Eddystone, as this property is known from its days when the main house was managed as a bed & breakfast, is a jewel on the waterfront of Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka, AK. Of the four adjacent lots, three are zoned for commercial utilization; the lot used as access from Sawmill Creek Road has a residential designation. Currently this nearly 3-acre property is configured with the main house plus two auxiliary smaller homes.
The setting is no less than spectacular with a rock face delineating the upper portions from the beach-side area which forms a natural deep water point that effectively divides Thimbleberry Bay from Sawmill Cove. The point was at one time tidal. The fill that continuously connected the rock-point to the remainder of the property was formed, in part, into a small boat launch. So between the deep water directly off the point and the small boat launch this commercial property could be readily connected to the water for a water-based tourist-oriented business.
The property is currently developed with a larger, 3,200 SF main house which grew over time from the original construction on the site. In addition, there are two newer two-story homes. In a tourism setting, these could crew quarters or overflow from the 5-bedroom, 5-bath main house.
The property is irregular in shape, and includes an easement from Sawmill Creek Road separate and distinct from the driveway that leads to the beach area and the three dwellings. The easement in question provides access directly from Sawmill Creek Road to the upper bench of the property which could be further developed. This area is effectively on top of the parcel that forms the bench above the rock face and mostly separates it from the beachside areas, although a stairwell or switchback walking path could be developed.
The highest and best use of this parcel is to take advantage of the unique zoning in the area to support a water-focused tourism-based commercial enterprise. Additional infrastructure development could expand the opportunities to embark and disembark to larger vessels. The setting is stunning and would offer the perfect shore-side experience to tourists coming to Sitka to revel in its Alaskana. The plantings that have matured over the years make for a lovely blend of natural flora and some rather exotic, mature trees.
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