Big Fat Deal: $5.5 million for a Shuswap Lake hideaway not yet fit for a prince

Each week, BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province.

Each week, BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province

Address: 2403 Rocky Point Road, Blind Bay

Price: $5,495,000

Listing: 10163921

The skinny: Two-bedroom, one-bathroom home, located on 4.62 acres on Shuswap Lake

The bling: Want to get away from it all? No, seriously. On the run from paparazzi, TV cameras, the Buckingham Palace Guard, your grandmother-in-law? You couldnt do better than this: a cabin in the woods, on a spit of land jutting out into—I swear—Blind Bay. The name suggests a magical land where nobody sees anything and even cameras cant focus. Who knows? In a royal fairy tale, anything is possible.

Located in the Shuswap, the house is airy and quaint, if not exactly a palace. It was built in 1953, an era you might be familiar with if youve ever watched the Netflix series The Crown. It offers only a single bathroom and 864 square feet, but thats OK for newlyweds. There are two bedrooms, so youll have a nursery. And really, youre not paying for floor space. The listing for this little $5.5-million shack proclaims: “With over 1,475 feet of unmatched shoreline it would be rare to even see another person.” Of course, with today’s photographic technology, that person could be in a boat a long way offshore. But you can have boats, too, maybe equipped with cannons and attack helicopters.

The listing also suggests that this quaint cabin in the peaceful, sheltering woods might easily be bulldozed, along with some of the peaceful, sheltering woods, and replaced with something more princely—a spacious castle, perhaps, one with archers and pots of boiling oil. Perfect for when relatives come to visit.

There was once another British bloke named Harry who had a cloak of invisibility. But if you cant get your hands on that, this could be the next best thing.

The hidden extras: The house. You can hardly see it, which is the whole point. Also, it has a microwave. In 1953, even Windsor Castle didn’t have one of those.