Considering how much it costs to own or rent property in B.C., the idea of owning your own island seems like a far off dream that could only happen if you played the right numbers . But, surprisingly, not so. An island located half an hour from Vancouver has gone up for sale. All you need is a sea plane or a private boat to get there. Pfft, NBD.
Whitestone Island is six acres of absolute beauty, the picture of tranquility. Situated on the Sunshine Coast, the 2,500 square-foot home is perfectly perched on the island’s rocky edge. And residents have near-panoramic views of the ocean, according to the listing. Near!
The custom home, which took two years to build, is “constructed around an ancient oak tree which rises up through the large outdoor viewing and lounging decks.” There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the master suite nestled on its own floor.
The kitchen design is simple, clean and open with maple cabinetry, a large stone island and the most top-of-the-line appliances.
The open concept plan was deliberate, so those lucky enough to be inside could get the most out of those gorgeous ocean views.
The best part of the listing? Whale sightings are common in the area, as are sea otters (gah, who doesn’t love sea otters??), seals and a pair of Great Bald Eagles living on Whitestone.
All of this for $3.8 million. That’s just a little more than the cost of an average home in West Vancouver. So if you’ve got a few mill to spare why wouldn’t you make this your new or second home?