Open House: A private island just 2 hours from downtown Vancouver

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Daniel Bettridge Sep 21, 2016 3:25 pm

Have you ever wanted to own your own private island?

Stupid question I know. After all, luxurious penthouses are a dime a dozen; but how often do you get a chance to play Robinson Crusoe in your own back yard?

Well that’s exactly the kind of lifestyle being served up by this week’s Open House, an idyllic one-acre private island situated just hours away from downtown Vancouver.

It’s listed at $3.5 million, those 360 degree ocean views don’t come cheap, but even if you don’t have that kind of cash stuffed under your mattress then you’re going to want to feast your eyes on this phenomenal property.

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Address: 1 Lamb Island, BC

Neighbourhood: 20 minutes from Sechelt

Listing Price: $3,499,000

Listing Agent: Jay McInnes, Macdonald Realty

Elevator pitch: Where do we start? Your own idyllic piece of Canada’s West Coast, this one-acre private island (accessed via your own dock on the mainland) is situated 500 feet from the shore of Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast. Featuring a multi-level contemporary home and a secluded guest cottage, it’s perfect for friends and family.

Highlight: The 2,200 square foot of open space featuring 360 degree ocean views, perfectly manicured gardens, seating areas, a dock and a large hot tub overlooking the bay.

Potential turn off: You’ll have a hard time keeping your guests away.

Specs: 

  • 2,365 square foot West Coast contemporary home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
  • 724 square foot guest cottage with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
  • 2,200 square foot of outdoor space.
  • Private tender on the mainland and pontoon boat included in sale.
  • Outdoor hot tub.
  • Deep water moorage alongside private boat dock.
  • Underwater service to the mainland providing electricity, water, cable, internet.

Island life…

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That hot tub we told you about! 

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Even the boat house is gorgeous.

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Contemporary style.

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The aptly named ‘Rock Office’.

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Your guests get to stay in style too.

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Oh, did we mention you get your own private island?!

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Daniel Bettridge
Daniel is the City Editor for Daily Hive in Vancouver. A journalist and author with more than 10 years of experience, he has written for some of the world's leading publications including The Guardian, The Atlantic, and The Times.

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