When asked about dream locations for a home, many people will think of oceanfront. Some of the scenes in these types of settings that trigger the imagination include:
- Sitting out on your back deck and observing whales, eagles, and even cruise ships sail by.
- Sipping your favorite beverage from the comfort of your hot tub while watching the sun set.
- Strolling along the beach at sunrise or sunset.
- Listening to the sounds of the marine life and the surf dancing against the shore.
- Enjoying the quality of life that can be found on many oceanfront properties.
- Absorbing the fresh invigorating Pacific air drifting towards the shoreline.
Privacy, relaxation, and solitude are among the rewards of coveted Comox Valley oceanfront real estate. Some of the views are simply amazing and duplicated nowhere else. This lifestyle is offered all along the coastline. Listings do appear on the market in areas close to Clarkson Avenue, Driftwood Road, Seaview Road, Harmony Crescent, Serenity Drive, Eagles Drive, Seacliff Road, Seabank Road, Wilkinson Road and Astra Road to the north and east of the City of Courtenay. Kye Bay, Point Holmes and the rest of the Comox Peninsula and the Comox Bay offer home choices close to the Town of Comox. Further south Choices include offerings in areas such as Marine Drive, Gartley Point, Spindrift Road, Kilmarnock Drive and points are far south as Ships Point.
Oceanfront and seaside homes living can be fantastically rewarding in terms of the view alone. But this luxurious lifestyle does not come without a few additional risks and costs. Walk on properties located right next to the ocean may have limitations placed on their development by the Riparian Regulation. They face the brunt of winter storms if the lot is too open or if it faces the dominant storm tracks. Increased maintenance many result from the additional jabs from mother nature. Water and septic systems may be subject to additional scrutiny from contemporary regulatory frameworks and regulations. There may also be other more unique concerns and restrictions.
While drawbacks do exist, they can often be overcome or minimized by careful due diligence when selecting one of these prized locations. Oceanfront living can be terrifically rewarding and pleasureful. Living by the contrast of the power and the peaceful tranquility of the Pacific Ocean is often an unparalleled experience that is cherished by those who are fortunate enough to have selected such a luxury lifestyle choice.
For more information on oceanfront homes and living and to find your next dream home contact Brett directly.
Brett Cairns is a Realtor with REMAX Ocean Pacific Realty and he goes Above & Beyond for clients to meet their real estate needs. Brett is also active informing and updating people on the Comox Valley luxury homes market. His office is located in the town of Comox in the Comox Valley region of Vancouver Island.
Published by Brett Cairns