Welcome to Retreat Island where nature is at its finest. Located just off the West side of Galiano Island is where you will find this 7 acre paradise. Arrive at the private dock on the Retreat Cove side of the island. The float can accommodate year round sheltered moorage of a boat of up to 50 ft on one side and additional moorage on the other side.
Explore to discover whales, eagles, an Arbutus meadow, spring wild flowers and a small white shell beach. The Island was subdivided into two lots. A conservation covenant was placed on one half of the island and that parcel was donated to the Galiano Conservancy Association. Other than invited guests, there are no other visitors to the island as there is no public access.
The island is serviced by a submarine cable providing a reliable 200 amp connection to the grid. Power lines on the island connect to the cable and feed into the buildings. There is a high-speed internet connection.
There is a rainwater collection system that services three storage tanks with a total capacity or about 6000 gallons.
The home was built around the existing old growth fir trees and was architecturally designed to take advantage of the islands distinctive features with a minimum of disturbance. Post and beam internal framing and extensive decks create a feeling of living within the landscape, rather than imposing on it.
The layout and the abundance of windows maximize the gorgeous ocean view. Vaulted ceilings and skylights make the home beautifully bright. The kitchen and living room look out over Trincomali Channel south toward Saltspring Island. Enjoy meals on the covered deck off the kitchen. The family room, which could also be a bedroom, has a cozy window seat and access to a large deck.
The master bedroom with 2 piece ensuite is upstairs surrounded by many windows.
In behind the main house sit a 2 bedroom fully self-contained guesthouse and a studio, which continue with the same architect’s theme of post and beam construction and living amongst nature. Both buildings have amazing views and a deck connects the two.
A lower deck has a recessed 6 person Softub that heats water using heat from the pump motor, so no additional heater is necessary.
What a way fabulous way to enjoy a pleasant RETREAT.
Listed by Brian Danyliw – Engel and Volkers Vancouver Island. Call direct for more information 250-710-6844
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