Located between the northern Vancouver Island and the British Columbia Coast is Stuart Island, a privately-owned island home to exclusive fishing lodges and large private estates. However, the island is not accessible by ferry; most visitors fly in on float planes and helicopters via a paved, private airstrip.
Now, a 120-acre oceanfront and forested luxury home on Stuart Island is on the market for CAD$19.5 million. With a price exceeding all other property listings on the small island where prices only hit a relatively affordable CAD$399,000, the high-end West Coast-style home seems ludicrous in comparison if not for its fine endowments – apart from 120 acres of space, there is permission for developers to subdivide the property for both commercial and residential use, a dock and private helipad, and nature right at the doorstep.
Goose Landing Lodge: The Epitome of West Coast Luxury Living
Dubbed the Goose Landing Lodge, the property boasts 3,660 sqft of living space featuring a sizeable great room with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. In the main house, the three bedrooms include a master suite with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom. A separate three-bedroom guest house, a caretaker’s cottage, greenhouses, and outbuildings maintain and make up the self-sustaining off-the-grid quarters. All rooms within the compounds enjoy stunning ocean and mountain views.
Apart from 120 lush acres, the property is a gateway to a kilometre of shoreline and hiking trails exploring the rainforest, the perfect experience for those who enjoy true privacy and peace from the bustle of the city.
For kicks, the owner not only gets to live luxuriously, but also amongst some major corporate high-fliers. According to Wikipedia, “among the property owners on this island is Dennis Washington, a Montana businessman and owner of the Seaspan Marine Corporation, Dave Ritchie, a Vancouver businessman, and Kris Mailman, owner and CEO of Seymour Pacific Developments and Broadstreet Properties. On his estate, Dennis Washington has blasted out of the granite a nine-hole golf course.”
Goose Landing Lodge is on the market for CAD$19.5 million. For more information, visit http://www.gooselanding.ca/