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Paradise on Your Doorstep! Your Own Private House on the Beach

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

A whole home, away from home, you can share with up to 14 family and friends or just a few. Spend relaxing nights in this comfortable six-bedroom beachfront property, on beautiful Vancouver Island.

The 180-degree panoramic views of the Coastal mountains, Islands, Ocean and Wildlife are awe-inspiring! 177 ft of walk on private beach, turn in either direction and you can walk as far as the eye can see. Bald Eagles, Herons, Sea Lions, Seals, Otters, are all regular visitors. With the seasonal changing selections of creatures in our tidal pools and off shore, to amaze and entertain you. You will enjoy the, privacy and peace of your own beach house with the convenience of amenities within walking distance. For more variety nearby Qualicum has an array of restaurants and shopping. We are near a variety of recreation areas for sightseeing, beach combing, hiking, golf, fishing, skiing and more.

Relax in the hot tub listening to the waves and wonder at the incredible display of stars. Over 2,000 sq. ft. of modern living space includes six well appointed bedrooms, a very well equipped kitchen, two sitting rooms, three bathrooms a large foyer with a computer, two fireplaces, (1 wood,1 gas) a laundry room, and a huge deck with hot tub,all combine to create a luxury home away from home.

In any season, whether a sun lover, a storm watcher, bird watcher or just enjoying a private getaway with friends. We have maximized views, while providing a comfortable visitor friendly environment.

Keywords: Ocean front house,

Beach front,

Water front,

Private house,

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2017


This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.


Bowser Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Fisher Price travel cot available upon request at no cost, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double Futon in back sitting room, Bunk Beds (2) 2 rooms with single bunk beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Fisher Price travel crib and high chair are available upon request at no charge. Baby can count as 15th person at no charge.


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Paradise on Your Doorstep! Your Own Private House on the Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Wonderful Retreat for a Group Old Friends

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 women who have known each other most of our lives. Once every couple of years we try to gather together to catch up. This was our second stay at Imagine Beach Cottage. We looked for something closer to Victoria that could match it and just didn't find anything that hit every point on our wish list while staying inside our budget (It worked out to about $25 each per night).

Stay here if you want; a decent sized hot tub; to fall asleep watching the waves out the window; a private setting; a big fireplace; a (remarkably) well stocked kitchen (even an angel food cake tin... I mean, really!), a kitchen layout that lets us all cook together at once; enough sleeping spaces for everyone; a indoor space conducive to sitting around in a circle yet providing plenty of opportunity to go off in private groups of two or three; breathtaking natural beauty; pets allowed; and a store within walking distance.

The booking and check-in process is very easy, our damage deposit was refunded as promised with no prompting, and the owner and manager are both super friendly and easy to deal with. My only complaint is that 3 days really wasn't enough. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladysmith, British Columbia. Canada

Great Place to get away can't beat the view from the hot tub

  • 5 of 5

Like others have already stated this isn't a brand new fancy dancy house on the beach. What it is though is a comfortable, large, private, secluded house that has everything you need and much more. the views from most of the rooms in this deceptively large home are second to none. Coffee on the deck while you watch the sea lions frolic not 100ft away from you anyone? Our dogs absolutely loved it. The beach is rocky but fun to walk up and down to see if you can find a treasure. This place would be a wonderful location for a larger family get together and is set up to accommodate kids. Take the advice on how to approach the driveway (from the north). Great little second hand store and convenience store just a short ten minute walk away that was definitely worth the visit. All of the items other posters had an issue with were fixed and the place was in good order (new fridge etc.). One of the absolute best features is the view both day and night from the modern sunken hot tub on the deck. Luckily the sky was clear so the stars were plentiful and the nearly full moon rose spectacularly above the mainland mountains. I would go back without hesitation and highly recommend the place. If your looking for shiny opulence then this might not be for you but it delivered its promise of paradise on your doorstep and is fully equipped for any size group with pretty much every amenity you need to have a fun relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views to die for, absolute relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The best aspect of the property is the location. Absolute beachfront, with stunning views to the gulf islands and the mainland beyond. Even though the beach is rocky, this actually provided hours of entertainment as the kids loved searching through the rock pools for crabs and other creatures at low tide. The water was a lovely temperature to swim in during our stay. The adults enjoyed sitting outside with a glass of wine watching the moon rise spectacularly out of the ocean.

The house itself is showing its age a little, but was very well equipped, including the kitchen. The appliances may be a bit old, but they work fine. The only gripe was the kitchen tap, which really needs replacing.

The hot tub appeared to be almost brand new, and saw lots of use through the week by both young and old.

The surrounding area is quiet but perfect for those seeking a relaxing getaway. There is quite a good local store which is an easy walk up the road, and a decent super-market a short car-ride up the road in Bowser.

All in all, our group of 6 adults and 6 kids had an absolutely wonderful week, and we would not hesitate to go back for another visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kitchen tap replaced, sliding doors and screens replaced, new fridge, new dishwasher
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Two Family Holiday

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time using this website and our first renting a holiday house. Overall it was an excellent holiday experience!

This is a great location with easy access to many places. The beach is too rocky to play on but a great place to take out kayaks and the tide pools were a fun treat. It was fun watching the sealions as well. The house is a perfect size for a larger group- we had 9 people (two families) with kids ranging from 10-18 and never felt cramped although a bigger dining table with more chairs would have worked better. The fireplace and pit were well stocked. We had two avid cooks and they found the kitchen well stocked.

A few items needed to be fixed; the kitchen faucet leaked VERY badly, the oven and stove are outdated, and the queen bed frame in the back bedroom needs to be replaced although the mattress itself is comfortable. The sliding doors need to be updated (we avoided using one of them because it was too hard to open or close). The screens on the windows need to be fitted better and maybe screens on the sliding doors. The hot tub needed a better clean. The house was clean but could use a good scrub in some areas. Some of the plants/bushes on the beach have overgrown and obscure the some of the view.

We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family and we would book it for ourselves as well.

We enjoyed Horne Caves, Qualicum beach, Cathedral Grove, Sproat Lake and Little Qualicum Falls although we could have filled another week or two with activities!

Lefty's has great food, Bare Bones (Port Alberni) has great fish, and The Beach Hut has yummy ice cream (40 flavors).

Came home very relaxed, wish I was still sitting on the deck overlooking the ocean sipping my coffee. Or sipping a glass of wine in the hot tub as the sun sets watching the sealion bob in the water. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond BC

Our 1st and most certainly not our last visit to Imagine Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 5 beautiful days at Imagine Beach Cottage. This was everything that that the photos reflected, the owners have thought of everything, all that was required was groceries, everything else was provided. Like the ad says "Paradise On Your Doorstep".

We would most certainly recommend this property to anyone, we hated to leave. We have already booked for Novemeber. We did not take in any other activities, or attractions as we were very happy to just spend the time on the beach, sitting by the fire, enjoying the hot tub. Watching the sea lions, and the seals, and eagles and enjoying the view.

We took our Golden Retriever with us and he had a wonderful time, exploring the beach, and having a good holiday along with us. He was off leash the whole time,and was very safe.

This will become our go to place to just relax and get away.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $39.94
Refundable damage deposit $55.92
Tax Rate 5.0%

If you cancel any time the deposit is not refunded. If you move to another date within a year it is 100% credited, minus a $50. filing fee.

children 5 and under stay free!
25% of the rate is due at time of booking with the remainder plus refundable damage deposit due a month before stay
the refundable damage deposit is $70. per night to max of $490.
Preferred method of payment Visa or Master Card
If you cancel any time the deposit is not refunded. If you move to another date within a year it is 100% credited, minus a $50. filing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.