PEACEFUL COASTAL RETREAT - BOWSER BEACH HOUSE

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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PEACEFUL COASTAL RETREAT - BOWSER BEACH HOUSE

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Located in charming seaside village of Bowser, near famous sandy beaches of Parksville (20 mins) and Qualicum Beach (15 mins)

Summer availability: Perfect getaway location for a couple or an extended family.

Fall Getaways: Fall is often beautiful in the Oceanside area.

Book a golfing retreat or a spa getaway.

Enjoy local hiking, bicycling or just relax on the verandah.

Winter Stays: Escape the cold and snow. Come and golf at some of the excellent local courses within a few minutes' dirve of the house. Winters are generally mild.

Luxurious, modern, spacious (over 1900 square feet) three-bedroom, two-bathroom home beside the ocean. It's just 20 seconds from our verandah to a private beach, with wonderful views of a sweeping bay in the Georgia Strait, Denman and Hornby Islands from almost every room.

The master bedroom has a queen bed, ocean views, a private balcony, and full ensuite bathroom with a soaker tub and a separate shower. The second ocean view bedroom downstairs has a king bed that can separate into two super twins. The third bedroom has a double and a twin bed. All beds have quality linens.

The house is equipped with all the comforts of home including: gourmet kitchen, air-conditioning, high-speed and wireless internet, air-tight wood fireplace, large screen TV, Cable/DVD player/VCR/stereo, washer/dryer, and telephone (free local calls). There is a family room with a card table, books, games and puzzles, office space and exercise equipment.

Relax on the wide front verandah and enjoy the fenced garden with glorious views of the beach, a barbeque and a huge log picnic table for alfresco meals. Stroll along the beach and watch the wildlife, including seals, sea lions, whales, otters, and eagles, or harvest oysters and clams from our beach for dinner.

Bowser Beach House is a great base for a family vacation. The house is on a large bay facing Hornby and Denman Islands and you can walk and walk in either direction. It is a large, private, peaceful beach, only for the few houses on the bay. We are a quick and easy drive to more beaches: Qualicum Beach is 15 minutes and Parksville is 20 minutes away, and there are beautiful provincial parks with lakes, beaches and picnic areas within a few minutes drive of the house. Horne Lake Provincial Park, with its amazing caves and outdoor recreation activities is only a 10 minute drive away. There are ocean kayaks for rent in Deep Bay, 5 minutes' drive from the house.

The friendly village of Bowser is a 5 minute walk up the hill, and it has a fully stocked small supermarket with a wonderful on-site bakery, a grocery store, post office, coffee shop, gas station, hardware store, liquor store, a video/DVD rental, and even a library for that vacation reading. More shopping, country markets, organic eggs and meats, restaurants and pubs are just down the road.

Bowser Beach House is a wonderful base for a golfing vacation. There are several top class courses within a few minutes' drive of the house.

From December to March, Bowser Beach House is a perfect base for a family ski vacation at Mount Washington ski resort, with skiing, snowboarding and cross-country. Skiers have an easy 35 minute drive to the mountain top, and non-skiers have a relaxing base close to lots of other activities.

* Bowser is within easy driving distance of five superb golf courses.

* Only 20 minutes to the world class spa at Tigh-na-mara.

* Take a day trip to Denman and Hornby Islands, just a few minutes away by ferry.

* Only 15 - 20 minutes to the beaches at Qualicum Beach and Parksville.

* The famous Fanny Bay oysters, Island scallops, and more fresh, locally-caught seafood are a few minutes away.

* The ancient trees of Cathedral Grove, the goats on the roof at Coombs, and the beautiful waterfalls at Englishman River and Little Qualicum Falls are a short drive away.

* You will be perfectly situated for day trips to the rugged West coast of the island for whale watching.

* Enjoy local ocean kayaking or local wildlife ocean tours.

Keywords: House, vacation home, cottage, waterfront, ocean, view

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Sam and Carol March and April 2014



We agree with all the other great reviews about this house and the wonderful wildlife you can see. The binoculars were kept handy and we were often looking out the windows. It was so interesting to see how the ocean and shore changed over the days of the month we stayed. The house was well equipped and we were able to make my daughter cupcakes and host a dinner party for her birthday. The family members that came to visit were all amazed at the space and enjoyed the house. It was a very peaceful and relaxing time. We just parked our vehicle and enjoyed the quiet. If you needed anything the store was just a walk up the hill. It was also a great base to see the sights and we did go to the Horne Lake Caves, Coombs market, and a couple day trips to Victoria to see the blossoms.



Thanks for the great stay,

Carol & Sam
Mar 2014
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Peaceful Coastal Retreat - Bowser Beach House
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Peaceful Coastal Retreat - Bowser Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86720vb
(604) 536-4705 (British Columbia, Canada)
Bowser Vancouver Island
Fremont, CA
5

SPACIOUS AND BRIGHT HOUSE BY THE BEACH

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect house for our six travelers. Each couple have their own room and our teenagers get to share a room with two beds. The house was clean in a very tranquil location. It was a great place to stay after a long day of travel. The home is bright and cheerful; really felt like home. Great written tips by the owner of the area and nearby amenities. Totally enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Peaceful Coastal Retreat - Bowser Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86720vb
(604) 536-4705 (British Columbia, Canada)
Bowser Vancouver Island
Freiburg, Black Forrest, Germany
5

GUENTHER & ANGELA

Guenther & Angela
  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We will rent again, an d have already told other family members.
This unit is everything as advertised-the owner make sure guests have everything they need for a wonderful holiday. Very well maintained, equipped, and clean, in a beautiful, private and quiet location near the water. A vehicle is recommended for convenience.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Peaceful Coastal Retreat - Bowser Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86720vb
(604) 536-4705 (British Columbia, Canada)
Bowser Vancouver Island
Kent
4

BOWSER RETREAT

  • 4 of 5
Comfortable and spacious property in quite location, very close to pebble beach with fantastic views
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Peaceful Coastal Retreat - Bowser Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86720vb
(604) 536-4705 (British Columbia, Canada)
Bowser Vancouver Island
5

MARGARET, SHEILA, KATHLEEN

  • 5 of 5
Bowser Beach House exceeded all expectations. Location and directions were exactly as indicated. Thirty steps from the pebble beach. Eagles, loons, seals and deer. Sea lions at Fanny Bay. Fanny Bay oysters, Qualicum Bay scallops. The house is in showhome condition. The owners were very gracious throughout the booking process. We will certainly return to Bowser Beach House. Lots to explore. Do not miss Qualicum Beach town centre, well worth a visit.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Peaceful Coastal Retreat - Bowser Beach House
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(604) 536-4705 (British Columbia, Canada)
Bowser Vancouver Island
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5

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful location, lots of wildlife to see. Excellant directions, friendly neighbours and most of all quiet and peaceful. Close to Sandy beaches in Parksville and Saratoga. Hope to go back next year.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2006
  • Stayed: Sep 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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- harvest clams and and oysters on our private beach - variety of salt and freshwater fishing within minutes of the house -

Bowser Beach House is only:

- 5 minutes from ocean kayaking tours in Deep Bay

15 minutes from Kingfisher Resort and Spa

- 20 minutes from the Tigh-na-mara Spa

- 20 minutes from world class cave spelunking and outdoor adventure activities at Horne Lake Provincial Park

- 40 minutes from skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing at Mount Washington

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Bowser 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
 
Summer
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
C$190
C$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$150
C$800
C$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit C$500
25% booking deposit
Balance of rental amount due 28 days before arrival
Payments by Canadian cheque or US check
Payments by credit card: Visa, Mastercard
Notes Summer weeks chageover day is Saturday
The rest of the year, check in and check out days can be any day.
Ask for 2 night rates in Shoulder and Off-Peak seasons
Check in: 4pm
Check out: 11am
Rates include a full house cleaning before and after your stay.
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Amenities

Bowser House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) Can separate into 2 super twin beds, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Game Room
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • golf
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • spelunking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cross country skiing
  • sailing
Notes:
Desk and office space with high speed wireless internet
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