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“The Secret Hideaway”
Enter to a Waterfront View w/ a large living room & fireplace. Open concept to kitchen & dining room
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Enter to a Waterfront View w/ a large living room & fireplace. Open concept to kitchen & dining room
Double doors open to sea air, decks, mountain views, and the summer dock is 1 minute down the trail 30 feet of glass capture the southerly waterfront views of the ferry shipping lane, mountains, & UBC
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Enter to a Waterfront View w/ a large living room & fireplace. Open concept to kitchen & dining room
Double doors open to sea air, decks, mountain views, and the summer dock is 1 minute down the trail
30 feet of glass capture the southerly waterfront views of the ferry shipping lane, mountains, & UBC
3 separate seating areas in the great room all with Spectacular Views of Howe Sound, Ferrys, & UBC
Vintage Dining table for Family dinners or Family game night~~~scrabble, cards, puzzles & Yahtzee
NEW ~ just renovated kitchen with all new appliances, cabinets, granite counters, and bright light
NEW~ 2 convection ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and ceramic AEG cooktop plus filtered water
NEW ~ granite counter w stainless sink, dishwasher, filtered water, stainless fridge w filtered ice
NEW entry wall w convection/microwave oven, beverage center for wine, tea & coffee, coat 'closet'
NEW open concept kitchen to enjoy family friends and the view
NEW belly up to the granite bar to cheer on the chef!!
NEW energy efficient convection oven and ceramic glass cook top w multiple pot sizes...
Oct-April Wood burning fireplace for romantic ambiance
Enjoy a winter fire with a spectacular view or watch the HD TV.
We supply 4 logs per nights stay for your winter romantic fires.
Authentic burl table created by Will Luft, the original owner, adds character and warmth
Finely appointed Waterfront bedroom with family heirlooms and Howe Sound ocean view
Spacious Seaside bedroom w/ water views, queen bed, TV, VHS & plush pillows, sheets, and mattress.
Quiet Trailside bedroom with plush Queen bed plus seating area w/ fold down couch & seaside deck
Queen size bed with flat screen TV with cable connection
Sleep well in the Quiet Trailside bedroom. w/ flat screen TV w cable connection.
the sitting room sleeps 1 additional guest or sit and enjoy the sea view.
Private deck off of the Trailside Bedroom is perfect for coffee and enjoying the water view.
NEW ~ mouth blown fixtures w led lighting makes a warm and romantic washroom
NEW ~ JUST COMPLETED decking all around the house with weatherproof overhangs and protected PS deck
Sit Quietly among the trees while enjoying the sounds of nature at Eagle Cliff, Bowen Island
Relax & Lounge at our Eagle Cliff Viewpoint and enjoy sun, dappled shade & the rhythm of the waves.
A spectacular southern view of UBC, Vancouver BC & Coastal Mountains
Alaska Cruise ships are part of the view.
Cleator Road - All Wheel or 4 wheel drive required
Eagle Cliff Beach is 1 minute down the trail.
Summer Time Relaxation- July, August, & September are High occupancy months- reserve early.
The Libernum bloom surrounds in April & May
Neighborhood boat dock (May -Sept)~ Great for swimming, fishing, relaxing, & sun bathing.
From the dock you can view the cottage nestled among the Firs, Labernum, & Arbutus above the beach.
The deer dine on the property nightly
Watch for Bald Eagles....they are frequently spotted soaring above the cottage.
Hike up to Mt. Gardner - it is an all day hike for experienced hikers.
Snug Cove & the Union Steamship Marina- great for shopping & icecream
Indulge at the Chocolate Cafe at Artisan Square...Gelato, coffee & organic chocolates...Yummy
Visit the Art Gallery at Artisan Square where local artists exhibit their talent.
Finish your stay with a gorgeous Sunset View from the deck
Golf at the Bowen Island Golf Course- 9 holes and great winter specials
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bowen Island, British Columbia

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English first
BC
Reviewed 10 September 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Kathymcg1
Kamloops, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Wonderful, relaxing vacation with family”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

My husband and our 17 year old daughter stayed at the house for 2 nights. The whole time we were wishing it could have been more. Lovely home, great location and all as described online. This was our first time renting like this sight unseen and it was a great experience. We will be back

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Liked best: ocean view and cleanliness of home
Liked least: road leading down to the house.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Amy R
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Breathtaking views from a charming cabin”
Reviewed 21 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Such a relaxing, and therapeutic week. Entering the cabin, the first thing you see is the beautiful view beyond the glass doors and windows of the living room. Once you adjust to that (and it takes awhile), you start looking around the "cabin", which is more like the comfiest and coziest of homes. Everywhere your eyes rest, there is something delightful to focus on. The furnishings and decor are so special, and yet completely functional and oh so comfortable. It's like stepping back in time without having to do without any of the modern conveniences.
The kitchen is equipped with everything even the most demanding foodie could need. If you stop at Two EE's farm in Surrey before the drive and ferry ride to the island, you will have plenty of exquisite produce to work with in that well appointed kitchen!
Take a day to hike around Crippen park and Killarney lake. The scenery is gorgeous, the air feels so clean and pure, and the lake itself is such a surprise, filled with lily pads--several photos of which, decorate the walls of the lazy Bowen hideaway.
I would also highly recommend a massage from Genevieve McCorquodale. You can go to her, or she will come to you--I felt healing, body, mind, and spirit.
We cooked, we ate, we walked, we laughed, we shared an incredible week together in an amazing place.

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Liked best: The beauty of the area, the hominess of the cabin.
Liked least: Pretty treacherous roads--drive with care!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Vancouver
Reviewed 19 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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A romantic getaway
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Maple Ridge
Reviewed 29 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Management Response
29 Apr 2013
“WE LOVED IT!” That is music to our ears. We work very hard to provide our guests the best authentic 1970’s cottage getaway experience that we can. And to think this remote waterfront cabin is only a 20 minute ferry ride from the city.

We agree, GENEVIEVE OF STILL WATERS MASSAGE does give a very relaxing treatment…… Your recommendation that other guests schedule a massage with Genevieve is so wise. It is truly a tranquil & rejuvenating experience with G’s magic hands and the crashing waves in the background. In addition, Genevieve loves giving treatments at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway as our environment recharges her soul as well.

As you are aware, our 35 year old cottage has been upgraded with extensive soundproofing between the main cottage and the ground floor suite which has provided a 300% improvement. We are glad to hear that the voices were “only occasional” and that you did not expect 100% silence. We have found that base toned male voices sometimes can be heard as a muffled sound but we certainly would not be able to know the details of their conversation. We hope this was true for you as well. Because of our soft pine floors upstairs we do ask that our guests kick off their hard soled shoes and slip on their flip flops or slippers. This helps to minimize the foot fall noise and it also protects our reclaimed soft wood pine floors……..a nice casual cottage decorating touch.

“COMFORTABLE BED.” ……..that is an endorsement others will appreciate knowing. One correction on the size.........all of our beds are QUEEN SIZE BEDS which probably do feel small if you are used to a King size. When it is time to purchase a new mattress we may consider upgrading to a king size. The bedroom is certainly large enough to handle a larger size.

Thank you for all of your input. We strive to achieve The Ritz experience but are joyful to hear that we have provided a very RELAXING, COMFORTABLE, AUTHENTIC COTTAGE GETAWAY WEEKEND for you and your wife. So glad that you will be our guests again and we look forward to having you.
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Toronto
Reviewed 20 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Management Response
20 Mar 2013
Scott, We are so pleased that your entire family enjoyed the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. The fact that your children took their time to each write a review in our guest book was just the best of reviews. I loved Kendra's quote of "...if we knew how this cottage was we never would have gone to Whistler." Right from the heart!! We look forward to hosting you and your family again in the future. Thank you so much for your kind words and the great sunrise photos. You have captured the beauty of the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. Jan
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Vancouver
Reviewed 20 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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