Holiday Suite Rental at the MonElissa Art Retreat.
1700 sq ft. of tastefully decorated living space in beautiful Bowser, Central Vancouver Island BC. A large two bedroom suite with well appointed kitchen, full bath, A private patio with gas BBQ, private entrance and driveway. Featuring electric stove, laundry facilities. The suite is on the lower level of our home. It's a 5 minute walk to the secluded Buccaneer Beach where eagles nest and teach their young to fly. There are several swimming beaches in the area as well as the famous Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville and the sandy beaches of Qualicum Beach. Our home is in a rural setting just 20 minutes from Qualicum Beach and Qualicum Airport. Arrangements can be made for you to be picked up. Comox airport is only ½ hour Oceanside drive away. Or come by RV ~ there is room for one~ oh and bring your boat, the Deep Bay Marina is 5 minutes by car away.
Relax in the evening with a glass of wine in front of the wonderfully realistic electric fireplace. Read the many books supplied or watch a 37' flat screen TV. Or watch a movie from our VCR library.
This is the perfect retreat for Snow Birds escaping from more extreme climes thruout Canada.
We offer monthly rates at very reasonable prices.
Enjoy the ambiance of an artist's retreat.
Art lessons can be provided in the “MonElissa studio” which is on the same half acre property.
Just pick a date and the owner/artist Elissa Anthony will arrange a 2 or 4 hour lesson for you or your group. If you are staying for more than one week ~ how about her 4 ~ 2 hour session package?
Why not take a pottery or stained glass lesson? These too can be arranged.
Guests will receive a complimentary bottle of wine and a small gift basket with gourmet coffee, teas etc. Those arriving for an Art retreat will receive a complimentary basket of Art related supplies as well as a bottle of fine wine prepared by the owner.
Keywords: Suite, artistic, snowbirds, vacation, beach sand sun
What a wonderful relaxing time we had. The suite is large and offers all the comforts of home.Although it is not right on the beach, we could walk to a very secluded beach where we spent lots of afternoons. My husband and I took several art lessons. I never thought I could paint a landscape but with Elissa's guidance I completed my first landscape painting! When we got home my daughter laid claim to it for their new home! All in all a memorable trip. Elissa is a great hostess........Gail
Elissa Anthony was born in Ontario and grew up in North Vancouver. She studied Art at George Brown College. Elissa then worked in a variety of art related jobs including printing, display and scenic art. Ever the restless spirit she traveled to Europe and spent 4 yrs studying fine art part time while traveling throughout Europe visiting major galleries and museums redefining her understanding of Art. In 1997 Elissa moved to Vancouver Island and the move proved inspirational. She developed her own style and sense of colour shortly thereafter. She paints in the expressionist style, her style is optimistic and relaxing to the viewer, and her colours are crisp, clean and vibrant.. Elissa captures emotion and soul on canvas. Her paintings grace homes in Europe , North America and Japan. You can find her work at Englishman River Gallery in Parksville, Nanaimo Art Gallery on Commercial street in Nanaimo, Art West on the highway to Port Alberni, the Waterlily Gallery in Ucluelet, The Shorewind Gallery in Tofino, and at her newly renovated studio “The MonElissa” in Bowser. She also teaches various forms and techniques of art to adults and children at her studio “MonElissa“, in Bowser. She loves to share with others the joys she has found in the art world. Elissa Anthony, artist/ teacher, MonElissa Studio.
I chose this property because it had a building which I converted into a studio/ gallery. I then went about developing the downstairs into a lovely retreat suite. Come and stay, relax, enjoy. I love the closeness of the ocean and in the spring I can hear the Seals and Eagles making the most of the herring run. I paint full time and teach here at my studio/gallery. My husband loves playing his guitar, riding his bike and looking after our beautiful gardens in his newly retired lifestyle.
Its a 5 minute walk to the Village of Bowser where you can visit the library or the Art Gallery at The Salish Sea Market or enjoy a cup of coffee and lunch at the Bean Counter. It is a 3 minute walk to the beach from here. Park your boat or RV here. Then drive 5 minutes to Deep Bay Marina and launch your boat. Many walking trails abound. Kayaking rentals nearby. Bikes available upon request.
Art lessons with professional oil painter Elissa Anthony, owner of the MonElissa Studio and suite available on request ~