Monday, March 01, 2010

Float Cabins for Sale on Powell Lake BC

Wayne and I love living in our float cabin home on Powell Lake in all seasons, but summer is the best. The skies are blue, the sun is warm, and the lake is perfect for swimming and other water sports. It's also a time when my floating garden starts producing all those wonderful veggies for our meals.  Several properties have recently sold, so don't wait too long. Summer will be here before you know it. Purchasing our float cabin home was the best thing we ever did. Why don't you come up and see what Powell Lake has to offer. (Updated August 8, 2016)

Powell Lake Cabins and Properties

Are you interested in getting a cabin of your own? Here's an updated list of cabins and properties up the lake that are for sale. Some are through real estate agents, so you can get more information via their websites. Also, there's a unique opportunity to lease a float cabin, you pick the start date.

Powell Lake Cabin for Rent or Lease

CLASSIC FLOAT CABIN FOR RENT OR LEASE ON POWELL LAKE: An off-the-grid float cabin is now available for rent by the day, week, month or year. It comes fully furnished and ready for immediate use. Accommodations include two bedrooms plus a spacious loft, a large living room with woodstove, a kitchen with propane range and refrigerator, sink with a hand pump for easy access to lake water, and lots of outdoor deck space. It's located in a protected bay twenty-five minutes from the Shinglemill. Call now and be ready to experience all that summer has to offer up the lake. For more information, contact John at (604) 485-2471 (evenings only).

Powell Lake Cabins and Properties For Sale

CRAIGSLIST LISTING: Small, rustic, cedar shake cabin on Goat Lake. It is one of only five float cabins on this remote lake that boasts good trout fishing. This cabin can be reached by floatplane, or road and boat. From Powell Lake, there is boat access through Goat River except at the lowest water levels. It has a strong breakwater and a 20-year water lease. All of this for $40,000. Click here for details.

MLS LISTING:  Max Pagani at Royal LePage has listed a float cabin just 15 minutes up the lake in tranquil Hendersen Bay. This 560 sq ft cabin has an open layout on one level with two bedrooms, kitchen/dining area, a living room, and a wood burning stove for heat. A composting toilet is in a separate but easily accessible building. The expansive 1600 sqft deck has been rebuilt and has new stained boards. A protective log breakwater is heavily anchored.  All of this now for only $109,000. For more information, contact Max at 604-485-4231 or click here.

MLS LISTING:  Max Pagani offers another float cabin at the mouth of Goat River. This rustic 480 sqft cabin has room to sleep eight and one bathroom. Included are beds, bedding, dishes, generator, solar power, woodstove, and a 10 ft boat with an outboard motor.  The cabin is built on sturdy logs with cedar decking. A strong boom of logs provides protection.  The complete package is only $114,900. For more information, contact Max at 604-485-4231 or click here.

MLS LISTING: Call Harry at RE/MAX about this float cabin in a beautiful protected location on north end of Goat Island.  With a cozy woodstove, this one level float home makes a perfect getaway in all seasons. The 24x30, 720 square foot cabin has two sets of queen bunks (sleeps 8), a sliding front door leading to a spacious deck, and a great walkway to the island where you will find a beach and outhouse. This very tranquil setting is perfect for adults, and a fun place for kids. Annual costs include a $500 yearly water lot lease and low annual regional district property taxes. Get all of this for the very reasonable price of $99,000. For more information click here, or contact Harry Zroback at (604) 483-8333 or

MLS LISTING: Call Harry at RE/MAX about this rustic float cabin listed in the May 2016 Powell River Real Estate Guide. The float home is located in a beautiful protected location in the Rainbow area north of Goat Island on Powell Lake.  It's being offered for the very reasonable price of $69,900. For more information contact Harry Zroback at (604) 483-8333 or

MLS LISTING: Harry is also offering a float cabin located across from Cassiar Falls to offer. The cabin needs some TLC, so bring your tool belt and enjoy the peacefulness of Powell Lake for the very reasonable price of $63,500. Click here for more information and pictures. For more information, call Harry Zroback at (604) 483-8333 or

MLS LISTING: LandQuest Realty is offering 98 acres with 4,300 feet of lakefront on Powell Lake. In this location there is no zoning or building permits required. It is one of very few deeded properties on the lake, and by far the largest. The property is located in an area called “Rainbow” by the locals. This area is the calmest and warmest part of the lake. The price is $699,000.  For more information click here, or contact LandQuest at (604) 694-7626 or

MLS LISTING: Jamie and Jason Zroback of BC Land Professionals has the "Ultimate Fly-in" Cabin listed. It's a float cabin on Frogpond Lake on Goat Island in the center of Powell Lake. This all-inclusive float cabin is accessible by plane or boat and vehicle via a logging road on the island. Just a few of the amenities include: main cabin, guest cabin, shop, propane and generator for power, 3 boats, and all the furnishings. This secluded cabin is one of only three float cabins on the lake. The cabin and its lease for occupation are priced at $239,000.  Click here for more information and pictures. For more information, call Jamie at (604) 483-1605 or Jason at (604) 414-5577.

MLS LISTINGS: Five Powell Lake lots located on Atlin Road in Wildwood are now available. Each one has a total of five acres, 88 ft of road frontage, and stunning views of Powell Lake and the mountains beyond.  With A2 zoning, each one is ready for you to build the home of your dreams with the option to include a home-based business, agriculture, or a secondary income suite. Each one is on city water. Each lot is priced at $225,000. For more information, contact Max Pagani at 604-485-4231 or click here.

Powell Lake Cabins for Rent

Off-the-Grid Cabins for Rent: This 8.35 acre lakefront property is 16 miles from the marina. Five one and two bedroom cabins all have: pressurized drinking water; septic for toilets, sinks and showers; and propane stoves, lights and hot water. Lounge on your cabin porch, enjoy the meadow, or go down to the lake to fish, swim or just relax. Access is by boat or floatplane only. Water taxi service is available if you don't have transportation of your own. Rates are based on the length of your stay. Go to for more information or email at

Powell Lake Cottage Rental: Located in protected Henderson Bay. There are two bedrooms and a one bedroom suite. All amenities are included. There's a 5-night minimum at $180 per night and a $200 damage deposit. Transportation to and from the water access only cabin can be arranged.  Click here for more information, or email

Sunnyside Cabin Rental: Fifteen minutes up the lake past First Narrows you will find an all inclusive float cabin waiting.  Amenities include: hot/cold running water, solar power, propane fridge/stove/BBQ, Keurig coffee maker, sleeps 9 (1 double, 2 queens, fold-out couch, 1 futon), composting toilet, TV/DVD player (no cable), two kayaks, and occasional cell phone coverage. Rates vary by the season from May to September with a 4-night minimum. Transportation is $60 and only with weekly rentals. Click here for more information and to get their email address.

Powell Lake Cabin Services

Powell Lake Cabin Services: Already have a cabin up the lake? We are always looking for help with projects around ours. Our good friend (and float cabin neighbour) Justin Behan offers services such as cargo delivery, lumber packages, cubes, propane tanks, wood stoves, and anchor and rope supply. In addition, Justin is now a distributor for Sun-Mar composting toilets just like the one we installed in our new bathroom addition. For more information, call Justin at (604) 483-6527.

Powell Lake Real Estate: Want a real estate agent that really knows float cabins? That's Harry Zroback (our man Harry who helped us get our cabin) from RE/MAX. Harry owns a cabin himself, so he's an excellent person to contact for all your "up the lake" real estate needs at 604-483-8333 or

Powell Lake Stories

Want to know more about life up the lake. Check out these books from Wayne's Coastal BC Stories series:
Up the Lake (Free for Kindle and e-books)
Farther Up the Lake
Cabin Number 5
Off the Grid
If you have any questions about Powell River, Powell Lake or cabin living, I'd be glad to help out. Just leave a comment or use the e-mail link in my profile to send me a message. -- Margy

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