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OCEAN FRONT! HOUSE & CABIN, SLEEPS 12, HOT TUB, KAYAKS, SUN ROOM, 3 SUNDECKS!

Nola or Brad

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Nola or Brad

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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OCEAN FRONT! HOUSE & CABIN, SLEEPS 12, HOT TUB, KAYAKS, SUN ROOM, 3 SUNDECKS!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Bowser House Rental Photos and Description

105ft of Waterfront, right on the beach...House and Cabin, Accomodating 12 Peopl

Life is better at the beach! The house and cabin are located on a gorgeous 105 ft of waterfront property, in Qualicum Bay. This is a picture postcard area of Vancouver Island! Our goal is to respond to your inquiry within 4 hours or less.

***Please Note**The house sleeps max 8, the cabin max 4, additional small child or baby no extra charge. Summer Season and Standard Pricing, pricing includes BOTH house and cabin for up to 12 guests.

We are located approx 1hr from the Departure bay Ferry Terminal in Nanaimo and 45 min from the airport in Comox.

Excellent gathering place for family and friends! We love to see generational families gathered here. Beautiful beach walks and star lit beach fires. The tides have been very high this season, hitting the edge of our property. Impressive storms have created incredible views, with lots of wave action. The tidal pools have been teeming with fish, crabs, starfish, etc. The sunroom is a cozy room to watch the sun rise and set, and the wild life activity on the water. Rain or shine, the sunroom gives you an amazing waterfront view of the ocean and its ever changing view. See herons, seals, fish jump, bald eagles, mallards, geese, bunnies, deer, and many more varieties. There is a fire pit outdoors, surrounded by lawns. There are four separate outdoor spaces created, allowing room for all to enjoy either the sun or shade.

Take time to relax in the hot tub 41 ft away from oceans waves and soak away the days activities. Hot tub cover has an easy lift system to remove it.

Ideal family home located on waterfront in Qualicum Bay. There are 6 Provincial Parks in our area. Nile Creek and Qualicum River are spots where locals love to fish from the shores, 10min away. Up the road from us is the best home made pizza!, a mini market, Government Liquor Store, Coffee Shop, Local Cafe on water side has awesome coconut prawns.

The town centre of Qualicum is 10min away, with lovely quaint shops, wonderful restaurants and cafes. Vintage Candy Shop, Natural Health Stores, and on Saturday from 8am till noon, a Farmers Market! The local grocery store has an excellent selection and great pricing. Island Scallops are across the street and French Creek Marina offers fresh catch for seafood lovers. Excellent location to visit Long Beach, Tofino, Victoria, Coombs Market, Cathedral Grove, Horne Lake Caves. Wild Life Recovery Center, Fish Hatchery, Marine Station,Cheese Works, Wineries, Milner Gardens, Northwest Raptors (Duncan) and much more. Many excellent golf courses within minutes from our home. One is up the road and they serve awesome fish and chips. Many many bike and walking trails nearby. Spider Lake is 5min away and ideal for those who love a fresh water lake day!

Cameron Lake and Qualicum Falls are both 15-20min drive, picturesque beauty! Wonderful swimming and picnic areas, natural wonderlands.

This is a family friendly home, equipped with play pen, stroller,high chair, toddler fold up stroller, baby monitor, children's toys, childrens life jackets, and beach toys. Three sides of house, cabin, and yard have a 4ft high chain link fence,as well a front gate across driveway for added protection for your children.

We have a sandy beach area on the property for hours of sandcastle building, and a covered gazebo area to relax in the shade and enjoy the view or read a good book. For outdoor entertaining, enjoy two separate deck areas with table and chairs, small child's picnic table and chairs.

Additional chairs, beach blankets, beach towels for your use. Badminton, 2 recreational kayaks and many floaties and beach toys. Docking station for your iPhone or iPad for your tunes!

*105ft of waterfront with easy walk on access

*nothing is as relaxing as the sound of the waves!!

*1654sq ft HOME:

*Sleeps 8

*Master Bedroom, King Bed, Ensuite, Jetted Soaker Tub

*2nd/3rd Bedrooms, Queen Beds

*TV wall mounted in one bedroom

* two deluxe inflatable queen size beds (can be located in sun room or living room OR as master bedroom is large, inflatable bed can be set up in that room as well, or in the cabin)

*20x12 Sunroom, 180 Degree Ocean View with three walls of floor to ceiling windows! New Travertine Tile, Skylights, Bar Area (lots of wineglasses!)

*New paint thru out home, tastefully decorated

*Well equipped kitchen, pass thru window to serving bar in sun room for easy entertaining

*Oak desk with full ocean view.

*SONY Sound dock station, compatible with iPhone and iPad for music, DVD players in cabin and house, WIFI, CD Player in house

*Full Laundry supplies

*Well stocked kitchen, including spices, condiments, coffee, flour, sugar, oil, vinegar, basic fridge condiments such as salad dressings, mustard, relish, ketchup, etc.

*Quality linens and Bedding

*52inch flat screen TV

*Wall Mounted TV in 2nd bedroom

*New wood stove

*Play pen and Graco Expedition Stroller, Baby Bedding, Baby Monitor, Toddler fold up stroller by Cosmo

*Childrens toys and books/games, great selection for your children to enjoy!

OUTDOORS:

*Upper deck with barbq with 4 patio chairs

*14x14 Cedar deck on yard level with patio table, large umbrella, and 6 patio chairs

*Gazebo on waters edge to enjoy shade and solitude with chairs an serving tray/table, IKEA wicker loungers

*Hot tub, seats 6

*Sandy beach area

*Fire pit

*2 recreational kayaks for our guest use

*water toys! snorkel, fins, skim boards, tubes, badminton, hula hoops, sand toys, wagon and small bikes for kids, floaties and kids floaties, wet suits,

*firewood provided

CABIN: Pricing shown includes BOTH house AND cabin

The cabin is located behind the home with an ocean view from the living room window

*585 sqft totally renovated cabin

*One bedroom, queen size bed

*New flooring thru out, laminate and tile

*New shower tile, kitchen tile

*New windows and window coverings

*Modern paint colors and decor

*Fridge and Stove

*Well equipped kitchen

* Living room, which features a futon for additional sleeping (double size ) TV with cable,WIFI, DVD player

*Private sitting area (covered) with cabinet of toys for children outside of cabin

We are easy to find on the scenic old island highway, located 10min from Qualicum Town Center.

Within 30 Miles:

*Parksville Beaches *Golf*Mini Golf (3)* Famous Coombs Market*Cathedral Grove*Golf (6 courses)*French Creek Marina*Wildlife Recovery Center*Horne Lake Caves*Unlimited Trails*Milner Gardens*Englishmen River Falls*Qualicum Falls*Art Gallery*Denman and Hornby Islands*Qualicum Cheese Works and Winery*

travel a few more miles south to Victoria or west to Tofino, Long Beach.

It is possible that you may never leave the property as it is so tranquil with ever changing views of wildlife, tide action, beach combing. The view by day can only be matched by the incredible sunsets at night, enjoyed from the hot tub, or sun room with 180* view. This is a NO smoking, NO pets allowed property. Thank you

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Nola or Brad (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About Nola or Brad

Island born and raised, and an islander at heart, the best days for us are days we spend at the beach with family and friends.

Nola or Brad purchased this house in 2013

Why Nola or Brad chose Bowser

Its been our life long dream to live on the waters edge, we love the sound of the waves, and the antics of the seals and pups. It is ideally located in the heart of the island with access to all ammenities

What makes this house unique

We stood on the the seawall, an looked at the ocean vista and said to each other, 'this is it....'

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 22 traveler reviews

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OCEAN FRONT! HOUSE & CABIN, SLEEPS 12, HOT TUB, KAYAKS, SUN ROOM, 3 SUNDECKS!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Vancouver
5

Awesome place and perfect weekend gateway!

  • 5 of 5

Nola and Brad are awesome hosts! We enjoyed very much our 2-day weekend gateway at their wonderful house. The view is unbelievable and we had both days dinner at the backyard which we originally just planned for one day dinner. But the sunset view, the backyard setting, BBQ and the fire pit made us to decide not going out for dinner. Nola and Brad provided more then enough of supplies for us to use, anything that you can think of, they probably have it ready for you. We were even welcomed with a basket of snacks and bottle of wine! (Thank you, Nola & Brad!). The house is really clean and with many nice decorations.

The hot tub and sunroom are also exceptional, we enjoyed them very much!

The communication with Nola is super efficient. She always answered my call and text right away and replied emails promptly. The damage deposit was refunded right away when we arrived and Brad even met up with us early within short notice because we had to leave a bit early in the morning.

Thank you so much. We had a wonderful weekend gateway and family gathering.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We loved the fact you enjoyed the yard so much you ate all your meals out of doors !! And you had such sunny weather which makes the beach all the more lovely to explore!! Please please come again. What a fun group you are!!
Quesnel,B.C.
5

50th anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Spending our 50th anniversary here was amazing. We used all the differant spaces, had an outside fire, used the inside wood fire, loved the kayaks, spent relax time in the sunroom,watching the ocean. The kitchen was so well stocked, we made many lovely family meals, and of course the cabin was a blessing to use . Would definitely recommend this rental. We hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 50th Anniversary! Congratulations on this incredible milestone! What a privilege it was to see you and your family celebrate this special event in our home! We would love to see you all again, best wishes for many more happy family events!
5

Spring Break Stay Was Exceptional

  • 5 of 5

With no snow on the mountains this year, we thought we'd try something different this year. Our stay was fantastic. The property amenities were exactley as seen on the site. Brad and Nola were there to answer and assist us with all of our needs. Oysters abundant at low tide for dinner, and lots of clams to dig to keep the kids busy. Orcas passed by, the hot tub was great, and the unit had every condiment know to man. The cabin was perfect for my parents to stay in so they could sleep in and not be bothered by my early rising children. Great vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our home, you found a seafood feast out the back door, and that is fantastic. We too saw the pod of killer whales passing by that week, what an amazing sight! One of the many reasons why we love island life. We hope to see you and your lovely family again.
Vancouver
5

Unforgettable New Years

  • 5 of 5

7 of my closest friends and I embarked on a Vancouver Island retreat to bring in the New Year. We found ourselves in Qualicum Beach at Brad and Nola's rental property. It surpassed every reasonable expectation we had. Location was phenomenal, the view was unbeatable and the hospitality was next level. We spent most of our time, soaking in the hot-tub, cooking with a view of the ocean, watching hockey and exploring the area. Brad and Nola were great owners to rent from and we hope to be there soon in the future! Thank you for a great holiday getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our home, what a fantastic group you were! We would welcome you back any time. Ps...we love the purple New Years Rock! Great keepsake in our yard
Nanaimo, B.C, Canada
5

Excellent Cabin on the Ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at this vacation rental! Nola and Brad made us feel so welcome and helped us with any questions and concerns we had. I booked this rental for my boyfriends 30th birthday and it was great! Plenty of room for everyone to sleep and hangout for the rainy days. The view was wonderful, looking out at the sea lions,water and mountains was exactly what we wanted. I can't wait to book again!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for choosing our home for your special event. We were so glad to meet you both, and we wish you the very best in your future plans! Please come back when you visit the island.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

Amazing oceanfront vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Nola and Brad were such kind and gracious hosts who ensured that our week long stay at their lovely oceanside home was comfortable and relaxing. Their house was clean and well-stocked, and had many amenities, including a hot tub, kayaks, and a fire pit. The photos posted on this site give you but a glimpse of the beauty of their gorgeous property. We spent many hours in the sun room just watching the waves rolling in and out - We could never tire of that amazing view. There was also so much to see and do in and around the area. We particularly enjoyed taking in the majesty of Cathedral Grove, the peaceful atmosphere of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, the beauty of Butterfly World & Gardens, and all the happenings at the Mooberry Winery & Little Qualicum Cheeseworks. Literally right across the highway from the house is Island Scallops, which had the best fresh scallops we'd ever tasted. There are also some amazing artisans in the area whose studios were a pleasure to visit - Among our favourites were Cedar Moon Glass Art Studio & Gallery and Robert Held Art Glass. Although not as close by, but certainly worth the trip, was the little excursion we took out near Duncan to visit Pacific Northwest Raptors, an amazing facility that we always make a point of visiting whenever we come to the island.

Thank you, Nola and Brad, for sharing your beautiful home with us and for making our vacation so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! You folks really saw a lot of our island in a week, that is fantastic! You visited many of our favourites and one we had not heard of, so we will check out Northwest Raptors as soon as we can. You were such enthusiastic guests, and left our home spotless, thank you very much. Please come again, we would love to see you again.

Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Comox
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Roadhouse
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
Departure bay terminal
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Arrowsmith Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Dee's Bar an Grill
Nearest Ski
63 Miles
Mt Washington
Nearest Beach
Out the door
Car: recommended

Long Beach Tofino is 2hrs away, Victoria, is apprx 2 hrs away as well, we are ideally located in central Vancouver Island. Many lakes, provincial parks, ocean walks, huge forests, within 30 miles

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Rates & Availability

From C$265 Per night

Bowser House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer House AND Cabin
Jun 5 2015 - Sep 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
C$399
From
C$475
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$2,699
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$265
From
C$299
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$1,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$195
Refundable damage deposit C$300
Notes This rate applies to House AND Cabin

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Bowser House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1656 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 3 is in the cabin, new tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Home has 3 bedrooms. Also a deluxe inflatable queen size bed you can set up in living room or sunroom. Cabin has 1 bedroom . Also a futon converts to a double bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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