store, florist and the island’s only gas station. The Driftwood and Hope Bay centres offer not-to-be missed retail outlets, eateries and many other services. Pender also has a Home Hardware Store. The clinic on the Penders has medical and dental facilities as well as optometry, physiotherapy and acupuncture services. Other health facilities and services include a fitness centre, alternative medicine and spas. Additional community services include school, library with internet facilities; a museum and a recycling facility all provide valuable services to residents and visitors alike. Churches welcome visitors and include a United Community Church, an Anglican Church and a Catholic Chapel. There is also a Marriage Commissioner on island.
Zoning : R (Rural)
Legal : LOT 7, SECTION 7 & 24, PENDER ISLAND, COWICHAN DISTRICT, PLAN 32261

PID: 001-080-679
Taxes : $2,700.72 (2012)
Map Reference : 92B
Listing # : 12254