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Waterfront~Beach~Panoramic Sea Views~New Kitchen~Lrg Sunny Seaside decks~BBQ

Bowen Island, BC, Canada
  • Cottage1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

~~~NEWLY RENOVATED~~~Kitchen, Entry, and Decks ($144 USD = $205 CAD)

The LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY accommodates 2 to 4 guests. There are 2 BEDROOMS each with QUEEN BEDS.


DO YOU HAVE 5 - 8 GUESTS? Look at our VRBO listing #901076


ALWAYS IMPROVING THE LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY ~ NEW HEAT RECOVERY VENTILATION SYSTEM. Come and enjoy our oxygen rich fresh air circulating throughout the house……….We LOVE Fresh and clean Island air inside and out. We think you will too!!

The LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY is an INVITING MEDIUM HIGH BANK WATERFRONT cottage /duplex home with a Spectacular southerly View of the Coastal Mountains, Shipping Lanes, and Vancouver BC. Beach access is 1 minute down the trail with a summer time Swimming Dock.

Enter the NEWLY RENOVATED LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY to a breathtaking Ocean view through 30’ of glass. This PET Friendly, Professionally Designed, 1200 sq’ home has 2 Bedrooms with 1 Bathroom. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests.

The LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY is the self contained, top floor of the duplex, and separate from the LAZY B WATERFRONT SUITE. All entrances, decks, and interior spaces are private.


The Spacious Waterfront Bedroom has a NEW Stearns and Foster Plush Queen bed with Fine Linens, Flat screen TV with cable connection and a Picturesque Ocean view.


The Private Trailside Bedroom has a comfy Queen bed, Flat Screen TV, Sitting Room and Private deck with Ocean View. The sitting room sofa folds down into a Full Size Bed. Another Stunning View is enjoyed from the sitting room opening out to a Private Deck equipped with chairs…perfect for your morning coffee.


The Large living room, 27’x 27’, has 3 separate sitting areas: Watch the High Definition 55” Smart TV with Cable connection, FREE NETFLIX , Relax and Read in one of our Comfort Zones, or Gaze out the Expansive Windows to view Eagles or Ferries going by.


PRICING CAUTION ~ VRBO & HomeAway have been displaying ALL Canadian properties in USD. Sorry, this is very confusing for our International & Canadian Guests. This is a VRBO decision that we are fighting to change. Help us by contacting VRBO customer service. Meanwhile, scroll down to rates and adjust the currency window from USD to CAD. If uncertain please contact Jan for an accurate quote in Canadian dollars.






We do allow dogs - 2 maximum. $15 per dog per night.

Dogs must be under 100 lbs, non droolers, 1 year or older,

(See pet policy in rental agreement for more details)


A large VHS Video library, Board games, and Puzzles are available for indoor activities. Or, with your Netflix account, sign in and watch your movie choice.


October – April we provide your romantic evening fire.


To stay connected we have FREE High Speed Wireless Internet.


Our 37 year old kitchen just received a complete remodel with a new open concept layout, all new cabinetry, gorgeous granite counters, and all new stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, convection oven, micro convection oven, stainless fridge with filtered ice and water). Our kitchen also includes basics such as a coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, and family size skillet for morning pancakes.


The water efficient WASHROOM has Lush Towels, Hairdryer, Shampoo & Conditioner, and Tub/shower.


The cottage is conveniently equipped with a Washer and Dryer.


The many levels of Decks invite you to enjoy the Sound of the Waves washing the beach while connecting with Nature. Take pleasure in Outdoor Dining for 6 or on our chaise lounges or easy chairs with ottomans. A Weber Propane BBQ is available for outdoor cooking on our NEW DINING DECK. .


Our 37 year old decks have been replaced with all new cedar, galvanized railings, and weather proof upper decks creating dry outdoor decks for the ground floor LAZY B WATERFRONT SUITE.


FREE On-property Parking is provided for AWD vehicles. Free parking is available for 2 wheel drive vehicles at the top of our access road / driveway along Eagle Cliff Road.



Parking on the property requires driving a short distance on Cleator Road:

~ it is steep in spots

~ it is made of loose gravel

~ it has 3 tight turns.

An all-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicle the size of a Ford Explorer or smaller is required to drive Cleator Road, our access road / driveway. Or, you may choose to park your 2 wheel drive vehicle at the top of the road and take the 5 minute walk down to the cottage. Parking is free.



If you drive a 2 wheel drive vehicle we have an optional Cleator Road Shuttle service for your convenience. Our Shuttle Driver will drive your luggage down Cleator Road at Check-in and up Cleator Road at check-out. All arrangements must be made in advance. *Ask about the details. Fee: $40 *This service is dependent on our driver’s availability and may not be available for all requests.

DO YOU HAVE PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS? Please inquire about more details.



The LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY Accommodates up to 4 guests. The main upper floor, LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY, is self contained and privately situated from the ground floor, LAZY B WATERFRONT SUITE, VRBO #357305.



Do you have a larger group? View our listing #901076

Accommodates up to 8 guests.



Plus 1 sofa sleeper with upgraded Full size mattress





TVS: 4



Jan Stevens

Member Since 2010
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Calendar last updated:
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About Jan Stevens

Jan Stevens was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She studied art and Interior Design at the University of Washington. In 1982 she moved to Henderson, Nevada where she designed one-of-a-kind interiors for hundreds of clients. Over 21 years ago, when her son was an infant, she established Jan Stevens Design and began her successful design business while working out of her house and being “Mom” at the same time. Jan has designed stylish, comfortable and gorgeous interiors for over 39 years. Jan’s creativity and organizational skills has led her to other entrepreneurial endeavors such as fundraising, graphic design, writing, and photography, as well as managing the Lazy Bowen Hideaway as a vacation rental. Over the last 10 years, following her passion for Bowen’s natural beauty, Jan began photographing the island sunsets, landscapes, and flora. Starting as a hobby the photographs were given as gifts to friends and neighbors as calendars and note cards. With the encouragement of a good friend, Jan has just recently signed, framed and displayed some of her best work at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. All of Jan’s Bowen Island photography is available for sale. With all of Jan’s relatives being Canadian and living in the Vancouver area Jan’s frequent visits to her Bowen Island home makes staying in touch with family easy. The goal in the near future is to spend equal time between the sunny Southwest and the temperate rain forest of Bowen Island. This would be the best of both worlds. UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 2013 ~ I am proud to say that I am now a dual citizen, US and Canadian, retroactive back to my date of birth in 1955.

Jan Stevens purchased this Cottage in 2000

Why Jan Stevens chose Bowen Island

Our Bowen Island cabin has been in the Stevens family since 1954. When our Aunt passed we became the 2nd generation to own and care for this beautiful waterfront property. We have over 50 years of irreplaceable childhood memories of family time at the cabin: playing cards, board games, and swimming all day and night. It only makes sense to share this special property with other families that will appreciate the many special qualities of Bowen Island: slow pace, safe environment, and spectacular waterfront setting among a few. We are thrilled to be creating new family memories for our son and hope the Lazy Bowen Hideaway can be a part of your family history too.

What makes this Cottage unique

We love the comfort of our home while we sit and enjoy the view from all angles of the property. Nature surrounds us and changes with the seasons from vivid yellow Laburnum and forsythia to the rich evergreen of the fir and cedar trees. While we enjoy cruise ships and ferries sailing by as we view them through the ancient and protected Arbutus trees on the property. but my favorite is catching the Island Deer grazing on the berries and salal below the deck.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Seaside bedroom
        1 queen, New Stearns & Foster plush mattress - a dream of a sleep
      • Quiet Trailside bedroom
        1 queen, Trailside bedroom with sitting room and seaside deck
      • Queen size Beds (2) Hideaway Maximum occupancy is 4 guests. When the Lazy B Petite Suite is available it can be combined with the Lazy Bowen Hideaway to sleep a maximum 8 guests. Check listing #357305 for availability.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Our 3 piece bathroom has a tub / shower, plush towels, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and hair dryer.

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Just 1 minute from the beach. Easy access down the Eaglecliff trail.
          • Beachfront
            The Lazy Bowen Hideaway is medium high bank waterfront just 1 minute down the trail to the beach.
          • Mountain View
            The Coastal Mountains rise out of the sound creating a majestic site. The winter season creates snow covered mountains and Cypress Ski Resort chair lifts are visible from the front decks.
          • Water View
            We have a spectacular southerly view of West Vancouver, the Coastal Mtns, and Point Grey.
          • Waterfront
            The Lazy Bowen Hideaway is medium high bank waterfront perched on a cliff just above the beach.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Large great room with multiple seating areas.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        electric baseboard heating for each individual room
                      • Internet
                        high speed wireless internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Fireplace
                        wood fireplace - we supply enough wood, paper, and kindling for each evening's fire October - April. More Wood? Feel free to buy seasoned dry wood or presto logs from the hardware store or grocery.
                      • Parking
                        Free parking on property with AWD vehicle. 2WD vehicles may park for free at the top of our driveway.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Free parking for our 2WD guests is available along Eagle Cliff Rd. Physical limitations? Ask about our Cleator Road Shuttle ($40) for check in and out. AWD guests may park on the LBH property.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        High speed wireless internet
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        The LBH has a large wood burning fireplace. Fires are permitted from Oct 1- Apr 30. Allowed dates may be amended pending rainfall. Your rate includes enough wood for each evening fire.
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                            NEW ~ Micro Convection oven serves as your second oven when juggling multiple dishes for your special meal.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            and a coffee grinder for your coffee beans.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            plenty of dishes and utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            NEW ~ Ultra quiet Bosch dishwasher.
                          • Kitchen
                            The Hideaway has a fully stocked kitchen with many appliances.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            The kitchen is well equipped with pots and pans, appliances and kitchen gadgets.
                          • Oven
                            NEW ~ Convection Oven to save time and cooks evenly
                          • Pantry Items
                            salt, pepper, cooking oil, some flour & sugar and some seasonings.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full size with ice cubes, and condiments
                          • Stove
                            NEW AEG ceramic glass cook top
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                We have the dining table set up for 4 guests but it can accommodate up to 6 guests. There is a hidden leaf in the table plus 2 extra dining chairs around the house.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    large library of Readers Digest books plus many popular paper back novels.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    scrabble, cribbage, pictionary, etc.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    (3) The Hideaway living room has a 55' flat screen TV. The 2 Hideaway bedrooms each have flat screen TVS, all with cable connections.
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    55' Smart HD TV in the living room with a TV for each bedroom. Use your Netflix account for addl' movies.
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    The cottage comes with a large library of classic VHS movies.


                                      • Balcony
                                        Sit on the balcony and watch the waves wash the shore and the evening sunsets are picturesque.
                                      • Boat
                                        Boat rentals are available at Sewell's Marina in Horseshoe Bay.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        The cottage is surrounded by outdoor decking allowing for quiet morning coffee, outdoor dining and relaxation.
                                      • Golf
                                        Bowen Island Golf Course is just a 20 minute drive away.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Kayak and paddle board rentals are available in Snug Cove on the Pier.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Weber propane grill is provided.
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Cypress Ski Resort is only a 30 minute drive from Horseshoe Bay.
                                      • Tennis
                                        Tennis courts can be found at at the Bowen Island School in Snug Cove, just 8 minutes from the house.


                                          • churches
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • library
                                          • live theater
                                          • museums
                                          • playground
                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • antiquing
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • shelling
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • sailing
                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                      • skiing
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • snowboarding
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis


                                                          • Summer time dock (available approximately May - September). The dock is for our guests use for sun bathing, swimming, fishing, and relaxing. If you arrive via boat the dock is used for drop off and pick up. Please arrive with an anchor to anchor your boat off of the dock. The swimming beach is 1 minute away, 1 complete kitchen, large great room with 3 separate seating areas, 55' flat screen TV with cable connection, multiple decks surround the house, puzzles & board games, professional interior design,

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            66 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Fantastic waterfront cabin

                                                            Patrick F.Langley, BC

                                                            My wife and I stayed at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway for a couple nights in April and had a fantastic time. The views and sounds of the ocean were incredible. The kitchen was super well-equipped and a pleasure to cook meals in. The bed was comfy and since the cabin is down at the end of a dead-end, 4WD road, there was no road or neighbour noise to deal with.

                                                            For us, the 4wd access road was fun and added to the uniqueness, but for some it would definitely be a drawback. Just make sure you take a proper 4WD or AWD vehicle.

                                                            The only real negative experience we had was a run-in with carpenter ants. A sign stated that they'd been spraying and we could encounter some dead ants, but we actually had a bunch of them get in through a couple new holes they must have made, which creeped me out a bunch. We managed to kill them all and put tape over the holes which kept them at bay for the rest of the trip. The note mentioned they were over one of the beds, too, which would have made it virtually impossible for me to sleep there since I get particularly freaked out by large insects, so luckily we were only needing the other bed. I would have appreciated a heads up about this, particularly if we were planning on using the other bedroom. Ants are bad enough during the day when you can see them...

                                                            Lazy Bowen hideaway is the best

                                                            Karen M.

                                                            We are as always are extremely impressed with this short term rental! We’ve stayed at many other rentals and not one has ever even come close to this ocean front oasis! We return Several times a year and especially love the gourmet kitchen and beautiful decks!! We highly recommend this gorgeous place.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            So pleased to have you both as our regular guests....a true testament that we are doing it right for you and our other guests. Love having you once again and look forward to your next stay.

                                                            Beautiful view

                                                            cindy k.

                                                            Well laid out with high quality details: linens, towels, and kitchen. Jan was Very flexible to our requests.

                                                            A M A Z I N G

                                                            Anna G.Dallas, TX

                                                            I can't believe how wonderful this place was! You know it's good when it is pouring down rain and you don't even mind that you didn't go for a hike or walk the beach. My 3 friends and I needed time to rest and reflect and fellowship and that is exactly what we got! We bought groceries in Vancouver and cooked up wonderful breakfast, lunch and dinner in the gorgeous kitchen while staring out at the beautiful views. We laughed, we cried, we built an epic fire! Waking up to the sun peeking up over the mountain and refelecting on the water and deck was a memory I won't forget. So- If you don't mind dragging your luggage down and back up the steep gravel drive (that was a hilarious adventure for us---wish you could have been there!) then please come here asap! It was worth it!!

                                                            This home is gorgeous and well equipped. It has everything you could need for a perfect stay.

                                                            Brenda M.

                                                            Cooking Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen was a dream! The view is outstanding and the kids loved running down to the beach to play. Although do keep in mind the driveway down to this house is just as described and even though we have a 4x4 we even got stuck. We just parked at the top for the rest of our stay though and worked off our turkey dinner by walking up and down the steep hill! Thank you Jan, we would love to return some day!

                                                            Beautiful view and a gorgeous space

                                                            Ron U.

                                                            We loved it! The view was stunning and it was an awesome stay. Kitchen well stocked as we like to cook, fireplace for a chilly evening and wonderful decks to enjoy the amazing view. You really must have a 4 wheel drive as the road down is steep and windy! Definitely want to return.


                                                            Bowen Island, BC, Canada

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                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

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                                                            Pet Fee
                                                            Additional Guest Fee
                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            All rates are in Canadian Dollars. BEWARE ~ VRBO & HOMEAWAY are showing rates in USD Base rate is for double occupancy. + $40 per night per each additional guest + $10 per pet per night (upon approval: age, size, type needed) All rates plus 5% gst and 8% accommodation pst Maximum Occupancy of 4 guests PET FEE: dogs only $15 per dog per night (maximum 2 dogs) AWD or 4WD required to park on the property. ask for details. You might like to know................. We start our base rate at double occupancy because 60% of our guests are couples. We want couples to pay a fair nightly rate for their stay. We then add for additional guests to compensate for the additional amenity, water, power, and cleaning required. You might like to know.............. Our additional guest rate includes adults and children. With the exception of infants that are not yet walking, we do charge for all guests including children. Unlike hotel rooms we have many nooks and crannies, glass, and objects that require deep cleaning like a real home. Our house keepers do an excellent job of cleaning after each turnover and this all takes additional time with additional guests. Plus all guests use bedding, water, towels, and other amenities.

                                                            66 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.9/5
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