With the travel options of arriving by car, boat, helicopter or float plane, due to Sunset Island’s location on Sproat Lake, large open areas on the lawn, water in the Bay by the docks and it’s own private bridge, provide vacation island exclusivity indeed!
Originally inhabited by a one room shack (now revamped and fittingly called the Love Shack), Sunset Island has been transformed into a multi family oasis with 3 separate accommodations, a Boathouse with a Zen-like Art Studio above, and has been Featured in the online magazine PH PowerHouse Growers for its minimal impact on the environment and the owners massive respect for the environment. This fully developed 5 acre private island is ready for you and your families and friends to be enjoyed as your summer home or all year round.
If you are interested in income property, Sunset Island is fully developed and all accommodations are fully equipped with all of the comforts of home. This island is ready for your clients and guests to check in and vacation in comfort. Exclusive, rustic luxury vacation resorts nestled in the Pacific Northwest are few and far between. Here is your introduction to a 5 acre Island in a setting that’s as exclusive as it gets.
Sunset Island has been zoned for a total of 5 homes. Even though currently there are an existing 3 separate accommodations, you still have the option of building 4 more homes since 2 of those accommodations are located in the Chalet and the Love Shack is an out building.
PRIVATE BAYS TO SWIM IN, SECLUDED BEACHES TO SUNBATH ON. The title speaks for itself! The aqua marine coloured water in the private bays surrounding Sunset Island is so clear you can see right to the bottom of the lake. This is such a private area of the lake that you could forget to bring your bathing suit 😉
The landscape of this island is of dynamic contrast: sand and pebble beaches; mossy beds; craggy cliffs; fresh, clear mountain lake water; tall, sky high old growth trees more than 500 years old.
Protecting the nature ecosystem of the Island is high on the owners agenda, with a strong commitment to sustainable development and a massive respect for the environment. Conscious development practices protect its natural beauty while making a minimal impact on the environment. Though once undeveloped and uninhabited it is now kissed with human inhabitants.
Living with nature has been a mantra on the island from day one of development. All accommodations and structures are constructed from timber harvested and milled from the island. No drywall here!
Drinking water is piped in from a nearby waterfall high atop the mountain range providing the island with the most pure and unlimited natural drinking water.
OFF THE GRIDE: The power comes from a run-of-the-river water turbine, which is explained in more detail below in ‘POWER SYSTEM DESIGN’
The waste water is pumped to a professionally installed and approved septic field system which is deep under ground through the old growth forest and is nourishment to the old growth trees.
We are rewarded with the knowledge that Sunset Island provides modern luxury and comforts within a minimal foot print on nature!
3500 feet of 2 inch diameter pipe brings water from a near by stream collecting water from an adjoining waterfall. The water pipe pick up is about 350 feet higher than the island. This not only provides the island with the most pure drinking water, but also provides 160 pounds of static water pressure which is harnessed to provide power and water for living, irrigation and fire protection, not to mention hot water, air conditioning and heating, lighting, etc. Power is produced by directing some of the water through an ES&D water turbine.
A water turbine has a distinct advantage over Solar and wind power due to the fact that it runs 24 hours a day – every day. The power output is only about 400 watts, however when multiplied by 24 hours/day, it is the similar to running a 10 KW generator for an hour /day. When efficiently harnessed and augmented with propane appliances, it is enough to power the whole island!
The constant charge from the water turbine is directed to charge a battery bank of 8- 6 volt batteries. The batteries then supply the power to 2 – 3500 watt Outback inverters which convert the battery DC power into household AC power.
The power draw of the island is designed to be very efficient using low consumption lighting, timer switches for fans and the hot tub, energy smart appliances and propane appliances. The heavy power draw is in the mornings as coffee pots, microwaves, toasters and blow dryers are put to use. When the power consumption draws the batteries down, a back up diesel generator automatically starts to match the shortfall then shuts off when not needed.
SUNSET ISLAND AWAITS YOUR ARRIVAL.
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