Whether you are a celebrity or a boater one of the key questions to consider about private island ownership is, just how isolated do you want to be? If both total privacy and close proximity to civilization is important consider the five acre Pym Island, one of the private Canadian Southern Gulf Islands
Pym is close to all the conveniences and charm of Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city yet very much secluded. Access to Pym Island is effortless. Fly directly into the Victoria International Airport and take a 6 minute cab ride to a private marina. Here there is designated parking and a designated “boathouse” exclusively for Pym Island. Plus, you are only 8 minutes from your Island, via private boat taxi.
Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada–Photo by Norwegian Marcus
Proximity to Victoria means shopping, restaurants and cultural events can be easily accessed, arriving by boat or going to the marina, where you can pick up your car, and drive to them. Local services and amenities including a nearby hospital and shore power, via cable, insure your peace of mind, so you can truly relax when you are at home on Pym Island.
According to Li Read of Sea to Sky Properties, “serious boaters claim that this entire coastal area is the best protected boating waters in the world. It is protected from the waves and wind of the open Pacific and fog is not an issue, either”.
Although the Pacific Northwest Coast is famous for rainy winters, that is not the case on the Islands. Plants grow here that are only found in California. Pym enjoys the same microclimate as all of the other southern Gulf Islands – it is called “cool Mediterranean”.
Included on Pym island is a magnificent custom home that features an entertainment size living room, a formal dining room, a library, a games room, his & hers masters, a cook’s kitchen, and an indoor pool. There are also 4 separate guest cottages, a caretaker’s residence and a tennis court on Pym. On the shore there is a lovely swimming cove and a dock, so you can arrive by floatplane or by private boat. There is also room for a helipad.
To learn more about Pym Island contact Li Read:LiRead33@Gmail.com.