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Fabulous Four Bedroom Cottage Near Ferry And Village

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Bowen Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8) Base rate for 4 people $35/ person after

2 floor cedar house renovated in 2008

4 bedrooms

2 full bathrooms one on each level

2 rooms with King beds, 2 rooms with Queen beds

Wood burning fire place

Flat screen TV

CD/DVD player

Over 200 DVD collection for your entertainment

Two 600 sq.ft south facing decks with eating area, loungers and Hammock

Fully fenced and landscaped property, pets welcome with additional $25 charge

English flower garden

Outdoor Yoga/Meditation area

Breakfast gazebo with sitting area

Wireless access FREE of charge

2 fully equipped kitchens

2 dishwashers

1 microwave oven

2 ovens

2 refrigerators

2 coffee machines

Webber BBQ on upper deck


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Base rates are for 4 people. We will provide linens for 4 unless we are told otherwise. Additional guests are $35 each. If it is found that more than 4 are staying and have not been paid for we will charge for the extra.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016

About Karen

We were the owners of an exclusive store named Peking Lounge located in Vancouver's Chinatown and have been in business since 2003. We use our house on Bowen Island on a regular basis but welcome rental opportunities as well. Currently living in Toronto now, we have entrusted the management to Heidi and Karen, Bowen residents.

Karen purchased this house in 2008

Why Karen chose British Columbia Gulf Islands

We bought this house on Bowen Island in 2008 due to its proximity to Vancouver and to all the services available on the island alone with hourly ferries. Although only 45 minutes door to door from downtown Vancouver to the house, the island's unique setting and quietness allows one to relax and unwind without having to drive for hours or having to pack food and other necessities as everything is available right on the island. Because the house is located so close to the ferry terminal and the village, it is possible to leave your car behind and walk everywhere. We are also less then 1 km from Kilarney Lake and its amazing 5 km hiking loop.

What makes this house unique

The Peking Lounge Guest House has a unique Asian inspired decor that provides guests with a sense of peacefulness and comfort. Access to Vancouver is so easy that it is the perfect place to call your base as you enjoy all the beauty and activities of the Vancouver area without having to stay in the city and often pay much higher prices. The Guest House is fully equipped for those who prefer to lounge around, relax and share fantastic home cooked meals without having to go anywhere. The house is not ideal for functions, weddings, family reunions etc, but perfect for quiet retreats or small groups of friends to spend time together. The back garden is shaded and private and features a yoga/ meditation platform.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Fabulous Four Bedroom Cottage Near Ferry And Village
average rating of 4.675676 based on 37 reviews

Wonderful, relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Peking Lounge Guest House again for a wedding this summer, and it was just as great as we remembered. Check-in was smooth - even when I forgot the passcode(!) - Karen was quick to respond and we were able to get in immediately. We were only there for 2 nights but it was exactly the calm, quiet getaway we were looking for. It's in a perfect location as we had people in our party walk off the ferry. I highly recommend staying at the Peking Lounge Guest House, and I can't wait for our next stay!


  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brooke, You and your friends have been great guests. Very respectful of the property and leave the place in great shape. We will see you again I hope!
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Beautiful cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place for our girls weekend. Everyone had their own space and pictures are exactly as show.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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As a family of six adults we really enjoyed the four bedrooms and space the house offered.

  • 3 of 5

After a day of activities, it was great spending time on the outside patio. The kitchen was well equipped. We enjoyed having two living spaces - room to relax in.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for stopping in for a rest on your long adventure. Sounds like you love to travel. All the best to you and your family!
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Fantastic property, beautiful grounds.

  • 4 of 5

Our group had a wonderful stay at the Peking Guest House. The space was beautiful and serene, with plenty of space for 7 adults and three kids. We especially loved all of the natural light throughout the main floor. Our younger guests were in absolute awe of the outdoor space, it was their own private oasis / forest / secret garden.

The house was equipped with everything we needed and we even stumbled upon some great music and games!

We walked into Snug Cove / Artisan Market numerous times each day for coffee, treats, and dinners out. Bowen Island was full of many delightful surprises and the area is just lovely. The playground and fields at the Community Centre were a real highlight, what a well done play area.

Thank you for an excellent experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jen, I am glad you had a great visit to Bowen Island last summer. The property really is a fun place for kids to explore (and also nice quiet place to meditate or do yoga is sit in the cool shade). Bowen island has a healthy population of families and children so is a good place to bring them on holiday - especially if you like beaches and forest walks. Our community school has a great upgraded playground which is open to all, as well as a turf field for soccer and tennis court. I hope you come again (we are taking bookings now for next summer - hint hint!!)
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Spacious and well equipped but some issues

  • 3 of 5

The house is very conveniently located to Snug Cove. The two floors made the house feel very spacious and it was very well equipped.


1. Appearance and construction happening at the property next door which the patios look over. The use of power tools was stopped after communication, which was appreciated.

2. Bedrooms lacked air due to the picture windows, which did not open but gave lovely vistas and the very small opening window without bug screens, which let in various flying insects including a wasp that stung one of the guests.

3. The septic tank produced odours, which were offensive on the lower level, particularly in the back bedroom.

4. The mattresses were not to our liking. My husband and I slept in different beds as we were disturbing each other. This may be as we are used to a firm mattress. My daughter-in-law who is pregnant also found the lower level back bedroom too soft and had back ache.

5. The bedding could have been fresher. This may be because the duvet covers and possibly the pillow protectors are not laundered between guests.

Karen was fantastic. She was always on hand and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen, I just wanted to respond to the issues and thank you for your constructive and detailed comments. It is always helpful to get this feedback to help us do better - which is what we are striving for always. I care very much about our guests' comfort and enjoyment of our property. We have been working hard on these issues lately. 1/ yes our neighbours have been doing construction with machinery which is unfortunate timing with our summer season. The result though is that there is now some attractive landscaping next door if you were to peek over the deck. 2/ We have received some quotes for new screens to be made for the windows in the bedrooms, as well we have fans available for each. 3/New sheets and bedding have been purchased which we do every so often. We pride ourselves on luxurious linens like real down duvets and pillows. However everyone has slightly different needs for bed softness and I am sorry you had some uncomfortable sleeps. 4/The septic system has been upgraded which has eliminated the odour problem. Extra maintenance has to be done with a home with so many guests. I hope you will come again and give us a chance to show you our improvements!
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Lovely home that was well equipped for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our overall experience was great. The house was very clean and organized when we arrived. The kitchen was really well stocked, I was pleasantly surprised. I would definitely stay here again- thank you Karen and Heidi!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bowen Island Neighbourhood Pub
Nearest Ferry
800 Metres
Bowen Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Bowen Island Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Sea to Sky Highway
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Ski
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Pebbly Beach
Car: not necessary

Services on the island:

Gourmet grocery stores

Butcher shop

Italian deli

Liquor stores

Numerous pubs and restaurants within 2 km

Recreational Activities:

2 one man kayaks available right at the guest house

Many board games

Tennis racquets

2 minute walk to nature trails

8 km walking/running loops from the guest house, around the lake

5 minute walk to Pebbly Beach

Golf course within 10 km


Fire Hall within 5 km

Doctor’s clinic within 3 km

Vet clinic within 2 km

24 hours medical emergency

Rates & Availability

Bowen Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
New Years' Long Weekend
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
BC Family Day Long Weekend
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
Victoria Day Long Weekend
May 19 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 23 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
Remembrance Day 2017
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19 + Tax
Cleaning fee $113 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $264
Tax Rate 5.0%

There is a $35 additional charge per person per night above 4 people.
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We charge a $350 damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bowen Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Skylight in the bathroom
    Lower Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Blue Room - 1 queen , Located on the main floor with a view of the garden
    The Yellow Room - 1 king , Located on the main floor with a view of the mountains
    The Green Room - 1 king , Lower level with view of the side garden
    The Garden Room - 1 queen , Lower Level with view of the garden
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
MOBILE MASSAGE available for couples or women only. To book, call Karen Shea at 604-833-7418

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