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October 2023 home sales on Bowen

Deals closed on two homes and two vacant lots, plus a home on Keats Island
1771 Arbutus Point Road was October's highest sale at $3.35 million.

Homes and vacant lots sold in equal measure on the island last month, though one sale stood well above the others.

A waterfront rancher at 1771 Arbutus Point Road was October’s top sell, and one of the top on Bowen all year, at $3.35 million. It took only nine days of listing for the three-bedroom, two-bathroom rancher to change hands. The 48-year old home is 1,609 square feet on a 0.78-acre lot.

Included in that acreage is 100 feet of beachfront along Bowen Bay, which is accessible from the lot. The south-facing home also emphasizes its waterfront view with high windows across its single level, and includes sky lighting and fireplaces.

A view of Bowen Bay is a feature of the seaside rancher. /

Another west side home had the second highest mark of the month following a $1.44 million sale. The four-bed, two-bath at 1546 Whitesails Drive was on the market 44 days before closing.

The 50-year old home is also a single storey 1970s build, measuring 1,270 square feet on a half-acre of land. The house underwent a complete renovation this year which included a new kitchen with island, and a new metal roof.

The second-highest home sale in October was 1546 Whitesails Drive for $1.44 million. /

Vacant lots also caught buyer’s eyes in October. Staying on the west side, a 4.94-acre swath of land at 1570 Douglas Road sold for $890,000 after 18 days of being listed.

The property is ready to build on and already has connections for power and a drilled well. The large lot size also means a secondary suite up to 800 square feet can be constructed too.

The nearly five-acre lot at 1570 Douglas Road sold for $890,000. /

The lone sale outside the west side was at the very top of Bowen Island where a 0.83- acre lot sold for $300,000. It took 137 days for the waterfront property at 614 Smugglers Cove Road to close.

The site currently has no structures on it, and for the time-being is accessible only by water. There is one amenity on-site though – a woodfire hot tub can be enjoyed after boating to the land.

The hot tub at 614 Smugglers Cove Road, an otherwise vacant lot which sold for $300,000, offers something to do until a home is built. /

Keats Island also saw a sale last month in the form of a 1,248 square foot manufactured home. The two-bed, two-bath property at 260 Gordon Road is 0.13-acres big, and sold for $390,000 after 15 days on the market.

Keeping with last month’s timeframe theme, the house was built in 1976. The double wide home is winter ready and features both electric heating and a wood stove. A 2,000 gallon rainwater catchment system is also part of the property, along with a pair of sheds.

The home at 260 Gordon Road on Keats Island sold for $300,000. /

Note* Dates are based off day of reported sale.