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Beach Access~ Sunny Ocean & Mtn Views~ On Bus Route~ Starlight & Nature Abound

Jan Stevens

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Jan Stevens

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015
Call Manager
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Beach Access~ Sunny Ocean & Mtn Views~ On Bus Route~ Starlight & Nature Abound

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

CABLE TVs - 2 - Flat screen TVS with cable connection, One above the living room fireplace and the other in the sitting room off of the King size bedroom.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jan Stevens (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Beach Access~ Sunny Ocean & Mtn Views~ On Bus Route~ Starlight & Nature Abound
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
Cloverdale, BC
5

Great cottage with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Jans cottage, wish it was longer than two nights. The king bed was very comfortable and everything was as described. The view was incredible and our son and dog loved laying on the stairs and watching the boats go by. It was only a short walk down the hill to the beach and would love to come back in the summer months!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that hear that you felt your stay was "too short." I love the views from the cottage as well, as it is just high enough to catch the eagles and other birds of prey soaring on the wind and so relaxing to watch the ferry traffic going back and forth. Please come back this summer. Our swimming dock arrives mid May and will be available for all Eagle Cliff guests until around mid September. The sunny southern exposure is ideal for capturing all the suns rays.
Vancouver Canada
5

Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay on Bowen was very relaxing and peaceful. The cottage was cozy and the view was amazing. I highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway with a beautiful ocean view.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you, Amanda. The southern ocean views are beautiful of Howe Sound blessed with the occasional Bald Eagle that soars through the scenery as well. Surrounded by nature and relaxed in our cottage is a great way to ring in the New Year. So glad you spent it at the Hollybarry Cottage.
Belcarra, British Columbia CANADA
4

Stunning View!

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed four days on my own at this property. The view from the property is stunning! As an early riser, I enjoyed incredibly beautiful sunrises. It was a completely relaxing stay. I read my Kindle, watched a few movies, shopped in town, and enjoyed some excellent food & wine. Access from the driveway into the vacation rental is flat and easy breezy. Great for carrying in luggage, groceries etc. Also, it's only a few minutes drive to town and the ferry terminal. Jan, the property manager, was readily available and very helpful with any enquiries or requests.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were proud to host you at our cozy cottage. We are so pleased to hear that you loved our scenic views, our convenient and close location to Snug Cove, and found that you found your time very relaxing. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous sunrise photos with us......the sunrise was spectacular over the Coastal Mountains, Howe Sound, and the BC Ferry traffic. We certainly look forward to sharing our cottage again with you in the near future. Jan
Toronto
5

an excellent well equipped and comfortable retreat

  • 5 of 5

A great mini break for us in this fantastic cottage, everything you need and more. Spacious, quiet and very clean.

The only thing we'd change.. dimmable lighting in the downstairs living room. It was a little bright for the marathon Monopoly session!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

PERFECT LOCATION AWESOME VEIW VERY CLEAN

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Hollybarry Cottage for 15 years and keep coming as place is like a retreat of us 7 girlfriends. We truly love coming and have many good laughs together

Lots of stuff to do on Island great trails to do hiking - we always get a good hike in every year. Great lunch/Breakfast place at the Aritsan Eats place. Good dinner place Tuscany Restaurant . Will be back next year

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Toronto
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully presented and very well equipped holiday home. The owners have thought of everything to make guests feel comfortable: you can really feel the love! The house has an amazing view and the beach really is a 2 minute walk away. Try a brisk swim in the sea followed by a sauna - bliss! The bus service to Snug Cove is friendly and frequent. The only downside: you won't want to leave. Really.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tania, we are so happy that you were able to spend a week in true bliss. What a great idea.......a swim and then the sauna!! Love to have your family back again next summer. Best to you, Jan

Map

Nearest Airport
46 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bowen Island Pub
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Snug Cove
Nearest Golf
13.1 Kilometres
Bowen Island Golf Club
Nearest Train
34 Kilometres
Amtrak downtown Vancouver
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Highway 1 - Transcanada
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Tuscany Restaurant in Snug cove
Nearest Ski
34 Kilometres
Cypress Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Eagle Cliff Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From C$155 Per night

Bowen Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring Season
Apr 6 2015 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$165
C$990
C$3,960
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest
 
Victoria long weekend
May 15 2015 - May 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest
 
Almost Summer
May 18 2015 - Jun 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$165
C$990
C$3,960
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 26 2015 - Jul 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$175
C$1,225
C$4,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest
 
BC Day Weekend
Jul 31 2015 - Aug 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest
 
August High season
Aug 3 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest
 
Labour Day Long weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest
 
September high season
Sep 7 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$175
C$1,103
 
 
October Fall
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
C$155
C$930
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Long Weekend
Oct 9 2015 - Oct 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$500
Pet Fee C$20 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes ALL AUTO QUOTED RATES ARE APPROXIMATE ~ CONTACT OWNER DIRECTLY TO CONFIRM
All rates are in Canadian Dollars.
All base rates are for double occupancy.
+ $35 per night per each additional guest
+ $10 per pet per night (upon approval: age, size, type needed)
Maximum Occupancy of 6 guests
All rates + 5% gst & 8% pst

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Bowen Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bright and spacious w a walk in shower w/ 2 shower heads.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , The main floor powder bath between the 2 Queen bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The Master Bedroom is spacious w/ a NEW King bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On the main/ upper floor w a powder bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Quietly located on the main/upper floor
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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