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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Bowser reviews

  • Memorable Vacation

    "My wife and two young daughters just returned from a 5 day trip (beginning of August) to Vancouver Island where we stayed at this home. It was such an amazing holiday and the house definitely had A LOT to do with that. The entire process was easy. The directions emailed with the provided instructions on how to gain access to the home were great. The ability to contact the owner directly made our stay so much more comfortable. Finally, the cleanliness of the home and property exceeded our expectations. The home is VERY clean and spacious. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you would need to make a meal - simple or fine dining. Essentials like coffee, sugar, cleaning supplies, and a nice bottle of wine were also included. Having access to in-house laundry is a God send, especially travelling with two young kids. The patio is inviting and the secured wifi and Shaw TV is the icing on the cake! The pool is less than a minute walk from the patio and the beach is 3 minutes. We made many visits to the beach, day and night and it quickly became our favorite thing to do during our stay. This was our very first visit to the island and having Qualicum Beach as a home base was a smart move. We travelled as far south as Victoria and Sidney, north to Comox, and west to Port Alberni. Coming back to the house after each outting truely felt like we were coming home. The home is close to parks, cafes, and grocery stores. It is situated right on the coastal road so it was easy to find and quick to get around. Only problem is that we eventually had to get back to reality. 4 nights, 5 days was just enough to get a taste of island relaxation but next time we visit it will have to be for a few days longer. From our experience, our next visit to the island will see us again at this house!!! It truely felt like we were at home on Vancouver Island - great house to be in!!!"
    Guest: Joseph F. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 7, 2016
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  • Brilliant on Beach

    "Enjoyed our stay immensely. TV Free environment but with a wraparound window keeping us entertained all day. Well maintained and lots of room. Handy to all sights and sounds although a car is necessary. Lots of good walks to be had. Thanks for the memories."
    Guest: Rob H. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: March 15, 2017
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  • Amazing location - great for 2 small families

    "We were two families staying at Doug and Cindy's home in Parksville. The house was super spacious and complete with everything we needed for a few days stay. The location was unbeatable - the vistas in the house are beautiful, we were able to see our kids from the house while they played on the beach. There's a private staircase for the street that goes right down to the beach. 3 mins drive to downtown Parksville for groceries and local restauarnts, 15 mins to Qualicum beach and 10 mins to Coombs. The house - we made breakfasts in the house and one lunch and found we had to be really careful about dripping anything on the floor since it was carpeted in the kitchen. The layout of the house was great - rooms had views and 2 out of the 3 rooms had dark blinds to block out the light. The living room and the queen bedroom could use some blinds since the sun beams into the windows at sunrise. The sofa bed in the living room was really uncomfortable though - can use a new sofa bed. All in all we still gave it 4 stars because of the location and the master and the 3rd bedroom w/ 2 single beds were really comfortable. Like I said, we really liked the layout of the house and with the suggested improvements, would love to rent Doug and Cindy's place for a much longer stay next summer. It was a perfect short vacation for us. Thanks Doug and Cindy!"
    Guest: Wendy W. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 25, 2016
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  • Spacious, elegant home in great location for golf and beach

    "We loved the spaciousness and location of this home. It is well laid out, with a large kitchen, dining and entertainment area at the centre and bedrooms in two clusters off to the sides. It was great for our 3 generation family gathering. As a vacation rental, it could be organized better for guests and some things need repair / attention. As travelers, we always hope for welcoming messages (print or in person) from the owners about local attractions, etc. The messages here seemed to focus more on keeping the hardwood floors pristine. The owners leave a lot of personal effects in some of the rooms, so despite the very large spaces there were few drawers or places to put our personal effects. The rental seems more an afterthought than a traveler-oriented business. The property also needs some repair and attention: BBQ, patio chairs, hot tub deck all need repair, as did some small kitchen appliances. The TV system was very complex and its components are locked away so it's hard to troubleshoot. We were at the house during a hot period and were told not to use a small air conditioner that was there because it might leak on the hardwood floors. So overall, we had a great week and the house is an excellent property. It just needs a little attention."
    Guest: A guest from Victoria, BC Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 2, 2016
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