“We've just come back (myself and 4 girlfriends) from a heavenly weekend at Jennifer's place on Bowen Island. Outstanding home! Photos cannot do justice to either the home interiors or the fantastic views from every living space (bedrooms, living room, kitchen...). The home is open and airy - high ceilings, light coming through large windows and multiple skylights. We went into town for Sat morning yoga at the Bowen Island Yoga studio, meandered through the Artisan Village buying an assortment of artistic wares, cooked in the ample kitchen for most meals but treated ourselves to a delicious feast at the Barcelona Tapas Restaurant in 'town'. Hikes were close by and varied - we particularly enjoyed the 4 km hike around Killarney Lake. It was just the kind of zen weekend we were hoping for - Jennifer was a great communicator before, during (when questions arose) and after. Highly, highly recommend Jennifer's home - we left grateful to have had such a lovely weekend retreat! Thank you Jennifer~!”
ocean front vacation home 20 minutes from Vancouver
ocean front vacation home 20 minutes from Vancouver
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- 5 Bedrooms
- Sleeps 12
- 3 baths
About our home
completed in 2012, our ocean front open concept home has vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. there are magnificent ocean and mountain views from every room. All 5 bedrooms are very large and have ocean views. Heated floors throughout. There are 2 raised decks and 2 lower patios that all have seating areas so people can have privacy and search out either sun or shade. Kitchen is equipped with high end amenities for comfort including a Saeco super automatic espresso machine. Guests have access to private tennis courts and trails for walking nearby. There is a large fireplace and patio heaters for cooler evenings. There is good shopping and restaurants 10 min away. It is very safe with no dangerous animals on the island so you can confidently hike and walk anywhere. We have plenty of deer and chances are you will see an eagle every morning while you drink your coffee. Out in the bay you will see seals and otters and very rarely a pod of whales has been known to swim by. We love an early morning kayak or game of tennis and an afternoon mojito with the fresh mint from our garden. You can have a day in Vancouver and enjoy the sites and with a 20 min ferry or water taxi be back in paradise.
- Vacation Home
- No pets
“The most beautiful Canadian home Ive ever stay in. 5 stars across... the experience in every way was exceptional !!!!”
“Jen was gracious, helpful and accommodating. Upon arrival of the house we stood in awe of the view. I'm from BC myself but had never been so lucky to experience such intimate nature. We loved looking out to the sea and mountains, watching eagles feed and build their nests. Bowen Island itself is a self-contained community of friendly folks and families. We thought we needed to bring provisions from Vancouver, but on the island we found bakeries, an organic grocer, a wine shop, clothing boutiques, a yoga studio and more. Like I said, self-contained but to a high standard. Overall it was a magical experience that I'll cherish forever. Thanks again, Jen!”
“Our family of 6 had the good fortune of staying in this amazing property. The house is spectacularly located with views from every window. It is a modern house, very well presented, clean and accommodated us all very well. The view from the master bedroom makes waking up a pleasure. We had the good fortune to find a deer rummaging in the garden, watch a Bald Headed Eagle on its nest and see Orca's in the bay - all from the terrace of the house. Bowen Island is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy all that nature has to offer. The stoney beach is a few minutes walk away. We stayed only 4 days and in retrospect could definitely have stayed longer. Jennifer was a pleasure to deal with throughout even helping with our route plan and suggestions of other places to see. I highly recommend a swap, you won't regret it.”
“An absolutely gorgeous stay in a wonderful location. Jennifer's house is a dream holiday home to get away from it all, with STUNNING views. It's like a postcard or film out the window everyday. Bowen Island is wonderful, cute, quiet, lovely walks and some lovely things to do too. Very easy to access from Vancouver and we combined with skiing in Whistler. Jennifer and her family were extremely helpful in setting us up for our stay and were very friendly too! Couldn't have asked for anything more.”
More about us
- We are a couple with 3 teenage daughters and travel as a couple or as a family
- We have another home in Calgary Alberta
- We like both privacy and an urban setting so our vacation home is quiet and private but very close to a large city
Where is it?
- Buzzy restaurants
- nice restaurants on island both casual and fine dining
- Cool bars
- local pub
- Cozy cafés
- several cafes
- Walks in the park
- many beautiful walks and hikes
- Spot of exercise
- tennis, cycling, swimming, walking
- Day tripping
- 20 minute ferry ride into Vancouver
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