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Shoal Bay Oceanfront Home with Acreage and Dock
Shoal Bay Oceanfront Home with Acreage and Dock
12+ acres with roughly 600 ft of oceanfront property. Minutes from premier salmon fishing grounds. 2,500 ft2 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home. Private dock, 20 x 40 ft workshop. A fantastic place for year-round or seasonal living.
  • Size: 12.3 acres
  • Price: REDUCED $449,000
  • Listing Agent: Jason Zroback - jason@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 1-604-414-5577

  • Listing Agent: Jamie Zroback - jamie@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 1-604-483-1605
Description :

12.3 acres with approximately 600 ft of oceanfront property. Protected, deep water private dock. A solid 2 storey, 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bathroom, 2,500 ft2 home constructed in 1998. Ideal for seasonal or year-around living. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer, dishwasher and a wood burning fireplace.

There is a 20 x 40 ft shop that is excellent to lockup all your equipment at the end of the season or a great workshop for projects at any point in the year.

A permitted septic field was installed at the time of construction. The water is a gravity fed system from a spring up above the home.

This property is off the grid. A 16 kW generator supplies power.

Some work needs to take place. Currently the dock needs to be fixed, new batteries are needed for the power system and some work is needed on the home.

There is a bit of work to be done to this property, but nothing that a few weekend warriors can’t fix. The end result will be a fantastic get-a-way large enough for all your family and friends to come over and with enough storage for all your stuff.

Shoal Bay is a beautiful location on BC’s coast. The view from Shoal Bay up Phillips Arm is spectacular. Judging by the amount of sail boats anchored in Shoal Bay at the time I visited, the area is very well protected from the wind as well as tidal currents.

One very important thing to note is the location of this property is situated only 10 minutes from Hall Point and Denam Bay, which are premier fishing grounds for salmon. Prawn fishing in the area is superb and there are a few great spots for catching crab not too far away.

Location : Shoal Bay - East Thurlow Island
Access : Shoal Bay is 130 miles north of Vancouver at the north end of East Thurlow Island
Improvements : Road ways
Services : None
Recreation : Excellent salmon fishing in the area. Cruising, diving, paddling, great photo opportunities, grizzly bear watching. Incredible area to experience wildlife and nature.
Area Data :

Thurlow Islands
East (111 km2) and West (85 km2) lie along the north side of Johnstone Strait between Bute and Knight Inlets, east of Sayward on the north end of Vancouver Island. They were named by Captain Vancouver after Baron Thurlow, an 18th century lord chancellor of England. Logging began in the 1880s using oxen teams. Mining for gold; copper and iron took place in the late 1890s.

Commercial fishing and tourism have become the main economic activities. Settlements are located at Blind Channel on West Thurlow, which once had a cannery and sawmill and is now the site of a resort, and at Shoal Bay on East Thurlow. Bickley Bay, 2 km west of Shoal Bay, was settled in the 1890s and had a post office named Channeton.

Shoal Bay
Shoal Bay is on the south side of Cordero Channel on East Thurlow Island across from Phillips Arm about 130 miles north of Vancouver. During the gold rush in the late 1800s Shoal Bay, with as many as 5,000 people, was the most populated village on the BC Coast. In 1897 the property was subdivided into 137 lots as the town site of Shoal Bay.

By 1898, 200 mineral claims had been registered in the district of Thurlow. Many were staked by small entrepreneurs, but several of the larger mines were owned by British Columbia Golds Limited, an English company, including the Forth Morten and Alexandra mines on Phillips Arm, the Yuclaw and Puddle Dog mines on Channel Island and the Douglas Pine mine on the steep slopes above Shoal Bay.

Before the gold rush, the district of Thurlow was a center for commercial logging. People had lived there since the early 1800’s and one of the largest sawmills on the coast operated at Shoal Bay. The mill continued to work after the mines were open, and both industries used teams of oxen to haul sleds with cedar skids to bring their products to the harbour. Some of these old skids are still visible today, slivers of aged grey cedar in the heavy green moss.

Zoning : RU3 Comox Strathcona Regional District. CLICK HERE for zoning information.
Legal :

Lot 1, Plan VIP57456, District Lot 255, Coast Range 1
PID 018-452-922

Taxes : $2,251.96 (2016)
Boundaries : Please see the mapping section - all boundaries are approximate
Map Reference : 50°27'29.32"N and 125°21'38.05"W
Listing # : 16238