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Waterfront~1 Min to Swimming Dock & Beach~Hd Smart TV~Spring Daffs~Ocean Views

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Wood burning Fireplace Oct - April for romantic winter nights. PLUS 55' HD TV

Wood burning Fireplace Oct - April for romantic winter nights. PLUS 55' HD TV large great room with southerly water views through 30' of glass. seaside decks A Spectacular Southerly view of the Coastal Mountains, the ferry lane Favourite reading or wild life watching corner w/ 6' out swing doors for sea air Watch for Whales, Dolphins or Eagles from  our Waterfront Sunshine Corner. Complete kitchen w/ pots, pans, dishes, micro, coffee maker, and pantry basics. A Vintage dining table for family meals or game night. Seaside bedroom w/ plush Queen bed, luxury pillows & linen, TV, and water views. Sleep w/ a waterfront view in a Queen size bed topped w/ plush Gel topper Quiet,Cozy, Q bed with 36' flat screen TV w/ cable connection plus sitting room Private trailside bdrm with Q bed, sitting room, fold out couch & private deck Private deck off the trailside bedroom w/ sea views. Perfect for morning coffee. Large South facing Sunny Waterfront deck w/ dining for 6 plus Propane BBQ. Waterfront relaxation just above the beach w/ southerly views of Vancouver  BC 450 daffodils bloom in March on our waterfront property with a spectacular view. A shady sitting spot on our large waterfront property, only 1 min to the beach. Alaska cruise ships, Ferries, tug boats freighters all part of the fabulous view Summer time dock for sunning, swimming, fishing, & loading & unloading boats. Nestled among trees on medium high bank waterfront with a sunny southerly view. Relax on the beach, only 1 minute away...relax and float the day away.

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bowen Island cottage description

DISCLAIMER: THE 'BOOK IT' and RATE QUOTES ARE NOT ACCURATE. PLEASE CONTACT JAN, THE OWNER FOR AN ACCURATE RATE QUOTE. ALL RATES ARE SHOWN IN CANADIAN DOLLARS.

Would you like more room? COMBINE the rental of this property, the Lazy Bowen Hideaway VRBO#284936, a cottage / duplex, with our other vacation rental #357305, The Lazy B Petite Suite, for your Family Friendly Reunion or Multi-friend getaway......accommodating 2 to 9 guests. See details below:

The LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY accommodates 2 to 4 guests. There are 2 bedrooms each with Queen size beds. Plus 1 click clack sofa that will sleep 1 person.

The Lazy Bowen Hideaway is an inviting Medium High Bank Waterfront home with a Spectacular southerly View of the Coastal Mountains, Shipping Lanes, and Vancouver BC. Beach access is 1 minute down the trail with a summer time Boat & Swimming Dock.

Enter the LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY to a breathtaking Ocean view through 30’ of glass. This PET Friendly, Professionally Designed, 1200 sq’ home has 2 Bedrooms with 1 Bathroom.

The Spacious Waterfront Bedroom has a Plush Queen bed with Fine Linens, TV, VCR, and a Picturesque Ocean view. The Private Trailside Bedroom has a comfy Queen bed, Flat Screen TV, Sitting Room and Private deck with Ocean View. The sitting room sofa folds down into a Full Size Bed. Another Stunning View is enjoyed from the sitting room opening out to a Private Deck equipped with chairs…perfect for your morning coffee.

The Large living room, 27’x 27’, has 3 separate sitting areas: Watch the High Definition 55” Smart TV with Cable connection, Relax and Read in one of our Comfort Zones, or Gaze out the Expansive Windows to view Eagles or Ferries going by. A large VHS Video library, Board games, and Puzzles are available for indoor activities. Or, with your Netflix account, sign in and watch your movie choice.

To stay connected we have a High Speed Wireless Internet connection.

The Efficient Kitchen is Well Equipped with all the necessary tools for your culinary creations. Including a Family size skillet for morning pancakes. Enjoy your Family dinner at our Vintage dining table.

The water efficient Bathroom has Lush Towels, Hairdryer, Shampoo & Conditioner, and Tub/shower. The cottage is conveniently equipped with a Washer and Dryer.

The many levels of Decks invite you to enjoy the Sound of the Waves washing the beach while connecting with Nature. Take pleasure in Outdoor Dining for 6 or unwind in the Adirondack chairs. A Weber Propane BBQ is available for outdoor cooking.

Free On-property Parking is provided for AWD vehicles. Free parking is available for 2 wheel drive vehicles at the top of our driveway.

The Lazy Bowen Hideaway Accommodates up to 5 guests. The main floor, Lazy Bowen Hideaway, is self contained and privately situated from the ground floor, Lazy B Petite Suite VRBO #357305.

Do you have a larger group? Add the Lazy B Petite Suite VRBO #357305 to accommodate up to 9 guests. Please check both property calendars to assure dates are available for the booking of the entire property.

Visit our VRBO#357305 Listing: The LAZY B PETITE SUITE is the charming Ground floor suite nestled snugly under the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. The Expansive Southerly Ocean view brightly warms the Sunny suite. The Pet Friendly, 600 sq’ Suite is an open and spacious floor plan with a Plush Queen bed and a Luxurious Full size Sleeper sofa accommodating a total of 4 guests.

You can Stay Connected with the Wireless Computer connection. Relax in the Colorful living room to watch the 40” Flat Screen TV with Cable connection or make it movie night with the VCR or DVD player.

The Complete Kitchen with stove, full size fridge, Microwave, Coffee maker, Toaster, is reminiscent of a Luxury Hotel Room. Enjoy the Comfortable counter dining or outdoor Patio dining for 4.

The OUTDOOR PATIO provides a spectacular water view of Vancouver BC and the Coastal Mountains. A Weber BRIQUETTE BBQ with briquettes is provided for outdoor cooking. RELAX on the chaise lounges on our cliff side viewpoint.

The washroom is a mix of Contemporary and Vintage fixtures providing a Hairdryer, Shampoo, Conditioner, and Plush Linens.

Notice the Professional Designer touches including the Bowen Island photos for purchase decorating the walls.

The Petite Suite has on-property Parking for AWD vehicles, Private Entrance, Deck, and is completely Self Contained from the Lazy Bowen Hideaway.

The creative talent of Jan Stevens is also expressed in her framed Bowen Island photographs displayed throughout the cottage: bringing Bowen’s beauty indoors. These large nature scenes are available for purchase.

The Lazy Bowen Hideaway and The Lazy B Petite Suite are remotely poised on a cliff just above the Beach. Access to the Beach and the neighborhood Boat Dock is 1 minute down the trail, ideal for Swimming, Boating, Fishing or Kayaking. The Dock is available May – September.

Bowen Island is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy a round of Golf at the 9 hole Bowen Golf course. Rent a Kayak for lessons or a trip around Bowen. Hiking trails abound or Bike the hills of the island for a great workout.

Bowen Island is situated near many other destinations. A trip from Rural Bowen Island to downtown Vancouver is only a 20 minute ferry ride and a 20 minute drive. Or catch the Water Taxi for a 30 minute boat trip to Granville Island. Snow skiing is a 90 minute drive up the new Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler or 30 minutes to Cypress Ski Resort.

Vancouver International Airport is a 60 minute drive plus the 20 minute ferry ride from Bowen Island.

So many activity choices but remember….Relax and Be Lazy at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway and the Lazy B Petite Suite.




Keywords: Cabin, Duplex, Cottage, house, vacation, home,

Property Type

  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            We ask our guests to be extremely careful when smoking outside. All cigarettes must be contained in fire safe containers. Never flick butts on the trail, into the bushes or over the railings. Extreme Fire Hazard....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We are Pet Friendly and allow well behaved dogs to enjoy the waterfront cottage as well. 2 dog and 50lb limit....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The children will love the beach and water activities....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            28...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

            ...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a full size click clack sofa located in the Trailside bedroom sitting room. This bed comfortably fits 1 adult or 1 child....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Our 3 piece bathroom has a tub / shower, plush towels, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and hair dryer. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            The kitchen is well equipped with pots and pans, appliances and kitchen gadgets....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            salt, pepper, cooking oil, some flour & sugar and some seasonings. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The Hideaway has a fully stocked kitchen with many appliances....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            and a coffee grinder for your coffee beans....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full size with ice cubes, and condiments...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            plenty of dishes and utensils...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            5...moreless

          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Dining
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Free parking for our 2WD guests is available along Eagle Cliff Rd. Physical limitations? Ask about our Cleator Road Shuttle ($40) for check in and out. AWD guests may park on the LBH property. ...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            The LBH has a large wood burning fireplace. Fires are permitted from Oct 1- Apr 30. Allowed dates may be amended pending rainfall. Your rate includes enough wood for each evening fire. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Free parking on property with AWD vehicle. 2WD vehicles may park for free at the top of our driveway. ...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            wood fireplace - we supply enough wood for your evening fire October - April ...moreless

          • Heating:

            electric baseboard heating for each individual room...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Large great room with multiple seating areas....moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Summer time dock (available approximately May - September). The dock is for our guests use for sun bathing, swimming, fishing, and relaxing. If you arrive via boat the dock is used for drop off and pick up. Please arrive with an anchor to anchor your boat off of the dock. The swimming beach is 1 minute away, 1 complete kitchen, large great room with 3 separate seating areas, 42' flat screen TV with cable connection, multiple decks surround the house, puzzles & board games, professional interior design, Spa services are available onsite when requested in advance. Unwind with a relaxation massage on property. Pedicures, manicures, facials, and other esthetic services are available onsite when requested....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) The Hideaway living rooms has a 42' flat screen TV. The 2 Hideaway bedrooms each have TVS, one is standard and one is a flat screen. All with cable connections....moreless

              • Television:

                55' Smart HD TV in the living room with a TV for each bedroom. Use your Netflix account for addl' movies. ...moreless

              • Books:

                large library of Readers Digest books plus many popular paper back novels. ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                The cottage comes with a large library of classic VHS movies....moreless

              • Games:

                scrabble, bridge, pictionary, etc. ...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed wireless internet ...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                The cottage is surrounded by outdoor decking on many levels allowing for quiet morning coffee, outdoor dining and relaxation....moreless

              • Balcony:

                Sit on the balcony and watch the waves wash the shore and the evening sunsets are picturesque....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Weber propane grill is provided. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Sports & Activities
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                The Coastal Mountains rise out of the sound creating a majestic site. The winter season creates snow covered mountains and Cypress Ski Resort chair lifts are visible from the front decks. ...moreless

              • Beachfront:

                The Lazy Bowen Hideaway is medium high bank waterfront just 1 minute down the trail to the beach. ...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                The Lazy Bowen Hideaway is medium high bank waterfront perched on a cliff just above the beach. ...moreless

              • Water View:

                We have a spectacular southerly view of West Vancouver, the Coastal Mtns, and Point Grey. ...moreless

              • Beach View:

                Just 1 minute from the beach. Easy access down the Eaglecliff trail. ...moreless

              Car

                  • Not Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Kayaking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Snowboarding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Live Theater
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating

                  Other Activities

                      • soccer scrimmage, local entertainment, plays, local concert events, etc. ...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • My husband and I spent 5 days of blissful relaxation at Lazy Bowen Hideaway!

                        My husband and I spent 5 days of blissful relaxation at Lazy Bowen Hideaway!

                        • Guest Mama Daisy (Abbotsford, BC)
                        • Date of stay 03/24/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/07/14
                        The Lazy Bowen Hideaway was the perfect getaway for us! We are both VERY busy in our jobs and this was the ultimate in quiet, peaceful solitude. Although it rained for most of the time, a beautiful view was still there under the clouds and the sound of the rain on the roof was magical! The fireplace was a welcome treat, especially as we enjoyed reading with a glass of wine..or two! We had lunch at the Bowen Island pub on our arrival and at the Snug Cafe when we left - both places served fantastic food and the service was great! We ate in the rest of the time, the kitchen is perfectly equipped with everything we needed to prepare our meals. I would recommend this place for those of you who truly need to "get away from it all" - it felt like we miles away from the busy-ness of our lives. There are lots of hiking trails available, but because of the rain we didn't venture out much.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • Ideal Island Getaway

                        Ideal Island Getaway

                        • Guest Mama Katie
                        • Date of stay 03/21/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/26/14
                        My daughter and I stayed at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway for two days and two nights. The cabin was gorgeously decorated and impeccably equipped with every convenience. The beds were heavenly - so comfortable. The location of this cabin is fantastic - a quick drive from all the amenities in Snug Cove, an easy walk to the rocky beach. The fact that the road into the property, Cleator Road, is 4x4 only actually serves to make the cabin more quiet and remote than it would be if the road were drivable. The parking spot next to the mailboxes is a steep but easy walk. I loved that the owner has taken every step possible to make the cabin an environmentally friendly, sustainable place.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Katie, thank you so much for sharing your experience with future guests. I am so glad that you appreciated the decor. When I took possession of the cabin in 2004 I wanted to keep my Aunt Jerry's style present so as a professional designer, I worked with her existing furniture, refreshed, updated, and added new accessories and pillows. I LOVE the interest and charm of an eclectic space......there is always a story to tell. As a professional interior designer for over 36 years I take pride in the decor. Thank you so much for appreciating it. We agree, it is the challenge of the AWD driveway that keeps the Hideaway hidden and quiet. The 5 minute walk down the road is so worth the exercise. We hope to have you as our guests again soon.........Jan

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                      • A hidden gem

                        A hidden gem

                        • Guest Bowenfan (London)
                        • Date of stay 02/17/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/23/14
                        The Bowen Hideaway was a slice of paradise within the larger slice of paradise that is Bowen Island. Copletely secluded and peaceful, and only a few meters from the water, yet only a few minutes walk from the road. The large windows offer a panorama of the bay, and make for a stunning sunset. The waves breaking against the coastline ensure that you're asleep in minutes. The property itself has all the modcons, with a wonderful large fireplace to enjoy in the winter, cable TV, a rich library of books and games. It would be impossible to get board even if the storms took a hold. Jan, the owner was extremely friendly and helpful when needed, and extremely accomodating. We felt right at home! Highly recommended, and very cost effective for its size and comfort.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, romantic getaway.

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                      • Beautiful cabin

                        Beautiful cabin

                        • Guest Clarissa (Vancouver, BC)
                        • Date of stay 12/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/17/13
                        We had a wonderful time! The cabin is very cozy and has stunning views of the water and Vancouver. The couches were very comfortable as well. Lots to see and do in Bowen and a great quick getaway from Vancouver.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you so much Clarissa for being our guest. We hope to have you and your friends again soon.

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                      • Perfect!!!

                        Perfect!!!

                        • Guest Hornby 13 (Vancouver )
                        • Date of stay 11/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/16/13
                        Our stay was perfect!!! We enjoyed two days away from the city we love. A short ferry ride and we were in a home away from home. Jan has her home set up perfect, every attention to detail is taken care of. Let me explain: the home is immaculate; the kitchen is fully equipped; the bathroom had nice towels, shampoo/conditioner and was very clean; the beds were made up with high quality linens; the living room / sitting room was furnished with such nice furniture; now.......the view and the fireplace were absolutely perfect!!!!! Hence subject line......Jan has taken care of every detail in this beautiful get away home!!! We are coming back real soon!!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: We are SO glad that you found us and that your other canceled trip (because of the ferry damage) turned into your PERFECT STAY and our happy guest. I am so proud of our cleaning staff and that you noticed their excellent work. Not only do they attend to the basics that guests expect but they clean the chandelier chains, the chandelier bowls and all the objects up high and down low. The comfortable furnishings and beautiful décor reflect my 30 years of being a PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGNER. When designing interiors it has always been my goal that the guest (or homeowner) first be comfortable in a stylish / gorgeous environment. If you Google Jan Stevens Design my interior design web site will pop up and you can see more of my design work. Ultimately, when the house is 30 years old the rest of it better be PERFECT and it sounds like we achieved that goal for you. We are so pleased that you loved our home and look forward to your next visit.

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                      • A tranquil setting with a breathtaking view

                        A tranquil setting with a breathtaking view

                        • Guest appleams (Squamish, BC)
                        • Date of stay 11/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/04/13
                        I want to express my gratitude for having the privilege to host our meditation ceremony this weekend in your beautiful home. We could not have asked for any setting more serene and perfect. Energetically the space was exactly what we were looking for. Everything that we needed was supplied and your care and attention to all the small details was greatly appreciated by the group. We are already planning our next stay :) Thank you for everything!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Amber you are our ideal guest as you and your group have set the energy to "relax and enjoy" in a very positive way. Thank you so much and we look forward to you staying with us again soon.

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                      • Lovely Family Getaway

                        Lovely Family Getaway

                        • Guest WellTravelled (Vancouver, British Columbia)
                        • Date of stay 06/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/20/13
                        We stayed at the Hideaway with my parents and our baby girl. It was lovely! The view is incredible, the rooms cozy and comfortable. We loved sunning ourselves on the large deck overlooking the sea. Jan provided a long email with helpful recommendations for places to eat and visit, which was so appreciated. I was so pleased that there is composting and recycling expected. It was our pleasure to water the plants with the grey water, "as the locals do it"! Our only complaint would be the mattress in the second bedroom. It is extremely uncomfortable and noisy - creaks and groans with every breath. That aside, we absolutely loved the sweet little cabin. I could go for a snooze on that extra-long Victorian couch right now!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: It is great to know that you appreciated the cabin for its comforts…I LOVE napping on the long couch too. It is just ONE of my favorite comfort spots. Our Welcome Guide for Bowen is meant to give our guests the inside track on where to eat and what to do so they can make the most of their Bowen Island getaway. It is wonderful to know that you appreciated the “tour guide.” Bowen is a very GREEN island not only because it is a temperate rain forest but with our responsible use of our resources. Our Eagle Cliff neighbourhood reservoir is fed and sustained by the winter rain but once the spring and summer arrive we are aware that without rain the reservoir is quickly depleted. So we use our water supply consciously: shorter showers, trickling the water flow, and reusing the kitchen sink grey water when possible (especially in the dry summer months). Thank you. Our trash, recycling and organic separation is all mandated by The Municipality. For those unfamiliar with the system we do provide detailed instructions and attractive bins for trash separation. The Bowen Island Recycling Depot, the “BIRD” is staffed by all volunteers. It is the most cost efficient and responsible recycling center in all of BC. It is heartwarming to know that funds earned from recycled bottles go to non-profit organizations. The Organics are shipped to the mainland and reused as a fuel source. And for those gently used items they are easily donated to the Knick Knack Nook thrift store right next to the BIRD. INSIDER INFO ~ THE KKN IS A FANTASTIC PLACE TO TAKE THE KIDS SHOPPING for a fun “new” toy while visiting Bowen. We are sorry to hear that you found the Trailside bedroom mattress uncomfortable. It is possible that the wooden bed slats may be compromised which is a quick and easy fix. We will update you on our findings. It is our priority that our guests are comfortable so we appreciate your feedback. Your feedback gives us the opportunity to address the issue. Thank you for being our guests and we hope to have you as our guests again. Jan

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                      • Fantastic Place

                        Fantastic Place

                        • Guest Tashi (Vancouver, BC)
                        • Date of stay 02/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/25/13
                        The Lazy Bowen Hideaway was the perfect place to spend a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend. We spent hours looking out on the water and enjoyed going down to the quiet beach with our dog. The cottage has everything one could need. We will definitely be back.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

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                      • A gem on the Ocean

                        A gem on the Ocean

                        • Guest Jo (Whistler)
                        • Date of stay 12/29/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/10/13
                        We chose this property to spend the New Year with my folks visiting Whistler from the UK. It was truly superb. A little hideaway over looking the ocean. It was so well equipped you could want for nothing. The open fire, the ocean view, the tranquil setting was fantastic. We hope to visit in the summer to take in the decks with the views. Thank you Jan for sharing your home. The Bowen snug coffee house you have to visit.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: We love hearing that you and your parents (all the way from the UK) created special memories while enjoying the comfort of the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. We are certainly proud to be called, “A Gem on the Ocean.” Thank you! Our cleaning staff works diligently preparing our home for your visit, making sure all is sparkling clean and orderly so you can relax and take pleasure in the amenities: wood burning fireplace, well stocked kitchen, HD TV, and the comfortably furnished great room with the panoramic southerly seaside view. Please do come back in the summer to experience the sunny south facing decks, the beach, the dock, and the wide open doors (all screened) letting in the fresh sea air. Book Early as summertime is in great demand at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. We are looking forward to your return and adding more memories to your family getaways.

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                      • Relaxing time for the whole family!

                        Relaxing time for the whole family!

                        • Guest cheesy_d (Vancouver, BC)
                        • Date of stay 08/20/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/12/12
                        My family and I usually only stay places that have been recommended by someone we know, because vacation days are so precious, and there's nothing worse than spending money on a place only to be disappointed upon arrival. That said, we weren't sure about what to expect from the Lazy Bowen Hideaway, especially since it met two of our challenging criteria for vacation rentals: dog and toddler- friendly (which can unfortunately exclude some of the nicer properties and only leave us with incredibly "rustic" or dingy places). Upon arrival we were amazed by the level of cleanliness and all the attention to details. There was a little hiccup with getting the key to enter the home, but the owner was very helpful and I could tell she was genuinely invested in my family having the relaxing holiday we'd planned for. When we had another less-pressing issue, the owner responded promptly again and I felt we were both welcome in her home as guests, as well as taken care of like family. Lazy Bowen Hideaway boasts not only a spectacular view, but really nice interior design that made it feel unique and so relaxing. We all found ourselves (including our 19-month-old) sleeping well and just contentedly relaxed. The only drawback I would want to prepare people for, and the owner does a good job letting potential vacationers know this, is that if you don't have a 4WD vehicle (which at the time we did not) the walk up and down Cleator road is a bit challenging if you have a lot of belongings. That said, I was 8.5 months pregnant at the time and I managed the walk up and down at least once daily. So travel light, and enjoy the quiet that such an "off-road" type location offers, even while being so close to all the amenities. Next time we are looking for a place to stay on Bowen, we'll be definitely looking to see if there's a space available at Lazy Bowen.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Daffodil Season
                      Mar 1 - Apr 17, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      C$165
                      C$990

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Easter Long Weekend
                      Apr 18 - Apr 20, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      C$175

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Spring Laburnum Bloom Season
                      Apr 21 - May 15, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      C$165
                      C$990

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      May Long Weekend
                      May 16 - May 18, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      C$185

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Nearly Summer
                      May 19 - Jun 26, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      C$165
                      C$990

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Canada Day Long Weekend
                      Jun 27 - Jun 29, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      C$185

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      High Season
                      Jun 30 - Jul 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      C$175
                      C$1,225

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      BC DAy long weekend
                      Aug 1 - Aug 3, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      C$185

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Aug High Season
                      Aug 4 - Aug 28, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      C$175
                      C$1,225

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Labour Day Weekend
                      Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      C$185

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      September High Season
                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      C$175
                      C$1,050

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Fall Season
                      Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      C$155
                      C$930

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Thanksgiving long weekend
                      Oct 10 - Oct 12, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      C$175

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Fall Season Oct, November
                      Oct 13 - Nov 6, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      C$155
                      C$930

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Veterans Day Long Weekend
                      Nov 7 - Nov 9, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      C$175

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      November December Fall Season
                      Nov 10 - Dec 18, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      C$155
                      C$930 C$3,720

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Christmas / New Year's holiday
                      Dec 19 - Dec 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      C$185

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter Season 2015
                      Jan 1 - Feb 5, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$160
                      C$960

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      BC Family Day Weekend
                      Feb 6 - Feb 8, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      C$180

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      End of Winter 2015
                      Feb 9 - Feb 28, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$160
                      C$960 C$3,840

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Daffodil Days
                      Mar 1 - Apr 2, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$170
                      C$1,020 C$4,080

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Easter Long Weekend 2015
                      Apr 3 - Apr 5, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      C$180

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Daffodil Days
                      Apr 6 - May 14, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$170
                      C$1,020 C$4,080

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Victoria Day Long Weekend
                      May 15 - May 17, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      C$180

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Almost Summer
                      May 18 - Jun 25, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$170
                      C$1,020 C$4,080

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Summer 2015
                      Jun 26 - Jul 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$180
                      C$1,080 C$4,320

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      BC Day Long Weekend
                      Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      C$190

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Summer August 2015
                      Aug 3 - Sep 3, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      C$180
                      C$1,268 C$5,040

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      Labour Day Weekend 2015
                      Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      C$190

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      C$155
                      C$910 C$3,300
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee C$20 + tax
                      • nightly pet fee C$10 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 5%

                      Notes:

                      ALL AUTO QUOTED RATES ARE APPROXIMATE ~ CONTACT OWNER DIRECTLY TO CONFIRM

                      All rates are in Canadian Dollars.

                      All rates are for double occupancy.

                      + $35 per night per each additional adult

                      + $25 per night per each additional child 16 and under

                      + $10 per pet per night (upon approval: age, size, type needed)

                      Maximum Occupancy of 4 guests

                      AWD or 4WD required to park on the property.

                      ask for details.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 04/12/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Vancouver International Airport at 44.3 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Ferry: Snug Cove at 3 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Train: Amtrak downtown Vancouver at 32.9 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Motorway: 3 nautical miles to Highway 99 at 10.8 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Beach: Eagle Cliff Beach at 0.01 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Barpub: The Pub in Snug Cove at 3 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Ski: 15 miles to Cypress Ski Resort at 34.4 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Golf: Bowen Island Golf Club at 13.1 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Tuscany Restaurant in Snug cove at 3 Kilometres
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: Jan Stevens was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She studied art and Interior Design at the University of Washington. In 1982 she moved to Henderson, Nevada where she designed one-of-a-kind interiors for hundreds of clients. Over 13 years ago, when her son was an infant, she established Jan Stevens Design and began her successful design business while working out of her house and being “Mom” at the same time. Jan has designed stylish, comfortable and gorgeous interiors for over 30 years. Jan’s creativity and organizational skills has lead her to other entrepreneurial endeavors such as fundraising, graphic design, writing, and photography, as well as managing the Lazy Bowen Hideaway as a vacation rental. Over the last 10 years, following her passion for Bowen’s natural beauty, Jan began photographing the island sunsets, landscapes, and flora. Starting as a hobby the photographs were given as gifts to friends and neighbors as calendars and note cards. With the encouragement of a good friend, Jan has just recently signed, framed and displayed some of her best work at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. All of Jan’s Bowen Island photography is available for sale. With all of Jan’s relatives being Canadian and living in the Vancouver area Jan’s frequent visits to her Bowen Island home makes staying in touch with family easy. The goal in the near future is to spend equal time between the sunny Southwest and the temperate rain forest of Bowen Island. This would be the best of both worlds. UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 2013 ~ I am proud to say that I am now a dual citizen, US and Canadian, retroactive back to my date of birth in 1955.

                      Why the Owner Chose Bowen Island:
                      Our Bowen Island cabin has been in the Stevens family since 1954. When our Aunt passed we became the 2nd generation to own and care for this beautiful waterfront property. We have over 50 years of irreplaceable childhood memories of family time at the cabin: playing cards, board games, and swimming all day and night. It only makes sense to share this special property with other families that will appreciate the many special qualities of Bowen Island: slow pace, safe environment, and spectacular waterfront setting among a few. We are thrilled to be creating new family memories for our son and hope the Lazy Bowen Hideaway can be a part of your family history too.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      We love the comfort of our home while we sit and enjoy the view from all angles of the property. Nature surrounds us and changes with the seasons from vivid yellow Laburnum and forsythia to the rich evergreen of the fir and cedar trees. While we enjoy cruise ships and ferries sailing by as we view them through the ancient and protected Arbutus trees on the property. but my favorite is catching the Island Deer grazing on the berries and salal below the deck.


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                      Photos

                      • Wood burning Fireplace Oct - April for romantic winter nights. PLUS 55' HD TV

                        Wood burning Fireplace Oct - April for romantic winter nights. PLUS 55' HD TV

                      • A Spectacular Southerly view of the Coastal Mountains, the ferry lane

                        A Spectacular Southerly view of the Coastal Mountains, the ferry lane

                      • Watch for Whales, Dolphins or Eagles from  our Waterfront Sunshine Corner.

                        Watch for Whales, Dolphins or Eagles from our Waterfront Sunshine Corner.

                      • A Vintage dining table for family meals or game night.

                        A Vintage dining table for family meals or game night.

                      • Sleep w/ a waterfront view in a Queen size bed topped w/ plush Gel topper

                        Sleep w/ a waterfront view in a Queen size bed topped w/ plush Gel topper

                      • Private trailside bdrm with Q bed, sitting room, fold out couch & private deck

                        Private trailside bdrm with Q bed, sitting room, fold out couch & private deck

                      • Large South facing Sunny Waterfront deck w/ dining for 6 plus Propane BBQ.

                        Large South facing Sunny Waterfront deck w/ dining for 6 plus Propane BBQ.

                      • 450 daffodils bloom in March on our waterfront property with a spectacular view.

                        450 daffodils bloom in March on our waterfront property with a spectacular view.

                      • Alaska cruise ships, Ferries, tug boats freighters all part of the fabulous view

                        Alaska cruise ships, Ferries, tug boats freighters all part of the fabulous view

                      • Nestled among trees on medium high bank waterfront with a sunny southerly view.

                        Nestled among trees on medium high bank waterfront with a sunny southerly view.

                      • large great room with southerly water views through 30' of glass. seaside decks

                        large great room with southerly water views through 30' of glass. seaside decks

                      • Favourite reading or wild life watching corner w/ 6' out swing doors for sea air

                        Favourite reading or wild life watching corner w/ 6' out swing doors for sea air

                      • Complete kitchen w/ pots, pans, dishes, micro, coffee maker, and pantry basics.

                        Complete kitchen w/ pots, pans, dishes, micro, coffee maker, and pantry basics.

                      • Seaside bedroom w/ plush Queen bed, luxury pillows & linen, TV, and water views.

                        Seaside bedroom w/ plush Queen bed, luxury pillows & linen, TV, and water views.

                      • Quiet,Cozy, Q bed with 36' flat screen TV w/ cable connection plus sitting room

                        Quiet,Cozy, Q bed with 36' flat screen TV w/ cable connection plus sitting room

                      • Private deck off the trailside bedroom w/ sea views. Perfect for morning coffee.

                        Private deck off the trailside bedroom w/ sea views. Perfect for morning coffee.

                      • Waterfront relaxation just above the beach w/ southerly views of Vancouver  BC

                        Waterfront relaxation just above the beach w/ southerly views of Vancouver BC

                      • A shady sitting spot on our large waterfront property, only 1 min to the beach.

                        A shady sitting spot on our large waterfront property, only 1 min to the beach.

                      • Summer time dock for sunning, swimming, fishing, & loading & unloading boats.

                        Summer time dock for sunning, swimming, fishing, & loading & unloading boats.

                      • Relax on the beach, only 1 minute away...relax and float the day away.

                        Relax on the beach, only 1 minute away...relax and float the day away.

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                      C$155 - C$190 per night (CAD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 04/12/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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