Keats Island Waterfront Property Keats Island, BC
Property Facts & Highlights
- Keats island is approximately 1,580 acres in size and includes a mixed coast line.
- Property slopes gently towards the water.
- Large lawn behind the home, scattered with fruit trees.
A twelve acre waterfront recreational property in Plumper Cove on Keats Island, British Columbia. The property featured a 1,554 square foot log home, a waterfront deck with hot tub, and a dock, float, and ramp.
Property in detail
Keats Island is located in Howe Sound just southeast of the Town of Gibsons, on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast. It is one of several islands in the area, with Gambier Island to the north and Bowen Island to the east. Keats Island is approximately two kilometers west of Gibsons. The island is approximately 1,580 acres in size and includes a mixed coast line.
Keats Island is well-known locally as a result of Keats Camp, a very popular summer camp on the northwest side of the island. Keats' other main draw for the public is Plumper Cove Marine Park. This provincial marine park is one of the oldest marine parks in British Columbia, encompassing 163 acres including picnic areas, campsites and nature trails in a quiet and natural setting. The park has no vehicular access and is well utilized by boaters who benefit from the extensive dock space as well as the safe and secure moorage buoys in the protected bay.Show MoreSee Less Details
Keats Island is accessible by foot passenger ferry from Gibsons or by water taxi service from West Vancouver. There is no car ferry, nor are there paved roads on the island, though a few residents have brought over cars by barge. Many residents use golf carts to get around Keats. The main public access points on the island are the two public wharves, one on the northwest side at Keats Landing and one on the southeast side at Eastbourne.
Plumper Cove is not accessible by public road, and properties in the area, including this property, are accessible only by private boat, water taxi, or passenger ferry from Langdale. Gravel roads and walking trails on the island do provide for on-island transportation.
The zoning of the property has been established by the Keats Island Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 77. The property is zoned R (Residential), and for properties between 1 ha and 8 ha (2.47 acres to 19.76 acres), this allows for one single family principal dwelling and one accessory guest cottage up to 1,027 square feet.
The centerpiece of this spectacular property is a 1,554 square foot log home that has been beautifully yet functionally decorated. From the well-used river rock fireplace to the covered front porch to the exposed log construction; this home exudes warmth and island charm.
The main floor consists of a great room with a cozy living room and inviting dining room, a kitchen, and a full bath with a comfortable soaker tub. French doors open from the living room and dining room to the front porch, giving the room an open and airy feeling. The ceiling in the great room is open above with an overlooking balcony. Skylights above only add to the brightness and warmth of the room. The master bedroom is also located on the main floor, with French doors that open on to the back garden and expansive lawn.
The upstairs of the home contains two bedrooms, a small loft area overlooking the living room, and a second bathroom with full-sized washer and dryer. Flooring throughout the home consists of impeccable recycled fir in all living areas and new ceramic tile in the bathrooms.
The residence was built in 1992 and has been, quite obviously, meticulously maintained. The roof is cedar shingle and is only two years old. All of the windows are double glazed with wood framing. An unfinished 1,036 square foot basement provides for plenty of excess storage space.
Other improvements include an extensive waterfront deck that surrounds a six-person hot tub. Imagine yourself relaxing in the hot tub and enjoying the sunset with friends and family.
Finally, the property has an excellent and protected 12' by 33' dock with aluminum ramp. The dock is secured with anchors and shore chains.