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Bluffs on Bowen. Spectacular Coast/Island Views/Sunsets/Unforgettable!

Wynn Nielsen

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Wynn Nielsen

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015
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Bluffs on Bowen. Spectacular Coast/Island Views/Sunsets/Unforgettable!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Bowen Island Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 large studio w/custom wall bed, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2-3

Architecturally unique, west coast modern dwelling. Curved design of house and roofs with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Green roof design using native grasses and sedums (planned for Spring 2013). A 'Green' build with goals of energy conservation and rainwater collection.

Spacious studio with contemporary interior/modern furnishings. Bright and light with vaulted curved ceiling and wall-to-wall windows overlooking a green roof and views of the coast/mountain ranges beyond. Private entrance and deck.

Spectacular sunsets, coastal island/ocean views as far as you can see. Mossy bluffs smothered in foxgloves in Spring followed by waving, golden grasses in summer. Gnarly, weathered old firs, roots dug deep into the bedrock to withstand the channel winds, dark silhouettes against a big sky and even bigger ocean.

A small community, surrounded by rainforest, fern valleys, moss covered bluffs and easy walking trails. Short woodland stroll to one of Bowen's best public swimming beaches in Bowen Bay.

We believe you will find our setting and amenities to be exceptional here on the Bluffs. We look forward to welcoming you!

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wynn Nielsen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015

About Wynn Nielsen

I was born to this coast and have a deep love for its rugged beauty and wild nature. In my work as a landscape designer and artist, I specializing in naturalistic gardens that are harmonious and in context with their wild surroundings. The creation and design of this house and landscape is a culmination of many years of imagining and desire to put down roots and I feel very fortunate to have found a home here. I love to share my experience of this special place with others and I am now able to do that through the creation of 'The Bluffs'.

Wynn Nielsen purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Wynn Nielsen chose Bowen Island

This is a new development that opened up on the west side of the island. The ridge is home to 7 bluff lots with spectacular coastal views. Notwithstanding the wondrous natural setting, the philosophy behind the development was what attracted me to build and live here. The developer has stringent guidelines to protect the environment including maximum house sizes, water conservation (roof water collection), sustainability and energy conservation (Builtgreen). It felt right to build here.

What makes this apartment unique

The winding one lane road through the rainforest opening up on to moss covered bluffs and, then, the ocean/sky views from the bluff. It was love at first sight.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appreciate your hospitality and accommodating our dietary requests. We hope to be back. What a treat. O&T

Thank you for creating such a magnificent place like this for us to come to. We'll be sending everyone we know here! K&L

What an incredible treasure you have here and how lucky we are to have been able to experience it. The lovely decoration perfectly compliments the stunning vista at our door step and the breakfast was great. Look forward to coming back! L&D

We are speechless about how beautiful your home is! Love the absolutely stunning views up here. And you are such a warm and welcoming host. A getaway we will never forget. Definitely coming back! V&B

Beautiful! Such a peaceful relaxing stay. A&M

Thank you for poviding such a peaceful and beautiful B&B. K,V&V

A wonderful sactuary while we waited for our house. We'll be back for sure. J&G

What a beautiful spot. We had time to relax and dwell on what life is all about! J&N

Wynn, we have had the most magical time here on the Bluffs. Thank you for exceeding at meeting our needs and providing such a special and relaxing stay. L&A

What a magical place this is! I couldn't have picked a more perfect spot for me to retreat. Thanks for making it a truly unforgettable stay. J

We had a fabulous weekend watching the storm approaching. S&R
Oct 2013
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Bluffs on Bowen. Spectacular Coast/Island Views/Sunsets/Unforgettable!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 14 reviews
Greensboro, NC

What a great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 nights at this VRBO and it was wonderful. It is even better than it appears - clean, private, quiet with a well stocked kitchen, relaxing deck and beautiful gardens that catch your eye every day. Wynn is the perfect host. When we arrived the WIFI wasn't working. We contacted her and she helped us out immediately. There is great reading material there of all types so no need to even bring your own book. There is just enough exploring and hiking to do on the island to keep you happy but not so much that you are overwhelmed. The small public beaches are a real treat to find. There are a nice variety of restaurants if you want to go out but we enjoyed the beautiful sunsets on the deck with our own creations after a few hands of cards with the "50 reasons to love Bowen Island" deck. Lastly, for me the best part was the tub. It is so big and comfortable with candles and a great view of the greenery - can't be beat! Do yourself a favor and just go - you wont be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review of the Bluffs, thank you. :-) You were perfect guests and I enjoyed meeting you. I'm pleased to hear your experience of the gardens. It it still a young garden but both the naturalistic pond and the planting are filling in and it give me great personal pleasure every day. It is nice to be able to share its maturing beauty with visitors. Thanks again for visiting and for expressing your appreciation. Wynn

A morning person's paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Awake to epic ocean views and watch sunsets by night! In between hike from right outside your doorway. When I saw the Bluff's on the web I worried no place could be as beautiful or tranquil as the photos suggested - luckily I was wrong. Three of us long-time girlfriends chose the Bluffs to getaway. We were thrilled to drive up and see amazing panoramic views of the ocean which continue right inside our suite. It is new, beautifully furnished, has a great bed, with thoughtful luxuries from the espresso machine to the sharp knives, fresh fruit and croissants. Wynn is a gracious host - helpful at request and offering privacy to visitors. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Amazing island getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Bluffs on Bowen for a long weekend and had an amazing time. What a stunning location!

The view from the suite is absolutely mind blowing. We have both travelled extensively, staying in many unique locations around the world, and we agree that this is our favorite. Aside from the truly breath taking view, the suite is brand new and beautiful. The kitchen is fully equipped with state of the art appliances and Wynn generously stocks the pantry with breakfast things (Eggs, bacon, croissants, bread, milk, juice, fruit, coffee, tea, cereal etc.). The suite has its own entrance which gives guests total privacy and the ability to come and go as they please. The property is located in a forested area, so there are many trails to explore and it is minutes from the beach.

Honestly, we had the best time here and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a relaxing, luxurious and unique getaway! Thank you Wynn for your gracious hospitality.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Little piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great place to stay that offers stunning ocean and mountain views, this is it! The Bluffs on Bowen is the perfect romantic get away or just a place to go and enjoy the views. Wynn has gone the extra mile to ensure that you more than enjoy your stay. We have stayed at many 5 star hotels and resorts and this stay will be close to the top of the list. The price was more than reasonable for what you get. You have all the basics in the kitchen as well as a stocked pantry and fridge..... all you need to purchase is some veggies and whatever you want for meat. The views are just as described in the listing if not better! We would highly recommend this VRBO to anyone! Thank you Wynn for making our Valentine's weekend one well will never forget and we look forward to coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very complimentary review! I am so pleased to be able to help create the perfect setting for your get-away celebration and I look forward to seeing you both again. It was a pleasure.
BC, Canada

FIrst time Bowen island experience

  • 4 of 5

The Bluffs appealed to us as there seemed to be only a few lodging on Bowen island with an ocean view. It looks at Vancouver Island and some of the smaller islands nearby. I could have spent most of my time reading and drinking wine while enjoying the serene view. The listing photos were very accurate of the B&B studio. The kitchenette was well equipped and well stocked. I really enjoyed baking the frozen croissants that were provided. The bathroom was well stocked as well. I would have preferred something to cover the bathroom window while showering and would have liked the bathroom fan to have been more efficient. The owner was helpful in answering our questions and concerns. I would recommend this property to a friend or relative as a quiet couple's getaway. The landscaping is still in the works and I would like to return to the property again once it is complete. At the time of our stay there was another property being built next door and I enjoyed watching the couple of trades people at their task. For the record there was no issue with noise from the construction. The internet worked fine and having a small TV was a bonus. All in all, for the price point the Bluffs is a good property and I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you found our place serene and enjoyed the ocean view setting. The bathroom window covering is "in the works" and was supposed to have been installed before Christmas. Unfortunately, there is a delay with the supplier. I apologize for not discussing the interim options with you at the time of your stay. The fan is something I will need to run a test on --my next shower is in the B&B! It has a 3 setting push/set unit that is supposed to be very efficient. With a new house build, you never know though. Both these things should be long fixed when you find your way back for a summer visit! Thank you for letting us know.
Vancouver, BC

Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

"The Bluffs" is an absolutely fantastic place! We were the very first guests staying at the suite and had the pleasure of enjoying the owner's hospitality. The views are simply amazing.

The Bluffs is in a great location as it's close to a number of trails and a beach. Snug Cove is a short drive away, where you can get groceries (if you decide to cook in the new, fully equipped kitchen at the suite) or each out at one of the restaurants.

The suite is just as shown in the photos: Modern, elegant and very comfortable. We relaxed and enjoyed the piece and quiet, never feeling separated from the surrounding nature, but more as part of it.

This is definitely a place we'll visit again.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure hosting you both at our new B&B. I hope you will come back to visit us again in the summer/fall when a spectacular sunset show is (almost) a guarantee. Thank you for your very kind words about us!


Car: recommended

'The Bluffs' is located on the west (sunset) side of Bowen Island in a very small community surrounded by designated parkland (Evergreen Park). It is a 15 min. stroll though forest trails to one of Bowen's best swimming beaches. The suite is nestled on a mossy ridge of steep bluffs, smothered in foxgloves in the summer and framed by gnarled, weathered old fir trees. It overlooks a deep valley and a spectacular coastline view stretching to the horizon. The sunsets viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows are spectacular, vibrant and ever-changing.

Start your day with a walk or run through the rainforest on easy trails that are right outside your door.

A diversity of pond and bird life abounds. A naturalistic garden, designed by the owner (Artist in the Garden Designs), melds house and wild surroundings into a harmonious relationship of both composed beauty and wildlife habitat.

The entrance to your suite entrance winds through the garden, past the ponds, and leads to a private entrance and deck.

If you like to walk, hike, swim or kayak; are a creative soul, e.g., a writer, a photographer or other professional needing a place to re-charge; are celebrating a special occasion, or just want to enjoy a relaxing and restorative place in close relationship with nature, we may be just what you are looking for. Create for yourself a wonderful and unforgettable experience here on 'the Bluffs'. We'll help.


Rates & Availability

From C$160 Per night

Bowen Island Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Note: 23Jan14: We have many requests for single night bookings. In response, we will try to accommodate single night stays during the week (not including Fri/Sat/Sun) but at a premium of $50 added to our base rate to make it feasible (i.e. $200/night). We reserve the right to refuse a single night.

Cancellation Policy: We charge 50% of total fee for any cancellation that is less than 14 days prior to booking dates.

Massage and other spa services (manicure, pedicure and facials) is available by 3rd party.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bowen Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom designed with vaulted ceilings and high vertical windows. Simple and clean with earth-tone tiled floors and walls and wrap-around mirrors.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • A comfortable Queen bed, full thickness mattress custom wall bed. Spectacular views right from your bed. The wall bed can be lucked up into the wall when extra space is required in the main room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A photographers paradise. A bird-watcher and naturalists delight. A storm-watcher's adrenalin rush. A writer's inspirational retreat. A yoga practitioner's zen. A stressed person's restoration and recharge. A couple's (re)connection. An unforgettable celebration. What are you looking for?

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