Bowen Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 6, Southerly Mtn & Ocean Views W/ Beach Access.
QUIET, RURAL, and SURROUNDED BY GARDENS…….Relax at the Hollybarry Cottage, a cozy 2 story cedar Pan~Abode home located on a BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEW lot on the east side of Bowen Island with a SUNNY SOUTHERLY EXPOSURE.
The cottage SLEEPS 6 GUESTS in 3 bedrooms: 1 KING SIZE BED and 2 QUEEN BEDS plus 1 ½ baths.
BEACH ACCESS is only a 5 MINUTE WALK to EAGLE CLIFF BEACH below, a wonderful swimming beach with a summer time community dock great for swimming, fishing, relaxing, soaking up the summer sun, or star gazing at night.
NO VEHICLE? No problem…….leave your car behind and arrive via the C11 Eagle Cliff bus, Just a 15 minute bus ride. It will drop you off and pick you up right in front of the cottage. Your TRANSLINK CARD will work on Bowen too. If arriving by car we are located only 8 minutes or 3 k from Snug Cove.
We are PET FRIENDLY so bring your Fido along. Dogs are only $10 per pet per night, maximum of 2. Approval required…..Let us know the breed, age, and weight of your companion.
ALL OUR RATES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS. PLEASE EMAIL JAN TO CONFIRM YOUR QUOTE IS CORRECT.
Prepare your family meals in the apartment-sized, fully equipped kitchen. Sit and dine at our casual dinette table for 4 guests. Or prepare your meal on the outdoor propane BBQ on the patio with outdoor dining at our large benched picnic table.
This well cared for cottage provides a wonderful airy and bright ambiance with a southerly ocean view bringing in all the warm sunshine of the day. The ocean view is ever changing with ferry traffic, cruise ships, tug boats, all with the backdrop of the Coastal Mountains and West Vancouver.
On the main floor you will find the living room, kitchen, dinette, powder bath, and the 2 queen bedrooms. Relax in casual comfort in the living room with a propane fireplace and a wonderful view. The fireplace is available October - April. Whether summer sunshine streaming through the south facing windows or a wild winter storm, take pleasure in the ever changing panoramic view.
Rejuvenate and relax in our SAUNA just off of the patio.
FREE ~ Stay connected with our WIRELESS INTERNET.
Access the ground floor by walking down our glass encased stairwell. The ground floor has a very spacious bedroom with a NEW KING SIZE BED layered with cotton linens and duvet. Just outside the bedroom is a comfortable lounge area with Shaw CABLE TV/VCR and an AIRTIGHT WOOD STOVE. We supply your nightly fire October – April. Just off of the sitting room you will find the full bathroom with the large double-headed walk in shower.
QUIET AND RURAL is what you will find when arriving at the Hollybarry Cottage, only 3 K from Snug Cove. Unlike the city you will find no street lights or sidewalks but rather we offer the beauty of starlight and moon light for your natural enjoyment. Our “sidewalks” are trails that will deliver you to a relaxing and peaceful destination somewhere on beautiful Bowen Island.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
About Jan Stevens
As a long-time resident of Bowen Island, I love to share my very special vacation home, the Hollybarry Cottage with visitors. The cottage was built in 1958 and renovated in 1995. I named it after my now-adult children, Holly and Barry. I live next door on the property and take great pride in maintaining both of the seasonal gardens.
I am still very active and love to golf at the Bowen Island Golf Club. But, being that I am no longer a spring chicken, I have stepped back from the day-to-day management of the Hollybarry Cottage and turned it over to our neighbour and friend, Jan Stevens. She will take very good care of you.
Please say “Hi” to me if you see me in the garden or taking a swim down at the beach. I would love to meet you. Enjoy!! Jean Cleator
Jan Stevens purchased this cottage in 1950
Why Jan Stevens chose Bowen Island
In 1958 my husband and I purchased the land on which Hollybarry Cottage was built after friends introduced us to their summer cottage next door. We had a young family at that time, so a cottage near the city where the children could spend their summers swimming at the nearby community beach and picking berries - and we could enjoy a wonderful view - was ideal.
What makes this cottage unique
We love the sunny southerly ocean and mountain views from our property which is unique considering we are on the east side of Bowen. Access to our vacation home is an easy drive from Snug Cove: only 8 minutes or 3 km. But for those that prefer to travel via bus, we are fortunate to be along the C11 Eagle Cliff Bus route. Ask and we will send you the bus schedule. In spite of being along a main road, Eagle Cliff, we have no street lights, no traffic, no sidewalks………..just a quiet rural destination that truly feels like another world and only 30 minutes from the city.