Cottage of the Week: $3 million for a granite island with its own power supply

Cottage of the Week: $3 million for a granite island with its own power supply

(Image: Paul Bennett) (Image: Paul Bennett)
 

Address: Spring Island
Neighbourhood: Pointe au Baril
Agent: George Webster, Moffat Dunlap Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
Price: $2,975,000

The Place: Two cottages—one for the owners, one for guests—on an eight-acre outer island in Pointe au Baril.

The History: Inhabited since the late 1800s, the eight-and-a-half acre granite island is located a 5-minute boat ride away from the historic Ojibway Club. There’s a two-bedroom main house and a smaller two-bedroom guest cottage on the western edge of the island. Boardwalks and bridges weave their way around small ponds, trees, shrubs and blueberry patches.

Big Selling Point: Forget expensive hydro bills. Both cottages are completely powered by a solar and wind energy generation system.

Possible Deal Breaker: The Ojibway Club isn’t the only thing that’s a boat ride away: on this island or any other, getting supplies usually requires a water voyage–and so does getting rid of garbage.

By The Numbers:

• $2,975,000
• $9,205.22 in property taxes (2015)
• 1,300-square-foot main cottage
• 8.65-acre island
• 3-slip floating dock
• 2-bedroom main cottage
• 2-bedroom waterside guest cottage
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 wood-burning fireplace
• 1 wood-burning stove
• 1 basketball court
• 1 regulation diving board