Just down the road 3 1/2 miles from downtown Comox is the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community. Crown Isle is an upscale neighbourhood in East Courtenay that comprises homes built around and the nearby resort’s Platinum rated golf course.
The development is located to the East of the Intersection of Ryan Road and Lerwick drive in Courtenay East and to the West of Anderton Road on the Comox Peninsula. Some homes are just off of the golf course and some have views of the Comox Glacier. All homes are subject to a building scheme. This community can be accessed from Crown Isle off of Ryan Road by the Cosco. Another entrance is from Malahat Drive off of Lerwick Drive just down the street from Mark R Isfeld High School. A third is from Idiens Way off of either Lerwick or Anderton Road.
The Crown Isle residential community was born as the genesis of an idea by two businessmen who purchased 871 acres of land that was located just outside the City of Courtenay boundary at the time. Many market studies were completed in order to determine the best use for the land and the conclusion was a residential golf course community. The 18 hole golf course was built over and it was opened over a two year period. The back nine holes opened first in 1992 followed by the front nine in 1993. Five years later the Crown Ilse resort centre was officially opened along with its restaurants that look out towards the Comox Glacier.
This high end subdivision is located right next to the newest shopping mall in Courtenay East – the Crown Isle Plaza which offers about 130,000 square feet of retail space. This plaza hosts Thrifty Foods, the Cascadia Liquor store, White hat cleaners, Starbucks, Macdonalds, Rocky Mountain chocolates, Waypoint Insurance, CIBC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and other stores along with a medical and dental office. Right across the street is Home Depot, Tim Hortons and Costco. Also close by are the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre and the new hospital in Courtenay.
Carefully integrated throughout the course are residences, both single and multi-family that exemplify true West Coast living. A spectacular Resort Center houses meeting and conference space, dining facilities, and the luxurious on-site Hotel Villa accommodation gives the opportunity for guests to experience the Crown Isle lifestyle.
The Crown Isle resort contains An awe-inspiring example of West Coast architecture with a stunning curved staircase, waterfall, and rich mahogany throughout, the Resort Centre is home to meeting, dining, and conference facilities, the Golf Shop, and Fitness Centre. From the lobby, with the stunning curved staircase and great room complete with leather furniture and fireplace, to the extensive use of marble and rich Honduran mahogany throughout, the Resort Centre is a truly unique experience for North Vancouver Island.
The Timber Room Bar & Grill offers a family-friendly room open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The ambiance is playful and social – full of logging memorabilia, live sports on the multiple screens, great music playing in the background, and a cozy fireplace section. When the weather warms up, the Comox Valley’s largest and most scenic patio over-looking the 18th green welcomes golfers, hotel guests, and local patrons alike.
The Crown Isle real estate market began in the early 1990s. The first single family lot sold on the MLS in August of 1992 on Royal Vista Way. In 1994, the fist single family lot sold through the MLS on Crown Isle Drive. The first condo/strata sold lot sold on Kensington Crescent in 1994. Regency Place followed in 1995, Windsor Place in 1996, Monarch Drive in 1998, and Majestic Drive in 1997. Royal Place followed in 2002, York Place in 2004, Suffolk Crescent, Sussex Drive and Cardiff Crescent in 2005, followed by Idiens Way, Kent Place, and Bristol Way in 2006. Birkshire Boulevard was next in 2007, and the first MLS sale on Dover Place occurred in 2010 followed by Lancashire Place in 2012. This area continues to be developed and expand. Whether you’re choosing to downsize in order to free up some equity in your home, diversify your retirement portfolio, travel, or purchasing a secondary residence in a warmer climate, Crown Isle has something for you.
Current subdivisions include Britannia Place, Corinthia Estates, Crown Pointe, Hampton Gate, Southpoint, and The Grove. Ongoing development and expansion include the Crown Isle Drive Extension, Hampton Gate phases II and beyond, and Sussex Lake.