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Murray Lake Rustic Waterfront Cabin
SOLD $115,000
Crown Lease
Located just east of the former Coquihalla Hwy., toll booth off the Juliet road exit #238. Until the winter snow is gone there is no access other than via snow mobile. Driving time from the toll booth is approx. 20 minutes and driving time from Hope is approx. 1 hour. Using the new Juliet Forest Service road driving time is 10 minutes off the Coquihalla Hwy.
Beautiful 2 bedroom cabin built approx. in 1972. 1 1/2 main story floor is approx. 581 square feet in size with an additional 234 sq. feet up. Total square footage 815 square feet. The cabin is well insulated for winter activities. Large sun deck over looking Murray lake.
The cabin is completely finished, laminate hard wood floors, knotty pine walls varnished walls, wired for 110 and 12 volt, 4 propane lights, 2 in the dining room and 2 in the kitchen. Full propane stove and oven, as well as a Mcleary wood in kitchen and wood burning stove in the living. Beautiful views from the living and dining rooms. 2 three-way fridges in excellent working condition comes with generator and Honda pump for water system 160 gallon storage capacity.
On demand hot water and cold running water. Composting flush toilet and shower inside the cabin and also a flush toilet in the out-house across the street. On the second floor there is a loft with a double bed and 2 single beds, and 1 double bed in the second bedroom. Cabin comes complete with everything to enjoy the cabin. All electrical and plumbing extras are stored in the two large sheds located on the property in the parking area.
Property
The lake is accessible via a gravel road from the Coquihalla Hwy. and is in good condition in the summer.
The lot is 3.13 acres in size with approx. 220' of lakefrontage. On the north side of the property on the lake side there is approx. 60' from the lake to the road, and 30' on the south side. On the upland side of the property across the road is approx. 573' on the north line and approx. 703' on the south line. The Murray lake Forest Service runs along out front of all the properties, providing access to the far end of the lake. There are NO Services located at Murray lake.
The driveway is long and can park a trailer or camper at the end of the driveway right beside a small shed. There is also room for another 2 to 4 vehicles at the rear of the property, as well as additional parking up top across the road on the bench. The property faces south west which provides sunny exposure all day.
Zoning RL-1 (LINK)
Crown Lease
The Crown Lease was renewed on April 10, 2013 for a 15 year term. The property is currently located on Crown lease land and is not being offered for sale by the Crown at this time. Buyers need to do their own due diligence with the Ministry of Forests and Lands and Natural Resources Operations in Kamloops and discuss the assignment process and any fees associated with the assignment of the lease. Front Counter BC is handling any inquiries regarding Crown Leases, and they can be reached at 1-877-855-3222. The lease number is #346490, file #0230046
The 2014 Crown lease fee was $4,980.00 plus GST tax. This annual fee is based on 3% of the annual assessed land value which was $166,000 in 2015.
Registered foreshore lease. The license for the lake side dock is #347361 and was renewed on August 25, 2014 for a 10 year term. The $500 fee for the dock license has been prepaid.
2014 gross property taxes were $1,212.91
Lake Stats
Murray lake is a long narrow lake of just over 2km in length. Fish Wizard shows depths in Murray lake from 65' to 70' deep. The elevation of Murray lake is 3,631' or 1,107 meters. The surface is shown as 35.712 hectares or 88.25 acres. The lake is deep and clear and suitable for swimming and fishing. There is no motor restrictions shown in the BC Fishing Regulations guide.
The Juliet Forest Service road is not maintained in the winter months and snow packs can be deep, making for an ideal snowmobiling destination in the winter.
The location of Murray lake in proximity to the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland makes for an ideal Recreational Property for people living in these area.
Driving Time From:
  • Langley to Murray lake is approx. 2 1/2 hours.
  • Hope to Murray lake is approx. 1 hour.
  • Former toll booth to Murray lake is approx. 20 minutes.
  • Merritt to Murray lake is approx. 1 hour.
  • Kamloops to Murray lake is approx. 1 1/2 hours.
  • Kelowna to Murray lake is approx. 2 hours.
NOTE** Financing is Not Available from lenders or banks on this type of Recreational Property. Prospective buyers need to make their own inquiries regarding this, to make sure they know how they will finance their purchase.
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