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Lovely West Coast Waterfront Suite. Short Walk to Shops & Restaurants.

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The shingle sided Carriage House is nestled under a 600 year old eagle tree.

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

Bowser studio description

Bowser by the Sea is the place to put your feet up and read a good book...or write one.

It's the place to bring your camera and a pocket full of empty SD cards.

It's the place to access your adventurous spirit with your hiking boots, kayak or compass.

It's the place to bring your sketchbook and a fist full of drawing pencils.

It's the place to visit with your girlfriends, your family, or that couple you always have so much fun with. It's the place for meaningful conversation, belly laughs and board games. Or it's the place to enjoy your own good company.

Centrally located, it's the place to call home base and take day trips to explore the other parts of the Island. It's the place to stroll the shoreline in either direction to contemplate how things are going, and make plans for what's next.

Whatever it is that allows you to catch your breath, there's something rather magical about the west coast - and in particular - about spending time on the shores of the Salish Sea.

Fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves during a winter storm, and the spirited bark of the sea lions in the spring when the herring arrive. Wake up to the comforting sound of the loon in the fall, and the eagles calling from the trees above you any time of year.

And summer...well everything is just a little more magical in the summer. From the mighty squawk of the heron as it glides through the air, to cruise ships sailing past in the distance, to the sound of pleasure boats motoring past in search of 'the big one', to the crackle of the beach fire as the sun quietly sets. And these are just the west coast treats for your ears. We haven't even mentioned the feast for your eyes, like the spicy hues that fill the sky at sunrise, or the sea life to discover during low tide.

When you arrive to the Carriage House the first to greet you will be the Orca artistically carved into the shingles. Climb the staircase to the Carriage House and you'll quickly discover that you'll be nestled under a 600 year old eagle tree. We hope you remember to bring your camera, there is a lot of eagle activity up there.

West coast casual is the best way to describe this warm, charming little getaway retreat. High ceilings, reclaimed wood flooring and wainscoting, antique stained glass and paned windows salvaged from the famous Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria, antique furniture, beach rock floor in the walk-in shower and just 40 steps to the beach...you get the idea.

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 2
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            Unfortunately, the Carriage House is on the second floor. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • The spacious master bedroom has everything you'll need for a restful retreat. It's private entrance will allow you to sneak in a little later than your fellow travelers from a moon-lit beach walk. Open the paned window salvaged from the Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria to fall asleep to the sound of sea lions barking, and wake up to the call of the eagles from the trees above your head. Feather top mattress, crisp, cotton bedding, vaulted ceiling and antique wood flooring salvaged from the stage of our local high school. (Your host's grandfather directed many plays on that stage)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • An antique sideboard became the vanity for this wonderfully west coast bathroom. The antique stained glass window offers a splash of colour to the earthy bathroom. Drape your towel on a rung of an antique ladder and enjoy how the water gently flows from the waterfall faucet. Step onto the hand-picked beach rock floor of the walk-in shower and let the warm water from the rain shower clean your body and mind. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games:

            Yahtzee dice and score cards, deck of playing cards...moreless

          • Television
          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

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

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Miniature Golf
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Village:

            Just a 5 minute walk to the village you'll find a well-stocked grocery store, post office, liquor store, cafe, gas station, art gallery, gift shop, hardware, fitness center, hair salon & Credit Union....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Ice Skating
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Skiing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Snowboarding
          • Snowmobiling
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Antique oak round table with four antique oak chairs...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            A French Press is available to make coffee...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Small kitchen facility available...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items:

            Coffee, tea, (black & herbal), sugar, peanut butter, butter, jam, salt and pepper. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            A small fridge is available for your culinary pleasures....moreless

          • Stove:

            Two induction elements...moreless

          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Outdoor Grill
           

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          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          C$175
          C$1,050

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          Fees:

          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          A 50% deposit is required upon reservation, with remaining 50% required one week before check-in.

          If for some reason you need to cancel:

          1 month in advance of stay – 100% refund

          3 weeks – 75%

          2 weeks – 50%

          Less than 2 weeks the deposit is non-refundable


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          Owner info

          About the owner: Time, and time again, people visit Bowser and fall so madly in love with the area that they're compelled to relocate to this beautiful west coast community. We had that same feeling and moved our young family to Bowser fourteen years ago, except for us it was more like returning than relocating. Our children, now grown, are the fourth generation to live in Bowser. We come from a long line of local business owners who've helped to shape the history of this wonderful little seaside village. Gary's grandfather built the hardware store, now known as Bowser Builder's Supply, in the 1950's, and his parents established and ran a popular fishing resort just a short walk down the beach for thirty years. We're thrilled you'd like to come and visit Bowser for yourself, but we warn you...you might not want to leave!

          The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
          Bowser is centrally located on Vancouver Island, which means you can make the Carriage House your home base while you explore the other parts of the island, or venture over to the smaller islands.


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          Photos

          • The shingle sided Carriage House is nestled under a 600 year old eagle tree.

            The shingle sided Carriage House is nestled under a 600 year old eagle tree.

          • A west coast rock mat welcomes you to the main entrance of the Carriage House.

            A west coast rock mat welcomes you to the main entrance of the Carriage House.

          • The spacious entry way welcomes you with antique furniture and wood floors.

            The spacious entry way welcomes you with antique furniture and wood floors.

          • Open the window and fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach.

            Open the window and fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach.

          • West coast accents throughout the Carriage House.

            West coast accents throughout the Carriage House.

          • Raised rectangular sink, waterfall faucet with antique accents.

            Raised rectangular sink, waterfall faucet with antique accents.

          • Restful sleep and sweet dreams are inevitable in our double bed.

            Restful sleep and sweet dreams are inevitable in our double bed.

          • Pour a favourite beverage and settle in for good conversation or some quiet time

            Pour a favourite beverage and settle in for good conversation or some quiet time

          • Beach fires are one of the joys of staying right on the beach.

            Beach fires are one of the joys of staying right on the beach.

          • Nest...a place of retreat. Yes, indeed!

            Nest...a place of retreat. Yes, indeed!

          • Orca artistically designed into the west coast cedar shingles.

            Orca artistically designed into the west coast cedar shingles.

          • For added privacy enjoy a private entrance to the master bedroom.

            For added privacy enjoy a private entrance to the master bedroom.

          • Wonderfully comfortable king bed in master bedroom.

            Wonderfully comfortable king bed in master bedroom.

          • Vaulted ceiling, antique wood flooring salvaged from the local high school.

            Vaulted ceiling, antique wood flooring salvaged from the local high school.

          • Antique vanity, antique stained glass window, wood flooring, vaulted ceiling.

            Antique vanity, antique stained glass window, wood flooring, vaulted ceiling.

          • Walk-in shower with hand-picked beach rock floor, subway tile, and rain shower.

            Walk-in shower with hand-picked beach rock floor, subway tile, and rain shower.

          • The master bedroom is on the right, and the bathroom and entry way on the left.

            The master bedroom is on the right, and the bathroom and entry way on the left.

          • Vaulted ceiling, wood floor and antique windows are just some of the charms.

            Vaulted ceiling, wood floor and antique windows are just some of the charms.

          • French doors open onto the balcony for you enjoy the magnificent west coast view

            French doors open onto the balcony for you enjoy the magnificent west coast view

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Monday, September 29, 2014

          C$175 per night (CAD)
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          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

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          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated: 09/26/2014
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