Canada, Unique Oceanfront Hideaway in De Courcy Island
Situated on the Eastern shore of De Courcy Island this oceanfront property gifts stunning views of Pylades Channel with Valdes and Gabriola Islands in the background. This vacant treed property left in its natural state is fairly level providing a very suitable building site with gentle granite frontage. A beautiful mix of Cedar, Fir and Arbutus trees can be found on the property. It is only a few minutes walk to Pirates Cove where you will find the Islands only marina reserved for property owners. Moorage leases are available.
While De Courcy Island is only accessible by water, there is an interior road network that links each of the residential properties. This roadway allows for easy loading and unloading from Pirate’s Cove. Many residents on the Island have vehicles that can be easily brought onto the Island by semi-regular barge service.
De Courcy Island gives its name to the De Courcy group of islands which consist, from North to South, of Mudge Island, Link Island, De Courcy Island, Ruxton Island and Pylades Island. This island group runs parallel to the east coast of Vancouver Island inside the protection of the larger Gabriola Island and Valdes Island. Access by boat from Nanaimo in the north is through Dodd Narrows. From Vancouver, vessels pass between Gabriola Island and Valdes Island through Gabriola Passage. Both Dodd Narrows and Gabriola Passage have strong tidal currents. Gabriola and Valdes Islands protect these smaller islands from the more open Strait of Georgia.
One of the Gulf Island's most popular marine parks, Pirates Cove Provincial Marine Park is located on the southeast corner of De Courcy Island. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike the 4-kilometre trail or explore the sandstone beaches and caves. As would be expected, swimming and kayaking are popular activities at Pirates Cove, called Gospel Cove by the Aquarians. The 31-hectare Pirates Cove offers walk-in campsites, a magnificent all weather anchorage, and a variety of opportunities for wildlife viewing.
De Courcy Island is located in Northumberland Channel, between Nanaimo and Valdes Island, 16 kilometres southeast of Nanaimo. De Courcy Island is accessed by private boat or float plane. Approximately 25 minutes by boat from Nanaimo's Boat Harbour, 10 minutes by boat to Ladysmith, or 20 minutes by float plane from Vancouver.
Contact: Jamie Zroback 1-604-483-1605
Jason Zroback 1-604-414-5577
Price: USD $215,000