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Peaceful Coastal Retreat - Bowser Beach House

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Comfortable, spacious, modern home by the beach

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Last updated: 07/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located in charming seaside village of Bowser, near famous sandy beaches of Parksville (20 mins) and Qualicum Beach (15 mins)
Summer availability: Perfect getaway location for a couple or an extended family.
Fall Getaways: Fall is often beautiful in the Oceanside area.
Book a golfing retreat or a spa getaway.
Enjoy local hiking, bicycling or just relax on the verandah.
Winter Stays: Escape the cold and snow. Come and golf at some of the excellent local courses within a few minutes' dirve of the house. Winters are generally mild.

Luxurious, modern, spacious (over 1900 square feet) three-bedroom, two-bathroom home beside the ocean. It's just 20 seconds from our verandah to a private beach, with wonderful views of a sweeping bay in the Georgia Strait, Denman and Hornby Islands from almost every room.

The master bedroom has a queen bed, ocean views, a private balcony, and full ensuite bathroom with a soaker tub and a separate shower. The second ocean view bedroom downstairs has a king bed that can separate into two super twins. The third bedroom has a double and a twin bed. All beds have quality linens.

The house is equipped with all the comforts of home including: gourmet kitchen, air-conditioning, high-speed and wireless internet, air-tight wood fireplace, large screen TV, Cable/DVD player/VCR/stereo, washer/dryer, and telephone (free local calls). There is a family room with a card table, books, games and puzzles, office space and exercise equipment.

Relax on the wide front verandah and enjoy the fenced garden with glorious views of the beach, a barbeque and a huge log picnic table for alfresco meals. Stroll along the beach and watch the wildlife, including seals, sea lions, whales, otters, and eagles, or harvest oysters and clams from our beach for dinner.

Bowser Beach House is a great base for a family vacation. The house is on a large bay facing Hornby and Denman Islands and you can walk and walk in either direction. It is a large, private, peaceful beach, only for the few houses on the bay. We are a quick and easy drive to more beaches: Qualicum Beach is 15 minutes and Parksville is 20 minutes away, and there are beautiful provincial parks with lakes, beaches and picnic areas within a few minutes drive of the house. Horne Lake Provincial Park, with its amazing caves and outdoor recreation activities is only a 10 minute drive away. There are ocean kayaks for rent in Deep Bay, 5 minutes' drive from the house.

The friendly village of Bowser is a 5 minute walk up the hill, and it has a fully stocked small supermarket with a wonderful on-site bakery, a grocery store, post office, coffee shop, gas station, hardware store, liquor store, a video/DVD rental, and even a library for that vacation reading. More shopping, country markets, organic eggs and meats, restaurants and pubs are just down the road.

Bowser Beach House is a wonderful base for a golfing vacation. There are several top class courses within a few minutes' drive of the house.

From December to March, Bowser Beach House is a perfect base for a family ski vacation at Mount Washington ski resort, with skiing, snowboarding and cross-country. Skiers have an easy 35 minute drive to the mountain top, and non-skiers have a relaxing base close to lots of other activities.

* Bowser is within easy driving distance of five superb golf courses.
* Only 20 minutes to the world class spa at Tigh-na-mara.
* Take a day trip to Denman and Hornby Islands, just a few minutes away by ferry.
* Only 15 - 20 minutes to the beaches at Qualicum Beach and Parksville.
* The famous Fanny Bay oysters, Island scallops, and more fresh, locally-caught seafood are a few minutes away.
* The ancient trees of Cathedral Grove, the goats on the roof at Coombs, and the beautiful waterfalls at Englishman River and Little Qualicum Falls are a short drive away.
* You will be perfectly situated for day trips to the rugged West coast of the island for whale watching.
* Enjoy local ocean kayaking or local wildlife ocean tours.





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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    fenced front yard with lawn, selection of toys, children's dvds and videos, child's toilet seat insert and step stool available...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Desk and office space with high speed wireless internet

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    2 large screen tvs...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    good selection of dvds and videos...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The private beach is sandy at the top, with pebbles and larger rocks below. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Excellent central heating system with energy efficient heat pump...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    large living room with ocean views, comfortable leather sofa and armchairs...moreless

  • Parking:

    private gravel parking area beside the house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking for boat...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local calls, answering machine...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    selection of knives, wooden spoons, flippers, etc...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Excellent selection of cookware (pots, pans, frypans, roasting pan for Christmas, Easter and Thanskgiving), bakeware, blender...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    gourmet kitchen with all the bells and whistles, including a convection oven, well stocked spice rack, blender with smoothie maker, coffee maker and grinder...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    salt and pepper grinders, selection of herbs and spcies, paper towels, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent, soaps, dishcloths and towels...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    spacious fridge and freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    ocean view balcony off the master bedroom...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Complete with a beautiful log picnic table for alfresco meals...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    large ocean view verandah...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 4 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

C$1,795

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Shoulder
Aug 30 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
C$190
C$1,300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Off Peak
Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
C$150
C$800
Shoulder 2016
May 28 - Jul 1, 2016
2 night min stay
C$190
C$1,300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2016
Jul 2 - Aug 27, 2016
7 night min stay

C$1,795

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Shoulder 2016
Aug 28 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
C$190
C$1,300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
C$150
C$800 C$1,800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 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:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Summer weeks changeover day is Saturday

The rest of the year, check in and check out days can be any day.

2 night rates in Shoulder is $215 and in Off-Peak is $175. Rates quoted in calculator are for 3 or more nights

Check in: 4pm

Check out: 11am

Rates include a full house cleaning before and after your stay.

$500 refundable damage deposit.

25% booking deposit

Balance of rental amount due 28 days before arrival

Payments by e-transfer, Canadian cheque or US check

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Last updated: 07/21/2015
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Location

- harvest clams and and oysters on our private beach - variety of salt and freshwater fishing within minutes of the house -

Bowser Beach House is only:

- 5 minutes from ocean kayaking tours in Deep Bay

15 minutes from Kingfisher Resort and Spa

- 20 minutes from the Tigh-na-mara Spa

- 20 minutes from world class cave spelunking and outdoor adventure activities at Horne Lake Provincial Park

- 40 minutes from skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing at Mount Washington

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Comfortable, spacious, modern home by the beach

    Comfortable, spacious, modern home by the beach

  • View from the porch

    View from the porch

  • King bed in one of the ocean view bedrooms

    King bed in one of the ocean view bedrooms

  • Third Bedroom: double bed and twin bed

    Third Bedroom: double bed and twin bed

  • Relax on the Verandah

    Relax on the Verandah

  • Relax in the deep soaker tub in the upstairs ensuite bathroom

    Relax in the deep soaker tub in the upstairs ensuite bathroom

  • Family room with games table, toys, board games, jigsaws and exercise equipment

    Family room with games table, toys, board games, jigsaws and exercise equipment

  • Bring your laptop and enjoy our high speed wireless internet access

    Bring your laptop and enjoy our high speed wireless internet access

  • Comfortable living room with wood-burning fireplace and ocean views

    Comfortable living room with wood-burning fireplace and ocean views

  • Fully-equipped kitchen with everything you need

    Fully-equipped kitchen with everything you need

  • Master Bedroom, with ocean view balcony and large full ensuite bathroom

    Master Bedroom, with ocean view balcony and large full ensuite bathroom

  • Beach and view across the bay towards Denman and Hornby Islands

    Beach and view across the bay towards Denman and Hornby Islands

  • Enjoy an outdoor meal or bbq

    Enjoy an outdoor meal or bbq

  • Downstairs full bathroom

    Downstairs full bathroom

  • You can walk for miles along the beach around the bay

    You can walk for miles along the beach around the bay

  • Enjoy a crackling wood fire or watch a movie on the large screen tv

    Enjoy a crackling wood fire or watch a movie on the large screen tv

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/21/2015
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