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Private island off Swartz Bay going for $7 million

Pym Island hosts a main house and five other cottages
A private island off Swartz Bay is up for sale, which includes a main house, five cottages, 2,700 feet of ocean frontage and a tennis court. (Victoria Luxury Group)

A six-acre island off of Swartz Bay is now up for sale for those looking to live in privacy and luxury on the Gulf Islands.

Prospective island-owners are looking at a $7 million price tag for Pym Island, which boasts a “luxurious” main house, five additional cottages, an outdoor tennis court, a boathouse, and over 2,700 feet of ocean frontage.

According to, the four-bed, four-bed main house features marble flooring, stone and marble fireplaces, an indoor pool house with a hot tub, a library, a chefs kitchen, a games room, and an outdoor patio with a wood-fired oven.

The island is just a 10-minute boat ride from Canoe Cove Marina in North Saanich.

“The manicured grounds include tranquil meadows among Garry oak, fir, cedar, and arbutus. West coast style paths, wide enough for golf carts and lit by classical lampposts, wind around a fully-lit outdoor tennis court and five additional cottages,” noted the ad. “Perfect for guests and extended family, these cozy cottages each feature one or two bedrooms, a kitchen and living room, satellite dish and internet connection, as well as patios and balconies overlooking the sea or Pym pond.”

The island is fully connected the hydro grid, with a backup water connection to Vancouver Island, a diesel generator, two freshwater holding tanks and fire suppression stations.

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