Keats Island Real Estate- Vancouver's Cottage Country
Keats island is Vancouver's best kept secret! Located only a 35 minute boat ride from Horseshoe Bay, it is nestled between Bowen island, Gambier island and Gibsons Harbour. Keats is only accessible by boat only : BC Ferries has scheduled runs year round to both sides of the island called the Stormaway-Keats island foot ferry. Water taxis like Mercury Water Taxi also make scheduled runs year round. Another option to come and go to Gibsons from Keats is the Gibsons Harbour Ferry. The harbour ferry is a fun way to go into Gibsons for a few groceries or some sight seeing.
Eastbourne is a subdivision of cottages that are freehold. Most properties have electricity and drinkable community water monitored by the Sechelt Regional District. Short term home rental is not permitted on Keats island and is governed by the Islands trust.
The west side of the island, Keats Landing, is home to Keats Camp baptist church camp, founded in 1926. It is a familiar name and place for many Lower Mainland residents who spent many a summer there as youth. It is also home to the more recent Barnabas Family Ministries founded in 1986.
There is also a Provincial park called Plumper Cove Marine Park . It is a favourite place for islanders to hike to and for boaters to tie up and camp. Most cottages at the Keats landing side are leasehold property and also do not permit short term rentals.
The most asked questions:
Where do you park in Horseshoe Bay?
BC Ferry lot or the Lions Club lot or street parking where you can find it. Arrive early!
Is there cell service and or internet?
Cell service is great on Keats island. Internet is available from a subscription to a Telus Smart Hub plan. An alternative is to hot spot off your cell phone.
To find out more about Keats island properties, contact: Trish Cowley, REALTOR® 778-229-9142, listing and Buying specialist for all of Keats island.
Keats Island Photos
My personal collection of photos of beautiful Keats Island.
LOT 2 FORIN ROAD: Keats Island Land for sale in "EASTBOURNE" (Sunshine Coast) : MLS®# R2614283
LOT 2 FORIN ROAD Keats Island Keats Island V0N 1V0$165,000Land Only
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- R2614283Buy now, and hold for your future. Enjoy your own mature cedars, ferns, and the pristine park like setting this lot has to offer. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and come to relax on Keats Island. Eastbourne is easy access from Vancouver on the Mercury or take the ferry to Gibsons and the foot passenger ferry over to Eastbourne. There is a path to get to this property or road and cart access, and it also takes you to the beach below. No building time restrictions.. Call for lot plans. This is a country gem! More detailsListed by RE/MAX Oceanview Realty
286 Esplanade Lane : Keats Island Ocean Front Home For Sale
286 ESPLANADE Lane Keats Island Keats Island V0N 1V0$999,000Residential Detached
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- 3,410 sq. ft.317 m2Oceanfront, low bank , 4 Bed+ 3 Dens/Flex space as well as a large living room, with large open kitchen, rec room downstairs with a mini kitchen. This is a year-round home or the perfect property to share with family or friends ( Easy to make a suite ). A gorgeous view from Lions Bay to Roger Curtis, Bowen Island, and beyond to the Salish Sea. Watch orca whales, seals and boats pass by while enjoying a beverage. Brand new roof and new septic in 2014. This home is hooked up to the community water system as well as a drilled well. A mooring to tie up your boat and a boat lift and a large 10639 sq ft lot for yard games or a garden. 5 min walk to the Eastbourne dock. Located on the south end of Laurel Beach for easy access and with lots of all-day sun. This is a legacy property. Must see! More detailsListed by Keller Williams Elite Realty