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Fabulous Four Bedroom Cottage Near Ferry And Village

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

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.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

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 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Fabulous Four Bedroom Cottage Near Ferry And Village
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 39 reviews

Cozy, comfortable and perfect for our two-family Christmas gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our party of eight just spent a lovely Christmas vacation at the Peking Lounge Guest House. It really is a beautiful and cozy home, with lots of space for a large group such as ours—two families with adult children and a baby (and dogs). It is tastefully furnished and decorated, with lots of natural light from the large windows and skylights, and the beds (and bedding) were really comfortable! (My daughter-in-law even wrote down the brand of pillow so she could find one like it!)

While we really only used the main upstairs kitchen—which was very well equipped and offered lots of counter space for two or three people to work in—it was nice to have the extra fridge downstairs, and we did use both ovens to cook our turkey dinner.

The fireplace (and firewood provided) made it super cozy upstairs, and Karen had set up a decorated Christmas tree and added some other festive touches—making it feel warm and welcoming. The large wood coffee table in the living room was perfect for playing games around.

There was snow on Bowen for our entire seven-day stay there, which is atypical from what we understood but made it very pretty. We explored the nearby trails and walked into town from the house. Would love to visit at a warmer time of year to fully enjoy the outdoor patio and deck on the house—it would be gorgeous to relax out there on a sunny day, overlooking the peaceful back garden. Because of the wintry weather, we didn’t get to make use of the kayaks, but I would definitely see that as a plus in a different season.

A big thank you to Karen, the manager, who was considerate and pleasant to deal with. The owners of the Peking Lounge Guest House are fortunate to have her as their representative!

I would definitely recommend staying at the Peking Lounge Guest House. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed comments and glowing review, Colleen. It was a pleasure to have you and do come again in the summer... the proximity to the beach and the sunny deck with BBQ make it a perfect spot for summertime visits to Bowen Island. It's so close to Vancouver and Whistler that it is a good place to base yourself while exploring the area. Warmly, Karen
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  • 5 of 5

Our family stay was wonderful.

We had a great time with a lot of laughter,stories and food.

Everything you need is in the house, just bring food and personal clothing.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19 + Tax
Cleaning fee $114 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $266
Tax Rate 5.0%

There is a $35 additional charge per person per night above 4 people.
Homeaway online payments is a convenient way to pay using your credit card.
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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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