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Jan Stevens

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Beach Access~Southerly Ocean & Mtn Views~On Bus Route~Private Sun-filled Cottage

19 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

British Columbia Gulf Islands Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 6, Southerly Mtn & Ocean Views W/ Beach Access.

($124 USD = approx $175 CAD)

THE HOLLYBARRY COTTAGE ...............IS QUIET and RURAL…….Relax at the Hollybarry Cottage, a cozy 2 story cedar Pan~Abode home located on a BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEW lot on the east side of Bowen Island with a SUNNY SOUTHERLY EXPOSURE.

SLEEP 6 GUESTS

The HOLLYBARRY COTTAGE SLEEPS 6 GUESTS in 3 bedrooms: 1 KING SIZE BED and 2 QUEEN BEDS plus 1 ½ baths.

BEACH ACCESS

The Beach is only a 5 MINUTE WALK to EAGLE CLIFF BEACH below, a wonderful swimming beach with a summer time community dock great for swimming, fishing, relaxing, soaking up the summer sun, or star gazing at night.

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NO VEHICLE?

No problem…….leave your car behind and arrive via the C11 Eagle Cliff bus, Just a 15 minute bus ride. It will drop you off and pick you up right in front of the cottage. Your TRANSLINK CARD will work on Bowen too. If arriving by car we are located only 8 minutes or 3 k from Snug Cove.

PET FRIENDLY

The HOLLYBARRY COTTAGE is PET FRIENDLY so bring your Fido along. Dogs are only $10 per pet per night, maximum of 2. Approval required…..Let us know the breed, age, and weight of your companion.

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ALL OUR RATES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS

NOTE: Auto quotes may not be correct and are for approximate quotes only. HomeAway does not add in children fees in their auto quotes.

PLEASE EMAIL JAN TO CONFIRM YOUR QUOTE IS CORRECT.

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FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN

Prepare your family meals in the apartment-sized, fully equipped kitchen. Sit and dine at our casual dinette table for 4 guests. Or prepare your meal on the outdoor propane BBQ on the patio with outdoor dining at our large benched picnic table.

COMFORTABLE LIVING ROOM WITH A SEA VIEW

The well cared for HOLLYBARRY COTTAGE provides a wonderful airy and bright ambiance with a southerly ocean view bringing in all the warm sunshine of the day. The ocean view is ever changing with ferry traffic, cruise ships, tug boats, all with the backdrop of the Coastal Mountains and West Vancouver.

THE FIRST / MAIN FLOOR

On the main floor of the HOLLYBARRY COTTAGE you will find the living room, kitchen, dinette, powder bath, and the 2 queen bedrooms.

PROPANE FIREPLACE

Relax in casual comfort in the living room with a propane fireplace and a wonderful view. The fireplace is available October - April. Whether summer sunshine streaming through the south facing windows or a wild winter storm, take pleasure in the ever changing panoramic view.

SAUNA

Rejuvenate and relax in our SAUNA just off of the patio.

CABLE TVs - 2 - Flat screen TVS. The TV above the living room fireplace has a Shaw CAble TV connection. The other in the sitting room off of the King size bedroom has a DVD player. (no cable TV connection).

FREE ~ Stay connected with our WIRELESS INTERNET.

BRIGHT AND AIRY GROUND FLOOR

Access the ground floor of THE HOLLYBARRY COTTAGE by walking down our glass encased stairwell. We supply a baby gate for families with young children

KING SIZE MASTER BEDROOM

The ground floor has a very spacious bedroom with a NEW KING SIZE BED layered with cotton linens and duvet.

SITTING ROOM WITH TV AND DVD PLAYER

Just outside the master bedroom is a comfortable lounge area with A TV connected to a DVD player

AIRTIGHT WOOD STOVE.

An airtight wood stove is located int he sitting room. We supply your nightly fire October – April.

MAIN BATHROOM

Just off of the sitting room you will find the bright full bathroom with a large double-headed walk in shower.

QUIET AND RURAL is what you will find when arriving at the HOLLYBARRY COTTAGE only 3 K from Snug Cove. Unlike the city you will find no street lights or sidewalks but rather we offer the beauty of starlight and moon light for your natural enjoyment. Our “sidewalks” are trails that will deliver you to a relaxing and peaceful destination somewhere on beautiful Bowen Island.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jan Stevens (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Jan Stevens

As a long-time resident of Bowen Island, I love to share my very special vacation home, the Hollybarry Cottage with visitors. The cottage was built in 1958 and renovated in 1995. I named it after my now-adult children, Holly and Barry. I live next door on the property and take great pride in maintaining both of the seasonal gardens.

I am still very active and love to golf at the Bowen Island Golf Club. But, being that I am no longer a spring chicken, I have stepped back from the day-to-day management of the Hollybarry Cottage and turned it over to our neighbour and friend, Jan Stevens. She will take very good care of you.

Please say “Hi” to me if you see me in the garden or taking a swim down at the beach. I would love to meet you. Enjoy!! Jean Cleator

Jan Stevens purchased this cottage in 1950

Why Jan Stevens chose British Columbia Gulf Islands

In 1958 my husband and I purchased the land on which Hollybarry Cottage was built after friends introduced us to their summer cottage next door. We had a young family at that time, so a cottage near the city where the children could spend their summers swimming at the nearby community beach and picking berries - and we could enjoy a wonderful view - was ideal.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the sunny southerly ocean and mountain views from our property which is unique considering we are on the east side of Bowen. Access to our vacation home is an easy drive from Snug Cove: only 8 minutes or 3 km. But for those that prefer to travel via bus, we are fortunate to be along the C11 Eagle Cliff Bus route. Ask and we will send you the bus schedule. In spite of being along a main road, Eagle Cliff, we have no street lights, no traffic, no sidewalks………..just a quiet rural destination that truly feels like another world and only 30 minutes from the city.

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

Beach Access~Southerly Ocean & Mtn Views~On Bus Route~Private Sun-filled Cottage
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

I had a few friends and myself at the Hollyberry for a birthday. Beautiful place! Great view. Had everything I needed for the whole stay. Jan was very helpful and quick to respond to my many questions. Hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Hollybarry Cottage - truly a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was so comfortable. Amazing view of the ocean from all the windows. Kitchen was fully stocked (lovely plates, cups, glassware). Lots of games, puzzles etc. downstairs. The beds were so inviting with lovely crisp linens and duvets and each bed had 4 pillows. We enjoyed the wood burning stove downstairs and the fireplace up. Thanks Jan for all your attention to detail that made our stay so enjoyable. Everything was spotlessly clean. A short walk to a lovely beach. I would highly recommend a stay at Hollybarry Cottage, Bowen Island.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Excellent cottage with breathtaking view!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I had a amazing time staying here. The two is enjoyed the breathtaking view and the comfort of the wood burning fireplace. We definitely recommend staying here if your looking for quality family time or simply looking for a place to relax with love ones.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful, too short stay at Hollyberry Cottage. It has all the comforts of home and a fully functional kitchen with all you would require to make all your meals. There is a grocery store 10 minutes away for pretty much anything you need, if you don't bring it with you. There are great casual places to eat if you don't feel like cooking. Lots of trails for walking and a semi-challenging hike around the lake (for 50+). The accommodations are very comfortable. Beautiful view. The pictures of the interior of the cabin don't do it justice, it is truly beautiful!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the hollyberry cottage it was very peaceful and had great views. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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A relaxing stay with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hollybarry Cottage! It was just what we needed for our break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We were able to relax in the semi-private residence and take in those gorgeous views of the water. We spent a lot of time sipping wine and sitting on the covered deck. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed to cook our meals, and with that, we never felt overly compelled to leave the cottage (except to explore different beaches around the island). Other than a few surprise visits from spiders in the master bathroom, we were very comfortable sleeping in the king size bed in the master bedroom. Hollybarry Cottage was great for the two of us, but my husband and I discussed how it would be fun to stay there with another couple, as there would be ample space for more people. I would (and have) definitely recommend this accommodation for a relaxing stay on Bowen Island, and I'm certain we will be back again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
46 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bowen Island Pub
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Snug Cove
Nearest Golf
13.1 Kilometres
Bowen Island Golf Club
Nearest Train
34 Kilometres
Amtrak downtown Vancouver
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Highway 1 - Transcanada
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Tuscany Restaurant in Snug cove
Nearest Ski
34 Kilometres
Cypress Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Eagle Cliff Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Bowen Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer is Here ~ July
Jul 4 2016 - Jul 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$132
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
BC Day Long Weekend
Jul 29 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer is here ~ August
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$132
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Labour Day long weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer ~ September
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$132
$926
$3,705
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
October Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$117
$703
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Long Weekend
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$132
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall October - November
Oct 10 2016 - Nov 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
$117
$703
$2,813
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Remembrance Day
Nov 10 2016 - Nov 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$132
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
November December
Nov 13 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$117
$703
$2,813
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas New Years holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$132
$926
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$117
$703
$2,813
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
BC Family Day Long Weekend
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
End of Winter Season
Feb 13 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$117
$703
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$132
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $57 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $378
Tax Rate 13.0%

All rates are in Canadian Dollars.
All base rates are for double occupancy.
+ $35 per night per each additional guest
+ $10 per pet per night (upon approval: age, size, type needed)
Maximum Occupancy of 6 guests
All rates + 5% gst & 8% pst

You might like to know that we start our base rate at double occupancy because 60% of our guests are couples. We want couples to pay a fair nightly rate for their stay. We then add for additional guests to compensate for the additional amenity, water, power, and cleaning required.

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Amenities

British Columbia Gulf Islands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bright and spacious w a walk in shower w/ 2 shower heads.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , The main floor powder bath between the 2 Queen bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The Master Bedroom is spacious w/ a NEW King bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On the main/ upper floor w a powder bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Quietly located on the main/upper floor
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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