Island Retreat in Private, Forested Setting
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Bowen Island house description
Less than an hour from downtown Vancouver, Bowen Island is a 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay or 35 minutes from Granville Island & downtown by ferry. The house can be found in a private wooded setting just 5 minutes' walk to beaches, the amenities of Snug Cove and the ferry terminal.
Situated up a private driveway, set back from the road, Salmon's Leap provides a haven for writers, artists or those in search of a quiet, inspirational retreat as well as families wanting to spend the day on the beach or exploring the coast inlets by kayak.
The custom built house comprises 2 large bedrooms upstairs with vaulted ceilings & walk-in closets, and a double bedroom on the main floor. The master bedroom has an ensuite full bathroom and a den leading off it. The master bedroom also has a balcony which overlooks the forest and creek.
There is another full bathroom on the main floor.
The kitchen and dining room are open plan and lead into the glass fronted living room whose patio doors open onto the front, Italian-tiled deck.
The house is equipped with a dishwasher, washer & dryer, TV, stereo, DVD & iPod player & wireless internet connection.
There is a queen size bed in the master bedroom, queen size and twin bed in the second bedroom and a king size (or 2 twin) beds in the third bedroom.
Salmon's Leap is suitable as a getaway for a writing sabbatical, executive accommodation accessible to downtown or a family on a West Coast vacation.
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- An Italian-tiled full bathroom on each floor.
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Forest trails and a salmon creek flank the house, and offer miles of walks in the mixed forest of Cedar, Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Arbutus. Local wildlife include great blue herons, tree frogs, woodpeckers, ducks, deer beavers and otters. There are opportunities to kayak from the nearby kayak outfitters, or hike along forest trails close to the house. More challenging hiking can be found up Mt Gardner which has a 720 m elevation gain. Salmons' Leap is also the perfect place to go for a quiet retreat and is an easy stroll's distance from the shops, restaurants beaches and ferry....moreless
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girls weekend retreat
girls weekend retreat
A group of girlfriends (5 in total), from around BC who never have a chance to catch up decided to make time to get together for a long weekend, recently. We chose this lovely, relaxed home on Bowan Island, due to its close proximity to the ferry , coffee shops and easy walking. It was a great a place to hang-out and had enough space for us all, a cozy living room, and a big table to gather around. I would recommend this place to anyone.
- Guest susie p.
- Date of stay 10/31/13
- Review Submitted 11/27/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 2 - Dec 14, 2013
3 night min stay
Dec 15 - Jan 14, 2014
4 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
There is a $25 charge for each additional visitor beyond 4 visitors
Christmas holiday period - 4 night minimum booking
A deposit of $300 is payable on arrival and held for the duration of the stay.
1 night's accommodation due at time of booking to confirm.
Balance due 30 days ahead of arrival date
- Tax Rate 5%
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- Nearest Airport: Vancouver International Airport YVR at 43 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Snug Cove at 600 Metres
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 1 at 5 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Pebbly Beach at 600 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: Doc Morgans and Bowen Pub at 600 Metres
- Nearest Ski: Cypress Mountain at 33 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Bowen Island Golf Club at 10 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Tuscany Restaurant at 500 Metres
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: I moved to Bowen Island in 2006 where I enjoy hiking in the local mountains and being on the water in between working as crew on scientific research vessels.
Why the Owner Chose Bowen Island:
I chose this property for it's close proximity to the amenities of Bowen Island and quiet setting on the creek. This gem in the forest is right on the trails that lead to the ocean as well as beautiful Killarney Lake.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Watching the wildlife on the creek from the front porch. Herons, Great Horned Owls Kingfishers and beavers make their home along the creek beside the house and salmon leap up the ladder during the run in the Fall.
Links to more information:
Spring time on Bowen
Open plan kitchen and dining room
Dining area - formal entertaining or cozy dining
Den/reading room off master bedroom
Sofa in second bedroom
Drive way leading to house
Front and side view of house
Open plan kitchen
Fireplace in living room with french windows leading out to front patio
Master Bedroom with door leading to upper patio
Patio leading off master bedroom
Queen size bed and twin bed in spacious second bedroom
Stairs from front door leading down to driveway
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