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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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 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 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 dog's age, bread, and weight. Only $15 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" 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 propane BBQ 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 281 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 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 sheetrock) plus soundproof caulking around the perimeter of the Suite. SUCCESS…..Voices and normal TV noises have been removed, a 300% improvement. The footfall from the Hideaway above is muffled and greatly improved but cannot be eliminated 100%.


We have installed a Heat Recovery Ventilation System which continuously circulates warmed fresh outside air throughout the property. Also, 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.

Keywords: cottage / duplex

More Details

Jan Stevens
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

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 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented both the main house (Lazy Bowen Hideaway) and the downstairs suite (Lazy B Petite Suite) for our family vacation. It worked out perfectly. Lots of time for the grandparents to sit on the deck, relaxing and reading. The rest of the family paddled our kayaks around the bay, went swimming and hiking. Delightful in every way.

Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Jul 2010
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Bowen Island Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A signed Bowen Island Accommodations rental agreement is required to confirm reservation. It will be emailed directly from BIA to guest. BIA
  • See Rental Agreement for Cancellation Policy.
  • No parties/events and max occupancy are strictly enforced. Do no proceed to book if you cannot agree to these terms.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 piece bath with tub / shower. We supply shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, plush towels, and hair dryer.
  • Studio, 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 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.


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Waterfront~Beach~Panoramic Southerly Views~Sunny Seaside Decks~Peaceful Studio
average rating of 4.775 based on 50 reviews

Fabulous retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Bowen Island hideaway is an oasis of peace. You've unobstructed views on the water, a big patio with various seating options, a welcoming and lovely decorated apartment with a full kitchen and bathroom. We loved every minute here and wished we could've stayed longer. This place is perfect for anyone who is seeking a quiet place away from tourist attractions and entertainment.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to stay for a relaxing get-away. Sit out on the lovely deck with your morning coffee listening to the sound of the ocean and look out at the incredible views, whilst watching the occasional seal swim by........bliss. We also enjoyed sitting out in the evening playing board games, which are supplied, along with numerous movies and a few books (great for the not so nice weather). The suite was fully equipped with everything you could need and more, very clean and well maintained. Jan has done an amazing job with the suite and her attention to detail is appreciated. A true home away from home. She is very quick at responding to e-mails with any questions you may have. Please pay attention to the very detailed description and video of the driveway down to the property, it is extremely accurate and not to be taken lightly! We have a Jeep and it still wasn't easy but don't let it put you off. Breakfast at The Snug café was delicious (eggs benny and snugwich both excellent), as was lunch at The Ruddy Potato. We also enjoyed good fish and chips at Doc Morgan's. Unfortunately the Pub was not open during our stay, as the new building is not finished yet. The barbecues we had out on the deck were the best meals though, the view is unbeatable (plus hubby cooked!) I would highly recommend this property and hope that you have as enjoyable a stay as we did. I am now looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, So glad to hear that you made the most of your stay on Bowen and that you really enjoyed the Lazy B Waterfront Suite. On your next visit, the new Bowen Pub will be open......the Grand reopening is June 1, 2018.....and, The new Pub will be a real asset to Snug Cove. Guaranteed you will master our access road on your next visit and we would love to have you back.
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A comfortable and beautiful suite!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay in the Lazy B Waterfront suite!

First of all, the views from our deck were gorgeous. It was a bit cool during our visit so we spent more time indoors taking in the view through the big picture windows.

The suite was clean and nicely decorated, and we felt very much at home. The kitchen was well-appointed, with roomy countertops and lots of dishes, cutlery, pots, and pans. There were also a few essentials like salt, pepper, olive oil, tea, and a little coffee. The bed was very soft, and the bedroom also has huge windows facing the ocean.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The memories linger!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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Beautiful Place

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Snug Cove
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Queen of Coquitlam @ Snug Cove
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bowen Island Golf
Nearest Train
43 Kilometres
Pacific Central Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Trans Canada Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Snug Cove
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Cypress Mountain
Nearest Beach
Eagle Cliff Beach
Car: not necessary

Yoga, soccer, cruising, golf, kayaking,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $23.23 + Tax
cleaning fee $65.81 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $387.12

BEWARE ~ VRBO & HOMEAWAY are showing rates in USD - We quote and collect in Canadian $$. Scroll to rates to change to CAD.

PET / DOG FEE - Dogs are charged at $15 per night per dog (maximum 2 dogs) We will likely need to request additional pet fees beyond the first 2 nights as VRBO invoicing is not correct.

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 housekeepers 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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