October 17, 2018.
Here's the perfect ocean side opportunity on Salt Spring Island...ready to enjoy!
One could be in the south of France here...it's on the shores of beautiful Salt Spring Island. This microclimate that blesses the Southern Gulf Islands, including Salt Spring Island, is known as "cool Mediterranean". This property delivers on that alluring ambiance.
Superlative oceanfront awaits you! Warm ocean swimming here - lowbank sandstone foreshore, private cove! Panoramic ocean & mountain vistas! Exquisite home with true seaside "allure" - lovely "English Country" atmosphere. Easy-care & very appealing garden (deer fenced).
Formal entry/foyer into cosy living room, feature fireplace, spacious country kitchen with dining off (French doors out to patio and very pleasing garden spaces), family room with easy access to expansive oceanside decking), two bedrooms/bath, plus powder room for guests.
Sunny (S/SW/W - enjoy the sunsets!), private & in Salt Spring's premiere location (the Tantramar area of Vesuvius).
The plus? Separate guest/studio.
Ready to just move into & to enjoy! It's like the pages of Coastal Living magazine, come to life. Walk in and stay.
October 9, 2018.
This is B.C.'s civic election year...municipalities elect mayors and council members. The Gulf Islands are a part of the Islands Trust, are not municipalities, and so each island elects two trustees and one regional director.
It's not population driven...Salt Spring has 10,000+ residents, and elects just 2 trustees. A CRD (capital regional district) director is also elected.
Salt Spring groups (such as Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission) have been working to get rural status (at moment, it's under an urban designation).
The Island is a pastoral and rural entity, definitely not an urban environment, and so is hampered by this incorrect label. Funding for island initiatives would increase with a change to a rural status.
An all-candidates meeting, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Driftwood newspaper, is on Oct 10th, at ArtSpring. Two people are running for the one CRD position, and seven people are running for the two trustee positions.
Some of the issues on Salt Spring: water moratorium and lack of work rentals/affordable housing. There is a connection between these two things. There is a lot of water on Salt Spring: the issue is capture and distribution. There are several permitted and funded affordable housing/work rental spaces ready to go...but can't, because of the water moratorium. Hmmmm....
Try to attend the All Candidates meeting...listen to the people running for office. It's a four term period for those elected. How do you envision Salt Spring, five years out?
October 5, 2018.
This is the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend. It's a time to meet with friends and family...to enjoy the Harvest bounty...a time to be appreciative of all that we enjoy.
On Salt Spring? The Saturday Market continues, farmgate stands are offering produce, special menus are featured at our great restaurants, artists studios are open, Mahon Hall and ArtSpring galleries are showcasing artists, the Ganges galleries are featuring their Fall presentations...it's a time to feed the body and the mind!
Walking/hiking trails immerse us in the natural world's restorative ambiance...try a little forest breathing.
Take time to savour the pleasures of this softer season...and to enjoy the Harvest moment. Giving thanks is always special.
October 3, 2018.
Irreplaceable waterfront in Maple Bay...a WOW!
Mystery & Charm...on the edge of civilization.
Are you seeking privacy, beauty, sunny property in natural state, with proximity to major centres? Here is an exceptional 11+ acre forested waterfront paradise.
Located in prestigious Maple Bay, a part of the Cowichan Valley's "warm land" temperate climate, with some of the best protected anchorages on coastal B.C., this gem invites your pleasure.
An heirloom cottage home, the allure of living on a boat with the space and convenience of a home, is your place to stay. Expansive decking, docks for the yachts, nestled into a cove...the historic name for this beauty: Hidden Cove.
A point of land, with an easy access bay that catches sunsets, and a cove that dazzles with morning and afternoon light...private walking trails, grassy meadows, pond...majestic coastal forest (fir, cedar, hemlock, maple, alder)...arbutus and Garry oak groves...wildflower meadows...the property encourages that WOW response.
A secondary cottage, an authentic woodworking workshop, a cottage-home with off-the-grid delights for immediate enjoyment...and dramatic space to build your dream home.
A paved road leads to your inviting driveway...power to the lot line, if you wish to "connect", meantime, off the grid connectivity...views to inspire...sunsets to enjoy...a marine experience without parallel...and mere minutes to all services/amenities.
Vineyards, galleries, specialty shops, farmers markets, award-winning restaurants...all at your doorstep. Floatplane to Vancouver (downtown is 25 minutes and the international airport is 12 minutes). An easy drive to nearby Victoria, and close to Mt Washington for skiing thrills.
In the heart of some of the best protected boating waters in the world...your dock is your passport to adventure and discovery.
Call me for your introduction to this magical oceanfront property...you are home.