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Lakefront Estate - 2 Residences, Shop, Greenhouse, Boat Launch & Dock - Baker Creek, BC
Lakefront Estate - 2 Residences, Shop, Greenhouse, Boat Launch & Dock - Baker Creek, BC
Remarkable Puntataenkut Lake waterfront property. 1,060 ft2 custom built home - 2 bdrm, 1 bathroom. Second guest home, 30 x 42 ft commercial grade ft shop with 12 ft overhead bay doors, high-end greenhouse, gated front entrance, concrete boat launch & dock.
  • Size: 1.3 acres
  • Area: CARIBOO
  • Price: $439,900
  • Listing Agent: Chase Westersund - chase@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 778-927-6634
Description :

One of the most affordable lakefront opportunities in all of British Columbia. This property offers substantial value at this price. The property is stunningly beautiful and offers panoramic views of Puntataenkut Lake, the islands that sit amongst the lake’s clear blue waters and the mountains beyond. The property is private and surrounded by pristine wilderness. The property is accessed via a paved road. The entrance to the property is secured by an ornamental gate, which enhances the privacy and security of the property. The added security is a nice feature if you were to utilize the property as a seasonal cabin.


The property contains a custom built residence overlooking the lake. A covered walkway extends from the shop and main parking area eliminating the need to shovel snow in the winter when accessing the home. The back of the home contains a covered porch and sitting area, which extends the entire length of the home. From this beautiful, railed in sitting area, you can see clear out across the lake and enjoy your morning coffee, or a glass of wine in the evening. There is a fire pit surrounded by paving stones out the back of the house, again, offering amazing views of the lake. Beside the fire pit is a covered gazebo area perfect for storing water sport equipment, having a barbecue, or escaping the summer heat.


The home’s interior offers 1,060 ft2 of living space and large, bright windows throughout. The main living room and kitchen offer soaring, vaulted ceilings and real hardwood flooring. The kitchen was a custom build and is very open and functional. The home is accessed through a large mudroom, which can double as a den if additional living space is required. The home is heated via a high efficiency radiant heater.


The shop on the property is commercial grade and is an imposing 30’ x 42’ in size with 12’ x 12’ overhead bay doors. The shop is perfectly set up to run a construction business, store your boat/vehicles and anything else you can think of.


There is a second residence/guest cabin on the property. This building is perfect for housing family and friends when they come out during the summer to enjoy the lakefront living. The guest home was newly renovate and is cozy and comfortable. It provides its own covered sitting area with views out over the lake. The guest house is situated in such a manner as to not diminish the privacy of the main residence. This could also be a great Airbnb option for extra income.


The greenhouse is very elaborate and permits for a wide range of fruits and vegetables to be grown. The structure consists of a sturdy wood frame with plastic panelling throughout to permit the maximum amount of sunlight in. There is also a wood stove to permit the commencement of the growing season before the snow even melts.


As a major bonus to the property, the owner has a government approved private concrete boat launch on the property. This means no waiting in line to launch your boat and you can do it right there on your own property. In addition to the boat launch, there is an elaborate dock, which extends approximately 30 ft into the lake. This dock is perfect for mooring your boat after it has been launched, or for dipping your toes in the lake and fishing in the evening glow. This property is the only one on Tibbles Lake with its own private boat launch.

Location : This property is located in the Baker Creek region of British Columbia. Approximately a 45-minute drive west of Quesnel and on the eastern shoreline of Puntataenkut Lake.
Access : From Quesnel, proceed west along Nazko Road for approximately 44 km until you come to the intersection of Tibbles Road. Turn left (south) onto Tibbles Road and proceed for precisely 3.35 km at which point, the driveway to the property will be located on the westside of Tibbles Road.
Improvements :
  • Primary residence - built in 1997 (1,060 ft2)
  • Guest Cabin
  • Shop - 30’ x 42’
  • Greenhouse
  • Gazebo
  • Concrete Boat Launch
  • Dock
Services :
  • Water - shallow well
  • Heating - radiant heater, propane gas and electrical
  • Electricity
  • Sewer - septic
Recreation :

The region surrounding the property is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities. The following activities are available:


Hunting
The property sits in Management Unit 5-13 offering hunting opportunities for mule deer, moose, bear, wolves and multiple game bird species. The ecosystem surrounding Baker Creek is rich and healthy allowing large populations of wild animals to flourish. There are options to hunt both private land (with permission), or on the thousands of square kilometres of surrounding Crown land.


Snowmobiling
Within a short commute, the ample annual snowfall and high altitudes to the west create some of the best snowmobiling opportunities around. There are infinite miles of seismic trails/logging networks to explore.


Cross-country Skiing
The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity, provides excellent cross-country skiing conditions. This is a wonderful way to explore the peaceful country side without the constant hum of an engine.


Boating/Fishing
The many river networks and lakes that dot the landscape provide infinite fishing and boating opportunities. Since the property is lakefront, an entire assortment of water sports are available immediately from the property. Puntchesakut Lake also has excellent fishing for rainbow trout.


Hiking/Camping
With all the surrounding Crown land and nature, the options for hiking and camping are endless.


Gardening
The long summer days allow certain vegetables to grow large, but the growing season is short compared to some areas of the province. The greenhouse provides fantastic gardening opportunities.


Urban Recreation
Quesnel, being so close, offers the opportunity to eat out for dinner, catch a flick or enjoy the community rec center.

Vegetation : Lodge pole pine is the dominant tree species in the Baker Creek region. In areas of low lying wetlands, white spruce may be found in abundance. Pine tends to dominate the ridges and hills while the marsh grass and willow is concentrated in the lower sections of the landscape.
Area Data :

Baker Creek is a highly sought after recreational area, due to its raw beauty and seclusion along with its easy access to the town and employment center of Quesnel. Its proximity to Quesnel makes the Baker Creek region the perfect amalgamation of rural living and urban convenience.


There are several large lakes in the area including Puntataenkut Lake, Teltierone Lake, Tiltzarone Lake and Puntchesakut Lake. These lakes make the Baker Creek area a fisherman’s paradise with ample opportunity to catch a variety of game fish. In addition to the many lakes, the region has enormous tracts of public land with logging roads and trails providing excellent year-round access and exploration opportunity. Few other regions of the province offer such immense quantities of public land in close proximity to a major urban hub (Quesnel).


Quesnel is the closest urban center with a population of approximately 10,000. Within the greater North Cariboo region there are approximately 23,000 residents all serviced by Quesnel. The town is a major logging and transportation hub. Quesnel is surrounded by productive forests and sits conveniently on Highway 97 between the urban centers of Williams Lake and Prince George. Quesnel offers all the modern necessities required to supply and service your rural property in Baker Creek. Sylvia’s Café is a short trip up the road if you need basic items and do not have time to drive into Quesnel.


The G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital services the Baker Creek and Quesnel areas and helps ensure the continued health and safety of the area’s residents.


The University of Northern British Columbia and the University of New Caledonia both have regional facilities in Quesnel.


Economic
Forestry continues to dominate, as the region’s major economic driver with tourism constituting a close second. West Fraser, Tolko and C&C Wood Products are all active in the region and have made recent significant investments in their Quesnel operations.


Wildlife
The area surrounding the property is as wild as anywhere in British Columbia. With dense forests, open hillsides, multiple river systems and standing lakes, Baker Creek is home to a multitude of wildlife. Within a short commute from the property you can see mule deer, moose, elk, bears, wolves, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, cougars and more. The bird life is very impressive.

History :

The region surrounding Quesnel, was made famous by the Gold Rush, which occurred starting in the mid-19th century. The Gold Rush caused a major influx in the number of people moving to the area and in 1861 it was said that the town of Barkerville (east of Quesnel) was the most populous city in North America east of Chicago and north of San Francisco. Many remnants of this time-period remain throughout the region, as evidenced by the numerous historical buildings in and around Quesnel.


Baker Creek and Nazko became famous cowboying centers, as cowboys would summer thousands of cattle in the high country surrounding Nazko and Baker Creek and then drive them to auction at Quesnel each year. Alexander Mackenzie was one of the first Europeans to visit the Baker Creek and Nazko region of the province in 1793, as he was guided through by the Carrier First Nation tribe. The cowboys found it difficult to make a living in the early days with poor access to supplies, long distances to market and sporadic weather conditions.

Zoning : RR3
Legal : Plan PGP17113 Lot 14 DL 6704 LD 05
PID 005-972-981
Taxes : $1,142.50
Map Reference : 52°57'40.36"N and 123° 1'11.29"W
Listing # : 19079