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Waterfront ~ Platinum Green Home ~ Private ~ Sea Views ~ Beach

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Expansive views through 14 ft tall thermal windows...What a View!!

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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 has 3 bedrooms and will sleep up to 6 guests: 1 king bed, and 2 queen beds. All the bedding is professionally laundered and pressed with layers of plush pillows, and fluffy duvets......... adding the details that you desire for your luxury getaway.


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There are a total of 2 1/2 baths. The master bedroom has a spacious master bath with a soaker tub, sauna, and an indoor and outdoor shower.

PRIVATE WATER ACCESS is just below the house for a rocky beach exploration for shells or sea life .....come and see.

NEWLY BUILT ~ stairs reaching to the water's edge...rent or bring your own kayak or paddle board that can be launched at high tide from our new built stairs to the water's edge. Wear your 'rock shoes' for comfortable beach exploring.

Our property next door has a private swimming beach. Ask if we have guests in the cottage during your stay to see if it might be available to you. When the Cottage is unoccupied we can call it your Private Beach. When there are guests in the Cottage then it is their Private beach. (Lucky them) In addition, the Mt. Gardner Beach is just a 5 minute walk from the house.

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.

STRICT NO PARTY POLICY ~ PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. The Eastman Waterfront Retreat is a QUIET FAMILY, COUPLE, and FRIEND Getaway. Do not book our home if you are planning a party. It will cost you your security deposit in full*. (see details below)

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.

Accessibility:
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.

Activities:
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.

STRICT NO PARTY POLICY ~ PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. Eastman Waterfront Retreat is a QUIET FAMILY, COUPLE, and FRIEND Getaway. Do not book our home if you are planning a party. It will cost you your security deposit in full. This prestigious property is located in the very quiet Mt. Gardner neighbourhood on Bowen with strict noise bylaws. Excessive noise at any time is never tolerated by the neighbours nor the Municipality and a reason for immediate eviction with no refund of nightly rates nor security deposit. Maximum occupancy is 6 guests and all guests must be named and listed on the rental agreement. Parties or gatherings of additional unapproved visitors for any length of time are not allowed at any time. We have a no tolerance policy and will retain the guest security deposit in full if these policies are violated.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking permitted in the house at any time...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            sleeps 2 adults...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            a luxury organic bed sleeping 2 adults...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            sleeps up to 2 adults...moreless

          • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has organic natural rubber mattress and 100% cotton sheets and comforters, guest bedroom #1 has a queen size mattress. Guest bedroom #2 has a brand new queen size mattress. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            A Powder Bath on the main floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, outdoor shower

            plus a sauna with healing lights and music...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher:

            Energy and water efficient two drawer dish washer provided...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            salt, pepper, steak seasoning, tea, various spices. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dining
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Spacious 2 story living room with panoramic views of Hutt and Flower Islands and Mt. Garibaldi and more. ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Special heat recovery ventilation system provides fresh air 24/7 to all rooms in the house...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Energy efficient wood burning fireplace. ...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • VCR
          • Music Library

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            (3) Landline provided for local calls and to receive calls...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            High speed internet provided...moreless

          • Broadband Access
          • Computer Available

          Pool & Spa

              • Sauna:

                Indoor sauna with sound system and light therapy...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                4 decks total: 3 level decks on main floor and upper level deck on second floor. Decks outside two upstairs bedrooms, and also outside master bedroom on two sides...moreless

              • Golf:

                9 hole golf course just 20 minutes away...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Mountain View
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront

              Activities

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Tennis
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank
              • Horseback Riding
              • Water Skiing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season July
              Jun 30 - Jul 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $550
              $3,300 $13,200

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              BC Day Long Weekend
              Aug 1 - Aug 3, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $560

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              August High Season
              Aug 4 - Aug 28, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $550
              $3,650

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              Labour Day Long Weeken
              Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $560

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              High Season September
              Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $550
              $3,300

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              Low Season
              Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $450
              $2,700

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              Thanksgiving Long Weekend
              Oct 10 - Oct 12, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $550

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              Low Season Oct Nov
              Oct 13 - Nov 6, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $450
              $2,700

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              Veterans Day Long Weekend
              Nov 7 - Nov 9, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $550

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              Low Season Nov-Dec
              Nov 10 - Dec 18, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $450
              $2,700

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              Christmas New Years Holidays
              Dec 19 - Dec 31, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $550

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 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

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $69
              • Tax Rate 5%

              Notes:

              The RATES Quoted above are for up to 4 guests. Additional guests are $50 per person per night. Maximum occupancy of 6 guests.


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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              Last updated: 07/23/2014
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              Location

              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Vancouver International Airport
              1 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Horseshoe Bay
              3 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 99
              Bowen Island
              Nearest Beach
              On property
              15 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Cypress Mountain Ski Resort
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Bowen Golf Course
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Several

              Car: Not Necessary

               

              Manager info

              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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              • Expansive views through 14 ft tall thermal windows...What a View!!

                Expansive views through 14 ft tall thermal windows...What a View!!

              • Watch the sea and birds for an ever changing view of nature....whales too.

                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.

                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

                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.

                Clean, natural fir kitchen cabinetry with all appliances and a waterfront view.

              • Lounge in the seaside window seat with a view, daydream, read, relax.

                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.

                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.

                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 loft is drenched with sun from the east and westerly views to the west.

              • Multiple seaside decks off of every room. Outdoor living at its best.

                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

                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.

                Eastman Retreat sits below Mt. Gardner, a fantastic day hike with 360 views.

              • Waterfront Retreat with spectacular Westerly Sea and Mountain Views.

                Waterfront Retreat with spectacular Westerly Sea and Mountain Views.

              • Spacious living room opens to waterfront decks and expansive westerly views.

                Spacious living room opens to waterfront decks and expansive westerly views.

              • Open concept dining, kitchen and living space all with the waterfront 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.

                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.

                Organic Latex king bed with fine cotton sheets, and fluffy duvets with a view.

              • Enjoy the healing sauna w/ ultra violet lighting and music.

                Enjoy the healing sauna w/ ultra violet lighting and music.

              • Spacious en-suite opens to an outdoor shower and includes an indoor shower too.

                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

                New plush Q bed w/ 100% cotton sheeting, duvet, and fluffy pillows

              • The Waterfront Retreat is medium high bank waterfront with expansive views.

                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.

                Morning sun warms the east side patio and garden for morning coffee or tea.

              • Seasonal gardens are maintained and groomed all year long

                Seasonal gardens are maintained and groomed all year long

              • Enjoy magnificent sunset views from the waterfront decks.

                Enjoy magnificent sunset views from the waterfront decks.

              VRBO #420106

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              Date last modified - Friday, July 18, 2014

              $450 - $560 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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