|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Holiday Suite Rental at the Elissa Anthony Studio/Gallery
1500 sq ft. of tastefully decorated living space in beautiful Bowser, Central Vancouver Island BC. A large two bedroom, plus den suite with well appointed kitchen, full bath, A private patio with gas BBQ, private entrance and driveway. Featuring electric stove, microwave and in-suite laundry facilities. The suite is on the lower level of our home. It's a 5 minute walk to the secluded Buccaneer Beach where eagles nest and teach their young to fly. There are several swimming beaches in the area as well as the famous Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville and the sandy beaches of Qualicum Beach. Our home is in a rural setting just 20 minutes from Qualicum Beach and Qualicum Airport. Arrangements can be made for you to be picked up. Comox airport is only ½ hour Oceanside scenic drive away. Or come by RV ~ there is room for one~ oh and bring your boat, the Deep Bay Marina is 5 minutes by car away.
Relax in the evening with a glass of wine in front of the wonderfully realistic electric fireplace. Read the many books supplied or watch a 37' flat screen colour TV. Or watch a movie from our VCR library. The suite contains several original oil paintings produced by the Artist-owner. Other available works of Art and located in Elissa's studio just a few steps outside the suite. For more information about her Art please check out her web site (google Elissa Anthony).
This is the perfect retreat for Snow Birds escaping from more extreme climes thru out Canada. Also lovely moderate weather in the summertime.
We offer monthly rates at very reasonable prices.
Enjoy the ambiance of an artist's retreat.
Art lessons can be provided in the “Elissa Anthony studio” which is on the same half acre property.
Just pick a date and the owner/artist will arrange a 2 or 4 hour lesson for you or your group. If you are staying for more than one week ~ how about her 4 ~ 2 hour session package?
Why not take a pottery or stained glass lesson? These too can be arranged.
Guests will receive a complimentary bottle of wine and a small gift basket with gourmet coffee, teas etc. Those arriving for an Art retreat will receive a complimentary basket of Art related supplies as well as a bottle of fine wine prepared by the owner.
Keywords: Suite, artistic, snowbirds, vacation, beach sand sun
Elissa Anthony was born in Ontario and grew up in North Vancouver. She studied Art at George Brown College. Elissa then worked in a variety of art related jobs including printing, display and scenic art. Ever the restless spirit she traveled to Europe and spent 4 yrs studying fine art part time while traveling throughout Europe visiting major galleries and museums redefining her understanding of Art. In 1997 Elissa moved to Vancouver Island and the move proved inspirational. She developed her own style and sense of colour shortly thereafter. She paints in the expressionist style, her style is optimistic and relaxing to the viewer, and her colours are crisp, clean and vibrant.. Elissa captures emotion and soul on canvas. Her paintings grace homes in Europe , North America and Japan. You can find her work at Englishman River Gallery in Parksville, Nanaimo Art Gallery on Commercial street in Nanaimo, Art West on the highway to Port Alberni, the Mark Penny Gallery in Ucluelet, The Sandbar Cafe and Gallery in Qualicum Bay, and at her newly renovated home studio “The Elissa Anthony Studio Gallery” in Bowser. She also teaches various forms and techniques of art to adults and children at her studio. She loves to share with others the joys she has found in the art world. Find her work on her web (google Elissa Anthony).
Elissa Anthony/ James Cherry purchased this house in 2002
I chose this property because it had an out building attached to the garage which I converted into a studio/ gallery. I then went about developing the downstairs into a lovely retreat suite. Come and stay, relax, enjoy. I love the closeness of the ocean and in the spring I can hear the Seals and Eagles making the most of the herring run. I paint full time and teach here at my studio/gallery. My husband loves playing his guitar, riding his bike and looking after our beautiful gardens in his newly retired lifestyle.
Its a 5 minute walk to the Village of Bowser where you can visit the regional library or the Art Gallery at The Salish Sea Market or enjoy a cup of coffee and lunch at the Bean Counter. It is a 3 minute walk to the beach from here. Park your boat or RV here. Then drive 5 minutes to Deep Bay Marina and launch your boat. Many walking/hiking trails abound. Kayak/canoe/paddle board rentals at nearby Horne Lake campground. The world famous Horne Lake Caves provincial park is just a short drive away.
What a wonderful relaxing time we had. The suite is large and offers all the comforts of home.Although it is not right on the beach, we could walk to a very secluded beach where we spent lots of afternoons. My husband and I took several art lessons. I never thought I could paint a landscape but with Elissa's guidance I completed my first landscape painting! When we got home my daughter laid claim to it for their new home! All in all a memorable trip. Elissa is a great hostess........Gail
This gorgeous suite is Paradise. It not only comes fully equipped with everything you might need it is also decorated with Elissa's beautiful original and stunning paintings. Nestled in a charming neighborhood...It is also just a short walk to the beach. She is a lovely host who will ensure that your stay is pleasant. I look forward to staying next year.
We stayed for 2 months while our house was being built. Our hosts were so friendly and welcoming and accommodating. The suite was really comfortable and spacious, and it had everything we needed. Beautiful setting, too. It was easy to feel right at home. We'd definitely recommend this suite.
Art lessons with professional oil painter Elissa Anthony, owner of the Elissa Anthony Studio/Gallery and suite available on request ~
|extra person per week||$77|
|Refundable damage deposit||$383|
*** pet fees are quoted in weekly rates, please ask for monthly rates if applicable.
***cleaning fees are non-refundable.
PRICES ARE BASED ON 2 PERSON OCCUPANCY
*** prices are based on 2 person occupancy.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.