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Cottage is right on the beach, walk-on waterfront,

Bowser, BC, Canada
  • Cottage1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

3 br 2 bath

Rental by the week Saturday 4 pm to Saturday, Noon.

Cottage is right on the beach; oceanfront, entire small house. Large contained deck, King bedroom with newer memory foam mattress, large windows & 3pc bathroom w/shower on upper level, 2nd bedroom with Queen bed, newer memory foam mattress & 3rd small bedroom with bunk beds & safety rails on main floor. Large living room with 2 full sofas, 2 sets French doors open onto deck. Ocean views all rooms except kid's br & bathrooms. Cottage is a somewhat rustic old style family vacation cottage. There is a concrete driveway down to the cottage. We offer Wifi, 10X50 binoculars, plenty of beach 'furniture', tv for Netflix, DVDs, , games, row boat, canoe.



Member Since 2013
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Mar 23, 2018
About Laurence

My wife and I are retired, & semi-retired, live in Kitsilano, in Vancouver. We built the cottage a year after we bought the property.

Laurence purchased this Cottage in 1990

Why Laurence chose Bowser

Driving by, saw a 'for sale' sign on a tree. Phoned the owner and was told the price had just gone up five thousand dollars. We have always been grateful to him for being so reasonable.

What makes this Cottage unique

Our property was untouched when we bought it. We've had to cut down a few trees recently, as a safety measure. We fell in love with an opportunity rather than a pre-existing situation.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Novoform memory foam mattress
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Novoform memory foam mattress
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Very small room with kids' bunkbed (twin)
      • Large windows in both bedrooms face the sea, and open for enjoyment of fresh sea breezes.i Cottage is for 4 adults, 2 children max unless otherwise agreed.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathrooms are smallish, but functional, and clean.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Across the Salish Sea to Hornby & Denman & Lasquetti Islands, the Salish Sea
        • Beachfront
          Walk-on waterfront, sand & gravel, gentle slope into water
        • Mountain View
          See the coastal range across the strait
        • Near The Ocean
          On the ocean
        • Ocean View
          Long reach South, E to Mountains seals, otters, sea lions in winter,
        • Oceanfront
          Broad views; views of Hornby island, Denman island, Texada island, Lasqueti island, Chrome light house.
        • Rural
          hiking trails, forest, creeks, deer and wildlife, eagles, herons, kingfishers, sea birds, otters, seals
        • Village
          general & liquor store, Tomms general grocery store, credit union, Bowser legion, tennis courts, gas station, coffee shop, gift store, ice cream, pub, library, arts and crafts store, Powerhouse gym,
        • Water View
          Views of Hornby Island, Denman Island, Texada Island, Lasqueti Island, Flora Islet, 3 lighthouses
        • Waterfront
          Right on the beach


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      electric baseboard Cottage is insulated
                    • Internet
                      Shaw, high speed
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      50 inch flat screen plasma TV, 2 sofas , one is a sectional. DVD player, games, books, Apple TV
                    • Parking


                        • Coffee Maker
                          And coffee grinder
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Sufficient for 6 people, muffin tins, baking sheet, casserole dishes, pots and pans, hand held electric mixer, glasses, wine glasses, can opener, wine cork screw,
                        • Kitchen
                          lagostina stainless steel pots and pans
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Seats 6, open to kitchen and living room, 9X5 foot window facing sea, antique sideboard, large dining table, Also outside patio table and chairs for dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  lots and lots of books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  monoploy, scrabble, cards, puzzles, etc.
                                • Music Library
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Television
                                  50 inch flat screen plasma TV, internet , Apple TV for youtube and Netflix, but no cable
                                • Video Library


                                    • Boat
                                      aluminium row boat, No Motor
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Across the front and along the side of the cottage
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      aluminium canoe
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      weber BBQ


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Concrete driveway down to cottage. A few stairs to cottage.


                                            • churches
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • spelunking
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                          8 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Casual family stay

                                                          cherylg123nanaimo, bc

                                                          Repeat visitors, we always enjoy our stay at Kokomo. A delight for me to watch my grandkids "grow up" here for a week each summer doing all the stuff that kids should do: swim, boat, hike, hang in the hammock, catch grasshoppers, catch-up with family, make smores, ping pong challenges, pick blackberries, watch wildlife, fish, beachcomb, watch a few classic movies. ...already dreaming of next year....

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We are always so pleased that you and your family enjoy kokomo enough to come back year after year. Best wishes! Laurence and Jan

                                                          Wonderful family cottage

                                                          Cameron H.

                                                          Our family really enjoyed our stay at Kokomo cottage. The location was incredible and we enjoyed combing the beach at both low and high tides. The cottage had many extras for the kids. The beds were also extremely comfortable and perfect for a restful sleep after a day of play.

                                                          The cottage was a perfect spot to jump off from and explore the island.

                                                          This was a beautiful spot for a family vacation. We would definitely consider returning!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for the lovely review! We are so glad your family enjoyed your stay at the cottage and do hope we can welcome you again.

                                                          Slice of heaven

                                                          Kim O.Sherwood Park AB

                                                          Tranquil setting. We spent our week watching the tide roll in and out. The eagles, seagulls, herons, hummingbirds and crows kept us entertained with their quest for a meal. On our last night a couple of deer made their way through the "backyard". Once here its really hard to go anywhere else. This was probably our laziest vacation. There are tons of things to see and do in a 30 minute radius...Coombs old country market, cathedral grove, Parkville sandcastle competition, Qualicum beach, Rathetrevor beach and Horne lake caves the list goes on and on. One week just isn't enough.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much for your review Kim! It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay. Your description of the life around the cabin is lovely and evocative. Thank you also for the beautiful watercolor of the cottage entitled the "happiest place on earth". For us that's true.

                                                          Beautiful spot!

                                                          Carol K.Port Moody, BC

                                                          Beautiful spot! We had a really great time, however the cottage is rustic and very disorganized compares to what is shown in these pictures. I would recommend a good clean and tidy for the money charged and fixing the shower door. However overall we really enjoyed the spot and location.

                                                          Like coming home

                                                          Ryan M.

                                                          We had a great week at this lovely house. My grandparents had a house on the beach a few doors up while I was growing up so this was a very familiar area for me. The master bedroom feels if you are perched on top of the ocean. The sound of the water rippling puts you to sleep like a baby!

                                                          We are already planning our next visit!

                                                          Easter in Bowser

                                                          Sheila H.Vancouver, BC

                                                          We enjoyed our Easter week getaway to Bowser. My grandaugher explored the coast, joined a easter egg hunt with the neighbours and a hunt at the community centre. Hosted several family dinners, read books, watched movies and relaxed. A perfect week!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much. We are so pleased that the family enjoyed Easter week in Bowser.


                                                          Bowser, BC, Canada

                                                          Beachfront cabin. Rural area, pleasant woodland walks and you can walk for miles along the beach. Midway between Nanaimo & Comox. Quiet, pleasant. Ocean swimming, gently sloping beach, kayaking, canoeing, row boating


                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          In event agree to a pet, pet fee of $100 per week. We won't be taking reservations for 2017 until January, 2017

                                                          1/2 rent as deposit at time of booking, balance 30 days before rental date by personal cheque

                                                          8 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.6/5
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                                                          For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                          Property # 465502vb