WATERFRONT ~ PLATINUM GREEN HOME ~ PRIVATE ~ SEA VIEWS ~ BEACH

Jan Stevens

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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WATERFRONT ~ PLATINUM GREEN HOME ~ PRIVATE ~ SEA VIEWS ~ BEACH

Bowen Island House Rental Photos and Description

New Waterfront 'Green' Home sleeps 2 - 6 w/ 3 bedrooms + a loft.

Eastman Waterfront Retreat is a Custom Built Luxury Waterfront Home with Spectacular Mountain Views. We proudly display our Platinum Award, the Highest ‘Green Building’ Rating on Bowen.

Our home has 3 bedrooms and will sleep up to 6 guests: 1 king bed, and 2 queen beds. All the bedding is professionally laundered and pressed with layers of plush pillows, and fluffy duvets......... adding the details that you desire for your luxury getaway.

QUOTES PROVIDED BY THE VRBO BOOK IT SYSTEM ARE AN ESTIMATE ONLY. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY TO CONFIRM YOUR ACTUAL RATE.

There are a total of 2 1/2 baths. The master bedroom has a spacious master bath with a soaker tub, sauna, and an indoor and outdoor shower.

PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS is just down below the house off of our fishing dock. Our beach is great for exploring .....come and see.

Our property next door has a shared semi private beach between the Retreat and the Cottage. When the Cottage is unoccupied we can call it your Private Beach. When there are guests in the Cottage then it is shared and becomes a Semi-Private beach. In addition, the Mt. Gardner Beach is just a 5 minute walk from the house.

New custom-built luxury waterfront home with panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and the highest ‘green building’ certification (Platinum) on Bowen Island.

This secluded home on the private and quiet side of Bowen Island is sunny and bright and combines eco-living with the highest level of comfort and majestic scenery through the two-story high windows overlooking the ocean. Enjoy the frequent sight of eagles, seals, otters and deer while sipping wine or tea during spectacular sunsets from the wrap-around balcony, take a steaming outdoor private shower, or pick fresh flowers from the garden for a special evening. Inside, pamper yourself with a spa treatment that combines the indoor sauna with light and sound therapy, relax with a movie on the large flat screen TV with surround-sound, or nestle up to the energy-efficient wood burning fireplace with a good book. In this home, experience the wonders of nature while maintaining a high level of indulgence and eco-friendly living.

STRICT NO PARTY POLICY ~ PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. The Eastman Waterfront Retreat is a QUIET FAMILY, COUPLE, and FRIEND Getaway. Do not book our home if you are planning a party. It will cost you your security deposit in full*. (see details below)

Through the many double-pane energy efficient windows, experience the splendor of a sunny day, a ferocious winter storm or a star-lit night – all in complete comfort thanks to the air-heat pump provided radiant floor heating and state-of-the-art heat recovery ventilation system that provides a constant temperature and fresh air 24/7 throughout the year. Fall asleep to the sound of lapping waves in 100% organic sheets and the highest quality feather-down pillows and comforters. The house sleeps six people comfortably, and each of the three bedrooms come equipped with its own ocean and mountain-view balcony. A fold-out couch in the loft area can sleep a single guest if one does not want to share a bed with others.

Become invigorated with a jog or leisurely walk around a nearby lake, take a dip on the home’s private ocean front, or explore the nearby islands with rented kayaks, paddle boards or motor boats.

Our home is also fully wheelchair accessible.

Accessibility:

Bowen Island is a 20-minute, beautiful ferry ride from West Vancouver, via the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. Ferries run every hour. Water taxis from Horseshoe Bay or Granville Island in downtown Vancouver are also available.

You may also arrive on Bowen in your own boat and moor in front of the house or on the nearby Government Dock.

Bowen Island is a small, intimate community with highly rated restaurants, grocery stores, spas, gym, medical facilities, pharmacies, and hardware stores.

Activities:

Bowen Island is a mecca for the outdoor enthusiast. And the house is located in a prime ocean area for kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming, and it is near miles of lush mountain trails for hiking, biking, or jogging. Fish from the home’s own dock, go sailing, or play golf on Bowen’s 9-hole course. Whistler’s world class ski resort is only 75 minutes from Horseshoe Bay and Cypress Mountain is less than ½ hour.

STRICT NO PARTY POLICY ~ PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. Eastman Waterfront Retreat is a QUIET FAMILY, COUPLE, and FRIEND Getaway. Do not book our home if you are planning a party. It will cost you your security deposit in full. This prestigious property is located in the very quiet Mt. Gardner neighbourhood on Bowen with strict noise bylaws. Excessive noise at any time is never tolerated by the neighbours nor the Municipality and a reason for immediate eviction with no refund of nightly rates nor security deposit. Maximum occupancy is 6 guests and all guests must be named and listed on the rental agreement. Parties or gatherings of additional unapproved visitors for any length of time are not allowed at any time. We have a no tolerance policy and will retain the guest security deposit in full if these policies are violated.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
This house was incredible!! We spent Christmas there and couldn't have asked for a better house, location and amazing views! I would love to stay here again and will definitely recommend to anyone inquiring.
Dec 2013
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Jan Stevens

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When I am not visiting Bowen Island, I serve as the Senior Environmental Policy Advisor for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) based at UN headquarters in New York City. In that capacity I have the honor to work with developing countries throughout the world to address their environmental challenges related to biodiversity conservation, adaptation to climate change, protection of forests, access to sustainable energy, etc.

Although my parents met and married in Toronto, Canada, our family moved to Palo Alto, California where I grew up. We often visited Bowen Island in the summer.

I attended U.C. Berkeley as an undergraduate and U.C. Davis where I completed my Ph.D. in plant genetics before joining the United Nations.

Jan Stevens purchased this house in 2007

My grandfather, Samuel Mack Eastman, discovered this spot on Bowen Island in 1918 when he came to recuperate from an injury sustained in World War I while serving in Canada’s army. He liked it so much that he bought this acre of oceanfront property for $300 that year! Mack and his wife Antonia built a cabin here and my mother, Isabelle, spent her early summers here from the 1920s on, and all of the summers of her later years. This was my mother’s favorite spot on earth. The ‘new’ cabin was built around 1950 and it continues to serve us well.

I have been coming to this place on Bowen since the age of two, and this is where I found my appreciation of nature, ocean swimming and interest in international affairs and environmental issues. I was also inspired to build my career at the United Nations to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather who devoted himself to world peace in the League of Nations in the 1920s and 1930s.

Subsequently, my wife, Joan, fell in love with this spot as deeply as my mother did, so we bought the acre next door to my grandparents property and built the first “Platinum” certified ‘green’ house on Bowen, which was finished in 2009.

Joan invested years of research to ensure this house was environmentally sustainable in every way … each piece of wood is reused, recycled or certified; super insulation in the walls and windows; energy efficient air-heat pump and appliances , sustainably produced tile, counters, furniture, etc.

In a few years this property will have been in my family for 100 years so our connection to this place is strong. Incidentally, as early notables in Bowen history, Mack and Antonia Eastman are referenced in both books on the history of Bowen Island and even in the historical section of the 2012 Bowen phonebook!

The house is bright and comfortable year-round no matter what the weather outside and the 2 story high windows bring the spectacular beauty of the British Columbia coast inside.

The oceanfront location enables daily swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and the watching of amazing sunsets and wildlife.

I find I am constantly scanning the ocean and mountains throughout the day from the outdoor decks or through the windows , and I am often surprised by sightings of diverse birdlife, numerous seals, otters, and the occasional dolphin, or even rarer Orca.

The outdoor shower and the indoor sauna turn the house instantly into a spa, while the large-screen TV and surround sound speaker transform the house into a movie theatre.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensils and cutlery as well new, energy-efficient appliances.

Each bedroom has a deck overlooking the ocean and mountains – and the kitchen and living room and loft also have spectacular views at all times.

The private dock on the property is perfect for fishing, diving and swimming while the boathouse is a delightful spot for picnics on the waterfront.

The house and cabin are at the end of one of the few roads on Bowen so there is no ‘through traffic’ and it is always quiet and private here. The northwest facing property enjoys amazing sunsets and the patio encircling the house allows sun throughout the day in the spring and summer.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Waterfront ~ Platinum Green Home ~ Private ~ Sea Views ~ Beach
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Bowen Island British Columbia Gulf Islands
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ENCHANTING DROP OF PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
Everything that needed to be said has been said already in previews reviews. It is the small details that added to the allure: binoculars to scan the water and the mountains, the side deck chairs and quiet spot to read, the cubby dining area with wine glasses, the outside shower area out in the elements, the study area upstairs with a sofa...night of blazing stars through the skylights...the morning serenity. Well done!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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INCREDIBLE ACCOMODATIONS AND RELAXING ATMOSPHERE

  • 5 of 5
This rental completely lived up to its listed advertisment and more. The owner prior to our arrival was very accomidating and was able to assist us completely. The photos can never do the beauty of the surroundings justice, which are completely breathtaking. The home was very warm and inviting, well stocked in everthing we needed other than personal groceries. I highly recommend the restaurants Tuscany's, Miksa and Artisan Eats. My husband friends and I regret we had to leave the serenity of this lovely place to return to our own homes.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5

PERFECT PEACEFUL GIRL'S GETAWAY

Perfect Peaceful Girl's Getaway
  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our weekend at this gorgeous, clean and spacious home. The beds are heaven - lovely linens and pillows - the best part is waking up and seeing such a spectacular view from the comfort of your bed. There was so much room for the ten of us - we could enjoy being together or having alone time. The house is maintained perfectly, the instructions on care are clear, and it's so easy to open the door and relax.
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: What a GREAT review of our beautiful property. You have captured the essence of what we feel is so special about our very private waterfront location. We realize that linens, pillows and comfortable beds are so important.......nearly as important as our spectacular view. So Glad that you all enjoyed your stay.
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25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the cottage to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The cottage was clean, dry and well maintained. The lovely smell of cedar scented the air. The double bed was very comfortable, we slept peacefully. Linens and towels were fresh. Living room furniture was comfortable. Kitchen was well equipped, we found everything we needed. Enjoyed the great ocean view with my breakfast from the kitchen table. Excellent deck and spectacular view. Sunsets are breathtaking with a glass of wine in hand. Cozy and inviting, we had a relaxing, romantic weekend. Owners family featured in history of Bowen Island, enjoyed reading material provided. Owner also provides printout with helpful information for cottage. We would highly recommend and look forward to our next visit.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada
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RELAXING STAY OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the main house.

It is totally quiet, private and serene. If you want to get away from it all this is the place. It's spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and well equipped with a gorgeous view to the mountains of the sunshine coast in the distance. The spirit of the past owner lives on with the yogi images and sensitivity to the natural environment.

The only thing I would have liked would be a way to get down to the ocean for a swim. But I don't suppose too many people will be wanting that as the water is only 19 degrees. There is a public beach a few minutes walk away.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Horseshoe Bay
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 99
Nearest Beach
On property
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cypress Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bowen Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Bowen Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season July
Jun 30 2014 - Jul 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$550
$3,300
$13,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
BC Day Long Weekend
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
$560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
August High Season
Aug 4 2014 - Aug 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
$550
$3,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Labour Day Long Weeken
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$550
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 9 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Long Weekend
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season Oct Nov
Oct 13 2014 - Nov 6 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Veterans Day Long Weekend
Nov 7 2014 - Nov 9 2014
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season Nov-Dec
Nov 10 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas New Years Holidays
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69.00
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes The RATES Quoted above are for up to 4 guests. Additional guests are $50 per person per night. Maximum occupancy of 6 guests.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Bowen Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , A Powder Bath on the main floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , plus a sauna with healing lights and music
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sleeps 2 adults
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , a luxury organic bed sleeping 2 adults
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , sleeps up to 2 adults
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has organic natural rubber mattress and 100% cotton sheets and comforters, guest bedroom #1 has a queen size mattress. Guest bedroom #2 has a brand new queen size mattress.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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