Rarely does the opportunity present itself to call such an idyllic property your home. This cozy walk-on waterfront rancher with a separate cottage is situated on a quiet no-through road nestled along the calm shores of spectacular Rathtrevor Beach, one of the most popular recreation and vacation destinations in the country, home to numerous resorts and to the 347-hectare provincial park boasting the same name. Conveniently located, the new owners of this little slice of heaven will undoubtedly enjoy the small-town charm of the seaside community of Parksville, while Nanaimo is just a short 15-minute drive away and offers a full range of services and amenities with some of the best shopping, dining, and entertainment on the Island as well as direct access to Vancouver via plane, float plane, helicopter and ferry.
The peaceful surroundings offer a tranquil escape from a busy day and an open invitation to make family memories as you enjoy all that this impressive setting offers right from your own doorstep. Whether it be skimboarding, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking in the warm waters to sailing or scuba diving a bit further from shore, there is no shortage of ways to take advantage of the incredible lifestyle the property affords. With your boat moored a stone’s throw from your backyard, seafood lovers will surely appreciate the close proximity to world-class salmon fishing, crabbing, and prawning, as well as seasonal opportunities to harvest shellfish such as clams and oysters on the beach, setting the stage for a memorable west-coast feast. Land lovers will never tire of combing the beach with the ocean receding almost a kilometer back from the shoreline at low tide, viewing the local wildlife in its natural habitat, watching the cruise ships meander through the Georgia Strait against the coastal mountain backdrop or soaking up the sunset around the fire with family and friends on the water’s edge patio.
Offering 1,349 sqft of living space on one convenient level, the main residence features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and boasts stunning unobstructed, panoramic mountain and ocean views showcased through the large windows in the living room, dining area, and kitchen bringing the outdoors in and providing the ideal backdrop for an intimate meal or a family gathering with the built-in fireplace creating the perfect atmosphere on a cooler evening. The master and second bedroom along with a 3-piece bathroom are to the right of the main entrance while the third bedroom or den, laundry facilities, and a 3-piece bathroom are to the left and round off the interior of this home.
The low maintenance, level lot with in-ground sprinkler system offers ample parking and a single carport, with a spacious storage room and large heated crawl space available to store all of your extra belongings, particularly appealing if downsizing. A major bonus to this property is the 404 sqft cottage just steps from the main home, which has its own living area, kitchen, bedroom, 3-piece bathroom, and covered deck and would be perfect for house guests or extended family that are sure to visit, as well as an opportunity to secure some passive income, should you desire to do so.
By virtue of its mild climate, friendly people, abundance of recreational opportunities, and still relatively affordable real estate prices, Vancouver Island is fast becoming Canada’s retirement hotspot. Centrally located on the Island, this property provides the perfect opportunity to truly experience the west coast lifestyle and all that the Island has to offer. From the capital of the province two hours to the south, the Pacific Rim National Park just over two hours west, Mount Washington Alpine Resort an hour north, 6 world-class golf courses within a 30-minute radius for year-round play, spas, resorts, world-renowned wineries, local farm markets, fresh and saltwater fishing, exceptional sailing and boating, and numerous lakes and rivers to explore there is no shortage of things to see and do.
With its picturesque natural setting, cozy home and convenient cottage in a prime & highly desirable location within minutes of all amenities and recreation this property is a rare offering and should not be missed.
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