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Stunning Ocean View from Your Private Hot Tub, Qualicum Bay


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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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Stunning Ocean View from Your Private Hot Tub, Qualicum Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Bowser House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The location of this stunning home cannot be believed. Located right on a long sandy beach, 30 feet from high tide, with views of Hornby, Texada, and Lasquiti Islands. Great for a walk in bare feet while enjoying the salt air or taking it all in from the new hot tub. Or, you could get out your fishing rod and enjoy fishing on what is arguably the best fishing beach in the area. Arrowsmith Golf Course, an exec 18 hole course is five minutes away. Just 300 meters away is a pub with food and live music as well as another restaurant. An easy walk, no need to drive after enjoying a cool one.

The home is luxurious and modern, having just been totally renovated. With an open floor plan, the front of the house has floor to glass windows that allow you to see the ocean from anywhere in the living room, dining room or kitchen. Relax and enjoy the ocean, whatever the weather, from the cozy living room or while having breakfast at the dining room table.

The large, fully appointed gourmet kitchen features extensive granite countertops and a state of the art induction stove with convection oven. There is also a new propane BBQ on the large deck. The master bedroom features a king size bed and a newly renovated ensuite with 2 sinks, a separate shower and a soaker tub. The second bedroom is roomy and features a queen size bed. All beds have new quality linens, pillows and towels.

This house has all the comforts of home including high speed internet, 40 inch tv with surround sound connected to cable, DVD player, stereo, washer/dryer, air-tight wood fireplace insert.

Relax on the comfy furniture on the large deck. Attached to the deck is a hot tub that seats up to six people comfortably. It’s a great location to sit entranced by the waves lapping on the beach or the stars overhead at night.

There is so much to do – walk on the beach, watch the wildlife which includes seals, sea lions and eagles, go for a swim, or go fishing. Between Nile Creek and Big Qualicum River, this is one of the best fishing beaches on the coast. There are numerous golf courses within 30 minutes, including Arrowsmith and Memorial Golf Courses.

Great seafood abounds in this area and you can easily purchase fresh oysters from Fanny Bay Oysters or fresh scallops from Island Scallops. Locally caught fish are available at many stores. In the summer, there are wonderful farmer’s markets at Courtenay, Qualicum Beach and Coombs where you can buy amazing fresh produce in a unique atmosphere.

There are many parks within 1 hours drive including: Horne Lake Provincial Park, Englishman Falls Provincial Park, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Milner Gardens, Mount Washington and Cathedral Grove Provincial Park with its ancient trees.

Your days here surrounded by the ocean, forests and magnificent scenery will leave you with outstanding memories for you and your family.

For our clientele with allergies we have a no smoking and no pet policy.

Keywords: Luxurious, newly renovated home with stunning vews of Georgia Strait from the living room to the kitchen or in the hot tub on the large well furnished deck. Walk-on sandy beach just 25 feet away.

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2015

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Stunning Ocean View from Your Private Hot Tub, Qualicum Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Life's a beach then you get to one!

  • 5 of 5

Golf,Ski,Sail,Fish,Shop,& enjoy some of mother natures best backyard at your door step. Tastefully equipped for entertaining & family dinning this could also serve as your romantic getaway!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Spring Sneak Preview

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for making your home available to us for an early spring vacation. It was wonderful to see the trees in bloom, green grass, and daffodils growing everywhere. We were completely comfortable in this rental with everything we needed. The waterfront view was amazing where we enjoyed watching island wildlife. We loved the area as it is located in a small community with just a short drive to larger centres.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Calgary, AB, Canada

Amazing Location and Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented properties off of VRBO for 6 years running and this property, by far, was the best we have experienced. The photos accurately depict the home and the beach. Everything was as promised and in wonderful condition. The property has been recently renovated and most aspects of the home are new and everything is in great shape. The bed was super comfortable and the amenities (TV, internet etc.) were wonderful. Many properties say beach front but often the access to the beach involves steep inclines, climbing over large rocks and requires someone to be extremely agile to get down to the beach. The access to the beach is easy and in low tide, there is a great sandy beach area to enjoy.

Everything was very clean and there were lots of dishes and cookware options. The view was amazing and sitting on the deck made you forget everything but the ocean in front of you. The hot tub is large and clean and a wonderfully soothing way to start or end the day.

The owners obviously take pride in their home and provide a great manual giving you all the information you need to stay in their beautiful house. All of our questions were answered when making the reservation and there was no issues in making payment or gaining access to the home.

I would recommend this property to anyone interested in staying in the Qualicum area. It is a short drive to Bowser or Qualicum Beach where there are great restaurants and fun shopping and there are a couple of restaurants within walking distance as well. We will most likely be renting this property again. 5 stars for certain!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Toronto, ON


  • 5 of 5

I am a writer by profession but this home leaves me lost for words. Stunning. Incredible. The best vacation home we've ever rented (and we've travelled a lot). What you will enjoy: An expansive view of the ocean from almost every room. The chance to soak in a hot tub while watching bald eagles, seals and hummingbirds. Beachcombing from your doorstep. Modern furnishings and an incredible kitchen. A short drive to lots of tourist attractions, including the family-friendly Parksville and incomparable Cathedral Grove.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Burlington, ON

One of our best vacations ever!

  • 5 of 5

The moment you open the door to this beautiful beach house you will be amazed. It is tastefully appointed with art, furniture and has all the comforts of home. Also, it is very clean and well maintained. Owners have left a great binder with all the instructions for the appliances, hot tub and many other details.The kitchen is outstanding! As a couple who loves to cook we enjoyed all the modern appliances it had to offer and its expansiveness. The views of the ocean from all rooms beach side of the home are beautiful. We enjoyed the morning sunrises and the changing colours of the ocean and sky as the sun set.

Walks every morning during low tide provided plenty of photo opportunities of beach life; Star fish, sand dollars, crabs and birds! The level of comfort from beds to bathrooms exceeded our exceptations.

Evening soaks in the hot tub where the perfect way to end a day of touring the island. We visited Catherdal Grove, Port Alberni, Comox and Campbell River. Great shopping in Qualicum Beach or Parksville.

The week we rented, the lower rental unit was unoccupied. I would & have told others about how much we liked the place and would rent it again if returning to the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Portland, Oregon

Beautiful home, fantastic view, great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 year old, and I could not have enjoyed our vacation at this home in Qualicum Bay more. From the moment I walked in the door I relaxed right away; the view of the water, listening to the waves, and smelling the salty sea air puts one immediately in "vacation mode."

The house is exactly what the listing described and even more. It was very recently redone and is immaculately clean. A number of the features are listed in the posting but there are also dimmer lights in every room, a beautifully landscaped front yard, and an incredibly comfortable king-sized bed. I'm very picky when it comes to beds, and I slept great the whole week. It was wonderful to be able to prepare a dinner in the kitchen or BBQ, enjoy the scenery with the windows open, relax on the deck and in the hot tub, and then sleep so well.

The owners were very helpful in answering questions and were more than accommodating when it came to some issues with mail delivery. We unintentionally arrived a bit early and they graciously showed us around the home and let us in on the best spots to go for groceries and lunch.

One thing that surprised us was the beach right outside the house. My husband said it best when he said, "It's alive." Being from Oregon we have beautiful beaches, but this was really special. Our daughter was delighted every day seeing crabs, sand dollars, starfish, tiny herring, jellyfish, hermit crabs, sea otter every evening, and even bald eagles swooping down for a fish!

We could have filled more than a week visiting other spots in the area. We especially enjoyed hiking around Englishman River Falls, Cathedral Grove, Rathtrevor Beach, and Little Qualicum Falls. We missed out on Horne Lake Caves because children must be 5 years old to visit, but we hear it is a must-see. Perhaps when we return one day we can stay at this comfortable, relaxing home again and explore more of this beautiful area.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Crown and Anchor Roadside Pub
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Departure Bay, Nanaimo
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Aerosmith Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Sandbar Cafe
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Qualicum Bay

Some useful information for your visit to Qualicum Bay:

Lighthouse Country -

For events scheduled at the local Lighthouse Community Centre just a kilometer away,

For lovely hikes, Englishman River Falls - about 20 minutes drive from the house. The first site is the provincial park website giving the basic park information while the second is pictures of sites around the area, including the Falls.

Little Qualicum Falls - about 20 minutes from the house. First site is the provincial park website and the second is images from an individual.

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, 20 minute drive for hiking and caving. On the way enjoy warm, fresh water swimming and canoeing at Spider Lake, 10 minutes away,,

Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, 20 minutes, a magnificent sandy bay at low tide,

Cathedral Grove - old growth forest. The forest was nominated as one of the seven wonders of Canada. I have included that link last.

Elk Falls Provincial Park near Campbell River an hour from here is found at,

Salt water Salmon fly-fishing - from our beach from mid-July to late October. You should check on what lures the fish will take in this area and can be purchased locally.

Fresh water fishing, Horne Lake and Spider Lake, 20 and 10 minutes away.

Kayak and paddleboard rentals can be found in Qualicum Beach, 15 minutes drive at Outsider Adventures at; Courtenay, 30 minutes north of here at Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes; or Tree Island Kayaking The last two provide day trips to the magnificent Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park (also known as Tree Island) which we highly recommend or launch the kayak at the beach at Qualicum Bay, a nice semi-rural community. Close to Island Scallops (, Fanny Bay Oysters, excellent oysters and seafood there are a number of places where you can buy fresh fish.

There are excellent farmer's markets at Qualicum Beach, 15 minutes drive,; in Errington, 20 minutes drive,; and Comox Valley Farmers Market in Courtenay, 30 minutes drive, All run on Saturday mornings, so if you want some fresh produce prior to checking in at 4 pm - these are great places to visit. There is a very excellent grocery store in Qualicum Beach (Quality Foods) and a good grocery store (Tomm's) at Bowser, 4 minutes north of the house. Bowser also has shops for liquor, gas, hardware, art, gifts, credit union, library and post office.

Getting here:

You will take BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo,

or from Tsawwassen to Duke Point, arriving fifteen minutes south of Nanaimo,

These are current schedules, but it's good to check as the schedule can change. We recommend that you make a reservation as in the summer the ferries can get booked which can mean waiting for the next ferry. Once in Nanaimo - you take Highway 19A . We recommend 19A as it is the older route that follows the coast, slower but more scenic and takes about one hour or more. Highway 19, the freeway, takes 45 minutes and you use the Horne Lake, Spider Lake exit and drop down to 19A, Island Highway West, and left (north-west) for aprox., three miles to Qualicum Bay.

We are located at Qualicum Bay ... on the ocean side. The best landmark is the Crown and Anchor Roadhouse Pub on the other side of the road about 200 meters from the house. The pub has good local music (bluegrass, country, acoustic etc) and the food is pretty decent. The Sandbar Café, 300 meters is a pleasant restaurant with live music jams several nights a week and Henry’s Kitchen a Chinese restaurant near by. A burger stand, taco stand and ice cream shop open for the summer in the same area.


Rates & Availability

From C$220 Per night

Bowser House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$500.00
Notes In HIGH season, June 20 to September 12, rental is from Saturdays to Saturdays with few exceptions.

Rental Rates, Fees, Deposits and Cancellation Policy

a. The total Rental Fee is $1800 per week and includes any applicable taxes and other applicable charges to be paid at the time of booking, as well as a refundable security / damage deposit of $500, for a total of $2300. Shorter stays and fees will be decided on discussions with the Homeowner.
b. Guests must give notice of cancellation at least 60 days prior to the booking date in order to receive a refund. If, in the event of unforeseen circumstances the Guest cannot honor the reservation and must cancel within the 60 days, the Homeowner will do his best to rent the home, and if successful, will refund all funds paid by the Guest less any minimal costs associated with obtaining another Guest.
c. The security / damage deposit shall be refunded within 21 days of the Checkout Date provided no deductions are made due to:
i. damage to the property or furnishings other than normal wear and tear;
ii. dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or
iii. any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bowser House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Soaker tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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