British Columbia RV Park Attracts Buyers
Several prospective buyers are kicking the tires at Weir's Beach RV Resort, a secluded two-acre waterfront property in Metchosin, British Columbia, that was put up for sale this week for $3.95 million, according to The Victoria Times Colonist.
Resort owner Nicole Roberts, who had picnics there as a child and bought the resort three years ago, said the sale has attracted interest from local investors and others from British Columbia and Alberta.
"The turn in the economy has been good for us," Roberts said. "People have been dusting off their RVs and last summer was busy. I expect it to be the same this year.
"A lot of people in Victoria don't even know about this place … it's real hidden treasure."
Roberts, who has 5-year-old triplets, is a property developer with her father, Jim Duncan, and his partner, Tony Young, in Swiftsure Developments. "I've run the operation of the resort and am trying to find a balance," she said.
The property, shaped like a big dipper and located along a sandy beach on the shallow waters of Parry Bay, was originally developed as a picnic and tenting site in the 1950s and evolved to sites for motorhomes and campers.
The previous owners had turned it into an adult-only RV park, but Robertson opened it to families since taking ownership in spring 2007.
The property includes 61 full-service RV campsites, a 4,100-square-foot clubhouse with office, laundry facilities and games room as well as a four-bedroom home.
Roberts is marketing the resort to retirees who want to live on the site and manage the campground.
Roberts obtained approval to market time-share interests that allow two memberships to be sold per site.
Those buyers can occupy the site for six months in each calendar year and store an RV year-round. Sites are also available on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
British Columbia Assessment valued the property at $2,747,500 for 2010.
DTZ Barnicke Victoria Ltd. has listed the property.