Upscale rural self-contained suite. Close to beach, hiking trails & golf course
- english, french, spanish, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian
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 Bowen Island
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking outside only
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:12
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Large suite in quiet side of bowen
The suite was very clean and cozy - much larger than the photos make it. The patio is beautiful to sit out in the evening. The shower and bath are beautiful! The bedding and towels were really nice, and the kitchen is outfitted so nicely. We loved cooking here. It's a nice 10-min drive from town.
The only downside was that the house is a heritage and there is no soundproofing between the units, which woke us up very early from the owners upstairs (the kitchen is above the bed I think) to talking, shoes, etc. That won't bother some people, but it's good to know ahead of time.
Julie was very communicative and welcoming. Thanks for the stay!
Yes, it is true. You can hear through the old wood floors. On the upside, I can't hear downstairs ;) We try to tell our visiting friends to not hang around the kitchen, and to remove their shoes. Sorry! Will be more vigilant. And will buy a runner carpet for kitchen!
Our stay in early August was wonderful! The place is bigger than we expected and there are artful surprises throughout! Very peaceful with a short walk to a beach that's perfect for watching the sunset!
Lovely basement suite beautifully finished. High quality appliances which I would have used but cba to use superb range as on my hols!😉
Next time, I'll come and show you how to make a mess of a range - tame the beast ;) I never think of the suite as basement as its at least a metre above the grade of the yard... but it is ground level - definitely what would be called a 'garden suite' in bc real estate lingo as the back side is not above grade.
We'll be back for sure.
Great spot for a vacation
Julie's place is really lovely and it's a short distance away from a very scenic beach. Julie was very responsive during our time there as well, thank you for accommodating us!
Easygoing property owner. Quiet location. Beautiful and relaxing. Clean.
Tunstall Bay. Beach life. Sunsets. Chill