The chance of a lifetime of owning a Private Island off of Catalina Island’s Isthmus Cove is being presented to the general public for sale by one of California’s largest individually owned real estate firms, RODEO REALTY, INC., Paramount Properties Division, Porter Ranch office.  Bud Mauro, REALTOR® is the listing agent for the project. The Island, known as White Rock Island or Bird Rock, consists of approximately 1.3 acres was acquired from the United States Government in the late  1920’s. There was, at that time an interest to construct a Casino and later, a Yacht Club from various investors. Another investor in the 1930’s offered the family a considerable sum for the Island. The family decided to keep the Island, thus none of the ideas came to fruition. Now, nearly ¾ of a century later, the present owners have decided that the time is right to sell the Island.  

    The Island has been used as the location for several movie settings and more recently the subject a TV production series hosted by Huell Howser, entitled “California’s Gold”, “A search for California’s rich history and natural wonders”. The waters surrounding the Island are a marine paradise.

     With proper building permits and approvals the Island may lend itself nicely to certain “easy on the environment” projects such as a Yacht Club, a Scuba Dive School or other developments with water related activities. Buyer should seek advice from Buyer’s own experts. The owners and the REALTORS®, make no guarantee or warranty regarding future development of the Island. The owner wants a quick escrow with no contingencies.

    The Island is under the jurisdiction of LA County. The zoning of the Island is an unclassified zoning according to Los Angeles County planning. Due to the proximity of the Island to any other land mass, or schools or other developments the regular permit process of notifying property owners within a certain radius may not apply.  According to  LA County Regional Planning the Island does not have a zoning designation. The nearest land is Catalina’s Two Harbors area and is zoned MXD (Mixed – Use Development) and R–R (Resort & Recreational). The area was rezoned in 1990. White Rock Island, aka Bird Rock is situated approximately 1500 feet off of the mainland side of Catalina Islands Isthmus Cove (Two Harbors). Students use the waters around the Island for Marine research for school projects and for scuba diving.

Please contact Bud Mauro @ (818) 681.3343 or e-mail BudMauro1@aol.com for additional information.

 

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