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PRIVATE SWIMMING BEACH~Waterfront Heritage Cottage~Peacefully Secluded in Nature

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 Private Waterfront

Experience the charm of our authentic Heritage 1950's EASTMAN WATERFRONT COTTAGE while relaxing in our comfortable and completely PRIVATE Cedar cabin at the water’s edge.





Enter the cottage to the fresh smell of this wonderful heritage home built from cedar. Our PRIVATE EASTMAN WATERFRONT COTTAGE is the perfect getaway for family or friends that want CASUAL, RUSTIC, and QUIET SOLITUDE with a panoramic view of Howe sound: Views as far south as the Paisley Islands to looking north at snow covered Mt. Garibaldi.


The Eastman Waterfront Cottage has TWO BEDROOMS and ONE BATHROOM. It sleeps up to FOUR GUESTS with a FULL SIZE BED in bedroom #1 plus 2 TWIN BEDS in bedroom #2. This is perfect for creating family and friend memories.


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We just finished insulating the walls, adding insulation under the new laminate floor, adding electric wall heaters to the bedrooms and bathroom, and a newly tiled shower and bathroom floor. NEW ~ kitchen counter, sink, and Kohler faucet. Come and see how we have made GREAT even BETTER!


Our washroom is FRESHLY UPDATED with a new custom tiled water efficient shower and floor. In addition, other amenities such as NEW water efficient toilet. We provide quality bright white towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a hairdryer.


PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS is available off the front deck and down the moss-covered granite path to the waters edge. With the Eastman Waterfront Cottage being perched just above the beach you can easily dive in off the granite beach for a refreshing swim or toss out a fishing line.…..You never know what you might catch. In addition, the Mt. Gardner Beach is just a 5-minute walk from the house.


You will be impressed with the panoramic southwesterly to northwesterly views taking in Howe sound, the Paisley Islands, the Coastal Mountains and Mt. Garibaldi. The sea life is bountiful and ever changing……..Sit back, bird watch, meditate, and if you are lucky, you might be one of the few to see a migrating whale……..Keep your camera close by.


The cottage kitchen is equipped with the ORIGINAL 1950’S electric stove. The kitchen is set up with a coffee maker, toaster oven, Microwave oven, pots, pans, dishes, glassware, and flatware....and YOU are the dishwasher.



Our alkaline well water is fresh and delicious. Drink up and enjoy the health benefits of our fresh tap water...It is good for you!!


NEW UPDATE: We have just replaced the old and added NEW EFFICIENT ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATERS to the bedrooms and living areas. We know they will be more efficient, safe, and provide cozy heat to all corners of the house.


UPDATE: Our recent renovation includes NEW LAMINATE FLOORING with three layers of insulation under the flooring. Not only does it give the cottage a “real” floor that is aesthetically attractive we know it will make the floor warm and cozy under your feet as well. Reports are the floor is comfortable and warm enough to go barefoot.


Arrive down a tree-lined driveway only to find the cottage nestled among the trees. Treasure the seclusion and privacy of this PRIVATE WATERFRONT CEDAR CABIN at Eastman Point on Bowen Island...It is so special.


Enjoy the original Eastman family history throughout the cottage. Notice the hand painted furniture by Antonia Laribbe Eastman, a prolific artist in the early 1900's. The artwork is also Antonia’s…she expressed herself in many different mediums.

We bet you will love the trip down memory lane in this charming and authentic property. Your summer visit may include relaxing on the seaside deck while watching the sea life, birds, boats, clouds and soaking in the sun. A winter stay may deliver a wonderful storm-watching event. The Eastman Waterfront Cottage is the perfect location to get away from it all and either season will bring you back to the relaxation that you are most likely craving.

More Details

Property Manager
Jan Stevens
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

About Jan Stevens

I live in New York City and work at the United Nations where I am responsible for environmental programs for developing countries related to biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation, forest protection and sustainable energy.

The oceanfront cottage on Bowen Island listed here was passed down to me from my grandparents who bought the property in 1918 and my wife, Joan, and I bought the property next door on the water and built the first 'Platinum' green house on the island in 2009. So we have both a modern house and a vintage cottage to make available here.

Since my work and travels prevent me from spending as much time on Bowen as I would like, I am listing them on (website hidden) to make them available to others.

Jan Stevens is the manager for both these properties while I am away from Bowen and I will pass on requests for rentals to Jan.

Jan Stevens purchased this cabin in 1918

Why Jan Stevens chose British Columbia Gulf Islands

My grandfather, Samuel Mack Eastman, discovered this spot on Bowen Island in 1918 when he came to recuperate from an injury sustained in World War I while serving in Canada’s army. He liked it so much that he bought this acre of oceanfront property for $300 that year! Mack and his wife Antonia built a cabin here and my mother, Isabelle, spent her early summers here from the 1920s on, and all of the summers of her later years. This was my mother’s favorite spot on earth. The ‘new’ cabin was built around 1950 and it continues to serve us well.

I have been coming to this place on Bowen since the age of two, and this is where I found my appreciation of nature, ocean swimming and interest in international affairs and environmental issues. I was also inspired to build my career at the United Nations to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather who devoted himself to world peace in the League of Nations in the 1920s and 1930s.

Subsequently, my wife, Joan, fell in love with this spot as deeply as my mother did, so we bought the acre next door to my grandparents property and built the first “Platinum” certified ‘green’ house on Bowen, which was finished in 2009. It is our other listing, the Eastman Waterfront Retreat.

In a few years this property will have been in my family for 100 years so our connection to this place is strong. Incidentally, as early notables in Bowen history, Mack and Antonia Eastman are referenced in both books on the history of Bowen Island and even in the historical section of the 2012 Bowen phone book!

What makes this cabin unique

Our Historical Waterfront Cedar cottage is only 9 minutes from Snug Cove by car or a 45 minute walk. It is easily accessible with a 2WD vehicle. For guests that are looking for privacy this property is secluded, surrounded by trees and on the water's edge. A peaceful retreat to the past.......a wonderful place to reboot your soul.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed in the cottage to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The cottage was clean, dry and well maintained. The lovely smell of cedar scented the air. The double bed was very comfortable, we slept peacefully. Linens and towels were fresh. Living room furniture was comfortable. Kitchen was well equipped, we found everything we needed. Enjoyed the great ocean view with my breakfast from the kitchen table. Excellent deck and spectacular view. Sunsets are breathtaking with a glass of wine in hand. Cozy and inviting, we had a relaxing, romantic weekend. Owners family featured in history of Bowen Island, enjoyed reading material provided. Owner also provides printout with helpful information for cottage. We would highly recommend and look forward to our next visit.
Aug 2013
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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PRIVATE SWIMMING BEACH~Waterfront Heritage Cottage~Peacefully Secluded in Nature
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews
Langley, BC

Relaxing, refreshing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cozy cabin. Through the windows along the front of the cabin, we gazed at the changing sea and sky, seals, sea birds, and boats. We walked along the road to the nearby public wharf and beach. When the weather broke we drove and explored some of the many beaches along the island's shores. The cabin includes some family history, art and heirlooms which add to the ambience and charm. I highly recommend this spot as a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cabin Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I came to the cabin during Snowpocalypse and had a wonderful stay. The unusual snowy weather presented a few challenges which Jan helped solved immediately. I wanted a quiet place to get some work done. Sitting in front of the large windows overlooking the ocean definitely made working much more enjoyable. I saw some eagles, a seal, 4 shooting stars (I was there during a meteor shower), and a 1,000 year old tree by the name of Opa. I recommend this spot if you're looking to stay somewhere cozy and off the beaten path.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, close, and attractive

  • 5 of 5

In order to preserve it for future visits, I'd almost rather not boast about my experience at the Eastman Cottage. But this remote little place is incredible. Situated on a private cliff overlooking Howe Sound, you couldn't feel further from Vancouver, while still being only an hour away. We left work on a Friday afternoon during rush hour at 5 pm and two hours later we were sitting down to a home cooked dinner at the cottage. It's so private that we didn't encounter a single person aside from our strolls down to the nearby beaches. Our dog loved leaping off the rocks and into the ocean and swimming with the otters and seals. We enjoyed sitting taking in the sweeping vistas from the deck or from the comfort of the cabin. It was warm, cozy, and well equipped--we can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eastman Cottage - The only ACTUAL Cottage Get-a-Way Experience

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I were looking for a Sunshine Coast get-a-way in an authentic style cabin. While looking through Google, everywhere offered more of a bed and breakfast/house addition location. We came across the Eastman Cottage and we're glad we did. This setting was by the far the best experience I could have hoped for. The cute little property on a rocky bluff overlooked the inlet and surrounding coastlines. The area is secluded, quiet, and authentic. The cottage itself has beautiful cedar paneling, laminate flooring, with a perfectly laid out inner décor. The authentic image is what created this two night experience for my girlfriend and I and we loved coming "home" to our cabin. Coffee on the deck in the mornings will be the fond memory we will always cherish. We travelled to the Artisan Village for lunch and browsing after our walk around Killarney Lake just a hop, skip, and a jump away. We'll definitely return and suggest this cabin to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the Eastman Waterfront Cottage. We agree, it is so quiet, peaceful, and authentic......a true vacation for all of our guests. We would love to have you again. Thank you so much for sharing your Cottage experience....futures guests will certainly appreciate your kind words. Best, Jan and Charles.
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relaxing and rejuvenating

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in the rustic Eastman cottage was quite delightful. It has an interesting family history which makes you feel connected to Bowen life. A great place to sit wrapped in a blanket watching the ever changing ocean. We were treated to a display of frolicking seals while we sipped our morning coffee on the deck. We would come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Kenmore, WA, USA

Eastman cottage retreat

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage on the water in the woods is the ideal getaway for those looking for the perfect natural setting and quiet beauty. It is a charming place finished in pine and cedar and has a well equipped kitchen. We really enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brien, thank you so much for taking your time to leave kind words. The Eastman Waterfront Cottage does excel at privacy, quiet, and all nestled in a natural setting on the water.
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Nearest Airport
46.7 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Kilometres
The Bowen Island Pub
Nearest Ferry
4.6 Kilometres
Snug Cove
Nearest Golf
13.5 Kilometres
Bowen Island Golf Club
Nearest Train
43.8 Kilometres
Amtrak downtown Vancouver
Nearest Motorway
20.7 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
4.6 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
35.1 Kilometres
Cypress Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
We are on the water......
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $57 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $380
Tax Rate 13.0%

Pet Fees of $10 + tax are charged per dog per night. Maximum of 1 dog per booking. Please provide us with the breed, age, weight of dog.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Bowen Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated washroom ~ open concept tiled shower & floor
  • The washroom is newly renovated and updated with all new tile, open shower design (very European), water efficient toilet mixed with the original heritage wall mount sink. Updated, fresh, and new and yet appropriate for the vintage cottage. We supply plush towels, shampoo, and body wash.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom #1 will sleep 2 guests. It is cozy with a full size bed and a view of the cove. It is supplied with cozy pillows, cotton linens, and layers of fluffy blankets. Bedroom #2 is perfect for the kids or adults that want to sleep separately. It is furnished with 2 twin beds with cotton linens, fluffy pillows, and throws.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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