Own a Piece of History

The Horseshoe Bay Cottages

$3,800,000 Horseshoe Bay WV Other Multifamily 1 Storey Featured Sold Virtual Tour
The Horseshoe Bay Cottages Here is your chance to own a piece of West Vancouver's colorful past. The Horseshoe Bay Cottages appeared along the banks of Howe Sound in the early 1900's. No one can
  • Address:
    The Horseshoe Bay Cottages
  • Postal Code: V7W 2A5
  • MLS® Number: R572920
  • Listed By: Team 3000 Realty
  • Year Built: 1911
  • Size: 19,793 Sq ft
  • Frontage Size: 93
  • Depth Size: 195
  • Style: Cottage
  • Lot Size: 19,793
  • Lot Dimension: 195
  • Bedrooms: 9.5
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Parking: 9
  • Tax: $9,473
  • Tax Year: 2020
  • View: Water from the Lookout
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The Horseshoe Bay Cottages Here is your chance to own a piece of West Vancouver’s colorful past. The Horseshoe Bay Cottages appeared along the banks of Howe Sound in the early 1900’s. No one can verify an exact date as their origin but it’s safe to say they’re well over 100 years old. Speculation is that they were built by the Union Steamship Company as vacation rentals, as they did in other locations on the West Coast. Others will tell you they were fishermen cottages, used when they were in the area chasing Chinook, Pink, Sockeye and Chum Salmon. Extensively modernized by the current owner they now host updated kitchens, bathrooms, natural gas fireplaces and shared laundry. 8 separate residences sit on 3 properties with 6 homes on one lot and a home on each adjoining lot.  These unique, tiny homes offer a fantastic alternative to investing in a big box strata and enjoy a near constant waitlist of potential tenants. Come and see this magical enclave located in one of Vancouver’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Just 20 minutes from downtown and steps away from restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, transit, beaches and trails there is something for everyone. The Gardens: The lush gardens surrounding the cottages will make you want to spend a sunny afternoon exploring the grounds and discovering all the hidden secrets it has to offer. Hundreds of perennials, flowering shrubs, fruit trees, native ferns and prehistoric-looking Gunnera are spread throughout the grounds, along with ancient Cedar trees and moss covered granite. The winding path takes you past the quaint residences and leads to a staircase climbing high above the village. Your efforts will be rewarded with a lookout spot that hosts a swinging bench where you can watch the boats arriving and departing Horseshoe Bay. The Neighbourhood Restaurants: Horseshoe Bay offers many options for those looking to avoid cleaning pots and pans. Just stroll down the block and take your pick for a wide variety of dining options. The venerable Troll’s Restaurant, a village favorite and touchstone to village history, the award winning Olive & Anchor for upscale, relaxed dining by the seaside and The Troller, because every village needs a pub that serves an amazing burger. Pudgies Pizza offers amazing pizza by the slice or whole along with pasta options. There’s also Sushi, Chinese food, a bakery, ice cream shop, bakery and a lot more! (bookend with photos of Troll’s & Pudgies) Services: You might not realize it by visiting but there are a ton of services offered by the local business area. There’s a resident Doctor at Docs on the Bay, the Bay Pharmacy, a dental center, post office, Architect office, Sewell’s Marina with rentals, moorage and charters, and a barber shop & hair salon. There are also B&Bs, a motel, lots of shops and a local Real Estate Office. (Bookend with photos of  Community: Horseshoe Bay Village is a true community with a blended demographic that keeps it thriving. Everyone from young people to seniors have a place and contribute to preserving the special place that they call home. There are lots of ways to participate whether it’s being a part of the Horseshoe Bay Business Association,  joining the Western Residents Association, volunteering for one of the many community improvement efforts or just supporting local businesses and events like the Dinner on the Dock, Taste of the Bay or the Caroling Bonfire. This is a vibrant community where everyone is welcome. (book end with photos of taste of the bay and dinner on the dock)