Wayne Guenter is an entrepreneur from Lethbridge, Alberta and has built quality residential and commercial projects for close to 40 years. A journeyman carpenter by trade, Wayne's most recent project was the construction and sale of 17 luxury units on Paradise Canyon Golf Course in Lethbridge, Alberta.
The following article was published recently in The Business Edge News Magazine:
Copper Coast - paradise at the right price
Oceanside lots in charming village start at $75,000
When he first set foot in the charming coastal village of Port Alice, B.C., the thing that struck Wayne Guenter was an overwhelming sense of peace.
If youíre looking for serenity, relaxation and quiet, thereís no better place than Port Alice. B.C.
|Islandís eastern coast.To save you the trouble,Wayne is happy to fill in the blanks. "The same lot in Nanaimo would run you an average of $250,000 to $300,000," Guenter said. "The north island really is one of the last undiscovered gems for those folks looking for an oceanside vacation home.
" Copper Coast Resortís gently sloping grade means that everyone who builds on the property is guaranteed a splendid view of the inlet. The property is surrounded by lush coastal forest and gently flowing creeks on either side.
Guenterís company is prepared to offer buyers their choice of five different construction plans. Or, if they prefer, purchasers are free to follow their own designs.
"We havenít included many restrictions at all.We are also happy to supply you with a reasonable and competitive quotation to build, though of course youíre free to use your own choice of builder," says Guenter, adding that services in the area are first rate. The resort will be connected to the village sewer system and residential water
|supply, which brings you the purest drinking water youíre ever likely to taste. Copper Coastís housing designs include bedroom/ ensuite lofts overlooking the living room; majestic soaker tubs in the bath; exquisitely appointed kitchens that include granite countertops, maple cabinetry and 42-inch breakfast bars.
Living rooms feature low-emissive floor-to-ceiling windows to promote maximum energy efficiency as well as an environmentally friendly electric fireplace.
"All weíre looking for at this stage is a 10-per-cent deposit, but potential purchasers can get all further details from our website, just click on the link thatís labelled ‘purchasing.’"
Of course, all such choices and details are to be firmed up later, after youíve gotten in touch with Copper Coast via the convenient contact information thatís included at the bottom of this article. In the meantime, letís concentrate on the abundant local attractions.
Start with the sport fishing. Thatís what drew Guenter to the district in the first place.
"Itís absolutely fantastic. Last time I was out, we caught four Chinook salmon Ė one 29-pounder, two
|20-pounders and one little guy that weighed in at about 15," he chuckles.
"There are plenty of Tyees out there, too, weighing 30 pounds or more."
Prawns, ling cod and succulent Dungeness crab can also be found in abundance along these tranquil shores. Needless to add, Port Alice is also a whale-watcherís dream, with plenty of greys, humpbacks and orcas cavorting in the sound.
Of course, thereís golf, scuba diving, boating and even skiing not far away, "some of the finest powder youíll ever see."
Port Alice is a cinch to reach for travellers who start their journey in Alberta. Both WestJet and Air Canada Jazz run flights to both Comox and Campbell River. From there just follow the superb highway directly to your destination.
A visit to this pristine and unspoiled portion of paradise is well worth your time and effort. Who knows? Like Guenter, you just might fall in love.
For more information, please telephone this toll-free number, 1.877.762.2628,
or email info@coppercoast