It is not often that a slice of West Coast heaven becomes available!
This vacant lot (80’ x 120’; 0.22 acre) for sale is on a high point of Protection Island, backing onto the Mud Cove Park, and a short walk via a stairway to the Dinghy Dock Pub and Ferry Dock. The lot is well treed with Douglas firs, arbutus and Garry oaks and rises gently from the road to the park at the back. Two surveys were done in 2014 (lot site plan and geotechnical) and can be provided, as well as house plans for a 2-bedroom 840 square foot dwelling, suitable for a building permit application, if desired. Taxes are currently $60 per month (2016-2017).
Protection Island is located in the beautiful Nanaimo Harbour. A short ferry ride will take you to Nanaimo, where you have every conceivable service you might require, not to mention the endless dining and shopping!
Protection Island has the convenience of all the city services including water, hydro, sewer, as well as phone, cable and internet. There is a fire hall on the island to respond to 911 and emergency medical calls. The Lions Club and Block Watch operate on the island, and residents who are also professional tradespeople can provide services to help build and maintain your home.
There is also a Community Centre at Beacon House where events such as arts and crafts fairs and classes are held, and which also includes a public library and museum. In addition to the numerous parks and beaches on Protection Island, other outdoor amenities on the island include a community garden, as well as tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a baseball diamond and playing field and a children’s playground.
And let's not forget the famous Dinghy Dock Pub. The only registered floating pub in Canada! Great food and live entertainment.
Many families and retirees have found a country retreat on Protection Island, where they can enjoy outdoor activities and a congenial close-knit community, while still remaining close to essential city services, shopping, schools and hospitals.