Peaceful Coastal Retreat - Bowser Beach House(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
Summer availability: Perfect getaway location for a couple or an extended family.
Fall Getaways: Fall is often beautiful in the Oceanside area.
Book a golfing retreat or a spa getaway.
Enjoy local hiking, bicycling or just relax on the verandah.
Winter Stays: Escape the cold and snow. Come and golf at some of the excellent local courses within a few minutes' dirve of the house. Winters are generally mild.
Luxurious, modern, spacious (over 1900 square feet) three-bedroom, two-bathroom home beside the ocean. It's just 20 seconds from our verandah to a private beach, with wonderful views of a sweeping bay in the Georgia Strait, Denman and Hornby Islands from almost every room.
The master bedroom has a queen bed, ocean views, a private balcony, and full ensuite bathroom with a soaker tub and a separate shower. The second ocean view bedroom downstairs has a king bed that can separate into two super twins. The third bedroom has a double and a twin bed. All beds have quality linens.
The house is equipped with all the comforts of home including: gourmet kitchen, air-conditioning, high-speed and wireless internet, air-tight wood fireplace, large screen TV, Cable/DVD player/VCR/stereo, washer/dryer, and telephone (free local calls). There is a family room with a card table, books, games and puzzles, office space and exercise equipment.
Relax on the wide front verandah and enjoy the fenced garden with glorious views of the beach, a barbeque and a huge log picnic table for alfresco meals. Stroll along the beach and watch the wildlife, including seals, sea lions, whales, otters, and eagles, or harvest oysters and clams from our beach for dinner.
Bowser Beach House is a great base for a family vacation. The house is on a large bay facing Hornby and Denman Islands and you can walk and walk in either direction. It is a large, private, peaceful beach, only for the few houses on the bay. We are a quick and easy drive to more beaches: Qualicum Beach is 15 minutes and Parksville is 20 minutes away, and there are beautiful provincial parks with lakes, beaches and picnic areas within a few minutes drive of the house. Horne Lake Provincial Park, with its amazing caves and outdoor recreation activities is only a 10 minute drive away. There are ocean kayaks for rent in Deep Bay, 5 minutes' drive from the house.
The friendly village of Bowser is a 5 minute walk up the hill, and it has a fully stocked small supermarket with a wonderful on-site bakery, a grocery store, post office, coffee shop, gas station, hardware store, liquor store, a video/DVD rental, and even a library for that vacation reading. More shopping, country markets, organic eggs and meats, restaurants and pubs are just down the road.
Bowser Beach House is a wonderful base for a golfing vacation. There are several top class courses within a few minutes' drive of the house.
From December to March, Bowser Beach House is a perfect base for a family ski vacation at Mount Washington ski resort, with skiing, snowboarding and cross-country. Skiers have an easy 35 minute drive to the mountain top, and non-skiers have a relaxing base close to lots of other activities.
* Bowser is within easy driving distance of five superb golf courses.
* Only 20 minutes to the world class spa at Tigh-na-mara.
* Take a day trip to Denman and Hornby Islands, just a few minutes away by ferry.
* Only 15 - 20 minutes to the beaches at Qualicum Beach and Parksville.
* The famous Fanny Bay oysters, Island scallops, and more fresh, locally-caught seafood are a few minutes away.
* The ancient trees of Cathedral Grove, the goats on the roof at Coombs, and the beautiful waterfalls at Englishman River and Little Qualicum Falls are a short drive away.
* You will be perfectly situated for day trips to the rugged West coast of the island for whale watching.
* Enjoy local ocean kayaking or local wildlife ocean tours.
Keywords: House, vacation home, cottage, waterfront, ocean, view
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Member since: 2006
- Max. occupancy 7
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Desk and office space with high speed wireless internet
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 3 - May 30, 2017
2 night min stay
May 31 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 26 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Summer weeks changeover day is Saturday
The rest of the year, check in and check out days can be any day.
2 night rates in Shoulder is $215 and in Off-Peak is $175. Rates quoted in calculator are for 3 or more nights
Check in: 4pm
Check out: 11am
Rates include a full house cleaning before and after your stay.
$500 refundable damage deposit.
25% booking deposit
Balance of rental amount due 28 days before arrival
Payments by e-transfer, Canadian cheque or US check
Payments by credit card: Visa, Mastercard
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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- harvest clams and and oysters on our private beach - variety of salt and freshwater fishing within minutes of the house -
Bowser Beach House is only:
- 5 minutes from ocean kayaking tours in Deep Bay
15 minutes from Kingfisher Resort and Spa
- 20 minutes from the Tigh-na-mara Spa
- 20 minutes from world class cave spelunking and outdoor adventure activities at Horne Lake Provincial Park
- 40 minutes from skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing at Mount Washington
Year Purchased: 2005
- Primary: (604) 536-4705 (British Columbia, Canada)
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Comfortable, spacious, modern home by the beach
View from the porch
King bed in one of the ocean view bedrooms
Third Bedroom: double bed and twin bed
Relax on the Verandah
Relax in the deep soaker tub in the upstairs ensuite bathroom
Family room with games table, toys, board games, jigsaws and exercise equipment
Bring your laptop and enjoy our high speed wireless internet access
Comfortable living room with wood-burning fireplace and ocean views
Fully-equipped kitchen with everything you need
Master Bedroom, with ocean view balcony and large full ensuite bathroom
Beach and view across the bay towards Denman and Hornby Islands
Enjoy an outdoor meal or bbq
Downstairs full bathroom
You can walk for miles along the beach around the bay
Enjoy a crackling wood fire or watch a movie on the large screen tv
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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