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Artist Retreat Suite ~ MonElissa Manor


Last updated: 10/07/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Bowser house 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


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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


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Miniature Golf
              • 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
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Spelunking
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • 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

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa


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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Oct 2 - Apr 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $475 $1,100
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • cleaning fee $80
              • Pet Fee $35
              • Taxes 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.

              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 or ebanking. Must be received 2 weeks prior to arrival.

              **A credit card # is required at arrival to cover any damage to the suite.

              There is no refund on cancelled bookings

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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
              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.

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              Speaks: english

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              • Artist Retreat Suite ~ MonElissa Manor

                Artist Retreat Suite ~ MonElissa Manor

              • Queen Bed in Master Bedroom ~ window with garden view to right

                Queen Bed in Master Bedroom ~ window with garden view to right

              • suite living area

                suite living area

              • 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

              • All ready for the big show

                All ready for the big show

              • Inside the MonElissa Studio

                Inside the MonElissa Studio

              • Mural in Artist Retreat at MonElissa Manor

                Mural in Artist Retreat at MonElissa Manor

              • Full Bathroom with Laundry ~ Walkout Suite MonElissa Manor

                Full Bathroom with Laundry ~ Walkout Suite MonElissa Manor

              • Suite Kitchen

                Suite Kitchen

              • back garden

                back garden

              • Englishmen River Falls ~ 15 minutes from here

                Englishmen River Falls ~ 15 minutes from here

              • Some of my newest pottery

                Some of my newest pottery

              • Chrome Island viewed from boat off shore of Bowser

                Chrome Island viewed from boat off shore of Bowser

              VRBO #262011

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 28, 2014

              $475 per week (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Member since: 2009
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 10/07/2014
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