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Bluffs on Bowen. Spectacular Coast/Island Views/Sunsets/Unforgettable!

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I can't begin to describe the sunsets. They must be experienced.

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Last updated: 07/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Architecturally unique, west coast modern dwelling. Curved design of house and roofs with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Green roof design using native grasses and sedums (planned for Spring 2013). A 'Green' build with goals of energy conservation and rainwater collection.

Spacious studio with contemporary interior/modern furnishings. Bright and light with vaulted curved ceiling and wall-to-wall windows overlooking a green roof and views of the coast/mountain ranges beyond. Private entrance and deck.

Spectacular sunsets, coastal island/ocean views as far as you can see. Mossy bluffs smothered in foxgloves in Spring followed by waving, golden grasses in summer. Gnarly, weathered old firs, roots dug deep into the bedrock to withstand the channel winds, dark silhouettes against a big sky and even bigger ocean.

A small community, surrounded by rainforest, fern valleys, moss covered bluffs and easy walking trails. Short woodland stroll to one of Bowen's best public swimming beaches in Bowen Bay.

We believe you will find our setting and amenities to be exceptional here on the Bluffs. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • A comfortable Queen bed, full thickness mattress custom wall bed. Spectacular views right from your bed. The wall bed can be lucked up into the wall when extra space is required in the main room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom designed with vaulted ceilings and high vertical windows. Simple and clean with earth-tone tiled floors and walls and wrap-around mirrors....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A photographers paradise. A bird-watcher and naturalists delight. A storm-watcher's adrenalin rush. A writer's inspirational retreat. A yoga practitioner's zen. A stressed person's restoration and recharge. A couple's (re)connection. An unforgettable celebration. What are you looking for?...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A growing selection of best sellers, local writers and recently published book....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Available by request or pay4view....moreless

  • Games:

    A board game table is provided (chess, backgammon). Cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic, spectacular views to the west/southwest of rugged coastline, islands and mountain ranges. Big sky, big ocean and vibrant sunsets. Bird life abounds in valley view from mossy bluffs outlook...moreless

  • Water View:

    Ponds/wetlands, naturally formed are found in surrounding forest. 'The Bluffs' has designed a large naturalistic pond on its site both as a garden feature and to nurture wildlife habitat....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining inside by large windows that open onto the best views and optional outside patio dining....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Ocean breezes passing through from open windows cool the suite naturally....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    By request. Can use owners....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The forest and beachcombing. Great place to walk, jog and stretch....moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered carport....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Expansive views from bed and all seating areas....moreless

  • Parking:

    Inside gate or visitor's parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line if required. By request....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    By request. Can use owners....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso/cappuccino machine is in-suite....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you are likely to need....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    Frozen pastry croissants for baking are stored in the freezer. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen, combo convection/microwave, 4 piece cook top, dishwasher, full sized fridge/freezer, espresso/cappuccino machine, electric outdoor Weber grill by request. Large picture windows....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave/wall convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We stock basic dry goods including pasta, rice, muesli, cereals and oils, spices etc. for cooking. A wide selection of teas, organic coffee, hot chocolate and condiments are also provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 plate cook top...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Lots of room to store bicycles or motorbikes securely....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private. Beautiful, closeup views of bluff, sunsets, coast line and surrounding valley/mountains....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf course within a 10 minute drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks (and guided tours) are available in the Cove....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely naturalistic garden setting with ponds set harmoniously within wild setting....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Electric Weber grill BQ....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Whistler or Cypress mountain is a day trip away....moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

Note: 23Jan14: We have many requests for single night bookings. In response, we will try to accommodate single night stays during the week (not including Fri/Sat/Sun) but at a premium of $50 added to our base rate to make it feasible (i.e. $200/night). We reserve the right to refuse a single night.

Cancellation Policy: We charge 50% of total fee for any cancellation that is less than 14 days prior to booking dates.

Massage and other spa services (manicure, pedicure and facials) is available by 3rd party.

A credit card is required for reservation purposes. No deposit necessary, however, 50% of the fee is required if notice of cancellation is less than 2 weeks prior to reservation date.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/06/2015
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Location

Car: Recommended

'The Bluffs' is located on the west (sunset) side of Bowen Island in a very small community surrounded by designated parkland (Evergreen Park). It is a 15 min. stroll though forest trails to one of Bowen's best swimming beaches. The suite is nestled on a mossy ridge of steep bluffs, smothered in foxgloves in the summer and framed by gnarled, weathered old fir trees. It overlooks a deep valley and a spectacular coastline view stretching to the horizon. The sunsets viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows are spectacular, vibrant and ever-changing.

Start your day with a walk or run through the rainforest on easy trails that are right outside your door.

A diversity of pond and bird life abounds. A naturalistic garden, designed by the owner (Artist in the Garden Designs), melds house and wild surroundings into a harmonious relationship of both composed beauty and wildlife habitat.

The entrance to your suite entrance winds through the garden, past the ponds, and leads to a private entrance and deck.

If you like to walk, hike, swim or kayak; are a creative soul, e.g., a writer, a photographer or other professional needing a place to re-charge; are celebrating a special occasion, or just want to enjoy a relaxing and restorative place in close relationship with nature, we may be just what you are looking for. Create for yourself a wonderful and unforgettable experience here on 'the Bluffs'. We'll help.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I was born to this coast and have a deep love for its rugged beauty and wild nature. In my work as a landscape designer and artist, I specializing in naturalistic gardens that are harmonious and in context with their wild surroundings. The creation and design of this house and landscape is a culmination of many years of imagining and desire to put down roots and I feel very fortunate to have found a home here. I love to share my experience of this special place with others and I am now able to do that through the creation of 'The Bluffs'.

Why the Owner Chose Bowen Island:
This is a new development that opened up on the west side of the island. The ridge is home to 7 bluff lots with spectacular coastal views. Notwithstanding the wondrous natural setting, the philosophy behind the development was what attracted me to build and live here. The developer has stringent guidelines to protect the environment including maximum house sizes, water conservation (roof water collection), sustainability and energy conservation (Builtgreen). It felt right to build here.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
The winding one lane road through the rainforest opening up on to moss covered bluffs and, then, the ocean/sky views from the bluff. It was love at first sight.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • I can't begin to describe the sunsets. They must be experienced.

    I can't begin to describe the sunsets. They must be experienced.

  • Private deck and entrance.

    Private deck and entrance.

  • Bathroom. Twilight hour.

    Bathroom. Twilight hour.

  • Night falling and the moon with it.

    Night falling and the moon with it.

  • One of many vibrant evenings.

    One of many vibrant evenings.

  • Contemporary furnishings, chartreuse, white and natural wood.

    Contemporary furnishings, chartreuse, white and natural wood.

  • View into kitchen area.

    View into kitchen area.

  • Bright corner view with a table for 2 (with option to stretch to accommodate 4).

    Bright corner view with a table for 2 (with option to stretch to accommodate 4).

  • Peaceful.

    Peaceful.

  • Mossy bluffs are smothered in foxgloves in the Spring.

    Mossy bluffs are smothered in foxgloves in the Spring.

  • View from the bluff's edge. B&B is the space on the upper left.

    View from the bluff's edge. B&B is the space on the upper left.

  • Entrance with door open and bed invitingly in wait for the weary traveler.

    Entrance with door open and bed invitingly in wait for the weary traveler.

  • View from the windows on a sunny day. Summer time.

    View from the windows on a sunny day. Summer time.

  • From window wall in suite. Ever changing skies and ocean.

    From window wall in suite. Ever changing skies and ocean.

  • Sheer bliss.

    Sheer bliss.

  • Spacious and airy any month of the year.

    Spacious and airy any month of the year.

  • The length of the room. View from the bed.

    The length of the room. View from the bed.

  • At one with nature.

    At one with nature.

  • Moss, mountains and big bonsai's. Turn your head to the left for oceans/islands.

    Moss, mountains and big bonsai's. Turn your head to the left for oceans/islands.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/06/2015
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