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Vancouver Island, Luxurious Large Home, Walk on Waterfront.

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

HERON HOUSE is a luxurious, large, modern home on a walk-on beach. The home is situated on a sandbar/spit extending into Baynes Sound. Spectacular views of the ocean and mountains can be seen on all sides of the home.

Our home is a roomy, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, open layout, providing excellent comfort for family or social gatherings. As our family uses Heron House on a regular basis, the home is fully equipped for up to 12 people.

Our 6 bedrooms are furnished with king, queen, double and single beds. Our bathrooms are either in-suite or adjacent to all the bedrooms.

Keywords: vacation rental house

More Details

John and Julie Barrand
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About John and Julie Barrand

Heron House is personnaly owned and operated by John and Julie Barrand. We are retired and spend our time between Heron House and Victoria

John and Julie Barrand purchased this house in 1993

Why John and Julie Barrand chose Bowser

Deep Bay is truly uniquely situated on mid-Vancouver Island and provides must see sunrises, sunsets and wild life viewing experiences.

What makes this house unique

Deep Bay/Bowser can be easily reached by land, sea or air. Although Deep Bay is a quiet, rural setting, shopping, entertainment, sports and services are within a short distance of Heron House,


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
house is a beachfront property


Bowser House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - downstairs - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - in master upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 18 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
walk on beach front, a second mini kitchen on first floor, view of Marina, boat mooring, unique location provides water views on 4 sides. Visit our web-site: contact us through VRBO


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(25 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Three Generations Together for Extra Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Heron House easily accommodates families or groups with its open concept kitchen & living area managing to capture ocean views on one side and protected harbour & marina views on the other. Oh yes, you can also see Denman Island, Chrome Island with lighthouses as well as the Beaufort Mountain Range. Wow...pretty spectacular scenery!

The house is extremely well equipped for every possible need and we appreciated the 3 bedrooms up & 3 down to create some degree of separation for our extended family. Didn't matter that it rained for part of our stay as there are so many things to do in the house. Lots of reading material, games, pool table and even children's toys are generously supplied. On dry days you can explore the beach, go for walks and visit the local sights. We hope to be back next year! Thank you, Julie & John, for making your amazing home available!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Moody

retired friends from around the province

  • 5 of 5

this was an excellent home that worked perfectly for a reunion of special friends. the views were spectacular and there was an endless number of eagles right in front of the house. The hosts John and Julie were great to work with. we will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Panama City, Florida, USA

Wonderful House on two different bodies of water

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better vacation rental for our three-generation family group of 11 than Herron House, perched on a narrow peninsula between a picturesque harbor full of bobbing boats and the rocky shore of the Inside Passage. The house has plenty of open living area, an expansive kitchen - beautifully equipped - terraces front and back, and beautiful views. The kids spent hours exploring the shoreline, and we all had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy watching the neighborhood eagles put on a show. Loads of places to explore by foot or by car.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great ladies weekend

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great ladies weekend at Heron house. It was a wonderful, fully equipped home with everything we needed. Great time walking the beach, going to the marina, sipping wine on the deck, meeting some neighbours,etc. Location is amazing with stunning views, we can not wait to come back next year. Owners were wonderful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Athens, Georgia

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Heron House in Deep Bay and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The people in the Deep Bay community were friendly and helpful, and the cafe at the marina was a great place to eat and watch the 2 pair of eagles that were nesting nearby. The house was perfectly located to visit surrounding areas like Cathedral Grove, Pacific Rim, and the Campbell River area. Sunsets from the deck of the home were breathtaking. Groceries and spirits were available a short distance away in Bowser. There was a nice and relatively short hiking trail with a number of waterfalls nearby at Nile Creek....access to the trail is at the Nile Creek bridge on Hwy 19. Thank you John and Julie for sharing your lovely home. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This home at Deep Bay was so fitting for our family of 10, we loved the views of the water out the front & back along with the wrap around deck to unique. The change in the tide only added to the experience of being on the ocean, what a spot to have that first coffee of the day, thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $116.55 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $388.5
Guest above 8 per day $11.66 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

- Rate is based on 8 people. An additional $15. per day, per person will be added
- Holidays are considered high season rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.