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Waterfront~Beach~Panoramic Southerly Views~Sunny Seaside Decks~Peaceful Studio

Bowen Island, BC, Canada
  • Studio600 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)



*NEW 400 sq ft of sun and covered decks with expanded outdoor dining and lounge seating

*NEW Two - 6 foot sliders off of the sleeping area adding more sea and mountain views plus more sunshine. Wake up to the ocean and mountain views. NOW OVER 24 FEET OF SOUTHERLY OCEAN VIEW WINDOWS

*NEW washroom: glass surround walk in shower with a pebble floor, LED lighting, plush linens.

*NEW granite counter, stainless steal sink, and dishwasher

The LAZY B WATERFRONT SUITE is a Contemporary Studio Suite professionally designed. ENTER to the SPACIOUS open floor plan to see the EXPANSIVE WATERFRONT VIEWS, Well Appointed, BRIGHT and sunshine filled Suite. The Studio is A TOTAL OF 1000 SQUARE FEET OF INDOOR AND OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE: 600 square feet inside plus 400 square feet of exterior seaside decks.


FOR GROUPS OF 5 - 8 guests------------see our VRBO listing #901076


The LAZY B WATERFRONT SUITE is the ground floor suite positioned quietly below our other vacation rental, the LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY. The LAZY B WATERFRONT SUITE is completely self contained and separate from the LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY. This property is a cottage / duplex with extensive improvements providing separation and privacy. See more details below.


The Suite sleeps up to 4 guests in a QUEEN PLUSH bed, upgraded FULL size sleeper sofa, and a TWIN bed. The studio suite provides a semi separated sleeping area from the living room for the Queen bed and twin mattress. The Sofa Bed is located in the living room area.





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We are dog friendly upon approval. Please let us know your dogs age, bread, and weight. Only $10 per dog /per night with a Maximum 2 dogs per stay.


The Suite has 24 feet of glass capturing the WATERFRONT views and the warmth of the sunny and bright southern exposure. Open the screened sliding glass doors (4) to the sea breeze and 400 square feet of new seaside decks.


FREE High Speed Wireless Internet


The Lazy B Waterfront Suite is remotely poised on a cliff just above the Beach. Access to the Swimming Beach and the neighbourhood Swimming Dock is 1 minute down an easy to walk trail. Both are ideal for Swimming, Fishing, Kayaking or beach combing. The Eagle Cliff Community Dock is available approximately May through September.


Relax in the COMFY COLOURFUL LIVING ROOM on the new upgraded sleeper sofa with ottoman for 'like at home, put your feet up' comfort, plus 2 easy chairs. Watch the 40 inch Flat Screen TV with Cable connection or make it movie night with the VCR or DVD player.


October - February add romance and warmth to the suite in the evening with the Wood Burning Airtight Stove. We supply enough wood for your evening fire. Electric baseboard heat also provided.


The COMPLETE KITCHEN with DISHWASHER, granite counters, stove, full size fridge, Microwave, Coffee maker, Coffee Grinder, Toaster, Hand blender, is a plus for such an affordable vacation rental. In addition, we have just installed a beautiful new granite counter with a deep stainless sink. The cupboards are well stocked with pots, pans, glassware, dishware and cooking utensils. We supply your first morning’s coffee, a variety of teas, olive oil, salt and pepper. Nothing else compares and it is The Best Value on Bowen Island.


Enjoy the Comfortable counter dining for 4. Belly up to the granite counter in the 4 large seated counter stools for your home cooked meals.


CONTEMPORARY & NEW walk-in shower with glass surround, pebble floor with BRIGHT LED lighting. We supply a Hairdryer, Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel, and Plush Linens.


Rain or Shine our guests can now enjoy the rhythmic waves washing on the beach below while breathing in the fresh seaside air on either our Sundeck or Covered deck. Relax, Sun, BBQ and dine on the open Sundeck. Or lounge comfortably in our weather protected deck. All seaside decks provide spectacular waterfront views of Vancouver BC, the Ferry Lanes, shipping and cruise traffic and the Coastal Mountains.

MORE RELAXATION ZONES…….. RELAX IN THE WARMTH OF THE SUN on the chaise lounges at our Cliffside Viewpoint just below the decks. Immerse your soul in the natural sounds of nature: waves crashing below and sea birds flying above.


A Weber BRIQUETTE BBQ with briquettes is provided for outdoor cooking and patio dining for 4.




Parking on the property requires driving a short distance on Cleator Road our Access Road / driveway:

~ 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 our Access Road / Driveway. Road. 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.




Whether on property or at the top of our access road parking is free.


After you exit the ferry follow the signs to the bus stop, catch the C11 bus to Eagle Cliff, and the driver will drop you at the top of our driveway, Cleator Road. Be sure to tell the driver your destination. The cost is $2.50 and the ride is only 15 minutes.


The LAZY B WATERFRONT SUITE is remotely poised on a cliff just above the Beach. Access to the Swimming Beach and the neighbourhood Swimming Dock is 1 minute down an easy to walk trail. Both are ideal for Swimming, Fishing, Kayaking or beach combing. The Eagle Cliff Community Dock is available approximately May through September.


Notice the Professional Designer touches all created by Jan Stevens of Jan Stevens Design, your host. The creative talent of Jan Stevens is also expressed in her framed Bowen Island photographs displayed throughout the Suite, bringing Bowen's beauty indoors. These large nature scenes are available for purchase.


Bring your own kayak and safely store it on our property for a convenient launch in and out of Eagle Cliff Beach below. Or Rent kayaks from Bowen Island Sea Kayaking located in Snug Cove.


COMBINE the rental of the LAZY B WATERFRONT SUITE (VRBO #357305) with the LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY, (VRBO #284936) a cottage / duplex, for your Family Friendly Reunion or Multi-friend getaway......accommodating 2 to 8 guests. Do check availability for both properties to confirm rental of the Whole House.


The LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY and the LAZY B WATERFRONT SUITE have had extensive sound abatement upgrades between the rentals. The LAZY B WATERFRONT SUITE ceiling has been refurbished with 2 layers of Roxul Safe n Sound, Z - Channels with Quiet Rock attached (equal to 8 layers of sheet rock) plus sound proof caulking around the perimeter of the Suite. SUCCESS…..Voices and normal TV noises have been removed, a 300% improvement. The foot fall from the Hideaway above is muffled and greatly improved but cannot been eliminated 100%.


We have installed a Heat Recovery Ventilation System which continuously circulates warmed fresh outside air throughout the property. In addition the storage and basement areas have been lined with Clean Space Liner sealing out all moisture created by the rock sub-floors……….no musty cabin smells…….all FRESH HEALTHY AIR INSIDE AND OUT.

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Jan Stevens

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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 13 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 30 years. Jan’s creativity and organizational skills has lead 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 Studio in 2004

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 Studio unique

Waterfront…Spectacular View…1 minute to the Beach… Complete & Efficient Kitchen…Summertime Boat Dock…Comfortable Furnishings…Professionally Designed…Bright & Sunny…All this for a Very Reasonable Rate…What could be better than the Lazy B Petite Suite? An Inviting WATERFRONT suite with a SPECTACULAR VIEW: nestled among fir, cedar, laburnum, and ancient arbutus trees. We are surrounded by nature from the deer grazing in the yard to porpoises playing in the water. It is truly another world. Being only 1 MINUTE FROM THE BEACH makes us the envy of Eagle Cliff. No one is closer. Our kitchen is a completely equipped FULL SIZE KITCHEN. Other properties of our size might have kitchenettes but we have full size appliances. It has all the conveniences of home for preparing your “home cooked meals.“ We are only 8 minutes from the many restaurants in Snug Cove. Dine at Mik.sa and receive 10% off when you mention the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. Spa services are available on site. Schedule a Massage, Pedicure, Manicure, Facial or other relaxation /esthetic services without driving a mile. Our professional masseuse and esthetician will arrive at the Petite Suite and provide your requested spa services anywhere on the property. Planning your trip to Bowen Island is easy with our “Welcome Packet” that is inclusive of all things Bowen. Like an email travel agent the packet will provide you with ferry schedules, grocery shopping suggestions, dining recommendations with reviews, and activities from kayaking to yoga. Our Welcome Packet is the best on Bowen. As a PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGNER my priority was to create an Always Sunny and Comfortable Suite. The space was recently updated and furnished with ALL NEW FURNISHINGS, not Grandmas hand-me-downs. The color palette is fun, fresh, and bold, a pleasant change of pace. Stay with us so you can discover first hand why the Lazy B Petite Suite is SPECIAL!!! WE LOVE IT and we think you will too!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Our full size sofa bed is an upgraded mattress for our guest's comfort. We want you to return. The Lazy B Petite Suite sleeps a maximum of 4 guests. When available combine the Lazy Bowen Hideaway vrbo#284936 and the Lazy B Petite suite to sleep up to 8 guests maximum. Check availability of both properties.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 3 piece bath with tub / shower. We supply shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, plush towels, and hair dryer.

          Location Type

            • Beachfront
              Our property is medium high bank waterfront with a trail that leads down to the beach. Only a 1 minute walk and you are there.
            • Mountain View
              Enjoy the seasonal changes of the Coastal Mountains rising out of the sound. November typically brings the first snow to the mountains. The light at the top is the Cypress Mountain Ski Resort, only 30 minutes away.
            • Water View
              Enjoy the ever changing Spectacular southerly view of the Coastal Mountains, Shipping & Ferry lanes, Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia.
            • Waterfront
              Our property is medium high bank waterfront. Beach access is 1 minute down the trail.


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Parking
                          Free parking on property for AWD vehicles. 2WD vehicles may park for free at the top of our driveway.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          comfortable Seating for 4 for viewing our 40 flat screen cable TV.
                        • Heating
                          The suite has electric base board heat.
                        • Parking Off Street
                          PARKING IS FREE. AWD & 4WD vehicles have a parking spot on the property. 2WD vehicles can safely park along the road.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Wireless Internet
                          High speed wireless internet connection is FREE for our guests.
                        • Wood Stove
                          We supply enough wood for each evening fire.
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Coffee Maker
                              We supply a coffee grinder for your whole beans.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Sharp knives, wine openers, and all other utensils convenient for preparing meals. We also have a coffee grinder.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                              NEWLY ADDED DECEMBER 2014
                            • Kitchen
                              NEWLY RENOVATED ~ Granite counters. Our kitchen is full size for full size meals. ~ Well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, glassware, cooking utensils, salt, pepper, condiments AND A DISHWASHER.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              Full size stocked with condiments.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  counter dining with a spectacular view for 4 guests.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      Shaw Cable provides a wide variety of music.
                                    • Television
                                      40' flat screen tv
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library
                                      a small VHS library is available. DVD's can be rented from the local Video store only 2 miles away.


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Boat
                                          Boat rentals are available at Sewell's in Horseshoe Bay
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          NEW Seaside Decks with dining table for 4. NEW large covered deck off the bedroom with seating for 4. Spacious dry and expansive views.
                                        • Golf
                                          The Bowen Island Golf Course is just a 20 minute drive to the south end of the island.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Kayak rentals are available in Snug Cove
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          We supply briquettes and a Weber BBQ.
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Cypress Ski resort is a 30 minute drive from Horseshoe Bay.
                                        • Tennis
                                          Tennis is available at the Bowen Island School, just 8 minutes from the cottage.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


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

                                                  Leisure Activities

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

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • 1 minute from the beach, private deck with spectacular view, Cliff viewpoint relaxation zone.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  37 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beautiful Place

                                                                  Gail O.

                                                                  Awesome view and all you need and more in the suite for a comfortable stay!

                                                                  Peaceful and comfortable

                                                                  Amadea K.

                                                                  Jan's place is exactly as pictured. It is very clean, comfortable, has everything you would need, and the view is amazing! It was quite a hike to get back to the main road or to the house, but it's worth it.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Amadea, that 8 minute hike up to the main road is part of the unique character for the Lazy B Waterfront Suite, isn't it? A great exercise opportunity. In the old days (1955 - 1970) it was a deer trail and we did not have the option to park on the property with an All or 4 wheel drive vehicle. Today guests can drive down the access road and park on property with the proper vehicle. Once in the Suite the view and all the comforts of a great vacation are there.

                                                                  Nature nurture

                                                                  Lynne P.

                                                                  The Bowen Hideaway is excellent. Great breathtaking view, beach steps away, all the imenities for a relaxing stay.

                                                                  Pack light for the hike down the hill to the suite or bring a 4wheel drive vehicle.

                                                                  Good visit had by all three of us on our women's getaway.

                                                                  Would come back for sure.


                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  The Lazy B Waterfront Suite is perfect for a friends getaway (up to 4 girlfriends). I have spent time with my 2 besties in the Suite too and it was a blast.......a GREAT comfy slumber party with a spectacular view. So glad you all had a great stay.


                                                                  Robin M.

                                                                  the Lazy bowen hideaway is the perfect place to relax, gorgeous view day or night with the full moon. Jan has set everything up so impeccably, its all set up to relax completely and be renewed. Thank you Jan. this is our 2nd stay and we hope to be back

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So pleased to have you return Robin. We hope that your stay this time was even better than your previous visit. Jan

                                                                  Restful, refreshing, rejuvenating!

                                                                  Sara M.

                                                                  We arrived tired and weary and left rested and refreshed! Beautiful suite, scenery and sounds of waves greeted us each day. Warnings about the road are accurate, extremely steep and difficult to navigate. As mentioned by the owner, a smaller 4 wheel drive is preferred. Our Highlander was a bit big but we conquered! Absolutely stunning!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Sara, thank you for staying with us at the Lazy B Waterfront Suite. Great to hear that you were rested, refreshed and rejuvenated .......a good recharge before going back to work. Thank you for mastering our All Wheel Drive access road. It is a challenge but once at the Waterfront Suite it is so worth the trip. You are right, the views are stunning. Thanks again. Jan.

                                                                  The memories linger!

                                                                  Stacey D.

                                                                  Here we are months later, and we still long for the tranquility that we found so abundantly at the Lazy B Hideaway. To wake up with the sea at your feet, it was like time stood still. We had a wonderful time and will always remember our stay. As I'm sure it's been mentioned, the warnings about the driveway are legitimate and you should heed them. We had a mid size 4 wheel drive and at times had difficulty navigating the very steep and winding road to the Hideaway. Island/coast life has it's benefits and sometimes, drawbacks. But obviously it can be done, so as long as you're prepared you'll be fine. This is the only reason for the 4 star review. Everything else was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. Thanks again for the treasured memories!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Stacey, thank you so much for the very complimentary Lazy Bowen Hideaway review. We hope you will return to our west coast waterfront home and create more "treasured memories." I am sure your return visit and familiarity with our driveway will make it as easy as pie.

                                                                  We are so glad that you mentioned our driveway as this is an important feature that we make sure our guests are fully aware of the All Wheel Drive or 4 Wheel drive requirement. We now provide a video tutorial on how to best navigate the driveway along with written instructions which have been a welcome tool used by our guests. The first trip down can be thrilling and after that easy peasy.

                                                                  Of course, for our guests that are either driving a 2WD or don't feel confident driving down our driveway... AND would welcome an exercise opportunity, it is always an option to park at the top of the driveway and make the 5-minute walk down to our waterfront home. Breathing in the fresh sea air while walking down the used-to-be deer trail and now our access road is all part of the Bowen Island experience.

                                                                  For our guests that drive 2WD vehicles and want assistance at check-in and check-out ask about our Cleator Road Shuttle service.


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                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  BEWARE ~ VRBO & HOMEAWAY are showing rates in USD - We quote and collect in Canadian $$. Scroll to rates to change to CAD. Base rate is for double occupancy. + $40 per night per each additional guest (children are considered guests) + $15 per pet per night (upon approval: age, size, type needed) maximum 2 pets + $85 cleaning fee All rates plus 5% gst and 8% accommodation pst Maximum Occupancy of 4 guests 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.

                                                                  37 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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