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Speaks: english

Fabulous Four Bedroom Cottage Near Ferry And Village

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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British Columbia Gulf Islands 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
Karen (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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.


based on 35 traveler reviews

Fabulous Four Bedroom Cottage Near Ferry And Village
average rating of 4.6571426 based on 35 reviews

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
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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
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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
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Peking Lounge Rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was an outstanding rental property, and a perfect fit for our family! We truly enjoyed our stay at the Peking Lounge rental home and were so pleased with all the amenities available to us. It was also a short 7 minute walk to the family wedding venue (Bowen Island Lodge), so absolutely perfect. You even managed to schedule good weather for our entire stay! :) As an avid gardener, I was so amazed by the grounds; breathtaking! Thank you SO much for permitting us to stay in this home!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Comfortable abode

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a quiet weekend away with friends in this lovely place.

All the amenities were at our fingertips and having the wood burning fireplace on the chilly evenings was the icing on the cake.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such neat and respectful guests. I loved that you got the laundry started and stripped the beds before you left. That is so helpful when we are getting the house prepared for a check in the same day. Come again!
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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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 13 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas and New Year
Dec 20 - Jan 4
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $115 + Tax
Pet Fee $19 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $268
Tax Rate 5.0%

There is a $35 additional charge per person per night above 4 people.
If we receive payments vie online banking E-transfers, we require a credit card # for a $1500 pre-authorized damaged deposit. Otherwise using the Homeaway online payments is a convenient way to use your credit card. They will 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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British Columbia Gulf Islands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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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