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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Holiday Suite Rental at the Elissa Anthony Studio/Gallery

1500 sq ft. of tastefully decorated living space in beautiful Bowser, Central Vancouver Island BC. A large two bedroom, plus den suite with well appointed kitchen, full bath, A private patio with gas BBQ, private entrance and driveway. Featuring electric stove, microwave and in-suite laundry facilities. The suite is on the lower level of our home. It's a 5 minute walk to the secluded Buccaneer Beach where eagles nest and teach their young to fly. There are several swimming beaches in the area as well as the famous Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville and the sandy beaches of Qualicum Beach. Our home is in a rural setting just 20 minutes from Qualicum Beach and Qualicum Airport. Arrangements can be made for you to be picked up. Comox airport is only ½ hour Oceanside scenic drive away. Or come by RV ~ there is room for one~ oh and bring your boat, the Deep Bay Marina is 5 minutes by car away.

Relax in the evening with a glass of wine in front of the wonderfully realistic electric fireplace. Read the many books supplied or watch a 37' flat screen colour TV. Or watch a movie from our VCR library. The suite contains several original oil paintings produced by the Artist-owner. Other available works of Art and located in Elissa's studio just a few steps outside the suite. For more information about her Art please check out her web site (google Elissa Anthony).

This is the perfect retreat for Snow Birds escaping from more extreme climes thru out Canada. Also lovely moderate weather in the summertime.

We offer monthly rates at very reasonable prices.
Enjoy the ambiance of an artist's retreat.

Art lessons can be provided in the “Elissa Anthony studio” which is on the same half acre property.

Just pick a date and the owner/artist will arrange a 2 or 4 hour lesson for you or your group. If you are staying for more than one week ~ how about her 4 ~ 2 hour session package?
Why not take a pottery or stained glass lesson? These too can be arranged.

Guests will receive a complimentary bottle of wine and a small gift basket with gourmet coffee, teas etc. Those arriving for an Art retreat will receive a complimentary basket of Art related supplies as well as a bottle of fine wine prepared by the owner.



Keywords: Suite, artistic, snowbirds, vacation, beach sand sun

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • art lessons in acrylic and oils available upon request.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable:

    basic cable and apple tv for access to Netflix....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Micro-Stereo with disk player and am/fm radio....moreless

  • Television:

    37 inch flat screen colour television with remote control and basic cable included....moreless

  • Video Library:

    extensive VCR library of movies. VCR player included...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Many near-by hiking trails and world famous Horne Lake Caves Provincial park is just 20 k away....moreless

  • Village:

    Quaint little village of Bowser just a short walk away. You will find an art shop, cafe, bank, Wednesday Market where local produce is sold, A grocery store, library, liquor store and music store....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacking....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Electric....moreless

  • Heating:

    Heat pump, electric wall heating in bedrooms and den. Electric fireplace in living room....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    stacking....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen with dishes and cutlery supplied. Pots, pans and frying pan included. Full sized four burner electric stove with oven. Full sized fridge/freezer. Microwave. No dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    the suite is located on the lower level of a house, with owners occupying the upper level. The house is situated on one-half acres of land....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are located within a five minute walk....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$438 $1,220

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 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:

  • cleaning fee $60.99
  • extra person per week $76.24
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $381.20
  • Pet Fee $26.68

Notes:

*** pet fees are quoted in weekly rates, please ask for monthly rates if applicable.

***cleaning fees are non-refundable.

PRICES ARE BASED ON 2 PERSON OCCUPANCY

*** prices are based on 2 person occupancy.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

30 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Comox Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bowser Legion/Qualicum Bay/Fanny Bay
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Nanaimo
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Arrowsmith Golf Club
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Vancouver
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
19A/Inland Highway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
The Bean Counter
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mount Washington

Car: Recommended

Art lessons with professional oil painter Elissa Anthony, owner of the Elissa Anthony Studio/Gallery and suite available on request ~

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Elissa Anthony was born in Ontario and grew up in North Vancouver. She studied Art at George Brown College. Elissa then worked in a variety of art related jobs including printing, display and scenic art. Ever the restless spirit she traveled to Europe and spent 4 yrs studying fine art part time while traveling throughout Europe visiting major galleries and museums redefining her understanding of Art. In 1997 Elissa moved to Vancouver Island and the move proved inspirational. She developed her own style and sense of colour shortly thereafter. She paints in the expressionist style, her style is optimistic and relaxing to the viewer, and her colours are crisp, clean and vibrant.. Elissa captures emotion and soul on canvas. Her paintings grace homes in Europe , North America and Japan. You can find her work at Englishman River Gallery in Parksville, Nanaimo Art Gallery on Commercial street in Nanaimo, Art West on the highway to Port Alberni, the Mark Penny Gallery in Ucluelet, The Sandbar Cafe and Gallery in Qualicum Bay, and at her newly renovated home studio “The Elissa Anthony Studio Gallery” in Bowser. She also teaches various forms and techniques of art to adults and children at her studio. She loves to share with others the joys she has found in the art world. Find her work on her web (google Elissa Anthony).

Why the Owner Chose Bowser, BC, Canada:
I chose this property because it had an out building attached to the garage which I converted into a studio/ gallery. I then went about developing the downstairs into a lovely retreat suite. Come and stay, relax, enjoy. I love the closeness of the ocean and in the spring I can hear the Seals and Eagles making the most of the herring run. I paint full time and teach here at my studio/gallery. My husband loves playing his guitar, riding his bike and looking after our beautiful gardens in his newly retired lifestyle.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Its a 5 minute walk to the Village of Bowser where you can visit the regional library or the Art Gallery at The Salish Sea Market or enjoy a cup of coffee and lunch at the Bean Counter. It is a 3 minute walk to the beach from here. Park your boat or RV here. Then drive 5 minutes to Deep Bay Marina and launch your boat. Many walking/hiking trails abound. Kayak/canoe/paddle board rentals at nearby Horne Lake campground. The world famous Horne Lake Caves provincial park is just a short drive away.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Dining/living room.

    Dining/living room.

  • hall area outside two bedrooms.

    hall area outside two bedrooms.

  • master bedroom. Queen sized bed.

    master bedroom. Queen sized bed.

  • Bathroom entry with sliding barn door to laundry.

    Bathroom entry with sliding barn door to laundry.

  • Den French doors to outside patio area and back yard.

    Den French doors to outside patio area and back yard.

  • Front of the house. Suite driveway and front entrance at lower level.

    Front of the house. Suite driveway and front entrance at lower level.

  • Artist Studio all ready for the big show.

    Artist Studio all ready for the big show.

  • Some of my newest pottery.

    Some of my newest pottery.

  • back garden

    back garden

  • Chrome Island viewed from boat off shore of Bowser.

    Chrome Island viewed from boat off shore of Bowser.

  • Englishmen River Falls ~ 15 minutes from here.

    Englishmen River Falls ~ 15 minutes from here.

  • Flower garden in back yard.

    Flower garden in back yard.

  • Mural in Artist Retreat dining area.

    Mural in Artist Retreat dining area.

  • suite living area

    suite living area

  • Suite Kitchen looking out into the fruit orchard.

    Suite Kitchen looking out into the fruit orchard.

  • Backyard patio with french doors to the suite Den.

    Backyard patio with french doors to the suite Den.

  • Second Bedroom with twin beds.

    Second Bedroom with twin beds.

  • Inside the Elissa Anthony Studio.

    Inside the Elissa Anthony Studio.

  • relax in our front garden.

    relax in our front garden.

  • chrome Island ~ just off the coast here and visible from Buccaneer Beach.

    chrome Island ~ just off the coast here and visible from Buccaneer Beach.

  • Back yard patio and garden.

    Back yard patio and garden.

  • French doors in the den looking out to the back yard.

    French doors in the den looking out to the back yard.

  • Studio/Gallery entrance.

    Studio/Gallery entrance.

VRBO #262011

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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