Waterfront ~Spectacular Mtn Views ~ Storm Watch~ Platinum Green Home
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Bowen Island house description
Eastman Waterfront Retreat is a Custom Built Luxury Waterfront Home with Spectacular Mountain Views. We proudly display our Platinum Award, the Highest ‘Green Building’ Rating on Bowen.
Our home Sleeps 2 - 6 guests in 3 bedrooms plus a loft: 1 king bed, and 2 queen beds. There are a total of 2 1/2 baths. The master bedroom has a spacious master bath with a soaker tub, sauna and outdoor shower.
New custom-built luxury waterfront home with panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and the highest ‘green building’ certification (Platinum) on Bowen Island.
This secluded home on the private and quiet side of Bowen Island is sunny and bright and combines eco-living with the highest level of comfort and majestic scenery through the two-story high windows overlooking the ocean. Enjoy the frequent sight of eagles, seals, otters and deer while sipping wine or tea during spectacular sunsets from the wrap-around balcony, take a steaming outdoor private shower, or pick fresh flowers from the garden for a special evening. Inside, pamper yourself with a spa treatment that combines the indoor sauna with light and sound therapy, relax with a movie on the large flat screen TV with surround-sound, or nestle up to the energy-efficient wood burning fireplace with a good book. In this home, experience the wonders of nature while maintaining a high level of indulgence and eco-friendly living.
Through the many double-pane energy efficient windows, experience the splendor of a sunny day, a ferocious winter storm or a star-lit night – all in complete comfort thanks to the air-heat pump provided radiant floor heating and state-of-the-art heat recovery ventilation system that provides a constant temperature and fresh air 24/7 throughout the year. Fall asleep to the sound of lapping waves in 100% organic sheets and the highest quality feather-down pillows and comforters. The house sleeps six people comfortably, and each of the three bedrooms come equipped with its own ocean and mountain-view balcony. A fold-out couch in the loft area can sleep a single guest if one does not want to share a bed with others.
Become invigorated with a jog or leisurely walk around a nearby lake, take a dip on the home’s private ocean front, or explore the nearby islands with rented kayaks, paddle boards or motor boats.
Our home is also fully wheelchair accessible.
Bowen Island is a 20-minute, beautiful ferry ride from West Vancouver, via the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. Ferries run every hour. Water taxis from Horseshoe Bay or Granville Island in downtown Vancouver are also available.
You may also arrive on Bowen in your own boat and moor in front of the house or on the nearby Government Dock.
Bowen Island is a small, intimate community with highly rated restaurants, grocery stores, spas, gym, medical facilities, pharmacies, and hardware stores.
Bowen Island is a mecca for the outdoor enthusiast. And the house is located in a prime ocean area for kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming, and it is near miles of lush mountain trails for hiking, biking, or jogging. Fish from the home’s own dock, go sailing, or play golf on Bowen’s 9-hole course. Whistler’s world class ski resort is only 75 minutes from Horseshoe Bay and Cypress Mountain is less than ½ hour.
- 2300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- CD Player
- Broadband Access
- Computer Available
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Car Not Necessary
- Mountain View
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Perfect Peaceful Girl's Getaway
Perfect Peaceful Girl's Getaway
We really enjoyed our weekend at this gorgeous, clean and spacious home. The beds are heaven - lovely linens and pillows - the best part is waking up and seeing such a spectacular view from the comfort of your bed. There was so much room for the ten of us - we could enjoy being together or having alone time. The house is maintained perfectly, the instructions on care are clear, and it's so easy to open the door and relax.
- Guest Sarah G. (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
- Date of stay 11/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/03/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+.
Manager response: What a GREAT review of our beautiful property. You have captured the essence of what we feel is so special about our very private waterfront location. We realize that linens, pillows and comfortable beds are so important.......nearly as important as our spectacular view. So Glad that you all enjoyed your stay.
25th wedding anniversary
25th wedding anniversary
We stayed in the cottage to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The cottage was clean, dry and well maintained. The lovely smell of cedar scented the air. The double bed was very comfortable, we slept peacefully. Linens and towels were fresh. Living room furniture was comfortable. Kitchen was well equipped, we found everything we needed. Enjoyed the great ocean view with my breakfast from the kitchen table. Excellent deck and spectacular view. Sunsets are breathtaking with a glass of wine in hand. Cozy and inviting, we had a relaxing, romantic weekend. Owners family featured in history of Bowen Island, enjoyed reading material provided. Owner also provides printout with helpful information for cottage. We would highly recommend and look forward to our next visit.
- Guest Guy and Denise (Surrey, B.C.)
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Relaxing stay overlooking the ocean
Relaxing stay overlooking the ocean
We stayed in the main house. It is totally quiet, private and serene. If you want to get away from it all this is the place. It's spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and well equipped with a gorgeous view to the mountains of the sunshine coast in the distance. The spirit of the past owner lives on with the yogi images and sensitivity to the natural environment. The only thing I would have liked would be a way to get down to the ocean for a swim. But I don't suppose too many people will be wanting that as the water is only 19 degrees. There is a public beach a few minutes walk away.
- Guest Paul M. (Vancouver, Canada)
- Date of stay 08/26/12
- Review Submitted 09/05/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
OFF SEASON: Oct - Feb $450* per night for up to 4 guests - 2 NIGHT MINIMUM SPRING SEASON: March - June* $495 per night for up to 4 guests -2 NIGHT MINIMUM HIGH SEASON: July - September** $550 per night for up to 4 guests -2 NIGHT MINIMUM * HOLIDAYS(OFF & SPRING)ARE 3 NIGHT MINIMUM BOOKINGS AND BOOKED AT $550 PER NIGHT ** SUMMER HOLIDAYS ARE 3 NIGHT MINIMUM BOOKINGS AND BOOKED AT $560 PER NIGHT Additional guests are $50 per night per person / max occupancy 6 guests All rates +5% GST Check In: 3 pm Check Out: 11 am
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- Nearest Airport: Vancouver International Airport at 25 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Horseshoe Bay at 1 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 99 at 3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: On property at Bowen Island
- Nearest Ski: Cypress Mountain Ski Resort at 15 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Bowen Golf Course at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Several at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
About: When I am not visiting Bowen Island, I serve as the Senior Environmental Policy Advisor for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) based at UN headquarters in New York City. In that capacity I have the honor to work with developing countries throughout the world to address their environmental challenges related to biodiversity conservation, adaptation to climate change, protection of forests, access to sustainable energy, etc. Although my parents met and married in Toronto, Canada, our family moved to Palo Alto, California where I grew up. We often visited Bowen Island in the summer. I attended U.C. Berkeley as an undergraduate and U.C. Davis where I completed my Ph.D. in plant genetics before joining the United Nations.
Why Bowen Island:
My grandfather, Samuel Mack Eastman, discovered this spot on Bowen Island in 1918 when he came to recuperate from an injury sustained in World War I while serving in Canada’s army. He liked it so much that he bought this acre of oceanfront property for $300 that year! Mack and his wife Antonia built a cabin here and my mother, Isabelle, spent her early summers here from the 1920s on, and all of the summers of her later years. This was my mother’s favorite spot on earth. The ‘new’ cabin was built around 1950 and it continues to serve us well. I have been coming to this place on Bowen since the age of two, and this is where I found my appreciation of nature, ocean swimming and interest in international affairs and environmental issues. I was also inspired to build my career at the United Nations to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather who devoted himself to world peace in the League of Nations in the 1920s and 1930s. Subsequently, my wife, Joan, fell in love with this spot as deeply as my mother did, so we bought the acre next door to my grandparents property and built the first “Platinum” certified ‘green’ house on Bowen, which was finished in 2009. Joan invested years of research to ensure this house was environmentally sustainable in every way … each piece of wood is reused, recycled or certified; super insulation in the walls and windows; energy efficient air-heat pump and appliances , sustainably produced tile, counters, furniture, etc. In a few years this property will have been in my family for 100 years so our connection to this place is strong. Incidentally, as early notables in Bowen history, Mack and Antonia Eastman are referenced in both books on the history of Bowen Island and even in the historical section of the 2012 Bowen phonebook!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house is bright and comfortable year-round no matter what the weather outside and the 2 story high windows bring the spectacular beauty of the British Columbia coast inside. The oceanfront location enables daily swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and the watching of amazing sunsets and wildlife. I find I am constantly scanning the ocean and mountains throughout the day from the outdoor decks or through the windows , and I am often surprised by sightings of diverse birdlife, numerous seals, otters, and the occasional dolphin, or even rarer Orca. The outdoor shower and the indoor sauna turn the house instantly into a spa, while the large-screen TV and surround sound speaker transform the house into a movie theatre. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensils and cutlery as well new, energy-efficient appliances. Each bedroom has a deck overlooking the ocean and mountains – and the kitchen and living room and loft also have spectacular views at all times. The private dock on the property is perfect for fishing, diving and swimming while the boathouse is a delightful spot for picnics on the waterfront. The house and cabin are at the end of one of the few roads on Bowen so there is no ‘through traffic’ and it is always quiet and private here. The northwest facing property enjoys amazing sunsets and the patio encircling the house allows sun throughout the day in the spring and summer.
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Waterfront Retreat with spectacular Westerly Sea and Mountain Views.
Spacious living room opens to waterfront decks and expansive westerly views.
Open concept dining, kitchen and living space all with the waterfront views.
Bring lots of wine for tasting and make use of our wine nook.
Organic Latex king bed with fine cotton sheets, and fluffy duvets with a view.
Enjoy the healing sauna w/ ultra violet lighting and music.
Spacious en-suite opens to an outdoor shower and includes an indoor shower too.
New plush Q bed w/ 100% cotton sheeting, duvet, and fluffy pillows
Lounge in the 2nd story chaise with morning sunshine plus ocean views too.
Multiple seaside decks off of every room. Outdoor living at its best.
Lush east side garden with natural stream and waterfall is early morning warmed
Eastman Retreat sits below Mt. Gardner, a fantastic day hike with 360 views.
Watch the sea and birds for an ever changing view of nature....whales too.
Open living concept from dining to living to kitchen to waterfront views.
Our wine nook is cozy for corking, sipping and relaxing just off the open space
Clean, natural fir kitchen cabinetry with all appliances and a waterfront view.
Lounge in the seaside window seat with a view, daydream, read, relax.
Soak and recline in our exquisite deep tub while enjoying the view of nature.
100% cotton bedding with plush Q mattress, duvets, pillows, and water views.
The loft is drenched with sun from the east and westerly views to the west.
The Waterfront Retreat is medium high bank waterfront with expansive views.
Morning sun warms the east side patio and garden for morning coffee or tea.
Seasonal gardens are maintained and groomed all year long
Enjoy magnificent sunset views from the waterfront decks.
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