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Bluffs on Bowen. Spectacular Coast/Island Views/Sunsets/Unforgettable!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Large studio w/Queen bed/fold-out sofa, 1 Bathroom. Ideal for singles, couples

Architecturally unique, west coast modern dwelling. Curved design of house and roofs with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. A 'Green' build with goals of energy conservation and rainwater collection.

Spacious studio with contemporary interior/modern furnishings. Bright and light with vaulted curved ceiling and wall-to-wall windows views of the coast/mountain ranges beyond right from the comfort of your bed. Private entrance and deck.

Spectacular sunsets, coastal island/ocean views as far as you can see. Mossy bluffs smothered in foxgloves in Spring followed by waving, golden grasses in summer. Gnarly, weathered old firs, roots dug deep into the bedrock to withstand the channel winds, dark silhouettes against a big sky and even bigger ocean.

A small community, surrounded by rainforest, fern valleys, moss covered bluffs and easy walking trails. Short woodland stroll to one of Bowen's best public swimming beaches in Bowen Bay.

We believe you will find our setting and amenities to be exceptional here on the Bluffs. We look forward to welcoming you!

More Details

Wynn Nielsen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Wynn Nielsen

I was born to this coast and have a deep love for its rugged beauty and wild nature. In my work as a landscape designer and artist, I specializing in naturalistic gardens that are harmonious and in context with their wild surroundings. The creation and design of this house and landscape is a culmination of many years of imagining and desire to put down roots and I feel very fortunate to have found a home here. I love to share my experience of this special place with others and I am now able to do that through the creation of 'The Bluffs'.

Wynn Nielsen purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Wynn Nielsen chose British Columbia Gulf Islands

This is a new development that opened up on the west side of the island. The ridge is home to 7 bluff lots with spectacular coastal views. Notwithstanding the wondrous natural setting, the philosophy behind the development was what attracted me to build and live here. The developer has stringent guidelines to protect the environment including maximum house sizes, water conservation (roof water collection), sustainability and energy conservation (Builtgreen). It felt right to build here.

What makes this apartment unique

The winding one lane road through the rainforest opening up on to moss covered bluffs and, then, the ocean/sky views from the bluff. It was love at first sight.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appreciate your hospitality and accommodating our dietary requests. We hope to be back. What a treat. O&T

Thank you for creating such a magnificent place like this for us to come to. We'll be sending everyone we know here! K&L

What an incredible treasure you have here and how lucky we are to have been able to experience it. The lovely decoration perfectly compliments the stunning vista at our door step and the breakfast was great. Look forward to coming back! L&D

We are speechless about how beautiful your home is! Love the absolutely stunning views up here. And you are such a warm and welcoming host. A getaway we will never forget. Definitely coming back! V&B

Beautiful! Such a peaceful relaxing stay. A&M

Thank you for poviding such a peaceful and beautiful B&B. K,V&V

A wonderful sactuary while we waited for our house. We'll be back for sure. J&G

What a beautiful spot. We had time to relax and dwell on what life is all about! J&N

Wynn, we have had the most magical time here on the Bluffs. Thank you for exceeding at meeting our needs and providing such a special and relaxing stay. L&A

What a magical place this is! I couldn't have picked a more perfect spot for me to retreat. Thanks for making it a truly unforgettable stay. J

We had a fabulous weekend watching the storm approaching. S&R
Sep 2013
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Bowen Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with vaulted ceilings and high vertical window. Simple and clean with earth-tone tiled floors and walls and wrap-around mirrors.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • A comfortable platform Queen bed and Heavenly Bed mattress. Spectacular views right from your bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A photographers paradise. A bird-watcher and naturalists delight. A storm-watcher's adrenalin rush. A writer's inspirational retreat. A yoga practitioner's zen. A stressed person's restoration and recharge. A couple's (re)connection. An unforgettable celebration. What are you looking for?


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Bluffs on Bowen. Spectacular Coast/Island Views/Sunsets/Unforgettable!
average rating of 4.6875 based on 24 reviews

It was great!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot!!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Stephen. :-) So pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the 5 stars! We are experiencing a snowy wonderland at the moment. Take care, Wynn
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  • 5 of 5

We are not sure how it happened but after just two days we magically found ourselves as relaxed as we have been for a long time. The Gardens, the curved roof architecture, the view, the organic honey crisp apples and the location at the trailhead to hike Mt Gardner all contributed. Thank You Wynn for providing the private entrance suite with all the perfect provisions and allowing us to have such complete privacy within your beautiful home. We are coming back soon. Todd and Leah

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leah, thank you so much for the lovely review. Always so pleased when the "magic" works for guests. It was my pleasure and thank you for being such stellar guests. Wynn
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Wonderful vistas for one who likes to paint...

  • 5 of 5

I have now stayed several times at this tranquil B&B and it is by far one of my most favourite places to be. It is beautifully furnished and certainly meets the standards of an interior designer's critical eye. The kitchen is well appointed and has every breakfast food imaginable as well as many other staples. Invariably, I am taking a photo of a new spice on the rack or a new type of hand soap in the bath so that I can pick one up for myself when back home. And then there are the croissants just waiting to be good with a cup of the Bowen Island espresso or the organic Earl Grey tea! On this past visit I found a second nearby beach for watching the spectacular west coast sunsets. It was topped only by the star gazing one can do while lying under the cozy duvet in bed. I'd honestly forgotten what it was like to see the stars in the night sky. Most of all, I find endless subject matter on the grounds and on the adjacent trails, and I am inspired to once again pick up my paints and capture my very own snap shot of nature. Many thanks to Wynn for making each of my visits so special. I definitely look forward to many more!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Julie. I'm so pleased that you find the Bluffs to be a place you want to return to more than once. I look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Beautiful property, great for couples retreat, murphy bed not great

  • 4 of 5

Gorgeous setting, floor-to-ceiling windows, very private, and the suite is practical. The murphy bed was fine for our two nights but isn't great -- that would be my biggest suggestion and what prevented me from giving it 5 stars. Having the basic kitchen supplies (oils, salt/pepper, etc) was helpful. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Spenser, I'm glad you enjoyed the Bluffs and beautiful surroundings. I'm very sorry you found the murphy bed not suitable. I do have a personal preference myself for regular beds. The wall bed was meant to be a solution for the small studio living area as it can be raised up during the day. I have found, however, that it is rarely used for the purpose so my plan is to replace it with a regular bed early next year. Thank you for the helpful feedback. Wynn
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Peace and relaxation, enjoyed to the fullest!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a peaceful, three day stay at Bluffs on Bowen. We were warmly welcomed by Wynn who was a very gracious host. She made sure we had everything we needed and then left us to our privacy for the rest of the time. The views were outstanding and the suite was very warm and comfortable. Everything was spotless and ready for our arrival. We liked having a full kitchen to prepare our meals and also enjoyed the barbeque and deck area. The large tub for relaxing, bubble baths was a definite bonus! We were a short ride to the town where we could go and get our supplies. We were surrounded by great hiking trails and enjoyed soaking up the sun at a peaceful beach area just a short distance away. Bowen Island is a lovely place to visit. We would highly recommend that people go to experience it's quiet beauty and the best place to do so would be at Bluffs on Bowen. We can't wait to go back! Thank you Wynn for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed the peace and quiet in this suite in the woods. The rustic feeling of the yard and the homey inside was very nice for my stay, and everything I needed to cook and to relax was at hand. The view is terrific, of the water and adjacent islands. Lots of trails are nearby and are well marked. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome, and thank you for the lovely review. So glad the place and surroundings worked for your retreat. You were a very considerate and personable guest. Warm regards, Wynn
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Car: recommended

'The Bluffs' is located on the west (sunset) side of Bowen Island in a very small community surrounded by designated parkland (Evergreen Park). It is a 15 min. stroll though forest trails to one of Bowen's best swimming beaches. The suite is nestled on a mossy ridge of steep bluffs, smothered in foxgloves in the summer and framed by gnarled, weathered old fir trees. It overlooks a deep valley and a spectacular coastline view stretching to the horizon. The sunsets viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows are spectacular, vibrant and ever-changing.

Start your day with a walk or run through the rain forest on easy trails that are right outside your door.

A diversity of pond and bird life abounds. A naturalistic garden, designed by the owner (Artist in the Garden Designs), melds house and wild surroundings into a harmonious relationship of both composed beauty and wildlife habitat.

The entrance to your suite entrance winds through the garden, past the ponds, and leads to a private entrance and deck.

If you like to walk, hike, swim or kayak; are a creative soul, e.g., a writer, a photographer or other professional needing a place to re-charge; are celebrating a special occasion, or just want to enjoy a relaxing and restorative place in close relationship with nature, we may be just what you are looking for. Create for yourself a wonderful and unforgettable experience here on 'the Bluffs'. We'll help.


Rates & Availability

Bowen Island Apartment Rental Rates

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Basic Rate
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Massage and other spa services (manicure, pedicure and facials) is available by 3rd party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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