The LAZY BOWEN HIDEAWAY is an inviting Waterfront Cottage (medium high bank) with a Panoramic southerly view of the Coastal Mountains, Shipping Lanes, and West Vancouver BC. Do you like the Beach? It is just is 1 minute down the trail with a summertime neighborhood dock for sunning, swimming, fishing, and relaxing. Our Wood Burning Fireplace is a warm focal point for our winter guests. Sleeps up to *4 guests.
*Do you need larger accommodations? COMBINE this property, the Lazy Bowen Hideaway with our other property, the Lazy B Petite Suite, (Waterfront~1 Min to Beach~View~Kitchen~Wood Stove) a cottage / duplex, for your Family Friendly... Reunion or Multi-friend getaway...... ACCOMMODATING 2-9 GUESTS. See details below.
Enter the Lazy Bowen Hideaway to an awe inspiring Ocean view through 30 ft of glass. This PET Friendly, Professionally Designed, 1200 sq ft home has 2 Bedrooms with 1 Bath. The Generous Waterfront Bedroom has a Plush Queen bed with Fine Linens, TV, and a Picturesque Ocean view. The Private Trailside bedroom has a comfortable Queen bed, TV, Sitting Room and Private deck. The sitting room sofa folds down into a Full Size Bed. Enjoy your morning coffee from your Private Deck equipped with chairs and Another Stunning View.
The Spacious living room, 27 x 27, has 3 separate sitting areas: Watch the High Definition 42 inch Flat Screen TV with Cable connection, Relax and Read in one of our Comfort Zones, or Gaze out the Expansive Windows to view Eagles or Ferries going by. A large movie Video library, Board games, and Puzzles are available for indoor activities. Stay connected with our High Speed Wireless Internet connection.
The Efficient Kitchen is Well Equipped and Complete with all the necessary tools for your culinary creations: stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, coffee grinder, and a Family size skillet for morning pancakes. We also supply your basic spices, cooking oil, a bit of sugar, flour, teas, and condiments.
Enjoy your Family dinner at our Vintage dining table: the family table from the 1940s.
The bathroom has Lush Towels, Hairdryer, Shampoo & Conditioner, and Tub/shower.
The cottage is conveniently equipped with a Washer and Dryer.
The many levels of decks invite you to enjoy the Sound of the Waves washing the beach while connecting with Nature. Take pleasure in Outdoor Dining or unwind in the Adirondack chairs. A Weber Propane BBQ is available for outdoor cooking.
FREE Parking provided. AWD vehicles may park on the property. 2WD vehicles may park at the top of our driveway and take the 5 minute walk down to the cottage. If you have any health issues that may limit your physical ability to hike please inquire further.
YOUR CAR IS NOT NECESSARY!! As you walk off of the Ferry continue to the Bus Stop in front of the Bowen Island Library. Catch the C11 Bus to Eagle Cliff... It is only $2.50 and just a 15 minute bus ride. the driver will drop you at the top of our driveway and from there, it is only a 5 minute walk down the road / driveway to our home. Ask us about the bus schedule and we will send it your way.
The Lazy Bowen Hideaway Accommodates up to 5 guests. The main floor, Lazy Bowen Hideaway, is self contained and privately situated from the ground floor, Lazy B Petite Suite.
DO YOU HAVE A LARGER GROUP? ADD THE LAZY B PETITE SUITE TO ACCOMMODATE UP TO 9 GUESTS. EMAIL FOR QUOTE OF BOTH UNITS. SEE OUR OTHER FLIP KEY ADD FOR MORE DETAILS. BELOW IS A TASTE OF THE PETITE SUITE:
The LAZY B PETITE SUITE is the charming Ground floor suite nestled snuggly under the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. The Expansive Southerly Ocean view brightly warms the Sunny suite. The Pet Friendly, 600 sq ft Suite is an open and spacious floor plan with a Plush Queen bed and a Luxurious Full size Sleeper sofa accommodating a total of 4 guests.
You can Stay Connected with the Wireless Computer connection. Relax in the Colorful living room to watch the 40 inch Flat Screen TV with Cable connection or make it movie night with the VCR or DVD player.
The Complete FULL SIZE WORKING Kitchen with stove, full size fridge, Microwave, Coffee maker, Toaster, is reminiscent of a Luxury Hotel Room. Basics are provided: salt, pepper, oil, flour & sugar. We also have a variety of teas for you. Enjoy the Comfortable counter dining or outdoor Patio dining for 4. A Weber Briquette BBQ is provided with briquettes.
The creative talent of Jan Stevens is also expressed in her framed Bowen Island photographs displayed throughout the cottage: bringing Bowen’s beauty indoors. These large nature scenes are available for purchase. Just ask.
Bowen Island is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy a round of Golf at the 9 hole Bowen Golf course. Rent a Kayak for lessons or a trip around Bowen. Hiking trails abound or Bike the hills of the island for a great workout.
So many activity choices but remember...Relax and Be Lazy at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway and the Lazy B Petite Suite.Read more
Fireplace~Waterfront~100s of Spring Daffs~Views Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada
Additional Location Information
The Lazy Bowen Hideaway is medium highbank waterfront located on the east side of rural Bowen Island, British Columbia. The waterfront cottage is sitting atop medium high bank cliffs with a spectacular southerly view of the Coastal Mountains, Cypress Ski Resort, Ferry Lanes, West Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia. The cottage is quietly located down a gravel road (AWD required) nestled among the Arbutus and Fir trees. 2WD vehicle only? No worries, inquire about our Cleator Road Shuttle service. Our cottage is in a Quiet and private, away from it all neighbourhood.
Location Type Away from it all, Waterfront
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Left on 01/31/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Cora
My husband and I had an amazing weekend at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway! We sat on the deck with coffee and watched the sun rise over the water in the morning, and enjoyed the fireplace and quiet in the evening. Everything about this place is thoughtful, charming, and comfortable. From the view and the large windows to the books, games, blankets, & many chairs and couches, it's a gem. Jan was also very helpful and booking was simple.
We hope to return soon!
Left on 01/12/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Ariane
My sister and I took my daughter and our mother (for her 60th birthday) here.
We spent the whole weekend exploring the cabin and the beach. There are antiques everywhere and lots to look at in every nook and cranny. The kitchen was stocked with every utensil and the surroundings were clean and organized. We loved the view!!! Got to watch a sailboat race our first morning there, while enjoying a fire and a hot cup of coffee indoors :)
We will be back for sure and I recommend this cabin for anyone looking for a private, relaxing retreat. Read more
Thank you Ariane for sharing your relaxing experience at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. Lucky for you to see the Sunday sailing club in the picture windows. It can be quite an impressive site. So glad you found the kitchen organized and complete. We are proud to say we have the best cleaners on Bowen and I know that Anne, my lead cleaner just spent a very long time making sure every pot, pan, bowl, glassware and spoon was in the "right" place. It is a never ending task and we are so glad that you appreciated the organization. We look forward to your next stay........Jan
Stunning View - Comfy Home
Left on 10/23/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Kim
Brad, Sofie, the dog, and I loved our vacation at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. The view from the house was stunning. It was also nice to be able to walk to the small beach at the end of the road. The house is nicely furnished with comfortable chairs, couches and beds. The road to the house is a challenge because it is so steep. It requires extra care driving and walking it so you definitely need an aWD or 4WD vehicle. We loved Snug Cove with its delicious restaurants (especially Tuscany and the Left Bank) and fun shops. I enjoyed taking yoga classes at the Yoga Loft (Iyengar and Hatha Yoga). The residents of the island are so friendly and welcoming. I would have enjoyed kayaking but the kayak rental shop closed early this year due to the cooler temperatures in October. It was nice to meet the owner, Jan, who is delightful and cares so much about the property since it has been in her family for years. We liked our vacation here so much we have booked the Lazy Bowen Hideaway for our next vacation in October 2014!
Left on 09/10/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Travelling Love
Love love love, I could say this word 1000 times and it still could not express how much I adore coming to this home. This house works for a romantic getaway to a family vacation. It works for everyone and there is no one time of they year to come. It's terrific year round. The view is spectacular and the minute you see it from the perfectly placed deck your forget the rest of the world for awhile. This is our place to go where we relax, unwind and recharge and all this only 20 minutes away fromt the mainland. You couldn't ask for a better place to stay and it has everything you need to make you feel like you are right at home. We've stayed here many times including special occassions such as birthdays and anniversaries and there really is no other place you would want to stay. It's our go to getaway and our secret hideaway! We would recommend this vacation home to anyone looking for the best place to say on Bowen.
Left on 06/19/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Beverley
The Lazy Bowen Hideaway is a gorgeous, comfortable, beautiful and peaceful getaway on Bowen Island.
The view is spectacular, the beach access is amazing and it felt like home right away, thanks to Jan's amazing decorating skills!
We enjoyed exploring Bowen Island, cooking in the kitchen while enjoying the view and our favourite part of the trip was just being in the beauty and comfort of the house!
Doesn't get much better than an in-suite massage to the sound of
Left on 04/28/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Sam & Michelle
I picked your cottage after an extensive online search to surprise my wife with a weekend getaway. We both loved it! It offered the relaxing setting we both wanted, so conveniently close to home (we're from Maple Ridge). There's just something about having to take a ferry somewhere, leaving you feeling like you're a world away.
Although I had no problem driving down the gravel road, my wife wasn't very comfortable with it, so we walked it for the rest of our stay. Your neighbour saw us walking up the hill with suitcases in hand upon checkout, and offered to drive us up, but we respectfully declined because the exercise was a welcome change to our sedentary lives.
I scheduled in-suite massages with Genevieve from Still Waters, and they were absolutely amazing! She setup the table in the living room, and had back to back, one hour massages to the sound of crashing waves below. Would definitely recommend this to anyone staying here, or anywhere else on Bowen Island.
Had dinner at Tuscany's one night, and Left Bank the next. Both were very good restaurants, and we would recommend them. Reservations recommended.
The suite itself was well appointed. There were other guests staying downstairs, and on occasion, we could hear their conversations. The floors of this cottage are a bit squeaky, which I think adds to its warmth and charm, but I was concerned how much of that noise they could hear downstairs given I could hear them. I know the cottage has been recently soundproofed, and given the configuration of these units, I fully expected it would not be 100% soundproof.
The bed was very comfortable, and my only real 'complaint', if you can even call it that, is it would have been nice to have a larger mattress. They are Doubles, and we're used to a King, so a Queen size bed would have been preferred. This would not detract us from going back though.
Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay here, and plan on going back soon. Jan, thanks for everything! Read more
“WE LOVED IT!” That is music to our ears. We work very hard to provide our guests the best authentic 1970’s cottage getaway experience that we can. And to think this remote waterfront cabin is only a 20 minute ferry ride from the city.
We agree, GENEVIEVE OF STILL WATERS MASSAGE does give a very relaxing treatment…… Your recommendation that other guests schedule a massage with Genevieve is so wise. It is truly a tranquil & rejuvenating experience with G’s magic hands and the crashing waves in the background. In addition, Genevieve loves giving treatments at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway as our environment recharges her soul as well.
As you are aware, our 35 year old cottage has been upgraded with extensive soundproofing between the main cottage and the ground floor suite which has provided a 300% improvement. We are glad to hear that the voices were “only occasional” and that you did not expect 100% silence. We have found that base toned male voices sometimes can be heard as a muffled sound but we certainly would not be able to know the details of their conversation. We hope this was true for you as well. Because of our soft pine floors upstairs we do ask that our guests kick off their hard soled shoes and slip on their flip flops or slippers. This helps to minimize the foot fall noise and it also protects our reclaimed soft wood pine floors……..a nice casual cottage decorating touch.
“COMFORTABLE BED.” ……..that is an endorsement others will appreciate knowing. One correction on the size.........all of our beds are QUEEN SIZE BEDS which probably do feel small if you are used to a King size. When it is time to purchase a new mattress we may consider upgrading to a king size. The bedroom is certainly large enough to handle a larger size.
Thank you for all of your input. We strive to achieve The Ritz experience but are joyful to hear that we have provided a very RELAXING, COMFORTABLE, AUTHENTIC COTTAGE GETAWAY WEEKEND for you and your wife. So glad that you will be our guests again and we look forward to having you.
Paradise on the Island
Left on 03/20/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Scott
Your cottage is absolutely beautiful with all the comforts of home plus a million dollar view. We will recommend this to all our friends. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Scott, Paula, Kendra and Kailegh Pelton
Toronto, Ontario Read more
Scott, We are so pleased that your entire family enjoyed the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. The fact that your children took their time to each write a review in our guest book was just the best of reviews. I loved Kendra's quote of "...if we knew how this cottage was we never would have gone to Whistler." Right from the heart!! We look forward to hosting you and your family again in the future. Thank you so much for your kind words and the great sunrise photos. You have captured the beauty of the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. Jan
Left on 02/20/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Terry
"Jan, As I lazy here enjoying the fantastic view out of the window I ponder if or when I might be able to make the same reservation for next year so that I may be able to visit this amazing location a second time. So close to my home but so so different."
Left on 07/06/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Stacey
If you're looking for a great escape think about coming to the Lazy Bowen, on Bowen Island. This cottage is a special true cottage, rustic, but nicely appointed. We were located within minutes from the Village/ferry terminal and Cate's Bay/Hood Point, which make nice day trips. The shuttle bus comes right down Eaglecliff Rd. if you don't bring a car.
We dined at many of the local restaurants where everyone was really friendly. On the weekends check out the market. Local eats and crafts. It's a great spot for families with kids. There's a nice playground at the local school, a good quality kids book and toy store(in case you have have to pass time in wet weather), as well as a good grocery store.
From the property the views are amazing! The beach offers just enough space for beach combing, exploring and jumping off the dock from the diving board or slide.
Left on 04/11/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Ski123
Just got back from a weekend away at the Lazy B Petite Suite (the smaller suite for up to 4 people). The accommodation was very well presented, modern and clean, with views over the water towards mainland Vancouver and Cypress Mountain. The accommodation is studio style with a double bed at one end of the cottage and sofa bed in the living room/kitchen area. There's a great balcony overlooking the sea, and cute little garden. The public access pebble beach is less than a minute away (great for skimming stones!) and the main town area of Snug Cove is an easy 3km walk or car ride away.
Only thing to note is the toilet facilities. The septic tank can't take loo roll, so this needs to be placed in a bin next to the loo instead of being flushed. Not a problem for our group, but if this weirds you out at all, then at least you're warned! Read more
So glad you enjoyed yourselves.Just a wee bit of correction.......the bed is a queen size bed with the upgraded full size sleeper sofa in the living room area. Thank you for appreciating my little garden. Hope you will come back and visit again.
RESPONSE UPDATE - MARCH 21, 2013
We have updated our washroom rules now that we have found an AWD Septic Pumper truck. Our guests can flush their toilet tissue down into the septic. Toilet tissue only of course!!! This is a change that we all welcome.
Calm, beautiful, cozy get-away
Left on 09/30/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Megan
My boyfriend & I went to this cottage because we really needed to get away & relax. We had planned on staying 2 nights & loved it so much we decided to stay a third. It was perfect; a short ferry ride from Vancouver, a short distance from the ferry on Bowen to the cottage, the kitchen was fully equipped, there was even shampoo/conditioner & body wash in the bathroom. All we needed to bring was food. The atmosphere was so calm & quiet we didnt want to leave.
Left on 08/30/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Kathy & Clayton
We had a lovely long weekend at the Petite Suite. The property is charming and the lower suite is gorgeous. It's spacious, bright and cheerful. The view is awesome. We toured around the island and did some walking, shopping and sat on a quaint beach and took some great photos. We enjoyed cooking and listening to great music while soaking up the charm and the sunshine at the Petite Suite. We would love to go back again! Thank you Jan! Your place is really really fantastic! Thank you. Kathy and Clayton
Left on 08/25/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | Corrin Skalbeck and Eric Rupert
Being a native westcoast gal I'm accustomed to rain 8 months out of the year-that could be a slight exaggeration but you get the picture... I've never been so happy to be stuck indoors when it's raining as I was staying at the Lazy Bowen. The sounds that echo throughout the cottage lull you into a sloth like slumber. The smell of the ocean, firewood and pine fill the rooms. My beloved and I made a nest of pillows and blankets beside the real wood burning fireplace and stayed there pretty much all weekend. The cottage instantly feels like home and all you need to bring is some slippers, a robe and lots of food to gorge on. We stumbled upon a rather interesting book titled Farwell to the King. It's a wonderful book that had us entertained with tales about, 'the days of high adventure.' This place is magic and I can't wait to go back.
Left on 05/25/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Rob & Janet
Rob & I would like to thank Jan Stevens at Lazy Bowen Island Getaway for a lovely, long-weekend vacation. Jan was very cordial & completely thorough; she was dilligent in getting us all the required information to make our stay safe & enjoyable. Lazy Bowen Island is a quick ferry ride from Vancouver 15-20 min. We followed Jan's instructions to the waterfront property & used a 4-wheel drive to get to house. It is a 2-bedroom, (secluded) & well-maintained & preserved (historical),vacation home. The home offers waterfront decks, BBQ, & fireplace for a homey feel; it also has a large flat screen TV for rainy days/nights. Had a lovely time; slept well (comfy bed); had BBQ one night & went to Blue Eyed Mary's for dinner the next night. We golfed Saturday afternoon at the Bowen Island Golf Club; we had a very lovely & relaxing time. Thanks Jan. Happy Travels, Rob & Janet
Left on 05/25/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | S & G Petersen
Our stay at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway was amazing. Even though it was a quick trip for us to get there, it truly felt like we were a million miles away. For those of us who have forgotten how to relax this is the place to go to remember. Relaxed, content and happy are the three words I would use to describe our stay. We are already making plans to go back.
Left on 05/19/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Kathy G.
This was a VERY pleasant surprise! We had originally booked a B&B, but not what we were looking for. Jan, the owner although absent, was extremely helpful. The access road down is very steep, but well worth it! We stayed upstairs in the 2 bedroom, watched the ferries and tug boats on the sunny deck and spent the remainder of the evening in front of the wood-burning fireplace. Very spacious with soaring cedar ceilings. Huge windows all around to take advantage of the spectacular views of the bay! We have already recommended it to family and friends and hope to return. The Lazy Bowen definitely made it a great weekend. Kathy G.
Left on 04/02/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Rowans
I really like that they have used "found" furniture to cozy-up this great cottage. It had a wonderful view, warm atmosphere,and was just the right size for our family. There were lots of amenities but it was also a close drive to the village of Snug Cove.
Left on 04/02/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Heather
My large party of 12 had a fantastic time at Jan Stevens waterfront property and all of us would love to recommend this property to anybody looking to stay on Bowen Island.
The cabin was charming, comfortable to be point of melting on couches in spur of the moment naps as it happened to my friend who showed up, sat down on the couch, stared at the water and proceeded to drift off into the most peaceful sleep for 3 hours!, well furnished, complete with full amenties and well stocked kitchen with all* supplies, extra blankets, cozy fireplace, beautiful waterfront views, pretty much everything you could want and more. The top floor was quirky and retro, to complete your experience there was amazing Hawaiian cassettes you could throw on for a truly twilight experience. Downstairs was more updated, nice clean layout. All beds were comfortable and everything was clean and well organized. There was endless porches to lie on and easy access to the beach. Jan and her manager proved themselves to be very friendly, thoughtful and dedicated to making sure our experience on Bowen Island was complete.
Due to the new renovations of the suite downstairs, the hot water ended up not working in the bathroom. Jan went out of her way by refunding us part of our stay.
I was totally satsified with our stay and everybody in our party want to come back at some point in the future and have recommend this proprty to their friends and family.
Left on 12/29/2009 for a stay in December 2009 | Lazy on Bowen
We just returned from a wonderful visit to Lazy Bowen Hideaway. Our plan was to decompress after a busy Christmas season. Wow! I wish we could have stayed longer. The color scheme, antiques, furniture arrangement, as well as the lighting and ample warm throw blankets made every corner comfortable. We curled up with a stack of good books (and I had plenty of opportunities to try out my new camera... what a view!) We shall return!
Left on 12/27/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Oceanaria
Lisa and I stayed at the Lazy Bowen Hideaway for a couple of days this past September. It was the most peaceful and relaxing vacation we have had to date. The beachfront cottage was clean and inviting, and the views were absolutely spectacular! We spent the entire time sipping tea and gazing out of the picture windows that span the entire back of the house. The sound of the tide lapping up on the beach, and the fresh, clean air was just what the doctor ordered. If serenity is what you're looking for, we would highly recommend visiting Bowen Island and the Lazy Bowen Hideaway. Make it a point to visit the Memorial Garden, and walk the trails near Snug Cove...they're heavenly!!
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Debra from Vancouver
Sometimes we just need to get away from it all but we don't want to spend an entire day to get there. We initially booked a week at Lazy Bowen but loved it so much, we extended our stay. The cottage has an authenticity that's hard to find - when it comes to beach cottages, this is the real thing. I loved the details - the interior colors are a perfect match for the greens and blues of the sky and ocean beyond the deck. Even the dish towels were shades of turquoise. After a few days, the rooms felt like our own. The next time I'm feeling burnt out, I will be heading back. We had many favorite things - having a cocktail on the deck in the evening and watching the boats - or walking a very short distance to the dock for our morning swim - and getting to meet all the neighbors.
Left on 12/14/2009 for a stay in September 2008 | CC
We loved our stay at the Lazy Bowen.
The views were amazing.
The house a dream from the wood burning fireplace to the fabulous views while lying in the comfy bed.
The cottage was supplied with videos and games galore and everything that we needed for a wonderful weekend away.
The stars at night are spectacular.
We loved our time there and can't wait to rebook!
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