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

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
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 kitchen is set up with a coffee maker, toaster oven, Microwave oven, pots, pans, dishes, glassware, and flatware....and YOU are the dishwasher. The antique stove/oven has been replaced with a new smaller-footprint convection oven.

FEBRUARY 2018 UPDATE: As of February 2018, a new freestanding wood stove will be available for guests to use October-April, and we provide 4 logs per night during this period. There will also be a laundry room in the adjacent shed, where a washer and dryer will be available to guests staying 7 nights or longer.



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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

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 Bowen Island

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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Bowen Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • A signed Bowen Island Accommodations rental agreement is required to confirm reservation. It will be emailed directly from BIA to guest. BIA
  • Cancellation Policy: HIGH SEASON (June 20-Sept 30) & ALL HOLIDAYS: 90 day cancellation required for refund less $150 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation Policy: NOT HIGH SEASON (Oct 1 - June 19) OR Not HOLIDAYS: 30 day cancellation required for refund less $150 cancellation fee.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • 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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PRIVATE SWIMMING BEACH~Waterfront Heritage Cottage~Peacefully Secluded in Nature
average rating of 4.7884617 based on 56 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying in this cabin right right on the water. Very serene, private and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely well cared for little rustic cabin with all the comforts you need.

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful simple cabin fit my needs perfectly. The host was kind and responsive, and everything was there that I needed. The view is stunning (as you can see from the photos) and there was one softer single bed I could sleep on (the other beds are very firm). It was a perfect fit for quiet solo time. The only improvement I could suggest would be to say on the site that google maps doesn't take you to the address, and then to ensure the outside motion sensor light on the cabin works. I arrived at night and initially had a hard time bringing my things in, in the pitch black. Once inside it was fine! It's quite expensive but was exactly what I needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet cozy classic cottage with a view

  • 5 of 5

We love this little cottage. It's small cut comfortable, and the big windows and view make feel bigger. We watched seals play out front, ferries slide back and forth, various birds cavort, and low clouds move among the high ridges across the water. The cottage has not real "luxuries," but everything works well, and the place is well appointed/stocked. It's also very easy to get to from Vancouver (or WA state, if you plan around rush hour) but feels pretty far out there. Bowen Island has some nice trails, which are very well maintained and signed, so it's a pleasant place to explore. Being able to bring the dog here was a plus also.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sweet classic cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a pretty fine spot--easy and quick (but fun) to get to but feels quite a ways out there. The cottage is small but efficient and generally well-equipped. Not really any luxuries, but very comfy and big windows (and the view) make it feel spacious. Furnishings are cute, quaint, and cozy. Really a nice getaway spot. We also appreciated the fact that we were able to bring our dog, who had a grand time (and was a fun companion). It was fun to watch the ferries float by, the seals play off the rocks, and the fog drift among the high ridges across the bay/channel.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a Treat!

  • 5 of 5

From the excellent directions, Welcome Kit, attention to detail and, of course, the incredible views our Eastman Cottage experience was everything we had hoped for and more!

We had to re-schedule our trip due to a health issue in the family and Jan was more than accommodating to allow us to do that. In all of our communications with her, she was most professional, easy to access with rapid responses. Thanx, Jan!

The Eastman Cottage really has to be experienced to fully appreciate the views, the exceptional quiet, and the fully-equipped home-away-from-home amenities. We wanted for nothing, which is exceptional in a rental unit! Our small dog was in heaven watching the birds and gulls fly by, too.

To sum up: We are searching our calendars for our next return trip . . . .

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent 2nd Stay at Eastman Waterfront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as we remembered it from 3 years ago. It's a perfectly maintained rustic abode with a cozy feel about it. Very comfortable, well equipped and functional. The smell of the cedar plank walls is just great. But the best aspect is the absolutely beautiful panoramic ocean view from the kitchen table, the living room couch or chair, from anywhere on the cottage wide deck or out on the grassy rock front of the property.

We spent quite a lot of our two day stay at the cottage sitting out onthe deck. We watched the seals pop up and splash and saw plenty of boats go by in the channel. Ferries powered their way out past Hutt Island and we sat and read our books. We loved the quiet and peace of it. The morning of our second day was quite windy. From the deck you could hear the wind blowing through the forest on Hutt Island across the channel. What a stirring experience to feel nature in that way. One pleasing point about the place is that because of the cottage's location (surrounded by trees except on the ocean side) the main bedroom is absolutely dark at night.

On day one we went to our favourite beach on the west side of Bowen and the second day "found" another, much smaller beach that was perfect for us. We visited a cafe at the Artisan's Village, ate dinner at Captain Morgan's, did a little walking around the Snug Harbour village.

Overall it was a very, very good two day stay. Wish we could have been able to make it longer so we could see more of the island and spend more time at the cottage.

The island has much to offer and we would recommend the cottage to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $70.25 + Tax
Pet Fee $11.71 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $390.26
Tax Rate 13.0%

Pet Fees of $15 + 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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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