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 Sunshine Coast Regional District. Short term home rental is not permitted on Keats island and is governed by the Islands trust. The Eastbourne Community Association works together as a non-profit society to improve small island issues like roads, wheelbarrows for carrying goods at the dock and other tasks like these.
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.
309 OAK AVENUE: Keats Island House for sale (Sunshine Coast) : MLS®# R2369405
309 OAK AVENUE Keats Island Keats Island V0N 1V0$395,000Residential Detached
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- 850 sq. ft.This is a truly magical cottage. Set back from the Avenue affording you the privacy you crave from the city. This cottage is stylish, comfortable, warm & welcoming. A place you can truly put your feet up and let go...relax. The architecture of this Yurt Styled cottage is completely charming. Featuring a stunning circular vaulted ceiling with a rounded skylight at the tip that floods this cottage with natural light. The French doors from the grand open floor space open out to your massive deck and stairs to garden allows room to gather family & friends about. Badminton on the lawn anyone? 2 Bdrms and lg spacious and bright 4pc bathroom with laundry give you all the comforts of home. New Thomas Living Bunky in the back allows for extra guests over the wknd. Gorgeous kitchen, Open floor plan..this cottage is a must see! This cottage has never before been on the market. Beautifully and lovingly crafted. Quality in every corner. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY MAY 18TH 11:15-2pm Viewings by appointment only. More detailsListed by Sutton Grp WestCoast RealtyTo access this listing,
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