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Storm Watching Waterfront ~ Wood Burning Fireplace ~ Private Platinum Green Home

Jan Stevens

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Storm Watching Waterfront ~ Wood Burning Fireplace ~ Private Platinum Green Home

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

Overview

Bowen Island House Rental Photos and Description

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

The 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 energy efficient home is perfect on a sunny summer day and just as ideal during a ferocious winter storm. Thanks to the comfort provided by 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.

3 BEDROOMS ~ SLEEPS 6 GUESTS

Our home has and will sleep up to 6 guests: 1 KING bed, and 2 QUEEN beds. All our bedding is professionally laundered and pressed with layers of plush pillows and fluffy duvets. The Retreat has the luxury details that you desire for your getaway.

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

KING SIZE MASTER BEDROOM

The very spacious MASTER BEDROOM has an exceptionally comfortable Organic latex KING size bed. Lounge in the plush bed, fine linens, and fluffy pillows while enjoying the gorgeous waterfront view. The master bedroom has a LARGE MASTER BATH with a soaker tub and walk in shower. We supply LINENS, organic shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap. Step just outside the washroom door to shower in our outdoor shower surrounded by gorgeous Bowen Island Fresh sea air. Rejuvenate yourself with our indoor sauna with light and sound therapy located in the master suite……..we call it a “retreat” for good reason.

2 QUEEN BEDROOMS

On the upper floor you will find 2 QUEEN BEDROOMS with new mattresses, quality cotton sheets, fluffy filled duvets, and scrumptious piles of pillows. Both rooms have waterfront view and seaside decks. They both share the 4 PIECE WASH ROOM on the upper floor. We supply organic shampoo, conditioner, and soaps for your ultimate convenience.

NEWLY BUILT PRIVATE WATER ACCESS STAIRS ~ stairs reaching to the water's edge...rent or bring your own kayak or paddle board that can be launched at high tide from our newly built stairs to the water's edge. Wear your 'rock shoes' for comfortable beach exploring.

Our property next door has a private swimming beach. Ask if we have guests in the cottage during your stay to see if it might be available to you as well. When the Cottage is unoccupied we can call it your Private Beach. In addition, the Mt. Gardner Beach is just a 5 minute walk from the house.

LIVING ROOM ~ Relax in our LIGHT FILLED living room with 2 story high windows overlooking the majestic scenery and spectacular seaside views. Watch a movie on our large flat screen TV with surround-sound while nestled on the sectional under a cozy throw.

WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE ~ October through April enjoy the warmth of our energy-efficient wood burning fireplace. In this home, experience the wonders of nature while maintaining a high level of indulgence and eco-friendly living.

KITCHEN~ The kitchen has the modern conveniences one expects from a newly built home: drawer dishwashers, stainless refrigerator, electric stove and oven, microwave, and coffee pot. We provide basic spices, olive oil, and a bit of sugar and flour. All you need is to bring your fresh proteins and vegetables. There is no need for bottled water as our drinking water is the BEST!! It is alkaline and comes from our well... Drink up, it is good for you! Prepare your meals while enjoying the waterfront views.

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*. (more details below)

DINING TABLE FOR 6 ~ Enjoy your in home prepared meal at our dining table with a view. For a more casual setting we also provide a dining nook for story telling while sipping your wine.

CATERING IS AVAILABLE ~ So you say you are on vacation and you don’t want to cook? Ask us about THE SNUG CATERING. They can prepare your meal or ALL your meals for you. We will put you in touch so you can take the night off.

POWDER ROOM ~ you will find a powder room on the main floor just off of the living room and kitchen.

WASHER AND DRYER ~ just off of the kitchen is a front loading washer and dryer.

OUTDOOR WRAP AROUND DECKS ~ Lounge and melt away into the outdoor seating and enjoy the frequent sight of eagles, seals, otters and deer while sipping wine, tea or coffee. The northwest facing decks are perfectly poised for magnificent sunset views……..what a perfect ending to a peaceful day at the Retreat.

PROPANE BBQ IS PROVIDED ~ Prepare your meals on our new Weber propane BBQ and dine seaside at our outdoor dining table.

PICK FRESH FLOWERS from our maintained and deer protected garden for a special fresh and natural touch.

WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE ~ Our home is fully wheelchair accessible.

Bowen Island is only 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 on the nearby Government Dock, only a 5 minute walk from the house.

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

Bowen Island is a destination for the outdoor enthusiast. The Retreat is located on prime waterfront perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming. We are surrounded by lush mountain trails for hiking, biking, or jogging. Fish from our 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 or 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jan Stevens (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Jan Stevens

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

Why Jan Stevens chose Bowen Island

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Storm Watching Waterfront ~ Wood Burning Fireplace ~ Private Platinum Green Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Oakland, CA
5

Rustic and relaxing retreat with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 days in the Vancouver area and wanted both a city and a wilderness experience. The Eastman cabin fit the bill perfectly! The rustic and super comfy cabin sits on the north west side of the island and has amazing views of other islands, hills, mountains and an amazing snow-capped craggy peak in the distance. We brought our 7 month old so were up early to watch the sun rise each morning. Watching the early light warm up the various faces of the mountains, hills and water was truly special. We watched otters play just off of the rocks in front of the cabin and bald eagles soar over the water. We went on several walks/hikes/jogs in the area. There is something for all activity levels, including a day hike up Mt. Gardner. Since we visited in February, we did not swim (brrrr), but read many entries in the guest book of folks who said that swimming off of the rocks was a highlight. Instead, we built fires, BBQed on the deck and cozied up and read. Also many great bars and restaurants at the harbor if you want to be more interactive. We would definitely recommend this special cabin.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Vancouver, BC
5

Wonderful Stay at Eastman Point Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a a very nice cottage to stay on the North-West coast of Bowen Isl with fantastic views.

Rustic but cozy, steeped in history with photos of Mr McNeill's grandparents (the Eastmans) from about 100 yrs back and hand painted furniture by his grandmother. There is a great coffee table book about Bowen's history to read up on.

The cottage sits on Eastman Pt just south of Galbraith Bay where there's a beach. You can also walk down to the rocks from the cottage and jump in, wait for the summer though!

As for the fantastic view, directly ahead sits Hutt Island, off to the right is Gambier, off to the left in the distance is Langdale from where the ferry heads off to Horseshoe Bay passing behind Hutt Island.

Thank you for a Wonderful Stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Vancouver BC
5

Perfect oceanside getaway

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage truly is a gem. It's private, quiet, peaceful and filled with everything one might need to feel at home.. walking through the door for the first time and smelling cedar put a smile on my face. Finding it was very easy, the directions provided led us directly to it (even in the dark!). It's a very well equipped cottage, loved reading the history of Bowen and the cabin. The deck and the view are certainly highlights, morning coffee and every meal was enjoyed outside looking out over the water, across the bay to the islands and sunshine coast. Nights are SO quiet, so peaceful and so many stars! Best sleeps ever.

If you're looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle, this place is perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Charming cottage and an excellent place for reflection

  • 5 of 5

This was a charming cottage and an excellent place for reflection. I hope to return for future visits when on corporate business and for time away for strategic preparation and renewal.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Unforgettable family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect vacation with our families. The Eastman Waterfront Retreat offered us comfort, relaxation, and natural beauty as far as the eye could see. There was a group of nine (we rented the cottage next door too) which included both sets of parents as well as my grandmother, and everyone felt like we had treated them to a luxury resort. It was equipped with everything we needed and more. We ended up making use of the private dock every day after cobbling together some fishing gear. Everyone would either gather and look on from the deck or try their luck on the dock. It became a fun past time that everyone could enjoy. Being so quaint, Bowen Island was an easy place for us to explore as a big group across a range of ages. We enjoyed the Eastman home and island so much that we ended up not going into Vancouver as often as we had originally planned. Thanks to Jan & Charles for taking such good care of us!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Burnaby, BC
5

Wonderful house, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We were there for 2 nights and it was certainly too short. The house is gorgeous and well-maintained. So peaceful and relaxing, perfect place to get away from busy city life. My 6 year old is missing that beach house so much now, she took pictures of sunsets and reindeers from the sun deck every night, and she said it was the most beautiful and peaceful house she had ever see in her whole life. We had great time and will certainly go back on our next vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grace, we are so glad that you found the peace and quiet that we strive to deliver. We would love to have you return......soon.

Map

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

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Rates & Availability

From $450 Per night

Bowen Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Almost Summer
May 18 2015 - Jun 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
$12,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jun 26 2015 - Jun 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
BC Day
Jun 30 2015 - Jul 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
July High Season
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
$3,465
$13,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Canada Day Long weekend
Jul 31 2015 - Aug 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
August summer 2015
Aug 3 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
$3,465
$13,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Labour Day Long Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2015
Sep 7 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
$3,465
$13,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
$11,880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Long Weekend
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season 2015
Oct 12 2015 - Nov 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
$11,880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Veterans Day
Nov 10 2015 - Nov 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
Nov 12 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
$11,880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Holiday 2015
Dec 18 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$495
$2,970
$11,880
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79.00
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes The RATES Quoted above are for up to 4 guests. Additional guests are $50 per person per night. Maximum occupancy of 6 guests. Sorry, no exceptions.

All rates are plus 13% (5% gst + 8% pst)

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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:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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