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.
- Apartment1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Upscale rural self-contained suite. Close to beach, hiking trails & golf course
- english, french, spanish, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 21, 2018
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The place is bigger then it looks on the pictures - Julie awesome host
It’s really nice setting the only thing i would say is it’s a bit of a drive from town. Plus there lots cops around. So if your drinkers always have a designated driver. We did get pulled over.
Definitely not worth risking drinking and driving on Bowen these days! While it is only 7 km. from the ferry, it is a very good idea to stock up in the cove before settling in! The last bus back from the cove is 8:40ish. Hitchhiking is common.
Hope to see you and your friends again soon Garth! It was a pleasure to meet you all!
Charming, well equipped and peaceful property, Friendly and helpful owner.
Very pleasant place to stay. Twin bed a bit small for two.
Just to note, the bedroom has a standard size double bed, not twin, which is a single in Canada. Next time try out the queen murphy bed in the main room.
Lovely to meet you both!
My second visit here and I love this quiet, private retreat. I will certainly plan to stay again. Julie is an interesting and charming host. Time spent on the beautiful beaches is time well wasted and the island vibe is just as friendly and laid back as it should be. There are some clever Geocaches on the island as well. KT...
This is such a lovely place to stay! The fireplace makes staying here so cozy and comfortable. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook lovely meals and the bathroom is amazing. This is our second time here and we will be back again!
Great spot for a relaxing getaway regardless of the time of year. Fantastic kitchen with high end appliances and wood burning fireplace heated us up quickly. Best beach on Bowen less than a 5 min walk away.
A beautiful weekend on Bowen Island
We enjoyed our stay at Tunstall Bay, it's a large suite with a nice kitchen and bath. A few suggestions which would enhance the accommodation would be newer pots and pans and reading lamps. We loved the location and spent both evenings at the beach.
Thank you for the suggestions! Feedback is truly appreciated. Brand new high end cook ware is now in the suite! One lamp added and looking for another! I strive to make Explosive Creek better with each response. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the beach! Hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for being such respectful guests!
Tunstall Bay. Beach life. Sunsets. Chill
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. One night stays available with $50 surcharge