at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Thetis Island oceanfront point, in Canadian Gulf Islands...beauty! - 04/17/14 09:14 AM
Modern vibe on classic waterfront point...dock & beach...a WOW!

On tranquil Thetis Island, an easy ferry voyage from Chemainus, on Southern Vancouver Island, here is an incredible point of land, with privacy, sunny exposures (s/sw/w), dock for your boat plus sandy cove for warm ocean swimming, and an exceptional "west coast contemporary" home with superb finishes...it doesn't get any better!

Open plan living/dining, custom kitchen, easy access to decking at oceanside, guest "wing" and master-sitting "wing"...privacy for owners and guests.

This home and property are truly the very best oceanfront option for sale at this time.

Call me, for … (4 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Horses? Sheep? Two houses? View? Here it is, close to Ganges! - 04/16/14 02:35 PM

Oceanview farm, walk to Ganges Village, great investment...keep sheep or horses. Sunny privacy!

Beautiful, gently sloping, sunny exposures, 5.5 acres located near Ganges village amenities.

The easy-care, level-entry country residence and its cottage enjoy expansive view overlooking ocean/islands/mountain. The main home of approximately 3,000 sq. ft. features light, wood floors, large decks, and is updated.

The 1200 sq. ft. cottage is fully outfitted, providing additional private living space.

Outbuildings, fencing, and meadow-land topography provide opportunities for horses, grazing animals and hobby farm pursuits. On community water system.
Unique and very special property. Contact me for more … (0 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Spring? Boating season here, then, in great Pacific Northwest Coast! - 04/15/14 09:18 AM


Ahhhh....breathe...it's boating season again!
This part of the Pacific Northwest Coast is in the heart of the best protected boating waters in the world.
With the Sunshine Coast/Lower Mainland on one side of Georgia Strait, & the entire length of Vancouver Island on the other, this heirloom Salish Sea is perfect for mariners.
Pick up Gunkholing the Gulf Islands or one of Bill Wolferstan's great coastal sailing books...full of tips & special anchorages.
The Canadian Southern Gulf Islands are very close to the U.S. San Juan Islands, and it's a lovely sailing adventure to visit them all...keep an eye … (3 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Spring is here in the great Pacific Northwest Coast! - 04/14/14 12:19 PM


The Spring moment in the Pacific Northwest Coast begins a stellar timeline throughout the region. Spring/Summer/early Fall...the very best place to be is the great Pacific Northwest!
Many people strive to enjoy two lives: in the California or Arizona deserts, or in Hawaii, or in Mexico, between November & March...& in the Pacific Northwest Coast from April to October...a beautiful blend.
Salt Spring Island, the Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island (just the largest Gulf Island, perhaps?), all benefit from an amazing microclimate...vineyards, olive groves, orchards, the 10 K diet re produce...it's a temperate region of bounty.
Beautifully positioned in the … (3 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Estate waterfront, tranquil Galiano Island: allure of private island. - 04/14/14 10:40 AM

Exceptional oceanfront estate on dynamic Galiano Island...experience 10 acres on the oceanfront, the allure of a private island yet connected to a ferry-accessed Gulf Island's amenities...the very best awaits your discovery!
(All photos taken by Ema Peter. Copyright, Ema Peter Used with permission)

Here it is...awaiting your pleasure! The gateway to an exceptional ocean and pastoral experience on serene Galiano Island.

Galiano, often described as the jewel of the Canadian Southern Gulf Islands, offers 21st Century amenities with a yesteryear ambiance.

Two oceanfront properties, two homes, two deepwater docks (yes, year round moorage is possible!) are being offered … (6 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Looking for a corporate retreat? Family compound? Inspirational gem? - 04/12/14 09:57 AM
Here it is, on the jewel of the Canadian Gulf Islands, in the great Pacific Northwest Coast...Salt Spring Island.


Spectacular oceanfront acreage, with beautiful & authentic Japanese inspired home...& it's on amazing Salt Spring Island. Your estate awaits you....

Here is a magical 7+ acres, dramatic oceanfront, with exquisite crafted and authentic Japanese designed home.

The spacious dwelling lends itself to a professional couple, working from home...it would also be a very pleasing family retreat, offering both privacy and proximity. A luxury eastern inspired country inn style B&B would also be graciously possible here.

A serene corporate retreat, … (8 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: 10 agricultural acres for your development, in Fulford Valley.... - 04/11/14 09:29 AM

Here's one of the last undeveloped farm land parcels in the beautiful Fulford Valley...& on the doorstep of the Burgoyne Valley Park. Create your sustainable dream, here! Salt Spring's agricultural community awaits your input....

Looking for a pastoral treasure ? Here is a 10.03 acre property, waiting for your development ideas.

Property features beautiful land, a lovely rural atmosphere, & pretty valley and mountain viewscapes.

Located in the heart of the Fulford Valley, just steps to vineyards & to Burgoyne Bay Park.   Walk to the ocean, at Burgoyne Bay.   On the bus route, so easy to get to Fulford and … (1 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Things to do & see & enjoy on Salt Spring Island, in Spring! - 04/10/14 12:13 PM

Spring Fever? Things to do & to see & to enjoy, on this very special Salt Spring Island....
- picnic in Ruckle Park.
- meander Burgoyne Bay Park.
- Saturday Market in Ganges.
- sunset watching at Vesuvius Beach.
- live music at Treehouse on Fridays.
- gallery openings in Ganges Village.
- 2014 Studio Tour.
- ocean viewing from Fernwood Dock.
- dine out with a view: Harbour House Hotel, Hastings House, Auntie Pesto's, Rock Salt Cafe, Seaside Kitchen, Salt Spring Inn.
- theatre, dance, & choral presentations at ArtSpring.
- Salt Spring in Bloom events.
- Earth Day … (7 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: On Salt Spring? Support your agricultural community! - 04/10/14 11:26 AM

The agricultural community on Salt Spring needs our support, as Islanders.
Wearing my president of Chamber of Commerce hat, I was lucky enough to attend the recent Salt Spring Agricultural Alliance monthly meeting & its earlier AGM. It's comprised of the various agricultural entities on the Island, & is there to help to create a viable farm experience.
As a Chamber director & current president, I've been learning a lot about the various sectors on the Island: arts, health/wellness, agricultural/food production & restaurants, retail merchants, hospitality/accommodations, transportation, banking/services, trades, etc.
There are so many threads in our Island fabric that … (0 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Keep on moving...your health depends on it! - 04/08/14 09:15 AM


Keep on keeping on...a message for all of us.
Important to move.
Reports are that we are all sitting far too much. We sit in cars, sit in front of computers, sit watching t.v., sit while we eat, sit while playing computer games, sit while googling whatever we want to search, sit while...you get the drift...passivity sums up our post-Internet 21st Century lives.
Sitting too much leads to early death...perhaps by as much as 10 years.
Insomnia...not enough sleep...also leads to shortened life spans.
Perhaps there's a connection between an inert lifestyle & restless sleep patterns? Perhaps the consistent … (9 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Oceanfront retreat property on Salt Spring: has your name on it! - 04/07/14 09:16 AM
Sunny, private oceanfront retreat...sit beside the seaside! Ahhhh...serenity calls.

Here's a lovely opportunity for the oceanfront seeker on Salt Spring Island.

Amazing views, sunny exposures (s/sw/w), privacy, warm ocean swimming in this area, easy access to ocean.

Custom built panabode home, well-maintained & upgraded...ready to just move into & enjoy! Spacious oceanside deck expands summer living pleasures.

Garage with studio above. Orchard. Easy care "natural" property.

This is a beautifully cared for family property.

Call me! It won't last!
 
 
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at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Salt Spring's only Motel is for sale...great investment! - 04/06/14 02:31 PM
Super opportunity...own Salt Spring's only motel. An excellent investment!

Opportunity is knocking! The only motel on Salt Spring Island is for sale.  
People sometimes ask why there's only one Motel...it's to do with the form of governance on the Canadian Gulf Islands.   Back in 1974, the then provincial government created the Islands Trust, with the mandate to "preserve & protect" the environmental beauties of the Gulf Islands, for the benefit of all B.C. residents.   They controlled growth, then, via strict zoning/density controls.  

Updated and upgraded rooms, continental breakfast offered in very pleasing gathering room, sunny gazebo and hot tub for … (0 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: April market thoughts, on Salt Spring Island.... - 04/06/14 02:07 PM


Here we are at the beginning of April, with Spring totally visible, & with a very encouraging consistent buoyancy finally appearing in the local secondary home real estate market. At last!
Our very seasonal Gulf Islands real estate sales market now takes place between March Break & Thanksgiving Weekend. March Break was the busiest I've seen it in almost six years. A very good sign.
March Break usually foretells the rhythm of the summer season. Yes, it's still mainly active in entry level residential, but the action is steady & is clearing out a lot of inventory.
At this early … (4 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Salt Spring's only Hotel is for sale...20 acres, oceanview, farm. - 04/04/14 11:39 AM

Opportunity! Salt Spring's only hotel is for sale...20 acres, including a farm that creates an authentic farm-to-plate experience, & supplies most of the Hotel's restaurant. Oceanviews to inspire one. Call me!

Salt Spring Island hotel estate! Profitable hotel, thriving organic farm, award winning restaurant and spectacular ocean view building site.

Heirloom property restored and expanded by current owner. The Harbour House Hotel will be celebrating 100 years in 2016 as the hospitality focus of Salt Spring Island.
Unique 20 acre rural oasis within the Village! Outstanding location, overlooking Ganges harbour, marinas, shops. Arrive by BC Ferries or float … (4 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: A WOW oceanview development on Salt Spring Island...call me! - 04/04/14 11:16 AM
Spectacular oceanview acreages...the very best on special Salt Spring Island. Call me...an exclusive listing. I look forward to introducing you to Skywater's irreplaceable beauty!

Exclusively listed with Li Read. Proposed view acreages
Did you know?

Skywater is the last new & serious land development offering on Salt Spring Island...the 1974 government mandated Islands Trust document protected the Gulf Islands from unrestrained growth. Here we are in 2014, with this rare & extraordinarily beautiful land opportunity...Skywater.

It's the final opportunity for you to create your dream on Salt Spring Island...and the last truly is the best!

Discover these sunny and private acreages, offering … (2 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Salt Spring Island...the home of serenity? - 04/02/14 09:25 AM


April...
The great Pacific Northwest Coast flowers out to greet us all.
We live in a very interesting time. I call it shift mode.
Exercise your imagination: at the turn of the last century, some people drove to town in an early prototype of today's car; some still commuted to town via horse & buggy. Both transportation models existed (momentarily) in the same timeline & seemingly were equally balanced. I think we're at such a fulcrum moment right now. We still think we have choice between options. Not.

So: computers are becoming decorative add-ons. Dick Tracy's watch is … (4 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Floatplanes to Salt Spring Island? A great way to arrive! - 03/31/14 08:52 AM

Salt Spring travel...easy to come & go!

This Gulf Island gem we love to call home has lots of choices for arrivals/departures.
Salt Spring Air services Vancouver's Airport, downtown Vancouver, & Victoria's Airport, plus also connects to Maple Bay on mid-Vancouver Island.
Seair & Harbour Air also connect Ganges to Vancouver's Airport. Harbour Air connects Ganges to downtown Vancouver, also.
These three floatplane companies offer year-round & regular scheduled service...it's quick (approximately 12 minutes to the Vancouver Airport & 25 minutes to downtown Vancouver).

Seasonally, Ganges is connected to Seattle (via Kenmore Air)...approximately a 45 minute flight.
Charters are … (6 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Best buy recreational waterfront on Salt Spring? Has a dock! - 03/30/14 04:16 PM
Perfect recreational property on special Salt Spring...keep your yacht at the dock in protected Duck Bay.

Warm ocean swimming here! Sweetie cottage with exceptional tenant...would stay if desired. Great investment!

Here is a terrific oceanfront opportunity on special Salt Spring Island!   Protected moorage at your private dock, in serene Duck Bay, a sweet indentation off Stuart Channel.   Warm ocean swimming here, too.

The sweet cedar cottage offers vaulted ceiling, wood floor, gas fireplace, sunny south / southwest / west exposures, & spectacular panoramic ocean & mountain vistas! 

Open plan living/dining/kitchen, main level bedroom, full bath, plus loft bedroom/office.   Propane … (4 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Scott Point Drive oceanview gem..."as new" home...a WOW! - 03/30/14 03:37 PM
Zen Scandanavian allure...step in ready architect designed & custom built oceanview home...& terrific studio space, too! Enjoy!

Very private and sunny 1.11 acres, with all day sun, located on a lovely oceanview point in the prestigious Scott Point area.

The original architect designed West Coast style home has been completely rebuilt by a Seattle architect and a custom Salt Spring builder (effectively, it's a new home).

Home offers 3 bedrooms (two are ensuite), 3.5 bathrooms, open plan living / dining, custom kitchen, separate mudroom/ laundry, spa style bath (homage to Japan).

Many unique finishes, here, and the "west coast … (6 comments)

at sea to sky premier properties salt spring: Spring on Salt Spring & the Southern Gulf Islands...beauty everywhere! - 03/28/14 02:40 PM

Ahhh...Spring!
It blends beauty & a restless energy...makes us want to get up & get on with it!
On Salt Spring, we are so lucky to have the natural world around us...we see the orchards flower forward, we watch the lambs in the fields, we observe the seals & the bird life...it's not separate from us.

When one is lucky enough to live in a rural environment, it's easy to forget the city hardscape.
Back in 1974, the then provincial government created the Islands Trust, with the purpose of "to preserve & protect" the environmental beauties of the Gulf … (2 comments)

 
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