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Artist Retreat Suite ~ MonElissa Manor


Last updated: 08/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Holiday Suite Rental at the Elissa Anthony Studio/Gallery

1700 sq ft. of tastefully decorated living space in beautiful Bowser, Central Vancouver Island BC. A large two bedroom suite with well appointed kitchen, full bath, A private patio with gas BBQ, private entrance and driveway. Featuring electric stove, laundry facilities. The suite is on the lower level of our home. It's a 5 minute walk to the secluded Buccaneer Beach where eagles nest and teach their young to fly. There are several swimming beaches in the area as well as the famous Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville and the sandy beaches of Qualicum Beach. Our home is in a rural setting just 20 minutes from Qualicum Beach and Qualicum Airport. Arrangements can be made for you to be picked up. Comox airport is only ½ hour Oceanside drive away. Or come by RV ~ there is room for one~ oh and bring your boat, the Deep Bay Marina is 5 minutes by car away.

Relax in the evening with a glass of wine in front of the wonderfully realistic electric fireplace. Read the many books supplied or watch a 37' flat screen TV. Or watch a movie from our VCR library.

This is the perfect retreat for Snow Birds escaping from more extreme climes thruout Canada.

We offer monthly rates at very reasonable prices.
Enjoy the ambiance of an artist's retreat.

Art lessons can be provided in the “MonElissa studio” which is on the same half acre property.

Just pick a date and the owner/artist Elissa Anthony will arrange a 2 or 4 hour lesson for you or your group. If you are staying for more than one week ~ how about her 4 ~ 2 hour session package?
Why not take a pottery or stained glass lesson? These too can be arranged.

Guests will receive a complimentary bottle of wine and a small gift basket with gourmet coffee, teas etc. Those arriving for an Art retreat will receive a complimentary basket of Art related supplies as well as a bottle of fine wine prepared by the owner.

Keywords: Suite, artistic, snowbirds, vacation, beach sand sun


Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • art lessons in acrylic and oils available upon request


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village:

    Quaint little village of Bowser just a short walk away. You will find an art shop, cafe, bank, Wednesday Market where local produce is sold and a Grocery store....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

C$575 C$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: C$82 Nightly; 30 nights or more: C$50 Nightly

Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$90 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee C$35
  • cleaning fee C$80
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$500
  • Taxes Not included


*** pet fees are quoted in weekly rates, please ask for monthly rates if applicable.

***cleaning fees can be waived at the end of your stay if you clean yourself and leave the suite in the same condition you found it in.


*** prices are based on 2 person occupancy.

American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and of course cash

are acceptable methods of payment upon arrival.

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking to confirm your stay. We accept cheques, ebanking or paypal on my website . Must be 2 weeks befo

** a cheque for 500.00 is required at check in. This will be returned at the end of your stay if no damage

There is no refund on cancelled bookings

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Last updated: 08/21/2015
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30 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Comox Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Qualicum Bay/Fanny Bay
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Arrowsmith Golf Club
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
The Bean Counter
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington

Car: Recommended

Art lessons with professional oil painter Elissa Anthony, owner of the MonElissa Studio and suite available on request ~


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Elissa Anthony was born in Ontario and grew up in North Vancouver. She studied Art at George Brown College. Elissa then worked in a variety of art related jobs including printing, display and scenic art. Ever the restless spirit she traveled to Europe and spent 4 yrs studying fine art part time while traveling throughout Europe visiting major galleries and museums redefining her understanding of Art. In 1997 Elissa moved to Vancouver Island and the move proved inspirational. She developed her own style and sense of colour shortly thereafter. She paints in the expressionist style, her style is optimistic and relaxing to the viewer, and her colours are crisp, clean and vibrant.. Elissa captures emotion and soul on canvas. Her paintings grace homes in Europe , North America and Japan. You can find her work at Englishman River Gallery in Parksville, Nanaimo Art Gallery on Commercial street in Nanaimo, Art West on the highway to Port Alberni, the Waterlily Gallery in Ucluelet, The Shorewind Gallery in Tofino, and at her newly renovated studio “The MonElissa” in Bowser. She also teaches various forms and techniques of art to adults and children at her studio “MonElissa“, in Bowser. She loves to share with others the joys she has found in the art world. Elissa Anthony, artist/ teacher, MonElissa Studio.

Why the Owner Chose Bowser:
I chose this property because it had a building which I converted into a studio/ gallery. I then went about developing the downstairs into a lovely retreat suite. Come and stay, relax, enjoy. I love the closeness of the ocean and in the spring I can hear the Seals and Eagles making the most of the herring run. I paint full time and teach here at my studio/gallery. My husband loves playing his guitar, riding his bike and looking after our beautiful gardens in his newly retired lifestyle.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Its a 5 minute walk to the Village of Bowser where you can visit the library or the Art Gallery at The Salish Sea Market or enjoy a cup of coffee and lunch at the Bean Counter. It is a 3 minute walk to the beach from here. Park your boat or RV here. Then drive 5 minutes to Deep Bay Marina and launch your boat. Many walking trails abound. Kayaking rentals nearby. Bikes available upon request.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Artist Retreat Suite ~ MonElissa Manor

    Artist Retreat Suite ~ MonElissa Manor

  • All ready for the big show

    All ready for the big show

  • Some of my newest pottery

    Some of my newest pottery

  • back garden

    back garden

  • Chrome Island viewed from boat off shore of Bowser

    Chrome Island viewed from boat off shore of Bowser

  • Englishmen River Falls ~ 15 minutes from here

    Englishmen River Falls ~ 15 minutes from here

  • Mural in Artist Retreat at MonElissa Manor

    Mural in Artist Retreat at MonElissa Manor

  • suite living area

    suite living area

  • Suite Kitchen

    Suite Kitchen

  • Inside the MonElissa Studio

    Inside the MonElissa Studio

  • relax in our front garden

    relax in our front garden

  • chrome Island ~ just off the coast here and visable from Buccaneer Beach

    chrome Island ~ just off the coast here and visable from Buccaneer Beach

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