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Tunstall Bay - the sunny side of Bowen!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Upscale rural self-contained suite. Close to beach, hiking trails & golf course

Located on Bowen Island's sunny west side, 500m from the best swimming/kayak launching/sunset watching beach, this fully contained apartment features newly renovated high end kitchen and bath, large living space, separate bedroom with double bed, queen murphy and single in main room. Large fire pit/bbq area perfect for receptions, secluded waterfall pond, large private deck. Golf course and hiking trails in immediate vicinity. On bus route. Catering available by your professional cook and baker host. Main room can seat 30. Persons 12+ only, no pets, no exceptions.

Julie Vik
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2016

About Julie Vik

I like to host. It's in my blood. My mother like to tell the story of how she was born between dinner and dessert while her parents ran a hotel. That said, I have worn many hats, from teaching pottery and touring with a psychedelic folk band, to working at a major securities firm; from raising 4 boys as a single parent to flipping burgers. That's what you get with a degree in philosophy;)

Julie Vik purchased this apartment in 1992

Why Julie Vik chose The Islands

Close (500m) to the best west-side beach, on the bus route, private, an engaging or invisible host (your choice) chill island vibe with an outside fire-pit patio and bird song. Also able to cater for events of up to 40 people. Friendly neighbourhood. Boating and catering options. Long time island resident who can point you in the right direction to hidden gems. Level access and parking.

What makes this apartment unique

Heritage home barged from West Vancouver. There is lots of loving energy in these walls.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Tunstall Bay - the sunny side of Bowen!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
St Albert

Very relaxing place to stay

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the place. It was cozy and romantic. The bathroom and kitchen were great. The soaking tub and shower were nice. The kitchen had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mililani, Hawaii

Dream Home!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have picked a better place to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. Julie Vik and her sons have done an AMAZING job renovating their home into an idyllic VRBO. We loved the meticulous detail to lighting, the beautiful kitchen, luxurious bath, even flowers and chocolates! And Bowen Island is the perfect getaway for Hawaiians who need to be close to the ocean but can't wait to hike mountain trails, explore a forest lake, and dine in unique places. Thank you so much, Julie, for making our 33rd anniversary one we shall never forget! God bless you, your sons, and your gorgeous VRBO! Mike & Mona

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

A beautiful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well laid out with a beautiful kitchen, lovely garden and the location is convenient to Tunstal Beach. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great escape from Vancouver. Situated on a quiet part of the island. Julie was very hospitable, and the kitchen is stocked with lots of helpful basics. The bath was fantastic! Nice to have a wood fire too.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Friendly, quiet, wonderful detail, and flexible/accommodating owner

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Julie! You made this a very wonderful family weekend

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good Vibes

  • 5 of 5

I had a weekend away with 3 of my girlfriends at Julie's VRBO and I can't speak more highly of both the place, location, and host. Not only did it accommodate all 4 of us comfortably (one person slept on the sofa next to the fire which was so charming) but it really set the tone for a relaxing weekend away.

The design of the space is really well thought through with beautiful personal touches such as finely woodwork raw wood and a sculptural bathroom sink. That bathroom is really to die for - rain showerhead & fun tub :)

Julie herself was an absolute pleasure to meet. She was helpful with any request we had like extra firewood and such.

Stay here. Its a great choice.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Bowen Island Neighbourhood Pub
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Snug Cove
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Bowen Island Golf Cours
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Trans Canada
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Grouse, Cypress, Whistler
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Tunstall Bay. Beach life. Sunsets. Chill


Rates & Availability

Bowen Island Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Rates subject to change prior to booking. Meals are available at an extra charge. We can discuss menu options. Full on eggs benny to a muffin, pond side champagne lunches to picnics, rustic stews, pizzas, pies, bbq's or full on seafood tapas - you choose! Rudimentary spices, coffee, tea supplied. Check in at 3, check out at 11

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bowen Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • super deep Japanese soaker tub, rain shower, washer/dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • double bed with superior mattress. Wardrobe and large writing desk. French doors leading to a covered deck. Very warm colors with faux copper ceiling and antique furnishings. Sleep in or write your opus!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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