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Beachfront Bliss - Deep Bay / Bowser

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Looking for a Beachfront Bliss Vacation Rental? We invite you to come and discover the magic of Deep Bay, one of Vancouver Island's best kept secrets. Located just 40 min. south of Courtenay/Comox, and 20 min north of Qualicum Beach, Deep Bay, an enclave of Bowser, is an amazing place to kayak, sail, swim, bird-watch, beach comb, gather oysters and clams, or just get away from the hustle-bustle of the city and enjoy idyllic beach life.

Our modern beachfront home is located 2 km. off the highway and is uniquely situated in the middle of Deep Bay Spit. That means spectacular unobstructed views in all directions from every window, and walk-on beaches on both sides of the property.

Come for the weekend or come for an extended stay!

Enjoy your beachfront getaway in our deluxe 1 bedroom self-catered vacation suite -- 800 sq. ft., tastefully decorated and fully furnished. Equipped with all the comforts of home, including wireless internet, TV, electric fireplace, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Separate entrance and a private south-facing balcony overlooking Deep Bay Marina, Mt. Arrowsmith and the Beaufort Range. Queen size bed and ensuite bathroom. All the comforts of home plus spectacular panoramic ocean, mountain and marina vistas!

Come and share our beachfront paradise. The sunsets and sunrises are awesome; the star gazing is amazing; and the walk-on beach is incredible! It's the perfect retreat for beachcombing, oyster gathering, clam digging, kayaking, swimming, boating, fishing, and bird and marine life viewing -- the ultimate destination for beach bums, outdoorsy folk and marine life enthusiasts.

Keywords: Oceanfront Vacation Rental

More Details

Don and Sharon Milburn
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Don and Sharon Milburn

We have owned this unique property for 30 years and spent many wonderful summers and weekends here in our little cabin by the sea. In 2008 we removed the original structure and built a new house on our property. We feel so blessed to have this little piece of paradise and love sharing it with you our guests.

Don and Sharon Milburn purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Don and Sharon Milburn chose Bowser

This property is very unique as it is situated on a spit of land and has water on both sides of the property. One side faces the Marina with a view of the mountains and harbour. The other side of the property faces the easy access beach, which is great for exploring, launching a kayak, or swimming.

What makes this apartment unique

Very quiet, a great little community, and beautiful scenery.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful 2 day stay. We came to relax and rest - we did just that. Your home was perfect for that. Next time we come, we will stay longer and experience more of your beautiful spot on a beautiful island. See you next year! Thanks for everything.
Jul 2011
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Bowser Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Spectacular views from every room, separate entrance.


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Beachfront Bliss - Deep Bay / Bowser
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Definetly "Beachfront Bliss"stunning,wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights and wish we could have stayed much longer.

Very hard to find places where you can still enjoy a beautiful beach and have it all to your self, and so many eagels.

Don and Sharon were such wonderful hosts and went out of their way to make us comfortable and tell us about the area.

The place was immaculate and had everything we needed.

Nice little balcony overlooking the harbour.

Great restaurant in walking distance.

Next time we will bring our kayaks.

All around,fabulous,

Vic & Anyes

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise as much as we enjoyed hosting you. We hope to see you again with your kayaks, as there are some great places to explore from our location.
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Perfect oceanside getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a quick weekend away at this beautiful spot but wish we could have stayed longer. Don and Sharon were absolutely lovely and very helpful with suggestions and even loaned us some rubber boots for beach walks. The area is very quiet and tranquil if you are looking for something peaceful. Short drive to lots of cool pubs/restaurants/sweet towns. The suite was very clean and had absolutely everything one could need. Thank you both - we will be back!!! Emma & Dave

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emma and Dave. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Beachfront Bliss as much as we enjoyed hosting you. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Quiet spot with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

Nice little apartment that has all the amenities plus a lovely balcony with a great view. Good central location that gave us lots of options for day trips. Will definitely go back next time we visit the island.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It IS Beachfront Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

To all who seek a welcoming, tranquil, private, lovely residence for an escape from their urban life, Don and Sharon’s ocean-front condo is the answer.

From their gracious hospitality, to their beautiful home, with its private-entranced, well-appointed, fully-equipped, view-filled guest unit, to the environs around Deep Bay: snow-capped mountains, Orcas (yes, we actually saw pods of them right off their beach) along with sea lions, seals, bald eagles, to the daily beach and forest walks – many unique in their wildlife, terrain and foliage – we loved it all! The three weeks we were there wasn’t long enough.

Don and Sharon’s willingness to share their knowledge of history, activities, and even friends in the area is a bonus for those who want to avail themselves of these pleasures.

For us, it was nature, peace and smiling faces at their well-named Beachfront Bliss!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. We love sharing our little piece of paradise with guests and providing a very memorable holiday experience. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Deep Bay, the fact that Mother Nature was cooperating 110% during your stay, certainly added to your experience. We hope to see you again.
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Alberta, Canada

A Real Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Beachfront Bliss and Deep Bay were a wonderful discovery. Surrounded by ocean and nature with eagles soaring overhead it was a lovely place to reflect, relax and recharge. The hosts, Don and Sharon were welcoming and as long time residents of Deep Bay they had all sorts of wonderful suggestions about where to eat, sights to see, places to shop and relax. The one bedroom suite was clean, tastefully decorated with a very very comfortable bed. It had widows galore that let in amazing views and light from many angles.

Five minutes south down the road in Bowser there was a grocery store, a cafe called The Brew and a lovely shop called The Salish Sea. Thirty minutes north along the lower Island Highway were Courtney and Comox.

I am thrilled to have found this lovely part of the world and will be back and booking again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen Thank you for your kind words . We are so happy you enjoyed Beachfront Bliss as much as we enjoyed hosting you. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Don and Sharon .
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Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this lovely house. It's away from the busy tourist area. Peaceful neighborhood with bay view and ocean view from both sides of the house. The house owner couple live on-site. They were very nice to lend us the gum boots, which we wore every day to walk on beach and watch sunrise and sunset. We enjoyed the stay and local area. Loved the hiking at the Englishman River Falls and Little Qualicum Falls. Tasted the best oysters. It was a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed hosting you. Yes, the local oysters are a real delicacy and the fact you can gather right out the front door makes it even more special. We hope to see you back soon as you only just scratched the surface of the magic of Vancouver Island. Thank you again
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Comox BC -YQQ
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Horseshoe Bay W Vancouver to Nanaimo Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Hwy 19A and Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Mount Washington
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Out the front door
Car: necessary

45 min. to Mount Washington Ski Resort and Mountain Bike Park

Horne Lake Caves and the Deep Bay Centre for Shellfish Research

Tofino and Ucluelet are very pleasant 2 hour drive and a very nice day trip from our location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.